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December 19, 2012
06:49 EDTKCG, PSO, KKR, BX, FBOn The Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: The board of Knight Capital (KCG) will pursue a merger with Getco, with Getco planning to pay $3.75 per share for half of Knight's outstanding stock, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites sources...Penguin Group, part of Pearson (PSO), has reached a settlement with the U.S. DOJ over allegations that it and other publishers conspired to raise e-book prices for consumers, reports the Wall Street Journal...FINANCIAL TIMES: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York was warned as early as mid-2008 in emails that banks may have been misreporting their Libor borrowing rate, reports the Financial Times...NY POST: A federal judge yesterday questioned whether shareholders accusing private-equity firms including KKR (KKR), Blackstone (BX) and Bain Capital, of bid-rigging had enough evidence to proceed with most of their lawsuit, the New York Post reports...BLOOMBERG: Facebook's (FB) terms of use policy changes to its Instagram site has drawn criticism and blacklash from consumers and privacy advocates, reports Bloomberg.
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July 30, 2014
09:38 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL AMZN TWTR NFLX GILD C MA FB RFMD AMGN GNW TSLA
08:49 EDTBXBlackstone has strong momentum across all metrics, says Argus
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07:22 EDTFBFacebook launches Instagram 'one-tap' messaging app overseas, The Verge says
Facebook has quietly launched its new one-tap Instagram messaging app, "Bolt," for iOS and Android, though the app is only available in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa for now, according to The Verge. Reference Link
06:51 EDTFBFacebook to shut down Gifts business, Re/code reports
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06:16 EDTFBOptions expected to be active: TWTR BWLD AXP DWA PNRA AMGN X FB
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July 29, 2014
18:35 EDTFBOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:01 EDTFBOptions Update; July 29, 2014
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12:13 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB YHOO
RT Options Scanner shows Facebook (FB) December 85 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 36, Yahoo (YHOO) January 40 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 37 according to IVolatility.
06:42 EDTFBFacebook user web browsing surveillance plan sparks worries, Bloomberg says
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July 28, 2014
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; July 28, 2014
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09:50 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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07:36 EDTKKRKKR to invest in Preferred Sands
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06:47 EDTBXBlackstone purchases tower from Brookfield for $543M, Bloomberg says
Blackstone (BX) acquired a 330K square-foot office tower in London's financial district for $543M from Brookfield Property Partners (BPY), according to Bloomberg, citing a joint statement from both companies. Reference Link]:[http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-28/blackstone-buys-543-million-london-office-tower-from-brookfield.html]
July 25, 2014
16:49 EDTFBS&P ends week little changed amid earnings deluge
The S&P 500 finished little changed this week as mixed U.S. economic data and continued geopolitical uncertainty offset strong earnings from a number of major companies and upbeat overseas economic data. MACRO NEWS: U.S. economic data was mixed, as fewer than expected jobless claims were reported and durable goods orders for June were slightly higher than expected, but new home sales for June and a preliminary purchasing managers' index for July came in below expectations... Investors received some positive economic news from overseas, as HSBC's preliminary China purchasing managers' index for July reached an 18-month high. Meanwhile, a preliminary PMI for the euro zone for July came in at 54, versus 52.8 in June... Ongoing conflicts between Israel and Hamas and Russia and Ukraine kept investors on edge, with Friday reports indicating that no truce accord had been reached in Israel and that Russia was building up its troop presence along the Ukrainian border. COMPANY NEWS: Among the notable companies whose stocks rose after they reported quarterly results were Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Allergan (AGN) and Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG). Notable companies whose stocks sold off following their results included Netflix (NFLX), Harley-Davidson (HOG), General Motors (GM), Boeing (BA), McDonald's (MCD) and Pandora (P)... McDonald's was also hit this week by revelations that its restaurants in China had sold expired meat that was allegedly intentionally supplied by a China-based company. Yum! Brands (YUM) and a provider of products to Starbucks (SBUX) are also believed to have bought and sold expired meat from the supplier... In M&A news, Bloomberg reported that real estate website operator Zillow (Z) held talks about buying its rival, Trulia (TRLA). Both stocks surged. Shares of SodaStream (SODA) also rallied after Bloomberg reported that the company is in talks about selling itself to an investment firm that would take the beverage system maker private... On Monday, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman promised on CNBC that his presentation about Herbalife (HLF) would show why the company "is going to collapse." But the shares actually surged higher during and immediately after Ackman's presentation. Ackman has a large short position in the stock and notably alleged it is a pyramid scheme... BlackBerry's (BBRY) CEO told the Financial Times that his company was in early talks about partnering with companies to target the enterprise markets, in order to counter a recently announced partnership between Apple and IBM (IBM). INDEXES: For the week, the Dow fell 0.83% to 16,960.57, the Nasdaq rose 0.4% to 4,449.56, and the S&P was flat at 1,978.34.
16:02 EDTFBOptions Update; July 25, 2014
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11:13 EDTBXBlackstone in discussions to acquire 8 building in Italy, Bloomberg says
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09:37 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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07:57 EDTKKRRBS says private equity investment in Ulster possible, Reuters reports
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July 24, 2014
17:05 EDTFBOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:00 EDTFBiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 10c to 28.08
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