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September 17, 2012
12:18 EDTGRPN, DHR, ODP, THLD, IRIS, T, GNOM, TSLA, AAPLOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday as the United States and China traded complaints to the World Trade Organization. Stock futures, which had been weak in early trading, softened further after the disappointing Empire State manufacturing reading. The futures action led to a lower opening for the broader market and the averages have not been able to mount any semblance of a come back in light, holiday trading... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the New York Fed’s “Empire State” general business conditions index, which measures factory activity in the state, dropped to minus 10.41 from minus 5.85 in August. This knocked the index to its lowest level in over three years, versus economists’ expectations for an improvement to minus 2. Also, China filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization to challenge a new U.S. law on tariffs intended to combat export-promoting subsidies, hours after the U.S. said it would launch a trade complaint against China's support for car exports... COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) announced that its iPhone 5 preorders set a new record by topping 2M phones sold in 24 hours. AT&T (T) echoed Apple's sentiments, saying sales of the new phone over the weekend made it the fastest-selling iPhone yet... Office Depot (ODP) rose over 7% after activist fund Starboard took a 13% stake and said the stock was “deeply undervalued.” This comes after last week's gains, which may have been aided by private equity takeover speculation circling its peer, Staples (SPLS)... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were IRIS International (IRIS), up 45% to $19.47 after Danaher (DHR) agreed to acquire the company for $19.50 per share, and Complete Genomics (GNOM), up 15% to $3.06 following a deal to be purchased by BGI-Shenzhen for $3.15 per share in cash. Also higher were shares of Tesla Motors (TSLA), which rose 5% following a two notch upgrade to an Overweight rating at Morgan Stanley. Among the noteworthy losers was Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD), down 19% after the company said new analysis showed one of its cancer drugs did not have a statistically significant impact on overall survival in a trial. Also lower were shares of Groupon (GRPN), down 6% as the stock was added to Evercore's "Conviction Sell" list... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 27.01, or 0.20%, to 13,566.36; the Nasdaq was down 7.15, or 0.22%, to 3,176.80; and the S&P 500 was down 2.43, or 0.17%, to 1,463.34.
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December 8, 2014
18:24 EDTTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:00 EDTAAPL, TSLAOptions Update; December 8, 2014
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13:21 EDTTSLATesla has an active bearish pattern, levels to watch
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13:16 EDTAAPLApple trades off session lows, levels to watch
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11:22 EDTTSLATesla estimated to sell 1,200 Model S in U.S. in November, InsideEVs says
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09:22 EDTTSLATesla weakness a buying opportunity, says RW Baird
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07:53 EDTDHRDanaher price target raised to $100 from $89 at Jefferies
Jefferies raised its price target for Danaher shares to $100 ahead of the company's investor day and keeps a Buy rating on the name. It expects an initial 2015 organic growth outlook of 3% and earnings guidance of $3.95 and ex-amortization $4.40. Jefferies keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
06:37 EDTAAPLApple rumored to be launching 4-inch iPhone in 2015, Times of India reports
Apple is rumored to be developing a new iPhone with a 4-inch display, The Times of India reports, citing a report from The Electronic Times of Taiwan. According to supply chain sources, the device will launch in 2H15. Reference Link
06:22 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $135 from $120 at Citigroup
Citigroup raised its earnings estimates for Apple after its field work indicated consumers are increasingly buying the higher memory iPhone 6 and 6+. Citi expects purchasing trends towards higher memory devices to drive stronger sales and margins. It believes consensus estimates are yet to factor in this development. The firm raised its price target for Apple shares to $135 from $120 and keeps a Buy rating on the name. Shares of phone maker closed Friday down 49c to $115.
06:15 EDTAAPLLenovo shipments expected to lead Samsung by 9M in 2015, DigiTimes reports
Lenovo (LNVGY) is estimated to beat Samsung (SSNLF) in mobile device shipments in 2015 by about 9M units, reports DigiTimes Research. Lenovo is set to beat Samsung by about 1M units in 2014 and become the second largest mobile computing device brand vendor worldwide behind Apple (AAPL). DigiTimes Research says Lenovo and Samsung plan to focus on maintaining tablet shipments as demand weakens in 2015. Reference Link
December 7, 2014
16:48 EDTTHLDThreshold Pharmaceuticals announces data from TH-302 study
Threshold Pharmaceuticals announced new preliminary data from the Phase 2 component of an ongoing company-sponsored Phase 1/2 trial of TH-302, the company's lead investigational anticancer drug, in combination with the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib, Velcade, and low-dose dexamethasone for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The median number of prior therapies was 8. The recommended phase 2 dose of TH-302 was determined to be 340 mg/m2 and no dose limiting toxicities were observed at this dose level. Partial responses were observed in 2 of 7 evaluable patients overall and 2 of 4 evaluable patients at the recommended phase 2 dose of TH-302. These data are being presented today at the 56th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, California.
14:10 EDTTHLDAmerican Society of Hematology to hold a meeting
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December 5, 2014
13:31 EDTTSLATesla has a potential bearish pattern near the trigger point
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12:10 EDTTSLAVolkswagen buys stake in battery startup, Bloomberg reports
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11:23 EDTTSLA, AAPLOption volume leaders
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09:36 EDTTSLA, AAPLActive equity options trading
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07:45 EDTAAPLConsensus on Apple iPhone units could be low, says UBS
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06:41 EDTAAPLApple questions validity of plaintiffs in iPod case, NY Times says
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06:03 EDTAAPLiOS mobile traffic shows iPhone 6 launch strong, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says that according to Quantcast data, Apple's (AAPL) iOS mobile traffic share increased from 60.6% at iPhone 6 launch to 61.4% nine weeks after launch, while Google's (GOOG) Android decreased from 38.4% to 37.5% in the same period. Piper views the iOS mobile traffic share as further evidence that the iPhone 6 launch in the U.S. is off to a strong start. It keeps an Overweight rating on Apple shares with a $135 price target.
06:01 EDTTTechNet: Combined AT&T/DirecTV will increase broadband development
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