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August 1, 2014
13:46 EDTPKI, GPRO, EXPE, PG, CVX, BYI, SGMSOn 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.
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September 12, 2014
11:51 EDTGPROStocks with call strike movement; PBR GPRO
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11:49 EDTCVXChevron CEO looks for partner before Kitimat project decision, Bloomberg says
Chevron CEO John Watson said that the firm needs to locate a partner, finalize natural gas contracts and examine engineering expenses prior to making a choice regarding its Canadian liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, according to Bloomberg, citing comments from Watson. Reference Link
06:04 EDTGPROGoPro implied volatility of 116 at upper end of index mean range
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September 11, 2014
11:29 EDTGPROOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: VNET AVNR GPRO RAX FTR JDSU PSEC APD SYY GGP
10:58 EDTGPRO GoPro September puts active as shares at record high
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08:02 EDTGPROGoPro price target raised to $70 from $42 at Citigroup
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06:01 EDTGPROGoPro implied volatility of 123 at upper end of index mean range
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September 10, 2014
08:22 EDTCVXBofA/Merrill oil and gas analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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September 9, 2014
17:16 EDTSGMSScientific Games to provide instant games for national lottery of Slovakia
Scientific Games announced that it has signed a new contract with TIPOS a.s. to provide instant games and consulting services to the National Lottery of Slovakia. The contract, which was awarded through a competitive procurement process, continues the successful relationship that Scientific Games has had with TIPOS a.s. since 2005. The four-year contract began on January 1.
12:02 EDTBYIOptions with decreasing implied volatility
Options with decreasing implied volatility: KERX CIEN FNSR PAY BKS PVH NAV BYI FTR JOY
10:10 EDTCVXOn the Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:40 EDTCVXChevron downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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September 8, 2014
17:16 EDTSGMSScientific Games wins three-year instant games contract extension with Colorado
Scientific Games announced that it has signed an extension of its contract with the Colorado Lottery to continue as a provider of instant lottery games and related services. Under the agreement with the Colorado Lottery, Scientific Games will continue as the Lottery's primary instant game provider for three additional years beginning July 1.
12:50 EDTGPROGoPro Septemnrt weekly volatility elevated as shares at record high
GoPro September weekly call option implied volatility is at 84, September is at 70, October is at 53, January is at 40; compared to its 9-week average of 56 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
12:18 EDTSGMSOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:29 EDTGPROStocks with call strike movement; GPRO YHOO
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10:06 EDTGPROOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AIG (AIG) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Agilent (A) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Altisource Residential (RESI) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... AngloGold (AU) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Arista Networks (ANET) initiated with an Outperform at FBN Securities... C1 Financial (BNK) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... Cherokee (CHKE) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... ContraFect (CFRXU) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... DRDGOLD (DRD) initiated with an Underweight at JPMorgan... Enable Midstream (ENBL) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Enservco (ENSV) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... GoPro (GPRO) initiated with an Outperform at FBN Securities... Gold Fields (GFI) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Gulfport Energy (GPOR) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Harmony Gold (HMY) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Illumina (ILMN) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... LINN Energy (LINE) reinstated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... LinnCo (LNCO) reinstated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Randgold (GOLD) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Rentrak (RENT) initiated with a Buy at Needham... Rice Energy (RICE) initiated with an Accumulate at KLR Group... SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with an Outperform at FBN Securities... Seadrill (SDRL) initiated with a Sell at Canaccord... Tesla (TSLA) initiated with an Outperform at FBN Securities... Thermo Fisher (TMO) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Waters (WAT) initiated with an Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
08:08 EDTGPROGoPro initiated with an Outperform at FBN Securities
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06:23 EDTPKIPerkinElmer initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley initiated PerkinElmer with an Overweight and $52 price target. The firm believes PerkinElmer has the best positioning in China and the most organic EBIT margin leverage.
06:07 EDTGPROGoPro implied volatility of 97 at upper end of index mean range
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