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August 6, 2014
17:05 EDTSFTBF, GRPN, ENPH, TAP, S, WAG, FOXA, TMUS, TWXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were nearly unchanged following a session dominated by talk of big name deals that did not happen. The market moved lower in the early going but found a level in the second half hour of trading and began to drift off the bottom. The averages crossed into positive territory about an hour after the opening bell and then spent most of the afternoon drifting. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the trade deficit narrowed to $41.5B in June from a revised $44.7B in May. In Europe, Italian GDP unexpectedly contracted 0.2% in Q2, putting the country into a technical recession, while German manufacturing orders surprised with a 3.2% June drop. COMPANY NEWS: Time Warner (TWX) reported better than expected quarterly profits, but its stock fell $10.95, or 12.85%, to $74.24 after 21st Century Fox (FOXA, FOX) last night announced that it had withdrawn its takeover bid for the parent of HBO, Warner Bros. and other entertainment properties. Class A shares of 21st Century Fox advanced $1.03, or 3.29%, to $32.33 in the wake of the news and the company's announcement of a $6B share repurchase program... Wireless carriers Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) both fell after multiple media outlets reported that the third largest mobile phone carrier in the U.S. has ended its pursuit of trying to combine with the fourth largest one. Sprint, which also replaced CEO Dan Hesse with Marcelo Claure, the founder and CEO of SoftBank (SFTBF) subsidiary Brightstar, declined $1.38, or 18.96%, to $5.90, while T-Mobile shares slid $2.85, or 8.4%, to $31.06. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was brewer Molson Coors (TAP), which rose $3.87, or 5.76%, to $71.08 after the company's second quarter profits topped expectations. Also higher following its earnings report was Enphase Energy (ENPH), which advanced $1.36, or 14.02%, to $11.06. Among the noteworthy losers was Walgreen (WAG), which dropped $9.91, or 14.34%, to $59.21 after the company exercised its option to acquire the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots that it does not already own but said its purchase of the rest of the U.K.'s Boots will not be a "tax inversion" deal, as many had been expecting. Also lower were shares of Groupon (GRPN), which fell 90c, or 12.72%, to $6.17 after the company reported first quarter revenue that missed expectations and it lowered its fiscal 2014 adjusted EBITDA outlook. INDEXES: The Dow added 13.87, or 0.08%, to 16,443.34, the Nasdaq rose 2.22, or 0.05%, to 4,355.05, and the S&P 500 barely budged, gaining 0.03 to 1,920.24.
News For TWX;FOXA;S;TMUS;WAG;TAP;ENPH;GRPN;SFTBF From The Last 14 Days
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February 23, 2015
08:55 EDTFOXAFox News' O'Reilly defending statements, NY Times reports
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08:33 EDTFOXA'Fifty Shades' ticket sales retain top spot at box office, Reuters says
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07:38 EDTTWXComcast, AT&T deals could be delayed by document access case, WSJ says
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07:00 EDTFOXA21st Century Fox says 'no truth' in rumors of Discovery talks, Reuters reports
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06:34 EDTFOXA21st Century Fox, Discovery held preliminary merger talks, AFR reports
21st Century Fox (FOXA) executives met with their counterparts at Discovery Communications (DISCA) nearly two weeks ago to discuss a possible takeover offer, The Australian Financial Review reports, citing sources. According to the sources, discussions were "nascent" and talks are in the "very, very early days." A spokesperson for 21st Century Fox has denied talks took place. Reference Link
February 20, 2015
13:56 EDTTMUSAT&T VP critical of Dish auction tactics
AT&T (T) VP of Federal Regulatory Joan Marsh stated in a post to a corporate blog that FCC Auction 97 represents "hard evidence that there is significant continuing interest in licensed spectrum... It didn't matter that it was mid-band spectrum. It mattered only that it was broadband spectrum." Marsh notes that Dish (DISH) won more licenses than any other bidder though "none of that spectrum is currently supporting commercial wireless services," with her suggestion being that "auctions should be designed to ensure that licenses go to those willing to deploy networks not speculators or stockpilers...The government should continue to place a high priority on allocating new licensed bands to the wireless industry." Marsh continues her analysis of Dish, claiming the double and triple-bidding activity carried out by its two designated entities "circumvented auction activity rules, masked actual demand and distorted the auction," as they were able to win significant allocations while enjoying a 25% small business discount. In response to Dish claims that all companies use DEs, Marsh replies that "in more recent auctions... bidders like AT&T, Verizon (VZ) and T-Mobile (TMUS) had no DE relationships, participated directly and paid full price for their licenses." Reference Link
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February 19, 2015
13:56 EDTTMUST-Mobile in talks to resume selling BlackBerry devices, CrackBerry says
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10:57 EDTSSprint commences $1B senior notes offering
Sprint announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of $1B aggregate principal amount of notes. Sprint intends to use the net proceeds for "general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, working capital requirements, retirement or service requirements of outstanding debt and network expansion and modernization." The joint book-running managers for the offering are Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, .J.P. Morgan Securities, Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho, RBC Capital, Scotia Capital and SMBC Nikko Securities.
10:52 EDTSSprint files automatic mixed securities shelf
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09:12 EDTTMUSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:15 EDTTWXWarner Bros. exec says not in talks with Apple on streaming, Re/code reports
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07:25 EDTTWXCable nets speed up shows to add more ads, WSJ says
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06:12 EDTTMUST-Mobile says COO Jim Alling resigns, effective March 13
T-Mobile said in a filing that on February 17, Jim Alling, who has served as EVP and COO, T-Mobile Business, since April 2013, informed the company that he is resigning as an officer of the company, effective March 13. On February 13, Mike Sievert was appointed COO. Sievert previously served as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of the company since April 2013 and from November 2012 to April 2013, Sievert was EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of T-Mobile USA.
06:06 EDTTMUST-Mobile reports Q4 EPS 12c, consensus 5c
Reports Q4 revenue up 19.4%, consensus $7.88B. Reports Q4 adjusted EBITDA up 41.3% to $1.8B. Reports Q4 Service revenue up 13.6%.
06:05 EDTTMUST-Mobile targets 2.2M-3.2M branded postpaid net customer additions in 2015
Targets 2015 adjusted EBITDA of $6.8B-$7.2B. Targets 2015 Cash CapEx of $4.4B-$4.7B. Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2015 is expected to be significantly impacted by a large investment to front end customer growth in 2015, similar to what the Company did in 2014. In addition, the first quarter of 2015 will reflect the accounting treatment of Un-carrier 8.0: Data Stash, which is expected to have a non-cash impact in the range of $100 million to $150 million.
06:05 EDTTMUST-Mobile reports 2.1M total net additions in Q4
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February 18, 2015
15:35 EDTTMUSNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Wal-Mart (WMT), consensus $1.54... Priceline (PCLN), consensus $10.10... DIRECTV (DTV), consensus $1.40... Noble Energy (NBL), consensus 35c... Host Hotels & Resorts (HST), consensus 39c... Hormel Foods (HRL), consensus 64c... Discovery Communications (DISCA), consensus 41c... SCANA (SCG), consensus 73c... Quanta Services (PWR), consensus 51c... Patterson (PDCO), consensus 59c... Denbury Resources (DNR), consensus 23c... T-Mobile (TMUS), consensus 5c... Linn Energy (LINE), consensus 6c... Linn Co (LNCO), consensus 39c... Bloomin' Brands (BLMN), consensus 27c... Huntington Ingalls (HII), consensus $1.98.
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