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April 27, 2012
16:28 EDTMXWL, MDRX, EXPE, CRAY, PG, MRK, CVX, BAC, GS, SBUX, F, AMZNOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stock futures traded around fair value for most of the pre-market trading session, with a bit of a swoon following the disappointing Q1 GDP report. The futures gathered themselves before the close of the pre-market trading session which led to a slightly higher open for the broader market. The averages hung near the flat line until the University of Michigan Consumer Confidence reading gave investors a reason to buy. Although the volume was light, the averages achieved gains of roughly 0.5% and then drifted lower for the remainder of the session. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., gross domestic product reportedly grew at an annual rate of 2.2% in the first quarter, versus an expected increase of 2.5%. Personal consumption increased 2.9%, versus expectations for an increase of 2.3%. The University of Michigan Consumer Confidence report had a reading of 76.4, versus the expected 75.7. Regarding Europe, S&P cut its credit rating on Spain to BBB+ from A and said its long-term outlook is negative...COMPANY NEWS: Amazon.com (AMZN), Ford (F) and Starbucks (SBUX) all exceeded expectations on the top and bottom lines, but only Amazon was rewarded by investors. Shares of the internet giant advanced more than 15% on the heels of upgrades from Goldman (GS), Merrill Lynch (BAC), Nomura and Sun Trust...The three Dow components reporting earnings, Chevron (CVX), Merck (MRK) and Procter & Gamble (PG), all declined despite each beating consensus earnings expectations. P&G was the Dow's worst performer, sliding 3.9%, after lowering its outlook for next quarter...MAJOR MOVERS: Among the biggest gainers were: Cray (CRAY) which soared 27.9% to $11.38 after forecasting higher than expected Q2 revenue, and Expedia (EXPE) which rallied 23.5% to $40.31 after reporting Q1 EPS that trounced analysts' expectations. The losers included Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (MDRX) which tumbled 35.7% to $10.29 after drastically reducing its FY12 EPS forecast, and Maxwell Technologies (MXWL) which fell 39.2% to $9.60 after issuing a disappointing Q2 sales forecast. INDICES: The Dow rose 23.69 to 13,228.31, the S&P gained 3.38 to 1,403.36, and the Nasdaq added 18.59 to 3,069.20.
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13:19 EDTSBUXMcDonald's Canada to offer coffee in grocery stores, Reuters says
McDonald's (MCD) is poised to start offering its McCafe ground coffee throughout Canadian grocery stores this month in an effort to gain more customers in a country whose java market has been lead by competitors such as Tim Hortons (THI) and Starbucks (SBUX), according to Reuters, citing comments from McDonald's Canada CEO John Betts. Reference Link
13:15 EDTBACBank of America gives up $6B in revenue with new consumer strategy, Reuters says
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11:54 EDTBACBank of America reportedly cutting jobs in NY, Houston, DealBreaker says
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10:54 EDTFFord, Automatic Labs working together on connected-car solutions
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10:47 EDTCVXBadri sees OPEC lowering oil output target at next meeting, Reuters says
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08:46 EDTFGeneral Motors concerns about Ford's new F-Series are overdone, says Goldman
Goldman believes concerns about Ford's new F-Series impact on General Motors is overdone. The analyst said investors are underestimating F-150 capacity constraints if the launch is successful, which will limit General Motors share loss.
08:16 EDTFStrike at Lear plant that supplies Ford seats ends after one day, AP reports
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07:57 EDTEXPE, AMZNFBN Securities to hold a tour
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07:51 EDTGSGoldman Sachs-led investor group backs Privia Health for national expansion
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07:43 EDTBACRBC Capital to hold a conference
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07:31 EDTMRKEuropean Association for Study of Diabetes to hold annual meeting
50th Annual Meeting of EASD to be held in Vienna, Austria on September 15-19.
07:26 EDTFUltima Media to hold a conference
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07:25 EDTMRKMerck price target raised to $72 from $62 at SunTrust
After meeting with Merck's CEO and head of clinical development, SunTrust increased its price target on the company as the firm thinks that it is ideally positioned across five of the fastest growing therapeutic classes. The firm believes that the company's EPS growth rates from 2015-2020 will be three percentage points above Street estimates, while it has a first-mover advantage in oncology. It keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
07:19 EDTGSCompanies' share buybacks at fasttest clip since 2007, WSJ reports
Companies are buying back their own shares at its fastest pace since the financial crisis to fuel a stock rally, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Birinyi Associates, companies have bought back $338.3B of stock in 1H14, the most since 2007. Citing an analysis by Barclays, companies with the largest buyback programs by dollar value have outperformed the broader market by 20% since 2008. Reference Link
06:34 EDTAMZNBoeing, Lockheed ally with Amazon CEO on rocket engine, Reuters says
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06:30 EDTFNHTSA chief calls for 'new normal' for recalls, Detroit News reports
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06:03 EDTBACHuntington Bancshares completes acquisition of 24 Bank of America branches
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05:51 EDTCRAYCray awarded $13M supercomputer contract from KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Cray announced the company has been awarded a contract valued at more than $13M to provide the PDC Center for High Performance Computing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden with a next-generation Cray XC supercomputer. The Cray system will be one of the first petascale supercomputers in Sweden and Scandinavia, and will allow Swedish researchers and industrial collaborators to run complex simulations in areas such as climate modeling, fluid dynamics, neuroscience, plasma physics, materials science and molecular simulation. The Center's next-generation Cray XC system will also be available to researchers across Sweden and Europe via the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing and as a Tier-1 resource in the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe project.
05:46 EDTPGStocks with implied volatility movement; BP PG
Stocks with implied volatility movement; BP (BP) 18, Procter & Gamble (PG) 12 according to iVolatility.
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