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December 20, 2012
12:27 EDTNYX, FOLD, GOOG, ELOQ, KMX, ARRS, ICE, MDRX, RAD, ORCLOn 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.
News For NYX;ICE;ELOQ;ORCL;ARRS;GOOG;RAD;KMX;FOLD;MDRX From The Last 14 Days
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April 23, 2015
07:36 EDTRADUBS estimates Omnicare buyer would need to pay $95 per share
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07:11 EDTGOOGGoogle April weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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April 22, 2015
19:14 EDTARRSOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Select Comfort (SCSS), up 3.3%... Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP), up 6.9%... eBay (EBAY), up 6.2%... Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), up 5.6%... O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), up 3.8%... Corelogic (CLGX), up 3.2%... Skechers (SKX), up 2.5%... AT&T (T), up 1.3%. ALSO HIGHER: ARRIS Group (ARRS), up 24.9% after acquiring Pace plc. for $2.1B in cash and stock... Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR), up 2.5% after being initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Uniqure (QURE), up 3.7% after being initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Texas Instruments (TXN), down 6.7%... Las Vegas Sands (LVS), down 4.2%... Oceaneering International (OII), down 3.7%... F5 Networks (FFIV), down 2.8%... Xilinx (XLNX), down 3.3%... Qualcomm (QCOM), down 3%... Facebook (FB), down 2.2%... Tractor Supply (TSCO), down 3.1%. ALSO LOWER: Noble Corp (NE), down 1.2% after being downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
16:33 EDTARRSARRIS acquires Pace plc. for $2.1B in cash, stock
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13:38 EDTGOOGGoogle to offer basic wireless service for $20 per month
Google says, "We offer one simple plan at one price with 24/7 support. Here's how it works: for $20 a month you get all the basics, and then it's a flat $10 per GB for cellular data while in the U.S. and abroad. 1GB is $10/month, 2GB is $20/month, 3GB is $30/month, and so on. Since it's hard to predict your data usage, you'll get credit for the full value of your unused data. Let's say you go with 3GB for $30 and only use 1.4GB one month. You'll get $16 back, so you only pay for what you use."
13:37 EDTGOOGGoogle introduces Project Fi, to partner with Sprint, T-Mobile
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10:17 EDTMDRXHigh option volume stocks
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09:17 EDTGOOGAmazon.com upgraded to Buy, price target raised to $450 at Monness Crespi
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08:10 EDTGOOGWix.com to benefit from Google algorithm change, says FBR Capital
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08:00 EDTRADRite Aid weakness a buying opportunity, says Cowen
Cowen said to add to Rite aid positions on the recent pullback as the reason for the weakness is the receding of a takeout premium, which was not in the firm's investment thesis to begin with. The firm sees strong underlying fundamentals and strong returns from its store remodeling program, which is still in its early innings. Cowen reiterated its Outperform rating and $12 price target on Rite Aid shares.
06:06 EDTGOOGGoogle, Facebook seek to reach billions of people without Web access, WSJ says
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06:01 EDTGOOGGoogle could launch wireless service today, WSJ reports
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April 21, 2015
12:42 EDTGOOGGoogle April weekly volatility increases into Q1 and outlook
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05:58 EDTGOOGEU's Vestager says has 'no grudge' against Google, Re/code reports
EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is leading an antitrust lawsuit against Google, says she is not holding a grudge against the search giant, Re/code reports, citing comments made during a speech at the NYU School of Law. She commented that "We have made a statement of objection lining out our preliminary view on a certain conduct... This, as we see it, is a pretty straightforward case of consumer domination." Reference Link
April 20, 2015
09:31 EDTRADRite Aid names Steve Rempel as SVP, Chief Information Officer
Rite Aid Corporation announced that Steve Rempel, a highly experienced information technology executive, has been named Rite Aidís senior vice president and chief information officer. In this position, Rempel will have responsibility for all aspects of the companyís technology and information operations, including computer systems, network infrastructure, telecommunications and data security as well as the continued development and execution of Rite Aidís immediate and long-term information technology strategy. Rempel will report to Frank Vitrano, Rite Aidís senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer.
08:21 EDTGOOGTesla almost sold to Google while near bankruptcy in 2013, Bloomberg says
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08:12 EDTGOOGGoogle April weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Google April weekly call option implied volatility is at 38, May is at 26, June is at 24; compared to its 26-week average of 24 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on April 23.
08:04 EDTGOOGTesla CEO held talks to sell company to Google in 2013, Bloomberg reports
Bloomberg cites a new book due out May 19, entitled "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future."
07:24 EDTGOOGGoogle concerns bring buying opportunity, says Deutsche Bank
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06:41 EDTGOOGGoogle EU regulatory worries don't warrant a sell off, WSJ says
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