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December 24, 2012
13:21 EDTHLF, FB, AEGROn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street finished lower on the day on a shortened holiday trading session. After opening lower, light volume saw the averages move in a narrow range... COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Herbalife (HLF) remained under pressure today, bringing the stock's losses to nearly 40% since Bill Ackman reported that he had taken a large short position in the name, then called the company's business model a pyramid scheme at an investor conference presentation. Herbalife today said it would provide an update at an analyst and investor meeting January 10, and shares of Herbalife fell $1.21, or 4.44%, to $26.06 on the day... MAJOR MOVERS: Among noteworthy gainers was Facebook (FB), up 67c, or 2.55%, to $26.93 after Needham increased their price target on shares to $33 from $25 citing upside from new revenue streams... Aegerion (AEGR) today received FDA approval for its Juxtapid capsules, however the approval requires the company include a "Boxed Warning" on the drug, citing the risk of hepatic toxicity. Shares of Aegerion opened sharply lower but recouped some losses, closing down 46c, or 1.79%, to $25.25... INDICES: The Dow was down 51.76, or 0.39%, to 13,139.08; the Nasdaq was down 8.41, or 0.28%, to 3,102.60; the S&P was down 3.49, or 0.24%, to 1,426.66.
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July 15, 2014
12:48 EDTFBFacebook July weekly volatility increases into Q2
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11:07 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; MU FB
Micron (MU) October 37 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 39, Facebook (FB) December 75 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 38 according to IVolatility.
10:56 EDTAEGR, FBFed calls small cap social media, biotech valuations 'stretched'
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in its Monetary Policy Report dated today said valuation metrics in "some sectors" appear substantially stretched, "particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries, despite a notable downturn in equity prices for such firms early in the year." A later part in the document reads, "Equity valuations of smaller firms as well as social media and biotechnology firms appear to be stretched, with ratios of prices to forward earnings remaining high relative to historical norms." The specific targeting of sectors by the Fed seems to be having an impact on stocks in the social media and biotech spaces. Shares of Yelp (YELP) are down over 5% to $67.51, while Twitter (TWTR) and Facebook (FB) are each down 2%. Celgene (CELG) and Amgen (AMGN) are leading the biotech space lower with pullbacks of greater than 1%.
10:33 EDTFBFacebook, Twitter slip following cautious valuation comments from Fed
Shares of a number of companies in the social media and biotech industries moved lower following the circulation of cautious comments about their stock valuations that were included in the Federal Reserve's latest Monetary Policy Report. WHAT'S NEW: In the report, presented by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and signed on behalf of the governors by Chair Janet Yellen, the central bank wrote that some broad equity price indexes have increased to all-time highs in nominal terms since the end of 2013, but that valuation measures for the overall market in early July were "generally at levels not far above their historical averages." However, the Fed's report also cautioned that valuation metrics in some sectors do appear substantially "stretched," particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries, despite a notable downturn in equity prices for such firms early in the year. As support for its assessment, the Fed noted that ratios of prices to forward earnings for "smaller firms as well as social media and biotechnology firms" remain "high relative to historical norms." PRICE ACTION: Following the circulation of the comments in the Fed report, shares of Facebook (FB) are down 88c, or 1.3%, to $67.02, Twitter (TWTR) is down 24c, or 0.6%, to $38.07 and LinkedIn (LNKD), is down 21c, or 0.1%, to $159.57. Shares of some biotechnology companies including Celgene (CELG) and Amgen (AMGN) also ticked lower following the circulation of the comments from the Fed's report.
10:18 EDTFBFacebook, Twitter move lower following comments from Yellen
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09:38 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL FB JPM TSLA
07:23 EDTFBFortune to hold a conference
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06:13 EDTFBFacebook, Nielsen team up to track TV habits, LA Times reports
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July 14, 2014
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; July 14, 2014
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09:36 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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09:25 EDTFBGoogle looked to Page, Brin to woo Facebook workers, WSJ says
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07:22 EDTFBFacebook poised to report stronger than expected Q2 results, says Oppenheimer
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July 11, 2014
15:59 EDTFBOptions Update; July 11, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 33c to 28.25. Option volume leaders: AAPL C GILD X FB GOOG AMZN TWTR TSLA according to Track Data.
11:31 EDTAEGROptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: INO AEGR UBNT INVN WTW OREX GNC CREE SD SAN
09:37 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL WFC C SUNE FB AMZN TSLA TWTR
07:42 EDTFBFacebook should move higher on strong quarter, says Deutsche Bank
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06:10 EDTFBJPMorgan expects solid Q2 results in Internet space
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July 10, 2014
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; July 10, 2014
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14:15 EDTHLFHerbalife p.r. flurry 'smells of desperation,' Seeking Alpha contributor says
Herbalife, in an effort to inform investors that 21 independent members are traveling to Washington D.C. in support of the company, released six nearly identical press releases this morning, as noted by Seeking Alpha contributor "Quoth the Raven." Putting the news out in this way, via six press releases instead of "one, concise release is unprofessional and farcical - it smells of desperation for positive press," according to the author, who disclosed a short position in the stock. Reference Link
12:53 EDTFBFacebook research practices investigated by Irish watchdog, WSJ says
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