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April 4, 2014
16:30 EDTAPC, FB, HALO, SNX, AMZN, SYMC, GRUB, NFLXOn 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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November 11, 2014
06:03 EDTAMZNQ4 global tablet shipments estimated at 74.5M units, DigiTimes reports
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November 10, 2014
18:32 EDTHALOOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:26 EDTHALOHalozyme completes workforce reduction
The company noted, "We completed a corporate reorganization to align with strategic priorities. This reorganization resulted in a workforce reduction of 22 employees. We will incur a one-time charge in Q414 that will be largely offset by reduced compensation expenses during the quarter."
16:44 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:19 EDTHALOHalozyme reports Q3 EPS (16c), consensus (14c)
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15:44 EDTAMZNAmazon Web Services to hold a conference
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15:43 EDTAPCAmerican Petroleum Institute to hold a conference
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15:26 EDTHALONotable companies reporting after market close
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14:57 EDTGRUBT. Rowe Price reports 10.5% passive stake in GrubHub
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14:38 EDTSYMCU.S. Postal Service suffered cyberattack, NY Times reports
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14:09 EDTNFLXBoehner strongly opposes net neutrality
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13:26 EDTNFLXCable providers fall after Obama weighs in on net neutrality
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12:53 EDTFBFacebook says has over 50M monthly active users for Messenger
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12:24 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were modestly higher at midday. The averages opened mixed, but very close to the flat line, and have continued to drift slowly higher from that point. There is little to stand in the way of the marketís drift, as the economic calendar is quiet, the earnings season is winding down, and the most closely watched geopolitical situations are currently status quo. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., little of note was on the economic calendar. The Federal Reserve's newly introduced Labor Market Conditions Index was flat at 4 in October. The Fed started updating estimates of the LMCI every month beginning with last month. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Netflix (NFLX) advanced about 1% after xxx President Barack Obama publicly urged the Federal Communications Commission to implement the "strongest possible rules" to protect net neutrality. In response, Verizon (VZ) said it supports the open Internet and continues to believe that the "light-touch regulatory approach in place for the past two decades has been central to the Internetís success," adding that it believes the reclassification Obama called for would "apply 1930s-era utility regulation to the Internet" and be a "radical reversal of course" that would threaten great harm to an open Internet, competition and innovation." A number of Internet Service Providers, including Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), Charter (CHTR) and Cablevision (CVC), moved lower after Obama weighed in on the hot-button issue. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN), which rose 22% after the company presented data from the ongoing Phase 2 study of its Hepatitis C virus treatment at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, or AASLD. Also higher was Dean Foods (DF), which rose more than 13% after the dairy products distributorís third quarter results, as well as its fourth quarter and full year profit outlook, surpassed analystsí consensus estimates. Among the noteworthy losers was Rayonier (RYN), which dropped 13% after management determined that there was a material weakness in the company's internal controls, restated certain previously made financial statements, and cut its dividend reflecting expectations of reduced cash available for distribution due to lower expected annual harvest levels. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 18.55, or 0.11%, to 17,592.48, the Nasdaq was up 10.77, or 0.23%, to 4,643.30, and the S&P 500 was up 4.01, or 0.2%, to 2,035.93.
10:48 EDTFBFacebook enhances users' control over News Feeds
Facebook on Friday announced that News Feed settings will now show a list of the top people, Pages and Groups that users have seen in their News Feeds over the past week. Users can choose to sort by people, Pages or Groups posts, or see an overall summary., the social network said. They can unfollow any friend, Page or Group if they donít want to see their stories in their News Feeds, Facebook added. Users can also see who theyíve unfollowed in the past and can choose to re-follow them at anytime, the company stated. If users see a story they're not interested in or donít want to see, they can tap the arrow in the top right of that story to hide it, Facebook said. Reference Link
09:45 EDTNFLXObama urges FCC to enact 'strongest possible rules' to protect net neutrality
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09:43 EDTNFLXObama urges FCC to enact 'strongest possible rules' to protect net neutrality
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09:35 EDTFBActive equity options trading
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07:23 EDTNFLXRBC Capital to hold a conference
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05:58 EDTNFLXStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; CHK NFLX
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