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News For BA;AMZN;RIMM;BBRY;CHK;ENDP;BIOC;CPNO;KMP;MTOR;HA From The Last 14 Days
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January 29, 2016
06:29 EDTAMZNOptions expected to be active: AMZN EA MSFT EWJ FLEX SWKS GOOG GOOGL FB
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05:49 EDTAMZNAmazon.com selloff a buying opportunity, says Piper Jaffray
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05:26 EDTBABoeing, SWISS announce delivery of airline's first 777-300ER
Boeing and Swiss International Air Lines, or SWISS, are celebrating the delivery of the airline's first 777-300ER. The latest addition to SWISS' fleet touched down in Zurich following a non-stop 4,545 nautical miles delivery flight from Boeing's Everett Delivery Center in Everett, WA.
January 28, 2016
19:35 EDTAMZNAmazon: AWS usage growth 'very strong,' logistic assets won't replace partners
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19:09 EDTAMZNOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Gigamon (GIMO), up 15.2%... QLogic (QLGC), up 11%... Fortinet (FTNT), up 9.2%... ShoreTel (SHOR), up 5.7%... Skyworks (SWKS), up 3.6%... Flextronics (FLEX), up 4.6%... Microsoft (MSFT), up 3.6%... Proofpoint (PFPT), up 3.1%. ALSO HIGHER: Palo Alto Networks (PANW) is up 1.1% and FireEye (FEYE) is up 1.6% after Fortinet reported quarterly results. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Amazon.com (AMZN), down 13.2%... Synaptics (SYNA), down 3.8%... Electronic Arts (EA), down 8%... Quality Systems (QSII), down 9%... Visa (V), down 1.2%. ALSO LOWER: Facebook (FB) is down 1.2%, Netflix (NFLX) is down 2.7%, and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) is down 1.5% and 1.7%, respectively, after Amazon reported quarterly results.
18:44 EDTBABoeing, Air Lease announces delivery of Next-Generation 737 to Air Vanuatu
Boeing (BA) and Air Lease (AL) celebrated the lessor's first Next-Generation 737 delivery to Air Vanuatu, the flag carrier of the South Pacific nation. Air Lease has ordered 253 Boeing airplanes and has taken delivery of 65 Boeing airplanes.
18:39 EDTBABoeing awarded $2.47B government contract modification
Boeing is being awarded a $2.47B modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract to exercise an option for the manufacture and delivery of 20 Lot III full-rate production P-8A aircraft for the Navy, and the Government of Australia. In addition, this option provides for efforts related to obsolescence monitoring, change assessment, and integrated baseline/program management reviews. Work is expected to be completed in December 2018. FY16 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $2.05B will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchase for the Navy and the Government of Australia, under a cooperative agreement. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
16:53 EDTAMZNPiper's Munster says Amazon post-earnings selloff an overreaction
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says investors are overreacting to Amazon.com's Q4 results. The stock is down 11%, or $70.41, to $564.94 in after-hours trading. The high end of Amazon's non-GAAP operating income guidance for the March quarter is slightly above the Street, Munster tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He reiterates his belief that the most relevant part of Amazon's operating income guide is the high end. Munster says the company's margin improvement story is intact. He keeps an Overweight rating on the name.
16:44 EDTAMZNAmazon CEO says company serves 300M customers
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16:35 EDTAMZNAmazon.com reports paid Prime memberships increased 51% in 2015
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16:20 EDTAMZNAmazon.com continues post-earnings decline, levels to watch
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16:09 EDTAMZNAmazon.com falls sharply after hours as earnings disappoint
The stock was last at $558, down over 12%. At that price next support is at $551.50. Resistance is at $570.94.
16:05 EDTAMZNAmazon.com drops $75 to $560 after Q4 earnings miss expectations
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16:02 EDTAMZNAmazon.com reports Q4 AWS net sales $2.405B
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16:02 EDTAMZNAmazon.com sees Q1 revenue $26.5B-$29B, consensus $27.65B
Operating income is expected to be between $100M-$700M, compared with $255M in first quarter 2015.
16:01 EDTAMZNAmazon.com reports Q4 EPS $1.00, consensus $1.56
Reports Q4 revenue $35.7B, consensus $35.93B.
15:05 EDTAMZNEarnings Watch: Analysts more bullish on Microsoft since last quarter's blowout
Microsoft (MSFT) is scheduled to report results of its second quarter of fiscal year 2016 after the market close on Thursday, January 28, with a conference call scheduled for 5:30 pm ET. Microsoft, a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, sells and licenses software to consumers and businesses, offers cloud computing and other business services, and markets computer, phone and gaming hardware. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 71c on revenue of $25.26B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 66c-75c on revenue of $24.62B-$25.92B. On its last earnings conference call, Microsoft said it expected Q2 productivity revenue of $6.6B-$6.67B, Q2 revenue for intelligent cloud of $6.2B-$6.3B and Q2 personal computing revenue of $12B-$12.4B. LAST QUARTER: On October 22, Microsoft reported first quarter earnings per share of 67c, beating the consensus analyst forecast of 59c. The company's revenue came in at $21.7B, topping the consensus estimate of $21.03B. NEWS: On December 17, Microsoft announced a new joint venture that will license, deploy, manage and optimize Windows 10 for China's government agencies and certain state owned enterprises and provide ongoing support and services for these customers. That announcement followed Microsoft inking a partnership with Baidu (BIDU) to make it easy for their customers to upgrade to Windows 10 while providing local browsing and search experiences, and universal apps. On January 4, Microsoft said in a blog post that operating system Windows 10 was currently active on over 200M devices, bringing the company closer to its goal of seeing Windows 10 active on more than 1B devices. STREET RESEARCH: On the day after the company's last earnings report, BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Kash Rangan upgraded Microsoft to Buy from Neutral, saying he believes the company was at a turning point with its operating income headed for growth following four years of flattish performance. At the time, Rangan increased his price target on the stock to $63 from $46. On November 20, Deutsche Bank analyst Ross Sandler wrote in a note to investors that actions taken by Google parent Alphabet (GOOG) and comments made by its executives indicated that the tech giant plans to make a major push in the cloud infrastructure market. Based on a comment from executive Urs Holzle that the company's revenue from the cloud could surpass its ad revenue by 2020, Sandler estimated that the company is seeking to boost its cloud revenue to $100B by 2020. Google's push in the cloud is negative for Microsoft, but it will take years for Google to build up its cloud business to the point where it's competitive with Microsoft's cloud offering, Azure, the analyst contended. On November 30, Raymond James analyst Michael Turits upgraded Microsoft two notches to Strong Buy from Hold, predicting that the tech giant will become one of the few large scale cloud vendors that can succeed across the industry's three main segments. Microsoft will emerge alongside Amazon (AMZN) and Google as part of a small group of "hyperscale" cloud vendors that can combine Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service, predicted Turits. Forecasting that Microsoft's cloud revenue will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6% between fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2018, the analyst estimated that the company's overall profit growth would accelerate to at least 8% over the long-term. Moreover, the growth of Microsoft's Office business appears to be accelerating, despite competition from Google, said Turits, who set a $62 price target on the shares. On January 13, Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss upgraded Microsoft to Overweight, the firm's equivalent of a "Buy" rating, from Equal Weight. Microsoft is emerging as a public cloud winner, is gaining share in the data center market and Office 365 is seeing its base grow and its per user pricing increase, all of which set up the company to resume earnings growth after a five year period of stagnation, Weiss told investors. The analyst, who believes Microsoft's earnings growth and "aggressive" return of capital to shareholders should help its multiple expand, raised his price target on the stock to $66 from $57. This morning, UBS analyst Brent Thill said that given Apple's (AAPL) recent negative commentary around macro uncertainty he was lowering his second half of the year estimates for Microsoft on the potential for more conservative guidance when it issues its Q2 report after the closing bell. Thill trimmed his price target on Microsoft to $58 from $60, but said he remains confident the company is making the right moves to the cloud and kept a Buy rating on shares. PRICE ACTION: On the day after the company's last quarterly report, Microsoft shares jumped 10.4% to $53.03. In late afternoon trading ahead of Thursday's report, Microsoft advanced 1.25% to $51.86.
14:29 EDTAMZNNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Microsoft (MSFT), consensus 71c... Amazon (AMZN), consensus $1.56... Amgen (AMGN), consensus $2.29... Electronic Arts (EA), consensus $1.81... Skyworks (SWKS), consensus $1.58... Western Digital (WDC), consensus $1.54... Visa (V), consensus 68c... Flextronics (FLEX), consensus 31c... NetSuite (N), consensus 4c... Fortinet (FTNT), consensus 18c... Synaptics (SYNA), consensus $1.58... Proofpoint (PFPT), consensus (11c).
13:54 EDTAMZNAmazon.com January weekly 625 straddle priced for 8.1% movement into Q4
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13:10 EDTAMZNAmazon.com technical comments ahead of earnings
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