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January 16, 2013
16:31 EDTCROX, GS, BA, GNW, JPM, GDOT, HPQ, AAPLOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed, with a strong performance from Nasdaq bellwether Apple (AAPL) leading the average to the days biggest gains, while Boeing (BA) shares weighed on the Dow. JPMorgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS) began this week's torrent of earnings from the financial sector, with Bank of America (BAC) and Citigroup (C) slated to report tomorrow morning and Morgan Stanley (MS) continuing the march on Friday... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., MBA's mortgage applications composite index rose 15.2% for the week. The Consumer Price Index for December was flat, as expected. Industrial production increased 0.3% in December, versus expectations for a rise of 0.2%. That boosted capacity utilization to 78.8% from an upwardly revised 78.7% figure for the prior month. The NAHB's Housing Market Index came in at 47, versus the expected reading of 48. Crude oil inventories drew down by more than expected in the DOE's weekly update. Also, the World Bank lowered it forecast for global GDP growth in 2013 to 2.4% from its prior call for 3% growth... COMPANY NEWS: Boeing shares lost $2.60, or 3.38%, to $74.34 after two Japanese airlines grounded their fleet of 787s. This move was prompted by yesterday's emergency landing of a 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan's All Nippon Airways, which was the latest in a recent string of problems with the new plane... Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) gained 68c, or 4.11%, to $17.21 following afternoon Dow Jones headlines that said the company has received interest for its Autonomy and EDS units. After the report, both CNBC's David Faber and AllThingsD said HP has no plans to sell Autonomy or any other core assets... Before the market opened this morning, financial giants JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs reported earnings, with both banks beating the Street's EPS estimates. JPMorgan also released a report outlining the problems behind last year's "London Whale" losses in its CIO unit and CEO Jamie Dimon's compensation was cut by over 50% by the board. Shares of JPMorgan opened lower, but finished the session up 47c, or 1.01%, to $46.82. Shares of Goldman Sachs added $5.50, or 4.06%, to $141.09 on the day... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Apple, which rose $20.17, or 4.15%, to $506.09 despite Pacific Crest downgrading the stock to Sector Perform and Bank of America Merrill Lynch lowering its price target on shares. Also higher were shares of Genworth Financial (GNW), up 72c, or 8.86%, to $8.85 after announcing changes to its mortgage insurance unit. Among the noteworthy losers was Crocs (CROX), down $1.52, or 9.68%, to $14.19 after saying it expects quarterly revenue to be in-line with its previous guidance but calling the holiday season environment "difficult." Also lower were shares of Green Dot (GDOT), which fell $1.16, or 8.08%, to $13.20 after announcing a mobile bank account service called GoBank while shares were downgraded to Reduce with a $10 price target at SunTrust... INDICES: The Dow was down 23.66, or 0.17%, to 13,511.23; the Nasdaq was up 6.76, or 0.22%, to 3,117.54; and the S&P 500 was up 0.29, or 0.02%, to 1,472.63.
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January 21, 2015
08:37 EDTAAPLSkyworks shares should be bought ahead of results, says Pacific Crest
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08:11 EDTAAPLApple acquires music analytics company Semetric, Guardian says
Apple (AAPL) acquired British startup Semetric as it prepares to relaunch its Beats Music streaming service, reports The Guardian. Semetric owns the Musicmetric analytics tool, giving music industry clients the ability to track legitimate sales and streaming downloads, illegal pirate downloads, and social media activity. The Guardian notes that Apple may be looking to undercut Spotify's subscription rates and rebrand Beats Music under its iTunes label. Reference Link
08:03 EDTHPQHP PC market share, sales seem to have risen, says Argus
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07:41 EDTAAPLApple volatility at upper end of five-year range into Q1
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07:26 EDTAAPLApple Q4, Q1 results likely to beat expectations, says Oppenheimer
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06:23 EDTBAUnited may switch Boeing 787 Dreamliner order to larger 777-300ERs, WSJ says
United Continental (UAL) is close to a deal to change at least 10 of its Boeing (BA) 787 Dreamliners that are on order to 777-300ER jetliners, which are larger, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing two sources. The deal is in the process of being finalized, the sources say, and would help preserve Boeing's production rates and transition to the 777x. Reference Link
06:13 EDTAAPLApple's rumored iPhone 6S could feature 'radical' changes, Forbes reports
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05:53 EDTAAPLTrendForce: Global smartphone shipments grew 26% in 2014, DigiTimes reports
Global smartphone shipments grew about 25.9% to 1.17B units, reports DigiTimes, according to TrendForce. Samsuing amanged to retain to the number one position, although its global market share dropped to 28% from 32.5% while Apple shipments grew to 24.5% market share compared to 16.6% last year. Reference Link
January 20, 2015
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; January 20, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 36c to 35.12 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR GILD NFLX MGM ABX AMAT JNJ C according to Track Data.
13:33 EDTBABoeing selected to build satellite by New York Broadband LLC
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13:01 EDTGDOTWal-Mart launches cash pickup option for tax refunds
As Americans begin to file their tax returns, Walmart (WMT) announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind service that allows consumers to “skip the check” and pick up their tax refunds in cash. Walmart Direct2Cash is available nationwide starting today and will help customers save time and money when compared to traditional tax refund options. Walmart is working with Tax Products Group, a Green Dot Company (GDOT), and Republic Bank & Trust Company, member FDIC, two providers of tax-related financial products and services, to provide Walmart Direct2Cash as an option to millions of customers. The more than 25,000 tax preparation locations using software with the Walmart Direct2Cash option may provide this service for no additional fee or charge a maximum of $7 at the time of filing. Walmart does not charge customers a fee when refunds are claimed in a store.
12:55 EDTHPQThousands of HP employees protest new China head, China Daily says
About 2,500 employees of HP's (HPQ) China based subsidiary, H3C Technologies, have signed a petition against HP's new China chairman, Mao Yu'nan, according to China Daily. The employees fear that Mao will endanger H#C's autonomy and torpedo an employee stock option plan that has been in the works for some time, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
11:13 EDTHPQHP looks to boost sales with specific tablets for professionals, Bloomberg says
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09:38 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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08:21 EDTBAGlobal Eagle to offer connectivity in Boeing 737 airplanes
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07:28 EDTGSTreasury Institute for Higher Education to hold a symposium
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06:58 EDTJPMBlackRock, Fidelity close to launching 'dark pool,' WSJ reports
Some of the largest mutual fund firms, including Fidelity, BlackRock (BLK), Bank of New York Mellon (BK),, T. Row Price (TROW) and JP Morgan (JPM) are among the firms that are close to launching a new "dark pool," The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. The effort, which involves nine firms in total, would look to shut out sell-side trading desks and high-speed trading firms. Reference Link
06:38 EDTAAPLApple stops developers in Crimea from creating App Store apps, TechCrunch says
Apple has sent out emails to app developers in Crimea telling them that they can no longer develop iPhone apps, TechCrunch reports. The move is based on new U.S. sanctions against Crimea, the Russian-annexed area of Ukraine. Reference Link
January 19, 2015
12:56 EDTHPQHP-Autonomy investigation closed by U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office
The Director of the Serious Fraud Office has closed the SFO's investigation into the sale of Autonomy to the Hewlett-Packard company in 2011. This investigation was commenced in early 2013, following a referral from HP.In respect of some aspects of the allegations, the SFO has concluded that, on the information available to it, there is insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction.In respect of other aspects and on the application of well-established principles, jurisdiction over the investigation has been ceded to the US authorities whose investigation is ongoing. Reference Link
January 18, 2015
13:45 EDTAAPLGoogle in talks to acquire mobile-pay platform Softcard, WSJ says
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