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November 19, 2012
12:51 EDTFB, YHOOFacebook says not in talks on search partnership with Yahoo!, Bloomberg says
News For FB;YHOO From The Last 14 Days
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September 24, 2014
06:32 EDTFBApple iOS 8 upgrade prompts more frequent app collapse, Bloomberg says
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September 23, 2014
16:00 EDTFB, YHOOOptions Update; September 23, 2014
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11:43 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; AAL YHOO
American Airlines (AAL) February 40 call option implied volatility decreased 4% to 35, Yahoo (YHOO) February 47 call option implied volatility decreased 4% to 34 according to IVolatility.
10:33 EDTYHOOOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:37 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading on open
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07:23 EDTYHOOYahoo could be buyer or target after Alibaba IPO, Re/code says
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06:56 EDTFBGoogle exec to manage Snapchat PR, policy, Re/code says
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06:11 EDTYHOOYahoo confirms acquisition of Bookpad, TechCrunch reports
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06:00 EDTFBFacebook expected to launch new advertising platform, WSJ reports
This week, Facebook (FB) will introduce Atlas, a new advertising platform to improve effectiveness of online ads, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Atlas is a re-engineered version of the Atlas Advertiser Suite Facebook acquired in 2013 from Microsoft (MSFT). Facebook is looking to challenge Google (GOOG) in the online ad space. Reference Link
September 22, 2014
17:58 EDTYHOOSeveral Japanese retailers set up shop on Alibaba, Nikkei reports
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16:18 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:16 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:57 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; TSLA YHOO
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11:21 EDTYHOOYahoo downgraded, continues slide following Alibaba IPO
Shares of Yahoo (YHOO) are falling after two research firms downgraded the stock following Friday's initial public offering of China's Alibaba (BABA), in which the U.S. company owned a 23% stake. BACKGROUND: On September 19, Alibaba opened for trade on the NYSE at $92.70 after the company's 320.1M shares were originally priced at $68. Alibaba closed Friday at $93.89 per share, giving it a market value of over $230B. Yahoo sold nearly 122M shares that it owned in the Chinese e-commerce giant as part of the IPO, which left it with a stake of 401.8M shares. ANALYST OPINION: This morning, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post downgraded Yahoo to Neutral from Buy. He feels that Yahoo is no longer the optimum means to gain Alibaba exposure and that some investment funds will likely exit shares. Post believes that some traders might be now utilizing Yahoo as a short proxy for the Chinese company's stock. Yahoo will potentially allocate some of the Alibaba debut proceeds to acquisitions, Post wrote, and added that Yahoo could also possibly spin-off its Alibaba shares into an entirely separate publicly traded company or that Alibaba could look to buy Yahoo to get back the stake the U.S. company holds. Despite cutting his rating on the stock, Post raised his price target on Yahoo to $46 from $40 to reflect the valuation of its Alibaba position. Bernstein analyst Carlos Kirjner also downgraded Yahoo this morning, lowering his rating on the stock to Market Perform from Outperform. Kirjner is not certain whether Yahoo's stock can grow meaningfully from its current levels now that the Alibaba IPO has come and gone. The analyst maintains a $42 price target on Yahoo. PRICE ACTION: During morning trading, shares of Yahoo fell $2.31 or 5.6%, to $38.62. On Friday the stock ended the day down $1.15, or 2.74%, to close at $40.93. Shares of Alibaba were down about 4% to $90.05 in morning trading.
11:17 EDTYHOOYahoo hits fresh session lows, levels to watch
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11:02 EDTYHOOOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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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.
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