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October 11, 2012
12:23 EDTCTB, AAPL, PCS, DLTR, FAST, SFTBF, CLWR, SWY, SSNLF, DTEGY, SOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday as jobless claims fell to their lowest weekly level in years, though the data appeared to be impacted by a reporting irregularity. Stocks began the session moderately higher but never really gained upside momentum. The catalyst for the early move, the unexpected decrease in the weekly jobless claims data, may have been largely impacted by one state failing to file certain data on time, taking the luster off the early positive surprise. The averages began to drift off their highs and were struggling to stay in positive territory as the lunch hour approached... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., weekly initial jobless claims were 339,000, versus the expected 370,000. However, a Labor Department economist reportedly said one large state didn't report additional quarterly figures as expected, which influenced the figure. The trade balance report showed a deficit of $44.2B, versus the expected deficit of $44.0B. A separate report showed import prices increased 1.1% in September, versus the expected increase of 0.7%. In Europe, Spain’s credit rating was downgraded by S&P by two notches late Wednesday... COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Sprint (S) climbed following reports, which the company then confirmed, that it is in talks with Japanese cellphone company Softbank (SFTBF) regarding a potential "substantial investment." CNBC said Softbank may be attracted to Sprint, which may be working to buy Clearwire (CLWR), because of spectrum holdings. The talks come a bit over a week after Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) owned T-Mobile and MetroPCS (PCS) agreed to combine their U.S. cellphone businesses. In midday trading, shares in Clearwire were up 32% to $1.72 and Sprint was up 15% to $5.80, while PCS slid over 3% to $11.63... An appeals court reversed an injunction granted to Apple (AAPL) against Samsung's (SSNLF) Galaxy Nexus smartphone, meaning sales of the phone can begin again while the patent fight between the companies continues... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Fastenal (FAST), up over 8% after the company reported in-line results for its third quarter and raised its dividend, and Cooper Tire (CTB), up nearly 8% following reports that Indian tire maker Apollo Tyres is in the process of acquiring Cooper. Among the noteworthy losers were Safeway (SWY), down 3% after its earnings beat expectations but its revenues missed consensus forecasts, and Dollar Tree (DLTR), down more than 7% after saying its sees its Q3 sales coming in at the low end of its prior forecast... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 35.93, or 0.27%, to 13,380.90; the Nasdaq was up 11.95, or 0.39%, to 3,063.73; and the S&P 500 was up 6.81, or 0.48%, to 1,439.37.
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08:37 EDTAAPLSkyworks shares should be bought ahead of results, says Pacific Crest
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08:20 EDTDTEGYBT, Deutsche Telekom said to be in talks on partnerships, Reuters reports
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08:13 EDTSSNLFQualcomm slides after reportedly being dropped from Galaxy phone
Samsung Electronics (SSNLF), which is trying to become more self-sufficient and give a boost to its own processor-making unit, will reportedly drop Qualcomm’s (QCOM) Snapdragon chip in favor of its own microprocessors in the next Galaxy S smartphone, according to a report from Bloomberg that cited people with direct knowledge of the matter. Shares of Qualcomm are down 2.7% to $70.50 in pre-market trading following the Bloomberg report.
08:11 EDTAAPLApple acquires music analytics company Semetric, Guardian says
Apple (AAPL) acquired British startup Semetric as it prepares to relaunch its Beats Music streaming service, reports The Guardian. Semetric owns the Musicmetric analytics tool, giving music industry clients the ability to track legitimate sales and streaming downloads, illegal pirate downloads, and social media activity. The Guardian notes that Apple may be looking to undercut Spotify's subscription rates and rebrand Beats Music under its iTunes label. Reference Link
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07:26 EDTAAPLApple Q4, Q1 results likely to beat expectations, says Oppenheimer
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06:13 EDTAAPLApple's rumored iPhone 6S could feature 'radical' changes, Forbes reports
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05:53 EDTSSNLFSamsung drops Qualcomm chip from next Galaxy smartphone, Bloomberg reports
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05:53 EDTAAPL, SSNLFTrendForce: Global smartphone shipments grew 26% in 2014, DigiTimes reports
Global smartphone shipments grew about 25.9% to 1.17B units, reports DigiTimes, according to TrendForce. Samsuing amanged to retain to the number one position, although its global market share dropped to 28% from 32.5% while Apple shipments grew to 24.5% market share compared to 16.6% last year. Reference Link
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13:56 EDTSSNLFSamsung reports 3.4% passive stake in SunEdison
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06:38 EDTAAPLApple stops developers in Crimea from creating App Store apps, TechCrunch says
Apple has sent out emails to app developers in Crimea telling them that they can no longer develop iPhone apps, TechCrunch reports. The move is based on new U.S. sanctions against Crimea, the Russian-annexed area of Ukraine. Reference Link
06:27 EDTSSNLFSamsung considering stock split, WSJ says
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06:24 EDTS, DTEGYT-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
06:06 EDTSFTBFDreamWorks planning to lay off 'substantial' number of staff, LA Times reports
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January 19, 2015
07:45 EDTSSNLFSamsung wants BlackBerry partnership, not takeover, WSJ reports
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January 18, 2015
17:19 EDTDTEGYDeutsche Telekom plans to raise spending on German operations, Bloomberg says
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17:09 EDTSSNLFSamsung shares could rise 30%, Barron's says
Samsung shares could rise 30% and investors who can acquire shares could be rewarded, Barron's argues in a follow up article. Reference Link
13:45 EDTAAPLGoogle in talks to acquire mobile-pay platform Softcard, WSJ says
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