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January 6, 2014
09:15 EDTLMCA, PBR, PACR, PPHM, MW, BA, SIRI, SOL, XPO, CAMT, JOSB, P, TWTR, HGG, SRPT, SCTY, FSLR, EBAYOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Sirius XM (SIRI), up 8% after Liberty Media (LMCA) offers to acquire remaining stake in Sirius it does not already own in a stock deal valued at $3.68 per Sirius share... Boeing (BA), up 1.5% after machinists union accepts contract extension tied to 777X... Jos. A Bank (JOSB), up 4.7% after Men's Wearhouse (MW) commences cash tender offer for the company at $57.50 per share. Men's Wearhouse shares also up 4.7% following the news.. Peregrine (PPHM), up 30% after receiving FDA fast track designation for Bavituximab... SolarCity (SCTY), up 10.7% after upgraded to Conviction Buy at Goldman... ReneSola (SOL), up 9.6% after awarded 420MW supply contract in Japan... XPO (XPO), up 10% after acquiring Pacer (PACR) for $6 in cash, $3 for each Pacer common share. Pacer also up 8% after the deal... Pandora (P) up 5.8% after launching advertising on auto platforms, reporting listener hours up 13% for December. LOWER: Twitter (TWTR), down 5.7% following downgrades at Morgan Stanley and CRT Capital... hhgregg (HGG), down 13.4% after lowering outlook... eBay (EBAY), down 2% after downgraded at Morgan Stanley... Petrobras (PBR), down 2% after WSJ says the company reported a fire at its Reduc refinery... Sarepta (SRPT), down 8.8% following downgrade at Citigroup... Camtek (CAMT), down 7.4% after CEO Roy Porat to step down, Rafi Amit to return as CEO... First Solar (FSLR), down 4.5% after downgraded at Goldman.
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July 21, 2015
08:38 EDTBABoeing July weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Boeing July weekly call option implied volatility is at 33, August is at 19, September is at 18; compared to its 52-week range of 13 to 29, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on July 22.
07:45 EDTEBAYSell PayPal amid mounting payments competition, Piper says
Shares of PayPal (PYPL) advanced over 5% yesterday in the stock's first day of trading following a split from eBay (EBAY), with the majority of research firms issuing optimistic notes on its prospects. This morning, however, analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray recommends selling the share as competition grows in the digital payments space. BEARS: Munster started shares of PayPal with an Underweight rating, the firm's equivalent of a "Sell," saying increased competition could pressure the stock's multiple over the next 6-24 months. Google's (GOOG) Android Pay and Apple's (AAPL) Apple Pay will give consumers a "real alternative to PayPal" for the first time, Munster tells investors in his research note. In addition, interest in payments from Amazon.com (AMZN) and Facebook (FB) bring potential for more digital wallet offerings, the analyst notes. Munster set a $30 price target for PayPal. Of note, Evercore ISI also started coverage of PayPal shares yesterday with a Sell rating. BULLS: Wells Fargo initiated coverage of PayPal yesterday with an Outperform rating, saying the company's unique assets will enable it to maintain its leadership role in digital payments and benefit from the growth of e-commerce. Also upbeat was Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian, who contends that PayPal has the top pure play online payment system and is continuing to grow its share of the Internet payment market. PayPal should be able to innovate more effectively after its spin-off, added the analyst, who set a $45 price target on the shares. PRICE ACTION: Shares of PayPal are pointing toward further gains in their second day of standalone trading, with the stock up about 2.7% to $41.55 in pre-market trading.
07:30 EDTEBAYeBay downgraded on valuation at Stifel
As noted earlier, Stifel downgraded eBay to Hold from Buy. The firm downgraded the stock on valuation.
06:19 EDTEBAYSilicon Valley giants side with Samsung in battle with Apple, InsideSources says
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05:30 EDTBABoeing, EVA Air finalize order for five 777 freighters
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July 20, 2015
19:02 EDTEBAYOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:18 EDTLMCAD. E. Shaw & Co reports 5.1% passive stake in Liberty Media
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16:24 EDTEBAYeBay downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
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16:22 EDTSCTY, EBAYOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Monday
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14:32 EDTSRPTFDA panel likely to review Sarepta, BioMarin drugs in November, TheStreet says
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13:46 EDTEBAYAmazon seen eclipsing Macy's as top U.S. clothing retailer
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13:14 EDTEBAYeBay acquires online clothing resale store Twice, TechCrunch reports
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12:16 EDTBABoeing sees nearly 1.2M pilots, technicians needed over next 20 years
Boeing released a new forecast showing continued strong demand for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians as the world's airlines add 38,000 airplanes to the global fleet over the next 20 years. Boeing's 2015 Pilot and Technician Outlook projects that between 2015 and 2034, the world will require 558,000 new commercial airline pilots and 609,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians. The 20-year projected demand for new pilots and technicians by region is: Asia Pacific – 226,000 pilots and 238,000 technicians; Europe – 95,000 pilots and 101,000 technicians; North America – 95,000 pilots and 113,000 technicians; Latin America – 47,000 pilots and 47,000 technicians; Middle East – 60,000 pilots and 66,000 technicians; Africa – 18,000 pilots and 22,000 technicians; Russia / CIS – 17,000 pilots and 22,000 technicians.
12:08 EDTSCTY, EBAYOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street were slightly higher at midday in the first trading day of a week that will be light on domestic economic data but heavy on earnings reports. Investors will be receiving profit reports from about 25% of the companies on the S&P 500 this week, making this the highest volume earnings week of this season. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major data was released. In Europe, Greece reopened its banks three weeks after closing as the country worked out another bailout agreement. The country announced it has started the process of paying off its creditors, including the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, with a bridge loan it just received. COMPANY NEWS: Lockheed Martin (LMT) agreed to buy the Sikorsky Aircraft business from United Technologies (UTX) for $9B, noting the price is "effectively reduced" to $7.1B after taking into account tax benefits resulting from the transaction. Shares of Lockheed, which also reported better than expected second quarter results and increased its fiscal year guidance, gained nearly 2% after the Sikorsky announcement and saying it will conduct a strategic review of its government IT infrastructure services business and technical services business... Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS) shares were little changed near noon after the bank reported earnings and revenue, excluding certain adjustments, that topped analysts' consensus forecasts... SunEdison (SUNE) announced a deal to acquire Vivint Solar (VSLR) for approximately $2.2B, payable in a combination of cash, shares of SunEdison common stock and SunEdison convertible notes. In connection with the proposed acquisition of Vivint Solar, SunEdison has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with a subsidiary of TerraForm Power (TERP) which, concurrently with the completion of SunEdison's acquisition of Vivint, will acquire Vivint Solar's rooftop solar portfolio, consisting of 523 MW expected to be installed by year-end 2015, for $922M in cash. Shares of Vivint rose 44% following the announcement, while SunEdison's stock gained 4% and TerraForm dropped 3%. Fellow residential solar installer SolarCity (SCTY), which is backed by Tesla's (TSLA) Elon Musk, rose 7% following the deal in the space. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Exelixis (EXEL), which rallied 43% after the company reported that a study of cabozantinib in metastatic renal cell carcinoma met its primary endpoint of significant improvement in progression-free survival. The shares were indicated to rise even more in early pre-market trading, but lost some of their gains after Bristol-Myers (BMY) announced that its Opdivo study was stopped early after showing superior overall survival in a Phase 3 study of previously treated patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Bristol-Myers rose a bit less than 1% to trade near $70 per share after its own announcement. Also higher was PayPal (PYPL), which gained more than 5.5% in its first day of trading after being spun out of eBay (EBAY). Meanwhile, eBay shares rose over 2%. Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) dropped 8% after posting lower than expected sales and profits in its fourth quarter and warning that while it should have an adequate supply of its primary feed ingredients, the company expects that prices will be "volatile" in the year ahead. Also lower were shares of several gold miners, including Barrick Gold (ABX) and Newmont Mining (NEM), which each fell about 11%, as gold prices declined about 2% near midday. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 31.66, or 0.18%, to 18,118.11, the Nasdaq was up 9.81, or 0.19%, to 5,219.96, and the S&P 500 was up 2.82, or 0.13%, to 2,129.46.
11:27 EDTSCTYSunEdison acquisition implies higher SolarCity valuation, says Raymond James
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11:03 EDTSRPTSarepta rises after Roth says added data can keep it ahead of BioMarin
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10:13 EDTSRPTOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:31 EDTEBAYPayPal completes separation from eBay
PayPal Holdings (PYPL) has completed its separation from eBay (EBAY) and is now an independent public company trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “PYPL.” PayPal is well-positioned to deliver the benefits of digital money to people around the world. In 2014, PayPal processed $235B in total payment volume and generated more than $8B in revenues. Also last year, PayPal processed $46B in mobile payment volume. The company serves more than 169M active customer accounts in 203 markets around the world. Under the terms of the separation, on July 17, 2015, stockholders who held eBay common stock at the close of business on July 8, 2015 received a distribution of one PayPal common share for every one share of eBay common stock held as of the Record Date. No fractional shares of PayPal were distributed.
08:34 EDTEBAYeBay price target adjusted to $33 following PayPal spin-off at Baird
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06:06 EDTTWTRStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; XOMA TWTR
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