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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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September 8, 2014
07:34 EDTMSFTU.S. claims China breaks commitments amid Qualcomm, Microsoft probes, WSJ says
As Microsoft (MSFT) and Qualcomm (QCOM) are being investigated for potential monopolistic activity by Chinese regulators and lawmakers there recently alleged price manipulation by foreign automakers including Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC) and Daimler (DDAIF), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce alleged that China's use of its antimonopoly law has been subjective and its implementation skewed to favor China's local companies, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
06:37 EDTMSFTBaidu hires Microsoft's Zhang Yaqin, WSJ reports
Baidu (BIDU) has hired Zhang Yaqin, a top Microsoft (MSFT) executive in China, to become its president for new business,t he Wall Street Journal reports. Zhang was Microsoft's VP and chairman of its Asian-Pacific research and development group. Reference Link
06:21 EDTMSFTSmartwatch market to reach $10B by 2018, says Citigroup
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06:08 EDTMSFTMicrosoft gives MSN.com a facelift, Re/code reports
Microsoft has given MSN.com a major facelift a year after MSN was merged with Bing Apps, Re/code reports. The updated MSN will still feature news, sports and cars, but will also include interactive content involving food and fitness. MSN is expected to be fully rolled out by the end of the month, and optimized MSN apps for iOS and Android could be released by the end of hte year. Reference Link
September 5, 2014
16:12 EDTINTCFossil, Intel announce collaboration to develop innovation in wearable tech
Fossil Group (FOSL) and Intel Corporation (INTC) announced that they will be collaborating to further develop wearable technology for the fashion industry. Fossil Group will partner with Intel to identify, support and develop emerging trends in the wearable technology space. The companies will work together on emerging products and technologies that will be developed for the fashion-oriented consumer. In addition, Fossil Group will work closely with Intel Capital, Intelís global investment organization, to identify and evaluate co-investments in emerging technologies to accelerate industry innovation and stay at the forefront of the wearable consumer trend.
11:39 EDTINTC, HPQIntel launches Core M processor, available Holiday 2014
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11:32 EDTINTCApple, Google, Adobe appeal court's rejection of hiring settlement, Reuters says
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08:22 EDTINTCNVIDIA lawsuits likely to have positive outcome, says JMP Securities
After NVIDIA (NVDA) filed lawsuits against Qualcomm (QCOM) and Samsung, JMP Securities thinks there is a good chance that NVIDIA will obtain a favorable ruling or settlement that is equal or greater to the $1.5B deal it cut with Intel (INTC),. The firm thinks that other companies, most notably Apple (AAPL), will launch talks with NVIDIA in the wake of the lawsuit. JMP Securities recommends buying NVIDIA ahead of upcoming Apple product refreshes and what it sees as accelerating growth trends for NVIDIA. The firm is upbeat about NVIDIA's new products and reiterates an Outperform rating.
06:43 EDTHPQHP considered pulling out of Autonomy deal, FT reports
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06:33 EDTMSFTMicrosoft, competitors aim to halt Google EU agreement, Reuters says
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September 4, 2014
16:28 EDTHPQPMC-Sierra licenses HP Smart Array intellectual property
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13:56 EDTMSFTGetty Images files lawsuit against Microsoft over photo tool, Reuters reports
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09:06 EDTINTC, HPQHP, Intel, Dell announce creation of Redfish industry standard
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08:31 EDTRADRite Aid reports August SSS up 3.9%
For the five weeks ended Aug. 30, 2014, same store sales increased 3.9% over the prior-year period. August front-end same store sales increased 1.1%. Pharmacy same store sales, which included an approximate 219 basis points negative impact from new generic introductions, increased 5.2%. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 3.7%over the prior-year period. Total drugstore sales for the five-week period increased 3.7% to $2.515B compared to $2.425B for the same period last year. Prescription sales accounted for 69.3% of drugstore sales, and third party prescription sales represented 97.5% of pharmacy sales. Same store sales for the 13-week period ended Aug. 30, 2014 increased 4.1% over the prior-year period. Front-end same store sales increased 1.1% while pharmacy same store sales increased 5.6 percent. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 3.7% over the prior-year period.
08:05 EDTPANWPalo Alto remains a top pick at Morgan Stanley
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07:31 EDTINTCIntel management to meet with Deutsche Bank
Meeting to be held in Frankfurt on September 4 hosted by Deutsche Bank
07:16 EDTPANWPalo Alto weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Palo Alto September 12 weekly call option implied volatility is at 63, September is at 51, October is at 46, December is at 41; compared to its 2-week average of 46 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on September 9.
06:40 EDTINTCApple, others restart discussions with tech staff in hiring suit, Reuters says
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06:30 EDTMSFTIDC: Phablet shipments to pass PCs in 2014, tablets in 2015, DigiTimes reports
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06:03 EDTRADStocks with implied volatility movement; WAG RAD
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