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November 7, 2012
16:52 EDTJNPR, PKT, BTU, THC, PLXS, AAPL, ANR, BA, QLTY, VHC, HMAOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were sharply lower on the day, after last night's re-election of Barack Obama lead to an early sell-off that did not let up. After receiving clarity on the White House, attention on the Street turned to the looming fiscal cliff. An intra-day announcement by Boeing (BA) of cuts to its defense division heightened fears that a deal would not be reached by legislators before the scheduled budget cuts take effect... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., President Obama was re-elected and Congress remains split, with Republicans keeping control of the House of Representatives and Democrats maintaining their majority in the Senate. House Speaker John Boehner stated in a speech late in the day that Republicans are “willing to accept new revenue” to reach a compromise that averts the approaching fiscal cliff. U.S. consumer credit climbed $11.4B in September, a slightly higher number than was expected. In Europe, the European Commission lowered its 2013 growth forecast for the region's economy to 0.1% from a prior call for 1% growth. Also, German industrial production fell 1.8% in September from the prior month, which was worse than forecast... COMPANY NEWS: Boeing announced that it will cut executive positions in its Defense, Space & Security unit, and a report said it also plans to close facilities and restructure several business units. Shares of Boeing were down $1.47, or 2.05%, to $70.11... Following the re-election of President Obama, hospital stocks were among the few stocks that advanced on the day, notably shares of Tenet Healthcare (THC), up $2.39, or 9.58%, to $27.34 and Health Management Associates (HMA), up 56c, or 7.25%, to $8.28... Amongst the broader market slide, coal stocks Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) and Peabody Energy (BTU) both fell sharply after enjoying a run-up through October heading into the election... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was VirnetX (VHC), up $7.32, or 27.84%, to $33.61 after a jury awarded the company over $368M in a patent verdict against Apple (AAPL). Also trading higher were shares of Procera Networks (PKT), up $2.95, or 14.54%, to $23.24, after the company's Q3 earnings beat consensus estimates and the company reiterated its FY12 revenue view. Among noteworthy losers was Quality Distribution (QLTY), down $2.92, or 33.95%, to $5.68 after the company's Q3 earnings missed consensus estimates and the stock was downgraded at SunTrust and JPMorgan. Also lower were shares of Plexus (PLXS), down $7.45, or 26.65%, to $20.51 after the company announced Juniper (JNPR) had dropped it as a supplier... INDICES: The Dow lost 312.95, or 2.36%, to 12,932.73; the Nasdaq fell 74.64, or 2.48%, to 2,937.29; and the S&P 500 dropped 33.86, or 2.37%, to 1,394.53.
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December 9, 2014
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; December 9, 2014
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12:38 EDTBABoeing 747 production rate cut not surprising, says Wells Fargo
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12:34 EDTBABoeing to cut 747-8 production to 1.3 from 1.5 per month, WSJ reports
Boeing confirmed plans to lower 747-8 jetliner monthly production to 1.3 per month from 1.5, which will reduce annual deliveries to 16 from 18, in September of next year, reported The Wall Street Journal. Boeing said the cut enables it to "continue to run a healthy business,” the Journal quoted the company as stating. Reference Link
10:35 EDTAAPLApple falls, levels to watch
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10:23 EDTJNPROn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:38 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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09:21 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: AutoZone (AZO), up 3.8%... Burlington Stores (BURL), up 3.3%. ALSO HIGHER: bluebird bio (BLUE), up 56.5% after price target raised at Piper Jaffray and SunTrust... Camtek (CAMT), up 6.7% after being awarded a $2.8M order from a semiconductor manufacturer... PDC Energy (PDCE), up 5.8% after providing fiscal 2015 production guidance... Mast Therapeutics (MSTX), up 3.1% after reporting that it will begin recruiting patients for MST-188 study in first half of fiscal 2015... Idera Pharmaceuticals (IDRA), up 1.4% after announcing data for its lead product candidate, IMO-8400. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: UTi Worldwide (UTIW), down 10.8%... CONN'S (CONN), down 35.9% after reporting third quarter results, withdrawing fiscal 2015 guidance, stating that there is no timetable set for completion of strategic alternatives, and announcing the departure of its CFO. ALSO LOWER: Apple (AAPL), down 1.6% after Pacific Crest says that weak iPad demand could cause Apple to miss estimates and following a Wall Street Journal report that a judge denied Apple's efforts to throw out iPod pricing lawsuit... Allied Nevada Gold (ANV), down 30.1% after announcing pricing of common stock and warrant offering... United Continental (UAL), down 2.7% after reporting November traffic.
08:03 EDTAAPLWeak iPad demand could cause Apple to miss estimates, says Pacific Crest
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07:22 EDTJNPRBMO Capital to hold a conference
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06:39 EDTJNPRJuniper initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush
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06:22 EDTBABoeing sees strong demand for commercial airplanes in 2015
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06:20 EDTAAPLJudge denies Apple's efforts to throw out iPod pricing suit, WSJ reports
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December 8, 2014
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; December 8, 2014
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13:16 EDTAAPLApple trades off session lows, levels to watch
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09:02 EDTANRAlpha Natural announces WARN notices for eight W. Virginia coal mines expire
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07:26 EDTBTUPeabody still sees FY14 coal sales volumes 245M-255M tons
Peabody Energy Corporation said in a filing that it reaffirms its prior guidance regarding 2014 coal sales volumes, U.S. revenues per ton, operating costs and expenses per ton and capital spending. Specifically, Peabody continues to target full-year 2014 sales volumes of 245 to 255 million tons, including U.S. sales of 185 to 190 million tons and Australian sales of 36 to 38 million tons. Peabody's targeted 2014 Australian sales volumes include 16 to 17 million tons of metallurgical coal and 12 to 13 million tons of seaborne thermal coal. In the U.S., Peabody continues to project a 2% to 4% decrease in revenues per ton compared to the prior year. Peabody also continues to expect a 1% to 3% decrease in its U.S. operating costs and expenses per ton in 2014 compared to the prior year and 2014 Australian operating costs and expenses of approximately $70 per ton, in addition to 2014 capital spending levels of $200M-$220M.
06:37 EDTAAPLApple rumored to be launching 4-inch iPhone in 2015, Times of India reports
Apple is rumored to be developing a new iPhone with a 4-inch display, The Times of India reports, citing a report from The Electronic Times of Taiwan. According to supply chain sources, the device will launch in 2H15. Reference Link
06:22 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $135 from $120 at Citigroup
Citigroup raised its earnings estimates for Apple after its field work indicated consumers are increasingly buying the higher memory iPhone 6 and 6+. Citi expects purchasing trends towards higher memory devices to drive stronger sales and margins. It believes consensus estimates are yet to factor in this development. The firm raised its price target for Apple shares to $135 from $120 and keeps a Buy rating on the name. Shares of phone maker closed Friday down 49c to $115.
06:15 EDTAAPLLenovo shipments expected to lead Samsung by 9M in 2015, DigiTimes reports
Lenovo (LNVGY) is estimated to beat Samsung (SSNLF) in mobile device shipments in 2015 by about 9M units, reports DigiTimes Research. Lenovo is set to beat Samsung by about 1M units in 2014 and become the second largest mobile computing device brand vendor worldwide behind Apple (AAPL). DigiTimes Research says Lenovo and Samsung plan to focus on maintaining tablet shipments as demand weakens in 2015. Reference Link
05:43 EDTBABoeing Business Jets, Comlux announces order for two BBJ MAX 8s
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