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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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April 8, 2014
12:01 EDTCMCSAComcast says consumers would benefit from acquisition, The Hill says
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11:25 EDTDDD3D Systems announces availability of Sense 3D scanner for Mac
3D Systems (DDD) announced earlier the immediate availability of the Sense 3D scanner for Apple's (AAPL) Mac and feature upgrades available with Sense software V1.1. The Sense is the first 3D scanner designed for the consumer and optimized for 3D printing. It is priced at $399.
09:07 EDTGEGE Healthcare receives FDA clearance of its Q.Clear technology
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric, announced that it received U.S. FDA 510 clearance of its Q.Clear technology -- technology that can provide up to two times improvement in both quantitative accuracy and image quality in PET/CT imaging. This is an innovative new tool for clinicians across the entire care continuum including diagnosis, staging, treatment planning, and treatment assessment.
09:04 EDTCMCSAAmazon Instant Video says video streams on Prime Instant Video tripled y/y
Amazon Instant Videoannounced that video streams on Prime Instant Video nearly tripled year over year. According to a report from Qwilt, which tracks growth in online video usage, Amazon (AMZN) has now passed both Apple (AAPL) and Hulu (NWSA, DIS, CMCSA) in streaming video usage.
08:57 EDTCMCSASmall rivals to testify in Comcast, Time Warner hearing, Bloomberg says
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08:03 EDTGEGE unit provides $50M loan for Illinois power plant
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07:52 EDTCMCSAComcast, Time Warner execs go before critic at hearing, Reuters says
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07:24 EDTGEPR News to hold a conference
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06:59 EDTCMCSAComcast, Time Warner Cable Internet businesses to be examined, NY Times says
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April 7, 2014
11:42 EDTDDDStocks with call strike movement; DDD TSLA
3D Systems (DDD) August 65 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 50, Tesla (TSLA) September 250 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 55 according to IVolatility.
11:12 EDTTRLAZillow rises after monthly unique users jump in March
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10:00 EDTTRLAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:39 EDTGEBloomberg to hold a summit
The Future of Energy Summit 2014 is being held in New York on April 7-9.
06:22 EDTDDD3-D stocks off to a rough start in 2014, WSJ reports
3-D stocks are off to a rough start this year with 3D Systems (DDD) down 40% and Stratasys (SSYS) down about 19%, the Wall Street Journal reports, but adds that some 3-D stocks remain priced at 50-70 times projected 2014 earnings. Reference Link
06:20 EDTTRLATrulia initiated with an Equalweight at Barclays
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April 4, 2014
16:15 EDTTRLASAC Capital lowers passive stake in Trulia to 4.8% from 5.3%
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09:22 EDTDDD3D Systems named Best Idea for 2014 at Stephens
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08:02 EDTGESam's Club extends contract for branded credit card program with GE Capital
Samís Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), has finalized a multi-year agreement with GE Capital Retail Bank (GE) to extend their existing relationship to provide Samís Club-branded credit cards to club members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. As part of the extension, GE Capitalís Retail Finance business will continue to manage and service the credit card programs for Samís Club Savings, Business and Plus members. Under the agreement, the Samís Club co-branded credit card programs will be converted to MasterCard (MA) later this year. Walmart has also extended their relationship with GE Capital Retail Bank and branded cards will transition to MasterCard later this year.
07:55 EDTDDD3D Systems checks indicate strong momentum, says Canaccord
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April 3, 2014
09:30 EDTGEApple, Pfizer others create 'go slow' patent lobby group, Reuters says
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