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News For GERN;HK;HWD;ISRG;MRO;ONTY;THLD;TROX;ZIOP;STRZA;XWES;NFLX From The Last 14 Days
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July 2, 2015
16:04 EDTNFLXOptions Update; July 2, 2015
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July 1, 2015
18:20 EDTMROShell CEO says Opec production has pressured shale companies, FT reports
In an interview with the Financial Times, Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) CEO Ben van Beurden said Opec's decision not to cut production has sent a "powerful signal... to shale oil companies as well as their financiers that they cannot forget the price risk. The industry will remember it for some time." The CEO noted that industry efforts to boost efficiency and cut costs should keep production going for "a while to come... until the sweet spots start running out." Publicly traded companies in the space include Chevron (CVX), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), Exxon Mobil (XOM), BP (BP), Marathon Oil (MRO), BHP Billiton (BHP), ConocoPhillips (COP), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), EOG Resources (EOG), Concho (CXO), Whiting Petroleum (WLL), and Continental Resources (CLR). Reference Link
June 30, 2015
09:35 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB GILD BABA BAC MU WYNN MSFT NFLX
09:26 EDTZIOPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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June 29, 2015
09:40 EDTNFLXNetflix moves up off early lows, levels to watch
Shares are down, but off the session low at $637.82 which is now support. At the last price of $644.37, resistance is at $645 and then at $650.
09:35 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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07:42 EDTSTRZALionsgate merger with Starz looks increasingly logical, says Stifel
Stifel says that it has become more convinced of the logic of a potential merger between Lionsgate (LGF) and Starz (STRZA). The firm thinks that such a deal would positively impact Lionsgate's cah flow, increase its leverage capacity and expand its OTT content platform. The firm says that a combination of EPIX and Starz would be positive for both platforms, and it increased its price target on Lionsgate to $42 from $39 while keeping a Buy rating on the shares.
June 26, 2015
16:32 EDTNFLXStocks end week lower with Greece still searching for deal
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16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; June 26, 2015
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09:36 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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June 25, 2015
16:52 EDTNFLXNetflix initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho
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16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; June 25, 2015
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12:59 EDTISRGOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:00 EDTISRGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:00 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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10:00 EDTMROOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AT&T (T) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Eli Lilly (LLY) upgraded to Buy, added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill... Finish Line (FINL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... Gran Tierra (GTE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Greenhill & Co. (GHL) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Goldman... Magnum Hunter (MHR) upgraded to Equalweight from Underweight at Capital One... Marathon Oil (MRO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Newpark Resources (NR) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Office Depot (ODP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory... Quanex (NX) upgraded to Outperform from In-Line at Imperial Capital... Vestas Wind (VWDRY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Web.com (WWWW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... NRG Yield upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale.
09:34 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB NFLX AMZN BAC CVX TWTR INTC GILD BBBY
09:28 EDTNFLXNetflix slips in early trading, levels to watch
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08:07 EDTNFLXNetflix near-term risk/reward neutral, longer outlook upbeat, says Pacific Crest
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07:11 EDTNFLXNetflix 'firms up plans' to enter India by 2016, Times of India reports
Netflix has "firmed up plans" to enter India by 2016, The Times of India reports, citing sources familiar with the matter. Reference Link
06:51 EDTNFLXNetflix downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Mark May downgraded Netflix to Neutral with the stock up 49% since his upgrade on April 10 and 99% year-to-date. May believes more signs of traction in recently launched international markets are needed before shares can reach his upside case of over $950. Further, he points out that the stock has sold off meaningfully following the Q2 and Q3 earnings reports in each of the last three years. May has a $722 price target on the streaming service. Shares of Netflix closed yesterday down $2.58 to $678.61 after billionaire investor Carl Icahn disclosed that he exited his position in the name. Also yesterday, Societe Generale downgraded Netflix to Sell from Buy, saying shares went from undervalued to "pricing perfection."
05:59 EDTMROMarathon Oil upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst William Featherston upgraded Marathon Oil to Buy after his firm raised its 2015 Brent and WTI oil price forecasts for 2015 and 2016. Marathon is an inexpensive way to play rising oil prices, Featherston tells investors in a recent note. He has a $32 price target for the stock.
05:56 EDTMROChesapeake downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst William Featherston downgraded Chesapeake Energy (CHK) to Sell after his firm cut its long-term normalized natural gas price forecast to $4.00 from $4.50. Featherston thinks Chesapeake carries "far too much financial leverage" and he views the shares as expensive relative to peers. The analyst cut his price target for the stock to $11 from $16. Shares of the natural gas producer closed yesterday down 22c to $11.56. Featherston coupled the downgrade with an upgrade of Marathon Oil (MRO) to Buy.
05:37 EDTISRGIntuitive Surgical initiated with an Overweight, $575 target at Barclays
Barclays analyst Matthew Taylor started shares of Intuitive Surgical with an Overweight rating and $575 price target. Taylor thinks surgery share will continue to shift to robotic and believes demand for Intuitive's da Vinci among general surgeons is very high. The stock closed yesterday down $4.17 to $492.45.
June 24, 2015
16:21 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
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16:00 EDTNFLXActionable Options for Wednesday, June, 24
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 30c to 17.32 Option volume leaders: AAPL FB NFLX BAC VALE MU BABA WMB T F EBAY FCX TWTR BBRY
13:00 EDTNFLXMark Cuban still owns Netflix, has no attention to sell, CNBC reports
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12:37 EDTNFLXApple where Netflix was a couple of years ago, Icahn says
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12:36 EDTNFLXIcahn says Apple shares still have 'hundreds of points' left
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12:36 EDTNFLXIcahn says Netflix still 'great company,' market overheated
Carl Icahn is speaking on CNBC.
12:30 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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12:16 EDTNFLXNetflix gives back most of its gains, levels to watch
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11:58 EDTNFLXNetflix downgraded to Sell from Buy at Societe Generale
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11:16 EDTISRGOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: WMB AMZN CMG BIIB VMW QLIK ISRG FB UA FFIV
10:48 EDTNFLXNetflix July volatility increases to 56, Icahn says sold last of Netflix stake
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10:44 EDTNFLXCarl Icahn sells last of Netflix stake, positive on Apple
Carl Icahn said via Twitter, "Sold last of our $NFLX today. Believe $AAPL currently represents same opportunity we stated NFLX offered several years ago."
10:43 EDTNFLXCarl Icahn says sold last of Netflix stake today
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09:35 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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09:10 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:25 EDTNFLXNetflix on pace to have larger audience than all networks, FBR says
FBR Capital analyst Barton Crockett says that while Netflix (NFLX) is not rated by Nielsen (NLSN), the 10B hours streamed in Q1 reported by the company are equivalent to having a 24-hour rating of 2.6, on par with Disney's (DIS) ABC and Comcast's (CMCSA) NBC. And while ratings at broadcasters are falling on average, Netflix is growing its ratings at a 40%-plus compound annual rate, Crockett tells investors this morning in a research note. At this pace, Netflix in a year will have a larger 24-hour audience than all broadcast networks, he contends. Regarding last night's 7-for-1 stock split announcement, Crockett says the move reflects management's confidence in the "durability of the recent stock surge." For perspective, three years ago Netflix shares were around $60. This morning they are trading up $18.69 to $699.88 in the pre-market. Crockett has an Outperform rating on the streaming service with a $900 price target.
07:16 EDTTROXCredit Suisse to hold a conference
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06:51 EDTNFLXNetflix July volatility at 52 into announcing seven-for-one stock split
Netflix June weekly call option implied volatility is at 23, July is at 52, September is at 38; compared to its 52-week range of 24 to 86, suggesting July price movement into announcing a seven-for-one stock split.
06:09 EDTNFLXOptions expected to be active
Options expected to be active: NFLX SYY MU MON NKE BBBY LEN NBG GREK
June 23, 2015
19:03 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER PROVIDING GUIDANCE: MeetMe (MEET), up 18.8%. ALSO HIGHER: Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), up 4.3% after being added to S&P 600... Quidel (QDEL), up 5% after receiving FDA clearance for new Solana molecular system and assay... Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA), up 4.6% after announcing positive results from REPRIEVE study... Netflix (NFLX), up 3.4% after announcing seven-for-one stock split. LOWER: Alcobra (ADHD), down 2.5% after announcing that it will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast presentation to present results from the Phase II clinical trial of MDX... Sysco (SYY), down 2.6% after bid for U.S. foods blocked was blocked by a federal judge... Boeing (BA), down marginally after announcing CEO transition.
16:32 EDTNFLXNetflix up 1.8% after announcing seven-for-one stock split
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16:31 EDTNFLXNetflix announces seven-for-one stock split
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16:30 EDTNFLXNetflix announces seven-for-one stock split
13:09 EDTNFLXHulu to sell Showtime premium package for subscribers
Hulu (DIS;NWSA;CMSA) will sell Showtime Networks' (CBS) Internet streaming service to subscribers in early July, reports Variety. Hulu will offer Showtime to its subscribers for $8.99 in addition to the $7.99 fee Hulu subscribers pay per month.Reference Link
11:00 EDTISRGOptions with increasing implied volatility
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June 22, 2015
18:06 EDTHKS&P upgrades Halcon Resources to 'B-'; debt ratings also raised
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10:41 EDTISRGOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:00 EDTZIOPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:14 EDTZIOPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:59 EDTZIOPZiopharm downgraded on valuation, competition at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital downgraded Ziopharm Market Perform from Outperform. As reasons for the downgrade, the firm cited valuation, increased competition, and its belief that the company has fallen further behind its competitors. Target to $10 from $15.
07:39 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $950 on business momentum at BTIG
BTIG raised Buy rated Netflix's price target to $950 from $600 citing business model momentum. The firm's analyst believes Netflix can grow substantially beyond 50M domestic subs. In addition, as the MVPD bundle unravels, BTIG expects consumers will have money to spend on Netflix and other SVOD services. As the price/value of Netflix grows, the firm believes there is substantial upside potential to its ARPU estimates. BTIG expects Worldwide streaming subs to expand to over 108M by 2017, up from 101M, compared to 57M at year-end 2014. Furthermore, BTIG believes Netflix could reach 140M global subscribers by 2020.
06:29 EDTZIOPZiopharm downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
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June 19, 2015
16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; June 19, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 11c to 18.21, Option volume leaders: AAPL TWTR BAC T FB GILD NFLX BABA AAL MU AMZN
14:07 EDTNFLXOptions with increasing implied volatility: NFLX CI TRIP AET
09:37 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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08:30 EDTZIOPZiopharm data positive, says BMO Capital
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07:30 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $800 from $610 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein raised his 12-18 month price target for shares of Netflix to $800 from $610. The streaming service closed yesterday up $3.30 to $663.20. The new target reflects the company's plans to enter Japan, Cuba, Spain, Italy and Portugal, all in 2015, the analyst tells investors this morning in a research note. Helfstein's revised model assumes global subscribers of 239M in 2020, equaling 32% penetration of broadband homes, which the analyst says is consistent with Netflix's 2015 rates in older markets. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the stock.
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