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News For GOOG;CAR;ZIP;RIG;BP From The Last 14 Days
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May 19, 2015
09:51 EDTGOOGYelp early strength attributed to talk of buyout
The early move higher in shares of Yelp is being attributed to speculation that Google (GOOG) may have interest in acquiring the online review site. The Wall Street Journal on May 7 reported that Yelp has hired banks to explore a sale. Shares of the company are up $1.05 to $47.61 in early trading.
08:20 EDTGOOGVerizon CFO sees net phone additions in Q2
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07:31 EDTRIGUBS to hold a conference
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06:59 EDTGOOGYouTube Kids app receives complaints of 'inappropriate content', WSJ says
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May 18, 2015
16:56 EDTRIGTransocean provides fleet summary update
Transocean issued a monthly Fleet Update Summary, which includes new contracts, changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out-of-service time of 15 or more days since the April 16, 2015 Fleet Status Report. The total value of new contracts since the last report is approximately $52M. The report includes the following: GSF Development Driller II - Awarded a contract extension for approximately 100 days offshore Romania at a dayrate of $315,000 ($28M estimated backlog). GSF Rig 140 - Awarded a contract extension for approximately 120 days offshore India at a dayrate of $156,000 ($19M estimated backlog). Sedco Express - Awarded a contract extension for 18 days offshore Nigeria at a dayrate of $300,000 ($5M estimated backlog). The Transocean Marianas, GSF Celtic Sea, and M.G. Hulme, Jr. are idle. Estimated 2015 out-of-service time decreased by a net 27 days. As announced on May 7, 2015, the company has amended its construction contracts with Keppel FELS to further delay the delivery of its five newbuild high- specification jackups. This is in addition to the six-month delay announced in February 2015.
16:00 EDTRIGOptions Update; May 18, 2015
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11:47 EDTGOOGAmazon unlikely hurt by Google Buy button in next 3 years, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said he does not expect Google's (GOOG) addition of a "Buy" button for mobile e-commerce hurting Amazon.com (AMZN) over the next 1 to 3 years, but he does believe Google's plan presents a longer-term threat to "chip away" at Amazon's growth rate. However, Munster thinks it will be "next to impossible" for Google to replicate Amazon's core infrastructure and customer experience and he keeps an Overweight rating and $475 price target on Amazon shares.
11:15 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; CHK RIG
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10:01 EDTBPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:22 EDTGOOGVerizon deal has multiple positive catalysts, says Wells Fargo
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08:12 EDTBPBP downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman downgraded BP to Sell based on limited upstream growth, a slowdown in asset disposals, and ongoing overhang from Macondo.
07:59 EDTGOOGGoogle Buy button a natural fit for mobile shopping listings, says Baird
Baird noted Google added a Buy button to accompany mobile product listings and believes it will improve the company's e-commerce search competitiveness. Baird reiterated its Outperform rating and $690 price target on Google shares.
May 17, 2015
18:56 EDTGOOGGoogle to feature 'buy' button in sponsored search results, WSJ says
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16:50 EDTGOOGWhite House wavers on backing Google, Oracle in copyright suit, Reuters says
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May 15, 2015
16:31 EDTRIGTransocean declares dividend of 60c per share
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16:28 EDTGOOGAppaloosa Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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14:36 EDTCARViking Global reports 4.2% passive stake in Avis Budget
13:37 EDTCARAvis spikes after Hertz discloses raising prices ahead of summer travel season
Shares of Avis Budget Group (CAR) and Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) are rallying after Hertz said it is raising prices in anticipation of a busy summer travel season. WHAT'S NEW: In a press release from last night, Hertz said it is committed to maintaining supply consistent with correlated demand drivers, such as gross domestic product and airline passenger volume. The company said it will moderate its calendar 2015 U.S. fleet plan to reflect a capacity increase of 1.5%-2.5% over 2014 levels. The company has also identified 200 of its U.S. off-airport locations that it will close by the end of the second quarter. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Hertz noted that based on its revised fleet capacity plan and expected strong seasonal demands it is implementing broad-based price increases for its Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands at U.S. rental locations for pick ups starting on June 14, and for all dates forward. U.S. airport retail car rentals increased $5 per day and $20 per week. Off-airport retail car rentals increased $3 per day and $10 per week. The company added that weekend rates also reflect price increases of $5 per day for airport rentals and $3 per day for off-airport rentals. PRICE ACTION: In afternoon trading, shares of Hertz are up 4.5% while shares of its rival Avis Budget are up over 8.5%.
10:45 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; CHK RIG
Chesapeake (CHK) October 17 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 45, Transocean (RIG) August 21 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 42 according to IVolatility.
10:13 EDTCARHigh option volume stocks
High option volume stocks: POST SFM GSVC HGG HUN PH JWN CAR ONTY LBTYA
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