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November 26, 2012
12:10 EDTMHP, ARO, HOGS, ANAD, YHOO, FB, M, TGT, WMT, APO, DWAOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday, giving back some of the 4% advance seen last week by both the S&P and Nasdaq. With earnings season over, a budget agreement in the U.S. or a European deal on Greek aid may be awaited as the next market catalysts, and a lack of progress on either front may bring increased volatility... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Dallas Fed manufacturing survey for November came in at -2.8, versus forecasts for a +2.5 reading. Also, Mary Schapiro stepped down as the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission and President Obama appointed current SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter to take over the position. In Europe, the Bank of England named Mark Carney, who is currently the head of Canada’s central bank, as its next governor... COMPANY NEWS: McGraw-Hill (MHP) confirmed it reached a deal to sell its education business to Apollo Global Management (APO) for $2.5B. McGraw-Hill, which said it will be renamed McGraw Hill Financial after the sale closes, saw its shares rise about 2% after trading resumed following the deal announcement... A number of major retailers, including Wal-Mart (WMT), Target (TGT) and Macy's (M), traded lower in spite of estimates from the National Retail Federation that consumer spending over the Thanksgiving weekend increased 13% from a year ago... Two tech names benefited from some positive analyst commentary as Facebook (FB) shares rose nearly 8% after Bernstein upgraded the stock to Outperform and BTIG raised its rating on the name to Neutral. Also, Yahoo! (YHOO) was upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman and shares responded by advancing about 1%... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Anadigics (ANAD), up 17% following an upgrade to Buy at Needham, and Zhongpin (HOGS), up 15% after after agreeing to "go private" for a $13.50 per share. Among the noteworthy losers was Aeropostale (ARO), which slid almost 7% following a downgrade to Neutral at Janney Capital. Also lower were shares of DreamWorks (DWA), down over 5% after the stock was downgraded at Caris and Goldman said its estimates could be at risk due to the box office under-performance of "Rise of the Guardians"... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 87.77, or 0.67%, to 12,921.91; the Nasdaq was down 5.80, or 0.20%, to 2,961.05; and the S&P 500 was down 8.29, or 0.59%, to 1,400.86.
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July 11, 2014
09:37 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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08:19 EDTAPOApollo Global valuation attractive after pullback, says BMO Capital
After meeting with Apollo Global's CFO, BMO Capital is upbeat about the company's outlook. The firm expects the company's credit business to be a growth driver for years to come, although its private equity business is expected to show very slow growth, according to BMO Capital. The firm raised its price target on the shares to $36 from $35 and keeps an Outperform rating,
07:42 EDTFBFacebook should move higher on strong quarter, says Deutsche Bank
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06:10 EDTFBJPMorgan expects solid Q2 results in Internet space
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July 10, 2014
17:49 EDTYHOOAlibaba may begin IPO process by end of month, WSJ reports
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16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; July 10, 2014
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12:53 EDTFBFacebook research practices investigated by Irish watchdog, WSJ says
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11:35 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; YHOO AAL
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11:26 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; TWTR FB
Twitter (TWTR) July 42 call option implied volatility increased 11% to 54, Facebook (FB) August 72.5 call option implied volatility increased 5% to 53 according to IVolatility.
11:21 EDTAPOInternational Game Technology rises as GTECH reportedly prepares bid
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11:18 EDTAROZumiez rallies after raising second quarter outlook
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09:36 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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06:07 EDTWMTWal-Mart implied volatility of 11 at lower end of index mean range
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July 9, 2014
16:01 EDTFBOptions Update; July 9, 2014
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10:56 EDTFBEU questions rivals about Facebook's proposed WhatsApp buy, WSJ reports
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10:02 EDTAPOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Advanced Energy (AEIS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Dougherty... Apollo Global (APO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Artisan Partners (APAM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Autoliv (ALV) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Nordea... BNP Paribas (BNPQY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... BP (BP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Carlyle Group (CG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Coach (COH) downgraded at Buckingham... Cummins (CMI) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Garmin (GRMN) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at Pacific Crest... Gigamon (GIMO) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at Needham... International Paper (IP) downgraded at RBC Capital... Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) downgraded at RBC Capital... Marvell (MRVL) downgraded to Underperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI) downgraded to Market Perform at Raymond James... Moody's (MCO) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Plum Creek Timber (PCL) downgraded at RBC Capital... Potash (POT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... RGS Energy (RGSE) downgraded at Cowen... Taminco (TAM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Total (TOT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale... Unilever (UN) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura... VMware (VMW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Vectren (VVC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc.
09:59 EDTFBFacebook downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Tigress Financial
09:35 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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06:16 EDTAPOApollo Global downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
Citigroup downgraded Apollo Global to Neutral citing higher uncertainty around rising rates. Citi lowered its price target for shares to $28 from $32.
06:06 EDTWMTWal-Mart implied volatility of 11 at lower end of index mean range
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