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June 9, 2014
18:42 EDTKANG, PBY, RCPT, ONNN, CASY, EBAY, FB, DNDN, VRNTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: iKang Healthcare (KANG), up 4.84%... Pep Boys (PBY), up 2.38%. ALSO HIGHER: Receptos (RCPT), up 36.3% after a Phase 2 study for RPC1063 in relapsing multiple sclerosis met its primary endpoint... ON Semiconductor (ONNN), up 1.78% after announcing it will acquire Aptina Imaging for about $400M in cash. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Casey's General Stores (CASY), down 1.83%. ALSO LOWER: eBay (EBAY), down 1.39% after announcing that PayPal President David Marcus leaving the company for Facebook (FB)... Dendreon (DNDN), down 4.19% after announcing that CEO John Johnson to stead down for personal reasons... Verint Systems (VRNT), down 1.64% after filing to sell 5M shares of common and $300M of convert senior notes.
News For KANG;PBY;RCPT;ONNN;CASY;EBAY;FB;DNDN;VRNT From The Last 14 Days
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October 13, 2014
05:15 EDTFBFacebook, Ericsson, XL Axiata innovate to improve Indonesia network performance
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October 10, 2014
16:02 EDTFBActionable Options for Friday, October, 10
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10:29 EDTONNNMicrochip CEO warning on industry correction sinks semiconductors
Shares of a number of semiconductor makers are falling sharply after one of the companies in the space, Microchip Technology (MCHP), warned that it believes the sector had entered a correction. In a note to investors today, research firm FBR Capital said Microchip's comments "could be worrisome, " and the firm responded by taking a more defensive stance on the space. WHAT'S NEW: Microchip, which develops microcontroller and analog semiconductors, estimated that its second quarter revenue would come in at $546.2M, versus its previous guidance of $560.0M-$575.9M and analysts' consensus estimate of $568M. The company said that it had experienced a number of negative trends during the quarter, including a weaker than usual September, weakness in China, and significant inventory builds at its distributor customers. Microchip President and CEO Steve Sanghi claimed his company often sees the turn of the semiconductor industry ahead of others, noting that it reports sales from distribution on a sell-through basis and built a significant amount of inventory in the distribution channel in the September quarter and that it does business with over 80,000 customers. Sanghi stated, "We believe that another industry correction has begun and that this correction will be seen more broadly across the industry in the near future. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors today, FBR Capital analyst Christopher Rolland said that Microchip's statements come in the wake of other negative signs for the sector. In August and September, lead times for the sector fell versus the month before, the analyst stated. Additionally, revenue trends at Taiwanese chip makers weakened in August, Rolland stated. The analyst said that Microchip's statements pushed him over the fence, causing him to take a more defensive stance on the sector. He removed ON Semiconductor (ONNN) from FBR's Top Picks list but kept an Outperform rating on the stock, as he believes that its valuation is "very reasonable." Rolland maintained Market Perform ratings on Atmel (ATML), Texas Instruments (TXN), Fairchild (FCS), AMD (AMD), and Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC). Sterne Agee also attributed weakness in the sector to Microchip's warnings, but the firm recommended buying NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Avago (AVGO), and Skyworks (SWKS) due to their strong product cycles with EMV and upcoming iPhone-iPad launches from Apple (AAPL). In addition, the firm said it would buy Micron (MU) and SanDisk (SNDK) given tight supply, below normal inventory levels, and tailwinds from China. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Microchip dropped nearly 14% to $39.29, Intel (INTC) fell almost 6% to $31.67, On Semiconductor slid 10% to $7.53, Atmel tumbled 11.5% to $6.61, Texas Instruments slipped 8% to $42.16, Fairchild slumped 10.6% to $12.95, AMD dropped 6% to $2.77, Applied Micro declined 10% to $6.19, and NXP Semiconductors was 14% lower to $55.27.
10:07 EDTFBFacebook, peer-to-peer lending groups in discussions, The Information says
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10:04 EDTEBAYXoom could be a acquisition of target of PayPal, says Monness Crespi
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07:57 EDTFBFacebook, India Telecom Minister discuss expanding in India, Economic Times says
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and India's Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad met to discuss expanding the reach of internet by using alternate technology, reports The Economic Times. According to sources, Facebook requested Prasad establish single point contact in his ministry for the alternative technology to which the minister immediately agreed. Reference Link
07:53 EDTONNNON Semiconductor removed from Top Picks list at FBR Capital
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06:00 EDTEBAYStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; GPS EBAY
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October 9, 2014
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; October 9, 2014
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14:28 EDTEBAYIcahn says Andreesen should be removed from eBay board
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09:38 EDTEBAYActive equity options trading on open
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06:59 EDTFBFacebook has no imminent WhatsApp monetization goals, Reuters says
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October 8, 2014
16:26 EDTEBAYOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:01 EDTFBOptions Update; October 8, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 2.73 to 29.51. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB NFLX PBR AA CLF GILD according to Track Data.
12:41 EDTEBAYeBay ChannelAdvisor data confirms company guidance, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray noted ChannelAdvisor reported eBay's same-store sales grew 8.9% in September, which confirms the company's reiterated guidance when it announced its planned PayPal spin-off. The firm maintains its Neutral rating on eBay.
09:42 EDTEBAYeBay SSS rose 8.9% in September, Amazon SSS up 37.9%, ChannelAdvisor says
Amazon's (AMZN) September SSS rose 37.9%, a decrease compared to August's 45.1%, ChannelAdvisor reported. eBay's (EBAY) September came in at 8.9% up from August's 5.9%, but below the e-commerce growth rate. "This is the first up-tick in eBay SSS since June and indicates that eBay is recovering from the breach and Google issues," ChannelAdvisor stated. Reference Link
09:38 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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08:10 EDTEBAYeBay survey suggests upswing in growth, says RW Baird
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07:24 EDTFBFacebook feature allows advertisers to find clients via location
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06:00 EDTFBInstagram still most used social network for teens, says Piper Jaffray
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