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February 20, 2013
12:09 EDTFSLR, HPQStocks with call strike movement; FSLR HPQ
First Solar (FSLR) February 33 weekly call volatility increased 10% to 97, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) February 17 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 107 according to iVolatility.
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December 21, 2014
13:53 EDTHPQHP denied court approval for Autonomy deal investor settlement, Bloomberg says
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December 19, 2014
18:54 EDTHPQHP, Autonomy shareholder settlement rejected by Judge, Bloomberg says
This is the second time the settlement was rejected, Bloomberg added.
December 17, 2014
10:14 EDTHPQHP best way to play coming PC sales outperformance, Citi says
Sales of PCs will be at least flat next year, before growing slightly in 2016 and 2017, Citigroup wrote in a note to investors today. The firm identified HP (HPQ) as the best way to play better than expected PC sales. WHAT'S NEW: Although many believe that PCs will become extinct, there are several reasons why sales of personal computers will begin growing again, Citi analyst Jim Suva contended. Sales of commercial PCs in emerging markets should increase over the long-term, as those PCs are aging, according to Suva. He estimated that commercial PCs in emerging markets account for 27% of the total PC market. Meanwhile, tablets were supposed to replace PCs, but tablet sales growth slowed to just 8% this year, indicating that tablets are becoming less of a threat to PCs, he wrote. Additionally, some believe that PC demand was inflated by a rush to replace computers running Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows XP operating system this year after the company stopped supporting XP, but Suva believe that PC demand growth in 2014 was more driven by a need to buy new computers following a lull in growth in 2012-2013 than by the XP situation. As a result, the analyst estimates that the XP phenomenon will only reduce next year's PC growth by 1%, versus the 3%+ reduction that investors fear. HP is the best way to play the PC rebound, wrote Suva, who raised his price target on the company's shares to $46 from $40 and kept a Buy rating on the stock. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Suva raised his price target on hard disk drive maker Western Digital (WDX) to $125 from $110 and on its competitor, Seagate (STX), to $74 from $70, as he noted that the companies obtain about 50% of their revenue from PCs. He kept Buy ratings on both names. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Hewlett-Packard gained 2.7% to $38.32, Western Digital rose 1.7% to $106.30, and Seagate climbed 1% to $63.89.
09:33 EDTFSLRSouthern Company selects First Solar to expand solar development in Georgia
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06:36 EDTFSLRU.S. announces tariffs on Chinese, Taiwanese solar companies, NY Times says
The U.S. announced that it would impose tariffs of 26.7%-78.4% on the imports of most Chinese made solar panels, and tariffs of 11.45%-27.5% on solar cells made in Taiwan, according to The New York Times. Duties of 27.6%-50% will be imposed on modules made in China, the newspaper quoted the Commerce Department as saying. American officials still hope that they can reach a settlement with the Chinese on solar trade issues, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded companies in the space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). Reference Link
06:20 EDTHPQHP price target raised to $46 from $40 at Citigroup
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December 16, 2014
10:42 EDTFSLRFirst Solar calls active on renewed takeover speculation
First Solar December 41.5 and 42 calls are active on total call volume of 5K contracts (3K puts) following renewed takeover speculation. December call option implied volatility is at 64, January and February is at 48; compared to its 26-week average of 46 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for upside price movement.
10:07 EDTFSLRRumor: First Solar moves off lows on renewed takeover chatter
Share of First Solar (FSLR) are moving higher on renewed speculation Siemens AG (SIEGY) may be acquire the company.
December 15, 2014
11:31 EDTHPQHP, NYC Comptroller reach $10.6M settlement to resolve ECTP dispute
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10:10 EDTFSLRSolar stocks could be volatile ahead of ITC/ITA decisions, says Brean Capital
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10:05 EDTHPQHP participates in a conference call with Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer hosts Antonio Neri, Senior Vice President & General Manager-Enterprise Group, who discusses HP convergence, servers and networking on a conference call to be held on December 15 at 11 am.
December 12, 2014
07:12 EDTHPQHP reinstated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
Target $47.
December 10, 2014
11:57 EDTFSLRStocks with call strike movement; NFX FSLR
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08:25 EDTHPQHP capital return potential makes valuation attractive, says Brean Capital
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08:05 EDTFSLRFirst Solar announces strategic investment in Clean Energy Collective
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December 8, 2014
07:28 EDTHPQFBN Securities to hold a bus tour
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