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August 14, 2013
18:04 EDTCTXS, MOS, RHT, LCC, DAL, HAL, ACTG, NTAP, LBTYK, CA, PXD, UAL, OUTR, HLF, DISH, GOOG, OXY, JCPSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: J.C. Penney (JCP), Herbalife (HLF), CA (CA), Occidental (OXY), and Outerwall (OUTR). INCREASED STAKES: Liberty Global (LBTYK), Google (GOOG), United Continental (UAL), NetApp (NTAP), and Dish Network (DISH). DECREASED STAKES: Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), Acacia (ACTG), Delta (DAL), Red Hat (RHT), and Citrix (CTXS). LIQUIDATED STAKES: US Airways (LCC), Mosaic (MOS), and Halliburton (HAL).
News For JCP;HLF;CA;OXY;OUTR;LBTYK;GOOG;UAL;NTAP;DISH;PXD;ACTG;DAL;RHT;CTXS;LCC;MOS;HAL From The Last 14 Days
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November 13, 2014
16:36 EDTHALOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street saw another day of relatively quiet trading in a tight range, but the major averages once again finished the session higher than where they'd began. The Dow, powered by the post-earnings advance from Wal-Mart (WMT), led and closed at a new all-time high for the third time in the last four days. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims rebounded 12K to 290K in the week ending November 8, versus expectations for 280K first-time claims. The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTs report, showed job openings fell to 4.335M in September, versus the consensus forecast for 4.8M openings. The Treasury reported a $121.7B budget deficit for October, versus the consensus deficit forecast of $117B. COMPANY NEWS: Wal-Mart led the Dow, advancing $3.74, or 4.72%, to $82.94 after the world's largest retailer's earnings beat expectations and it reported U.S. comparable store sales grew 0.5% during the just-completed quarter... Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) agreed to acquire the Duracell battery business from Procter and Gamble (PG) via a stock swap. In exchange for a recapitalized Duracell company, which will include approximately $1.7B in cash at closing, P&G will receive shares of its own common stock currently held by Berkshire having a current value of approximately $4.7B, the companies announced. Shares of Procter & Gamble, which also guided to FY15 core EPS growth in a mid-single digit percentage range, fell 88c, or 0.98%, to $88.60 after the deal was announced and guidance was issued. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Baker Hughes (BHI), which surged $7.77, or 15.24%, to $58.75 after The Wall Street Journal said the company is in fast-moving talks to be acquired by larger peer Halliburton (HAL), which also rose 56c, or 1.05%, to $53.79 following the report. Also higher was DreamWorks Animation (DWA), which jumped $3.15, or 14.08%, to $25.52 after several media outlets reported that the animated movie maker company was in talks about selling itself to toy maker Hasbro (HAS). Hasbro shares fell $2.49, or 4.33%, to $54.98 following the reports. Also lower were shares of Revance (RVNC), which fell $4.93, or 23.48%, to $16.07 after the company said last night that the preliminary results from its ongoing open-label study suggest it still has "some work to do" to increase the probability of success for its upcoming Phase 3 pivotal program for RT001. INDEXES: The Dow rose 40.59, or 0.23%, to 17,652.79, the Nasdaq gained 5.01, or 0.11%, to 4,680.14, and the S&P 500 added 1.08, or 0.05%, to 2,039.33.
16:07 EDTHALHalliburton spikes, retraces, levels to watch
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16:01 EDTHALBaker Hughes calls active on consolidation reports
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15:51 EDTHALHalliburton calls active on talks to acquire Baker Hughes, reports
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15:46 EDTHALHalliburton spikes higher on Baker Hughes bid talk
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15:45 EDTHALHalliburton, Baker Hughes in fast-moving merger talks, WSJ reports
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15:37 EDTHALBaker Hughes jumps 1.3%, halted for volatility after report on Halliburton talks
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15:37 EDTHALHalliburton in fast-moving talks to acquire Baker Hughes, DJ reports
15:19 EDTHALOne Halliburton employee dead, two hurt after accident, Denver Post reports
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14:50 EDTDALLonestar Capital to shut down by mid-2015, WSJ reports
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14:45 EDTDALLonestar capital to shut down, DJ reports
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14:26 EDTGOOGAVG Technologies, Google renew Internet search and advertising agreement
AVG Technologies (AVG) announced earlier it has signed a renewal of its Internet search and advertising services agreement with Google (GOOG; GOOGL). The agreement has a 16-month term. AVG Technologies advised that the company's news release earlier today included an incorrect statement of the terms of the Google contract.
12:26 EDTMOSKoch Industries reports new Colfax stake in quarterly filing
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10:44 EDTDALDelta Air Lines sees annual EPS growth 10%-15% after 2014
Says on track to produce over $4B in pre-tax income in 2014. Long term goals include: annual EPS growth of 10%-15% after 2014, 11%-14% operating margins, 15%-18% ROIC, $6B annual operating cash flow, $3B free cash flow, $5B adjusted net debt by 2016 and pension at 80% funded status by 2020. Says Fleet will have ~125 50-seat regionals by 2015, down from nearly 500 at the merger. At $5B debt target, 2017 interest expense expected to be nearly $1B lower than 2009. Says debt reduction remains a priority. Plans to return over $1B to shareholders in 2014, says $2B repurchase plant o be completed no later than December 31, 2016. Comments from slides that will be presented at the Goldman Sachs Industrials Conference.
09:40 EDTJCPActive equity options trading
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07:36 EDTNTAPNetApp price target raised to $47 from $45 at Brean Capital
Brean Capital raised its price target on NetApp to $47 from $45 following its Q2 results. The firm feels the company's balance sheet and free cash flow generation will underpin a capital return program. Brean Capital reiterates its Buy rating on NetApp shares.
07:20 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney price target lowered to $7 from $9 at JPMorgan
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06:47 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney Q4 comp guidance likely conservative, says Piper Jaffray
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06:22 EDTGOOGLenovo, Asustek to launch $149 Chromebook, DigiTimes reports
Lenovo and Asustek plan to release Chromebooks using Google (GOOG) certified solutions from Rockchip in 1H15, reports DigiTimes. According to DigiTimes Resarch's latest finding from the Greater China supply chain, the devices are expected to be priced at $149. Reference Link
06:20 EDTGOOGAmazon's Web-services chief not threatened by cash threat from rivals, WSJ says
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