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January 18, 2013
09:18 EDTAM, WIT, COF, GE, FNSR, LIFE, JCI, MS, RIMM, PATH, COL, INTCOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Morgan Stanley (MS), up 6.8%... General Electric (GE), up 2.7%... Rockwell Collins (COL), up 2.7%... ALSO HIGHER: NuPathe (PATH), up 16% after FDA approves its migraine treatment... Life Technologies (LIFE), up 11.9% after hiring advisor, report of talks on potential sale... American Greeting (AM), up 9.8% after Weiss family raises takeover offer to $17.50 from $17.18 per share... Research in Motion (RIMM), up 7.2% following upgrade to Buy at Jefferies... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Capital One (COF), down 7%... Intel (INTC), down 5.3%... Johnson Controls (JCI), down 3.6%... Wipro (WIT), down 5.6%... ALSO LOWER: Finisar (FNSR), down 9.2% following downgrade to Underperform at Jefferies.
News For GE;INTC;MS;COF;COL;JCI;WIT;PATH;LIFE;AM;RIMM;FNSR From The Last 14 Days
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June 26, 2015
06:12 EDTGEGeneral Electric to invest in Austrailan windfarm
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June 25, 2015
17:56 EDTINTCMicron plunges after Q3 results, guidance impacted by PC headwinds
Shares of PC related memory chip maker Micron Technology (MU) are plunging after reporting third quarter financial results and fourth quarter guidance that missed analyst expectations. WHAT'S NEW: After the close, Micron reported Q3 earnings per share of 54c on revenue of $3.85B, both shy of analyst estimates of 56c and $3.9B, respectively. Citing "near-term headwinds driven primarily by weakness in PC sector," Micron gave a fourth quarter revenue view of $3.45B-$3.7B which was significantly lower than analyst expectations of $4.16B. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On the company's earnings conference call, Micron said, consistent with prior expectations, "We are forecasting DRAM industry supply bit growth in the mid-20s in calendar 2015 and in the low-to-mid 20s in 2016." The company said it sees DRAM gross margins for Q4 down mid-single digits sequentially. Additionally, the chip maker said it sees Q4 DRAM bit growth flat to up low single digits. ANALYST TAKE: On June 22, Micron was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs. Goldman analyst Mark Delaney downgraded Micron Technology to Sell saying rising DRAM supply will lower selling prices and contract margins. Delaney expects DRAM prices to drop up to 30% over the next three quarters and cut his price target for shares to $19 from $27. On the same day, JP Morgan lowered its price target on Micron shares to $33 from $37. The firm also lowered its estimates for Micron citing lower than anticipated DRAM pricing in the past three months. The firm, however, kept an Overweight rating on Micron, saying improving demand in other segments like mobile and the company's decision to not hold inventory during Q3 should help offset the DRAM weakness. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Micron are lower by 11.5% in after- hours trading to $21.25. OTHER PC RELATED STOCKS: In after-hours trading, PC related chip makers are also lower, with Intel Corporation (INTC) down 0.9%, NVIDIA (NVDA) lower by 1.1%, and AMD (AMD) down fractionally. Others trading lower include Microsoft (MSFT), SanDisk (SNDK), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), and Seagate (STX).
14:27 EDTGE, COFCapital One, Apollo, Ares, Ventas bid for GE healthcare lender, Bloomberg says
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10:31 EDTGECA Technologies appoints Jeff DeMarrais as Chief Communications Officer
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09:34 EDTINTCActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB NFLX AMZN BAC CVX TWTR INTC GILD BBBY
07:48 EDTMSMorgan Stanley disregards Fed guidelines with $1B loan, NY Post reports
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07:13 EDTMSFed director says full transparency in stress testing can be 'enormous weakness'
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06:15 EDTGEElectrolux CEO to step down 'on his own initiative,' Reuters reports
Electrolux (ELUXY) CEO Keith McLoughlin will step down from the company "on his own initiative," Reuters reports, citing comments from business daily Dagens Industri. Elextrolux says McLoughlin, who moved to the U.S. from Sweden a few years ago, has not yet resigned, but also noted that "all well-run public companies conduct succession planning." According to Dagens Industri, GE Appliances (GE) head Charles Blankenship would be the "top candidate" to succeed McLoughlin. Reference Link
June 24, 2015
18:16 EDTGEGoogle, GE, Airbus lead in sheer number of meetings with EU officials
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17:57 EDTINTCWall Street applauds Senate giving go-ahead for 'fast track' trade powers
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16:47 EDTGEGeneral Electric reaches preliminary labor agreements with union delegates
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11:01 EDTINTCHoneywell and Intel to collaborate for Internet of Things security
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09:35 EDTINTCActive equity options trading on open
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June 23, 2015
13:02 EDTGESumitomo, others show interest in GE railway-leasing business, WSJ says
Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group is interested in buying General Electric's (GE) railway-leasing business, says the Wall Street Journal, citing sources. Wells Fargo (WFC) and other U.S. financial institutions have also shown interest in GE Capital Rail Services, which may be worth around $4B, added the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
12:54 EDTINTCPC concerns weighing on shares of Seagate, Western Digital
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09:36 EDTGEActive equity options trading on open
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07:41 EDTINTCRed Hat to hold a summit
Red Hat Summit 2015 is being held in Boston on June 23-26 with webcasted company presentations to begin on June 23 at 4 pm; not all presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
06:53 EDTMSPSAV prepares for IPO that could raise roughly $300M, Bloomberg says
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06:05 EDTINTCIntel pushing into SSD market and hope to surpass Samsung in 2016, DigiTimes says
Intel (INTC) is looking to push into the SSD market with its newest 750 series SSDs with technology able to enhance the transmission speed, reports DigiTimes. According to sources from the upstream supply chain, the company is also offering price cuts on its existing products in order to narrow its gap with the largest vendor Samsung (SSNLF). Sources also expect Intel to draw near to Samsung in 2H15 and may even have a chance to surpass Samsung in 2016. Reference Link
06:05 EDTINTCNo clear prospects for PC component suppliers until July, DigiTimes reports
There are no clear business prospects for PC component suppliers until July, reports DigiTimes. According to sources in the supply chain, Intel's decision to delay the launch of its Skylake platform has weakened market demand for notebooks and other PC systems. The planned release of Microsoft (MSFT) Windows 10 may also affect the production of PC makers. Reference Link
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