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April 8, 2014
16:21 EDTGIMO, LNKD, AMZN, QUNR, NFLX, ROVI, CTRP, FB, NOKOn 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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January 15, 2015
16:01 EDTAMZNOptions Update; January 15, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 1.01 to 36.13. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB C CLF ABX SUNE according to Track Data.
12:13 EDTAMZNAmazon's Twitch unit to allow users to stream music
In a blog post Amazon.com's Twitch unit said it will allow users to stream music on its online gaming platform. The company said: "Today we’re announcing two important music initiatives: the Twitch Music Library and the beta Music category.The Twitch Music Library, is a library of songs pre-cleared for Twitch broadcasters to use live and with VODs. As you may recall, we implemented an audio recognition system last year out of respect for copyright holders and to protect both our broadcasters and our brand. We knew it was equally important to ensure broadcasters had music options. Thus, the Twitch Music Library was born to offer safe passage through the less-than-clear legal landscape when it comes to audio rights. The Twitch Music Library features more than 500 songs provided by established and burgeoning labels, including Mad Decent, Dim Mak, Spinnin’ Records, OWSLA, Monstercat, Fool’s Gold, and many more. We are also announcing an experiment with music content creators: our beta Music category. The Music category—listed among the game titles you can designate for a broadcast—is for musicians to use for creating, performing, and presenting original music." Reference Link
09:36 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading
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09:02 EDTAMZNAmazon says first pilot season of 2015 available on Instant Video
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08:30 EDTAMZNEU to publish details of Amazon's tax deal with Luxembourg, Reuters reports
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07:59 EDTNFLXNetflix Q4 results should be in-line with expectations, says Canaccord
Canaccord said Q4 result for Netflix should be in-line with expectations, but its guidance on subscriptions will be the focus for investors. Canaccord believes the long term growth story for Netflix remains intact, even though near-term subscriber trends remain difficult to predict. Canaccord reiterates its Buy rating and $450 price target on Netflix shares.
January 14, 2015
16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; January 14, 2015
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14:29 EDTNFLXNetflix January weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Netflix January weekly call option implied volatility is at 89, February is at 57, March is at 46; compared to its 26-week average of 37 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on January 20.
14:15 EDTNFLXNetflix seen boosted by strong new content
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12:43 EDTAMZNAmazon.com falls, levels to watch
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10:27 EDTFB, AMZN, LNKDFacebook, Google seen at front of 'multi-year' positive run for Internet stocks
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10:00 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:46 EDTFBFacebook initiated with a Buy at Rosenblatt
Target $100.
09:36 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading
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07:57 EDTNFLXJPMorgan positive on Netflix into Q4 earnings
JPMorgan reiterates an Overweight rating on shares of Netflix with a $450 price target ahead of the company's Q4 results on January 20. The firm expects a "solid' report driven by the continued shift away from linear TV and positive seasonality. It also expects new content and traction in Western Europe to drive subscriber growth in 2015.
07:42 EDTAMZNEtsy looking to raise $300M with IPO as soon as this quarter, Bloomberg says
Etsy, which operates a website that allows people to sell handmade crafts, is working with Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) on an initial public offering that could come as soon as this quarter, said Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Etsy seeks to raise $300M via the offering, the report said. Publicly traded companies in the e-commerce space include Amazon.com (AMZN), eBay (EBAY), Alibaba (BABA) and zulily (ZU). Reference Link
07:23 EDTNFLXNetflix upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
Stifel upgrade Netflix to Buy with a $380 price target citing compelling risk/reward given strong content cycles that include a strong slate of originals, lowered expectations, and continued international expansion.
07:17 EDTFBFacebook price target raised to $100 from $88 at Oppenheimer
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07:13 EDTFBFacebook price target raised to $102 on FAN contribution at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse raised Outperform rated Facebook's price target to $102 from $88 to reflect new mobile ad network FAN into its estimates. The analyst expects Premium Video to have a greater impact on 2015 financials and longer-term for new products and yet-to-be monetized properties to continue to drive estimates.
07:13 EDTAMZNAmazon could buy controlling stake in Blue Dart, Economic Times reports
Amazon is said to be in preliminary talks to buy a controlling stake in Blue Dart, a courier and integrated express package distribution company, The Economic Times reports, citing sources. One source says Amazon could buy a 75% stake in Blue Dart held by DHL Express Singapore, though it was noted that talks are currently at an early stage. Reference Link
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