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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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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.
16:42 EDTRAXMarket finishes week higher on economic data, earnings
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16:20 EDTRAXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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13:40 EDTRAXRackspace off highs after Re/code says HP has no bid interest
The shares hit an intraday high at $34.75 and have moved lower after a report from Re/code said that HP (HPQ) has no interest in acquiring the company. Shares had moved up on a presumption of that interest. At the current price of $34.01 next support is at $33.17, the session low.
13:12 EDTRAXHP has no interest in acquiring Rackspace, Re/code reports
HP (HPQ) continues to have no interest in acquiring Rackspace (RAX), Arik Hesseldahl of Re/code reports, citing sources with direct knowledge of HP's plans. The move higher today in shares of Rackspace is being attributed to potential takeover interest from HP. Shares are off their highs, but remain up 2% to $33.90 in afternoon trading. Reference Link
13:09 EDTRAXHP has no interest in buying Rackspace, Re/code reports
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10:55 EDTRAXRackspace rallies 3%, or 86c, to $34.24
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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.
10:34 EDTRAXRackspace management to meet with JMP Securities
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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 21, 2014
09:46 EDTRAXRackspace management to meet with JMP Securities
Group luncheon with management will be held in San Francisco on August 21 hosted by JMP Securities.
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
12:45 EDTRAXRackspace advances after Blue Harbour takes activist stake
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12:21 EDTRAXRackspace rises on activist stakes, levels to watch
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09:07 EDTRAXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:35 EDTRAXRackspace may adopt more shareholder friendly structure, says Wells Fargo
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06:22 EDTGEGeneral Electric in talks with Electrolux to sell appliance business, WSJ says
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