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December 11, 2012
12:33 EDTAIG, DAL, CLWR, S, TNS, GDI, SPW, DG, FDOOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday amid optimism that budget negotiations between the White House and Republicans have progressed behind closed doors, despite House Speaker John Boehner speaking at midday to say the White House has not provided details on its proposed spending cuts. Boehner's brief press conference took the market down just slightly but the averages all remain solidly in positive territory, with the Nasdaq continuing as the leader... 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 the forecast move down to 92.5. 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, or JOLTS, report showed job openings rose 128K in October to 3.675M. In Europe, the German ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment moved into positive territory for the first time since this May, rising to 6.9 in December from -15.7 in November... COMPANY NEWS: The Treasury announced last night it was exiting its stake in American International Group (AIG), selling its remaining 234.2M shares of AIG common stock. AIG jumped 4.7% following Treasury's exit... Shares of Delta Air Lines (DAL) rose nearly 6% after the company agreed to buy the 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways held by Singapore Airlines for $360M... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were TNS (TNS), up 43% after agreeing to be acquired by Siris Capital for $21 per share, and Clearwire (CLWR), up over 14% after CNBC reported Sprint (S) is in talks to acquire the stake in the company it does not already own. Also higher were shares of Gardner Denver (GDI), which rose 2% after Reuters said the company is in exclusive buyout talks with SPX Corp. (SPW). Shares of SPX, however, fell almost 8% after the report. Among the other noteworthy losers were Dollar General (DG), down 5.9% after its guidance fell short of Street estimates, and peer Family Dollar (FDO), which fell 5.8% in sympathy... INDICES: Near 12:30 pm ET, the Dow was up 117.83, or 0.89%, to 13,287.71; the Nasdaq was up 42.00, or 1.41%, to 3,028.96; and the S&P 500 was up 13.88, or 0.98%, to 1,432.43.
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October 16, 2014
10:57 EDTDALDelta Air Lines says to announce widebody purchase by end of year
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10:36 EDTDALDelta Air Lines says hasn't seen change in booking trends from Ebola
Says monitoring Ebola on "daily basis," hasn't seen any change in booking trends.
10:31 EDTDALDelta Air Lines sees 2015 system capacity growth of 2%
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09:23 EDTDALOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:39 EDTDALDelta Air Lines reports Q3 traffic up 3.7%, capacity up 3.2%
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07:37 EDTDALDelta Air Lines sees FY14 pre-tax profit over $4B
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07:36 EDTDALDelta Air Lines sees Q4 unit revenues up 0%-2%
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07:33 EDTDALDelta Air Lines reports Q3 adjusted EPS $1.20, consensus $1.18
Reports Q3 revenue $11.18B, consensus $11.11B.
07:04 EDTDGDollar General to build new distribution center in San Antonio, TX
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October 15, 2014
15:28 EDTDALNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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15:05 EDTDALDelta Air Lines October 32 straddle priced for 7% move into Q3
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14:54 EDTDALDelta Air Lines technical comments ahead of results
The shares have broadly underperformed in the last three months, trading down over 15%. The downtrend began at the start of September, with price declining from $40.97 to a low at $30.12 which was hit yesterday. Trading of late has been notably volatile. If the news is better than expected, a first important upside objective would be at $33.50, the high of today's session. A move to $33.50 to $34 would have the effect of stopping the near-waterfall in price. To turn the shares bullish would take a move above $36.95, a pivot high on a closing basis from earlier in the month. On a long-term chart, the trend would shift to neutral from bearish if that high were reached. If the news or outlook contain further negative surprises, the first downside would be the low of today's session at $30.43. A move to that level or lower would confirm the current downtrend. Additional support levels to watch as potential downside objectives on an increasing scale of bad news would be at $28.78, $27.46, and $25.61.
12:46 EDTDALAirline stocks down following report that second ebola patient traveled on plane
The CDC announced earlier that a second health care worker who has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus traveled by air on October 13, a day before she reported symptoms. The CDC is reaching out to passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth due to the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness the following morning. Publicly traded companies in the space are trading lower following the report, including American Airlines (AAL) down 3.65% to $30.35, Delta Air Lines (DAL) down 4.39% to $31.37, JetBlue (JBLU) down 2.69% to $9.95, Southwest (LUV) down 2.5% to $29.24, and United Continental (UAL) down 5.5% to $40.66. Reference Link
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October 14, 2014
11:49 EDTDALStocks with call strike movement; TWTR DAL
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08:32 EDTDALDelta Air Lines volatility increases into Q3 and revenue growth concerns
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07:54 EDTST-Mobile, Sprint risk turnover courting lower-credit subscribers, WSJ says
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October 13, 2014
15:12 EDTDALDelta Air Lines volatility increases as shares trend lower
Delta Air Lines October call option implied volatility is at 94, November is at 68, December is at 51; compared to its 26-week average of 38 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
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11:20 EDTDALStocks with call strike movement; FSLR DAL
First Solar (FSLR) January 65 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 54, Delta Air Lines (DAL) January 36 call option implied volatility increased 8% to 47 according to IVolatility.
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