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October 31, 2014
16:24 EDTFBStocks finish week higher after Japan stimulus, strong U.S. GDP growth
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16:01 EDTFBOptions Update; October 31, 2014
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14:00 EDTHLFHerbalife volatility increases into Q3 and outlook
Herbalife November weekly call option implied volatility is at 148, November is at 104, December is at 99, January is at 86; compared to its 26-week average of 53 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement in the expected release of Q3 results on November 4.
11:58 EDTFBLinkedIn rallies after better than expected Q3 results
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10:21 EDTFBCourt says UBS can't force Nasdaq to arbitrate on Facebook IPO, Reuters reports
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10:00 EDTAEGROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:51 EDTFBFacebook upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Tigress Financial
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09:36 EDTFBActive equity options trading
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09:10 EDTAEGROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:04 EDTAEGRAegerion downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham
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07:19 EDTAEGRAegerion downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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06:26 EDTAEGRAegerion downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
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06:23 EDTAEGRAegerion downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies downgraded Aegerion to Hold citing the weaker than expected Juxtapid results in Q3. The firm lowered its price target for shares to $24 from $61. The stock was also downgraded this morning at Deutsche Bank.
06:14 EDTAEGRAegerion downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
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05:57 EDTHLFHerbalife implied volatility of 106 at upper end of index mean range
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October 30, 2014
18:39 EDTAEGROn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:05 EDTAEGRAegerion drops 32% to $23.35 after lowering sales outlook
Aegerion said in its earnings release, ""We continue to believe in the overall market potential of JUXTAPID. However, we are reducing our full year's sales estimates at this time to reflect both higher patient dropout rates and lower U.S. prescription growth rates than previously anticipated following the commercial investments we made earlier this year. In addition, while the foundation of our ex-U.S. infrastructure has been built, we continue to face various geographic reimbursement challenges, such as in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and more lengthy reimbursement delays in countries such as Mexico, Canada and Taiwan than we anticipated."
16:37 EDTAEGRAegerion expects FY15 revenue growth 30%-40% vs FY14, consensus $291.75M
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16:36 EDTAEGRAegerion lowers FY14 JUXTAPID product sales guidance to $150M-$160M
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16:35 EDTAEGRAegerion reports Q3 EPS (20c), consensus (14c)
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15:30 EDTAEGRNotable companies reporting after market close
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10:29 EDTFBFacebook post-earnings weakness continues, levels to watch
Shares are down 2.8% to $73.70, continuing the downtrend in place since earnings. At current price next support is at $72.63 and then at $71.33. Resistance is at $74.18.
09:21 EDTFBInstagram website, mobile app experienced outages this morning, BI says
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06:31 EDTFBFacebook files to sell 162.7M shares for WhatsApp stockholders
06:06 EDTHLFHerbalife implied volatility of 106 at upper end of index mean range
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October 29, 2014
17:05 EDTFBOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:11 EDTFBFacebook files automatic mixed securities shelf
16:02 EDTFBOptions Update; October 29, 2014
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12:58 EDTFBOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:20 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB EA
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11:09 EDTFBFacebook sinks after unveiling 2015 spending plans
Shares of Facebook (FB) are retreating after the company announced stronger than expected results but said its expenses would jump 50%-70% in 2015 compared to this year. A number of analysts remained upbeat on the company's outlook following its results and guidance. WHAT'S NEW: Facebook's third quarter earnings per share came in at 43c, above the consensus estimate of 40c. The company's revenue came in slightly above expectations. The social networking giant said that its monthly active users had risen 14% in Q3 versus the same period a year earlier to 1.35B. But the company added that its expenses would surge 50%-70% in fiscal 2015, compared with fiscal 2014. Facebook reported that it plans to invest in various new technologies, including artificial intelligence and virtual reality. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali wrote that the stock and the company's margins would likely be pressured in the near-term by its spending plans. But Facebook's outlook is still strong and its valuation is compelling, the analyst stated. Moreover, Facebook's margins should remain healthy, and its results were "excellent," he wrote. Squali cut his price target on the name to $80 from $82, but kept a Buy rating on the shares. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs analyst Heather Bellini wrote that Facebook's spending next year is likely to come in below its guidance, as in the past, while the company's ad platform continues to have strong momentum. Facebook's ability to attract users across multiple devices and platforms is unparalleled and should enable the company to attract more ad dollars, the analyst wrote. She believes that the weakness in the stock today has created a buying opportunity. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Facebook fell 6% to $76.
09:42 EDTFBActive equity options trading
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09:28 EDTAEGRAegerion board backs CEO amid drug claims, TheStreet reports
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09:23 EDTFBFacebook should be bought on weakness, says RBC Capital
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09:19 EDTFBOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Goodyear Tire (GT), up 10%... Electronic Arts (EA), up 3.7%... ZELTIQ (ZLTQ), up 9%... Eaton (ETN), up 2.3%... Anadarko (APC), up 2%... U.S. Steel (X), up 7.7%... IAC (IACI), up 3.6%. ALSO HIGHER: Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), up 12% after reporting quarterly results, announcing plan to spin off Ferrari... Cara Therapeutics (CARA), up 17.8% after HAL trial of IV formulation of CR845 met primary endpoint... Jamba (JMBA), up 4% after upgraded at Wedbush. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Facebook (FB), down 5.7%... Gilead (GILD), down 3.2%... Ralph Lauren (RL), down 2.3%... SodaStream (SODA), down 3%... Garmin (GRMN), down 5%... Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC), down 9.9%... STMicroelectronics (STM), down 10%... Ballard Power (BLDP), down 8.7%... Hershey (HSY), down 3.3%... Deutsche Bank (DB), down 2.3%... McKesson (MCK), down 2%. ALSO LOWER: Sanofi (SNY), down 5.7% after downgraded at various firms including Barclays and BofA/Merrill after the company's board removed Christopher Viehbacher as CEO... InvenSense (INVN), down 22%, downgraded at Pacific Crest, Northland and Piper Jaffray following the company's Q2 earnings results... CareTrust REIT (CTRE), down 3.6% after acquiring Cross Healthcare Seniors housing portfolio... Orbital (ORB), down 16% after Orb-3 launch mishap... American Realty (ARCP), down 22% after announcing resignations of CFO, CAO.
07:56 EDTFBFacebook shares should be bought on weakness, says Oppenheimer
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07:55 EDTFBFacebook price target raised to $88 from $84 at Canaccord
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07:38 EDTFBFacebook weakness an excellent buying opportunity, says Goldman
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07:36 EDTFBFacebook reports WhatsApp net loss ($232M) in 1H
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07:29 EDTFBFacebook price target lowered to $85 from $90 at JPMorgan
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06:49 EDTFBFacebook to be well-positioned over long-term, says Cantor
After Facebook unexpectedly said that it would make aggressive investments next year, Cantor thinks the investments position the company to improve ihe engagement and monetization of its major websites over the long-term. The firm says the decision will pressure the stock and margins over the short-term, but it expects the company's margins to remain healthy and finds the stock's valuation compelling. It keeps a Buy rating.
06:31 EDTFBFacebook 10% sell-off 'seems appropriate,' says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank says the 10% pullback in shares of Facebook following the company's Q3 results "seems appropriate" given reduced earnings expectations for all high multiple internet companies in the quarter and the upcoming 180M shares available for sale from the WhatsApp deal. Deutsche recommends adding to positions on weakness over the next several days as it continues to view Facebook as one of the best names in the space. It has a Buy rating on the stock with a $90 price target.
06:23 EDTFBFacebook thesis intact despite expense guidance, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray attributes the post-earnings sell-off in shares of Facebook to the company's unexpected guidance for Q4 revenue and 2015 expenses. Piper still sees multiple catalysts for Facebook including video, Audience Network, WhatsApp, Atlas, and Instagram. It keeps an Overweight rating on the stock with an $82 price target saying its thesis remains intact.
October 28, 2014
18:42 EDTFBOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:02 EDTFBSocial media stocks lower after Facebook reports Q3 results
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18:01 EDTFBFacebook says 'pretty far from being fully deployed' on ad strategy
Says video, news, and celebrity content are priorities. Sees more apps for sharing going forward. Says using FB to cross-promote Instagram. Says relationship with China is "very long-term."
17:48 EDTHLFHerbalife launches new Green Tea Line
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17:39 EDTFBTwitter down over 1% to $43.20 in after hours after Facebook's Q3 results
17:34 EDTFBFacebook down nearly 8% following Q4, FY14, FY15 guidance
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17:31 EDTFBFacebook sees Q4 tax rate 45%-50%
Says Q4 will be more difficult to compare.
17:29 EDTFBFacebook sees FY14 non-GAAP expenses up 30%-35% YoY
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17:26 EDTFBFacebook sees Q4 revenue growth 40%-47% YoY, consensus $3.74B
Guidance from company's Q3 earnings conference call.
16:05 EDTFBFacebook shares down 42c to $80.35 following Q3 results
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16:05 EDTFBFacebook says Q3 Mobile advertising revenue 66% of ad revenue
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16:03 EDTFBFacebook reports Q3 monthly active users up 14% to 1.35B
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16:02 EDTFBFacebook reports Q3 EPS 43c, consensus 40c
Reports Q3 revenue $3.2B, consensus $3.12B.
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; October 28, 2014
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13:51 EDTFBEarnings Preview: Analysts positive on Facebook ahead of Q3 earnings
Facebook (FB) is expected to report third quarter earnings after the market close on Tuesday, October 28 with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Facebook is a social networking service with over 1B active users. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 40c on revenue of $3.12B. The consensus range is 34c-47c for EPS, and $2.94B-$3.23B for revenue, according to First Call. LAST QUARTER: Facebook reported second quarter EPS of 42c against estimates of 34c, on revenue of $2.9B against estimates of $2.81B. The company reported daily active users of 829M on average for June, with mobile daily active users up 31% to 654M in March. Facebook said mobile ad revenue represented 62% of ad revenue and the company now has 1.5M active advertisers. Facebook said its Q2 price per ad was up 123% and it will focus on quality in roll-out of video ads. At the Q2 earnings conference call, Facebook said its push into commerce and payments is supplemental to advertising. NEWS: Facebook closed on its previously announced acquisition of WhatsApp for $22B, up $3B from its $19B price point due to the increased value in Facebook's stock over the past few months. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he expects WhatsApp to reach 3B users, although the company does not have any imminent targets to gross any monetary funds from the platform. In the past quarter, Facebook also acquired security start-up PrivateCore and was in talks with major studios for content for Oculus Rift. The company shut down its Gifts business, but launched Atlas ad measuring platform and cross-device reporting for ads. It also announced a new research framework with stricter guidelines with a review panel, a six-week training program, and a research website. STREET RESEARCH: Ahead of Q3 earnings, Deutsche Bank recommended adding to Facebook positions, saying its proprietary checks on the company have been "solid all quarter." Oppenheimer said Facebook will likely beat Q3 expectations based on strong monetization trends. Cowen said Facebook is the premier social advertising platform, believing its numbers will continue to grow, especially on mobile devices. Citigroup said Q3 estimates have potential upside, thinking Facebook is seeing continued positive business momentum. Baird believes Facebook is well positioned to take market share in the display market, which is core to the firm's long-term positive view of the company. Evercore raised Facebook's price target based on the relaunch of the Atlas ad server platform that allows advertisers to better measure ad effectiveness across mobile and desktop in addition to providing new Display buying tools. PRICE ACTION: Facebook shares have gained over 13%, since the first day of trading following the company's Q2 report. In Tuesday afternoon trading ahead of its Q3 report, Facebook shares are up fractionally.
13:49 EDTFBFacebook October weekly 80 straddle priced for 7.2% move into Q3
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12:55 EDTFBFacebook technical notes ahead of results
The shares have been strong outperformers in the last three months, trading up over 7%. Shares are close to the life high at $81.16 with an expectation that the company will deliver a strong report. Without overhead resistance, a report that exceeds already high expectations could push the stock into the $85 to $90 area depending on the degree of surprise. If there is a disappointment the first key level on a test would be at $70.32, a recent low of the trading range for the last three months. Additional support below would be at $67.56. News that fails to push the shares above the old high or below $70 would leave it range-bound in a neutral trend.
12:18 EDTFBTwitter slumps, downgraded after user growth slows
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09:37 EDTFBActive equity options trading
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07:22 EDTFBIRI Worldwide to hold a conference
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07:19 EDTFBFacebook October weekly volatility increases into Q3 and outlook
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October 27, 2014
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; October 27, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 52c to 32.66. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB NFLX GILD CLF PBR according to Track Data.
11:46 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; NBR FB
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10:52 EDTAEGRSeattle Genetics, Aegerion CEOs accused of drug use in lawsuit, TheStreet says
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10:00 EDTFBOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:37 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL PBR TWTR AMZN M NQ GILD C FB NFLX
09:14 EDTFBFacebook initiated with a Buy at Monness Crespi
Target $95.
07:50 EDTFBFacebook the premier social advertising platform, says Cowen
Cowen previewed Q3 earnings for Facebook and said they see it as the premier social advertising platform. The firm said Facebook's numbers continue to grow, especially on mobile devices, and they expect further monetization levers there and in other ad formats. Cowen said Facebook is one of their top picks in their universe and reiterates its Outperform rating and $90 price target on the shares.
07:21 EDTFBFacebook October weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and revenue outlook
Facebook October weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and revenue outlook Facebook October weekly 31 call option implied volatility is at 75, November is at 44, December is at 37, March is at 34; compared to its 26-week average of 38 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on October 28. :theflyonthewall.com
October 24, 2014
16:02 EDTFBOptions Update; October 24, 2014
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11:19 EDTFBFacebook October weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and revenue outlook
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05:54 EDTHLFStocks with implied volatility movement; NPSP HLF
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October 23, 2014
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; October 23, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 2.04 to 33.48. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR F AMZN FB NFLX PBR P according to Track Data.
13:27 EDTFBFacebook launches Rooms app
Facebook earlier today announced that it would launch an app that will enable users to create chat rooms based on different topics. Reference Link
11:38 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB VALE
Facebook (FB) March 90 call option implied volatility decreased 3% to 35, Vale (VALE) March 12 call option implied volatility decreased 3% to 33 according to IVolatility.
October 22, 2014
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; October 23, 2014
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13:42 EDTFBFacebook October weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and revenue outlook
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12:55 EDTHLFPivotal analyst says Herbalife 'just not a pyramid scheme'
Pivotal Research analyst Tim Ramey said on CNBC that Herbalife "is just not a pyramid scheme."
09:38 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL PBR AMZN C TWTR YHOO BAC GILD FB THRX DOW CAR
07:35 EDTAEGRCardiometabolic Health Congress to hold annual meeting
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October 21, 2014
18:33 EDTHLFIcahn reiterates view that high-yield market is a bubble
Says the Fed has given the economy, or the patient, "too much medicine." Says market should not be shorted. Again, says Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim is a "great CEO." Says Apple pay has a great future. Says Ebay (EBAY) is like his past campaign at Motorola. Reiterates view that Ebay should explore Paypal sale right now. Says Dell is on his radar screen. Says Warren Buffet sometimes too easy on companies, should do more on corporate governance. Again, says has never sold a share of Herbalife (HLF). Says Western Europe has "major problems," and continues to be short the Euro. Says energy stocks "getting cheap." Carl Icahn is speaking on Bloomberg TV.
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; October 21, 2014
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06:09 EDTFBTwitter initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
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06:04 EDTFBFacebook sues laywers who represented Ceglia, Re/code reports
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October 20, 2014
12:03 EDTFBKing Digital launches Candy Crush Soda Saga worldwide on Facebook
Earlier today, King Digital Entertainment (KING) announced that Candy Crush Soda Saga, the sister title to hit game Candy Crush Saga, has launched worldwide on Facebook (FB). Candy Crush Soda Saga is the next iteration in the Candy Crush franchise, set in the world of the Candy Kingdom. Fans of the original hit can now switch and match their way through new dimensions of gameplay with exciting new graphics and features including game modes, candy combinations, gameplay mechanics and more. Candy Crush Soda Saga is set to launch on mobile in the coming weeks.
11:42 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB DAL
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11:00 EDTHLFHerbalife volatility increases
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08:48 EDTHLFHerbalife initiated with a Buy at Pivotal Research
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07:24 EDTAEGRAegerion price target lowered to $46 from $66 at Leerink
Leerink lowered its price target for Aegerion shares to $46 after its survey of 40 U.S. cardiologists implied a more bearish outlook for Juxtapid once PCSK9s emerge. The firm, however, believes new patient adds are well outpacing Juxtapid discontinuations in the near term. It keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
05:54 EDTHLFStocks with implied volatility movement; HLD SD
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Herbalife (HLF) 109, SandRidge Energy (SD) 97 according to iVolatility.
October 17, 2014
16:01 EDTFBOptions Update; October 17, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1.75 to 38.58 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB NFLX GILD CLF PBR according to Track Data.
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