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December 18, 2012
06:07 EDTUPS, AAPL, GS, KCG, GE, TNTEY, SSNLFOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: GE (GE) CEO Jeff Immelt said economic uncertainty in the fourth quarter has caused "an investment pause" that has crimped the company's sales, although he voiced optimism overall and forecast industrial revenue growth in 2013, the Wall Street Journal reports...A U.S. judge denied Apple’s (AAPL) request for a ban on the sale of some Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) products in the U.S. market, tempering Apple's sweeping win in a California court case this summer, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Knight Capital Group's (KCG) board was split between two competing offers for the firm after a meeting where Getco Holding Company LLC and Virtu Financial LLC presented their sweetened bids to Knight's directors, sources say, Reuters reports...United Parcel Service (UPS) offered more concessions in a bid to gain EU regulatory approval for its $6.84B TNT Express (TNTEY) bid, sources say, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: Global coal demand will likely increase by 2.6% a year to 6.17B metric tons of coal equivalent in the six years to 2017, driven by China’s economic expansion, according to the International Energy Agency, Bloomberg reports...Goldman Sachs (GS) and Bain Capital are set to defend before U.S. District Judge Edward Harrington in Boston what they call legitimate private-equity practices against investor claims that buyout firms and their bankers colluded to rig bids on takeovers, Bloomberg reports.
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March 17, 2015
12:38 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday, with the Dow falling about 1%. The market opened in negative territory and proceeded to gain additional downside momentum in early trading. Data on housing starts was not good, even accounting for bad weather in many areas of the country, and the prospect of interest rate increases on the horizon may have some fearing that the housing market recovery is in danger of stalling. Adding to the weakness in stocks may have been the further slide in crude oil prices, which pushed benchmark U.S. crude oil below $43 per barrel earlier in the session. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts plunged 17% to an 897K rate in February, widely undershooting expectations for starts to be down 2.4% to a 1.04M rate, but much of the slide was attributed to weather. Building permits rose 3% to a rate of 1.092M, which was better than the expected 0.5% growth to a 1.065M rate. In Europe, Germany's ZEW Center investor confidence index climbed to 54.8 from 53 last month, though that fell short of the 59.4 consensus forecast. In Asia, the Shanghai Composite index rose 1.6% to close at its highest level in over 6 years. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) is preparing to launch an online TV service later this year, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. After the reports, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said he believes Apple's online TV service launch would lay the groundwork for an actual television launch sometime in 2016. Munster estimates that at an average selling price of $1,750, a television could add about 7% to Apple's 2017 revenue. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Black Diamond (BDE), which jumped 30% after the company reported was then expected quarterly results and guidance but also announced it has hired two banks to help it explore its strategic alternatives. Also higher was Esperion (ESPR), which rose 15% after the company's phase 2b study of ETC-1002, a product in development for patients with hypercholesterolemia on stable statin therapy, met its primary endpoints. Among the noteworthy losers was Himax (HIMX), which dropped 9% after BofA Merrill Lynch downgraded the stock two notches to Underperform from Buy. Also lower following its earnings report was magicJack (CALL), which fell 19%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 152.00, or 0.85%, to 17,825.42, the Nasdaq was down 8.39, or 0.17%, to 4,921.12, and the S&P 500 was down 11.39, or 0.55%, to 2,069.80.
11:36 EDTAAPLApple may launch standalone TV in 2016, says Piper Jaffray
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11:23 EDTAAPLApple willing to share TV data to attract programming partners, NY Post reports
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10:05 EDTUPSUPS management to meet with Oppenheimer
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10:01 EDTGEGeneral Electric announces Chief Communications Officer Gary Sheffer to retire
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09:39 EDTAAPLApple will ship 59M iPhones in CQ1, above consensus, says ITG Research
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09:34 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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09:27 EDTAAPLApple plans to allow trade-ins of Android, BlackBerry devices, Bloomberg says
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09:15 EDTAAPLApple streaming service may pave way for bigger ambitions, says Cantor
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09:07 EDTAAPLDISH's Sling TV launches on Xbox One
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09:05 EDTAAPLMicrosoft Band now available at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Re/code reports
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07:42 EDTAAPLBoeing may produce satellite for tech giants, Reuters says
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07:28 EDTAAPLApple TV may provide boost for advertising unit, Business Insider says
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07:23 EDTGEEC extends GE-Alstom deal decision deadline to August 6
The European Commission has extended the deadline on its decision on the deal between General Electric (GE) and Alstom (ALSMY) by 20 working days to August 6, according to a post to the commission's site. Reference Link
07:18 EDTGESatellite & Access Intelligence to hold a exhibition
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06:50 EDTAAPLBanks unhappy with high Apple Pay fraud rates, NY Times says
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06:37 EDTAAPLAfter losing marketshare, Google now asks Firefox users to switch, BI says
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06:18 EDTGEGeneral Electric CEO says GE Capital will focus on improving returns
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05:57 EDTSSNLF, AAPLChina vendors to ship 50M Androids with fingerprint sensors, DigiTimes reports
China vendors is expected to ship 50M Android (GOOG) smartphones with fingerprint sensors in 2015, reports DigiTimes. According to sources at Taiwan-based IC backend service companies, Android smartphone vendors have adopted sliding-type fingerprint sensors, which are more competitive in pricing compared to press-type sensors used by Apple (AAPL). Reference Link
05:46 EDTAAPLApple set to launch online TV service this year, Financial Times reports
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