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June 12, 2014
12:31 EDTLULU, HPQ, WAVX, RH, GERN, TWTROn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday after retail sales rose less than expected in May and first-time unemployment claims increased last week. In addition to the mixed bag of economic data, there has also been increased anxiety about Iraq in recent days amidst a backdrop of an Islamist militant uprising there, as evidenced by a seven month high in the price of crude oil. The market opened in negative territory and has remained there throughout the morning, though the averages have drifted in a fairly narrow range again. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., retail sales rose only 0.3% in May, and were up 0.1% excluding autos, as both growth figures missed the consensus forecast. Initial jobless claims rose to 317K in the week ended June 7, which was above the expectation for 310K new claims. Import and export prices both rose 0.1% in May. Business inventories rose 0.6% in April, with sales up 0.7%. In Europe, the euro zone's industrial output rose 0.8% in April, versus expectations for a 0.4% increase. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) climbed nearly 2% near noon after Goldman Sachs admitted that its negative thesis on the stock was wrong and upgraded the shares to Neutral from Sell. Among 34 research firms tracked by Bloomberg, none now have a "Sell" or equivalent rating on shares of HP following Goldman's upgrade... Twitter (TWTR) shares gained 4% after the company confirmed a report from Re/code that Ali Rowghani has resigned from his position as Chief Operating Officer. Rowghani will continue to be an employee and act as a strategic advisor to the CEO and the company does not intend to hire a replacement for the COO role, Twitter stated. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Geron (GERN), which advanced 26.5% after the FDA removed its partial clinical hold on the company's trial of imetelstat in myelofibrosis. Also higher were shares of home furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware (RH), which rose 13% after the company's first quarter quarter results topped analysts' consensus estimates and it raised its fiscal 2014 outlook. Among the noteworthy losers was yoga wear maker lululemon (LULU), which dropped over 15% and was downgraded at both William Blair and Stifel after the company reported Q1 results, lowered its FY14 guidance and announced the retirement of CFO John Currie. Also lower following was Wave Systems (WAVX), which fell 22% after it announced plans to sell about 5.2M shares of its common stock at a price of $1.90 per share. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 51.99, or 0.31%, to 16,791.89, the Nasdaq was down 10.49, or 0.24%, to 4,321.45, and the S&P 500 was down 5.57, or 0.29%, to 1,938.32.
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July 27, 2015
07:35 EDTTWTRTwitter volatility increasing into Q2 and outlook
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06:23 EDTTWTRInstagram's mobile ad revenues to reach $2.81B in 2017, eMarketer says
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05:58 EDTTWTRStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; TWTR LNKD
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Twitter (TWTR) 70, LinkedIn (LNKD) 62 according to iVolatility.
July 26, 2015
20:20 EDTTWTRTwitter's Adam Bain could step in as permanent CEO, NY Post says
Following interim Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's IPO filing for Square, Twitter president of global revenue and partnerships Adam Bain may be tapped for the role of permanent CEO, reports the New York Post, citing sources. Board member David Rosenblatt could also be a "wild card" contender, added the sources. Reference Link
14:44 EDTHPQAmazon cloud sales signal risk for traditional data storage, Barron's says
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July 24, 2015
16:13 EDTTWTRJack Dorsey's Square files IPO confidentially for U.S. IPO, Bloomberg says
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14:01 EDTHPQHP granted approval for shareholder settlement on Autonomy, Bloomberg reports
11:22 EDTTWTRTwitter volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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05:53 EDTTWTRStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; AMZN TWTR
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05:45 EDTHPQStocks with implied volatility movement; EXXI HPQ
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July 23, 2015
20:01 EDTTWTRTwitter announces event targeting
Twitter announced, on its blog, that the company is instituting event-based advertisement targeting. The company stated that event targeting utilizes three tools, an event calendar, event insights, and event activation. The company stated, "With event targeting, you can activate around live moments, quickly and easily. We’ll help you discover and plan for these moments, learn more about the participating audiences through valuable insights, and with one click, create a campaign that delivers the right message to just the right users as the event unfolds." Event targeting is now available to all Twitter advertisers globally. Reference Link
11:54 EDTHPQOptions with increasing call volume
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07:58 EDTHPQBrean Capital maintains Buy on EMC due to activist, merger potential
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07:50 EDTTWTRBrean Capital cuts Twitter target to $47 on near-term risks
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July 22, 2015
07:41 EDTTWTRTwitter blocked by Turkey following recent terror attack, AP reports
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06:12 EDTTWTRHerbalife requests user information from Twitter, Reuters reports
Herbalife (HLF) has filed a petition seeking information from Twitter (TWTR) to find an anonymous user who posted defamatory tweets against Herbalife, Reuters reports. Herbalife wants Twitter to provide IP addresses as well as account details of the user so that the company can pursue legal action, the report says. Reference Link
July 21, 2015
14:24 EDTHPQEarnings Watch: EMC reports amid M&A speculation in sector
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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
06:06 EDTTWTRStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; XOMA TWTR
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