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January 7, 2013
12:29 EDTPPHM, EPOC, STI, JPM, BAC, ACHN, SCTY, WFC, PNC, C, NSM, ESI, ATHN, USB, MET, WACOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday, pushing the S&P 500 off the five-year high it reached Friday. The averages opened lower and remained there for the entire morning as a wave of banking news was reported but no market moving economic data was released... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S. no market moving economic data was reported... COMPANY NEWS: Bank of America (BAC) announced it will repurchase $6.75B worth of residential mortgage loans it sold to Fannie Mae and will pay $3.6B to settle claims related to certain residential mortgage loans. Bank of America also agreed to sell the servicing rights on about 2M residential mortgages with unpaid principal balances of approximately $306B to Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NSM) and Walter Investment (WAC)... Separately from BofA's settlement with Fannie Mae, the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reached an agreement under which ten mortgage servicing companies will pay more than $8.5B in cash payments and other assistance to mortgage borrowers to settle claims of deficient practices in loan servicing and foreclosure processing. The regulators listed Bank of America, Citibank (C), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), MetLife Bank (MET), PNC (PNC), SunTrust (STI), U.S. Bank (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC) among those participating but did not spell out the level of compensation to be paid by each... In other banking news, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision made it easier for banks to meet the new "liquidity coverage ratio" rule and delayed its full implementation until 2019... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Epocrates (EPOC), up over 21% after agreeing to be acquired by athenahealth (ATHN) for $11.75 per share in cash, and SolarCity (SCTY), which rose more than 10% after a number of research firms began covering the stock with Buy ratings. Also higher were shares of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (PPHM), which advanced 72% after the company updated on its internal review of one of clinical trials and Roth Capital upgraded the stock to a Buy. Among the noteworthy losers was ITT Educational (ESI), which fell nearly 17% after reporting Friday night that it has entered into a settlement agreement and release with Sallie Mae and Credit Suisse lowered its price target on the stock in a note to investors this morning. Also lower were shares of Achillion (ACHN), down over 9% after reporting interim results on a trial of its treatment for a type of hepatitis C virus infection... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 79.00, or 0.59%, to 13,356.21; the Nasdaq was down 10.87, or 0.35%, to 3,090.79; and the S&P 500 was down 8.64, or 0.59%, to 1,457.83.
News For NSM;BAC;WAC;C;JPM;MET;PNC;STI;USB;WFC;EPOC;ATHN;SCTY;PPHM;ESI;ACHN From The Last 14 Days
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February 18, 2015
14:54 EDTSCTYSolarCity technical notes before earnings news
Shares have been trading in a range bound largely by $47 at the low and $59 at the high for the last several months. A break of either end of this range following results will resolve the range either bearishly or bullishly. If the news is bullish and there is a breakout above $59, next resistance is at $63.30 and then at $65.60. If the news disappoints, first major support below would be at the 50-day moving average at $52.53. It would take exceptionally bearish news to push the shares to the range low. The low of the range was also previously support in the early part of last year. The 52-week low is at $45.79.
11:14 EDTSCTYSolarCity volatility increases into Q4 and outlook
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09:37 EDTCOption volume leaders on open
Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR CELG APO NFLX AXP APA LNKD C GILD according to Track Data.
08:11 EDTCCiti announces $100b, 10-year commitment to finance sustainable growth
Citi announced a landmark commitment to lend, invest and facilitate a total of $100B within the next 10 years to finance activities that reduce the impacts of climate change and create environmental solutions that benefit people and communities. Citiís previous $50B goal was announced in 2007 and was met three years early in 2013. With this $100B initiative, Citi will build on its leadership in renewable energy and energy efficiency financing to engage with clients to identify opportunities to finance greenhouse gas reductions and resource efficiency in other sectors, such as sustainable transportation.
07:21 EDTWFC, JPM, USB, C, BACJPMorgan, Citi top government report of riskiest banks, Reuters reports
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07:15 EDTJPMPeterson Institute for International Economics to hold a discussion
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06:57 EDTJPMJPMorgan may shrink interest-rate trading, other units, Bloomberg says
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February 17, 2015
18:17 EDTSCTYJANA Partners gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: NCR (NCR), Liberty Ventures (LVNTA), Solarcity (SCTY), Computer Sciences Corp (CSC), Salix (SLXP), and Applied Materials (AMAT). INCREASED STAKES: Hertz (HTZ), Valeant (VRX), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Rackspace (RAX), and HD Supply (HDS). DECREASED STAKES: AIG (AIG), Actavis (ACT), Charter (CHTR), AerCap (AER), and Energy Transfer Equity (ETE). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Equinix (EQIX), Cameron International (CAM), Dollar General (DG), QEP Resources (QEP), and Amgen (AMGN).
16:00 EDTCOptions Update; February 17, 2015
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14:08 EDTSCTYSolarCity volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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14:01 EDTCCiti reports January credit loss 2.30% vs. 2.79% last month
Reports January delinquencies 1.61% vs. 1.56% last month.
10:46 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports January net credit losses 2.53% vs. 2.56% last month
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10:30 EDTSCTYSolarCity spikes higher, levels to watch
The stock spiked to session highs after being in decline from the open. At last price of $58.68, resistance is at the session spike high of $59.10 and then at $59.69. Support is at $58.38, the opening price of the day.
10:28 EDTSCTYJANA Partners reports 5.4% passive stake in SolarCity
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10:26 EDTBACBank of America reports January default rate 2.93% vs. 3.13% last month
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10:18 EDTSCTYSolarCity management to meet with Roth Capital
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09:40 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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08:10 EDTSCTYTop U.S. solar ideas into Q4 at Goldman
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08:04 EDTCWuXi PharmaTech enters into loan agreement with consortium led by Citi
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06:39 EDTCBanks settle claims related to mortgage securities, Reuters says
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