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January 3, 2014
06:14 EDTBA, LUV, UAL, DAL, WLL, HES, CLR, TI, TSU, TEF, FIATY, AAPL, CHL, JBLUOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Boeing’s (BA) largest union is set to vote today on a contract that will likely shape the power of organized labor at one of the U.S.'s biggest manufacturers for years, the Wall Street Journal reports...China Mobile (CHL) may have secured a deal with Apple (AAPL) to sell iPhones, but it’s looking like a costly partnership at least in the near term. Brokerages have been swiftly reducing their earnings forecast for the world’s largest carrier by subscribers because of steep capital outlays for a new network and anticipated handset subsidies, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Fiat's (FIATY) deal to take full control of Chrysler on better-than-expected terms has cemented CEO Sergio Marchionne's dealmaking reputation, but he might run out of road to channel that drive into operational success for the business, Reuters reports...Telefonica (TEF) is working on a joint offer to take over TIM Participacoes (TSU) and break up the local wireless unit of Telecom Italia (TI) also known as TIM Brasil, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: Safety rules will probably be tightened on crude oil shipments from North Dakota following a string of railway explosions, threatening to damp an energy boom (CLR, HES, WLL) that has boosted the region’s economy, Bloomberg reports...The airline industry (DAL, UAL, LUV, JBLU) and one of its prominent allies are gearing up to fight a possible push in Congress to tax baggage fees and other air-travel charges as a way to generate additional federal revenue, Bloomberg reports.
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October 20, 2014
06:26 EDTCHLEU, China settle telecoms case at Joint Committee
Intensive discussions between the European Commission and the Chinese government were concluded by an amicable settlement on the trade defense investigation into Chinese telecoms. The Commission took the official decision that it no longer considers it necessary to pursue this investigation. Regarding telecoms, the main points of the settlement include tasking an independent body with the monitoring of the Chinese and EU telecoms networks markets, guaranteeing access to the relevant Chinese standard setting body for European companies without discrimination, equal treatment of companies bidding for publically funded research and development projects and the EU and China will also advance the work of the International Working Group on Export Credits, whose objective is to adopt sectorial and horizontal disciplines in the field. The talks culminated on October 18 at the EU-China Joint Committee. Some telecom companies in China include China Telecom (CHA), China Unicom (CHU) and China Mobile (CHL). Reference Link
06:10 EDTBALufthansa publishes timetable in response to VC planned strike
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October 19, 2014
20:41 EDTAAPLMicrosoft plans smartwatch launch within weeks, Forbes says
Microsoft (MSFT) is planning a smart watch launch within the next few weeks, Forbes says.The smart watch will passively keep track of the wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, added Forbes. Apple (AAPL) has delayed its own smartwatch launch to early 2015 according to the report. Reference Link
October 17, 2014
16:55 EDTAAPLStocks end volatile week lower amid oil price plunge
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16:01 EDTAAPLOptions Update; October 17, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1.75 to 38.58 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB NFLX GILD CLF PBR according to Track Data.
15:46 EDTAAPLApple October weekly volatility elevated into Q4
Apple October weekly call option implied volatility is at 41, November is at 28, December is at 26, January is at 25 compared to its 26-week average of 25 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 on October 20.
11:58 EDTBATextron rallies after better than expected Q3 EPS, raising FY14 profit outlook
Shares of aircraft and defense company Textron (TXT) are advancing after the firm reported better than expected third quarter earnings per share and raised its profit outlook for fiscal 2014. WHAT'S NEW: Textron this morning reported Q3 EPS from continuing operations of 57c and revenue of $3.43B, compared to consensus of 52c and $3.63B, respectively. Aviation revenue for the quarter came in at $1.08B, Bell revenue was $1.18B, Systems revenue was $358M, Industrial revenue was $785M and Finance revenue was $25M for the quarter. Chief Executive Officer Scott Donnelly said commented that the increased revenues at Aviation, Industrial and Bell primarily reflected the success of its new product investment and acquisition strategies. Donnelly said the company achieved significant margin improvement in the quarter at Textron Aviation, which reflected higher volumes and better performance. Bell also had improved performance in Q3, Donnelly said, leading to an increase in quarterly margins compared to last year. WHAT’S NOTABLE: The company raised its FY14 EPS from continuing operations view to $2.05-$2.15 from $1.92-$2.12, in line with analysts' consensus estimates of $2.07. Textron also raised its FY14 outlook for cash flow from continuing operations of the manufacturing group before pension contributions to $700M-$800M, with expected pension contributions of around $83M. On the company's earnings conference call, management said it saw a pickup of orders in September and October in the new aircraft market. The company said it is also seeing significant contributions from its M&A investments. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Textron rose $4.16, or about 12.4%, to $37.82 on heavy trading volume. Including today’s advance, the stock has gained approximately 36% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the aircraft and defense business include Boeing (BA), up 2.6%, Spirit Aerosystems (SPR), up 3.8%, and Embraer SA (ERJ) up 3.9%.
11:51 EDTDALStocks with call strike movement; MU DAL
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09:38 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on
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09:32 EDTAAPLVirnetX files petitions, requests restoration of jury verdict against Apple
VirnetX (VHC) announced that it filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, requesting a rehearing and rehearing en banc of the Federal Circuit's September 14 decision concerning VirnetX's litigation against Apple (AAPL). In its petition, VirnetX is asking the court to rehear its decision with respect to damages and affirm the district court's damages award against Apple in full because the Federal Circuit's decision is contrary to the patent statute and Supreme Court precedent. VirnetX is also asking the Federal Circuit to reinstate the jury's award that Apple infringed the '504 and '211 patents on the basis that the district court correctly construed the claim term "secure communication link." Kendall Larsen, VirnetX CEO and President said, "We respectfully believe the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit erred in certain parts of its decision and are asking it to further review its decision. We look forward to readdressing the decision with the court and remain confident about the strength of our arguments regarding restoration of the jury's damages award."
08:46 EDTDALDelta Air Lines price target raised to $51 from $47 at CRT Capital
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07:53 EDTAAPLFBI Director urges Apple, Google to change course on encryption, WSJ says
FBI Director James Comey, making his most extensive statements to date on encrypted phones and operating systems in a speech at the Brookings Institution, urged Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) to “take a step back, to pause to consider, I hope, a change of course,’’ and called on lawmakers to update federal rules on how the government can intercept and monitor communication, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:32 EDTBABoeing volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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07:31 EDTBAEMC volatility elevated into Q3 results and outlook
EMC October weekly call option implied volatility is at 51, November is at 34, January is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 23 into the expected release of Q3 results on October 22.
07:26 EDTTEFTelefonica axes 1.6K German jobs after E-Plus deal, WSJ says
As Telefonica gains E-Plus, the company's German division will reduce over 1.6K staff members in the country, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing a person familiar with the matter. Telefonica's German division employs 9.1K workers total at the moment. Reference Link
07:19 EDTAAPLApple 'extremely well' positioned into holiday season, says Cantor
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06:34 EDTAAPLApple iPad refresh in-line with expectations, says Deutsche Bank
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06:24 EDTAAPLGlobal notebook shipments estimated at over 45M units, Digitimes Research says
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06:14 EDTAAPLApple debuts iPhone 6 in China, WSJ reports
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06:13 EDTAAPLLVMH could pair with a tech company to launch smartwatch, WSJ reports
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMUY) says it could team up with with a technology company to launch a smartwatch for one of its brands, the Wall Street Journal reports. Jean-Claude Biver, president of LVMH’s watch division, commented "Maybe in nine months, we will have a smartwatch." Publicly traded smartwatch makers include Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and Samsung (SSNLF). Reference Link
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