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October 25, 2013
11:28 EDTEBAY, BLUE, AMZN, OSTKAmazon 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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February 23, 2015
11:35 EDTAMZNAmazon picks Benson to head advertising for original TV series, Variety says
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10:31 EDTAMZNEPIX announces extension to Prime Instant Video agreement
EPIX announced that it has extended its agreement with Amazon to license thousands of new releases, classic library titles and original programs for Prime Instant Video. Programming from the agreement includes movies from EPIX studio partners, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and delivers new releases such as Transformers: Age of Extinction, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Interstellar, Selma and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, along with classic big film franchises including James Bond, Star Trek, Rocky and more.
07:22 EDTBLUESunTrust to hold a conference
2015 Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical 1:1 Orphan Drug Day is being held in New York on February 23.
06:21 EDTEBAYFacebook's shuttle drivers approve new union contract, WSJ reports
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February 20, 2015
16:03 EDTAMZNOptions Update; February 20, 2015
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09:38 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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09:02 EDTOSTKOverstock.com reports 34.9% increase in sales on Presidents' Day 2015
Overstock.com saw the largest Presidents' Day sales event in company history, with a 34.9% increase in sales over 2014 and an average order size increase of 11.4% on February 16. This increase was pushed, in part, by a jump in the online shopping site's mobile channel. Mobile visits were up 54% over last year, and a 30% increase in conversion helped lead to a 120% increase in mobile sales for the day.
07:10 EDTAMZNBrean Capital to hold a bus tour
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06:04 EDTAMZNAmazon expands two-hour delivery program to Brooklyn, Re/code says
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February 19, 2015
10:16 EDTAMZNAmazon advances after Munster says margin could jump
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07:17 EDTAMZNMaxim to hold a bus tour
Internet/Tech Bus Tour travels throughout Seattle, Washington to various with various industry companies on February 19.
07:12 EDTBLUEWharton Health Care Club to hold a conference
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05:47 EDTAMZNAmazon.com price target raised to $475 from $420 at Piper Jaffray
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February 18, 2015
15:15 EDTEBAYAngie's List could be more attractive to buyers given traction, says Barrington
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09:02 EDTAMZNAmazon says has greenlit five new Amazon Original Series
Amazon announced it has greenlit five new Amazon Original Series, including The Man in the High Castle, which is based on the Philip K. Dick alternative history novel; an hour-long dark comedy Mad Dogs; docu-series The New Yorker Presents; along with kids shows Just Add Magic, and The Stinky & Dirty Show.
08:43 EDTAMZNIAC, Qualcomm, Amazon seen as breakup candidates, Bloomberg says
Website holding company IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI), chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM), and e-commerce giant Amazon.com (AMZN) are all see by analysts as potential candidates for breakups or spin-offs, according to Bloomberg's "Real M&A" column. Reference Link
February 17, 2015
17:06 EDTEBAYIcahn gives quarterly update on stakes, takes new stake in Manitowoc
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16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; February 17, 2015
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09:40 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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February 15, 2015
16:45 EDTAMZNFAA proposes new rules for commercial operation of drones in U.S
The Department of Transportationís Federal Aviation Administration proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems, UAS, in todayís aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. The FAA proposal offers safety rules for small UAS, under 55 pounds, conducting non-recreational operations. The rule would limit flights to daylight and visual-line-of-sight operations. It also addresses height restrictions, operator certification, optional use of a visual observer, aircraft registration and marking, and operational limits. Publicly traded companies in the space include General Dynamics (GD), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOC), AeroVironment (AVAV), SAIC (SAIC), Textron (TXT), Amazon.com (AMZN) and GoPro (GPRO). Reference Link
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