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July 30, 2014
17:12 EDTPWE, GNW, EW, GRMN, AMGN, TWTR, GT, HSPOn 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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May 14, 2015
12:29 EDTHSPPfizer receives 'second request' from FTC regarding potential Hospira merger
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11:33 EDTTWTRStocks with call strike movement; TWTR SUNE
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10:41 EDTAMGNAnalysts upbeat on Amgen's Kyprolis after ASCO abstracts
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07:44 EDTAMGNInternational Headache Society to hold a conference
17th Congress of the International Headache Society is being held in Valencia, Spain on May 14-17.
May 13, 2015
19:17 EDTHSPHospira and FDA detect security vulnerabilities in infusion pumps
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17:17 EDTAMGNAmgen to present key results in solid tumor, hematologic malignancy treatments
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13:43 EDTHSPHospira shareholders approve merger with Pfizer
Hospira (HSP) announced that Hospira shareholders voted in favor of the proposal to adopt the merger agreement with Pfizer (PFE) at a special meeting of stockholders held May 13 in Denver, Colorado. On February 5, Hospira and Pfizer announced they had entered into a merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Hospira for $90 per share in cash for a total enterprise value of approximately $17B. The merger is subject to customary closing conditions, one of which was approval of the merger by Hospira's shareholders. Additional closing conditions to be met include obtaining regulatory approvals in several jurisdictions. Hospira and Pfizer continue to expect the merger to close in the second half of 2015.
12:01 EDTTWTRStocks with call strike movement; TWTR RIG
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09:39 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on open
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May 12, 2015
16:01 EDTTWTROptions Update; May 12, 2015
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11:37 EDTTWTRStocks with call strike movement; TWTR JCP
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10:01 EDTEWOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:38 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on open
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07:48 EDTGNWStandard & Poor's to hold a summit
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06:48 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan upgraded Edwards Lifesciences to Overweight following the 15% selloff since mid-March. The firm says its confidence in the conversion of the surgical valve replacement market to transcatheter replacement increased significantly at this year's ACC. It adds that its recent field work indicates the TAVR market has accelerated post-ACC. JPMorgan raised its price target for shares to $155 from $147.
06:35 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
06:09 EDTTWTRTwitter spent over $85M to buy Periscope, Niche, Re/code reports
Twitter paid over $86M to buy Periscope, a live streaming app, and Niche, a social media talent agency, earlier this year, Re/code reports. Re/code previously said Twitter acquired Niche for approximately $30M, including earn-out payments. Reference Link
May 11, 2015
16:00 EDTTWTROptions Update; May 11, 2015
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11:23 EDTTWTRStocks with call strike movement; TWTR TSLS
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05:20 EDTGNWGenworth Financial announces sale of portion of interest in Genworth Australia
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