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February 11, 2014
08:59 EDTS, CVS, GWR, BNNY, DF, BLOX, REGN, GOOG, SCOR, RAX, GRPN, MNK, CADX, XOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Sprint (S), up 7%... Regeneron (REGN), up 3%... CVS Caremark (CVS), up 2%. ALSO HIGHER: Cadence (CADX), up 26.5% after Mallinckrodt (MNK) agrees to acquire the company for about $1.3B, or $14 per share in cash. Mallinckrodt shares also up 9% after the deal... comScore (SCOR), up 15% after earning, partnership deal with Google (GOOG) for real-time audience metric. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Infoblox (BLOX), down 42%... Dean Foods (DF), down 11%... Annie's (BNNY), down 9%... Genesee & Wyoming (GWR), down 4%. ALSO LOWER: Rackspace (RAX), down 12% after earnings report, retirement of CEO... Groupon (GRPN), down 5% after SVP product management Jeffrey Holden leaving company... U.S. Steel (X), down 1.8% following downgrade at Citigroup.
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August 21, 2014
09:46 EDTRAXRackspace management to meet with JMP Securities
Group luncheon with management will be held in San Francisco on August 21 hosted by JMP Securities.
06:21 EDTGOOGGM product chief thinks Google might become 'threat,' Bloomberg says
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06:05 EDTGOOGGoogle unit leads $100M infusion in Thumbtack, WSJ reports
Google's Google Capital unit is leading a $100M funding round in Thumbtack, a services marketplace, the Wall Street Journal reports. The investment, which also includes Tiger Global Management and Sequoia Capital, values Thumbtack at over $800M. Reference Link
August 20, 2014
13:46 EDTGOOGVerizon looking to build app store, The Information says
Verizon (VZ) is looking to partner with other companies to build an app store, according to The Information. Verizon's app store would compete with Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL), which already sell smartphone software, The Information noted. Reference Link
09:36 EDTXActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL FOLD TSLA TWTR WHX FB TM NFLX X EOG
09:24 EDTGOOGVringo intends to seek en banc review of decision in I/P Engine case
Vringo (VRNG) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary I/P Engine, Inc. intends to file a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit seeking en banc review of the split appellate decision in its case against AOL (AOL), Google (GOOG) et al. that issued on August 15 and reversed the judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Under the Federal Circuit's rules, I/P Engine's petition for en banc review is due on September 15. I/P Engine has filed an unopposed motion seeking a 30-day extension, which would make its petition due October 15. Upon receiving the requested extension, I/P Engine may file the petition on or anytime prior to October 15.
07:01 EDTGOOGGarmin introduces first Android-based fleet navigators
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06:36 EDTGOOGIliad speaks to Google, Microsoft regarding T-Mobile offer, NY Post says
After Iliad's (ILIAF) surprise bid for T-Mobile (TMUS) was rejected, the firm is now in contact with , personnel at Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) about working together to come up with a larger offer for the company, according to the New York Post, citing a "well-placed" source. Reference Link
August 19, 2014
12:45 EDTRAXRackspace advances after Blue Harbour takes activist stake
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12:42 EDTSOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
The market opened higher as it extended its gains from yesterday. Better than expected economic data on housing and consumer prices, as well as easing geopolitical tensions, has helped aid investor optimism. The market drifted higher throughout the morning with the Dow leading the way, followed by the Nasdaq, which is now near fourteen-year highs. The S&P is mostly higher, with the telecom services group being the lone sector showing losses, down just fractionally. ECONOMIC EVENTS: Housing starts for July rose to an annualized pace of 1.093M units, up from 0.945M units in June, and beating expectations for 0.963M units... The Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% overall, matching expectations. Less food and energy, the CPI was up 0.1%, which was also in-line with the consensus forecast. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of home improvement retailer The Home Depot (HD) are up more than 6% after the company posted better than expected second quarter results and raised its full year profit outlook... Shares of Sprint (S) are down 4% after Jefferies lowered its price target for Sprint shares to $4, saying it continues to see downside to estimates. MAJOR MOVERS: Shares of Skilled Healthcare (SKH) are up more than 20% after combining with Genesis HealthCare In 100% stock deal... Shares of cosmetics and fragrance company Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) are down 24% after the company's fourth quarter results came in well below analysts' consensus estimates. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 76.92, or 0.46%, to 16,915.66, the Nasdaq was up 12.96, or 0.29%, to 4,521.27, and the S&P 500 was up 8.49, or 0.43%, to 1,980.23.
12:21 EDTRAXRackspace rises on activist stakes, levels to watch
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09:21 EDTMNKMallinckrodt now a component of the S&P 500 Index
The inclusion comes following the completion of Mallinckrodt’s acquisition of Questcor Pharmaceuticals last week. In addition to increasing the market capitalization of Mallinckrodt, the combination has significantly strengthened the company’s balance sheet, cash generation and leverage position.
09:07 EDTRAXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:35 EDTRAXRackspace may adopt more shareholder friendly structure, says Wells Fargo
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07:39 EDTSSprint price target lowered to $4 from $7 at Jefferies
Jefferies lowered its price target for Sprint shares to $4 saying it continues to see downside to estimates. The firm expects a "muted response" to Sprint's new Family Pack pooled data plan and limited time promotion of waiving device access charges. It keeps an Underperform rating on the stock.
07:12 EDTSFCC looks into telecom special access line rates, Reuters says
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06:50 EDTGOOGImages show impending Google music subscription service, Android Police says
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06:22 EDTBLOXInfoblox FY15 outlook likely to miss consensus, says Citigroup
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06:13 EDTGOOGContinental AG hires Google's Seval Oz to lead new division, WSJ reports
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05:57 EDTGOOGGoogle to offer accounts to children under 13, WSJ reports
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