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News For AMZN;EBAY From The Last 14 Days
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July 2, 2015
06:00 EDTEBAYWells sees minimal impact to peers from Xoom buyout
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05:49 EDTEBAYCompetitive bid for Xoom is possible, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Andrew Jeffrey believes eBay (EBAY) unit PayPal's acquisition agreement with Xoom (XOOM) could invite a competitive bid. In a note to investors last night titled "Steal Of The Century," Jeffrey writes Xoom's "one-of-a-kind cross-border remittance franchise and market-leading ACH risk management technology" could bring other suitors. At $890M or $25 per share, PayPal is paying a compelling price, the analyst argues. He sees Xoom's takeover as potentially threatening to Western Union’s (WU) business. Jeffrey has a Buy rating on Xoom with a $29 price target. Following the company's merger agreement with PayPal, the shares traded up $4.40 to $25.10 last night in after-hours trading. PayPal is looking to acquire Xoom ahead of its planned separation from eBay.
July 1, 2015
17:39 EDTEBAYXoom up 7% after Paypal acquires company for $25 per share
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17:37 EDTEBAYXoom acquisition to be slightly dilutive to PayPal’s FY16 EPS
Due to anticipated one-time integration costs, the completion of the Xoom (XOOM) transaction is expected to be slightly dilutive to PayPal’s non-GAAP EPS for FY16. PayPal intends to fund the transaction with cash on its balance sheet. Upon closing of the acquisition, Xoom will operate as a separate service within PayPal. The acquisition is expected to close in Q4, subject to customary closing conditions, including Xoom stockholder approval, the expiration or early termination of the applicable pre-merger waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and the receipt of certain consents relating to Xoom’s money transmitter licenses. Holders of approximately 18% of Xoom's outstanding shares, including all executive officers and directors of Xoom and certain entities affiliated with Sequoia Capital, have entered into voting and support agreements with PayPal pursuant to which they have agreed to vote in favor of the transaction. eBay (EBAY) is PayPal’s parent company.
17:34 EDTEBAYPayPal to acquire Xoom for $25 per share
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16:42 EDTAMZNAmazon exec says not focused on entering luxury fashion market, BofF reports
In an interview with Business of Fashion, Amazon Fashion's Chief Marketing Officer Jennie Perry remarked, "There has been lot of speculation on us entering the luxury market and that is just not something that we’re focused on right now. What we are focused on is developing an experience for our large customer base." However, Perry also remarked that "we’re in [fashion] for the long haul. We’re really invested in this industry." Reference Link
08:50 EDTAMZNChannelAdvisor helps customers expand international reach with Amazon Mexico
ChannelAdvisor announced it is helping its customers expand their international reach through its support of Amazon Mexico that just launched its physical goods store and marketplace on June 30. With products in categories such as consumer electronics, home and garden, sports, health and personal care, home improvement and more, Amazon Mexico offers retailers and branded manufacturers a comprehensive site to sell into Mexico. Retailers can ship Amazon Mexico orders from their own distribution center or use Fulfillment by Amazon. Retailers and branded manufacturers using FBA for Amazon Mexico orders are required to import their products to an Amazon Fulfillment Center located in Mexico for storage and local fulfillment. When using FBA, Amazon will provide 24-hour, local language customer support on behalf of the retailer.
08:38 EDTAMZNKnowles outlook has improved, says JMP Securities
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06:23 EDTAMZNTwitch’s E3 coverage attracted more than 21M viewers
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05:54 EDTAMZNStagnant tablet demand to continue in 2H15, DigiTimes reports
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June 30, 2015
10:38 EDTEBAYWells Fargo upbeat on core eBay, Bernstein bullish on PayPal
Wells Fargo issued an upbeat note on the outlook for eBay's (EBAY) core business, while another research firm, Bernstein, was bullish on the company's soon to be spun off PayPal (PYPL) unit. eBay has said that it will spin off its PayPal online payments unit through a distribution to eBay shareholders on July 17. CORE EBAY: The shares of core eBay are likely to offer a "unique value opportunity" following the spin-off, as many growth investors will probably sell their shares in eBay creating "an interesting entry point." Wells Fargo stated. eBay's business model is "arguably better" than that of most retailers, as it has no inventory risk, better margins, and more efficient capital deployments than most other companies in the sector, Wells believes. Numerous initiatives that the company is undertaking, including structured data and a simplified listing process, could enable eBay to beat expectations going forward, Wells contended. Additionally, there is little risk to fiscal 2016 estimates for eBay, since its guidance does not factor in any improvement in its business, the firm believes. Noting that "when issued" shares of eBay and PayPal are slated to start trading on July 9, Wells says that eBay's shares would provide "exceptional value" if they trade anywhere near the current $20 per share implied value of core eBay. At $25, the shares would still provide "excellent value," the firm added. PAYPAL: The growth of Internet payments is in its infancy and has "vast untapped potential," according to Bernstein analyst Carlos Kirjner. PayPal's total payments volume should have a compound annual growth rate of over 20% in the next three years, helping its revenue to jump by a CAGR of at least 17% over the period, the analyst stated. Since PayPal's position in mobile is strong, competing services from Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) will, at most, create a small headwind to PayPal's growth over the next three years, Kirjner contended. Moreover, PayPal has room to cut its costs, enabling its margins to expand and its earnings to grow faster than its revenue over the longer term, the analyst stated. He values PayPal at $43 per eBay share. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, eBay added 0.7% to $59.77.
09:07 EDTAMZNAmazon launching Selling on Amazon, Fulfillment by Amazon for firms in Mexico
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09:02 EDTAMZNAmazon announces expansion in Mexico
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07:51 EDTEBAYeBay PayPal outlook positive, says Bernstein
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07:23 EDTEBAYCore eBay will provide 'unique value opportunity,' says Wells Fargo
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06:24 EDTAMZNAmazon expanding Prime Now to London, TechCrunch reports
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05:33 EDTAMZNAmazon Web Services to open infrastructure region in India
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June 29, 2015
10:55 EDTAMZNAmazon expands lending program to sellers in eight more countries, Reuters says
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09:38 EDTAMZNAmazon same day SKUs up about 70% from last year, says Piper Jaffray
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09:35 EDTEBAYActive equity options trading on open
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