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December 7, 2012
12:09 EDTAMRN, NFLX, UNXL, RGC, AIGOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher out of the gate following the better than expected jobs report, but pared some gains and turned mixed after the University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey disappointed... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the November non-farm payrolls report showed a seasonally adjusted 146,000 jobs were added last month, versus an expected 85,000. The unemployment rate fell to 7.7% from 7.9%, beating expectations for it to remain flat. The Reuters/U of Michigan consumer sentiment reading, expected to slip to 82 from the end-November reading of 82.7, fell more than forecast to 74.5 in the initial look for December. In Europe, Germany's central bank reduced its forecast for the country's GDP growth in 2013 to 0.4% from its earlier call for 1.6% growth. Also, in Greece, the nation's three biggest banks agreed to take part in the country's bond buyback program. In Asia, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off northeastern Japan... COMPANY NEWS: Netflix (NFLX) and CEO Reed Hastings each received a "Wells Notice" from the SEC indicating its intent to recommend to the SEC that it institute a cease and desist proceeding and/or bring a civil injunctive action against Netflix and Hastings for violations of Regulation Fair Disclosure. Hastings responded on Facebook to defend the earlier post that got him scrutinized and contend that he and the company were not acting wrongly... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Uni-Pixel (UNXL), up 13% after revealing it has entered a multi-million dollar license agreement with a "major PC maker," and American International Group (AIG), up over 2% after confirming that it is in talks to sell a 90% interest in International Lease Finance Corporation to a Chinese investor group. Among the noteworthy losers were Amarin (AMRN), down more than 19% after disclosing plans to raise money and hire a sales force, and Regal Entertainment (RGC), down 3% following a downgrade of its stock to Neutral at Piper Jaffray... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 28.43, or 0.22%, to 13,102.47; the Nasdaq was down 18.61, or 0.62%, to 2,970.66; and the S&P 500 was down 1.33, or 0.09%, to 1,412.61.
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January 20, 2015
08:11 EDTNFLXNetflix volatility increases into Q4 and outlook
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08:05 EDTAIGAerCap may consider stock buyback from AIG, Reuters says
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January 16, 2015
11:16 EDTNFLXCBS, Viacom climb following Stifel upgrades
Shares of CBS (CBS) and Viacom (VIA, VIAB) are climbing after research firm Stifel upgraded the stocks to Buy from Hold. CBS owns the CBS network and other entertainment properties. Viacom owns a number of cable networks, including MTV and Nickelodeon. WHAT'S NEW: CBS' NFL rights leave it well-positioned to charge cable companies and other TV providers high fees, Stifel analyst Benjamin Mogil wrote in a note to investors today. Meanwhile, the company's strong ratings and lower production costs reduce its risk, Mogil stated. CBS has more opportunities when it comes to selling its content to Internet TV networks such as Netflix (NFLX), Mogil believes. The analyst set a $65 price target on the shares. Meanwhile, Mogil believes that Viacom should benefit from the adoption of ratings measurements other than Nielsen's (NLSN) tools. Viacom has complained that Nielsen's tools have underestimated its ratings by failing to adequately take into account new types of content consumption, the analyst noted. Viacom's recent expansion into new international markets should also improve its performance, Mogil stated. He set an $89 price target on the shares. ANOTHER TO WATCH: Mogil initiated coverage of Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) with a $41 price target and Buy rating, saying that the company is well-positioned to benefit from its wide range of sports programming. He set a $41 price target on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, CBS advanced 2.75% to $55, Viacom gained 2.5% to $68, and Twenty-First Century Fox rose 0.4% to $34.72.
10:34 EDTNFLXNetflix January weekly volatility increases into Q4 and outlook
Netflix January weekly call option implied volatility is at 97, February is at 55, March is at 46; compared to its 26-week average of 37 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on January 20.
10:01 EDTRGCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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10:01 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:30 EDTNFLXNetflix results likely to beat expectations, says Cantor
Cantor expects Netflix's Q4 results to beat expectations. The firm views the company's 2015 original content as compelling and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
08:57 EDTNFLXNetflix upgraded to Outperform at Cowen
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08:42 EDTRGCRegal Entertainment downgraded at Stifel
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06:21 EDTRGCRegal Entertainment downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
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06:09 EDTNFLXNetflix upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen
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January 15, 2015
16:33 EDTRGCRegal Entertainment determines sale of company not in best interest of holders
Regal Entertainment announced that its board, in the course of its examination of strategic alternatives and with the advice of Morgan Stanley after a thorough market review, has determined that a sale of the company would not be in the best interest of its shareholders at this time. The board, consistent with its fiduciary duties, remains committed to evaluating any alternatives that would enhance shareholder value but does not plan to make additional comments on those alternatives unless it becomes appropriate.
16:32 EDTRGCRegal Entertainment will not sell company
07:59 EDTNFLXNetflix Q4 results should be in-line with expectations, says Canaccord
Canaccord said Q4 result for Netflix should be in-line with expectations, but its guidance on subscriptions will be the focus for investors. Canaccord believes the long term growth story for Netflix remains intact, even though near-term subscriber trends remain difficult to predict. Canaccord reiterates its Buy rating and $450 price target on Netflix shares.
January 14, 2015
14:29 EDTNFLXNetflix January weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Netflix January weekly call option implied volatility is at 89, February is at 57, March is at 46; compared to its 26-week average of 37 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on January 20.
14:15 EDTNFLXNetflix seen boosted by strong new content
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10:00 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading
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07:57 EDTNFLXJPMorgan positive on Netflix into Q4 earnings
JPMorgan reiterates an Overweight rating on shares of Netflix with a $450 price target ahead of the company's Q4 results on January 20. The firm expects a "solid' report driven by the continued shift away from linear TV and positive seasonality. It also expects new content and traction in Western Europe to drive subscriber growth in 2015.
07:23 EDTNFLXNetflix upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
Stifel upgrade Netflix to Buy with a $380 price target citing compelling risk/reward given strong content cycles that include a strong slate of originals, lowered expectations, and continued international expansion.
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