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July 8, 2014
12:48 EDTKPTI, FB, IPCI, TSLA, TWTR, NFLX, TXMD, SHPG, GES, ABBVOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower for a second straight session at midday, with a number of tech "momentum stocks" among the hardest hit names. Slides in prominent high-fliers like Netflix (NFLX), Tesla (TSLA), Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) weighed on the Nasdaq, pushing the tech-heavy index to a nearly 2% decline near noon. The Dow and S&P were lower as well as the slide has been broad-based, with investors express showing caution ahead of the start of the earnings season. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTs report, showed a 171K increase in job openings to 4.635M, marking a fourth straight monthly gain. A report on consumer credit growth in May is due out at 3:00 pm ET. COMPANY NEWS: AbbVie (ABBV) made a fourth offer to buy Shire (SHPG), raising the price of its bid by 11% to over $51B in cash and stock. For its part, Shire responded by saying that AbbVie did not make the revised proposal to Shire before the announcement and that its board will meet to consider the revised offer. Near noon, Shire shares trading in New York fell 2.7%, while AbbVie slipped 3.2%. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was TherapeuticsMD (TXMD), which jumped 14% to trade near $4.72 after FBR Capital initiated the stock with an Outperform rating and $34 price target. Also higher was apparel designer and retailer Guess (GES), which climbed 5% after research firm Piper Jaffray upgraded the stock to Overweight from Neutral in a note to investors earlier today. Among the noteworthy losers was Karyopharm (KPTI), which slipped 11% after Oppenheimer assumed coverage of its stock with a Perform rating, down from its prior rating of Outperform. Also lower following its quarterly report was Intellipharmaceutics (IPCI), which fell 11% after reporting a net loss for its second fiscal quarter. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 140.51, or 0.83%, to 16,883.70, the Nasdaq was down 71.67, or 1.61%, to 4,379.86, and the S&P 500 was down 16.85, or 0.85%, to 1,960.80.
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May 19, 2015
16:01 EDTFB, NFLXOptions Update; May 19, 2015
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10:33 EDTTWTRStocks with call strike movement; TWTR RIG
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May 18, 2015
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; May 18, 2015
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11:45 EDTTSLAStocks with call strike movement; TSLA AAL
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