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July 14, 2014
07:04 EDTUTX, AA, EADSYAlcoa announces $1.1B supply agreement with Pratt & Whitney
Alcoa (AA) announced a 10-year, $1.1B agreement with Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies (UTX), for state-of-the-art jet engine components. Under the deal signed at the Farnborough Air Show, Alcoa will supply key parts for Pratt & Whitney’s engines, including the forging for the first ever aluminum fan blade for jet engines. The forging was developed for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower engines using an advanced aluminum alloy and a proprietary manufacturing process. Also for the PurePower engines, Alcoa is developing a fan blade forging using its most advanced aluminum-lithium alloy. Under the $1.1B deal, Alcoa will supply components for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1000G, V2500, GP7000 and several other regional jet and military engines. The PurePower engine will be used to aircrafts, including the next-generation Airbus (EADSY) A320neo. The transaction includes United Technologies “One Company” terms and conditions that provide for a common contracting approach between UTC and Alcoa divisions, thereby facilitating future collaboration.
News For AA;UTX;EADSY From The Last 14 Days
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July 7, 2015
16:01 EDTAAOptions Update; July 7, 2015
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06:02 EDTAAStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; AA ZNGA
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Alcoa (AA) 37, Zynga (ZNGA) 52 according to iVolatility.
July 2, 2015
13:36 EDTAAOn The Fly: Technical notes on earnings season calendar effects
The doldrums have persisted without a great deal of index volatility heading into Q2 earnings season. Until we are into the bulk of the season, we aren't likely to have sufficient catalysts to move far, barring an exogenous event. What traders need to be aware of is how compressed this earnings season really is. The increased flow of earnings news within a shorter span could lead to some bigger moves. How short? The old school way of determining the bounds of earnings season starts with Alcoa (AA) and ends with Cisco (CSCO). This time around, Alcoa is on July 8 and Cisco is on August 12, putting the season at just over a month in calendar time. Contrast this with Q4 earnings season, which can take nearly seven weeks in some cases. Another factor to be aware of: in the first week of earnings this season, there are just a relative handful of S&P 500 names reporting. By the time Cisco reports, the bulk will be done. We really are looking at more like a three week window. If the direction of earnings surprises are consistent, the market might see its first real push up or down that breaks the tight range with solid momentum. If not, market watchers are likely to see a spate of volatility in a market that has become used to flatter conditions, where volatility has been better for a sale. Choppy earnings could make that strategy more problematic. Planning out ahead is critically important too, as the day of the week can matter. Wednesdays and Thursdays tend to be the peak days for reports, making them more subject to market gyrations. Friday afternoons tend to be a day in which companies with genuinely bad news try to sneak it out. Use the forthcoming holiday wisely; we may be in for a bumpier ride ahead.
July 1, 2015
15:36 EDTUTX, EADSYEngine makers compete for Chinese contracts after Airbus order, Reuters says
Following China's large Airbus (EADSY) order on Tuesday, certain aircraft engine manufacturers are competing to secure contracts with Chinese airlines, reports Reuters, citing industry sources. Reuters notes that the Airbus A330s ordered by China are available with a choice of engines from General Electric (GE), United Technologies (UTX), and Rolls-royce (RYCEY). Reference Link
07:25 EDTAA Alcoa July volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
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June 30, 2015
17:30 EDTUTXPratt and Whitney awarded $269.36M government contract modification
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08:34 EDTAAAlcoa to close Pocos smelter in Brazil
Alcoa announced that it will permanently close its Poços de Caldas primary aluminum smelter in Brazil on June 30, 2015. The smelter has been curtailed since May 2014 and the underlying market conditions that led to the curtailment have not improved. “The closure of the Poços smelter permanently removes a high-cost smelting facility from the Alcoa system and is another step in creating a more profitable Primary Metals business,” said Alcoa Global Primary Products President Bob Wilt. Once the Poços smelter is closed, Alcoa’s total global smelting capacity will be reduced by 96,000 metric tons, to 3.4 million metric tons. The Poços mine, refinery, aluminum powder plant and casthouse will continue normal operations. As a result of the closure, Alcoa expects to record restructuring-related charges in second quarter 2015 between $100M-$110M after-tax, or 8c-9c per share, of which approximately 60 percent is non-cash.
08:17 EDTEADSYAirbus sued by AirAsia crash families for ‘dangerous’ systems, Bloomberg says
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05:33 EDTEADSYAerCap adds first Airbus A350XWB to aircraft fleet
AerCap (AER) took delivery of its first Airbus (EADSY) A350 XWB during a ceremony at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. AerCap immediately handed the aircraft over to Vietnam Airlines on a long-term lease, making the airline the world's second operator of the A350 XWB.
June 29, 2015
09:33 EDTEADSYLockheed Martin signs purchase agreements with Airbus for two flight simulators
Lockheed Martin (LMT) Commercial Flight Training and Airbus (EADSY) have signed a frame contract enabling Airbus to expedite procurement of flight simulation devices for their customers, Airbus training centers and their affiliates worldwide. The frame contract emphasizes the shared intent to partner on future training programs, and combines Airbus' and Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training's expertise in the flight simulation industry. As a first example of this process, Airbus Mexico Training Centre has ordered two LMCFT A320 full flight simulators for their operations in Mexico City and Monterrey to be delivered in late 2015 and early 2016.
09:04 EDTAAAlcoa estimates cut due to low regional premiums at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley lowered Alcoa 2015-17 EBITDA estimates to reflect declines in regional premiums. The firm lowered Q2 EPS to 21c from 22, below consensus of 23c, but sees drivers in place for a 2H recovery in shares. Morgan Stanley said all-in aluminum prices, including regional premiums, are near six year lows, and expects upstream performance to near a trough at current prices, and for earnings to bottom in Q3. The firm rates shares an Overweight with a lowered price target of $16.
07:40 EDTAAAlcoa estimates lowered below consensus at Stifel
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June 26, 2015
08:46 EDTEADSYAirbus hoping to close on Chinese wide-body jet order next week, FT reports
Airbus is hoping to close one of its biggest Chinese orders by value next week as it enters the final state of long series of negotiations over the sale of up to 70 A330 wide-body jets, the Financial Times reports. The Chinese government is in talks over an order of between 50 and 70 A330 aircraft worth up to $17.8B at brochure prices, the report says. The order would help the company keep its production line running as it makes the transition from the extant A330 to a new re-engined version due to enter service in 2017, the Financial Times reports. Reference Link
07:26 EDTUTXSRA International exploring sale or IPO, Reuters reports
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June 25, 2015
19:34 EDTEADSYAirbus, Qualcomm, others invest $500M in OneWeb's global internet initiative
OneWeb announced it has raised $500M in funding from a number of companies, including Airbus (EADSY), Bharti, EchoStar's (SATS) Hughes, Intelsat (I), Qualcomm (QCOM), Coca-Cola (KO), Totalplay, and Virgin Group. OneWeb is engaged in developing satellite technologies to "beam" broadband internet to rural and underdeveloped locations, as well as to ships, planes, trains, and oil platforms. Bharti chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal will be joining Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders as well as Virgin's Richard Branson and Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs on the OneWeb board of directors. OneWeb also reiterated its June 15 announcement of its joint venture with Airbus to design and manufacture 900 microsatellites. "We are committed to giving our full industrial and space expertise to this mission," remarked Airbus' Tom Enders. "Intelsat has the world’s largest fleet of Ku Band geostationary satellites and our interoperability will enable pole-to-pole and urban canyon coverage with new services," said Intelsat. Note that both Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG) are working on similar projects to facilitate global internet access. Reference Link
June 24, 2015
18:16 EDTEADSYGoogle, GE, Airbus lead in sheer number of meetings with EU officials
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08:18 EDTAAAlcoa volatility flat into Q2 and outlook
Alcoa July call option implied volatility is at 28, August is at 26, October is 27; compared to its 52-week range of 23 to 48, suggesting non-directional price movement into the expected release of Q2 results after the market close on July 8.
08:03 EDTUTXUnited Technologies unit selected by IndiGo to supply Airbus wheels and brakes
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