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November 7, 2012
12:16 EDTJNPR, AAPL, ACI, HCA, PLXS, VHC, ANR, THC, STEC, AMRS, BTU, CYHOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were down over 2.25% at midday following the re-election of Barack Obama as President. Stocks began the day sharply lower and saw hardly a hint of buying during the session's early hours. The market selling picked up speed after the first hour of trading and the averages sat near their lows of the day at lunch hour. While investors repositioned after the U.S. election, news from Europe did nothing to help matters. ECB President Mario Draghi said he was anticipating weakness in the European economy for the foreseeable future and that Germany was now being impacted... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., President Obama was re-elected and Congress remains split, with Republicans keeping control of the House of Representatives and Democrats maintaining their grip on the Senate. While no excuses remain for not addressing the fiscal cliff, the climate of partisanship may make it difficult to strike a compromise before January 1, if at all. In Europe, the European Commission lowered its 2013 growth forecast for region's economy to 0.1% from a prior call for 1% growth. Also, German industrial production fell 1.8% in September from the prior month, which was worse than forecast. Draghi summed up both data points in a speech, putting a fine point on the European troubles that magnified the dour tone of the U.S. market... COMPANY NEWS: Hospital stocks were among the few gainers following Obama's win, with Tenet Healthcare (THC) up about 7.7%, HCA Holdings (HCA) up 7.7% and Community Health Systems (CYH) up 6.4%. Conversely, coal stocks, which had been strong since Romney's pro-coal statements during the debates, fell sharply, with Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) down 10.6%, Arch Coal (ACI) down 12.7% and Peabody Energy (BTU) down 8.6%... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were VirnetX (VHC), up almost 18% after a jury awarded the company over $368M in a patent verdict against Apple (AAPL), and Amyris (AMRS), up 20% after its quarterly revenues were better than expected and its losses were not as bad as forecast. Among the noteworthy losers was Plexus (PLXS), which fell 28% after Juniper (JNPR) dropped the company as a supplier. Also lower were shares of STEC (STEC), which was downgraded at Craig-Hallum and Lazard Capital and slid over 23% after its disappointing guidance for its upcoming quarter... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 306.25, or 2.31%, to 12,939.43; the Nasdaq was down 72.10, or 2.39%, to 2,939.83; and the S&P 500 was down 33.22, or 2.33%, to 1,395.17.
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February 22, 2015
17:11 EDTAAPLApple could reach $160 in a year, Barron's says
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15:11 EDTAAPLApple increases capabilities in industrial lithium-ion batteries, Reuters says
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February 20, 2015
16:48 EDTAAPLDow, S&P 500 finish week at record highs after Greek deal reached
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16:03 EDTAAPLOptions Update; February 20, 2015
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11:02 EDTAAPLApple electric car could be 'iPhone of the Future,' says Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White says he believes an electric car from Apple has the potential to be the "iPhone of the Future." White, in a note to investors today, added that he doubts Apple's reach will stop there. He believes the personal robot category offers "great potential over the next decade and fits well with Apple's skill set." White thinks the reports of an electric car show innovation at the tech giant continues. He keeps a Buy rating Apple shares with a $160 price target. The stock is up 30c it morning trading to $128.71.
11:00 EDTAAPLApple electric car could be 'iPhone of the Future,' sys Cantor
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09:38 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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06:41 EDTAAPLApple pushing for 2020 production of its electric car, Bloomberg says
Apple (AAPL) is pushing to begin production of its electric vehicle as soon as 2020, reports Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Bloomberg notes that the move could put Apple into direct competition with Tesla (TSLA) and General Motors (GM), both of which are targeting a 2017 release for next-generation electric vehicles. Apple may still cancel the project if it becomes unhappy with progress, the sources said, though its vehicle team is already 200-people strong. Reference Link
06:20 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $145 on increasingly bullish outlook at Goldman
Goldman raised Buy rated Apple's price target to $145 from $130 based on increased confidence in platform momentum, sustained iPhone growth, and the potential for the Apple Watch. The firm believes risk/reward is more balanced following the recent 20% upside move but sees further upside given the aforementioned factors and the near-term catalysts from the April watch launch, updates on capital allocation, and a likely March quarter beat.
February 19, 2015
16:39 EDTCYHCommunity Health sees FY15 revenue $19.6B-$20.6B, consensus $20.5B
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16:26 EDTCYHCommunity Health reports Q4 EPS $1.12, consensus $1.19
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16:01 EDTAAPLOptions Update; February 19, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 70c to 30.11. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMAT PBR KO FB AXP NFLX according to Track Data.
12:58 EDTAAPLRecent Apple hires have backgrounds in automotive hardware, 9to5Mac says
Many of the automotive experts poached by Apple (AAPL) come from automotive hardware backgrounds, strongly hinting at development beyond automotive software, reports 9to5Mac, citing sources close to the company. The new hires have backgrounds in motor and gearbox design, safety components, transmissions, power trains, drive trains, electric vehicle batteries, hybrid vehicles, interior vehicle components, and other areas. Reference Link
11:51 EDTAAPLCiti, RBC lay out reasons to be bullish on Apple
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09:35 EDTAAPLOption volume leaders
Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR MCD WMT PBR SPWR WFM GILD FB SCTY according to Track Data.
08:50 EDTAAPLApple could return $150B-$200B to shareholders, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital believes that Apple could return $150B-$200B to its shareholders over the next three years. The firm expects the company to return 100% of its annual free cash flow to shareholders. It raised its price target on the name to $140 from $130 and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
08:21 EDTAAPLApple Pay faces resistance from China, MarketWatch says
Apple (AAPL) is attempting to launch Apple Pay in China, but a People's Bank of China official stated the company has not acknowledged regulators and "it's unclear whether the product meets the government’s requirements,” while talks with state-owned card payment operator UnionPay "have stalled" according to sources close to the companies, reports MarketWatch. Alibaba (BABA) currently operates the similar Alipay service and an Alibaba employee stated the two companies "have stayed in contact and are preparing for several projects," but because all payments go through UnionPay, Apple's entry into the market is ultimately controlled by the state-owned firm. The Chinese government has raised numerous concerns regarding Apple Pay, and is demanding the company open a mainland China data center to house customer information. Reference Link
08:15 EDTAAPLWarner Bros. exec says not in talks with Apple on streaming, Re/code reports
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06:39 EDTAAPLA123 Systems sues Apple for poaching employees, WSJ reports
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06:22 EDTAAPLCiti lists five reasons for why Apple shares are going higher
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