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December 11, 2012
16:24 EDTFDO, WBMD, TRIP, AIG, DG, TNS, S, CASY, LINTA, CLWROn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street finished up on the day, though off their highs after a modest sell-off across the averages in the last hour of trading. House Speaker John Boehner spoke at midday and his comments did little to move the averages. A comment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid later in the afternoon, suggesting a solution to the fiscal cliff would not be reached before Christmas, dented the market a bit more than Boehner's press conference did, but not much... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index dropped 5.6 points to 87.5 in November, which was a steeper fall than forecast. The U.S. trade deficit widened to $42.2B in October from $41.5B a month earlier. Wholesale inventories increased 0.6% in October, versus expectations for an increase of 0.4%. The Job Openings & Labor Turnover report showed job openings rose 128K in October to 3.675M... COMPANY NEWS: The Treasury announced last night it was selling its remaining 234.2M share stake in American International Group (AIG), sending AIG up $1.90, or 5.70%, to $35.26 in today's session... CNBC's David Faber reported Sprint (S) is in active talks to acquire the 49% stake in Clearwire (CLWR) that it does not already own. Shares of Clearwire rose 28c, or 11.67%, to $2.68 following the report... Tripadvisor (TRIP) rose $2.52, or 6.56%, to $40.91 after Liberty Interactive (LINTA) acquired voting control of the travel site by purchasing 4.8M shares from media mogul Barry Diller for $62.50 per share. Following the transaction, Liberty owns 22% of TripAdvisor's equity but controls 57% of the voting power in the company... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were TNS (TNS), up $6.20, or 42.58%, to $20.76 after agreeing to be acquired by Siris Capital for $21 per share, and WebMD (WBMD), up $1.61, or 11.62%, to $15.46 after the company announced actions to cut operating expenses including workforce reductions. Also higher were shares of Casey's General Stores (CASY), up $2.66, or 5.48%, to $51.20 after the company reported in-line earnings and said it was evaluating strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value, including the potential for restructuring as a REIT. Among the noteworthy losers was Dollar General (DG), down $3.63, or 7.79%, to $42.94 after its earnings report and guidance. Also lower were shares of peer Family Dollar (FDO) down $5.90, or 8.36%, to $64.68 following a downgrade to Neutral at JPMorgan and on read through from Dollar General's report... INDICES: The Dow was up 78.56, or 0.60%, to 13,248.44; the Nasdaq was up 35.34, or 1.18%, to 3,022.30; and the S&P 500 was up 9.29, or 0.65%, to 1,427.84.
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07:02 EDTAIGAIG poised to surge this year, says Bernstein
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06:20 EDTTRIPGoogle adds more photos, reviews to hotel business, WSJ says
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April 8, 2014
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
07:03 EDTAIGAIG loss ratio to continue to improve, says Bernstein
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April 4, 2014
13:29 EDTFDOFamily Dollar April volatility elevated into Q2
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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
11:02 EDTSSoftbank 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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08:13 EDTWBMDWebMD Chief Operating and Technology Officer leaving company
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08:07 EDTSRegulators '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
April 3, 2014
12:20 EDTSGoogle considers wireless service in Fiber markets, The Information says
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10:00 EDTDGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:55 EDTAIGAIG shares can double or more, says Bernstein
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06:35 EDTDGDollar General initiated with a Hold at Jefferies
Target $56.
April 2, 2014
17:05 EDTFDOFamily Dollar cuts 6% of headquarters staff, Charlotte Biz Journal says
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16:00 EDTDGOptions Update; April 2, 2014
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10:24 EDTDGHigh option volume stocks: ROVI OMC LQDT DLLR DG
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07:51 EDTSSeveral communications companies could be bought, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer says that the following communications companies could become takeover targets: T-Mobile (TMUS), DirecTV (DTV), DISH (DISH), Level 3 (LVLT), tw telecom(TWTC), and Rackspace (RAX). The firm calls T-Mobile "a prime target," and thinks the company has several potential suitors and is best positioned to benefit from current trends. Oppenheimer expects the major surviving companies in the space to be Comcast (CMCSA), AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), and Sprint (S). It keeps Outperform ratings on T-Mobile, Rackspace, Comcast, and Verizon. It has Perform ratings on Level 3, tw telecom, and Sprint.
06:21 EDTSSprint volatility elevated at 60
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