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February 8, 2013
09:37 EDTTHOR, PNG, IT, CFN, NUAN, TCK, IRG, PLD, DE, BG, RVBD, ITW, CMI, TEVA, ANR, OSK, CYS, SKULOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Alpha Natural (ANR) downgraded to Fair Value from Buy at CRT Capital... Riverbed (RVBD) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Skullcandy (SKUL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital... Teva (TEVA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... Bunge (BG) downgraded to Hold from Strong Buy at Feltl... CYS Investments (CYS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Deere (DE) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at ISI Group... Cummins (CMI) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at ISI Group.. Oshkosh (OSK) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at ISI Group... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at ISI Group... Gartner (IT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... ProLogis (PLD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus... Nuance (NUAN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus... CYS Investments (CYS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus... PAA Natural Gas Storage (PNG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Ignite Restaurant (IRG) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... CareFusion (CFN) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA... Riverbed (RVBD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Lazard Capital... Thoratec (THOR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland Securities... Teck Resources (TCK) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan.
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March 3, 2015
09:04 EDTCMIAllison Transmission and Cummins receive certiffication from ARB
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07:39 EDTITWExecutives' Club of Chicago to hold a breakfast meeting
Maria Green, SVP, General Counsel and Secretary, at Illinois Tool Works, Julia Howe, U.S. Franchising & former General Counsel at McDonald's China participate in a a Breakfast Discussion entitled, "Understanding Top Legal Challenges for Today’s Executive" is being held in Chicago on March 3 at 8:15 am.
March 2, 2015
10:00 EDTOSKOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:24 EDTTEVATeva announces sale of Sellersville, PA facility to G&W Laboratories
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07:20 EDTTEVACowen to hold a conference
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07:17 EDTOSKOshkosh downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
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06:36 EDTDEBuffett says Deere will be worth more 10 years from now
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February 26, 2015
07:23 EDTCMIANSYS' software portfolio selected by Cummins
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07:21 EDTCMICummins signs agreement with ANSYS
ANSYS (ANSS) announced that Cummins (CMI) has signed a new agreement providing it with broad access to the ANSYS portfolio. This enterprise license agreement will enable Cummins to continue to solve some of the industry's most challenging multiphysics problems – providing its customers with some of the most innovative products on the market. The multi-year agreement provides Cummins with enterprise-wide licenses to the ANSYS structures, fluids and high-frequency electromagnetics suites as well as access to high-performance computing solutions. Cummins will also receive enhanced support and services as well as unlimited classroom and online training. The new agreement complements the Cummins Analysis Led Design initiative, which emphasizes simulation early in the product design process, when it is more cost-efficient to make changes.
February 25, 2015
16:17 EDTPLDPrologis raises quarterly dividend by 9% to 36c
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12:03 EDTIRGIgnite Restaurant downgraded to Neutral from Strong Buy at CL King
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10:19 EDTITWIllinois Tool Works management to meet with FBR Capital
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09:05 EDTSKULSkullcandy Q4 results should beat expectations, says Roth Capital
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08:05 EDTTEVATeva says FDA accepts CEP-33237 NDA for review
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07:17 EDTCMICummins management to meet with UBS
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February 24, 2015
09:02 EDTTEVATeva announces phase 2b study of TEV-48125 achieved endpoints
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February 23, 2015
15:04 EDTTEVATeva announces publication of data on Phase III trials of reslizumab
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February 20, 2015
16:20 EDTDEOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in negative territory with time running out for Greece to reach an extension of its bailout agreement. The morning was filled with headlines from both Greek and eurozone finance leaders, many of which indicated that prospects for a deal looked grim. When reports surfaced that an agreement on an extension had been reached the Dow took off and hit its first new high of 2015. The S&P 500 followed to its own new high and the Nasdaq continued to close in on the 5,000 level. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Markit's flash PMI rose to 54.3 in February, versus the consensus forecast for a preliminary reading of 53.6 for the month. In Europe, the Eurogroup and Greece reached a tentative deal for an extension of the current EFSF Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement for up to four months. The deal is predicated on Greek authorities presenting a first list of reform measures, based on the current arrangement, by the end of Monday. Also, the Eurozone flash composite PMI came in at 53.5, versus expectations for a reading of 53. The services PMI was better than expected, while the manufacturing PMI was lower than expected. COMPANY NEWS: Deere reported Q1 earnings per share of $1.12 and revenue of $6.38B, which beat consensus forecasts of 84c and $5.59B, respectively. However, Deere said company equipment sales are projected to decrease about 17% for fiscal 2015 and now sees net income to be about $1.8B, which is down from the company's prior net income outlook of $1.9B. Analysts at Wells Fargo calculate that the implied EPS guidance from Deere dropped to $5.25 from $5.50. Consensus for FY15 EPS prior to Deere's report was $5.51. Shares of the farm, construction and forestry equipment maker rose 72c, or 0.79%, to $92.43 following this morning's report. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was National Bank of Greece (NBG), whose shares trading in New York jumped 35c, or 21.74%, to $1.96 after the Greek aid extension deal was negotiated. Also higher was Springleaf (LEAF), which gained $4.40, or 12.88%, to $38.57 after Reuters reported that the company has beaten out rival bidders and is in advanced talks to buy consumer finance unit OneMain Financial from Citigroup (C) for more than $4B. Two stock that dropped after their earnings reports prompted multiple analyst downgrades were Noodles & Company (NDLS), which plunged $8.84, or 31.87%, to $18.90, and Rocket Fuel (FUEL), which fell $3.95, or 26.74%, to $10.82. INDEXES: The Dow rose 154.67, or 0.86%, to 18,140.44, the Nasdaq gained 31.27, or 0.63%, to 4,955.97, and the S&P 500 advanced 12.85, or 0.61%, to 2,110.30.
12:53 EDTCMICitigroup sees truck carrier stocks poised to outperform
With the U.S. economy growing quickly, the stocks of truck carriers are likely to outperform the S&P 500, Citigroup believes. WHAT'S NEW: Truck transportation prices and truck carrier stocks "respond most directly to economic growth," Citigroup analyst Christian Wetherbee wrote in a note to investors today. After carriers' truckload rates rose 4% last year, the rates should rise by a similar amount this year, Wetherbee predicted. Economic growth, along with the difficulties the carriers are experiencing with recruiting drivers, should be supportive of additional rate increases, the analyst stated. Wetherbee warned that the stocks of truck builders usually underperform during periods such as the current one, when a large amounts of U.S. class 8 trucks are being built. Consequently, truck carrier stocks present investors with an opportunity, while investors should be cautious on truck builders and parts suppliers, he wrote. Among truck carriers, Swift (SWFT) is particularly attractive, since it has underperformed its peers over the last year, Wetherbee stated. Additionally, the company's results appear likely to at least meet consensus estimates, the analyst predicted. He also kept a Buy rating on another truck carrier, Knight Transportation (KNX) and maintained a Buy rating on Cummins (CMI), which builds truck engines. The analyst kept a Hold rating on truck builder PACCAR (PCAR). OTHERS TO WATCH: Navistar (NAV) builds trucks and Celadon (CGI) is another truck carrier. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Swift rose 1%, Knight Transportation gained 1.3%, Cummins added 0.7%, and PACCAR lost 0.5%.
12:49 EDTDEOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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