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December 12, 2012
16:45 EDTDD, GDI, SPW, PC, NFLX, CRL, ACMP, CHKOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed, with only the S&P eking out a gain, after the Federal Reserve announced new quantitative easing plans and set fiscal policy thresholds. The Federal Reserve released the minutes from its December meeting just after noon, and the averages climbed higher on the news, though a broad market sell-off took hold as Fed chairman Ben Bernanke spoke during the last 90 minutes of the trading session. Following the late day selling, the averages went into the close well off their highs, with the Nasdaq serving as the laggard of the group... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., import prices fell more than expected and recorded their biggest drop in five months in November, dropping 0.9%. The Federal Reserve announced it would buy $45B of "longer term" Treasury securities per month after its initial program of buying such securities expires along with continuing to reinvest principal payments from its current holdings into agency mortgage-backed securities. Also, the central bank adopted monetary policy thresholds, saying it expects to keep interest rates exceptionally low "at least as long as" unemployment remains above 6.5% and inflation is projected to be no more than 2.5% in about a two-year time frame... COMPANY NEWS: DuPont (DD) shares rose 61c, or 1.4%, to $44.30 after the company said it expects its adjusted EPS to come in at the high end of its previous forecast and also authorized a repurchase program of $1B... Reuters said SPX Corp. (SPW) has offered more than $4B in a takeover bid for Gardner Denver (GDI), which was "well above" rival offers. Shares of Gardner Denver traded sharply higher following the news, rising $3.49, or 5.02%, to $72.98. Shares of SPX lost 78c, or 1.26%, to close at $61.29... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Panasonic (PC), up 37c, or 7.31%, to $5.43 following an upgrade to Overweight at Barclays. Also higher were shares of Netflix (NFLX), up $4.65, or 5.40%, to $90.73 after Morgan Stanley raised its price target on the stock to $105 from $80. Among the noteworthy losers were shares of Charles River Labs (CRL), down $3.65, or 9.29%, to $35.65 after the company reaffirmed its 2012 guidance and provided guidance for 2013 below Street expectations. Also lower was Access Midstream Partners (ACMP), down $1.88, or 5.52%, to $32.15 after announcing a deal to acquire the midstream assets of Chesapeake Energy (CHK) for $2.16B... INDICES: The Dow was down 2.99, or 0.02%, to 13,245.45; the Nasdaq was down 8.49, or 0.28%, to 3,013.81; and the S&P 500 was up 0.64, or 0.04%, to 1,428.48.
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August 26, 2014
09:35 EDTNFLXNetflix files formal protest against Comcast merger, Engadget reports
Netflix (NFLX) has filed a petition to the FCC against the proposed merger between Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC), as the streaming company has previously indicated it would, reported Engadget. Netflix claims the deal would result in "serious public interest harm" and that a merged cable giant would have huge leverage over it and rivals like Hulu, which is a joint venture owned by Comcast itself along with partners Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA). Reference Link
09:35 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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09:25 EDTDDFarm Progress Companies to hold a show
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August 25, 2014
16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; August 25, 2014
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15:03 EDTNFLXNetflix volatility at low end of historic range
Netflix August 8/29/14 weekly call option implied volatility is at 24, September is at 25, October is at 27, January is at 31; compared to its 26-week average of 37 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.
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August 22, 2014
11:17 EDTNFLXOptions Update; August 22, 2014
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05:58 EDTNFLXComcast launches streaming TV services for college campuses, WSJ reports
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August 21, 2014
12:12 EDTDDDuPont files patent infringement lawsuit against SunEdison
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10:34 EDTNFLXOptions Update; August 21, 2014
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August 20, 2014
12:59 EDTNFLXNetflix volatility at low end of historic range
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09:36 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL FOLD TSLA TWTR WHX FB TM NFLX X EOG
08:53 EDTCRLCharles River Labs has reached attractive entry point, says Sterne Agee
Sterne Agee continues to believe that Charles River should generate high incremental margins and disproportionate growth in earnings relative to its sales growth. The firm keeps a $71 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
06:13 EDTNFLXNetflix signs paid peering deal with Time Warner Cable, Gigaom reports
Netflix (NFLX) has signed a direct interconnection deal with Time Warner Cable (TWC) that would provide Netflix with direct access and faster streams, reports Gigaom. Time Warner Cable confirmed that the deal happened in June and the implementation has been rolling out this month. Reference Link
August 19, 2014
16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; August 19, 2014eBay
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 28c to 27.52. Option volume leaders: AAPL C HD PBR GILD AA NFLX TWTR TSLA EBAY according to Track Data.
08:27 EDTNFLXNetflix international opportunity larger than most realize, says MKM Partners
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August 18, 2014
16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; August 18, 2014
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07:58 EDTNFLXNetflix volatility at low end of historic range
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06:44 EDTCHKNatural gas companies worried about regulatory outlook, The Hill says
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