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January 15, 2014
12:18 EDTNUS, CHTP, QIWI, GM, DTLK, BACOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday following a better than expected report on manufacturing in the New York region as well as solid earnings from Bank of America (BAC). Renewed optimism surrounding the earnings season following reports from three of the largest U.S. banks has given investors the confidence to push the Dow to its second triple digit gain in a row. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the 0.4% increase in the producer-price index in December from the prior month matched economists' estimate. The "core" measure, which excludes food and energy, climbed 0.3%, which was more than the 0.1% forecast. The Empire State manufacturing index surged to 12.5 in January from a revised 2.2 reading for December, beating expectations for a more modest rise to 3.5. Also, in its latest Global Economic Prospects report the World Bank raised its forecast for global economic growth to 3.2% this year from 2.4% in 2013. COMPANY NEWS: Bank of America grew its fourth quarter earnings to 29c a share, which was greatly increased from the 3c a share it posted in the same period last year earlier and also exceeded the 26c a share that analysts had expected. Shares of the bank, the third large U.S. bank to report in the last two days, rose about 2.5% near midday following the report... General Motors (GM) shares were down nearly 2% amid a number of newsworthy developments. The automaker declared a 30c per share quarterly common stock dividend, its first dividend since coming out of bankruptcy, and appointed a new Chief Financial Officer. GM also said it expects its earnings before interest and tax to be "modestly improved" in 2014, but warned it expects restructuring costs this year of $1.1B. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Chelsea Therapeutics (CHTP), whose share price more than doubled after an FDA advisory committee voted to support approval of Northera for the treatment of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension. Also higher was Datalink (DTLK), a designer of servers, storage and networks, which soared 28% after the company raised its fourth quarter outlook. Among the noteworthy losers was multi-level marketer Nu Skin (NUS), which fell 19% after a cautious article about the company was published in the Chinese-language periodical "People's Daily." However, the company said in a statement to Bloomberg that the report contained inaccuracies. Also lower were shares of Qiwi (QIWI), a provider of payment services in Russia, which fell over 17% after Russia's Kommersant reported that the country may limit domestic payments using anonymous electronic wallets and ban cross-border payments using them. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 121.28, or 0.74%, to 16,495.14, the Nasdaq was up 28.42, or 0.68%, to 4,211.44, and the S&P 500 was up 10.29, or 0.56%, to 1,849.17.
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14:35 EDTGMGeneral Motors recalls Sparks, Sonics over radio software issue
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13:50 EDTBACEarnings Watch: Goldman Sachs to report after last quarter's earnings beat
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12:18 EDTBACOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:19 EDTBACBank of America reports June default rate 2.62% vs. 2.9% last month
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10:11 EDTBACBank of America trades higher following earnings
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09:32 EDTBACActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB BAC RCPT MU YUM NFLX CELG
09:23 EDTBACOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Bank of America (BAC), up 2.9%... CSX (CSX), up 2.6%. ALSO HIGHER: Hertz (HTZ), up 3.9% after being upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank. NOTABLE: Receptos (RCPT), up 10.5% following deal to be acquired by Celgene (CELG)... Celgene is up 7.9% after announcing acquisition of Receptos... UP AFTER RECEPTOS/CELGENE DEAL: ZIOPHARM Oncology (ZIOP), up 1.7%... Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA), up 6.5%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Delta Air Lines (DAL), down 2.4%. ALSO LOWER: Mead Johnson (MJN), down 4.8% after reducing fiscal 2015 EPS guidance... Columbia Pipeline Partners (CPPL), down 5.6% after 4.64M share Block Trade priced at $24.15... SINA (SINA), down 2.7% after being downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... MacroGenics (MGNX), down 2.8% after 3.25M share Secondary priced at $37.00.
08:51 EDTBACBank of America reports full-time equivalent headcount down 7% in Q2
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08:49 EDTBACBofA says 'well positioned' for NII to benefit as rates move higher
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08:43 EDTBACBank of America expects to remain 'opportunistic' to meet future funding needs
BofA reported it issued $10B of parent long-term debt in Q2, including $3B of subordinated debt, and said its Global Excess Liquidity Sources grew to a record $484B. Bank of America's estimated consolidated Liquidity Coverage Ratio exceeds the 2017 requirement, the bank added.
08:40 EDTBACBofA estimates holdco SLR 6.3%, bank subsidiary SLR 7%
Bank of America estimates its bank holding company Supplementary Leverage Ratio, or SLR, Fully Phased-in, is 6.3%, exceeding the 5% required minimum. The estimated primary bank subsidiary SLR is 7.0%, exceeding the 6% “well-capitalized” level, the bank said in slides for its Q2 earnings call.
08:33 EDTBACBank of America notes Q2 results impacted by 7c in adjustments, gains
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07:07 EDTBACBank of America says issued 1.3M new consumer credit cards in Q2
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07:06 EDTBACBank of America CEO says benefited from improvement in U.S. economy
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07:05 EDTBACBank of America reports Book Value per Share $21.91 at June 30
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07:04 EDTBACBank of America reports Q2 provision for credit losses $780M
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07:02 EDTBACBank of America reports Q2 revenue net of interest expense $22.3B on FTE basis
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07:01 EDTBACBank of America reports Q2 EPS 45c, consensus 36c
Reports Q2 revenue $21.12B, consensus $21.32B.
07:01 EDTBACBank of America reports Q2 EPS 45c, consensus 36c
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06:14 EDTGMFiat Chrysler CEO has no plans for another GM offer, NYT reports
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