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April 16, 2014
12:47 EDTBAC, AEM, CSX, ADTN, SBUX, DPS, PEP, ZGNX, SODA, YHOO, AUYOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday as the earnings season picks up steam. Stocks began the session sharply higher, with the market attempting to extend the rally that began on Monday. The move upward comes in spite of the dayís housing data coming in below expectations. This afternoon, investors will be watching the Fedís Beige Book report in hopes it provides evidence that the economy is strengthening. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts in March were up 2.8% from the prior month to a rate of 946K, versus expectations for an increase of 7%. Building permits were down 2.4% to a 990K rate, versus expectations for a decline of 0.4%. Industrial production rose 0.7% in March, which was ahead of the 0.5% forecast. The Fedís Beige Book report, which includes anecdotal reports on business conditions in the various Fed districts, is due out at 2:00 pm ET. In China, data showed its economy grew 7.4% in the first quarter from a year earlier, providing relief after recent signs that growth in the world's second largest economy has been slowing. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Bank of America (BAC) were down over 2% near midday after the company reported a first quarter loss of 5c per share, which was influenced by $6B in legal charges. The $6B in litigation expense, which was related to a previously announced settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency and added reserves for other legacy mortgage-related matters, hurt the banks earnings by about 40c per share... Yahoo (YHOO) rose more than 6% after reporting first quarter profit and sales last night that beat expectations. A great deal of attention was also paid to the 66% year-over-year increase in revenue reported by Alibaba, the Chinese group of e-commerce sites in which Yahoo has a 24% stake. This morning, Wells Fargo upgraded its rating on Yahoo to Outperform from Market Perform and raised its price target range for shares to $45-$47 from $38-$40, while Jefferies assumed coverage of Yahoo and also raised its rating on the stock. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was SodaStream (SODA), which surged 9% after an Israeli website said that the company was in talks to sell a 10% or greater stake to a big name company such as PepsiCo (PEP), Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), or Starbucks (SBUX). Also higher was drugmaker Zogenix (ZGNX), which gained nearly 10% after confirming that a judge prevented a ban on sales of the company's Zohydro pain medication in Massachusetts. Among the noteworthy losers was Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM), which fell 7.5% after agreeing to jointly acquire Osisko Mining in partnership with Yamana Gold (AUY). Yamana shares were also down 3%. Also lower following their earnings reports were ADTRAN (ADTN), which fell nearly 6%, and CSX (CSX), which dropped about 3%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 124.14, or 0.76%, to 16,386.70, the Nasdaq was up 37.86, or 0.94%, to 4,072.02, and the S&P 500 was up 13.52, or 0.73%, to 1,856.50.
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July 14, 2014
18:49 EDTYHOOYahoo initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital
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14:28 EDTCSXCSX technical comments ahead of results
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13:18 EDTYHOOYahoo technical comments before earnings
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10:20 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility increases into Q2 and growth outlook
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08:40 EDTYHOOYahoo, AOL unlikely to be plotting merger at Sun Valley conference, Re/code says
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08:36 EDTZGNXZogenix announces patent for DosePro Needle-free Delivery System
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06:05 EDTYHOOYahoo acquires Israeli video startup RayV, terms not disclosed
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July 11, 2014
18:18 EDTYHOOAlibaba may expand board to 11 after IPO
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11:45 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; YHOO WFM
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11:16 EDTYHOOAOL, Yahoo CEOs have late-night talk, WSJ reports
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07:20 EDTBACBig banks seen losing reserve release cushion, Reuters says
Releasing loan-loss reserves has helped U.S. big banks weather a period of weak loan demand and lower fee income, but Q2 results from the banks may see less benefit from the practice as loss rates and reserves near their lower limits, said Reuters. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
July 10, 2014
17:49 EDTYHOOAlibaba may begin IPO process by end of month, WSJ reports
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11:35 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; YHOO AAL
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08:38 EDTAEMAgnico-Eagle commences drill program on Aura Silver Greyhound Property
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06:56 EDTBACBank of America July volatility elevated into Q2 and capital outlook
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06:29 EDTBACBank of America requests 5c dividend reapproval, WSJ reports
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06:16 EDTBACHolder refuses meeting with BofA head, Reuters says
Attorney General Eric Holder has formally decided to not meet with Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan to discuss a multibillion-dollar agreement, as talks to resolve investigations into shoddy mortgage securities sold by the firm and its divisions are delayed, according to Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Sources said that no discussions between the bank and the U.S. Department of Justice have occurred since the second week in June. Reference Link
July 9, 2014
15:09 EDTCSXCSX July volatility flat into Q2 and outlook
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08:33 EDTZGNXZogenix reports positive development on U.S. District Court ruling
Zogenix commented on the order issued by the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts upholding its prior decision that imposing regulations to restrict access to Zohydro ER Extended-Release Capsules, CII, violates Constitutional law. The court's decision supports the importance of upholding the principle at the heart of this case, which is that the FDA is the only regulatory body that is authorized to determine the approval and access of medicines for all Americans. On October 25, 2013, the FDA approved Zohydro ER for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate, and today's decision preserves access for those in Massachusetts who may benefit from its medical attributes and sets a precedent for other states seeking to unjustly restrict access to Zohydro ER. Zogenix will continue to work to ensure patients have access to Zohydro ER in every state in a manner that is consistent with all extended-release opioids.
06:51 EDTBACBofA also in talks with DOJ to settle civil probes over mortgage unit, WSJ says
In addition to the talks with Citigroup (C), the Department of Justice has also has been in talks with Bank of America (BAC) to resolve civil probes over its mortgage business, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
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