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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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December 9, 2014
07:37 EDTTSLAUBS to hold a conference
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07:35 EDTTSLATesla Motors volatility flat as shares trend lower
Tesla Motors December weekly call option implied volatility is at 48, December is at 42, January is at 39; compared to its 26-week average of 46 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement.
December 8, 2014
16:00 EDTTSLAOptions Update; December 8, 2014
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13:21 EDTTSLATesla has an active bearish pattern, levels to watch
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11:22 EDTTSLATesla estimated to sell 1,200 Model S in U.S. in November, InsideEVs says
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09:22 EDTTSLATesla weakness a buying opportunity, says RW Baird
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06:15 EDTWLTWalter Energy implied volatility of 188 at upper end of index mean range
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December 5, 2014
13:31 EDTTSLATesla has a potential bearish pattern near the trigger point
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12:10 EDTTSLAVolkswagen buys stake in battery startup, Bloomberg reports
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11:23 EDTTSLAOption volume leaders
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09:41 EDTHUMHumana price target raised to $175 from $160 at Leerink
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09:36 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading
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08:01 EDTHUMWeight Watchers enters healthcare partnership with Humana
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06:58 EDTHUMHumana price target raised to $160 from $145 at Cantor
Cantor increased its price target on Humana as the firm expects Medicare and Medicaid enrollment to remain strong in 2014-15. The firm thinks the company is well-positioned to benefit from this trend, and it keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
06:26 EDTWLTWalter Energy implied volatility of 184 at upper end of index mean range
06:21 EDTAETAetna to host investor meeting
Investor meeting to be held on December 11 at 8:30 am. Webcast Link
December 4, 2014
16:00 EDTWLT, TSLAOptions Update; December 4, 2014
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10:08 EDTAMOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:24 EDTAMAntero Midstream initiated with an Outperform at Howard Weil
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06:06 EDTWLTWalter Energy implied volatility of 166 at upper end of index mean range
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