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February 10, 2014
09:15 EDTYELP, DY, AZC, STJ, BWP, CYOU, SOHU, PLUG, SUPX, MCHP, AMAP, HAS, TMUS, MDCO, S, DKS, YHOO, APRIOn 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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April 14, 2014
09:54 EDTYHOOYahoo April volatility increases into Q1 and strategy outlook
Yahoo April call option implied volatility is at 76, May is at 46, June is at 39; compared to its 26-week average of 35 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results after the market close on April 15.
09:10 EDTS, TMUST-Mobile CEO starts petition for consumers to call on peers to end overages
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09:05 EDTS, TMUST-Mobile abolishes consumer overages, challenges other providers to follow suit
T-Mobile (TMUS) announced a campaign to eliminate overage penalties, one of the most reviled wireless industry practices. While abolishing overages for all customers on T-Mobile consumer plans, its CEO has also laid down a challenge to the nation's largest carriers, AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ) and Sprint (S), to do the same.
08:59 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:38 EDTYELPYelp non-restaurant business growing, says Pacific Crest
After conducting checks, Pacific Crest reports that Yelp's non-restaurant consumer usage and review base has grown. Non-restaurant businesses are the primary source of growth for Yelp, added the firm, which keeps a $115 price target and Outperform rating on the stock.
07:25 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust
SunTrust upgraded its rating on Yahoo (YHOO) shares to Buy from Neutral saying the risk/reward is favorable following the recent pullback in shares. The firm sees the potential for 21% upside to its $40 price target.
06:40 EDTTMUS, SNo lines for Samsung's Galaxy S5 but carriers say demand healthy, Re/code says
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06:38 EDTBWPBoardwalk Pipeline upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill upgraded Boardwalk Pipeline to Neutral from Underperform based on reports it contracted some legacy pipeline capacity reversals and is working on others. Price target raised to $16 from $14.
06:28 EDTYHOOAlibaba asks public to help identify China's polluted water, Bloomberg says
Alibaba (YHOO) is asking the public to help map water quality throughout China to increase environmental awareness, reported Bloomberg. Testing kits are sold through the company for $10 and volunteers can measure pollutants in freshwater sources and upload the data to a digital map via smartphones. Reference Link
05:55 EDTPLUGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; APC PLUG
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April 13, 2014
16:57 EDTSSprint and Spotify plan to team up, Re/code says
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April 11, 2014
10:10 EDTAMAPAutoNavi enters definitive agreement to be acquired by Alibaba Group
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08:55 EDTYHOOTravelzoo makes management changes amid continued weakness in Local & Search
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06:03 EDTPLUGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; APC PLUG
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April 10, 2014
16:39 EDTYELPOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were sharply lower as selling pressure took hold early in the session and did not relent. The averages closed near their worst levels, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq down more than 3%. With today's close, each of the major indexes is now lower for the year. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to 300K last week, hitting their lowest weekly level since May 2007. The the timing of Easter and Passover, as well as other seasonal factors, however, may have lead many to discount the figure. Export prices rose 0.8% in March, while import prices grew 0.6%, both of which were greater than expected advances. In China, exports fell 6.6% from a year earlier in March, while imports plunged 11.3%. Economists had predicted year-over-year gains for both. COMPANY NEWS: eBay (EBAY) and activist investor Carl Icahn settled their proxy contest, with Icahn withdrawing both his two board nominees and his proposal for eBay to spin off its PayPal unit. As part of its agreement with Icahn, eBay will expand the number of independent directors on its board to 10 and add David Dorman to serve in that capacity. The online retail marketplace was among the many tech names suffering losses, closing the session down $1.81, or 3.24%, at $54.08... Ally Financial (ALLY), formerly the auto finance and financial services arm of General Motors (GM), lost $1.02, or 4.08%, to close at $23.98 in its first day of trade following its return to the public markets after having price its return offering at $25.00 per share... General Motors made news again as well by confirming that two of its engineers have been placed on paid leave as part of the company's ongoing ignition switch recall probe. The company also added ignition lock cylinders to its safety recall of 2.2 million vehicles in the U.S. and said it expects to take a $1.3B charge in the first quarter due to recall-related repairs... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was drugstore operator Rite Aid (RAD), which rose 54c, or 8.44%, to $6.94 after reporting earnings and revenue and that beat expectations and giving a revenue outlook for its fiscal 2015 that came in above estimates. Also higher following a better than expected earnings report was casual restaurant owner Ruby Tuesday (RT), which advanced 72c, or 12.08%, to $6.68. Among the noteworthy losers was data security solutions provider Imperva (IMPV), down $21.73, or 43.7%, to $28.00 which plunged 41% after the company slashed its first quarter profit and sales outlook. Another name in computer security, FireEye (FEYE), was among a a number of so-called "momentum" stocks that fell during the session, sliding $6.64, or 11.77%, to $49.75. Other momentum stocks that fell included 3D Systems (DDD), down $5.90, or 10.79%, to $48.78, and Yelp (YELP), down $7.78, or 10.92%, to $63.47. INDEXES: The Dow was down 266.96, or 1.62%, to 16,170.22, the Nasdaq was down 129.79, or 3.1%, to 4,054.11, and the S&P 500 was down 39.10, or 2.09%, to 1,833.08.
14:54 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility increases as shares trend lower
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06:48 EDTYHOOYahoo's strategy similar to past efforts, Re/code says
Yahoo, which is reportedly looking to become a major player in Internet video, was working on similar initiatives in mid-2012, according to Re/code. Reference Link
06:26 EDTYELP, YHOOYelp deal with Yahoo receives criticism from small business owners, WSJ reports
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06:07 EDTPLUGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; APC PLUG
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Anadarko (APC) 28, Plug Power (PLUG) 139 according to iVolatility.
06:04 EDTYHOOYahoo hires Bobbi Brown to be editor-in-chief of beauty site, Re/code reports
Yahoo (YHOO) has hired Bobbi Brown, the creator of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics (EL), to be the editor-in-chief of its beauty site, Re/code reports, noting that several of Yahoo's big advertisers -- L'Oreal (LRLCY), Procter & Gamble (PG) and Unilever (UN, UL) -- are competitive with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Reference Link
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