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January 29, 2013
12:11 EDTF, HES, YHOO, SANM, BMC, STX, LXK, LLY, PFE, BSX, BTU, VLO, DHI, EMC, VMW, KERXOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed at midday in spite of a consumer confidence reading that plunged to its lowest level in more than a year after workers assessed the impact of increased payroll taxes. Though the Nasdaq was marginally lower near noon, the Dow's move higher pushed it back near its 14,164.53 all time high... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the November S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city Home-Prices Index was up a seasonally adjusted 0.6% from the prior month, versus expectations for a 0.7% increase. On a year-over-year basis, the 20-city index rose 5.5%, which was nearly in-line with consensus. The Consumer Confidence reading for January fell to 58.6, versus expectations for a smaller decline to 64.0... COMPANY NEWS: Ford (F) reported quarterly results that widely beat expectations on both the top and bottom lines, but shares fell nearly 6% after the company also said it now expects to lose about $2B in Europe this year... Among others reporting earnings last night and this morning, advancers included DR Horton (DHI), Valero (VLO), Peabody Energy (BTU), Boston Scientific (BSX), Pfizer (PFE) and Eli Lilly (LLY); decliners included Lexmark (LXK), Seagate (STX), BMC Software (BMC), Yahoo! (YHOO) and Sanmina (SANM)... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Hess (HES), which added almost another 10% after being up more than 6% yesterday. Shareholder Elliott Management, which is seeking to elect five directors to Hess' board, said that if managed appropriately, the equity value of Hess could be up to $126 per share. Also higher for a second straight session were shares of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX), up over 33% today after the price target on its shares was raised by at least three more firms. Among the noteworthy losers was VMware (VMW), which fell 20% and was downgraded by at least six firms following its Q4 results and FY13 guidance. Also lower by more than 4% were shares of EMC (EMC), which holds a majority ownership stake in VMware. Like VMware, EMC reported stronger than expected quarterly results but issued a cautious outlook for the year ahead... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 55.11, or 0.40%, to 13,937.04; the Nasdaq was down 2.75, or 0.09%, to 3,151.55; and the S&P 500 was up 4.50, or 0.30%, to 1,504.68.
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September 8, 2014
06:46 EDTYHOOYahoo acquires, shuts down, Luminate
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06:45 EDTYHOOYahoo to receive $8.8B in first tranche of Alibaba stake, says Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald says that based on Alibaba's (BABA) updated F1 on Friday, Yahoo (YHOO) will receive $8.8B in the first tranche of its Alibaba stake. Cantor estimates that at the mid-point, Alibaba's proposed market cap is $158.3B, with Yahoo's stake valued at $33B. The firm notes this is below its $180B estimate. Cantor says Yahoo is only selling 140M shares in the first tranche, leaving 384M shares to be sold in a year-plus, likely at a higher valuation and on better tax terms. Cantor keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
06:33 EDTYHOOYahoo's core business valued at $11B, WSJ reports
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06:29 EDTFFord downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley downgraded Ford two notches to Underweight from Overweight and lowered its price target to $16 from $17. The firm recommends reducing positions due to competitive pressures, cycle maturity, high expectations, and execution risk to the new truck changeover.
06:28 EDTYHOOAlibaba recently added three new partners, WSJ reports
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06:26 EDTKERXKeryx downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital
06:04 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; AMD YHOO
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September 5, 2014
16:01 EDTYHOOOptions Update; September 5, 2014
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14:39 EDTKERXKeryx falls after FDA approves drug with warnings on label
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13:56 EDTKERXKeryx bounces off low following halt, levels to watch
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13:44 EDTKERXKeryx reopens, down 12.5% to $15.74 after FDA approval of Ferric Citrate
13:27 EDTKERXKeryx label for Ferric Citrate positive, says Maxim
Maxim views the label for Keryx' newly-approved Ferric Citrate as a positive that suggests the drug could become the category leader. The firm noted the FDA is deliberating on NCE Status for the drug, which it also views as appearing positive, since the agency has rejected others. Maxim maintains its Buy rating and $24 price target on the stock, which remains halted for trade, with trading set to resume at 1:40 pm ET.
13:20 EDTKERXKeryx to resume trading at 1:40 pm ET
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11:19 EDTKERXKeryx receives FDA approval of Ferric Citrate
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10:58 EDTFFord China venture recalls 191K cars over fuel leak chance, Reuters says
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10:50 EDTKERXKeryx trading halted, pending news
10:28 EDTSANMHigh option volume stocks
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09:40 EDTFFord China reports August sales up 9% to 77,506
Ford China sales are up 30% in the year to date, with 717,537 vehicles sold compared with 551,738 in the first eight months of 2013. In August this year alone, Ford sold 77,506 vehicles in China, up 9% from 71,183 sold in August last year. Changan Ford, Fordís passenger car joint venture, sold 522,394 vehicles in the first eight months of 2014, up 33% from 394,017 sold during the same period last year. August sales for CAF reached 60,306 vehicles, up 13% from August 2013. Jiangling Motors Corporation, Ford's commercial vehicle investment in China, sold 171,169 vehicles in the year to date, up 19% from 143,322 vehicles sold during the same period last year. JMCís monthly sales were steady, with 16,200 vehicles sold in August compared with 16,549 vehicles in August 2013.
09:35 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL GILD TSLA YHOO WFM SLW ABX GOOG FB BIDU
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