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February 13, 2013
16:43 EDTCUK, CMCSA, GE, DDD, TRLA, GRPN, RATE, CLF, CCLOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed following last night's State of the Union address and January retail sales that were in-line with expectations, but down from December's reading... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., retail sales rose 0.1% in January, which was in-line with expectations though down from a 0.5% gain in December. Import prices rose 0.6% during the month, versus expectations for an increase of 0.8%, while Export prices were up 0.3% in January, matching the consensus forecast. Business inventories grew 0.1% in December, versus expectations for a 0.2% increase. Additionally, in his State of the Union address last night, President Obama outlined a mix of old and new proposals intended to jump-start the domestic economy as well as urging Congress to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour from the existing $7.25... COMPANY NEWS: Comcast (CMCSA) gained $1.16, or 2.98%, to $40.13 after reporting its Q4 results earlier than expected. It also announced it will buy General Electricís (GE) remaining 49% equity stake in NBCUniversal for $16.7B and would acquire $1.4B in real estate assets from GE. Comcast increased its annual dividend by 20% to 78c per share and said it plans to buy back $2B of its stock in 2013. After the earlier than expected sale of the NBCU interest, GE shares gained 81c, or 3.59%, to $23.39 as the company said it was raising its share repurchase plan to $35B and accelerating its 2013 share buybacks to about $10B... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were shares of 3D printer maker 3D Systems (DDD), up $2.54, or 4.03%, to $65.61 following comments made by President Obama during last night's State of the Union address. Also higher were shares of Trulia (TRLA), up $5.21, or 21.9%, to $29.00 following better than expected Q4 results, and Groupon (GRPN), up 28c, or 5.39%, to $5.57 after the stock was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee. Among the noteworthy losers was Cliffs Natural (CLF), down $7.32, or 19.99%, to $29.29, after the company reported Q4 results, cut its dividend 76% to 15c per share, and the stock was downgraded by at least three analyst firms. Also lower were shares of Bankrate (RATE), down $1.93, or 15.59%, to $10.45, after its Q4 results missed street estimates and the stock was downgraded to Neutral at Citigroup. Also sliding was Carnival (CCL), down $1.56, or 4%, to $37.46 as the company's Triumph cruise ship, which has been stranded in the Gulf of Mexico, was towed ashore and the company detailed the impact of voyage disruptions and repair costs on its results in the first half of the year... INDICES: The Dow was down 35.79, or 0.26%, to 13,982.91; the Nasdaq was up 10.39, or 0.33%, to 3,196.88; and the S&P 500 was up 0.90, or 0.06%, to 1,520.33.
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August 28, 2014
16:00 EDTCLFOptions Update; August 28, 2014
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09:57 EDTCLFCliffs Natural falls, levels to watch
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06:22 EDTDDD3D Systems implied volatility of 41 at lower end of index mean range
August 27, 2014
11:56 EDTCMCSANY Governor Cuomo orders investigation of Time Warner Cable outage
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August 26, 2014
10:51 EDTCMCSAZoom Telephonics files FCC petition opposing Charter's cable modem policies
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09:35 EDTCMCSANetflix files formal protest against Comcast merger, Engadget reports
Netflix (NFLX) has filed a petition to the FCC against the proposed merger between Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC), as the streaming company has previously indicated it would, reported Engadget. Netflix claims the deal would result in "serious public interest harm" and that a merged cable giant would have huge leverage over it and rivals like Hulu, which is a joint venture owned by Comcast itself along with partners Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA). Reference Link
August 25, 2014
19:00 EDTCMCSADISH Network petitions FCC to deny Comcast, Time Warner merger
Citing irreparable harm to competition and consumers, DISH Network (DISH) petitioned the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, to deny the merger of Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC). The petition to deny outlines, among other things, the critical role high-speed broadband plays in the video industry and the potential for the merger to significantly damage competitive development of over-the-top video and limit consumer access to online video programming.
18:07 EDTCLFCliffs Natural CEO supports sale of non-core assets 'at right price,' WSJ says
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11:31 EDTCLFCliffs Natural announces $200M share repurchase plan
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10:01 EDTGEHill-Rom reports settlement in patent infringement lawsuit with GE
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07:34 EDTGEBristow Group appoints Akiri Chief Corporate Development officer
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06:20 EDTCMCSAFCC seeks more data from Comcast regarding TWC deal, Reuters says
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August 22, 2014
18:16 EDTGEGeneral Electric equipped 787 Dreamliner approved by regulators, WSJ says
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18:05 EDTGEGeneral Electric awarded $123.4M government contract
General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a maximum $123,409,100 firm-fixed-price contract for compressor parts. This contract is a sole-source acquisition. This is a five-year base contract, with no option periods. Location of performance is Massachusetts, with an Aug. 21, 2019 performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
10:34 EDTCLFStocks with call strike movement; UAL CLF
United Continental (UAL) September 55 call option implied volatility decreased 6% to 39, Cliffs Natural (CLF) September 18 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 41 according to IVolatility.
08:01 EDTGEGE CFS, VNG.co to support expansion of CNG fueling infrastructure
GE Capital Fleet Services announced an agreement with VNG.co, a national CNG fueling facility provider, to support the expansion of the CNG refueling infrastructure for light-duty fleet vehicles. Through the agreement with VNG, GE Capital Fleet Servicesí customers will be able to take advantage of the increasing accessibility of CNG fueling stations, minimize overall fuel costs and meet financial and environmental objectives through the use of a lower cost, more stably priced, environmentally friendly and domestically sourced fuel.
05:58 EDTCMCSAComcast launches streaming TV services for college campuses, WSJ reports
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August 20, 2014
08:11 EDTGEGE Healthcare Life Sciences announces new U.S. headquarters in MA
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August 19, 2014
17:31 EDTGEGE plans to invest $3.5B in aircraft engine unit, Nikkei says
General Electric plans to invest $3.5B in its aircraft engine business over the five years to 2017, as it looks to boost production, says Nikkei. Reference Link
06:22 EDTGEGeneral Electric in talks with Electrolux to sell appliance business, WSJ says
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