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January 30, 2013
16:40 EDTHA, MTOR, KMP, CPNO, BIOC, ENDP, CHK, BBRY, RIMM, AMZN, BAOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower after GDP unexpectedly contracted last quarter and the Federal Reserve said it would continue its current program of quantitative easing. Following the Fed's FOMC commentary, which had been widely anticipated, the markets moved lower, though the reaction was modest and delayed... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Commerce Department said gross domestic product shrunk at a 0.1% annual rate in Q4, far short of the analyst forecast for 1.1% growth. The Federal Open Market Committee announced it would keep benchmark interest rates between 0%-0.25%, reiterating that these rates will likely remain unchanged while unemployment remains about 6.5%. The Fed also said it would continue purchasing $40B in mortgage-backed securities per month, as well as continue monthly purchases of $45B in Treasury securities... COMPANY NEWS: Boeing (BA) gained 94c, or 1.28% to $74.59 and led the Dow after its better-than-expected earnings and forecast for the upcoming year reassured investors. The company also said 787 production continues, though 787 deliveries are suspended until the FAA gives clearance... Amazon.com (AMZN) reported earnings and revenue that missed consensus and guided to revenue next quarter that missed expectations as well, but numerous firms raised their price targets on shares, which rose $12.41, or 4.77% to $272.76. The company's margin expansion and expected operating leverage was widely attributed for the move higher... Research In Motion (RIMM), in addition to unveiling two new smartphones and its new BlackBerry 10 operating system, announced it will change its corporate name to "BlackBerry" and Nasdaq ticker to "BBRY". Shares of RIM, which have nearly doubled in the last quarter, slid $1.88, or 12.01%, to $13.78 after the OS introduction event... Chesapeake Energy (CHK) announced last night that CEO Aubrey McClendon would retire from the company April 1. McClendon had been under pressure from the company's board after reports regarding his finances, though the board said its review has not revealed any improper conduct by McClendon. Shares of Chesapeake, which opened sharply higher, finished up $1.14, or 6.01%, to $20.11... MAJOR MOVERS: Among notable gainers were shares of Endo Health Solutions (ENDP), which rose $3.08, or 10.78%, to $31.66 after a Reuters report said the company is in talks with potential buyers. Other gainers included BioClinica (BIOC), up $1.17, or 19.37%, to $7.21 after agreeing to be acquired by JLL Partners for $7.25 a share, and Copano Energy (CPNO), up $4.90, or 14.79%, to $38.03 after being acquired by Kinder Morgan Energy (KMP) in a unit for unit transaction. Among noteworthy losers were Meritor (MTOR), down 67c, or 12.52%, to $4.68, after its Q1 report missed estimates and the company cuts its FY13 revenue view. Also lower was Hawaiian Holdings (HA), down 85c, or 13%, to $5.69, after its Q4 report missed consensus estimates and shares were downgraded to Hold at Deutsche Bank... INDICES: The Dow was down 44.00, or 0.32%, to 13,910.42; the Nasdaq was down 11.35, or 0.36%, to 3,142.31; and the S&P 500 was down 5.88, or 0.39%, to 1,501.96.
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August 25, 2014
09:26 EDTENDPEndo puts AMS medical-device unit up for sale, WSJ says
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07:44 EDTBBRYMobileIron could benefit from BlackBerry replacements, says Deutsche Bank
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06:18 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 21 at lower end of index mean range
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06:17 EDTBABoeing, BOC Aviation announce order for 82 airplanes for $8.8B
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August 24, 2014
21:59 EDTAMZNVMware to hold a conference
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14:36 EDTBBRYBlackBerry wins another court victory against Typo Products, WSJ says
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14:09 EDTAMZNAmazon develops ad sales program in challenge to Google and Microsoft, WSJ says
Amazon (AMZN) is developing its own software for placing ads online that may utilize the online retailer's knowledge of millions of Web shoppers, says the Wall Street Journal. Amazon's new ad platform which is called Amazon Sponsored Links may be tested this year and is a potential challenge to Google's (GOOG) and Microsoft's (MSFT) advertising business, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
August 22, 2014
18:16 EDTBAGeneral Electric equipped 787 Dreamliner approved by regulators, WSJ says
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06:07 EDTAMZNAmazon hopes entry-level smartphone could extend ecommerce reach, DigiTimes says
Amazon released its mid-range to high-end Fire Phone in late July as it looks to extend its e-commerce reach, reports DigiTimes Research. Amazon had been in talks with Taiwan-based handset ODMs for the production of entry-level Fire Phones prior to the release of the current Fire Phone. Reference Link
05:49 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 20 at lower end of index mean range
August 21, 2014
12:24 EDTAMZNAmazon.com hired workers for drone delivery program, TechCrunch says
Amazon has hired several technical workers for its Amazon Prime Air project, which involves attempting to set up a program to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less using drones, according to TechCrunch. Among the employees that Amazon has hired for the project are former aerospace engineers, a NASA astronaut, a number of Microsoft researchers and Bing engineers, and the co-founder of Keyhole, the original developer of Google Earth, TechCrunch stated. Reference Link
11:26 EDTBABoeing reports 12 new orders in weekly update
Boeing reported orders for 10 737s and two 777s for unidentified customers in its weekly update.
09:07 EDTMTORMeritor in discussions to sell inventory, assets of its Mascot business
Meritor completed its strategic review of certain remanufacturing product lines within the aftermarket business in North America, and the board of the Company concluded that the company should exit the Mascot business. Mascot is a remanufacturer and distributor of differentials, transmissions and steering gears primarily for certain original equipment manufacturers. The company is in discussions to sell substantially all of its inventory and other assets of its Mascot business. In the event the company is unable to successfully execute a sale transaction, it intends to wind down the Mascot business. The company expects to incur losses on the sale or liquidation of assets of the Mascot business of approximately $24M. The Company also expects to incur severance, other employee costs, and contract termination costs related thereto of an additional $5M. Of these charges, an estimated $5M are expected to result in cash expenditures. The Company is targeting the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 for the completion of a sale transaction or a wind down of the Mascot business.
06:02 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 22 at lower end of index mean range
August 20, 2014
11:50 EDTBBRYStocks with call strike movement; PBR BBRY
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06:40 EDTAMZNAmazon.com to launch China e-commerce hub, WantChinaTimes says
Amazon will launch an e-commerce hub in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone at the end of September, according to WantChinaTimes, which cited a report in Chinese-language news agency the Paper. The hub will enable Amazon to bring goods from around the world to China, and to sell China's goods to buyers around the world, WantChinaTimes explained. Reference Link
06:02 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 21 at lower end of index mean range
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August 19, 2014
16:45 EDTBABombardier shakes up commercial aircraft marketing division, WSJ says
Canadian transportation company Bombardier (BDRBF) has replaced its commercial aircraft marketing chief Philippe Poutissou with Ross Mitchell, says the Wall Street Journal. The moves come as part of a broader restructuring of Bombardier's marketing division as the company competes with Boeing (BA) and Airbus Group (EADSY), added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:07 EDTKMPKinder Morgan price target raised to $45 from $40 at RBC Capital
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