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January 3, 2014
16:50 EDTGM, HLF, AAL, JBLU, UAL, DAL, RAD, FEYE, TM, HMC, F, SOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed in the second trading session of the year, with the Dow climbing, the Nasdaq falling, and the S&P 500 finishing virtually flat. Volume remained light, with snow in the northeast and the fractured holiday week perhaps keeping some market participants home. The averages traded in a modest range for much of the session, with commentary from some Fed members, including outgoing chairman Ben Bernanke, moving the markets in the final hour of trade. 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: Automakers released their U.S. sales data for December, and among the notable reporters was General Motors (GM), which reported sales fell by over 6% during the month compared to last year and shares of the car-maker fell $1.38, or 3.37%, to $39.57 following the announcement. Ford (F) reported December sales grew by almost 2%, while Japanese manufacturers Honda (HMC) reported sales that rose 1.9% and Toyota (TM) saw sales drop 1.7%. Shares of computer-security firm FireEye (FEYE) gained $15.89, or 38.63%, to $57.02 after the company announced last night that it had bought privately held cybersecurity firm Mandiant in a deal valued at $1 billion. FireEye also raised its revenue outlook and analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan increased their price targets on the stock. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Rite Aid (RAD), up 43c, or 8.53%, to $5.47 after the company reported December same-store sales that rose 2.9%, with analysts at Deutsche Bank noting that this is the pharmacy's best growth in 21 months. Also higher was Delta (DAL), up $1.53, or 5.52%, to $29.23 after reporting that its Passenger Revenue per Available Seat Mile, or PRASM, was up 10% in December compared to the prior year. Delta's airline peers, including United Continental (UAL), up $2.22, or 5.88%, to $39.95, JetBlue (JBLU), up 45c, or 5.23%, to $9.05, and American Airlines (AAL), up $1.18, or 4.65%, to $26.54 also advanced. Among the noteworthy losers was Herbalife (HLF), down $2.74, or 3.43%, to $77.09 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. Also lower was Sprint (S), down 46c, or 4.42%, to $9.94 after the stock was cut to Sell from Hold at Stifel, which said it is skeptical of the company's near-term M&A prospects. INDEXES: The Dow was up 28.64, or 0.17%, to 16,469.99; the S&P 500 was down 0.61, or 0.03%, to 1,831.37; the Nasdaq was down 11.16, or 0.27%, to 4,131.91.
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September 8, 2014
16:02 EDTDALDelta Air Lines initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Target $56.
16:02 EDTAALAmerican Airlines initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
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16:02 EDTUALUnited Continental initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
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16:02 EDTJBLUJetBlue initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse
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13:26 EDTGM, FFord falls after two notch downgrade at Morgan Stanley
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13:04 EDTHMC, F, TM, GMAugust vehicle sales drop in Russia, WSJ says
The Association of European Businesses said that the sales of new vehicles in August throughout Russia have dropped at the quickest rate so far in 2014, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing a statement from chairman of the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee Joerg Schreiber. Industry officials are anticipating sales in the country for 2014 to decrease another 20% after a 5% decline last year. Publicly traded companies in the automobile industry include Fiat (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
12:57 EDTSSprint management to meet with Jefferies
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11:37 EDTUAL, AALStocks with call strike movement; UAL AAL
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10:06 EDTFOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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10:06 EDTFEYEOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:12 EDTFEYE, FOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:59 EDTGM, FMorgan Stanley downgrades Auto sector to Cautious, downgrades Ford
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07:34 EDTTM, HMCU.S. claims China breaks commitments amid Qualcomm, Microsoft probes, WSJ says
As Microsoft (MSFT) and Qualcomm (QCOM) are being investigated for potential monopolistic activity by Chinese regulators and lawmakers there recently alleged price manipulation by foreign automakers including Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC) and Daimler (DDAIF), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce alleged that China's use of its antimonopoly law has been subjective and its implementation skewed to favor China's local companies, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:14 EDTGMGM board slow to react on safety, NY Times says
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06:51 EDTTMTesla head says 'not surprised' if Toyota deal happens, Reuters says
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06:31 EDTFEYEFireEye upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
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06:29 EDTFFord downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley downgraded Ford two notches to Underweight from Overweight and lowered its price target to $16 from $17. The firm recommends reducing positions due to competitive pressures, cycle maturity, high expectations, and execution risk to the new truck changeover.
06:01 EDTHMCHonda recalling 126,000 GL-1800 motorcycles, AP reports
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September 7, 2014
20:37 EDTSApple's new iPhones face risk as carriers begin subsidy phase out, WSJ says
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20:02 EDTGMGM to introduce hands free Cadillac model in two years, Bloomberg says
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