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October 25, 2013
17:08 EDTZNGA, AMZN, EMN, CECO, NQ, MSFTOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher, but closed off their best levels, after a session that saw the Nasdaq rally early following strong earnings reports from Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT), though the averages later consolidated their gains to trade in a narrow range for much of the session and close with modest gains. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., durable goods orders climbed 3.7% in September, stronger than the expected 2.5% increase. Durable goods orders excluding transportation orders were down 0.1%, versus expectations for them to be up 0.5% in the month. The final University of Michigan consumer confidence reading for October was 73.2, versus an expected 75.0 reading. Wholesale trade inventories grew 0.5% in August, versus expectations for a rise of 0.4% for the month. COMPANY NEWS: Amazon gained $31.18, or 9.39%, to $363.39 after the company reported third quarter losses that were in-line with forecasts and revenue that beat analysts' consensus expectation. Following its report at least eight firms raised their price targets on Amazon's shares and Raymond James upgraded the stock to Strong Buy... Microsoft reported earnings beat expectations on both the top and the bottom line, and the PC giant saw its shares gain $2.01, or 5.96%, to $35.73. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Career Education (CECO), up $2.18, or 57.37%, to $5.98 after last night announcing a deal to sell its European education properties for $305M. Also higher was mobile game maker Zynga (ZNGA), up 18c, or 5.52%, to $3.73 after reporting a narrower-than-expected third quarter loss. Among the noteworthy losers were U.S.-listed shares of NQ Mobile (NQ), down $1.46, or 12.08%, to $10.63 after the shares, which were halted for much of the session, re-opened for trade following a conference call held by management to address a negative research report released yesterday by noted short seller Muddy Waters. Shares of NQ Mobile fell $12.48, or 54.55% yesterday before being halted for the session. Also lower was Eastman Chemical (EMN), down $4.24, or 5.16%, to $77.94 after cutting its FY13 EPS outlook and being downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman. INDEXES: The Dow was up 61.07, or 0.39%, to 15,570.28; the S&P 500 was up 7.70, or 0.44%, to 1,759.77; the Nasdaq was up 14.40, or 0.37%, to 3,943.36.
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12:27 EDTMSFTMicrosoft Phone 8.1 update to roll out to consumers in next few months
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12:22 EDTAMZNFAA says Amazon.com pays $91,000 civil penalty
Amazon.com (AMZN) paid in full a $91,000 civil penalty that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration had proposed against the Seattle, Wash. company for violating Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations. On September 16, 2013, Amazon employees improperly shipped a package containing flammable liquid adhesive by air on Federal Express (FDX) from Whitestown, Ind., to Boulder, Colo. FedEx employees in Boulder discovered a gallon container of the adhesive was leaking.The adhesive is classified as a hazardous material under Department of Transportation regulations. Amazon offered the shipment without the requisite shipping papers or emergency response information, and did not mark, label, or properly package the shipment. Amazon also failed to properly train its employees in preparing HazMat packages for shipment by air. The FAA issued the proposed civil penalty letter in late February.
12:00 EDTAMZNAmazon Game Studios introduces Sev Zero for Amazon Fire TV
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12:00 EDTAMZNAmazon introduces Fire TV
Amazon is excited to unveil its newest innovation—Fire TV, a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, low-cost video rentals, and much more. Fire TV also brings photos, music, and games to the living room. Amazon Fire TV features: Voice search, content, quad-core processor with over 3x the processing power of Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku 3, a dedicated GPU, plus 4x the memory of Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku 3 for exceptional speed and fluidity, An exclusive new feature called ASAP, X-Ray for movies, TV shows, and music and FreeTime. Fire TV is available starting today for just $99.
11:54 EDTAMZNAmazon says Fire TV shipping today
11:51 EDTAMZNAmazon says Fire TV to cost $99
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11:47 EDTAMZNAmazon says will be making games through Amazon Game Studios
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11:40 EDTAMZNAmazon says Fire TV also a gaming console
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11:22 EDTAMZNAmazon says Fire TV remote control uses bluetooth
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11:15 EDTAMZNAmazon says Fire TV 'three times as powerful' as Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast
11:13 EDTAMZNAmazon.com says Fire TV allows users to watch shows, movies on TV
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11:12 EDTAMZNAmazon announces Amazon Fire TV box
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09:35 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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09:18 EDTAMZNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:06 EDTAMZNAmazon.com May volatility elevated as shares near five-month low
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07:03 EDTMSFTMicrosoft CEO to lay out vision for Windows at Build, Business Insider says
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06:45 EDTAMZNAmazon expected to announce media streaming device today, Business Insider says
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06:18 EDTAMZNHulu, Comcast expected to strike deal for past NBCU shows, WSJ reports
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06:07 EDTAMZNAmazon allowing customers to return merchandise using lockers, WSJ reports
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05:58 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 41 at upper end of index mean range
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