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November 30, 2012
07:28 EDTAAPL, INTCIntel may become Apple foundry partner , says RBC Capital
Following press reports stating that Apple (AAPL) is looking to work with foundries not owned by Samsung, RBC Capital believes that Intel (INTC) is in contention to become a foundry partner for Apple. The firm believes that total foundry revenue from Apple in 2013 will be about $2B, and it maintains a Sector Perform rating on Intel.
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12:05 EDTAAPLSources say Apple not happy with watch battery life, Re/code says
Apple is not pleased with the battery life of its new Apple Watch, according to Re/code, citing sources. In reference to the device's current battery life, one source said, "It’s about a day right now." The source adding that the tech giant is in the middle of developing various improvement modifications prior to the watch's FY15 reveal. Reference Link
11:59 EDTAAPLeBay downgraded, continues slide after Apple Pay announced
Shares of e-commerce company eBay (EBAY) are falling for a second straight day after Apple (AAPL) announced its new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, at its event yesterday. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Apple unveiled and confirmed its widely anticipated mobile payment system, dubbed Apple Pay, at its event yesterday. The service, which works with both of Apple's latest iPhone 6s and its Apple Watch, could come in direct competition with eBay's PayPal. Apple is collaborating with American Express (AXP), MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V) on the platform, as well as banks including Bank of America (BAC), Capital One Bank (COF), Chase (JPM), Citi (C) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Some retailers that will support Apple Pay include Bloomingdale's, Disney (DIS), Macy’s (M), McDonald’s (MCD), Panera (PNRA), Staples (SPLS), Subway, Walgreens (WAG) and Whole Foods Market (WFM). ANALYST REACTION: Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster downgraded eBay to Neutral from Overweight following the details regarding Apple Pay. He believes that Apple's new payment system is likely to disturb the mobile payments market and is certain that the "unknown competitive threat" of Apple Pay will further burden eBay's multiple throughout the next six months. Munster said that he expected Apple to announce an initiative like this, so news of Apple Pay does not surprise him. He noted, however, that he did not expect Visa, MasterCard and American Express to collaborate with the platform along with partners such as Macy's and McDonald's. Munster anticipates investors in the near term to be more "conservative" in regards to the PayPal multiple. The analyst lowered his price target for eBay to $55 from $63. Pacific Crest analyst Josh Beck feels that Apple Pay could negatively impact sentiment towards eBay's longer-term opportunity. The tech giant is gaining more traction in the e-commerce space than Beck had initially thought, which could ultimately mean an increased rivalry with eBay's PayPal. The analyst keeps a Sector Perform rating on eBay. Bernstein analyst Carlos Kirjner said that eBay's weakness on Apple's latest news is a buying opportunity for investors. He said that the tech giant's new payment platform is targeting offline payments, noting that offline payments are not imbedded in analyst's estimates for eBay's PayPal. He said that it would take at least a few years for Apple Pay to reach a 12% market share of online payments. He does not see this news as an obstacle for PayPal and Kirjner keeps a $62 price target and Outperform rating on eBay. PRICE ACTION: Near noon, eBay fell $1.64, or 3%, to $51.09, while Apple rose $1.64, or 1.7% to $99.63.
11:37 EDTAAPLGarmin bounces back, Fossil continues slide after Apple Watch unveiled
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11:22 EDTAAPLOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:19 EDTAAPLOn Track, USA Technologies rise after Apple Pay seen as positive
Shares of On Track Innovations (OTIV) and USA Technologies (USAT) are moving higher after research firm Northland Capital predicted that both companies would benefit from the launch of Apple's (AAPL) mobile payment system which is based on NFC technology. On Track Innovations sells contactless/NFC readers, while USA Technologies provides products that facilitate electronic payment transactions. WHAT'S NEW: In a note to investors today, Northland Capital analyst Michael Latimore wrote that his discussions with vending operators indicate that Apple Pay will likely provide a major impetus to upgrade payment terminals, benefiting On Track Innovations and USA Technologies. On Track Innovations has gained share in the contactless/NFC reader market and now sells these readers to most of the vending operators in the U.S., Latimore stated. Accelerated adoption of contactless/NFC technology will help increase the number of contactless/NFC readers that are sold, the analyst believes. Meanwhile, US Technologies' cloud services revenue could accelerate as more vending operators deploy NFC readers, Latimore added. The analyst kept Outperform ratings on both stocks. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, On Track Innovations soared 42% to $4.70, while USA Technologies advanced 7% to $2.20. VeriFone (PAY), which sells point of sale electronic payment devices, gained 4% to $36.
10:00 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:38 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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09:26 EDTAAPLOn Track and USA Technologies to benefit from Apple Pay, says Northland
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09:22 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Twitter (TWTR), up 2.8% after upgraded at UBS... SunEdison (SUNE), up 2.7% after Google (GOOG) to provide $145M investment in the company's Regulus solar plant... Camtek (CAMT), up 15% after receiving new orders of $3.0M from large OSAT... Doral Financial (DRL), up 12.5% after announcing sale of approximately $430M in assets... Imperva (IMPV), up 1.5% after upgraded at Oppenheimer... Mandalay Digital (MNDL), up 13.7% after updating its guidance. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Land's End (LE), up 8.7%... Palo Alto (PANW), up 4.4%. LOWER: eBay (eBAY), down 2.6% after downgraded at Piper Jaffray following yesterday's launch of Apple Pay (AAPL)... Mobileye (MBLY), down 2.5% after downgraded at Deutsche Bank... Krispy Kreme (KKD), down 2% after Q2 earnings report... GT Advanced (GTAT), down 7% after downgraded at Goldman and Piper Jaffray... Boyd Gaming (BYD), down 3.3% after downgraded at Morgan Stanley... Urban Outfitters (URBN), down 2% after reporting Q3 SSS were so far in the low single-digits negative... Armada Hoffler (AHH), down 6% after filing to sell 5M shares of common stock... AvalonBay (AVB), down 1.8% after to sell 4.5M shares in a forward sales agreement with Goldman... AngloGold (AU), down 12% after announcing plans to restructure its international mining under a new company and saying equity capital raising being contemplated.
09:19 EDTAAPLApple product launches not pivotal, says JMP Securities
JMP Securities believes that Apple's iPhone 6 launch event was solid but not pivotal, as it had several shortcomings, including the Apple Watch missing the holiday season, no surprises on the Apple TV front, and no blowout hardware features beyond the iPhone. The firm thinks the company is executing "reasonably well," and keeps a $135 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
08:58 EDTAAPLApple iWatch likely to use Universal Display, says Goldman
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08:57 EDTAAPLApple September weekly volatility elevated after product launch event
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08:55 EDTAAPLFossil risk increased by Apple Watch, says Sterne Agee
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08:48 EDTAAPLGarmin unlikely to be derailed by Apple Watch, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer does not view Apple Watch as "a category killer" in the running or fitness band markets. The firm says that the necessity of pairing the Apple Watch with an iPhone, along with Apple Watch's use of a built-in optical hear rate sensor which is likely to be prone to malfunction are disadvantages. Additionally, Apple Watch's price is much higher than the prices that Garmin (GRMN) charges for its watches, while the Apple Watch's battery life is likely much shorter, according to Oppenheimer. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on Garmin.
08:37 EDTAAPLGT Advanced sapphire still a growth area longer term, says Cowen
Cowen lowered its estimates on GT Advanced (GTAT) and trimmed its price target on the stock to $18 from $19 following Apple's (AAPL) event, but the firm still believes sapphire is a growth area longer-term. Cowen sees the longer term opportunity for sapphire in improving trends in solar and the commercialization of new products.
08:32 EDTAAPLSynaptics to benefit from Apple Pay, says Pacific Crest
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08:20 EDTAAPLeBay to see more competition than expected from Apple, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest believes that Apple Pay could hurt sentiment towards eBay's (EBAY) longer term opportunity, while Apple (AAPL) is more focused on e-commerce than the firm had anticipated, creating greater competition for PayPal. The firm keeps a Sector Perform rating on eBay.
08:14 EDTAAPLVisa best positioned among card networks for Apple Pay, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest believes that Visa (V) is the best positioned to benefit from Apple Pay among credit card networks, as the firm notes that Visa cards were prominently displayed in the demonstrations, that accompanied the launch of the service. The firm thinks that Visa's technology leaves it well-positioned to play a critical role in fostering mobile payments with Apple and potentially others like Google (GOOGL). Pacific Crest adds that Apple Pay is also positive for MasterCard (MA) and American Express (AXP). It keeps an Outperform rating on Visa and Sector Perform ratings on MasterCard and American Express.
08:12 EDTAAPLApple iPhone 802.11ac support a positve for Broadcom, says Macquarie
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08:04 EDTAAPLWells Fargo CFO says Apple Pay an 'interesting development'
Wells Fargo (WFC) CFO John Shrewsberry says the company is "happy to be a part" of the initial roll-out of Apple Pay (AAPL). Shrewsberry says Wells Fargo is focused on mobile and wants to support its customers in however they want to do business with the bank.
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