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January 30, 2013
16:40 EDTKMP, HA, CPNO, MTOR, ENDP, RIMM, CHK, AMZN, BIOC, BBRY, 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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January 13, 2015
16:09 EDTBABoeing says Campbell to lead 737 program, Zaback to head 767 program
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16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; January 13, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 66c to 34.42. Option volume leaders: AAPL JNJ CELG WFM TSLA TWTR AMZN GILD according to Track Data.
14:11 EDTAMZNAmazon.com climbs after Citi upgrades to buy
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10:30 EDTAMZNAmazon.com tests $300, levels to watch
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10:00 EDTAMZNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:01 EDTAMZNAmazon Studios signs Woody Allen to create television series
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07:41 EDTBBRYBlackBerry estimates lowered following wireless survey at Canaccord
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07:40 EDTBACommercial aircraft demand outlook still positive, says Bernstein
Bernstein continues to have a positive outlook on commercial aircraft demand for 2015, as the firm does not see $50 Brent oil as a negative for the sector unless the price stays below that level for the long-term. Bernstein thinks the general demand outlook for the sector is positive, and it identifies Boeing (BA) and United Technologies (UTX) as two of its favorite names in the space.
07:28 EDTAMZNAmazon says created, filled over 6,000 permanent jobs across EU in 2014
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07:26 EDTAMZNAmazon.com survey suggests solid growth trends, says RW Baird
Baird said their recent inventory survey for Amazon.com suggests solid growth trends in selection and marketplace. The firm sees the selection as a key growth driver for Amazon retail. Baird reiterated its Outperform rating and $340 price target on Amazon shares.
06:50 EDTBABoeing, Airbus could be hurt by oil tumble, NY Times says
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06:16 EDTAMZNAmazon.com upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
Citigroup upgraded Amazon.com to Buy saying the risk/reward on shares is attractive below $300. Citi believes holiday data points look good for Amazon's Q4 results and that the retailer's gross margins will rise in 2015, reversing 2014's downward trend. The firm raised its price target for Amazon to $354 from $325 and thinks the stock has support around $300. Shares of the retailing giant closed yesterday down $5.52 to $291.41.
06:07 EDTAMZNAmazon sued for $25M by Durst Organization, Forbes reports
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05:29 EDTBABoeing records $232.7B in commercial net in orders in 2014
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January 12, 2015
18:24 EDTBASymantec acquires staff, licenses from Boeing's Narus, WSJ reports
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16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; January 12, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 1.57 to 33.54. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN AA SIRI RIG FRO C according to Track Data.
10:00 EDTCHKOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Agnico-Eagle (AEM) upgraded at BMO Capital... Aimco (AIV) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Alaska Air (ALK) upgraded at Evercore ISI... Alcoa (AA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Alon USA Energy (ALJ) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... AvalonBay (AVB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... BASF (BASFY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... C.H. Robinson (CHRW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... CBS (CBS) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... China Mobile (CHL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at ... D.R. Horton (DHI) upgraded at KeyBanc... Daimler AG (DDAIF) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Diamond Resorts (DRII) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... FMC Corporation (FMC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... First Cash Financial (FCFS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital... Frontier Communications (FTR) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... HomeAway (AWAY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Ingersoll-Rand (IR) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... KB Home (KBH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Knight Transportation (KNX) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... LabCorp (LH) upgraded to Outperform at RW Baird... M.D.C. Holdings (MDC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Mid-America Apartment (MAA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... PACCAR (PCAR) upgraded at RBC Capital... Parsley Energy (PE) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Peugeot (PUGOY) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Radware (RDWR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham... Rush Enterprises (RUSHA) upgraded at BB&T... Ryland Group (RYL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... SL Green Realty (SLG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Solera (SLH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Standard Pacific (SPF) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Statoil (STO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Syngenta (SYT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Miller Tabak... VMware (VMW) upgraded to Positive from Mixed at OTR Global... Vale (VALE) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Capital... Volvo (VOLVY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Windstream (WIN) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... lululemon (LULU) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee.
09:04 EDTAMZNAmazon wins first Golden Globe for 'Transparent,' Business Insider reports
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06:39 EDTBAAir Lease delivers eight Boeing 777-300ER aircraft this year
Air Lease (AL) announced that, pursuant to long term lease agreements, ALC will deliver eight new Boeing 777-300ER widebody aircraft to six different airlines in 2015, all from ALC's order book with Boeing (BA). The following airlines are scheduled to take delivery of these new ALC Boeing 777-300ERs in 2015: Air France, Emirates, Korean Air, EVA Air, KLM, and Ethiopian Airlines.
06:21 EDTCHKChesapeake upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman upgraded Chesapeake to Buy given attractive valuation, a strong balance sheet from asset sales, improving asset quality, and new management's focus on capital efficiency. Price target is $23.
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