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December 17, 2012
16:30 EDTEND, CBOU, CPWR, CLWR, VVUS, SOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street finished higher on the day after news out of Washington indicated that compromise on some of the most contentious elements of the fiscal cliff negotiations may be nearing. President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met for 45 minutes today in Washington after a Washington Post report over the weekend said that the Obama administration had rejected Boehner's most recent offer. The averages opened the session higher and maintained their gains through the day, closing at their highs... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., a benchmark for New York state manufacturing, the New York Fed's Empire State Survey, came up negative for a fifth straight month. The December reading, which was forecast to move up to -1.0 from its prior -5.2 level, instead slid to -8.10. In Europe, data showed euro zone exports declined 1.4% in October from the prior month, as imports increased 0.6%. In Asia, Japan elected a new prime minister who has vowed to adopt a large stimulus package, cut interest rates and take other measures to revive growth in the nation's economy... COMPANY NEWS: Sprint (S) struck a deal to acquire the approximately 50% stake in Clearwire (CLWR) it does not already own for $2.97 per share, or $2.2B. Shares of Clearwire traded lower following the news, closing down 47c, or 13.95%, to $2.90, while shares of Sprint were virtually flat on the session, closing up 1c, or 0.18%, to $5.56...MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Caribou Coffee (CBOU), up $3.78,or 30.68%, to $16.10 after agreeing to be acquired by Germany's Joh. A. Benckiser for $16.00 per share in cash, or $340M. Also higher were shares of VIVUS (VVUS), up $1.60, or 13.89%, to $13.07 after a report that prescriptions of the company's weight loss drug Qsymia rose 46% for the weekend ended November 12. Also higher were shares of Compuware (CPWR), up $1.22, or 12.80%, to $10.75 after Elliott Management offered to acquire the company for $11.00 per share in cash, or $2.3B. Among the noteworthy losers was Endeavour (END), which fell $1.11, or 17.62%, to $5.19 after research firm Global Hunter downgraded the stock to Accumulate from Buy and cut its price target on shares to $9 from $13... INDICES: The Dow was up 100.38, or 0.76%, to 13,235.39; the S&P 500 was up 16.78, or 1.19%, to 1,430.36; the Nasdaq was up 39.27, or 1.32%, to 3,010.60.
News For S;CLWR;CBOU;VVUS;CPWR;END From The Last 14 Days
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January 26, 2015
06:44 EDTSSoftbank awaiting Yahoo announcement on Alibaba, WSJ says
Yahoo's (YHOO) upcoming announcement regarding its 15% Alibaba (BABA) stake and 35.5% Yahoo Japan stake may affect Softbank's (SFTBF) plans for Alibaba, reports the Wall Street Journal's Digits blog, citing an SMBC Nikko analyst. Sprint (S)-owner Softbank has a 32% stake in Alibaba and a 43% stake in Yahoo Japan. Analysts say Softbank is unlikely to purchase Yahoo's shares in either company, though a Yahoo Japan buyback is "more plausible." Reference Link
06:31 EDTSCablevision to launch cheap mobile phone service, NY Times says
Cablevision (CVC) intends to unveil later today a cheap, Wi-Fi based mobile phone service, according to The New York Times. The first service of its kind to be introduced by a cable company, the offering will include unlimited data, talking and texting worldwide for $29.95 a month, or $9.95 a month for Cablevisionís Optimum Online customers, the newspaper stated. Incumbent wireless carriers include Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), T-Mobile (TMUS), and Sprint ()S). Reference Link
January 23, 2015
10:02 EDTVVUSOn the Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:21 EDTVVUSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Infinera (INFN), up 13.2%... E-Trade (ETFC), up 5.6%... Starbucks (SBUX), up 5%... ResMed (RMD), up 3.2%. ALSO HIGHER: IVUS (VVUS), up 6.2% after being initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE), up 12.3% after 3M share Secondary priced at $11.90... lululemon (LULU), up 3.5% after being upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Kimberly Clark (KMB), down 4.6%... Bank of New York Mellon (BK), down 2.1%... Altera (ALTR), down 4.4%... Kansas City Southern (KSU), down 3.3%... McDonald's (MCD), down fractionally. ALSO LOWER: LeapFrog (LF), down 32.8% after reporting preliminary third quarter results and withdrawing fiscal 2015 guidance... Molycorp (MCP), down 10.7% after being downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson... Dreamworks (DWA), down 12% after announcing that it will cut 500 jobs, reduce films released per year, and seeing a $55M charge for 'The Penguins of Madagascar' and 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman'... Otonomy (OTIC), down 1.8% after secondary increased to 2.55M shares, priced at $29.25.
09:04 EDTSSprint guarantees T-Mobile customers $200 minimum trade in value for smartphones
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January 22, 2015
19:40 EDTSGoogle's entrance into telecommunications may not be beneficial, Re/code says
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18:28 EDTVVUSOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:15 EDTVVUSVIVUS initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
January 21, 2015
16:28 EDTSGoogle to launch phone service with Sprint, T-Mobile, The Information says
Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is expected to reach deals to buy wholesale access to Sprint (S) and T-Mobileís (TMUS) voice and data networks in order to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers, according to The Information, citing three people with knowledge of the plans. Google, which may put itself into competition with carrier leaders Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) with the new service, "seems likely" to launch the offering this year, according to the report. Reference Link
January 20, 2015
06:24 EDTST-Mobile warns of unsustainable costs against cellphone giants, Re/code says
T-Mobile (TMUS) owner Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) claims Verizon (VZ) and AT&T's (T) wealth makes true competition difficult, reports Re/code, citing statements made at Germany's DLD conference. Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges stated the dominance of AT&T and Verizon allowed them to make huge bids at the latest midband spectrum auction to further their market lead. Hoettges also stated he was "intrigued" by last year's unsuccessful merger talks with Sprint (S), and warned that T-Mobile's $4B-$5B investment requirements per year are unsustainable. Reference Link
January 16, 2015
11:42 EDTSSprint announces expansion of Sprint Lease program
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10:12 EDTSSprint unit Virgin Mobile to offer no contract data sharing plans
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January 15, 2015
15:33 EDTSRadioShack in talks for bankruptcy loan with lenders, Bloomberg says
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07:13 EDTVVUSJPMorgan to hold a conference
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