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December 6, 2012
12:22 EDTDB, AAPL, AKAM, T, ZNGA, VRA, ALGNOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday as jobless claims came back down a bit from their storm-driven elevated levels. The market opened slightly lower as the S&P and Nasdaq were once again weighed down by Apple's (AAPL) stock continuing yesterday's descent. As Apple pared its losses and moved back into positive ground so did the Nasdaq, making the index the morning's biggest winner with an increase of over 0.6%... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims fell 25,000 to 370,000, versus expectations for claims to fall to 380,000. Also, Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported that planned layoffs were up 34% in November compared to the prior year. In Europe, the European Central Bank and Bank of England both kept their benchmark interest rates unchanged and did not announce new stimulus measures. The ECB also lowered its growth and inflation forecasts for 2013... COMPANY NEWS: Three former Deutsche Bank (DB) employees told U.S. regulators that the bank hid as much as $12B in losses during the financial crisis, according to The Financial Times, though the company disputed the allegations... Apple, which is always in focus as such a large component of the Nasdaq 100, managed to dominate the spotlight for a second day in a row after CEO Tim Cook said the company will produce one of its existing lines of Macs in the U.S. next year... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Akamai (AKAM), up over 9% after announcing a partnership with AT&T (T), and Zynga (ZNGA), up nearly 8% after the Wall Street Journal reported the company has filed paperwork in Nevada for real money games. Among the noteworthy losers were Vera Bradley (VRA), down 12% after its guidance missed estimates, and Align Technology (ALGN), down about 5% after saying it now expects EPS and revenue for it current quarter to come in at the lower end of its previous guidance... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 8.98, or 0.07%, to 13,043.47; the Nasdaq was up 18.29, or 0.62%, to 2,991.99; and the S&P 500 was up 2.48, or 0.18%, to 1,411.76.
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August 22, 2014
10:15 EDTTVodafone rallies amid reports of AT&T takeover bid, FT says
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09:36 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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07:11 EDTTAT&T may mount bid GBP3 per share bid for Vodafone, Daily Mail reports
AT&T (T) is working on a cash bid worth over GBP3 per share for Vodafone (VOD), according to the Daily Mail. The publication says China Mobile (CHL) may be interested in taking a stake in Vodafone of up to 20%. Reference Link
06:32 EDTAAPLApple suppliers scramble after iPhone 6 screen hurdle, Reuters says
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06:14 EDTAAPLSamsung resumes supply of mobile RAM for next-generation iPhone, DigiTimes says
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August 21, 2014
13:23 EDTAAPLWal-Mart cut iPhone prices, Washington Post says
Wal-Mart (WMT) today began selling Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 5s for $79, and cut the price of the iPhone 5c to just 97c, according to The Washington Post. The devices previously cost $99 and $29 respectively at Wal-Mart, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
13:16 EDTTT-Mobile offers free data to users who recruit new customers to its network
T-Mobile (TMUS) is offering its current Simple Choice customers a free unlimited LTE data plan upgrade for a full year when they recruit a Sprint (S), Verizon (VZ), or AT&T (T) customer to its network. The new referred customer will also receive a full year of unlimited LTE data for free as well. If a Simple Choice customer who recruits a new user to T-Mobile's network already has an unlimited LTE data plan, they will receive a $10 credit each month for twelve months. The referral plan starts August 29. Reference Link
12:50 EDTDBDeutsche Bank divests natgas trading book to Morgan Stanley, Reuters says
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11:49 EDTTSprint announces $60 per month unlimited wireless plan
Sprint (S) announces an unlimited wireless plan for $60. The plan provides consumers unlimited talk, text and data while on Sprint's network for $60 per month, a $20 savings compared to T-Mobile's (TMUS) $80 per month unlimited plan, the wireless carrier said. The Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan is available to both new and existing Sprint customers starting tomorrow, August 22. To qualify for the plan, customers must purchase their device through Sprint Easy Pay, pay full retail price or bring their own compatible device.
11:44 EDTAAPLHP hits 52-week high after solid revenue growth, positive analyst commentary
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10:34 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 21, 2014
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10:03 EDTAAPLActive puts at CBOE
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10:02 EDTAAPLActive calls at CBOE; AAPL C HPQ
Active calls at CBOE; AAPL 8/22/14 100 & 100, C Jan 55, HPQ 8/29/14 36
09:37 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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August 20, 2014
16:01 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 20, 2014
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13:46 EDTAAPLVerizon looking to build app store, The Information says
Verizon (VZ) is looking to partner with other companies to build an app store, according to The Information. Verizon's app store would compete with Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL), which already sell smartphone software, The Information noted. Reference Link
11:15 EDTAAPLGT Advanced retreats after analyst downgrades stock
Shares of sapphire maker GT Advanced (GTAT) are falling after research firm CLSA downgraded the stock in a note to investors today. The firm cited concerns about increased costs associated with the company's deal with Apple as the main reason for the downgrade. WHAT'S NEW: GT Advanced's costs associated with its deal to supply sapphire to Apple are being impacted by low yields, CLSA analyst Mark Heller wrote after speaking with strategic consulting firm Yole Développement. Lower yields will reduce the amount of sapphire that GT Advanced can produce for Apple, and will negatively affect GT’s profit margins, explained Heller. He believes that GT Advanced's risk/reward ratio is balanced at current levels, and downgraded his rating on the shares to Underperform from Outperform. However, he raised his price target on the shares to $19 from $18. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, GT Advanced fell 2% to $18.
09:38 EDTAAPL, AAPLGT Advanced downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA
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09:36 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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06:28 EDTAAPLApple could delay iWatch until 2015, FT Alphaville reports
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