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April 10, 2014
16:39 EDTRTOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were sharply lower as selling pressure took hold early in the session and did not relent. The averages closed near their worst levels, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq down more than 3%. With today's close, each of the major indexes is now lower for the year. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to 300K last week, hitting their lowest weekly level since May 2007. The the timing of Easter and Passover, as well as other seasonal factors, however, may have lead many to discount the figure. Export prices rose 0.8% in March, while import prices grew 0.6%, both of which were greater than expected advances. In China, exports fell 6.6% from a year earlier in March, while imports plunged 11.3%. Economists had predicted year-over-year gains for both. COMPANY NEWS: eBay (EBAY) and activist investor Carl Icahn settled their proxy contest, with Icahn withdrawing both his two board nominees and his proposal for eBay to spin off its PayPal unit. As part of its agreement with Icahn, eBay will expand the number of independent directors on its board to 10 and add David Dorman to serve in that capacity. The online retail marketplace was among the many tech names suffering losses, closing the session down $1.81, or 3.24%, at $54.08... Ally Financial (ALLY), formerly the auto finance and financial services arm of General Motors (GM), lost $1.02, or 4.08%, to close at $23.98 in its first day of trade following its return to the public markets after having price its return offering at $25.00 per share... General Motors made news again as well by confirming that two of its engineers have been placed on paid leave as part of the company's ongoing ignition switch recall probe. The company also added ignition lock cylinders to its safety recall of 2.2 million vehicles in the U.S. and said it expects to take a $1.3B charge in the first quarter due to recall-related repairs... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was drugstore operator Rite Aid (RAD), which rose 54c, or 8.44%, to $6.94 after reporting earnings and revenue and that beat expectations and giving a revenue outlook for its fiscal 2015 that came in above estimates. Also higher following a better than expected earnings report was casual restaurant owner Ruby Tuesday (RT), which advanced 72c, or 12.08%, to $6.68. Among the noteworthy losers was data security solutions provider Imperva (IMPV), down $21.73, or 43.7%, to $28.00 which plunged 41% after the company slashed its first quarter profit and sales outlook. Another name in computer security, FireEye (FEYE), was among a a number of so-called "momentum" stocks that fell during the session, sliding $6.64, or 11.77%, to $49.75. Other momentum stocks that fell included 3D Systems (DDD), down $5.90, or 10.79%, to $48.78, and Yelp (YELP), down $7.78, or 10.92%, to $63.47. INDEXES: The Dow was down 266.96, or 1.62%, to 16,170.22, the Nasdaq was down 129.79, or 3.1%, to 4,054.11, and the S&P 500 was down 39.10, or 2.09%, to 1,833.08.
12:25 EDTRTOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:00 EDTRTRuby Tuesday rises 12.4%
Ruby Tuesday is up 12.4%, or 74c, to $6.70
10:32 EDTRTRuby Tuesday upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Tigress Financial
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10:00 EDTRTRuby Tuesday rises 10.2%
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09:21 EDTRTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:18 EDTRTRuby Tuesday shares fully valued, says Raymond James
Raymond James believes downside risk in Ruby Tuesday remains following the 10% upside move in shares after hours following Q3 results. The firm sees limited sales visibility and believes the market is overvaluing the company's real estate assets. Shares are Underperform rated.
April 9, 2014
19:01 EDTRTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:17 EDTRTRuby Tuesday up over 10% to $6.60 following Q3 results
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16:11 EDTRTRuby Tuesday sees Q4 SSS down 1% to up 1%
Plans to close 6 to 9 restaurants in Q4, bringing FY14 total to 30 to 33. Sees Q4 capex $7M-$10M.
16:10 EDTRTRuby Tuesday reports Q3 EPS ex-items (7c), consensus (8c)
Reports Q3 revenue $295.6M, consensus $284.22M. Reports Q3 SSS down 1.9% at company-owned restaurants.
15:19 EDTRTNotable companies reporting after market close
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