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January 31, 2013
UP AFTER EARNINGS/GUIDANCE: Qualcomm (QCOM), up 6.4%... Under Armour (UA), up 3.8%... Fortinet (FTNT), up 17.3%... JDSU (JDSU), up 12.9%... Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), up 11.6%... Citrix Systems (CTXS), up 12%... ALSO HIGHER: WMS (WMS), up 55.5% after agreeing to be acquired by Scientific Games (SGMS) for $26.00 per share in cash... International Game (IGT), up 5.3%, SHFL entertainment (SHFL), up 1.8%, after Scientific Games-WMS deal... Las Vegas Sands (LVS), up 6.2% after earnings, increasing dividend 40%... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS/GUIDANCE: Facebook (FB), down 6.5%... UPS (UPS), down 1.5%... AstraZeneca (AZN), down 4.4%... Fusion-io (FIO), down 14.1%... Liquidity Services (LQDT), down 12.3%... ALSO LOWER: Celsion (CLSN), down 78.6% after ThermoDox study misses goal... Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA), down 7.8% after clinical study in Major Depressive Disorder did not meet primary endpoint... Research in Motion (RIMM), down 6.1% a day after BB10 launch event, downgraded this morning at Credit Suisse and Evercore.
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July 16, 2015
08:14 EDTFBFacebook faces foreign exchange headwinds in Q2, says Brean Capital
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08:06 EDTIGTInternational Game subsidiary to be awarded 7-year contract by Wisconsin Lottery
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05:51 EDTQCOMEuropean Commission confirms two investigations against Qualcomm
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05:22 EDTQCOMQualcomm issues statement on European Commission announcement
Qualcomm provided the following statement: "We were informed that the European Commission has taken the procedural step of 'initiating proceedings' against Qualcomm with regard to the two ongoing investigations into Qualcomm's sale of chipsets for mobile devices. This step allows investigators to gather additional facts, but it represents neither an expression by the Commission on the merits of the case nor an accusation against the company. While we were disappointed to hear this, we have been cooperating and will continue to cooperate with the Commission, and we continue to believe that any concerns are without merit."
July 15, 2015
17:00 EDTAZNInnerWorkings to provide AstraZeneca exclusive marketing execution
InnerWorkings (INWK), the leading marketing execution firm, has become the exclusive North American marketing execution partner of AstraZeneca (AZN). Under the seven-year agreement, InnerWorkings will manage AstraZeneca’s marketing print operations across North America, which will improve AstraZeneca’s transparency and reporting as well as strengthen its brand impact. Strategically placed across the U.S., InnerWorkings’ three onsite teams based in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania will help AstraZeneca sharpen its financial visibility, unify its brands, and enhance its marketing effectiveness. By tapping InnerWorkings’ $1B-dollar buying power, AstraZeneca will gain vital insights, promote sustainability, and refine its marketing spend.
16:17 EDTJDSUJDSU sets record, distribution date for separation into Lumentum, Viavi
JDSU (JDSU) announced several key dates in connection with the separation of its Communications and Commercial Optical Products business segment as a separate public company to be named Lumentum Holdings, and the special dividend distribution of approximately 80.1% of Lumentum's common stock to JDSU shareholders, subject to the conditions set forth in Lumentum's Registration Statement on Form 10 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 26, 2015, as amended. Separation to be completed August 1, 2015 and Lumentum shares to be distributed to shareholders the first trading day thereafter, August 3, 2015. Lumentum (LITE) and Viavi (VIAV) to begin "regular way" trading on NASDAQ on August 4, 2015, the ex-dividend date. JDSU shareholders will receive one share of Lumentum common stock for every five shares of JDSU common stock held on July 27, 2015, the record date for the distribution, and not sold prior to the ex-dividend date; approximately 80.1% of Lumentum's outstanding shares will be distributed. JDSU to be renamed Viavi Solutions. For every five shares of JDSU common stock held, JDSU shareholders will receive one share of Lumentum common stock. Shareholders will receive cash in lieu of fractional shares. The special dividend distribution is expected to be effective at 12:01 am on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The distribution will be paid on the first trading day thereafter, Monday, August 3, 2015, to JDSU shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 27, 2015 who continue to hold shares until the ex-dividend date. The distribution of Lumentum common stock will complete the formal separation of CCOP from JDSU. After the distribution, Lumentum will be an independent, publicly-traded company. JDSU will be renamed Viavi Solutions Inc. and, at the time of the distribution, will retain ownership of approximately 19.9% of Lumentum's outstanding shares. Based on approximately 235.3M shares of JDSU common stock outstanding as of June 27, 2015, a total of approximately 47.1M shares of Lumentum common stock will be distributed to shareholders and approximately 11.7M shares will be retained by Viavi. Viavi is committed to liquidating these shares within three years from the closing.
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; July 15, 2015
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10:20 EDTCLSNCelsion rallies after firm sets $12 target while stock near $2 per share
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10:01 EDTQCOM, CLSNOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:32 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB BAC RCPT MU YUM NFLX CELG
09:31 EDTUPSUPS Worldwide Express Freight service expands in Latin America
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09:18 EDTFBAdobe's Flash disabled by Google due to security worries, WSJ says
Just days after Facebook's (FB) top security executive called on Adobe (ADBE) to discontinue its Flash animation player, Google’s (GOOG) Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers blocked old versions of the software on Tuesday after reports that hackers were using a security flaw to infiltrate computers, reported The Wall Street Journal's "Digits" blog. Firefox and Chrome will allow Flash to run again if it is updated with the patch Adobe released Tuesday morning, the report noted. Reference Link
08:53 EDTAETAetna decline creates favorable entry point, says Argus
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08:33 EDTFBFacebook target raised to $110 at Morgan Stanley on mobile ad strength
Morgan Stanley raised 2015 and 2016 revenue estimates for Facebook and increased its price target on the shares to $110 due to scale and improving products. The firm's mobile ad checks indicate Facebook is still the mobile industry leader, has low pricing and high ad ROI, and continues to pull in a larger share of ad budgets and ad dollars per MAU. Morgan Stanley has an Overweight rating on shares of the social network owner, which closed yesterday at $89.68.
08:32 EDTWMSAdvanced Drainage announces delay in filing FY15 10-K
Advanced Drainage Systems has delayed the filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 beyond the July 14, 2015 extended filing date. As previously disclosed by the company in its Form 12b-25 filed with the SEC on June 30, 2015, the company is reviewing methodologies utilized in its year-end inventory costing analysis and the related impact on the company’s fiscal year 2015 financial statements. This review is ongoing, and is primarily due to the need to assess the impact of highly volatile raw material costs during the company’s fiscal 2015 fourth quarter. Although the company’s independent public accounting firm is performing audit testing procedures for such items, the company anticipates that the effect of this review will be a reduction of year-end inventory values for fiscal year 2015 as compared to previously reported amounts, and a related increase in cost of sales. The company anticipates these adjustments will have a positive impact on cost of sales in fiscal year 2016. The company intends to make any necessary adjustments to its previously issued earnings release for the fourth-quarter and full fiscal year 2015 in light of the above concurrent with the filing of its Form 10-K. As part of the review process, the company is now also conducting a review of its accounting treatment for its transportation and equipment leasing program. The company’s transportation and equipment leases have historically been recorded as operating leases and the company is now in the process of re-evaluating whether it is necessary to record such leases as capital leases. The company is working diligently to conclude its review and analysis of the items described above as well as the company’s journal entry control processes as previously disclosed, and will announce its anticipated timing via press release once known.
08:27 EDTFBAdobe says Google display ad strategy underperforms Facebook in Q2
In its "Digital Advertising & Social Intelligence Report" for Q2, Adobe (ADBE) wrote that Facebook's (FB) display ad changes doubled its click-through-rates, or CTRs, year-over-year in the quarter, while Google's (GOOG) display targeting changes reduced its number of ads seen by 22% compared to the prior year and its CTRs were up "only" 24% compared to the same period of last year. The report also contends that the "Mobilegeddon" fears regarding Google's changes to favor mobile friendly sites came true, noting that sites with low mobile engagement saw up to a 10% decrease in organic traffic after the changes were made by the search giant. Reference Link
06:51 EDTCLSNCelsion initiated with a Buy at Maxim
Target $12.
06:50 EDTQCOMQualcomm initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho
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05:55 EDTQCOMQualcomm to push inexpensive mobile device market in 2015, DigiTimes reports
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05:53 EDTQCOMTSMC cuts 28nm and 20nm prices by 5%-10%, DigiTimes reports
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