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July 17, 2014
11:00 EDTBURL, MTG, TSEM, SEAS, MAT, PRAN, JRJC, FXC, OMCHigh option volume stocks
High option volume stocks: OMC FXC TSEM JRJC MAT MTG PRAN SEAS BURL
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April 20, 2015
07:28 EDTMATMattel management to meet with B. Riley
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06:30 EDTMTGMGIC Investment upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse
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April 17, 2015
17:08 EDTMTGMGIC Investment expects MGIC to be in compliance with PMIERs
We expect that Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company, which is the principal subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corporation, will be in compliance with the PMIERs, including their revised financial requirements, when they become effective. We estimate that as of March 31, MGIC's Available Assets are approximately $5.12B and its Minimum Required Assets are approximately $5.35B, resulting in a shortfall of approximately $230M. Our shortfall estimates are based on our interpretation of the PMIERS and assume that the risk in force and assets of MGIC's MIC subsidiary will be repatriated to MGIC. Our shortfall estimates do not include any benefits from MGIC's existing reinsurance transaction or the anticipated restructure of the existing reinsurance transaction, capital contributions from MTG to MGIC, or the transfer of other assets from regulated insurance affiliates of MGIC that subject to regulatory approval could increase the Available Assets of MGIC. As we have previously disclosed, we would not have received full credit under the PMIERs for our existing reinsurance transaction. Therefore, we have reached agreement to restructure that transaction in a way that we believe will result in MGIC receiving the maximum benefit under the PMIERs. The effectiveness of this restructured transaction will be subject to approval by the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance and the GSEs. In addition, in April, we received regulatory approval to transfer $45M of assets from regulated insurance affiliates of MGIC that will increase the Available Assets of MGIC. Furthermore, we believe a portion of MTG's $491M of cash and investments at December 31, 2014, may be available for future contribution to MGIC.
16:24 EDTMATOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
Stocks on Wall Street began the session deep in negative territory and remained there throughout the day. The losses were broad based, with the S&P 500 losing 1% and the Dow and Nasdaq each sliding about 1.5%. There was little in the way of buying, as the number of declining stocks dwarfed the number of advancing stocks. Fears about Greece exiting the euro, steps taken by securities regulators in China and inflation data here at home were all pointed to as potential contributors to the down day in the market. The slide also coincided with the expiration of options, which can lead to volatility and heavy volume. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the headline Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% in March, versus expectations for it to be up 0.3%. The "core" rate, excluding food and energy prices, rose 0.2%, as expected. The leading economic index rose 0.2% to 121.4 in March, versus expectations for it to be up 0.3%. The University of Michigan consumer sentiment index jumped 2.9 points to 95.9 in the preliminary print for April, topping expectations for a 94.0 reading. In China, announcements by Chinese securities regulators, the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, and related bodies raised fears of a selloff in China. The China Securities Regulatory Commission imposed sanctions to try to control margin buying of stocks with borrowed money and the Securities Association of China said it will allow fund managers to lend stocks for short selling to increase the supply of shares. In Europe, strategists reportedly said a lack of progress in negotiations between Greece and its creditors had substantially increased the risk of Greece defaulting on its debt and even exiting the euro. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of both Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) dropped after Bloomberg, citing sources, reported that lawyers at the Justice Departmentís antitrust division are leaning toward making a recommendation to file suit to block the companies' proposed merger. Spokespeople for Comcast and TWC reportedly told Bloomberg they see "no basis" for a lawsuit to block the transaction. Comcast ended the day down $1.25, or 2.09%, to $58.42, while Time Warner Cable shares slid $8.59, or 5.43%, to $149.61... First the Wall Street Journal, then Bloomberg, reported that Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) is internally discussing a potential takeover bid for Mylan (MYL). Shares of both moved higher following the reports, which Mylan responded to by stating that it is fully committed to its stand-alone strategy, including its proposal to acquire Perrigo (PRGO). Mylan Chairman Robert Coury said that rumors of potential interest from Teva have been "circulating for some time," but that such a combination is "without sound industrial logic or cultural fit" and would be unlikely to receive antitrust regulatory clearances. Coury added that Mylan's board would "carefully consider" a bid if any party makes an "actual offer" to acquire the company. Shares of General Electric (GE) reported a loss of $1.35 per share due to large charges related to its planned exit from the majority of its GE Capital business. Adjusting for special items, GE's operating earnings per share of 31c topped the consensus forecast by 1c. Additionally, GE said it has received "strong inbound interest" in its GE Capital assets following the company's April 10 investor update. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following their earnings reports were Celanese (CE), which rose $9.04, or 15.55%, to $67.18, and Mattel (MAT), which advanced $1.48, or 5.84%, to $26.75. Among the noteworthy losers after their quarterly reports were SerivceNow (NOW), which fell $9.55, or 11.53%, to $73.29, and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), which dropped 29c, or 10.28%, to $2.58. INDEXES: The Dow declined 279.47, or 1.54%, to 17,826.30, the Nasdaq fell 75.98, or 1.52%, to 4,931.81, and the S&P 500 dropped 23.81, or 1.13%, to 2,081.18.
10:14 EDTMATOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:14 EDTMATOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:52 EDTMATMattel CEO says committed to dividends, sees maintaining at current level
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April 16, 2015
19:00 EDTMATOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:56 EDTMATMattel announces partnership with Quirky
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16:12 EDTMATMattel trades up after results, levels to watch
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16:06 EDTMATMattel reports Q1 adjusted EPS (8c), consensus (9c)
Reports Q1 revenue $922.7M, consensus $896.54M.
15:23 EDTMATNotable companies reporting after market close
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11:43 EDTMATMattel management to meet with MKM Partners
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10:00 EDTMATOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:51 EDTMATMattel upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo upgraded Mattel to Outperform citing a favorable risk/reward following the recent underperformance of shares. Wells views the stock as an attractive value play, with downside protection given the potential for a leveraged buyout. It has a $28-$30 price target range for shares.
April 15, 2015
08:51 EDTMATMattel April volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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April 14, 2015
05:25 EDTTSEMTowerJazz, Semtech announce production ramp of proprietary technology
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April 13, 2015
10:00 EDTOMCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:22 EDTBURLGap, Target, others scrutinized by NY AG over staffing practices, WSJ says
Several major retailer including Gap (GPS) and Target (TGT) are under investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over their staffing practices and whether they require workers to show up or stay home with little notice, The Wall Street Journal reports. Schneiderman sent letters warning Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), JC Penney (JCP), Urban Outfitters (URBN), TJX Cos (TJX), Ann Inc (ANN), L Brands (LB), Burlington Stores (BURL), Sears Holdings (SHLD), Williams-Sonoma (WSM) and J Crew Group that he believes the chains are using on-call scheduling and that such practices may be in violation of New York laws. Reference Link
06:19 EDTOMCOmnicom downgraded to Sell from Hold at Pivotal Research
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