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News For AMZN;NFLX From The Last 14 Days
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July 7, 2015
16:33 EDTNFLXNetflix first original film to launch October 16
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08:21 EDTAMZNAmazon.com price target raised to $435 from $370 at Cowen
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07:58 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $730 from $585 at Raymond James
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07:01 EDTNFLXAllen & Company to hold a conference
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July 6, 2015
16:20 EDTAMZNOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Monday
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14:40 EDTAMZNCourt says search result lawsuit against Amazon will proceed, Reuters reports
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14:17 EDTAMZNAmazon hopes to create new shopping holiday with 'Prime Day'
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11:54 EDTAMZNStocks with call strike movement; BABA AMZN
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10:34 EDTAMZNAnalysts differ on Yelp after company said to halt sale process
The shares of Yelp (YELP) have fallen in each of the last two sessions after Bloomberg reported that its CEO had decided not to sell the company at this time. Two research firms were upbeat on the stock after the pullback, but Piper Jaffray's well-known analyst, Gene Munster, was cautious on the stock's near-term outlook. WHAT'S NEW: Last Thursday afternoon, Bloomberg reported that Yelp's CEO and founder Jeremy Stoppelman had decided not to sell the company in the near-term. Stoppelman's decision came after Goldman Sachs, which had been hired by Yelp to find potential buyers of the company, identified several interested suitors, the news service stated. BULLISH TAKE: Yelp's stock is significantly undervalued and investors should buy the shares, wrote Brean Capital analyst Tom Forte in a note to investors today. Noting that Bloomberg reported multiple potential suitors for Yelp had been found, Forte contended that many Alibaba (BABA), Amazon.com (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG), Groupon (GRPN), Microsoft (MSFT), Priceline (PCLN), Rakuten, and Yahoo! (YHOO) are all potential acquirers. Moreover, Stoppelman and Yelp's other board members probably decided not to sell Yelp because they believe that it is worth more than the stock indicates, according to Forte, who added that this stance indicates that the company's business has held up well recently. He kept a $58 price target and Buy rating on Yelp. Similarly, SunTrust analyst Robert Peck believes that many companies could still look to buy Yelp. Moreover, the company's valuation is "paltry" versus its peers, while Stoppelman's willingness to consider selling the company should support the stock, the analyst stated. Although Yelp is facing some challenges, its valuation already implies that consensus 2016 estimates for the company will drop by 10%-20%, according to Peck, who kept a Buy rating on the shares. BEARISH TAKE: In the wake of Bloomberg's report, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said he believes investors will conclude that Yelp was unable to sell itself. Additionally, comScore data for June indicates that Yelp's unique user metrics for the quarter will be disappointing, the analyst stated. However, he predicted that the company's user growth would reaccelerate in the fall, causing investor sentiment to rebound. Although Munster is upbeat on Yelp's long-term outlook, he cut his price target on the name to $40 from $46 and kept a Neutral rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Yelp fell 1.4% to $37.65. That follows the 10% decline the stock suffered on Thursday in its last day of trading prior to the long holiday weekend.
08:28 EDTAMZN, AMZNAmazon price target raised to $500 at CLSA on cross-border trade to China
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06:03 EDTAMZNBrean recommends buying shares of Yelp after selloff
Brean Capital analyst Tom Forte believes shares of Yelp are worth "a lot more than current levels" with or without a company sale. He recommends buying the name after Bloomberg reported Thursday that the company had called off its sale process. He points out the article noted that Yelp had multiple interested buyers. Forte's list of potential buyers for Yelp include Alibaba (BABA), Amazon.com (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG), Groupon (GRPN), Microsoft (MSFT), Priceline (PCLN), Rakuten, and Yahoo! (YHOO). Yelp operates the largest crowd-sourced local business directory globally, the analyst tells investors this morning in a research note. Forte keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a $58 price target. Shares closed Thursday down $4.23 to $38.20.
05:13 EDTAMZNAmazon introduces 'Prime Day' shopping event
Over the years, Amazon has helped make Black Friday even more of a global online shopping phenomenon. Next week, Amazon turns 20 and on the eve of its birthday, the company introduces Prime Day, a global shopping event, offering more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada and Austria. On Wednesday, July 15, new and existing members in the U.S. will find deals starting at midnight, with new deals starting as often as every ten minutes. They can shop thousands of Lightning Deals, seven popular Deals of the Day and receive unlimited fast, free shipping.
July 2, 2015
18:24 EDTAMZNAmazon leads $60M investment round for BankBazaar
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16:04 EDTNFLXOptions Update; July 2, 2015
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July 1, 2015
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
09:35 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB GILD BABA BAC MU WYNN MSFT NFLX
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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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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09:40 EDTNFLXNetflix moves up off early lows, levels to watch
Shares are down, but off the session low at $637.82 which is now support. At the last price of $644.37, resistance is at $645 and then at $650.
09:38 EDTAMZNAmazon same day SKUs up about 70% from last year, says Piper Jaffray
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09:35 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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June 28, 2015
12:47 EDTAMZNTech sector earnings 'melt away' when accounting for stock comp, Barron's says
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June 26, 2015
16:32 EDTNFLXStocks end week lower with Greece still searching for deal
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16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; June 26, 2015
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11:00 EDTAMZNOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: SRPT AGO CRC WMB AMZN CMG TRIP ZTS AET MBI
10:00 EDTAMZNOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:36 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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08:24 EDTAMZNEtsy price target lowered to $9 from $13 at Wedbush
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06:17 EDTAMZNConcerns over AWS pricing overblown, says Piper Jaffray
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June 25, 2015
18:32 EDTAMZNAmazon establishes $100M fund for voice technology
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16:52 EDTNFLXNetflix initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho
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16:49 EDTAMZNAmazon.com initiated with a Buy at Mizuho
Target $498.
16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; June 25, 2015
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12:59 EDTAMZNOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:00 EDTNFLX, AMZNOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:34 EDTAMZN, NFLXActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB NFLX AMZN BAC CVX TWTR INTC GILD BBBY
09:28 EDTNFLXNetflix slips in early trading, levels to watch
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09:04 EDTAMZNAmazon opens Alexa Voice Service to third party hardware makers
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08:07 EDTNFLXNetflix near-term risk/reward neutral, longer outlook upbeat, says Pacific Crest
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07:11 EDTNFLXNetflix 'firms up plans' to enter India by 2016, Times of India reports
Netflix has "firmed up plans" to enter India by 2016, The Times of India reports, citing sources familiar with the matter. Reference Link
06:51 EDTNFLXNetflix downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Mark May downgraded Netflix to Neutral with the stock up 49% since his upgrade on April 10 and 99% year-to-date. May believes more signs of traction in recently launched international markets are needed before shares can reach his upside case of over $950. Further, he points out that the stock has sold off meaningfully following the Q2 and Q3 earnings reports in each of the last three years. May has a $722 price target on the streaming service. Shares of Netflix closed yesterday down $2.58 to $678.61 after billionaire investor Carl Icahn disclosed that he exited his position in the name. Also yesterday, Societe Generale downgraded Netflix to Sell from Buy, saying shares went from undervalued to "pricing perfection."
06:25 EDTAMZNAmazon.com downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI
Evercore downgraded Amazon.com to Hold and maintained its $460 price target. The firm downgraded shares due to valuation and growing capital investment through leasing activity. Evercore ISI said increased capital leasing activity has grown to over 50% of capital investment in Q1 2015 from 33% in Q1 2013, making modeling free-cash-flow upside more difficult.
June 24, 2015
16:21 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
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16:00 EDTNFLXActionable Options for Wednesday, June, 24
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 30c to 17.32 Option volume leaders: AAPL FB NFLX BAC VALE MU BABA WMB T F EBAY FCX TWTR BBRY
13:00 EDTNFLXMark Cuban still owns Netflix, has no attention to sell, CNBC reports
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12:37 EDTNFLXApple where Netflix was a couple of years ago, Icahn says
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12:36 EDTNFLXIcahn says Apple shares still have 'hundreds of points' left
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12:36 EDTNFLXIcahn says Netflix still 'great company,' market overheated
Carl Icahn is speaking on CNBC.
12:30 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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12:16 EDTNFLXNetflix gives back most of its gains, levels to watch
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11:58 EDTNFLXNetflix downgraded to Sell from Buy at Societe Generale
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11:16 EDTAMZNOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: WMB AMZN CMG BIIB VMW QLIK ISRG FB UA FFIV
10:48 EDTNFLXNetflix July volatility increases to 56, Icahn says sold last of Netflix stake
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10:44 EDTNFLXCarl Icahn sells last of Netflix stake, positive on Apple
Carl Icahn said via Twitter, "Sold last of our $NFLX today. Believe $AAPL currently represents same opportunity we stated NFLX offered several years ago."
10:43 EDTNFLXCarl Icahn says sold last of Netflix stake today
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09:35 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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09:19 EDTAMZNAmazon price target raised to $500 from $460 at Axiom
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09:10 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:02 EDTAMZNAmazon says HDR now available on Instant Video for Prime members
Amazon announced that Prime members in the US can instantly watch the debut season of the Amazon Original Series, Mozart in the Jungle in high dynamic range, or HDR, at no additional cost to their membership, marking the first video service to offer HDR
08:25 EDTNFLXNetflix on pace to have larger audience than all networks, FBR says
FBR Capital analyst Barton Crockett says that while Netflix (NFLX) is not rated by Nielsen (NLSN), the 10B hours streamed in Q1 reported by the company are equivalent to having a 24-hour rating of 2.6, on par with Disney's (DIS) ABC and Comcast's (CMCSA) NBC. And while ratings at broadcasters are falling on average, Netflix is growing its ratings at a 40%-plus compound annual rate, Crockett tells investors this morning in a research note. At this pace, Netflix in a year will have a larger 24-hour audience than all broadcast networks, he contends. Regarding last night's 7-for-1 stock split announcement, Crockett says the move reflects management's confidence in the "durability of the recent stock surge." For perspective, three years ago Netflix shares were around $60. This morning they are trading up $18.69 to $699.88 in the pre-market. Crockett has an Outperform rating on the streaming service with a $900 price target.
06:51 EDTNFLXNetflix July volatility at 52 into announcing seven-for-one stock split
Netflix June weekly call option implied volatility is at 23, July is at 52, September is at 38; compared to its 52-week range of 24 to 86, suggesting July price movement into announcing a seven-for-one stock split.
06:09 EDTNFLXOptions expected to be active
Options expected to be active: NFLX SYY MU MON NKE BBBY LEN NBG GREK
06:00 EDTAMZNGoogle held 29 high-level meetings in Brussels in 6 months, Financial Times says
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05:49 EDTAMZNStocks with implied volatility movement; AMZN LNG
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Amazon.com (AMZN) 34, Cheniere Energy (LNG) 35 according to iVolatility.
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