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January 17, 2013
16:25 EDTKSWS, C, HLF, BLK, BA, CBS, BAC, CLSNOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher as better than expected domestic economic data pushed the market up at the open and investors continued to buy through the session. The S&P 500 and Dow hit five-year highs in the second half of the session, but closed just off their best levels... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., weekly jobless claims fell to 335K, versus expectations for a relatively flat level at 370K. Housing starts surged 12.1% to 954K in December, which was better than expected, while building permits edged up 0.3% to 903K, which was in-line with forecasts. The day's lone disappointing data came from the Philly Fed, which had its manufacturing survey unexpectedly fall to -5.8, compared to consensus calls for a much smaller decline to a 6.0 reading... COMPANY NEWS: The FAA last night announced it was grounding all Boeing (BA) 787 flights until the safety of the plane's battery can be proven to the agency. Air India and EU flight regulators also joined the list of organizations that have grounded the Boeing plane, and while shares of Boeing opened lower, they advanced through the session and closed up 92c, or 1.24%, to $75.26... Financial giants Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) both reported earnings before today's open and shares of both banks lost ground on the day. Citigroup missed expectations and saw shares lose $1.24, or 2.92%, to $41.24, while Bank of America beat lowered EPS estimates but slid 50c, or 4.24%, to $11.28. BlackRock (BLK), however, advanced $9.76, or 4.39%, to $232.00 after it beat Street estimates and raised its dividend... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was K-Swiss (KSWS), which rose $1.52, or 47.65%, to $4.71 after agreeing to be acquired for $4.75 cash per share. Also higher were shares of CBS (CBS), up $3.01, or 7.93%, to $40.95 after announcing plans to convert its U.S. outdoor advertising business to a REIT and to seek to sell its outdoor operations in Europe and Asia. Among notable losers were shares of Herbalife (HLF), down $1.54, or 3.42%, to $43.52 after the company said it sees Q4 and FY12 EPS just above Street estimates and said it expects to begin repurchasing shares soon. Also lower were shares of Celsion (CLSN), down 79c, or 9.75%, to $7.31 following a downgrade to Sell at Brean Capital... INDICES: The Dow was up 84.79, or 0.63%, to 13,596.02; the Nasdaq was up 18.46, or 0.59%, to 3,136.00; and the S&P 500 was up 8.31, or 0.56%, to 1,480.94.
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November 12, 2014
06:50 EDTBLKBlackRock to reorganize sales force, Reuters reports
BlackRock is dividing its sales force into two groups: wirehouses and independent broker dealers, starting in January, according to Reuters, which cited a memo it obtained. The company also hired Lee Beck, a former managing director with J.P. Morgan Funds, to oversee sales to wirehouses, the news service stated. Reference Link
06:12 EDTCCFTC fines five banks $1.4B for manipulation of FX benchmark rates
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06:05 EDTCFCA fines five banks $1.7B over FX trading operations
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November 11, 2014
18:19 EDTCBSCBS, Disney look to block FCC Comcast merger disclosures, Bloomberg says
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14:30 EDTCBanks to be hit with billions in fines for currency manipulation, Telegraph says
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11:56 EDTBACAmerican Commercial weighs sale with value of over $1B, Financial Times says
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09:37 EDTCActive equity options trading
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08:06 EDTCLSNCelsion reports Q3 EPS (35c), consensus (32c)
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07:14 EDTCJudge allows Citigroup to process next Argentina bond payout, Reuters reports
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06:59 EDTBACBank of America's head of FICC trading to retire by year-end, WSJ reports
Bank of America's head of global fixed income, currencies and commodities trading trading, David Sobotka, will retire by year-end, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing an internal memo sent to employees. Sobotka is planning to take some time off before deciding on his next steps. Sources say BofA will name Sobotka's replacement by the end of the year. Reference Link
05:51 EDTHLFStocks with implied volatility movement; HLF CMCSA
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November 10, 2014
07:12 EDTBACA Technologies to hold a conference
CA World 2014 is being held in Las Vegas on November 9-12.
07:11 EDTCBSOpen Mobile Media to hold a summit
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07:08 EDTBLKCredit Suisse to hold a conference
2014 Boston Financials 1:1 Conference to be held in Boston on November 10-11.
06:53 EDTBACBank of America, U.S. Bancorp settle bond trustee class action, Reuters says
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06:46 EDTC, BACRegulators set new capital buffer rule for banks, Reuters reports
Global banks should have buffers of bonds or equity worth 16%-20% of their risk-weighted assets, beginning in January 2019, The Financial Stability Board decided, according to Reuters. The board said the buffer would prevent the need for government bailouts, the news service explained. Publicly traded global banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) Wells Fargo (WFC), Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), RBS (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
06:37 EDTCSumitomo Mitsui in lead for Citigroup's Japan retail operations, WSJ reports
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06:18 EDTCUBS to settle misconduct allegations at precious metals trading unit, FT reports
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05:29 EDTBABoeing, SMBC Aviation announce order for 80 737 MAXs
Boeing and SMBC Aviation Capital announced an order for 80 737 MAX 8s, valued at more than $8.5B at list prices. This is the largest single order for 737 MAXs from a leasing company and will help SMBC Aviation Capital grow its portfolio of high-demand, fuel-efficient airplanes. Boeing's Current Market Outlook forecasts that airlines will need more than 25,600 single-aisle airplanes like the 737 MAX over the next 20 years.
November 9, 2014
13:00 EDTBACBofA looks for additional SEC sanctions to be waved, Bloomberg says
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