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January 29, 2014
12:40 EDTBA, AOL, VRNG, DOW, MKC, GOOG, T, EA, YHOOOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday ahead of the last FOMC policy decision announcement of Ben Bernanke's tenure. Stocks began the session deep in negative territory thanks in part to foreign currency pressures in a number of emerging markets, including Turkey, Argentina and South Africa. There was also weakness in Dow components Boeing (BA) and AT&T (T) following their earnings reports. The market had recouped a fair part of its losses by noon as investors await the Fed's decision and the associated comments following its two day rate-setting meeting that concludes today. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the FOMC statement is scheduled to be released at 2:00 pm ET. In emerging markets, South Africa's central bank decided to increase interest rates for the first time in almost six years and the rand tumbled sharply after the country’s bid to halt the decline in the currency appeared to have backfired within minutes of the announcement. The reaction sparked a renewed sell-off in emerging market currencies, including the Turkish lira, which gave up all the gains it had registered after Turkey's central bank took aggressive action overnight to tighten its monetary policy. COMPANY NEWS: Dow member Boeing reported better than expected fourth quarter results, but the commercial airplane maker is the worst loser on the blue-chip index after it also issued guidance for fiscal 2014 that fell significantly short of expectations. Boeing guided to FY14 core EPS and revenue that were both well below consensus expectations. The company said it expects to make commercial deliveries of 715 to 725 planes in 2014 and expects operating cash flow of about $6.25B in 2014. Analysts at Wells Fargo said Boeing's cash flow outlook in particular could pressure shares, as it could imply no major ramp-up in share repurchases, and the stock was down over 6% near midday... Fellow Dow component AT&T was the second worst performer among its peers following its own quarterly report, issued last night after the close. Like Boeing, the telecom company reported results that beat expectations for the just-completed quarter, but the phone carrier's stock slid nearly 2% after it said it expects adjusted earnings per share to grow in the mid-single digits in the coming year, with revenue expected to be up only 2%-3%. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Dow Chemical (DOW), which rose over 3.5% after reporting fourth quarter profits and revenue that both exceeded analysts' consensus estimate and increasing its quarterly dividend and its share repurchase program. Also higher was video game maker Electronic Arts (EA), which advanced more than 3% after raising its fiscal year earnings outlook and being upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch. Shares of Vringo (VRNG) rose almost 30% after the company received a 6.5% royalty rate from a judge in its suit against Google (GOOG) and AOL (AOL). Among the noteworthy losers was Yahoo (YHOO), which fell more than 7% after issuing a first quarter outlook that disappointed and being downgraded to Hold from Buy at Gabelli. Also lower after issuing a lower than expected outlook was spice maker McCormick (MKC), which slid almost 7%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 150.05, or 0.94%, to 15,778.51, the Nasdaq was down 27.28, or 0.67%, to 4,070.68, and the S&P 500 was down 12.36, or 0.69%, to 1,780.14.
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May 12, 2015
07:03 EDTAOLVerizon to acquire AOL for $50 per share, an estimated total value of $4.4B
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07:01 EDTAOLVerizon to acquire AOL for $50 per share, an estimated total value of $4.4B
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07:01 EDTAOLVerizon to acquire AOL for $50 per share, or $4.4B
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07:00 EDTGOOGPublishers contend with Facebook clout as traffic-driving power grows, WSJ says
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06:53 EDTGOOGGoogle sees India business doubling every year, Economic Times says
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06:07 EDTGOOGGoogle's Urmson: Self-driving cars not the cause of accidents, Medium reports
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06:04 EDTGOOGGoogle's self-driving cars in three collisons since September, AP reports
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May 11, 2015
19:05 EDTGOOGFacebook tests in-house search engine, WSJ says
Facebook (FB) is testing a feature within its app that allows users to search for previously-shared links, reports the Wall Street Journal's Digits blog, citing spokesperson statements. "We’re piloting a new way to add a link that’s been shared on Facebook," said a company spokesperson. The Journal notes that the feature could give Facebook an information edge over search engine leader Google (GOOG). Reference Link
12:06 EDTTAT&T appoints Jeffrey Lewis Chief Accessibility Officer
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11:51 EDTAOLCLSA, UBS diverge widely on AOL following Q1 results
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11:03 EDTGOOGLionsgate, Google Play partner on 'The Mad Men Experience'
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10:29 EDTEAElectronic Arts management to meet with Jefferies
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09:59 EDTAOLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:39 EDTAOLAOL well positioned to capitalize on industry shifts, says UBS
UBS believes AOL is well positioned to capitalize on the shifts to video display advertising, deep brand marketing services on digital properties, and the trend toward programmatic buying in the coming years. UBS reiterated its Buy rating and $50 price target on AOL shares.
07:42 EDTAOL, AOLAOL downgraded to Sell from Underperform at CLSA
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07:30 EDTBABoeing May volatility at low end of range into investor meeting
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06:33 EDTBAAir Lease announces lease placement of two new Boeing aircraft with Hainan
Air Lease (AL) announced long term lease agreements with Hainan Airlines for two new Boeing (BA) 787-9 aircraft, both from ALC’s order book with Boeing. ALC has ordered 46 new Boeing 787-9 and 787-10 aircraft in total for deliveries beginning in spring 2016.
06:25 EDTBABoeing management to meet with Jefferies
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06:12 EDTYHOOYahoo implied volatility of 22 at lower end of index mean range
06:11 EDTGOOGStudy: Jet.com has lower prices than Amazon '94% of the time,' WSJ reports
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