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February 7, 2014
09:00 EDTLQDT, ELON, FWM, ARIA, ANR, ONNN, EXPE, OUTR, ATVI, GTAT, AAPL, LNKDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Expedia (EXPE), up 12.5%... Activision Blizzard (AtVI), up 8%... Liquidity Services (LQDT), up 12%... ON Semiconductor (ONNN), up 6%. ALSO HIGHER: Apple (AAPL), up nearly 2% after CEO Tim Cook told the WSJ that the company has repurchased $14B worth of stock in the two week since its quarterly earnings report... Outerwall (OUTR), up 10% after earnings report, $350M buyback through modified Dutch auction tender offer, management changes... Alpha Natural (ANR), up 2% after upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... ARIAD Pharmaceuticals (ARIA), up 6% after Reuters reports that Sarissa Capital, run by Carl Icahn's former healthcare head, is seeking at least two seats on the company's board... GT Advanced (GTAT), up 6% after 9to5Mac said the company is preparing to manufacture sapphire displays for Apple. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: LinkedIn (LNKD), down 6%... Echelon (ELON), down 18%. ALSO LOWER: Fairway Group (FWM), down 23% after weaker than expected Q3 results, retirement of CEO, downgrades by at least five research firms... iRobot (IRBT), down 2% following downgrade to Underweight at JPMorgan.
News For LNKD;AAPL;EXPE;ATVI;OUTR;GTAT;ONNN;ANR;ARIA;FWM;ELON;LQDT From The Last 14 Days
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December 8, 2014
10:11 EDTLQDTHigh option volume stocks
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10:03 EDTLQDTLiquidity Services price target lowered to $9 from $12 at RW Baird
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09:20 EDTLQDTLiquidity Services estimate cuts possible on Wal-Mart fight, says Janney Capital
After Liquidity Services (LQDT) disclosed that Wal-Mart (WMT) terminated its return agreement and that the two are now in dispute over the deal, Janney Capital noted Liquidity 's recent 10K filing indicated that Wal-Mart accounted for 11% of FY14 gross merchandise volume, including Commercial Capital assets. Janney estimates the full year EBITDA impact from the contract to be somewhere below $10M, but said there is a potential for further estimate cuts given the dispute. The firm maintains its Neutral rating on Liquidity Services shares.
09:13 EDTLQDTLiquidity Services reports Walmart terminates return agreement
Liquidity Services (LQDT) had previously acquired from ILJ Enterprises its business of purchasing closeouts, excess merchandise and customer returns for resale to retailers, wholesalers, and other third parties and consumers. In connection with the acquisition, the company, through one of its subsidiaries, assumed ILJís rights and obligations with Wal-Mart Stores (WMT). Under the Wal-Mart agreement, Liquidity Services has the exclusive right to purchase certain consumer products from Wal-Mart that have been removed from the sales stream of Wal-Martís retail operations. On December 1, Wal-Mart provided Liquidity Services written notice terminating the Wal-Mart Agreement, effective December 8. The termination notice alleges that the company failed to comply with certain provisions under the Wal-Mart agreement with respect to service level requirements and restrictions on the disposition of merchandise, Liquidity disclosed in a regulatory filing late Friday. The company disputes these allegations and is contesting the termination of the agreement with Wal-Mart. The company had been in negotiations with Wal-Mart to address Wal-Martís failure to honor the companyís exclusive right to purchase selected merchandise from Wal-Mart but was unable to reach a satisfactory resolution. The company is currently evaluating all of its options, reserves all rights with respect to this matter and will continue to seek appropriate relief from Wal-Mart for its failure to honor the companyís exclusive rights to purchase selected merchandise and any related actual damages the company has incurred. The company does not believe that the purported termination of the Wal-Mart Agreement will result in the company being unable to meet its financial guidance for its first fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2014, Liquidity Services stated.
09:10 EDTEXPEEgencia and iJET strengthens global partnership
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09:02 EDTANRAlpha Natural announces WARN notices for eight W. Virginia coal mines expire
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07:36 EDTARIAARIAD: Iclusig demonstrates anti-leukemic activity in patents in Phase 2 trial
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06:56 EDTLQDTLiquidity Services receives two-month contract extension from Defense Logistics
Liquidity Services announced that the Defense Logistics Agency has exercised the remaining two one-month extension options under its Surplus sales contract for the disposition of usable surplus property from the U.S. Department of Defense. Through this unilateral contract amendment, the current Surplus Contractís performance period has been extended through February 13, 2015. During this period, the U.S. Department of Defense will continue to use Liquidity Services as the primary sales channel for the disposition of surplus property.
06:37 EDTAAPLApple rumored to be launching 4-inch iPhone in 2015, Times of India reports
Apple is rumored to be developing a new iPhone with a 4-inch display, The Times of India reports, citing a report from The Electronic Times of Taiwan. According to supply chain sources, the device will launch in 2H15. Reference Link
06:22 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $135 from $120 at Citigroup
Citigroup raised its earnings estimates for Apple after its field work indicated consumers are increasingly buying the higher memory iPhone 6 and 6+. Citi expects purchasing trends towards higher memory devices to drive stronger sales and margins. It believes consensus estimates are yet to factor in this development. The firm raised its price target for Apple shares to $135 from $120 and keeps a Buy rating on the name. Shares of phone maker closed Friday down 49c to $115.
06:15 EDTAAPLLenovo shipments expected to lead Samsung by 9M in 2015, DigiTimes reports
Lenovo (LNVGY) is estimated to beat Samsung (SSNLF) in mobile device shipments in 2015 by about 9M units, reports DigiTimes Research. Lenovo is set to beat Samsung by about 1M units in 2014 and become the second largest mobile computing device brand vendor worldwide behind Apple (AAPL). DigiTimes Research says Lenovo and Samsung plan to focus on maintaining tablet shipments as demand weakens in 2015. Reference Link
December 5, 2014
11:23 EDTAAPLOption volume leaders
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10:35 EDTONNNHigh option volume stocks
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09:36 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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07:45 EDTAAPLConsensus on Apple iPhone units could be low, says UBS
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06:41 EDTAAPLApple questions validity of plaintiffs in iPod case, NY Times says
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06:03 EDTAAPLiOS mobile traffic shows iPhone 6 launch strong, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says that according to Quantcast data, Apple's (AAPL) iOS mobile traffic share increased from 60.6% at iPhone 6 launch to 61.4% nine weeks after launch, while Google's (GOOG) Android decreased from 38.4% to 37.5% in the same period. Piper views the iOS mobile traffic share as further evidence that the iPhone 6 launch in the U.S. is off to a strong start. It keeps an Overweight rating on Apple shares with a $135 price target.
December 4, 2014
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; December 4, 2014
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10:09 EDTONNNHigh option volume stocks
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09:37 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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