Unusually active option classes on open February 20th » 09:4002/2002/20/20
SCHW, MS, MPC, CHK, CLVS, LB, ENPH, FCEL, TSM, NVDA
Unusual total active…
Unusual total active option classes on open include: Charles Schwab (SCHW), Morgan Stanley (MS), Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Chesapeake (CHK), Clovis (CLVS), L Brands (LB), Enphase Energy (ENPH), FuelCell (FCEL), Taiwan Semi (TSM), and NVIDIA (NVDA).
STMicroelectronics, TSMC collaborate to accelerate development of GaN technology » 05:4502/2002/20/20
STMicroelectronics (STM) and TSMC (TSM) are collaborating to accelerate the development of Gallium Nitride, or GaN, process technology and the supply of both discrete and integrated GaN devices to market. Through this collaboration, ST's innovative and strategic GaN products will be manufactured using TSMC's leading GaN process technology. ST expects the delivery of first samples of power GaN discrete devices to its key customers later this year, followed by GaN IC products within a few months.
TSMC starts reducing chip capacity support for Huawei, DigiTimes reports » 06:3102/1902/19/20
TSMC has started reducing…
TSMC has started reducing its chip capacity support for Huawei, but is still working closely with the China-based vendor in the development for advanced 5nm and 3nm chip solutions, DigiTimes' Monica Chen and Jessie Shen report, citing industry sources. Reference Link
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U.S. considers cutting Huawei off from global chip suppliers, Reuters says » 17:2902/1702/17/20
The Trump administration…
The Trump administration is considering changing U.S. regulations to allow it to block shipments of chips to Huawei from such as Taiwan's TSMC, Reuters' Alexandra Alper and Karen Freifeld report, citing two sources familiar with the matter. Reference Link
TSMC's supply 'tight,' despite coronavirus outbreak, DigiTimes reports » 06:3102/1102/11/20
TSMC continues to see its…
TSMC continues to see its supply remain tight, with no cutbacks in orders from its major fabless clients such as Huawei's HiSilicon, DigiTimes' Cage Chao, Monica Chen and Jessie Shen report, citing sources familiar with the matter. Reference Link
TSMC reports January revenue NT$103.68B, up 32.8% y/y » 05:5102/1002/10/20
TSMC announced its net…
TSMC announced its net revenues for January 2020: On a consolidated basis, revenues for January 2020 were approximately NT$103.68B, an increase of 0.4B from December 2019 and an increase of 32.8% from January 2019.
Taiwan Semi put volume heavy and directionally bearish » 10:1502/0702/07/20
Bearish flow noted in…
Bearish flow noted in Taiwan Semi with 2,615 puts trading, or 1.6x expected. Most active are Feb-20 55 puts and Feb-20 58.5 calls, with total volume in those strikes near 2,300 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 4.60, while ATM IV is up over 1 point on the day. Earnings are expected on April 16th.
Fly Intel: Top five weekend stock stories » 19:0702/0202/02/20
LB, AAL, DAL, UAL, BABA, SNE, RDS.A, RDS.B, BHP, RIO, CICHY, HSBC, TSM, BP, TOT, CHL, CMWAY, TMUS
Catch up on the…
Catch up on the weekend's top five stories with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. While Victoria's Secret defined femininity for millions of women, inside the company, two powerful men presided over an entrenched culture of misogyny, bullying and harassment, The New York Times' Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Katherine Rosman, Sapna Maheshwari and James B. Stewart wrote, citing interviews with more than 30 current and former executives, employees, contractors and models, as well as court filings and other documents. Ed Razek, for decades one of the top executives at L Brands (LB), the parent company of Victoria's Secret, was the subject of repeated complaints about inappropriate conduct, the authors noted, adding that Executives said they had alerted Leslie Wexner, the billionaire founder and chief executive of L Brands, about his deputy's pattern of behavior. Razek, the chief marketing officer, was perceived as Wexner's proxy, who himself was heard demeaning women, the report added. 2. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued rules on Sunday to implement new restrictions on Americans who have recently visited China to address the threat of the coronavirus, Reuters' David Shepardson wrote. Airline officials said the new rules will mean they must now ask all U.S.-bound passengers if they have visited mainland China, the author noted. American Airlines (AAL) said it encouraged U.S.-bound passengers "to arrive at the airport three hours early as we expect this additional screening will lengthen the normal check-in process." American Airlines temporarily halted all flights to mainland China on Friday, while Delta Air Lines (DAL) said Sunday its last flight had departed China before it planned resumption of flights in May. United Airlines (UAL) is scheduled to continue China flights through Wednesday before halting flights through March 27. 3. The economic hiccups caused by the Wuhan virus should be viewed as short-term distractions that create opportunities for long-term investors to buy shares of Alibaba (BABA) at a time when investors are afraid, Steven Sears write in this week's edition of Barron's. While it is hard to predict what happens in the next few weeks or months, it is reasonable to conclude that China's leaders will defuse the crisis, the author notes. 4. Sony's (SNE) "Bad Boys for Life" won Super Bowl weekend's domestic box office in its third outing, earning $17.7M and finishing Sunday with a total of $148.1M. The movie grossed another $30.8M overseas from 63 markets for a foreign cume of $142.7M and $290.8M globally. "Bad Boys for Life" sports an A CinemaScore and a 76% Rotten Tomatoes rating. 5. Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B), BHP Group (BHP), Rio Tinto (RIO), China Construction Bank (CICHY), HSBC (HSBC), TSMC (TSM), BP (BP), Total (TOT), China Mobile (CHL), Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CMWAY), T-Mobile (TMUS) saw positive mentions in this week's edition of Barron's.
BP, Total among top non-U.S. International dividend companies. Barron's says » 09:0402/0102/01/20
TOT, BP, TSM, HSBC, CICHY, RIO, BHP, RDS.B, RDS.A, CHL, CMWAY
While bond yields in many…
While bond yields in many parts of the world are even lower than they are in the U.S., there's plenty of yield available in a sometimes-overlooked corner of the market, namely international dividend stocks, Lawrence Strauss writes in this week's edition of Barron's. The top 10 non-U.S. companies in terms of total dividends paid out last year, include Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B), BHP Group (BHP), Rio Tinto (RIO), China Construction Bank (CICHY), HSBC (HSBC), TSMC (TSM), BP (BP), Total (TOT), China Mobile (CHL), Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CMWAY), the author notes. Reference Link
Possibly final version of Senate's SMART Act inroduced, Multichannel reports » 14:3901/2801/28/20
AAPL, TSM, XLNX, ADI, MRVL, AVGO, INTC, VZ, TMUS, S, T
A new and potentially…
A new and potentially final version of a Senate measure mandating a public auction of C-Band satellite spectrum for 5G has been introduced and includes $5B to relocate incumbent users, Multichannel's John Eggerton reports. The Spectrum Management And Reallocation for Taxpayers Act, or SMART Act, also includes "no more than" $1B in incentive payments for satellite providers to get off the spectrum as soon as possible, $5B for the federal treasury, and the rest for a next-generation 911 trust fund, Eggerton says. Reference Link