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November 28, 2014
13:38 EDTPGProcter & Gamble considers sale of Wella hair care unit, Reuters reports
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13:25 EDTPGProcter & Gamble working on possible sale of Wella, Reuters says
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13:09 EDTNFLX, AAPLOptions Update; November 28, 2014
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09:40 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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07:52 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to detail Windows 10 consumer features at Jan. event, The Verge says
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07:41 EDTMSFTMicrosoft accidentally pre-announces purchase of Acompli, TechCrunch reports
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07:36 EDTAAPLReport: Apple to build Chinese sapphire plant with Foxconn, MacObserver says
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06:54 EDTXOMExxon Mobil volatility elevated at WTI trades below $70
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06:25 EDTAAPLApple to slow down chip orders for newest iPhone, DigiTimes reports
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06:23 EDTXOMOPEC maintains production level to restore 'market equilibrium'
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said in a press release following its meeting yesterday, "Recording its concern over the rapid decline in oil prices in recent months, the Conference concurred that stable oil prices – at a level which did not affect global economic growth but which, at the same time, allowed producers to receive a decent income and to invest to meet future demand – were vital for world economic wellbeing. Accordingly, in the interest of restoring market equilibrium, the Conference decided to maintain the production level of 30.0 mb/d, as was agreed in December 2011. As always, in taking this decision, Member Countries confirmed their readiness to respond to developments which could have an adverse impact on the maintenance of an orderly and balanced oil market." Publicly traded companies in the refining space include Delek US (DK), HollyFrontier (HFC), Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Phillips 66 (PSX), Tesoro (TSO), Valero (VLO) and Western Refining (WNR). Publicly traded companies in the oil space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Stocks globally are trading lower Friday following OPEC's decision.
06:10 EDTNFLXStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; NFLX QCOM
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November 27, 2014
10:25 EDTXOMOPEC decided not to cut oil production, CNBC reports
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November 26, 2014
16:01 EDTAAPL, NFLXOptions Update; November 26, 2014
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13:24 EDTNUSNu Skin accused of inventory fraud, Antar reports
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12:34 EDTAAPLApple Pay competitor to reportedly launch in China, WantChinaTimes says
China UnionPay, the largest issuer of credit and debit cards in China, is promoting a mobile payment system for smartphones that use Google's (GOOG) Android operating system, China Business News reported, according to WantChinaTimes. The service will use NFC technology like Apple;'s (AAPL) Apple Pay, and launch in the third quarter of 2015, WantChina Times quoted the China Business News article as saying. NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) and Broadcom (BRCM) manufacture NFC chips. Reference Link
09:35 EDTNFLX, AAPLActive equity options trading
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08:55 EDTAAPLApple SVP Federighi sells 81.5K shares
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08:20 EDTHLFAckman says Herbalife short thesis reinforced by recent developments
"Recent developments at Herbalife reinforce our short thesis that HLF is an illegal pyramid that will collapse or otherwise be shut down by regulators," Bill Ackman stated in Pershing Square Holdings' quarterly letter to shareholders, which was released last night. "We continue to believe that the expiration of HLF’s $1.15B credit facility in 2016 is a potential catalyst for further stock price declines, as we are skeptical that the company will be able to access the credit markets in order to refinance or replace this facility," Ackman added. In the letter, Ackman also confirmed that the fund is currently doing due diligence on Actavis (ACT) to determine whether it should remain a long-term holder following the company's deal to acquire Allergan (AGN), noting that Pershing had recently met with the CEO of Actavis and were "impressed with him and his business plan for the combined company." Remarking on some of his other notable holdings, Ackman stated that Canadian Pacific’s (CP) transformation has been "nothing short of remarkable," that he believes the acquisition of Tim Hortons (THI) will create significant long-term value for Burger King (BKW) shareholders, and that early returns from Air Products' (APD) transformation are "promising."
07:25 EDTAAPLApple may be stopping production of the iPhone 5c next year, MacRumors says
Apple may be discontinuing production of the iPhone 5c in 2015, reports MacRumors, citing Tiawan's Industrial and Commercial Times. Production may be stopping in the middle of the year as Wistron and foxconn look to wind down their production of the device. Reference Link
06:51 EDTXOMExxon Mobil volatility increase into OPEC meeting
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06:42 EDTXOMSaudis unlikely to seek oil output changes, Reuters reports
Saudi Arabia indicated today that it probably won't seek major changes in OPEC's oil output during the group's meeting this week, according to Reuters. The oil market should "stabilize itself" eventually, the news service quoted Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi. as saying OPEC members Venezuela and Iraq have called for output cuts, while non-OPEC member Russia said it would not reduce production, the news service stated. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT).Reference Link
06:39 EDTMSFTMicrosoft cuts Xbox price for limited time to $329
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06:32 EDTAAPLTSMC expected to grab 40%-50% of Apple A9 chip orders, DigiTimes reports
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06:09 EDTNFLXStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; NFLX QCOM
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05:53 EDTXOMStocks with implied volatility movement; BHI XOM
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Baker Hughes (BHI) 36, Exxon Mobil (XOM) 17 according to iVolatility.
05:48 EDTNFLXNetflix suing former employee, current Yahoo CIO, Re/code reports
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November 25, 2014
18:50 EDTMSFTMicrosoft fined $140M by China for tax evasion, Re/code reports.
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18:18 EDTHLFOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:05 EDTHLFHerbalife CEO Michael Johnson raises personal share holding in company
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17:02 EDTHLFHerbalife up 1.5% to $42.50 after report CEO exercises options
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16:59 EDTHLFHerbalife CEO exercises 750K stock options, CNBC's Scott Wapner says
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16:28 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:02 EDTNFLX, AAPLApple Tesla Twitter Facebook Netflix
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13:24 EDTAAPLApple volatility low as shares near record high
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13:01 EDTXOMOPEC leans toward compromise to cut supplies, WSJ says
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12:19 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:44 EDTAAPLPandora sinks after FBR downgrades to Underperform citing royalty risks
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11:10 EDTAAPLWorldwide tablet growth expected to slow to 7.2% in 2014, IDC says
The worldwide tablet market is expected to see a massive deceleration in 2014 with year-over-year growth slowing to 7.2%, down from 52.5% in 2013, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC). At the core of this slowdown is the expectation that 2014 will represent the first full year of decline in Apple iPad shipments. Both the iPad and the overall market slowdown do not come as a surprise as device lifecycles for tablets have continued to lengthen, increasingly resembling those of PCs more than smartphones. "The tablet market continues to be impacted by a few major trends happening in relevant markets," said Ryan Reith, Program Director with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers. "In the early stages of the tablet market, device lifecycles were expected to resemble those of smartphones, with replacement occurring every 2-3 years. What has played out instead is that many tablet owners are holding onto their devices for more than 3 years and in some instances more than 4 years. We believe the two major drivers for longer than expected tablet lifecycles are legacy software support for older products, especially within iOS, and the increased use of smartphones for a variety of computing tasks." Publicly traded companies in the space include Samsung (SSNLF), Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), Amazon.com (AMZN) and Barnes & Noble (BKS). Reference Link
10:25 EDTNFLXNetflix drops after downbeat notes from Stifel, Citi
Shares of Netflix (NFLX) are sinking after two research firms issued cautious notes on the company. WHAT'S NEW: Netflix was downgraded to Hold from Buy by Scott Devitt, an analyst at Stifel. The reaction to Netflix's Q3 results indicate that investors are still focused on the company's domestic subscriber growth, the analyst stated. Netflix's penetration in the U.S. will continue to increase, but at a slower pace than in previous years, Devitt predicted. Moreover, the company's U.S. business may have started to slow before its international growth can compensate, the analyst warned. As a result, Netflix's subscriber growth may not beat investors' expectations for a period of time, Devitt stated. However, Netflix's longer term outlook remains compelling and the firm said it would become more constructive on shares in the low-$300 range. Meanwhile, Citigroup analyst Mark May wrote that Google data suggests that Netflix's trends have not improved in Q4 compared with Q3. Moreover, it is still unclear if Netflix's domestic subscriber growth has entered a downward trend, May believes. Also unclear is whether the company's results in its new foreign markets have been disappointing and whether it still has pricing power, May wrote. The analyst believes that the stock can rise significantly if the answers to these questions are resolved in Netflix's favor. However, he added that the uncertainties may not be resolved during the current quarter. May kept a Neutral rating on the stock with a $364 price target. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Netflix dropped 3% to $345.52.
10:16 EDTAAPLYahoo seeks to replace Google when Apple deal ends next year, Information says
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10:00 EDTNUSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: 3M Company (MMM) initiated with an Underperform at RBC Capital... Ametek (AME) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... AstraZeneca (AZN) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Bayer (BAYRY) initiated with a Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Carlisle (CSL) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Colfax (CFX) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Dover (DOV) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Eaton (ETN) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Emerson (EMR) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Evercore Partners (EVR) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Fifth Street Asset (FSAM) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... Flowserve (FLS) initiated with an Underperform at RBC Capital... General Electric (GE) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) initiated with an Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Grainger (GWW) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Hanesbrands (HBI) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Hercules Technology (HTGC) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... HomeStreet (HMST) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Honeywell (HON) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... IDEX Corp. (IEX) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Ingersoll-Rand (IR) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... ManTech (MANT) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Novartis (NVS) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Nu Skin (NUS) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Oppenheimer Holdings (OPY) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Pentair (PNR) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Raymond James (RJF) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Roche (RHHBY) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Roper Industries (ROP) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... SPX Corp. (SPW) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Sanofi (SNY) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Tyco (TYC) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... United Technologies (UTX) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... WESCO (WCC) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Xylem (XYL) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital.
10:00 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:40 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $130 from $115 at Stifel
Stifel earlier today raised its price target for Apple shares to $130 after including the impact of Apple Watch. The firm estimates 2015 Watch units at 19.6M, adding roughly $9.6B in incremental revenue. Stifel sees $13.1B of incremental Watch revenue in 2016 on 27.8M units shipped. It keeps a Buy rating on Apple shares. The stock is up $1.09 to $119.72 in early trading.
09:39 EDTNFLX, AAPLActive equity options trading
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09:07 EDTAAPLBlackBerry offering rebates on Passport smartphone
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07:24 EDTNFLXNetflix downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
Stifel assumed coverage on Netflix with a Hold rating from a Buy rating. The firm views risk/reward as balanced and would become more constructive on shares in the low-$300 range.
07:19 EDTMSFTMicrosoft filed lawsuit against IRS over contract with law firm, Reuters says
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07:05 EDTXOMNuverra Environmental announces contract with XTO Energy for pipeline services
Nuverra Environmental (NES) announced that it has entered into a long-term definitive agreement with XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil (XOM), to provide water-related pipeline services in McKenzie County, North Dakota. Under the agreement, Nuverra will build the 150-mile McKenzie County Pipeline Network to provide produced water gathering and disposal services and fresh water delivery. The XTO agreement is a long-term, fee-based gathering agreement. The Network will serve XTO's dedicated acreage, as well as other operator wells in the area. The Network will feature fixed, buried pipelines, which will include a gathering line to transport produced and flowback water for disposal or recycling and a distribution line for fresh water delivery. The Network is projected to cost $125M-$150M, based on current engineering and construction specifications, with completion during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. Construction is expected to begin in May 2015.
06:21 EDTNFLXNetflix trends not showing improvement yet in Q4, says Citigroup
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06:13 EDTNUSNu Skin initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
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November 24, 2014
16:34 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in quiet fashion and trading remained that way throughout the day. The Dow and S&P moved in a narrow range and hugged the flat line, while the Nasdaq drifted steadily higher and added nearly 1% by the close of trade. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Chicago Fed national activity index fell to 0.14 in October, versus expectations for a reading of 0.33. Markit's services PMI fell to 56.3 in the flash reading for November, versus expectations for a slight increase to 57.3 from its prior reading of 57.1. The Dallas Fed manufacturing index was steady at 10.5 in November, versus expectations for a 9.0 reading. Overseas, the euro area’s largest economy, Germany, saw a business climate index advance to 104.7 in November from 103.2 in October, beating economists' prediction for a decline to a reading of 103. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) had a role in the Nasdaq's outperformance, as the tech giant climbed after a number of research firms, including Susquehanna, Cantor and KGI Research, were upbeat on the outlook for the company's performance during the holiday season. The iPhone maker's stock rose $2.15, or 1.85%, to close at $118.62 to close just below the 52-week high of $118.77 it hit late in the session... United Technologies (UTX) fell $1.51, or 1.37%, to $108.79 after the Dow member announced that Louis Chenevert had retired as Chairman and CEO, effective immediately. The company reaffirmed its expectations for 2014 earnings per share and sales, but provided little information regarding the abrupt exit of the executive. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Prosensa (RNA), which surged $7.16, or 62.59%, to $18.60 after the small drugmaker agreed to be acquired by larger BioMarin (BMRN). After the deal announcement BioMarin shares also rose $2.11, or 2.46%, to $87.94, while Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), which is working on a Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment to rival Prosensa's, advanced 88c, or 5.59%, to $16.61. Also higher was Cimatron (CIMT), which jumped $2.57, or 42.27%, to $8.65 after 3D Systems (DDD) agreed to buy the company for approximately $97M, or $8.97 per share, in cash. Among the noteworthy losers was Ring Energy (REI), which fell $1.28, or 9.54%, to $12.14 after Canaccord downgraded the stock to Hold from Buy, citing the the recent decline in crude oil prices and the potential need for the company to raise capital. Also lower were shares of Potash (POT), which fell $2.23, or 6.09%, to $34.40, and Mosaic (MOS), which slid $1.75, or 3.71%, to $45.46 after Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, was reported to be set to start repair work at part of its damaged mine. INDEXES: The Dow added 7.84, or 0.04%, to 17,817.90, the Nasdaq rose 41.92, or 0.89%, to 4,754.89, and the S&P 500 gained 5.91, or 0.29%, to 2,069.41.
16:00 EDTNFLX, AAPLOptions Update; November 24, 2014
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14:03 EDTAAPLApple advances after analysts upbeat on holiday season outlook
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11:49 EDTAAPLCitigroup mobile devices analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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10:11 EDTTVerizon slips after Citi downgrade on spectrum prices, rising competition
Shares of Verizon (VZ) are falling in early trading after Citigroup downgraded the stock to Neutral from Buy in a note to investors today. WHAT'S NEW: Citigroup analyst Michael Rollins downgraded Verizon, citing the higher than expected price the company will have to pay for wireless spectrum and the increased price competition it is facing. Prices for spectrum currently being auctioned by the FCC are running 36% above Rollins' estimates, the analyst wrote. The higher than expected cost of spectrum implies that the wireless carriers will have higher costs, the analyst explained. Meanwhile, increased competition over consumer prices among the carriers could prevent them from profiting from increased data consumption, Rollins believes. National wireless carriers' outlook for 2015 is unfavorable, warned the analyst, who trimmed his price target on Verizon to $51 from $53. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The total provision winning bids in the AWS-3 auction rose to about $33B after round 26, which was up 3.23% from the prior round, according to data posted to the FCC website on Friday. Companies believed to be bidding in the auction other than Verizon include AT&T (T), T-Mobile (TMUS) and U.S. Cellular (USM). This morning, RBC Capital raised its price target on DISH to $81 from $69, citing the current price points of a spectrum auction. The firm views the price points as a conservative valuation proxy for DISH's AWS-4 spectrum holdings. Analysts at Goldman also raised DISH's price target to $96 from $77 to reflect a higher value for the company's spectrum holdings. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Verizon fell 2.2% to $49.12, while DISH Network shares rose 3% to $75.86.
10:00 EDTXOMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:39 EDTNFLX, AAPLActive equity options trading
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08:41 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $135 from $120 at Susquehanna
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08:34 EDTMSFTJefferies software analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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07:07 EDTAAPLApple to have very good holiday season, says Cantor
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06:47 EDTXOMExxon Mobil downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
Raymond James downgraded Exxon Mobil to Market Perform given limited leverage to potential improving oil prices.
06:37 EDTTVerizon downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
Citigroup downgraded Verizon (VZ) to Neutral saying it believes the company's earnings will miss expectations in 2015 due to higher costs of spectrum and slower revenue growth amid rising rate plan competition. Citi lowered its price target for shares to $51 from $53. The firm keeps a Neutral rating on AT&T (T) with a $34 price target.
06:12 EDTAAPLSamsung, Apple, LG rank as top 3 smartphone vendors in 2014, DigiTimes says
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November 23, 2014
19:12 EDTXOMIran may suggest 1M barrel a day cut at OPEC meeting, Bloomberg says
According to media reports in Iran, the Iranian oil minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh may speak with Saudi Arabia’s Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi on the sidelines of the OPEC meeting in Vienna this week to propose that OPEC cut its output target by as much as 1 million barrels a day, says Bloomberg. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
12:26 EDTTWireless carriers bid up prices at U.S. spectrum auction, WSJ
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November 21, 2014
18:36 EDTAAPLApple $450M e-book settlement approved by court, Reuters says
A U.S. judge issued final approval to Apple's agreement to pay $450M to settle claims it hurt consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices, Reuters reports. Reference Link
17:48 EDTMSFTMicrosoft remains a Buy, Barron's says
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16:20 EDTMSFTOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street gained after China's central bank cut interest rates for the first time in over two years to bolster its economy. Additionally, the head of Europe's central bank said he was determined to do what is needed to ensure the area's economy does not once again fall into crisis. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Kansas City Fed manufacturing index for November had a reading of 7, compared to the consensus forecast for a reading of 6. In Asia, the People's Bank of China unexpectedly cut interest rates, slashing the one-year lending rate by 40 basis points and the one-year deposit rate by 25 basis points. The move, which was the central bank's first interest rate cut since 2012, surprised markets around the globe. In Europe, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said indicators have been declining to levels he would deem "excessively low" and that he is determined to use more aggressive measures, such as large scale asset purchases, as needed. COMPANY NEWS: Microsoft (MSFT) was the worst performer on the Dow after Jefferies initiated coverage of the stock with an Underperform rating. Microsoft's stock has rallied 30% in the last year, but the company is still facing the same fundamental problems as in previous years, Jefferies analyst John DiFucci wrote. He set a $40 price target on the shares, which slipped 74c, or 1.5%, to $47.97. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Ross Stores (ROST), which advanced $6.06, or 7.28%, to $89.27 after the company reported stronger than expected Q3 results. Also higher were shares of Caterpillar (CAT), which rose $4.36, or 4.27%, to $106.45 amid the quantitative easing actions taken abroad and after research firm Stifel initiated coverage of the stock with a Buy rating. Among the noteworthy losers was GameStop (GME), which sunk $5.68, or 13.05%, to $37.86 after the video game retailer's third quarter results, as well as its fourth quarter and full year profit forecasts, trailed consensus estimates. Also lower were shares of The Gap (GPS), which dropped $1.68, or 4.19%, to $38.46 after the owner of Banana Republic, Old Navy and its namesake clothing brand lowered its fiscal year profit outlook. INDEXES: The Dow rose 91.06, or 0.5%, to 17,810.06, the Nasdaq gained 11.10, or 0.24%, to 4,712.97, and the S&P 500 added 10.75, or 0.52%, to 2,063.50.
16:00 EDTTProvision winning bids in FCC AWS-3 auction hit $33B after round 26
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16:00 EDTPGProcter & Gamble CEO Lafley enters 10b5-1 trading plan
The Procter & Gamble Company has been advised that A.G. Lafley, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, has entered into a stock trading plan designed to comply with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Under Rule 10b5-1, directors and officers may adopt a prearranged plan or contract for the sale of Company securities under specified conditions and at specified times. Lafley's plan is designed to manage the exercise of options for 430,441 shares of common stock that were granted to him in February 2006, during his prior tenure as CEO, and will expire on February 28, 2016. The plan allows for the sale of the shares acquired upon the exercise of these options, subject to certain limit orders. Sales pursuant to this plan may begin on January 28, 2015. The plan, which was established during the company's current open trading window, will terminate on February 28, 2016, when the options expire, unless terminated sooner in accordance with its terms. Lafley and the company will report transactions effected under the plan as required, through Form 4 filings made with the SEC.
15:08 EDTAAPLOptions Update; November 21, 2014
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14:08 EDTMSFTHacker group releases login info for three gaming networks, CNet says
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13:20 EDTMSFTOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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13:17 EDTAAPLSquare to accept Apple Pay in 2015, CNN reports
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12:31 EDTNFLXAmazon.com looking to launch new video streaming service, NY Post says
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10:38 EDTMSFTJefferies says Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Symantec facing significant problems
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10:01 EDTMSFTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:36 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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06:35 EDTTCalifornia AG announces $23.8M settlement with AT&T
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley yesterday announced a settlement with AT&T to resolve allegations that hundreds of AT&T’s California facilities unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and material over a nine-year period. As part of the settlement, AT&T will pay $23.8M. In addition, AT&T will spend an estimated $28M over the next five years to implement the enhanced environmental compliance measures required by the settlement. The settlement and proposed judgment, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, requires approval from the court before becoming final. This is the first enforcement action in California against a telecommunications company for its management of electronic waste. If approved by the court, under the final judgment, AT&T must pay $18.8M in civil penalties and costs. An additional $3M will fund supplemental environmental projects furthering consumer protection and environmental enforcement in California, and AT&T will pay a minimum of $2M to enhance its environmental compliance. The telecom provider will be bound under the terms of a permanent injunction prohibiting similar future violations of law.
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November 20, 2014
16:40 EDTMSFTJefferies says new Microsoft looks like old, starts with Underperform
Jefferies initiated shares of Microsoft with an Underperform rating after the closing bell, saying the "new" Microsoft will look very much like the "old" Microsoft for some time. The firm attributes the 30% rally in shares over the past year to optimism around new management, but it thinks the tech giant's fundamentals remain challenged despite its focus on cloud and mobile given its dependency on the PC market. Jefferies put a $40 price target on the stock. Microsoft closed the trading day up 48c to $48.70.
16:10 EDTMSFTMicrosoft initiated with an Underperform at Jefferies
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15:44 EDTAAPLOptions Update; November 20, 2014
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14:52 EDTNFLXNetflix to discuss future of TV with top industry executives, Re/code says
Netflix is holding a summit about the future of TV next month, according to Re/code The company invited many of the leading executives from the TV and film industries to the private event, the website added. Reference Link
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08:58 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $135 from $125 at Evercore ISI
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08:16 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $126 from $115 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley survey indicates investors are underestimating Apple iWatch demand. The firm is modeling 30M watches in CY15 vs. buy-side forecasts of 10M-12M. Ultimately, the analyst believes the wearable market will hit 530M in 2020 and potentially a 1B units in its bull case. Morgan Stanley raised CY15 EPS forecast to $8.40 from $8.20 on higher watch and ASP forecasts. Shares of Apple are Overweight rated.
07:08 EDTPGSpectrum Brands reports Q4 adjusted EPS 98c, consensus $1.13
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06:48 EDTNFLXNetflix's Kelly Merryman to join YouTube, TechCrunch reports
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06:39 EDTNFLXStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; GNW NFLX
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Genworth (GNW) 53, Netflix (NFLX) 31 according to iVolatility.
06:37 EDTAAPLGT Advanced creditors criticize proposed Apple settlement, Reuters says
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06:28 EDTMSFT, AAPLBillboard 200 chart to include on-demand streaming in rankings
The Billboard 200 albums chart will premiere its biggest upgrade in more than 23 years, transforming from a pure sales-based ranking to one measuring multi-metric consumption. Beginning with the top 10 revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 3, on Billboard.com, the chart, which currently tracks the top 200 albums of the week by sales alone, will be the first to include on-demand streaming and digital track sales -- as measured by Nielsen Entertainment (NLSN) -- by way of a new algorithm. It is the most substantial methodology update since May 1991, when Billboard first used Nielsen's point-of-sale data -- SoundScan -- to measure album sales. The updated Billboard 200 will utilize accepted industry benchmarks for digital and streaming data, equating 10 digital track sales from an album to one equivalent album sale, and 1,500 song streams from an album to one equivalent album sale. All of the major on-demand audio subscription services are considered, including Spotify, Beats Music (AAPL), Google Play (GOOG) and Xbox Music (MSFT). Reference Link
05:38 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $135 from $120 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster raised his price target for Apple shares to $135 from $120 after the firm's channel checks indicated that supply of the iPhone 6 and 6+ is "gradually improving vs. demand." Munster does not see risk to Apple's December quarter guidance as he believes the company factored supply constraints into its outlook. He thinks most consumers will wait to purchase an iPhone and maintains an Overweight rating on Apple. The stock closed yesterday down 80c to $114.67.
November 19, 2014
19:16 EDTNFLXNetflix orders fourth season of Longmire
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14:25 EDTNFLX, AAPLOptions Update; November 14, 2014
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13:29 EDTNFLXCharter CEO sees Comcast, Time Warner Cable deal getting done
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13:10 EDTTDISH, Globalstar climb as wireless spectrum bids reportedly jump
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12:56 EDTAAPLApple plans to bundle Beats with iOS next year, FT reports
Beginning early next year, Apple is planning to bundle the subscription music service acquired from Beats into iOS, the Financial Times reports. The move will make Beats available on hundreds of millions of Apple devices, including iPhones and iPads, and will put pressure on Spotify. Sources believe the paid-for Beats service could be included in an iOS software update as early as March. Reference Link
10:29 EDTAAPLGoogle now top competitor to Apple, Jefferies says
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10:00 EDTNUS, HLFOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:41 EDTAAPLRubicon Project to partner with Apple on programmatic advertising
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09:39 EDTAAPL, NFLXActive equity options trading on open
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09:38 EDTNFLXCCS Insight predicts Netflix to be acquired next year, FT reports
CCS Insight, a U.K.-based technology research firm, is predicting that a major internet player such as Yahoo (YHOO), Alibaba (BABA) or Google (GOOG) will buy Netflix (NFLX) next year, reported Financial Times. Reference Link
08:02 EDTAAPLApple's top competition is Google, says Jefferies
Jefferies calls Google (GOOG) Apple's (AAPL) top competition after its analysis indicated that the search engine giant provides the majority of most popular Consumer Cloud Services, which it believes are expanding penetration through Android, Chrome, iOS, Windows and other devices. By contrast, Apple's iCloud remains focused on iOS devices, Jefferies points out. It keeps a Hold rating on Apple shares, saying Google dominates as provider of the most popular services, including Search, Maps, Chrome, and YouTube. To reflect positive supply chain data points, Jefferies raised its FY15 earnings estimate for Apple to $8.52 to $8.01. It also upped its price target for Apple shares to $120 from $112. The stock closed yesterday up $1.48 to $115.47.
07:50 EDTTVerizon trends look strong, says Oppenheimer
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07:40 EDTMSFTUBS to hold a conference
Global Technology Conference to be held in Sausalito, California on November 18-20 with webcasted company presentations to begin on November 19 at 10:45 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted.Webcast Link
07:38 EDTMSFTMicrosoft U.S. suit against Samsung over royalties can proceed, Reuters reports
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07:19 EDTMSFTServer replacement seen coming as Microsoft ends 2003 support, DigiTimes says
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07:19 EDTTSpectrum auction positive for DISH, Globalstar, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan notes the AWS-3 spectrum auction continued on Tuesday with the aggregate value of licenses with bids at $16.4B, up from Monday's $8.9B and compared to the reserve price of $10.6B that the FCC set for the entire auction. The firm views the rise in prices as negative for telecom carriers that are spending more than expected, namely AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ), and possibly T-Mobile (TMUS) and US Cellular. It views the prices as positive for independent spectrum owners like DISH (DISH) and Globalstar (GSAT), as well as tower companies American Tower (AMT), SBA Communications (SBAC) and Crown Castle (CCI).
06:42 EDTAAPLiPhone 7 could include 'biggest camera jump ever,' TheTechBlock reports
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06:42 EDTTAT&T says feds may need warrant for location data, WSJ says
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06:40 EDTAAPLSome iPhone 6 Plus users say rear camera doesn't focus, Business Insider reports
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06:34 EDTNFLXNielsen to begin measuring viewing of subscription video services, WSJ reports
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06:31 EDTMSFTISS recommends invsetors vote against Microsoft CEO pay package, WSJ says
Institutional Shareholder Services, a proxy advisory firm, is recommending shareholders vote against the pay package for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a nonbinding vote at the software company’s December annual meeting, The Wall Street Journal reports. ISS criticized a "mega" grant of restricted stock to Nadella, which the firm values at $65M, and said iti s "concerning" that Microsoft plans to grant Nadella additional shares annually. Reference Link
06:14 EDTHLFHerbalife initiated with a Buy at BTIG
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06:14 EDTNUSNu Skin initiated with a Neutral at BTIG
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06:04 EDTAAPLApple to pay $23.6M to Mobile Telcommunictions in lawsuit, Re/code reports
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06:00 EDTNFLXStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; PCLN NFLX
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Priceline (PCLN) 22, Netflix (NFLX) 29 according to iVolatility.
November 18, 2014
18:26 EDTXOMKeystone pipeline legislation voted down by U.S. Senate
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17:40 EDTNFLXNetflix to launch in Australia, New Zealand in March, 2015
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16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; November 18, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 48c to 28.09. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR KO PBR GILD according to Track Data.
12:49 EDTMSFTMicrosoft, Real Madrid announce alliance
Real Madrid C.F. and Microsoft have signed a landmark agreement accelerating the digital transformation of the club through technology. This alliance, through which Microsoft becomes the strategic technological partner of Real Madrid, will revolutionize the experience enjoyed by members and supporters of the club by providing digital services that are accessible anywhere, anytime and on a host of devices.
11:53 EDTAAPLSamsung to make foldable smartphone displays, ZDnet says
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11:07 EDTTVOXX unit, AT&T sign international data agreement
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09:32 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPLTSLA TWTR FB
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09:31 EDTTAT&T, DirecTV deal receives approval in Mexico
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08:26 EDTAAPLApple Pay now available in all BI-LO, Harveys, Winn-Dixie grocery stores
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08:01 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $130 from $115 at Oppenheimer
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07:16 EDTAAPLSamsung to produce APs for iPhones, iPads beginning in 2015, Korea Times reports
According to the Korea Times, sources say that Apple (AAPL) will outsource the bulk of its application processors manufacturing to Samsung (SSNLF) for iPhones and iPads starting in 2015. This agreement will cause Samsung to become a primary supplier of APs to Apple, moving Taiwan Semi (TSM) into second place. Reference Link
06:46 EDTMSFTMicrosoft could spin off Nokia MixRadio, TechCrunch reports
According to sources, Microsoft (MSFT) is considering spinning off Nokia MixRadio, the music streaming service it acquired as part of its takeover of Nokia's (NOK) Devices and Services unit, TechCrunch reports. Microsoft is reportedly seeking investors for Nokia MIxRadio, and the potential spin-off is said to be making "good progress." Reference Link
06:28 EDTAAPLNokia to launch Android tablet, FT reports
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06:10 EDTMSFTMicrosoft, Real Madrid to announce 'significant' partnership, Re/code reports
Microsoft is expected to today announce a "significant" tie-up with Real Madrid, a Spanish soccer team, Re/code reports. The partnership is likely to be a technology and sponsorship deal. Reference Link
06:08 EDTTIntel's 'Mica' bracelet to feature Google alerts, AT&T data plan, Re/code says
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05:57 EDTNFLXStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; PCLN NFLX
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Priceline (PCLN) 22, Netflix (NFLX) 30 according to iVolatility.
05:49 EDTMSFTStocks with implied volatility movement; MSFT UNG
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Microsoft (MSFT) 19, United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) 57 according to iVolatility.
November 17, 2014
20:39 EDTEGHT8x8, Inc. management to meet with William Blair
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16:00 EDTAAPL, TOptions Update; November 17, 2014
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12:02 EDTMSFTSAP names new Chief Digital Officer, Chief Marketing Officer
SAP (SAP) announced that Jonathan Becher has been appointed as the company's first Chief Digital Officer to lead the company's new digital business unit with immediate effect. SAP has appointed Maggie Chan Jones as Chief Marketing Officer. Jones, who will join SAP from Level 3 Communications (LVLT), spent seven years at Microsoft (MSFT). She has extensive cloud experience having successfully navigated Microsoft's transition from on premise to a cloud business.
11:39 EDTTAT&T management to meet with Oppenheimer
Meetings to be held in Canada on November 18-19 hosted by Oppenheimer.
11:14 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $120 from $115 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital earlier increased its price target on Apple as the firm estimates that the company's watch will generate $10B in revenue and 40c in EPs in the first 12 months after it's released. The firm increased its FY15 sales estimates for the company by $6.5B and raised its FY15 EPS estimate by 24c. It keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
10:02 EDTPGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
Active equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPL PBR BHI GILD MU HD AMZN TSLA YHOO FB TWTR
07:12 EDTXOMBloomberg / Mayer Brown to co-host a conference
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06:39 EDTPGProcter & Gamble downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord
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06:23 EDTMSFTFacebook working on 'Facebook at Work' website, FT reports
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November 16, 2014
20:04 EDTAAPLApple: App Store adds UnionPay as payment option for customers in China
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November 14, 2014
17:13 EDTAAPLAppaloosa gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Lorillard (LO), Alibaba (BABA), and Shire (SHPG). INCREASED STAKES: Whirlpool (WHR), Priceline (PCLN), Delta (DAL), CBS (CBS), and General Motors (GM). DECREASED STAKES: American Airlines (AAL), Disney (DIS), Apple (AAPL), MGM Resorts (MGM), and Eastman Chemical (EMN). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Expedia (EXPE), AIG (AIG), Prudential (PRU), Celanese (CE), and ASML Holding (ASML).
17:07 EDTNFLX, HLFSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:01 EDTNFLXIcahn Associates gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:26 EDTPGNasdaq clear leader as major averages end week higher
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16:01 EDTAAPL, NFLXOptions Update; November 14, 2014
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12:49 EDTTAT&T management to meet with Jefferies
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11:37 EDTNFLXNetflix shuts down public API today, Gigaom reports
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10:49 EDTAAPLReport: iPhone 6 outselling iPhone 6 Plus 3-to-1 margin, Apple Insider says
Apple's iPhone 7 lineup is mostly driven by the 4.7-inch model, accounting for 68% of all iPhone sales, while the iPhone 6 Plus took between 23%-24%, reports Apple Insider. Citing a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the new iPhones represented 91% of total iPhone sales compared to the iPhone 5s and 5c accounting for 84% of total iPhone sales a year ago. Reference Link
09:38 EDTAAPL, MSFTActive equity options trading
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09:18 EDTMSFTTyler Technologies signs contract with Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund
Tyler Technologies (TYL) has signed a contract with the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX, an enterprise resource planning solution with public sector functionality that Tyler Technologies jointly developed with Microsoft (MSFT). The contract includes related professional services, licensing, training and support.
09:05 EDTMSFTNPD says U.S. video game sales down 27% in October, Bloomberg reports
U.S. retail sales of video-game hardware and software in October were nearly flat compared to the same month of last year at $790.7M, according to NPD Group, which noted that game sales fell 27% and hardware sales increased 59%, reported Bloomberg. Publicly traded companies in the space include Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), GameStop (GME) and Take-Two (TTWO). Game console makers include Microsoft (MSFT), Sony (SNE) and Nintendo (NTDOY). Reference Link
08:07 EDTHLFHerbalife director linked to Brazilian fraud case, Reuters reports
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07:52 EDTAAPLIntegrated Device to benefit from wireless charging adoption, says Craig-Hallum
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07:05 EDTAAPLApple told FTC health data will be protected, Reuters reports
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has asked Apple to prevent sensitive health data that will be collected by its devices from being used without users' consent, according to Reuters, which cited two unnamed sources. The tech giant has promised the FTC that it will not sell the data to third parties or allow developers to do so, the news service stated. Reference Link
06:54 EDTAAPLU.S.warns on vulnerability in Apple's iOS, Reuters reports
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06:19 EDTNFLXStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; PCLN NFLX
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06:16 EDTAAPLEU says Starbucks tax deal in Netherlands may be illegal state aid, WSJ says
The European Union said the tax deal struck by Starbucks (SBUX) in the Netherlands amounts to illegal state aid, reports the Wall Street Journal. European Commission regulators said it reached a preliminary view that the tax deal violated guidelines produced by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It said the tax deal "tolerates questionable adjustments which allow Starbucks Manufacturing BV to lower the resulting corporate income tax basis in the Netherlands." The EU is also investigating tax arrangements of Apple (AAPL) in Ireland and Amazon (AMZN) and Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY) in Luxembourg. Reference Link
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