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April 8, 2014
16:21 EDTNOK, ROVI, AMZN, FB, NFLX, LNKD, CTRP, QUNR, GIMOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher, recovering just a bit of what was lost in the last two sessions. The Nasdaq, which had been a laggard in recent trade, posted the session's largest gains. Alcoa (AA), the traditional marker for the beginning of corporate earnings season, is set to report after the market close. ECONOMIC EVENTS: The NFIB's small business optimism index increased to 93.4 in March from a prior reading of 91.4, slightly beating expectations. The number of job openings was reported to have risen to 4.17M in February from a revised estimate of 3.87M in the prior month. The International Monetary Fund trimmed its outlook for global economic growth ahead of the spring World Bank meetings later this week. The IMF now forecasts that the world economy will expand 3.6% this year, which is a slight downgrade from its 3.7% estimate in January. COMPANY NEWS: New York-listed Nokia (NOK) shares gained 36c, or 4.99%, to $7.58 after a deal to sell substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft (MSFT) received regulatory approval in China... A number of tech's high-fliers that have been notably weak in the last month of trade, including Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Netflix (NFLX) and LinkedIn (LNKD), advanced more than 2% as the Nasdaq lead the market's gains after serving as a laggard in recent sessions. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Chinese travel website operators Ctrip.com (CTRP), up $5.23, or 10.41%, to $55.48, and Qunar (QUNR), up $3.94, or 14.65%, to $30.84, after a report from Bloomberg said the companies are in talks on a deal that could result in a partnership or potentially a full merger. Among the noteworthy losers was Gigamon (GIMO), which lost $8.89, or 33.93%, to $17.31 after the company lowered its first quarter revenue outlook largely based on an expected large transaction from an existing customer in EMEA that did not occur. Also lower was Rovi (ROVI), which fell $2.76, or 11.87%, to $20.50 after an appeals court upheld a ruling that said Amazon did not infringe the company's patents related to television program guides. INDEXES: The Dow was up 10.27, or 0.06%, to 16,256.14, the Nasdaq was up 33.23, or 0.81%, to 4,112.99, and the S&P 500 was up 6.92, or 0.38%, to 1,851.96.
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August 13, 2014
09:55 EDTAMZNAmazon.com July SSS acceleration positive, but early, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray views ChannelAdvisor's reported July Amazon same-store-sales growth of 40.4% as positive, but notes itís early in the quarter and that ChannelAdvisor data is less helpful after the discrepancy in the June quarter. Piper notes ChannelAdvisor pegged Amazon's June quarter SSS acceleration at 900 basis points while Amazon reported flat North American growth. It has an Overweight rating on the stock.
09:37 EDTAMZN, NFLXActive equity options trading on open
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06:35 EDTLNKDLinkedIn aims for new business valued at $1B, Business Insider says
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06:34 EDTLNKDLinkedIn coverage resumed with a Buy at Stifel
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06:33 EDTFBFacebook coverage resumed with a Buy at Stifel
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06:31 EDTAMZNAmazon.com coverage resumed with a Hold at Stifel
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06:23 EDTAMZNAmazon.com could sell 1M-2M phones in first year, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray estimates Amazon.com could sell 1M-2M Fire phones in the first twelve months, adding the product will not have an impact on the company's financials. After testing the phone, Piper says the Fire is a "quality phone but lacks uniqueness or price needed to attract measurable market share." It expects the phone to quickly improve and keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.
06:08 EDTAMZNChannelAdvisor reports Amazon July SSS up 40.4%, eBay up 9.7%
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05:32 EDTAMZNAmazon.com announces credit card reader Amazon Local Register
Amazon.com announced Amazon Local Register, what it calls a "secure card reader and mobile app that provides local businesses with the tools they need to quickly and easily accept credit and debit cards from a smartphone or tablet and keep track of their growing business." It added that customers who sign up for Amazon Local Register before October 31 will also receive a promotional rate of 1.75% per card swipe on all major credit and debit cards until January 1, 2016.
August 12, 2014
16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; August 12, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 20c to 31.65. Option volume leaders: AAPL MNKD TWTR TSLA KMI KATE MGM NFLX KO according to Track Data.
05:58 EDTAMZNAmazon's Disney dispute about more than pricing, WSJ reports
Amazon's (AMZN) dispute with Disney (DIS) is about more than pricing, according to the Wall Street Journal, and concerns promotion and product placement on Amazon's website. Additionally, the dispute encompasses questions over "who makes up the difference when Amazon loses money to match the prices of competitors," a source says. Reference Link
August 11, 2014
16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; August 11, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1.33 to 31.90. Option volume leaders: AAPL KMI MNKD PBR AMZN SCTY TWTR TSLA according to Track Data.
15:36 EDTFBFacebook unique desktop visitor growth turns positive, says Goldman
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09:36 EDTFB, AMZN, NFLXActive equity options trading on open
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06:12 EDTFBFacebook implied volatility of 31 at lower end of index mean range
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August 10, 2014
15:44 EDTAMZNAmazon urges customers to express opinions on e-book prices with Hachette
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15:21 EDTAMZNAmazon stops preorders of some Disney movie titles, WSJ says
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August 8, 2014
16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; August 8, 2014
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09:37 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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07:10 EDTAMZNAmazon executive defends $2B investment in India, WSJ says
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