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October 25, 2013
11:28 EDTOSTK, EBAY, BLUE, AMZNAmazon hits 52-week high after mixed results, positive analyst commentary
Shares of online retailer Amazon (AMZN) are rallying after the company reported mixed third quarter results that were well-received by many analysts. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Amazon reported Q3 EPS of (9c) and revenue of $17.09B. Analysts' consensus expectations were for EPS of (9c) and revenue of $16.76B. The company forecast that its fourth quarter revenue would be $23.5B-$26.5B, versus analystsí consensus estimate of $25.89B. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, eight firms raised their price targets on Amazonís shares. In addition, Raymond James upgraded the shares to Strong Buy from Market Perform, citing revenue acceleration in the U.S., strong growth of the company's cloud computing service, and its belief that the company's margins will rise in 2014. The firm has a price target of $446 on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Amazon rose $28.16, or 8.5%, to $360.21 on more than twice its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a new 52-week high of $368.40, and itís up approximately 45% year to date,. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the online retail space include EBAY (EBAY) , Overstock.com (OSTK), and Blue Nile (BLUE).
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January 21, 2015
12:27 EDTBLUEbluebird bio price target raised to $146 from $94 at Wedbush
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11:34 EDTEBAY, AMZNAmazon pulling plug on Amazon Wallet app beta, CNet reports
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11:28 EDTAMZNAmazon.com spikes higher on heavy volume, retraces, levels to watch
The stock has been on a wild set of turns in price in the last 20 minutes, trading as high as $306 for the day, but last at $296.51. Volume is heavy. There was a rumor circulating that Carl Icahn was taking a position in the company with some plan to spin off its web services. CNBC's David Faber and Scott Wapner have said sources indicate Icahn has no position in the stock at all. At last price resistance is at the $300 area, support is at $294.12.
11:19 EDTAMZNCarl Icahn owns no Amazon.com, CNBC's Faber reports
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11:18 EDTAMZNIcahn has no stake in Amazon.com, CNBC's Wapner says
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11:17 EDTAMZNAmazon.com spikes 6% to $305.93 amid social media chatter
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11:06 EDTAMZNAmazon.com volatility increases as shares rally
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09:10 EDTAMZNSenate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee holds a hearing
The Committee holds a hearing entitled, "Protecting the Internet and Consumers through Congressional Action" featuring non-government expert witnesses testifying about current authorities of the FCC and Congressí options to update outdated laws for the Internet Age with Vice President of Amazon.com, Paul Misener on January 21 at 2:30 pm.Webcast Link
08:43 EDTAMZNAmazon discontinues Amazon Elements line of diapers, Re/code reports
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08:00 EDTAMZNHouse Energy & Commerce Committee to hold a hearing
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06:17 EDTOSTK, AMZNOverstock to introduce streaming-video service later this year, WSJ reports
Overstock.com (OSTK) is planning to launch a streaming-video service later this year, CEO Patrick Byrne announced at the National Association of Television Program Executives conference, The Wall Street Journal reports. Overstock would compete in the space with Amazon (AMZN), Hulu (DIS, CMCSA, CMCSK, FOXA), Netflix (NFLX), and Time Warner's (TWX) HBO is also planning a standalone online streaming service that will launch this year. The new Overstock service would be tied to the company's $20-per-year Club O membership program and will launch with about 30,000 titles. Reference Link
January 20, 2015
13:21 EDTBLUECAR T-Cell therapy drug stocks down sharply following NY Times story
Shares of biotechnology companies that are developing chimeric antigen receptor T cells or CAR T therapy drugs are falling sharply after a New York Times story titled "Riding High, Biotech Firms Remain Wary." WHAT'S NEW: Over the weekend, the New York Times published the story that struck a cautionary tone on the CAR-T therapy drugs. In this form of cancer treatment the patients own immune system cells are genetically manipulated to battle tumors. The New York Times story noted that there were some notable outcomes in the treatment of leukemia and lymphoma with the CAR T treatments but highlighted that the "technique is still early in development and can cause severe side effects." WHAT'S NOTABLE. Early last week, Intrexon (XON) and its oncology partner, ZIOPHARM Oncology (ZIOP), announced an exclusive licensing agreement with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, including an exclusive sub-licensing agreement through MD Anderson for intellectual property developed at the University of Minnesota for the development of non-viral adoptive cellular cancer immunotherapies. Both companies' shares were up sharply following the announcement ZIOPHARM was up around 55% and Intrexon up over 30% the day following the announcement. PRICE ACTION: Shares of drug companies in the space are sharply lower in midday trading, with ZIOPHARM Oncology and Kite Pharma (KITE) each down over 9%, Intrexon down almost 12%, and Bellicum Pharmaceutical (BLCM) and bluebird bio (BLUE) each down almost 5%. Reference Link
13:19 EDTEBAYeBay volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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12:01 EDTOSTKOverstock.com to appeal patent infringement case
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09:52 EDTAMZNAmazon.com's Q4 revenue trending to $29.5B vs. consnesus of $29.7B at ITG
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09:38 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading
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08:17 EDTAMZNPattern Energy to supply power to Amazon Web Services
Pattern Energy Group (PEGI) announced it has entered into a 13-year power purchase agreement, or PPA, to supply power to Amazon Web Services, or AWS, an Amazon.com (AMZN) company. AWS will acquire the production from the 150 megawatt Fowler Ridge IV Wind project, to be renamed Amazon Web Services Wind Farm.
08:01 EDTAMZNAmazon Web Services to use wind farm power to supply datacenters with power
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January 19, 2015
11:14 EDTAMZNAmazon to produce original movies for theaters, Prime Instant Video
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January 18, 2015
13:45 EDTEBAYGoogle in talks to acquire mobile-pay platform Softcard, WSJ says
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