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May 1, 2015
18:10 EDTGILDGilead shares likely to continue to move higher, Barron's says
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16:02 EDTGILDOn The Fly: Morning Wrap-Up for May 1
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12:45 EDTGILDOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:00 EDTVMWOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:35 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB LNKD ALTR GILD TSLA BAC TWTR MSFT FEYE BIDU
09:12 EDTGILDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Ocwen Financial (OCN), up 13.7%... Century Aluminum (CENX), Expedia (EXPE), up 6.1%... FireEye (FEYE), up 5.6%... Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM), up 3%... Gilead Sciences (GILD), up 2.9%... CVS Health (CVS), up 1.4%. ALSO HIGHER: EnerNOC (ENOC), up 26.5% after announcing collaboration with Tesla (TSLA)... Tesla up 1.2% after announcing Tesla Energy and partnerships... Cyberark (CYBR), up 2.9% after FireEye reported quarterly results... Cyberark (CY), up 2.5% after being upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at Needham. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: LinkedIn (LNKD), down 19.2%... Pixelworks (PXLW), down 7.5%... Cooper Tire (CTB), down 6.2%... JDS Uniphase (JDSU), down 3.2%... First Solar (FSLR), down 2.4%. ALSO LOWER: Tetralogic (TLOG), down 10.3% after 6.25M share Spot Secondary priced at $4.00.
09:02 EDTGILDGilead shares remain undervalued, says Cowen
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06:21 EDTGILDGilead remains a top large-cap biotech pick at Piper Jaffray
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06:09 EDTINTCSource: Altera to resume sale talks with Intel 'soon,' NY Post reports
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05:52 EDTGOOGStocks with implied volatility movement; CHK GOOG
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April 30, 2015
19:01 EDTINTCOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Ellie Mae (ELLI), up 10%... Ocwen Financial (OCN), up 9%... athenahealth (ATHN), up 8.5%... Expedia (EXPE), up 4.5%... Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), up 3.7%... Eastman Chemical (EMN), up 2.4%... Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), up 1.4%... FireEye (FEYE), up 2%. ALSO HIGHER: Monsanto (MON), up 3.6% following a Bloomberg report that the company approached Syngenta (SYT) about a takeover... Altera (ALTR), up 4.4% following a Reuters report that Intel (INTC) has a standstill pact set to end in June. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: LinkedIn (LNKD), down 21.3%... Hutchinson Technology (HTCH), down 15.3%... Insulet (PODD), down 13.9%... Accuray (ARAY), down 14%... Constant Contact (CTCT), down 9.9%... Trimble Navigation (TRMB), down 6.6%... First Solar (FSLR), down 4.4%... JDS Uniphase (JDSU), down 3%... BioMarin (BMRN), down 1.8%... Visa (V), down 1.6%.
17:57 EDTVMWVMware initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust
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16:14 EDTINTCAltera up 1% after Reuters report on Intel standstill pact
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16:13 EDTINTCIntel has standstill pact set to end in June with Altera, Reuters says
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16:12 EDTINTCIntel talked about offering $58 per share for Altera, Reuters says
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16:06 EDTGILDGilead reports Q1 product sales $7.4B vs. $4.9B a year ago
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16:03 EDTGILDGilead raises FY15 net product sales view to $28B-$29B from $26B-$27B
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16:01 EDTGILDGilead reports Q1 adjusted EPS $2.94, consensus $2.32
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16:01 EDTGILDOptions Update; April 30, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 60c to 21.84. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR GILD FB AMZN CELG VZ KMI according to Track Data.
15:09 EDTGILDGilead May 100 weekly straddle priced for 4.5% movement into Q1
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15:01 EDTGILDNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Visa (V), consensus 62c... Gilead Sciences (GILD), consensus $2.32... American International (AIG), consensus $1.19... Public Storage (PSA), consensus $1.93... LinkedIn (LNKD), consensus 56c... BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN), consensus (53c)... Expedia (EXPE), consensus 9c... Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), consensus $1.13... FleetCor (FLT), consensus $1.40... Eastman Chemical (EMN), consensus $1.60... Western Union (WU), consensus 38c... Fluor (FLR), consensus 98c... Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS), consensus 32c... Envision Healthcare (EVHC), consensus 26c... Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM), consensus 10c... FireEye (FEYE), consensus (51c)... Trimble Navigation (TRMB), consensus 30c... PerkinElmer (PKI), consensus 46c... Genpact (G), consensus 25c... athenahealth (ATHN), consensus 14c... Seattle Genetics (SGEN), consensus (19c)... HEALTHSOUTH (HLS), consensus 56c... Teradyne (TER), consensus 12c... Superior Energy (SPN), consensus (5c)... Eldorado Gold (EGO), consensus 2c... Regal Entertainment (RGC), consensus 12c... JDS Uniphase (JDSU), consensus 9c... MRC Global (MRC), consensus 18c... Boyd Gaming (BYD), consensus 9c... Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), consensus 8c... Cloud Peak Energy (CLD), consensus (12c).
07:04 EDTVMWVMware volatility at low end of historic range
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06:55 EDTGOOGEU to investigate US sites over data use and search, Financial Times reports
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06:31 EDTVMWMicrosoft would likely sell off on Salesforce acquisition, says Citigroup
Citigroup believes that should Salesforce (CRM) be up for sale as Bloomberg yesterday suggested, Microsoft (MSFT) could be the most likely the suitor. Citi thinks Microsoft shares would likely trade lower should such a deal occur, as it would signal the company is in a "more tenuous position in commercial business than investors currently think." The firm lists Oracle (ORCL), IBM (IBM) and Google (GOOG) as other potential suitors for Salesforce. With less upside now to its Saleforce price target, Citi prefers Check Point (CHKP) and VMware (VMW) for growth investors and ServiceNow (NOW) for exposure to software-as-a-service. It keeps a Buy rating on Salesforce with am unchanged price target of $78.
06:10 EDTGOOGJefferies sees 'very low' probability of Salesforce takeover
Jefferies views the 12% rally in Salesforce (CRM) shares yesterday after Bloomberg reported the company is fielding takeover offers as an overreaction. The firm says the probability of a sale is "very low, especially with the stock already trading at an inflated valuation." It views Microsoft (MSFT) as the most likely suitor, with Oracle (ORCL), IBM (IBM) and Google (GOOG) potentially in the mix. Jefferies keeps an Underperform rating on Salesforce with a $49 price target. The stock closed yesterday up $7.76 to $74.65.
06:05 EDTEMCNetApp needs to take some 'bold actions,' says Summit Research
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05:57 EDTGOOGMicrosoft, IBM, Oracle rumored as potential Salesforce.com suitors, Re/code says
Potential suitors for Salesforce.com (CRM), which is said to have hired financial advisers to handle takeover inquiries, may include Microsoft (MSFT), IBM (IBM), Google (GOOG) and Oracle (ORCL), Re/code's Arik Hesseldahl reports. Hesseldahl notes that Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff attended a dinner with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday night, ahead of Microsoft's Build conference. Reference Link
April 29, 2015
19:34 EDTINTCIntel restructuring may indicate disapproval of wearables chief, ReadWrite says
Intel's restructured device unit will be lead by SVP Joshua Walden, potentially indicating the company was dissatisfied with its wearables unit under former manager Mike Bell, says ReadWrite, citing spokesperson statements reported by the Wall Street Journal. The Intel spokesperson said Bell will assume a "new role," though no details were given. Reference Link
16:01 EDTGILDOptions Update; April 29, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 47c to 21.24 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR GILD FB AMZN C MCD BAC CRM BIDU WYNN according to Track Data.
15:40 EDTGILDGilead May 103 weekly straddle priced for 4.3% movement into Q1
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14:52 EDTGOOGMicrosoft announces new toolkits, tools, cloud and productivity services
Microsoft (MSFT) announced new features in Windows 10 and unveiled a set of software development kits to help developers bring their code for the Web, .NET, Win32, Google's (GOOG) Android and Apple's (AAPL) iOS to Windows 10. At the company's annual Build developer conference, the company declared its ambition to have 1B active Windows 10 devices by FY18. New features for Microsoft Edge, the new browser for Windows 10, were also unveiled, offering developers better discoverability of their apps and future extensibility with JavaScript and HTML. Microsoft also announced new Microsoft Azure data services for intelligent applications; Visual Studio and .NET tools and runtimes for Windows, Mac and Linux; and APIs that enable developers to build rich apps with Office 365.
14:22 EDTGOOGMicrosoft: Android, iOS apps can easily transfer to Windows 10, TechCrunch says
Microsoft (MSFT) announced that Google (GOOG) Android and Apple (AAPL) iOS app developers will be able to easily translate applications to Windows 10 devices, reports TechCrunch, citing comments made at Microsoft's Build developer conference. Microsoft noted that developers can "reuse nearly all the Java and C++ code" in Android apps, while iOS developers will be able to reuse Objective-C code. Reference Link
12:33 EDTGOOGBattleground: Bulls, bears debate Twitter after revenue miss
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10:02 EDTGOOGMicrosoft awarded patent for emotion detecting eyewear, WSJ says
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09:18 EDTGOOGGoogle patents keyboard with trackpad taking place of spacebar, Quartz says
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08:35 EDTGOOGTwitter growth thesis remains intact, says Canaccord
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06:52 EDTINTCIntel reorganizing new devices group, WSJ says
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April 28, 2015
19:01 EDTGOOGMicrosoft may allow Android apps on Windows 10 devices, Thurrott says
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15:43 EDTGOOGTwitter announces partnership with Google's DoubleClick
Twitter (TWTR) announced a partnership with Google's (GOOG) DoubleClick platform to improve advertising performance measurement and attribution for Twitter direct response marketers. As part of the partnership, Twitter will also make its inventory available through the DoubleClick Bid Manager, making it easier for clients who prefer to centralize their buying through DBM to create and manage campaigns on Twitter.
09:32 EDTGOOGYouTube announces partnerships with content creators, AwesomenessTV
Google's YouTube announced partnerships with four content creators to help bring their next big original series to life on YouTube: Fine Brothers, Prank vs. Prank, Joey Graceffa and Smosh. Also, YouTube announced a new collaboration with AwesomenessTV. Together, the two will release several feature length films over the next two years, all driven by YouTube stars and developed and produced by AwesomenessTV’s Brian Robbins. Reference Link
09:19 EDTGOOGGoogle valuation attractive, says Argus
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08:21 EDTGILDCompetitor data favorable for Gilead, says Bernstein
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05:59 EDTGOOGGoogle considers shake-up of News service, Financial Times reports
Google is considering significant changes to its Google News service to help publishers struggling to make money in the online world, reports the Financial Times. Areas under discussion will include how to make Google News work better for sites that use online paywalls but have complained that the company’s advertising-based search business hurts them. In an interview, Google's head of strategic partnerships in Europe Carlo D'Asaro said the company wants to help the online news industry and push publishers to become more digital. The comments comes on the heels of a recently announced alliance with Google and eight European newspaper groups. Reference Link
05:53 EDTGOOGGoogle says launches Digital News Initiative with news publishers in Europe
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05:21 EDTINTCIntel announces collaboration with Onyx Healthcare
Intel Security announced it is collaborating with Onyx Healthcare to integrate Intel Security technologies into Onyx’s product lines, which include McAfee Application Control with ePolicy Orchestrator and McAfee Complete Data Protection. They will be integrated into all Onyx’s systems in order to help Onyx meet HIPPA and HiTech compliance regulations and better protect their customers brands as well as Electronic Patient critical information. Intel Security will become the preferred security provider for Onyx, underscoring Intel Security’s leadership position in the healthcare sector and Internet of Things connected devices.
05:19 EDTINTCIntel Security announces collaboration with KIOSK
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April 27, 2015
10:07 EDTGOOGGoogle offers to buy patents under new promotion
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09:37 EDTGILDBarclays healthcare analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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09:36 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
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08:23 EDTGILDGilead coverage assumed with an Outperform at Oppenheimer
08:08 EDTVMWVMware NSX platform selected by FireHost
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07:38 EDTGILDGilead May weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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07:13 EDTINTC, GOOG, VMWUBM Tech to hold a conference
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06:01 EDTGOOGGoogle's Dan Fredinburg dies in avalanche on Mount Everest, TechCrunch reports
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05:58 EDTGOOGeBay backs Google's response to EU antitrust inquiry, Financial Times says
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05:58 EDTINTCAMD to launch Godavari APUs at end of May, DigiTimes reports
AMD (AMD) plans to launch Godavari series APUs at the end of may to compete with Intel's (INTC) Broadwell and Skylake platforms, reports DigiTimes. According to Taiwan-based supply chain makers, AMD will launch 14nm Summit Ridge APUs to be produced by Samsung (SSNLF) and Globalfoundries in 2016 and the Raven Ridge-series in 2017. Reference Link
April 26, 2015
14:56 EDTGILDGilead reports 'high cure rates' for Sovaldi in genotype 2-5 hep C patients
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12:48 EDTINTCQualcomm could rise 30% to around $90, Barron's says
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April 24, 2015
16:31 EDTGOOGStocks finish week higher following strong tech earnings
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16:19 EDTGOOGOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
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16:00 EDTGOOGOptions Update; April 24, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 21c to 20.89. Option volume leaders: AAPL AMZN PBR RIG GOOG TWTR TSLA MSFT ALTR according to Track Data.
12:53 EDTGOOGLuxottica says company working on new versions of Google Glass, Engadget says
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12:49 EDTGOOGOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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12:35 EDTINTCAltera retreats after weak earnings that Intel reportedly saw coming
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09:38 EDTINTCIntel may still consider Altera deal, but no talks ongoing, CNBC says
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09:37 EDTGOOG, GILDActive equity options trading on open
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09:37 EDTINTCIntel not in ongoing talks with Altera currently, CNBC's Faber says
09:20 EDTGOOGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: eHealth (EHTH), up 24.7%... Starbucks (SBUX), up 4.2%... Microsoft (MSFT), up 5.2%... Google (GOOG, GOOGL), up 3.2% and up 3.7%, respectively... Amazon (AMZN), up 12% after reporting quarterly results and announcing shopping app for Apple Watch... Gigamon (GIMO), up 16.5%... Juniper Networks (JNPR), up 6.6%. ALSO HIGHER: Molycorp (MCP), up 10.2% following a Bloomberg report that China's export tax decision may boost rare earth demand... Mattel (MAT), up 4.4% after being upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Innocoll (INNL), up 13.1% after 3.3M share Secondary priced at $9.00... Cytosorbents (CTSO), up 9.7% after CEO comments on CytoSorb in letter to shareholders. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Biogen (BIIB), down 4.7%... Altera (ALTR), down 1.7%... Pandora (P), down 4%... ResMed (RMD), down 8.7%... Xerox (XRX), down 4.7%... HomeAway (AWAY), down 3.6% after reporting quarterly results and departure of officers. ALSO LOWER: Ubiquiti (UBNT), down 14.4% following CFO resignation and preliminary third quarter results... 3D Systems (DDD), down 10.4% after reporting preliminary first quarter results... StemCells (STEM), down 23.2% after filing to sell common stock... Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI), down 54.7% after Rhopressa Phase 3 trial did not meet primary endpoint.
08:58 EDTGOOGGoogle price target raised to $672 from $632 at FBR Capital
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08:33 EDTGILDGilead May weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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07:49 EDTGOOGGoogle results 'on balance positive,' says Bernstein
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07:35 EDTGOOGGoogle price target raised to $670 from $625 at Deutsche Bank
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07:05 EDTGOOGGoogle reported healthy Q1 results, says Cantor
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06:22 EDTGOOGGoogle price target raised to $650 from $600 JPMorgan
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06:16 EDTGOOGEU considers new regulator to oversee internet companies, WSJ reports
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06:00 EDTGOOGHillspire acquires minority stake in D.E. Shaw group from Lehman Brothers
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05:52 EDTINTCIntel to help vendors launch inexpensive Android tablets, DigiTimes reports
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April 23, 2015
19:29 EDTGOOGGoogle sees increased viewership, ad views at YouTube
On its Q1 earnings call, Google CFO Patrick Pichette said, "Over the past year we've seen YouTube viewership climb dramatically, both in established markets but also due to rapid expansion in emerging markets. And quality improvements in TrueView ads mean that more users are, in fact, choosing not to skip them, increasing the overall ad view. So, this means that there is much higher volume of TrueView ads being seen, which has been a significant driver of year-over-year growth in numbers that you seeing inside clicks... Viewership in YouTube videos and TrueView ads are growing significantly, and YouTube's contribution to our advertising revenue continues to grow at a strong rate year-over-year." During the Q&A portion of the call, Pichette added, "In the last quarter, we've just seen a real acceleration at YouTube and that's why we thought it was important because we saw this change, from the fundamental kind of strong performance of YouTube." In after-hours trading, Google is up more than 3% to $564.00.
19:16 EDTGOOGOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:09 EDTGOOGGoogle shares up $3.52 to $551.42 after Q1 results
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16:06 EDTGOOGGoogle says Q1 revenue $795M higher at constant exchange rates
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16:05 EDTGOOGGoogle reports Q1 websites up 14% revenue $11.93B
Reports Q1 Google Network Members' websites revenue up 1% to $3.58B. Total advertising revenues were up 11% to $15.51B.
16:03 EDTGOOGGoogle reports Q1 Aggregate paid clicks up 13%
Reports Q1 Paid clicks on Google websites up 25% vs. last year, Paid clicks on Google Network Members' websites down 12%, Aggregate cost-per-click down 7%, Cost-per-click on Google websites down 13% and Cost-per-click on Google Network Members' websites up 2%.
16:01 EDTGOOGGoogle reports Q1 EPS $6.57, consensus $6.60
Reports Q1 revenue $17.26B, consensus $17.5B.
16:01 EDTGILDOptions Update; April 23, 2015
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15:00 EDTGOOGNotable companies reporting after market close
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14:59 EDTGOOGGoogle April weekly 547 straddle priced for 4% movement into Q1
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14:20 EDTGOOGEarnings Watch: Google up close to 8.5% since last earnings report
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09:09 EDTGOOGCheetah Mobile obtains worlwide Google Play distribution rights for Tap Titans
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07:59 EDTGILDMylan launches generic sofosbuvir tablets in India
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07:11 EDTGOOGGoogle April weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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05:53 EDTINTCIntel to launch SoFIA LTE chips in Q4, DigiTimes reports
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05:19 EDTGILDGilead Harvoni, Sovaldi demonstrate efficacy, safety
Gilead Sciences announced results from several Phase 2 clinical studies evaluating investigational uses of Harvoni and other Sovaldi-based regimens for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus, or HCV, infection in patients with advanced liver disease, including patients with decompensated cirrhosis, patients with fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis C and patients with portal hypertension. In SOLAR-2, 328 genotype 1 or 4 HCV patients with decompensated liver disease before liver transplantation or recurrent HCV infection following liver transplantation were randomized to receive either 12 or 24 weeks of Harvoni plus ribavirin. Ten patients were excluded from the analysis because of transplantation or because they were pre-transplantation, but not decompensated; an additional 27 of these patients have not yet reached post-treatment week 12. The most common adverse events were fatigue, anemia, nausea and headache. Overall, six patients discontinued treatment due to adverse events, five of whom had decompensated cirrhosis.
05:16 EDTGILDGilead data supports ongoing trials evaluating shortened course of therapy
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April 22, 2015
18:27 EDTINTCSemiconductor stocks under pressure after TI, Qualcomm report financial results
Semiconductor stocks are under pressure after earnings reports from Texas Instruments (TXN) and Qualcomm (QCOM). TEXAS INSTRUMENTS: TI reported first quarter results that were lower than analyst expectations, and gave second quarter guidance below consensus estimates. In its Q1 earnings press release, Texas Instruments said its outlook for Q2 is for earnings per share between 60c-70c and revenue in the range of $3.12B-$3.38B. "Our estimates assume continuing weakness in our communications equipment and personal electronics markets, particularly for wireless infrastructure equipment and PCs, respectively. We also do not expect a near-term rebound in foreign currency exchange rates. The annual effective tax rate for 2015 is expected to be about 30%." QUALCOMM: Qualcomm reported Q2 results that were better than analyst's average estimates, but lowered its fiscal year 2015 EPS and revenue views. Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said, "While we remain confident in the significant growth opportunities ahead, we are reducing our QCT outlook for fiscal 2015, primarily due to the increased impact of customer share shifts within the premium tier and a decline in our share at a large customer." PRICE ACTION: In after-hours trading, shares of Texas Instruments are down over 6%, while Qualcomm shares are down almost 3%. Other publicly traded companies in the space include AMD (AMD), Intel (INTC), Marvell (MRVL), Microchip (MCHP), Micron (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), Altera (ALTR), Xilinx (XLNX), and Maxim Integrated (MXIM).
14:47 EDTINTCEarnings Watch: Texas Instruments reports amid M&A focus in semiconductor space
Texas Instruments (TXN) is expected to report first quarter earnings after the close on Wednesday, April 22, with a conference call scheduled for 5:30 pm ET. Texas Instruments is a global semiconductor manufacturer operating in four segments: Analog, Embedded Processing, Wireless and Other. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 62c on revenue of $3.2B. The consensus range is 61c-64c for EPS on revenue of $3.18B-$3.21B, according to First Call. On its last earning call, Texas Instruments said it expected Q1 EPS of 57c-67c and revenue of $3.07B-$3.33B. LAST QUARTER: On January 26, Texas Instruments reported adjusted fourth quarter EPS of 69c, which matched consensus expectations at that time. Its Q4 revenue of $3.27B came in just above the consensus forecast of $3.26B. Texas Instruments said its inventory ended the quarter at 117 days and noted on its associated conference call that it believe inventories were at "healthy levels." Texas Instruments also said then that it expected its embedded operating margins to increase. STREET RESEARCH: The day after TI's last quarterly report, Ascendiant raised its price target for Texas Instruments shares to $64 from $56 and reiterated a Buy rating on the stock. The firm attributed the post-earnings slide the stock experienced then to profit taking, rather than a fundamental disappointment. That same week, Argus increased its price target on Texas Instruments to $62 from $54 and said it expected the company's operating trends to continue to strengthen. Argus kept a Buy rating on the shares. Acquiring companies in the semiconductor space "can materially outperform the market," Jefferies analyst Mark Lipacis wrote in a note to investors on March 9. At that time, Lipacis identified Texas Instruments, NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Avago (AVGO), Marvell (MRVL), Maxim Integrated (MXIM), Broadcom (BRCM), Altera (ALTR), and Xilinx (XLNX) as companies that were well-positioned to make acquisitions in the future. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On March 1, NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor (FSL) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which NXP will merge with Freescale in a transaction valuing the combined enterprise at just over $40B. Recent media reports suggested that Intel's (INTC) talks to acquire Altera stalled when the latter wanted more than Intel was willing to pay. PRICE ACTION: Since the day after last quarter's report, Texas Instruments' stock has rallied nearly 7%. In afternoon trading, Texas Instruments gained over 1% to $58.76.
13:38 EDTGOOGGoogle to offer basic wireless service for $20 per month
Google says, "We offer one simple plan at one price with 24/7 support. Here's how it works: for $20 a month you get all the basics, and then it's a flat $10 per GB for cellular data while in the U.S. and abroad. 1GB is $10/month, 2GB is $20/month, 3GB is $30/month, and so on. Since it's hard to predict your data usage, you'll get credit for the full value of your unused data. Let's say you go with 3GB for $30 and only use 1.4GB one month. You'll get $16 back, so you only pay for what you use."
13:37 EDTGOOGGoogle introduces Project Fi, to partner with Sprint, T-Mobile
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12:31 EDTINTCOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday after having been on a bit of a see-saw during morning trading. The averages opened in positive territory, soon turned negative, then back into positive ground following the release of a better than expected existing home sales report. The housing data was followed by a lift in the averages, which remained in positive ground near noon. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., existing home sales rose 6.1% to a 5.19M rate in March, which was better than the expected 3.1% increase to a rate of 5.03M. Crude oil inventories built up by 5.32M barrels last week, which was more than the consensus forecast for a 3.2M barrel build. In Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 average closed above 20,000 for the first time since April 2000. In Europe, Germany raised its economic growth forecast for 2015 to 1.8%, which was up from the 1.5% growth it said it expected in January. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of McDonald's (MCD) advanced 2% after the company reported headline earnings that missed expectations but also said it is developing a turnaround plan to improve its performance and deliver "enduring profitable growth" that it plans to share in the first week of May. Also rising after its quarterly report was another globally recognized brand, Coca-Cola (KO), whose shares gained 1% after its comparable earnings per share topped the consensus estimate. A third member of the Dow, Boeing (BA), slid over 2.5% after its earnings beat expectations but its revenue fell short of the consensus forecast... Visa (V) rose 5% and MasterCard (MA) advanced over 4% after China's State Council announced overnight that the country will regulate the market access for bankcard transaction clearing institutions, which analysts think might allow both companies to compete for the processing of domestic transactions in the country. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Angie's List (ANGI), which jumped 12% after the company reported it was profitable in the first quarter and announced an exclusive relationship that will see carpet manufacturer Shaw Industries give the company's members exclusive product offers. Also higher was ASML (ASML), which gained 11% after announcing that it has signed an agreement with one of its "major U.S. customers" to deliver a minimum of 15 ASML EUV, or Extreme Ultraviolet, lithography systems. Afterward, Summit Research said it thinks the most likely buyer is Intel (INTC), which the firm believes does not want to be left behind if TSMC (TSM) puts EUV to use in 10nm processing. Among the noteworthy losers was Natural Resource Partners (NRP), which dropped 19% after the company slashed its quarterly distribution by 75% to 9c per unit. Also lower following their earnings reports were ADTRAN (ADTN), which fell over 9%, Cree (CREE), which slid 9%, and Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), which declined 6%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 28.69, or 0.16%, to 17,978.28, the Nasdaq was up 6.66, or 0.13%, to 5,020.77, and the S&P 500 was up 5.24, or 0.25%, to 2,102.53.
10:11 EDTINTCHouse Committee on Small Business to hold a hearing
The Committee holds a hearing entitled, "Small Business: Big Threat: Protecting Small Businesses From Cyber Attacks" with Chief Technology Officer Grobman of Intel on April 22 at 11 am.
09:37 EDTINTCAltera quarterly results 'may not be great,' CNBC's Faber reports
There is talk that Altera's (ALTR) earnings report "may not be great" when the chip company reports Q1 results on Thursday, April 23, CNBC's David Faber reports. Investors assume Altera will report a strong quarter after turning down Intel's takeover attempt, but that may not be the case, according to Faber. Shares of the chip maker are down 35c to $42.89 in early trading. Piper Jaffray this morning downgraded the stock to Neutral.
09:32 EDTINTCASML large EUV tool order likely from Intel, says Summit Research
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09:17 EDTGOOGAmazon.com upgraded to Buy, price target raised to $450 at Monness Crespi
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08:35 EDTEMCIron Mountain, EMC enter strategic relationship for cloud services
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08:30 EDTVMWVMware momentum appears to be building, says RBC Capital
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08:19 EDTVMWVMware shares compelling at current levels, says Pacific Crest
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08:16 EDTVMWSeveral companies to benefit from hybrid cloud growth, says Pacific Crest
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08:10 EDTGOOGWix.com to benefit from Google algorithm change, says FBR Capital
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07:57 EDTVMWVMware price target raised to $102 from $92 at Goldman
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07:49 EDTEMCEMC cuts FY15 adjusted EPS view $1.91 from $1.98, consensus $1.97
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07:07 EDTGILDEuropean Association for the Study of the Liver to hold annual meeting
50th Annual Meeting of EASL will be held in Vienna, Austria on April 22-26.
06:56 EDTEMCEMC CEO says 'confident' company will meet outlook for year
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06:55 EDTEMCEMC reports Q1 adjusted EPS 31c, consensus 36c
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06:06 EDTGOOGGoogle, Facebook seek to reach billions of people without Web access, WSJ says
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06:01 EDTGOOGGoogle could launch wireless service today, WSJ reports
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05:43 EDTINTCAltera downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Ruben Roy downgraded Altera (ALTR) to Neutral from Overweight saying takeover speculation has driven the valuation above a fundamentals based fair value. He believes an acquisition by Intel (INTC) makes sense, but at a reasonable valuation. The analyst thinks a higher premium than $54 per share is unlikely. Piper keeps a $42 price target for shares of Altera. Roy still views the longer-term prospects for the programmable logic device companies favorably and thinks Altera is better positioned near-term versus Xilinx (XLNX). Shares of Altera closed yesterday up 8c to $43.24.
April 21, 2015
19:06 EDTVMWOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:45 EDTVMWVMware sees Q2 license revenue $630M-$640M
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17:41 EDTVMWVMware sees FY15 CapEx $400M, FY15 buybacks over $1B
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17:26 EDTVMWVMware sees FY15 EPS $3.94-$4.02, consensus $4.00
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17:24 EDTVMWVMware sees Q2 adjusted EPS 90c-92c, consensus 92c
Sees Q2 revenue $1.58B-$1.6B, consensus $1.6B. Sees Q2 adjusted operating margin 30.25%. Guidance from company's Q1 earnings conference call. :
17:21 EDTVMWVMware sees FY15 revenue $6.57B-$6.69B, consensus $6.69B
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16:14 EDTVMWVMware down 2.2% after reporting Q1 results
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16:04 EDTVMWVMware reports Q1 license revenue $576M
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16:01 EDTVMWVMware reports Q1 EPS 86c, consensus 84c
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16:00 EDTGILDOptions Update; April 21, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1c to 21.53 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR GILD FB PBR AMZN C KMI KO VZ MCD according to Track Data.
15:28 EDTEMCNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Coca-Cola (KO), consensus 42c... Boeing (BA), consensus $1.81... McDonald's (MCD), consensus $1.06... EMC (EMC), consensus 36c... Abbott Laboratories (ABT), consensus 42c... Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO), consensus $1.61... Bank of New York Mellon (BK), consensus 59c... TE Connectivity (TEL), consensus $1.01... T. Rowe Price Group (TROW), consensus $1.14... St. Jude Medical (STJ), consensus 91c... Amphenol (APH), consensus 56c... Nielsen (NLSN), consensus 47c... Citizens Financial Group (CFG), consensus 34c... Autoliv (ALV), consensus $1.31... D.R. Horton (DHI), consensus 38c... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (WAB), consensus 95c... Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), consensus 19c... SEI Investments (SEIC), consensus 49c... AutoNation (AN), consensus 89c... Gentex (GNTX), consensus 25c... Ryder System (R), consensus $1.00... Owens Corning (OC), consensus 13c... NuStar Energy (NS), consensus 58c... Six Flags (SIX), consensus (67c)... Tupperware Brands (TUP), consensus 98c... MarketAxess Holdings (MKTX), consensus 64c... Lithia Motors (LAD), consensus $1.22... Knight Transportation (KNX), consensus 31c... Evercore Partners (EVR), consensus 58c... Potlatch (PCH), consensus 19c... Natus Medical (BABY), consensus 29c... AZZ (AZZ), consensus 59c... United Community Banks (UCBI), consensus 29c... Sonus Networks (SONS), consensus (31c)... Angie's List (ANGI), consensus 0c... Pacific Premier Bancorp (PPBI), consensus 27c.
15:28 EDTVMWNotable companies reporting after market close
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14:39 EDTVMWVMware technical notes ahead of results
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14:34 EDTEMC, VMWEarnings Watch: EMC to report after several downgrades
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13:34 EDTGILDGilead paying premium to buy Vertex not warranted right now, says Maxim
After Bernstein suggested in a note to investors earlier that Gilead (GILD) should buy Vertex (VRTX), Maxim responded in its own note that it does not believe paying a premium to buy Vertex makes sense before the company has data showing efficacy for Kalydeco in heterozygotes. Maxim keeps a Hold rating and $121 price target on Vertex shares.
12:42 EDTGOOGGoogle April weekly volatility increases into Q1 and outlook
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12:33 EDTGILDOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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12:21 EDTGILDVertex rises after Bernstein suggests Gilead should pursue takeover
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10:55 EDTINTCStreet Check: Lam Research defenders rewarded with post-earnings jump
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10:00 EDTGILDGilead spikes higher, levels to watch
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09:37 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
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08:41 EDTVMWOptions expected to be active
Options expected to be active: UA TEVA PRGO MYL UTX QCOM VMW HOG CMG IBM VZ
08:14 EDTGILDGilead should buy Vertex, says Bernstein
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07:06 EDTINTCRe/Code to hold a conference
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06:58 EDTGILDGilead May weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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05:58 EDTGOOGEU's Vestager says has 'no grudge' against Google, Re/code reports
EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is leading an antitrust lawsuit against Google, says she is not holding a grudge against the search giant, Re/code reports, citing comments made during a speech at the NYU School of Law. She commented that "We have made a statement of objection lining out our preliminary view on a certain conduct... This, as we see it, is a pretty straightforward case of consumer domination." Reference Link
April 20, 2015
14:56 EDTVMWVMware volatility elevated into Q1 and revenue growth outlook
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09:36 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
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08:21 EDTGOOGTesla almost sold to Google while near bankruptcy in 2013, Bloomberg says
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08:12 EDTGOOGGoogle April weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Google April weekly call option implied volatility is at 38, May is at 26, June is at 24; compared to its 26-week average of 24 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on April 23.
08:04 EDTGOOGTesla CEO held talks to sell company to Google in 2013, Bloomberg reports
Bloomberg cites a new book due out May 19, entitled "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future."
07:30 EDTINTCApplied Materials added to Franchise Picks list at Jefferies
Jefferies added Applied Materials (AMAT) to its Franchise Picks list with the stock down 14% year-to-date. The firm attributes the pullback to concerns around tool reuse, and notes it still expects foundry capital spending to increase amid "increased process complexity and competition." Jefferies' work indicates TSMC's (TSM) and Intel's (INTC) capex cuts were driven by market share losses rather than innovation in tool reuse. It keeps a Buy rating on AMAT with a $29 price target.
07:24 EDTGOOGGoogle concerns bring buying opportunity, says Deutsche Bank
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07:20 EDTGILDAmerican Association for Cancer Research to hold annual meeting
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06:41 EDTGOOGGoogle EU regulatory worries don't warrant a sell off, WSJ says
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05:26 EDTINTCEricsson announces collaboration with Intel security
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