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November 6, 2012
12:10 EDTESRX, ENOC, OMX, SREV, NYX, ODP, WTW, CVC, AOLOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday as Americans headed to the polls. Stock futures improved during the premarket trading session, leading to a slightly higher open for the broader market. The averages slowly gained upside momentum and eventually punched through for their best gains in a couple of weeks. The domestic economic calendar was quiet and investors may be factoring an end to the presidential election process, along with hope that political leaders will get back to work on the country’s problems, as the catalyst for the buying... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey, or JOLTs report, showed job openings fell 100K to 3.56M in September from 3.66M in August. In Europe, a report showed that the shared currency area's business activity shrank in October at its steepest rate in over three years. In Germany in particular, which is the region's biggest economy, the composite services and manufacturing purchasing managers index came in at 48.4, below the consensus forecast of 49.3, and factory orders for the month of September were weaker than expected as well... COMPANY NEWS: Among companies reporting earning last night and this morning, AOL (AOL), Office Depot (ODP) and OfficeMax (OMX) advanced, while Cablevision (CVC) and NYSE Euronext (NYX) declined... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were EnerNOC (ENOC), up 21% following price target raises at RW Baird and Needham after its Q3 results, and Weight Watchers (WTW), up over 16% after its quarterly earnings beat expectations. Among the noteworthy losers was ServiceSource (SREV), down 35% amid at least three downgrades after the company lowered its revenue growth view for the upcoming quarter and the fiscal year. Also lower were shares of Express Scripts (ESRX), down 13% after saying that it views current consensus estimates for 2013 as "overly aggressive" and disclosing that its Accredo Health unit received a subpoena from the Department of Justice... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 171.63, or 1.31%, to 13,284.07; the Nasdaq was up 21.82, or 0.73%, to 3,021.48; and the S&P 500 was up 14.96, or 1.06%, to 1,432.22.
News For AOL;ODP;OMX;CVC;NYX;ENOC;WTW;SREV;ESRX From The Last 14 Days
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December 15, 2014
16:37 EDTESRXExpress Scripts CFO Cathy Smith leaving company
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07:40 EDTESRXExpress Scripts price target raised to $96 from $82 at UBS
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December 12, 2014
16:33 EDTODPStocks finish week lower amid steep decline in oil prices
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December 11, 2014
17:35 EDTODPStaples, Office Depot both look like 'buys', Barron's says
Starboard Value's increased stakes in Staples (SPLS) and Office Depot (ODP) could make a merger more likely; however, even without a merger, both stocks look like "buys," Barron's argues in its 'Barron's Take' column. Reference Link
16:30 EDTODPOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:15 EDTODPStarboard confident FTC would approve Staples-Office Depot deal, Bloomberg says
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14:31 EDTODPOffice Depot, Staples rise amid merger speculation, Citi says tie-up unlikely
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13:03 EDTODPOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:58 EDTODPStarboard wants Staples, Office Depot merger, CNBC reports
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11:49 EDTODPStarboard likely to push for Staples, Office Depot merger, says Citigroup
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11:01 EDTSREVServiceSource management to meet with JMP Securities
Meetings to be held in Los Angeles on December 17 and in San Francisco on December 18 hosted by JMP Securities.
09:16 EDTODPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:37 EDTODPStaples, Office Depot merger would face FTC contract hurdle, says Janney Capital
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06:25 EDTODPStarboard may push for Staples, Office Depot merger, WSJ reports
Activist investor Starboard Value LP may push for a merger between Staples (SPLS) and Office Depot (ODP), Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Starboard this morning reported a new 5.1% stake in Staples while also upping its position in Office Depot to 9.9% from 8.6%. The activist didn't detail any of the changes it seeks in today's filings. Reference Link
06:19 EDTODPStarboard raises stake in Office Depot to 9.9% from 8.6%
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06:17 EDTODPStarboard reports new Staples stake, ups Office Depot position
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05:50 EDTODPStocks with implied volatility movement; SPY ODP
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Standard and Poor's Depository Receipts (SPY) 16, Office Depot (ODP) 67 according to iVolatility.
December 10, 2014
09:23 EDTENOCEnerNOC management to meet with Needham
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07:53 EDTAOLUBS to hold a conference
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December 8, 2014
11:30 EDTESRXLeerink generics pharmaceutical analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
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