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October 24, 2014
16:54 EDTYELPMarket ends week higher as Apple leads list of earnings winners
Stocks ended the week higher as stronger than expected economic data and upbeat results from a number of companies lifted shares. MACRO NEWS: In the U.S., existing home sales for September and leading economic indicators for the month beat expectations, while weekly jobless claims were roughly in-line with expectations. Markit's “flash” manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for October came in at 56.2, versus the consensus forecast for a 57.0 reading... China reported that its GDP rose 7.3% in Q3, above the 7.2% growth expected by economists. HSBC's flash PMI inched up to 50.4 from a final reading of 50.2 in September, beating the consensus forecast for a 50.3 reading. The Asian country said that its industrial production jumped 8% versus the year earlier, easily beating the anticipated 7.5% increase... A euro zone purchasing managers' index increased to 52.2 in October from 52 in September. Most analysts had expected the index to decline modestly. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Harley-Davidson (HOG), Yahoo (YHOO), Caterpillar (CAT), diversified manufacturer 3M (MMM) and chip maker Broadcom (BRCM) were among the companies that reported higher than expected profits. Conversely, the bottom lines of IBM (IBM), McDonald's (MCD), Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), and Angie's List (ANGI) missed expectations... Shares of Amazon (AMZN) fell after the company reported weaker than expected results and provided lower than expected revenue guidance. At least two analysts downgraded the stock following its quarterly report, while a number of others cut their price targets on the shares... Boeing (BA) reported stronger than expected results and raised its full year core EPS guidance, but its stock fell as the airplane maker reduced its full year operating cash flow guidance... Pandora's (P) shares tumbled after the company's Q3 results beat expectations, but its total listener hours declined in Q3 versus Q2... Shares of drug maker Biogen Idec (BIIB) fell after the Q3 sales of its flagship multiple sclerosis treatment, Tecfidera, came in below expectations. Additionally, Biogen reported that one of the patients taking the drug had died after contracting a disease previously linked to MS treatments... BlackBerry (BBRY) rallied following renewed rumors that Chinese computer maker Lenovo (LNVGY) is looking to buy the smartphone maker... At home soda machine maker SodaStream (SODA) rallied after the company said that it would test making some of PepsiCo's (PEP) brands available on its machines. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow gained 2.58% to close at 16,805.41, the S&P 500 rose 4.12% to close at 1,964.58, and the Nasdaq advanced about 5.28% to close at 4,483.71.
16:02 EDTFBOptions Update; October 24, 2014
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11:19 EDTFBFacebook October weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and revenue outlook
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09:26 EDTYELPYelp should be bought at current levels, says MKM Partners
MKM Partners believes that Yelp reported strong results, and the firm remains upbeat on the company's market opportunity, market position and earnings power.
October 23, 2014
16:49 EDTYELPOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; October 23, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 2.04 to 33.48. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR F AMZN FB NFLX PBR P according to Track Data.
13:27 EDTFBFacebook launches Rooms app
Facebook earlier today announced that it would launch an app that will enable users to create chat rooms based on different topics. Reference Link
11:38 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB VALE
Facebook (FB) March 90 call option implied volatility decreased 3% to 35, Vale (VALE) March 12 call option implied volatility decreased 3% to 33 according to IVolatility.
10:01 EDTYELP, ANGIOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: 3D Systems (DDD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Capital... Angie's List (ANGI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham... Avalon Rare Metals (AVL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Axiall (AXLL) downgraded at Cowen... BB&T (BBT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Boeing (BA) downgraded at Credit Suisse... Boulder Brands (BDBD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... Citrix (CTXS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton... ClickSoftware (CKSW) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Lake Street... DTS, Inc. (DTSI) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... GulfMark Offshore (GLF) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Home Loan Servicing (HLSS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... ICON plc (ICLR) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at First Analysis... IPC The Hospitalist Co. (IPCM) downgraded to Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Melco Crown (MPEL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura... Mercer (MERC) downgraded at Credit Suisse... ONEOK Partners (OKS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Owens Corning (OC) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Regency Energy Partners (RGP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... The Medicines Co. (MDCO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Tupperware Brands (TUP) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Union Bankshares (UBSH) downgraded at RW Baird... VOC Energy Trust (VOC) downgraded at RBC Capital... Yelp (YELP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel.
10:01 EDTYELPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:39 EDTYELPActive equity options trading on open
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09:06 EDTANGICitadel Advisors reports 5.8% passive stake in Angie's List
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09:04 EDTANGI, YELPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:58 EDTANGIAngie's List downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham
Note this is the fourth downgrade of the day.
07:55 EDTYELPYelp price target lowered to $83 from $97 at Oppenheimer
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07:09 EDTYELPYelp sell-off on earnings an overreaction, says Deutsche Bank
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06:44 EDTANGIAngie's List downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich
Wunderlich downgraded Angie's List to Hold following the company's Q3 results saying its platform changes are not translating into better financial results. The firm lowered its price target for shares to $8 from $13. Shares of Angie's were also downgraded this morning at Piper Jaffray and Raymond James.
06:38 EDTYELPYelp upgraded at B. Riley
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06:37 EDTYELPYelp downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
Stifel downgraded Yelp to Hold citing the company's weaker than expected active local business accounts in Q3. The firm says its Hold rating reflects more modest growth assumptions for 2015 and beyond. Note Yelp was upgraded this morning at B.Riley while Citigroup and Piper Jaffray recommended using the post-earnings weakness as a buying opportunity.
06:19 EDTYELPYelp sell-off a buying opportunity, says Citigroup
Citigroup recommends using the post-earnings pullback in shares of Yelp as an "enhanced" buying opportunity. Citi lowered its price target for shares to $78 from $87 to reflect a "slightly slower growth trajectory" but keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
06:15 EDTYELPYelp downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
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06:13 EDTANGIAngie's List downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
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06:07 EDTYELPYelp upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley
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05:59 EDTYELPYelp pullback a buying opportunity, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray believes Yelp's long-term opportunity remains unchanged following the company's "strong" Q3 results and "difficult" guidance for Q4. Piper says Yelp essentially guided Q4 down 3% compared to prior implied guidance after backing out the YP partnership relative outperformance. The firm thinks Yelp will grow into its valuation and that shares are underappreciated at current levels. It recommends buying today on the pullback and maintains an Overweight rating on the stock with a $90 price target.
05:32 EDTANGIAngie's List downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray downgraded Angie's List to Neutral citing challenging fundamentals following the company's September quarter results. Piper notes Angie's reported soft new customer and service provider additions. The firm lowered its price target for shares to $7 from $12.
October 22, 2014
18:34 EDTYELPOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Select Comfort (SCSS), up 13.1% after reporting third quarter results and increasing share repurchase authorization to $250M... Infinera (INFN), up 9.8%... Tractor Supply (TSCO), up 11.8%... Acacia Research (ACTG), up 7.7%... Marketo (MKTO), up 4.5%... O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), up 3.9%... Fortinet (FTNT), up 1.5%... Mellanox (MLNX), up 2.9%... ServiceNow (NOW), up just under 1%. ALSO HIGHER: CarMax (KMX), up 1% after announcing a $2B increase to its share repurchase program. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Air Methods (AIRM), down 19.8% following preliminary third quarter results... Yelp (YELP), down 13.6%... Core Laboratories (CLB), down 7.9%... Varian Medical (VAR), down 4.9% after reporting fourth quarter results... Open Text (OTEX), down 3.9%... Citrix (CTXS), down 5.7%... Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), down 4.5%... Allied World (AWH), down 4.7%... Lam Research (LRCX), down 3.3%... Skechers (SKX), down just under 1% after reporting third quarter results above analyst estimates... AT&T (T), down 1.5%. ALSO LOWER: DIRECTV (DTV), down just under 1% following AT&T third quarter results... Alcobra (ADHD), down 16% following results of MDX study... WidePoint (WYY), down 8.1% after filing an automatic common stock shelf... New Mountain Finance (NMFC), down 4.4% after filing to sell 5M shares of common stock.
16:10 EDTYELPYelp down 10% after reporting Q3 results
16:10 EDTYELPYelp sees Q4 revenue $107M-$108M, consensus $110.96M
Sees Q4 adjusted EBITDA $24M-$25M.
16:09 EDTYELPYelp sees FY14 revenue $375M-$376M, consensus $375.2M
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16:07 EDTYELPYelp reports Q3 EPS 5c, consensus 3c
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16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; October 23, 2014
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15:30 EDTYELPNotable companies reporting after market close
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14:11 EDTANGIAngie's List valuation attractive with today's sell-off, says Barrington
Barrington lowered its price target for Angie's List shares to $10 from $15 following the company's Q3 results but says the stock is attractively valued with today's pullback. The firm notes Angie's management neither confirmed nor denied the rumor that it's shopping itself to a buyer. Barrington sees private equity as a more likely near]term buyer than strategic alternatives. It keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
13:49 EDTYELPYelp October weekly volatility increases into Q3 and outlook
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13:42 EDTFBFacebook October weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and revenue outlook
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11:53 EDTYELPYelp technical notes ahead of results
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10:09 EDTYELPOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:38 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL PBR AMZN C TWTR YHOO BAC GILD FB THRX DOW CAR
09:21 EDTANGIOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Dow Chemical (DOW), up 3.7%... iRobot (IRBT), up 12%... Six Flags (SIX), up 13%... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), up 2%... Broadcom (BRCM), up 7%... Boston Scientific (BSX), up 4.3%... Abbott (ABT), up 1.8%... Yahoo! (YHOO), up 6%. ALSO HIGHER: Blue Earth (BBLU), up 26.4% after CEO says statements in Seeking Alpha blog are "false and misleading."... GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH), up 5.4% after Epidiolex receives orphan designation from EMA. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: 3D Systems (DDD), down 15%... Biogen (BIIB), down 7%... Lumber Liquidators (LL), down 13.4%... Norfolk Southern (NSC), down 3%... Angie's List (ANGI), down 8.8%. ALSO LOWER: Nanosphere (NSPH), down 33% after filing secondary, reporting preliminary Q3 revenue... Himax Technologies (HIMX), down 16% after announcing that Google (GOOG) will not exercise an additional investment option in the company... Cree (CREE), down 10.5%, downgraded at DA Davidson and Canaccord following the company's Q1 earnings results... Ocwen Financial (OCN), down 7% after downgraded to Hold at Evercore, downgraded to Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch... VMware (VMW), down 7.8%, downgraded at Nomura and Raymond James following the company's Q3 results.
07:08 EDTANGIAngie's List reports Q3 memberships added 350.38K vs. 371.32K last year
Angie's List reports Q3 gross paid memberships added down 6% versus last year. Total paid memberships were 2.98M at the end of Q3 compared to 2.38M last year. Marketing cost per paid membership acquisition was $64 in Q3 versus $76 last year.
07:03 EDTANGIAngie's List sees Q4 revenue $80M-$82M, consensus $84.15M
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07:02 EDTANGIAngie's List reports Q3 EPS (9c), consensus (6c)
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October 21, 2014
17:29 EDTYELPYelp initiated with a Hold at Brean Capital
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16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; October 21, 2014
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06:09 EDTFBTwitter initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
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06:04 EDTFBFacebook sues laywers who represented Ceglia, Re/code reports
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October 20, 2014
12:03 EDTFBKing Digital launches Candy Crush Soda Saga worldwide on Facebook
Earlier today, King Digital Entertainment (KING) announced that Candy Crush Soda Saga, the sister title to hit game Candy Crush Saga, has launched worldwide on Facebook (FB). Candy Crush Soda Saga is the next iteration in the Candy Crush franchise, set in the world of the Candy Kingdom. Fans of the original hit can now switch and match their way through new dimensions of gameplay with exciting new graphics and features including game modes, candy combinations, gameplay mechanics and more. Candy Crush Soda Saga is set to launch on mobile in the coming weeks.
11:42 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB DAL
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07:16 EDTANGIAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology to hold annual meeting
AAO Annual Meeting 2014 is being held in Chicago on October 18-21.
07:13 EDTYELPYelp October weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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October 17, 2014
16:01 EDTFBOptions Update; October 17, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1.75 to 38.58 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB NFLX GILD CLF PBR according to Track Data.
October 16, 2014
10:38 EDTLNKDLinkedin October volatility elevated into Q3 and growth outlook
Linkedin October weekly call option implied volatility is at 71, November is at 55, December is at 47, January at 44; compared to its 26-week average of 46 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results after the market close on October 30.
09:39 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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October 15, 2014
12:02 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB WMB
Facebook (FB) March 80 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 80, Williams (WMB) February 57.5 call option implied volatility increased 5% to 41 according to IVolatility.
07:20 EDTFBFacebook likely to beat Q3 expectations, says Oppenheimer
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07:11 EDTFBFacebook should be bought into Q3 results, says Deutsche Bank
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06:43 EDTFBFacebook, Samsung could collaborate to develop mobile content, Korea Times says
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October 14, 2014
11:01 EDTANGIAngie's List to expand headquarters, create jobs
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10:48 EDTANGIAngie's List mentioned cautiously by dealReporter
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October 13, 2014
13:10 EDTFBGoogle'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
09:39 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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07:38 EDTYELPSalesforce to hold a conference
Dreamforce 2014 is being held in San Francisco on October 13-16.
05:15 EDTFBFacebook, Ericsson, XL Axiata innovate to improve Indonesia network performance
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