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December 19, 2014
16:35 EDTORCLMarket ends week higher as Fed reassures, oil stabilizes
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11:54 EDTORCLRed Hat soars to 52-week high after beat and raise quarter
Shares of open source software solutions provider Red Hat (RHT) are rallying after the company’s third quarter results surpassed analysts’ consensus estimates and it raised its outlook for fiscal 2015. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Red Hat reported Q3 adjusted earnings per share of 42c and revenue of $455.9M, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of 40c and $451.39M, respectively. Q3 subscription revenue was $395M, up 15% year-over-year, while operating cash flow of $133M was up 40% year-over-year. CFO Charlie Peters noted that strong performance in the quarter was driven by outstanding sales execution. He said, “performance this quarter with large deals was exceptional, setting new records in number of deals over $5M in a quarter and deals over $10M in a Q3.” Peters also announced his intention to retire in the next twelve months. WHAT’S NOTABLE: Looking ahead to Q4, Red Hat forecast EPS of 40c-41c and revenue of $456M-$459M, compared to consensus of 41c and $459.39M, respectively. The company raised its outlook for FY15 EPS to $1.57-$1.58 from $1.53-$1.55, versus consensus of $1.54. It also boosted the bottom end its FY15 revenue outlook to $1.78B-$1.79B from $1.77B-$1.79B, compared to the consensus of $1.78B. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, four research firms - Piper Jaffray, Stifel, UBS, and Oppenheimer - all raised their respective price targets on Red Hat. Each cited the company’s stronger than expected Q3 results. All four maintained a Buy or equivalent rating on the shares and among the four Oppenheimer took its price target up to the highest level, increasing its target on Red Hat to $80 from $74. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Red Hat rose $6.98, or 11.4%, to $68.48 on nearly three times its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week high of $70.13. Including today's advance, the shares have gained approximately 40% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the software and cloud space include Oracle (ORCL), LogMeIn (LOGM) VMware (VMW), and Microsoft (MSFT).
07:55 EDTORCLOracle price target raised to $52 from $49 at Bernstein
Bernstein increased its price target on Oracle after the company reported stronger than expected Q2 results. The firm thinks the company's cloud strategy is succeeding, and it keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
06:12 EDTORCLStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; QCOM ORCL
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Qualcomm (QCOM) 20, Oracle (ORCL) 19 according to iVolatility.
December 18, 2014
17:58 EDTORCLOracle looks like a 'buy', Barron's says
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16:26 EDTORCLOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks began the session sharply higher and remained that way for the entire session. The strength was attributed to investor enthusiasm over statements from the Fed about being patient in their approach to raising interest rates. Over the past couple of weeks the price of oil has often dictated the direction of equities, but that was not the case today as a drop in WTI and Brent crude was not followed by a dip in the equity averages. With year-end approaching, money managers may be chasing performance, but they also may be adjusting portfolio’s ahead of tomorrow’s quadruple witching, when market index futures, market index options, stock options, and stock futures all expire. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims fell 6K to 289K in the week ended December 13, versus expectations for 295K first-time claims. Markit's flash December Services PMI reading came in at 53.6, which was below the consensus 56.3 forecast. The Philadelphia Fed survey of business conditions index drop to 24.5 in December from November's unexpectedly high 40.8 reading, though the steep pullback was in-line with the consensus forecast. The November index of leading economic indicators rose 0.6%, as expected. In Europe, U.K. retail sales including auto fuel increased 1.6% in November, widely topping economists' forecast for a 0.4% gain. Germany's Ifo business climate index advanced to 105.5 in December from 104.7 in the prior month, narrowly topping expectations. COMPANY NEWS: Oracle (ORCL) rallied $4.19, or 10.18%, to $45.35 after the company’s second quarter results surpassed consensus estimates. Analyst commentary was mixed, with research firms Canaccord and FBR Capital raising their price targets on the stock to $50 and $48, respectively, while JPMorgan said it expects consensus estimates for Oracle to be reduced and Oppenheimer said that it thinks the transition to the cloud is increasing pressure on the company's financial model and restraining EPS growth. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was OvaScience (OVAS), which rose $8.26, or 23.63%, to $43.22 after the company said it has achieved its 2014 corporate goals to advance its three fertility treatment options and its stock was upgraded to Outperform at Wedbush. Also higher was Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (TTPH), which gained $4.81, or 14.49%, to $38.00 after a study of the company's eravacycline antibiotic met its primary endpoint and more than one research firm said the trial results make the company a more likely takeover target. Among the noteworthy losers was Silicon Image (SIMG), which dropped $1.84, or 27.3%, to $4.90 after the company warned it expects a year-over-year revenue decline in 2015 of about 10% due to a reduction in mobile design wins at one of its largest customers. Also lower were shares of RCS Capital (RCAP), which fell $1.81, or 15.39%, to $9.95 after its Executive Chairman of the Board, Nicholas Schorsch, was reportedly accused of directing two executives at American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP), where he was formerly the Chairman, to manipulate quarterly financial results. INDEXES: The Dow gained 421.28, or 2.43%, to 17,778.15, the Nasdaq advanced 104.08, or 2.24%, to 4,748.40, and the S&P 500 rose 48.34, or 2.4%, to 2,061.23.
15:01 EDTAJGArthur J. Gallagher acquires Affinity Marketing Group
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of Affinity Marketing Group in Natick, Massachusetts. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Established in 2001, Affinity Marketing Group is a national program broker that provides access to products and services designed for members of affinity groups, associations and fraternal organizations throughout the United States.
12:26 EDTORCLOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:49 EDTORCLOracle soars to 52-week high after Q2 results beat estimates
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11:04 EDTORCLOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:24 EDTORCLOracle hits fresh 52-week high after results, levels to watch
The shares were last at $44.85, up over 8.9%. At that price resistance is at the 52-week high set this morning at $44.98 and then at $46.46, the lifetime high from 2000. Support is at $43.81.
10:00 EDTGMEGameStop offers holiday deals on Call of Duty, Xbox One, Gamespot reports
GameStop announced yesterday a number of deals on games and hardware, including Activision's (ATVI) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare being offered for $40 and a $50 gift card being offered with all new Xbox One (MSFT) purchases, reported video game blog Gamespot. Reference Link
09:21 EDTORCLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:37 EDTORCLOracle Q2 solid, guidance 'good enough,' says FBR Capital
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08:25 EDTORCLPressure on Oracle financials increasing, says Oppenheimer
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07:57 EDTPCARPACCAR data points suggest longer truck cycle, says UBS
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07:30 EDTORCLOracle price target raised to $50 from $48 at Canaccord
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07:04 EDTORCLOracle execution solid, results strong, says Cantor
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06:57 EDTORCLOracle consensus estimates to be revised lower, says JPMorgan
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06:35 EDTDBDeutsche Bank to examine strategy, may revise profit targets, Reuters reports
Deutsche Bank said it would examine its strategy next year, according to Reuters. The statement came after a business magazine said the bank was weighing major changes, possibly including revising its profit targets and selling its Postbank retail unit, the news service stated. Reference Link
06:00 EDTORCLOracle guidance in-line with factoring in currency, says Jefferies
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December 17, 2014
18:34 EDTORCLOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:08 EDTORCLOracle up almost 5% to $43.18 after Q2 results and guidance
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17:49 EDTORCLOracle sees currency volatility affecting Q3 EPS by 4c, revenue by 4%
Comment made on Q2 earnings conference call.
17:15 EDTORCLOracle sees Q3 EPS in constant currency 69c-74c, consensus 73c
Sees Q3 constant currency revenue growth up 4%-8%, consensus $9.69B.
17:03 EDTAJGArthur J. Gallagher acquires Independent Benefit Services
Arthur J. Gallagher acquired Independent Benefit Services, located in Rockville, Maryland. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1989, iBEN provides employee benefits, human resources and retirement plan consultation and brokerage services for middle-market clients in the mid-Atlantic region.
16:07 EDTORCLOracle trades higher after results, first look
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16:05 EDTORCLOracle total Q2 new cloud bookings grew at a rate of more than 140%
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16:03 EDTORCLOracle says Q2 total Software plus Cloud revenue was up 5% to $7.3B
Software and Cloud Revenues was up 5% to $7.3 billion. Cloud software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service revenue was up 45% to $516M Hardware Systems revenues were up 1% to $1.3B. GAAP operating income was up 4% to $3.5B, and the GAAP operating margin was 37%. Non-GAAP operating income was up 3% to $4.4B, and the non-GAAP operating margin was 46%. GAAP net income was down 2% to $2.5 billion while non-GAAP net income was down 1% to $3.1B.
16:01 EDTORCLOracle reports Q2 EPS 69c, consensus 68c
Reports Q2 revenue $9.6B, consensus $9.52B.
15:28 EDTORCLOracle December 41 straddle priced for 4.3% movement into Q2
15:18 EDTORCLNotable companies reporting after market close
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13:59 EDTORCLEarnings Preview: Analysts split on Oracle ahead of Q2 report
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13:19 EDTORCLOracle December volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
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11:09 EDTWYNNMacau gaming facts in SCMP article are not new, says JPMorgan
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10:22 EDTWYNNWynn Resorts volatility increases as shares trend to 16-month low
Wynn Resorts December call option implied volatility is at 46, January is at 41, March is at 39; compared to its 26-week average of 30 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
10:02 EDTTMOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:02 EDTVZOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:26 EDTVZMost headline concerns on Verizon overdone, says Bernstein
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07:20 EDTDBCapital Link to hold a forum
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06:44 EDTORCLGoogle opponents lobbying state attorneys general, NY Times says
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06:39 EDTVZVerizon could ship 3M own-branded tablets next year, DigiTimes reports
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06:07 EDTVZVerizon downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman downgraded Verizon to Neutral due to higher spectrum costs, increased wireless competition that is driving higher churn and lower margins, and a reduced target multiple to reflect an uncertain outlook. Price target lowered to $48 from $55.
December 16, 2014
17:03 EDTBUDConstellation Brands, Owens-Illinois form JV
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16:16 EDTTMOThermo Fisher initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc
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15:37 EDTWYNNChina to start crackdown on illicit funds to Macau, SCMP says
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12:55 EDTORCLOracle December volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
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10:01 EDTVZGoogle, Verizon enter into global patent licensing agreement
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08:03 EDTORCLUnisys names Peter Altabef as new CEOOracle
Unisys Corporation (UIS) announced that it has named Peter Altabef as President and CEO, effective January 1, 2015. At that time Altabef also will join the company's board of directors. Altabef was most recently President and CEO of MICROS Systems from January 2013 until the completion in September 2014 of its acquisition by Oracle (ORCL). Paul Weaver, currently interim Chairman of the Unisys board, will become Chairman, effective January 1, 2015.
December 15, 2014
16:21 EDTWMS12 West Capital reports 6.1% passive stake in Advanced Drainage
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15:01 EDTAJGArthur J. Gallagher acquires O'Gorman & Young, terms not disclosed
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of O'Gorman & Young, Incorporated, headquartered in Chatham, New Jersey, including its affiliate G. R. Murray Insurance, in Princeton, New Jersey. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
10:00 EDTORCLOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:27 EDTORCLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Opko Health (OPK), up 13.1% after Pfizer (PFE) and OPKO Health enter into global agreement for hGH-CTP... Cirrus Logic (CRUS), up 7.5% after being upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Barclays... PetSmart (PETM), up 4.7% after being acquired by BC Partners led consortium for $83 per share... Sohu.com (SOHU), up 3% after being upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Oracle (ORCL), up 2.2% after receiving FedRAMP provisional authority to operate. LOWER: Unwired Planet (UPIP), down 25.7% after commenting on Google (GOOG) Markman ruling... EXCO Resources (XCO), down 13% after suspending its dividend.
09:06 EDTVZVerizon announces voluntary sale and purchase program for small shareowners
Verizon Communications announced a program to provide its small shareowners with a convenient and inexpensive way either to round their Verizon holdings up to 100 shares or to sell all their shares. Verizon will not buy or sell any of the shares or otherwise participate in the program. The program is voluntary. It is intended to help owners of fewer than 100 Verizon shares who may have been deterred from selling their Verizon shares or buying additional shares because of the inconvenience. Similar odd-lot programs are commonly offered periodically by public companies to reduce administrative costs and offer a service to investors. Verizon's program will be independently administered by Georgeson, a Computershare company.
09:03 EDTORCLOracle achieves FedRAMP provisional authority to operate
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07:33 EDTORCLOracle upgraded at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley upgraded Oracle to Overweight from Equal Weight. The firm's surveys indicate improving Cloud Apps growth in 2015 against low expectations and weak sentiment, favorable adoption of the new 12c database options next year, and improved perception value in Engineered Systems. Price target is $50.
06:34 EDTORCLOracle upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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December 12, 2014
16:33 EDTVZStocks finish week lower amid steep decline in oil prices
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14:04 EDTWYNNAtlantic City reports November gaming win down 10.3% to $202.5M
New Jersey reported total Atlantic City gaming win from current operators for the month of November was $202.5M, compared to the $181.7M for November 2013, reflecting an 11.5% increase. Total gaming win from the industry including discontinued operators reflects a 10.3% decrease compared to $225.7M in November 2013. As of November 30, 506,172 Internet gaming accounts have been created, up 5.7% from the 479,073 accounts as of October 31. For the month, Internet Gaming Win including discontinued operators was $8.7M. Publicly traded companies in the space include Boyd Gaming (BYD), Caesar's (CZR), Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM), Penn National (PENN) and Wynn Resorts (WYNN).
10:01 EDTORCLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: BreitBurn Energy (BBEP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich... CIBC (CM) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Costco (COST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... Discovery (DISCA) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Emerald Oil (EOX) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter... Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) cut to Underweight on lower oil at JPMorgan... Hain Celestial (HAIN) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Hovnanian (HOV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Mindray Medical (MR) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Morgan Stanley (MS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham... Oracle (ORCL) resumed with a Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Rackspace (RAX) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at DA Davidson... Zayo Group (ZAYO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG.
07:24 EDTORCLOracle December volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Oracle December call option implied volatility is at 40, January is at 26, March is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 22 according to Track Data suggesting larger near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results after the close on December 17.
06:40 EDTORCLOracle resumed with a Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
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05:38 EDTGMENovember NPD video game software sales fell 2%, says Piper Jaffray
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December 11, 2014
19:50 EDTGMENovember new video game sales up 14% from last year, Game Informer says
November sales of newly launched video games rose 14% from the same period last year, but overall software sales were down 2%, according to Game Informer, citing NPD data. Publicly traded companies in the space include Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), GameStop (GME) and Take-Two (TTWO). Reference Link
13:40 EDTDBEuro zone banks accepted $160B in low interest loans, NY Times says
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10:17 EDTDBFINRA fines Barclays Capital, Citigroup Global Markets, others $43.5M total
FINRA announced that it has fined 10 firms a total of $43.5M for allowing their equity research analysts to solicit investment banking business and for offering favorable research coverage in connection with the 2010 planned initial public offering of Toys"R"Us. FINRA fined the following firms. Barclays Capital (BCS) - $5M; Citigroup Global Markets (C) – $ 5M; Credit Suisse Securities (CS) – $5M; Goldman, Sachs & Co. (CS) – $5M; JP Morgan Securities LLC (JPM) – $5M; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. (DB) – $4M; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. (BAC) – $4M; Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC (MS) – $4M; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC (WFC) – $4M; Needham & Company LLC – $2.5M. In addition, FINRA found that six of the 10 firms — Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Needham — had inadequate supervisory procedures related to research analyst participation in investment banking pitches. Toys"R"Us and its sponsors offered each of the 10 firms various roles in the IPO but it eventually decided not to proceed with the offering. In settling this matter, the 10 firms neither admitted nor denied the charges, but consented to the entry of FINRA's findings.
10:13 EDTPCAROn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:37 EDTVZActive equity options trading
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06:52 EDTPCARPACCAR initiated with a Buy at Global Hunter
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06:40 EDTDBNY investigating Deutsche Bank, Barclays currency trading, Reuters reports
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December 10, 2014
11:28 EDTVZVerizon heads for test of 52-week low, levels to watch
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11:28 EDTWYNNWynn Resorts volatility increases as shares trend to 15-month low
Wynn Resorts December weekly call option implied volatility is at 42, December is at 35, January is at 31; compared to its 26-week average of 30 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
10:24 EDTVZSprint retreats after Oppenheimer cuts rating to Underperform amid price war
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09:36 EDTVZActive equity options trading
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09:12 EDTVZRadioShack threatens bankruptcy if cell phone deals not reworked, NY Post says
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08:21 EDTWYNNFBR drops estimates, price targets for Macau names
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06:31 EDTBUDAB InBev to move U.S. sales and marketing base from St. Louis, WSJ reports
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December 9, 2014
16:28 EDTVZOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in the red on the heels of a sharp sell-off in China and amid continued concern over tumbling oil prices. The domestic economic calendar offered little in the way of a catalyst and the market moved in a narrow range throughout the morning. However, the averages began to pare their losses once the European markets closed. By mid-afternoon the averages had turned mixed with the Nasdaq higher, the S&P flat, and the Dow the laggard, which is the way the trading day closed. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the National Federation of Independent Business' optimism index rose to 98.1 from a prior reading of 96.1. The JOLTS report showed job openings increased 149K to 4.83M in October, which was above the expectation for 4.795M openings. Wholesale sales increased 0.2% in October and inventories grew 0.4%, both of which were better than expected. In Asia, China's Shanghai composite index plunged 5.4%, making for the stock market's sharpest selloff in years, after the country’s securities clearing house raised the threshold for the type of collateral used for short-term loans and policymakers warned about potentially slower economic growth. In Europe, Greek stocks and bonds also tumbled after a move to bring forward presidential elections, which could potentially derail Greece’s bailout and austerity efforts. COMPANY NEWS: Verizon (VZ) was among the Dow's worst performers, sinking $1.98, or 4.05%, to $46.92 after the company warned that Q4 impacts of its promotional offers, together with the strong customer volumes this quarter, will put short-term pressure on its earnings per share. After last night's commentary from the company, Robert W. Baird downgraded Verizon shares to Neutral from Outperform and lowered its price target on the stock to $50 from $54... Merck (MRK) also weighed on the Dow, as the drugmaker fell $1.87, or 3.02%, to $60.01 after a Delaware court denied Cubist's (CBST) bid to stop Hospira (HSP) from selling a generic version of Cubicin in 2016. Merck announced just yesterday morning that it had agreed to buy Cubist in a transaction with a total value of approximately $9.5B. The news is a "tough start" to Merck's takeover and makes the $9.5B buyout price look $2B to $3B too high, according to analysts at Leerink. Shares of Cubist also fell $xxx, or xxx%, to $xxx following the court ruling. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was bluebird bio (BLUE), which surged $35.39, or 72.39%, to $84.28 after the company announced data from eight subjects treated with its LentiGlobin drug product and Piper Jaffray more than doubled its price target for the shares to $112 from $52. Among the noteworthy losers was Conn's (CONN), which plunged $14.26, or 40.64%, to $20.83 after unexpectedly reporting losses for its third fiscal quarter, withdrawing its FY15 guidance and announcing the departure of its CFO. Also lower was Spirit Airlines (SAVE), which slid $10.70, or 12.67%, to $73.77 after the company said last night that since late October there has been compression in the fare structure for close-in bookings, believed to be driven by the industry’s willingness to trade lower fuel prices for lower fares. Also, this morning, Raymond James downgraded Spirit Airlines to Market Perform from Outperform, citing valuation, European deflation headwinds, and earnings that are still being revised down. INDEXES: The Dow fell 51.28, or 0.29%, to 17,801.20, the Nasdaq rose 25.77, or 0.54%, to 4,766.46, and the S&P 500 slipped 0.49, or 0.02%, to 2,059.82.
16:00 EDTVZOptions Update; December 9, 2014
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14:57 EDTVZTelecom equipment stocks rally after Verizon CFO comments on wireless CapEx
Telecom equipment stocks, which opened lower, rallied after Verizon (VZ) CFO Fran Shammo said he sees wireless CapEx continuing to trend upward. Shammo, speaking at the UBS 42nd Annual Global Media And Communications Conference, said, "The day we start to cut wireless CapEx is the day we start to wonder where the future of this industry is going." Ciena (CIEN), JDSU (JDSU), and Finisar (FNSR) all reversed earlier losses. PRICE ACTION: In afternoon trading, Ciena is up 1.5%, JDS Uniphase is up 3.8%, and Finisar is up 4.5%. Verizon, which was downgraded this morning to Neutral from Buy by RW Baird, is trading down almost 5%.
14:10 EDTPCARPACCAR near highs of session, up over 1.6%
14:07 EDTPCARPACCAR says Class 8 truck orders through November up 46% YoY
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14:00 EDTPCARPACCAR declares extra cash dividend of $1.00 per share
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12:25 EDTVZOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:06 EDTSMRTBurlington Stores rises after beating Q3 estimates, raising FY14 outlook
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10:38 EDTVZVerizon CFO Shammo says not interested in doing large international M&A deal
CFO Fran Shammo sees wireless CapEx continuing to trend up, sees wireline CapEx continuing to trend down. Says does not believe wireless CapEx will decline. Shammo commented that ""The day we start to cut wireless CapEx is the day we start to wonder where the future of this industry is going." Says dividend policy "very important." Says doesn't see share buybacks until balance sheet is delevered.
10:28 EDTVZVerizon drops after warning about promotional impact on profits
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10:27 EDTVZVerizon CFO says would sell towers for 'right price, right terms'
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10:23 EDTPMCS, AJGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:23 EDTVZOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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10:17 EDTVZVerizon CFO Shammo says sees promotional pricing 'settling down' in 2015
Says Q4 has been a "pretty exciting" period, says seeing increase in activations, but seeing some increase in churn as well. Says has seen high volume in Q4 sales. Says continues to see strong momentum for wireless customer growth in Q4. Sees promotional pricing "settling down" in 2015. Shammo says social media, press has built this up as a price war; says rival's half-priced promotion "not as dramatic" as it looks. Says tablets a "tremendous" growth area for industry. Says streaming TV to mobile to begin in mid-2015. Says that over time, company believes can increase margins. Comments made at the UBS Global Media & Communications Conference. Verizon shares are down 3.8% to $47.04 in morning trading.
09:38 EDTVZActive equity options trading
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07:40 EDTVZVerizon competition increased, company should be able to respond, says Canaccord
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07:32 EDTVZUBS to hold a conference
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06:57 EDTAJGArthur J. Gallagher initiated with an Underweight at JPMorgan
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06:46 EDTPMCSPMC-Sierra initiated with an Outperform at Northland
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06:15 EDTVZVerizon downgraded at RW Baird
As previously reported, Baird downgraded Verizon to Neutral from Outperform. The firm downgraded shares citing last night's negative pre-announcement due to increasing competitive concerns, margin pressures, higher churn, and full valuation. Price target lowered to $50 from $54.
06:01 EDTVZVerizon downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
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December 8, 2014
18:24 EDTVZOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:05 EDTVZVerizon sees Q4 impacts of promotional offers will pressure wireless EBITDA, EPS
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15:26 EDTDBDeutsche Bank sued by U.S. over alleged scheme to avoid income taxes
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15:10 EDTDBDOJ files suit against Deutsche Bank over income tax avoidance, Bloomberg says
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10:11 EDTPMCSHigh option volume stocks
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10:00 EDTDBOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:40 EDTDBDeutsche Bank and Cisco to host a conference call
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06:00 EDTDBDeutsche Bank downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
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