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March 4, 2014
12:59 EDTRSH, QCOM, VIPS, MDR, CLFOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday, as the S&P 500 rebounded from yesterday's loss, which was its biggest in a month. Investors were relived and stepped back in to buy after Russian President Vladimir Putin said there’s no immediate need to send troops to Ukraine. The lone economic report of any significance, the ISM report for the New York region, fell from its prior reading but the decline was explained away due to the harsh winter weather. The market rebound could be short lived, however, with the situation in Ukraine not fully resolved by any means. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the New York region ISM reading for February fell to 57.0 from last month's 64.4 figure. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of electronic retailer RadioShack (RSH) dropped 14% after the company reported greater than expected losses during its fourth quarter and announced that it plans to close up to 1,100 of its stores this year in the U.S. The company said its fourth quarter comparable store sales were down 19% and its overall fourth quarter results were driven by a holiday season characterized by lower store traffic, intense promotional activity particularly in consumer electronics, a very soft mobility marketplace and a few operational issues. However, the The company also stated that it is not considering a pre-packaged bankruptcy and it has ample liquidity to meet its obligations. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Chinese online discount retailer Vipshop (VIPS), which soared 30% after the company's fourth quarter results and first quarter guidance easily surpassed expectations. Also higher was semiconductor chip maker Qualcomm (QCOM), which advanced nearly 4% after raising its quarterly dividend by 20% and increasing its share repurchase authorization by $5B. Among the noteworthy losers was Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF), which dropped 2.5% after the stock was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo. Also lower was energy industry services provider McDermott (MDR), which slid over 9% after reporting a quarterly loss of $1.37 a share and suspending guidance for the “foreseeable future” as it undergoes significant changes. Both Capital One and Stephens downgraded McDermott shares following the report. INDEXES: Near 1 pm ET, the Dow was up 215.00, or 1.33, to 16,383.03, the Nasdaq was up 75.80, or 1.77%, to 4,353.10, and the S&P 500 was up 25.86, or 1.4%, to 1,871.59.
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September 11, 2014
07:02 EDTRSHRadioShack reports Q2 adjusted loss of $101.5M, compared to $62.9M a year ago
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03:27 EDTRSHRadioShack loan being prepped by UBS, Standard General, Bloomberg says
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September 10, 2014
18:28 EDTRSHRadioShack loan being prepped by UBS, Standard General, Bloomberg says
According to three people with knowledge of the situation, UBS is working with Standard General on loans for RadioShack as it tries to avoid bankruptcy, Bloomberg reports. Reference Link
15:51 EDTRSHRadioShack loan being prepped by UBS, Standard General, Bloomberg says
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14:06 EDTQCOMQualcomm could be hit with $1.6B fine, WantChinaTimes says
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08:08 EDTCLFCliffs Natural amends credit facilty to allow for $200M share repurchase program
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September 9, 2014
09:55 EDTRSHRadioShack price target cut to $0, bankruptcy likely, says Wedbush
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09:45 EDTQCOMBofA/Merrill wireless equipment analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
Wireless Equipment Analyst Liani discusses a recently published report, "Wireless Equipment: A Deep Dive into Qualcomm's Royalties, Semis and Cash" on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on September 9 at 11 am.
08:59 EDTMDRDA Davidson's construction analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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07:17 EDTQCOMThe Wireless Association to hold a conference
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07:11 EDTQCOMUBM Tech to hold a conference
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06:54 EDTQCOMChamber of Commerce says China antitrust efforts may be illegal, NY Times says
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September 8, 2014
10:04 EDTQCOMAlcatel-Lucent sees commercial release of Enterprise Small Cells in early 2015
Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) has announced that it will introduce its new Enterprise Small Cell device at the beginning of 2015. In collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm (QCOM), Alcatel-Lucent is developing a small cell solution that will allow operators to extend superior 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity and coverage into the office for in-building customers. The rapid development of the solution has led the company to extend its plans to include LTE and multi-standard residential cells, Alcatel said.
07:34 EDTQCOMU.S. claims China breaks commitments amid Qualcomm, Microsoft probes, WSJ says
As Microsoft (MSFT) and Qualcomm (QCOM) are being investigated for potential monopolistic activity by Chinese regulators and lawmakers there recently alleged price manipulation by foreign automakers including Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC) and Daimler (DDAIF), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce alleged that China's use of its antimonopoly law has been subjective and its implementation skewed to favor China's local companies, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
September 7, 2014
12:59 EDTCLFIron ore giants keep up production amid falling prices, WSJ says
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September 5, 2014
08:22 EDTQCOMNVIDIA lawsuits likely to have positive outcome, says JMP Securities
After NVIDIA (NVDA) filed lawsuits against Qualcomm (QCOM) and Samsung, JMP Securities thinks there is a good chance that NVIDIA will obtain a favorable ruling or settlement that is equal or greater to the $1.5B deal it cut with Intel (INTC),. The firm thinks that other companies, most notably Apple (AAPL), will launch talks with NVIDIA in the wake of the lawsuit. JMP Securities recommends buying NVIDIA ahead of upcoming Apple product refreshes and what it sees as accelerating growth trends for NVIDIA. The firm is upbeat about NVIDIA's new products and reiterates an Outperform rating.
07:31 EDTQCOMNVIDIA lawsuit positive, says Stifel
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September 4, 2014
16:13 EDTQCOMNVIDIA files patent infringement complaint against Qualcomm, Samsung
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11:35 EDTCLFStocks with call strike movement; CLF YHOO
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06:11 EDTRSHRadioShack implied volatility of 240 at upper end of index mean range
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