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February 14, 2014
17:03 EDTCMCSA, TWC, CHTR, CBS, CVS, OWW, CSCO, VFC, PEPMarkets log gains after Yellen affirms Fed strategy
Stocks ended the week higher after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reassured investors of the central bank's strategy, with the Dow and S&P 500 climbing back within 1% of their all-time highs. MACRO NEWS: In testimony before a Congressional panel, newly appointed Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expected "a great deal of continuity" in the central bank's policies as she begins her tenure. Yellen said she would likely support further tapering of the Fed's asset purchases, and backs its policy of keeping interest rates low "well past" the point when the unemployment rate drops below 6.5%... An index of retail sales in January showed that sales fell 0.4% during the month, which was below December's 0.2% gain and economists' expectations for flat sales... Earlier today, the EU reported that eurozone GDP grew 0.3% last quarter, surpassing consensus estimates for a 0.2% gain. COMPANY NEWS: Cable majors Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC), agreed to merge in a $45.2 billion deal all-stock deal. The announcement followed a months-long pursuit of TWC by Charter Communications (CHTR), which earlier in the week had nominated a full slate of directors to TWC's board... Corporate earnings season is beginning to wind down, but a slew of companies were out this week with their quarterly reports. Among the companies that gained after reporting results were CBS (CBS), CVS Caremark (CVS), and online travel agency Orbitz Worldwide (OWW). Companies that fell following their quarter reports included tech giant Cisco (CSCO) and apparel company VFC Corp. (VFC). Soft drink maker Pepsi (PEP) also reported quarterly results and saw its shares slip after deciding against spinning-off its domestic beverage business. INDEXES: The Dow finished the week up 2.2% to 16,154.39; the S&P 500 gained 2.3% to 1,838.63; the Nasdaq gained 2.8% to 4,244.02.
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October 10, 2014
08:38 EDTPEPPepsiCo valuation discount vs. peers to close, says Morgan Stanley
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07:04 EDTCMCSAAmazon in talks to join digital locker for movies. WSJ reports
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October 9, 2014
16:25 EDTPEPOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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13:39 EDTCSCOCisco denies rumors that it will stop investing in VCE JV, The Register reports
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13:37 EDTCSCOCisco may end further investment in VCE JV, CRN reports
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12:30 EDTPEPOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:25 EDTCSCOCisco and TCL to set up $80M China cloud joint venture, Reuters reports
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11:00 EDTTWC, CMCSATime Warner Cable stockholders approve Comcast merger deal
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10:59 EDTCMCSA, TWCTime Warner Cable stockholders approve Comcast merger deal
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10:38 EDTPEPPepsiCo climbs after results beat estimates, outlook raised
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09:20 EDTPEPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:40 EDTPEPPepsiCo says its emerging and developing sectors have remained 'resilient'
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08:32 EDTCVSCVS Health price target raised to $95 from $87 at Leerink
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08:18 EDTTWC, CMCSATime Warner Cable to host special shareholder meeting
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06:52 EDTCSCOTechnology producer settles China facility demonstrations, Reuters says
Hon Hai Precision Industry confirmed that it had settled a demonstration which involved close to 1K staff members at its Chongqing plant in China, and noted that manufacturing at the facility was not affected by the strike, according to Reuters, citing a statement from the company. Hon Hai constructs Apple (AAPL) products, as well as HP (HPQ) and Cisco (CSCO) computers and servers. The Chongqing facility isn't listed by Apple as one of its certified suppliers. Reference Link
06:45 EDTPEPPepsiCo reports Q3 developing and emerging organic revenue up 8%
The company said it is on track to deliver $1B of productivity savings in 2014. The company expects to return a total of $8.7 billion to shareholders in 2014 through approximately $3.7 billion in dividends and $5.0 billion in share repurchases.
06:44 EDTPEPPepsiCo raises FY14 EPS growth guidance to 9% from 8%
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06:43 EDTPEPPepsiCo reports Q3 organic revenue up 3.1%
06:43 EDTPEPPepsiCo reports Q3 core EPS $1.36, consensus $1.29
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06:33 EDTCVSCourt considers whether to pay Amazon workers for security checks, WSJ says
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