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April 18, 2013
06:06 EDTS, DISH, SFTBF, BAOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Two Fed officials suggested that major financial institutions may need to hold even higher levels of capital, a sign of a growing concern over the efficacy of current regulatory efforts to address the risks posed by large, complex firms, the Wall Street Journal reports...China's central bank plans to expand the yuan's trading band in the near future, said People's Bank of China Vice Governor Yi Gang, suggesting that China's leaders will move ahead with change despite the slowing economy, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Omega Advisors, one of Sprint Nextel’s (S) major shareholders, joined a growing group of investors who say they favor Dish Network’s (DISH) $25.5B bid for the company over SoftBank (SFTBF), Reuters reports...U.S. regulators are close to approving the Project Statement of Compliance, a key document that could start the process of returning Boeing’s (BA) grounded 787 Dreamliner to service within weeks, sources say, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: SEC Chairman Mary Jo White pledged to run a “bold and unrelenting” enforcement program, but with financial crisis cases mostly done and some of the biggest insider trading cases closed, she will have to chart a course into new areas, Bloomberg reports...U.S. Treasury inflation-protected securities are trailing conventional Treasuries this year for the first time in five years as the government prepares to sell debt linked to consumer-price increases, Bloomberg reports.
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August 25, 2014
19:00 EDTDISHDISH Network petitions FCC to deny Comcast, Time Warner merger
Citing irreparable harm to competition and consumers, DISH Network (DISH) petitioned the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, to deny the merger of Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC). The petition to deny outlines, among other things, the critical role high-speed broadband plays in the video industry and the potential for the merger to significantly damage competitive development of over-the-top video and limit consumer access to online video programming.
11:06 EDTDISHDISH evaluating bid for T-Mobile, says dealReporter citing sources
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07:04 EDTSSprint price target lowered to $7 from $8 at RBC Capital
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06:17 EDTBABoeing, BOC Aviation announce order for 82 airplanes for $8.8B
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August 22, 2014
18:16 EDTBAGeneral Electric equipped 787 Dreamliner approved by regulators, WSJ says
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07:06 EDTDISHDISH CFO Robert Olson to retire on October 15
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05:28 EDTSFTBF, DISH, SSoftbank capital raise could be used for acquisitions, Bloomberg says
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August 21, 2014
13:57 EDTSSprint now has 'best value in data,' says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo believes Sprint's new $60 per month unlimited data plan plays to the company's "abundance of capacity with its spectrum pipe." Wells says Sprint is "now the best value in data," and it notes the total amount of revenue will likely be higher than $80 per month as the plan is valid on devices purchased via Sprint Easy Pay. Wells has an Outperform rating on Sprint.
13:16 EDTST-Mobile offers free data to users who recruit new customers to its network
T-Mobile (TMUS) is offering its current Simple Choice customers a free unlimited LTE data plan upgrade for a full year when they recruit a Sprint (S), Verizon (VZ), or AT&T (T) customer to its network. The new referred customer will also receive a full year of unlimited LTE data for free as well. If a Simple Choice customer who recruits a new user to T-Mobile's network already has an unlimited LTE data plan, they will receive a $10 credit each month for twelve months. The referral plan starts August 29. Reference Link
11:49 EDTSSprint announces $60 per month unlimited wireless plan
Sprint (S) announces an unlimited wireless plan for $60. The plan provides consumers unlimited talk, text and data while on Sprint's network for $60 per month, a $20 savings compared to T-Mobile's (TMUS) $80 per month unlimited plan, the wireless carrier said. The Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan is available to both new and existing Sprint customers starting tomorrow, August 22. To qualify for the plan, customers must purchase their device through Sprint Easy Pay, pay full retail price or bring their own compatible device.
11:26 EDTBABoeing reports 12 new orders in weekly update
Boeing reported orders for 10 737s and two 777s for unidentified customers in its weekly update.
August 19, 2014
16:45 EDTBABombardier shakes up commercial aircraft marketing division, WSJ says
Canadian transportation company Bombardier (BDRBF) has replaced its commercial aircraft marketing chief Philippe Poutissou with Ross Mitchell, says the Wall Street Journal. The moves come as part of a broader restructuring of Bombardier's marketing division as the company competes with Boeing (BA) and Airbus Group (EADSY), added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
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.
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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August 18, 2014
19:41 EDTSSprint CEO says regulators weren't set on industry consolidation, Bloomberg says
Sprint (S) recently dropped its bid seeking control of competitor T-Mobile (TMUS).
18:33 EDTSSprint introduces Sprint Family Share Pack data plan, doubles high-speed data
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18:04 EDTSSprint to offer $100/month 20GB shared data plan through 2015, Bloomberg reports
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11:06 EDTSFTBF, SSoftBank chooses Sharp as low-cost smartphone partner, WSJ reports
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08:47 EDTSRaymond James to hold a summit
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