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January 8, 2013
16:28 EDTBA, SHLD, GDI, PERI, MDCO, CY, GME, FIOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower ahead of the kick-off of the latest earnings season, which is expected to see earnings among S&P 500 companies grow 2.8%, according to Thomson Reuters. After trading lower through the morning, the averages drifted in a narrow range near their lows on light volume for the remainder of the session... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the NFIB small-business-optimism index rose to 88.0 in December from 87.5 in November. Consumer credit expanded $16B in November, exceeding forecasts for it to grow by $12.8B... COMPANY NEWS: A Boeing (BA) 787 Dreamliner owned by Japan Airlines suffered a fuel leak, the second incident for that model of aircraft in as many days. Shares of Boeing fell $2.00, or 2.63%, to $74.13... Sears Holdings (SHLD) reported late Monday that CEO Louis D’Ambrosio will step down due to family health reasons and be replaced in that role by Eddie Lampert, its chairman of the board and largest shareholder. Sears also forecast adjusted earnings for Q4 that beat consensus expectations but shares fell $2.76, or 6.43%, to $40.16... Shares of Gardner Denver (GDI) spiked higher after late day headlines from Bloomberg that said the company would renew talks with private equity suitors, though shares settled slightly lower, down 31c, or 0.45%, to $68.34... MAJOR MOVERS: Among notable gainers was Perion Network (PERI), up $1.90, or 20.11%, to $11.35 after the company provided guidance that indicated Q4 revenue would more than double from the prior year's comparable quarter. Also higher was The Medicines Company (MDCO), up $3.01, or 11.66%, to $28.83 after announcing results for a Phase 3 trial of one of its drugs. Among the noteworthy losers were Cypress Semiconductor (CY), down 93c, or 8.42%, to $10.12 after cutting its Q4 earnings forecast and Fusion-io (FIO), down $2.04, or 9.62%, to $19.16 after William Blair downgraded the stock to Market Perform. Also lower were shares of GameStop (GME), which dropped $1.56, or 6.3%, to $23.19 after the company reported holiday period SSS were down 4.4% and said it sees Q4 EPS at the low end of its guidance range... INDICES: The Dow was down 55.44, or 0.41%, to 13,328.85; the Nasdaq was down 7.00, or 0.23%, to 3,091.81; and the S&P 500 was down 4.74, or 0.32%, to 1,457.15.
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September 15, 2014
07:42 EDTBAMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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07:22 EDTBAAir Force Association to hold a conference
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September 12, 2014
12:12 EDTMDCOThe Medicines Co. to host conference call
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09:46 EDTPERIPerion Network initiated with a Buy at Standpoint Research
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07:19 EDTGMEConsoles lead video game sales up 8% in August, Bloomberg reports
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05:36 EDTGMEAugust NPD video game software sales fell 21%, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says August NPD video game software sales fell 21% year-over-year. The firm continues to expect growth beginning in late 2014 and recommends using any weakness in shares of GameStop (GME), Electronic Arts (EA), Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Take-Two (TTWO) as a buying opportunity.
September 11, 2014
09:01 EDTBAAlcoa signs multiyear supply contract with Boeing valued at over $1B
Alcoa (AA) has signed a long-term contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate products to Boeing (BA). The multiyear contract, valued at more than $1B, is the largest ever between the two companies. Notably, the agreement makes Alcoa sole supplier to Boeing for wing skins on all of its metallic structure airplanes. Alcoa plate products, used in applications such as wing ribs, wing skins or other structural parts of the aircraft, will also be on every Boeing platform, including the 787 Dreamliner. Finally, the agreement establishes a foundation for continued collaboration on new, high-strength and corrosion-resistant alloys, including aluminum-lithium that could be used for complex structural applications.
September 10, 2014
11:43 EDTSHLDLand's End soars after better than expected Q2 results
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11:38 EDTGMEGameStop achieved high share of Destiny sales, says BofA/Merrill
Activision (ATVI) announced that it sold more than $500M of Destiny on its first day, making it the biggest new video game franchise launch in history. BofA/Merrill believes GameStop (GME) had a very high share of Destiny sales and expects further clarity in the coming months. The analyst continues to believe GameStop is leveraged to momentum in the console cycle and believes competitive threats from full game downloads id overblown. Shares of GameStop are Buy rated with a $56 price target.
09:14 EDTBABoeing receives first order for 502 Phoenix small satellite
Boeing received its first commercial order for the 502 Phoenix small satellite from HySpecIQ of Washington, D.C. The satellites will carry the commercial remote sensing industry’s first hyperspectral payload, capable of providing spectral imaging fidelity. Boeing will deliver a complete satellite system initially consisting of two satellites, available for launch in 2018, command and control operations, image processing, and data storage of collected imagery. The contract includes options for long-term operations and maintenance.
08:51 EDTGMEGameStop volatility at low end of historic range
GameStop September call option implied volatility is at 31, November is at 33, January is at 36; compared to it 26-week average of 41 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.
07:31 EDTGMEGameStop, Alliance Data announce branded private label credit card program
GameStop Corporation (GME) and Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) announced the introduction of a GameStop-branded private label credit card program. Under the terms of the long-term agreement, Alliance Data’s Retail Services business, which manages more than 135 private label and co-brand credit programs, will deliver a customized loyalty-driven private label credit program designed to further enrich GameStop’s relationship with its more than 28 million members of the successful PowerUp Rewards loyalty program. The new GameStop PowerUp Rewards Credit Card will provide cardholders with convenience and benefits exclusive to account holders, including being able to make purchases with the card in-store and online, promotional financing for larger purchases, online and mobile platform card management and payment services, as well as no annual fee and exclusive offers for savings throughout the year. Upon the opening of an account, PowerUp Rewards Pro members will receive a one-time award of 15,000 bonus points, and PowerUp Rewards Basic members will receive a one-time award of 5,000 bonus points.
September 9, 2014
09:37 EDTBABoeing announces agreement with GA Telesis
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06:17 EDTBABoeing up against pressure to boost 737 production rate, Reuters says
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September 8, 2014
16:18 EDTBAOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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13:03 EDTCYCypress Semiconductor management to meet with Needham
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12:18 EDTBAOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:35 EDTBARyanair places order for up to 200 Boeing 737 MAX
Ryanair (RYAAY) confirmed an agreement with Boeing (BA) to purchase up to 200 new Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft, including 100 firm orders and 100 options. When finalized and all options exercised, this deal will be worth over $22B at current list prices, Ryanair stated, adding that it becomes the lead customer for this new aircraft, which for Ryanair will feature 197 seats and new CFM LEAP-1B engines.
09:33 EDTBARyanair places order for up to 200 Boeing 737 Max
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06:47 EDTBARyanair to possibly place $10B Boeing order, Reuters says
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