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October 22, 2013
12:22 EDTLXK, UTX, NFLX, COH, DAL, DD, RSH, WHR, TRVOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday after the delayed jobs report for September showed employers added a disappointing 148,000 jobs in the month, though the unemployment rate edged further down toward 7%. Though the jobs data missed the mark it is already dated and did represent the 43rd consecutive month of employment growth, which was enough to push the S&P to its fourth consecutive day hitting an all-time high. ECONOMIC EVENTS: The Labor Department's previously delayed employment report for September showed the economy added 148,000 jobs in September, well below analysts’ expectations for 185,000 and down from the nearly 200,000 jobs added in the prior month. The unemployment rate, however, dipped to 7.2% from 7.3%. The Richmond Fed's manufacturing index inched up to 1 in October from a 0 reading in the prior month. Construction spending rose 0.6% in August, beating expectations for it to have grown 0.4% during the month. COMPANY NEWS: Netflix (NFLX) last night reported stronger than expected quarterly results and the stock opened nearly 10% higher this morning. But the shares were down about 4% near noon, after several analysts warned that the stock may not be attractive following its rapid and steep rally... Among the many companies reporting earnings last night and this morning were three members of the Dow Jones Industrial Index: DuPont (DD), Travelers (TRV), and United Technologies (UTX). All three reported headline earnings that beat consensus, though UTX also narrowed its full-year profit forecast and saw its shares slide nearly 1% near noon. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was appliance maker Whirlpool (WHR), which rallied over 11% after the company's adjusted earnings beat forecasts and it raised its full year profit outlook. Also higher following their earnings reports were printer maker and business service provider Lexmark (LXK), which rose 7%, and Delta Air Lines (DAL), which advanced 4%. Among the noteworthy losers following their earnings reports were electronics retailer RadioShack (RSH), which dropped over 23%, and handbag maker Coach (COH), which fell almost 8%. INDEXES: Near noon, the Dow was up 60.75, or 0.39%, to 15,452.95; the Nasdaq was up 6.63, or 0.17%, to 3,926.68; and the S&P 500 was up 8.29, or 0.48%, to 1,752.95.
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09:55 EDTNFLXRovi trial loss immaterial to estimates, says Piper Jaffray
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08:46 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $142 from $129 at FBR Capital
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08:46 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $122 from $95 at Pacific Crest
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08:23 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $140 from $111 at Goldman
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08:16 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $150 from $109 at Cowen
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08:11 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $120 from $80 at Canaccord
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08:10 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $125, bull case to $150 at Morgan Stanley
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08:00 EDTNFLXNetflix upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Rosenblatt
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07:41 EDTNFLXNetflix long-term domestic subscriber target still unrealistic, says Bernstein
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07:39 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $109 from $103 at Citi
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07:27 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $125 from $83 at Cantor
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07:10 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $128 from $104 at Stifel
Stifel increased its price target on Netflix after the company reported higher than expected Q2 subscriber data and provided higher than expected Q3 subscriber guidance. The firm expects the company to continue to post strong subscriber data and execute well. It reiterates a Buy rating.
06:34 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $127 from $89 at JPMorgan
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06:10 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $96 from $70 at Piper Jaffray
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05:56 EDTNFLXNetflix ruling irrelevant to Rovi contract renewals, says B. Riley
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05:52 EDTNFLXRuling in Netflix case a negative for Rovi, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty says court filings released after yesterday's market close indicate Netflix (NFLX) was granted a motion of summary invalidating all five of the remaining Rovi (ROVI) patents that were being contested. Auty expects Rovi to sell off on the news as investors consider what the ruling may do to the company's upcoming contract renewals with Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), DirecTV (DTV) and DISH (DISH). The "big 4" choosing to litigate against Rovi is "certainly a possibility," but the companies have bigger patent infringement exposures than an over-the-top vendor like Netflix, Auty writes in a research note. He keeps a Neutral rating on Rovi.
05:46 EDTNFLXStocks with implied volatility movement; NFLX MNKD
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05:16 EDTNFLXRovi provides update on litigation against Netflix
Rovi (ROVI) provided an update on ongoing litigation against Netflix (NFLX). Rovi has been engaged in litigation against Netflix with respect to five patents related to various features and functionality provided by the over-the-top, or OTT, video service. On July 15, Judge Phyllis Hamilton issued a ruling granting Netflix’s motion for summary judgment on the five patents at issue in the current litigation, finding the patents invalid on the grounds that they are not directed to patentable subject matter based upon the Supreme Court’s 2014 ruling in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International. As a result, the Court has entered judgment in favor of Netflix in the case. As part of the decision, Judge Hamilton also issued a claim construction ruling in the case in which the Court construed the nine disputed claim terms in the case. The Court ruled in Rovi’s favor on nearly all of the disputed claim terms, only adopting Netflix’s proposed construction of a single term. Importantly, the Court rejected attempts by Netflix to limit the scope of the patents to the area of “broadcast television,” noting that the claims contain no such limitations and the patents refer to other types of media. Furthermore, the Court rejected attempts by Netflix to limit the scope of the patents to set-top box implementations.
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