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July 11, 2014
11:31 EDTINO, SD, CREE, GNC, OREX, WTW, INVN, UBNT, AEGR, SANOptions with increasing implied volatility
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News For INO;AEGR;UBNT;INVN;WTW;OREX;GNC;CREE;SD;SAN From The Last 14 Days
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October 21, 2014
06:10 EDTINOInovio, MedImmune, UPENN awarded $12.2M collaborative study by DARPA
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO) announced the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has awarded $12.2M for a collaborative study that will be conducted by scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Inovio Pharmaceuticals; and MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca (AZN). The group will develop DNA-based monoclonal antibodies, or mAbs, for infectious disease treatment. DARPA is an agency of the US Department of Defense that creates and supports novel technologies important for national security. Together, the three organizations will develop and assess the DNA mAbs in preclinical studies using technology developed by Penn and licensed by Inovio. The collaboration will focus on three disease areas influenza virus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.
October 20, 2014
14:46 EDTGNCVitamin Shoppe may hire adviser amid pressure for deal, Reuters says
Vitamin Shoppe (VSI), which has been urged by activist shareholders to consider a sale, is speaking to banks and may hire a financial adviser, according to Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Note that Reuters previously reported on September 18 that some large Vitamin Shoppe holders have urged the company to consider a sale to rival GNC Holdings (GNC) or to a private equity buyer. That same day, The Financial Times reported that GNC was considering a possible sale after receiving attention from private equity suitors. Following this latest report from Reuters, shares of Vitamin Shoppe are up 6.7% to $45.23 in afternoon trading, while GNC shares are up over 3% to $38.88. Reference Link
08:08 EDTOREXOrexigen and Takeda announce availability of Contrave tablets for patients
Takeda Pharmaceutical, its wholly-owned subsidiary Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. and Orexigen Therapeutics jointly announced that Contrave extended-release tablets are now available to patients by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S.. Contrave is approved by the FDA as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults with an initial body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or greater, or 27 kg/m2 or greater in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbid condition.
07:24 EDTAEGRAegerion price target lowered to $46 from $66 at Leerink
Leerink lowered its price target for Aegerion shares to $46 after its survey of 40 U.S. cardiologists implied a more bearish outlook for Juxtapid once PCSK9s emerge. The firm, however, believes new patient adds are well outpacing Juxtapid discontinuations in the near term. It keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
05:54 EDTSDStocks with implied volatility movement; HLD SD
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Herbalife (HLF) 109, SandRidge Energy (SD) 97 according to iVolatility.
October 17, 2014
06:28 EDTCREEIHS: LED smart bulb shipments to surpass 11M units in 2018, DigiTimes says
LED smart bulb shipments is expected to reach more than 11M units in 2018, reports DigiTimes, citing the IHS. Approximately 880,000 connected LED smart bulbs were shipped globally in 2013. Reference Link
05:51 EDTSD, SANStocks with implied volatility movement; SD SAN
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October 16, 2014
13:39 EDTCREECree October weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Cree October weekly call option implied volatility is at 77, November is at 56, December is at 45, January is at 47, March is at 45, compared to its 26-week average of 40 according to Track Data, suggesting larger movement into the expected release of Q1 results after the market close on October 21.
06:50 EDTSANEuropean regulator rejects bonus loophole, NY Times says
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06:24 EDTCREELED lighting demand expected to be weak in Q4, DigiTimes reports
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October 15, 2014
11:27 EDTINOOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:36 EDTSDSandRidge Energy downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
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09:03 EDTUBNTUbiquiti Networks announces distribution agreement with ECS
Ubiquiti Networks announced a distribution agreement with ECS, a major technology distributor with over 24,500 active channel partners in China, Malaysia and the Philippines. The agreement represents a strategic move for Ubiquiti's expansion into Asian markets to bring its industry-defining broadband and enterprise solutions to customers by leveraging one of the strongest distributor networks in the region. By expanding their offerings to include Ubiquiti's leading edge platforms, ECS is providing its customers with a compelling choice for fixed-wireless broadband and enterprise technology.
08:35 EDTOREXOrexigen earned $60M milestone payment from Takeda Pharmaceutical
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06:26 EDTCREESeptember 7W LED bulb prices grow sequentially in China, DigiTimes reports
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06:04 EDTSDStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; PWE SD
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October 14, 2014
16:13 EDTAEGRPoint72 Asset Management reports 5.2% passive stake in Aegerion
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06:25 EDTCREEReplacement of conventional lighting with LEDs picks up pace, DigiTimes says
The replacement of conventional lighting with LED has picked up pace in the United States and Europe as power utilities offer subsidies for LED lighting products and the EU lowers the RoHS Directive maximum mercury content, reports DigiTimes. According to industry sources in Taiwan, the average retail price for an Energy Star-certified LED light bulb in place of a 40W incandescent bulb in the US market is $3.99 and that for a 60W-equivalent LED light bulb stands at $5-$6. Reference Link
05:58 EDTSDStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; HTZ SD
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October 13, 2014
09:06 EDTINVNInvenSense recent pullback a buying opportunity, says Northland
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