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November 21, 2012
06:38 EDTCIM, WU, CSCO, URBN, HPQ, AMCC, DAL, FXI, CRM, INTC, QIHU, PAA, DUK, BBY"Mad Money" Recap
Jim Cramer last night on his “Mad Money" show called the stocks of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Best Buy (BBY) total disasters. HP assembles products that are declining, while Best Buy’s fundamentals are weakening and its rumored takeover may never occur, Cramer said. In the “Executive Decision” segment of the show, Salesforce.com (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff told Cramer that the company is focusing on revenue and market share, rather than profits. Salesforce.com is also collaborating with HP in an attempt to boost the troubled hardware maker, the CEO said. Turning to the retail space, Cramer said that Urban Outfitters’ (URBN) recent results were better than they looked. The company is well-positioned to deliver great results this quarter, the host added. LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) Duke Energy (DUK), iShares FTSE China 25 (FXI), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Plains All American Pipeline (PAA). (Bearish) Delta Air Lines (DAL), Western Union (WU), Qihoo (QIHU), Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC), Chimera Investment (CIM) and Intel (INTC)
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July 23, 2015
06:22 EDTINTCIntel to release notebook Skylake processor in October, DigiTimes reports
Intel is expected to release its upcoming notebook Skylake processor in October, reports DigiTimes. The company is planning to launch a total of 18 notebook Skylake processors in Q4 as it looks to help boost notebook demand. The company is adjusting their schedules for Skylake products to minimize the impact of inventory issues. Reference Link
06:15 EDTCSCOTechnicolor to acquire Cisco's connected devices unit for EUR550M
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July 22, 2015
19:19 EDTDALDelta union leader to step down, AP says
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14:51 EDTINTC, AMCCEarnings Watch: Qualcomm reports after speculations of potential breakup
Qualcomm (QCOM) is expected to report third quarter earnings after the close on July 22, with a conference call scheduled for 4:45 pm ET. Qualcomm is a maker of semiconductors and telecommunications equipment. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 95c on revenue of $5.85B. EPS consensus ranges 90c-$1.05 on a revenue range of $5.59B-$6.08B, according to First Call. LAST QUARTER: On April 22, Qualcomm reported Q2 EPS of $1.40 against expectations for $1.33, and revenue of $6.89B versus estimates of $6.83B. The company also cut its FY15 EPS guidance to $4.60-$5.00 from $4.85-$5.05 and lowered projected revenue to $25B-$27B from $26.3B-$28B, saying it expects pressure in its semiconductor business due to customer shifts in the premium segment and a decline in Qualcomm's share at an unnamed large customer. NEWS: On May 8, Reuters reported that EU antitrust regulators asked Qualcomm's competitors how the company's licensing and business practices affect them, and on July 16, the European Commission confirmed two formal antitrust investigations of the company. On May 25, Qualcomm and Daimler (DDAIF) announced a strategic collaboration to develop connected car technology. Coming on the heels of Avago's (AVGO) May 28 agreement to acquire Broadcom (BRCM), Bloomberg quoted a source later that day as saying Qualcomm, Intel (INTC), Altera (ALTR), Analog Devices (ADI), Maxim Integrated (MXIM), Texas Instruments (TXN), and Microchip Technology (MCHP) are all considering their own M&A opportunities. Note that on June 1, Intel announced an agreement to acquire Altera. On June 23, Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMI), Qualcomm, Huawei, and Imec announced the formation of a joint venture to focus on a type of 14 nanometer technology. More recently, the Wall Street Journal reported on July 20 that Qualcomm is "expected" to begin a comprehensive strategic review which may include the possibility of a breakup following pressure from "activist" shareholder Jana Partners, according to sources, adding that the move could be announced concurrent with Wednesday's earnings release. STREET RESEARCH: Following last quarter's earnings report, Exane BNP Paribas downgraded Qualcomm to Neutral from Outperform, while both Canaccord and Brean Capital lowered price targets for the stock after "disappointing" guidance. Meanwhile, Citi said it expects the company's chip business to recover in 2016 despite this "very bad year." On May 28, CLSA said it sees continued pressure on Qualcomm chipsets, potentially spurring the company to consider making an acquisition, and on June 2, Craig-Hallum noted that Skyworks (SWKS) would be a great fit for Qualcomm. On June 24, Summit Research called Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) an "affordable" target for Qualcomm, with AMD (AMD) and Cavium (CAVM) also looking like potential takeover candidates. On June 29, Drexel Hamilton downgraded Qualcomm to Sell from Hold, citing expected price cuts. Lastly, following media reports on July 20 that Qualcomm could be weighing a breakup, Bernstein said that such a "dis-synergistic" split would likely destroy value rather than create it. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Qualcomm are down more than 1% to $64.37 in afternoon trading ahead of Wednesday's earnings report.
10:15 EDTQIHUOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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08:32 EDTWUWestern Union, Kroger extend more than 30-year relationship
Western Union (WU) announced the extension of its more than 30-year relationship with The Kroger Co. (KR). This agreement gives customers the ability to send and receive Western Union Money Transfer transactions across the United States or across the globe to more than 200 countries and territories, in minutes. In addition, Customers can purchase money orders and pay their bills at more than 2,300 Kroger Family of Store locations across 34 states.
06:15 EDTINTCGoogle's updated Glass to be foldable, more weather-resistant, 9to5Google says
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05:24 EDTCRMStocks with implied volatility movement; CHK CRM
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July 21, 2015
15:11 EDTCRMEarnings Watch: Microsoft up 5% since announcing Nokia writedown
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14:24 EDTCSCO, HPQEarnings Watch: EMC reports amid M&A speculation in sector
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09:56 EDTCRMSalesforce rallies amid renewed speculation of Microsoft deal
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09:55 EDTCRMSalesforce calls active
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09:03 EDTDUKDuke Energy Renewables acquires 20MW Shawboro solar project in North Carolina
Duke Energy Renewables announced it has acquired a 20-megawatt AC solar power project in Shawboro, N.C., from Ecoplexus, lead developer of the project. The energy generated from the facility is enough to power about 4,000 homes and will be sold to Dominion NC Power through a 15-year agreement. Swinerton Renewable Energy will build the facility and is expected to employ more than 90 percent local workers during construction. The project is targeted for completion by year end.
07:52 EDTHPQHP announces renewable energy agreement with SunEdison
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06:19 EDTHPQSilicon Valley giants side with Samsung in battle with Apple, InsideSources says
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July 20, 2015
09:34 EDTINTCActive equity options trading on open
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09:31 EDTBBYBest Buy store rationalization to be catalyst, says BB&T
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08:37 EDTDUKDuke Energy begins construction of solar facility at Marine Corps Base Camp
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July 19, 2015
15:54 EDTINTCTSMC confirms 10nm mass production in 1Q17, DigiTimes says
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14:09 EDTINTCIntel chip delay could spell opportunity or disaster, Barron's says
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