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July 31, 2014
18:58 EDTGPRO, ARRS, MHK, TSLA, SPWR, WWWW, DATA, OUTR, CTRL, SRPT, IMPV, EXPE, LNKD, PCLNOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Imperva (IMPV), up 13.4% after reporting quarterly results... LinkedIn (LNKD), up 7.7% after reporting better than expected second quarter results and guidance for third quarter and fiscal 2014... Expedia (EXPE), up 2.1% after reporting second quarter results above analyst estimates and raising its quarterly dividend... Priceline (PCLN), up marginally following Expedia's second quarter results...Tableau Software (DATA), up 1.5%... Mohawk (MHK), up 3%. ALSO HIGHER: Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), up 3.4% after the FDA said that it will explore quick approval of DMD drugs. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Web.com (WWWW), down 16.8% after reporting second quarter results and acquiring UK online directory company Scoot... ARRIS Group (ARRS), down 8.6%... Control4 (CTRL), down 11.1%... SunPower (SPWR), down 5%... GoPro (GPRO), down 11.2%... Outerwall (OUTR), down 2%... Tesla (TSLA), down marginally after reporting second quarter results and announcing that it broke ground on a possible Gigafactory location in Reno, Nevada.
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January 21, 2015
06:59 EDTSRPTSarepta downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush
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January 20, 2015
18:45 EDTTSLASpaceX raises $1B, Google, Fidelity to own slightly under 10%, Bloomberg says
Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has sold an approximately 10% stake to Google (GOOG) and Fidelity for $1B, Bloomberg reports. Reference Link
16:34 EDTTSLASpacex has raised $1B, Google and Fidelity to own slightly under 10%
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16:23 EDTOUTROn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks began the session in positive territory, but the major averages were unable to hold their early gains. Lackluster earnings reports, the falling price of oil, and lowered global growth expectations appeared to be too much to overcome after a three day holiday weekend. The Dow led the way lower and had losses of more than 100 points before reversing and slowly paring its losses. Late in the day the averages made it back to positive ground, as investors await the next round of earnings due out after the close. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the NAHB homebuilder sentiment index fell to 57 in January, missing expectations for it to hold steady at 58. In China, Q4 GDP growth of 7.3% came in slightly better than expected, though that puts the nation's 2014 GDP growth at 7.4%, which was the lowest reported in 24 years. Of note, the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global growth in 2015 to 3.5% and in 2016 to 3.7%, which were both revised down by 0.3% relative to the organization's October 2014 outlook. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) led all decliners on the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a drop of $2.75, or 2.64%, to $101.29 after its Q4 earnings were nearly in-line and its FY15 outlook failed to spur buying of the stock... Morgan Stanley (MS) declined 14c, or 0.4%, to $34.75 after the firm became the latest in the financial space to report headline earnings that missed expectations. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Smith & Wesson (SWHC), which rose $1.65, or 16.47%, to $11.67 after the gunmaker increased its financial guidance and said it has seen recent, positive trends in the primary indicators it uses to assess its business and the consumer firearm market. Also higher was Orbitz Worldwide (OWW), which jumped 79c, or 8.62%, to $9.95 after Bloomberg reported that the online travel agency is working with an adviser to contact potential buyers and has drawn interest from private-equity funds and "other Internet companies." Among the noteworthy losers was FXCM (FXCM), which plunged $11.03, or 87.33%, to $1.60 after the stock reopened following the company struck a $300M rescue agreement with Leucadia (LUK) and gave further details on that deal over the weekend. Also lower were shares of Redbox owner Outerwall (OUTR), which fell $15.72, or 20.21%, to $62.05 after the company announced that its CEO had stepped down. INDEXES: The Dow rose 3.66, or 0.02%, to 17,515.23, the Nasdaq gained 20.46, or 0.44%, to 4,654.85, and the S&P 500 advanced 3.13, or 0.15%, to 2,022.55.
14:09 EDTEXPE, PCLNOrbitz jumps after Bloomberg says company may be exploring sale
Shares of online travel agency Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) are jumping after Bloomberg reported that the company is exploring the possibility of selling itself. In a note to investors on January 7, research firm FBR Capital wrote that the company could be acquired for over $10 per share, WHAT'S NEW: Orbitz is exploring a potential sale and private equity firms have expressed interest in acquiring the online travel agency, Bloomberg reported today. ANALYST VIEW: On January 7, research firm FBR Capital estimated that Orbitz could be acquired for $10.27 per share. The firm noted that a trade publication, Tnooz.com, had reported that Orbitz could be considering selling itself. Expedia (EXPE) and Priceline (PCLN) could each pay a premium of 30%-plus for Orbitz and still see their profits rise from the acquisition, FBR added. It kept a $9 price target and Outperform rating on Orbitz. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Orbitz climbed 69c, or 7.5%, to $9.85.
13:51 EDTEXPE, PCLNOrbitz draws private equity interest as sale explored, Bloomberg says
Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) is working with an adviser to contact potential buyers and has drawn interest from private-equity funds and "other Internet companies," according to Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Shares of Orbitz are up over 10% after the report, while several other names in the online travel space, such as Priceline (PCLN), Expedia (EXPE), and TripAdvisor (TRIP) are also moving. Reference Link
13:43 EDTEXPE, PCLNExpedia, TripAdvisor tick higher after report on Orbitz sale exploration
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12:42 EDTOUTROuterwall moves off low of the day, levels to watch
The stock is making a modest move higher off the earlier low of the day at $64.30, which is now intraday support. Resistance above is at $65.75.
12:34 EDTOUTRRedbox owner Outerwall sinks after CEO steps down
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11:03 EDTOUTROuterwall initial outlook for FY15 conservative, says Piper Jaffray
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11:00 EDTGPROGoPro slides further, levels to watch
The stock has been in a persistent downtrend since the start of the year. Today the shares are getting closer to a test of support from late summer of last year. At the current price of $46.50, next support is at $44.85 and then at $43.10. Resistance is at $48.23.
10:21 EDTTSLATesla slips, levels to watch
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08:41 EDTOUTROuterwall sees FY15 core adjusted EBITDA in-line with FY14
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08:36 EDTOUTROuterwall sees FY14 free cash flow $235M-$240M
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08:36 EDTOUTROuterwall narrows Q4 core EPS view to $2.40-$2.52, consensus $2.06
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08:32 EDTOUTROuterwall CEO Di Valerio steps down, Denzel appointed interim CEO
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08:31 EDTOUTROuterwall CEO Di Valerio steps down, Denzel appointed interim CEO
January 19, 2015
17:57 EDTTSLAGoogle near $1B investment in SpaceX, WSJ reports
Google is near an agreement to invest $1B in Elon Musk's SpaceX, Wall Street Journal reports, citing a person familiar with the matter. The investment would value SpaceX at more than $10B, the Journal adds. The Information earlier today reported Google was near an investment in SpaceX, but did not specify the amount. Reference Link
12:29 EDTTSLAGoogle near investment in Musk's SpaceX, The Information reports
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January 18, 2015
17:12 EDTGPROGoPro shares could drop further, Barron's says
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