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News For BLK;MET;FCY;AEG;MTG;JPM;MS;BBT;BAC;FRE;FNM From The Last 14 Days
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August 18, 2015
13:33 EDTBBTOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Repeating yesterday's start, the market began the session in negative territory before recapturing those losses. Early weakness was attributed to a dip in Wal-Mart (WMT) shares after the company's earnings report as well as a selloff in the Chinese market overnight. Heading into the afternoon, the market has drifted back across the flat line, with all three indices negative despite July's housing starts showing the strongest reading in eight years. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts edged up 0.2% in July to 1.206M, outpacing consensus estimates for 1.180M in the best reading since October 2007. Building permits fell 16.3% to 1.119M against expectations for 1.230M from a revised 1.337M in June, while single family starts rose 12.8% and multifamily numbers fell 17.0%. In Europe, Eurozone parliaments are set to vote on Greece's prospective bailout deal this week, with Reuters reporting earlier today that the Austrian parliament has approved the EUR86B agreement. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of National Penn (NPBC) rose nearly 17% to $12.77 after BB&T (BBT) agreed to acquire the company in a $1.8B cash and stock deal. On a conference call discussing the acquisition, BB&T CEO Kelly King called the "very, very synergistic" deal a "compelling use of capital," adding that the company expects to consolidate about 25 branches to help drive annual cost savings of $65M... Wal-Mart (WMT) fell roughly 3.2% to near $69.50 after cutting its full year earnings outlook this morning, with CFO Charles Holley noting that operating profit will see continued pressure. Meanwhile, Home Depot (HD) and Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS) saw respective gains of about 2.3% and 1.8% after their pre-market earnings reports. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Omeros (OMER), surging more than 69% to $24.58 after releasing positive preliminary data on its Phase 2 trial of OMS721 for the treatment of organ blood clots. Also higher was Inteliquent (IQNT), rising about 19% to $21.24 after announcing a three-year agreement with T-Mobile (TMUS) to provide IP voice services for the carrier. Separately, Lumber Liquidators (LL) has gained almost 5.7% to nearly $15 in afternoon trading after announcing the appointment of Jill Witter as Chief Compliance and Legal Officer. Among the noteworthy losers was Esperion (ESPR), falling over 11% despite rising 5% in pre-market trading after reporting that the ETC-1002 Phase 3 program is on track, adding that the FDA will not require a cardiovascular outcomes trial prior to the drug's potential approval. Also lower was American Apparel (APP), slipping about 1.9% after disclosing "substantial doubt" about its ability to sustain operations during the coming year. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 40.37, or 0.23%, to 17,504.81, the Nasdaq lost 26.86, or 0.53%, to 5,064.96, and the S&P 500 was lower by 6.02, or 0.29%, to 2,096.41.
09:23 EDTBBTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:02 EDTBBTBB&T to host conference call
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05:12 EDTBBTBB&T to acquire National Penn in cash, stock deal valued at $1.8B
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05:09 EDTBBTBB&T to acquire National Penn in cash, stock deal valued at $1.8B
August 17, 2015
10:26 EDTBACBank of America reports July default rate 2.67% vs. 2.62% last month
Reports July delinquency rate 1.62% vs. 1.65% last month.
09:38 EDTBACActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB BAC MU NFLX TWTR HUN TSLA BABA MSFT
08:43 EDTMETMetLife management to meet with JPMorgan
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06:12 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports July net credit losses 2.31% vs. 2.34% last month
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05:55 EDTJPMJPMorgan upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette analyst Christopher Mutascio upgraded JPMorgan to Outperform with a $77 price target, suggesting total return potential of 16%. Mutascio views the stock's valuation as attractive and highlights the "high dividend yield in a low-interest-rate environment."
August 14, 2015
16:37 EDTBACAppaloosa gives quarterly update on stakes, takes stake in Apple
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16:00 EDTBACOptions Update; August 14, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 4c to 16 Option volume leaders: AAPL FB BAC MU NFLX TWTR HUN TSLA BABA MSFT RAD CSCO JCP AMZN SUNE
August 13, 2015
17:37 EDTBAC, JPMEight banks agree to pay $2B to settle currency rigging suit, Reuters says
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16:44 EDTBACBank of America shareholders to vote on board's leadership determination power
Bank of America will hold a special meeting of shareholders on September 22 to vote on a proposal to ratify the board of directors' October 2014 amendments to the company's bylaws. Those amendments authorized the board to determine its leadership structure, including appointing an independent chairman, or appointing a lead independent director when the chairman is not an independent director. Shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 10 will be entitled to vote at the special meeting, which will be held in the 1 Bank of America Center Auditorium in Charlotte, N.C. beginning at 10 a.m. ET.
16:00 EDTBACOptions Update; August 13, 2015
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14:35 EDTBACPHH Corp. expected to renew contract with BofA Merrill Lynch, IMF News says
Most analysts that follow PHH Corp. (PHH) believe Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC) will renew its key private-label services contract to originate mortgage loans, although PHH refuses to answer questions regarding the deal, according to Inside Mortgage Finance News. Reference Link
13:52 EDTJPMBlackstone sells Boston properties for approximately $1.3B, Bloomberg says
Blackstone (BX) agreed to sell two office buildings in Boston for approximately $1.3B to a unit of JPMorgan (JPM) and Oxford Properties Group, Bloomberg reports, citing two people with knowledge of the contract. Reference Link
06:50 EDTMS, JPM, BACDanoff bullish on Wells Fargo, other banks, Reuters reports
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06:28 EDTMSCiti 'bad-bank' unit reports four straight profitable quarters, WSJ reports
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