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December 7, 2012
16:33 EDTNXY, GOOG, AAPL, AMRN, GRPN, UNXL, NFLXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed on the day, as better than expected jobs numbers sent the averages higher at the open, however a continued selloff in shares of Apple (AAPL), which fell $13.99, or 2.56%, to close at $533.25, weighed on the Nasdaq for the third straight session. The averages saw light trading volume and moved in a narrow range for the second half of the session, with the S&P 500 and Dow maintaining modest gains and closing at their highs.. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the November non-farm payrolls report showed a seasonally adjusted 146,000 jobs were added last month, versus an expected 85,000. The unemployment rate fell to 7.7% from 7.9%, beating expectations for it to remain flat. The Reuters/U of Michigan consumer sentiment reading, expected to slip to 82 from the end-November reading of 82.7, fell more than forecast to 74.5 in the initial look for December. In Europe, Germany's central bank reduced its forecast for the country's GDP growth in 2013 to 0.4% from its earlier call for 1.6% growth. Also, in Greece, the nation's three biggest banks agreed to take part in the country's bond buyback program... COMPANY NEWS: Netflix (NFLX) and CEO Reed Hastings each received a "Wells Notice" from the SEC indicating its intent to recommend to the SEC that it institute a cease and desist proceeding and/or bring a civil injunctive action against Netflix and Hastings for violations of Regulation Fair Disclosure. Hastings responded on Facebook to defend the earlier post that got him scrutinized and contend that he and the company were not acting wrongly... Groupon (GRPN), saw shares run higher over the last two hours of the session, eventually settling up 88c, or 22.97%, to $4.68, and a Bloomberg report attributed the move to speculation that Google (GOOG) may consider buying the company... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Uni-Pixel (UNXL), up $1.49, or 18.04%, to $9.75 after revealing it has entered a multi-million dollar license agreement with a "major PC maker." Among the noteworthy losers were Amarin (AMRN), down $2.26, or 18.91%, to $9.69 after disclosing plans to raise money and hire a sales force, and Nexen (NXY), down $1.65, or 6.56%, to $23.52 after late-day news broke that the Canadian Industry Ministry would make an announcement after the close... INDICES: The Dow was up 81.09, or 0.62%, to 13,155.13; the Nasdaq was down 11.23, or 0.38%, to 2,978.04; the S&P 500 was up 4.13, or 0.29%, to 1,418.07.
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06:21 EDTGOOGGoogle Ventures leading $12M investment in CoreOS, Business Insider reports
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06:19 EDTAAPLApple quietly acquired Ottocat 'some time ago,' TechCrunch reports
Apple quietly bought Ottocat, a startup that has developed a system to organize apps on its app store based on "nested" categories, TechCrunch reports. Terms of the acquisition, which is said to have closed "some time ago," have not been disclosed. A version of Ottocat's system currently powers the "explore" tab in Apple's App Store, TechCrunch says. Reference Link
06:00 EDTGOOGTurkey restores access to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, FT reports
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05:48 EDTGRPN Stocks with implied volatility movement; GRPN GMCR
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April 6, 2015
19:42 EDTAAPL, GOOGSurvey of iPhone, iPad users indicates preference for Google search, BI says
48% of Apple (AAPL) iPhone and iPad users report that if Yahoo (YHOO) were to acquire default search engine rights for Apple's Safari browser, they would manually switch the default search back to Google (GOOG), reports Business Insider, citing a survey of roughly 500 Apple users by Goldman Sachs tech analysts. 4% of the surveyed users stated they would intentionally keep Yahoo as the default. Reference Link
16:00 EDTNFLX, AAPLOptions Update; April 6, 2015
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11:30 EDTGRPNOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:23 EDTAAPLApple Maps searches no longer showing just Yelp, AppleInsider reports
Searches on Apple (AAPL) Maps, which previously relied solely on Yelp (YELP) to provide reviews for local search, are now pulling results from TripAdvisor (TRIP) and Priceline's (PCLN) Booking.com, AppleInsider reported yesterday. Neither TripAdvisor or Booking.com are listed as sources on Apple's official Maps attribution webpage, but reviews with links to their respective webpages and apps are now appearing in Maps queries, the blog added. Shares of Yelp are down 1% to $46.67 in early trading. Reference Link
09:56 EDTGOOGGoogle in talks with Hutchison for cheaper overseas calls, Telegraph reports
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09:36 EDTAAPL, GOOGActive equity options trading on open
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07:29 EDTAAPLApple Watch cannot launch in Switzerland due to patent issue, Reuters says
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06:32 EDTGOOGGoogle Ventures-backed Buttercoin to shut down
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06:20 EDTAAPLGarmin downgraded to Sell from Buy at Citigroup
Citigroup analyst Jeremy David downgraded Garmin two notches to Sell from Buy saying competitive pressures are likely to stall the growth of the company's GPS fitness watch business. He also thinks revenue trends in Garmin's Outdoor segment could disappoint as the year progresses. David expects Garmin to miss consensus earnings and revenue expectations in Q1 and views the Apple (AAPL) Watch launch as another potential negative catalyst for shares. He cut his price target for the stock to $42 from $68. Shares of the navigation and information device maker closed Thursday down 58c to $46.49 after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock Neutral from Buy.
06:11 EDTAAPLSamsung expected to win A9 chip orders for next iPhone, Bloomberg reports
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05:54 EDTGOOGYouTube planning advertising campaign aimed at Canada, Globe and Mail says
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April 5, 2015
16:56 EDTGOOG, AAPLEU considers major probe into Internet platforms, WSJ says
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16:29 EDTNFLXNetflix's 'House of Cards' to return for fourth season
Netflix's official twitter account for "House of Cards" tweeted on Thursday the following: "I will leave a legacy." Along with the tweet was a picture with an upside down American flag that said, "Season 4 coming in 2016." Reference Link
14:32 EDTGOOGAntitrust suit against Google over Android app limits dropped, Reuters says
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09:10 EDTAAPLApple Watch to be sold by appointment only, Barron's says
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