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News For KMB;JAH;V;CLX;ACTV;IBM;DELL;FB;T;INTC;KO;MA;YHOO From The Last 14 Days
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November 24, 2014
16:08 EDTIBMChinaCache announces strategic partnership with Aspera
ChinaCache (CCIH) announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Aspera to provide best-performance high-speed data transmission services for large files. Aspera, an IBM (IBM) company, developed the technologies that move the world's data at maximum speeds. ChinaCache will combine its high quality CDN network service with Aspera's FASPô transmission technology to ensure high-speed transmission of large data files around the globe, with the added benefits of safety, controllability, cost-effectiveness and flexibility. The combination can increase the data transmission speed by 3 to 184 times, while enhancing the connectivity and stability of networks, as well as the security of data transmission.
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; November 24, 2014
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14:24 EDTIBMIBM off highs after CNBC refutes earlier Icahn rumor
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14:18 EDTIBMIcahn has 'no involvement' in IBM, CNBC reports
Sources say Carl Icahn has "absolutely no involvement" in IBM, reported CNBC's Scott Wapner on Twitter, noting that the stock "had moved earlier on rumor that he did." Reference Link
10:11 EDTTVerizon slips after Citi downgrade on spectrum prices, rising competition
Shares of Verizon (VZ) are falling in early trading after Citigroup downgraded the stock to Neutral from Buy in a note to investors today. WHAT'S NEW: Citigroup analyst Michael Rollins downgraded Verizon, citing the higher than expected price the company will have to pay for wireless spectrum and the increased price competition it is facing. Prices for spectrum currently being auctioned by the FCC are running 36% above Rollins' estimates, the analyst wrote. The higher than expected cost of spectrum implies that the wireless carriers will have higher costs, the analyst explained. Meanwhile, increased competition over consumer prices among the carriers could prevent them from profiting from increased data consumption, Rollins believes. National wireless carriers' outlook for 2015 is unfavorable, warned the analyst, who trimmed his price target on Verizon to $51 from $53. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The total provision winning bids in the AWS-3 auction rose to about $33B after round 26, which was up 3.23% from the prior round, according to data posted to the FCC website on Friday. Companies believed to be bidding in the auction other than Verizon include AT&T (T), T-Mobile (TMUS) and U.S. Cellular (USM). This morning, RBC Capital raised its price target on DISH to $81 from $69, citing the current price points of a spectrum auction. The firm views the price points as a conservative valuation proxy for DISH's AWS-4 spectrum holdings. Analysts at Goldman also raised DISH's price target to $96 from $77 to reflect a higher value for the company's spectrum holdings. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Verizon fell 2.2% to $49.12, while DISH Network shares rose 3% to $75.86.
09:57 EDTIBMRumor: IBM moves up on renewed activist investor speculation
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08:56 EDTIBMEricsson, IBM collaborate to research phased-array antenna designs for 5G
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08:19 EDTJAHJarden organic growth appears overstated, says Wells Fargo
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07:13 EDTYHOOYahoo acquires Cooliris, terms not disclosed
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06:37 EDTTVerizon downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
Citigroup downgraded Verizon (VZ) to Neutral saying it believes the company's earnings will miss expectations in 2015 due to higher costs of spectrum and slower revenue growth amid rising rate plan competition. Citi lowered its price target for shares to $51 from $53. The firm keeps a Neutral rating on AT&T (T) with a $34 price target.
November 23, 2014
17:24 EDTINTCIntel, Qualcomm look like 'excellent' investments, Barron's says
Intel (INTC) and Qualcomm (QCOM) both look like "excellent" investments, with Qualcomm looking better for risk-prone investors, Barron's contends in its 'Technology Trader' column. Reference Link
17:01 EDTINTCIntel shares could rise 30%, Barron's says
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15:30 EDTVVisa sees put option for Visa Europe in excess of $10B
In a regulatory filing from early Friday, Visa said, "We have granted Visa Europe a put option, which Visa Europe can exercise at any time and which would require us to purchase all outstanding capital stock from Visa Europe's members within 285 days. Given current economic conditions, the purchase price under the terms of the put option could likely be in excess of $10B dollars and we may need to obtain third-party financing in order to meet our obligation through the issuance of either debt or equity. An equity offering, or the payment of part of the exercise price with our stock, would dilute the ownership interests of our stockholders. Sufficient financing might not be available to us within that time on reasonable terms. In addition, we are required to assess any change in the fair value of the put option on a quarterly basis and record adjustments as necessary on our consolidated statements of operations. Consequently, the adjustments affect our reported net income and earnings per share. These quarterly adjustments and their resulting impact on our reported statements of operations could be significant. The existence of these changes in the fair value of the put option could adversely affect our ability to raise capital and increase any associated costs. If we acquire Visa Europe, we may also encounter difficulties in integrating Visa Europe's business and systems into our existing operations. If we cannot do so quickly and cost-effectively, the integration could divert the time and resources of senior management and other key resources, disrupt our current operations and adversely affect our results of operations. In addition, we would become subject to any ongoing or future regulatory disputes as a result of EU regulations that govern the operations of Visa Europe. We may also be required to assume any ongoing or future litigation involving Visa Europe."
12:26 EDTTWireless carriers bid up prices at U.S. spectrum auction, WSJ
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November 21, 2014
16:36 EDTINTCMarket ends week higher as domestic data, foreign central banks boost shares
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16:00 EDTTProvision winning bids in FCC AWS-3 auction hit $33B after round 26
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10:00 EDTINTCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:06 EDTINTCIntel DCG growth could add 15c-20c to 2015 EPS, says Jefferies
Jefferies says the bear argument on Intel misses the fact that the company's Data Center Group is expected to growth 15% annually for the foreseeable future. The firm estimates DCG growth could add $1B in free cash flow and 15c-20c in EPS In 2015. If also estimates Intel's PC revenue, which the bears highlight, will increase by 4% in 2014 to $35B, at 45% operating margin and contribute $2.00 in EPS. Jefferies reiterates a Buy rating on Intel with a $45 price target.
07:56 EDTINTCIntel analyst day mixed, says FBR Capital
FBR Capital views Intel's analyst day as mixed since the company's gross margin and PC guidance came in below its expectations while it also announced a dividend increase and better than expected capex outlook. FBR raised its price target for Intel shares to $40 from $36 saying the cash return story is likely to temp income investors. It keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
07:54 EDTMAMasterCard management to meet with Deutsche Bank
Meeting to be held in Frankfurt on November 21 hosted by Deutsche Bank.
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