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February 13, 2013
12:24 EDTCMCSA, GE, PRLB, DDD, XONE, WCG, RATE, RAX, CLFOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed at midday following the president's State of the Union address and a report that showed retail sales growth slowed in January. The Dow and S&P have moved back and forth across the flat line while the Nasdaq remained in positive ground throughout the morning, but was well off its early day highs near noon... 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. In Europe, Q4 industrial production fell 2.4% from the previous quarter, though production in the euro-zone rose 0.7% on the month in December... COMPANY NEWS: Comcast (CMCSA) announced several important developments late Tuesday and investors reacted favorably, sending its stock up over 4%. The company reported its Q4 results but also announced it will buy General Electricís (GE) remaining 49% equity stake in NBCUniversal for $16.7B, increased its 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 JV interest, GE said it was raising its share repurchase plan to $35B and accelerating its 2013 share buybacks to about $10B and its shares rose about 3%... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Proto Labs (PRLB), up 23%, after its better than expected earnings report as well as a positive mention of 3D printing technology by President Obama last night. Shares of publicly traded 3D printer makers moved up as well, including 3D Systems (DDD) and ExOne (XONE). Also higher were shares of WellCare (WCG), which gained 10% after its earnings and revenue both beat consensus expectations. Among the noteworthy losers after earnings reports that sparked analyst downgrades were Bankrate (RATE), down nearly 20% and downgraded at Citi, Rackspace (RAX), down 18% and downgraded at Stifel Nicolaus, and Cliffs Natural (CLF), which was downgraded at Deutsche Bank, Citi and Macquarie and saw shares fall about 19%... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 44.62, or 0.32%, to 13,974.08; the Nasdaq was up 4.55, or 0.14%, to 3,191.04; and the S&P 500 was up 0.30, or 0.02%, to 1,519.73.
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10:02 EDTCMCSAcomcast and Liberty global announce agreement to connect WiFi networks
Comcast (CMCSA) and Liberty Global LBTYA) have announced an agreement to allow users to access each otherís Wi-Fi networks, creating an international Wi-Fi access agreement that will give many Xfinity Internet and Liberty Global internet customers access to millions of new Wi-Fi access points in various countries by 2015.
09:02 EDTCMCSACSG Systems selected by Comcast to power Xfinity On Campus
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07:29 EDTXONEDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
Technology Conference to be held in Las Vegas on September 9-11 with webcasted company presentations to begin on September 11 at 10:30 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
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11:50 EDTCMCSAComcast sees Time Warner Cable deal closing in early 2015
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10:26 EDTCMCSADiscovery CEO says likes doing deals with Netflix, Amazon
CEO David Zaslav says Comcast (CMCSA)/Time Warner Cable (TWC) deal "presents some serious issues," is talking to FCC about deal. Says will be opportunistic with international acquisitions, but "We don't feel like we need to acquire anything at this point." Says has more subscribers than ESPN with Europsport. Comments made at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference.
10:05 EDTDDD3D Systems call activity attributed to takeover speculation
3D Systems September weekly 52 and 53 calls are active on total call volume of 5,600 contracts (300 puts) on renewed takeover speculation. September weekly call option implied volatility is at 46, September is at 34, October is at 33, November is at 31; compared to its 26-week average of 47 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for price movement.
10:00 EDTCMCSAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:59 EDTGEGE Oil & Gas expects onshore industry to see 6% growth rate between 2014-2017
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09:59 EDTDDDRumor: 3D Systems strength attributed to takeover speculation
09:46 EDTGEGE Oil and Gas sees increasing use of downstream
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09:20 EDTGEGE Oil & Gas selected by Freeport LNG for LNG export project
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09:11 EDTGEGeneral Electric sees 1.5% oil demand growth and 3.5% gas demand growth
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09:09 EDTGEGE provides technology, capital to quicken Texas project construction
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09:07 EDTGEGE, Statoil, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels announce pilot project expansion
A joint venture of GE (GE) and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels,along with Statoil (STO) announced the planned expansion of a pilot project to capture flare gas and use it to power up to six of Statoilís drill rigs and one frac fleet in North Dakota. The expansion is the first step by Statoil to move into full commercial adoption of the GE and Ferus NGF joint ventureís Last Mile Fueling Solution, which is expected to reduce emissions and provide cost-savings and logistics solutions for the companyís Bakken oilfield operations. The company anticipates this new commercial expansion will increase its flare gas capture to between 3M-5M standard cubic feet per day by the end of 2014, equating to GHG emissions reductions of between 120K and up to 200K metric tons per year, or the equivalent of removing between 25K-45K cars from the road.
08:43 EDTCMCSAComcast initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
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08:08 EDTCLFCliffs Natural amends credit facilty to allow for $200M share repurchase program
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07:31 EDTCMCSAGoldman to hold a conference
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