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January 16, 2013
16:31 EDTGNW, JPM, GDOT, HPQ, AAPL, CROX, GS, BAOn 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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December 9, 2014
14:42 EDTGS, JPMFed sees setting capital surcharge up to 4.5% for big U.S. banks, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg cites surcharge estimates in Federal Reserve staff memo. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
12:38 EDTBABoeing 747 production rate cut not surprising, says Wells Fargo
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12:34 EDTBABoeing to cut 747-8 production to 1.3 from 1.5 per month, WSJ reports
Boeing confirmed plans to lower 747-8 jetliner monthly production to 1.3 per month from 1.5, which will reduce annual deliveries to 16 from 18, in September of next year, reported The Wall Street Journal. Boeing said the cut enables it to "continue to run a healthy business, the Journal quoted the company as stating. Reference Link
10:35 EDTAAPLApple falls, levels to watch
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09:38 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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09:21 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: AutoZone (AZO), up 3.8%... Burlington Stores (BURL), up 3.3%. ALSO HIGHER: bluebird bio (BLUE), up 56.5% after price target raised at Piper Jaffray and SunTrust... Camtek (CAMT), up 6.7% after being awarded a $2.8M order from a semiconductor manufacturer... PDC Energy (PDCE), up 5.8% after providing fiscal 2015 production guidance... Mast Therapeutics (MSTX), up 3.1% after reporting that it will begin recruiting patients for MST-188 study in first half of fiscal 2015... Idera Pharmaceuticals (IDRA), up 1.4% after announcing data for its lead product candidate, IMO-8400. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: UTi Worldwide (UTIW), down 10.8%... CONN'S (CONN), down 35.9% after reporting third quarter results, withdrawing fiscal 2015 guidance, stating that there is no timetable set for completion of strategic alternatives, and announcing the departure of its CFO. ALSO LOWER: Apple (AAPL), down 1.6% after Pacific Crest says that weak iPad demand could cause Apple to miss estimates and following a Wall Street Journal report that a judge denied Apple's efforts to throw out iPod pricing lawsuit... Allied Nevada Gold (ANV), down 30.1% after announcing pricing of common stock and warrant offering... United Continental (UAL), down 2.7% after reporting November traffic.
08:03 EDTAAPLWeak iPad demand could cause Apple to miss estimates, says Pacific Crest
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06:22 EDTBABoeing sees strong demand for commercial airplanes in 2015
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06:20 EDTAAPLJudge denies Apple's efforts to throw out iPod pricing suit, WSJ reports
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December 8, 2014
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; December 8, 2014
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13:16 EDTAAPLApple trades off session lows, levels to watch
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11:55 EDTGSGoldman Sachs ordered to pay $7.6M in wrongful discharge claim
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07:28 EDTHPQFBN Securities to hold a bus tour
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06:37 EDTAAPLApple rumored to be launching 4-inch iPhone in 2015, Times of India reports
Apple is rumored to be developing a new iPhone with a 4-inch display, The Times of India reports, citing a report from The Electronic Times of Taiwan. According to supply chain sources, the device will launch in 2H15. Reference Link
06:35 EDTJPM, GSValue of Wall Street's M&A bankers has risen, NY Times says
The value of Wall Street's bankers who advise large companies seems to be increasing, while traders are becoming less valuable, according to The New York Times. Bankers who work on M&A deals are expecting their bonuses to increase, while traders anticipate that their compensation will drop, the newspaper added. Furthermore, banks seem to be going the extra mile to hire top notch bankers, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded large banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
06:22 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $135 from $120 at Citigroup
Citigroup raised its earnings estimates for Apple after its field work indicated consumers are increasingly buying the higher memory iPhone 6 and 6+. Citi expects purchasing trends towards higher memory devices to drive stronger sales and margins. It believes consensus estimates are yet to factor in this development. The firm raised its price target for Apple shares to $135 from $120 and keeps a Buy rating on the name. Shares of phone maker closed Friday down 49c to $115.
06:21 EDTJPMDeadline for Petsmart bidders extended as lenders put on leash, NY Post reports
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06:15 EDTAAPLLenovo shipments expected to lead Samsung by 9M in 2015, DigiTimes reports
Lenovo (LNVGY) is estimated to beat Samsung (SSNLF) in mobile device shipments in 2015 by about 9M units, reports DigiTimes Research. Lenovo is set to beat Samsung by about 1M units in 2014 and become the second largest mobile computing device brand vendor worldwide behind Apple (AAPL). DigiTimes Research says Lenovo and Samsung plan to focus on maintaining tablet shipments as demand weakens in 2015. Reference Link
05:43 EDTBABoeing Business Jets, Comlux announces order for two BBJ MAX 8s
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December 7, 2014
15:53 EDTHPQHP shares could gain 15%, Barron's says
HP shares could gain 15% to $45.00 per share as the company splits its enterprise business from PCs and printer business, by next October, Barron's argues in a follow up article. Reference Link
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