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November 12, 2012
16:21 EDTJEF, JCP, GSK, SRPT, GILD, UNH, TRV, NYX, PCP, TIE, LUK, CLVSOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street finished virtually unchanged as the holiday held trading volumes down. With bond markets and banks being closed for Veterans Day the averages stayed within a narrow range on either side of the flat line... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S. no economic data was released. In Asia, Chinaís exports rose 11.6% in October, topping forecasts. However, Japan's gross domestic product fell an annualized 3.5% in the three months through September and economists predict the nationís economy will shrink again in the next quarter, meaning it will have moved into recession... COMPANY NEWS: Leucadia National (LUK) agreed to acquire the remaining 71.4% of Jefferies (JEF) it doesn't own for $17.66 per share in an all stock transaction and shares of Jefferies rose $2.00, or 14.02%, to $16.27. Also, after Friday's closing bell, Precision Castparts (PCP) announced a deal to buy Titanium Metals (TIE) for $16.50 per share, or $2.9B. Shares of Titanium Metals closed up $4.93, or 42.61%, to $16.50 and shares of Precision Castparts also advanced $8.36, or 4.88%, to $179.69... The NYSE (NYX) said that it is continuing to investigate issues that affected trading in 216 symbols. Affected symbols included Dow members Travelers (TRV) and United Health Care (UNH)... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Gilead (GILD), up $8.91, or 13.71%, to $73.92 after the company reported that it did not detect hepatitis C virus, or HCV, in the RNA of 25 HCV patients four weeks after they were treated with the company's investigational drug. Also higher were shares of Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), up $4.38, or 19.25%, to $27.13 after a JMP Securities analyst said a Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) that will compete with Sarepta's drug is unlikely be approved until 2014 or 2015. Among stocks trading lower was J.C. Penney (JCP), down $2.67, or 12.94%, to $17.97 as the stock continued its downtrend after last week's earnings miss and was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse. Also lower were shares of Clovis Oncology (CLVS), down $8.99, or 41.83%, to $12.50 after the company reported negative results from a cancer drug trial and said it would suspend all development of the drug pending further evaluation of the data... INDICES: The Dow gained 1.31, or 0.01%, to 12,816.70; the Nasdaq fell 0.61, or 0.02%, to 2,904.26; and the S&P 500 added 0.15, or 0.01%, to 1,380.00.
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September 8, 2014
11:15 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney volatility at 27-month low
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11:05 EDTGILDOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: NPSP GILD VNET AVNR GTAT YHOO RHT VRTX SDRL COV MYL
10:25 EDTLUKHigh option volume stocks:
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09:40 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL TWTR TSLA YHOO BAC FB MSFT NFLX GILD MCD
08:48 EDTGSK, GILDGilead announces AMBITION study results in collaboration with Glaxo
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08:06 EDTUNHInsperity, UnitedHealth extend contract through 2017
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September 7, 2014
13:57 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline Ebola vaccine works in tests on monkeys, Bloomberg says
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September 5, 2014
16:45 EDTGILDMarket ends week little changed after mixed economic data
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12:57 EDTGILDOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:04 EDTGILDGilead shares defended on today's weakness at Deutsche Bank
12:02 EDTGILDStocks with call strike movement; DAL GILD
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11:47 EDTGILDOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:36 EDTGILDGilead volatility increases on wide price movement
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10:18 EDTGILDGilead shares defended at Bernstein
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10:11 EDTGILDGilead slips after VP discusses low-cost Sovaldi for 80 countries
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09:51 EDTGILDGilead drops, trades in wide range
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09:50 EDTGILDGilead down 3.5% after reports of potential generic Sovaldi deal coming
09:49 EDTGILDGilead near deal for generic Sovaldi for developing countries, Bloomberg reports
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09:43 EDTGILDGilead drops 6%, or $6.41, to $100.45
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09:35 EDTGILDActive equity options trading on open
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