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August 27, 2014
13:23 EDTAAPLApple may announce wearable device at September event, Re/code reports
Apple could announce a new wearable device alongside two next-generation iPhones at its September 9 event, Re/code reports. The wearable is likely to make use of the company's HealthKit health and fitness platform, the publication says. Reference Link
10:02 EDTAAPL, RIGActive equity options trading on open
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08:45 EDTAAPLMovado downgraded to Equal Weight at Stephens
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06:37 EDTAAPLApple may introduce a thinner MacBook as early as this year, Digitimes says
Apple could introduce a slimmer MacBook at the end of 2014 or in 2015, and production of components has begun in small volumes, Taiwan-based supply chain makers tell DigiTimes. The MacBook Air is currently 0.3-1.7cm thick, while the MacBook Pro with Retina has a thickness of 1.8cm. Reference Link
August 26, 2014
19:53 EDTAAPLApple may introduce a thinner, lighter MacBook as early as Q4, Digitimes says
16:02 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 26, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 27c to 27.69. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN GILD JNS NFLX according to Track Data.
14:59 EDTAAPLApple readying larger iPad for 2015 launch, Bloomberg says
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14:24 EDTAAPLL.A. school district halts $1B Apple iPad contract, LA Times reports
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13:48 EDTAAPLApple granted patent on flexible screen technology, AppleInsider says
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11:09 EDTHGGBest Buy shares decline as Best Buy reports Q2 sales drop
Shares of multi-channel Best Buy (BBY) are retreating after the firm reported that sales declines continued through the second quarter. WHAT'S NEW: Best Buy's Q2 earnings per share from continuing operations was 44c, exceeding analysts' consensus estimates of 31c. The company's Q2 revenue was $8.9B, which was slightly lower than analysts' $8.99B consensus. Same-store-sales for the quarter declined 2.7%, which is better than the overall industry sales decline of 2.5% as reported by NPD. Best Buy Chief Executive Officer Hubert Joly noted that traffic to the company's brick and mortar stores continued to decline as consumers research and buy online. Joly noted that in-store conversion and online traffic continued to increase during the quarter. Joly said that in the back half of the year, the retailer plans to intensify its investments in customer-facing initiatives. Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer Sharon McCollam reiterated that industry-wide sales are continuing to decline in many of the consumer electronics cateogries in which it competes, and said the retailer is seeing "ongoing softness" in the mobile phone category ahead of new product launches. She forecast SSS down in the low single digits for both the third and fourth quarters and sees Q3 and Q4 operating income in line with the first half of the year. For the back half of the year, McCollam sees continued industry softness and higher promotionality in Canada and China. WHAT'S NOTABLE: During the company's conference call, Best Buy said that it is "encouraged" by the response to 4K televisions and aims to expand its holiday gift centers within stores. The company's CFO McCollam said that the firm's mobile phone category is "complicated to forecast." She feels that the disruption of carriers "could have impact" that the technology retailer did not anticipate. McCollam said that despite great excitement for some high-profile phone launches, there is still a great deal of competition in the lower-end of the phone market. In terms of the start of the upcoming quarter, Best Buy feels that the beginning has been "in-line" with expectations. ANALYST OPINION: ISI analyst Greg Melich feels that Best Buy's Q2 EPS beat was due to a slightly less dramatic decrease in gross margins and improved cost controls. He feels that the market is likely to pay close attention to continued sales decreases when predicting the rest of the year despite the better than anticipated quarterly EPS results. Melich said that he will keep an eye out for positive signs that Q4 will experience an improvement given the highly promotional and competitive landscape last year. The analyst keeps the stock with a neutral rating and a $31.99 price target. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Best Buy fell $1.59, or 4.97%, to $30.40. OTHERS TO WATCH: Best Buy peers include RadioShack (RSH) and hhgregg (HGG).
10:15 EDTAAPLApple volatility low as shares near record high into iPhone 6 cycle
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09:51 EDTRIGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Cray (CRAY) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Enphase Energy (ENPH) initiated with a Buy at Needham... FCB Financial (FCB) initiated with a Buy at UBS... FCB Financial initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Goldman Sachs (GS) initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners... HealthEquity (HQY) initiated with a Neutral at RW Bair... Mobileye (MBLY) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Mobileye initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Mobileye initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Mobileye initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... RAIT Financial (RAS) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... SunEdison (SUNE) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... Mobileye initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James... Transocean Partners (RIG) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley... GT Advanced (GTAT) coverage resumed with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... LinkedIn (LNKD) initiated with an Overweight at First Analysis... CSC (CSC) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... United Natural Foods (UNFI) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens.
09:35 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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07:20 EDTAAPLTablets seen declining, notebooks growing in 2014, DigiTimes says
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August 25, 2014
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 25, 2014
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11:35 EDTAAPLAlphaOne's Dan Niles says larger screened iPhone should help upgrade cycle
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10:00 EDTRIGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:35 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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07:44 EDTAAPLMobileIron could benefit from BlackBerry replacements, says Deutsche Bank
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07:38 EDTAAPLiPad still important for Apple despite declining market share, WSJ says
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