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February 13, 2014
06:03 EDTAKAM, BBYStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; BBY AKAM
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Best Buy (BBY) 56, Akamai (AKAM) 30 according to iVolatility.
News For AKAM;BBY From The Last 14 Days
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October 30, 2014
09:47 EDTBBYBest Buy upgraded to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
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08:54 EDTBBYWal-Mart considers matching online prices from Amazon for holidays, WSJ says
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08:48 EDTAKAMAkamai shares should be bought on weakness, says Pacific Crest
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06:04 EDTBBYMCX says unauthorized parties obtained email addresses of CurrentC participants
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October 29, 2014
18:59 EDTAKAMOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:45 EDTAKAMAkamai shares lower by almost 4% to $54.05 after Q3 results, guidance
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17:44 EDTAKAMAkamai sees Q4 EPS 61c-66c, consensus 62c
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17:19 EDTAKAMAkamai falls after results, levels to watch
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16:03 EDTAKAMAkamai reports Q3 EPS 62c, consensus 57c
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15:53 EDTAKAMNotable companies reporting after market close
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15:03 EDTAKAMAkamai volatility increases into Q3 and outlook
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14:54 EDTAKAMEarnings Preview: Akamai reports following recent downgrade at Wells Fargo
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07:53 EDTBBYMCX member stores block Apple Pay amid threat of fines, NY Times says
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October 28, 2014
06:38 EDTBBYApple says Apple Pay in 220,000 locations already, Business Insider reports
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October 27, 2014
07:15 EDTBBYWal-Mart, Best Buy among companies rejecting Apple Pay, Business Insider says
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October 24, 2014
08:24 EDTBBYBofA/Merrill turning more positive on Best Buy
BofA/Merrill said it is turning more positive on Best Buy and raised estimates and its price target to $40 from $36 ahead of the Q3 report in November. The firm cites strong iPhone 6 sales and other new products for driving an increase in its Q3 comp forecast and expects the company to achieve its $1B cost savings target. BofA/Merrill expects steady margin expansion and shares repurchases to resume in 2015, which will add to earnings growth. Shares are Buy rated.
October 23, 2014
06:51 EDTAKAMAkamai reports DDoS attack traffic up 22% year-over-year
Akamai Technologies released its Q3 State of the Internet Report. A brute force approach characterized the most significant campaigns in Q3 as attackers shifted towards new attack methods and enhanced older attack methods to consume more bandwidth. These record‑setting DDoS attack campaigns marked an 80% increase in average peak bandwidth in Q3 compared to the previous quarter and a four-fold increase from the same period a year ago. Q3 also saw an increase in average peak packets per second, recording a 10% increase over the previous quarter and a four-fold increase compared the same quarter in 2013. Malicious actors have found ways to involve a wider base of devices to expand DDoS botnets and produce larger DDoS attacks. PLXsert has observed botnet-building efforts in which malicious actors sought to control systems by gaining access through vulnerable web applications on Linux-based machines. Attackers have also expanded to a new class of device including smartphones and embedded devices, such as customer-premises equipment, or CPE, home cable modems, mobile devices, and a great variety of Internet-enabled devices including home-based and wearables within the category of the Internet of Things, or IoT. Attacks with both high bandwidth and high volume were made possible by the use of multi-vector attack methods. More sophisticated, multi-vector attacks became the norm this quarter, with more than half of all attacks utilizing multiple attack vectors. This was an 11% increase in multi-vector attacks compared to last quarter, and a nine percent increase compared to 3Q13. Multi-vector attacks have been fueled by the increased availability of attack toolkits with easy-to-use interfaces as well as a growing DDoS-for-hire criminal industry.
October 22, 2014
10:12 EDTBBYBest Buy calls active, reiterated as a top pick ahead of holiday’s at Barclays
Best Buy October weekly 32, November 34 calls are active on total call volume of 3K calls (1K puts). October weekly call option implied volatility is at 49, November is at 44, December is at 42; compared to its 26-week average of 35 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large near term upside price movement after reiterated as a top pick ahead of holiday season at Barclays.
08:36 EDTBBYBest Buy reiterated as a top pick ahead of holiday season at Barclays
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