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February 21, 2014
08:46 EDTVZ, RY, GOOG, ANF, DTV, JPM, JEF, TROW, LMT, AMZN, TWC, WMT, VOD, SHI, ICE, FB, GE, CMCSA, DANGOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap
WSJ: Comcast (CMCSA) plans Time Warner Cable (TWC) takeover filings next month...DirecTV (DTV) CEO White against Comcast (CMCSA), TWC (TWC) deal...GE (GE) CFO: 'Quite seriously' may raise debt...Amazon (AMZN) in talks with retailers (ANF) for listings...REUTERS: WhatsApp (FB) faces strong competition in Asia...Lockheed Martin (LMT): Drone potential strong for military, commercial...EU antitrust chief dismisses criticism of Google (GOOG) deal...BLOOMBERG: NYSE (ICE), others (TROW, RY) seek to end 'maker-taker' rebate system...Sinopec (SHI) falls after Jefferies (JEF) says rally unjustified...Verizon (VZ) sale slices Vodafone (VOD) value by half to $100B...OTHER NEWS: JPMorgan (JPM) convinces activists to forgo vote on Chairman, CEO split, FT reports...Dangdang (DANG), Wal-Mart's (WMT) Yhd.com to launch partnership, China Daily reports.
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May 17, 2015
16:50 EDTGOOGWhite House wavers on backing Google, Oracle in copyright suit, Reuters says
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15:37 EDTCMCSAUniversal's 'Pitch Perfect 2' leads U.S. weekend box office with $70.3M
For the weekend of May 17, Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal's "Pitch Perfect 2" topped domestic box office charts at $70.3M. Time Warner (TWX) subsidiary Warner Bros.' "Mad Max: Fury Road" landed in second place with $44.4M, while Disney's (DIS) "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" came in third with $38.8M. Warner Bros.' "Hot Pursuit" and Universal's "Furious 7" took fourth and fifth place at $5.8M and $3.6M, respectively. Data gathered by Rentrak.
May 15, 2015
18:37 EDTGEGeneral Electric awarded $105M government contract modification
General Electric - Aviation, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been awarded a $105M modification to previously awarded contract FA8650-09-D-2922 to cover the potential award of the Adaptive Engine Technology Development order. This additional research and the resulting data will further mature aircraft engine technologies and decrease risk to achieve a system level preliminary design review and subsequent Adaptive Engine Research Design compatibility review. Work will be performed at Cincinnati, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 3, 2016. Funds will be obligated if additional in-scope work is awarded. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
18:12 EDTLMTLockheed Martin, Boeing JV to cut executive ranks by 30%, Reuters reports
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17:15 EDTVZPaulson & Co. gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:28 EDTGOOGAppaloosa Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:21 EDTVZStocks end week little changed as data, deals offset bond yield jumps
Stocks ended the week little changed as a number of M&A deals and a few relatively strong economic data points offset worries about rising bond yields. MACRO NEWS: U.S. weekly jobless claims came in better than expected and reached the lowest four-week average level in 15 years... In Europe, the combined GDP of the 19 eurozone countries grew 0.4% in the first quarter, which was a bit weaker than the 0.5% consensus growth forecast but a pickup from the 0.3% growth pace of the final quarter of last year. Of note, all four of the euro zone's largest economies recorded growth in the same quarter for the first time since the first half of 2010... The People's Bank of China reduced its one year interest rate by 0.25%, marking the third time in the last six months that the central bank has cut benchmark rates... Bond yields surged in many of the world's largest economies, raising worries about inflation and putting pressure on stocks in the beginning of the week. COMPANY NEWS: There was a significant amount of M&A activity again this week, with the headliner being Verizon's (VZ) deal to acquire AOL (AOL) for $50 per share in a transaction valued at $4.4B. Danaher (DHR) agreed to buy purification technologies supplier Pall Corporation (PLL) for $127.20 per share in cash. Danaher also announced that it plans to split itself into two publicly traded companies. Energy infrastructure company Williams (WMB) announced a simplification deal to buy its affiliate Williams Partners (WPZ) for $13.9B in an all-stock transaction. Energy exploration company Noble Energy (NBL) agreed to acquire Rosetta Resources (ROSE) in an all-stock deal. Noble is buying Rosetta for $2.1B in stock plus the assumption of Rosetta's net debt of $1.8B... Alibaba (BABA) acquired a 9.3% stake in Zulily (ZU), an e-commerce retailer geared toward women. A person familiar with the matter reportedly told the Wall Street Journal that the Chinese e-commerce giant is not pursuing an outright acquisition of the U.S. company, however... Shares of Netflix (NFLX) jumped Friday and hit a new all-time high after Bloomberg reported that the company is in talks with Wasu Media, a Chinese media company backed by Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma, about forming a partnership to bring its content to China... Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management lost its proxy fight with DuPont (DD) as Trian did not succeed in getting its nominees elected to the DuPont board. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow rose 0.45% to 18,272.56, the Nasdaq gained 0.89% to 5,048.29, and the S&P 500 climbed 0.31% to 2,122.73.
16:01 EDTFB, AMZNOptions Update; May 15, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 20c to 20.06 Option volume leaders: AAPL BAC FB NFLX TWTR BABA CSCO TSLA MU GILD T MSFT AMZN MCD
10:47 EDTJPMNCR Corp. working with JPMorgan on sale, dealReporter says
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10:34 EDTVODOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:37 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL TWTR TSLA NFLX FB
08:46 EDTVOD, VZ, FB, GOOGMobile operators ad blocking plan sets up fight with Google, FT reports
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08:00 EDTLMTReport claims Lockheed beats Raytheon for missile shield pact, Reuters says
German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported that Germany's defense ministry has decided to award a Lockheed Martin (LMT) led consortium one of the most expensive defense projects of the next decade by supposedly selecting its MEADS missile defense system over Raytheon's (RTN) next-generation Patriot system, though a U.S.-based source called the German report "absolutely incorrect," according to Reuters. Reference Link
07:50 EDTJPMDOJ tearing up prior UBS rigging settlement after new violations, WSJ reports
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07:22 EDTGOOGGoogle's self-driving cars to roll out in California this summer, Re/code says
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07:09 EDTVODHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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06:49 EDTCMCSAComcast giving NBCUniversal access to viewer data, NY Post says
Comcast is going to share viewer data collected by set-top boxes to NBCUniversal, which will be added to NBCUniversal's Audience Targeting Platform, reports the NY Post, citing NBCUniversal's head of advertising sales and client partnerships, Linda Yaccarino. Reference Link
06:24 EDTGOOGGoogle Glass team may be focusing on multiple wearable products, BI reports
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06:18 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports April Net Credit Losses 2.34% vs. 2.61% last month
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06:03 EDTGEStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; MSFT GE
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Microsoft (MSFT) 17, General Electric (GE) 15 according to iVolatility.
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