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February 18, 2014
08:46 EDTLVS, MU, AAPL, CMCSA, ECA, UTX, GLRE, SINA, GOOG, BCS, BX, GE, YHOO, TWC, GSOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap
WSJ: Greenlight (GLRE) wants to identify who leaked Micron (MU) stake online...REUTERS: GE (GE), Pratt (UTX) fight over billions in jet engine orders...BLOOMBERG: Las Vegas Sands (LVS) restored websites following hacker attack...OTHER NEWS: Blackstone (BX) in talks to buy Encana (ECA) assets, NY Post reports...Goldman Sachs (GS) halts development of bond trading platform, FT reports...Barclays (BCS) pressured over investment bank turnaround, FT reports...Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC) deal could spur wave of consolidation, NY Times reports...Google Plus a key to Google's (GOOG) future, NY Times reports...Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL) in talks with health tracking watch maker, TechCrunch reports...Alibaba (YHOO) to raise stake in SINA (SINA) Weibo unit, Marbridge Daily reports.
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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
12:57 EDTBCSBarclays appoints Nomura’s Sherlund as software banking chair, Bloomberg says
Barclays (BCS) named Richard “Rick” Sherlund as chairman of software banking, Bloomberg reports, citing a company memo. Sherlund comes to the company from Nomura Holdings (NMR) where he worked for the past four years as a managing director and head of U.S. technology research, the report says.
12:54 EDTAAPLPC concerns weighing on shares of Seagate, Western Digital
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12:08 EDTGOOGPandora down 1% after Google launches free music service
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12:05 EDTGOOGGoogle launches free, ad-supported music service in U.S.
Google (GOOG) announced via a blob post that Google Play Music now has a "free, ad-supported version" in the U.S. It stated, "Our team of music experts, including the folks who created Songza, crafts each station song by song so you don’t have to. If you’re looking for something specific, you can browse our curated stations by genre, mood, decade or activity, or you can search for your favorite artist, album or song to instantly create a station of similar music." Shares of Pandora (P) ticked lower following Google's announcement.
11:39 EDTMUStocks with call strike movement; TSLA MU
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10:19 EDTBXReno shoe chain hires bankers to explore sale, Reuters reports
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10:00 EDTTWCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTGE, AAPL, MUActive equity options trading on open
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09:00 EDTAAPLTelus, BCE, Rogers to roll out mobile payments app, Bloomberg reports
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08:39 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Scotiabank
08:04 EDTAAPLApple Watch launch buzz lagging behind other devices, says Bernstein
After analyzing Internet search data, Bernstein estimates that the Internet "buzz" on the Apple Watch was only about 1/3 of the iPhone at its launch and about 1/4 of the iPod at its launch. Based on this data, the firm estimates that Apple will sell only 750,000 units of the Watch in Q3 and 1.3M in Q4. Nonetheless the firm thinks the Watch can be accretive to Apple's gross margins and could generate significant sales volumes going forward. Bernstein keeps a $142 price target and Outperform rating on Apple.
06:53 EDTBCS, GSPSAV prepares for IPO that could raise roughly $300M, Bloomberg says
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06:30 EDTBCSBarclays experimenting with blockchain technology, Finextra reports
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06:25 EDTGOOGGoogle introduces the News Lab on blog
Google said on its blog that it is launching the News Lab, "a new effort at Google to empower innovation at the intersection of technology and media. Our mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to help build the future of media. And we’re tackling this in three ways: though ensuring our tools are made available to journalists around the world -- and that newsrooms know how to use them; by getting helpful Google data sets in the hands of journalists everywhere; and through programs designed to build on some of the biggest opportunities that exist in the media industry today. The News Lab is a global effort, with teams in the U.S., U.K., France, and Germany to start -- and we’re also powering the training and research arm of Google’s Digital News Initiative in Europe. Google has created many technologies and platforms that have engaged the media industry. As both the media landscape and technology continue to evolve, we believe we can create a more informed world if technologists and journalists work together -- and we’re excited to be part of the effort." Reference Link
06:25 EDTBCSBarclays-Stifel deal marks end of Lehman legacy, Business Insider reports
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06:21 EDTBCSBarclays may sell private equity business to management, Reuters reports
Barclays is in discussions to sell Barclays Natural Resource Investments, its natural resources-focused private equity business, to the unit's management, Reuters reports, citing a source familiar with the situation. Sky News previously reported that the talks are at an "advanced stage" and could be concluded this year. Reference Link
06:14 EDTGOOGGetty filed a complaint against Google to EU earlier this year, WSJ reports
Getty Images complained earlier this year to European antitrust authorities that Google unfairly favors its image search service over rivals, the Wall Street Journal reports. The European Commission told Getty in early June that its concerns were valid and added Getty as an “interested third person” in its search manipulation case against the search giant, according to a document reviewed by the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
06:05 EDTAAPLNo 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
05:56 EDTAAPLEarnings Watch: Analyst says BlackBerry's FY16 targets looking 'unttainable'
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