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July 29, 2014
17:06 EDTCLF, VZ, WIN, GLW, UPS, T, PGTI, CTL, FTROn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower amid new sanctions from both the U.S. and Europe against Russia. The sanctions news that came out throughout the session overshadowed a better than expected consumer confidence reading and another round of earnings reports. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the S&P Case Shiller home price index rose 9.34% from the prior year in May to 170.64, which was a bit below the expectation for a 9.9% year-over-year increase. The Conference Board's consumer confidence reading climbed to 90.9 in July from an upwardly revised 86.4 June figure, beating expectations for a 85.4 reading and reaching its highest level since October 2007. Also, the U.S. and European Union both announced new sanctions against Russia, including some against some of the nation's largest banks. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Windstream (WIN) rose $1.30, or 12.35%, to $11.83 after the company announced that it would spin off some of its assets into a real estate investment trust, or REIT. The implications of the ruling Windstream received from the IRS and the company's plan reverberated throughout the telecommunications sector, as illustrated by Frontier Communications' (FTR) shares also gaining 85c, or 14.31%, to $6.79. However, UBS analyst Scott Arwin said he does not expect large telecom companies like Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) to follow Windstream's lead, as he does not think the larger companies will want to open their networks to competitors at regulated rates. Raymond James similarly said it believes Verizon has looked at potential REIT transactions in the past, and that itís doubtful the company would be comfortable not owning its assets and that AT&T and CenturyLink (CTL) may be in similar positions. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was PGT Inc. (PGTI), which gained $2.02, or 27.33%, to $9.41 after reporting better than expected quarterly results and agreeing to buy CGI Windows & Doors for about $111M. Also higher was Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF), which rose $1.03, or 6.21%, to $17.62 after activist shareholder Casablanca Capital announced that all six of its nominees have been elected to Cliffs' board of directors according to preliminary estimates. Among the noteworthy losers was UPS (UPS), which fell $3.80, or 3.7%, to $98.86 after reporting Q2 adjusted earnings per share that missed expectations and lowering its fiscal year earnings outlook, citing its plans to increase operating expenses for capacity and peak season related projects. Also lower were shares of Corning (GLW), which fell $2.05, or 9.3%, to $20.00 after reporting on its Q2 results and guiding its Q3 LCD glass volume to be up by a mid-single digit percentage sequentially. INDEXES: The Dow fell 70.48, or 0.42%, to 16,912.11, the Nasdaq dropped 2.21, or 0.05%, to 4,442.70, and the S&P 500 declined 8.96, or 0.45%, to 1,969.95.
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February 18, 2015
10:52 EDTUPSUPS accused by NY AG of illegally shipping untaxed cigarettes
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10:05 EDTCTLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:10 EDTCTLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:17 EDTCLFCliffs Natural finalizes energy agreement with We Energies in U.P. of Michigan
Cliffs Natural (CLF) has finalized an interim power agreement with Wisconsin Energy's (WEC) utility energy segment We Energies for its Michigan operations. The company stated that this is "one key step in a series of contemplated short and long-term agreements that are essential to the viability of its iron ore mines in the Upper Peninsula".
07:13 EDTVZNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commission to hold a meeting
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05:31 EDTCTLCenturyLink downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
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February 17, 2015
18:06 EDTVZPaulson & Co gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:22 EDTVZOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:00 EDTVZOptions Update; February 17, 2015
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12:12 EDTTAT&T to match Google Fiber speed, pricing in Kansas City area, KC Star says
AT&T (T) announced on Sunday that it would offer Internet service in Kansas City and several of itssuburbs, with the same speed and pricing as Internet service provided by Google's Google Fiber service in the region, according to The Kansas City Star. Reference Link
10:41 EDTVZCablevision downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS (pre-open)
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10:39 EDTVZCablevision sinks after analyst sees Verizon threat, cuts to sell
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10:28 EDTUPSUPS spikes higher, retraces some gains
Price was last at $102.47, off the earlier spike high at $102.82 which is now resistance. Next resistance above the high of the day would be at $103.29. The move up today has broken the stock out of a consolidation pattern, a bullish ascending triangle. The upside potential would be to the $105.50 area. Support is at $101.90, the opening price of the session.
10:16 EDTUPSRumor: UPS moves higher amid activist investor speculation
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09:58 EDTVZVerizon says 'pleased' with 181 spectrum licenses acquired for $10.4B
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09:19 EDTTDocument Security files patent infringement claims against Intel, others
DSS Technology Management, a subsidiary of Document Security (DSS), announced the filing of a patent infringement lawsuit against the Intel (INTC); Dell; GameStop (GME); Conn's Inc. (CONN) and Conn Appliances; NEC Corporation of America; Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) and Wal-Mart Stores Texas, and AT&T (T) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. DSS's complaint alleges infringement by Intel, Dell, GameStop (GME), Conn's, NEC, Wal-Mart, and AT&T of US Patents 5,965,924 and 6,784,552, which relate to semiconductor manufacturing.
09:07 EDTWINGlass Lewis recommends Windstream holders vote FOR proposals
Windstream that proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis recommends that Windstream stockholders vote "FOR" the proposals being presented for approval at the special meeting of stockholders on Feb. 20. Glass Lewis recommends voting "FOR" a 1-for-6 reverse stock split and an amendment to a Windstream subsidiary's charter to allow conversion of the subsidiary to a limited liability company. Institutional Shareholder Services also has recommended that shareholders vote "FOR" the proposals.
06:15 EDTVZCiti sees three options for DISH, including sale to Verizon
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February 16, 2015
19:13 EDTTLiberty Global may become takeover target, NY Times says
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February 13, 2015
07:32 EDTTAT&T and SunEdison to deliver 677 kilowatt solar system in Texas
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