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SEC Obtains Settlement for Violations of Registration Rules and "Layering"
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced a settlement with two brokerage firms and certain of their executives for improper compensation-sharing and "layering," a strategy in which a trader places and later cancels orders he does not intend to have executed in order to induce others to transact at a price not representative of ... (more)
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Zynga Inc (ZNGA) Option Bulls Bet On a Post-Earnings Rally
Meanwhile, in yesterday's options pits, ZNGA calls stole the spotlight, with 36,000 contracts exchanged versus only 7,600 puts.
Most Active Options Update: Microsoft Corporation
The most active non-expiring contract in MSFT's options pits today is the weekly 5/2 37-strike put.
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Choppy Trading Persists On Wall Street Ahead Of Long Weekend - US Commentary
Stocks continue to show a lack of direction in mid-day trading on Thursday, extending the lackluster performance seen earlier in the session.
Twitter Could Crush Pandora Without Playing a Song
NEW YORK -- Over at the artist formerly known as All Things D , the great Mike Isaac wrote an article that stands admirably on its own, but can double as clue number umpteen thousand to an increasingly unaware Pandora Gnip is one of only a handful of companies that still has access to the Firehose -- all the way back through when Twitter first ... (more)
Moelis & Co. IPO: Ken Moelis calls it a success
Shares of Moelis & Co. opened higher in their trading debut, after an initial public offering that priced below the New York investment bank's expectations.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Weatherford International Hits New Yearly High; Zogenix Issues Update ...
Weatherford International Ltd. - For an in-depth report on Weatherford International Ltd. follow: www.BullTrends.com/stockquote/WFT Shares of WFT closed up 6.81% on Wednesday with about 21.8 million shares traded almost.
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Wednesday's Top Upgrades
This series, brought to you by Yahoo! Finance, looks at which upgrades and downgrades make sense and which ones investors should act on.
Option Clips: Twitter Inc, PepsiCo, Inc., and United Continental
StockTwits today are microblogging pioneer Twitter Inc and soft drink heavyweight PepsiCo, Inc. .
Dow Jones Industrial Average Builds Momentum as Earnings Season Heats Up
It's poised to be another volatile session, with futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average up more than 80 points in pre-market trading.
The Well-Timed $11 Million VIX Bet
It's 9:55 a.m. ET yesterday, and the markets look like a nice shade of green. And then I get this in an email.
Option Bear Sets Sights On Sirius XM Holdings Inc.
The satellite radio issue's most active option, however, was the intermediate-term September 3 put, where 10,000 contracts crossed the tape -- all the product of a block trade that went off just before the noon ET hour.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Option Bull Places Major Bet On Twitter Inc
As such, options are trading at a slight mark-up to normal intraday volumes, with 33,000 calls and 36,000 puts on the tape.
A Case Of 'Risk Exhaustion'?
Stock markets have been selling off for a couple of weeks, but there has been no apparent fundamental underpinnings to the decline.
Brand Face-Off: H&R Block, Inc. vs. Intuit Inc.
With tax day upon us, it seems more than appropriate to make H&R Block, Inc. and Intuit Inc. contestants in this week's Brand Face-Off.
Dow Jones Industrial Average Edges North; Blue-Chip Earnings, Fed Speeches on Tap
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is churning slightly above the flat line this morning, after notching a triple-digit gain on Monday.
Midday Market Stats: Dow Jones Industrial Average Soars On Strong Retail Sales
Option players are cheering today's price pop, with more than three-quarters of the day's overall options volume occurring on the call side.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Option Clips: Herbalife, Halcon Resources, and National-Oilwell Varco
StockTwits today are nutritional supplements provider Herbalife Ltd. , as well as energy issues Halcon Resources Corp and National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. .
Stocks Fight Back on Strong Retail Sales
"This morning, Citigroup Inc reported better-than-expected earnings, and last month's retail sales report came in above the consensus," summarized Schaeffer's Senior Equity Analyst Joe Bell, CMT.