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August 1, 2014
16:24 EDTWWWW, MGAM, PG, VCRA, BYI, SGMS, CVXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in negative territory and remained there for most of the session, capping a down week with a down day. The averages made it into positive territory for a short time during the morning hours but were never able to build any momentum. Investors were hit with a heavy dose of information, including more corporate earnings, the monthly U.S. jobs report, data on personal income and spending, construction spending and domestic manufacturing, along with manufacturing PMI readings from China. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., non-farm payrolls rose 209K in July, missing the 230K forecast. The unemployment rate rose to 6.2% from 6.1% previously. Personal income rose 0.4% in June, with spending up 04% as well, and both of those matched expectations. The final reading of the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for July came in at 81.8, which was in-line with expectations. seen 81.9; previously 81.3. ISM's manufacturing PMI for July rose to 57.1, beating expectations for a more modest rise to 56.0. Construction spending dropped 1.8% in June, versus expectations for it to have risen 0.4%. In China, the government's official manufacturing PMI for July came in above expectations at 51.7, though the HSBC-Markit PMI came in at 51.7, missing the median forecast of 52.0. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Procter & Gamble (PG) advanced $2.33, or 3.01%, to $79.65 to lead the Dow Jones Industrial Average after the company's core earnings per share beat expectations and it said it intends to pare back its portfolio to focus on the 70 to 80 "core" brands that make up about 90% of its revenue... Another member of the Dow, Chevron (CVX), moved in the opposite direction, falling $1.34, or 1.04%, to $127.90 after its own earnings report. The oil major also lowered its FY14 production view by 1%-2%, citing weather, asset sales and a shutdown at its Angola LNG site as negative production drivers. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Bally Technologies (BYI), which surged $17.53, or 29.13%, to $77.70 after the company agreed to be acquired by Scientific Games (SGMS) for $5.1B, or $83.30 per share. Another company in the same sector, Multimedia Games (MGAM), rose $2.21, or 9.16%, to $26.33, while Scientific Games gained 24c, or 2.81%, to $8.78 following the announcement of the deal. Among the noteworthy losers was Vocera (VCRA), which fell $3.42, or 27.21%, to $9.15 and was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum and cut to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens following the company's Q2 report and lowered FY14 guidance. Also lower were shares of (WWWW), which dropped $6.43, or 24.22%, to $20.12 and was downgraded at SunTrust and BWS Financial after its own quarterly report. INDEXES: The Dow dropped 69.93, or 0.42%, to 16,493.37, the Nasdaq fell 17.13, or 0.39%, to 4,352.64, and the S&P 500 declined 5.52, or 0.29%, to 1,925.15.
News For PG;CVX;BYI;MGAM;SGMS;VCRA;WWWW From The Last 14 Days
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November 22, 2015
12:56 EDTPGProcter & Gamble breakup could yield 25% return, Barron's says
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November 18, 2015
13:08 EDTVCRAVocera management to meet with William Blair
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10:29 EDTSGMSOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:09 EDTPGProcter & Gamble says 'not averse' to looking at any option that creates value
Says "not averse" to looking at any option that creates value for shareholders.
08:57 EDTPGProcter & Gamble CFO sees organic sales topline growth resuming in Q2
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08:46 EDTPGProcter & Gamble repeats FY16 guidance in presentation slides
Sees FY16 core EPS growth down slightly to up mid single digits, all-in EPS growth up 53%-63%. Sees FY16 core operating profit up mid to high single digits. Sees FY16 organic sales growth in line to up low single digits, all-in sales growth down high single digits. Sees currency down 5%-6%, Venezuela and minor brand divestitures down 2%-3%. Sees FY16 share retirement/repurchases $8B-$9B, dividends over $7B, cash returned to shareholders $15B-$16B. Comments from slides being presented at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer and Retail Conference.
November 17, 2015
11:33 EDTSGMSScientific Games volatility elevated on wide share price movement
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10:20 EDTSGMSOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:09 EDTVCRAVocera management to meet with Leerink
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09:07 EDTVCRAVocera management to meet with Leerink
Meetings to be held in Montreal/Toronto on November 17 hosted by Leerink.
07:52 EDTPGMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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November 16, 2015
17:02 EDTCVXPoint72 added to lululemon position, subtracted from Netflix position
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08:33 EDTSGMSScientific Games announces retirement of CFO Scott Schweinfurth
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06:51 EDTCVXBig energy firms saw 70% earnings dip for first nine months, WSJ says
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