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April 11, 2013
12:23 EDTMSFT, HPQ, INTC, RAD, ACAD, FTNT, FIRE, PANWOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday after initial jobless claims pulled back to fall below the 350K level. The Nasdaq was the weakest of the major averages, as declines in some of its most notable members, including Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC), weighed on the index... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims fell 42K from the prior week to 346K, versus an expectation for them to decline more modestly to 360K. Import prices declined 0.5% in March compared to the prior month, which was in-line with expectations, while export prices fell 0.4%, versus expectations for a 0.1% gain... COMPANY NEWS: Shares of a number of big-name tech companies were weaker after research firms International Data Corporation and Gartner both estimated that PC sales declined by double-digits in the first three months of the year. IDC estimated PC sales fell 14%, while Gartner said they'd fallen 11% from the prior year. Microsoft, which was also downgraded by at least three firms, declined 5%, while Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) fell over 6% and Intel slid more than 2%... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (ACAD), which surged 50% after the FDA approved its filing of a New Drug Application for a Parkinson's drug candidate and its shares were upgraded at Piper Jaffray. Also higher was Rite Aid (RAD), which gained 19% after its earnings and guidance beat expectations. Among the noteworthy losers was Fortinet (FTNT), which declined 15% after reporting weaker than expected first quarter results. Fortinet's report also weighed on several of its Internet security peers, with Sourcefire (FIRE) sliding 2% to $53 and Palo Alto (PANW) down 1%... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 49.04, or 0.33%, to 14,851.28; the Nasdaq was up 0.70, or 0.02%, to 3,297.95; and the S&P 500 was up 5.14, or 0.32%, to 1,592.87.
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April 3, 2014
15:49 EDTINTCGlobalfoundries in lead to buy IBM chip plants, TSMC out of talks, DJ says
IBM (IBM) also held talks with Intel (INTC), according to Dow Jones, citing sources.
10:01 EDTINTCIntel climbs following upbeat note from analyst
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10:00 EDTINTCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:30 EDTMSFTApple, Pfizer others create 'go slow' patent lobby group, Reuters says
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08:35 EDTRADRite Aid reporst March SSS up 0.7%
March front-end same store sales decreased 5%, with 4.1% of the decrease attributable to a shift in the timing of Easter, which falls on April 20 this year compared to March 31 last year. Pharmacy same store sales, which included an approximate 133 basis points negative impact from new generic introductions, increased 3.5%. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 1.1% over the prior-year period. Total drugstore sales for the four-week period increased 0.4% to $1.947B compared to $1.939B for the same period last year.
06:13 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to stop charging fee for Windows for some smartphones, WSJ reports
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April 2, 2014
16:09 EDTINTCIntel upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray upgraded Intel to Overweight from Neutral after assuming coverage of the stock and raised its price target for shares to $30 from $23. Piper expects the PC market stabilization to continue in 2014 and believes Intel is positioned longer term to benefit from data center market growth.
14:55 EDTACADACADIA management to meet with Piper Jaffray
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14:05 EDTMSFTMicrosoft announces Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 update at conference
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12:50 EDTMSFTMicrosoft Windows 8.1 update to be available April 8
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12:41 EDTMSFTMicrosoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 personal assistant Cortana
Windows Phone 8.1 personal voice assistant Cortana is powered by Bing, and can be opened by a Live Tile on the home screen or via a phone's search button. Cortana can add items to calendars, set alarms, and find nearby restaurants.
12:27 EDTMSFTMicrosoft Phone 8.1 update to roll out to consumers in next few months
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11:37 EDTHPQStocks with call strike movement; HPQ GM
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10:12 EDTFTNT, PANWFortinet advances following Wells Fargo upgrade
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10:00 EDTFTNTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:41 EDTHPQPacific Crest to hold a forum
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07:03 EDTMSFTMicrosoft CEO to lay out vision for Windows at Build, Business Insider says
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06:08 EDTINTCIntel setting up $100M fund for China, WSJ reports
Intel's venture capital arm will establish a $100M fund to help accelerate the creation of new devices that use its chips, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing comments made at an event for developers. The company is also setting up an innovation center in Shenzhen, China. Reference Link
05:59 EDTHPQHP implied volatility of 25 at lower end of index mean range
05:35 EDTFTNTFortinet upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
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