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News For JCP;BBY;AMZN;NILE;SHLD;ADBE;TGT;IBM;WMT From The Last 14 Days
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March 17, 2015
15:18 EDTADBENotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Oracle (ORCL), consensus 68c... Adobe (ADBE), consensus 39c.
14:55 EDTAMZNVMware to face more competitive process for DOD contract, says Stifel
After government websites indicated that Citrix (CTXS), Amazon (AMZN) and others succeeded in getting the DoD to reconsider its awarding of a $1.6B, five-year contract to VMware (VMW), Stifel said it doesn't think VMware has necessarily lost the opportunity, but that the company will now likely face a more competitive bidding process to win the deal. The firm view this example as supporting its concerns that VMware's steps to become a more strategic vendor have the potential to be as much of a threat as an opportunity and Stifel maintains its Hold rating on the stock.
14:43 EDTAMZNVMware award from DISA canceled after protest, siliconANGLE reports
On March 12, the Defense Information Security Agency, or DISA, reversed a decision to award VMware (VMW) with a $1.6B contract following protests by Amazon Web Services (AMZN), Citrix Systems (CTXS), and others, reported siliconANGLE. A government posting noted that "Amendment 0002 is issued to cancel the request for proposal to further analyze the government's needs." Reference Link
14:21 EDTADBEAdobe technical comments ahead of results
The shares are trading close to the lifetime high at $80.30 ahead of earnings. On strong bullish news, a breakout above that life high would be highly probable, opening up a run to the $85 to $90 area. If the news is bearish, contrary to current expectations, the first significant test of support isn't until the 50-day moving average at $74.55. A breakdown below the 50-day would be bearish, breaking the longer-term uptrend. Next support below would be at $72.24 and then at the $70 area. The $70 level has previously been an important area of resistance and more recently support.
13:53 EDTADBEAdobe March 80 straddle priced for 5.2% movement into Q1
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11:23 EDTAMZNApple willing to share TV data to attract programming partners, NY Post reports
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10:59 EDTBBYBest Buy calls active on activist investor speculation
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10:54 EDTBBYRumor: Best Buy moves up on activist investor speculation
Shares of Best Buy are moving higher amid speculation Carl Icahn may have acquired a stake in the company.
09:07 EDTAMZNDISH's Sling TV launches on Xbox One
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09:05 EDTBBY, AMZN, TGTMicrosoft Band now available at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Re/code reports
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07:42 EDTAMZNBoeing may produce satellite for tech giants, Reuters says
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07:12 EDTIBMDeutsche Messe to hold a conference
CeBIT 2015 is being held in Hannover, Germany on March 15-20.
07:01 EDTADBEAdobe March volatility increases into Q1 and outlook
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06:57 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney CMO leaves company, effective immediately, AdAge reports
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March 16, 2015
16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; March 16, 2015
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12:56 EDTIBMIBM protest of Army contract an incremental negative for CACI, says Maxim
According to a Washington Technology article, IBM (IBM) successfully protested a $158M Army-payroll contract awarded to CACI (CACI). Maxim expects the contract to be re-evaluated and for CACI to still prevail and win, but the revenue ramp will take longer than previously anticipated. The firm rates CACI a Buy with a $101 price target.
12:54 EDTIBMContract awarded to CACI protested by IBM, Washington Technology reports
A $158M Army payroll and personnel contract that was awarded to CACI (CACI) has been successfully protested by IBM (IBM) and the contract has been dismissed, Washington Technology reports. Reference Link
10:44 EDTAMZNNetflix retreats after cut to sell on competition, cost concerns
The shares of Netflix (NFLX) are falling after research firm Evercore ISI downgraded the stock to Sell from Hold. Increased competition will force the company to increase its investments and the return from those investments is uncertain, the firm contends. WHAT'S NEW: In the U.S., technological advancements are enabling content providers to sell their programming to a wider range of Internet video distributors, Evercore ISI analyst Ken Sena wrote in a note to investors earlier today. Moreover, content providers themselves are now able to stream more of their programming online and obtain higher profits from doing so, Sena reported. The analyst noted that Apple (AAPL) recently obtained a three month exclusive deal to stream content form Time Warner's (TWX) HBO Now, while Yahoo (YHOO), Amazon (AMZN), and Hulu (DIS, CMCSA, NWSA) are all reportedly interested in obtaining streaming rights to "Seinfeld." Netflix's international expansion will not be sufficient to offset the increased competition, especially because foreign viewers are likely to watch less TV and be less interested in paying for TV content, the analyst believes. Furthermore, Netflix will face more competition from other Internet TV services overseas than in the U.S., according to Sena, who cut his 2015 consolidated operating income estimate for the company by 26% to $381M from $517M previously. In addition to cutting his rating, Sena lowered his price target on the shares to $380 from $450. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Netflix sank $16, or 3.7%, to $422.
06:16 EDTWMTWal-Mart to sell Tide rival Persil in stores, WSJ reports
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March 15, 2015
16:14 EDTIBMBlackBerry collaborates with IBM, Samsung on SecuTABLET
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