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July 7, 2015
16:01 EDTFBOptions Update; July 7, 2015
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13:47 EDTFBHimax shares pop as analyst predicts boost from Microsoft HoloLens
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11:14 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; BABA FB
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09:33 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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07:01 EDTFBAllen & Company to hold a conference
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July 6, 2015
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; July 6, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 50c to 20.47 Option volume leaders: AAPL MU BAC FB CHK PBR ODP BABA INTC F TSLA DHR CVX AAL FCX ABX.
15:32 EDTYELPYelp July volatility elevated
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11:41 EDTYELPStocks with call strike movement; YELP ASHR
Yelp (YELP) November 20 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 52, X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 (ASHR) October 51 call option implied volatility increased 5% to 51 according to IVolatility.
10:34 EDTFB, YELPAnalysts differ on Yelp after company said to halt sale process
The shares of Yelp (YELP) have fallen in each of the last two sessions after Bloomberg reported that its CEO had decided not to sell the company at this time. Two research firms were upbeat on the stock after the pullback, but Piper Jaffray's well-known analyst, Gene Munster, was cautious on the stock's near-term outlook. WHAT'S NEW: Last Thursday afternoon, Bloomberg reported that Yelp's CEO and founder Jeremy Stoppelman had decided not to sell the company in the near-term. Stoppelman's decision came after Goldman Sachs, which had been hired by Yelp to find potential buyers of the company, identified several interested suitors, the news service stated. BULLISH TAKE: Yelp's stock is significantly undervalued and investors should buy the shares, wrote Brean Capital analyst Tom Forte in a note to investors today. Noting that Bloomberg reported multiple potential suitors for Yelp had been found, Forte contended that many Alibaba (BABA), Amazon.com (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG), Groupon (GRPN), Microsoft (MSFT), Priceline (PCLN), Rakuten, and Yahoo! (YHOO) are all potential acquirers. Moreover, Stoppelman and Yelp's other board members probably decided not to sell Yelp because they believe that it is worth more than the stock indicates, according to Forte, who added that this stance indicates that the company's business has held up well recently. He kept a $58 price target and Buy rating on Yelp. Similarly, SunTrust analyst Robert Peck believes that many companies could still look to buy Yelp. Moreover, the company's valuation is "paltry" versus its peers, while Stoppelman's willingness to consider selling the company should support the stock, the analyst stated. Although Yelp is facing some challenges, its valuation already implies that consensus 2016 estimates for the company will drop by 10%-20%, according to Peck, who kept a Buy rating on the shares. BEARISH TAKE: In the wake of Bloomberg's report, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said he believes investors will conclude that Yelp was unable to sell itself. Additionally, comScore data for June indicates that Yelp's unique user metrics for the quarter will be disappointing, the analyst stated. However, he predicted that the company's user growth would reaccelerate in the fall, causing investor sentiment to rebound. Although Munster is upbeat on Yelp's long-term outlook, he cut his price target on the name to $40 from $46 and kept a Neutral rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Yelp fell 1.4% to $37.65. That follows the 10% decline the stock suffered on Thursday in its last day of trading prior to the long holiday weekend.
09:35 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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07:24 EDTYELPYelp remains potential takeover target says SunTrust
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06:03 EDTYELP, FBBrean recommends buying shares of Yelp after selloff
Brean Capital analyst Tom Forte believes shares of Yelp are worth "a lot more than current levels" with or without a company sale. He recommends buying the name after Bloomberg reported Thursday that the company had called off its sale process. He points out the article noted that Yelp had multiple interested buyers. Forte's list of potential buyers for Yelp include Alibaba (BABA), Amazon.com (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG), Groupon (GRPN), Microsoft (MSFT), Priceline (PCLN), Rakuten, and Yahoo! (YHOO). Yelp operates the largest crowd-sourced local business directory globally, the analyst tells investors this morning in a research note. Forte keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a $58 price target. Shares closed Thursday down $4.23 to $38.20.
05:56 EDTYELPYelp price target lowered to $40 from $46 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster lowered his price target for shares of Yelp to $40 saying the company is still one quarter away from fundamentals stabilizing. Further, Munster believes investors will reduce the takeout premium in the stock after Bloomberg reported Thursday that Yelp had called off its sale process. He keeps a Neutral rating on the shares. The online local businesses platform closed Thursday down $4.23 to $38.20.
July 5, 2015
14:16 EDTFBFacebook, Microsoft could see hefty 'goodwill' charges, Barron's says
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July 2, 2015
16:28 EDTYELPOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Thursday
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16:04 EDTFB, YELPOptions Update; July 2, 2015
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13:32 EDTYELPYelp CEO halts search for potential buyer, Bloomberg reports
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13:03 EDTYELPYelp options active on report CEO decides against finding buyer for now
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13:02 EDTYELPYelp continues lower after halt lifted, levels to watch
The shares have broken below the prior 52-week low and continue to head low. Support is at $37.20. Below that level next support is at $35.61. Resistance is at $37.91, the prior 52-week low.
12:58 EDTYELPYelp trading resumes, shares down 10% to $38.03
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12:55 EDTYELPYelp plunges as CEO decides against sale
The stock is down 8% to $39.05 at time of writing after Bloomberg reported the company's CEO decided against a sale of the company at this time. At current price next support is at $37.91, the 52-week low. Resistance is at $39.71.
12:54 EDTYELPYelp halted for volatility after dropping 8% to $39.05
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12:52 EDTYELPYelp CEO decides against finding buyer for now, Bloomberg says
12:16 EDTFBTwitter gets a moderate bump on Re/code story of Facebook interest
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11:51 EDTFBFacebook declines comment on Twitter report, Fox Business reports
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11:06 EDTFBFacebook said to be once again mulling Twitter acquisiton, Re/code says
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09:35 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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07:45 EDTYELPYelp August volatility elevated
Yelp July weekly call option implied volatility is at 68, July is at 62, August is at 79; compared to its 52-week range of 38 to 81, suggesting large August price movement.
06:44 EDTFBFacebook holds talks with major labels to 'get into music', The Verge reports
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05:50 EDTYELPStocks with implied volatility movement; PBR YELP
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July 1, 2015
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; July 1, 2015
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13:23 EDTFBFacebook to offer revenue split for content creators, Re/code says
As it continues competing with Google's (GOOG) YouTube, Facebook (FB) will begin offering video content creators 55% of the revenue from ads played alongside videos, reports Re/code. In an interview, Facebook's VP of partnerships Dan Rose told Re/code that "a lot of [partners] have said this will be a big motivation to start publishing a lot more video content to Facebook." As part of the revenue-sharing move, Facebook will also be testing a "Suggested Videos" feature, a video-only news feed that uses an algorithm to personalize its content for each user. Reference Link
10:28 EDTLNKDOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:33 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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08:40 EDTFBBofA/Merrill's Top 10 US Ideas for Q3
BofA/Merrill published its Top 10 U.S. Ideas Quarterly for Q3 that identifies companies it sees having significant catalysts in the next three months. The list includes eight Buys and two Underperforms. The Buys are Applied Materials (AMAT), Boise Cascade (BCC), Burlington Stores (BURL), Comcast (CMCSA), Comerica (CMA), Eli Lilly (LLY), Facebook (FB), and International Game (IGT). The Underperforms are BlackBerry (BBRY) and PBF Energy (PBF).
08:08 EDTANGIAngie's List names J. Mark Howell as interim CEO
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06:59 EDTFBFacebook price target raised to $100 from $92 at Cantor
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June 30, 2015
12:32 EDTFBFacebook increases options to video ads payment structure, WSJ says
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11:53 EDTFBFacebook at test of support, levels to watch
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09:35 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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07:08 EDTFBGoogle apps take up nearly as much user time as Facebook’s apps, WSJ says
A study released by Forrester Research suggests that U.S. smartphone users in late 2014 spent roughly 12% of their time in Google (GOOG) apps, just below the 13% spent on Facebook (FB) apps, the Wall Street Journal reports. The time spent on Google apps is likely to be “much higher” since respondents were only asked to list apps they downloaded and the time spent on them, excluding apps pre-loaded on certain Google phones, the report says. The same is true of Apple’s (AAPL) apps, amounting to 3% of users time, the report says. Reference Link
06:02 EDTYELPStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; YELP XOMA
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June 29, 2015
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; June 29, 2015
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09:35 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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09:18 EDTLNKDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:13 EDTFBGoogle, Facebook competing heavily in video market, NY Post says
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06:00 EDTYELPStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; YELP NBG
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Yelp (YELP) 76, National Bank of Greece (NBG) 221 according to iVolatility.
June 28, 2015
12:47 EDTFB, LNKDTech sector earnings 'melt away' when accounting for stock comp, Barron's says
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June 26, 2015
17:37 EDTLNKDLinkedIn files to sell 3.57M shares of Class A common stock for holders
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; June 26, 2015
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13:51 EDTFBFacebook updates iPhone app, making it easier to find, share links
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10:00 EDTFBOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:36 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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07:06 EDTLNKDLinkedIn risk/reward compelling at current levels, says Cantor
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June 25, 2015
19:34 EDTFBAirbus, Qualcomm, others invest $500M in OneWeb's global internet initiative
OneWeb announced it has raised $500M in funding from a number of companies, including Airbus (EADSY), Bharti, EchoStar's (SATS) Hughes, Intelsat (I), Qualcomm (QCOM), Coca-Cola (KO), Totalplay, and Virgin Group. OneWeb is engaged in developing satellite technologies to "beam" broadband internet to rural and underdeveloped locations, as well as to ships, planes, trains, and oil platforms. Bharti chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal will be joining Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders as well as Virgin's Richard Branson and Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs on the OneWeb board of directors. OneWeb also reiterated its June 15 announcement of its joint venture with Airbus to design and manufacture 900 microsatellites. "We are committed to giving our full industrial and space expertise to this mission," remarked Airbus' Tom Enders. "Intelsat has the world’s largest fleet of Ku Band geostationary satellites and our interoperability will enable pole-to-pole and urban canyon coverage with new services," said Intelsat. Note that both Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG) are working on similar projects to facilitate global internet access. Reference Link
16:51 EDTFBFacebook initiated with a Buy at Mizuho
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16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; June 25, 2015
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09:34 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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06:08 EDTFBFacebook hires Yahoo's cybersecurity chief Alex Stamos
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05:57 EDTYELPStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; XOMA YELP
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June 24, 2015
19:31 EDTFBGoogle exec 'very confident' in YouTube's lead over Facebook video, BI says
In a Business Insider interview at the Cannes Lions advertising festival, Torrence Boone, Google's (GOOG) VP of global agency sales and services, said the company is "very bullish and confident" that Google's YouTube will maintain its lead over Facebook's (FB) efforts in video. Boone explained that the services serve different functions, with YouTube being a more dedicated video platform. Reference Link
19:20 EDTFBFacebook Messenger app to allow signups without Facebook account
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14:46 EDTFBHBO deal an early sign of Facebook original content plans, says Brean Capital
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14:13 EDTFBApple blocks use of app data to target ads, The Information reports
Apple (AAPL) is "quietly moving" to block companies from accessing data from other, unrelated apps, a practice which was used to target ads, says The Information. The report notes that Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) often analyze information from other apps on a user's phone in order to better target ads. Reference Link
12:27 EDTFBHBO to offer free episodes of 'Ballers', 'The Brink' on Facebook, Variety says
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11:16 EDTFBOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:39 EDTFBCLSA media analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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07:52 EDTFBFacebook offers South African Cell C users free internet access, Bloomberg says
Facebook will give customers of Cell C access to its free application Internet.org in South Africa, Bloomberg reports, citing an interview with Markku Makelainen, Facebook’s director of global operator partnerships. The service will let Cell C users see Facebook and roughly 30 other websites offering information about healthcare and jobs without being charged for data, the report says. Reference Link
06:00 EDTFBGoogle held 29 high-level meetings in Brussels in 6 months, Financial Times says
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June 23, 2015
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; June 23, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 46c to 17. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB AAPL T BAC MU BTU WMB AMZN TWTR BBRY
12:42 EDTFBInstagram announces new updates to be source for real-time news
Instagram announced two updates that will aim at helping connect the community with "the world as it happens." The company introduced its Explore page, with trending Tags and Places, and a more powerful search. Instagram commented, We’ve completely reimagined the Explore page to make discovery on Instagram immediate and effortless. The new Explore now surfaces trends as they emerge in real-time, connecting you to events and conversations both near you and around the globe.... For everyone on Instagram, we’ve dramatically improved the ability to find what you’re looking for. With the new Places Search, you can now peer in at just about any location on earth, allowing you to scout out your next vacation spot in the South Pacific, get a look inside that hot new restaurant or experience your favorite music festival — even if you couldn’t make it this year. The new Top Search also lets you search across people, places and tags all at once." Reference Link
10:00 EDTYELP, ANGIOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Adeptus Health (ADPT) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Angie's List (ANGI) initiated with a Hold at Topeka... Avenue Financial (AVNU) initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens... CASI Pharmaceuticals (CASI) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... Corindus (CVRS) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Coupons.com (COUP) initiated with a Market Perform at William Blair... Five Below (FIVE) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Franklin Financial Network (FSB) initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens... Galmed (GLMD) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... Genesis Healthcare (GEN) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Groupon (GRPN) initiated with a Hold at Topeka... GrubHub (GRUB) initiated with a Buy at Topeka... Hercules Technology (HTGC) initiated with a Buy at Compass Point... Immersion (IMMR) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... Lipocine (LPCN) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... NeoGenomics (NEO) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Novadaq (NVDQ) initiated with a Neutral at BTIG... Perrigo (PRGO) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Signal Genetics (SGNL) initiated with a Buy at Chardan... Standard Motor Products (SMP) initiated with a Neutral at CL King... United Community Financial (UCFC) initiated with a Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... WP Glimcher (WPG) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... WhiteWave (WWAV) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Yelp (YELP) initiated with a Buy at Topeka.
09:51 EDTFBFacebook near test of life high, levels to watch
The stock has been trading in a range largely defined by a low at $77 and a high at $85 since February of this year. That is a slightly more bullish range than the previous several months characterized by a low at $75 and a high at $82. The life high for the shares is at $86.07, with the stock breaking the range high and last at $85.65. This move could be another oscillation in the range, or it might presage a genuine breakout in price. With the range having built for so long a period, a breakout could see a more rapid increase in price with a probe to the $90 to $95 area quite possible. A move back below $85 would mean this was another excursion testing the bounds of the range, with next support below at $82.
09:36 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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08:03 EDTFBMondelez renews global strategic partnership with Facebook
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06:23 EDTYELPYelp initiated with a Buy at Topeka
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06:19 EDTANGIAngie's List initiated with a Hold at Topeka
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05:57 EDTYELPStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; XOMA YELP
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