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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.
News For PG;CVX;BYI;SGMS;GPRO;EXPE;PKI From The Last 14 Days
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October 23, 2014
15:44 EDTPGProcter & Gamble October weekly 83 straddle priced for 2% move into Q1
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15:39 EDTPGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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09:01 EDTCVXChevron announces oil discovery in deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico
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06:25 EDTPGLuxottica announces arrival of co-CEO for Markets Adil Mehboob-Khan
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06:13 EDTPGProcter & Gamble narrows potential CEO successors to four, WSJ reports
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October 22, 2014
18:14 EDTPGProcter & Gamble narrows pool of potential CEO candidates, WSJ says
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14:20 EDTPGProcter & Gamble October weekly volatility increases into Q1 and outlook
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12:09 EDTPGLuxottica to name P&G executive as co-CEO, Bloomberg says
Eyeglass maker Luxottica (LUX), which is in the midst of a boardroom upheaval, will name Procter & Gamble (PG) executive Adil Mehboob-Khan as a co-CEO, says Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
October 21, 2014
11:00 EDTGPROGoPro October volatility elevated on wide price movement
GoPro October weekly call option implied volatility is at 76, November is at 63, December is at 52, January is at 45; compared to its 12-week average of 58 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
10:00 EDTPKIOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AbbVie (ABBV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... BHP Billiton (BHP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Bank of Marin (BMRC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Cobalt (CIE) downgraded to Speculative Buy from Buy at Global Hunter... Consolidated Edison (ED) downgraded to Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Deutsche Post (DPSGY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... HCP (HCP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... IBM (IBM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore... Inland Real Estate (IRC) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... PerkinElmer (PKI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... Philips (PHG) downgraded to Neutral at UBS... QEP Midstream Partners (QEPM) downgraded to Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Rent-A-Center (RCII) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Rhino Resources (RNO) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Universal Forest (UFPI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee.
09:37 EDTCVXActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL PBR AMZN C TWTR CVX VZ MCD GILD TXN
08:02 EDTPKIPerkinElmer downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital
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October 20, 2014
13:40 EDTBYIOptions with increasing implied volatility
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07:10 EDTPKIAmerican Society of Human Genetics to hold annual meeting
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October 17, 2014
10:51 EDTBYIOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: COV DISH HLT QEP GREK BKW BYI LLY DTV TIBX
08:54 EDTCVXChevron adds drillship to deepwater operations in Gulf of Mexico
Chevron Corporation (CVX) announced that the Pacific Sharav, a deepwater drillship built to Chevron's specifications, has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to work under a five-year contract with Pacific Drilling (PACD). The Pacific Sharav is an upgraded Dual-Load-Path, Samsung-12000-design, dynamically-positioned drillship, specially modified to accept a Dual Gradient Drilling System, and able to operate in moderate environments and water depths up to 12,000 feet. The Pacific Sharav has commenced operations in the Keathley Canyon area.
08:48 EDTCVXChevron arranges FID for IDD, postpones second phase, Reuters says
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October 16, 2014
15:10 EDTPGAmerican College of Gastroenterology to hold annual meeting
ACG Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 to be held in Philadlephia, PA on October 17-22.
13:54 EDTCVXGulf states to oppose OPEC oil production ceiling cut, WSJ says
Despite the recent turmoil in the oil market, Gulf nations including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are seen as opposing OPEC oil-production ceiling cuts at next month's meeting, says the Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
06:43 EDTGPROJournalist: Comments on GoPro link to injury were only opinion, Reuters reports
A French journalist whose comments about GoPro dragged down the stock earlier this week said on Tuesday that he was only voicing his opinion, Reuters reported last night. The French journalist, Jean-Louis Moncet, had suggested that injuries sustained by Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher may have been caused by GoPro's camera, but on Tuesday he wrote on Twitter that he had not been conveying news about GoPro, but only stating his opinion,, Reuters explained. Reference Link
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