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October 22, 2013
16:43 EDTAAPL, RSH, NUS, MSCC, SYMM, UTX, DD, TRV, NFLX, COHOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher after the delayed jobs report showed employers added 148,000 jobs in September. The worse-than-expected jobs number may have given investors reason to believe the Federal Reserve will not look to taper its pace of asset purchases until next year. Today's advance pushed the S&P 500 to another all-time closing high. ECONOMIC EVENTS: The Labor Department's previously delayed employment report for September showed the economy added 148,000 jobs in September, well below analysts' forecast for 185,000. The unemployment rate, however, dipped to 7.2% from 7.3%. The Richmond Fed's manufacturing index inched up to 1 in October from a 0 reading in the prior month. Construction spending rose 0.6% in August, beating expectations for it to have grown 0.4% during the month. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) announced a number of new products at a company event in California this afternoon, including a new line of iPads and new MacBook Pro laptops. The company announced that its flagship iPad model will come in a thinner form factor and will be called iPad Air, and its iPad mini will now be available with its high-definition Retina display. Apple announced new MacBook Pro laptops, a new Mac Pro computer tower, and a new desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks, which will be available today via a free download for existing users. Shares of Apple, however, were slightly lower with investors perhaps "selling the news," closing down $1.53, or 0.29%, at $519.83... Internet streaming video service Netflix (NFLX) last night reported stronger than expected quarterly results, sending its shares higher in after-hours and pre-market trading, but all of these gains were forfeited during today's trade, with the stock eventually closing down $31.87, or 9.15%, at $322.52... Three Dow members, including DuPont (DD), Travelers (TRV), and United Technologies (UTX), were among the companies reporting before today's open or after last night's close. All three reported headline earnings that beat consensus, though only DuPont advanced following its report. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Symmetricom (SYMM), up $2.44, or 51.15%, to $7.21 after the company agreed to be acquired by Microsemi (MSCC) for $7.18 per share. Shares of Microsemi also advanced, rising 60c, or 2.35%, to $26.16 following the news. Also higher was Nu Skin (NUS), up $8.63, or 8.4%, to $111.33 after reporting earnings that beat estimates and raising its long-term sales target to $10B per year from $5B. Among the noteworthy losers following their earnings reports were electronics retailer RadioShack (RSH), down 63c, or 17.9%, to $2.89, and luxury handbag maker Coach (COH), which fell $4.08, or 7.53%, to $50.10. INDEXES: The Dow was up 75.46, or 0.49%, to 15,467.66; the Nasdaq was up 9.52, or 0.24%, to 3,929.57; and the S&P 500 was up 10.01, or 0.57%, to 1,754.67.
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15:43 EDTNFLXNetflix October weekly volatility low at 21
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15:43 EDTRSHLitespeed Management reports 8.8% stake in RadioShack
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15:12 EDTAAPLNuance October calls active amid speculation Icahn speculation
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15:00 EDTAAPLApple shares climb following Icahn tweet of open letter to Tim Cook
Activist investor Carl Icahn tweeted that he is sending an open letter to Tim Cook tomorrow. This news along with the better tone in markets has helped lift the shares back above the psychologically important $100 level. Next resistance is at $101.79. Support is at $99.90.
14:54 EDTAAPLApple volatility flat, Icahn says to send open letter to CEO Tim Cook tomorrow
Apple October weekly call option implied volatility is at 23, October is at 20, November is at 26, December is at 24, January is at 23; compared to its 26-week average of 25 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement on Carl Icahn says to send open letter to CEO Tim Cook tomorrow.
14:36 EDTAAPLIcahn says to send open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook tomorrow
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12:08 EDTAAPLApple sends out invites for October 16 event, 9to5Mac reports
Apple has sent out invitations for its October 16 event that is expected to introduce new iPads and Macs, 9to5Mac reports. The event will take place at the Town Hall auditorium on its Infinite Loop Campus in Cupertino, California and begin at 1pm ET. Reference Link
11:45 EDTAAPLApple 'surprised' by GT Advanced's Chapter 11 filing, WSJ reports
Apple (AAPL) says it was "surprised" by GT Advanced's (GTAT) Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on Monday, the Wall Street Journal reports. Apple says it is focused on preserving jobs in Arizona and will continue to work with state and local officials "as we consider our next steps." GT Advanced is a partner for Apple's sapphire initiative. Reference Link
11:41 EDTAAPLJ.C. Penney says store base count 'roughly' where it needs to be
Says evaluating stores to see if EBITDA accretive. Says "disciplined" regarding promotions. Says won't risk margin over promotions. Says Apple (AAPL), Samsung (SSNLF), Amazon (AMZN) taking "chunk" out of consumer spending. Sees returning to 37%-39% gross margins over time.
10:44 EDTAAPLFitbit said it has no plans to integrate with iOS 8 Heath app, 9to5Mac says
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09:57 EDTAAPLBlog reveals next-generation Apple iPad Air, 9to5Mac says
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09:48 EDTNFLXGoogle says new movies can be pre-ordered, watched on first day of availibility
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09:38 EDTNFLX, AAPLActive equity options trading on open
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09:02 EDTNFLXNetflix November volatility increases into Q3 and outlook
Netflix October call option implied volatility is at 58, November is at 40, December is at 33, January is at 31, March is at 32; compared to its 26-week average of 35, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on October 15.
08:48 EDTRSHStandard General to own 50%-80% of Radioshack stock after rights offer
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08:20 EDTAAPLQualcomm opportunity at Xiaomi almost rivals iPhone, says FBR Capital
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06:57 EDTAAPLApple's iPhone 6 Plus more popular than iPhone 6, WantChinaTimes says
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06:13 EDTAAPLNon-Apple notebook, tablet demand to be weak till 2Q15, DigiTimes reports
Demand for non-Apple (AAPL) notebooks and tablets may remain weak until the second quarter of 2015, reports DigiTimes. Citing Taiwan makers, the pressure due to booming sales from Apple products may decrease sales until Microsoft (MSFT) launches Windows 10 next year. Demand for Samsung (SSNLF), Sony (SNE) , And HTC smartphones have also dropped worldwide recently. Reference Link
06:10 EDTAAPLQuantom begins small-volume production of 12-inch Macbook Air, DigiTimes says
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05:54 EDTAAPLTeen interest in Apple Watch 'tepid,' says Piper Jaffray
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