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April 24, 2012
12:17 EDTCXW, NFLX, BIG, SQNM, ALGN, SANM, LXK, WAT, HSY, PH, BHI, CSL, F, IBM, MMM, UTX, AAPL, TOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed at midday, following better than expected earnings from three more Dow components. The Nasdaq is being weighed on by a slide in Apple's (AAPL) shares, which are down about 2% ahead of tonight's earnings report. AT&T's (T) report of its quarterly iPhone activations added to recent weakness in that much watched stock. The futures action led to a mixed opening for the market and the averages have moved in a fairly narrow range since the opening bell... ECONOMIC EVENTS: Domestically, the S&P/Case Shiller 20-city composite home price index gained 0.2% in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, matching forecasts and marking the first time the reading has risen since April of last year. Without adjusting for seasonal differences, the survey fell to its lowest level since the housing market downturn began. New single-family home sales dropped in March but beat analysts' expectations as the government upwardly revised its sales figures for February, January and December. The new data and adjustments resulted in a seasonally adjusted 328,000 unit annual sales rate. U.S. consumer confidence edged slightly lower in April to 69.2, versus expectations of a 69.6 reading. The Richmond Fed manufacturing index rose to 14, up from 7 the month prior and above the forecast for a 6 reading. In Europe, a Dutch bond sale went off without problems the day after its government collapsed over budget cuts... COMPANY NEWS: AT&T (T) led all Dow advancers, rising 3.5%, following its better than expected earnings. Shares of United Technologies (UTX) and 3M (MMM) also rose after both reported earnings that beat consensus. IBM (IBM) was another source of Dow strength after the company increased its dividend and share repurchase authorization... Fitch restored its credit ratings on Ford Motor (F) to investment grade for the first time since 2005... Among companies reporting earnings, advancers included Carlisle (CSL), Baker Hughes (BHI), Parker Hannifin (PH) and Hershey (HSY); decliners included Waters (WAT), Lexmark (LXK) and Sanmina-SCI (SANM)... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Align Technology (ALGN), up about 15%, after its earnings and guidance beat the Street's view, and Sequenom (SQNM), up more than 10%, after William Blair said in a note to investors that the company's MaterniT21 test volumes could top consensus estimates. Noteworthy losers included Big Lots (BIG), down over 20%, following at least four downgrades after the company lowered its same store sales view, and Netflix (NFLX), down 13%, after the company posted a quarterly loss and gave lower than anticipated domestic subscriber guidance for Q2. Also lower were shares of Corrections Corporation of America (CXW), down almost 8%, after California announced plans to overhaul its prisons and cut billions in prison spending... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 105.88, or 0.82%, to 13,033.05; the Nasdaq was down 0.84, or 0.03%, to 2,969.61; and the S&P 500 was up 7.15, or 0.52%, to 1,374.09.
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August 8, 2014
13:30 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports U.S. rigs up 19 to 1908
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11:32 EDTTSprint is preparing to engage in fierce pricing war, WSJ reports
Sprint (S) is preparing to engage in a fierce price competition on the heels of an almost complete network revamp, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing Masayoshi Son, the CEO of parent company Softbank (SFTBY). Sprint is currently testing new pricing plans, and will utilize its "street fighter" strategies to take on larger rivals Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T). "Price competition will intensify. Sprint will soon be ready to join the fray," Son said. Reference Link
11:13 EDTFFord China reports July sales up 25% to 90,775 vehicles sold
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09:37 EDTNFLX, AAPLActive equity options trading on open
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07:56 EDTTSonus Networks upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Barrington
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07:31 EDTAAPLChina refutes report of Apple product procurement ban, Re/code reports
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06:44 EDTIBMNew IBM chip identifies patterns, NY Times says
IBM has developed a new type of computer chip that tries to imitate the pattern identifying powers of human brains, according to The New York Times. The chip could eventually perform calculations that today's supercomputers are not capable of, the newspaper added. Reference Link
August 7, 2014
18:03 EDTIBMCSC, IBM expand alliance to accelerate customers transition to the cloud
Leading technology companies CSC (CSC) and IBM (IBM) announced they are building on their existing alliance with new ways to help global customers accelerate their transition to the cloud. Both companies will collaborate on consulting, apps modernization tools, big data and analytics, cloud and mobile capabilities, and security to create a single, consumable services framework.
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 7, 2014
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12:02 EDTIBMIBM selected by Shanghai Wind Information
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11:08 EDTCSLCarlisle raises quarterly dividend 14% to 25c from 22c per share
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10:00 EDTPHOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTNFLX, AAPLActive equity options trading on open
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08:04 EDTPHParker-Hannifin upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group
ISI Group upgraded Parker-Hannifin to Buy citing recent share weakness and year-to-date machinery sector underperformance. Price target lowered to $125 from $134.
07:54 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports July international rig count up 38 to 1,382
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07:54 EDTPHParker-Hannifin valuation compelling, says Stifel
After Parker reported weaker than expected results and provided weaker than expected guidance, Stifel thinks the outlook for the company's Q1 results is uncertain due to cost inefficiencies. However, the firm finds the stock's valuation compelling and keeps a Buy rating.
06:43 EDTAAPLApple poaches YSL's Catherine Monier, 9to5Mac reports
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06:41 EDTNFLXNetflix CEO says has more subscription revenue than HBO
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06:19 EDTAAPLMicrosoft in talks to open Fifth Avenue store, Daily News reports
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06:12 EDTFFord reports Class A and C motorhome sales up 12% and 14% year-to-date
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