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April 3, 2014
12:10 EDTBKS, LMCA, C, AMRS, LQDT, VVUS, RPMOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street began the session in positive territory, with the Dow notching a new all-time high, but had slid into negative ground at midday. The Nasdaq is the biggest loser, as it is down more than 0.6%, while the Dow and Nasdaq are just slightly below the flat line. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims rose to 326K in the week ended March 29, versus the expected 319K claims. The trade deficit widened to $42.3B in February from a revised $39.3B deficit in January. ISM's non-manufacturing PMI rose 1.5 points to 53.1 in March, though that was a bit below the 53.5 forecast of economists. In Europe, the ECB maintained its current rates despite the ongoing debate over disinflationary forces posing an increasing risk. In Asia, China's State Council announced a stimulus package for new railways and subways, low-income housing and tax breaks for small business, but most of the measures were part of the government's previously communicated annual economic work plan. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Barnes & Noble (BKS) are declining after Liberty Media (LMCA) announced a deal to reduce its stake in the bookseller. Liberty said it has sold the majority of its shares to institutional buyers and will retain approximately 10% of its initial investment, which has been reported to equate to a roughly 2% stake in Barnes & Noble. B&N Chairman Leonard Riggio said that Liberty’s reduced ownership gives the company greater flexibility to pursue various strategic options, but shares of B&N slid 13% following the announcement... Citigroup (C) shares fell almost 2% after The New York Times said the federal government has started a criminal investigation into alleged fraud involving Citi's Banamex unit in Mexico. Also of note, research firm Sterne Agee downgraded the stock to Neutral, citing the Fed's refusal to approve the bank's capital plan, along with its slowing earnings growth and lack of catalysts, as reasons for the downgrade. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Amyris (AMRS), which rose 8% after announcing that it is entering into a strain engineering research and development agreement with chemical giant BASF (BASFY). Also higher was chemical, paint, and coating maker RPM (RPM), which gained 4% and hit a fresh 52-week high earlier in the session after the company raised its fiscal 2014 profit outlook. Among the noteworthy losers was Liquidity Services (LQDT), which slid another 12% after the company confirmed it's withdrawal from auction bidding for a U.S. Department of Defense contract and said it will need to reset its adjusted earnings expectations. Also lower were shares of weight-loss drug maker VIVUS (VVUS), which fell nearly 8% following a downgrade to Underweight at Piper Jaffray. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 16.31, or 0.1%, to 16,556.69, the Nasdaq was down 26.65, or 0.62%, to 4,249.81, and the S&P 500 was down 3.48, or 0.18%, to 1,887.42.
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September 8, 2014
15:27 EDTBKSNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:53 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble September volatility increases into Q1 and guidance
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09:41 EDTCCitigroup CFO sees September trading to be better than August
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09:30 EDTCCiti CFO says won't think about potential capital return until 'much later'
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09:29 EDTCCitigroup CFO sees Q3 trading revenue 'in-line' with same quarter of last year
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09:28 EDTCCitigroup sees consumer revenues up 'modestly' this quarter
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09:02 EDTCCitigroup says core Citicorp franchise growing loans, deposits
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09:00 EDTCCitigroup names Peter Charrington as global head of citi Private Bank
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07:24 EDTCBarclays to hold a conference
Global Financial Services Conference to be held in New York on September 8-10.
September 5, 2014
09:06 EDTCCFTC concerned about banks shifting trading operations overseas, WSJ says
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08:18 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble September volatility elevated into Q1 and guidance
Barnes & Noble September call option implied volatility is at 63, October is at 49, January is at 45; compared to its 26-week average of 46 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on September 9.
07:26 EDTCApple strikes transaction fee discount deals, Bank Innovation says
Apple (AAPL) has reached deals with American Express (AXP), JPMorgan (JPM), Citigroup (C), Capital One (COF), and Bank of America (BAC) to lower card transaction fees for its soon to be launched payments venture, said Bank Innovations, citing an earlier report from Tom Noyes and confirmation by its own sources. Apple has both convinced them to consider its transactions as “card present,” which carries a lower discount rate, and has also managed to bump down the actual “card present” rate by 15 to 25 basis points, according to people with knowledge of the matter, the report noted. Reference Link
September 4, 2014
09:35 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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08:32 EDTLQDTLiquidity Services to conduct auction for Caltex Australia's Kurnell refinery
Liquidity Services announced that a sealed bid auction has been scheduled for operational units at Caltex Australia’s Kurnell refinery. The units within the refinery, which has a nameplate capacity of 135,000 barrels per day, are being offered as a complete package and comprise over ten individual process units including: Crude Units, FCC Units, Reformer Units and a Sulfur Recovery Unit. Until September 30, prospective buyers can see the plant in operation and meet with the operators and engineers in order to learn more about the “ins and outs” of operating the refinery.
06:40 EDTCAgencies finalize liquidity rule for large banks
The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency finalized a rule yesterday that they said would strengthen the liquidity positions of large financial institutions. The rule will for the first time create a standardized minimum liquidity requirement for large and internationally active banking organizations., according to the agencies. Each institution will be required to hold high quality, liquid assets, or HQLA, such as central bank reserves and government and corporate debt that can be converted easily and quickly into cash in an amount equal to or greater than its projected cash outflows minus its projected cash inflows during a 30-day stress period, the agencies explained. The ratio of the firm’s liquid assets to its projected net cash outflow is its “liquidity coverage ratio,” or LCR, they said. The LCR will apply to all banking organizations with $250B or more in total consolidated assets or $10B or more in on-balance sheet foreign exposure and to these banking organizations’ subsidiary depository institutions that have assets of $10B or more, the agencies reported. The rule also will apply a less stringent, modified LCR to bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies that do not meet these thresholds, but have $50B or more in total assets. Bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies with substantial insurance or commercial operations are not covered by the final rule. The final rule is largely identical to the proposed rule, with a few key adjustments in response to comments from the public, the agencies stated. Those adjustments include changes to the range of corporate debt and equity securities included in HQLA, a phasing-in of daily calculation requirements, a revised approach to address maturity mismatch during a 30-day period, and changes in the stress period, calculation frequency, and implementation timeline for the bank holding companies and savings and loan companies subject to the modified LCR. 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).
06:13 EDTCCitigroup settles potential civil liability for violating sanction programs
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September 3, 2014
09:36 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL TSLA TWTR PBR C GILD NFLX FB BIDU
09:06 EDTCBB&T to acquire additional Texas branches from Citibank
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07:29 EDTCFinal liquidity, swaps margin rules to be unveiled today, Reuters says
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06:34 EDTCFBI hasn't found evidence JPMorgan hack hit other big banks, WSJ reports
The FBI hasn't found any evidence to suggest that the recent breach at JPMorgan hit any of the other big U.S. banks, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing four people close to the probe. JPMorgan said it isn't experiencing "unusual amounts of fraud," and, according to two sources, consumers "likely don't face a serious risk." Reference Link
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