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July 1, 2014
09:19 EDTAGEN, APP, NFLX, GEVA, GNRC, FOLD, COO, TSPTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Netflix (NFLX), up 3.6% after the stock was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Transcept Pharmaceuticals (TSPT), up 22.6% after signing a merger agreement with Paratek Pharmaceuticals... Agenus (AGEN), up 21% after announcing that in a Phase 2 study patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme who received Agenusí Prophage autologous cancer vaccine added to the standard of care treatment lived nearly twice as long as expected... Galena Biopharma (GALE), up 11% after announcing the notice of allowance of a U.S. patent for NeuVax... Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD), up 11.7% following upgrades at Leerink and Janney Capital... Cooper Companies (COO), up 2.6% after agreeing to acquire Saulfon Pharmaceuticals, a European maker of soft contact lenses and solutions, in a transaction valued at approximately $1.2B. LOWER: American Apparel (APP), down 4% after former CEO Dov Charney disclosed he bought 27.35M shares on June 27... Generac (GNRC), down 3% following a downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA Merrill Lynch... Synageva (GEVA), down 2.7% after being initiated with a Neutral rating at Citigroup.
News For NFLX;TSPT;GNRC;APP;COO;GEVA;AGEN;FOLD From The Last 14 Days
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August 20, 2015
13:26 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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11:22 EDTNFLXNetflix selling accelerates on heavier volume
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11:16 EDTNFLXStocks with call strike movement; FB NFLX
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10:19 EDTNFLXNetflix may test uptrend support
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09:17 EDTNFLXDisney hit with another downgrade on TV concerns
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August 19, 2015
16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; August 19, 2015
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10:57 EDTNFLXT-Mobile promotion gives Netflix analyst greater confidence
UBS raised its price target on Netflix (NFLX) to $143 from $116, saying that its confidence in the company's outlook has improved following a promotion undertaken by T-Mobile (TMUS). WHAT'S NEW: T-Mobile recently began offering one free year of Netflix to consumers who switch to its wireless service, UBS analyst Doug Mitchelson wrote in a note to investors today. Mitchelson said that the promotion increases his confidence in the outlook for Netflix's U.S. business. Moreover, he believes that Netflix could "become a standard promotional tool" for wired and wireless broadband providers going forward. Although Netflix's stock "looks very expensive" in the near-term, the company's long-term opportunity is "extraordinary," given the potential size of the global streaming market, the analyst stated. Mitchelson's "upside case" for Netflix shares is $199 while his "downside case" is $55. The downside case assumes Hollywood starts restricting content licensing to streaming services like Netflix in attempt to slow their growth. He raised his price target on the name to $143 from $116 and kept a Buy rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On August 10, research firm Stifel raised its price target on Netflix to $143 from $128, saying that the company's U.S. subscriber base can reach 80M by 2024, above the midpoint of its guidance. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Netflix fell 1% to $122.
09:33 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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08:59 EDTGNRCGenerac management to meet with William Blair
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06:01 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $143 from $116 at UBS
UBS analyst Doug Mitchelson raised his price target for Netflix (NFLX) shares to $143 after increasing his longer term revenue assumptions. The streaming service closed yesterday down $1.31 to $124.05. Mitchelson upped his 2020-2026 revenue estimates to reflect his belief that Netflix will successfully monetize its streaming platform beyond just monthly subscription fees, such as bundling and promoting third party services. He has increased confidence in the company's U.S. growth outlook after T-Mobile (TMUS) just launched a promotion for its wireless service that included one free year of Netflix. As competition among broadband providers intensifies, Netflix's inexpensive monthly streaming service could become one of the standard promotional tools, Mitchelson tells investors in a research note. The analyst's "upside case" for Netflix shares is $199 while his "downside case" is $55. The downside case assumes Hollywood starts restricting content licensing to streaming services like Netflix in attempt to slow their growth. Mitchelson keeps a Buy rating on Netflix.
August 18, 2015
16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; August 18, 2015
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13:33 EDTAPPOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Repeating yesterday's start, the market began the session in negative territory before recapturing those losses. Early weakness was attributed to a dip in Wal-Mart (WMT) shares after the company's earnings report as well as a selloff in the Chinese market overnight. Heading into the afternoon, the market has drifted back across the flat line, with all three indices negative despite July's housing starts showing the strongest reading in eight years. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts edged up 0.2% in July to 1.206M, outpacing consensus estimates for 1.180M in the best reading since October 2007. Building permits fell 16.3% to 1.119M against expectations for 1.230M from a revised 1.337M in June, while single family starts rose 12.8% and multifamily numbers fell 17.0%. In Europe, Eurozone parliaments are set to vote on Greece's prospective bailout deal this week, with Reuters reporting earlier today that the Austrian parliament has approved the EUR86B agreement. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of National Penn (NPBC) rose nearly 17% to $12.77 after BB&T (BBT) agreed to acquire the company in a $1.8B cash and stock deal. On a conference call discussing the acquisition, BB&T CEO Kelly King called the "very, very synergistic" deal a "compelling use of capital," adding that the company expects to consolidate about 25 branches to help drive annual cost savings of $65M... Wal-Mart (WMT) fell roughly 3.2% to near $69.50 after cutting its full year earnings outlook this morning, with CFO Charles Holley noting that operating profit will see continued pressure. Meanwhile, Home Depot (HD) and Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS) saw respective gains of about 2.3% and 1.8% after their pre-market earnings reports. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Omeros (OMER), surging more than 69% to $24.58 after releasing positive preliminary data on its Phase 2 trial of OMS721 for the treatment of organ blood clots. Also higher was Inteliquent (IQNT), rising about 19% to $21.24 after announcing a three-year agreement with T-Mobile (TMUS) to provide IP voice services for the carrier. Separately, Lumber Liquidators (LL) has gained almost 5.7% to nearly $15 in afternoon trading after announcing the appointment of Jill Witter as Chief Compliance and Legal Officer. Among the noteworthy losers was Esperion (ESPR), falling over 11% despite rising 5% in pre-market trading after reporting that the ETC-1002 Phase 3 program is on track, adding that the FDA will not require a cardiovascular outcomes trial prior to the drug's potential approval. Also lower was American Apparel (APP), slipping about 1.9% after disclosing "substantial doubt" about its ability to sustain operations during the coming year. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 40.37, or 0.23%, to 17,504.81, the Nasdaq lost 26.86, or 0.53%, to 5,064.96, and the S&P 500 was lower by 6.02, or 0.29%, to 2,096.41.
11:14 EDTNFLXStocks with call strike movement; NFLX VALE
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09:39 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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09:23 EDTAPPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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August 17, 2015
17:48 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel reports 'substantial' concerns, may seek Title 11 protection
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17:22 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel reports Q2 EPS (11c) vs. (9c) in Q214
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12:23 EDTNFLXStocks with call strike movement; Netflix J.C. Penney
Netflix (NFLX) January 150 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 48, J.C. Penney (JCP) January 10 call option implied volatility increased 1% to 40 according to IVolatility.
10:40 EDTAGENAgenus mentioned positively by Agora Financial
09:38 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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