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May 16, 2014
16:18 EDTWWE, VMW, AMZN, JWN, VZ, HPQ, EMC, GOOG, JCP, RAX, RHT, CSCO, CHKOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher in the last session of the week, breaking their streak of two consecutive lower finishes. The averages moved back and forth across the flat line in the early hours of the session before crossing into positive ground for good in the late afternoon. Economic reports released early in the day were mixed, with housing starts growth coming in well above expectations and a consumer confidence reading coming in below the consensus forecast. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts rose 13.2% to a 1.07M unit pace in April, which was well above expectations. The number of building permits issued also beat the consensus forecast, rising 8% to a pace of 1.08M. The University of Michigan consumer confidence index fell to 81.8 in the first May release, falling short of expectations for a modest rise to 84.3. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Rackspace (RAX) advanced $5.44, or 17.73%, to $36.12 after the cloud computing company disclosed last night that it had been approached by a number of other companies that expressed interest in exploring strategic relationships. Rackspace said that it had hired Morgan Stanley (MS) to help evaluate the proposals and explore its options. In a note to investors earlier today, Credit Suisse wrote that Rackspace would be attractive to multiple companies, including Cisco (CSCO), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), and Dell. Piper Jaffray said in its own note that the list of potential buyers for Rackspace is "extensive," also listing Cisco, but adding Google (GOOG), Amazon.com (AMZN), EMC (EMC), VMware (VMW) and Red Hat (RHT) as other potential suitors... Verizon (VZ) shares rose $1.11, or 2.31%, to $49.07 after filings released last night showed that a number of hedge fund managers, most notably Warren Buffet, had taken up new positions in the telecommunications giant. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was embattled retailer J.C. Penney (JCP), whose shares rose $1.36, or 16.25%, to $9.73 following its better than expected quarterly sales report. Also higher was luxury department store operator Nordstrom (JWN), which advanced $9.06, or 14.73%, to $70.55 after the company reported first quarter earnings per share that exceeded expectations and said it will seek a partner for credit card receivables. Among the noteworthy losers was WWE (WWE), which plunged $8.66, or 43.45%, to $11.27 after the company signed a new TV deal with NBC that will reportedly pay it much less than it had expected and the shares were downgraded at Benchmark Co. to Hold from Buy. Also lower were shares of Chesapeake Energy (CHK), which fell $1.35, or 4.66%, to $27.64 after announcing that it will spin off its Oilfield Services business, among other asset moves, and lowered its FY14 production, operating cash flow and dividend payments outlooks. INDEXES: The Dow was up 44.50, or 0.27%, to 16,491.31, the Nasdaq was up 21.29, or 0.52%, to 4,090.59, and the S&P 500 was up 7.01, or 0.37%, to 1,877.86.
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February 17, 2015
09:58 EDTVZVerizon says 'pleased' with 181 spectrum licenses acquired for $10.4B
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09:40 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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08:50 EDTGOOGGoogle launches Chinese YouTube channel for app developers, TechCrunch says
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07:33 EDTRAXRackspace volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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06:15 EDTVZCiti sees three options for DISH, including sale to Verizon
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05:52 EDTCSCOSony to establish alliance to promote Ultra HD technology, DigiTimes reports
Sony (SNE) is planning to form an alliance with 10 companies including Cisco (CSCO) and Rohde & Shwarz to boost IP-based Ultra HD video broadcasts, reports DigiTimes. According to industry sources, the alliance named IP Life Consortium will allow TV stations worldwide to set up Ultra HD infrastructure with lower costs. Reference Link
04:58 EDTJWNNordstrom downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
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February 15, 2015
16:45 EDTAMZNFAA proposes new rules for commercial operation of drones in U.S
The Department of Transportationís Federal Aviation Administration proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems, UAS, in todayís aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. The FAA proposal offers safety rules for small UAS, under 55 pounds, conducting non-recreational operations. The rule would limit flights to daylight and visual-line-of-sight operations. It also addresses height restrictions, operator certification, optional use of a visual observer, aircraft registration and marking, and operational limits. Publicly traded companies in the space include General Dynamics (GD), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOC), AeroVironment (AVAV), SAIC (SAIC), Textron (TXT), Amazon.com (AMZN) and GoPro (GPRO). Reference Link
February 13, 2015
17:52 EDTEMCThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:40 EDTHPQRelational Investors gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:05 EDTGOOGAppaloosa gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:43 EDTGOOGGoogle founders Larry Page, Sergey Brin each plan to sell 2M shares of stock
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16:15 EDTJWNNordstrom raises quarterly dividend 12% to 37c per share
The dividend is payable on March 13 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 27.
12:40 EDTGOOGGoogle says to shut down Google Helpouts on April 20
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09:33 EDTGOOGMattel, Google confirm View-Master toy collaboration
Mattel (MAT), at the Toy Industry Associationís Toy Fair in New York, unveiled a collaboration with Google (GOOG, GOOGL) via which the two will launch a new "virtual reality" View-Master toy. Available fall 2015, consumers can purchase the View-Master viewer and a sample experience reel for SRP $29.99. Additional experience reel packs will be sold separately at retail for SRP $14.99.
09:25 EDTAMZNUBS software analyst to hold an analyst/industry conference call
Software Analyst Thill, along with Microsoft expert, author and blogger Mary Jo Foley, discuss Microsoft and whether the commercial slowdown is permanent, with AWS (Amazon Web Services) dropping prices and Microsoft matching, how will they make money in the cloud on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on February 13 at 11 am.
06:27 EDTGOOGGoogle volatility at low end of historic range
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06:14 EDTGOOGSamsung, HTC, others to launch non-Android Wear smart devices, DigiTimes says
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06:14 EDTGOOGGoogle to push 2-in-1 Chromebook development in 2015, DigiTimes Research reports
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06:01 EDTHPQHP volatility elevated into Q1 and growth outlook
HP February call option implied volatility is at 23, March is 30, April is at 28, August is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 27 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on February 24.
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