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July 11, 2014
16:22 EDTDTEGY, RCII, WFC, TMUS, SFTBF, RKUS, RAI, S, FAST, AMZN, LOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher today, but were still lower for the week, as concerns in Europe have come back to the forefront of investors' minds. Today's modest bounce was not enough to make up for the declines seen in three of the other four sessions earlier in the week. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the June federal budget statement showed a surplus of $70.5B for the month, compared to analysts' forecast for a $79B surplus. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Wells Fargo (WFC) slipped 32c, or 0.62%, to $51.49 after the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. posted earnings of $1.01 a share that matched analysts' consensus forecast. Wells did note that its credit performance continued to improve in Q2 and CEO John Stumpf said he is "optimistic about the future" for the bank... Lorillard (LO) advanced $2.92, or 4.63%, to $66.01, while Reynolds American fell 51c, or 0.82%, to $61.75, after the two cigarette makers confirmed that they are holding talks about a possible merger, as has been speculated by various media reports in recent weeks... In another update to an ongoing M&A story, Japan's Nikkei reported that Sprint's (S) corporate parent, Softbank (SFTBF), has reached an agreement to acquire T-Mobile (TMUS) from Deutsche Telecom (DTEGY), clearing the way for the long-speculated merger between the third and fourth largest wireless carriers in the U.S. Following the new story, Sprint shares finished the day up 30c, or 3.64%, to $8.55, while T-Mobile rose 62c, or 1.89%, to $33.50. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), which advanced 87c, or 7.9%, to $11.88 after the FCC announced that it would allocate new funds to subsidize the launch of WiFi networks in schools and libraries. Also higher was Amazon.com (AMZN), which climbed $18.28, or 5.57%, to $346.20 after consulting firm ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) reported that the company's same-store sales growth had accelerated significantly in June compared with May. Among the noteworthy losers was Rent-A-Center (RCII), which dropped $3.18, or 10.94%, to $25.88 after the company warned that its revenue and earnings for Q2 will not meet expectations. Also lower were shares of industrial and construction supply retailer Fastenal (FAST), which fell $2.00, or 4.16%, to $46.15 after its Q2 revenue missed analysts' consensus view and the company reported plans to close 45 stores. INDEXES: The Dow was up 28.74, or 0.17%, to 16,943.81, the Nasdaq was up 19.29, or 0.44%, to 4,415.49, and the S&P 500 was up 2.83, or 0.14%, to 1,967.51.
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March 17, 2015
07:55 EDTTMUST-Mobile to hold a meeting
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07:42 EDTAMZNBoeing may produce satellite for tech giants, Reuters says
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March 16, 2015
16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; March 16, 2015
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11:11 EDTDTEGYMavenir session border controller selected by T-Mobile Austria
Mavenir Systems (MVNR) announced that its session border controller was selected by Deutsche Telekom's (DTEGY) T-Mobile Austria GmbH for its IP Interconnect and Access SBC Project, which T-Mobile Austria plans to commercially launch in 2015.
10:44 EDTAMZNNetflix retreats after cut to sell on competition, cost concerns
The shares of Netflix (NFLX) are falling after research firm Evercore ISI downgraded the stock to Sell from Hold. Increased competition will force the company to increase its investments and the return from those investments is uncertain, the firm contends. WHAT'S NEW: In the U.S., technological advancements are enabling content providers to sell their programming to a wider range of Internet video distributors, Evercore ISI analyst Ken Sena wrote in a note to investors earlier today. Moreover, content providers themselves are now able to stream more of their programming online and obtain higher profits from doing so, Sena reported. The analyst noted that Apple (AAPL) recently obtained a three month exclusive deal to stream content form Time Warner's (TWX) HBO Now, while Yahoo (YHOO), Amazon (AMZN), and Hulu (DIS, CMCSA, NWSA) are all reportedly interested in obtaining streaming rights to "Seinfeld." Netflix's international expansion will not be sufficient to offset the increased competition, especially because foreign viewers are likely to watch less TV and be less interested in paying for TV content, the analyst believes. Furthermore, Netflix will face more competition from other Internet TV services overseas than in the U.S., according to Sena, who cut his 2015 consolidated operating income estimate for the company by 26% to $381M from $517M previously. In addition to cutting his rating, Sena lowered his price target on the shares to $380 from $450. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Netflix sank $16, or 3.7%, to $422.
March 15, 2015
15:59 EDTRAI, LOFTC increases scrutiny on Reynolds-Lorillard deal, WSJ says
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14:59 EDTDTEGYDeutsche Telekom launches platform for connected industry
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March 13, 2015
17:11 EDTAMZNSony Pictures TV nears streaming video deal for Seinfeld, WSJ reports
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16:01 EDTAMZNOptions Update; March 13, 2015
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10:34 EDTAMZNApple joins data center group with Facebook, Microsoft, The Information says
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10:02 EDTSSprint announces plan to reimburse all costs to switch
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09:50 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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06:03 EDTAMZNStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; AMZN QCOM
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05:56 EDTTMUST-Mobile management to meet with Gabelli
Group luncheon with management will be held on March 13 hosted by Gabelli.
March 12, 2015
14:30 EDTAMZNAmazon acquires Internet-of-Things startup 2lemetry, TechCrunch reports
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09:36 EDTAMZNNielsen survey shows 36% Netflix household penetration
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09:12 EDTDTEGYBritish telecoms call for regulator review of BT, Reuters says
Sky (SKYAY) and TalkTalk have asked British telecom regulator Ofcom to force BT (BT) to spin off its infrastructure unit Openreach, reports Reuters. Ofcom stated Thursday it will "identify whether there was scope for more deregulation, analyze the incentives for private sector investment, and examine the level of competition in the market." TalkTalk stated the potential acquisition of Deutsche Telekom's (DTEGY) and Orange's (ORAN) EE by BT will only exacerbate current issues in the market. Reference Link
07:51 EDTAMZNAlibaba hiring for cloud computing in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Reuters says
Alibaba (BABA) has begun hiring cloud computing professionals in Seattle and Silicon Valley, reports Reuters, citing postings on LinkedIn. Reuters notes that recruiters in the region suggested Alibaba is "eyeing staff," particularly developers, at Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), and Facebook (FB). According to LinkedIn data, Alibaba has already hired 20 former Microsoft employees. Reference Link
06:28 EDTLO, RAIBritish parliament bans branded cigarette packaging, Sky News says
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06:08 EDTAMZNStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; AMZN QCOM
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