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April 4, 2014
16:30 EDTNFLX, AMZN, FB, GRUB, SNX, APC, SYMC, HALOOn 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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July 14, 2014
15:20 EDTSYMCFormer Symantec CEO joins Bain Capital, WSJ reports
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14:43 EDTAMZNAmazon.com downgraded earlier to Peer Perform from Outperform at Wolfe
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10:15 EDTAMZNAmazon hires Google Glass creator Babak Parviz, TechCrunch reports
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09:36 EDTAMZN, FBActive equity options trading on open
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09:25 EDTFBGoogle looked to Page, Brin to woo Facebook workers, WSJ says
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08:34 EDTSNXPC market stability could be short-lived, Reuters says
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07:22 EDTFBFacebook poised to report stronger than expected Q2 results, says Oppenheimer
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July 11, 2014
16:46 EDTAMZNStocks end week lower on European, Fed concerns
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16:22 EDTAMZNOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher today, but were still lower for the week, as concerns in Europe have come back to the forefront of investors' minds. Today's modest bounce was not enough to make up for the declines seen in three of the other four sessions earlier in the week. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the June federal budget statement showed a surplus of $70.5B for the month, compared to analysts' forecast for a $79B surplus. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Wells Fargo (WFC) slipped 32c, or 0.62%, to $51.49 after the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. posted earnings of $1.01 a share that matched analysts' consensus forecast. Wells did note that its credit performance continued to improve in Q2 and CEO John Stumpf said he is "optimistic about the future" for the bank... Lorillard (LO) advanced $2.92, or 4.63%, to $66.01, while Reynolds American fell 51c, or 0.82%, to $61.75, after the two cigarette makers confirmed that they are holding talks about a possible merger, as has been speculated by various media reports in recent weeks... In another update to an ongoing M&A story, Japan's Nikkei reported that Sprint's (S) corporate parent, Softbank (SFTBF), has reached an agreement to acquire T-Mobile (TMUS) from Deutsche Telecom (DTEGY), clearing the way for the long-speculated merger between the third and fourth largest wireless carriers in the U.S. Following the new story, Sprint shares finished the day up 30c, or 3.64%, to $8.55, while T-Mobile rose 62c, or 1.89%, to $33.50. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), which advanced 87c, or 7.9%, to $11.88 after the FCC announced that it would allocate new funds to subsidize the launch of WiFi networks in schools and libraries. Also higher was Amazon.com (AMZN), which climbed $18.28, or 5.57%, to $346.20 after consulting firm ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) reported that the company's same-store sales growth had accelerated significantly in June compared with May. Among the noteworthy losers was Rent-A-Center (RCII), which dropped $3.18, or 10.94%, to $25.88 after the company warned that its revenue and earnings for Q2 will not meet expectations. Also lower were shares of industrial and construction supply retailer Fastenal (FAST), which fell $2.00, or 4.16%, to $46.15 after its Q2 revenue missed analysts' consensus view and the company reported plans to close 45 stores. INDEXES: The Dow was up 28.74, or 0.17%, to 16,943.81, the Nasdaq was up 19.29, or 0.44%, to 4,415.49, and the S&P 500 was up 2.83, or 0.14%, to 1,967.51.
15:59 EDTAMZN, FBOptions Update; July 11, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 33c to 28.25. Option volume leaders: AAPL C GILD X FB GOOG AMZN TWTR TSLA according to Track Data.
12:36 EDTAMZNOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:45 EDTAMZNAmazon climbs after ChannelAdvisor says sales growth accelerated
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10:00 EDTHALOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Altria Group (MO) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Berkshire Hills Bancorp (BHLB) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... CGI Group (GIB) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Halozyme (HALO) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Lorillard (LO) initiated with an Underperform at Cowen... MacroGenics (MGNX) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Philip Morris (PM) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... Prothena (PRTA) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Reynolds American (RAI) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... Seventy Seven Energy (SSE) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... SouFun (SFUN) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) initiated with a Neutral at Longbow... Sterling Bancorp (STL) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Xencor (XNCR) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... YPF (YPF) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... iGATE (IGTE) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair.
09:59 EDTAMZNAmazon.com rises sharply in early trading, levels to watch
The shares are broadly outperforming this morning, trading up 3.9% to $340.88. At that price, next resistance is at $343.41 and then at $346.76. Support is at $336.37.
09:37 EDTFB, AMZNActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL WFC C SUNE FB AMZN TSLA TWTR
08:59 EDTNFLXNetflix price target to $500 on international opportunity at Raymond James
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07:42 EDTFBFacebook should move higher on strong quarter, says Deutsche Bank
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06:23 EDTAMZNChannelAdvisor reports Amazon June SSS up 34.4%, eBay up 12.3%
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06:10 EDTAMZN, FB, NFLXJPMorgan expects solid Q2 results in Internet space
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05:45 EDTHALOHalozyme initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
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