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February 3, 2014
10:19 EDTAMZN, GOOG, FB, TWTRAnalysts upbeat on upcoming Twitter quarterly report
Two research firms were optimistic about the outlook for Twitter's (TWTR) fourth quarter results and 2014 performance in separate notes to investors earlier today. However, both firms also made cautious statements about the social media company. WHAT'S NEW: Twitter's fourth quarter results could exceed analysts' consensus by a small amount, although it is difficult to gauge the company's fundamentals, RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney wrote. Twitter's momentum can continue, and the company can become one of the leading websites, alongside Google (GOOG), Amazon.com (AMZN), and Facebook (FB), Mahaney believes. The company's long-term outlook remains bright, added the analyst, who kept a $60 price target and Outperform rating on the stock. Wedbush analyst Shyam Patil contended that Twitter benefited from strong spending on its platform last quarter and some advertisers are beginning to dedicate a set amount of money to Twitter in their budgets. Twitter's fourth quarter results will be "very strong," and marketers' Twitter budgets could double this year, the analyst wrote. However, the company's fourth quarter results are likely to be in-line with analysts' consensus estimate, and investors should wait for a better entry point before buying the shares, wrote Patil. The analyst increased his price target on the stock to $58 from $37, but kept a Neutral rating on the shares.
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December 5, 2014
10:00 EDTFBOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Builders FirstSource (BLDR) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... CSI Compressco (CCLP) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... California Resources Corp. (CRC) initiated with a Market Perform at Raymond James... Castlight Health (CSLT) initiated with an Equal Weight at First Analysis... DCP Midstream (DPM) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... DSP Group (DSPG) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital... Edwards Lifesciences (EW) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein... EnLink Midstream (ENLK) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... Facebook (FB) initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners... FireEye (FEYE) initiated with a Market Perform at JMP Securities... FleetCor (FLT) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Imperva (IMPV) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Keryx (KERX) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Knowles (KN) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital... Marlin Midstream (FISH) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... Paragon Offshore (PGN) initiated with a Sector Perform at Iberia... PepsiCo (PEP) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Proofpoint (PFPT) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Relypsa (RLYP) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Rocket Fuel (FUEL) initiated with a Sell at Maxim... Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) initiated with an Underperform at Longbow... Summit Midstream (SMLP) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... TubeMogul (TUBE) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Western Gas Partners (WES) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.
10:00 EDTGOOGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading
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08:55 EDTGOOG, TWTR, FBYahoo seen overtaking Twitter in U.S. mobile ad market share, WSJ reports
Research firm eMarketer predicts Google (GOOG, GOOGL) and Facebook (FB) will account for about 35% and 17%, respectively, of the U.S. mobile ad market in 2015, but the firm also expects Yahoo (YHOO) will edge past Twitter (TWTR) in terms of mobile ad revenue, with projected market shares of 3.74% and 3.69%, respectively, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
08:14 EDTGOOGGoogle volatility low into being downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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07:38 EDTGOOGFollow-up: Google downgraded at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded Google to Neutral from Buy. The firm lowered estimates slightly below the Street due to lack of product catalysts, search maturity, and margin pressure from investments. BofA/Merrill is also cautious on online advertising growth given increased regulatory risk in the EU, potential Facebook (FB) competition, share loss from social growth, and a strong Apple (AAPL) product cycle. Price target lowered to $580 from $600.
07:28 EDTGOOGGoogle downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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06:31 EDTFBFacebook initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners
Target $105.
06:15 EDTGOOGGoogle revamps incentive program for firms that sell productivity apps, services
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06:03 EDTGOOGiOS mobile traffic shows iPhone 6 launch strong, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says that according to Quantcast data, Apple's (AAPL) iOS mobile traffic share increased from 60.6% at iPhone 6 launch to 61.4% nine weeks after launch, while Google's (GOOG) Android decreased from 38.4% to 37.5% in the same period. Piper views the iOS mobile traffic share as further evidence that the iPhone 6 launch in the U.S. is off to a strong start. It keeps an Overweight rating on Apple shares with a $135 price target.
December 4, 2014
16:00 EDTAMZN, TWTR, FBOptions Update; December 4, 2014
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13:39 EDTFBTarget executive says tough to choose between TV, Facebook, BI reports
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11:10 EDTGOOGNetwork-1 Technologies initiates 2nd patent litigation against Google, YouTube
Network-1 Technologies (NTIP) announced it has initiated its second patent litigation against Google (GOOG) and YouTube in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for infringement of its newly issued patent relating to the identification and tagging of media content. The patent being asserted is U.S. Patent No. 8,904,464. The lawsuit alleges that Google and YouTube have infringed and continue to infringe by making, using, selling and offering to sell unlicensed systems and products and services related thereto, which include YouTube's Content ID system.
09:37 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading
Active equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPL ALTR P BIDU AMZN TSLA X NFLX TWTR WMT
09:18 EDTTWTRTwitter CEO trusts sell 141,730 shares
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09:01 EDTAMZNAmazon launches Amazon Elements everyday essentials product line
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08:45 EDTAMZNAmazon.com, ChannelAdvisor should be bought, says Pacific Crest
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06:43 EDTFBFacebook and ESET announce partnership to fight malware
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06:41 EDTGOOGProposed U.K. tax hike would hit tech companies, NY Times says
The British government has proposed a 25% tax on the U.K. profits of international companies, according to The New York Times. The tax would hit tech giants like Google (GOOG) which use complex loopholes to reduce their taxes, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
06:02 EDTAMZNStocks with implied volatility movement; BAC AMZN
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