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December 4, 2012
12:08 EDTMSPD, BIDU, PBY, GERN, YOKU, BIG, GALE, UEPS, SINA, DRIOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed at midday in a lackluster trading session, with the Dow the leader and the Nasdaq the laggard. In the latest chapter of the unfolding fiscal cliff drama, President Obama’s administration rejected a Republican plan that did not include higher tax rates for wealthy Americans. The next batch of cliff headlines may come from an interview that President Obama has scheduled for this afternoon on Bloomberg Television... ECONOMIC EVENTS: No major economic data was released in the U.S. Internationally, the Reserve Bank of Australia cut its key benchmark interest rate to 3.00% from 3.25%, as expected, and the Bank of Canada maintained its target for its overnight rate at 1%... COMPANY NEWS: Darden Restaurants (DRI), the parent company of Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse, warned its profit for the current quarter and the year may fall well short of analyst expectations. The company, whose shares tumbled nearly 10% after the outlook announcement, blamed failed promotions and negative press on its tests to limit rising health care costs for its under performance... Among companies reporting quarterly results, Big Lots (BIG) advanced 9.7% while Pep Boys (PBY) declined 13.7%... A number of U.S.-listed Chinese companies traded lower after the SEC charged the Chinese subsidiaries of the four major U.S. accounting firms with refusing to cooperate in investigations of alleged accounting fraud at Chinese companies. Shares of Sina (SINA), Youku Tudou (YOKU) and Baidu (BIDU) were among those declining following the news... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Galena Biopharma (GALE), up almost 10% after signing a commercialization partnership for its NeuVax drug with Teva (TEVA), and Mindspeed Technologies (MSPD), up 7% after raising its Q1 revenue view. Among the noteworthy losers was Net 1 UEPS (UEPS), which plunged 56% after disclosing the DOJ and FBI are investigating the company for potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Also lower were shares of Geron (GERN), down 25% after it discontinued development of a treatment for brain cancer, announced job cuts and said its CFO is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 15.36, or 0.12%, to 12,980.96; the Nasdaq was down 11.77, or 0.39%, to 2,990.43; and the S&P 500 was down 1.88, or 0.13%, to 1,407.58.
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April 14, 2014
11:09 EDTYOKUOptions with increasing implied volatility: HZNP VJET YOKU CTRX CBS
April 13, 2014
16:04 EDTDRIDarden sued by investors on corporate bylaws, WSJ says
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April 11, 2014
13:45 EDTDRIDarden responds to ISS, Glass, Lewis reports
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12:44 EDTBIDUHedge funds initiating shorts on Priceline, Amazon, Twitter, CNBC says
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09:13 EDTSINAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Fastenal (FAST), up 3%... Wells Fargo (WFC), up 0.2%. ALSO HIGHER: H&R Block (HRB), up 5% after announcing a deal for BofI (BOFI) to acquire H&R Block's bank assets. Bofi up 9.4% after the deal announcement... Zynga (ZNGA), up 1.7% after naming new CFO, shares upgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... SINA (SINA), up 2% after announcing up to $500M share repurchase program. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: JPMorgan (JPM), down 3.7%... NQ Mobile (NQ), down 14.6%. ALSO LOWER: Gap (GPS), down 4% after reporting March SSS fell 6%, shares downgraded at Janney Capital... Voxeljet (VJET), down 16% after 3M share secondary offering priced at $15.00... Datawatch (DWCH), down 29% after cutting its second quarter revenue outlook.
08:31 EDTSINASINA announces up to $500M share repurchase program
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April 10, 2014
08:26 EDTSINASINA licensed to to sell investment products in China, Marbridge Daily says
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April 9, 2014
08:33 EDTBIDU, BIDUBaidu revenue growth could beat expectations, says CLSA
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08:31 EDTBIDU, BIDUSpeculation of Baidu interest in Ctrip.com logical, says CLSA
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April 8, 2014
12:08 EDTSINASINA to unveil wealth management service, China Daily says
Chinese Internet company SiINA is expected to launch an Internet-based wealth management service in the middle of this month, according to China Daily. Reference Link
10:51 EDTBIDUCtrip, Qunar rise after Bloomberg says travel sites in deal talks
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10:03 EDTSINAOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:35 EDTBIDUActive equity options trading on open
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09:09 EDTBIDUOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: BioScrip (BIOS), up 6.7% after stock was named as a stock pick and a potential takeover target by Oscar Schafer while speaking on CNBC... Nokia (NOK), up 5% after deal to sell substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft (MSFT) receives regulatory approval in China... Ctrip.com (CTRP), up 4.6% after Bloomberg said, citing sources, that the company is in talks with Baidu-controlled (BIDU) Qunar (QUNR) about a partnership or a potential merger... Plug Power (PLUG), up 4.6% after CEO discusses plan to expand fuel cells to trucks in interview... FireEye (FEYE), up 2.5% following upgrade at Wedbush... Twitter (TWTR), up 2% following initiation of coverage with a Buy rating at at Janney Capital... Nike (NKE), up 1.75% after upgraded at Stifel. LOWER: Gigamon (GIMO), down 23% after lowering revenue outlook, shares downgraded at Pacific Crest... LivePerson (LPSN), down 3% after announcing resignation of EVP, Worldside Sales, shares downgraded at Benchmark... Cisco (CSCO), down 0.5% following downgrade to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich.
07:42 EDTSINASINA downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho
Mizuho downgraded SINA to reflect the slowdown of the Alibaba contribution and overhang from Weibo's revenue growth outlook. The firm lowered its valuation for Weibo to reflect lack of catalysts, resulting in the SINA downgrade.
07:22 EDTBIDUQunar, Ctrip.com in talks on potential merger, Bloomberg says
Chinese travel websites Qunar (QUNR) and Ctrip.com (CTRP) are in talks on a range of possibilities, from a partnership to a full merger, according to Bloomberg, citing two people with direct knowledge of the talks. Qunar, which went public last year in the U.S., is majority owned by Chinese search giant Baidu (BIDU), which recently had over 58% of voting power via its stake. Reference Link
April 7, 2014
14:16 EDTBIDUBaidu volatility increases as shares pull back to six-month low
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06:49 EDTSINAWeibo looking to raise over $380M in IPO, NY Times says
SINA's (SINA) Weibo hopes to raise more than $380M in its upcoming IPO and price its shares at $17-$19, Weibo said in its prospectus, according to The New York Times. Known as a "microblog," Weibo has been compared to Twitter (TWTR). Reference Link
April 4, 2014
10:00 EDTYOKUYouku Tudou falls 6.3%
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07:43 EDTBIDUBaidu market leading search share in China rose in March, Marbridge Daily says
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