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May 20, 2014
16:27 EDTHD, TJX, SPLS, ARX, RRGB, ICPT, DKS, GM, CAT, URBNOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in negative territory and were never able to make it back to unchanged. There was little to lure buyers off the sidelines to buy, as the economic calendar remained quiet. Adding to the pressure was a speech by Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, in which he mentioned the eventual raising of rates and the potential for that to come sooner than expected if the economy picks up steam. The retail sector led the losers following disappointing earnings reports from Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS), Staples (SPLS), TJX (TJX) and Urban Outfitters (URBN). ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major economic data was released for the second day in a row. COMPANY NEWS: Home Depot (HD) led the few advancers on the Dow, rising $1.46, or 1.91%, to $77.96, after the company's earnings narrowly beat expectations and it raised its FY14 EPS view to come in-line with analyst consensus estimate. Caterpillar (CAT) was the weakest member of the blue chip index, sliding $3.83, or 3.63%, to $101.56, after it reported April dealer retail sales trends that weakened relative to March... General Motors (GM) shares fell $1.18, or 3.45%, to $33.07 after the company announced it is recalling an additional 2.42M vehicles in four separate U.S. recalls. The automaker added $200M to the charge it expects to take in Q2 related to its recalls, bringing the total potential charge up to $400M. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Aeroflex (ARX), which rose $2.11, or 25.39%, to $10.42 after Cobham agreed to acquire the company for $10.50 per share in cash. Also higher was Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB), which advanced $7.95, or 12.45%, to $71.80 after its sales and profits beat expectations for its fiscal first quarter. Among the noteworthy losers was Dick's Sporting Goods, which fell $9.56, or 17.98%, to $43.60 after it issued a worse than expected outlook for the current quarter and fiscal year, pointing to weakness it sees continuing in its golf and hunting segments. Also lower were shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT), which fell $36.66, or 14.1%, to $223.34 as The Street reported that the company knew last January that a trial of its liver disease drug was halted partially due to patients' abnormal cholesterol levels, but did not disclose the information to investors. INDEXES: The Dow was down 137.55, or 0.83%, to 16,374.31, the Nasdaq was down 28.92, or 0.7%, to 4,096.89, and the S&P 500 was down 12.25, or 0.65%, to 1,872.83.
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August 11, 2014
16:24 EDTICPTIntercept reports Q2 EPS $1.51, may not compare to consensus (12c)
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15:32 EDTICPTNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Ventas (VTR), consensus $1.09; Nuance Communications (NUAN), consensus 27c; Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT), consensus (12c); Rackspace Hosting (RAX), consensus 16c; Opko Health (OPK), consensus (9c); Mindray Medical (MR), consensus 54c; Chimera Investment (CIM), consensus 9c; Globalstar (GSAT), one estimate (4c); 51job (JOBS), consensus 32c; Dealertrack Technologies (TRAK), consensus 373c; Caesars Entertainment (CZR), consensus ($1.19); Towerstream (TWER), consensus (10c); Resolute Energy (REN), consensus 1c; Forest Oil (FST), consensus (2c).
15:23 EDTGMJPMorgan to hold a conference
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14:48 EDTHDHome Depot August volatility elevated into Q2 and revenue outlook
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10:13 EDTTJXTJX volatility flat into Q2 and outlook
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06:52 EDTDKSDick's Sporting still has a downward bias to estimates, says RBC Capital
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06:38 EDTGMGM's ignition switch fund receives 63 death case claims, AP reports
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06:07 EDTGMGM's Lansing plant to halt Cadillac production temporarily, Detroit News reports
General Motors will halt Cadillac production at its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant for three weeks, effective August 18, the Detroit News reports. According to sources, the halt is due to lower than expected demand for the cars. Reference Link
August 9, 2014
15:40 EDTGMGM loses attempt to dismiss revived ignition-death lawsuit, Bloomberg says
A Georgia judge rejected General Motors' attempt to dismiss a revived lawsuit over the death of woman that precipitated the recall of 2.59M cars over faulty ignition switches, says Bloomberg. Reference Link
August 8, 2014
14:09 EDTGMGeneral Motors announces 269K vehicle recall
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12:12 EDTDKSDick's Sporting volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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10:36 EDTDKSOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:16 EDTDKSHigh option volume stocks
High option volume stocks: TKMR JOE HMSY TDC XOMA XPO VGK DKS BCOR DRTX
06:47 EDTGMGM aims to unveil new Volt hybrid in six months, Reuters says
GM said that it plans to showcase its newest model of its Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric vehicle in six months, reported Reuters. Company officials did not explain details on the pricing or driving range of the 2016 model, but said the car will be revealed at the North American International Auto Show. Reference Link
06:34 EDTICPTIntercept volatility elevated into data
Intercept overall option implied volatility of 106 is above its 26-week average of 97 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into the expected release of Phase 2b FLINT 72 week data.
August 7, 2014
10:00 EDTCATOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:04 EDTCATCaterpillar upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group
ISI Group upgraded Caterpillar to Buy citing recent share weakness and year-to-date machinery sector underperformance. Price target raised to $113 from $110.
06:20 EDTHDHome Depot should continue outperforming Lowe's, says Citigroup
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06:18 EDTGMGM issues recall for certain model year SAABs, Trailblazer EXTs, others
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August 6, 2014
08:37 EDTGMGoldman Sachs to hold a field trip
Autos Field Trip travels to Detroit on August 6.
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