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July 30, 2014
17:12 EDTGRMN, AMGN, TWTR, GT, HSP, PWE, GNW, EWOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street began the session in positive territory following a better than expected GDP growth estimate for the second quarter, but were unable to hold their initial gains. The averages reversed early in the session and eventually crossed into negative territory, as investors chose to wait for the Fedís rate decision and to listen to the accompanying statements. The Fed kept rates the same, said inflation was tracking towards their goals, and continued to reduce their planned purchases of bonds, which was all generally in keeping with expectations. The market initially revived, but then settled back into the range it was in before the Fed's release and limped into the close. ECONOMIC EVENTS: The Commerce Department estimated that U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.0% in the second quarter, easily beating expectations for a growth rate of 3.0%. ADP reported private payrolls climbed 218K in July, which was a bit below the 238K forecast. The Federal Reserve wrapped up its two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting and, as expected, decided to reduce its monthly asset purchases by $10B next month. The Fed will buy $10B of mortgage-backed securities in August, down from $15B in July, and will buy $15B of longer-term Treasury securities next month, down from $20B previously. The committee reaffirmed its view that highly accommodative monetary policies are still appropriate and maintained its 0% to 0.25% target range for the federal funds rate. Additionally, the leaders of the G-7 issued a joint statement that they "remain ready to further intensify the costs" to Russia if it does not change its course regarding Ukraine. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Twitter (TWTR) surged $7.71, or 19.98%, to $46.30 after the social network operator's second quarter results beat analysts' consensus estimates and it raised its fiscal year 2014 revenue and adjusted EBITDA forecasts. Following last night's report, Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Twitter to Buy from Neutral, while the stock was also upgraded at FBN Securities, UBS and Cowen. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following their earnings reports were Edwards Lifesciences (EW), which gained $8.44, or 10.0%, to $92.88, Hospira (HSP), which rose $4.31, or 8.3%, to $56.21, and Amgen (AMGN), which advanced $6.70, or 5.43%, to $130.01. Among the notable gainers following their earnings reports were Genworth Financial (GNW), which fell $2.28, or 14.02%, to $13.98, Goodyear Tire (GT), which declined $2.14, or 7.76%, to $25.45, and Garmin (GRMN), which dropped $3.17, or 5.51%, to $54.41. Also lower was Penn West Petroleum (PWE), which fell $1.30, or 14.21%, to $7.85 after it announced that the Audit Committee of the company's Board of Directors is conducting a voluntary, internal review of certain of the company's accounting practices. INDEXES: The Dow dropped 31.75, or 0.19%, to 16,880.36, the Nasdaq gained 20.20, or 0.45%, to 4,462.90, and the S&P 500 added 0.12, or 0.01%, to 1,970.07.
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February 18, 2015
07:03 EDTGRMNGarmin board authorizes repurchase of up to $300M of common stock
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07:02 EDTGRMNGarmin board intends to recommend cash dividend of $2.04 per share
The board of directors intends to recommend to the shareholders for approval at the annual meeting to be held on June 5 a cash dividend in the amount of $2.04 per share, payable in four equal installments on dates to be determined by the Board.
07:01 EDTGRMNGarmin reports Q4 adjusted EPS 77c, consensus 78c
Reports Q4 revenue $803.31M, consensus $789.94M.
February 17, 2015
18:17 EDTAMGNJANA Partners gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: NCR (NCR), Liberty Ventures (LVNTA), Solarcity (SCTY), Computer Sciences Corp (CSC), Salix (SLXP), and Applied Materials (AMAT). INCREASED STAKES: Hertz (HTZ), Valeant (VRX), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Rackspace (RAX), and HD Supply (HDS). DECREASED STAKES: AIG (AIG), Actavis (ACT), Charter (CHTR), AerCap (AER), and Energy Transfer Equity (ETE). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Equinix (EQIX), Cameron International (CAM), Dollar General (DG), QEP Resources (QEP), and Amgen (AMGN).
16:00 EDTTWTROptions Update; February 17, 2015
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15:40 EDTGRMNGarmin technical comments ahead of results
Ahead of earnings the shares are moving higher, trading above the midpoint of the 1-year range. If the news meets or exceeds bullish expectations, next resistance levels are at $58.13, $60.19, and the 52-week high at $62.05. If the news fails to meet expectations, the following support levels could become downside objectives: $54.66, $52.89, and $50.08. A breakdown below $50 would snap the longer-term uptrend.
15:32 EDTGRMNNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:21 EDTGRMNGarmin November volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
Garmin March put option implied volatility is at 83, March is at 31, April is at 28; compared to its 26-week average of 27 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on February 18.
10:51 EDTGNWOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:12 EDTGTGoodyear Tire moves higher after earnings, levels to watch
At the last price of $26.95, the stock is up over 3.3% on the day following its earning report before market open. Resistance is at the high of the day at $27.22 and then at $27.51, the bottom of a bearish gap down in price from January. Support is at the 50-day moving average, last at $26.57.
10:01 EDTAMGNCVS says PCSK9 inhibitors could cost system $150B annually
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09:40 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on open
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09:19 EDTTWTRTwitter still the large cap Internet stock to own this year, says MKM Partners
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08:18 EDTGTGoodyear Tire backs 2015-2016 operating income growth of 10%-15%
Backs 2015-2016 annual positive free cash flow from operations and an adjusted debit to EBITDAP ratio of 2.0x to 2.1x.
08:17 EDTGTGoodyear Tire reports Q4 Tire unit volumes totaled 39.5M
Original equipment unit volume was down 1 percent, primarily due to continued industry weakness in Latin America. Replacement tire shipments were down 4 percent, due to lower sales of winter tires in Europe resulting from one of the warmest winters on record.
08:17 EDTGTGoodyear Tire reports Q4 EPS excl items 59c, consensus 58c
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05:00 EDTGTGoodyear Tire volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Goodyear Tire February call option implied volatility is at 90, March is at 43, April is at 33; compared to its 26-week average of 36 according to Track Data. Elevated volatility suggests traders taking positions for large price movement into the expected release of Q4 results today.
04:47 EDTHSPPfenex price target raised to $16 from $12 at Mizuho
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February 13, 2015
17:52 EDTAMGNThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
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08:23 EDTAMGNPiper Jaffray biotech/healthcare analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
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