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November 27, 2015
13:22 EDTAMZNOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed following the short Black Friday session. In addition to periodic checks on traffic at malls and big box retailers, the day's media coverage was dominated by discussion of Disney's disclosure that subscribers for ESPN have dropped about 3% from last year's levels. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major data was released, as several reports that usually come out on Thursdays or Fridays were accelerated into Wednesday due to the holiday. In China, shares of brokerages sold off sharply, with Citic Securities, Founder Securities and China Merchants all falling about 10% on news that the China Securities Regulatory Commission had launched investigations into the firms in an effort to limit short selling and speculation. Amid the rout in the brokerages, the Shanghai Composite index tumbled 5.5%. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Disney (DIS) fell $3.56, or 3.0%, to $115.11 after the media giant disclosed in a regulatory filing late Wednesday that domestic subscribers for ESPN were estimated to have declined by 3M. As of October 3, ESPN had 92M subscribers in the U.S., as estimated by Nielsen Media Research. In the company's 10-K filing last year, Disney stated that Nielsen estimated that ESPN had 95M subscribers as of September 27, 2014. Disney's weakness weighed on its big media peers as well, with Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX, FOXA) falling 1.2%, Time Warner (TWX) dropping 0.74% and Viacom (VIA, VIAB) sliding 1.8%... Amazon (AMZN) shares were flattish, falling 0.3% despite Adobe Systems estimating that online shoppers in the U.S. would spend $1.7B in online shopping by the end of the day on Thanksgiving, a 22% jump from last year. Additionally, ChannelAdvisor estimated that Amazon had a "strong showing" on Thanksgiving day, calculating that its same-store sales grew 28.9% compared to last year. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Exact Sciences (EXAS), which rose 3.8% to $9.23 after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, posted the 2016 Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Fee Schedule. Exact Sciences announced this morning that it has requested that CMS clarify the 2016 reimbursement rate for the company's Cologuard test. Also higher were shares of KaloBios Pharmaceuticals (KBIO), which jumped 30.8% to $34.83 after its new CEO, Martin Shkreli, announced last night via his Twitter account that after speaking with his counsel and advisers that he has decided to stop lending his KaloBios shares out until he "better [understands] the advantages of doing so." Among the noteworthy losers were a number of oil and gas explorers, as Pioneer Energy Services (PES), Stone Energy (SGY) and Southwestern Energy (SWN) fell 8%, 10.2% and 7.2%, respectively, during another down day for oil prices. INDEXES: The Dow fell 14.90, or 0.08%, to 17,798.49, the Nasdaq gained 11.38, or 0.2%, to 5,127.52, and the S&P 500 added 1.24, or 0.06%, to 2,090.11.
12:55 EDTAMZNBlack Friday online spending estimated up 15% in early read, Bloomberg reports
Adobe said in an e-mailed statement to Bloomberg that early data show a 15% increase in online spending compared to last year, with $822M spent online between midnight and 11 am this Black Friday morning.
12:19 EDTNFLX, AMZNOn The Fly: Weekly technical notes for S&P 500
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11:15 EDTAMZNChannelAdvisor says Amazon SSS up 29% on Thanksgiving, eBay up 7%
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11:12 offers year of Cloud Drive unlimited online storage for $5.00
The company said: "When you upload a file or photo to Cloud Drive, you're saving a backup copy in Amazon's secure servers. There's no limit to how many files you can upload, and we'll never change or reduce the resolution of your images.I t's easy to access your stuff from nearly any device. Free mobile apps for iOS and Android let you quickly view, organize, and share things when you need to, no matter where you are. Auto-save your photos to Cloud Drive, then delete them from your device. You'll still be able to view and share them on your phone via the free Amazon Photos app." Reference Link
09:36 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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08:26 EDTAMZNAdobe says U.S. e-commerce sales surged on Thanksgiving, Bloomberg reports
Adobe Systems estimated that online shoppers in the U.S. spent $1.1B by 5 pm ET on Thanksgiving and projected that $1.7B would be spent in online shopping by day's end, a 22% jump from last year, reported Bloomberg. Major e-commerce players that may benefit from the surge in spending include (AMZN) and eBay (EBAY), while companies with omnichannel presences including e-commerce and brick-and-mortar locations include Wal-Mart (WMT), Target (TGT), Best Buy (BBY) and Macy's (M). Reference Link
07:45 EDTAMZN, NFLXAmazon plans to let Prime users add other online networks, Bloomberg reports
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November 25, 2015
18:50 EDTNFLX, AMZNAmazon to add other networks, channels to Prime Video, Bloomberg says
Amazon (AMZN) will soon partner with "major, well-known" movie and TV channels for its Amazon Prime Instant Video streaming service, allowing customers to add other online subscriptions to their accounts, reports Bloomberg, citing sources. Prime Instant Video will also feature videos and branding from the new partners, most of which expect some form of revenue sharing with Amazon, and the company is working to allow users to directly log in to other streaming services using their Amazon credentials. The company will also sell prepackaged bundles, said the sources, adding that the features could launch as early as next month. The publication notes that the move may help Amazon better compete with Netflix (NFLX) and Hulu, a joint venture of Disney (DIS), Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK), and Fox (FOX, FOXA). Reference Link
16:01 EDTNFLXOptions Update; November 25, 2015
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06:26 EDTAMZNAmazon founder's rocket company passes landing test, NY Post reports
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November 24, 2015
16:14 to open fulfillment center in Massachusetts
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16:00 EDTNFLX, AMZNOptions Update; November 24, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 13c to 19.04, Option volume leaders: AAPL FB NFLX BAC PFE AMZN CHK TWTR GE SUNE DE AGN AAL MSFT INTC X BABA A
15:25 EDTVMWEMC shifts Virtustream plans, to keep majority stake, Reuters says
EMC (EMC) will maintain a majority stake in cloud services provider Virtustream, says Reuters. EMC is giving up on earlier plans to place Virtustream in a joint venture with its virtualization software company VMware (VMW), said Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
14:59 EDTVMWEMC shifts Virtustream plans, to keep majority stake, Reuters says
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14:14 EDTVMWBig shareholders threaten votes against EMC-Dell deal, Re/code reports
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11:05 EDTNFLXStocks with call strike movement; NFLX RIG
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09:37 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB BAC DIS NFLX X YNDX GILD PANW SUNW
08:48 EDTAMZNAmazon may be running air cargo trial in Ohio, Motherboard says
Amazon (AMZN), which has been increasingly investing in its own alternatives to UPS (UPS), FedEx (FDX) and other shipping partners, may be utilizing a third-party air cargo operation in Ohio, dubbed "Aerosmith," on a trial basis to transport products between East Coast and West Coast fulfillment operations, according to Motherboard. Reference Link
08:29 EDTRAX, RAXRackspace price target lowered to $23 from $27 at CLSA
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