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May 2, 2014
09:07 EDTSVVC, FB, TWTRFirsthand Technology Value Fund settles proxy contest with Bulldog Investors
Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Bulldog Investors, the fund's largest shareholder group. Under the terms of the settlement, Bulldog has agreed to withdraw its two nominees for the fund's board, withdraw its proposals regarding termination of the fund's Investment Management Agreement and consideration by the board of a share repurchase program, not present any proposals at the Annual Meeting, and vote its shares in accordance with the Board's recommendations. The settlement also provides that the fund's board approve a plan for the fund to repurchase up to $10M of common stock in open market purchases during 2014, and to conduct a self-tender offer for at least $20M worth of common stock at 95% of net asset value to be completed no later than January 31, 2015. Further, the fund has agreed to liquidate its Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) holdings no later than September 30 and October 31, respectively, and to distribute any net realized gains from those holdings to shareholders within 60 days of completing those liquidations.
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July 15, 2014
06:13 EDTFBFacebook, Nielsen team up to track TV habits, LA Times reports
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06:06 EDTTWTRTwitter upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie
Macquarie upgraded its rating on Twitter (TWTR) to Neutral saying a reset in expectations and improving fundamentals will limit downside in the stock. The firm believes user growth trends remain an issue, though, and remains cautious on the name. Macquarie has a $36 price target for Twitter shares, which closed yesterday down 2c to $38.31.
July 14, 2014
16:00 EDTTWTR, FBOptions Update; July 14, 2014
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09:36 EDTFB, TWTRActive equity options trading on open
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09:25 EDTFBGoogle looked to Page, Brin to woo Facebook workers, WSJ says
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09:00 EDTTWTRTwitter Q2 MAUs likely to miss expectations, says Wunderlich
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07:22 EDTFBFacebook poised to report stronger than expected Q2 results, says Oppenheimer
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July 11, 2014
15:59 EDTTWTR, FBOptions Update; July 11, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 33c to 28.25. Option volume leaders: AAPL C GILD X FB GOOG AMZN TWTR TSLA according to Track Data.
09:37 EDTTWTR, FBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL WFC C SUNE FB AMZN TSLA TWTR
07:42 EDTFBFacebook should move higher on strong quarter, says Deutsche Bank
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06:10 EDTFB, TWTRJPMorgan expects solid Q2 results in Internet space
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July 10, 2014
16:00 EDTTWTR, FBOptions Update; July 10, 2014
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12:53 EDTFBFacebook research practices investigated by Irish watchdog, WSJ says
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11:26 EDTTWTR, FBStocks with call strike movement; TWTR FB
Twitter (TWTR) July 42 call option implied volatility increased 11% to 54, Facebook (FB) August 72.5 call option implied volatility increased 5% to 53 according to IVolatility.
11:09 EDTTWTROptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:36 EDTFB, TWTRActive equity options trading on open
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July 9, 2014
16:01 EDTTWTR, FBOptions Update; July 9, 2014
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10:56 EDTFBEU questions rivals about Facebook's proposed WhatsApp buy, WSJ reports
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09:59 EDTFBFacebook downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Tigress Financial
09:35 EDTFB, TWTRActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL AA FB AMZN TSLA TWTR MU NFLX GG CELG
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