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March 16, 2012
10:30 EDTSTT, SHPGY, MSFT, LEA, DELL, RBS, WABOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Wabtec (WAB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T...Lear (LEA) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman...Shire (SHPGY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan...Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS...Microsoft (MSFT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus...State Street (STT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Rochdale...Dell (DELL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Standpoint Research.
News For WAB;LEA;SHPGY;RBS;MSFT;STT;DELL From The Last 14 Days
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November 18, 2014
14:56 EDTRBSRBS management to meet with Jefferies
Meetings to be held in Chicago/Toronto on November 24-25 hosted by Jefferies.
12:49 EDTMSFTMicrosoft, Real Madrid announce alliance
Real Madrid C.F. and Microsoft have signed a landmark agreement accelerating the digital transformation of the club through technology. This alliance, through which Microsoft becomes the strategic technological partner of Real Madrid, will revolutionize the experience enjoyed by members and supporters of the club by providing digital services that are accessible anywhere, anytime and on a host of devices.
09:25 EDTSTTState Street files automatic mixed securities shelf
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06:46 EDTMSFTMicrosoft could spin off Nokia MixRadio, TechCrunch reports
According to sources, Microsoft (MSFT) is considering spinning off Nokia MixRadio, the music streaming service it acquired as part of its takeover of Nokia's (NOK) Devices and Services unit, TechCrunch reports. Microsoft is reportedly seeking investors for Nokia MIxRadio, and the potential spin-off is said to be making "good progress." Reference Link
06:34 EDTRBSDraghi sees positive signs in euro zone, NY Times reports
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06:10 EDTMSFTMicrosoft, Real Madrid to announce 'significant' partnership, Re/code reports
Microsoft is expected to today announce a "significant" tie-up with Real Madrid, a Spanish soccer team, Re/code reports. The partnership is likely to be a technology and sponsorship deal. Reference Link
05:49 EDTMSFTStocks with implied volatility movement; MSFT UNG
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Microsoft (MSFT) 19, United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) 57 according to iVolatility.
November 17, 2014
12:02 EDTMSFTSAP names new Chief Digital Officer, Chief Marketing Officer
SAP (SAP) announced that Jonathan Becher has been appointed as the company's first Chief Digital Officer to lead the company's new digital business unit with immediate effect. SAP has appointed Maggie Chan Jones as Chief Marketing Officer. Jones, who will join SAP from Level 3 Communications (LVLT), spent seven years at Microsoft (MSFT). She has extensive cloud experience having successfully navigated Microsoft's transition from on premise to a cloud business.
11:17 EDTSTTState Street selling hedge fund investment business, Bloomberg says
State Street is selling SSARIS Advisors, its hedge fund investing business, to the units senior management, says Bloomberg Businessweek. Reference Link
06:23 EDTMSFTFacebook working on 'Facebook at Work' website, FT reports
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November 14, 2014
09:38 EDTMSFTActive equity options trading
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09:18 EDTMSFTTyler Technologies signs contract with Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund
Tyler Technologies (TYL) has signed a contract with the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX, an enterprise resource planning solution with public sector functionality that Tyler Technologies jointly developed with Microsoft (MSFT). The contract includes related professional services, licensing, training and support.
09:05 EDTMSFTNPD says U.S. video game sales down 27% in October, Bloomberg reports
U.S. retail sales of video-game hardware and software in October were nearly flat compared to the same month of last year at $790.7M, according to NPD Group, which noted that game sales fell 27% and hardware sales increased 59%, reported Bloomberg. Publicly traded companies in the space include Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), GameStop (GME) and Take-Two (TTWO). Game console makers include Microsoft (MSFT), Sony (SNE) and Nintendo (NTDOY). Reference Link
06:36 EDTRBSRoyal Bank of Scotland to exit US mortgage business, Reuters reports
Royal Bank of Scotland's securities unit will exit its U.S. mortgage trading business, reports Reuters. In an emailed statement, a RBS spokesman said exiting the business "is a necessary part of repositioning our US business." RBS had originally planned to shrink it by two-thirds. Reference Link
November 13, 2014
11:52 EDTMSFTMicrosoft confirms acquisition of security company Aorato
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07:38 EDTSTTBloomberg Link to hold a conference
The Year Ahead: 2015 is being held in Washington, D.C. with a pre-conference dinner on November 13 followed by company presentations on November 14,
07:29 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to buy Aorato for about $200M, sources say, WSJ reports
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06:45 EDTSTTState Street investigation centers on hiring of Ohio lobbyist, WSJ says
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06:45 EDTMSFTMicrosoft Xbox sales tripled since price cut, CNet reports
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06:20 EDTMSFTAmazon's Web-services chief not threatened by cash threat from rivals, WSJ says
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