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January 14, 2013
16:26 EDTAZK, UPS, XRTX, AAPL, HALO, TNTEY, DELLOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed, with the Dow the lone index managing to close in positive territory. Apple (AAPL) shares weighed on the Nasdaq, though that weakness was partially offset by strength in Dell (DELL), following a report that it is exploring a bid to go private. The day's trading session, however, saw generally light volume ahead of a number of big financial earnings report due later this week... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major economic data was reported. After the close, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to speak at the University of Michigan, which has the potential to be market moving... COMPANY NEWS: Bloomberg reported, citing sources, that Dell has held talks about going private and shares spiked higher before being halted due to volatility. After resuming trading, Dell shares climbed as high as $12.74 before settling up $1.41, or 12.96%, at $12.29. Notably, Goldman Sachs upgraded Dell shares on December 3 to Buy from Sell, citing the potential for a leveraged buyout opportunity among the factors, and Susquehanna said in a late-day note to investors that Dell could be worth $16-$17 per share in a buyout... Shares of Apple lost $18.55, or 3.57%, to $501.75, but closed above the psychologically and technically important $500 level after shares dipped below that level intraday. The slide followed a Wall Street Journal report, citing sources, that said Apple has cut its orders for iPhone 5 components due to weak demand... UPS shares gained $1.32, or 1.69%, to $79.24 after the company announced it will drop its pursuit of TNT Express (TNTEY), citing EU regulatory hurdles. Following the announcement, UPS shares were upgraded to Buy at Deutsche Bank and to Market Perform at Avondale... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Xyratex (XRTX), up 70c, or 8.36%, to $9.07 after hedge fund Baker Street Capital, which owns approximately 23% of the company's outstanding shares, sent a letter to the Xyratex board urging the company to review all strategic alternatives. Also higher were shares of Aurizon Mines (AZK), up $1.12, or 32.37%, to $4.58 after Alamos Gold launched an offer to buy the miner for C$780M, and Halozyme (HALO), up $1.13, or 15.67%, to $8.34 following an upgrade to Outperform at BMO Capital. Among noteworthy losers was Cirrus Logic (CRUS), which fell $2.96 or 9.37%, to $28.62 as one of the Apple suppliers displaying weakness after the WSJ report. Also lower were shares of Francesca's (FRAN), which slid $1.01 or 3.58%, to $27.22 despite the company raising its Q4 revenue view... INDICES: The Dow was up 18.89, or 0.14%, to 13,507.32; the Nasdaq was down 8.13, or 0.26%, to 3,117.50; and the S&P 500 was down 1.37, or 0.09%, to 1,470.68.
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November 14, 2014
06:54 EDTAAPLU.S.warns on vulnerability in Apple's iOS, Reuters reports
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06:16 EDTAAPLEU says Starbucks tax deal in Netherlands may be illegal state aid, WSJ says
The European Union said the tax deal struck by Starbucks (SBUX) in the Netherlands amounts to illegal state aid, reports the Wall Street Journal. European Commission regulators said it reached a preliminary view that the tax deal violated guidelines produced by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It said the tax deal "tolerates questionable adjustments which allow Starbucks Manufacturing BV to lower the resulting corporate income tax basis in the Netherlands." The EU is also investigating tax arrangements of Apple (AAPL) in Ireland and Amazon (AMZN) and Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY) in Luxembourg. Reference Link
November 13, 2014
16:03 EDTAAPLOptions Update; November 13, 2014
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14:28 EDTUPSUPS confirms FY14 adjusted EPS view $4.90-$5.00, consensus $4.96
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13:54 EDTUPSUPS sees repurchasing over $15B over next five years
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13:31 EDTUPSUPS down 1% as analyst day meeting continues
UPS gave FY15 and long-term guidance during the meeting.
13:30 EDTUPSUPS targets EPS growth of 9%-13% from 2015-2019
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13:28 EDTAAPLBlackBerry hits 52-week high after unveiling partnerships
Shares of BlackBerry (BBRY) hit a new 52-week high after the company announced three new partnership deals. The company is slated to hold its analyst day today, starting at 3:30 PM ET. WHAT'S NEW: BlackBerry announced that it would partner with Samsung to provide a security solution for the South Korean company's mobile devices that utilize Google's (GOOG) Android operating system. Under the deal, BlackBerry’s BES12, an Enterprise Mobility Management system, or EMM that was launched today, will be integrated with some of Samgung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets. BES 12 "securely manages devices from all of the major enterprise mobile platforms" and "will help organizations securely connect employees with each other and with the corporate information and machines” they need, BlackBerry stated. Also today, Blackberry announced that it would connect its EMM solutions to Salesforce's (CRM) top customer relationship management platform. "This agreement will allow Salesforce and BlackBerry joint customers to run their businesses from their phone while complying with specific industry regulations," said Vivek Kundra, a Salesforce Executive Vice President in a statement. "BlackBerry has an excellent reputation in security and networks, and when matched with the Salesforce Customer Success Platform, public sector organizations can use their mobile devices to connect with customers in a whole new way," added Kundra. Finally, BlackBerry announced that Brightstar would distribute BES 12. BlackBerry described Brightstar as "the world's largest wireless distribution company and leader in services for the wireless industry." WHAT'S NOTABLE: BES12 is expected to compete with Apple (AAPL) in the enterprise space. Apple earlier this year announced that it was partnering with IBM (IBM) in an effort to sell more products to corporate customers. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, BlackBerry jumped 6% to $11.95. Earlier today the shares set a new 52-week high of $12.05.
13:25 EDTUPSUPS sees FY15 U.S. Domestic revenue up 5%-6%
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13:21 EDTUPSUPS sees FY15 EPS $5.45-$5.70, consensus $5.71
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11:13 EDTAAPLApple hits 52-week high after Bernstein says margins could climb
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09:40 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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08:01 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $120 from $110 at Bernstein
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08:01 EDTAAPLCalpian says deploys Apple Pay for merchants
Calpian, Inc. (CLPI) has successfully enabled Apple Pay (AAPL) for its merchant customers as they respond to growing consumer interest in the new mobile payment service.
06:39 EDTAAPLApple's rumored iPad Pro delayed to 2Q15, AppleInsider reports
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06:23 EDTAAPLChipmakers in Apple Watch supply chain to start production, DigiTimes reports
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06:07 EDTAAPLApple paying little in iTunes taxes outside North America, AFR reports
According to a report from The Australian Financial Review, which cites an investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, more than two-thirds of the money Apple’s iTunes makes outside North America goes through the group’s Luxembourg holding company where it is not taxable. Apple has been widely criticized for its tax practices in Europe. Reference Link
November 12, 2014
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; November 12, 2014
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09:37 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
Active equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPL CLSN TWTR BABA NFLX TSLA AMZN CSIQ C
06:36 EDTAAPLOrder visibility highest for Apple, Lenovo shipments in 2015, DigiTimes says
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