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August 1, 2014
HIGHER: Procter & Gamble (PG), up 2.2% after core EPS beat expectations, company announces plans to trim portfolio to 70-80 "core" brands... Expedia (EXPE), up 3.5% after upgraded at Raymond James following better than expected Q2 earnings results... Bally Technologies (BYI), up 31% after Scientific Games (SGMS) to acquire the company for $83.30 per share, or $5.1B. Scientific Games is up 13% after the news... Array BioPharma (ARRY), up 6% after receiving orphan status for ovarian cancer treatment... Tableau (DATA), up 4.5% after upgraded at Mizuho after better than expected Q2 earnings results. UP AFTER EARNINGS: LinkedIn (LNKD), up 8.6%... Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA), up 3.5%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: GoPro (GPRO), down 10.6%... SunPower (SPWR), down 3.1%... Pixelworks (PXLW), down 16.8%... YRC Worldwide (YRCW), up 15.8%. LOWER: (WWWW), down 25% after reporting second quarter results and acquiring U.K. online directory company Scoot... Hill International (HIL), down 12.9% after 8.5M share secondary offering priced at $4.25... Boyd Gaming (BYD), down 7.4% after downgraded at Credit Suisse following lower than expected Q2 earnings results... Galectin Therapeutics (GALT), down 4% after downgraded at Aegis... Biota (BOTA), down 33% after IGLOO did not achieve significant reduction in time to alleviation.
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April 9, 2015
05:57 EDTLNKDStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; ZNGA ALU
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April 8, 2015
14:42 EDTSPWRAnalyst says solar to be disruptive in some markets by 2018
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11:23 EDTPGProcter & Gamble starts sale process for beauty brands, Bloomberg says
Procter & Gamble (PG) has begun the sale process for its Wella haircare unit, some cosmetics brands and its fragrance business by sending out documents to potential bidders, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Potential buyers contacted include Revlon (REV), Unilever (UN, UL), Coty (COTY), Kao Corp. and Henkel, the report noted, adding that the businesses could fetch as much as $19B altogether. Reference Link
09:03 EDTDATACerner, Tableau announce collaboration
Cerner Corp. (CERN) has collaborated with Tableau Software (DATA) to enhance the data discovery experience of health care organizations through interactive data exploration. The integration of Tableau's visual analytics with Cerner's HealtheAnalytics and HealtheEDW enterprise data warehouse and analytic offerings enables health care organizations to manipulate data and make new discoveries. Through this data mining and analysis, health care organizations can derive meaningful insight to identify trends, improve clinical decision support and help enable continuous improvement.
07:43 EDTSPWRFirst Solar Yield Co. could add $5-$15 per share, says FBR Capital
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07:22 EDTSPWRSeasonality reason for NJ solar pricing softness, says UBS
UBS said the recent weakness in the New Jersey solar market is due to seasonal factors including a deceleration in the pace of the state's solar renewable target alongside the declining cost structure of solar. Publicly traded companies in the space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE).
07:09 EDTSPWRSolar plus storage to be cheaper than competition in 2018, says Bernstein
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05:55 EDTLNKDStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; LNKD AMZN
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April 7, 2015
12:36 EDTARRYOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:31 EDTGPROGoPro calls active on speculation of an activist investor stake
GoPro April weekly 44 and 45 calls are active on 5K contracts (1K puts) on speculation of an activist investor stake. April weekly call option implied volatility is at 51, April is at 43, May is at 56, July is at 49; compared to its 26-week average of 57 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large price movement.
10:18 EDTGPRORumor: GoPro moves off lows on speculation of an activist investor stake
Shares of GoPro have moved off lows on renewed speculation Carl Icahn has taken a stake in the company.
09:23 EDTARNAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:34 EDTSPWRCampbell Soup partners with SunPower for 1MW solar array
Campbell Soup (CPB), in partnership with BNB Renewable Energy Holdings and SunPower (SPWR), announced that a 1-megawatt solar array at its Pepperidge Farm bakery in Bloomfield has officially come online. Commercial operation for the solar array, which is generating the equivalent of 15% of the bakery’s annual energy demand, began on Dec. 26, 2014. By 2020, Campbell aims to reduce energy use by 35% per ton of product produced and source at least 40% of the energy used by the company from renewable or alternative energy sources.
08:03 EDTARNAArena Pharmaceuticals receives additional patent for Belviq from USPTO
Arena Pharmaceuticals and Eisai announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office granted Arena US Patent No. 8,999,970, which describes a method for selecting appropriate patients based on renal function for BELVIQ, a serotonin 2C receptor agonist approved for weight management. In addition to this method-of-treatment patent, composition of matter patents for BELVIQ are issued in major jurisdictions globally that, in most cases, are capable of continuing into 2023. Arena has filed applications for patent term extension on patents directed to composition of matter in the United States, which, if granted, would extend the composition of matter patent term for BELVIQ into 2026 or potentially 2027.
April 6, 2015
13:16 EDTHILHill International receives $50M contract from City University of New York
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11:52 EDTGPROStocks with call strike movement; X GPRO
U.S. Steel (X) July 29 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 47, GoPro (GPRO) October 50 call option implied volatility decreased 2% to 47 according to IVolatility.
11:30 EDTEXPEOptions with increasing implied volatility
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08:26 EDTGPROAmbarella checks positive, says Pacific Crest
After conducting checks on GoPro (GPRO), Pacific Crest raised its estimates for Ambarella (AMBA) and increased its price target on the name to $78 from $76. The firm says that Ambarella's stock has risen on optimism about the outlook for Xiaomi's Yi action camera targeted at the Chinese market. Pacific Crest adds that early data points for Yi are positive, but that it is too early to determine whether the product will be successful, although retailers are selling the product for prices 40%-50% above the listed price. Pacific Crest remains upbeat on Ambarella and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
06:09 EDTLNKDStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; CMG DDD
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; LinkedIn (LNKD) 41, 3D Systems (DDD) 56 according to iVolatility.
06:05 risk/reward favorable into turnaround, says Piper Jaffray
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