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July 8, 2014
12:48 EDTIPCI, TSLA, TWTR, NFLX, KPTI, FB, GES, ABBV, TXMD, SHPGOn 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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April 20, 2015
16:01 EDTNFLX, FB, TWTROptions Update; April 20, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 78c to 21.52. Option volume leaders: AAPL VZ PBR TWTR TSLA TWTR NFLX MCP FB AMZN AA C according to Track Data.
14:32 EDTSHPG, ABBVPharmacyclics patent for Imbruvica challenged by Hayman Capital's Bass
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14:10 EDTTSLANissan: China should add incentives for electric vehicles, Automotive News says
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said he was disappointed by electric vehicle sales in China and called on Beijing to intensify incentives for electric vehicles, according to Automotive News. Tesla (TSLA) also sells electric vehicles in China. Reference Link
12:59 EDTTWTRTwitter revamps Direct Messaging
In a blog post Twitter said: "Direct Messages are the best way to take your public Twitter conversations private. Today, weíre changing how direct messaging works so that itís even easier for you to communicate one-to-one or with a chosen group of people, anywhere in the world." Changes include: A setting that allows you to receive Direct Messages from anyone, even if you donít follow them. Updated messaging rules so you can reply to anyone who sends you a Direct Message, regardless of whether or not that person follows you. A new Direct Message button on profile pages on Android and iPhone. Youíll see it on the profiles of people you can send Direct Messages to. Reference Link
12:53 EDTTSLANissan: China should add incentives for electric vehicles, Automotive News says
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12:08 EDTNFLXTiming of Rovi renewal with Charter a plus, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan said the timing of the closing of Rovi's (ROVI) renewal of its IP and programming guide agreement with Charter (CHTR) is advantageous given Rovi's other impending renewals and should give some confidence that large service provider renewals don't hinge on the outcome of the company's court case with Netflix (NFLX). However, the firm added that it would not be surprised to see more volatility in Rovi shares if court rulings favor Netflix and it kept a Neutral rating on the stock.
10:38 EDTFBFacebook volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Facebook April weekly call option implied volatility is at 73, May is at 39, June 30, September is at 29; compared to its 26-week average of 30 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on April 22.
10:11 EDTNFLXOptions with decreasing implied volatility
Options with decreasing implied volatility: BPT WETF NFLX BMRN SNDK STX TSM MAT FAST INTC
09:52 EDTNFLXRovi deal with Charter a 'material' positive, says Piper Jaffray
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09:36 EDTFB, NFLX, TSLA, TWTRActive equity options trading on open
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08:21 EDTTSLATesla almost sold to Google while near bankruptcy in 2013, Bloomberg says
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08:04 EDTTSLATesla CEO held talks to sell company to Google in 2013, Bloomberg reports
Bloomberg cites a new book due out May 19, entitled "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future."
07:56 EDTFBFacebook Q1 results should beat expectations, says Oppenheimer
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07:40 EDTTSLATesla March May volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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07:20 EDTABBVAmerican Association for Cancer Research to hold annual meeting
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07:19 EDTTWTRTwitter remains under-owned into Q1 results, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank says that while the set-up for shares of Twitter into the Q1 earnings report isn't as favorable as last quarter, the stock remains under-owned relative to most large cap Internet stocks. Deutsche notes its channel checks on Twitter have been "solid" all quarter around improving monetization trends. The firm sees "plenty" more upside for shares of Twitter and keeps a Buy rating on the name with a $65 price target.
07:18 EDTABBVAmerican Academy of Neurology to hold annual meeting
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07:04 EDTFBFacebook Q1 results should beat expectations, says Cantor
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06:50 EDTTSLATesla price target slashed to $165 at JPMorgan
After lowering its earnings estimates to reflect adverse currency moves, higher operating costs and slower than earlier expected Model X ramp, JPMorgan cut its price target for Tesla shares to $165 from $175. The stock closed Friday up 9c to $206.79. The firm dropped its Q1 earnings estimate to (38c) from (31c) despite the increase in Q1 deliveries preannounced by the electric car maker. JPMorgan keeps an Underweight rating on Tesla, the firm's equivalent to a sell. It maintains Overweight ratings on Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) with price targets of $19 and $46, respectively, ahead of the Q1 reporting season.
05:51 EDTFBEU calls for 'level playing field' in telecoms market, Financial Times reports
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