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January 3, 2014
12:40 EDTGM, F, HLF, FEYE, KEYW, PFPT, QLYSOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed at midday, with only the Dow hanging on to its early session gains. The market opened in positive territory and looked set to recapture some of its losses from yesterday. As the morning progressed, however, the averages weakened and eventually turned mixed. The Nasdaq was the first index to fall into negative territory and the S&P fell into the red as well right before noon. The volume remains light, as many market participants remain on the sidelines given the mid-week holiday and the storm that hit the Northeast. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the New York ISM fell to 63.8 in December from a prior reading of 69.5. Crude oil inventories fell by more than projected last week, drawing down by about 7M barrels. COMPANY NEWS: Auto makers released their U.S. sales data for December. General Motors (GM) reported its sales fell by over 6% during the month compared to last year and its stock declined over 3% following the announcement, while Ford (F) shares rose fractionally after the company's December sales grew by almost 2%... Shares of computer-security firm FireEye (FEYE) jumped over 31% after the company announced last night that it had bought privately held cybersecurity firm Mandiant in a deal valued at $1 billion. Separately, FireEye raised its revenue outlook and analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan increased their price targets on its shares. Other stock in the cybersecurity industry advanced as well following the deal, with KEYW (KEYW), Proofpoint (PFPT) and Qualys (QLYS) all trading higher. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Chinese travel search website operator Qunar (QUNR), which rose nearly 10% after the company said that it achieved a single-day record for air ticket bookings, with more than 60K over the New Year holiday. Also higher was Delta (DAL), which jumped 4% after reporting its Passenger Revenue per Available Seat Mile, or PRASM, was up 10% in December compared to the prior year. Among the noteworthy losers was RF Industries (RFIL), which dropped 21% after reporting preliminary Q4 earnings and revenue that were down from the prior year. Also lower were shares of Herbalife (HLF), which fell more than 4% after the Federal Trade Commission announced it will hold a press conference next Tuesday to announce an initiative against "deceptive advertising of weight-loss products," though the FTC did not name the products or manufacturers it will target. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 26.91, or 0.16%, to 16,468.26, the Nasdaq was down 13.69, or 0.33%, to 4,129.38, and the S&P 500 was down 0.41, or 0.02%, to 1,831.57.
News For GM;F;HLF;FEYE;KEYW;PFPT;QLYS From The Last 14 Days
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October 22, 2014
10:05 EDTGMKyle Bass says General Motors still largest position
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06:44 EDTPFPT, FEYE, QLYSU.S. weighing cybersecurity requirements for bank vendors, NY Times says
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06:24 EDTF, GMNHTSA says over 6M cars involved in Takata airbag recalls
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October 21, 2014
18:33 EDTHLFIcahn reiterates view that high-yield market is a bubble
Says the Fed has given the economy, or the patient, "too much medicine." Says market should not be shorted. Again, says Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim is a "great CEO." Says Apple pay has a great future. Says Ebay (EBAY) is like his past campaign at Motorola. Reiterates view that Ebay should explore Paypal sale right now. Says Dell is on his radar screen. Says Warren Buffet sometimes too easy on companies, should do more on corporate governance. Again, says has never sold a share of Herbalife (HLF). Says Western Europe has "major problems," and continues to be short the Euro. Says energy stocks "getting cheap." Carl Icahn is speaking on Bloomberg TV.
13:32 EDTFFord lowers price of Focus Electric to $29,995 to spur interest, HybridCars says
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12:08 EDTGMGeneral Motors says supports Michigan House Bill 5606
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10:13 EDTGMGeneral Motors volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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10:00 EDTGM, FOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:03 EDTFFord announces actions with respect to senior convertible notes due 2016
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06:26 EDTGMGeneral Motors initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna
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06:25 EDTFFord initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna
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October 20, 2014
11:53 EDTGMDeaths tied to faulty GM ignition-switch increases to 29, Reuters says
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11:00 EDTHLFHerbalife volatility increases
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08:48 EDTHLFHerbalife initiated with a Buy at Pivotal Research
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08:22 EDTGMCourt rules GM loan docs valid despite mistake, Reuters reports
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06:09 EDTFFord expected to add over 300 new jobs at Dagenham plant, Guardian reports
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05:54 EDTHLFStocks with implied volatility movement; HLD SD
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Herbalife (HLF) 109, SandRidge Energy (SD) 97 according to iVolatility.
October 17, 2014
18:10 EDTGMGeneral Motors General Counsel Michael Millikin to retire in early 2015
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16:31 EDTGMGeneral Motors announces $12.5B revolving credit facility
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14:39 EDTFFord to hold a conference call
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