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December 16, 2013
09:11 EDTYPF, CRUS, ENDP, S, AER, PIP, VRX, AGEN, PATH, TWTR, RTRX, LL, SLTM, HNR, TMUS, AIG, TSPTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: AerCap (AER), up 36% after acquiring AIG's (AIG) ILFC subsidiary for $3B in cash, 97.56M shares. AIG is up 2% after the deal... NuPathe (PATH), up 41% after acquired by Endo Health (ENDP) for $2.85 per share cash... Harvest Natural (HNR), up 14% after reporting share purchase agreement to sell interests in Venezuela... Agenus (AGEN), up 33% after announcing results from Phase 2 brain cancer vaccine study... Solta Medical (SLTM), up 39% after acquired by Valeant (VRX) for $2.92 per share... YPF (YPF), up 6% after Barron's says could be worth three times its current price... Sprint (S), up 4.4% after WSJ says preparing bid for T-Mobile (TMUS). T-Mobile shares are down 0.5% in pre-market trade after the rerport... Lumber Liquidators (LL), up 3.5% following upgrade at Goldman. LOWER: Twitter (TWTR), down 2% after downgraded at SunTrust and Wells Fargo... Cirrus Logic (CRUS), down 3% following downgrade at Oppenheimer... PharmAthene (PIP), down 12% after receiving FDA notification on SparVax... Transcept Pharmaceuticals (TSPT), down 2.8% after Retrophin (RTRX) announced that it has withdrawn its offer to acquire all of the shares of Transcept stock for $4.00 per share in cash.
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April 8, 2014
09:16 EDTTWTRTwitter announces redesign of profile pages
Twitter announced on its blog a redesign of profile pages. Twitter says, "The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best Tweets and more. Tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger, so your best content is easy to find. Pin one of your Tweets to the top of your page, so itís easy for your followers to see what youíre all about. Now you can choose which timeline to view when checking out other profiles. Select from these options: Tweets, Tweets with photos/videos, or Tweets and replies." Reference Link
09:09 EDTTWTROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: BioScrip (BIOS), up 6.7% after stock was named as a stock pick and a potential takeover target by Oscar Schafer while speaking on CNBC... Nokia (NOK), up 5% after deal to sell substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft (MSFT) receives regulatory approval in China... Ctrip.com (CTRP), up 4.6% after Bloomberg said, citing sources, that the company is in talks with Baidu-controlled (BIDU) Qunar (QUNR) about a partnership or a potential merger... Plug Power (PLUG), up 4.6% after CEO discusses plan to expand fuel cells to trucks in interview... FireEye (FEYE), up 2.5% following upgrade at Wedbush... Twitter (TWTR), up 2% following initiation of coverage with a Buy rating at at Janney Capital... Nike (NKE), up 1.75% after upgraded at Stifel. LOWER: Gigamon (GIMO), down 23% after lowering revenue outlook, shares downgraded at Pacific Crest... LivePerson (LPSN), down 3% after announcing resignation of EVP, Worldside Sales, shares downgraded at Benchmark... Cisco (CSCO), down 0.5% following downgrade to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich.
07:52 EDTTMUSComcast, Time Warner execs go before critic at hearing, Reuters says
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07:08 EDTVRXDrug deals increase to new high, Bloomberg says
M&A activity in the specialty pharmaceuticals industry has reached a new high after Mallinckrodt (MNK) recently bought Questcor (QCOR) for $5.6B, reported Bloomberg. Drugmakers from Actavis (ACT) to Valeant (VRX) are widening their suites of drugs through takeovers that immediately increased earnings with the help of lower corporate tax rates in countries such as Ireland. Reference Link
06:19 EDTTWTRTwitter initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital
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06:04 EDTAIGStocks with implied volatility movement; WFM AIG
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Whole Foods (WFM) 33, AIG (AIG) 24 according to iVolatility.
April 7, 2014
14:09 EDTVRXSun Pharmaceutical agrees to acquire generic drugmaker Ranbaxy
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12:11 EDTTWTRTwitter acquires Cover, terms not disclosed
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09:02 EDTPIPPharmAthene receives notice advising company of of SparVax anthrax vaccine
PharmAthene announced that it has received notice from the Department of Health and Human Services, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, advising the company of its decision to de-scope the current SparVax anthrax vaccine contract through a partial termination for convenience. BARDA will provide additional guidance to PharmAthene on the contractual changes, following which PharmAthene will evaluate its options with respect to its SparVax program. PharmAthene has been developing SparVax to address a requirement for a modern anthrax vaccine based on state-of-the-art vaccine technology. Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials involving 770 healthy subjects have demonstrated that SparVax appears to be well tolerated and capable of producing an immune response in humans.
07:03 EDTAIGAIG loss ratio to continue to improve, says Bernstein
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06:49 EDTTWTRWeibo looking to raise over $380M in IPO, NY Times says
SINA's (SINA) Weibo hopes to raise more than $380M in its upcoming IPO and price its shares at $17-$19, Weibo said in its prospectus, according to The New York Times. Known as a "microblog," Weibo has been compared to Twitter (TWTR). Reference Link
April 5, 2014
19:30 EDTTWTRTwitter to launch new ad products, WSJ says
In a push to appease e-commerce companies and mobile-game developers, Twitter is planning to debut 15 types of new ad products and ways to target users over the coming six months, says the Wall Street Journal, citing sources. The first group of new adds will be released in a few weeks and will include a product that encourages users to download apps through Twitter, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
April 4, 2014
16:00 EDTTWTROptions Update; April 4, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 89c to 41.88. Option volume leaders: AAPL C P NFLX LNG BAC INTC TSLA TWTR according to Track Data.
12:13 EDTSSprint launches promotion, offering $650 for customers to switch, BGR reports
Sprint has begun a promotion that will offer people up to $650 to make the switch to their company, reports BGR. Through a forum member on Sprint's fan site S4GRU, the company launched a limited promotion to reimburse new customers up to $350 in early termination fees, as well as a service credit of up to $300 when they trade in their old phones. Reference Link
11:31 EDTTWTRStocks with call strike movement; JCP TWTR
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11:02 EDTS, TMUSSoftbank said to eye possible M&A opportunities in Europe, Forbes says
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08:47 EDTSLenovo, IBM deal investigated by U.S. over Pentagon servers, Bloomberg says
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08:07 EDTS, TMUSRegulators 'increasingly open' to Sprint, T-Mobile merger, says FBR Capital
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07:21 EDTAIGAIG sues NY regulator over investigation of insurance marketing, Reuters says
AIG said it is suing the New York State Department of Financial Services and its superintendent, Benjamin Lawsky, to force them to back off a threatened expensive enforcement proceeding over possible violations of state law by a former unit, reported Reuters. Reference Link
06:36 EDTTMUST-Mobile to offer $100 credit to Blackberry customers, Re/code reports
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