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May 10, 2012
16:47 EDTCSCO, NWSA, TSLA, MNST, ARX, AMAGOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed, as a disappointing outlook from Cisco (CSCO) and continued worries about Europe weighed on the averages. Stock futures moved higher following the in line jobless claims data, leading to a higher open for the broader market. The market met resistance at the open and began to pullback before making a second run at the resistance level. After failing a second time the market began to give up its gains, with the Nasdaq falling into negative territory. By the afternoon the market had strengthened and once again all three of the major equity indices were above the flat line. However, at the close the Nasdaq was back in the red, barely preventing the big three from ending positive for the first time in several days… ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., 367,000 initial jobless claims were reported, basically falling in line with last week's figure and with consensus estimates. The U.S. trade deficit grew 14.1% to $51.83B in March, versus estimates of $50.0B. Also, the U.S. Treasury posted a $59.1B budget surplus for April, versus expectations of a surplus of $35B. In Europe, some fears about Spain's banking system eased after its government said it will nationalize the country's fourth-largest bank... COMPANY NEWS: Cisco reported quarterly earnings and revenue that just beat consensus views but forecast earnings in the coming quarter below the Street's expectations. The company's pessimistic view on challenges in Europe and weakness in India resonated with investors and the stock slid more than 10%... News Corp. (NWSA) shares gained close to 5% after the company reported revenue and profit that beat expectations and it raised its stock repurchase program by $5B to $10B... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Tesla Motors (TSLA), up $2.90, or 9.65%, to $32.96, after it reported quarterly sales and losses that were worse than expected but also increased the low end of its full year revenue guidance, and Monster Beverage (MNST), up $5.86, or 8.97%, to $71.17, after the energy-drink maker reported Q1 results that exceeded expectations, with volume and gross margin increasing. Noteworthy losers included Aeroflex Holding (ARX), down $2.44, or 25.39%, to $7.17, after missing on Q3 EPS and revenue and making Q4 predictions that fell well short of analyst estimates, and AMAG Pharma (AMAG), down $2.35, or 14.67%, to $13.67, after the company named a new CEO and indicated it would stop seeking to sell itself... INDICES: The Dow gained $19.98, or 0.16%, to $12,855.04; the Nasdaq fell $1.07, or 0.04%, to $2,933.64; and the S&P 500 added $3.41, or 0.25%, to $1,357.99.
News For CSCO;NWSA;TSLA;MNST;ARX;AMAG From The Last 14 Days
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September 19, 2014
10:07 EDTNWSAHigh option volume stocks
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09:37 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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09:15 EDTTSLATesla's gigafactory and potential capital needs are key questions, says Goldman
Goldman said it remains cautious on Tesla due to the gigafactory's aggressive timetable and potentially increasing capital needs due to the planned production ramp, model and derivative expansion, service growth, and other projects yet disclosed. Tesla has said it could self-fund capex but is keeping its options open depending on new products and the pace of growth. Goldman remains on the sidelines with a Neutral rating and $210 price target given the likely noisy Q3 and valuation that reflects flawless execution.
September 18, 2014
16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; September 18, 2014
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09:36 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL YHOO TWTR VVUS RAD PWE WFM TSLA PIR SHLD
08:30 EDTTSLATesla won't be hurt by electric vehicle space struggles, says Pacific Crest
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September 17, 2014
18:05 EDTTSLATesla CEO sees self-driving car technology ready in five or six years, WSJ says
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17:48 EDTNWSANews Corp opposed Google EC settlement offer
Early last week, in a letter to European Commissioner for Competition Joaquín Almunia, News Corp (NWS, NWSA) CEO Robert Thomson opposed Google’s (GOOG) settlement offer with the European Commission, or EC, saying the internet giant is “willing to exploit its dominant market position to stifle competition.” Thomson said News Corp also opposed the proposed five year term of a settlement, noting that “five years is an eternity in internet time.” Citing Google’s “egregious aggregation” of content, Mr. Thomson said that, along with serious commercial damage, there is a “profound social cost” to Google’s actions. “The internet should be a canvas for freedom of expression and for high quality content of enduring value. Undermining the basic business model of professional content creators will lead to a less informed, more vexatious level of dialogue in our society.” "Your decision to reconsider Google's settlement offer comes at a crucial moment in the history of the free flow of information and of a healthy media in Europe and beyond," Mr. Thomson wrote.
16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; September 17, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 24c to 27.63. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA BAC TWTR AMZN X WLT KO PBR according to Track Data.
09:36 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL WFM X YHOO TSLA TWTR RAX SHLD SPLS
08:42 EDTTSLASkeptic sees Tesla Model 3 priced well above target, Green Car Reports says
A new report written by noted battery skeptic Menahem Anderman, who organizes the Advanced Automotive Batteries Conference, suggests Tesla Motors' pace of battery cost reduction won't be as fast as predicted by CEO Elon Musk and that the price of the 2017 Model 3 will likely be "in the range of $50-80K,” which is well above the company's $35K stated goal, reported Green Car Reports. Reference Link
08:05 EDTCSCOCisco announces intent to acquire Metacloud
Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately held Metacloud. Upon completion of the acquisition, Metacloud employees will join Cisco's Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services organization led by Faiyaz Shahpurwala, senior vice president. The acquisition of Metacloud is expected to be complete in 1Q15, subject to customary closing conditions.
September 16, 2014
16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; September 16, 2014
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12:07 EDTTSLATesla rebounds after analyst starts coverage with Buy rating
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11:57 EDTTSLAPentagon to most likely approve Musk's Falcon rockets, WSJ says
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11:16 EDTCSCOVirnetX plunges after appeals court vacates jury award in suit with Apple
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09:59 EDTTSLA, MNSTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: ACI Worldwide (ACIW) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... ADP (ADP) initiated with a Market Perform at Bernstein... ANSYS (ANSS) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Accenture (ACN) initiated with a Market Perform at Bernstein... Blackhawk (HAWK) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... Coca-Cola (KO) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... Cognizant (CTSH) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein... Constellation Brands (STZ) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... GenCorp (GY) initiated with a Hold at KeyBanc... Global Payments (GPN) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... GoPro (GPRO) initiated with a Buy at Cleveland Research... Green Dot (GDOT) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... Lionsgate (LGF) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... MEDNAX (MD) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... MasterCard (MA) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee... Molson Coors (TAP) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Monster Beverage (MNST) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... NetSuite (N) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Oracle (ORCL) assumed with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... PepsiCo (PEP) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... SAP (SAP) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Teekay (TK) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Tesla (TSLA) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Visa (V) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee... Western Union (WU) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... Workday (WDAY) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Yelp (YELP) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Zillow (Z) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... zulily (ZU) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird.
09:36 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL NFLX TSLA YHOO FB PBR MU AA TWTR WMT
08:18 EDTCSCOFCC to hold a roundtable
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07:19 EDTCSCOCompanies' share buybacks at fasttest clip since 2007, WSJ reports
Companies are buying back their own shares at its fastest pace since the financial crisis to fuel a stock rally, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Birinyi Associates, companies have bought back $338.3B of stock in 1H14, the most since 2007. Citing an analysis by Barclays, companies with the largest buyback programs by dollar value have outperformed the broader market by 20% since 2008. Reference Link
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