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March 14, 2013
07:27 EDTMOS, DOW, AXLL, MON, DD, APD, PX, LYB, CF, AGUSusquehanna to host a conference
Chemical Conference is being held in Boston on March 14.
News For AGU;APD;AXLL;CF;DD;DOW;LYB;MON;MOS;PX From The Last 14 Days
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May 17, 2015
14:32 EDTMONSyngenta shares show promise even without Monsanto deal, Barron's says
Shares of Syngenta (SYT) could be "worth a bet" even if Monsanto's (MON) takeover efforts flounder, Barron's contends in its 'International Trader - Europe' column. Barron's notes that the company's cost reduction measures could yield $265M in savings this year, a figure which may jump to $1B by 2018. Reference Link
May 15, 2015
17:08 EDTLYBSoros Fund gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:07 EDTDDTrian Fund gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: None. INCREASED STAKES: PepsiCo (PEP), Mondelez (MDLZ), Bank of New York Mellon Group (BK), and Du Pont (DD). DECREASED STAKES: Family Dollar (FDO), and Ingersoll-Rand (IR). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Lazard (LAZ).
16:21 EDTDDStocks end week little changed as data, deals offset bond yield jumps
Stocks ended the week little changed as a number of M&A deals and a few relatively strong economic data points offset worries about rising bond yields. MACRO NEWS: U.S. weekly jobless claims came in better than expected and reached the lowest four-week average level in 15 years... In Europe, the combined GDP of the 19 eurozone countries grew 0.4% in the first quarter, which was a bit weaker than the 0.5% consensus growth forecast but a pickup from the 0.3% growth pace of the final quarter of last year. Of note, all four of the euro zone's largest economies recorded growth in the same quarter for the first time since the first half of 2010... The People's Bank of China reduced its one year interest rate by 0.25%, marking the third time in the last six months that the central bank has cut benchmark rates... Bond yields surged in many of the world's largest economies, raising worries about inflation and putting pressure on stocks in the beginning of the week. COMPANY NEWS: There was a significant amount of M&A activity again this week, with the headliner being Verizon's (VZ) deal to acquire AOL (AOL) for $50 per share in a transaction valued at $4.4B. Danaher (DHR) agreed to buy purification technologies supplier Pall Corporation (PLL) for $127.20 per share in cash. Danaher also announced that it plans to split itself into two publicly traded companies. Energy infrastructure company Williams (WMB) announced a simplification deal to buy its affiliate Williams Partners (WPZ) for $13.9B in an all-stock transaction. Energy exploration company Noble Energy (NBL) agreed to acquire Rosetta Resources (ROSE) in an all-stock deal. Noble is buying Rosetta for $2.1B in stock plus the assumption of Rosetta's net debt of $1.8B... Alibaba (BABA) acquired a 9.3% stake in Zulily (ZU), an e-commerce retailer geared toward women. A person familiar with the matter reportedly told the Wall Street Journal that the Chinese e-commerce giant is not pursuing an outright acquisition of the U.S. company, however... Shares of Netflix (NFLX) jumped Friday and hit a new all-time high after Bloomberg reported that the company is in talks with Wasu Media, a Chinese media company backed by Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma, about forming a partnership to bring its content to China... Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management lost its proxy fight with DuPont (DD) as Trian did not succeed in getting its nominees elected to the DuPont board. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow rose 0.45% to 18,272.56, the Nasdaq gained 0.89% to 5,048.29, and the S&P 500 climbed 0.31% to 2,122.73.
16:08 EDTCFCF Industries declares five-for-one stock split
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11:08 EDTDOWOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Targa Resources (TRGP), Targa Resources Partners (NGLS), Humana (HUM), Dow Chemical (DOW), and Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA). INCREASED STAKES: Kinder Morgan (KMI), Chimera Investment Corporation (CIM), AerCap Holdings (AER), Shire (SHPG), and KKR & Co. (KKR). DECREASED STAKES: eBay (EBAY), Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS), Caesars Entertainment (CZR), Navient (NAVI), and TerraForm Power (TERP). LIQUIDATED STAKES: HCA Holdings (HCA), Gilead (GILD), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), and Apple (AAPL).
08:31 EDTPXPraxair announces price increases effective June 1
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07:26 EDTMONBayer expecting crops and seeds industry consolidation, Reuters reports
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May 14, 2015
16:14 EDTMOSMosaic up 1% after announcing new $1.5B buyback plan, dividend increase
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16:12 EDTMOSMosaic announces new $1.5B share buyback plan, raises dividend to 27.5c
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16:11 EDTMOSMosaic increases dividend to 27.5c from 25c
16:11 EDTMOSMosaic announces New $1.5B share repurchase authorization
15:18 EDTMONMonsanto seeks buyer for Syngenta seeds ahead of takeover offer, Reuters says
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10:09 EDTAXLLIncreasing equity options volume on open
Increasing equity options volume on open: ONTY CBRL PBYI GWW AXLL IEV KSS EXPR UEC JACK
10:00 EDTDDOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:38 EDTAXLLIncreasing equity options volume on open
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09:32 EDTPXPraxair signs long-term supply agreement in India
Praxair announced it has signed a long-term contract with Gerdau in India for the supply of gaseous oxygen to the companyís blast furnace in Tadipatri, Andhra Pradesh. Gerdau is the largest long steel producer in the Americas and one of the leading suppliers of special long steel in the world. Praxair will build, own and operate an 80 tons per day non-cryogenic vacuum-pressure-swing-adsorption plant, which is expected to start up in 2016. Gerdauís steel facility has an installed capacity to produce 300,000 tons of special steel per year, primarily for automotive, defense, railways and related industries.
07:38 EDTDDDuPont upgraded to Neutral at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill upgraded DuPont to Neutral from Underperform. The firm expects DuPont to emerge from the recent proxy battle as a stronger, leaner company and views risk-reward as more balanced. Price target is $76.
06:58 EDTDDDuPont pullback a buying opportunity, says Deutsche Bank
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06:28 EDTDDDuPont upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
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