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December 20, 2012
12:27 EDTMDRX, RAD, ORCL, NYX, FOLD, GOOG, ELOQ, KMX, ARRS, ICEOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed at midday, as investors appear to be in a holding pattern until more clarity on the fiscal cliff emerges. A number of domestic economic reports were released throughout the morning, including weekly jobless claims data, the leading economic indicators, and the final revision to third quarter GDP, but market participants remain fixated on the cliff negotiations in Washington, leaving the averages to drift... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., weekly jobless claims rose 17,000 to 361,000, versus expectations for a climb to 360,000. Third-quarter GDP growth was revised up to 3.1% from the prior 2.7% estimate, beating expectations for a more modest upward revision to 2.8%. The Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing survey for December had a reading of +8.1, versus the expected -3.0. The index of U.S. leading indicators fell 0.2% in November, which matched the consensus forecast. Existing home sales were up 5.9% from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04M units in November, beating expectations. A separate report said home prices edged up 0.5% on a seasonally adjusted basis from September to October, which was also more than expected. In Asia, the Bank of Japan expanded its asset-purchase program by Y10T, or over 10%, to Y101T... COMPANY NEWS: Acquisitions in the financial and tech industries sent two stocks up over 30%. IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) agreed to acquire NYSE Euronext (NYX) in a stock-and-cash transaction currently valued at $33.12, sending shares of NYSE up 33% to $32.01 and IntercontinentalExchange shares down fractionally. Also, Oracle (ORCL) struck a deal to buy Eloqua (ELOQ), a provider of cloud-based software, for $23.50 per share, sending Eloqua's stock up 31% to $23.51... Google (GOOG) agreed to sell its Motorola Home Business for $2.35B in cash and stock to ARRIS Group (ARRS). Google shares moved fractionally higher, while ARRIS' stock jumped nearly 5%... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Rite Aid (RAD), up over 15%, and CarMax (KMX), up nearly 9%, following their quarterly reports. Among the noteworthy losers was Amicus Theraputics (FOLD), down about 45% after Leerink cut its price target on shares and Capstone downgraded the stock following the failure of its study of a therapy for Fabry disease. Also lower were shares of Allscripts (MDRX), which fell almost 14% after its evaluation of strategic alternatives ended without a sale and its CEO stepped down... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 15.36, or 0.12%, to 13,236.61; the Nasdaq was down 4.53, or 0.15%, to 3,039.83; and the S&P 500 was up 0.31, or 0.02%, to 1,436.12.
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April 8, 2014
11:00 EDTKMXOptions with decreasing implied volatility: APOL KMX EPB
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09:00 EDTARRSARRIS falls 2.3%
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08:08 EDTGOOGCost to Apple, Google, Intel, of 'no-poaching' deal may be high, DealBook says
Some of the of the biggest names in tech, including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), Intel (INTC)and Adobe (ADBE), are at the center of a class-action suit that seeks $9B as compensation for employees who contend the tech giants colluded to prevent their employees from being hired at rivals, reported The New York Times' DealBook. Reference Link
08:03 EDTORCLOracle management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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07:45 EDTGOOGSkybox takeover report could pressure DigitalGlobe, says Piper Jaffray
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07:12 EDTGOOGGoogle in early talks to buy Skybox Imaging, The Information reports
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06:48 EDTGOOGGoogle Glass catching on with companies, organizations, NY Times reports
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06:40 EDTGOOGAmazon Fire TV takes top spot on Amazon's best sellers list, TechCrunch reports
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06:07 EDTGOOGMicrosoft investing in 'invisible user interface' technology, WSJ reports
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April 7, 2014
17:43 EDTORCLFour Oracle insiders sold $69.5M in stock, Barron's says
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14:18 EDTGOOGGoogle licenses booking software from Expedia-backed startup, Bloomberg says
Tech giant Google (GOOG), which has been bolstering its investments in travel, is now licensing hotel-booking software from Room 77, a startup backed by Expedia (EXPE), reported Bloomberg, citing a letter sent to Room 77 shareholders that was obtained by the news service. Other online travel agencies include Priceline Group (PCLN) and Orbitz Worldwide (OWW). Reference Link
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09:00 EDTORCLOracle management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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08:31 EDTKMXCarMax growth rates returning to normal, says RW Baird
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07:55 EDTGOOGGoogle looks to appeal YouTube blackout in Turkey, WSJ says
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07:45 EDTARRSNoble Financial Capital Markets to hold a forum
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07:16 EDTGOOGRetailers muscle into competitive mobile payment market, Reuters says
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06:58 EDTICEDark markets could cause more harm than high-frequency trading, Reuters says
After a book by financial author Michael Lewis sparked worries that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market, former regulators and academics say a more serious threat to investors could be the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges, reported Reuters. Top internalizers include units of KCG Holdings (KCG), Citadel, UBS (UBS), and Citigroup (C). Dark pool operators include Credit Suisse (CS) and Morgan Stanley (MS). In an attempt to earn back some of the retail orders, exchanges such as IntercontinentalExchange Group's (ICE) New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq (NDAQ), and BATS Global Markets, have allowed brokerages to place dark pool-style orders on their platforms, with the trade hidden until after it is executed. Reference Link
06:36 EDTGOOGApple's sales force worried about iPhone outlook, Re/code reports
Apple's (AAPL) sales force has been worried about weakness in the iPhone's market share, amid strong competition from Google's (GOOG) Android operating system, a document presented in a court case showed, Re/code reported on Friday. According to the internal Apple document, the only portions of the smartphone market showing growth were large devices costing more than $300 or devices that cost less than $300, the website stated. Reference Link
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