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June 7, 2013
16:26 EDTLAMR, BDBD, GOOG, IRM, WMT, CSCO, EQIX, THO, TWC, TIVOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were sharply higher after a better-than-expected jobs report pushed the averages higher at the open. The averages were higher throughout the session, moving towards their highs into the close, as each of the major equity indices logged gains for the week. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Labor Department reported employers added 175K jobs in May, beating expectations for 163K added jobs. The unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.6% in May from 7.5% in April, with the uptick attributed to more people entering the workforce. COMPANY NEWS: TiVo (TIVO) confirmed it had settled a patent lawsuit with Google's (GOOG) Motorola unit, Cisco (CSCO) and Time Warner Cable (TWC), as reported by media outlets yesterday. The company also doubled its stock buyback authorization, but TiVo shares, which had been higher yesterday on the initial reports, fell $2.61, or 19.04%, to $11.10 as the amount of money the company received in the deal fell short of analyst expectations... Dow member Wal-Mart (WMT) advanced 70c, or 0.93%, to $76.33 after announcing a $15B share repurchase program, replacing the company's previous program announced two years ago. MAJOR MOVERS: Among notable gainers was Boulder Brands (BDBD), up $1.39, or 13.55%, to $11.65 after Imperial Capital initiated coverage on the stock with an Outperform rating and a $16 price target. Also higher was Thor Industries (THO), up $4.92, or 11.93%, to $46.16 after the company's first quarter earnings beat expectations. Among the losers were a number of companies that had hoped to convert to real estate investment trusts after the IRS formed a group to study issues relating to REIT conversions. Notable losers after this news were, Iron Mountain (IRM) which fell $5.45 or 15.84%, to $28.95, Lamar Advertising (LAMR), down $1.92, or 4.22%, to $43.62, and Equinix (EQIX) down $11.30, or 5.54%, to $192.57. INDICES: The Dow was up 207.50, or 1.38%, to 15,248.12; the S&P 500 was up 20.82, or 1.28%, to 1,643.38; the Nasdaq was up 45.17, or 1.32%, to 3,469.22.
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August 26, 2015
06:22 EDTGOOGGoogle Ventures makes investment in Swedish gaming studio, Tech.eu reports
Swedish gaming studio Resolution Games has raised a $6M round led by Google Ventures US, Tech.eu reports. This is the first time Google Ventures has invested in a European firm that isn't based in the U.K., the report says. Reference Link
06:11 EDTGOOGGoogle upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman analyst Heather Bellini upgraded Google (GOOGL) to Buy and added shares to the Conviction Buy List. Bellini said Google is in the early stages of a multi-year cycle to expand margins, which will drive earnings outperformance and multiple expansion. Says management is signaling increased focus on cost controls given recent earnings call commentary and the new Alphabet operating structure. Additionally, Goldman's marketing executive checks indicate accelerating monetization for mobile search and YouTube. The firm's analyst team raised Google's price target to $800 from $660 on shares.
August 25, 2015
18:13 EDTGOOGYouTube to launch video game streaming site Wednesday, TechCrunch says
Google's (GOOG) YouTube plans to launch its "YouTube Gaming" streaming site on Wednesday, August 26, reports TechCrunch. The video game streaming site was developed after Google lost a bidding war with Amazon (AMZN) for the popular streaming site Twitch.tv, notes TechCrunch. Reference Link
14:20 EDTGOOGMagister sees Twitter as potentially attractive target, MarketWatch reports
M&A advisory firm Magister Advisors believe Twitter (TWTR) could be an attractive acquisition target for Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG) or a news organization, according to MarketWatch's Caitlin Huston. Reference Link
14:11 EDTGOOGAnalysts say Facebook looks solid amid virtual reality, social media trends
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13:13 EDTGOOGGerman court rejects Apple 'slide to unlock' patent appeal, Reuters says
The German Federal Court of Appeals has ruled that Apple's (AAPL) patents covering its "slide to unlock" smartphone feature are invalid, reports Reuters. The patent dispute was originally filed by Motorola Mobility, previously owned by Google (GOOG) but now a unit of Lenovo (LNVGY), according to the report. Reference Link
09:35 EDTCSCOActive equity options trading on open
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09:13 EDTGOOGTrends still positive for Google, Amazon, Facebook ahead of holidays, says Baird
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06:26 EDTGOOGGoogle's Nest Labs developing new 'wireless device,' Business Insider reports
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06:18 EDTGOOGNetflix to add properties focused on teens and 'tweens,' NYT reports
Netflix (NFLX) will add a number of exclusive films and television programs focused on teenagers and "tweens," the New York Times reports. Some of the properties recently licensed by the streaming service include "Smosh: The Movie" from the creators of the YouTube (GOOG) channel of the same name and "Bad Night" featuring YouTube stars Jenn McAllister and Lauren Luthringshausen, the report says.
06:06 EDTGOOGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; S GOOG
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Sprint (S) 77, Google (GOOG) 41 according to iVolatility.
August 24, 2015
19:10 EDTGOOGEU requests additional comments on Google anti-trust practices, Register says
After sending questionnaires to Google's competitors and customers earlier in the year, the European Commission has again sent out questionnaires asking for input on the company's potentially anti-competitive practices, reports the Register, citing a source close the Commission investigation. Reference Link
18:19 EDTGOOGAmazon hardware executive takes job at Google, Re/code says
Jon McCormack, CTO of Amazon's (AMZN) Devices unit, has left the company for the second time in one year to work in Google's (GOOG) Advanced Technologies and Products, or ATAP, arm, Re/code reported earlier. The report adds that one of ATAP's projects is the modular smartphone concept "Ara," which recently targeted a 2016 U.S. launch. Reference Link
10:54 EDTGOOGGoogle volatility increases on wide price movement
Google August weekly call option implied volatility is at 52, September is at 36; compared to its 52-week range of 16 to 39 suggesting larger near term price movement.
08:48 EDTEQIXEquinix management to meet with Gabelli
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06:45 EDTGOOGMost of Google Now dev team left company before I/O conference, Re/code says
Most of the original team that built Google Now have departed, many of them before the I/O developer conference, Re/code reports, citing multiple sources. Many had grown frustrated with that the products was shuttered into search inside of Google, the report says. Reference Link
06:34 EDTGOOGIntel leads $100M funding round for Mirantis, WSJ reports
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06:27 EDTGOOGRoku tops Google in streaming media device sales, Parks Associates says
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05:57 EDTGOOGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; BIDU GOOG
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Baidu (BIDU) 41, Google (GOOG) 31 according to iVolatility.
August 23, 2015
16:57 EDTGOOGGoogle Express workers join Teamsters union in face of 'constant harassment'
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