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February 21, 2013
09:19 EDTVDSI, WLT, BHP, PEGA, LNCO, QCOM, WMT, PAY, LCC, LINE, PRKR, TSLA, IMAX, GRPN, BRY, WHOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: WSP Holdings (WH), up 75.6% after agreeing to "going private" transaction... ParkerVision (PRKR), up 35.4% after saying it received favorable "markman order" in patent infringement suit against Qualcomm (QCOM)... Berry Petroleum (BRY), up 22% agreeing to stock-for-stock merger with LINN Energy (LINE) and LinnCo (LNCO) for total consideration of $4.3B, including the assumption of debt... Groupon (GRPN), up 3.4% following upgrade to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... US Airways (LCC), up 2.6% following upgrade to Overweight at JPMorgan... UP AFTER EARNINGS: Pegasystems (PEGA), up 17.3%... Imax (IMAX), up 4.8%... Wal-Mart (WMT), up 1.3%... LOWER: VeriFone (PAY), down 35.9% after the company issues preliminary Q1 results and preliminary Q2 guidance below expectations, downgraded by at least five firms... BHP Billiton (BHP), down 2.2% following downgrade to Neutral at Citigroup... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Tesla (TSLA), down 5.6%... Walter Energy (WLT), down 4.8%... VASCO Data Security (VDSI), down 3%.
News For WMT;WH;PRKR;QCOM;BRY;LINE;LNCO;GRPN;LCC;PEGA;IMAX;PAY;BHP;TSLA;WLT;VDSI From The Last 14 Days
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July 21, 2015
10:23 EDTTSLASell Tesla before results disappoint, analyst recommends
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10:01 EDTLNCOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:35 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB IBM TSLA BAC PVA NFLX
09:21 EDTTSLAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:15 EDTQCOMQualcomm split would likely destroy value, says Bernstein
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07:53 EDTQCOMQualcomm July weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and report of possible breakup
Qualcomm July weekly call option implied volatility is at 60, August is at 27, September is at 23; compared to its 52-week range of 12 to 48, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on July 22 and WSJ report of possible breakup.
07:23 EDTLNCOLinnCo downgraded to Outperform at Raymond James
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07:17 EDTLNCOLinnCo downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
06:05 EDTTSLAUBS sees Tesla falling short of expectations, downgrades to Sell
UBS analyst Colin Langan downgraded Tesla Motors to Sell from Neutral and cut his price target for shares to $210 from $220. The electric carmarker closed Monday up $7.60 to $282.26. The stock's current valuation implies deliveries of over 1.5M vehicles by 2025 plus full utilization of storage capacity, Langan tells investors this morning in a research note. His analysis indicates that Tesla's current planned 15GWs of storage capacity may be larger than the market in 2020, however. Further, the launch of the lower priced Model X electric car in Q3 "increases production complexity putting delivery targets at risk," Langan writes. He points out the stock has jumped 40% since the anticipation of the storage announcement. The analyst also expects other luxury carmakers to launch competing electric cars. Langan thinks Tesla's storage and auto volume growth will disappoint expectations. The stock is currently down $10 to $272.26 in pre-market trading.
05:55 EDTTSLATesla downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
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July 20, 2015
19:49 EDTQCOMQualcomm plans strategic review including possibility of breakup, WSJ says
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19:40 EDTQCOMQualcomm may consider breakup, WSJ says
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16:34 EDTQCOMQualcomm to cut 'several thousand' jobs, The Information says
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16:33 EDTQCOMQualcomm may cut 'several thousand jobs' according to report, CNBC says
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16:01 EDTTSLAOptions Update; July 20, 2015
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13:46 EDTWMTAmazon seen eclipsing Macy's as top U.S. clothing retailer
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12:08 EDTTSLAOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street were slightly higher at midday in the first trading day of a week that will be light on domestic economic data but heavy on earnings reports. Investors will be receiving profit reports from about 25% of the companies on the S&P 500 this week, making this the highest volume earnings week of this season. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major data was released. In Europe, Greece reopened its banks three weeks after closing as the country worked out another bailout agreement. The country announced it has started the process of paying off its creditors, including the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, with a bridge loan it just received. COMPANY NEWS: Lockheed Martin (LMT) agreed to buy the Sikorsky Aircraft business from United Technologies (UTX) for $9B, noting the price is "effectively reduced" to $7.1B after taking into account tax benefits resulting from the transaction. Shares of Lockheed, which also reported better than expected second quarter results and increased its fiscal year guidance, gained nearly 2% after the Sikorsky announcement and saying it will conduct a strategic review of its government IT infrastructure services business and technical services business... Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS) shares were little changed near noon after the bank reported earnings and revenue, excluding certain adjustments, that topped analysts' consensus forecasts... SunEdison (SUNE) announced a deal to acquire Vivint Solar (VSLR) for approximately $2.2B, payable in a combination of cash, shares of SunEdison common stock and SunEdison convertible notes. In connection with the proposed acquisition of Vivint Solar, SunEdison has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with a subsidiary of TerraForm Power (TERP) which, concurrently with the completion of SunEdison's acquisition of Vivint, will acquire Vivint Solar's rooftop solar portfolio, consisting of 523 MW expected to be installed by year-end 2015, for $922M in cash. Shares of Vivint rose 44% following the announcement, while SunEdison's stock gained 4% and TerraForm dropped 3%. Fellow residential solar installer SolarCity (SCTY), which is backed by Tesla's (TSLA) Elon Musk, rose 7% following the deal in the space. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Exelixis (EXEL), which rallied 43% after the company reported that a study of cabozantinib in metastatic renal cell carcinoma met its primary endpoint of significant improvement in progression-free survival. The shares were indicated to rise even more in early pre-market trading, but lost some of their gains after Bristol-Myers (BMY) announced that its Opdivo study was stopped early after showing superior overall survival in a Phase 3 study of previously treated patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Bristol-Myers rose a bit less than 1% to trade near $70 per share after its own announcement. Also higher was PayPal (PYPL), which gained more than 5.5% in its first day of trading after being spun out of eBay (EBAY). Meanwhile, eBay shares rose over 2%. Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) dropped 8% after posting lower than expected sales and profits in its fourth quarter and warning that while it should have an adequate supply of its primary feed ingredients, the company expects that prices will be "volatile" in the year ahead. Also lower were shares of several gold miners, including Barrick Gold (ABX) and Newmont Mining (NEM), which each fell about 11%, as gold prices declined about 2% near midday. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 31.66, or 0.18%, to 18,118.11, the Nasdaq was up 9.81, or 0.19%, to 5,219.96, and the S&P 500 was up 2.82, or 0.13%, to 2,129.46.
10:17 EDTLNCOHigh option volume stocks
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09:34 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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05:21 EDTIMAXIMAX reports 'Monster Hunt' opening weekend at Chinese box office earned $8.7M
IMAX announced that Monster Hunt, the 3D fantasy adventure from director Raman Hui and producers William Kong, Chung Man Yee and Alan Yuen, earned $8.7M in its opening weekend in China on 216 IMAX screens, making it the largest-ever opening for a Chinese IMAX DMR film. Additionally, Monster Hunt scored a record single-day gross for a Chinese film in IMAX, totaling $2.7M on Saturday.
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