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May 5, 2014
09:16 EDTJPM, IRDM, BSFT, OZM, RAIL, AUXL, SINA, BEAV, OWW, KING, ARIA, TGT, SUNEOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Orbitz (OWW), up 9% after Q1 revenue, Q2 revenue outlook top estimates... ARIAD (ARIA), up 3% following upgrade at Jefferies... King Digital (KING), up 2.5% after stock initiated at several firms, including with an Overweight rating at JPMorgan and with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... BE Aerospace (BEAV), up 9% after announcing its plan to explore strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value... Och-Ziff Capital (OZM), up 2.9% after upgraded at Keefe Bruyette. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Auxilium (AUXL), down 5%... FreightCar America (RAIL), down 5.2%... BroadSoft (BSFT), down 16%... Realogy (RLGY), down 6%. ALSO LOWER: Target (TGT), down 1.4% after its CEO Gregg Steinhafel stepped down, effective immediately, and was replaced on an interim basis by CFO John Mulligan.. JPMorgan (JPM), down 3% after reporting in its 10-Q filed with the SEC that it sees Q2 markets revenue down 20% from prior year... SINA (SINA), down 3.2% after downgraded at Oppenheimer... Iridium (IRDM), down 5.6% raising $50M in a direct offering of shares to Baron Funds... SunEdison (SUNE), down 2.8% after Barron's says the company's YieldCo plan could bring scrutiny over taxes.
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August 12, 2014
07:48 EDTJPMBanks posted second-highest profit in 23 years in second quarter, WSJ says
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August 11, 2014
16:27 EDTJPMJPMorgan to sell 50% of portfolio companies held by One Equity Partners
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14:58 EDTJPMJPMorgan to sell about half of One Equity Partners pe unit, DJ says
JPMorgan plans to sell about $2B in portfolio companies of One Equity and retain ownership of roughly half of portfolio companies, said Dow Jones, citing sources.
14:15 EDTKINGKing Digital volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
King Digital August call option implied volatility is at 148, September is at 66, November is at 61, January is at 54; compared to its 18-week average of 56 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on August 12.
13:40 EDTSINATwitter sees strong demand in China, hopes to enter market, Nikkei says
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12:25 EDTKINGOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in positive territory and have remained there throughout the morning. There was little in the way of a catalyst, as the economic calendar was empty, though investors may have been encouraged that there was no breakdown in the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Gaza and no big headlines from the Russia/Ukraine border. Additionally, some may have viewed comments from Fed Vice Chair Fischer as dovish and in support of continued easing. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no significant economic data was released. In prepared comments for a conference, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said rebounds across advanced economies have been disappointing, leading the Fed and other observers to lower their long-term expectations for growth potential in the U.S. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Kinder Morgan (KMI) advanced 10% after announcing it will consolidate its oil-and-gas holdings into one company by acquiring all of the outstanding shares of a number of its subsidiaries, including Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP), Kinder Morgan Management (KMR) and El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB). In addition to the rise in the shares of the parent, Kinder Morgan Energy shares rose 19%, Kinder Morgan Management gained 25% and El Paso Pipeline moved up 22%. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was salad and banana producer Chiquita Brands (CQB), which jumped 31% to trade above $13 per share after Cutrale Group and the Safra Group proposed to acquire 100% of the company's outstanding stock for $13 in cash each. Also higher was electric car maker Tesla (TSLA), which rose 5% after Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to Buy from Hold and raised its price target on the shares to $310 from $220. Among the noteworthy losers was social game maker King Digital (KING), which slid 3% after the stock was downgraded at Pacific Crest to Sector Perform from Outperform. Also lower following their earnings reports were Inovio (INO), which fell over 8%, and Gogo (GOGO), which dropped nearly 6%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 51.25, or 0.31%, to 16,605.18, the Nasdaq was up 38.19, or 0.87%, to 4,409.08, and the S&P 500 was up 10.12, or 0.52%, to 1,941.71.
12:05 EDTKINGKing Digital shares defended at Cowen
Cowen defended King Digital and said it disagrees with a competitor comments comparing Soda Sage Beta data vs. actual launch data for Candy Crush and Farm Hero, which benefited from marketing ad spend and app store featuring.
11:48 EDTKINGKing Digital shares weaker after Pacific Crest downgrade
Shares of interactive entertainment company King Digital (KING) are falling in late-morning trading after the company was downgraded at Pacific Crest. WHAT'S NEW: In a note to investors earlier today, Pacific Crest analysts downgraded the company to Sector Perform from Outperform, saying King Digital's "Candy Crush Soda Saga" will not drive a return to growth. The firm believes that the game's popularity may have already peaked and leveled off. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In light of their low confidence in the "Soda Saga" game and the current trends in King Digital's portfolio, Pacific Crest is lowering its 2015 estimates, although it expects near-term estimates in the third quarter to meet expectations. The firm believes that the company faces the same risks as other videogame companies and must be able to develop another hit game to sustain growth, and says growth forecasts are more difficult to achieve in the fourth quarter and beyond. PRICE ACTION: Shares of King Digital are down 58c, or 3.01%, to $18.71 in late-morning trading. Year-to-date, shares are down over 1.5%.
11:04 EDTAUXLActive equity options trading on open
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10:19 EDTKINGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:09 EDTAUXLAuxilium appoints Andrew Saik as CFO
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05:33 EDTKINGKing Digital downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Pacific Crest
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August 8, 2014
17:10 EDTTGTMarket finishes week up slightly as earnings offset by political events
Stocks finished the week fractionally higher than where they started as strong corporate earnings reports and better than expected economic data was weighed against concerns about geopolitical issues and negative M&A news. MACRO NEWS: A few ongoing geopolitical conflicts worried investors and weighed on shares. Russia unveiled sanctions against Western countries, banning the import of a wide range of food items from the U.S, the EU and a few allied countries in response to sanctions recently enacted against it from G7 nations... President Obama authorized the bombing of rebels in Iraq and Hamas and Israel failed to reach a permanent truce... An ISM services index, the U.S. trade deficit for June, and weekly jobless claims were all better than expected. Meanwhile, the increase in unit labor costs last quarter came in below the consensus outlook, perhaps easing fears that the Fed will need to raise interest rates sooner than expected. COMPANY NEWS: On the M&A front, two huge potential deals fell through as 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA) withdrew its offer to acquire Time Warner (TWX) and Sprint (S) reportedly decided to end its pursuit of a merger with peer T-Mobile (TMUS)... President Obama indicated that his administration would take unilateral steps in an effort to prevent companies from carrying out tax inversion acquisitions. Among the deals or possible transactions that involve inversion are Medtronic's (MDT) acquisition of Covidien (COV), Valeant's (VRX) proposed takeover of Allergan (AGN) and Mylan's (MYL) acquisition of Abbott's (ABT) developed markets branded generics pharmaceuticals business. Meanwhile, Walgreen's (WAG) stock tumbled after the U.S. company said it would not structure its takeover of European drugstore chain Alliance Boots as a tax inversion deal... 21st Century Fox, 3D printer maker Stratasys (SSYS), chip maker NVIDIA (NVDA), brewer Molson Coors (TAP), and luxury accessories maker Coach (COH) all rose following their earnings reports. Conversely, Target (TGT), luxury accessories maker Michael Kors (KORS) and Internet coupon provider Groupon (GRPN) fell following their results or guidance... Gannett (GCI) struck a deal to acquire the remaining 73% interest in Classified Ventures, whose primary asset is the online car shopping website Cars.com, for $1.8B from the other partners in the venture, which include McClatchy (MNI), Tribune Media (TRBAA), Graham Holdings (GHC) and A. H. Belo (AHC). Gannett also announced plans to spin-off its Publishing business, which includes USA Today, through a tax-free distribution to shareholders... McDonald's (MCD) stock was little changed after the company reported that its comparable store sales fell 2.5% in July, which was significantly worse than expected. Food quality issues weighed on the fast food company's sales in Asia and as a result of the China supplier issue, the company warned its previously issued global comparable sales forecast for 2014 is now at risk. INDEXES: The Dow finished the week up 0.35% to 16,553.93, the S&P 500 rose 0.32% to 1,931.59, and the Nasdaq gained 0.41% to 4,370.90.
12:38 EDTJPMSEC probing JPMorgan over potential conflicts of interest, WSJ says
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10:34 EDTOWWOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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08:34 EDTAUXLBioSpecifics announces initiation of Phase 2 clinical study of CCH
BioSpecifics (BSTC) announced that it has injected the first patient in its placebo-controlled Phase 2 clinical trial of CCH for the treatment of lipoma. The company expects to complete patient enrollment in this trial during the first quarter of 2015. The Phase 2 clinical trial is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the safety and efficacy of CCH for the treatment of lipoma. The primary endpoint of the Phase 2 clinical trial is the reduction in the measureable surface area of the target lipomas, as determined by caliper, at six months post injection. The secondary efficacy endpoints include responders at six months post injection who show a ≥50% decrease in lipoma surface area relative to baseline between CCH and placebo, the change in the length of the target lipoma, the relative change in lipoma surface area as measured by caliper at one month and three months, and the relative change in lipoma volume as measured by MRI. The study will also gather qualitative lipoma characteristics and an assessment of patient satisfaction through a questionnaire administered to each subject prior to injection and at each follow-up visit. BioSpecifics' strategic partner Auxilium (AUXL) has the option to license development and marketing rights to this indication based on a full analysis of the data from this Phase 2 clinical trial, which would transfer responsibility for the future development costs to Auxilium and trigger an opt-in payment and potential future milestone and royalty payments from Auxilium to BioSpecifics.
07:29 EDTSUNESunEdison price target raised to $24 from $20 at RBC Capital
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07:23 EDTJPMLevin probe of Goldman, JPMorgan commodity trading nears end, Reuters says
Senator Carl Levin's investigators have met with representatives from Goldman Sachs (GS) and JPMorgan (JPM) in recent weeks as his office wraps up its probe of the bank's commodity trading businesses, which could potentially reveal abuses in energy and metals markets, according to Reuters, citing sources familiar with the matter. Executives from the banks may appear at a hearing as early as September, the report added. Reference Link
07:18 EDTJPMRegulators direct banks to steer mortgage aid to hard-hit areas, FT says
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06:30 EDTJPMCitigroup, Accenture employ tech workers in Argentina, Bloomberg says
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