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October 25, 2012
05:55 EDTAON, AON, GT, GT, COL, COL, NWL, NWL, MCO, MCO, LYB, LYB, MRK, MRK, LM, LM, IPG, IPG, CVH, CVH, CMCSA, CMCSA, WY, WYCompanies reporting Before the Market Open on Friday, October 26
Notable companies reporting before the opening bell include Aon (AON), Comcast (CMCSA), Coventry Health Care (CVH), Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), Legg Mason (LM), Merck & Co (MRK), LyondellBasell Industries (LYB), Moodys (MCO), Newell Rubbermaid (NWL), Rockwell Collins (COL), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) and Weyerhaeuser (WY).
News For AON;CMCSA;CVH;IPG;LM;MRK;LYB;MCO;NWL;COL;GT;WY From The Last 14 Days
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January 23, 2015
07:36 EDTMCOMoody's to hold a conference
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07:34 EDTCOLRockwell Collins sees double digit EPS, cash flow growth for FY15
07:34 EDTCOLRockwell Collins raises FY15 EPS view to $5.10=-$5.30 from $4.90-$5.10
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07:32 EDTCOLRockwell Collins reports Q1 continuing ops EPS $1.26, consensus $1.13
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07:31 EDTCOLRockwell Collins raises FY15 EPS guidance by 20c
Cites retroactive extension of the Federal R&D tax credit.
06:39 EDTMRKNIH, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck launch joint Ebola vaccine test in Liberia, WSJ says
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January 22, 2015
15:32 EDTCOLNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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08:04 EDTGTChinese anti-dumping tariffs positive for tire companies, says Deustche Bank
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07:43 EDTGTGoodyear rises after U.S. sets dumping margins on Chinese tire makers
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from the People’s Republic of China. Commerce preliminarily determined that imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China have been sold in the U.S. at dumping margins ranging from 19.17% to 87.99%. Mandatory respondents Giti Tire Global Trading and Sailun Group received preliminary dumping margins of 19.17% and 36.26%, respectively. All other producers/exporters in China received a preliminary dumping margin of 87.99%. Shares of Goodyear Tire (GT) are up 1.7% in pre-market trading following the determination, while Cooper Tire (CTB) is up 0.7%.
07:29 EDTMCOMoody's to hold a conference
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January 21, 2015
10:16 EDTMRKLeerink biopharma analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Analyst Fernandez, along with Dr. Paul Gurbel and Dr. Richard Becker, discuss AstraZeneca's PEGASUS trial and the current use of Brilinta and dual antiplatelet therapy for prevention of CV disease and implications of the recently completed DAPT trial on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on January 21 at 1:30 pm.
09:27 EDTAONAon plc projects global medical cost increases will dip slightly in 2015
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08:31 EDTCMCSAAT&T CEO says net neutrality may end up in Supreme Court, CNBC says
AT&T (T) Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson believes the net neutrality debate may have to be settled by the Supreme Court, reports CNBC, citing a CNBC interview on Wednesday from the World Economic Forum in Davos. Stephenson stated, "We need a neutral Internet... I think everyone agrees with that. Where everyone is getting stuck now is going beyond that." Stephenson also stated the neutrality debate will not affect his company's decision to bid $49B for DirecTV (DTV), though he believes a quick decision from the FCC could quicken Comcast's (CMCSA, CMCSK) $45B negotiations for Time Warner Cable (TWC). Reference Link
08:02 EDTMRKMerck completes tender offer to acquire Cubist
Merck (MRK) announced the successful completion of the tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST) at a purchase price of $102.00 per share. As of the tender offer expiration yesterday, 58,039,667 shares of common stock of Cubist were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer, representing approximately 75.7% of the outstanding common stock of Cubist on a fully diluted basis. All of such shares have been accepted for payment in accordance with the terms of the tender offer, and Merck expects to promptly pay for all such shares. Following consummation of the tender offer, Merck expects to complete the acquisition of Cubist later today through a merger of Merck’s wholly owned subsidiary with and into Cubist without stockholder approval. Upon completion of the merger, all outstanding shares of common stock of Cubist, other than shares held by Cubist in treasury or shares held by Cubist’s stockholders who are entitled to and properly exercise appraisal rights under Delaware law, will be canceled and converted into the right to receive cash equal to the $102.00 offer price per share without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes. In addition, upon completion of the merger, Cubist will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck and the common stock of Cubist will cease to be traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market.
06:17 EDTCMCSAOverstock to introduce streaming-video service later this year, WSJ reports
Overstock.com (OSTK) is planning to launch a streaming-video service later this year, CEO Patrick Byrne announced at the National Association of Television Program Executives conference, The Wall Street Journal reports. Overstock would compete in the space with Amazon (AMZN), Hulu (DIS, CMCSA, CMCSK, FOXA), Netflix (NFLX), and Time Warner's (TWX) HBO is also planning a standalone online streaming service that will launch this year. The new Overstock service would be tied to the company's $20-per-year Club O membership program and will launch with about 30,000 titles. Reference Link
January 20, 2015
17:46 EDTCMCSANetflix says 'looking good' to reach 60M-90M U.S. subscriptions
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17:18 EDTMRKDana Holding to replace Cubist in S&P 400 as of 1/22 close
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14:00 EDTCMCSAFCC fines Viacom, ESPN $1.4M after brodcasting EAS tones to promote movie
The Federal Communications Commission fined Viacom (VIA) and ESPN (DIS) $1.4M for misusing the Emergency Alert System warning tones. The cable networks transmitted EAS warning tones for several days in 2013 to promote the movie “Olympus Has Fallen,” which portrayed a terrorist attack on Washington, D.C. Broadcast or transmission of these tones outside an emergency or test violates the FCC’s laws protecting the integrity of the system. The networks admitted that the commercial contained actual EAS codes and appeared multiple times on the networks. In March 2014, the FCC proposed a total fine of $1,930,000 against NBCUniversal (CMCSA), ESPN, and Viacom. NBCUniversal paid its $530,000 fine, but ESPN and Viacom objected and requested reductions. The FCC rejected their arguments and imposed fines of $1,120,000 against Viacom and $280,000 against ESPN. The fines, which differ based on several factors including the number of channels involved and the number of transmissions on each channel, must be paid in 30 days.
07:23 EDTMRKMerck funding testing of lower dosages of Zilmax, Reuters reports
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05:43 EDTCOLRockwell Collins upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
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