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January 25, 2013
08:32 EDTMCP, ETFC, FLEX, EGHT, RIMM, STM, THLD, TPX, OSK, HAL, PG, MSFT, SBUXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS/GUIDANCE: Starbucks (SBUX), up 3.5%... Procter & Gamble (PG), up 2%... Oshkosh (OSK), up 9.1%... Halliburton (HAL), up 4.5%... Tempur-pedic (TPX), up 15.7%... ALSO HIGHER: Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD), up 10% after partner initiates Phase 3 MAESTRO study... STMicroelectronics (STM), up 4.4% following upgrade to Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Research in Motion (RIMM), up another 3.5% after Lenovo CFO said yesterday bid for RIM possible... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS/GUIDANCE: Microsoft (MSFT), down 0.8%... Hasbro (HAS), down 5.3%... 8x8 (EGHT), down 8.7%... Flextronics (FLEX), down 7.7%... E-Trade (ETFC), down 2.6%... Select Comfort (SCSS), down 14.9%.
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September 8, 2014
08:09 EDTETFCE-Trade says August DARTs declined 5% from July
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07:34 EDTMSFTU.S. claims China breaks commitments amid Qualcomm, Microsoft probes, WSJ says
As Microsoft (MSFT) and Qualcomm (QCOM) are being investigated for potential monopolistic activity by Chinese regulators and lawmakers there recently alleged price manipulation by foreign automakers including Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC) and Daimler (DDAIF), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce alleged that China's use of its antimonopoly law has been subjective and its implementation skewed to favor China's local companies, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
06:37 EDTMSFTBaidu hires Microsoft's Zhang Yaqin, WSJ reports
Baidu (BIDU) has hired Zhang Yaqin, a top Microsoft (MSFT) executive in China, to become its president for new business,t he Wall Street Journal reports. Zhang was Microsoft's VP and chairman of its Asian-Pacific research and development group. Reference Link
06:21 EDTMSFTSmartwatch market to reach $10B by 2018, says Citigroup
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06:08 EDTMSFTMicrosoft gives MSN.com a facelift, Re/code reports
Microsoft has given MSN.com a major facelift a year after MSN was merged with Bing Apps, Re/code reports. The updated MSN will still feature news, sports and cars, but will also include interactive content involving food and fitness. MSN is expected to be fully rolled out by the end of the month, and optimized MSN apps for iOS and Android could be released by the end of hte year. Reference Link
September 5, 2014
16:45 EDTHALMarket ends week little changed after mixed economic data
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16:01 EDTMCPOptions Update; September 5, 2014
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12:42 EDTMCPStocks with increasing options volume
Stocks with increasing options volume: VALE MCP KORS WAG GM PCLN
07:08 EDTTHLDThreshold Pharmaceuticals initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright
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06:33 EDTMSFTMicrosoft, competitors aim to halt Google EU agreement, Reuters says
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06:04 EDTSBUXStarbucks accelerates growth of multiple diversified store formats
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September 4, 2014
16:24 EDTHALOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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13:56 EDTMSFTGetty Images files lawsuit against Microsoft over photo tool, Reuters reports
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12:34 EDTHALOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street began the session in positive territory after the ECB lowered its benchmark interest rate and took additional measures in an attempt to stimulate the region’s economy. The averages had some early momentum, but found a level about an hour into trading around which they have since traded in a narrow range. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., payroll provider ADP estimated private sector employment increased by 204K jobs in August, which was below the consensus forecast for 215K private sector jobs to have been added. Initial jobless claims rose 4K to 302K in the week ended August 30, which was close to the 300K estimate. The trade deficit narrowed slightly to $40.5B in July, beating expectations for a deficit of $42.5B. Second quarter nonfarm productivity growth was revised lower to 2.3% versus the 2.5% pace reported initially. Unit labor costs were revised down to a decrease of 0.1% from a rise of 0.6% estimated previously. Markit's services PMI for August came in at 59.5, versus a consensus forecast of 58.5. ISM's non-manufacturing PMI for August had a reading of 59.6, easily topping the 57.7 consensus estimate. In Europe, the European Central Bank unexpectedly cut the rate at which it issues short-term loans to banks to 0.05% from 0.15% and lowered its growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015. The ECB also announced plans to buy asset-backed securities, which the central bank's president Mario Draghi said will have a “sizable” impact on its balance sheet without providing further details on the size of the planned purchases. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of oil major BP (BP) trading in New York fell about 6% after a federal judge ruled that the company acted with "gross negligence" in causing the Gulf of Mexico spill in 2010 that was the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, who held a trial without a jury over who was at fault, also found Transocean (RIG) and Halliburton (HAL) "negligent," but rested much more of the blame on BP, with 67% of the liability assigned to BP, 30% to Transocean and 3% to Halliburton. Afterward, BP said it "strongly disagrees" with the decision and will immediately appeal. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following their earnings reports were Mattress Firm (MFRM), which rose 12%, and Methode Electronics (MEI), which gained 16%. Also higher was Bolt Technology (BOLT), which surged 36% after the company agreed to be acquired by Teledyne Technologies (TDY) for $22.00 per share in cash. Shares of Teledyne advanced nearly 2% following last night's deal announcement. Among the noteworthy losers was Matrix Service (MTRX), which dropped 21% after its earnings for the just completed quarter and its profit forecast for its new fiscal year fell short of analysts' expectations. Also lower following their earnings reports were Ciena (CIEN), which fell over 7%, and Shoe Carnival (SCVL), which dropped more than 10%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 43.83, or 0.26%, to 17,122.11, the Nasdaq was up 15.15, or 0.33%, to 4,587.71, and the S&P 500 was up 5.23, or 0.26%, to 2,005.95.
12:11 EDTHALCourt rules Halliburton 'negligent' in Macondo incident conduct
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11:09 EDTHALBP falls after found 'grossly negligent' in spill ruling
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10:44 EDTHALBP found grossly negligent in Macondo spill, fines may rise, Bloomberg reports
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has found BP (BP) "grossly negligent" in its handling of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which killed 11 people and spewed oil for nearly three months, Bloomberg reports. Transocean (RIG) and Halliburton (HAL) were also involved in the case, but the federal judge did not find them as responsible as BP for the spill. BP could face fines of up to $18B for the spill. Reference Link
10:26 EDTHALHalliburton, Transocean cleared of gross negligence in spill, Bloomberg reports
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09:57 EDTPGProcter & Gamble sees FY15 core EPS growth in the mid single digits
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06:30 EDTMSFTIDC: Phablet shipments to pass PCs in 2014, tablets in 2015, DigiTimes reports
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