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July 8, 2014
12:48 EDTKPTI, IPCI, TWTR, FB, TSLA, NFLX, TXMD, GES, ABBV, 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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October 8, 2014
09:54 EDTTSLATesla volatility increases into October 9 announcement
Tesla October weekly call option implied volatility is at 67, October is at 45, November is at 54, December is at 48; compared to its 26-week average of 46 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into an announcement scheduled for October 9.
09:48 EDTNFLXGoogle says new movies can be pre-ordered, watched on first day of availibility
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09:38 EDTNFLX, FB, TWTRActive equity options trading on open
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09:02 EDTNFLXNetflix November volatility increases into Q3 and outlook
Netflix October call option implied volatility is at 58, November is at 40, December is at 33, January is at 31, March is at 32; compared to its 26-week average of 35, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on October 15.
07:24 EDTFBFacebook feature allows advertisers to find clients via location
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07:18 EDTABBVInfectious Diseases Society of America to hold a conference
ID Week 2014 is being held in Philadelphia on October 8-12.
06:07 EDTTSLATesla initiated with a Neutral at Tigress Financial
Tigress Financial started shares of Tesla with a Neutral rating saying that while it is "extremely enthusiastic" about the company's product offering and growth potential, it has concerns about "inherent industry obstacles" and the current valuation.
06:00 EDTTWTR, FBInstagram still most used social network for teens, says Piper Jaffray
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October 7, 2014
16:00 EDTTSLA, NFLXOptions Update; October 7, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 2.16 to 32.24 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB VZ AA HTZ NFLX PBR according to Track Data.
14:15 EDTTWTRTwitter files suit against DOJ, FBI over government surveillance
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13:48 EDTFBFacebook to release anonymous chat application, NY Times reports
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13:33 EDTFBGoogle executive says Google+ here to stay, Re/code reports
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11:15 EDTTSLATesla expected to unveil all-wheel drive Model S, Re/code reports
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10:47 EDTTWTRTwitter rallies after positive note, levels to watch
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10:02 EDTKPTIOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:36 EDTTWTR, TSLA, NFLXActive equity options trading on open
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06:43 EDTFBGM using Facebook, calls to reach out and get recalled cars fixed, AP reports
General Motors (GM) is using Facebook (FB) messages and phone calls to reach out to vehicle owners who have yet to bring in their cars the company has recalled, reports the Associated Press. CEO Mary Barra has also sent a personal letter urging people to get the switches replaced. Reference Link
06:35 EDTTSLAPanasonic says Tesla plant stake worth 'tens of billions' of yen, Reuters says
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05:51 EDTTWTRTwitter logged-off strategy could double sales by 2017, says Deutsche Bank
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05:33 EDTKPTIKaryopharm initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush
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