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October 25, 2013
10:01 EDTF, WDC, SHPG, MPWR, FRX, CECO, AAP, MCK, CL, SNE, RMD, VLCCF, DD, CYS, EFX, EAT, UAL, BSRR, ESI, COLM, AMZNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Advance Auto Parts (AAP) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Amazon.com (AMZN) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James... CYS Investments (CYS) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Career Education (CECO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Columbia Sportswear (COLM) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... DuPont (DD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Forest Labs (FRX) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital... ITT Educational (ESI) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Compass Point... Knightsbridge Tankers (VLCCF) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Evercore... Monolithic Power (MPWR) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Sierra Bancorp (BSRR) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... ResMed (RMD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Shire (SHPG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... United Continental (UAL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham... Sony (SNE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Western Digital (WDC) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Craig-Hallum... Brinker (EAT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... Ford (F) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA... Colgate-Palmolive (CL) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Canaccord... Equifax (EFX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... McKesson (MCK) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
News For AAP;AMZN;CYS;CECO;COLM;DD;FRX;ESI;VLCCF;MPWR;BSRR;RMD;SHPG;UAL;SNE;WDC;EAT;CL;F;EFX;MCK From The Last 14 Days
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09:39 EDTCECOCareer Education mentioned cautiously at MOXReports
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09:30 EDTWDCWestern Digital, SanDisk deal should go through, Summit Research says
Summit Research analyst Srini Sundararajan said he thinks that the Unisplendour investment in Western Digital (WDC) is more than likely to be stalled, if not blocked, given the current political climate, but he also believes Western Digital planned for this contingency and that its deal with SanDisk (SNDK) should still go through. Additionally, Sundararajan said he believes CFIUS stepping in to block Philips' (PHG) sale of its Lumileds LED and automotive lighting unit to GO Scale Capital is a positive development for Cree (CREE), which should be pleased that a "flood the market" Chinese competitor has not been given the green light.
09:28 EDTDDCorning sees Q1 global economic headwinds to continue in Q1
Corning's (GLW) management said that volume in Q1 will reflect the weaker retail market. Management said that Q1 will be the weakest quarter in the fiscal year. The company sees glass market volumes to be down mid-to-high single digits. The company expects glass market volume growth to begin in Q2. The company sees prices to decline moderately sequentially in Q1. The company sees its optical communications segment up low-to-mid single digits. The company sees environmental sales down approximately 10% in Q1. Corning expects its special materials segment sales down mid teens. The company expects its life sciences sales up low-single digits. Dow Corning, Corning's joint venture with Dow Chemical (DD), equity earnings are expected to be approximately $45M in Q1. Corning sees core gross margin approximately 41% of sales in Q1. Guidance provided during Q4 earnings conference call.
08:29 EDTDDDuPont sees Agriculture Q1 sales down about 10%
In Agriculture, DuPont sees Q1 sales down about 10%, as local price gains are more than offset by lower crop protection and soybean volumes and currency; volumes will be more challenged in the first quarter due to the strong start in North America corn seed which benefited the fourth quarter of 2015. Sees Q1 segment operating earnings down low-twenty percent as local price gains are more than offset by lower volumes and currency. For full year, sees Agriculture sales down mid-single digits percent, as local price gains are more than offset by currency and lower crop protection and soybean volumes, with operating earnings about flat as local price gains and cost reductions and productivity are offset by currency and lower volumes; Sees FY Agriculture operating earnings up about 10% excluding currency.
08:26 EDTDDDuPont sees Q1 Performance Materials sales down high-single digits
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08:24 EDTDDDuPont sees Q1 Safety & Protection sales down in the mid teens percent
For Safety & Protection, DuPont sees Q1 sales to decline in the mid teens percent vs. prior year, with operating earnings down high teens percent, reflecting cost reductions and continued productivity more than offset by the impact of lower sales and currency. Sees full year segment sales down by the low single digits percent, with volume growth offset by currency, and operating earnings up mid teens percent.
08:22 EDTDDDuPont sees Q1 Electronics & Communications sales down mid-teens percent
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08:20 EDTDDDuPont sees Q1 Nutrition & Health sales down low-single digits
For Nutrition & Health segment, DuPont sees Q1 sales down low-single digits percent as volume growth is more than offset by the negative impact of currency. Sees Q1 operating earnings for the segment up low-single digits percent, as cost reductions and continued productivity more than offset the impact of currency. Sees Nutrition & Health segment full year sales down low-single digits percent, as volume growth is more than offset by the negative impact of currency. Sees full year operating earnings for the segment up high-teens percent, as cost reductions and continued productivity more than offset the impact of currency.
08:17 EDTDDDuPont sees Industrial Biosciences sales growth in low single digits in Q1
For Industrial Biosciences, DuPont sees modest volume growth in bioactives to be offset by unfavorable currency, resulting in sales growth in the low single digits percent vs. last year. Sees Q1 Industrial Biosciences operating earnings down by the mid single digit percent as cost reductions and continued productivity are expected to be more than offset by higher input costs and currency. For the full year in Industrial Biosciences, DuPont sees sales up low single digits on stronger volume and price, partly offset by currency. Sees segment operating earnings flat, with cost reductions offset by higher product costs and currency.
07:51 EDTAMZNStreet still underestimates Alphabet's outlook, says Bernstein
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07:48 EDTDDDuPont repeats call for Dow Chemical merger to close in second half of 2016
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07:44 EDTAMZNStreet margin outlook for Amazon continues to be too low, says Bernstein
Bernstein says that Amazon's (AMZN) margins are poised to beat Street expectations, and the firm's 2016 and 2017 EBITDA estimates for the company are about 17% above Street levels. The firm is more upbeat on Amazon than on Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) and Facebook (FB)
07:22 EDTDDDuPont sees $1.3B cash used for normal dividends, $2B for repurchases in 2016
Among its expected uses of cash for 2016, DuPont lists $1.3B for normal dividends, $2B for its share repurchase program, to be use during 2nd half 2016 open trading windows, and capex spend estimated to be $1.1B. In 2016, DuPont assumes global GDP growth of 2%, industrial production growth of 2% and for the U.S. dollar to be stronger against most currencies. Guidance from slides for Q4 earnings call presentation.
06:31 EDTSNESony merges PlayStation division into Sony Interactive Entertainment, Verge says
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06:22 EDTDDDuPont sees FY16 operating EPS $2.95-$3.10, consensus $3.15
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06:22 EDTDDDuPont says actions for 2016 cost savings plan underway
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06:21 EDTDDDuPont says cost reductions from operational redesign contributed 10c to Q4
Cost reductions from operational redesign contributed an incremental $0.10 per share to fourth-quarter operating earnings.
06:20 EDTDDDuPont reports Q4 operating EPS 27c, consensus 26c
Reports Q4 revenue $5.3B, consensus $5.39B.
05:48 EDTSNESony acquires Altair Semiconductor for $212M
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