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News For SINA;BIDU From The Last 14 Days
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August 27, 2014
06:53 EDTBIDUWanda, Tencent, Baidu collaborate for $813M e-commerce venture, Reuters says
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August 25, 2014
11:26 EDTBIDUQihoo 360 falls despite better-than-forecast Q2 results, Q3 revenue guidance
Shares of Chinese internet and software company Qihoo 360 Technology (QIHU) are falling despite reporting second quarter results that beat analysts' estimates. The company also provided third quarter revenue guidance that exceeded estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Qihoo 360 reported Q2 adjusted earnings per share of 50c on revenue of $317.9M, which surpassed analysts' consensus estimates of 46c and $309.38M, respectively. For the quarter, operating income was $43.9M compared to $36.6M a year ago and $39.6M in the first quarter. Non-GAAP operating margin was 21.9% in Q2, compared to 36% in the year-ago period and 14.9% in Q1. The company said the sequential decline in non-GAAP operating margin was primairly due to increased marketing and promotional expenses, personnel-related costs and bandwidth and equipment depreciation expenses. Looking ahead, Qihoo 360 forecast Q3 revenue of $360M-$365M, which is slightly higher than analysts' consensus estimates of $357.39M. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hongyi Zhou commented that the company is in an "excellent position" to grow its share of China's search market in both PC and mobile traffic and revenue. The company plans to make "significant" investments in the coming quarters to strengthen its brand and market position, and to improve our products and technology, particularly in mobile Internet-related areas. The executive noted that the company's share of Internet search traffic recently reached over 30%, citing third-party data, achieving a company target fourth months ahead of schedule. ANALYST OPINION: Jefferies defended Qihoo 360 shares following the company's Q2 results. Stifel analyst George Askew feels that Qihoo 360's Q2 revenue and operating margin results were "very good" and believes that many factors, including its 30% search query share, will help it sustain its search revenue growth. The firm maintains $168 price target and Buy rating. Bank of America analyst Eddie Leung said that he expects Qihoo 360's margins to get better gradually in the second half of the year since the company is looking to control expenses and realize synergies. He anticipates search to increase at a fast rate to make up 36% of total sales in FY16. Leung believes this should particularly offset the decline in game revenues this past quarter. Leung lowered his price target on Qihoo 360 to $121 from $123. PRICE ACTION: During late-morning trading, shares of Qihoo fell $6.62 or 6.51%, to $95.13. OTHERS TO WATCH: Chinese search market leader Baidu (BIDU) rose nearly 1.7% to $217.77.
August 15, 2014
12:53 EDTSINAStocks with call strike movement; JCP SINA
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09:10 EDTSINAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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August 14, 2014
19:08 EDTSINAOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:03 EDTSINASINA sees Q3 revenue $193M-$199M, consensus $199.12M
The Q3 revenue estimates excludes the recognition of $2.6M in deferred license revenues from E-House.
17:01 EDTSINASINA reports Q2 adjusted EPS 17c, consensus 9c
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15:03 EDTSINANotable companies reporting after market close
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14:09 EDTSINASINA technical comments ahead of earnings
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13:24 EDTSINAEarnings Preview: SINA shares down ahead of Q2 earnings report
Chinese Internet company SINA (SINA) is expected to report second quarter earnings after the market close on Thursday, August 14, with a conference call scheduled for 10:10 pm ET. SINA is an online media company that enables Internet users to access professional media and user generated content from the Web and mobile devices. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 9c on revenue of $179.2M. The consensus range is (1c)-16c for EPS and $177.23M-$181.2M for revenue, according to First Call. In its last earnings report, the company gave Q2 revenue guidance of $177M-$182M. LAST QUARTER: SINA reported first quarter EPS of 15c against estimates of 16c on revenue of $171.5M against estimates of $165.25M. NEWS AND STREET RESEARCH: Following its last earnings report, the company had its price target lowered at Brean Capital, although it still considered it an undervalued asset. Pacific Crest, meanwhile, said the regulatory issues involving the revocation of two of the company's business licenses led to lower than expected Q2 revenue guidance. PRICE ACTION: SINA shares are trading nearly flat over the last three months, but are down more than 43% year-to-date. In midday trading ahead of its Q2 report, SINA is down almost 1%.
13:19 EDTSINASINA August volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
SINA August call option implied volatility is at 107, September is at 50, December is at 44; compared to its 26-week average of 48 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results today after the market close.
11:09 EDTSINAOptions with increasing implied volatility: SINA WB EL
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