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May 11, 2012
16:15 EDTJPM, ARNA, MWW, LNKD, ALR, CHKOn 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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October 24, 2014
11:36 EDTCHKChesapeake Oilfield Services withdraws plans for IPO
Chesapeake Oilfield Services, a unit of Chesapeake Energy, said in a filing that it would withdraw its plans for an IPO. It is unclear why the IPO is being withdrawn.
October 23, 2014
08:13 EDTCHKCabot among Marcellus producers hardest hit by glut, WSJ says
The rapid growth of production from the Marcellus Shale has caused gas prices to drop and forced drillers to re-evaluate operations, with Cabot Oil and Gas (COG) among the hardest hit, said The Wall Street Journal. Other companies mentioned as being impacted and having responded in the report include Ultra Petroleum (UPL), Chesapeake Energy (CHK) and Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO). Reference Link
06:32 EDTJPMGovernment relaxing mortgage regulations, NY Times says
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October 22, 2014
13:50 EDTJPMJPMorgan executives aware of overseas hiring conerns, WSJ reports
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12:42 EDTJPMJPMorgan management to meet with MKM Partners
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10:09 EDTCHKOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AOL (AOL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore... ARM Holdings (ARMH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... American Assets Trust (AAT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at MLV & Co.... American Midstream Partners (AMID) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg... BancorpSouth (BXS) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded at UBS... Chuy's (CHUY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Dean Foods (DF) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... East West Bancorp (EWBC) upgraded at BMO Capital... El Paso Electric (EE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg... Generac (GNRC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Gold Fields (GFI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Harmony Gold (HMY) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Hess Corp. (HES) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Hovnanian (HOV) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at JMP Securities... Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG... OMV AG (OMVKY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Seaspan (SSW) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Sibanye Gold (SBGL) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Smith & Nephew (SNN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Maxim... Steel Dynamics (STLD) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Steris (STE) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James... Tesoro Logistics (TLLP) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Texas Instruments (TXN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Twitter (TWTR) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Hudson Square... Vanguard Natural (VNR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... Volaris (VLRS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Wilshire Bancorp (WIBC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital.
08:14 EDTCHKChesapeake upgraded at UBS
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06:49 EDTCHKChesapeake upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
06:46 EDTJPMJPMorgan head says illness has not changed his goals, Bloomberg says
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said that his throat cancer has not changed his goals to still work, even as he aims for retirement ambitions filled with teaching and humanitarianism, according to Bloomberg, citing comments from Dimon. Reference Link
06:16 EDTJPMBNY Mellon's Hong Kong unit to launch wealth management strategy, FT says
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October 21, 2014
08:31 EDTJPMEU fines JPMorgan, UBS, Credit Suisse for cartel on derivatives
The European Commission has found that four international banks, RBS (RBS), UBS (UBS), JP Morgan (JPM) and Credit Suisse (CS), operated a cartel on bid-ask spreads of Swiss franc interest rate derivatives in the European Economic Area. The Commission imposed fines worth a total of EUR 32.36M. RBS received immunity from fines for revealing the existence of the cartel to the Commission. UBS and JPMorgan received reductions of their respective fines for cooperating with the investigation under the Commission's 2006 Leniency Notice. UBS was fined EUR 12.65M, JP Morgan fined EUR 10.53M and Credit Suisse was fined EUR 9.17M.
08:28 EDTJPMEuropean Commission fines JMorgan EUR 61.68M over Libor influencing
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08:18 EDTJPMBasel Committee accelerating work on leverage ratio, FT says
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will begin work on the calibration of the leverage ratio, a measure of bank capital seen as less vulnerable to manipulation, sooner than previously planned, which suggests the finished rule could be released as soon as 2015 or 2016, which is ahead of the previous target date of 2017, reported Financial Times, citing comments from the secretary-general of the committee, William Coen. Publicly traded large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Publicly traded large EU banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
08:12 EDTJPMJPMorgan, UBS, Credit Suisse to be fined by EU over Libor rigging, Reuters says
JPMorgan (JPM), UBS (UBS) and Credit Suisse (CS) will be fined $115M collectively for their roles in rigging Swiss franc Libor rates, with JPMorgan's fine of $89M making up the lion's share of the penalty, said Reuters, citing a person familiar, who added that Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) would not be penalized for its own role since it alerted the European Commission to the issue. Reference Link
October 20, 2014
09:31 EDTJPMRobinhood.org to hold conference
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07:21 EDTJPMFederal Reserve Bank of New York and Boston to hold a workshop
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October 17, 2014
16:55 EDTJPMStocks end volatile week lower amid oil price plunge
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10:16 EDTMWWHigh option volume stocks
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09:06 EDTJPMJPMorgan and PNC Financial weakness a buying opportunity, say Morgan Stanley
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07:00 EDTJPMJPMorgan in talks to build corporate campus in Manhattan, NY Times reports
JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is in negotiations with New York state and city officials over a potential $6.5B deal that would result in the construction of a corporate campus with two high rises on the West Side of Manhattan, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
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