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October 11, 2012
16:24 EDTDLTR, OSK, FAST, SSNLF, AAPL, DTEGY, SFTBF, PCS, CLWR, SOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street finished flat on the day after lower jobless claims pushed the averages higher to begin the session, but the market was unable to maintain any upward momentum. The Nasdaq in particular was weighed on by a slide in Apple (AAPL) shares, which fell about 2% after an appeals court overturned a temporary injunction that had blocked the sale of Samsung's (SSNLF) Galaxy Nexus smartphone... 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 weekly number. 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, Spainís credit rating was downgraded by S&P by two notches late Wednesday to BBB-... COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Sprint (S) climbed 72c, or 14.29%, to $5.76 after reports emerged, which the company confirmed, that it is in talks with Japanese cellphone company Softbank (SFTBF) regarding a potential "substantial investment." CNBC reported Sprint is working to buy Clearwire (CLWR), possibly in a deal related to the Softbank negotiations. Shares of Clearwire were up 90c, or 69.23%, to close at $2.20... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Fastenal (FAST), up $3.57, or 8.44%, to $45.89 after the company reported in-line results for its third quarter and raised its dividend. Also up were shares of Oshkosh Corporation (OSK), which rose $3.05, or 11.36%, to $29.90 after investor Carl Icahn made a tender offer to buy any outstanding shares of the company for $32.50 per share and Merrill Lynch said the company may be worth $42-$49 per share in a sum-of-parts valuation. Among the noteworthy losers was Dollar Tree (DLTR), down $3.63, or 7.74%, to $43.28 after saying it sees its Q3 sales coming in at the low end of its prior forecast... INDICES: The Dow lost 18.58, or 0.14%, to 13,326.39; the Nasdaq fell 2.37, or 0.08%, to 3,049.41; and the S&P 500 rose 0.28, or 0.02%, to 1,432.84.
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06:28 EDTAAPLApple could delay iWatch until 2015, FT Alphaville reports
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17:14 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 19, 2014eBay
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 28c to 27.52. Option volume leaders: AAPL C HD PBR GILD AA NFLX TWTR TSLA EBAY according to Track Data.
15:48 EDTSSNLFCNET to hold a live blog
CNET holds a live blog of the unveiling of Samsung and Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet in New York on August 20 at 9:30 am. Webcast Link
14:19 EDTAAPLCarl Icahn says increased Apple position over past year
Carl Icahn tweeted in regards to Apple, "All my chips still on the table and in fact increased position over past year." Icahn added that anyone who invested in Apple last year when he recommended the stock would be up 53% including dividends.
13:54 EDTAAPLCarney a contender to take over top communications job at Apple, Re/code says
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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.
12:40 EDTAAPLApple nears life high, levels to watch
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12:27 EDTAAPLIcahn says 'very sizable' shareholder of Apple, has not sold share
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12:16 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar board frustrated with Dollar General tactics, CNBC reports
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11:57 EDTAAPLApple shares reach $100, up 84c or 1%
11:41 EDTDLTRIcahn says Family Dollar throwing away $300M in fees, Reuters says
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09:46 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar board likely to meet this week, CNBC's Faber reports
Family Dollar's (FDO) board is likely to meet this week to discuss the takeover bid by Dollar General (DG), CNBC's David Faber reports, citing people close to the matter. The board has long focused on antitrust implications and is likely to reject the Dollar General proposal, Faber added. Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Family Dollar previously announced a merger agreement.
09:43 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar board likely to reject Dollar General bid, CNBC's Faber reports
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09:38 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL GILD TSLA CELG VLO VZ FB HD
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.
07:29 EDTDLTRDollar Tree may raise bid for Family Dollar, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital thinks that Dollar Tree (DLTR) could increase its bid for Family Dollar (FDO) given the revenue and gross margin synergies that the firm thinks the deal would generate. However, the firm believes that Dollar General (DG) would ultimately win a bidding war for Family Dollar, leading to wins for the shareholders of Dollar General and Family Dollar.
07:12 EDTSFCC looks into telecom special access line rates, Reuters says
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06:32 EDTAAPLMorgan Stanley recommends adding to Apple positions
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06:22 EDTSSNLFSamsung acquires Quietside to boost 'smart home' business, Reuters says
Samsung announced that it purchased air conditioner firm Quietside in an effort to boost its "smart home" division, according to Reuters, citing a statement from the company. Samsung said, "Because air conditioning products are a necessity in all buildings, including homes and offices, this acquisition is expected to be of help to our future smart home business." Reference Link
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