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News For WM;PANW;COF;QLIK;AMZN;CAT;LVS;NFLX;WYNN;EXPD;CS;RIMM;TROW;TSN;MAS From The Last 14 Days
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March 16, 2015
07:16 EDTTSNConsumer Analyst Group of Europe to hold a conference
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06:16 EDTNFLXNetflix downgraded to Sell from Hold at Evercore ISI
March 15, 2015
17:46 EDTCSCredit Suisse has no plans to raise capital, Reuters says
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March 13, 2015
17:11 EDTNFLX, AMZNSony Pictures TV nears streaming video deal for Seinfeld, WSJ reports
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16:42 EDTTSN, CSStocks end week lower amid euro slide, Fed rate hike worries
Stocks finished the week lower as worries about the impact of the euro's fall against the dollar, along with continued anticipation of an upcoming rate hike by the Fed and concerns about deflation, weighed on shares. MACRO NEWS: The euro's slide against the dollar continued, causing investors to worry that the trend could have a significant negative impact on the results of U.S. based, multinational companies... Anticipation of an impending interest rate hike continued to impact the market. On Tuesday, outgoing Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said the central bank should begin to gradually raise rates before the economy reaches full employment to avoid triggering a recession. On Thursday, stocks rose as investors speculated that weak February retail sales data could cause the central bank to delay raising interest rates... An unexpected decline in the producer price index, which was reported on Friday, may have rekindled fears about deflation taking hold in the U.S., weighing on stocks... In China, the government said that industrial production rose less than expected in the first two months of the year. China's exports were reported to surge 15% in the first two months of the year versus the same period a year earlier, but data also indicated that China's imports sank 20% in the first two months of 2015. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) provided additional information about its upcoming Apple Watch at a product launch event. Apple Watch will be available on Friday, April 24 to customers in nine countries, including the U.S., with pre-orders beginning April 10. The lowest priced Apple Watch, the 38 mm Apple Watch Sport, will be priced at $349, while the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition will be priced starting at $10,000... Embattled floor retailer Lumber Liquidators (LL) updated investors on the impact of a recent critical report from 60 Minutes. In the nine days following the report, same-store sales fell 12.7% versus the same period a year earlier, it reported. The company added that it was not able to provide full-year guidance until it has more time to gauge the impact of consumers' reaction to the report... GM (GM) settled a potential proxy battle with an investment group led by Harry Wilson by agreeing to return more cash to shareholders... Alcoa (AA) agreed to buy RTI International Metals (RTI), which supplies specialty metals and services for several sectors, including aerospace and defense... Credit Suisse (CS) appointed Tidjane Thiam, who is currently Group Chief Executive of Prudential (PUK), as its new CEO... The shares of several chicken producers fell after a possible case of bird flu was identified in Arkansas. Among the chicken producers that declined were Tyson (TSN), which is based in Arkansas, Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), Sanderson Farms (SAFM), and Hormel (HRL)... GNC Holdings (GNC) sank after New York's Attorney General announced that he and three of his colleagues would further investigate the business practices of the herbal supplement industry. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow was down 0.57% to 17,749.31, the Nasdaq fell 1.12% to 4,871.76, and the S&P 500 dropped 0.87% to 2,053.40.
16:01 EDTAMZN, NFLXOptions Update; March 13, 2015
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13:55 EDTCSRBS favors Union Bancaire Privee in Coutts auction, Bloomberg says
RBS (RBS) has decided that Union Bancaire Privee is its preferred bidder for Coutts and a deal may be reached as soon as this month, reports Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The sources say RBS is also considering Credit Suisse (CS) as well as a joint bid by Societe Generale (SCGLY) and DBS (DBSDY). The agreement has been held up by a German investigation of Coutts, the HSBC tax evasion scandal, and price negotiations due to the Swiss franc, said the sources. Reference Link
10:34 EDTAMZNApple joins data center group with Facebook, Microsoft, The Information says
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09:50 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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09:12 EDTPANWVista exploring sale of cybersecurity company Websense, Bloomberg says
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06:03 EDTAMZNStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; AMZN QCOM
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March 12, 2015
16:01 EDTNFLXOptions Update; March 12, 2015
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14:30 EDTAMZNAmazon acquires Internet-of-Things startup 2lemetry, TechCrunch reports
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14:04 EDTWYNN, LVSNew Jersey reports February Atlantic City gaming win down 14.8% to $178.4M
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10:09 EDTCSTidjane Thiam said to plan leadership change at Credit Suisse, FT says
Tidjane Thiam is likely to fire several Credit Suisse (CS) senior managers once he takes over as CEO in June, reports the Financial Times, citing investors, headhunters, and Credit Suisse executives. One senior banker at the company stated current CEO Brady Dougan is "very shy" and predicts a shift in culture away from traders and towards client-focused executives. The process is predicted to take "months" and will likely include the hiring of hiring Prudential (PRU) Chief Risk Officer Pierre-Oliver Bouée as well as the departure of CFO David Mathers, said people familiar with the situation. Reference Link
09:36 EDTNFLX, AMZNNielsen survey shows 36% Netflix household penetration
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08:59 EDTTSNTyson Foods can withstand bird flu outbreak, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital says that Tyson's business model can withstand "exogenous shocks" such as the current bird flu outbreak in the U.S. The firm does not expect key countries' export bans on U.S. chickens to last more than 60 days, and it says that Tyson has taken several measures, including cutting its reliance on exports and acquiring Hillshire, that reduce the impact of chicken export bans on it. In a worst case scenario, Tyson's 2015 profit will be negatively impacted by $50M by the flu outbreak, estimated the firm, which continued to identify the stock as a top pick and kept a $53 price target.
07:51 EDTAMZNAlibaba hiring for cloud computing in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Reuters says
Alibaba (BABA) has begun hiring cloud computing professionals in Seattle and Silicon Valley, reports Reuters, citing postings on LinkedIn. Reuters notes that recruiters in the region suggested Alibaba is "eyeing staff," particularly developers, at Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), and Facebook (FB). According to LinkedIn data, Alibaba has already hired 20 former Microsoft employees. Reference Link
06:44 EDTCSCredit Suisse CEO to focus on Asia, Reuters says
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06:08 EDTAMZNStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; AMZN QCOM
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