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January 14, 2013
15:29 EDTWFC, AA, HBAN, TIFStocks with decreasing option implied volatility; AA TIF HBAN WFC
News For AA;TIF;HBAN;WFC From The Last 14 Days
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March 4, 2015
09:08 EDTAAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:57 EDTTIFTiffany says receives favorable decision from Dutch court
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07:48 EDTAAAlcoa downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded Alcoa to Neutral from Buy. The firm lowered its aluminum forecasts to reflect worsening aluminum fundamentals from increased Chinese exports and pressure from LME warehouse rule changes. Price target lowered to $17 from $20.
07:22 EDTWFCBanks, not Apple, on hook for 'post-Apple Pay fraud,' says Trustev
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06:35 EDTAAAlcoa downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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March 3, 2015
10:01 EDTTIFOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:30 EDTTIF, TIFTiffany downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA
CLSA downgraded Tiffany to Outperform from Buy due to reduced Mainland Chinese tourism to Hong Kong, where 7% of sales are at risk. Price target is $101.
05:26 EDTAAAlcoa completes acquisition of TITAL
Alcoa announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held TITAL. Alcoa closed the transaction, which was announced on December 15, 2014, after receiving all of the required global regulatory approvals. TITAL is a manufacturer of titanium and aluminum structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes. Alcoa sees a current 8-year production order book at 2014 delivery rates. Almost 70% of TITAL’s revenues are expected to come from commercial aerospace sales in 2019. Further, its titanium revenues are expected to increase by 70% over the next five years as manufacturers of next-generation jet engines look to titanium solutions for engine structural components. In 2014, TITAL generated revenues of approximately approximately $100M, more than half of which came from titanium products. TITAL’s business is being integrated into Alcoa’s Engineered Products and Solutions segment.
March 2, 2015
06:41 EDTWFCWells Fargo to place limit on subprime auto loans, NY Times reports
Wells Fargo has decided to limit the dollar volume of its subprime auto loans to 10% of its overall auto loan originations, bank executives said, according to The New York Times. Reference Link
March 1, 2015
13:05 EDTWFCBerkshire's Buffett says 2015 will be 'tough year' for 'Big Four' investments
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February 27, 2015
08:01 EDTWFCWells Fargo fires Ocwen as bond overseer, hires Credit Suisse, Bloomberg says
Wells Fargo (WFC) has issued notices to Ocwen (OCN) terminating it as overseer of debt backing for two bond deals, reports Bloomberg, citing letters sent from Wells Fargo to bondholders. Wells Fargo stated in notices sent to bondholders that a majority of investors felt the move was correct. Wells Fargo plans to transfer responsibility to Credit Suisse (CS). Reference Link
February 26, 2015
15:02 EDTWFCFed extends capital surcharge for SiFi banks comment period to April 3
The Federal Reserve extended until April 3 the comment period for its proposed rule to implement capital surcharges for the largest, most systemically important U.S. bank holding companies. The Fed extended the comment period to allow interested persons more time to analyze the issues and prepare their comments. Originally, comments were due by March 2. The proposed rule would establish a methodology to identify whether a firm is a global systemically important banking organization and would also establish the size of a firm's risk-based capital surcharge. The proposal is designed to further strengthen the capital positions of these institutions. Large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
10:50 EDTWFCNew York regulator considering cybersecurity, cash laundering controls, WSJ says
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09:35 EDTAAActive equity options trading on open
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February 24, 2015
07:12 EDTWFCWells Fargo to hold a conference
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06:06 EDTHBANHuntington Bancshares agrees to purchase Macquarie Equipment Finance
Huntington Bancshares announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Huntington National Bank to purchase Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based Macquarie Equipment Finance. With approximately $500M of annual originations, MEF-US is the largest standalone, vendor independent provider of specialized technology financing with customer-centric asset management services in the United States. Huntington will acquire Macquarie Equipment Finance’s U.S. business from its ultimate parent company, Sydney, Australia-based Macquarie Group. Under the terms of the agreement, Huntington will acquire approximately $900M of assets and assume approximately $630M of debt, securitizations, and other liabilities. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Huntington’s earnings in the first year and is anticipated to be completed by March 31, 2015.
February 23, 2015
07:40 EDTAABMO Capital to hold a conference
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February 20, 2015
09:23 EDTTIFGoldman sees select Apparel and Footwear opportunities due to FX risk
Goldman said translation currency exposure in the Apparel and Footwear has created volatility and opportunity to gain exposure to this theme. Goldman's analyst sees a positive near-term set-up for Nike (NKE) and Tiffany (TIF) and a negative set-up for Crocs (CROX) and Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) and of upcoming earnings reports.
February 19, 2015
06:47 EDTWFCReport shows subprime consumer loans at pre-2007 levels, WSJ says
Equifax (EFX) has released a report stating nearly 40%, or 50M, of auto loans, credit cards, and personal loans during the first 11 months of 2014 were made to subprime customers, the highest levels since the 2007 financial crisis, reports the Wall Street Journal. LendingTree (TREE) Chief Marketing Officer Gabriel Dalporto attributes the growth to nonbank lenders under less regulatory scrutiny than large banks. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
February 18, 2015
07:21 EDTWFCJPMorgan, Citi top government report of riskiest banks, Reuters reports
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