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February 24, 2014
10:18 EDTVZ, EBAY, CMCSA, MSFT, AAPL, CCOI, LVLT, YHOO, NFLXCogent drops after customer Netflix inks deal with Comcast
Shares of Cogent Communications (CCOI) are sinking after one of the company's customers, Netflix (NFLX), announced yesterday that it had made an Internet connection deal with Comcast (CMCSA). Cogent provides Internet communications services. WHAT'S NEW: Under the deal between Netflix and Comcast, the movie rental service will stream its content to the cable giant's customers using Comcast's servers, according to The Wall Street Journal. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, FBR Capital analyst David Dixon responded to the news by downgrading Cogent to Underperform from Market Perform. Under the deal with Comcast, Netflix will "progressively migrate traffic away from Cogent," the analyst stated. Cogent could lose additional revenue if the company's other major content partners - including Apple (AAPL), eBay (EBAY), Yahoo (YHOO) and Microsoft (MSFT) - follow in Netflix's footsteps and reach their own deals with end-user networks such as Comcast, wrote Dixon. Other access providers, including Verizon (VZ), are likely to make similar deals with content providers, leaving companies like Cogent on the sidelines unless they agree to pay the access providers, the analyst contended. Moreover, Cogent's prices continue to decline, Dixon reported. He has a $23 price target on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Cogent sank 9%, or $3.67, to $36.56. Cogent peer Level 3 Communications (LVLT) is down 1% to $37.80.
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13:31 EDTEBAYPayPal providing new credit options
eBay's PayPal earlier today announced that, for the first time, by leveraging new credit models retailers can customize PayPal Credit will offer a monthly payment option and decide on the number of months and interest rate that works best for their customers. They can also offer interest free options to customers shopping online who are approved in minutes, the payment service said. The new PayPal Credit feature works within the open-ended construct of the PayPal Credit product, allowing customers to divide their larger purchases into substantially equal monthly payments, PayPal stated. This gives consumers more control and helps them to better manage their budget, it added.
12:53 EDTAAPLApple falls, levels to watch
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08:18 EDTNFLXNetflix January weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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08:00 EDTLVLTLevel 3 price target raised to $55 from $49 at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill raised Level 3's price target to $53 and believes it is well positioned to capture market share with the acquisition of TWTC and potential expansion of TAM. Shares are Buy rated.
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06:12 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; HLF YHOO
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Herbalife (HLF) 114, Yahoo (YHOO) 50 according to iVolatility.
06:06 EDTVZSoftcard cuts 60 employees in restructuring, Re/code reports
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