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November 12, 2012
04:55 EDTKMB, KMB, KMB, MA, MA, MA, KO, KO, KO, INTC, INTC, INTC, T, T, T, FB, FB, FB, DELL, DELL, DELL, IBM, IBM, IBM, ACTV, ACTV, ACTV, CLX, CLX, CLX, V, V, V, JAH, JAH, JAH, YHOO, YHOO, YHOOWord of Mouth Marketing Association to host a summit
WOMMA Summit 2012 is being held in Las Vegas on November 12-14.
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January 25, 2016
08:21 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research
08:11 EDTIBMWestern Digital acquires over a hundred patents from IBM
Western Digital (WDC) announced that it has acquired more than 100 patent assets from IBM (IBM). The parties also entered into a patent cross-license agreement. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Patents acquired by Western Digital are in distributed storage, object storage, and emerging non-volatile memory. Western Digital expects the IP to further strengthen its technology leadership position and drive value creation for the company and its customers. The patents will augment Western Digital's existing portfolio of more than 10,000 patents and patent applications.
07:40 EDTFBFBR sees constructive setup into Facebook earnings report
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07:37 EDTKMBKimberly-Clark expects dividend to increase in mid-single digits in 2016
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07:36 EDTKMBKimberly-Clark sees FY16 revenue to be down 3% to flat, consensus $18.7B
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07:35 EDTKMBKimberly-Clark expects restructuring program to be completed by end of 2016
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07:34 EDTKMBKimberly-Clark deconsolidated assets and liabilities of Venezuela business
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07:33 EDTKMBKimberly-Clark reports Q4 Personal Care sales down 4% to $2.2B
Reports Q4 Consumer Tissue sales down 6% to $1.5B. Reports Q4 KCP sales down 9% to $800M.
07:33 EDTKMBKimberly-Clark 'optimistic about future'
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07:32 EDTIBMTMC to hold a conference
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07:32 EDTKMBKimberly-Clark sees FY16 adjusted EPS $5.95-$6.15, consensus $6.14
The outlook reflects expectations for 3%-5% organic sales growth, substantial cost savings, relatively benign commodity costs and significantly unfavorable foreign currency exchange rates.
07:31 EDTKMBKimberly-Clark reports Q4 adjusted EPS $1.42, consensus $1.43
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07:16 EDTINTCIntel upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Deepon Nag upgraded Intel to Oupterform and raised his price target to $35 from $34 on shares. The analyst believes the combination of easier comps and moderating competition in tablets and smartphones should result in a PC shipment growth acceleration into CY16. Additionally, Nag said Intel has been undershipping end-demand for all of 2015, which adds to estimates and potential upside as the PC supply chain replenishes inventories.
05:51 EDTFBOptions expected to be active: TYC JCI TWTR SUNE AAPL PG HAL AMZN FB
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05:36 EDTINTCStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; CELG INTC
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January 24, 2016
19:26 EDTYHOOYahoo using fast-vesting stock options to stop brain drain, BI says
Yahoo is allowing employees to cash out stock options at an accelerated pace in an attempt to stop brain drain and motivate workers, Business Insider reported Friday, citing sources. Starting in January 2015, the company began offering stock options that vest after one month rather than the previous one year period, and the fast-vesting options have become more widespread within the company as valuable employees threaten to leave, said the report. Reference Link
18:28 EDTTAT&T potentially circling Time Warner, New York Post says
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14:40 EDTFBCollapse in private tech could ripple into public markets, Barron's says
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12:33 EDTJAHNewell Rubbermaid could rise 20% to $45 in next year, Barron's says
Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) shares look like a "good deal" at recent levels and could gain 20% or more to $45 over the next year, Barron's contends in a feature article. The company's proposed acquisition of Jarden (JAH) could lift revenue and provide additional room for cost cuts, potentially doubling Newell shares in three to five years, the publication argues. Reference Link
11:02 EDTIBMStocks post weekly gain after oil rebounds
Stocks recovered late in the week to post their first weekly gain of the new year as equities continue to be correlated closely with the oil market. A plunge in oil led equities lower early in the holiday shortened week, but as oil prices rebounded to close the week out, the major averages followed suit. MACRO NEWS: In the U.S., the consumer price index fell 0.1% during December, versus expectations for a flat reading. The core reading, which excludes food and energy, showed prices rose 0.1% from the prior month, versus expectations for an increase of 0.2%. Initial jobless claims rose to 293,000 last week, topping the expectation for 278,000 first-time claims. Markit's flash manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for January rose 1.5 points to 52.7, better than the 51.0 reading that was expected. Existing home sales climbed 14.7% to a 5.46M rate in December, topping the 5.2M rate that was forecast... In Asia, China's national bureau of statistics estimated that GDP growth slowed to 6.8% in the last quarter of the year, dipping from 6.9% growth in the previous quarter. China's industrial output rose 5.9% from a year earlier in December, compared with the consensus forecast for a 6% increase. Japan's Nikkei average was down early in the week, even falling into bear market territory, but rallied nearly 6% on Friday after the Nikkei Asian Review said that the Bank of Japan is taking a "serious look" at additional easing... In Europe, the European Central Bank left its key interest rates unchanged. However, at an associated press conference, ECB President Mario Draghi acknowledged downside risks were increasing again, meaning the bank may need to "review and possibly reconsider" its monetary policy stance at its next meeting in March. Markit's flash PMI for the euro zone slid to an 11-month low of 53.5, missing expectations for a more modest dip to a 54.2 reading. The International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecasts for the third time in less than a year. The IMF now estimates that the world economy will grow 3.4% this year and 3.6% next year, down from its prior forecasts of 3.6% and 3.8% growth, respectively. COMPANY NEWS: On Tuesday, Morgan Stanley (MS) advanced 1% after its earnings and revenue topped analysts' consensus forecast. Big bank peer Bank of America (BAC) slid 1% after its earnings also beat expectations but its revenue narrowly missed the consensus estimate... On Wednesday, IBM (IBM) slid nearly 5% after reporting better than expected earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter, but forecasting below-consensus profits for the new year... On Thursday, Verizon (VZ) was among the best performers on the Dow, advancing over 3% after its earnings, revenue and wireless subscriber additions all topped expectations. Conversely, fellow Dow member Travelers (TRV) slid almost 1% after releasing its own quarterly results... On Friday, American Express (AXP) sunk more than 12% after the card issuer reported stronger than expected quarterly results but its 2017 profit guidance came in below the consensus outlook. The company's pledge to take out $1B in costs by the end of 2017 did little to change the mood of analysts or investors. Fellow Dow member GE (GE) slid a bit more than 1% after reporting better than expected earnings but lower than expected quarterly revenue... Schlumberger (SLB) shares gained 6% after the oil services giant reported earnings that topped expectations, approved a quarterly dividend of 50c per share and a new share repurchase program of $10B and said it plans to cut 10,000 more jobs... Netflix (NFLX) reported fourth quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates, powered by better than expected international subscriber growth. The numbers were met with positive commentary by several research firms, though decelerating U.S. subscriber growth was highlighted by bears as a warning sign for the company... Deutsche Bank (DB) disclosed that it expects a EUR2.1B net loss for the quarter due to a number of charges, including expected litigation costs of EUR1.2B... Xilinx (XLNX) advanced after reporting its third quarter numbers. The news may have been overshadowed, however, by a regulatory filing showing new agreements with its top executives, with several analysts highlighting that the change could signal a takeover is in the cards in the future... Alkermes (ALKS) plunged more than 44% after disclosing that two of three Phase 3 studies of its experimental depression disorder treatment did not meet their primary efficacy endpoints. INDEXES: For the four-day week, the Dow gained about 0.67% to close at 16,093.51, the S&P 500 rose about 1.4% to close at 1,906.90, and the Nasdaq increased about 2.3% to close at 4,591.18.
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