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April 4, 2014
16:30 EDTSYMC, GRUB, NFLX, APC, FB, HALO, SNX, AMZNOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were sharply lower, with the Nasdaq leading the way lower, losing more than 2.5% as a number of momentum stocks in the technology and biotech space continued to see losses as they have over much of the last month of trade. After a quiet open to the session following a slightly better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, selling took hold and did not relent, as the averages finished the session just off their worst levels. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Department of Labor's monthly jobs report showed nonfarm payrolls increased 192K in March, versus the consensus forecast for 200K job additions. Notably, February's job gain was revised up to 197K from the prior estimate of 175K and January war revised up to 144K from 129K. The unemployment rate in March was steady at 6.7%. COMPANY NEWS: A number of tech names that had been leaders during 2013's rally continued to face selling pressure, as they have for much of the last month or so of trade. Streaming internet video service Netflix (NFLX), which gained more than 300% in 2013, fell $17.38, or 4.90%, to $337.31. Other tech leaders, including Amazon (AMZN), down $10.62, or 3.18%, to $323.00, and Facebook (FB), down $2.74, or 4.61%, to $56.75 also lost ground, with both stock's now down more than 20% from their best levels reached earlier this year... Four new stocks made their debuts on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq this morning, highlighted by the initial public offering of food delivery service GrubHub (GRUB), which gained $8.00, or 30.77%, to close at $34.00 in its first day of trade. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was SYNNEX (SNX), up $14.52, or 23.26%, to $76.94 after the company's first quarter results and second quarter outlook topped analysts' consensus estimates. Also higher was Anadarko Petroleum (APC), up $2.03, or 2.05%, to $101.05 to add to yesterday's gain after finalizing a settlement related to its case with Tronox (TROX). A number of analyst firms were positive on shares following the settlement, with no fewer than four firms raising their price targets while analysts at JPMorgan upgraded the stock to Overweight from Underweight. Also higher was Symantec (SYMC), up 22c, or 1.10%, to $20.25 after a report from Reuters said the company has been seeking advice from investment banks as it prepares to defend itself against potential involvement from activist investors. Also lower was Halozyme (HALO), down $3.16, or 27.26%, to $8.43 after an independent committee recommended it temporarily halt patient enrollment and dosing of a Phase 2 trial evaluating a drug in patients with pancreatic cancer. INDEXES: The Dow was down 159.84, or 0.96%, to 16,412.71; the S&P 500 was down 23.68, or 1.25%, to 1,865.09; the Nasdaq was down 110.02, or 2.60%, to 4,127.73.
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June 17, 2015
07:24 EDTAMZNHouse Oversight & Government Reform Committee to hold a hearing
The Committee holds a hearing entitled, "Drones: The Next Generation of Commerce?" with Michael Whitaker, Deputy Administrator of the FAA, Brian Wynne, CEO of Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and Paul Misener, Vice President of Amazon on June 17 at 9 am. Webcast Link
06:30 EDTAMZNAmazon’s Twitch wants to bring in 'nongaming brands,' CNBC reports
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06:20 EDTNFLXHulu luring content producers from Netflix, WSJ reports
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06:05 EDTFBFacebook implied volatility of 21 at lower end of index mean range
05:45 EDTFBBrean ups Facebook target to $108, says own for long haul
Brean Capital analyst Sarah Hindlian raised her price target for Facebook to $108 from $100 while telling investors to own the stock for the long haul. After analyzing the potential of the social networking giant's mobile applications, including Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, Hindlian's "bear case" analyses demonstrate that Facebook may have an incremental $4.0B in revenue in FY16 from monetization efforts. Only 25%-35% of this potential revenue is included in consensus estimates, the analyst states this morning in a research note. She reiterates a Buy rating on Facebook. The stock closed yesterday up 35c to $81.06.
June 16, 2015
16:01 EDTFB, NFLXApple Twitter Facebook Bank of America Yahoo Netflix Alibaba WisdomTree Coca-Cola Goldman Sachs Micron General Electric
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 33c to 18.68. Option volume leaders: AAPL TWTR FB BAC YHOO NFLX BABA WETF KO GS MU GE.
15:25 EDTNFLXNetflix rises after analyst downplays impact of Alibaba competition
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14:49 EDTFBFacebook share of Mobile time remains strong at 23% in May, says JPMorgan
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14:47 EDTFBBanking sources say Twitter open to potential sale, Gasparino says
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14:39 EDTHALOHalozyme has a conference call hosted by JPMorgan
JPMorgan Analyst Fye will host a conference call with CEO Helen Torley on June 19 at 10 am.
11:26 EDTAMZNAmazon working on app to crowdsource package delivery, WSJ reports
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11:03 EDTAMZNAmazon working on app to crowdsource package delivery, DJ reports
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10:18 EDTNFLXOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:36 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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08:47 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $780 from $600 at Needham
Needham analyst Laura Martin raised her price target for shares of Netflix (NFLX) to $780 saying Charter (CHTR) and others offering the streaming service should drive U.S. subscription growth. Further, the company's international subscribers have up to three times faster profit trajectories than their U.S. counterparts, Martin tells investors today in a research note. Netflix will also add advertising revenue "someday," the analyst believes. She keeps a Buy rating on the stock. Netflix shares have sold off recently on Alibaba's (BABA) newly announced streaming service, Martin notes. But she points out China was not in her estimates for Netflix and that she doesn't expect a negative impact on other regions. Shares of Netflix closed yesterday at $654.02.
07:17 EDTGRUBUber previously had talks with Apple, Starbucks on logistics tie-up, WSJ says
Uber was reportedly in talks “in recent months” with Apple (AAPL) and Starbucks (SBUX) to create partnerships to help build its same-day product delivery program, but both companies instead went with startup courier service Postmates, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Uber launched its logistics service a year ago with plans to sign up with “dozens” of retailers, yet has announced partnerships with only six, the report says. Eat24, owned by Yelp (YELP), and GrubHub (GRUB) also held discussions with Uber but haven't reached any agreements, the report says. Reference Link
06:56 EDTFBFacebook plans to build EUR200M data center in Meath, TheJournal.ie reports
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06:31 EDTFBBelgian Privacy Commission adopts first recommendation of principle on Facebook
The Belgian Privacy Commission said in a statement that on May 13 it adopted a first recommendation of principle on Facebook. "It has observed that Facebook 'processes' the personal data of its members, users as well as of all internet users who come into contact with Facebook. Facebook does this secretively: no consent is asked for this 'tracking and tracing' and the use of cookies. No targeted information is provided. The available information is vague and authorizes just about anything. Following the introduction of new worldwide terms of use by Facebook, a number of European privacy commissions queried Facebook, which was particularly sparing with precise answers and also refused to comply with the request to postpone the entry into force of the new terms of use. Facebook did not accept that it was bound by the national privacy legislation of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. It rejected the competence of those countries' supervisory authorities for privacy. Facebook only accepts supervision by the Irish privacy commission and the application of Irish law.After months of unsuccessful correspondence and fruitlessly exchanging ideas, the Belgian Privacy Commission has now adopted a first recommendation. This document establishes first of all that the Belgian Privacy Commission is competent and that Belgian law also applies to Facebook, simply because any national supervisory authority is obliged to ensure privacy protection for its citizens. And Belgian law also applies because the Facebook Group has an actual establishment in Brussels, Belgium. At the request of the Belgian Privacy Commission the inter-university research center EMSOC/SPION conducted a detailed study into the way in which Facebook deals with its members' personal data. And that of citizens who do not use Facebook or who explicitly opted out of its service.The research results are disconcerting. Facebook disregards European and Belgian privacy legislation in several ways. In 10 chapters an equal amount of issues have been uncovered. It is the Belgian Privacy Commission's ambition to thoroughly look into these issues. Until today, the eighth chapter - 'tracking trough social plug-ins' - has been the focus of attention, because it does not only impact Facebook users but also virtually every Internet user in Belgium and Europe. Up to this day Facebook refuses to recognize the application of Belgian legislation nor the Belgian Privacy Commission. Until now it has always contested the findings of the EMSOC/SPION research report, but it has not provided concrete facts repudiating them. To the contrary: Facebook recognizes that errors, 'BUGS' have been uncovered." Reference Link
06:18 EDTSYMCUp to 390,000 linked to DHS might have had data breached, AP reports
As many as 390,000 current and former Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, employees, contractors, and job applicants may have had private data compromised in a computer hack discovered a year ago, the Associated Press reports. Homeland Security Department spokesman S.Y. Lee said that internal notices about the breach were sent to employees starting April 27, the report says. Lee added that the hack is separate from one involving the same government contractor that was disclosed by the government in December. Publicly traded companies in the space include Barracuda Networks (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC). Reference Link
05:45 EDTNFLXStocks with implied volatility movement; NFLX NBG
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Netflix (NFLX) 46, National Bank of Greece (NBG) 214 according to iVolatility.
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