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July 15, 2014
09:21 EDTOPTT, CDXS, WWW, ALB, LJPC, VOL, ROC, GSK, APOL, BABA, LO, GPRO, LGF, GS, PLUG, RAI, JPMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: JPMorgan (JPM), up 2.9%... Goldman Sachs (GS), up 1.7%... Wolverine World Wide (WWW), up 2%. HIGHER: Lionsgate (LGF), up 2.5% after forming a strategic collaboration with Alibaba (BABA)... Rockwood (ROC), up 13.5% after Albemarle (ALB) agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of Rockwood in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $6.2B, or $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 shares of Albemarle common stock for each Rockwood share. Albemarle up 6% after announcing the merger... Codexis (CDXS), up 80% after announcing collaboration and license agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GXK)... Plug Power (PLUG), up 12% after stock initiated with an Outperform rating at FBR Capital... GoPro (GPRO), up 5% after stock initiated with an Outperform rating and $60 price target at JMP Securities... La Jolla Pharma (LJPC), up 25% after announcing pre-clinical data for LJPC-1010 in NASH. LOWER: Lorillard (LO), down 5% after Reynolds American (RAI) confirms deal to acquire the company in transaction valued at $68.88 per share. Reynolds American down 2% following the confirmation of the long speculated merger deal... Apollo Education (APOL), down 1.1% following an announcement that the Department of Education intends to conduct an ordinary course program review of University of Phoenix... Valero Energy (VLO), down 2% after announcing second quarter guidance below analyst estimates... Ocean Power (OPTT), down 25% after saying VWP unit intends to terminate its renewable energy demonstration program funding deed in Australia.
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February 24, 2015
09:06 EDTJPMJPMorgan CFO says company seeks to raise dividends if approved
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09:04 EDTLGFLionsgate invests in Telltale Games
Lionsgate has made a significant investment in game developer and publisher Telltale Games, the two companies announced today. As part of its investment, Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer will also join the Telltale board. The investment will continue the extension of Lionsgate's film and television brands into the game space and will bring Lionsgate's expertise in creating and marketing premium content to Telltale's unique narrative-driven, storytelling approach to gaming. The collaboration will also enable the two companies to explore opportunities to co-develop existing and original IP into episodic games and television.
09:01 EDTJPMJPMorgan expects legal costs to ease, but remain above pre-crisis levels
08:55 EDTJPMJPMorgan expect net charge offs to remain low at $4B+ in 2015
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07:21 EDTGS, JPMSecurities Industry & Financial Markets Association to hold a conference
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06:15 EDTGS, JPMBanks probed for possible rigging of precious metals markets, WSJ reports
Officials in the U.S. are investigating at least 10 major banks for potential rigging of precious-metals markets, sources tell The Wall Street Journal. The DOJ's antitrust unit are investigating the price-setting process for gold, silver, palladium and platinum in London, while the CFTC has begun a civil investigation, with both agencies making requests for information, including a subpoena to HSBC (HSBC) from the CFTC. According to a source, Credit Suisse (CS), JP Morgan (JPM), UBS (UBS), Societe Generale (SCGLY), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Barclays (BCS), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Deutsche Bank (DB) are also under investigation. Reference Link
06:12 EDTJPMJPMorgan plans to charge fees for deposits from large clients, WSJ says
JPMorgan is planning to charge corporate clients, hedge funds, private-equity firms, and foreign banks for deposits due to regulatory rules that impose costs on holding money viewed as "prone to fleeing" during financial stress, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing an internal memo and people familiar with the plan. Clients will be asked to pay a fee or move funds to other products such as money-fund sweep accounts. Retail customers are unaffected. Reference Link
February 23, 2015
13:33 EDTGSKRBS could name Howard Davies as chairman this week, FT reports
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) could name Howard Davies as its chairman as early as Thursday, when the bank reports its full-year results, the Financial Times reports. Davies is currently chairman of insurance business Phoenix Group and chairs Morgan Stanley's (MS) risk committee. Current RBS Chairman Philip Hampton is set to become GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) chairman as early as this summer. Reference Link
11:17 EDTGSKFTC puts conditions on Novartis's proposed acquisition of GSK oncology drugs
According to the FTC, Global pharmaceutical company Novartis (NVS) has agreed to divest all assets related to its BRAF and MEK inhibitor drugs, currently in development, to Boulder, Colorado-based Array BioPharma (ARRY) to settle charges that Novartis’s $16B acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) portfolio of cancer-treatment drugs would likely be anticompetitive...If the acquisition goes forward as proposed, Novartis would likely delay or terminate development of both its BRAF and MEK inhibitors, as well as the combination product. For that reason, Novartis’s acquisition of GSK’s portfolio of cancer-treatment drugs would likely cause significant competitive harm in the U.S. markets for both the BRAF and MEK inhibitors, ultimately raising prices for consumers and depriving them of potentially superior products. Under the terms of the proposed consent agreement, Novartis is required to provide transitional services to Array BioPharma to ensure that development of the BRAF and MEK inhibitors continues uninterrupted and that competition in BRAF and MEK inhibitor markets is not reduced. Reference Link
11:08 EDTJPMJPMorgan weekly volatility elevated into investor day
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10:45 EDTLOOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:31 EDTLGFEPIX announces extension to Prime Instant Video agreement
EPIX announced that it has extended its agreement with Amazon to license thousands of new releases, classic library titles and original programs for Prime Instant Video. Programming from the agreement includes movies from EPIX studio partners, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and delivers new releases such as Transformers: Age of Extinction, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Interstellar, Selma and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, along with classic big film franchises including James Bond, Star Trek, Rocky and more.
08:57 EDTJPMJPMorgan to host investor day
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06:52 EDTGSGoldman Sachs sees $3B in possible legal costs above reserves
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February 20, 2015
10:49 EDTLOOptions with increasing implied volatility: LO TLM
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10:03 EDTGPROGoPro February calls active
GoPro February 45, 45.5 and February weekly 47 calls are active in total call volume of 5K contracts (1K puts) amid renewed takeover speculation. February weekly call option implied volatility is at 71, March is at 57, April is at 54; compared to its 26-week average of 56 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large near term price movement.
09:48 EDTGPRORumor: GoPro moves higher amid renewed takeover speculation
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07:23 EDTGSKAbbVie replaces Pfizer as top global pharma pick at Jefferies
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07:08 EDTGSKAmerican Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology to hold annual meeting
2015 Annual Meeting of AAAAI is being held in Houston, Texas on February 20-24.
06:03 EDTJPMAnn Inc. working with JPMorgan on potential sale, Bloomberg reports
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