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February 15, 2013
09:20 EDTACTV, PPC, RIG, WMT, LOGM, ELLI, JCP, A, BKW, QLIK, HLFOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Herablife (HLF), up 17.3% after Carl Icahn reports 12.98% stake, says company is a legitimate business and he intends to explore ways to enhance shareholder value... Neptune Technologies (NEPT), up 8.7% after initiation with Outperform rating, $6 target at JMP Securities... UP AFTER EARNINGS: Qlik Technologies (QLIK), up 18.6%... Ellie Mae (ELLI), up 14.9%... Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), up 8.9%... Burger King Worldwide (BKW), up 3.6%... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: LogMeIn (LOGM), down 25.7%... Active Network (ACTV), down 9.9%... Agilent (A), down 3.5%... ALSO LOWER: Transocean (RIG), down 4% after downgrades at Deutsche Bank and Howard Weil, last night's fleet status report... J.C. Penney (JCP), down 3.7% after Credit Suisse says new credit agreement increases likelihood of a dilutive offering... Wal-Mart (WMT), down 1.9% after Cleveland Research says U.S. sales have slowed significantly in recent weeks.
News For HLF;JCP;RIG;QLIK;ELLI;PPC;BKW;LOGM;ACTV;A;WMT From The Last 14 Days
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August 28, 2015
06:03 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney implied volatility of 48 at lower end of index mean range
August 27, 2015
15:19 EDTRIGOptions Update; August 27, 2015
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12:58 EDTHLFHerbalife price target raised to $100 from $90 at Pivotal Research
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10:00 EDTQLIKOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:41 EDTQLIKQlik Technologies initiated with a Buy at Nomura
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06:23 EDTWMTWal-Mart extends holiday layaway program two weeks, Reuters reports
Wal-Mart (WMT) plans to boost its holiday layaway program by two weeks ahead of an expected year-end demand for Star Wars toys, a Disney (DIS) property, Reuters reports. The retailer will jumpstart the program on August 28, two weeks earlier than last year, the report says, citing comments from Anne Marie Kehoe, VP of toys at Wal-Mart. Reference Link
August 26, 2015
16:26 EDTRIGOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
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15:59 EDTRIGOptions Update; August 26, 2015
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14:52 EDTWMTWal-Mart phasing out sales of modern sport rifles, Washington Post says
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12:47 EDTRIGOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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11:01 EDTAAgilent partners with Weill Cornell Medical College for ALS research
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10:44 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; FCX RIG
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09:25 EDTRIGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), down 15.1%... Express (EXPR), up 9.8%... Frontline (FRO), up 10.4%... Chico's FAS (CHS), up 9.3%. ALSO HIGHER: Oshkosh (OSK), up 11.9% after being awarded a $6.7B contract by the U.S. Army... EMC Corporation (EMC), up 5.8% after Re/code reported that the board is considering a VMware (VMW) downstream merger proposal... Google (GOOG), up 4.6% after being upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Ford (F), up 2.4% after Bloomberg reported that the company is considering returning production of Bronco and Ranger to the U.S. NOTABLE: Cameron International (CAM), up 45.4% after announcing that it will be acquired by Schlumberger (SLB). Schlumberger is down 1.9%. LOWER: WisdomTree (WETF), down 3.6% after being downgraded to Sell from Buy at Citi... Transocean (RIG), down 3.4% after proposing to cancel Q3 and Q4 dividends.
August 25, 2015
18:47 EDTRIGOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:11 EDTRIGTranocean tanks after proposing dividend cancellations, peers follow
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17:00 EDTRIGTransocean may cancel Q3, Q4 dividend
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08:00 EDTHLFTwitter wants to move Herbalife suit to California, NY Post reports
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August 21, 2015
16:34 EDTWMTMarket enters correction territory in worst week in four years
For the week, stocks plummeted amid concerns about a slowing Chinese economy and declining oil prices. MACRO NEWS: Monday, the Empire State manufacturing index crashed to -14.92 in August after rebounding to 3.86 in July from June's -1.98. The consensus estimate was 4.75, and the surprising drop puts the index at its lowest point since April 2009... Meanwhile, the NAHB homebuilder sentiment index rose to 61 in August from 60 in June, matching consensus estimates... Tuesday, July housing starts edged up 0.2% to 1.206M, beating consensus estimates for 1.180M in the best reading since October 2007. Building permits, however, fell 16.3% to 1.119M against expectations for 1.230M, while single family starts rose 12.8% and multifamily numbers fell 17.0%... Wednesday, the July consumer price index edged up 0.1% against expectations for 0.2% reading. The core reading, which excludes food and energy, also came in at 0.1% versus consensus estimates of 0.2%... Meanwhile, FOMC minutes showed no definitive indication of a September rate hike... Thursday, initial jobless claims rose to 277,000 from a revised 273,000, bringing the 4-week moving average to 271,500... The Philadelphia Fed index rose 2.6 points to 8.3 in August, beating expectations for a 7.5 reading... Friday, the PMI Manufacturing Index Flash for August came in at a level of 52.9, below the prior level of 53.8 and the consensus level of 54.2. COMPANY NEWS: Monday, Liberty Interactive (QVCA) announced an agreement to acquire zulily (ZU) for $18.75 per share in a deal valuing the online shopping site at $2.4B. The acquisition will be attributed to Liberty's QVC tracking stock, though the companies specified that QVC and zulily will operate as separate brands... Amazon (AMZN) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos downplayed a recent New York Times critique of the company's workplace practices, telling employees in an email that "the article doesn't describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day..." Tuesday, Wal-Mart (WMT) cut its full year earnings outlook, with company executives on a subsequent conference call expressing confidence in China but noting that Brazil and U.K. remain challenging markets for the company... Wednesday, Seagate Technology (STX) agreed to acquire Dot Hill Systems (HILL) for $9.75 per share, noting that it expects the deal to be non-GAAP EPS accretive in fiscal 2016... Thursday, Valeant (VRX) agreed to acquire Sprout Pharmaceuticals for roughly $1B in cash plus a profit-sharing agreement, adding that it expects to bring the company's recently-approved female sexual dysfunction drug Addyi to the U.S. by Q4... Friday, Steiner Leisure (STNR) entered into a definitive merger agreement where an affiliate of Catterton will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Steiner for $65 per share in cash. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow lost about 5.79% to close at 16,459.75, the Nasdaq declined about 6.71% to close at 4,706.04, and the S&P 500 fell about 5.73% to close at 1,970.89.
August 20, 2015
19:53 EDTJCPRetailers, others question heightened fees at Port of Oakland, WSJ says
After the Port of Oakland said it is considering implementing additional fees, the Retail Industry Leaders Association told the Federal Maritime Commission that it is "troubled" due to the lack of details regarding the fees, according to the Wall Street Journal. The retailer group also questioned the general effectiveness of such a program, and the Agriculture Transportation Coalition echoed the criticism, said the report. Note that executives from Lowe's (LOW), Best Buy (BBY), Target (TGT), Coca-Cola (KO), J.C. Penney (JCP), Tyson Foods (TSN), SunOpta (STKL), and Whole Foods (WFM) serve on the boards of the aforementioned associations. Reference Link
10:28 EDTJCPOptions with decreasing implied volatility
Options with decreasing implied volatility: KING JCP URBN DKS JWN HIG ADI DAR LOW TJX
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