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November 23, 2012
13:15 EDTALU, RIMM, OCZ, BAX, MAPP, WMTOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher during the post-holiday short session, with each of the major averages adding over 1%. Following an initial move higher in the first hour after the bell, aided by some encouraging economic data from abroad, the indices drifted higher for the remainder of the day and closed at their highs... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major economic data was released, however, in Europe, separate reports showed business confidence increased in November in both Germany and France. Also, in China, HSBC's Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index increased to 50.4, indicating expansion... COMPANY NEWS: Wal-Mart (WMT) announced had its "best ever Black Friday events" in spite of some scattered strikes by workers and shares advanced $1.31, or 1.90%, to $70.20... Research in Motion (RIMM) shares benefited a day after National Bank raised it price target on the stock to $15 from $12. The firm said in a note to investors yesterday that RIM's new management team is executing by maintaining the BlackBerry subscriber base and U.S. listed shares rose $1.40, or 13.65%, to $11.66 in their first day of trading following the bullish write-up... Shares of Baxter (BAX) moved up $2.69, or 4.07%, to $68.81 after The Wall Street Journal said the company is in talks to buy medical-equipment maker Gambro for about $4B to round out its kidney-dialysis business... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), up 10c, or 10.00%, to $1.10 after Bloomberg said the company is in talks with Goldman Sachs (GS) on a loan to strengthen its balance sheet, and MAP Pharmaceuticals (MAPP), up $2.60, or 20.28%, to $15.42 after the company announced that the FDA accepted its Levadex resubmission with a six-month review. Among the noteworthy losers was OCZ Technology (OCZ), which fell 3c, or 2.52%, to $1.16 following its disclosure of a SEC inquiry... INDICES: The Dow was up 172.79, or 1.35%, to 13,009.68; the Nasdaq was up 40.30, or 1.38%, to 2,966.85; and the S&P 500 was up 18.12, or 1.30%, to 1,409.15.
News For RIMM;WMT;BAX;ALU;MAPP;OCZ From The Last 14 Days
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October 7, 2015
05:35 EDTALUAlcatel-Lucent to continue to operate undersea cables business as subsidiary
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05:33 EDTALUNokia expects to align financial reporting under two key areas
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05:28 EDTALUNokia reports planned organizational structure for Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent
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October 6, 2015
11:51 EDTWMTWal-Mart, Visa in talks to end $5B processing fees suit, Bloomberg says
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October 2, 2015
11:32 EDTWMTAnalyst sees Amazon becoming #2 player in $425B consumables market
Amazon (AMZN) will advance to the number two position in the $425B U.S. consumables market, excluding food and beverages, by 2018, research firm Cowen predicted in a note to investors today. WHAT'S NEW: Amazon's "multi platform approach around Prime" is enabling it to gain share in the U.S. market for goods including personal care, household, pet and baby products, Cowen analyst John Blackledge stated. Specifically, the e-commerce giant is effectively using its Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime Now, Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh offerings to sell consumables and it has significantly increased the number of fulfillment centers it operates, lowering its delivery times, according to Blackledge. The company's delivery times are now "well ahead of (the) competition," the analyst reported. The e-commerce giant's strategy in the consumables market appears to be working, as Cowen's proprietary data indicates that the company is gaining share in the category, Blackledge wrote. Additionally, Amazon is beginning to attract more customers from Wal-Mart (WMT) and Target (TGT), he believes. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Amazon slipped 0.4% to $518.70.
10:15 EDTWMTWal-mart to cut 450 jobs at Atlanta headquarters, Reuters reports
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08:21 EDTWMTAmazon to be number two player in U.S. consumables by 2018, says Cowen
John Blackledge and the research team at Cowen project that (AMZN) will grow to be the number two player in the $425B market for U.S. consumables - which they define as personal care, household, pet and baby products - by 2018. The firm expects Amazon to use its multi-platform approach, centered around Prime, to help the e-commerce giant gain share in consumables at the expense of Wal-Mart (WMT), Target (TGT), Walgreens (WBA) and CVS Health (CVS). Cowen has Outperform ratings on Amazon and Target and a Market Perform rating on shares of Wal-Mart.
06:51 EDTWMTWal-Mart Chile eyes shopping center chain sale, Reuters says
Wal-Mart Chile is eyeing a sale of its chain of shopping centers in an effort to focus on its larger supermarket operations in Chile, Reuters reports. The plan would involve the sale of 10 "Espacio Urbano" centers throughout the country, totaling roughly 250,000 square meets, the report says. Reference Link
October 1, 2015
10:37 EDTWMTBofA/Merrill's Top 10 US Ideas for Q4 2015
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08:10 EDTWMTAmerican Express cards now accepted at Sam's Club
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06:16 EDTWMTWal-Mart to lay off hundreds of employees at Arkansas headquarters, Reuters says
Wal-Mart plans to cut hundreds of jobs at its headquarters in Arkansas in an effort to pare costs, Reuters reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Fewer than 500 employees are expected to have their employment terminated and an announcement could come as early as Friday, the report says. Reference Link
06:01 EDTALUAcacia Research signs patent license agreement with Alcatel-Lucent USA
Acacia Research's (ACTG) Labyrinth Optical Technologies subsidiary has entered into a settlement and patent license agreement with Alcatel Lucent (ALU) USA. The agreement resolves litigation that was pending in the U.S. Court for the Central District of California.
September 30, 2015
09:29 EDTBAXBaxter agrees to add Third Point representative to board
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09:24 EDTBAXThird Point reaches standstill pact with Baxter, reports 9.9% stake
09:02 EDTBAXBaxter appoints Munib Islam to board; announces agreement with Third Point
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September 29, 2015
07:11 EDTWMTWal-Mart expands pick-up service to new markets, Fortune says
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September 28, 2015
06:42 EDTWMTPerfume makers look to Wal-Mart, Target, WSJ reports
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September 23, 2015
18:14 EDTWMTWal-Mart seeks 2%-6% cuts on China-made goods from suppliers, Reuters says
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18:06 EDTWMTWal-Mart seeks 2%-6% cuts on China-made goods from suppliers, Reuters says
07:53 EDTBAXUBS medical supplies & devices analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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