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April 1, 2013
16:35 EDTHUM, UNH, WLP, AET, TSLA, AM, KWK, DLLR, WLTOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower on the first trading day of the second quarter, with mixed economic data, closed markets in Europe and light volume conspiring to keep investors from driving the market to new highs, as was the case in the last day of the just finished quarter... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Institute for Supply Management's March manufacturing PMI came in at 51.3, versus an expected reading of 54.0. The Commerce Department reported that construction spending increased 1.2% in February, versus an expected increase of 1.0%. Asian markets finished mostly lower after China's official purchasing managers' index for March rose to 50.9 from 50.1 in February, though that was lower than the 51.0 reading economists were expecting. HSBC's separate PMI reading rose to 51.6 in March from its 50.4 prior reading. Also, in Japan, the quarterly Tankan survey showed a only a modest uptick in confidence among large Japanese manufacturers. In Europe, markets remained closed for the Easter holiday... COMPANY NEWS: A number of health insurers, including Humana (HUM), UnitedHealth (UNH), WellPoint (WLP) and Aetna (AET), rallied late in the trading day. The CMS announced on its website after the close that it had reversed its stance on cutting Medicare Advantage rates, giving insurers a 3.3% rate increase when a 2.2% decrease had been proposed earlier. Shares of the insurers extended their rally in after-market trading once the news was confirmed... Tesla (TSLA) shares gained $6.04, or 15.94%, to $43.93 after the company said it now expects to be profitable in the first quarter after its Model S sales exceeded 4,750 units, beating its previous expectations... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was American Greetings (AM), up $1.95, or 12.11%, to $18.05 after agreeing to be acquired by the family of its Chairman for $18.35 per share. Also higher were shares of Quicksilver Resources (KWK), up 35c, or 15.56%, to $2.60 after the company agreed to sell a 25% interest in its Barnett Shale oil and gas assets to a subsidiary of Tokyo Gas for $485M. Among the noteworthy losers was DFC Global (DLLR), down $3.60, or 21.63%, to $13.04 after the company lowered its earnings view for the full year. Also lower were shares of Walter Energy (WLT), down $2.26, or 7.93%, to $26.24 after Goldman reiterated its Sell rating on the company's stock... INDICES: The Dow was down 5.69, or 0.04%, to 14,572.85; the Nasdaq was down 28.35, or 0.87%, to 3,239.17; and the S&P 500 was down 7.02, or 0.45%, to 1,562.17.
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06:47 EDTTSLATesla announces launch of leasing for business owners
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06:27 EDTDLLRStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; DLLR MNKD
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April 7, 2014
19:13 EDTUNH, AET, HUM, WLPCMS issues 2015 rate announcement for Medicare Advantage and Part D programs
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16:01 EDTTSLAOptions Update; April 7, 2014
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11:42 EDTTSLAStocks with call strike movement; DDD TSLA
3D Systems (DDD) August 65 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 50, Tesla (TSLA) September 250 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 55 according to IVolatility.
11:15 EDTDLLR Options with decreasing implied volatility: MNKD GALT DLLR APOL
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09:34 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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07:46 EDTTSLATesla potential weak results priced into shares, says RW Baird
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April 4, 2014
18:47 EDTTSLATesla to get fewer eco credits from California, Bloomberg says
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16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; April 4, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 89c to 41.88. Option volume leaders: AAPL C P NFLX LNG BAC INTC TSLA TWTR according to Track Data.
12:14 EDTTSLATesla breaks nascent uptrend, levels to watch
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11:16 EDTDLLROptions with decreasing implied volatility: MNKD GALT CYTK DLLR APOL
10:42 EDTDLLRHigh option volume stocks: FENG GNK JRJC DLLR SPN
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09:36 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL TSLA MU GNK AMZN FB GILD MA NFLX
April 3, 2014
16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; April 3, 2014
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11:24 EDTDLLROptions with decreasing implied volatility: MNKD GALT CYTK DLLR
11:05 EDTDLLRThoratec High option volume stocks: DLLR REN MTL EMES THOR
09:37 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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08:45 EDTDLLRDFC Global risk/reward unfavorable due to deal risk, says FBR Capital
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07:47 EDTTSLATesla suing NJ over being 'unfairly targeted' by new rules, AP says
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