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May 20, 2014
12:24 EDTARX, SPLS, CAT, TJX, NVS, DKS, HD, URBN, OPHT, GMOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street began the session in negative territory and have remained there throughout the morning. With the economic calendar quiet again and earnings season just about to wind down, there was little to bring investors off the sidelines and reverse the trend. Among the many retailers that reported earnings last night and this morning, a number, including Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS), Staples (SPLS), Urban Outfitters (URBN) and TJX (TJX), missed Wall Street estimates. 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 all advancers on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, rising more than 2.5%, 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 Dow member, sliding 2%, after it reported April dealer retail sales trends that weakened relative to March... General Motors (GM) shares fell 1.5% near noon 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 25% after Cobham plc agreed to acquire the company for $10.50 per share in cash. Also higher was Ophthotech (OPHT), which gained 21% after it signed a licensing and commercialization agreement for its Fovista drug outside of the U.S. with Novartis (NVS). Among the noteworthy losers following their earnings reports were sporting goods retailer Dick's, which slumped 17%, and office supplier Staples, which dropped 13%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 91.32, or 0.55%, to 16,420.54, the Nasdaq was down 19.57, or 0.47%, to 4,106.25, and the S&P 500 was down 8.89, or 0.47%, to 1,876.19.
News For HD;CAT;GM;DKS;SPLS;OPHT;NVS;ARX;URBN;TJX From The Last 14 Days
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April 9, 2015
06:19 EDTGMGeneral Motors considering $1.3B expansion of Arlington plant, Reuters reports
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06:07 EDTGMGM to temporarily halt production of Chevrolet Volt, WSJ reports
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April 8, 2015
19:09 EDTGMGM pressures Canadian workers to reduce pension benefits, Globe and Mail says
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16:22 EDTNVSOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:38 EDTCATCaterpillar nominates Sempra Energy CEO to board
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14:23 EDTNVSAdditional bidders for Perrigo could emerge after Mylan offer, says Stifel
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09:20 EDTOPHTUnilife appoints Dr. Richard Beckman as Chief Medical Officer
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08:09 EDTSPLSStaples management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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April 7, 2015
11:27 EDTGMCanadian sale of General Motors stake removes an overhang, says BofA/Merrill
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09:23 EDTGMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:01 EDTGMGeneral Motors 73.39M share Block Trade priced at $35.90
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07:14 EDTNVSEyeforpharma to hold a summit
Philadelphia 2015 Commercial Pharma Summit is being held in Philadelphia on April 7-8.
06:56 EDTGMGeneral Motors 73.39M share Block Trade; price range $35.80-$36.00
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April 6, 2015
18:01 EDTGMCanada GEN Investment to sell 73.39M shares of General Motors to Goldman Sachs
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11:41 EDTGMDeath claims linked to GM ignition switches up to 80, WSJ reports
The number of deaths linked to General Motors' faulty ignition switch was raised by three to 80 total people, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing statements by lawyers operating the GM compensation fund. The number of confirmed injury claims rose by seven to 141 people. Reference Link
08:13 EDTNVSJuno Therapeutics announces patent litigation settlement
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08:02 EDTTJXTJX shares can advance further, says Bernstein
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07:41 EDTGMBrookings Institute to hold a discussion
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April 5, 2015
14:59 EDTOPHTSVLSF IV lowers stake in Ophthotech to 5.26% from 7.03%
08:43 EDTCAT, GMAT&T, Philip Morris, eight others have reliable yields up to 5.7%, Barron's says
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