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1:41PM Coca-Cola Board elects Kathy N. Waller as Chief Financial Officer (KO) 40.76 +0.03 : The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company elected Kathy N. Waller as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. As announced in February, Waller, 55, is replacing Gary Fayard who is retiring after 20 years with the Company. Waller most recently served as Vice President, Finance and Controller.

1:36PM COMEX Metals Closing Prices (COMDX) : June gold rose $6.00 to $1290.80/oz  May silver rose $0.25 to $19.69/oz  May copper rose 6 cents to $3.12/lbs

1:34PM Avery Dennison announces 21% increase in quarterly dividend of $0.35 from $0.29 per share (AVY) 48.83 -0.63 :  

1:00PM Midday Market Summary: Technology Outperforms (WRAPX) : The major averages displayed some volatility during the first half of action, but they find themselves in closer proximity to their respective highs than lows at midday. The S&P 500 trades higher by 0.3% with eight sectors showing gains, while the Nasdaq Composite (+0.7%) outperforms. The tech-heavy Nasdaq claimed the lead at the open, and was up as much as 1.2%, before Ukraine-related news fueled a round of profit taking. Specifically, reports of Russian troops planning to conduct military drills at the Russia-Ukraine border briefly weighed on risk appetite, sending equity indices to lows, while gold futures (+0.5% at $1290.40/ozt), Treasuries (10-yr yield at 2.70%), and the yen (102.33 vs US dollar) strengthened. Despite the early weakness, there was no follow-through to the cautious posture and the major averages returned into the green, while the assets that displayed strength in reaction to the news out of Ukraine, retreated from their highs. Technology (+1.3%) underpinned the rebound from lows, with the sector receiving support from influential members like Apple (AAPL 567.43, +42.68) and Facebook (FB 62.10, +0.74), both of which reported above

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 MSTR^ Deutsche Bank^ Hold » Buy^ $130 » $150^ 
 CIEN^ UBS^ Neutral » Buy^ $25 » $27^ 
 ABG^ BB&T Capital Mkts^ Hold » Buy^ $67^ 
 EAT^ Miller Tabak^ Hold » Buy^ $58^ 
 HMSY^ Oppenheimer^ Perform » Outperform^ $20^ 
 
 
 
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 CTG^ Noble Financial^ Buy » Hold^ ^ 
 
Coverage Initiated
 YY^ Maxim Group^ Buy^ $90^ 
 KOOL^ Maxim Group^ Buy^ $7^ 
 
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 EMC^ Needham^ Buy^ $30^ 
 
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 TER^ Cowen^ Outperform^ $24.50 » $22^ 
 MKSI^ Dougherty & Company ^ Buy^ $37 » $35^ 
 FB^ Deutsche Bank^ Buy^ $76 » $85^ 
 TCS^ Barclays^ Equal Weight^ $40 » $34^ 
 CFR^ Barclays^ Underweight^ $70 » $75^ 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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NoSymbolIndustryPricePrev CloseChange% ChangeLowHighVolumer-Vol (3m)Mkt Cap
1MSTRBusiness Software & Services120.13107.2112.9212.05%111.5123.18238.88K2.81.21B
2ZMHMedical Appliances & Equipment102.1591.4510.7011.7%101.52108.339.25M7.7915.48B
3LRCXSemiconductor Equipment & Materials58.0952.255.8411.18%55.8958.596.35M2.678.48B
4TCBIRegional - Southwest Banks57.4164.57-7.17-11.1%55.0159.331.60M3.812.76B
5IPCMSpecialized Health Services43.3348.40-5.07-10.48%41.846.5684401.87K3.61825.80M
6RDENPersonal Products35.0931.833.2610.24%31.435.791.18M3.76943.70M
7XLNXSemiconductor - Integrated Circuits47.5452.42-4.88-9.31%47.3149.67.93M2.0613.99B
8UALMajor Airlines41.8646.06-4.20-9.12%40.8144.5811.63M2.4517.11B
9CLBOil & Gas Equipment & Services195.77213.69-17.92-8.39%192.2201.89935.94K3.069.59B
10CTXSBusiness Software & Services60.6855.994.698.38%59.4662.256.14M1.8510.29B
11DOOil & Gas Drilling & Exploration52.5248.533.998.22%49.553.651.89M0.836.75B
12MDSOHealthcare Information Services40.6243.93-3.31-7.53%40.1844.421.73M1.762.28B
13AVTElectronics Wholesale43.3146.72-3.41-7.3%42.1544.371.56M1.736.46B
14NTCTBusiness Software & Services38.1535.752.406.71%3840.94523.38K2.071.48B
15GPIAuto Dealerships69.2164.934.286.59%67.3170.42635.90K2.171.52B
16TKRMachine Tools & Accessories63.4759.683.796.35%61.770163.991.54M1.875.54B
17NEUSpecialty Chemicals372.35397.55-25.20-6.34%357.12384.94117.28K1.895.17B
18MANHApplication Software32.1234.28-2.16-6.3%32.0134.78484.35K0.812.62B
19EHTHInsurance Brokers42.4245.21-2.79-6.17%41.720345.49474.89K1.4853.30M
20HPOil & Gas Drilling & Exploration106.82113.81-6.99-6.14%106.441172.11M1.712.24B
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NoSymbolIndustryPricePrev CloseChange% ChangeLowHighVolumer-Vol (3m)Mkt Cap
1PCLNGeneral Entertainment1,211.411,219.95-8.54-0.7%1203.711235.45464.30K0.4763.61B
2AAPLPersonal Computers567.69524.7542.948.18%560.7357020.49M1.93468.10B
3GOOGInternet Information Providers523.64526.94-3.30-0.63%522.12531.651.37M0.47355.40B
4CMGRestaurants507.12504.053.070.61%504.69511.297374.88K0.5915.67B
5ISRGMedical Appliances & Equipment372.00373.93-1.93-0.52%368.02376.54346.99K0.5614.27B
6NFLXMusic & Video Stores340.89353.50-12.61-3.57%334.8355.8993.38M1.0721.14B
7AMZNCatalog & Mail Order Houses334.32324.589.743%322.95336.484.29M0.93149.10B
8BIIBBiotechnology294.07306.75-12.68-4.13%286.48308.721.69M0.9472.51B
9REGNBiotechnology292.05303.08-11.03-3.64%292.02306.698549.94K0.4730.05B
10ICPTDrug Manufacturers - Major263.30263.300.000%05.14B
11CFAgricultural Chemicals241.15243.19-2.04-0.84%240244.06273.06K0.2813.49B
12WYNNResorts & Casinos211.80206.824.982.41%206.1213.21.48M0.8220.85B
13VBusiness Services208.82208.820.000%207.59210.51.82M0.5132.30B
14TSLAAuto Manufacturers - Major207.03207.99-0.96-0.46%203.2212.84.57M0.525.62B
15UNPRailroads190.74191.90-1.16-0.6%190.01192.55711.90K0.3387.14B
16IBMDiversified Computer Systems190.37191.73-1.36-0.71%190.3192.222.87M0.53193.60B
17EQIXTelecom Services - Domestic180.54180.120.420.23%179182.47242.39K0.268.90B
18LNKDInternet Information Providers169.85175.71-5.86-3.34%166.7179.362.26M0.6821.18B
19GSDiversified Investments161.25160.450.800.5%160.59162.112.17M0.674.58B
20BIDUInternet Information Providers159.51159.340.170.11%154.58161.673.59M0.7555.83B
21ALXNBiotechnology157.02152.234.793.15%150.1163.52.57M1.3230.12B
22CMIDiversified Machinery148.58147.351.230.83%147.38149.71.27M0.7927.32B
23CELGBiotechnology140.40144.82-4.42-3.05%136.75142.493.39M0.8758.80B
24FDXAir Delivery & Freight Services136.26136.33-0.07-0.05%135.62137.09910.03K0.3740.29B
25MMMConglomerates136.09137.99-1.90-1.38%135136.991.89M0.6491.45B

Weekly Option Movers

NoSymbolIndustryPricePrev CloseChange% ChangeLowHighVolumer-Vol (3m)Mkt Cap
1AAPLPersonal Computers567.69524.7542.948.18%560.7357020.49M1.93468.10B
2DHIResidential Construction23.0621.351.718.01%22.2523.2411.43M1.596.91B
3UATextile - Apparel Clothing50.5954.44-3.85-7.07%48.7852.3110.24M3.0111.52B
4AETHealth Care Plans73.2268.914.316.25%72.0173.993.78M1.424.99B
5CRUSSemiconductor - Specialized20.4319.231.206.21%19.620.491.84M1.051.20B
6SODABeverages - Soft Drinks42.1244.76-2.64-5.9%41.70844.82.00M1.17935.10M
7YNDXInternet Information Providers26.7928.26-1.48-5.22%26.29286.76M1.089.32B
8NAVTrucks & Other Vehicles37.0435.361.684.75%35.3837.641.23M0.912.87B
9TXNSemiconductor - Broad Line48.5246.462.064.43%47.630149.118.30M1.2650.37B
10BIIBBiotechnology294.07306.75-12.68-4.13%286.48308.721.69M0.9472.51B
11QCORBiotechnology83.3480.073.274.08%8183.752.26M0.754.71B
12SINAInternet Software & Services51.2353.27-2.04-3.83%48.8851.456.76M1.643.55B
13QCOMCommunication Equipment77.7180.71-3.00-3.72%76.7778.6217.52M1.73136.50B
14REGNBiotechnology292.05303.08-11.03-3.64%292.02306.698549.94K0.4730.05B
15ZNGAInternet Information Providers4.264.42-0.16-3.62%4.24.6653.54M1.43.88B
16ANRIndustrial Metals & Minerals4.474.310.163.6%4.244.55.48M0.48952.80M
17NFLXMusic & Video Stores340.89353.50-12.61-3.57%334.8355.8993.38M1.0721.14B
18TOLResidential Construction34.7933.661.133.36%33.5735.13.87M1.135.98B
19LNKDInternet Information Providers169.85175.71-5.86-3.34%166.7179.362.26M0.6821.18B
20SWireless Communications8.108.37-0.27-3.23%8.068.4810.76M0.6232.94B
21YELPInternet Information Providers62.4364.50-2.07-3.21%61.0265.654.51M1.024.60B
22ALXNBiotechnology157.02152.234.793.15%150.1163.52.57M1.3230.12B
23GTRubber & Plastics28.1827.320.863.15%27.6828.483.62M0.86.78B
24CELGBiotechnology140.40144.82-4.42-3.05%136.75142.493.39M0.8758.80B
25AMZNCatalog & Mail Order Houses334.32324.589.743%322.95336.484.29M0.93149.10B

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