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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, Spain’s 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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12:26 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:07 EDTAAPLApple, IBM rise after agreeing to collaborate on mobile products
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12:05 EDTAAPLNew York AG enters E-Book price fixing settlement with Apple
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12:01 EDTAAPLNew York AG announces e-book price settlement with Apple
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10:58 EDTSSNLF, AAPLSamsung in talks to buy SmartThings for about $200M, TechCrunch reports
Samsung is in talks to acquire SmartThings, a company in the home automation space that allows users to connect devices like lights and doorlocks to a system controlled by their mobile phone, TechCrunch reports. The purchase price is said to be around $200M. Reference Link
10:35 EDTFASTOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:00 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: American Airlines (AAL) initiated with an Overweight at Atlantic Equities... Apple (AAPL) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Basic Energy (BAS) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... CA Technologies (CA) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital... Dresser-Rand (DRC) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Fortinet (FTNT) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Frank's International (FI) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Home Bancorp (HBCP) initiated with an Outperform at Fig Partners... Key Energy (KEG) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... McDermott (MDR) initiated with a Neutral at Tigress Financial... ORBCOMM (ORBC) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Oil States (OIS) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... PBF Energy (PBF) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays... Palo Alto (PANW) assumed with a Conviction Buy at Goldman... Proofpoint (PFPT) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Qlik Technologies (QLIK) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital... Radius Health (RDUS) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Seventy Seven Energy (SSE) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Superior Energy (SPN) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... Tandem Diabetes (TNDM) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair... Trecora Resources (TREC) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... Ultragenyx (RARE) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... United Natural Foods (UNFI) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Viper Energy (VNOM) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) initiated with a Buy at Tigress Financial.
09:37 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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09:37 EDTAAPLPhoto claims to show iPhone 6 Touch ID component, Business Insider says
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09:23 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Time Warner (TWX), up 15% after company confirmed that it rejected an $80B takeover offer from 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA), as had been reported earlier this morning... Apple (AAPL), up 2% after announcing an enterprise mobile partnership with IBM (IBM), which is also up 2%... International Game (IGT), up 9.5% after agreeing to be acquired by GTECH for $4.7B in cash and stock... FireEye (FEYE), up 5% after shares upgraded at Goldman... Precision Drilling (PDS), up 4% after announcing strategic agreement with Schlumberger (SLB), upgraded at Deutsche Bank... Mellanox (MLNX), up 4.7% following upgrade at Jefferies. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Intel (INTC), up 5.4%... HCA Holdings (HCA), up 6%... Textron (TXT), up 3.2%... Abbott (ABT), up 1%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: PNC Financial (PNC), down 2.5%... MGIC Investment (MTG), down 3.6%. LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 3% after downgraded at CRT Capital following second quarter earnings report... Ares Capital (ARCC), down 2.5% after filing to sell 11.85M shares of common stock... Nationstar (NSM), down 2.4% after downgraded at Wells Fargo... Walter Investment (WAC), which was also downgraded at Wells Fargo, down 1.6%.
08:03 EDTAAPLApple deal with IBM could drive enterprise sales, says Canaccord
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08:00 EDTAAPLInvenSense Orbotech look good into Q2 results, says Oppenheimer
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06:55 EDTAAPL, SSNLFSurvey shows Samsung losing smartphone ground, Reuters says
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06:52 EDTSSNLFSamsung may be in partnership talks with Under Armour, Yonhap says
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06:38 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $107 on enterprise opportunity at Goldman
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06:20 EDTSSNLF, AAPLDRAM chip prices likely to increase 10% in July, DigiTimes reports
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06:18 EDTAAPLApple's iPhone orders to benefit Taiwan component maker revenue, DigiTimes says
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06:17 EDTAAPLApple initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
Citigroup believes consensus expectations are underappreciating the upgrade potential of Apple’s installed base. Citi believes Street estimates for 2015 and 2016 are too low and started shares of Apple with a Buy rating and $110 price target.
06:16 EDTSSNLFSanDisk partners with Rockchip for iNAND solutions, DigiTimes reports
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06:14 EDTAAPLABI Research: More than 2B smartphones to ship in 2018, DigiTimes says
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