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July 15, 2014
09:21 EDTROC, GSK, APOL, OPTT, CDXS, WWW, ALB, LJPC, VOL, LGF, GS, PLUG, RAI, JPM, BABA, LO, GPROOn 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.
News For JPM;GS;LO;RAI;LGF;BABA;PLUG;GPRO;WWW;APOL;VOL;CDXS;GSK;LJPC;OPTT;ROC;ALB From The Last 14 Days
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June 23, 2015
07:59 EDTGPROJMP raises GoPro estimates amid 'booming' drone market
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07:25 EDTGSKPiper Jaffray to hold a summit
2015 Piper Jaffray Heartland Summit is being held in Minneapolis on June 23-24.
06:53 EDTGSPSAV prepares for IPO that could raise roughly $300M, Bloomberg says
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06:12 EDTBABAAlibaba to sell 11 Main to OpenSky in stock-swap deal, WSJ reports
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05:14 EDTBABAAlibaba, Ant Financial announce local services JV
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June 22, 2015
18:22 EDTGPROGoogle offers sign-ups to test GoPro virtual reality prototype
Google (GOOG) has created a sign-up page to allow "creators" -- taken to mean video content creators -- to test its "Jump" virtual reality platform. Jump uses 16 GoPro (GPRO) cameras to create virtual reality video "that you can step inside of." Content creators selected by Google will get access to the platform beginning this summer. Reference Link
16:00 EDTJPM, BABAOptions Update; June 22, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 78c to 17.45. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB BAC CHK WMB BABA TWTR MU AMBA TSLA JPM
15:22 EDTGPROGoPro volatility stays low on wide price movement
GoPro June weekly call option implied volatility is at 45, July is at 44, October is at 45; compared to its 52-week range of 39 to 58, suggesting decreasing near term price movement.
13:00 EDTCDXSCodexis management to meet with Craig-Hallum
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11:55 EDTGPROAmbarella selloff continues following short seller report
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11:44 EDTGPROGoPro hits session lows, nears important support test
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10:22 EDTBABAAlibaba June weekly calls active
Alibaba June weekly 87 and 87.5 calls are active on total call volume of 27K contracts (7K puts). June weekly call option implied volatility is at 23, July is at 24, September is at 25; compared to its 52-week range of 22 to 49. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for upside price movement.
07:06 EDTBABAAnt Financial valued at $45B-$50B after fundraising, Financial Times reports
Alibaba's online payments affiliate Ant Financial has completed a fundraising that values the company at $45B-$50B, reports the Financial Times, citing people close to Alibaba. the valuation would place Ant Financial among the world's most valuable private technology companies. Reference Link
07:01 EDTGSKPfizer to acquire Nimenrix, Mencevax from GlaxoSmithKline for $130M
Pfizer (PFE) announced that it has entered into an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to acquire its quadrivalent meningitis ACWY vaccines, Nimenrix and Mencevax, for a total consideration of approximately $130M. This transaction will add two high-quality and complementary vaccines to Pfizer’s portfolio, allowing the company to reach a broader global population. Nimenrix is a single dose meningococcal ACWY-TT conjugated vaccine designed to protect against Neisseria meningitidis, an uncommon but highly contagious disease that can lead to disability and death. Mencevax is a single-dose meningococcal ACWY unconjugated polysaccharide vaccine used to control outbreaks of meningococcal infection and for travelers to countries where the disease is endemic or highly epidemic. Pfizer does not expect this transaction to have any significant impact on its 2015 financial performance. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions as well as regulatory approvals in several markets, and is expected to occur in the second half of 2015. Pfizer’s legal advisors for the transaction were Ropes & Gray and Clifford Chance.
06:09 EDTBABAHK opens door to Alibaba and others to to return 'home', Financial Times says
Hong Kong's stock exchange has opened the door to Alibaba (BABA) listing on its home market, reports the Financial Times. The xchange said it would re-examine its current bar on China-based companies having a secondary listing of their shares in the city. The move could permit groups like Alibaba, Baidu (BIDU), and JD.com (JD) to return "home" via secondary listings." Reference Link
June 19, 2015
16:00 EDTBABAOptions Update; June 19, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 11c to 18.21, Option volume leaders: AAPL TWTR BAC T FB GILD NFLX BABA AAL MU AMZN
10:58 EDTBABAStocks with call strike movement; LUV BABA
Southwest (LUV) September 40 call option implied volatility decreased 2% to 31, Alibaba (BABA) September 95 call option implied volatility decreased 2% to 30 according to IVolatility.
08:22 EDTBABAChina to let foreign companies fully own e-commerce businesses, Reuters reports
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced that, effective immediately, foreign companies will be allowed to have full ownership of some e-commerce businesses, reported Reuters. Players in China's booming e-commerce market include market leader Alibaba Group (BABA) as well as JD.com (JD), Amazon.com (AMZN), Vipshop (VIPS) Wal-Mart (WMT), which holds a stake in shopping site Yihaodian, the report noted. Reference Link
07:14 EDTRAIReynolds American reinstated with an Overweight at Barclays
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06:29 EDTBABAMorgan Stanley invests in Alibaba-backed online insurer, WSJ reports
A group of investors including Morgan Stanley (MS) has invested $934M in China’s first online-only insurer backed by Alibaba (BABA) called Zhong An Online P&C Insurance Company, valuing the venture at $8B, the Wall Street Journal reports. The investment has been approved by China’s insurance regulator, the report says. Reference Link
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