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June 26, 2014
16:23 EDTBCS, BABA, GPRO, YHOO, RDEN, IRM, MEI, AUXL, QLTIOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in negative territory and proceeded to spend the entire session there. The early move lower had pushed the Dow to a triple digit loss about an hour into trading, but the market then spent the rest of the day trying to get back to positive territory and fell just short of doing so. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims in the third week of June came in at 312k, which was a hair above the 310K forecast. Personal income rose 0.4% in May, matching expectations, but consumer spending grew only 0.2%, missing the forecast for 0.4% growth. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Barclays (BCS) trading in New York fell $1.16, or 7.38%, to $14.55 after New York's Attorney General announced a lawsuit against the bank arising from the operation of its dark pool and other aspects of its electronic trading division. Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter, said some money managers are telling brokers not to send orders to Barclays LX venue after NY AG Eric Schneiderman accused the venue of misleading clients about high-frequency trading... Action camera maker GoPro (GPRO) made its stock market debut and rose $7.34, or 30.58%, to close at $31.34 after its initial public offering priced at $24 per share... China's Alibaba (BABA), in which Yahoo (YHOO) holds a significant stake, confirmed it will apply for listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “BABA.” MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Iron Mountain (IRM), which gained $5.97, or 20.05%, to $35.74 after its board of directors approved the company’s conversion to a real estate investment trust, or REIT, following the receipt of favorable private letter rulings from the IRS. Also higher was Methode Electronics (MEI), which rose $4.66, or 14.11%, to $37.68 after its Q4 sales and its revenue outlook for the new fiscal year beat estimates. Among the noteworthy losers was Elizabeth Arden (RDEN), which fell $4.59, or 17.0%, to $22.41 after Reuters reported that South Korea's LG Household disclosed that it is no longer considering a takeover of the U.S. cosmetics company. Also lower was Auxilium (AUXL), which fell 54c, or 2.54%, to $20.69 after agreeing to merge with QLT Inc (QLTI). Auxilium shares were up more than 16% near noon but continued to move lower during the afternoon to eventually close in the red, with analysts at Brean Capital saying that the deal suggests that no company was interested in buying "old" Auxilium prior to it reaching this agreement. INDEXES: The Dow slid 21.38, or 0.13%, to 16,846.13, the Nasdaq dropped 0.71, or 0.02%, to 4,379.05, and the S&P 500 slipped 2.31, or 0.12%, to 1,957.22.
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July 15, 2014
09:02 EDTBABALionsgate deal with Alibaba positive for shares, says Piper Jaffray
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07:32 EDTYHOOYahoo July 35.5 straddle priced for 4.5% move into Q2
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07:00 EDTGPROGoPro initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities
JMP Securities started shares of GoPro with an Outperform rating saying it views the brand as a "highly leveragable asset." It estimates the company is pursuing a greater than $70B total addressable market across cameras and wearables, channel advertising, and other accessory and multimedia content opportunities. The set a $60 price target for shares.
06:41 EDTYHOOYahoo, Live Nation concert program to launch tonight, NY Times says
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05:28 EDTBABALionsgate, Alibaba form strategic collaboration
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July 14, 2014
18:49 EDTYHOOYahoo initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital
Target $37.
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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08:07 EDTIRMIron Mountain management to meet with JPMorgan
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07:13 EDTBCSDark pool investigation ups pressure on Barclays head, Reuters says
Barclays head Antony Jenkins is up one of biggest tests of his leadership when he chooses whether the firm should fight accusations that it deceived and defrauded U.S. clients, reported Reuters. If Jenkins accepts the allegations, he will have to deal with a problem arising from his promise to jettison any business that does not fit into the firm's new unblemished image. Reference Link
07:06 EDTQLTIQLT Inc. announces rsults from The Lanset of Phase 1b data of QLT091001
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06:05 EDTYHOOYahoo acquires Israeli video startup RayV, terms not disclosed
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July 13, 2014
17:44 EDTGPROGoPro could be vulnerable to smartphones, Barron's says
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July 11, 2014
18:18 EDTYHOOAlibaba may expand board to 11 after IPO
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15:47 EDTBCSBarclays index unit could sell for close to $1B, Reuters reports
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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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07:30 EDTBCSBarclays to re-purpose cashiers with more customer-focused role, FT says
Barclays plans to have its 6,500 cashiers change their positions away from processing simple transactions and turning more toward giving customers advice, said Financial Times, which noted that the bank will give those employees an automatic 2.8% annual pay raise from October. Reference Link
06:48 EDTBCSBank of England says banks' capital requirement could rise, Reuters reports
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