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March 21, 2014
09:22 EDTITMN, MEG, ANN, YELP, TIF, NKE, LIN, TCEHY, LNVGY, BBRY, SYMC, GTN, EJ, UPIP, NXSTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: LIN Media (LIN), up 31% after agreeing to combine with Media General (MEG) in deal valued at $1.6B in cash and stock. Media General shares are up 12%, while other television station owners are also higher, including Gray Television (GTN), up 16%, and Nexstar (NXST), up 4%... E-House (EJ), up 13% after Tencent (TCEHY) makes strategic investment in Leju... Yelp (YELP), up 3% after announcing a strategic deal with Yellow Pages... Unwired Planet (UPIP), up 62% after Lenovo (LNVGY) buys patent portfolio from the company for $100M... Ann (ANN), up 10% after Golden Gate Capital reported 9.5% stake... BlackBerry (BBRY), up 2.8% after agreeing to sell majority of real estate holdings in Canada, shares upgraded at CLSA... InterMune (ITMN), up 11% after Boehringer Ingelheim trials of competing IPF drug hit primary endpoints. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Nike (NKE), down 2.6%... Tiffany (TIF), down 1%. ALSO LOWER: Symantec (SYMC), down 9.6% after it unexpectedly terminated its CEO and at least five research firms downgraded shares following the news.
News For LIN;MEG;GTN;NKE;ITMN;SYMC;TIF;NXST;BBRY;YELP;UPIP;LNVGY;ANN;EJ;TCEHY From The Last 14 Days
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May 14, 2015
14:37 EDTLNVGYLenovo rumored to plan Smart TV venture with Alibaba, Marbridge Daily says
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11:16 EDTYELPStocks with call strike movement; VIPS YELP
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08:21 EDTSYMCFinjan says patent suits ongoing with numerous cybersecurity companies
Finjan (FNJN) said it has an active Markman Hearing schedule with two Markman Hearings already concluded in favor of the company and two additional Markman Hearings to be held in Q2. The company has a two-week trial against Blue Coat set to commence on July 20. Finjan has patent infringement lawsuits against FireEye (FEYE), BlueCoat, Proofpoint (PFPT), Sophos, Symantec (SYMC), and Palo Alto Networks (PANW) relating to, collectively, more than 20 patents in the Finjan portfolio. Subsequent to the quarter end, Finjan entered into a negotiated license agreement with F-Secure Corporation, a company incorporated in Finland. The agreement provides for F-Secure to pay Finjan the sum of $1M in cash, to be paid in two installments, consisting of $700,000 which was received on April 22 and $300,000 on or before March 31, 2016. The agreement also provides for the assignment by F-Secure to Finjan of two patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 8,474,048 and 7,749,991.
07:31 EDTTCEHYTencent ad business reached positive turning point, says Pacific Crest
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05:23 EDTTCEHYTencent reports Q1 adjusted EPS RMB 0.75
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May 13, 2015
13:15 EDTBBRYInquirer discusses recent Apple for BlackBerry takeover rumors
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11:22 EDTYELPOptions with increasing implied volatility
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07:16 EDTNXSTMoffett Nathanson to hold a summit
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May 12, 2015
15:04 EDTYELPInvestors should be cautious reading through from AOL deal to Yelp, WSJ says
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14:58 EDTYELPYelp sale 'far from assured', WSJ says
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10:28 EDTYELPOptions with increasing implied volatility: YELP HUM LULU CTRX
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08:07 EDTYELPSunTrust to hold a conference
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06:45 EDTTCEHYFunds backed by Jack Ma, Pony Ma bought up to $200M in Fosun sale, WSJ says
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05:58 EDTBBRYStocks with implied volatility movement; MNKD BBRY
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May 11, 2015
10:32 EDTYELPOptions with increasing implied volatility: YELP DULC
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10:18 EDTBBRYBlackBerry calls active on renewed takeover chatter
Blackberry May calls are active 13K contracts (1K puts) on renewed takeover speculation. May call option implied volatility is at 39, June is at 58, August is at 44; compared to its 90-day average of 48 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large near term price movement.
10:11 EDTBBRYRumor: BlackBerry moves up on renewed takeover chatter
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09:56 EDTLNVGYIDC: Apple leads smartphone vendors in China during Q1
IDCís latest Mobile Phone Tracker shows the China smartphone market contracted by 4% year-on-year with 98.8M units shipped in the first quarter of 2015. This is the first time in six years that the China smartphone market declined YoY as the market continues to mature. On a QoQ basis, the market contracted 8% on the back of a large inventory buildup at the end of last year. The study said Apple (AAPL) was the top smartphone vendor in China in the first quarter, with consumers still having a strong appetite for the larger screens on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Xiaomi slipped to the second position as it faced strong competition from other vendors in the low to mid-range segment of the market, while Huawei maintained third position as it saw a good uptake in the mid-range segment. Samsung (SSNLF) and Lenovo (LNVGY) both led the market at least once last year, but rankings have since changed quickly, highlighting the volatility of consumers' brand preference in China. Reference Link
09:24 EDTYELPBaird sees risk of pullback in Yelp with no deal
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian tells investors this morning that shares of Yelp are at risk of a pullback if a takeover is not consummated "within the relatively near future." Sebastian, while stating Yelp's content and review database could make an attractive acquisition candidate for a "number of platform companies," writes that the risk/reward is "roughly balanced" following last week's rally amid reports of a potential buyout. The analyst cautions that a sales process, as the Wall Street Journal reported Yelp is undertaking, does not guarantee a transaction, as Shutterfly (SFLY) recently showed. With a deal not consummating in the near term, Sebastian sees "increasing risks" in owning Yelp shares above the $50 level. The stock closed Friday at $49.93. Sebastian has a Neutral rating on Yelp with a $46 price target.
05:52 EDTYELPStocks with implied volatility movement; YELP SIRI
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Yelp (YELP) 65, Monsanto (SIRI) 26 according to iVolatility.
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