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December 11, 2012
12:33 EDTSPW, S, AIG, FDO, GDI, CLWR, DG, TNS, DALOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday amid optimism that budget negotiations between the White House and Republicans have progressed behind closed doors, despite House Speaker John Boehner speaking at midday to say the White House has not provided details on its proposed spending cuts. Boehner's brief press conference took the market down just slightly but the averages all remain solidly in positive territory, with the Nasdaq continuing as the leader... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index dropped 5.6 points to 87.5 in November, which was a steeper fall than the forecast move down to 92.5. The U.S. trade deficit widened to $42.2B in October from $41.5B a month earlier. Wholesale inventories increased 0.6% in October, versus expectations for an increase of 0.4%. The Job Openings & Labor Turnover, or JOLTS, report showed job openings rose 128K in October to 3.675M. In Europe, the German ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment moved into positive territory for the first time since this May, rising to 6.9 in December from -15.7 in November... COMPANY NEWS: The Treasury announced last night it was exiting its stake in American International Group (AIG), selling its remaining 234.2M shares of AIG common stock. AIG jumped 4.7% following Treasury's exit... Shares of Delta Air Lines (DAL) rose nearly 6% after the company agreed to buy the 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways held by Singapore Airlines for $360M... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were TNS (TNS), up 43% after agreeing to be acquired by Siris Capital for $21 per share, and Clearwire (CLWR), up over 14% after CNBC reported Sprint (S) is in talks to acquire the stake in the company it does not already own. Also higher were shares of Gardner Denver (GDI), which rose 2% after Reuters said the company is in exclusive buyout talks with SPX Corp. (SPW). Shares of SPX, however, fell almost 8% after the report. Among the other noteworthy losers were Dollar General (DG), down 5.9% after its guidance fell short of Street estimates, and peer Family Dollar (FDO), which fell 5.8% in sympathy... INDICES: Near 12:30 pm ET, the Dow was up 117.83, or 0.89%, to 13,287.71; the Nasdaq was up 42.00, or 1.41%, to 3,028.96; and the S&P 500 was up 13.88, or 0.98%, to 1,432.43.
News For AIG;DAL;CLWR;S;TNS;GDI;SPW;DG;FDO From The Last 14 Days
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July 30, 2015
06:30 EDTSSoftBank's Arora: Still committed to turning Sprint around, WSJ reports
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July 29, 2015
11:06 EDTSSprint introduces Family Share Pack plan
With more data than T-Mobile (TMUS), and with significant savings over Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T), Sprint (S) introduces the new Sprint Family Share Pack. Families switching to Sprint get four lines, unlimited talk, text and 10GB of high-speed data while on the Sprint network for $100/month starting July 31. Sprint says its new plan will save families $480/year over Verizon and $720/year over AT&T for virtually the same 10GB of data. Sprint says that 10GB is more than double the high-speed data in T-Mobile’s family plan.
06:39 EDTSPWSPX Corp. narrows FY15 revenue guidance to down 7%-9%
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06:37 EDTSPWSPX Corp. reports Q2 EPS 96c, consensus 77c
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06:05 EDTDALDelta Air Lines implied volatility of 32 at lower end of index mean range
July 28, 2015
08:32 EDTAIGAIG to acquire First Principles, terms not disclosed
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08:31 EDTAIGAIG names Douglas Dachille as Chief Investment Officer
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06:21 EDTDALDelta Air Lines management to meet with UBS
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July 27, 2015
07:35 EDTDALDelta Air Lines signs agreement to extend partnership with China Eastern
China Eastern Airlines and Delta Air Lines signed an agreement to expand their partnership and better connect Delta's global network with China Eastern, one of the leading airlines in China. The agreement will include a $450M investment by Delta to acquire a 3.55% stake in China Eastern. The partnership that will allow Delta and China Eastern to compete more effectively on routes between the U.S. and China, provide more travel options for customers in both countries and make joint investments in the customer experience.
July 24, 2015
15:32 EDTDALDelta Air Lines raises dividend to 13.5c from 9c per share
Delta Air Lines' board declared a quarterly dividend of 13.5c per share. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 7 and will be paid on August 28.
11:30 EDTDALDOT requests airline pricing information following complaints of irregular fares
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July 23, 2015
15:00 EDTDALProposed bill would cut airline bag fees, Bloomberg reports
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07:22 EDTSSprint price target lowered to $3 from $4 at Jefferies
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July 22, 2015
19:19 EDTDALDelta union leader to step down, AP says
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July 17, 2015
10:57 EDTDALDelta Air Lines may face activist involvement, The Deal says
Dan Loeb's Third Point and David Tepper's Appaloosa Management have previously disclosed stakes in Delta and the company could attract activist attention while it faces union unrest and increase pressure from regulators, said TheDeal.com's Lou Whiteman.
July 16, 2015
09:09 EDTAIGAIG expands presence in Chinese-American life insurance market
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08:54 EDTAIGBofA/Merrill U.S. life insurance analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
U.S. Life Insurance Analyst Weiss, along with Jill Hoffman, VP of Government Affairs and Felicia Smith, VP & Senior Counsel for Regulatory Affairs from the Financial Services Roundtable, discuss the Labor Department's recent proposal to impose fiduciary standards on the sale of retirement products on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on July 20 at 11 am.
08:05 EDTAIGAIG launches design, construction risk mitigation service for luxury homes
AIG Private Client Group said it introduced the insurance industry’s first risk management and mitigation service for residential construction projects with budgets of $5M or more. The service seeks to minimize risks related to natural catastrophe, water damage, security, fire and life safety, and potential threats to fine art or other collections that will be located in a home. AIG’s Smart Build recommendations come from the company’s deep experience protecting some of the world’s largest luxury homes, as well as extensive analysis of AIG claims data and overall loss trends.

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