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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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January 14, 2015
14:29 EDTNFLXNetflix January weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Netflix January weekly call option implied volatility is at 89, February is at 57, March is at 46; compared to its 26-week average of 37 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on January 20.
14:15 EDTNFLXNetflix seen boosted by strong new content
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13:01 EDTTSLAReaction to Tesla CEO comments overdone, says Stifel
Stifel believes that the decline in Tesla's stock in response to comments by its CEO were overdone. Responding to concerns about the CEO's comments on profitability, the firm says that returns should not be factored into expectations for Tesla until its vehicles have been produced and delivered. Stifel says the decline I nthe stock yesterday ignores Tesla's value to the auto industry and consumers. It keeps a $400 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
12:25 EDTABBVAbbVie says pipeline is 'most robust it's ever been'
12:09 EDTABBVAbbVie says 'strongly' committed to dividend, returning cash to shareholders
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12:00 EDTABBVAbbVie says guidance to be further refined as HCV launch progresses
11:59 EDTABBVAbbVie repeats FY15 adjusted EPS view $4.25-$4.45, consensus $4.30
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11:42 EDTTSLATesla sinks after Musk warns of slowdown in China
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10:27 EDTFBFacebook, Google seen at front of 'multi-year' positive run for Internet stocks
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10:00 EDTNFLXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:46 EDTFBFacebook initiated with a Buy at Rosenblatt
Target $100.
09:36 EDTNFLX, TSLAActive equity options trading
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09:16 EDTTSLAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: ZIOPHARM (ZIOP), up 53% after the company and Intrexon (XON) announced a licensing agreement with University of Texas. Intrexon shares are also up 12%... GameStop (GME), up 10.6% after reporting holiday SSS, providing guidance for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2014, and being upgraded at Pacific Crest... Smith Micro (SMSI), up 12.7% after reporting preliminary fourth quarter revenue and providing revenue guidance for the first quarter and fiscal 2015... BioCryst (BCRX), up 3.2% after receiving a positive opinion on EMA orphan drug designation for BCX4161... GoPro (GPRO), up 1% following analyst remarks that sell-off after yesterday's report on Apple (AAPL) patent was "overdone." DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: JPMorgan (JPM), down 2.7%... Wells Fargo (WFC), down 2.2%... Banking peers down as well, with Bank of America (BAC) down 2.8% and Citi (C) down 2%. ALSO LOWER: Tesla (TSLA), down 9% following comments made by CEO Elon Musk at an automotive conference in Detroit regarding a slowdown in China... New Media (NEWM), down 4.8% after 7M share spot secondary priced at $21.70... General Motors (GM), down 3% after giving 2015 guidance, saying it is on track to meet previously announced 2016 financial targets... Apple (AAPL), down 1% following lawsuit against Ericsson (ERIC) and countersuit filing.
07:57 EDTNFLXJPMorgan positive on Netflix into Q4 earnings
JPMorgan reiterates an Overweight rating on shares of Netflix with a $450 price target ahead of the company's Q4 results on January 20. The firm expects a "solid' report driven by the continued shift away from linear TV and positive seasonality. It also expects new content and traction in Western Europe to drive subscriber growth in 2015.
07:35 EDTTSLATesla demand slowdown in China temporary, says RW Baird
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07:34 EDTTSLADeutsche Bank to hold a conference
2015 Global Auto Industry Conference is being held in Detroit on January 13-15 with webcasted company presentations to begin on January 14 at 7:15 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
07:23 EDTNFLXNetflix upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
Stifel upgrade Netflix to Buy with a $380 price target citing compelling risk/reward given strong content cycles that include a strong slate of originals, lowered expectations, and continued international expansion.
07:17 EDTFBFacebook price target raised to $100 from $88 at Oppenheimer
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07:13 EDTFBFacebook price target raised to $102 on FAN contribution at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse raised Outperform rated Facebook's price target to $102 from $88 to reflect new mobile ad network FAN into its estimates. The analyst expects Premium Video to have a greater impact on 2015 financials and longer-term for new products and yet-to-be monetized properties to continue to drive estimates.
06:51 EDTTSLAMusk: Tesla will not turn profitable until 2020, WSJ reports
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