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April 1, 2013
16:35 EDTDLLR, TSLA, UNH, KWK, AET, HUM, WLT, AM, WLPOn 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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February 23, 2015
15:02 EDTTSLATesla Motors February weekly volatility flat on wide intra-day movement
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12:21 EDTAET, UNH, HUMOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:10 EDTAET, UNH, HUMHealth insurers rise after CMS releases preliminary Medicare Advantage rates
The shares of a number of health insurers are rising after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, issued preliminary 2016 Medicare Advantage rates. According to Credit Suisse, the rates were favorable for health insurers. WHAT'S NEW: On Friday after the market closed, CMS issued a proposal for 2016 Medicare Advantage rates. The rates are preliminary and could change when CMS announces the final 2016 rates on April 6 of this year, the agency noted. In a note to investors earlier today, Credit Suisse analyst Ralph Giacobbe estimated that, under CMS' initial proposal, insurers would see rate changes of between -1% and +1%, depending on the risk that each insurer faces. The preliminary rates were "favorable" for insurers, since the rates were "in-line if not slightly better" than investors had expected, the firm stated. Moreover, CMS decided not to restrict at-home health risk assessments, as had been feared, and agreed to reduce the weighting of certain risk factors that had hurt previously certain plans with a higher proportion of low-income beneficiaries, acceding to a request by insurers. Insurers with the highest exposure to Medicare Advantage include Humana (HUM), UnitedHealth (UNH), and WellCare (WCG), the analyst stated. WHAT'S NOTABLE: After analyzing CMS' proposal, health insurer Aetna (AET) estimated that the proposal would cause government funding for its Medicare Advantage business to decline by about 1% in 2016. Aetna added that it is continuing to evaluate the changes outlined in the Advance Notice and their impact on the company and its Medicare Advantage members. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other publicly traded health insurance companies include Anthem (ANTM), AMERIGROUP (AGP), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Healthspring (HS), and Molina Healthcare (MOH). PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Humana climbed 5.3% to $164.43, UnitedHealth rose 2.6% to $115.56, WellCare gained 6.3% to $90, Aetna advanced 2% to $99.91, and Centene added 3.4% to $61.93.
10:55 EDTTSLAStocks with call strike movement; TSLA DAL
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09:39 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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09:33 EDTHUMHumana 'evaluating all operational avenues' after CMS notice
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09:03 EDTAETAetna sees preliminary CMS rates to lower funding for MA business 1% in 2016
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08:56 EDTTSLATesla long-term focus likely to 'lose luster' with investors, says BofA/Merrill
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08:05 EDTHUM, UNH, AETCMS releases preliminary Medicare Advantage rates for 2016
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February 20, 2015
16:03 EDTTSLAOptions Update; February 20, 2015
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09:38 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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08:41 EDTUNH, AETInsurers should be bought on weakness related to MA rates, says BMO Capital
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06:41 EDTTSLAApple pushing for 2020 production of its electric car, Bloomberg says
Apple (AAPL) is pushing to begin production of its electric vehicle as soon as 2020, reports Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Bloomberg notes that the move could put Apple into direct competition with Tesla (TSLA) and General Motors (GM), both of which are targeting a 2017 release for next-generation electric vehicles. Apple may still cancel the project if it becomes unhappy with progress, the sources said, though its vehicle team is already 200-people strong. Reference Link
February 19, 2015
10:42 EDTHUMHumana discloses DoJ Civil Division request for information
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09:44 EDTTSLATesla shares can hit new highs by year end, says Morgan Stanley
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09:35 EDTTSLAOption volume leaders
Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR MCD WMT PBR SPWR WFM GILD FB SCTY according to Track Data.
February 18, 2015
16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; February 18, 2015
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12:00 EDTTSLATesla executive says U.S. demand surged due to P85D, Bidness reports
Mateo Jaramillo, Tesla Director of Powertrain Business Development, said that Model S wait times in the U.S. have grown to about a month and half to two months due to a "genuine surge" in orders for the upgraded and faster P85D model, reported Bidness Etc. Reference Link
09:37 EDTTSLAOption volume leaders on open
Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR CELG APO NFLX AXP APA LNKD C GILD according to Track Data.
06:56 EDTHUM, UNH, AET, WLPObamacare enrollment exceeded goal, Politico reports
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