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January 7, 2013
04:55 EDTVSAT, VSAT, VSAT, VSAT, VSAT, MSFT, MSFT, MSFT, MSFT, MSFT, AXP, AXP, AXP, AXP, AXP, LEAP, LEAP, LEAP, LEAP, LEAP, TXN, TXN, TXN, TXN, TXN, NOK, NOK, NOK, NOK, NOK, DELL, DELL, DELL, DELL, DELL, DLB, DLB, DLB, DLB, DLB, YHOO, YHOO, YHOO, YHOO, YHOO, NLSN, NLSN, NLSN, NLSN, NLSN, CMCSA, CMCSA, CMCSA, CMCSA, CMCSA, VIA, VIA, VIA, VIA, VIA, QCOM, QCOM, QCOM, QCOM, QCOM, CTL, CTL, CTL, CTL, CTL, SNE, SNE, SNE, SNE, SNE, DTV, DTV, DTV, DTV, DTV, DISH, DISH, DISH, DISH, DISHConsumer Electronics Association to host a conference
2013 International CES is being held in Las Vegas on January 7-11.
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October 14, 2014
07:03 EDTNLSNNielsen shares defended at Macquarie
Macquarie reiterated its Outperform rating on Nielsen and said its core business remains unaffected and Rentrak is not a direct threat. The firm sees upside from OCR and other new products and views valuation as attractive.
06:46 EDTMSFTFirm indicates vulnerability in Microsoft Windows used by Russian hackers
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06:37 EDTQCOMUMC lands 28nm LTE chip orders from Qualcomm, DigiTimes reports
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06:32 EDTMSFTMicrosoft says hit 1M registrants to test Windows 10 preview version
Microsoft says on its Windows blog that it hit 1M registrants for the Windows Insider Program to test the preview version of Windows 10. The company says it has received 200,000 items of user feedback. Reference Link
06:00 EDTNLSNNielsen upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
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October 13, 2014
16:33 EDTMSFTMicrosoft and Salesforce.com unveil new joint solutions
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16:04 EDTMSFTSkullcandy announces two ASTRO headsets compatible with Xbox One
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13:10 EDTYHOO, MSFTGoogle's Schmidt says Amazon is company's biggest search rival, FT reports
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google (GOOG), says Amazon (AMZN) is his company's biggest rival in search, not Bing (MSFT) or Yahoo (YHOO), the Financial Times reports. Schmidt also argued in Berlin that Google should not be regulated "as if it were the gatekeeper of the internet," given the influence of Amazon and Facebook (FB). Reference Link
12:13 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded as BGC sees higher chances for tax efficient monetization
Research firm BGC Partners upgraded its rating on Yahoo (YHOO) to Buy from Hold, saying that the chances of the company monetizing its assets in a more tax efficient manner have increased now that Alibaba (BABA) has come public. Among the possible scenarios, Yahoo may be acquired by Alibaba, the firm added. WHAT'S NEW: Yahoo's chances of paying a relatively low tax rate on the sale of its stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, a Japanese Internet company, have risen, BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis stated. Yahoo could owe up to $15B of taxes on its sale of the assets, the analyst estimated. If Yahoo pays full tax liability, its stakes would be worth $43.5B. If it pays no taxes, the assets would be worth $58.5B, he estimated. Gillis set his price target on Yahoo at $50, representing the midpoint of the two scenarios, he stated. Among various scenarios that could play out, Alibaba could choose to buy Yahoo and subsequently unload Yahoo's core business and the American company's stake in Yahoo Japan, the analyst said. Yahoo shareholders could receive cash and shares of Alibaba as part of such a deal, Gillis stated. If Yahoo is not acquired by Alibaba, the American company should combine with AOL (AOL), as recently proposed by activist investor Starboard Value, Gillis contended. Merging with AOL could accelerate Yahoo's revenue growth by over 50% and increase its EBITDA by over 35%, Gillis estimated. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Yahoo fell 1% to $39.18.
10:08 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:28 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded to Buy from Hold at BGC Financial
BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis upgraded his rating on Yahoo (YHOO) shares to Buy saying the company's remaining assets should get monetized in a more tax efficient manner now that Alibaba (BABA) is public. Gillis also points out that Alibaba could see benefits from acquiring Yahoo. He raised his price target for Yahoo shares to $50 from $37.
09:09 EDTMSFTMicrosoft Q1 results likely to beat expectations, says Bernstein
Bernstein believes that Microsoft's cloud business continues to grow, and it expects adoption of the company's cloud products to accelerate this quarter. The firm reiterates a $56 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
07:22 EDTSNESony/ATV could ditch licensing firms due to streaming dollars, NY Post reports
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (SNE) is considering no longer dealing with performance rights groups BMI and ASCP, and instead negotiating directly with online music services like Pandora (P), YouTube (GOOG) and Spotify due to outdated rules and low royalties, the New York Post reports. Reference Link
07:19 EDTAXPAmEx, Capital One profits seen boosted by credit card 'sweet spot,' WSJ says
Credit card players such as American Express (AXP) and Capital One (COF), as well as banks with significant card units like JPMorgan (JPM), stand to benefit from the U.S. card industry's "sweet spot" of moderate economic growth, low interest rates and consumers who are better managing payments while growing their spending, said The Wall Street Journal, which noted that consulting firm R.K. Hammer estimates U.S. card issuers' revenue will grow 9% this year to $158.6B. Other U.S. banks with credit card units include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), and Wells Fargo (WFC) and other card companies include Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA). Reference Link
07:15 EDTAXP, MSFTNational Association of Corporate Directors to hold a conference
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06:50 EDTDLBDolby upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan upgraded Dolby to Neutral citing valuation and lowered its price target for shares to $40 from $43.
06:32 EDTCMCSAUniversal receives approval to open $3.27B theme park in Beijing, WSJ reports
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05:57 EDTTXNStocks with implied volatility movement; SMH TXN
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October 12, 2014
17:20 EDTQCOMGE, Splunk, Cisco, others could benefit from Internet of Things, Barron's says
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15:54 EDTCMCSA21st Century Fox's 'Gone Girl' wins at box office with $26.8M, Bloomberg says
21st Century Fox's (FOX, FOXA) “Gone Girl” took first place at the box office this weekend taking in $26.8M, says Bloomberg. "Dracula Untold,” from Comcast's (CMCSA) Universal Pictures came in second this weekend taking in $23.5M, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
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