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July 1, 2014
17:05 EDTNFLX, TWTR, GPRO, RGEN, AYI, SNY, GEVAOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher but the Dow will need to wait at least one more session before eclipsing 17,000 for the first time. The bluechip average, along with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, began the trading day in positive territory and remained there for the entire session. Following manufacturing reports from around the globe that were released today, investors will now be keying in on the week's big economic event, which is the U.S. monthly nonfarm payrolls report due Thursday. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Markit's manufacturing purchasing managers' index for June had a final reading of 57.3, which was a hair below the 57.5 flash estimate but up from May's 56.4 reading. ISM's manufacturing index slipped very slightly to 55.3 in June from May's 55.4 figure. Construction spending increased 0.1% in May, missing the forecast for 0.5% growth. In China, HSBC's PMI reading came in at 50.7, which was a bit below the flash reading but above the 50 mark that indicates expansion for the first time since December. In Europe, Markit's final eurozone manufacturing PMI for June came in at 51.8, which was down from 52.2 in the prior month and below the earlier flash estimate of 51.9, but still indicated expansion in the sector. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Netflix (NFLX) climbed $32.50, or 7.38%, to $473.10 after Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock in a note to investors earlier today, predicting that Netflix's total worldwide market will more than double over the next three years and its subscriber growth will continue to exceed expectations... Twitter (TWTR) rose $1.08, or 2.64%, to $42.05 after hiring Anthony Noto as its new Chief Financial Officer. Noto served as a Managing Director in the Technology, Media and Telecom group at Goldman Sachs (GS), which had handled the social network's IPO, and prior to that had served as the CFO of the National Football League. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was GoPro (GPRO), which rose another $8.25, or 20.35%, to $48.80 in its fourth trading session since its IPO last Thursday. The action camera maker has advanced an incredible 66.78% since its IPO priced at $24.00 per share. Also higher was Regeneron (REGN), which advanced $20.92, or 7.41%, to $303.39 after Sanofi (SNY) disclosed in a regulatory filing that it plans to increase its beneficial ownership stake in its smaller pharmaceutical industry peer to 22.5% from 20.5%. Among the noteworthy losers was lighting solutions maker Acuity Brands (AYI), which fell $20.63, or 14.92%, to $117.62 after its sales and profits missed expectations. Also lower were shares of Synageva BioPharma (GEVA), which tumbled $14.35, or 13.69%, to $90.45 after the company reported that its sebelipase alfa drug had met its primary endpoint in a trial, but two research firms were lukewarm about the stock's outlook. INDEXES: The Dow was up 129.47, or 0.77%, to 16,956.07, the Nasdaq was up 50.47, or 1.14%, to 4,458.65, and the S&P 500 was up 13.09, or 0.67%, to 1,973.32.
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July 21, 2014
10:02 EDTGPROOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Adeptus Health (ADPT) initiated with a Buy at Dougherty... Amphastar (AMPH) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Eclipse Resources (ECR) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Fidelity National (FNF) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... First American (FAF) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... GoPro (GPRO) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... Imprivata (IMPR) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Lifetime Brands (LCUT) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti... Materialise (MTLS) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Regeneron (REGN) initiated with a Buy at Argus... STAG Industrial (STAG) initiated with a Buy at Sandler O'Neill... Signature Group (SGGH) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... TCP International (TCPI) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Tessera (TSRA) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... Xunlei (XNET) initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer.
09:38 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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09:10 EDTGPROOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Allergan (AGN), up 0.5% after Q2 results, FY14 outlook beat expectations and the company announces plans to reduce workforce by about 1,500 employees as part of restructuring. Also, Valeant (VRX) announced it has contacted both the SEC and Canadian financial authorities regarding Allergan's "apparent attempt to mislead investors and manipulate the market for Valeant common shares by continuing to make false and misleading statements regarding Valeant's business"... Extreme Networks (EXTR), up 13% after raising Q4 EPS, revenue view... Gas Natural (EGAS), up 6% after confirming it rejected $13 per share unsolicited offer from Algonquin Power... EMC (EMC), up 4.5% after the WSJ says Elliot Management took a stake of over $1B in the firm and plans to push the company to break itself up... GoPro, (GPRO), up 2.8% after initiated at several firms including Citigroup, Barclays and JPMorgan... Kandi Technologies (KNDI), up 6% after China Daily said China will not to waive a sales tax on electric cars made by foreign companies. Tesla (TSLA) is down 1% following the report. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Halliburton (HAL), up 0.5%... LOWER: Reynolds American (RAI), down 2.3% after a Florida jury hit the company with $23.6B in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker. Shares of fellow tobacco companies also fell after the jury decision, as Lorillard (LO) fell 2% and Altria (MO) slid 1.6%... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 2% after AP reported that a Shanghai TV station said a food supplier sold expired beef and chicken to the company's KFC brand in China along with to McDonald's (MCD), which is down 0.7%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: PetMed Express (PETS), down 2.4%... Hasbro (HAS), down 1.3%.
07:11 EDTSNYInternational Society of DNA Vaccines to hold a conference
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06:14 EDTGPROGoPro initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
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05:51 EDTGPROGoPro initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray
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05:34 EDTGPROGoPro initiated with a Hold at Stifel
Stifel started shares of GoPro with a Hold rating, saying the current valuation adequately balances earnings power and media potential against execution risk.
05:31 EDTGPROGoPro initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan expects further upside in shares of GoPro to be driven by first-time adoption of the company's cameras in various categories over the next three years. The firm started shares with an Overweight rating and $51 price target.
05:26 EDTGPROGoPro initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
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05:24 EDTGPROGoPro initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird
RW Baird views GoPro shares as fairly valued at current levels. The firm started the stock with a Neutral rating and $43 price target.
July 18, 2014
09:48 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL NQ GOOG GOOGL TSLA KGC TWTR AMZN ELNK AMGN FB
08:43 EDTGPROGoPro volatility increases into Q2
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05:57 EDTNFLXLevel 3 says Verizon 'deliberately' causing Netflix congestion
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July 17, 2014
17:01 EDTTWTRTwitter acquires CardSpring
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16:01 EDTTWTROptions Update; July 17, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 2.66 to 29.93. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB GOOG APA MSFT PBR SUNE AMZN TWTR TSLA according to Track Data.
09:40 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on open
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09:31 EDTNFLXNetflix, Disney announce multi-year pay TV window agreement in Canada
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08:28 EDTTWTRTwitter may see 'paltry' MAU growth in Q2, Business Insider says
Twitter's monthly active users would have declined during Q2 if not for a boost from the World Cup, two sources told Business Insider, with one of those sources claiming Twitter will have 260M MAUs for the quarter, up only 2% from the 255M MAUs it reported in Q1. "It is not possible to say definitively from the data provided by Business Insider's two sources that Twitter's MAUs are in trouble," the report cautioned, noting that the data relied on comes from third-party developers and that the MAUs communicated were taken during non-standard time periods that don't sync with Twitter's calendar quarters. Reference Link
07:31 EDTNFLXNetflix Q2 results likely to beat expectations, says MKM Partners
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07:20 EDTNFLXNetflix July weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Netflix July weekly call option implied volatility is at 77, August is at 49, September is at 40; compared to its 26-week average of 44 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on July 21.
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