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February 7, 2014
10:13 EDTLNKD, FB, TWTR, MWWLinkedIn tumbles after revenue forecast trails estimates
Shares of professional networking company LinkedIn (LNKD) are falling after the company reported better than expected fourth quarter results, but issued a disappointing revenue forecast for the first quarter and fiscal 2014. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, LinkedIn reported Q4 adjusted earnings per share of 39c and revenue of $447.2M, against consensus views of 38c and $437.84M, respectively. The company forecast Q1 revenue of $455M-$460M and FY14 revenue of $2.02B-$2.05B. The outlook’s trailed analysts’ expectations of $470.27M and $2.16B, respectively. ANALYST REACTON: This morning, analyst commentary on LinkedIn was mixed. Research firm Piper Jaffray lowered their price target on the shares to $270 from $285 following the company’s disappointing revenue guidance. They reiterated an Overweight rating on the stock. Another firm, Sun Trust, upgraded LinkedIn to Buy from Neutral and raised its price target to $260 from $250. The firm believed LinkedIn's outlook positions the company for better than expected results in 2014. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, LinkedIn fell $19.24, or 8.6%, to $204.18 on very heavy volume. Despite the slide, the stock is up over 64% in the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other publicly traded companies in the social network space include Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR). Similarly to LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide (MWW) caters to professionals and job seekers and offers employment search services.
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August 26, 2014
12:17 EDTTWTRStocks with call strike movement; QIHU TWTR
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11:55 EDTFBInstagram announces Hyperlapse from Instagram app
Instagram announced on its blog Hyperlapse from Instagram, "a new app to capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion. Traditionally, time lapse videos depend on holding your phone or camera still while you film. Hyperlapse from Instagram features built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time lapses that result in a cinematic look, quality and feel—a feat that has previously only been possible with expensive equipment." Reference Link
11:48 EDTLNKDLinkedIn management to meet with Piper Jaffray
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09:51 EDTLNKDOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Cray (CRAY) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Enphase Energy (ENPH) initiated with a Buy at Needham... FCB Financial (FCB) initiated with a Buy at UBS... FCB Financial initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Goldman Sachs (GS) initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners... HealthEquity (HQY) initiated with a Neutral at RW Bair... Mobileye (MBLY) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Mobileye initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Mobileye initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Mobileye initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... RAIT Financial (RAS) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... SunEdison (SUNE) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... Mobileye initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James... Transocean Partners (RIG) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley... GT Advanced (GTAT) coverage resumed with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... LinkedIn (LNKD) initiated with an Overweight at First Analysis... CSC (CSC) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... United Natural Foods (UNFI) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens.
09:35 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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07:30 EDTTWTRTwitter expands ad system in Europe to 12 new markets
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07:03 EDTLNKDLinkedIn initiated with an Overweight at First Analysis
Target $280.
August 25, 2014
16:00 EDTTWTROptions Update; August 25, 2014
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13:06 EDTFBWhatsApp grows to 600M monthly active users
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06:14 EDTTWTRTwitter collaborates with Stripe on commerce strategy, Re/code says
Twitter is collaborating with payments startup Stripe in an effort to get closer in allowing users to complete purchases directly from a tweet, according to Re/code, citing multiple industry sources. The sources said that businesses who wish to sell products or services embedded in tweets are being told to sign up with Stripe to process transactions on their behalf. Reference Link
August 21, 2014
16:46 EDTLNKDLinkedIn product head to leave company, effective October 3
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12:59 EDTFBPrivacy lawsuit against Facebook draws support from 60,000 users, Reuters says
A class action lawsuit against Facebook Ireland, the division that runs the company's international business activities, has received support from more than 60,000 users and passed its first legal review, Reuters reports, citing the creator of the lawsuit, Australian law student Max Schrems. The lawsuit claims damages of $663 per Facebook user for alleged privacy violations. The Vienna Regional Court has ordered Facebook Ireland to respond to the claims made by the lawsuit within four weeks, Schrems added. Reference Link
10:34 EDTTWTROptions Update; August 21, 2014
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09:37 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on open
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August 20, 2014
09:36 EDTFB, TWTRActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL FOLD TSLA TWTR WHX FB TM NFLX X EOG
08:01 EDTLNKDAd spending on LinkedIn reportedly rising, says Pacific Crest
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August 19, 2014
16:00 EDTTWTROptions Update; August 19, 2014eBay
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 28c to 27.52. Option volume leaders: AAPL C HD PBR GILD AA NFLX TWTR TSLA EBAY according to Track Data.
10:32 EDTLNKDRumor: LinkedIn moves lower on speculation of a large investor short position
09:38 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL GILD TSLA CELG VLO VZ FB HD
06:10 EDTTWTRTwitter testing highlighting 'favorited' tweets, WSJ reports
Twitter is testing inserting tweets in some users' timelines that have been "favorited" by accounts they follow, an experiment which is receiving mixed reviews, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
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