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January 23, 2013
16:30 EDTAGN, CREE, STRI, MAPP, HLF, MCP, COH, GOOG, FSLR, IBM On The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher following better than expected earnings from tech giants IBM (IBM) and Google (GOOG). Near midday, the House voted to extend the debt limit until May 19, as expected, and the markets did not react to the news. Eyes on the Street are focused on this evening's report from Nasdaq's largest component, Apple (AAPL)... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the light economic calendar included the Home Price Index, which showed prices rose 0.6% in November, versus expectations for an increase of 0.7%. Also of note, the International Monetary Fund lowered its outlook for 2013 global output growth to 3.5% from 3.6%... COMPANY NEWS: IBM shares gained $8.64, or 4.41%, to $204.72 after its earnings report and guidance exceeded expectations. Google similarly reported earnings that beat consensus. A number of firms increased their price targets on shares, including Jefferies taking their target up to $875. Google advanced $38.63, or 5.5%, to $741.50 following its earnings report... Herbalife (HLF) was again in the news as Greenlight Capital's quarterly letter to investors made the rounds this afternoon. There was some speculation that the letter contained a veiled reference to a short position in Herbalife, however, The Wall Street Journal reported that Greenlight's David Einhorn told investors he does not currently have any bet on the stock. However, Einhorn admitted to profiting from a short position in Herbalife held in 2012 that has since been closed. Shares of Herbalife were down $1.13, or 2.56%, to $43.01 on the day... Among notable companies moving after reporting earnings were Cree (CREE), up $7.38, or 22.05%, to $40.85 after beating expectations, and Coach (COH), down $9.93, or 16.36%, to $50.75 after its earnings fell short of expectations and its Q4 SSS fell 2%... MAJOR MOVERS: Among notable gainers was MAP Pharmaceuticals (MAPP), which rose $9.13, or 58.6%, to $24.71 after it was announced last night that the company had agreed to be acquired by Allergan (AGN) for $25 per share. Allergan shares fell $1.10, or 1.04%, to $104.65 following the announcement. Among notable losers was Molycorp (MCP), which fell 95c, or 10.76%, to $7.88 after disclosing that the company sees Q4 and 1H13 production below expectations and shares were downgraded at Dahlman Rose. Also lower were shares of STR Holdings (STRI), down 79c, or 25.48%, to $2.31 after announcing last night that it expects to lose First Solar (FSLR) as a customer and shares were downgraded to Hold at Craig-Hallum... INDICES: The Dow was up 66.96, or 0.49%, to 13,779.17; the Nasdaq was up 10.49, or 0.33%, to 3,153.67; and the S&P 500 was up 2.22, or 0.15%, to 1,494.78.
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16:37 EDTGOOGAppaloosa gives quarterly update on stakes, takes stake in Apple
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16:16 EDTGOOGStocks end week higher after China rattles market with currency moves
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15:33 EDTAGNEndo confirms court ruling upholding OPANA ER intellectual property
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14:15 EDTAGNEndo successful in blocking Opana generic until 2023, Bloomberg reports
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13:03 EDTIBMOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes, discloses stake in Google
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12:29 EDTGOOGComcast to launch online video platform called Watachable, Business Insider says
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09:08 EDTGOOGEtsy can keep secrets on Irish unit due to register change, Bloomberg reports
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07:37 EDTAGNJANA reports new stakes in Allergan, TWC, sells Applied Materials
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06:00 EDTGOOGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; BIIB GOOG
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August 13, 2015
14:04 EDTGOOGDell, Google launch premium professional Chromebook
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10:50 EDTCREECree downside limited at Summit Research
Summit Research believes downside in CREE is limited and the worst may be over. The firm rates shares a Hold with a $25 price target.
10:46 EDTGOOGGoogle given until August 31 to respond to EU antitrust charges, Reuters reports
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10:26 EDTCREEOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:31 EDTIBMIBM achieves FedRAMP mobile authorization
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08:33 EDTSTRISTR Holdings reports Q2 EPS (18c), one estimate (12c)
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06:21 EDTGOOGGoogle startup Niantic Labs to become an independent comapny
Niantic Labs, a startup within Google that has launched an augmented reality game called Ingress as well as a location discovery app called Field Trip, is becoming an independent company, it announced on Google Plus. The company says, "We'll be taking our unique blend of exploration and fun to even bigger audiences with some amazing new partners joining Google as collaborators and backers. Niantic will be building on the success of +Ingress, which has been downloaded more than 12M times, has attracted more than 250,000 people to live events around the world, and has inspired users to collectively walk the distance from the earth to the sun while playing, exploring and discovering." Reference Link
06:02 EDTGOOGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; BIIB GOOG
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