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July 3, 2014
13:32 EDTSNX, NQ, LO, PETM, RAI, PCAROn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Major stock indexes hit record highs for a third day in a row to close out the holiday shortened week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average managing to rise above 17,000 for the first time. Like the Dow, the S&P 500 opened at a new all-time high and managed to close at one as well following the better than expected non-farm payrolls data. The volume was light, as was to be expected with investors preparing to head out for the Independence Day weekend. ECONOMIC EVENTS: The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, easily topping economists' expectations of 215,000. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1% from last month’s 6.3% level. The weekly jobless claims data showed initial claims were 315K, versus the expected 313K. The trade balance report showed a deficit of $44.4B, which was below the consensus forecast for a deficit of $45B. Markit's services PMI rose to 61.0 in June from May's 58.1 reading, though it was revised down from the June flash reading of 61.2. ISM services index dipped to 56.0 in June from 56.3 in May, though that matched expectations. In Europe, the ECB kept the interest rates on its main refinancing operations, the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility unchanged. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of PetSmart (PETM) surged $7.48, or 12.5%, to $67.28 after activist investor Jana Partners disclosed that it has acquired a 9.9% stake in the company and intends to have talks with its board of directors and management regarding a review of strategic alternatives, including exploring a sale. Afterward, research firm Oppenheimer said it views a sale of the company as unlikely in the near-term, adding that it does not expect a "quick fix" for PetSmart. Oppenheimer maintained its Perform rating on the stock. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was PACCAR (PCAR), which rose $3.47, or 5.44%, to $67.25 after research reports said Daimler's (DDAIY) truck chief claimed to have been told that Volkswagen (VLKAY) wants to take over the truck maker, even though a spokesman for Volkswagen told Dow Jones that there is "no truth" to the reports that it is planning an acquisition bid. Also higher was Lorillard (LO), which advanced $3.26, or 5.33%, to $64.41 after CNBC's David Faber reported, citing sources, that Reynolds (RAI) is on track to acquire Lorillard "within weeks." Shares of Reynolds also gained $1.40, or 2.33%, to $61.56 following Faber's report and similar headlines from Bloomberg. Among the noteworthy losers was China's NQ Mobile (NQ), which plunged $2.18, or 32.25%, to $4.58 after the company reported that the chair of its audit committee is stepping down and that its independent auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers, communicated to the company that it would need to perform additional procedures and expand the scope of its audit work. Also lower were shares of SYNNEX (SNX), which fell $3.56, or 4.82%, to $70.37 following the company's Q2 earnings report. Citi attributed the post-earnings sell-off to the company's conservative outlook and the firm said SYNNEX remains its top small cap pick. INDEXES: The Dow rose 92.02, or 0.54%, to 17,068.26, the Nasdaq gained 28.19, or 0.63%, to 4,485.92, and the S&P 500 advanced 10.82, or 0.55%, to 1,985.44.
News For PETM;NQ;PCAR;LO;SNX;RAI From The Last 14 Days
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August 30, 2015
12:42 EDTPCARAmerican Airlines, others look like underappreciated bargains, Barron's says
Shares of American Airlines (AAL), Coach (COH), PACCAR (PCAR), and CA Technologies (CA) not only look cheap but pay dividends, thereby rewarding patient investors willing to wait for rebounds, Barron's contends in a feature article. All four firms are generating "healthy" return on capital, suggesting operations are stronger than traders believe, Barron's argues. Reference Link
August 27, 2015
20:06 EDTRAIFDA issues warning letter to Reynolds American, others over tobacco packaging
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16:28 EDTNQOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Thursday
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09:26 EDTNQOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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August 26, 2015
20:03 EDTNQOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:33 EDTNQNQ Mobile up 56% to $4.75 after entering agreement to sell FL Mobile subsidiary
17:10 EDTNQNQ Mobile enters agreement to sell FL Mobile subsidiary
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17:06 EDTNQNQ Mobile sees Q3 revenue $110.0M-$112.0M, two estimates $118.50M
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17:05 EDTNQNQ Mobile sees FY15 revenue $455.0M-$460.0M, two estimates $449.70M
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17:03 EDTNQNQ Mobile reports Q2 non-GAAP EPS 8c, two estimates 5c
Reports Q2 revenue $102.1M, two estimates $102.00M.
17:00 EDTNQNQ Mobile enters into a binding agreement to sell NationSky
NQ Mobile has entered into legally binding share purchase agreements, which provide for the sale of all of NQ Mobile's interest in the NationSky business, including the entire interest in Beijing NationSky Network Technology, to Hou Shuli, a founder and senior management member of Beijing NationSky, for an aggregate consideration of $80M cash. The NationSky business provides device agnostic managed mobile services, mobile device management services and other mobile SaaS offerings to enterprises. The company's board of directors and audit committee approved the NationSky Agreements and the NationSky Divestment. The NationSky Divestment is expected to close within 60 days.
10:00 EDTPCAROn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:44 EDTPCARPACCAR upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
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August 25, 2015
14:50 EDTNQNQ Mobile volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
NQ Mobile August weekly call option implied volatility is at 183, September is at 129, October is at 104; compared to its 52-week range of 64 to 200, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on August 27.
08:58 EDTSNXStifel technology analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Senior Technology & Regulatory Analyst Brian Stephens discusses the recently expanded Federal E-rate funding program for public and private school districts to upgrade their networking infrastructures (including wi-fi), and its impact on IT solution providers and distributors, as well as the significant opportunities for a number of covered companies including CDW, Insight, ePlus, Ingram and Synnex, on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on August 27 at 11 am.
August 24, 2015
06:17 EDTRAITobacco groups consolidate brands to maintain customers, WSJ reports
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