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May 12, 2014
09:18 EDTP, HDY, BPI, NIHD, IRDM, ALNY, SRO, GOGO, HSH, PF, TWTR, CLBOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Pinnacle Foods (PF), up 18% after agreeing to be acquired by Hillshire Brands (HSH) for $6.6B. Hillshire Brands is down 1.5% after the news... TESARO (TSRO), up 20% after rolapitant Phase 3 trial meets primary, secondary endpoints... Alnylam (ALNY), up 7.7% after naming new program ALN-HBV to its pipeline. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Gogo (GOGO), up 8.6%. UP AFTER UPGRADES: Pandora (P), up 3.2% after upgraded at MKM Partners... Twitter (TWTR), up 3.1% following upgrade at SunTrust... Peabody (BTU), up 3.8% after upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Iridium (IRDM), up 4% following upgrade at Macquarie. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: NII Holdings (NIHD), down 10%... Bridgepoint Education (BPI), down 12%... Hyperdynamics (HDY), down 11%. ALSO LOWER: Core Laboratories (CLB), down 12% after lowering earnings outlook.
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July 15, 2014
16:00 EDTTWTROptions Update; July 15, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 53c to 28.02. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB GOOG AMZN ABX DIS NFLX TWTR TSLA according to Track Data.
10:56 EDTTWTRFed calls small cap social media, biotech valuations 'stretched'
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in its Monetary Policy Report dated today said valuation metrics in "some sectors" appear substantially stretched, "particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries, despite a notable downturn in equity prices for such firms early in the year." A later part in the document reads, "Equity valuations of smaller firms as well as social media and biotechnology firms appear to be stretched, with ratios of prices to forward earnings remaining high relative to historical norms." The specific targeting of sectors by the Fed seems to be having an impact on stocks in the social media and biotech spaces. Shares of Yelp (YELP) are down over 5% to $67.51, while Twitter (TWTR) and Facebook (FB) are each down 2%. Celgene (CELG) and Amgen (AMGN) are leading the biotech space lower with pullbacks of greater than 1%.
10:48 EDTHSHOptions with increasing implied volatility: GLUU KORS RVBD HSH
10:46 EDTGOGOGogo receives regulatory approval to provide service over Russia
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10:33 EDTTWTRFacebook, Twitter slip following cautious valuation comments from Fed
Shares of a number of companies in the social media and biotech industries moved lower following the circulation of cautious comments about their stock valuations that were included in the Federal Reserve's latest Monetary Policy Report. WHAT'S NEW: In the report, presented by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and signed on behalf of the governors by Chair Janet Yellen, the central bank wrote that some broad equity price indexes have increased to all-time highs in nominal terms since the end of 2013, but that valuation measures for the overall market in early July were "generally at levels not far above their historical averages." However, the Fed's report also cautioned that valuation metrics in some sectors do appear substantially "stretched," particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries, despite a notable downturn in equity prices for such firms early in the year. As support for its assessment, the Fed noted that ratios of prices to forward earnings for "smaller firms as well as social media and biotechnology firms" remain "high relative to historical norms." PRICE ACTION: Following the circulation of the comments in the Fed report, shares of Facebook (FB) are down 88c, or 1.3%, to $67.02, Twitter (TWTR) is down 24c, or 0.6%, to $38.07 and LinkedIn (LNKD), is down 21c, or 0.1%, to $159.57. Shares of some biotechnology companies including Celgene (CELG) and Amgen (AMGN) also ticked lower following the circulation of the comments from the Fed's report.
10:18 EDTTWTRFacebook, Twitter move lower following comments from Yellen
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10:13 EDTPPandora calls active on renewed takeover chatter
Pandora July 25.5 and 28 calls are active on total call volume of 6,800 contracts (400 puts) on renewed takeover chatter. July call option implied volatility is at 64, August is at 67, September is at 61; compared to its 26-week average of 55 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for upside price movement.
10:04 EDTPPandora spikes higher, testing resistance
The shares have spiked higher in the last five minutes off the low of the day, currently at $26.71. Traders may push to test resistance at yesterday's high at $27.19. Support is at $26.40, the prior session low.
10:00 EDTPFOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:00 EDTTWTROn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:59 EDTBPIApollo Education discloses new Department of Education review
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09:58 EDTPRumor: Pandora moves up on renewed takeover chatter
08:18 EDTTWTRTwitter cracks down on providers of user stats, BI says
After Twitter's stock declined early this year following data that suggested growth in its monthly active users was slowing or flat and that engagement measures were declining, the social network operator has taken the unusual step of shutting off its data flow to certain companies that have published their own stats on Twitter's user statistics, according Business Insider, citing two sources. Reference Link
07:25 EDTALNYAlnylam to hold a roundtable
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06:30 EDTPDOJ investigating music publishing, possible price coordination, WSJ reports
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06:06 EDTTWTRTwitter upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie
Macquarie upgraded its rating on Twitter (TWTR) to Neutral saying a reset in expectations and improving fundamentals will limit downside in the stock. The firm believes user growth trends remain an issue, though, and remains cautious on the name. Macquarie has a $36 price target for Twitter shares, which closed yesterday down 2c to $38.31.
05:51 EDTPFPinnacle Foods reinstated with a Neutral at Goldman
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July 14, 2014
16:00 EDTTWTROptions Update; July 14, 2014
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09:36 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on open
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09:00 EDTTWTRTwitter Q2 MAUs likely to miss expectations, says Wunderlich
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