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February 10, 2014
09:15 EDTPLUG, AMAP, MDCO, YHOO, AZC, CYOU, SUPX, HAS, S, YELP, APRI, STJ, SOHU, MCHP, TMUS, DKS, DY, BWPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS), up 6.8% after pre-announcing better than expected earnings... AutoNavi (AMAP), up 27% after Alibaba offers to acquire AutoNavi for $21 per ADS in cash... Supertex (SUPX), up 35% after Microchip Technology (MCHP) agrees to acquire the company for $33 per share in cash... Plug Power (PLUG), up 22% after receiving multi-site GenKey order... Yelp (YELP), up 8.7% after WSJ reports that the company has partnered with Yahoo (YHOO) on local search... St. Jude Medical (STJ), up 3% after upgraded at William Blair and Stifel... Augusta Resource (AZC), up 18% after saying its board will meet this week to discuss Hudbay Minerals' intention to commence an offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Augusta... Apricus Biosciences (APRI), up 10% after signs license agreement for Vitaros with Recordati. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Hasbro (HAS), down 1.7% ...Sohu.com (SOHU), down 7%... Changyou.com (CYOU), down 11%... Broadwalk Pipeline (BWP), down 30%... Dycom (DY), down 6.6%. ALSO LOWER: Sprint (S), down 1.6% after WSJ reports that the company is rethinking its bid for T-Mobile (TMUS) amidst regulatory opposition... The Medicines Co. (MDCO), down 9% after FDA leader says drug should not be approved.
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November 17, 2014
14:58 EDTDKSDick's Sporting technical comments before earnings
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12:27 EDTHASOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:44 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; YHOO NFX
Yahoo (YHOO) February 60 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 39, Newfield Exploration (NFX) March 38 call option implied volatility increased 9% to 40 according to IVolatility.
10:10 EDTHASDreamWorks sinks, Hasbro rebounds after takeover talks reportedly end
Shares of movie maker DreamWorks (DWA) are tumbling after multiple media outlets reported that talks about a takeover of the company by Hasbro (HAS) had ended. WHAT'S NEW: Talks about an acquisition of DreamWorks by Hasbro have ended, multiple news outlets including The Wall Street Journal and Deadline reported over the weekend. However, Deadline, citing unnamed sources, reported that there's "still a slight chance" that the talks will resume. Hasbro's CEO and board visited DreamWorks' campus recently and a potential name for the combined entity - DreamWorks-Hasbro - was discussed, Deadline stated. Hasbro halted the talks because it became concerned about the negative reaction of its stock to reports about the discussions, Deadline added. Barron's weighed in on the issue over the weekend, writing that the deal "doesn't make sense economically." Partnering with DreamWorks would be logical for Habro, but buying DreamWorks would not be a good move for the toy maker, Barron's stated. DreamWorks' recent inability to create big hits or generate free cash makes it a poor takeover target for Hasbro, Barron's indicated. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In a note to investors on Thursday, Sterne Agee analyst Vasily Karasyov wrote that there is "no industrial logic" whatsoever to a combination of DreamWorks and Hasbro. Karasyov said there was no good reason for Hasbro to buy DreamWorks for $35 per share, the price that the movie maker was seeking, according to some reports. Karasyov predicted that the deal would not occur and kept a $17 price target and Underperform rating on the shares. Additionally, Piper Jaffray said the possible acquisition of DreamWorks Animation by Hasbro could have impacted the latter company's partnership with Disney (DIS). Piper thought buying a competing animation company could alter Disney's view of Hasbro as a partner. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, DreamWorks fell 15% to $22.08, while Hasbro gained 4.3% to $56.33.
09:36 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading
Active equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPL PBR BHI GILD MU HD AMZN TSLA YHOO FB TWTR
09:22 EDTHASOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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06:16 EDTYHOOInvestors wanting Alibaba should consider Yahoo, says Citigroup
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November 16, 2014
18:05 EDTHASHasbro buyout of DreamWorks Animation 'doesn't make sense', Barron's says
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13:41 EDTMDCOThe Medicines Co. presents findings from MDCO-216 study
The Medicines Company presented findings from a new Phase 1 study showing that a single infusion of MDCO-216, an investigational lipid-modifying agent, in both healthy and CAD patients, modified key lipid parameters including ApoA-1, phospholipids, HDL, pre-beta 1 HDL and Apo E, markedly increased ABCA1 mediated efflux, a potential marker of reverse cholesterol transport and was well tolerated. The study was presented today as part of a poster session at The American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions in Chicago. Clinical findings have shown that human carriers of the ApoA-1 Milano variant have a reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease. MDCO-216, currently under development by The Medicines Company, is a complex of recombinant human Apo A1 with phospholipids to emulate an HDL particle. MDCO-216 has the potential to modify atherosclerotic disease by promoting reverse cholesterol transport, and its potential impact on reducing cardiovascular events in acute coronary syndrome, ACS, patients. “This study provides a signal that MDCO-216 is able to modulate lipid parameters consistent with those humans with the ApoA-1 variant, had an important effect on markers of reverse cholesterol transport such as pre-beta1 HDL and ABCA1 mediated efflux, and importantly was well-tolerated,” commented David Kallend, MBBS, Vice President and Global Medical Director for the Lipid Programs at The Medicine Company. “These findings support the continued development of MDCO-216 as a potential treatment to help address a currently unmet need in coronary artery disease patients."
November 15, 2014
08:28 EDTHASHasbro ends DreamWorks talks after stock decline, Deadline reports
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08:25 EDTHASHasbro, DreamWorks talks 'cool,' unlikely to resume, WSJ reports
Hasbro's (HAS) talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation (DWA) have "cooled" and are unlikely to resume, Wall Street Journal reported last night, citing a person familiar with the matter. Reference Link
November 14, 2014
17:07 EDTYHOOSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:58 EDTTMUSThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Alibaba (BABA), eBay (EBAY), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Shire (SHPG), and Parker Hannifin (PH). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Amgen (AMGN), EQT (EQT), Sensata (ST), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). DECREASED STAKES: Williams Cos (WMB), Ally Financial (ALLY), Cheniere Energy (LNG), YPF (YPF), and FedEx (FDX). LIQUIDATED STAKES: AIG (AIG), T-Mobile (TMUS), Rackspace (RAX), Hertz (HTZ), and Citrix Systems (CTXS).
16:26 EDTHASNasdaq clear leader as major averages end week higher
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13:03 EDTYHOOYahoo rises after analysts boost targets
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12:53 EDTSOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AerCap Holdings (AER), Nordic American Offshore (NAO), Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL), Groupon (GRPN), and Ashland (ASH). INCREASED STAKES: QEP Resources (QEP), United Continental (UAL), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Actavis (ACT), and KAR Auction Services (KAR). DECREASED STAKES: Sprint (S), SandRidge Energy (SD), Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), Kinder Morgan (KMI), and Transocean (RIG). LIQUIDATED STAKES: QUALCOMM (QCOM), Ocwen Financial (OCN), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Boston Scientific (BSX), and Capital One (COF).
10:33 EDTMDCOThe Medicines Co. to present new data on MDCO-216 at AHA sessions
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08:25 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $61 from $49 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer increased its price target on Yahoo (YHOO) as the firm raised its valuation of Alibaba (BABA) to $324B from $275B. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on Yahoo.
08:21 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $60 from $50 at FBR Capital
FBR Capital raised its price target for Yahoo (YHOO) shares to $60 to reflect Alibaba (BABA) stock appreciation. FBR says Yahoo offers a lower-cost play on Alibaba with the potential for improved core Yahoo performance. It keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
06:37 EDTHASDreamWorks competes with key Hasbro partner Disney, NY Times says
After multiple news outlets reported that Hasbro (HAS) was in talks about buying DreamWorks (DWA), The New York Times says that the toy maker holds very lucrative contracts with Disney (DIS), which views DreamWorks as a key competitor. Hasbro gets up to 30% of its revenue from products linked to Disney, the newspaper quoted some analysts as saying. Reference Link
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