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February 22, 2012
17:00 EDTATRI, HSTM, GRMN, CETV, MGM, CHS, FIRE, TOL, DELLOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower, as the market took a breather from its steady move higher so far this year. The open was slightly lower following a weak pre-market session by the futures. The weakness was attributed to concerns over whether Greece could adhere to its austerity measures over the medium term, as well as disappointing manufacturing data from Europe and China. The market moved to its lowest levels of the session near mid-day, following statements by the Obama administration that corporate tax rates would be reduced but that interest would be taxed as ordinary income. The market quickly found a level where it sat for a couple of hours before moving back towards the flat line. There was little in the way of catalysts to move the buyers off the sidelines, as the domestic economic calendar remained quiet and there were few headlines of note from Europe... ECONOMIC EVENTS: Domestically, existing home sales rose by 4.3% in January, but the prior month's growth rate was revised lower. The resulting annual sales rate of 4.57M homes sold was down slightly from the annual rate of 4.61M reported a month ago. Also of note was a proposal from the Obama administration to cut the maximum U.S. corporate tax rate to 28% from 35% while eliminating many existing tax loopholes. Internationally, a euro zone composite PMI and a separate Chinese PMI reading both came in at 49.7, indicating contraction... MARKET NEWS: Dell (DELL) fell about 6% in heavy trading as it was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup following its Q4 report. Citi cited weakening prospects for additional margin expansion and lowered its price target in the name to $19 from $20... Among others reporting earnings, winners included Chico's FAS (CHS) and Garmin (GRMN); losers included Toll Brothers (TOL) and MGM Resorts (MGM)... MAJOR MOVERS: Notable gainers included Healthstream (HSTM), up $5.21, or 30.05%, to $22.55, and SourceFire (FIRE), up $9.36, or 26.13%, to $45.18, following their earnings reports. Noteworthy losers included Central Euro Media (CETV), down $1.55, or 18.24%, to $6.95, and Newfield Exploration (NFX), down $5.37, or 12.71%, to $36.88, after disappointing quarterly results... INDICES: The Dow fell 27.02, or 0.21%, to 12,938.67; the Nasdaq slid 15.40, or 0.52%, to 2,933.17; and the S&P 500 dropped 4.55, or 0.33%, to 1,357.66.
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June 30, 2015
15:17 EDTMGMMacau visa change does not signal a change in policy, says Wells Fargo
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12:50 EDTMGMMacau transit visa rules reversed, signal end of tightening, says BofA/Merrill
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12:44 EDTMGMMacau appears to re-lengthen visas to 7 days, says Brean Capital
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June 26, 2015
09:32 EDTMGMNevada reports May Statewide gaming win up 3.33% to $1.0B
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07:01 EDTGRMNGarmin introduces Rino 650t two-way radio handheld
Garmin International announced a new model of rugged two-way radio handhelds, the Rino 650t. Boasting a built-in 5-watt FRS/GMRS radio for a communication range of up to 20 miles, the Rino 650t comes preloaded with detailed TOPO U.S. 100K maps and a one-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite imagery. Like previous Rino models, the new 650t features a 2.6” glove-friendly color display and a full navigational toolset with high-sensitivity GPS, barometric altimeter, 3-axis electronic compass and NOAA weather radio.
June 25, 2015
07:17 EDTDELLRed Hat to hold a summit
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June 23, 2015
07:41 EDTDELLRed Hat to hold a summit
Red Hat Summit 2015 is being held in Boston on June 23-26 with webcasted company presentations to begin on June 23 at 4 pm; not all presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
June 19, 2015
14:26 EDTTOLHomebuilders advance after KB Home reports earnings
Shares of homebuilder stocks are rallying in a down market after group member KB Home (KBH) reported second quarter EPS of 10c on revenue of $623M, beating consensus estimates of 8c and $619M, respectively. Net orders grew 33% to 3,015 in the current quarter, compared to 2,269 in the year-earlier quarter, largely driven by expansion in the company’s average community count. PRICE ACTION: In afternoon trading KB Home is up about 10% to $16.46. Other homebuilder stocks are moving up as well, with DR Horton (DHI) and PulteGroup (PHM) each up about 2% and Lennar (LEN) up 3%.
07:38 EDTMGMMacau official says monthly revenue could hit four year low, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo reports that a Macau official said that the region's gaming revenue may hit the lowest level in over four years this month. The official said that the region's June gambling revenue could be more than 20% below the average for the first five months of this year, the firm added. Wells says that Macau's gaming industry remains challenged, and it remains neutral on the sector. Publicly traded companies in the space include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), and Melco Crown (MPEL).
June 17, 2015
05:59 EDTMGMStocks with implied volatility movement; MGM CBI
Stocks with implied volatility movement; MGM Resorts (MGM) 35, Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) 47 according to iVolatility.
June 16, 2015
16:24 EDTMGMOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
Stocks began the day slightly lower but began to move higher shortly after the open. The market began to drift higher before the noon hour as European markets closed in positive territory. Investors are now looking toward and positioning ahead of the week's big event, namely tomorrow's scheduled policy announcement from the Federal Reserve and the associated press conference by Chairwoman Janet Yellen. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts were down 11.1% to a 1.036M rate in May, versus expectations for a decline of 4%. Building permits were up 11.8% to a 1.275M rate, versus expectations for a decline of 3.5% in May. In Europe, the ZEW index of economic sentiment in Germany plunged to 31.5 this month from a reading of 41.9 in May. COMPANY NEWS: Gap (GPS) held its annual investor meeting today, but made its big news last night prior to the meeting by announcing that it will close about 175 of its namesake brand's stores in North America over the next few years. Gap estimated an annualized sales loss of approximately $300M associated with the closures and sees one-time costs primarily associated with these actions to be in the range of approximately $140M-$160M, the company noted. Gap shares advanced 55c, or 1.44%, to $38.75 following the announcement and meeting... Kirk Kerkorian, the founder of MGM Resorts (MGM) and one of the company's largest shareholders, died Monday night, the company confirmed. Kerkorian owned Tracinda Corporation, a private investment firm that disclosed a 16.19% stake in MGM Resorts and stated that its position in the common stock became subject to the terms of Kerkorian's will upon his death. The will instructs the executor of Kerkorian’s estate, Anthony Mandekic, to execute an orderly disposition of Tracinda’s position in the common stock, the firm stated. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Coty (COTY), which advanced $5.04, or 19.35%, to $31.09 after The New York Post and Reuters reported that the company had won an auction to buy three Procter & Gamble (PG) beauty businesses valued at $12B. Shares of P&G, meanwhile, added 98c, or 1.25%, to $79.10 following the reports. Also higher were shares of NCR Corp. (NCR), which rose $3.36, or 10.71%, to $34.73 after Reuters reported that private equity firms Blackstone (BX) and Carlyle Group (CG) are planning to jointly bid for the company in a deal that could be worth over $10B, including debt. Among the noteworthy losers was Avalanche Biotechnologies (AAVL), which dropped $21.83, or 56.15%, to $17.05 after the company reported the results of a study of its AVA-101 drug for wet age-related macular degeneration, or wet AMD. Also lower were shares of Oshkosh (OSK), which fell $3.59, or 7.14%, to $46.71 after cutting its FY15 adjusted EPS view to $3.75-$4.00 from $4.00-$4.25, noting that sales and earnings for its third quarter, principally in its access equipment segment, have been hurt by several factors including severe weather conditions, potential rental industry consolidation and, to a lesser extent, new product launch delays. INDEXES: The Dow rose 113.31, or 0.64%, to 17,904.48, the Nasdaq added 25.58, or 0.51%, to 5,055.55, and the S&P 500 gained 11.86, or 0.57%, to 2,096.29.
14:34 EDTMGMTracinda reports MGM Resorts stake subject to terms of Kerkorian will
Tracinda Corporation disclosed a 16.19% stake in MGM Resorts and stated that upon the death of Kirk Kerkorian on June 15, Tracinda’s position in the common stock became subject to the terms of the Kerkorian will. That instrument instructs the executor of Kerkorian’s estate, Anthony Mandekic, to execute an orderly disposition of Tracinda’s position in the common stock. The timing of when Mandekic will be formally appointed as executor is not currently known, Tracinda said, adding that once such appointment has been formalized, Mandekic will be able to implement the directions of the Kerkorian will with respect to the orderly disposition of the common stock. "However, Tracinda continues to believe that there is substantial value in the assets of MGM Resorts and that the company is a good long-term investment," Tracinda stated in the filing.
10:58 EDTMGMCasino stocks strengthen after report of investor Kerkorian death
10:55 EDTMGMMGM Resorts founder Kerkorian dies at 98, LV Review-Journal reports
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08:08 EDTMGMMacau Q2 estimates lowered below consensus at Morgan Stanley
Following a trip to Macau, Morgan Stanley said the market is still far from a turnaround and trends are still weakening. The firm does not expect Q2 to-date GGR results of (36%) to improve, below its prior estimate of (30%), and lowered forecasts. Morgan Stanley's Q2 Macau property-level EBITDA estimate for MGM Resorts (MGM) falls to $121M vs. consensus of $141M, Wynn Resorts (WYNN) lowered to $200M vs. consensus of $210M, and Las Vegas Sands (LVS) drops to $521M vs. consensus of $549M.

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