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April 26, 2013
16:23 EDTAMZN, JCP, PKI, QLIK, EXPE, LOGMOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed after U.S. GDP accelerated during the first quarter, but less than had been expected. The averages opened the session mixed and traded in a narrow range, as each of the major equity indices logged gains of more than 1% for the week. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., real GDP growth accelerated to 2.5% in the first quarter, from 0.4% in the prior quarter. However, analysts expected the growth rate to tick up to 3%. Personal consumption in Q1 was estimated to have risen 3.2%, beating expectations for 2.8% growth. The final University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for April rose to 76.4, versus expectations for a 73.5 reading. COMPANY NEWS: J.C. Penney (JCP) traded sharply higher after George Soros disclosed a 7.91% passive stake in the company last night, and a late afternoon report by CNBC's David Faber said that Goldman has commitments for a $1.75B term loan for the company. Shares of J.C. Penney rallied to their highs following Faber's report, closing just off those levels, up $1.76, or 11.55%, to $17.00. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following their earnings reports were LogMeIn (LOGM), up $3.81, or 21.33%, to $21.67, and Qlik Technologies (QLIK), up $2.29, or 9.60%, to $26.14. Among the noteworthy losers was Amazon (AMZN), down $19.89, or 7.24%, to $254.81 after the company reported first quarter earnings that beat estimates, but gave a second quarter operating income view well below the prior year's results. Also lower after reporting earnings was Expedia (EXPE), down $6.41, or 9.87%, to $58.56, and PerkinElmer (PKI), down $4.12, or 11.95%, to $30.35. INDICES: The Dow was up 11.75, or 0.08%, to 14,712.55; the S&P 500 was down 2.92, or 0.18%, to 1,582.24; the Nasdaq was down 10.73, or 0.33%, to 3,279.26.
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May 21, 2015
16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; May 21, 2015
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13:19 EDTAMZNAmazon.com breaks above short-term bearish price channel, levels to watch
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08:23 EDTAMZNAmazon.com price target raised to $520 on bullish trends at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley raised Amazon.com's price target to $520 from $450 on bullish trends and multiple sources of potential upside. The firm's analyst believes the 2016 consensus gross profit view is 5% too low and implies a deceleration to 0% in 2016, which has never happened. Morgan Stanley said fulfillment costs per unit are falling for the first time since 2010 and will continue in 2015, but expects a return to investment in 2016. The firm also said international retail losses aren't as bad as perceived and believes they will moderate in 2016, given recent incremental discipline. Morgan believes Street estimates for AWS are too conservative, given its easy comps and the Q1 margin upside. As a result, Morgan Stanley raised its gross profit estimates for Amazon by 1% for 2015 and by 2% for 2016 and keeps its Overweight rating on the shares.
05:28 EDTAMZNAmazon.com announces Prime Now service from local stores in Manhattan
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May 20, 2015
18:44 EDTAMZNeBay tests Amazon.com Prime-type program in Germany, WSJ reports
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13:37 EDTAMZNEarnings Watch: Analysts concerned with competition hurting NetApp results
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09:14 EDTLOGMJefferies software analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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May 19, 2015
17:29 EDTEXPEExpedia CFO clarifies guidance, says 70%-90% of EBITDA growth coming in 2H
During JPMorgan's Global Technology, Media and Telecom conference, Expedia CFO Mark Okerstrom stated, "I did want to just reiterate though and clarify some of the guidance that I gave on the [Q1 conference call]." Okerstrom went on to clarify that, excluding e-loan, the company expects the vast majority of its adjusted EBITDA dollar growth to come in the back half of the year. "Not sure if the message got through," elaborated Okerstrom, but for Expedia, vast majority means somewhere between 70%-90%.
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11:52 EDTAMZNDepartures raises concerns of Google's commitment to ecommerce, Re/code says
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09:58 EDTEXPEOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:23 EDTQLIKStoltenberg Consulting announces partnership with Qlik Technologies
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May 18, 2015
16:22 EDTEXPEExpedia initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
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14:04 EDTAMZNEarnings Watch: Wal-Mart sees Q1 EPS 95c-$1.10, U.S. SSS up 1%-2%
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11:47 EDTAMZNAmazon unlikely hurt by Google Buy button in next 3 years, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said he does not expect Google's (GOOG) addition of a "Buy" button for mobile e-commerce hurting Amazon.com (AMZN) over the next 1 to 3 years, but he does believe Google's plan presents a longer-term threat to "chip away" at Amazon's growth rate. However, Munster thinks it will be "next to impossible" for Google to replicate Amazon's core infrastructure and customer experience and he keeps an Overweight rating and $475 price target on Amazon shares.
07:22 EDTPKIUBS to hold a conference
Global Healthcare Conference is being held in New York on May 18-20 with webcasted company presentations to begin on May 18 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
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