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August 1, 2014
13:46 EDTPKI, EXPE, GPRO, SGMS, PG, BYI, CVXOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday after a report showed that the economy continued to add jobs last month though the pace of hiring slowed a bit from the recent trend. 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%. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Procter & Gamble (PG) advanced more than 3% 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 about 1% 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 jumped 30% after the company agreed to be acquired by Scientific Games (SGMS) for $5.1B, or $83.30 per share. Shares of Scientific Games slipped 1.6% after the news. Also higher following its earnings reports was Expedia (EXPE), which rose 5%. Among the noteworthy losers was GoPro (GPRO), which tumbled 12.5% after the company reported on its earnings per share and revenue for the first time since its initial public offering in June. Also lower following their earnings reports were Web.com (WWWW), which fell 25% and was downgraded at SunTrust and BWS Financial, and PerkinElmer (PKI), which fell 4%. INDEXES: A bit before 2:00 pm ET, the Dow was down 60.46, or 0.37%, to 16,502.84, the Nasdaq was down 24.60, or 0.56%, to 4,345.17, and the S&P 500 was down 4.57, or 0.24%, to 1,926.10.
News For PG;CVX;BYI;SGMS;GPRO;EXPE;PKI From The Last 14 Days
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December 10, 2014
16:44 EDTCVXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:00 EDTCVXOptions Update; December 10, 2014
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14:30 EDTGPROGoPro tumbles, levels to watch
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09:36 EDTCVXActive equity options trading
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December 9, 2014
18:09 EDTCVXChevron FY15 CapEx plan delayed until 2015, Bloomberg says
Due to the recent slump in crude oil, Chevron will delay the release of its 2015 capital expenditure plan until early 2015, Bloomberg reports, citing a telephone interview with a company spokesperson. Reference Link
12:30 EDTGPROGoPro says can think of products as 'iPod like' without yet having an iTunes
Comment made at at Barclays 2014 Global Technology Conference.
12:18 EDTGPROGoPro skewed launch toward North america
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12:04 EDTGPROGoPro says company generates 'significant' amount of cash flow
Comment made at Barclays 2014 Global Technology Conference.
11:24 EDTGPROStocks with call strike movement; RIG GPRO
Transocean (RIG) May 22 call option implied volatility decreased 2% to 63, GoPro (GPRO) April 77.5 call option implied volatility decreased 5% to 58 according to IVolatility.
08:47 EDTEXPEExpedia management to meet with JMP Securities
Meeting to be held in Baltimore on December 11 hosted by JMP Securities.
07:41 EDTGPROBarclays to hold a conference
Global Technology Conference is being held in San Francisco on December 9-10 with webcasted company presentations to begin on December 9 at 10:40 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
December 8, 2014
19:01 EDTCVXChevron subsidiary acquires three blocks offshore New Zealand
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12:00 EDTGPROGoPro December weekly puts active
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11:31 EDTGPROStocks with call strike movement; RIG GPRO
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11:30 EDTGPROGoPro mentioned cautiously in Seeking Alpha blog
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09:10 EDTEXPEEgencia and iJET strengthens global partnership
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09:04 EDTGPROGoPro should be bought ahead of Q4 results, says JMP Securities
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07:53 EDTCVXClimate for Exxon E&P acquisition improved by falling prices, WSJ says
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07:32 EDTGPRORaymond James to hold a conference
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07:28 EDTGPROFBN Securities to hold a bus tour
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