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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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August 28, 2014
09:37 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL TWTR FB TSLA C DRYS NFLX YHOO PAY AMZN
August 27, 2014
10:02 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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09:09 EDTKWKQuicksilver Resources updates West Texas operations
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07:16 EDTTSLATesla's warranty modestly lowers gross margins, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest said Tesla's drivetrain warranty modestly lowers gross margins, but strengthens share gain potential. As a result of the the warranty reserve change, the firm lowered 2014 EPS to $1.17 from $1.30, 2015 to $3.08 from $3.18, and 2016 to $7.80 from $7.99. The analyst continues to recommends shares given solid execution, new product optimism, and new projects such as the Gigafactory and Model III. Shares are Outperform rated with a $316 price target.
August 26, 2014
16:02 EDTTSLAOptions Update; August 26, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 27c to 27.69. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN GILD JNS NFLX according to Track Data.
09:35 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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07:45 EDTTSLAChina mulls providing $16B to build more EV charging facilities, Bloomberg says
China is contemplating whether or not to provide $16B in government funding to construct charging establishments and boost demand for electric automobiles, according to Bloomberg, citing two people familiar with the matter. The sources said that the policy will be revealed shortly. Kandi Technologies (KNDI) develops electric cars in China, while Tesla (TSLA) is selling its electric vehicles there. Reference Link
August 25, 2014
16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; August 25, 2014
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August 24, 2014
21:53 EDTUNHNational Association of Chain Drug Stores to hold an expo
2014 NACDS Total Store Expo to be held in Boston on August 23-25.
August 22, 2014
11:17 EDTTSLAOptions Update; August 22, 2014
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09:36 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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August 21, 2014
10:34 EDTTSLAOptions Update; August 21, 2014
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10:14 EDTTSLAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AllianceBernstein (AB) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Federated Investors (FII) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCCI) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... MDC Partners (MDCA) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... MeetMe (MEET) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... PNM Resources (PNM) initiated with a Hold at KeyBanc... Perficient (PRFT) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Summit Hotel Properties (INN) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Tesla (TSLA) initiated with an Outperform at CLSA... Tyler Technologies (TYL) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... US Ecology (ECOL) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Vertex Energy (VTNR) initiated with a Buy at Stifel.
09:37 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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05:52 EDTWLTStocks with implied volatility movement; NOK WLT
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Nokia (NOK) 30, Walter Energy (WLT) 62 according to iVolatility.
August 20, 2014
16:15 EDTTSLA, TSLATesla initiated with an Outperform at CLSA
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09:36 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL FOLD TSLA TWTR WHX FB TM NFLX X EOG
August 19, 2014
16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; August 19, 2014eBay
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 28c to 27.52. Option volume leaders: AAPL C HD PBR GILD AA NFLX TWTR TSLA EBAY according to Track Data.
11:18 EDTTSLAStocks with call strike movement; AEO TSLA
American Eagle (AEO) February 14 call option implied volatility decreased 2% to 39, Tesla (TSLA) December 285 call option implied volatility decreased 3% to 39 according to IVolatility.
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