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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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July 17, 2014
06:18 EDTUNHUnitedHealth raises low end of FY14 EPS to $5.50-$5.60 from $5.40-$5.60
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06:18 EDTUNHUnitedHealth reports Q2 EPS $1.42, consensus $1.26
Reports Q2 revenue $32.57B, consensus $32B
July 16, 2014
16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; July 16, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 70c to 27.25. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB GOOG AMZN TWTR TSLA C HPQ TWX INTC AMZN according to Track Data.
15:27 EDTUNHNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:32 EDTUNHUnitedHealth July 84 straddle priced for 2.8% move into Q2
13:08 EDTTSLATesla eyes California as possible battery factory site, WSJ says
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09:37 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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06:44 EDTTSLATesla requests Beijing hackers to find Model S weaknesses, Bloomberg says
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06:40 EDTTSLATesla reveal plans for Tesla Model III, Auto Express reports
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06:19 EDTTSLAFord, GM, Chrysler not interested in Tesla patents, Detroit News says
Ford (F), General Motors (GM), and Chrysler (FIATY) either have little interest in Tesla's (TSLA) EV patents or the companies are not sharing their plans, reports the Detroit News. Reference Link
July 15, 2014
16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; July 15, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 53c to 28.02. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB GOOG AMZN ABX DIS NFLX TWTR TSLA according to Track Data.
12:39 EDTTSLATesla Motors August volatility flat on wide intra-day price movement
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09:38 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL FB JPM TSLA
July 14, 2014
16:15 EDTHUMHumana, Tenet sign new multi-year national agreement
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16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; July 14, 2014
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11:49 EDTTSLAStocks with call strike movement; TSLA PBR
Tesla (TSLA) January 270 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 44, Petrobras (PBR) November 18 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 44 according to IVolatility.
11:27 EDTTSLAChina to require nearly third of state cars be electric, Bloomberg reports
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09:36 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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09:23 EDTWLPWellPoint Q2 EPS likely to beat consensus by 55c, says Sterne Agee
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07:22 EDTWLP, HUMHealthcare Education Associates to hold a conference
4th Annual RISE California Summit to be held in San Diego on July 13-15.
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