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January 9, 2013
16:20 EDTHLF, CLWR, DISH, S, NUVA, ININ, APOL, HAOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher as Alcoa's (AA) report and outlook sparked optimism regarding the Q4 earnings season that is just beginning. The averages drifted for much of the session, moving lower just after midday and again losing some ground prior to the close, but held onto enough of their gains to finish the day in positive territory... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the EIA's weekly petroleum status update showed that inventories of crude oil built up but by fewer barrels than expected, while gasoline and distillates built up by more than expected. In Europe, industrial output in Germany grew slightly in November but fell short of expectations, as the 0.2% adjusted monthly rise missed expectations for a 1.0% increase... COMPANY NEWS: Herbalife (HLF) dominated the headlines through the day, as Dan Loeb's hedge fund Third Point disclosed an 8.24% stake in the company this morning, sending shares sharply higher. Herbalife continued to trade higher until a Dow Jones headline said the SEC will open an investigation of the company, sending shares temporarily down almost $4. Shares of Herbalife, however, reversed again and finished the day up $1.60, or 4.17%, to $39.95 ahead of tomorrow's much anticipated investor meeting to address Bill Ackman's short thesis... Shares of Clearwire (CLWR) gained 21c, or 7.19%, to $3.13 after the company got an unsolicited $3.30 per share buyout bid from Dish Network (DISH). Sprint (S), which already owns a majority stake in Clearwire and has a deal in place to acquire the remaining interest in the company, saw its shares fall 9c, or 1.51%, to $5.88 following the news... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was NuVasive (NUVA), which rose $1.70, or 10.79%, to $17.46 after reporting preliminary revenue that beat expectations and having its stock upgraded to Sector Perform at RBC Capital. Also higher were shares of Interactive Intelligence (ININ), up $6.12 or 18.60%, to $39.02 after the company reported Q4 orders were up 119% over last year and gave an FY13 revenue view above consensus. Among the noteworthy losers was Apollo Group (APOL), down $1.61, or 7.69%, to $19.33 following its Q1 earnings report last night. Also lower were shares of Hawaiian Holdings (HA), down 46c, or 6.52%, to $6.59 following a two notch downgrade to Underperform from Buy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch... INDICES: The Dow was up 61.66, or 0.46%, to 13,390.51; the Nasdaq was up 14.00, or 0.45%, to 3,105.81; and the S&P 500 was up 3.87, or 0.27%, to 1,461.02.
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August 21, 2014
11:49 EDTSSprint announces $60 per month unlimited wireless plan
Sprint (S) announces an unlimited wireless plan for $60. The plan provides consumers unlimited talk, text and data while on Sprint's network for $60 per month, a $20 savings compared to T-Mobile's (TMUS) $80 per month unlimited plan, the wireless carrier said. The Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan is available to both new and existing Sprint customers starting tomorrow, August 22. To qualify for the plan, customers must purchase their device through Sprint Easy Pay, pay full retail price or bring their own compatible device.
August 19, 2014
15:12 EDTAPOLApollo Education management to meet with Piper Jaffray
Meeting to be held in Los Angeles on August 21 hosted by Piper Jaffray.
12:42 EDTSOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
The market opened higher as it extended its gains from yesterday. Better than expected economic data on housing and consumer prices, as well as easing geopolitical tensions, has helped aid investor optimism. The market drifted higher throughout the morning with the Dow leading the way, followed by the Nasdaq, which is now near fourteen-year highs. The S&P is mostly higher, with the telecom services group being the lone sector showing losses, down just fractionally. ECONOMIC EVENTS: Housing starts for July rose to an annualized pace of 1.093M units, up from 0.945M units in June, and beating expectations for 0.963M units... The Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% overall, matching expectations. Less food and energy, the CPI was up 0.1%, which was also in-line with the consensus forecast. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of home improvement retailer The Home Depot (HD) are up more than 6% after the company posted better than expected second quarter results and raised its full year profit outlook... Shares of Sprint (S) are down 4% after Jefferies lowered its price target for Sprint shares to $4, saying it continues to see downside to estimates. MAJOR MOVERS: Shares of Skilled Healthcare (SKH) are up more than 20% after combining with Genesis HealthCare In 100% stock deal... Shares of cosmetics and fragrance company Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) are down 24% after the company's fourth quarter results came in well below analysts' consensus estimates. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 76.92, or 0.46%, to 16,915.66, the Nasdaq was up 12.96, or 0.29%, to 4,521.27, and the S&P 500 was up 8.49, or 0.43%, to 1,980.23.
07:39 EDTSSprint price target lowered to $4 from $7 at Jefferies
Jefferies lowered its price target for Sprint shares to $4 saying it continues to see downside to estimates. The firm expects a "muted response" to Sprint's new Family Pack pooled data plan and limited time promotion of waiving device access charges. It keeps an Underperform rating on the stock.
07:12 EDTSFCC looks into telecom special access line rates, Reuters says
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August 18, 2014
19:41 EDTSSprint CEO says regulators weren't set on industry consolidation, Bloomberg says
Sprint (S) recently dropped its bid seeking control of competitor T-Mobile (TMUS).
18:33 EDTSSprint introduces Sprint Family Share Pack data plan, doubles high-speed data
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18:04 EDTSSprint to offer $100/month 20GB shared data plan through 2015, Bloomberg reports
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11:06 EDTSSoftBank chooses Sharp as low-cost smartphone partner, WSJ reports
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08:47 EDTSRaymond James to hold a summit
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August 15, 2014
06:15 EDTSSprint's new CEO to introduce 'disruptive' prices next week, Re/code reports
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August 14, 2014
14:13 EDTSOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
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09:39 EDTDISHDISH accepts first Bitcoin payment
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09:07 EDTSMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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August 13, 2014
14:04 EDTHLFAckman will continue Herbalife short position as needed, Bloomberg reports
Bill Ackman's hedge-fund Pershing Square said most of the Herbalife contracts it holds will expire next year and that it will extend their terms by "paying additional premiums if it is necessary to do so," according to Bloomberg, citing Ackman's quarterly letter to investors. In the letter, Ackman said that the cost of holding a short position in options of Herbalife has dropped "substantially" after the company canceled its dividend, the report noted. Reference Link
11:21 EDTHLFAckman says Herbalife may be unable to refinance 2016 credit, Bloomberg reports
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06:58 EDTDISHDish Network an 'unlikely' buyer for T-Mobile, WSJ reports
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August 12, 2014
17:26 EDTS, DISHDish viewed as favored T-Mobile acquirer after Sprint drops bid, Bloomberg says
Dish Network (DISH) is viewed as a favorite to acquire T-Mobile (TMUS) after Sprint (S) dropped its plans to acquire the company last week, according to Bloomberg, citing analysts at Moody's Investors Service and Macquarie Group. Being an industry outsider, Dish wouldn't reduce the number of competitors in the wireless market, which would please regulators, Bloomberg added. Reference Link
August 11, 2014
18:05 EDTSSprint CEO to utilize price cuts to 'compete aggressively', Bloomberg reports
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06:01 EDTSStocks with implied volatility movement; S APC
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