Fly Intel: What to watch in Home Depot, Lowe's earnings reports » 10:1602/2402/24/20
HD, LOW, AMZN, SHLD, JCP
Virgin Galactic falls -10.6% » 09:4702/2402/24/20
Virgin Galactic is down…
Virgin Galactic is down -10.6%, or -$3.59 to $30.28.
Notable open interest changes for February 24th » 08:5502/2402/24/20
MSFT, AAPL, AMD, BAC
Friday's total option volume of 32.7 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 4.38 million calls and 5.41 million puts. Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL), Advanced Micro (AMD) and Bank of America (BAC) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 45k General Electric (GE) Mar-20 13 calls, 33k UPS (UPS) 3/27 weekly 113 calls, 22k Bank of America (BAC) Apr-20 36 calls, 18k Freeport McMoRan (FCX) 3/6 weekly 14 calls and 17k Alibaba (BABA) 3/13 weekly 212.5 puts.
Citi closes 'Catalyst Watch' on Lam Research due to coronavirus » 06:5602/2402/24/20
Citi analyst Atif Malik…
Citi analyst Atif Malik closed his "Catalyst Watch" on Lam Research due to growing disruption to the China supply chain from the coronavirus outbreak. The analyst says that while equipment makers like Lam took a conservative approach to March quarter guidance to reflect the impact from the coronavirus, he sees increasing risk from labor supply chain shortages. Malik keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
Coronavirus creates risk for GPU market, says Nomura Instinet » 06:0302/2402/24/20
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Fly Intel: Top five weekend stock stories » 19:3702/2302/23/20
CAT, VIACA, VIAC, I, BA, INTU, KR, SPCE
Catch up on the…
Catch up on the weekend's top five stories with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Intuit (INTU) is nearing a deal to buy Credit Karma for about $7B in cash and stock, The Wall Street Journal's Cara Lombardo and Dana Cimilluca wrote, citing people familiar with the matter. The maker of TurboTax could announce a deal to buy privately held Credit Karma by Monday, assuming talks don't fall apart, the people said. Credit Karma was valued at roughly $4B in a private share sale about two years ago, the authors noted. 2. Boeing (BA) has confirmed it found debris that could pose potential safety risks in the fuel tanks of several 737 Max aircraft that are in storage and waiting to be delivered to airlines, according to Reuters. Boeing officials called the findings "absolutely unacceptable," the report noted. 3. Intelsat's stock (I) could again become a casualty in a 5G showdown among hedge-fund managers, satellite operators, and the federal government, Alexandra Scaggs wrote in this week's edition of Barron's. The company's satellites transmit television signals over the so-called C-band, which is considered to be prime for fifth-generation, or 5G, service, with regulators wanting to clear out 60% of it for use by wireless companies, the author noted. A consortium of satellite operators called the C-Band Alliance volunteered to sell the spectrum privately in a plan that could have brought Intelsat as much as $24B, but the problem is that a private sale would require the Federal Communications Commission to give satellite operators the ability to sell rights they do not currently have, in the regulator's view, the author added. 4. ViacomCBS (VIAC) subsidiary Paramount's "Sonic the Hedgehog" stayed at number one, grossing another $26.3M in its second weekend in theaters and bringing its total to $106.6M. Overseas, the movie earned $38.3M in 56 markets. "Sonic the Hedgehog" sports an A CinemaScore and a 63% Rotten Tomatoes rating. 5. Caterpillar (CAT) and Kroger (KR) saw positive mentions in this week's edition of Barron's, while Virgin Galactic (SPCE) was mentioned cautiously.
Virgin Galactic stock outperformance 'just hype,' Barron's says » 10:1902/2202/22/20
The latest frenzy…
The latest frenzy infecting stocks may be Virgin Galactic, which could very well be the "frothiest stock around right now," Tae Kim writes in this week's edition of Barron's. But even if Virgin Galactic does actually launch a commercial space-tourism business, its market dominance is not assured, the author notes. Noting that Investors need to assess Virgin Galactic's risks, given rising competitive threats, high expectations for space tourism, and a spotty record for meeting deadlines, Kim says the current stock price may look "pretty irrational." Reference Link
Week in Review: How Trump's policies moved stocks » 07:1902/2202/22/20
GE, HON, AMAT, LRCX, MU, WDC, LITE, ACIA, NPTN, IIVI, ANTM, CNC, CVS, HUM, MOH, UNH, CUDA, CHKP, FFIV, FEYE, FTNT, IMPV, PANW, PFPT, QLYS
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SpaceX looking to raise $250M in new funds, CNBC reports » 13:1702/2102/21/20
Elon Musk's SpaceX…
Elon Musk's SpaceX is looking to bring in about $250M at a price of $220 a share, according to CNBC, citing people familiar with the matter. This new raise would value the company at around $36B, higher than the $33.3B it was previously. The sources said the fundraising round is not expected to close until the second week of March. Publicly traded companies in the space include Virgin Galactic (SPCE). Reference Link
Reddit moderators ban user for 'pumping' Lumber Liquidators, Virgin Galactic » 11:0902/2102/21/20
LL, SPCE, MIK
The Reddit moderators of…
The Reddit moderators of "r/wallstreetbets," a board used to discuss stocks and "allow users to discuss higher risk plays," have banned the user "closethefuckinglight," explaining in a post to the chat board: "The influx of media attention over the past week on SPCE and LL has made it clear that some users are attempting to use this forum to pump their positions (against Rule 8 of the sub). In addition, the sub has seen a rise in users resulting from media attention and r/all over the past few months. Recently, some pumpers have attempted to leverage the size of this community to pump stocks." The post explains that the user took a position on a highly shorted, small cap company, pointing to Lumber Liquidators (LL) and Michaels (MIK) as examples, and then posted with the intention to "pump," or drive up, the price of the shares. The Fly notes that shares of Lumber Liquidators are up 7% to $10.39 this morning and rose by nearly 19% yesterday. Reference Link