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May 11, 2012
16:15 EDTALR, ARNA, LNKD, JPM, CHK, MWWOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed, as the Nasdaq was just barely able to cling to a marginal gain for the session. Stock futures pointed to a sharply lower open following JPMorgan’s (JPM) announcement of a $2B trading loss. The futures moved off their lows prior to the open but the broader market opened in negative territory. The averages found a level where they began to build following the highest consumer confidence reading since January 2008. Each of the major indices made it to positive territory and then went into a slow drift lower, with only the Nasdaq avoiding a return to the red... ECONOMIC EVENTS: Domestically, the producer price index report showed that prices fell 0.2% in April, versus expectations for no change. The core reading, which strips out food and energy, rose 0.2%, which was in line with expectations. The University of Michigan Consumer Confidence reading was 77.8, stronger than the expected 76 reading and its highest level since January 2008. Internationally, data from China and India may signal a further weakening of the global recovery, as China reported its industrial production rose 9.3% from a year ago in April while India's industrial output fell 3.5% in March from the prior year... COMPANY NEWS: The surprising announcement from JPMorgan of a $2B trading loss at one of its divisions triggered calls for tougher bank regulation and a sell off in its shares. CEO Jamie Dimon admitted to “egregious” failures in its risk management and said the losses could deepen this quarter and beyond, sending its stock down more than 9%... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA), up $2.70, or 73.77%, to $6.36, after an FDA panel backed the approval of its weight loss drug, lorcaserin, and Monster Worldwide (MWW), up $1.50, or 19.13%, to $9.33, after Reuters said the company has attracted takeover interest from LinkedIn (LNKD) and Silver Lake, but CNNMoney said sources close to LinkedIn denied that report. Noteworthy losers included Alere (ALR), down $3.28, or 14.71%, to $19.02, following its disclosure of a subpoena from the Department of Health and Human Services and the potential of broader recalls of certain products after an FDA inspection, and Chesapeake Energy (CHK), down $2.37, or 13.80%, to $14.81, after the company said it would need to delay its 10-Q filing and then made the filing shortly afterward, in which it said it may have to delay some of its asset sales... INDICES: The Dow lost 34.44, or 0.27%, to 12,820.60; the Nasdaq rose 0.18, or 0.01%, to 2,933.82; and the S&P 500 dropped 4.60, or 0.34%, to 1,353.39.
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December 12, 2014
08:09 EDTJPMBofA/Merrill financial analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Banks Analyst Najarian, along with Capital Markets Analyst Carrier, Specialty Finance Analyst Bruce discuss the year ahead in Financials, covering the Banks, Capital Markets, Life and P/C Insurance, REIT, Specialty Finance and Canadian Banks/Life Insurance sectors on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on December 16 at 10 am.
06:16 EDTLNKDLinkedIn implied volatility of 34 at lower end of index mean range
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December 11, 2014
11:10 EDTLNKDLinkedIn participates in a conference call with Sterne Agee
Conference call with Investor Relations to be held on December 11 at 12 pm hosted by Sterne Agee.
10:17 EDTJPMFINRA fines Barclays Capital, Citigroup Global Markets, others $43.5M total
FINRA announced that it has fined 10 firms a total of $43.5M for allowing their equity research analysts to solicit investment banking business and for offering favorable research coverage in connection with the 2010 planned initial public offering of Toys"R"Us. FINRA fined the following firms. Barclays Capital (BCS) - $5M; Citigroup Global Markets (C) – $ 5M; Credit Suisse Securities (CS) – $5M; Goldman, Sachs & Co. (CS) – $5M; JP Morgan Securities LLC (JPM) – $5M; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. (DB) – $4M; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. (BAC) – $4M; Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC (MS) – $4M; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC (WFC) – $4M; Needham & Company LLC – $2.5M. In addition, FINRA found that six of the 10 firms — Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Needham — had inadequate supervisory procedures related to research analyst participation in investment banking pitches. Toys"R"Us and its sponsors offered each of the 10 firms various roles in the IPO but it eventually decided not to proceed with the offering. In settling this matter, the 10 firms neither admitted nor denied the charges, but consented to the entry of FINRA's findings.
10:13 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:20 EDTJPM, JPMJPMorgan upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA
CLSA upgrade JPMorgan to Outperform from Underperform. The analyst expects JPMorgan to benefit from progress in revenue efficiency, operating leverage and structurally lower credit costs. Additionally, CLSA believes the sum-of-the-parts valuation discount provides the possibility of a breakup or restructuring if the company does not succeed. Price target raised to $70 from $60.
December 10, 2014
16:44 EDTCHKOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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14:18 EDTJPMJPMorgan leads banks lower, levels to watch
The shares are down over 2.5% to $60.94. At that price next major support is at $59.83, the last price for the 50-day moving average. Resistance is at $61.31.
12:24 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in negative territory and have remained there throughout the morning. The averages have moved in a narrow range as the price of crude continues to fall. Near noon, WTI crude was down another 5% to roughly $60 per barrel. The weakness is effecting equities, as investors are concerned the oil price weakness is indicative of the slowing global economy. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., House and Senate lawmakers reportedly reached a deal on a nearly $1.1T bill to fund most of the government through September and avert a shutdown. The EIA estimated crude oil supplies grew 1.5 Mmbbls last week, while consensus expected a 2.7 Mmbbls decrease. The Treasury budget statement for November is expected at 2:00 pm ET, with the consensus expectation for a deficit of $63B. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of JPMorgan (JPM) declined 2% after guidelines proposed yesterday by the Federal Reserve would likely result in the firm managing to a higher capital buffer. Additionally, JPMorgan CFO Marianne Lake, speaking earlier at a Goldman Sachs conference, said the bank sees its Q4 reported markets revenues down by a "high teens" percentage and that its "core" markets performance in Q4, excluding the sale of physical commodities and allocation of preferred dividend expense, is indicated down 4% to-date compared to last year's quarter. Lake became the latest bank executive to discuss a Q4 trading slump, after Bank of America (BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan, speaking yesterday at the same financial conference, said the bank expects its Q4 trading revenue to be down on both a linked-quarter and year-over-year basis. Also yesterday, Citigroup (C) CEO Michael Corbat estimated that the bank's Q4 markets revenue would be down year-over-year by about 5%. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Analogic (ALOG), which rose 12% after the company reported better than expected quarterly earnings. Also higher was Novadaq (NVDQ), which gained 11.5% after the company signed a multi-year distributor agreement with LifeNet Health that analysts at Canaccord said could potentially be a big deal and materially help its near and long-term prospects. Among the noteworthy losers was Yum! Brands (YUM), which dropped nearly 5% after the owner of the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands issued a negative preannouncement on its China business and provided lower than expected 2015 EPS guidance. Also lower were shares of Krispy Kreme (KKD), which sunk 8% after the donut maker reported weaker than expected earnings and revenue. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 164.41, or 0.92%, to 17,636.79, the Nasdaq was down 32.79, or 0.69%, to 4,733.68, and the S&P 500 was down 17.43, or 0.85%, to 2,042.39.
11:03 EDTJPMJPMorgan drops 2% after CFO talks down Q4 numbers
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06:17 EDTJPMJPMorgan faces $22B capital hole under new Fed rules, Financial Times says
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December 9, 2014
14:57 EDTJPMFed to propose rulemaking on risk-based capital surcharges for GSIB banks
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14:42 EDTJPMFed sees setting capital surcharge up to 4.5% for big U.S. banks, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg cites surcharge estimates in Federal Reserve staff memo. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
07:04 EDTALRAlere awarded CLIA waiver from FDA for HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab combo test
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December 8, 2014
07:10 EDTALRAlere initiates voluntary correction for use of Alere INRatio monitor system
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06:47 EDTARNAArena says Teva files marketing authorization of Belviq in Israel
Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) disclosed late Friday that Teva Pharmaceutical's (TEVA) local Israeli subsidiary, Abic Marketing Limited, has filed for marketing authorization of Belviq in Israel. In connection with the filing, Arena will receive a milestone payment of $250K.
06:45 EDTARNAArena says Eisai withdraws Belviq application in Canada
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06:44 EDTARNAArena Pharmaceuticals says 'small number' of Belviq labels incomplete
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06:35 EDTJPMValue of Wall Street's M&A bankers has risen, NY Times says
The value of Wall Street's bankers who advise large companies seems to be increasing, while traders are becoming less valuable, according to The New York Times. Bankers who work on M&A deals are expecting their bonuses to increase, while traders anticipate that their compensation will drop, the newspaper added. Furthermore, banks seem to be going the extra mile to hire top notch bankers, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded large banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
06:21 EDTJPMDeadline for Petsmart bidders extended as lenders put on leash, NY Post reports
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