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March 21, 2014
16:56 EDTGM, NKE, FDX, FSLR, SCTY, TSLAStocks close the week higher, Fed continues taper
Stocks on Wall Street finished the week higher after tensions appeared to ease somewhat regarding the situation in Ukraine, as the Federal Reserve announced it would taper its monthly rate of asset purchases by another $10B. MACRO NEWS: The Federal Reserve further reduced its pace of asset purchases by $10B per month, as it did at its previous two meetings, while also keeping benchmark interest rates between 0%-0.25%. In her first press conference as Fed Chair on Wednesday afternoon, Janet Yellen suggested that the Fed could begin to increase interest rates six months after it concludes asset purchases, which spooked markets and sent the indexes to their worst daily performance of the week... Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia had no intention of invading other parts of Ukraine following its annexation of Crimea, which aided in the indexes enjoying something of a relief rally early in the week... U.S. economic data reported this week, including industrial production and weekly jobless claims for February, came in better than expected. COMPANY NEWS: General Motors (GM) started the week with an announcement of new recalls involving about 1.5M vehicles, which would result in a $300M charge in the carmaker's first quarter. Despite the negative headlines, shares of GM closed the week up about 2.5% to close at $35.01... Two solar names, First Solar (FSLR) and Solar City (SCTY), saw shares go in different directions for the week. First Solar gave profit and sales outlooks for its fiscal years 2014 through 2016 at an analyst day presentation, and shares of the company finished the week up more than 30% to $73.37. Solar City, which is chaired by Tesla Motors (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, saw its shares tumble after its first quarter outlook disappointed and the company said certain of its prior financial statement should no longer be relied upon... Dow member Nike (NKE) reported earnings that beat on both the top and bottom lines, but the athletic footwear and apparel maker said the devaluation in some emerging market currencies is likely to impact its reported sales, gross margin, and profit in its fiscal 2015, and shares of the company fell about 5% following the news. FedEx (FDX) also reported earnings earlier this week, with the shipping major's third quarter results missing analysts' expectations as the company said severe winter weather impacted results. INDEXES: The Dow was up 1.5% to 16,302.77, the S&P 500 was up 0.8% to 1,866.52, and the Nasdaq was up 1.4% to 4,276.79.
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September 11, 2014
15:41 EDTTSLATesla September volatility low as shares trade near record high
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15:14 EDTTSLAToyota says no new or pending projects with Tesla, WSJ reports
After a question about Tesla Motors' (TSLA) soon-to-end deal to supply batteries and drive systems to Toyota (TM) for an electric RAV4 was posed to Tesla CEO Musk, the executive said earlier this week that his company may reach a new partnership with the Japanese company in the next two or three years, but Toyota’s chief U.S. spokeswoman has now told The Wall Street Journal that its RAV4 EV project with Tesla has been "mutually beneficial" but that the companies "currently have no new, or pending projects under discussion.” Reference Link
14:10 EDTFSLRIndia to invest $100B in renewable energy, Economic Times says
India will invest $100B in renewable energy over the next four years, the country's Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said today, according to Economic Times. The country has also decided not to impose tariffs on foreign solar energy companies, the minster indicated, according to the newspaper. Publicly traded solar energy companies include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). GE (GE) makes wind turbines. Reference Link
09:37 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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06:51 EDTGMGM to reveal 40 new vehicles in India, other countries, Reuters says
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06:04 EDTGMGeneral Motors to roll out OnStar in Europe, Re/code reports
General Motors (GM) is planning to roll out its OnStar service beyond the U.S. and Canada to parts of Europe, Re/code reports. The service is powered by AT&T (T). Reference Link
September 10, 2014
16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; September 10, 2014
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13:26 EDTTSLATesla gigafactory payroll seen at $370M by 2018, MarketWatch reports
Tesla's gigafactory is estimated to create 6,500 direct jobs, 16,200 indirect jobs, and as much as $370M a year in payroll by 2018, MarketWatch reports, citing a study commissioned by the Nevada governor's office. Reference Link
09:38 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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09:17 EDTGMChina mulls easing car dealer restrictions, Bloomberg says
China's Ministry of Commerce is considering whether to ease rules on car dealers and allow them to sell vehicles from multiple brands in the same store, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Note that both Bitauto (BITA) and Autohome (ATHM), which operate automobile buyer focused websites in China, were down significantly during yesterday's trading, though it is unclear if the reported new regulations play a role in their share weakness. Publicly traded carmakers include Fiat (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
08:02 EDTGMGM calls Canadian dealer 'ambush' allegations overblown, Globe & Mail reports
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September 9, 2014
16:00 EDTTSLAiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 74c to 28.25
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14:43 EDTFDXFedEx September volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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11:47 EDTFSLRStocks with call strike movement; FSLR VRTX
First Solar (FSLR) March 80 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 42, Vertex (VRTX) January 105 call option implied volatility increased 6% to 41 according to IVolatility.
10:57 EDTTSLA, GMMobileye climbs after analyst says GM, Tesla using technology
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09:36 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL KNDI NFLX YHOO TWTR TSLA C BAC FB MCD
09:16 EDTTSLA, GMMobileye technology being used by GM, Tesla, says William Blair
William Blair believes both General Motors (GM) and Tesla (TSLA) are using Mobileye (MBLY) technology for their announced self-driving capabilities. The firm notes that over the past two days, GM and Tesla noted their intentions of offering vehicles with autonomous driving capability in the next 24-36 months. William Blair says the recent announcements confirm its bullish outlook on Mobileye's market opportunity. The firm has an Outperform rating on the stock. Shares of Mobileye are rallying 5%, or $2.61, to $55.62 in pre-market trading. Morgan Stanley also upped its price target this morning on the name to $65 from $46.
06:52 EDTGMGM JV in China recalls over 38K Cadillac sedans, Reuters says
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06:20 EDTNKEForrester: Apple could sell 10M iWatches this year, FT reports
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06:09 EDTGMVerizon CEO sees self-driving cars 3-5 years away, Detroit News reports
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