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April 17, 2012
12:16 EDTZNGA, FSLR, KO, AMTG, GS, DNN, JNJOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday, as the International Monetary Fund raised its view on U.S. and global growth prospects. Stock futures spurted higher during the pre-market trading session following the IMF’s increase in its growth projections. Also helping push the futures upward were positive earnings reports from some of the country’s largest corporations. The futures action led to a higher open for the broader market. The market pared its opening gains during the first 30 minutes of trading but then resumed it march higher and sat near its daily highs near noon... ECONOMIC EVENTS: Domestically, housing starts for the month of March decreased 5.8%, versus expectations of an increase of 1.0%. The annual run rate came in at 654,000 units, versus the consensus estimate of 750,000. The number of building permits issued, however, rose 4.5% to 747,000, versus expectations of a decrease of 0.7% to 710,000. Industrial production was reportedly flat in March, versus expectations for a 0.3% increase. Capacity utilization was in line with forecasts at at 78.6%. Also, the International Monetary Fund said it sees world output growing 3.5% in 2012, raising its projection for United States growth to 2.1%. The IMF said it sees growth in China slowing to 8.2% and real GDP in the euro area contracting in the first half of 2012 but then recovering... COMPANY NEWS: All but one Dow component was higher near noon, led by shares of Coca Cola (KO), which rose 2.7% following its better than expected earnings report. The only Dow decliner was Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), which reported adjusted earnings that beat expectations but revenues below the Street's forecast... Goldman Sachs's (GS) stock was nearly flat in spite of earnings and revenue that beat expectations and an increase in its quarterly dividend to 46c from 35c... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were First Solar (FSLR), up nearly 13%, after it announced plans to cut its global workforce by approximately 2,000 positions, or about 30%, in response to conditions in Europe, and Denison Mines (DNN), up almost 15%, after agreeing to sell its mining assets and operations located in the United States to Energy Fuels. Noteworthy losers included Apollo Residential Mortgage (AMTG), down 6%, after filing to sell 13.9M shares of its common stock, and Zynga (ZNGA), down over 3%, amid reports that its newly acquired Draw Something game has seen its daily active use fall off... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 181.57, or 1.41%, to 13,102.98; the Nasdaq was up 50.58, or 1.69%, to 3,038.98; and the S&P 500 was up 19.24, or 1.40%, to 1,388.81.
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November 27, 2015
09:36 EDTKOActive equity options trading on open
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08:40 EDTGSLarge Banks reduce number of loans to small businesses, WSJ says
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November 25, 2015
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12:46 EDTGSFederal Reserve approves final rule for capital plan and stress test regulations
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06:58 EDTKOChief science and health officer leaving Coca-Cola, NY Times reports
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06:17 EDTGSThree Goldman Sachs bankers leave for Uber, Reuters reports
Three bankers in Goldman Sach's technology investment banking group have left the company to take positions at Uber in recent months, reports Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Goldman does not disclose attrition figures, but has lost enough employees to startups and private equity firms that it announced earlier a series of changes designed to retain more junior employees. Reference Link
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15:05 EDTGSFed to provide means for banks examiners to express divergent views
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07:45 EDTGSSunEdison places 400MW of solar capacity on sale, Economic Times says
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November 23, 2015
10:25 EDTKOCoca-Cola management to meet with Bernstein
Meeting to be held in Atlanta on November 30 hosted by Bernstein.
November 20, 2015
10:52 EDTJNJFDA approves new oral medication to treat multiple myeloma
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November 18, 2015
08:55 EDTGSMorgan Stanley exec sees Q4 not much better than Q3 for banks, DJ reports
Morgan Stanley (MS) Institutional Securities President Colm Kelleher cautioned that fixed-income markets "still seem subdued," according to Dow Jones, citing his comments at an investment conference. Morgan Stanley was among the banks that reported lower revenue from fixed-income, currency and commodities trading during the third quarter and Kelleher said he doesn't think "the fourth quarter is going to be much better," the report noted. Large bank peers to Morgan Stanley include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
08:11 EDTJNJIMS Health forecasts global drug spending to increase 30% by 2020 to $1.4T
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08:11 EDTJNJAduro Biotech receives milestone payment from Janssen
Aduro Biotech (ADRO) announced that it has received a milestone payment from Janssen Biotech (JNJ) for Aduro's submission of an Investigational New Drug, or IND, Application to the FDA for ADU-741, a LADD immunotherapy product candidate for the treatment of prostate cancer. The IND will enable Janssen, Aduro's license partner for ADU-741, to initiate a multi-center Phase 1 trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of intravenous administration of ADU-741 in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
November 17, 2015
13:29 EDTFSLRSunEdison selloff continues, shares down 23%
Shares of SunEdison (SUNE) continue to be weak and are down 23% to $3.49 in afternoon trading. Dan Loeb's Third Point last night disclosed it no longer owns the stock while David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital disclosed a reduced stake. Deutsche Bank analyst Vishal Shah lowered his price target for SunEdison this morning to $16 saying language in Vivint Solar's (VSLR) quarterly filing around SunEdison debt financing could concern some investors. SunEdison's solar peers are also weak, with SunPower (SPWR), First Solar (FSLR) and SolarCity (SCTY) all in the red.
09:16 EDTKOCoca-Cola says previous Q4 comparable currency neutral EPS growth view unchanged
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09:15 EDTKOCoca-Cola says previous Q4 comparable currency neutral EPS growth view unchanged
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08:03 EDTFSLRSolar module makers outlook positive, says Bernstein
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