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News For TM;RSH;JCP;BBY;SHLD;BCDS;DIOD;SWHC From The Last 14 Days
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September 19, 2014
17:17 EDTSHLDESL Partners reports 48.5% stake in Sears, provides update on loan talks
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06:03 EDTRSHStocks with implied volatility movement; TAP RSH
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Molson Coors (TAP) 31, RadioShack (RSH) 247 according to iVolatility.
September 18, 2014
18:25 EDTSHLDOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
HIGHER: Concur (CNQR), up 19.5% after SAP (SAP) announced that it will acquire the company for $129 per share... Navidea Biopharmaceuticals (NAVB), up 9.8% after confirming FDA orphan designation for Lymphoseek... Molycorp (MCP), up 6.1% after Oaktree Capital reported a 9.1% passive stake in the company... JetBlue (JBLU), up 4.6% following CEO transition announcement... Wendy's (WEN), up 2.15% after Trian reported a 24.39% stake in the company... Sears Holdings (SHLD), up 2.6% after Fairholme Capital reported a 24% stake in the company... AMD (AMD), up 1% after announcing that it expanded an IP partnership with Synopsys (SNPS). DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Red Hat (RHT), down 3%... Oracle (ORCL), down 2.4% following first quarter earnings miss and CEO transition... Tibco Software (TIBX), down 5.5%. ALSO LOWER: Quest Resource (QRHC), down 13.4% after filing an automatic common stock and warrant shelf... Eagle Rock (EROC), down 4.5% after filing to sell 53.34M common units for limited partners... Chatham Lodging (CLDT), down 3.3% after filing to sell 5M shares of common stock... Glu Mobile (GLUU), down 2.3% after filing to sell 9.98M shares of common stock for holders... Blackstone Mortgage (BXMT), down 1.6% after filing to sell 8M shares of common stock.
17:33 EDTSHLDFairholme Capital reports 24.0% stake in Sears
The St. Joe Company, an affiliate of the Fund and Fairholme, is in discussions with the company regarding the $400M secured short-term loan disclosed on the 8-K filed by the Issuer on September 15. The St. Joe Company may invest up to $100M in participations relating to the Short Term Loan.
15:07 EDTTMHonda to price upcoming fuel cell vehicle similar to Toyota, Nikkei reports
Honda's (HMC) upcoming fuel cell vehicle will be priced similar to Toyota's (TM), with a range of approximately $63,000-$73,000, Nikkei says. Both companies will be relying on government subsidies to give consumers an incentive to purchase the new vehicles. Reference Link
13:05 EDTTMToyota announces recall of 20K vehicles, model years 2014, 2015
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12:07 EDTJCPStocks with call strike movement; JCP FB
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10:56 EDTSHLDSears operations erasing $10/share in value each year, says Credit Suisse
In a note titled "Thinking About 'The End,'" Credit Suisse earlier today said events over the past month "had to shake supplier confidence" in Sears. The firm noted that Sears is generating negative operating cash flow of between $1B-$2B in 2014. Credit Suisse concludes that if Sears' real estate assets are worth as much as bulls think they are, then the company should liquidate since its operations are taking over $10 per share of value away every year. It has Underperform rating on Sears with a $20 price target. Shares of the retailer are down 2%, or 66c, to $28.90 in morning trading.
09:36 EDTSHLDActive equity options trading on open
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05:47 EDTRSHStocks with implied volatility movement; TRW RSH
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September 17, 2014
09:36 EDTSHLDActive equity options trading on open
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07:37 EDTTMEU car registrations up 2.1% in August, up 5.6% in July
The European Automobile Manufacturers Association reported new passenger car registrations were up by 5.6% in July and by 2.1% in August. Eight months into the year, demand for new cars amounted to 8,336,159 units, or 6.0% more than in the same period last year, the group noted. Publicly traded automakers include Fiat (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY).
05:46 EDTSHLDStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; SHLD GTAT
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September 16, 2014
15:43 EDTTMCFPB to propose auto-lending supervision, WSJ says
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to propose supervising the largest nonbank auto lenders in a step that may impact the auto finance units of Toyota (TM), Ford (F), Honda (HMC) and Nissan (NSANY), says the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
10:15 EDTSHLDSears tumbles to fresh 52-week low, levels to watch
The shares hit a fresh 52-week low at $30.88 before bouncing slightly higher. WIth price last at $31.18, support is at that new low. A break below $30.88 would see next support at $30.10. Resistance is at $31.71, a pivot low on a closing basis, and then at $32.62.
07:30 EDTSWHCCRT Capital to hold a conference
2nd Annual Investor Conference to be held in Greenwich, CT on September 16.
07:26 EDTTMUltima Media to hold a conference
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07:08 EDTTMToyota Lexus unit questioned regarding parts pricing, Reuters says
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06:35 EDTSHLDSears borrows $400M from CEO's hedge fund
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06:30 EDTTMNHTSA chief calls for 'new normal' for recalls, Detroit News reports
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September 15, 2014
19:15 EDTTMToyota reconsiders expansion in Mexico to review growth strategy, Reuters says
Toyota is reconsidering plans to open a new assembly plant in Mexico after company president Akio Toyoda told planners looking for a site to stop and review its rationale, Reuters reports, citing executives familiar with the matter. A final decision on the expansion into Mexico is unlikely before the start of 2015, and Toyota will probably go ahead with the plant on a smaller scale than originally planned or construction may be delayed, executives added. Reference Link
13:10 EDTDIODDiodes management to meet with Sterne Agee
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11:51 EDTJCPStocks with call strike movement; TWTR JCP
Twitter (TWTR) November 57.50 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 54, J.C. Penney (JCP) October 12 call option implied volatility increased 8% to 52 according to IVolatility.
11:21 EDTTMToyota recalls 2008-2014 FJ Cruisers, Tacomas due to incorrect tire placard
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 FJ Cruiser and Tacoma vehicles equipped with accessory wheels and tires installed by Toyota or dealers prior to the vehicle's first sale. The affected vehicles may list incorrect spare tire size and/or cold tire inflation information on the tire placard. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars." If the spare tire is inflated to the incorrect pressure provided on the placard, tire failure may occur while it is being driven on, increasing the risk of a crash. For the involved vehicles, overlay stickers to correct the tire placard will either be mailed to owners or provided to dealers for placement over the incorrect information on the placard. The recall is expected to begin in September. Reference Link
11:09 EDTBBY, RSHRadioShack rises after CFO resigns, analyst suggests Amazon should buy stores
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10:04 EDTTMMobileye ongoing work with Toyota has not changed, says Morgan Stanley
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09:16 EDTRSHOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:07 EDTRSHAmazon.com should consider buying some RadioShack stores, says SunTrust
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07:02 EDTRSHRadioShack appoints Holly Etlin as interim CFO
Etlin replaces John Feray, who resigned on September 12, citing personal reasons. Etlin, a managing director of AlixPartners and longtime RadioShack advisor, served as RadioShack's interim CFO from July 2013 to February 2014.
06:24 EDTBBY, RSHRadioShack liquidation could lift Best Buy comps, says Deutsche Bank
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06:17 EDTTMMobileye estimates not impacted by Toshiba story, says Deutsche Bank
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September 12, 2014
17:03 EDTRSHRadioShack mulling $585M financing package from UBS, Standard General, WSJ says
Radioshack is mulling a $585M financing package led by hedge fund Standard General and investment bank UBS in an attempt to save the electronics retailer from bankruptcy, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Standard General would arrange $260M, and UBS would arrange $325M to replace GE Capital's $585M loan and credit facility, which would loosen some of the restrictions in GE Capital's loan and give Radioshack quicker access to cash through the holiday season, the people added. Reference Link
16:20 EDTTMOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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14:16 EDTTMToyota news doesn't affect Mobileye near-term growth potential, says Wells Fargo
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14:01 EDTTMMobileye sinks after report says Toyota likely to use competitor
Shares of Mobileye (MBLY) are falling after the Nikkei newspaper reported today that Toshiba (TOSBF) is going to make many system chips for automatic driver-assist systems, or ADAS. Toyota (TM) will likely incorporate the chips into vehicles it will release in fiscal year 2015, the newspaper added. Mobileye designs software and chips for camera-based advanced ADAS. WHAT'S NEW: Toshiba plans to begin mass producing the ADAS chips - which will analyze images to help cars respond correctly to traffic lights and avoid dangers on the road - in 2015, Nikkei reported. The chips will be placed in safety systems by another company, Denso, before they are shipped to Toyota, Nikkei noted. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On September 9, Citigroup raised its price target on Mobileye to $62 from $48, as the firm was more confident about the company's chances of landing Toyota as a client after attending the first day of the ITS World Congress. Although Toyota is one of the few large auto makers not utilizing Mobileye's technology, the Japanese giant does recognize Mobileye's distinct technological advantages and expects to obtain ADAS components from more suppliers over the medium term, according to the firm, which kept a Buy rating on Mobileye. However, Deutsche Bank expressed some caution on the stock earlier this week when it downgraded the shares on valuation concerns. But the firm said that it continued to be upbeat about the company's long-term prospects. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Mobileye slumped $2, or 4%, to $52. The shares debuted on August 12 at about $32.
13:11 EDTTMToshiba to supply chips for Toyota driver-assistance systems, Nikkei says
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07:44 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney volatility low into company hosted analyst day
J.C. Penney September call option implied volatility is at 40, October is at 42, November is at 45, January and February is at 41; compared to its 26-week average of 53 according to Track Data suggesting decreasing price movement into a company hosted analyst day event on October 8.
07:08 EDTRSHB. Riley believes a meaningful recapitalization of RadioShack unlikely
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September 11, 2014
15:14 EDTTMToyota says no new or pending projects with Tesla, WSJ reports
After a question about Tesla Motors' (TSLA) soon-to-end deal to supply batteries and drive systems to Toyota (TM) for an electric RAV4 was posed to Tesla CEO Musk, the executive said earlier this week that his company may reach a new partnership with the Japanese company in the next two or three years, but Toyota’s chief U.S. spokeswoman has now told The Wall Street Journal that its RAV4 EV project with Tesla has been "mutually beneficial" but that the companies "currently have no new, or pending projects under discussion.” Reference Link
13:30 EDTTMToyota to recall 130,000 Tundra pickups due to air bag problem
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12:16 EDTRSHOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in negative territory and have remained there throughout the morning. Initial jobless claims, reported prior to the open, did little to stoke buying after coming in higher than expected. The market has drifted off its lows of the session but the averages once again remain range bound. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims rose 11K to 315K in the week ended September 6, versus expectations for them to tick down slightly to 300K. The Federal budget for August is scheduled to be reported at 2:00 pm ET, with a deficit of $130.0B forecast. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of yoga-inspired apparel maker lululemon (LULU) rose over 15% after the company reported better than expected second quarter results and increased its fiscal year guidance. Meanwhile, shares of another well-known retailer, RadioShack (RSH), advanced 16% after its own quarterly report, despite acknowledging it will need additional capital to complete its turnaround and that it may need to pursue a bankruptcy filing. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was JDSU (JDSU), which advanced 11% after announcing last night that it plans to separate into two publicly traded companies, namely an optical components and commercial lasers one and another focused on network and service enablement. This morning the stock was upgraded at RBC Capital to Outperform, as the firm believes that the split should enable the entities to streamline their costs and that the shares could reach a $40 value over the long-term. Also higher was Taminco (TAM), which rose nearly 11% and traded above the $26.00 per share price it agreed to in striking a deal to be acquired by Eastman Chemical (EMN). Of note, the deal includes a "go shop" provision under which Taminco may solicit alternative acquisition proposals for a thirty day period. Following the announcement, Eastman shares rose a bit over 1%. Among the noteworthy losers was E2open (EOPN), which plunged 30% and was downgraded at Pacific Crest and Northland after the company pre-announced Q2 results and issued weaker than expected 2015 revenue guidance. Also lower were shares of China's 21Vianet (VNET), which fell 17% after the company hosted a conference call to discuss the recent allegations made by a short seller. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 40.49, or 0.24%, to 17,028.22, the Nasdaq was down 12.73, or 0.28%, to 4,573.80, and the S&P 500 was down 3.66, or 0.18%, to 1,992.03.
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09:23 EDTRSHRadioShack CEO says excited about Holiday, 'more robust' Black Friday strategy
RadioShack (RSH) says the company has become a "top five" Apple (AAPL) retailer. RadioShack says its is working on enhanced capabilities for its e-commerce platform.
09:18 EDTRSHOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: lululemon (LULU), up 15%... Sigma Designs (SIGM), up 7%. ALSO HIGHER: JDSU (JDSU), up 13.8% after announcing that it will separate into two publicly traded companies... Wet Seal (WTSL), up 4.5%, upgraded at B. Riley following Q2 earnings results... Gogo (GOGO), up 5% after announcing partnership with T-Mobile (TMUS)... Digital Ally (DGLY), up 8.4% after announcing plans to introduce "bullet camera" option at October police conference. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Restoration Hardware (RH), down 5%... Five Below (FIVE), down 5.6%. LOWER: Radio Shack (RSH), down 8% after reporting Q2 losses, stating that it may need to pursue bankruptcy... E2open (EOPN), down 29%, downgraded at Pacific Crest and Northland after the company announced preliminary Q2 earnings results... Twitter (TWTR), down 1% after announcing that it will offer $1.3B in convertible unsecured senior notes... Crocs (CROX), down 2.6% after downgraded at Buckingham... Macy's (M), down 1.3% after downgraded at Sterne Agee.
09:07 EDTRSHRadioShack CEO says turn-around pace 'simply not fast enough'
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07:53 EDTRSHRadioShack says will need liquidity, may need to pursue bankruptcy
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07:13 EDTBBYSome retailers wary of Apple Pay platform, Reuters says
Apple (AAPL) Pay's success is dependent on incorporating more large retailers such as Wal-Mart (WMT) and Best Buy (BBY) into the service, but both retailers recently ceased accepting payments using NFC terminals, according to Reuters, citing comments from Best Buy spokesman Jeff Shelman. Shelman said, "At this point we have no plans to accept Apple Pay." Reference Link
07:09 EDTRSHRadioShack restructuring overhaul develops, Reuters says
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07:04 EDTRSHRadioShack says improving sales trend to continue into Q3
The company added that it has nonetheless been challenged by persistent industry-wide decline in consumer electronics and soft mobility market. CEO Joseph Magnacca said, ""The postpaid mobility business drove the majority of the weak performance this quarter due to lackluster consumer interest in the current handset assortment, consumers waiting for an iconic handset launch this fall, and intense promotional activities by the wireless carriers."
07:03 EDTRSHRadioShack CEO: We may need additional capital to complete turnaround
CEO Joseph Magnacca added, "As a result, we are actively exploring options for overhauling our balance sheet and are in advanced discussions with a number of parties. We are also working with our key financial stakeholders, including our existing lenders, bondholders, shareholders and landlords seeking to create a long-term solution. This may include a debt restructuring, a store base consolidation program, and other measures to make significant reductions in our cost structure. The details of a recapitalization have yet to be finalized, and we are reviewing several alternatives, some of which would require consent from our lenders. There is no pre-determined outcome to this work and, of course, we cannot be certain as to the outcome from the current discussions."
07:02 EDTRSHRadioShack reports Q2 adjusted loss of $101.5M, compared to $62.9M a year ago
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03:27 EDTRSHRadioShack loan being prepped by UBS, Standard General, Bloomberg says
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September 10, 2014
18:28 EDTRSHRadioShack loan being prepped by UBS, Standard General, Bloomberg says
According to three people with knowledge of the situation, UBS is working with Standard General on loans for RadioShack as it tries to avoid bankruptcy, Bloomberg reports. Reference Link
15:51 EDTRSHRadioShack loan being prepped by UBS, Standard General, Bloomberg says
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15:27 EDTTMToyota searching for Mexico assembly plant site, Bloomberg reports
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11:43 EDTJCP, SHLDLand's End soars after better than expected Q2 results
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10:00 EDTDIODOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:17 EDTTMChina mulls easing car dealer restrictions, Bloomberg says
China's Ministry of Commerce is considering whether to ease rules on car dealers and allow them to sell vehicles from multiple brands in the same store, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Note that both Bitauto (BITA) and Autohome (ATHM), which operate automobile buyer focused websites in China, were down significantly during yesterday's trading, though it is unclear if the reported new regulations play a role in their share weakness. Publicly traded carmakers include Fiat (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
06:32 EDTDIODDiodes downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
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September 9, 2014
18:31 EDTDIODOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:27 EDTDIODDiodes raises Q3 revenue view to $230M-$238M from $228M-$238M, consensus $233.6M
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10:57 EDTTMMobileye climbs after analyst says GM, Tesla using technology
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09:55 EDTRSHRadioShack price target cut to $0, bankruptcy likely, says Wedbush
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09:28 EDTTMMobileye price target raised to $62 from $48 at Citigroup
Citigroup raised its price target for Mobileye (MBLY) shares to $62 saying it left day one of the ITS World Congress feeling better about its thesis regarding the company landing Toyota (TM) as a client. Citi says Toyota is one of few remaining large OEMs that has yet to enter production with Mobileye. It believes Toyota recognizes Mobileye’s distinct technological advantages and expects to source more ADAS suppliers over the medium-term. William Blair this morning said it believes Tesla (TSLA) and GM (GM) are using Mobileye for their automated highway driving assist technology while Morgan Stanley upped its price target for shares to $65. The stock is trading up 6% to $56.23 in pre-market trading.
07:16 EDTJCPSterne Agee to hold a field trip
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06:09 EDTTMVerizon CEO sees self-driving cars 3-5 years away, Detroit News reports
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September 8, 2014
13:04 EDTTMAugust vehicle sales drop in Russia, WSJ says
The Association of European Businesses said that the sales of new vehicles in August throughout Russia have dropped at the quickest rate so far in 2014, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing a statement from chairman of the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee Joerg Schreiber. Industry officials are anticipating sales in the country for 2014 to decrease another 20% after a 5% decline last year. Publicly traded companies in the automobile industry include Fiat (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
11:15 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney volatility at 27-month low
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07:34 EDTTMU.S. claims China breaks commitments amid Qualcomm, Microsoft probes, WSJ says
As Microsoft (MSFT) and Qualcomm (QCOM) are being investigated for potential monopolistic activity by Chinese regulators and lawmakers there recently alleged price manipulation by foreign automakers including Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC) and Daimler (DDAIF), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce alleged that China's use of its antimonopoly law has been subjective and its implementation skewed to favor China's local companies, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
06:51 EDTTMTesla head says 'not surprised' if Toyota deal happens, Reuters says
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06:21 EDTBBYSmartwatch market to reach $10B by 2018, says Citigroup
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