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March 21, 2014
16:56 EDTTSLA, FDX, SCTY, NKE, FSLR, GMStocks 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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October 1, 2015
05:56 EDTGMTrueCar boosts 2015 U.S. sales forecast to 17.4M from 17.2M
TrueCar (TRUE) raised its 2015 annual forecast by 200,000 units to 17.4 million as sales growth in the remaining months of 2015 is poised to remain vigorous. New auto sales in September, aided by a later-than-usual Labor Day, should expand by 12.6 percent from a year ago, while the Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate should reach 17.7 million units. That strength underpins TrueCar's revised full-year industry forecast of 17.4 million units, the highest volume since 2000. Retail share of the total industry likely expanded a full point in September versus last year, indicating busier-than-average showrooms. Confident consumers are expected to push new vehicle revenue to a record $45 billion for the month, up 13.2 percent versus the same period last year. Publicly traded companies in the space include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM), Daimler (DDAIF) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). TrueCar EVP Larry Dominique commented, "Volkswagen's stop sell of diesel vehicles in the U.S. causes a noticeable hit to its September revenue, with a 7.7 percent decline. We expect sales to dip by at least by 5 percent and incentives to increase by $235 per unit, which will be essential to push non-impacted models off the lots."
September 30, 2015
16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; September 30, 2015
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15:45 EDTGMGeneral Motors to hold a conference call
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13:34 EDTTSLATesla gave no details on Model X price, WSJ's Grant says
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11:06 EDTFSLRStocks with call strike movement; FSLR MYL
First Solar (FSLR) January 50 call option implied volatility decreased 5% to 47, Mylan (MYL) January 47 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 48 according to IVolatility.
09:59 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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09:35 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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09:09 EDTTSLAChina enacts special license lottery for new energy vehicles, Xinhua reports
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09:05 EDTGMGeneral Motors and Navistar reach long-term commercial vehicle agreement
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06:35 EDTTSLATesla delivers first Model X Electric SUVs, WSJ reports
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September 29, 2015
16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; September 29, 2015
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15:47 EDTNKENike to face competition for University of Texas apparel deal, Bloomberg says
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15:37 EDTTSLATesla October weekly 245 straddle priced for 5% movement Model X SUV's launch
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13:55 EDTTSLATesla CEO: Cars to break 620 miles on single charge by 2017, TechCrunch says
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11:30 EDTTSLATesla owner group questions P85D horsepower claim, Digital Trends says
Tesla claims its Model S P85D generates 691 horsepower, though a group of 71 owners and investors have stated in an open letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk that the highest figure they've been able to obtain in testing is 557 horsepower, according to Digital Trends. Reference Link
11:26 EDTTSLAStocks with call strike movement; MU TSLA
Micron (MU) January 17 call option implied volatility decreased 3% to 55, Tesla (TSLA) December 280 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 44 according to iVolatility.
07:13 EDTTSLATesla volatility elevated into delivering first Model X SUVs
Tesla October weekly put option implied volatility is at 60, October is at 48, November is at 50; compared to its 52-week range of 29 to 62 suggest large price movement into delivering its first SUVs on Tuesday night.
06:22 EDTTSLATesla rolls out Model X deliveries Tuesday, WSJ reports
Tesla is rolling out Model X deliveries Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reports. Topping out at $132,000, the vehicle will test the company's ability to maintain momentum that has been largely unimpeded by low gasoline prices and turbulence in emerging markets, the report says. Tesla is hoping that the Model X will help it reach sales of at least 50,000 vehicles in 2015 and 500,000 by 2020, the report says. Reference Link
06:17 EDTGMFiat Chrysler labor deal faces resistance, NY Times reports
Fiat Chrysler's (FCAU) tentative deal with the United Auto Workers union has seen resistance in early voting, with several plants rejecting the deal outright, the New York Times says. Voting at some of the largest plants will start Tuesday, and that fate of the proposed four-year deal will be determined by the middle of the week, the report says. Opponents to the deal have said that it does not offer any clear path for lower-tier workers to reach the highest levels of hourly play and fails to limit the number of entry-level workers, the report says. Fiat Chrysler's deal with its auto workers is viewed as a template for labor talks that General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) will have with their workers, the report says. Reference Link
05:30 EDTNKEStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; ASHR NKE
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