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April 16, 2014
09:28 EDTYHOO, CRDC, ZLCS, IBKR, JBLU, ZGNX, YELP, KING, SODA, SFUNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Yahoo (YHOO), up 8%... Interactive Brokers (IBKR), up 5%. ALSO HIGHER: SodaStream (SODA), up 10% after Israel's Calcalist says the company is in talks to sell a stake to a strategic buyer, though research firm Stifel questioned the validity of the report... King Digital (KING), up 5% after announcing planned launch of Candy Crush Saga in China in partnership with Tencent (TCEHY)... Zalicus (ZLCS), up 20% after announcing merger agreement with Epirus... Yelp (YELP), up 4.7% after upgraded at Citigroup... SouFun (SFUN), up 4.6% after upgraded at Goldman... JetBlue (JBLU), up 2% following upgrade at Argus... Zogenix (ZGNX), up 10% after confirming reversal of Zohydro sales ban in Massachusetts. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Credit Suisse (CS), down 2.6%. ALSO LOWER: Cardica (CRDC), down 3.2% after selling 32.5M common shares at 85c.
News For YHOO;SODA;KING;YELP;ZGNX;JBLU;IBKR;ZLCS;CRDC;SFUN From The Last 14 Days
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October 20, 2014
07:29 EDTYHOOYahoo weekly volatility increases into Q3 and capital outlook
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07:13 EDTYELPYelp October weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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06:49 EDTYHOOTumblr, TV shows collaborate to broaden reach, NY Times says
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06:26 EDTYHOOYahoo to unveil turnaround, M&A strategy, WSJ reports
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October 17, 2014
13:16 EDTYHOOYahoo weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and capital utilization outlook
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12:17 EDTYHOOMark Cuban says buying Netflix shares, sees company as M&A target
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October 15, 2014
16:22 EDTYHOOYahoo amendment to credit agreement extended to October 8, 2015
On October 9, Yahoo! Inc. entered into Amendment No. 2 to its Credit Agreement, dated as of October 19, 2012, as amended by Amendment No. 1, dated as of October 10, 2013, with Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the lenders party thereto from time to time. Amendment No. 2, among other things, extends the termination date of the Credit Agreement from October 9, 2014 to October 8, 2015. The Credit Agreement, as amended, continues to provide for a $750M unsecured revolving credit facility, subject to increase by up to $250M in accordance with its terms. There are no borrowings currently outstanding under the Credit Agreement.
12:46 EDTJBLUAirline stocks down following report that second ebola patient traveled on plane
The CDC announced earlier that a second health care worker who has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus traveled by air on October 13, a day before she reported symptoms. The CDC is reaching out to passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth due to the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness the following morning. Publicly traded companies in the space are trading lower following the report, including American Airlines (AAL) down 3.65% to $30.35, Delta Air Lines (DAL) down 4.39% to $31.37, JetBlue (JBLU) down 2.69% to $9.95, Southwest (LUV) down 2.5% to $29.24, and United Continental (UAL) down 5.5% to $40.66. Reference Link
09:35 EDTJBLUJetBlue upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale
06:40 EDTYHOOYahoo hires Kevin Gentzel as head of N.A. ad sales, CNet reports
Yahoo has hired Kevin Gentzel, the Washington Post's former chief revenue officer, as its new head of North American advertising sales, CNet reports. Gentzel will report to Ned Brody, the company's head of Americas. Reference Link
October 14, 2014
14:28 EDTYHOOYahoo hires former Washington Post Chief Revenue Officer to head sales, WSJ says
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09:54 EDTKINGKing Digital falls, levels to watch
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08:08 EDTYHOOYahoo to close Amman, Jordan office by end of year, TechCrunch reports
Yahoo will close its office in Amman, Jordan by the end of the year, TechCrunch reports, citing a confirmed statement by a company spokesperson. The company will funnel its Arab-language and English-language Arab-focused Internet portal to an office in Dubai and other regions. A Yahoo spokesperson says the move is part of its "global efforts to streamline operations." Reference Link
October 13, 2014
13:10 EDTYHOOGoogle'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
12:13 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded as BGC sees higher chances for tax efficient monetization
Research firm BGC Partners upgraded its rating on Yahoo (YHOO) to Buy from Hold, saying that the chances of the company monetizing its assets in a more tax efficient manner have increased now that Alibaba (BABA) has come public. Among the possible scenarios, Yahoo may be acquired by Alibaba, the firm added. WHAT'S NEW: Yahoo's chances of paying a relatively low tax rate on the sale of its stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, a Japanese Internet company, have risen, BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis stated. Yahoo could owe up to $15B of taxes on its sale of the assets, the analyst estimated. If Yahoo pays full tax liability, its stakes would be worth $43.5B. If it pays no taxes, the assets would be worth $58.5B, he estimated. Gillis set his price target on Yahoo at $50, representing the midpoint of the two scenarios, he stated. Among various scenarios that could play out, Alibaba could choose to buy Yahoo and subsequently unload Yahoo's core business and the American company's stake in Yahoo Japan, the analyst said. Yahoo shareholders could receive cash and shares of Alibaba as part of such a deal, Gillis stated. If Yahoo is not acquired by Alibaba, the American company should combine with AOL (AOL), as recently proposed by activist investor Starboard Value, Gillis contended. Merging with AOL could accelerate Yahoo's revenue growth by over 50% and increase its EBITDA by over 35%, Gillis estimated. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Yahoo fell 1% to $39.18.
10:08 EDTYHOO, SFUNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:28 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded to Buy from Hold at BGC Financial
BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis upgraded his rating on Yahoo (YHOO) shares to Buy saying the company's remaining assets should get monetized in a more tax efficient manner now that Alibaba (BABA) is public. Gillis also points out that Alibaba could see benefits from acquiring Yahoo. He raised his price target for Yahoo shares to $50 from $37.
07:38 EDTYELPSalesforce to hold a conference
Dreamforce 2014 is being held in San Francisco on October 13-16.
07:15 EDTJBLUNational Association of Corporate Directors to hold a conference
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06:08 EDTSFUNSouFun upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
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