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News For FB;MS;JPM;GS From The Last 14 Days
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November 25, 2014
13:16 EDTFBAngie's List retreats after Amazon reportedly launches local services site
Shares of Angie's List (ANGI) are sinking after The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that Amazon.com (AMZN) had launched a website that will connect consumers to local service providers. Angie's List connects users to local contractors and publishes consumers' reviews of contractors. WHAT'S NEW: Amazon.com launched its website featuring information about local contractors in New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle, The Journal reported, citing an unnamed source who was briefed on the company's plan. Called Amazon Local Services, the website is part of the e-commerce giant's attempt to compete with traditional stores, The Journal said. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Reuters reported last June that Amazon planned to launch a local services website. Last month, research firm Wunderlich said that Angie's List could be a logical takeover target for Amazon or eBay (EBAY). Wunderlich issued its note after The Financial Times reported that Angie's List had hired bankers to help it explore strategic options, including a possible sale of the company. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors today, Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian wrote that Amazon's service should be appealing to users searching for local services or shopping for products that have to be serviced. Moreover, service providers should also find value in Amazon's website, Sebastian stated. Service providers will only have to pay Amazon a share of the revenue they receive from customers they obtain from the website, the analyst wrote. Also, Amazon's popularity will enable it to bring meaningful amounts of business to the service providers, Sebastian wrote. He kept a $340 price target and Outperform rating on Amazon shares. Sebastian also noted that the market is increasingly competitive, with Groupon (GRPN) and Yelp (YELP) among the other public companies in the space, and he said he expects Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG) to build more local services over time. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Angie's List fell 4% to $6 and Amazon slid 1% to $332.50.
11:00 EDTGSGoldman Sachs calls active on speculation the company could go private
Goldman Sachs November weekly 190 and 192 calls are active total call volume 12K contracts (1K puts) on speculation the company could go private. November weekly call option implied volatility is at 20, December is at 16, January is at 14; compared to its 26-week average of 18. Elevated call volume suggest traders taking positions for large price movement.
10:51 EDTGSRumor: Goldman Sachs active on speculation the company could go private
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November 24, 2014
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; November 24, 2014
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10:19 EDTGSGoldman Sachs leads $15M investment in Kensho
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07:01 EDTJPM, GS, MSFed could further restrict banks' commodities businesses, NY Times says
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06:12 EDTMSMorgan Stanley implied volatility of 18 at lower end of index mean range
November 21, 2014
07:41 EDTGS, MS, JPMGoldman, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan grilled on commodities, WSJ says
Sen. Carl Levin, the retiring chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, accused Goldman Sachs (GS) of manipulating aluminum markets and also said JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Morgan Stanley (MS) obscured their investments in metals or natural gas from regulators as representatives of the banks took part in a hearing that is part of a larger probe into their dealings in commodities markets, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:24 EDTJPM, GS, MSBB&T CEO says 'banks lending recklessly' again, Reuters reports
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06:34 EDTGSGoldman Sachs denies manipulating commodities, Reuters says
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06:08 EDTFBFacebook working to expand drone team, Re/code reports
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November 20, 2014
08:15 EDTGSAdvanced Emissions leases additional refined coal facility
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06:37 EDTGSGoldman terminates two employees for sharing confidential information, WSJ says
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06:30 EDTGS, JPMSenate panel says banks could influence commodity prices, NY Times says
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November 19, 2014
14:25 EDTFBOptions Update; November 14, 2014
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13:05 EDTMSMorgan Stanley files automatic mixed securities shelf
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12:38 EDTGS, MS, JPMSenate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee to hold a hearing
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09:39 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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07:51 EDTGS, JPMClearing House Payments Company to hold a conference
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07:37 EDTJPMCitigroup to hold a conference
Global Financial Conference is being held in Singapore on November 19-20.
06:24 EDTGSGoldman Sachs currency trader dismissed, NY Times reports
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November 18, 2014
12:54 EDTFBFacebook introduces FB Techwire breaking tech news product
Facebook, in a post to its media blog, announced the launch of FB Techwire, a resource for journalists to discover original content including breaking news, first-person analysis, photos and videos posted to Facebook by technology influencers and organizations. Reference Link
11:07 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; DAL FB
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09:32 EDTFBActive equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPLTSLA TWTR FB
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09:02 EDTMSMorgan Stanley Wealth Management forms Global Sports & Entertainment unit
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09:01 EDTJPMJPMorgan announces municipal bond agreement with LPL Financial
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) announced that it has signed an agreement with LPL Financial (LPLA) to provide access to new issue municipal bonds to LPL financial advisors. Under the agreement, LPL will be a preferred retail dealer for J.P. Morgan, further expanding the investment bank’s distribution channels for new issue municipal bonds.
08:44 EDTFBFacebook initiated with a Long-Term Buy at Hilliard Lyons
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07:57 EDTFBFacebook At Work unlikely to impact LinkedIn, says Wunderlich
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06:08 EDTFBIntel's 'Mica' bracelet to feature Google alerts, AT&T data plan, Re/code says
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November 17, 2014
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; November 17, 2014
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14:56 EDTFBFacebook reports solid October engagement data, says JPMorgan
12:42 EDTFBProfessional network operators slide following report on 'Facebook at Work'
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10:06 EDTJPMSears Canada, JPMorgan Chase announce changes to credit card program
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09:36 EDTFBActive equity options trading
Active equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPL PBR BHI GILD MU HD AMZN TSLA YHOO FB TWTR
06:30 EDTFBFacebook says reducing 'overly promotional' page posts in news feed
Facebook said on Friday that "Our goal with News Feed has always been to show people the things they want to see. That’s why we often look to people on Facebook to tell us how we can improve. As part of an ongoing survey we asked hundreds of thousands of people how they feel about the content in their News Feeds. People told us they wanted to see more stories from friends and Pages they care about, and less promotional content. What we discovered is that a lot of the content people see as too promotional is posts from Pages they like, rather than ads. This may seem counterintuitive but it actually makes sense: News Feed has controls for the number of ads a person sees and for the quality of those ads, but those same controls haven’t been as closely monitored for promotional Page posts. Now we’re bringing new volume and content controls for promotional posts, so people see more of what they want from Pages.... Beginning in January 2015, people will see less of this type of content in their News Feeds. This change will not increase the number of ads people see in their News Feeds. The idea is to increase the relevance and quality of the overall stories – including Page posts – people see in their News Feeds. This change is about giving people the best Facebook experience possible and being responsive to what they have told us. While Pages that post a lot of the content we mention above will see a significant decrease in distribution, the majority of Pages will not be impacted by this change." Reference Link
06:23 EDTFBFacebook working on 'Facebook at Work' website, FT reports
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06:18 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports October net credit losses 2.26% vs. 2.24% last month
Reports October delinquency rate 1.34% vs. 1.30% last month.
November 16, 2014
17:42 EDTJPMJPMorgan settles mineral rights suit in Texas, Bloomberg says
JPMorgan settled a lawsuit by Texas mineral-rights owners that accused the bank of negotiating "sweetheart deals" with oil company clients to cheat them out of $681M in compensation, says Bloomberg. Beneficiaries of the South Texas Syndicate Trust alleged that JPMorgan entered into favorable deals for its commercial banking clients on the trust’s rights in the Eagle Ford, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
November 14, 2014
17:07 EDTFBSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:01 EDTFBOptions Update; November 14, 2014
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07:32 EDTFBHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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06:24 EDTFBFacebook implied volatility of 27 at lower end of index mean range
November 13, 2014
16:03 EDTFBOptions Update; November 13, 2014
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11:22 EDTFBDan Niles says looking to short more of Twitter
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10:05 EDTFBFacebook quietly launches Yelp rival, TNW reports
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08:47 EDTGSGoldman Sachs management to meet with JMP Securities
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07:38 EDTFB, JPMBloomberg Link to hold a conference
The Year Ahead: 2015 is being held in Washington, D.C. with a pre-conference dinner on November 13 followed by company presentations on November 14,
November 12, 2014
16:23 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:38 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:46 EDTMSMorgan Stanley's Kelleher says Europe needs viable securitization framework
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10:37 EDTMSMorgan Stanley's Kelleher says firm is negative on Europe for growth
The company's President, Institutional securities Colm Kelleher is speaking at the BofA Financial Services Conference.
10:19 EDTJPMJPMorgan pays $1.01B to settle FX charges, says litigations ongoing
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10:14 EDTJPMOCC fines Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan $950M over FX trading
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10:00 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTJPMInformation Management Network to hold a symposium
Private Label RMBS Reform Symposium is being held in New York on November 12.
09:18 EDTGSGoldman Sachs CFO says still prefers buybacks over raising dividend
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08:57 EDTJPMBarclays excluded from forex settlement due to issues with NYDFS, Reuters says
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08:13 EDTJPMBoston Biotech to hold a conference
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08:05 EDTGSGoldman to hold a conference
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07:28 EDTMS, JPM, GSBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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07:02 EDTJPMJPMorgan makes changes in response to foreign exchange probe, Reuters says
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06:12 EDTJPMCFTC fines five banks $1.4B for manipulation of FX benchmark rates
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06:05 EDTJPMFCA fines five banks $1.7B over FX trading operations
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06:04 EDTJPMJPMorgan downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
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November 11, 2014
16:01 EDTFBOptions Update; November 11, 2014
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15:26 EDTFBYelp continues to gain traction in Local search, says Cowen
Cowen's checks indicate Yelp (YELP) continues to gain traction in Local search through Google (GOOGL) and Facebook (FB). The firm continues to see Yelp's Local ad revenue growing 60% in 2014 and believes the company will continue to beat numbers.
14:30 EDTJPMBanks to be hit with billions in fines for currency manipulation, Telegraph says
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10:00 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:06 EDTGSMarkit Genpact KYC Services registers 600+ firms, appoints CEO
Markit Genpact KYC Services, the joint venture from Markit Ltd. (MRKT) and Genpact Ltd. (G) announced that more than 600 buyside firms and corporations are registered for its centralized service to streamline the management of know your customer information required by banks. Markit Genpact KYC Services also announced the appointment of Jon May as CEO. He joins Markit Genpact KYC Services from Goldman Sachs (GS) where he was a managing director and global head of client onboarding as well as head of Securities Operations and Operations Data Quality Management in India. Jon May will join Markit Genpact KYC Services in January 2015, based in London.
06:39 EDTJPMJPMorgan downgraded on valuation at Keefe Bruyette
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05:47 EDTJPMJPMorgan downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette downgraded JPMorgan to Market Perform with a $64 price target.
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