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August 31, 2014
13:58 EDTSCORBrean Capital to hold a conference
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August 29, 2014
16:40 EDTBBYStocks finish week higher after upbeat U.S. data reported
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16:01 EDTAMZNOptions Update; August 29, 2014
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09:37 EDTEBAYActive equity options trading on open
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07:49 EDTAMZNPublishers claim Amazon used tactics for better contract conditions, AFP says
Amazon is facing backlash from a consortium of Japanese publishers after authors from the U.S. and EU claim that the online company used strong-arm negotiation tactics to obtain better contract conditions, according to Agence France Presse, citing comments from an anonymous publishing source. Reference Link
August 28, 2014
19:36 EDTAMZNGoogle has been developing delivery drones for two years, The Atlantic reports
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12:57 EDTAMZNAmazon.com hires Visa executive, Re/code reports
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12:41 EDTEBAYPayPal competitor Visa Checkout adds a dozen new partners, TechCrunch says
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09:37 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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09:14 EDTSCORcomScore management to meet with Brean Capital
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07:39 EDTAMZNAmazon.com acquisition raises concerns, says Argus
After Amazon (AMZN) agreed to buy privately held video game internet broadcast platform Twitch for about $970M in cash plus the potential for another $100M, Argus thinks that Twitch appears to be a promising start-up that targets a coveted demographic, young men 18-32. However, the firm is concerned about Twitch's profitability and whether Amazon's ROI will justify the purchase price. The firm, however, keeps a $480 price target and Buy rating on Amazon.
07:29 EDTAMZNSamsung says Amazon to begin 4K streaming in October
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August 27, 2014
16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; August 27, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 26c to 27.89 Option volume leaders: AAPLTWTR TSLA PBR RSH GILD MCD AMZN WFM according to Track Data.
12:52 EDTBBYBest Buy rebounds after analysts defend stock
Shares of Best Buy (BBY) are advancing after a number of analysts defended the stock in the wake of the weaker than expected guidance that the company provided yesterday. WHAT'S NEW: After Best Buy yesterday morning reported slightly lower than expected second quarter revenue and estimated that its same-store sales would rise by a weaker than expected low single digit percentage in the second half of 2014, Piper Jaffray analyst Peter Keith said the results were solid while the guidance looks conservative. Best Buy's consumer electronics sales rose for the first time in several years last quarter and its U.S. comparative sales numbers were "decent," while its online sales surged 22%, Keith noted. Best Buy's sales guidance looks conservative because the retailer should benefit from the launch of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 6 next month, while its TV sales, which are rebounding, historically become a larger part of its total sales in Q3 and Q4, the analyst wrote. He reiterated a $34 price target and Overweight rating on the shares. Meanwhile, Deutsche Bank wrote that Best Buy is significantly cutting its costs, as the firm had predicted. It believes that the retailer can reduce its costs meaningfully going forward and it kept a $33 price target and Buy rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Best Buy advanced $1.49, or 5%, to $31.29. Yesterday, the stock fell nearly 7% following the company's quarterly report, which was issued before the opening bell.
11:50 EDTAMZNAmazon Web Services says Zocalo now generally available
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11:49 EDTBBYBest Buy rallies on heavy volume, levels to watch
Volume is already running at more than 150% of the daily average, with the shares up 5.4% to $31.41. The move has nearly filled the bearish gap from yesterday, the top of which is at $31.99. That level remains resistance. Positive commentary from Piper Jaffray and Deutsche Bank this morning have helped spur the rally. Support is at $30.95.
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07:02 EDTBBYBest Buy can cut costs further, says Deutsche Bank
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06:56 EDTBBYBest Buy 2H14 guidance looks conservative, says Piper Jaffray
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August 26, 2014
16:22 EDTBBYOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:02 EDTAMZNOptions Update; August 26, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 27c to 27.69. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN GILD JNS NFLX according to Track Data.
16:00 EDTAMZNAmazon steps point to digital health entry, VentureBeat says
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15:24 EDTBBYBest Buy valuation compelling, says BofA/Merrill
14:58 EDTBBYBest Buy still poised to beat Q4 expectations, says Jefferies
After Best Buy reported lower than expected Q2 revenue, Jefferies still expects the company to rebound in 2H14, with Q4 results beating expectations. The firm expects the company to benefit from positive product cycle trends in 2H14 and says that its Q2 sales were in-line with its expectations. Jefferies keeps a $38 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
14:54 EDTBBYBest Buy risk/reward favorable, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse remains a buyer of Best Buy and said risk/reward is favorable. The firm was not surprised by negative comps and lower earnings forecasts for the rest of the year and believes the company is poised to report Q4 upside. Shares are Outperform rated with a $40 price target.
14:47 EDTBBYBest Buy shares defended at Jefferies
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14:17 EDTBBYInvestors should sell Best Buy, Barron's reports
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13:26 EDTAMZNData suggests Amazon has sold no more than 35K Fire Phones, Guardian reports
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13:19 EDTEBAYeBay volatility at low end of historic range
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13:09 EDTAMZNAntitrust, breakup fee concerns hinder Google's Twitch acquisition, Forbes says
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12:24 EDTBBYOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:23 EDTBBYTRW September volatility elevated
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11:12 EDTBBYHigh option volume stocks
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11:09 EDTBBYBest Buy shares decline as Best Buy reports Q2 sales drop
Shares of multi-channel Best Buy (BBY) are retreating after the firm reported that sales declines continued through the second quarter. WHAT'S NEW: Best Buy's Q2 earnings per share from continuing operations was 44c, exceeding analysts' consensus estimates of 31c. The company's Q2 revenue was $8.9B, which was slightly lower than analysts' $8.99B consensus. Same-store-sales for the quarter declined 2.7%, which is better than the overall industry sales decline of 2.5% as reported by NPD. Best Buy Chief Executive Officer Hubert Joly noted that traffic to the company's brick and mortar stores continued to decline as consumers research and buy online. Joly noted that in-store conversion and online traffic continued to increase during the quarter. Joly said that in the back half of the year, the retailer plans to intensify its investments in customer-facing initiatives. Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer Sharon McCollam reiterated that industry-wide sales are continuing to decline in many of the consumer electronics cateogries in which it competes, and said the retailer is seeing "ongoing softness" in the mobile phone category ahead of new product launches. She forecast SSS down in the low single digits for both the third and fourth quarters and sees Q3 and Q4 operating income in line with the first half of the year. For the back half of the year, McCollam sees continued industry softness and higher promotionality in Canada and China. WHAT'S NOTABLE: During the company's conference call, Best Buy said that it is "encouraged" by the response to 4K televisions and aims to expand its holiday gift centers within stores. The company's CFO McCollam said that the firm's mobile phone category is "complicated to forecast." She feels that the disruption of carriers "could have impact" that the technology retailer did not anticipate. McCollam said that despite great excitement for some high-profile phone launches, there is still a great deal of competition in the lower-end of the phone market. In terms of the start of the upcoming quarter, Best Buy feels that the beginning has been "in-line" with expectations. ANALYST OPINION: ISI analyst Greg Melich feels that Best Buy's Q2 EPS beat was due to a slightly less dramatic decrease in gross margins and improved cost controls. He feels that the market is likely to pay close attention to continued sales decreases when predicting the rest of the year despite the better than anticipated quarterly EPS results. Melich said that he will keep an eye out for positive signs that Q4 will experience an improvement given the highly promotional and competitive landscape last year. The analyst keeps the stock with a neutral rating and a $31.99 price target. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Best Buy fell $1.59, or 4.97%, to $30.40. OTHERS TO WATCH: Best Buy peers include RadioShack (RSH) and hhgregg (HGG).
11:01 EDTBBYBest Buy shares defended at Morgan Stanley
09:57 EDTAMZNAmazon Twitch purchase underscores value of Vimeo, says Maxim
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09:35 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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08:56 EDTBBYOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Tim Hortons (THI), up 10.5% after announcing merger agreement with Burger King (BKW), which is up 4% after the news. Burger King CEO Schwartz will become group CEO of the new company and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) has committed $3B of preferred equity financing for the deal... DSW (DSW), up 12% after reporting Q2 earnings beat, FY14 outlook above consensus... Kite Pharma (KITE), up 17% after announcing phase 1-2a results from trial of potential treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma... Mobileye (MBLY), up 4.4% after coverage of stock initiated at several research firms, including Morgan Stanley which started with an Overweight rating and $46 price target and named it a new top pick... Kandi Technologies (KNDI), up 9% following Bloomberg report on Chinese government considering funding for electric car chargers. LOWER: Best Buy (BBY), down 3.7% after reporting Q2 revenue below consensus, Q2 same-store sales decline of 2.7%... Sanderson Farms (SAFM), down 5.9% after Q3 earnings, revenue miss estimates... Movado (MOV), down 5.1% after Q2 revenue miss expectations... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Prospect Capital (PSEC), down 3.5%... Trina Solar (TSL), down 7.6%.
08:54 EDTBBYBest Buy CEO says beginning of quarter has been 'in-line with expectations'
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08:44 EDTBBYBest Buy CFO says mobile phone category 'complicated to forecast'
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08:18 EDTBBYBest Buy CEO says 'encouraged' by response to 4K televisions
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07:10 EDTBBYBest Buy sees Q3, Q4 operating income rate up in line with 1H
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07:04 EDTBBYBest Buy sees ongoing softness in mobile phone category
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07:03 EDTBBYBest Buy CFO sees SSS down in low single digits in Q3, Q4
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07:02 EDTBBYBest Buy: Benefits of Renew Blue cost reduction drove Q2 results
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07:01 EDTBBYBest Buy reports Q2 continuing ops EPS 44c, consensus 31c
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06:52 EDTAMZNAmazon.com Twitch deal won't move needle for 3+ years, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray believes that Amazon's acquisition of Twitch.tv makes sense over a 3+ year window, but will not impact the e-commerce company's business before then. The firm thinks that Twitch offers Amazon unique content that attracts very active users. and could help Amazon drive digital download sales over the longer term. Piper keeps an Overweight rating on Amazon.
August 25, 2014
16:03 EDTAMZNAmazon acquires Twitch Interactive for approximately $970M
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15:18 EDTBBYNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Best Buy (BBY), consensus 31c; Golar LNG (GLNG), consensus (7c); DSW (DSW), consensus 32c; Tech Data (TECD), consensus 77c; Sanderson Farms (SAFM), consensus $3.82; Movado (MOV), consensus 54c; Trina Solar (TSL), consensus 14c.
14:14 EDTBBYBest Buy technical comments ahead of results
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14:05 EDTAMZNAmazon has agreed to buy videogame site Twitch for more than $1B, WSJ reports
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13:08 EDTAMZNAmazon in late-stage talks to buy Twitch, The Information reports
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10:24 EDTBBYBest Buy weekly volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
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06:18 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 21 at lower end of index mean range
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August 24, 2014
21:59 EDTAMZNVMware to hold a conference
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14:09 EDTAMZNAmazon develops ad sales program in challenge to Google and Microsoft, WSJ says
Amazon (AMZN) is developing its own software for placing ads online that may utilize the online retailer's knowledge of millions of Web shoppers, says the Wall Street Journal. Amazon's new ad platform which is called Amazon Sponsored Links may be tested this year and is a potential challenge to Google's (GOOG) and Microsoft's (MSFT) advertising business, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
August 22, 2014
16:42 EDTEBAYMarket finishes week higher on economic data, earnings
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06:37 EDTBBYBest Buy weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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06:07 EDTAMZNAmazon hopes entry-level smartphone could extend ecommerce reach, DigiTimes says
Amazon released its mid-range to high-end Fire Phone in late July as it looks to extend its e-commerce reach, reports DigiTimes Research. Amazon had been in talks with Taiwan-based handset ODMs for the production of entry-level Fire Phones prior to the release of the current Fire Phone. Reference Link
05:49 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 20 at lower end of index mean range
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August 21, 2014
17:00 EDTEBAYOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks began the session in lackluster fashion as the averages opened just above yesterday’s close. There was little early reaction to the morning’s economic reports including the jobless claims data, Philadelphia Fed report, leading economic indicators, and natural gas storage change report. But by mid-day, the Dow had asserted itself as the day’s leader while the Nasdaq struggled to stain positive territory. As the afternoon progressed the Dow continued its advance, the Nasdaq hit 14-year highs, and the S&P also touched a new all-time high. ECONOMIC EVENTS: Jobless Claims data continues to trend lower, with the week of August 16 coming in at 298K vs. a consensus of 300K... The PMI Manufacturing Index Flash was strong at 58.0 for August, up 1.7 points from the July flash of 56.3. COMPANY NEWS: eBay (EBAY) rose almost 5% after a report said that a PayPal spin-off was under consideration... Hormel (HRL) gained almost 5% and hit a 52-week high after reporting better than expected earnings before the market opened... Sears Holding (SHLD) fell over 7% after reporting Q2 earnings this morning that missed on the top and bottom lines. INDEXES: The Dow closed up 60.36, or 0.36%, to 17,039.49, the Nasdaq closed up 5.62, or 0.12%, to 4,532.10, and the S&P 500 closed up 5.86, or 0.29%%, to 1,992.37.
13:22 EDTEBAYeBay has not denied PayPal story, The Information says
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12:44 EDTEBAYeBay says stance on PayPal hasn't changed, Reuters reports
eBay says it's stance on PayPal spinoff hasn't changed, Reuters reporter Deepa Seetharaman tweeted. "The board will continue to assess all alternatives" to create long term value, Seetharaman attributed eBay as saying.
12:24 EDTAMZNAmazon.com hired workers for drone delivery program, TechCrunch says
Amazon has hired several technical workers for its Amazon Prime Air project, which involves attempting to set up a program to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less using drones, according to TechCrunch. Among the employees that Amazon has hired for the project are former aerospace engineers, a NASA astronaut, a number of Microsoft researchers and Bing engineers, and the co-founder of Keyhole, the original developer of Google Earth, TechCrunch stated. Reference Link
11:59 EDTEBAYeBay rises sharply, levels to watch
Shares spiked on a report that the company may consider spinning-off PayPal. At the current price of $56.26, resistance is at $57.05, the session high. Support is at $55.70.
10:34 EDTEBAYeBay jumps after report says PayPal spin-off under consideration
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10:14 EDTEBAYeBay jumps 2% to $54.55 after The Information report on PayPal spin
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10:14 EDTEBAYeBay saying PayPal spin-off may come next year, The Information reports
eBay has been telling PayPal CEO candidates that it is considering spinning off the payments business as soon as next year, The Information reports, citing two people briefed on the conversations. Reference Link
06:02 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 22 at lower end of index mean range
August 20, 2014
06:40 EDTAMZNAmazon.com to launch China e-commerce hub, WantChinaTimes says
Amazon will launch an e-commerce hub in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone at the end of September, according to WantChinaTimes, which cited a report in Chinese-language news agency the Paper. The hub will enable Amazon to bring goods from around the world to China, and to sell China's goods to buyers around the world, WantChinaTimes explained. Reference Link
06:11 EDTEBAYeBay volatility at record low
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06:02 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 21 at lower end of index mean range
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August 19, 2014
16:00 EDTEBAYOptions Update; August 19, 2014eBay
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 28c to 27.52. Option volume leaders: AAPL C HD PBR GILD AA NFLX TWTR TSLA EBAY according to Track Data.
13:04 EDTEBAYPayPal taking up Braintree’s Venmo Touch technology, GigaOM says
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06:57 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 22 at lower end of index mean range
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August 18, 2014
16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; August 18, 2014
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09:35 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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