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August 18, 2014
04:55 EDTAMT, AMT, VZ, VZ, TMUS, TMUS, S, S, RAX, RAX, INXN, INXN, EQIX, EQIX, CONE, CONE, T, T, WIN, WINRaymond James to hold a summit
2014 Telecommunications Investment Summit to be held in Park City, Utah on August 18-19.
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February 17, 2015
13:18 EDTSOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
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12:12 EDTTAT&T to match Google Fiber speed, pricing in Kansas City area, KC Star says
AT&T (T) announced on Sunday that it would offer Internet service in Kansas City and several of itssuburbs, with the same speed and pricing as Internet service provided by Google's Google Fiber service in the region, according to The Kansas City Star. Reference Link
10:41 EDTVZCablevision downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS (pre-open)
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10:39 EDTVZCablevision sinks after analyst sees Verizon threat, cuts to sell
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10:28 EDTRAXJANA Partners reports 5.6% passive stake in Rackspace
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09:58 EDTVZVerizon says 'pleased' with 181 spectrum licenses acquired for $10.4B
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09:19 EDTTDocument Security files patent infringement claims against Intel, others
DSS Technology Management, a subsidiary of Document Security (DSS), announced the filing of a patent infringement lawsuit against the Intel (INTC); Dell; GameStop (GME); Conn's Inc. (CONN) and Conn Appliances; NEC Corporation of America; Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) and Wal-Mart Stores Texas, and AT&T (T) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. DSS's complaint alleges infringement by Intel, Dell, GameStop (GME), Conn's, NEC, Wal-Mart, and AT&T of US Patents 5,965,924 and 6,784,552, which relate to semiconductor manufacturing.
09:07 EDTWINGlass Lewis recommends Windstream holders vote FOR proposals
Windstream that proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis recommends that Windstream stockholders vote "FOR" the proposals being presented for approval at the special meeting of stockholders on Feb. 20. Glass Lewis recommends voting "FOR" a 1-for-6 reverse stock split and an amendment to a Windstream subsidiary's charter to allow conversion of the subsidiary to a limited liability company. Institutional Shareholder Services also has recommended that shareholders vote "FOR" the proposals.
07:33 EDTRAXRackspace volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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06:15 EDTTMUS, VZCiti sees three options for DISH, including sale to Verizon
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February 16, 2015
19:13 EDTTLiberty Global may become takeover target, NY Times says
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February 13, 2015
16:35 EDTINXNS&P closes at all-time high as stocks run winning streak to second week
The major stock averages gained for the second week in a row, sending the S&P 500 to a new all-time high in the process. With the weekly advance, the major averages wiped out all their losses since the beginning of the year and moved into the green for 2015. MACRO NEWS: The U.S. economic calendar was relatively quiet during this week. Retail sales decreased 0.8% in January, versus expectations for a 0.4% decline. Initial jobless claims rose 25K to 304K in the week ended January 7. Consumer sentiment fell to 93.6 in the preliminary February release from the University of Michigan survey, versus expectations for the reading to hold at the 98.1 it achieved in January... In Europe, Russian, Ukrainian, German and French leaders came to terms on a cease-fire to begin Sunday. Eurozone GDP grew by 0.3% in the last three months of 2014, which was a bit faster than expected, largely due to strong upside in Germany. A Eurogroup meeting failed to reach a final bailout deal for Greece, but reports afterward seemed to have an optimistic tone about the continuation of talks. Sweden’s Riksbank became the latest central bank to cut interest rates and said it would undertake a program of sovereign bond buying... In China, foreign trade volume declined 10.8% year-on-year in January, with exports dropping 3.2% and imports slumping 19.7%. COMPANY NEWS: Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), Zoetis (ZTS), Mondelez (MDLZ), and Groupon (GRPN) were among the companies whose stocks reacted positively to their quarterly earning reports. Conversely, the shares of Pier 1 Imports (PIR), AOL (AOL) and Zynga (ZNGA) fell after they reported their results... Dow member American Express (AXP) fell sharply after the company announced that its U.S. co-brand and merchant acceptance agreements with Costco (COST) are set to end in March of next year. Costco has been one of the few big U.S. merchants that to-date had accepted AmEx cards exclusively. Afterward, American Express said that the company now expects that overall earnings growth in 2015 will likely be "flat to down modestly" year-over-year... Another member of the blue chip index, McDonald's (MCD), dropped after reporting that its comparable sales declined 1.8% in January. As part of the overall results, U.S. same-store sales grew 0.4%, but Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa comparable sales dropped 12.6%... General Motors (GM) shares rose after the company confirmed that Harry Wilson intends to nominate himself as candidate for the GM board and bring before the annual meeting a proposal that the company commit to completing $8B of share repurchases... On the M&A front, Interxion (INXN) advanced after the company agreed to an all-share merger with U.K. peer TelecityGroup, after which Interxion shareholders will owning approximately 45% of the combined group. Rite Aid (RAD) rose after the pharmacy retail chain agreed to buy EnvisionRx from TPG for $2B and re-enter the pharmacy benefit management space it had previously exited. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow rose 1.09% to 18,019.35, the Nasdaq gained 3.14% to 4,893.84, and the S&P rose 2% to 2,096.99.
10:00 EDTINXNOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:32 EDTTAT&T and SunEdison to deliver 677 kilowatt solar system in Texas
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06:25 EDTINXN, EQIXInterXion downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
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February 12, 2015
16:36 EDTWINWindstream names Kenny Gunderman REIT CEO
Windstream has named Kenny Gunderman CEP of the company's planned real estate investment trust spinoff, Communications Sales & Leasing, Inc.. Gunderman currently serves as executive vice president and co-head of investment banking for Stephens, Inc. The appointment is effective March 2.
11:23 EDTRAXRackspace volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Rackspace February call option implied volatility is at 74, March is at 45, June is at 35; compared to its 26-week average of 41 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on February 17.
10:00 EDTINXNOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:06 EDTTTech Data expands carrier portfolio with MSP agreement with AT&T
Tech Data (TECD) announced its expanded carrier portfolio through a Master Solution Provider, or MSP, agreement with AT&T (T) as part of their Channel Alliance Program. Through the agreement, Tech Data will act as an agent for AT&T, offering a broad portfolio of mobile activations, products and solutions in the United States via its Tech Data Mobile Solutions division.
05:25 EDTINXNInterXion downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo downgraded InterXion to Market Perform citing the company's announcement to merge with Telecity Group. Wells raised its price target range for shares to $34-$36 from $32-$33.
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