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July 17, 2014
09:15 EDTYUM, MAT, OIS, BNFT, OWW, MS, DRC, SIEGY, SNDK, DRQ, MSFTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Dresser-Rand (DRC), up 15.5% after Manager Magazin says Siemens (SIEGY) preparing bid for the company. Other oil equipment companies with a market cap similar to Dresser-Rand's include Dril-Quip (DRQ) and Oil States (OIS)... Microsoft (MSFT), up 3.4% after announcing restructuring, including plans to cut up to 18K jobs. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Morgan Stanley (MS) up 1.5%... Sherwin-Williams (SHW), up 3%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Mattel (MAT), down 7.3%... Sandisk (SNDK), down 7%... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 2.5%. LOWER: Orbitz (OWW), down 3% after results, 34M share spot secondary offering of stock priced at $8.25... Benefitfocus (BNFT), down 1% after 2.5M share Secondary priced at $38.50.
News For MSFT;DRC;OIS;DRQ;MS;MAT;SNDK;OWW;YUM;SIEGY;BNFT From The Last 14 Days
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November 18, 2014
06:17 EDTDRQDril-Quip initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
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06:14 EDTOISOil States initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust
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06:10 EDTMSFTMicrosoft, Real Madrid to announce 'significant' partnership, Re/code reports
Microsoft is expected to today announce a "significant" tie-up with Real Madrid, a Spanish soccer team, Re/code reports. The partnership is likely to be a technology and sponsorship deal. Reference Link
05:49 EDTMSFTStocks with implied volatility movement; MSFT UNG
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Microsoft (MSFT) 19, United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) 57 according to iVolatility.
November 17, 2014
12:02 EDTMSFTSAP names new Chief Digital Officer, Chief Marketing Officer
SAP (SAP) announced that Jonathan Becher has been appointed as the company's first Chief Digital Officer to lead the company's new digital business unit with immediate effect. SAP has appointed Maggie Chan Jones as Chief Marketing Officer. Jones, who will join SAP from Level 3 Communications (LVLT), spent seven years at Microsoft (MSFT). She has extensive cloud experience having successfully navigated Microsoft's transition from on premise to a cloud business.
11:25 EDTSIEGYSiemens awarded turnkey contract for Stonewall Energy Project in Virginia
Siemens, in consortium with Bechtel, has been awarded the order for the turnkey supply for Panda Power Funds’ Stonewall Energy Project in Leesburg, Virginia. Following the power projects Temple I and Temple II, this is the sixth order awarded to Siemens by Panda Power Funds. The natural-gas-fired Leesburg combined cycle power plant will have a gross installed electrical capacity of 778 megawatts. Once built, it can supply the power for up to 778,000 households in Virginia and will make a significant contribution to the area’s economy. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for spring 2017. For the Panda Stonewall CCPP, Siemens will deliver the power island equipment, including two SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine with an SCon-4000 condenser, two SGen6-1000A generators, one SGen6-2000H generator and two NEM duct-fired heat recovery steam generators. Bechtel will be responsible for the engineering and procurement for the balance of the plant, and the installation, construction and commissioning of the facility. The gas turbines, steam turbines and generators will be manufactured at the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is the main production facility for Siemens 60 Hz power generation. In order to secure funds for the project, a finance package utilizing senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity has been obtained to cover the total project costs. In support of this package, the Financial Services Division of Siemens is also making a USD75M equity investment.
06:23 EDTMSFTFacebook working on 'Facebook at Work' website, FT reports
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November 16, 2014
18:16 EDTSIEGYSiemens CEO says healthcare unit to stay within company, Reuters says
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November 14, 2014
09:38 EDTMSFTActive equity options trading
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09:18 EDTMSFTTyler Technologies signs contract with Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund
Tyler Technologies (TYL) has signed a contract with the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX, an enterprise resource planning solution with public sector functionality that Tyler Technologies jointly developed with Microsoft (MSFT). The contract includes related professional services, licensing, training and support.
09:05 EDTMSFTNPD says U.S. video game sales down 27% in October, Bloomberg reports
U.S. retail sales of video-game hardware and software in October were nearly flat compared to the same month of last year at $790.7M, according to NPD Group, which noted that game sales fell 27% and hardware sales increased 59%, reported Bloomberg. Publicly traded companies in the space include Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), GameStop (GME) and Take-Two (TTWO). Game console makers include Microsoft (MSFT), Sony (SNE) and Nintendo (NTDOY). Reference Link
November 13, 2014
11:52 EDTMSFTMicrosoft confirms acquisition of security company Aorato
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10:20 EDTMATDreamWorks rallies on reports of potential takeover, Sterne Agee skeptical
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10:01 EDTSNDKOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:29 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to buy Aorato for about $200M, sources say, WSJ reports
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06:45 EDTMSFTMicrosoft Xbox sales tripled since price cut, CNet reports
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06:29 EDTMATMattel deal with DreamWorks likely not renewed with merger, says Wells Fargo
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06:22 EDTSIEGYRolls-Royce expects to complete sale of energy unit to Siemens by year-end
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06:20 EDTMSFTAmazon's Web-services chief not threatened by cash threat from rivals, WSJ says
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05:32 EDTSNDKSanDisk upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs upgraded SanDisk to Buy saying the weakening in the yen will likely be a positive for margins in 2015. Goldman raised its price target for shares to $106 from $87.
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