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January 16, 2013
12:25 EDTCROX, CBK, JPM, CMG, AAPL, BA, GNW, GSOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed at midday, with new worries for Boeing (BA) weighing on its shares and in turn the Dow. The earnings season began in earnest today with some of the country’s largest financial institutions reporting fourth quarter results, including JPMorgan (JPM), Goldman Sachs (GS) and U.S. Bancorp (USB). Still to come this week are Bank of America (BAC) and Citigroup (C), set to report tomorrow, and Morgan Stanley (MS), scheduled to release results Friday... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., MBA's mortgage applications composite index rose 15.2% for the week. The Consumer Price Index for December was flat, as expected. Industrial production increased 0.3% in December, versus expectations for a rise of 0.2%. That boosted capacity utilization to 78.8% from an upwardly revised 78.7% figure for the prior month. The NAHB's Housing Market Index came in at 47, versus the expected reading of 48. Crude oil inventories drew down by more than expected in the DOE's weekly update. Also, the World Bank lowered it forecast for global GDP growth in 2013 to 2.4% from its prior call for 3% growth... COMPANY NEWS: Boeing shares slid over 3% and dragged on the Dow Jones Industrial Average after two Japanese airlines grounded their fleet of 787s. This move was prompted by yesterday's emergency landing of a 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan's All Nippon Airways, which was the latest in a recent string of problems with the new plane... JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings that beat expectations, but shares moved up only fractionally. The company notably also released its report on the "London Whale" losses at its CIO unit and cut CEO Jamie Dimon's compensation following that scandal. Another major financial company, Goldman Sachs (GS), beat expectations more resoundingly and shares rose more dramatically, up about 3% near noon... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Genworth Financial (GNW), up 9% after announcing changes to its mortgage insurance unit, and Christopher & Banks (CBK), up nearly 14% after raising its Q4 same-store sales view. Also higher were shares of Apple (AAPL), which rose 3.6% to retake the $500 level despite Pacific Crest downgrading the stock to Sector Perform and Bank of America Merrill Lynch lowering its price target on shares. Among the noteworthy losers were Crocs (CROX), down over 7% after saying it expects quarterly revenue to be in-line with its previous guidance, and Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), down nearly 6% after guiding to Q4 earnings below consensus due to higher food costs... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 23.65, or 0.17%, to 13,511.24; the Nasdaq was up 6.75, or 0.22%, to 3,117.53; and the S&P 500 was down 0.68, or 0.05%, to 1,471.66.
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November 11, 2014
06:39 EDTJPMJPMorgan downgraded on valuation at Keefe Bruyette
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06:31 EDTAAPLApple making aggressive move into corporate market, Reuters says
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06:03 EDTAAPLQ4 global tablet shipments estimated at 74.5M units, DigiTimes reports
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05:47 EDTJPMJPMorgan downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette downgraded JPMorgan to Market Perform with a $64 price target.
November 10, 2014
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; November 10, 2014
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15:17 EDTJPMCFPB may require added disclosures on prepaid cards, WSJ says
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to propose new rules later this week that will require more disclosure for prepaid debit cards and cracking down on allowing consumers to spend more money on the cards than they have, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. The rules come as traditional financial institutions, such as JPMorgan (JPM) and American Express (AXP) have moved into the business and the industry’s biggest players don’t allow overdrafts so it is unclear whether the new rules will dent industry profits, the report said. Green Dot (GDOT) also does not permit overdrafts and Visa (V) recently excluded overdraft abilities in guidelines for its prepaid cards, the report added. Reference Link
12:42 EDTAAPLFireEye details hack attack found on Apple operating system
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12:39 EDTAAPLFireEye has uncovered iOS flaw that leaves devices vulnerable, CNBC reports
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10:04 EDTGNWOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) downgraded at Oppenheimer... American Eagle (AEO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... BP (BP) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Callon Petroleum (CPE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... EP Energy (EPE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Eaton Vance (EV) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Ecopetrol (EC) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... General Mills (GIS) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Genworth (GNW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... MasTec (MTZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T... Ocean Rig UDW (ORIG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... Performant Financial (PFMT) downgraded at Morgan Stanley... Petrobras (PBR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... R.R. Donnelley (RRD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark Co.... Rex Energy (REXX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Salix (SLXP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho... Siemens (SIEGY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Solazyme (SZYM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Stonegate Mortgage (SGM) downgraded to Market Perform at FBR Capital... Syngenta (SYT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC... ViaSat (VSAT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham... Vistaprint (VPRT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Walter Investment (WAC) downgraded at Sterne Agee... WesBanco (WSBC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Whiting USA Trust II (WHZ) downgraded to Underperform at Raymond James... Wipro (WIT) downgraded to Sell from Buy at UBS... XOMA (XOMA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Yanzhou Coal (YZC) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
09:35 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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07:46 EDTGNWGenworth will not have to raise equity, says UBS
UBS said although the share price of Genworth indicates it may have to raise equity, the firm does not think it will. UBS cited several drivers including the company's ability to reflect price increase assumptions into its LTC balance sheet, its current excess RBC and the decision to not pay dividends out of its Life unit, and its sufficient holding company liquidity. UBS maintains its Buy rating on Genworth shares but lowered its price target to $14 from $18.
07:34 EDTAAPLApple Pay seen making up 1% of Whole Foods transactions since launch, Dudas says
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07:12 EDTBACA Technologies to hold a conference
CA World 2014 is being held in Las Vegas on November 9-12.
06:46 EDTGS, JPMRegulators 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
06:36 EDTGNWGenworth downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
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06:27 EDTAAPLGT Advanced accuses Apple of 'bait-and-switch' in unsealed documents, WSJ says
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06:18 EDTJPMUBS to settle misconduct allegations at precious metals trading unit, FT reports
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06:00 EDTAAPLApple implied volatility of 19 at lower end of index mean range
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05:47 EDTGNWStocks with implied volatility movement; BABA GNW
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Alibaba (BABA) 42, Genworth (GNW) 65 according to iVolatility.
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.
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