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July 3, 2014
09:03 EDTPETM, LULU, NQ, APP, PCAR, ISCA, BIND, AMGN, RGDOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: PetSmart (PETM), up 16% after activist investor Jana Partners disclosed that it has acquired a 9.9% stake and intends to have talks with PetSmartís board of directors and management regarding a review of strategic alternatives including exploring a sale... American Apparel (APP), up 9.6% after deposed CEO Dov Charney reportedly surrendered his entire stake and voting rights in the retailer to hedge fund Standard General, according to Reuters... International Speedway (ISCA), up 4% after reporting Q2 adjusted EPS and revenue that beat expectations... PACCAR (PCAR), up 4% after research reports said Daimler's (DDAIY) truck chief claimed to have been told that Volkswagen (VLKAY) wants to take over the truck maker, though a spokesman for Volkswagen told Dow Jones that there is "no truth" to the reports that it is planning an acquisition bid... lululemon (LULU), up 3.7% after The Wall Street Journal reported last night, citing people familiar with the situation, that the company's founder has been talking to private equity firms through advisers about taking the company private. LOWER: Regado Biosciences (RGDO), down 54% after announcing that the Data Safety Monitoring Board has initiated an unplanned review of data from the REGULATE-PCI trial and the stock was downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Wedbush... NQ Mobile (NQ), down 21.5% after reporting that its auditor, PwC, has requested to expand the scope of its 2013 audit work and that the audit committee chair is stepping down from the board... BIND Therapeutics (BIND), down 13% after announcing Amgen (AMGN) will not be exercising its development option under the companies' collaborative research program.
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July 22, 2014
05:55 EDTNQStocks with implied volatility movement; NQ HPQ
Stocks with implied volatility movement; NQ Mobile (NQ) 169, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) 28 according to iVolatility.
July 21, 2014
06:45 EDTLULUlululemon files lawsuit against 'knockoff artists', The Globe and Mail says
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July 18, 2014
17:25 EDTAPPStandard General working with American Apparel to restructure loan
On July 16, Lion/Hollywood assigned its rights and obligations as a lender under the credit agreement dated as of May 22, 2013 by and among the company, the facility guarantors party thereto, Lion/Hollywood as the initial lender and the other lenders party thereto to Standard General. Standard General purchased the loan in order to resolve any disputes over any alleged events of default under the credit agreement and does not believe that there has been an event of default under the credit agreement. Standard General is working with American Apparel to restructure the loan. As previously discussed on July 11, Standard General is prepared to lend its credibility and capital resources to assist American Apparel in accordance with the support agreement described therein.
09:48 EDTNQActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL NQ GOOG GOOGL TSLA KGC TWTR AMZN ELNK AMGN FB
09:24 EDTNQOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:10 EDTNQNQ Mobile engages Marcum Berstein & Pinchuk as independent auditor
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06:06 EDTLULUStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; LULU INTC
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July 17, 2014
18:43 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel investor close to buying Lion's $10M loan, Bloomberg says
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16:10 EDTAMGNAmgen announces positive Phase 3 results for AMG 416
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10:07 EDTLULULululemon Athletica July calls active on renewed takeover chatter
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10:00 EDTPETMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: 21st Century Fox (FOXA) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at ISI Group... Charter (CHTR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Covidien (COV) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham... Diageo (DEO) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... GNC Holdings (GNC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... International Game (IGT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... JAVELIN Mortgage (JMI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities... Macquarie Group (MQBKY) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... PNC Financial (PNC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... PetSmart (PETM) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Rexam (REXMY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
09:53 EDTLULURumor: lululemon moves up on renewed takeover chatter
09:47 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel shareholders says firm endured 'serious damage' to reputation
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06:47 EDTAPPStandard General plans American Apparel future without ex-CEO, Reuters says
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06:19 EDTPETMPetSmart downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
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05:56 EDTLULUStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; LULU INTC
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July 16, 2014
05:51 EDTLULUStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; LULU LL
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July 15, 2014
10:56 EDTAMGNFed 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%.
10:33 EDTAMGNFacebook, 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.
06:03 EDTLULUStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; LULU LL
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; lululemon (LULU) 36, Lumber Liquidators (LL) 53 according to iVolatility.
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