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September 22, 2014
10:17 EDTYHOOYahoo falls, levels to watch
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10:15 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Actavis (ACT) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Aetna (AET) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Auxilium (AUXL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... CARBO Ceramics (CRR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee... Commerzbank (CRZBY) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Concur (CNQR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura... Dresser-Rand (DRC) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter... Finish Line (FINL) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... General Communications (GNCMA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton... InvenSense (INVN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Las Vegas Sands (LVS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Lindsay Corp. (LNN) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Melco Crown (MPEL) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Outerwall (OUTR) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at B. Riley... PSEG (PEG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Realogy (RLGY) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Regal-Beloit (RBC) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Global Hunter... SABMiller (SBMRY) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein... Saba Software (SABA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... Suburban Propane (SPH) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Swiss Re (SSREY) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Towers Watson (TW) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Valmont (VMI) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Walgreen (WAG) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Watts Water (WTS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... Wynn Resorts (WYNN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Yahoo (YHOO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill.
10:08 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility elevated after Alibaba IPO
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09:42 EDTYHOOBofA/Merrill technology analysts holds analyst/industry conference call
Analysts discuss what's next for Yahoo and Softbank on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on September 22 at 10 am.
09:38 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading on open
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09:15 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL), up 34% after Merck KGaA (MKGAY) to acquire the company for $17B... Viasystems (VIAS), up 44% after TTM Technologies (TTMI) acquires the company for $16.46 per share in cash and stock. TTM is up 15.5% after the deal... Clorox (CLX), up 5.4% after the New York Post said the company turned down offer to sell or merge with rival... EMC (EMC), up 2.5% after The Wall Street Journal said the company is considering options that could include merging with a rival and held on-and-off merger talks with Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) for almost a year, though the Journal added that those talks recently ended... Epiq Systems (EPIQ), up 9.9% after P2 Capital confirms 16.9% stake in Epiq and that the company turned down the shareholders' $20 per share takeover offer... Dresser-Rand (DRC), up 2.7% after the company sells to Siemens (SIEGY) for $83 per share or $7.6B... TAT Technologies (TATT), up 6.6% after a division of the company signed a maintenance agreement with Republic Airways (RJET). LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 2.1% after stock was downgraded at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and at Bernstein... InvenSense (INVN), down 2.9% after downgraded at RW Baird... Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD), down 5.6% after TH-302 Phase 3 trial events to occur later than expected.
08:54 EDTYHOOYahoo downgraded at BofA/Merrill
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08:42 EDTYHOOYahoo downgraded at Bernstein
As noted earlier, Bernstein downgraded Yahoo to Market Perform from Outperform. The firm thinks its positive thesis based on investors' previous underestimation of Alibaba (BABA) has played out. Bernstein believes that it is unclear whether Yahoo's stock can advance meaningfully from current levels. Target $42.
06:53 EDTYHOOYahoo downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
06:53 EDTYHOOYahoo downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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06:37 EDTYHOOYahoo's core business value cat in half after Alibaba IPO, WSJ reports
The value of Yahoo's (YHOO) core business was cut in half to $6.8B after Alibaba's (BABA) first day of trading Friday, reports the Wall Street Journal. Yahoo made $5.1B in cash from the sale of shares in Alibaba's IPO and its remaining stake is valued at about $23.4B. Reference Link
06:37 EDTYHOOYahoo reportedly acquires India's Bookpad, The Next Web reports
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September 21, 2014
16:02 EDTFBFacebook's Oculus gets closer to consumer release of Rift headset, FT says
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September 20, 2014
20:45 EDTYHOOYahoo could have 35% upside, Barron's says
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September 19, 2014
16:17 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:00 EDTYHOOOptions Update; September 19, 2014
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12:53 EDTYHOOYahoo down nearly 5% following IPO of Alibaba
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12:40 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:24 EDTFBTD Ameritrade:Alibaba premarket orders approaching Facebook levels, Reuters says
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11:23 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; YHOO MU
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10:18 EDTYHOOAnalysts say tax treatment of Alibaba stake sale key for Yahoo
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10:16 EDTYHOOYahoo September volatility elevated on Alibaba IPO indicated to open at $80-$83
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09:37 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading on open
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07:25 EDTYHOOFutures higher ahead of Alibaba trading
Stock futures are higher following Scotland’s decision to remain in the UK. Investors will now turn their attention to the initial public offering of Chinese internet company Alibaba (BABA), which raised $21.8B, making its IPO the largest in U.S. history. It is anticipated that investors are likely to push the stock price higher when it opens. The lone major domestic economic report due to be reported today is the index of leading economic indicators, which is due out at 10:00 am ET.
07:03 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility elevated on Alibaba 320.1M shares IPO priced at $68
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06:58 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $43 from $39 at Cantor
Cantor increased its price target on Yahoo to reflect the pricing of Alibaba's (BABA) IPO at $68 per share. The firm adds that a tax-efficient sale of Yahoo's second tranche of Alibaba shares could cause the U.S. company's stock price to reach $53-$58. Cantor keeps a Buy rating on Yahoo.
06:05 EDTYHOOYahoo laying off 59 San Diego-area employees, Re/code reports
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05:54 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $48 from $44 at Piper Jaffray
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September 18, 2014
18:07 EDTYHOOAlibaba 320.1M share IPO priced at $68
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15:42 EDTYHOOYahoo September 42 straddle priced for 5.7% move into Alibaba IPO
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15:17 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility elevated into Alibaba IPO
Yahoo (YHOO) September call option implied volatility is at 104, September weekly is at 76, October is at 55, November is at 43, January is at 34; compared to its 26-week average of 37 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into the expected IPO of Alibaba (BABA) on September 19.
13:54 EDTFBAd dollars on Facebook outpacing amount of time people spend on site, WSJ says
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13:27 EDTFBFacebook updates story ranking criteria
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12:07 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; JCP FB
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11:03 EDTYHOOYahoo September 42 straddle priced for 5.9% move into Alibaba IPO
11:01 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility elevated into Alibaba IPO
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09:36 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL YHOO TWTR VVUS RAD PWE WFM TSLA PIR SHLD
08:12 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility elevated into Alibaba IPO
Yahoo (YHOO) September call option implied volatility is at 99, September weekly is at 77, October is at 59, November is at 46, January is at 39; compared to its 26-week average of 37 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into the expected IPO of Alibaba (BABA) on September 19.
07:06 EDTFBFacebook volatility low into Alibaba IPO
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05:58 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; YHOO BWP
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September 17, 2014
10:04 EDTFBDiscover rumored to be eyed as target by Apple, Bank Innovation says
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09:40 EDTFBFacebook polishing micro-sharing app 'Moments', TechCrunch reports
Facebook is polishing a new app codenamed "Moments" for micro-sharing for a select group of friends, reports TechCrunch. According to multiple sources, including who has seen a live internal version of the app, the design features a grid with a few tiles, each representing a set of close family or friends. The goal is to make selective sharing much faster than the main Facebook app. Reference Link
09:36 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL WFM X YHOO TSLA TWTR RAX SHLD SPLS
05:53 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility movement; YHOO NQ
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September 16, 2014
16:00 EDTYHOOOptions Update; September 16, 2014
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12:08 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; GPRO YHOO
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09:36 EDTYHOO, FBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL NFLX TSLA YHOO FB PBR MU AA TWTR WMT
07:39 EDTYHOOYahoo September volatility increases to 89 into Alibaba IPO
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07:31 EDTYHOOSoftbank, Yahoo poised to profit from record Alibaba IPO, WSJ reports
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07:19 EDTFBFacebook engagement metrics remain strong, says JPMorgan
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05:58 EDTYHOOYahoo implied volatility of 61 at upper end of index mean range
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05:49 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility movement; YHOO BBRY
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Yahoo (YHOO) 61, BlackBerry (BBRY) 61 according to iVolatility.
September 15, 2014
16:00 EDTYHOO, FBOptions Update; September 15, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 73c to 29.34 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA NFLX BAC TWTR AMZN BP NFLX YHOO FB VLO according to Track Data.
13:53 EDTFBFacebook breaks uptrend, levels to watch
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11:28 EDTYHOOYahoo September volatility increases to 85 into Alibaba offering
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09:35 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL TSLA RSH YHOO GILD TWTR AVNR NFLX BAC C
07:24 EDTFBTech leaders concede need to address privacy, security concerns, FT says
Prominent start-up investor and Facebook (FB) director Peter Thiel said a "crescendo of concern is building up in Europe" about the U.S. tech industry's record on online privacy and security, which Silicon Valley is underestimating "badly,” though Google (GOOG) chairman Eric Schmidt tech companies "are way sensitive" to the concerns, reported Financial Times. The same report noted that Brad Smith, general counsel of Microsoft (MSFT), said some in the industry have "underestimated the degree to which people care about privacy,” while Salesforce.com (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff said consumer Internet companies have “paid a terrible price” for imposing a U.S.-centric view of their technology. Reference Link
07:13 EDTYHOOYahoo October volatility increases into Alibaba offering
Yahoo September call option implied volatility is at 72, October is at 55, November is at 47, January is at 40; compared to its 26-week average of 34 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement.
06:18 EDTFBFacebook hires Google satellite exec Michael Tseytlin, WSJ reports
Facebook (FB) has hired Michael Tseytlin, a Google (GOOG) executive working to deliver Internet service via satellite, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to sources, Tseytlin will work on satellite technology for Facebook's Connectivity Lab. Reference Link
06:14 EDTFBFacebook implied volatility of 27 at lower end of index mean range
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06:13 EDTYHOOYahoo implied volatility of 56 at upper end of index mean range
September 14, 2014
13:22 EDTYHOOAlibaba shares could jump 20% after the IPO, could rise further, Barron's says
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September 12, 2014
16:00 EDTYHOOOptions Update; September 12, 2014
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12:33 EDTYHOOBlackstone, Bain speak to banks on possible Weather Channel sale, Bloomberg says
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11:42 EDTYHOOYahoo September volatility elevated at 56 into Alibaba offering
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09:37 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading on open
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07:32 EDTYHOOYahoo sued over alleged conspiracy to avoid $2.7B Mexican ruling, Reuters says
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06:48 EDTYHOOYahoo October volatility elevated into Alibaba offering
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06:17 EDTFBFacebook looks to lure YouTube's video content providers, WSJ reports
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06:03 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; NQ YHOO
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September 11, 2014
16:27 EDTYHOOU.S. had threatened Yahoo with $250,000/day fine over not providing user data
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13:02 EDTYHOONoted investors Cooperman, Tepper, Loeb interested in Alibaba, CNBC says
Famed investor Leon Cooperman told CNBC in an email that his hedge fund "like[s] what we see so far" from Alibaba and are highly impressed with Jack Ma and the company's management team. Three other notable hedge fund investors who attended Alibaba's first road show presentation were Dan Loeb of Third Point, David Tepper of Appaloosa Management and Dan Benton of Andor Capital Management, according to CNBC, citing witnesses in New York. Note that Yahoo! (YHOO) has a significant stake in Alibaba, some of which it has agreed to sell as part to the Chinese company's upcoming IPO. Reference Link
10:14 EDTYHOOYahoo October volatility elevated into Alibaba offering
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07:02 EDTFBFacebook Q3 estimates have potential upside, says Citigroup
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06:02 EDTFBFacebook implied volatility of 26 at lower end of index mean range
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05:59 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; NQ YHOO
Stocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; NQ Mobile (NQ) 105, Yahoo (YHOO) 55 according to iVolatility.
September 10, 2014
12:04 EDTFBFacebook testing tool that lets users schedule post deletions, The Next Web says
Facebook is testing a tool that will allow users to create self-destructing Facebook posts that disappear after a specified period of time, The Next Web reports. A spokesperson has confirmed, saying "We’re running a small pilot of a feature on Facebook for iOS that lets people schedule deletion of their posts in advance." Reference Link
09:38 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading on open
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06:00 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; BBRY YHOO
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September 9, 2014
16:00 EDTYHOOiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 74c to 28.25
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14:32 EDTFBApple shows Facebook, Twitter apps on Apple Watch
11:53 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; YHOO TRIP
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11:22 EDTYHOOAlibaba raises fair value estimate to $63 per share, BrightWire says
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09:58 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility spikes into Alibaba offering
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09:36 EDTYHOO, FBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL KNDI NFLX YHOO TWTR TSLA C BAC FB MCD
07:17 EDTFBThe Wireless Association to hold a conference
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06:03 EDTYHOOYahoo implied volatility of 57 at upper end of index mean range
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06:00 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; AMD YHOO
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September 8, 2014
17:40 EDTYHOOYahoo exploring ways to minimize taxes on sale of Alibaba shares, Barron's says
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16:18 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:00 EDTYHOOOptions Update; September 8, 2014
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14:00 EDTFBFacebook averages more than 1B video views per day, introducing video views
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12:18 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:29 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; GPRO YHOO
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11:05 EDTYHOOOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:00 EDTFBFacebook may soon enter China, DoNews reports
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09:40 EDTFB, YHOOActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL TWTR TSLA YHOO BAC FB MSFT NFLX GILD MCD
09:09 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility elevated into Alibaba roadshow
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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.
06:34 EDTFBFacebook's Zuckerberg sees WhatsApp reaching up to 3B users, WSJ reports
Speaking at an event in Mexico City, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says messaging service WhatsApp could reach two to three billion users through a tie-up with Facebook, though WhatsApp will stay an independent service, the Wall Street Journal reports. Facebook agreed to pay $19B for WhatsApp earlier this year. Reference Link
06:33 EDTYHOOYahoo's core business valued at $11B, WSJ reports
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06:28 EDTYHOOAlibaba recently added three new partners, WSJ reports
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06:04 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; AMD YHOO
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