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November 26, 2014
06:13 EDTHPQHP Q4 results show improving fundamentals, says Citigroup
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05:32 EDTAMZNAmazon.com lowers price of unlocked Fire Phone to $199
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November 25, 2014
18:18 EDTHPQOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:58 EDTHPQHP CEO says revenue would grow in 2015 without FX headwinds
17:50 EDTHPQHP confident that company will execute in FY15 amid separation
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17:44 EDTHPQHP sees FY15 revenue in constant currency flat
17:41 EDTHPQHP reaffirms FY15 free cash flow view at $6.5B-$7B
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17:36 EDTHPQHP sees making gains in PC sector as industry consolidates
17:30 EDTHPQHP sees commercial PC growth to moderate in Q1
Comments from Q4 earnings call.
16:26 EDTHPQHP down 1% to $37.25 after reporting Q4 results, guidance
16:10 EDTHPQHP says Q4 personal systems revenue was up 4% year over year
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16:08 EDTHPQHP sees FY15 EPS $3.83-$4.03, consensus $3.95
16:07 EDTHPQHP sees Q1 EPS 89c-93c, consensus 93c
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16:06 EDTHPQHP reports Q4 EPS $1.06, consensus $1.06
Reports Q4 revenue $28.4B, consensus $28.76B.
15:31 EDTHPQNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), consensus $1.06; Analog Devices (ADI), consensus 68c; Cubic (CUB), consensus 94c; Nimble Storage (NMBL), consensus (16c); Veeva Systems (VEEV), consensus 8c; Infoblox (BLOX), consensus 3c; TiVo (TIVO), consensus 7c; Perfect World (PWRD), consensus 40c.
15:29 EDTINTCIntel hits fresh highs and ticks resistance at a key technical juncture
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15:10 EDTHPQHP November weekly 38 straddle priced for 4.1% move into Q4
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14:44 EDTAMZNcomScore: Desktop e-commerce sales up 11% so far in holiday season
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14:18 EDTHPQHP technical notes before results
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13:16 EDTAMZNAngie's List retreats after Amazon reportedly launches local services site
Shares of Angie's List (ANGI) are sinking after The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that Amazon.com (AMZN) had launched a website that will connect consumers to local service providers. Angie's List connects users to local contractors and publishes consumers' reviews of contractors. WHAT'S NEW: Amazon.com launched its website featuring information about local contractors in New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle, The Journal reported, citing an unnamed source who was briefed on the company's plan. Called Amazon Local Services, the website is part of the e-commerce giant's attempt to compete with traditional stores, The Journal said. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Reuters reported last June that Amazon planned to launch a local services website. Last month, research firm Wunderlich said that Angie's List could be a logical takeover target for Amazon or eBay (EBAY). Wunderlich issued its note after The Financial Times reported that Angie's List had hired bankers to help it explore strategic options, including a possible sale of the company. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors today, Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian wrote that Amazon's service should be appealing to users searching for local services or shopping for products that have to be serviced. Moreover, service providers should also find value in Amazon's website, Sebastian stated. Service providers will only have to pay Amazon a share of the revenue they receive from customers they obtain from the website, the analyst wrote. Also, Amazon's popularity will enable it to bring meaningful amounts of business to the service providers, Sebastian wrote. He kept a $340 price target and Outperform rating on Amazon shares. Sebastian also noted that the market is increasingly competitive, with Groupon (GRPN) and Yelp (YELP) among the other public companies in the space, and he said he expects Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG) to build more local services over time. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Angie's List fell 4% to $6 and Amazon slid 1% to $332.50.
12:35 EDTHPQEarnings Preview: Analysts take positive view of HP after split plan
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12:22 EDTAMZNAmazon uniquely positioned in home services market, says RW Baird
After the Wall Street Journal this morning highlighted the recent roll-out of Amazon (AMZN) Local Services in select U.S. cities, RW Baird analyst Colin Sebastian says the tech giant is "uniquely positioned" in the $400B home services market given its position in e-commerce and ability to geo-target traffic to local service professionals. Sebastian notes the market is increasingly competitive, with Angie's List (ANGI), Groupon (GRPN) and Yelp (YELP) among the public companies in the space. He also expects Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG) to build more local services over time. Sebastian keeps an Outperform rating on Amazon, point out Baird's initial e-commerce checks suggest a solid start to holiday shopping.
11:10 EDTAMZNWorldwide tablet growth expected to slow to 7.2% in 2014, IDC says
The worldwide tablet market is expected to see a massive deceleration in 2014 with year-over-year growth slowing to 7.2%, down from 52.5% in 2013, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC). At the core of this slowdown is the expectation that 2014 will represent the first full year of decline in Apple iPad shipments. Both the iPad and the overall market slowdown do not come as a surprise as device lifecycles for tablets have continued to lengthen, increasingly resembling those of PCs more than smartphones. "The tablet market continues to be impacted by a few major trends happening in relevant markets," said Ryan Reith, Program Director with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers. "In the early stages of the tablet market, device lifecycles were expected to resemble those of smartphones, with replacement occurring every 2-3 years. What has played out instead is that many tablet owners are holding onto their devices for more than 3 years and in some instances more than 4 years. We believe the two major drivers for longer than expected tablet lifecycles are legacy software support for older products, especially within iOS, and the increased use of smartphones for a variety of computing tasks." Publicly traded companies in the space include Samsung (SSNLF), Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), Amazon.com (AMZN) and Barnes & Noble (BKS). Reference Link
10:43 EDTHPQHP volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
HP November weekly call option implied volatility is at 50, December is at 25, January and February is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 26 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on November 25.
09:39 EDTAMZN, INTCActive equity options trading
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09:11 EDTAMZNAmazon launches local service provider offering in NY, LA, WSJ reports
Amazon.com (AMZN) has launched Amazon Local Services, which connects customers to local service providers, in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing a person briefed on the plan. The Fly notes that Angie’s List (ANGI) operates a service for members to research, hire, and review local professionals. Reference Link
08:30 EDTAMZNMakerBot offering 3D printed products on Amazon.com
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06:23 EDTINTCARM, Intel see growth opportunities in Internet of things segment, DigiTimes say
ARM-based CPU platforms are not expected to achieve any significant results within the next two years in PC and server industries, reports DigiTimes. According to sources from the supply chain, ARM (ARMH) and Intel (INTC) have found a new business opportunity in the Internet of things segment and both expect growth in that area. Reference Link
06:18 EDTINTCIntel decides to keep tablet subsidies, Digitimes reports
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06:04 EDTBACBank of America implied volatility of 15 at lower end of index mean range
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November 24, 2014
16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; November 24, 2014
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11:49 EDTHPQCitigroup mobile devices analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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10:16 EDTAMZNAmazon SSS up 47% in third week November, eBay up 12%, ChannelAdvisor says
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09:46 EDTCCitigroup Global Markets fined $15M by FINRA for supervisory failures
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09:39 EDTAMZN, CActive equity options trading
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07:28 EDTHPQHP price target raised to $45 from $40 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank raised its price target for HP shares to $45 ahead of the company's Q4 results on November 25. The firm expects an in-line quarter with the potential for higher earnings due to buybacks. To reflect higher buybacks, Deutsche raised its earnings estimates and it keeps a Buy rating on HP.
07:01 EDTC, BACFed could further restrict banks' commodities businesses, NY Times says
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06:44 EDTHPQHP volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
HP November weekly call option implied volatility is at 52, December is at 30, January is at 23, February is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 26 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on November 25.
06:26 EDTBACFaith-based investors ask BofA to split chairman, CEO roles, WSJ reports
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November 23, 2014
17:24 EDTINTCIntel, Qualcomm look like 'excellent' investments, Barron's says
Intel (INTC) and Qualcomm (QCOM) both look like "excellent" investments, with Qualcomm looking better for risk-prone investors, Barron's contends in its 'Technology Trader' column. Reference Link
17:01 EDTINTCIntel shares could rise 30%, Barron's says
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14:29 EDTHPQ3D printing draws regulatory scrutiny as its applications spread, FT says
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November 21, 2014
16:36 EDTINTCMarket ends week higher as domestic data, foreign central banks boost shares
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15:08 EDTAMZNOptions Update; November 21, 2014
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12:31 EDTAMZNAmazon.com looking to launch new video streaming service, NY Post says
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12:08 EDTHPQHP December volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
HP November weekly call option implied volatility is at 41, December is at 32, January is at 23, February is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 26 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on November 25.
10:47 EDTAMZNAmazon reported travel entry viewed positively by Piper's Munster
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10:01 EDTAMZNOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:00 EDTINTCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:49 EDTAMZNAmazon.com travel entrance could help margins, says Piper Jaffray
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09:36 EDTCLF, AMZNActive equity options trading
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08:06 EDTINTCIntel DCG growth could add 15c-20c to 2015 EPS, says Jefferies
Jefferies says the bear argument on Intel misses the fact that the company's Data Center Group is expected to growth 15% annually for the foreseeable future. The firm estimates DCG growth could add $1B in free cash flow and 15c-20c in EPS In 2015. If also estimates Intel's PC revenue, which the bears highlight, will increase by 4% in 2014 to $35B, at 45% operating margin and contribute $2.00 in EPS. Jefferies reiterates a Buy rating on Intel with a $45 price target.
07:56 EDTINTCIntel analyst day mixed, says FBR Capital
FBR Capital views Intel's analyst day as mixed since the company's gross margin and PC guidance came in below its expectations while it also announced a dividend increase and better than expected capex outlook. FBR raised its price target for Intel shares to $40 from $36 saying the cash return story is likely to temp income investors. It keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
07:35 EDTINTC, INTCIntel downgraded to Sell from Underperform at CLSA
Price target is $31.
07:29 EDTINTCIntel data center unit forecast beat estimates, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest says that Intel's 2015 guidance for its data center unit surpassed consensus estimates. The firm notes that the unit generates 42% of the company's operating profits, and it thinks the company has a number of other positive catalysts. It recommends buying the shares.
07:24 EDTBAC, CBB&T CEO says 'banks lending recklessly' again, Reuters reports
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06:43 EDTAMZNAmazon.com initiated with a Buy at Nomura
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06:38 EDTAMZNAmazon could launch travel service, Skift reports
Amazon is planning on launching a travel service, according to a report from Skift. Amazon Travel, which will go live around January 1, will feature a selection of hotels, the publication says. Reference Link
06:21 EDTAMZNAmazon lease hints at same-day shipping, brick-and-mortar ambitions, WSJ says
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06:08 EDTAMZNFacebook working to expand drone team, Re/code reports
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06:05 EDTINTCIntel may not reach goal of shipping 70M tablet chips next year, Re/code reports
Intel CEO Bryan Krzanich said in an interview on the sidelines of the company's investor meeting that the company may not ship 70M tablet chips in 2015 as previously predicted, Re/code reports. Krzanich commented, "I don’t think our standalone number will be that high." Reference Link
November 20, 2014
16:24 EDTINTCOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:44 EDTAMZNOptions Update; November 20, 2014
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13:59 EDTINTCIntel remains a top pick at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says Intel's outlook for 2015 is "roughly consistent" with its estimates. It expects Intel's competitive strength to profitability and share value over the next several years. The firm views Intel as a top pick and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
12:34 EDTINTCIntel sees FY15 R&D spending approximately $20B, plus or minus $400M
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12:33 EDTINTCIntel sees FY15 CapEx approximately $10.5B, plus or minus $500M
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12:32 EDTINTCIntel sees FY15 gross margin 62%, plus or minus two points
12:32 EDTINTCIntel sees FY15 revenue growth in mid-single digits, consensus $57.78B
12:31 EDTINTCIntel raises annual dividend to 96c per share
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12:00 EDTHPQAnalyst sees new competition shaking up 3D printing market
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11:52 EDTINTCIntel CEO confirms organizational change made this week
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that Intel has reorganized by combing its groups that handle personal computer chips with those used for smartphones and tablets, and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed the change during the company's investor day presentation.
11:32 EDTINTCIntel says high-end gaming segment among fastest growing in PCs
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10:02 EDTCLFOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Zoetis (ZTS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Target (TGT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... Alexandria Real Estate (ARE) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Allscripts (MDRX) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... athenahealth (ATHN) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Boston Properties (BXP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Cliffs Natural (CLF) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Cubist (CBST) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Denbury Resources (DNR) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... E-House (EJ) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... Owens-Illinois (OI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Quality Systems (QSII) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Sapient (SAPE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Harsco (HSC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... Credit Acceptance (CACC) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities... Liberty Media (LMCA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Telsey Advisory.
09:36 EDTCLFActive equity options trading
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08:04 EDTHPQHP December volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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07:23 EDTBACBoston Security Analysts Society to hold a conference
Sustainable Investing: Taking the Long View is being held in Boston on November 20.
07:21 EDTCCitigroup's OneMain could receive bids from Springleaf, Centerbridge, WSJ says
Springleaf Holdings (LEAF) and Centerbridge Partners are said to be considering separate bids for OneMain, Citigroup's (C) subprime lending business, The Wall Street Journal reports. The unit could fetch over $4B, a source says. Other sources say the sale process for OneMain is in the early stages and other bidders may emerge. Reference Link
07:11 EDTBACBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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06:30 EDTAMZNAmazon using robots to help speed delivery, WSJ reports
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06:25 EDTCLFCliffs Natural downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank downgraded Cliffs Natural to Hold citing the likely closure of the company's Bloom Lake operations. Deutsche lowered its price target for shares to $10.
06:23 EDTCLFStocks with implied volatility movement; CLF GDP
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Cliffs Natural (CLF) 110, Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) 144 according to iVolatility.
05:17 EDTAMZNAmazon.com to start Black Friday deals on Friday, Nov. 21
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November 19, 2014
16:32 EDTHPQStratasys appoints ex-Hewlett-Packard Chris Morgan as CMO
Stratasys (SSYS) appointed Chris Morgan as Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer for Stratasys. Morgan is a 25-year veteran of HP (HPQ).
16:31 EDTCLFOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:59 EDTCCitigroup latest bank to mull sale of index business, Reuters reports
Citigroup, amid increased regulatory scrutiny, is weighing a sale of its index business, said Reuters, citing two sources familiar with the situation. Reference Link
14:25 EDTAMZNOptions Update; November 14, 2014
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12:46 EDTCLFOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:35 EDTCLFCliffs Natural's Bloom Lake closure costs a worst case, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse said Cliffs Natural's Bloom Lake closure cost guidance of $650M-$700M is a worst case scenario and significantly less negative scenarios are possible.
10:29 EDTINTCGoogle now top competitor to Apple, Jefferies says
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10:11 EDTAMZNJetPay names Pete DuPré as Chief Information Officer
JetPay (JTPY) announced the hiring of Pierre "Pete" J. DuPré as Chief Information Officer of the company. DuPré will be leading the company’s efforts to expand our product offering and as well as add new functionalities to our current products and services. DuPré's most recent position was with Amazon Web Services (AMZN), where he served as a Technology Transformation Advisor.
10:10 EDTCLFCliffs Natural only has nominal value at $85/mt iron ore, says CRT Capital
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09:53 EDTCLFCliffs Natural price target lowered to $4 from $8 at Brean Capital
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09:39 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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09:01 EDTAMZNAmazon says Fire TV Stick begins shipping today
Amazon announced that Fire TV Stick started shipping today. Fire TV Stick costs $39.
08:27 EDTCCiti cuts 35 capital markets jobs in London, Reuters reports
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07:51 EDTBAC, CClearing House Payments Company to hold a conference
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07:46 EDTHPQSymantec, Hewlett-Packard announce DRaaS solution partnership
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07:37 EDTCCitigroup to hold a conference
Global Financial Conference is being held in Singapore on November 19-20.
06:34 EDTAMZNNielsen to begin measuring viewing of subscription video services, WSJ reports
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06:27 EDTCLFCliffs Natural to pursue exit options for Eastern Canadian iron ore operations
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November 18, 2014
15:05 EDTAMZNcomScore sees 2014 U.S. holiday e-commerce spending up 16% to $61B
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13:28 EDTCLFIron ore, steel stocks lower after iron ore prices, China home prices decline
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12:47 EDTAMZNEarnings Preview: Lowe's shares up over 15% since last earnings report
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11:50 EDTINTCIntel November volatility elevated into investor meeting
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10:55 EDTINTCIntel to host investor meeting
Investor meeting to be held in Santa Clara, CA on November 20 at 11 am. Webcast Link
09:29 EDTAMZNAmazon.com Q4 revenue tracking to $29.66, says ITG Research
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09:06 EDTINTCIntel to combine two groups in new 'Client Computing' unit, WSJ says
Intel plans to reorganize by combing its groups that handle personal computer chips with those used for smartphones and tablets, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing an email sent to employees by CEO Brian Krzanich. Intel’s changes are scheduled to go into effect in early 2015, the report noted. Reference Link
06:08 EDTINTCIntel's 'Mica' bracelet to feature Google alerts, AT&T data plan, Re/code says
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06:04 EDTAMZNAmazon Fresh grocery delivery expands to Philadelphia
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November 17, 2014
16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; November 17, 2014
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14:16 EDTCCitigroup reports October credit loss 2.18% vs. 2.53% last month
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10:15 EDTBACBank of America reports October default rate 2.81% vs. 2.93% last month
Reports October delinquency rate 1.94% vs. 1.92% last month.
10:02 EDTAMZNAmazon SSS up 36% in second week November, eBay up 10%, ChannelAdvisor says
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09:36 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading
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08:40 EDTAMZNOppenheimer technology analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Technology Analysts discuss Amazon's recently-held AWS re:Invent Conference, as well as implications for other cloud and software companies in the Technology sector, on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on November 17 at 9 am.
07:52 EDTINTCDepartment of Energy awards $425M for supercomputing technologies
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November 14, 2014
09:38 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading
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06:16 EDTAMZNEU says Starbucks tax deal in Netherlands may be illegal state aid, WSJ says
The European Union said the tax deal struck by Starbucks (SBUX) in the Netherlands amounts to illegal state aid, reports the Wall Street Journal. European Commission regulators said it reached a preliminary view that the tax deal violated guidelines produced by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It said the tax deal "tolerates questionable adjustments which allow Starbucks Manufacturing BV to lower the resulting corporate income tax basis in the Netherlands." The EU is also investigating tax arrangements of Apple (AAPL) in Ireland and Amazon (AMZN) and Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY) in Luxembourg. Reference Link
November 13, 2014
16:03 EDTAMZNOptions Update; November 13, 2014
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11:43 EDTAMZNAmazon.com, Hachette end dispute, New York Times reports
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06:20 EDTAMZNAmazon's Web-services chief not threatened by cash threat from rivals, WSJ says
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November 12, 2014
16:23 EDTBAC, COn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; November 12, 2014
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15:08 EDTHPQ, INTCEarnings Preview: Cisco reports amid analyst debate on break-up potential
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14:08 EDTINTCIntel reports 427.7K share position in Rocket Fuel
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13:47 EDTAMZNEarnings Preview: Wal-Mart sees FY15 net sales up 2%-3% vs. last year
Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) is scheduled to report third quarter earnings before the market open on Thursday, November 13, with a conference call scheduled for 7:00 am ET. Wal-Mart, a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, operates retail stores in various formats under 69 different banners in 27 countries with its "everyday low price" philosophy. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of $1.12 on revenue of $118.35B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.08-$1.17 on revenue of $115.17B-$119.67B. LAST QUARTER: Wal-Mart reported second quarter EPS of $1.21, in line with estimates, on revenue of $119.3B, against estimates of $119B. Walmart U.S. comp sales were flat for the 13-week period ended August 1, and U.S. net sales increased $1.9B, or 2.7%, to over $70B. Currency exchange rate fluctuations negatively impacted net sales by approximately $700M, the company said. Wal-Mart forecast Q3 EPS of $1.10-$1.20, with U.S. comp store sales relatively flat and Sam's Club comp sales, excluding fuel, slightly positive. and increased investments in Sam's Club membership programs. The company lowered its fiscal year 2015 EPS view to $4.90-$5.15 from $5.10-$5.45, against estimates at that time of $5.15. The new full year guidance reflects incremental investments in e-commerce and higher U.S. health-care costs than previously anticipated. The annual effective tax rate is projected to be between 32%-34%. NEWS: On its Q2 earnings conference call, Wal-Mart lowered its FY15 e-commerce sales growth forecast to 25%. In mid-October, Wal-Mart said that as a result of a tougher sales environment than it anticipated a year ago, it now expects to grow net sales for FY15 between 2%-3% on last year’s $473.1B. The company indicated in February that it expected net sales growth to be at the low end of its guidance provided last October of 3%-5%. The company sees fiscal year 2016 net sales growth of 2%-4%, or approximately $10B-$20B of net sales growth. The company said FY16 operating expenses will grow at a rate "somewhat faster" than sales growth and operating income will be flat to slightly down. Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said the company will invest less in stores and more in e-commerce. Wal-Mart sees FY15 capital investments of $12.5B-$13B and FY16 capital investments $11.6B-$12.9B. Wal-Mart also sees FY16 e-commerce and digital spending of $1.2B-$1.5B. Ahead of a holiday shopping season that may be fiercely promotional, Wal-Mart is testing a program to match online prices from rivals including Amazon.com (AMZN), reported the Wall Street Journal. The company announced the "New Black Friday" will include five days of deals. STREET RESEARCH: Cleveland Research said Wal-Mart's trends softened in September and October following a strong August driven by soft traffic and less promotional activity. The firm believes Wal-Mart is positioned to maintain share during the holidays, but sees "growing caution" on the consumer spending outlook. Baird said expectations for Wal-Mart appear to be muted into the Q3 report. The firm believes sales may remain lackluster and margins may slip in the near-term, but sees international as an opportunity. During the quarter, shares were initiated with a Neutral rating at Sterne Agee. PRICE ACTION: Wal-Mart shares are up 6.9% over the last three months but are only up 0.8% year-to-date. In early afternoon trading, Wal-Mart shares are up 0.4% to $79.35.
12:55 EDTAMZNAmazon to expand its R&D in Cambridge, UK, TechCrunch reports
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12:38 EDTC, BACOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:14 EDTBAC, COCC fines Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan $950M over FX trading
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10:07 EDTCCitigroup to pay $1.02B to settle foreign exchange investigations
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10:06 EDTCCitigroup announces foreign exchance settlements
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08:57 EDTCBarclays excluded from forex settlement due to issues with NYDFS, Reuters says
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08:13 EDTCBoston Biotech to hold a conference
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08:07 EDTCMacy's, Citi Retail Services renew card agreement
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07:28 EDTC, BACBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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06:12 EDTCCFTC fines five banks $1.4B for manipulation of FX benchmark rates
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06:05 EDTCFCA fines five banks $1.7B over FX trading operations
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