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February 25, 2014
07:10 EDTVAL, USG, TXI, SON, RKT, POL, PCH, OLN, NEU, MLN, LPX, ASHLongbow to hold a conference
Basic Materials Investor Conference is being held in New York on February 25.
News For ASH;LPX;MLN;NEU;OLN;PCH;POL;RKT;SON;TXI;USG;VAL From The Last 14 Days
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October 23, 2014
17:18 EDTNEUNewMarket announces pending retirement of CFO David A. Fiorenza
NewMarket announced that after over 40 years of dedicated service with the company, David A. Fiorenza, Vice President and CFO, intends to retire on March 1, 2015. Brian D. Paliotti will succeed David as Vice President and CFO of NewMarket Corporation on January 1, 2015. At such time, David will continue to serve as a Vice President of NewMarket and assist in the transition until his retirement. Paliotti joined NewMarket in 2008 as Financial Officer for Afton Chemical Corporation, NewMarket’s largest subsidiary, and was subsequently appointed Vice President, Finance, NewMarket Services Corporation, on May 1, 2013.
17:04 EDTNEUNewMarket increases quarterly dividend 27% to $1.40 per share
NewMarket raised its quarterly dividend 30c, or 27% from the previous payment, to $1.40 per share payable January 1, 2015 to NewMarket shareholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2014. .
16:29 EDTPOLPolyOne reports Q3 EPS 49c, consensus 48c
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15:30 EDTPOLNotable companies reporting after market close
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08:27 EDTUSGUSG reports Q3 EPS 45c, consensus 46c
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October 20, 2014
16:37 EDTPCHPotlatch to purchase 201,000 acres of timberlands in Alabama, Mississippi
Potlatch announced that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire 201,000 acres of timberlands in Alabama and Mississippi from affiliates of Resource Management Service, LLC for $384M. The transaction is expected to close late in the fourth quarter and is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Upon closing, the acquired timberlands are expected to be immediately accretive to funds available for distribution per share, which would support the company's ability to grow its dividend over time. The company plans to finance the acquisition with new long-term debt and cash.
16:36 EDTPCHPotlatch reports Q3 EPS 81c, consensus 83c
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13:07 EDTRKTRockTenn initiated with a Buy at Dundee (pre-open)
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12:26 EDTUSGUSG management to meet with Stephens
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October 17, 2014
10:00 EDTSONOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AK Steel (AKS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... AMD (AMD) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at Pacific Crest... Atlantic Power (AT) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital... Basic Energy (BAS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... BorgWarner (BWA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... CA Technologies (CA) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Calumet Specialty Products (CLMT) upgraded to Outperform at Wells Fargo... DHT Holdings (DHT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore... Exelon (EXC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Hilton (HLT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Hyatt Hotels (H) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... IPG Photonics (IPGP) upgraded at Stifel... ITC Holdings (ITC) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Manpower (MAN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale... Nabors Industries (NBR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Newpark Resources (NR) upgraded at Cowen... Old Dominion (ODFL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... PDC Energy (PDCE) upgraded at SunTrust... Patterson-UTI (PTEN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... PrivateBancorp (PVTB) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... QLogic (QLGC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Summit Research... RPC, Inc. (RES) upgraded at Cowen... Sonoco (SON) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at DA Davidson... Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... SunEdison (SUNE) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... TSMC (TSM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Tesco (TESO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... UnitedHealth (UNH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink... Xilinx (XLNX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
08:04 EDTSONSonoco upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at DA Davidson
DA Davidson upgraded Sonoco to Neutral based on valuation, steady earnings growth, and views the Weidenhammer acquisition as a good fit. Price target is $40.
October 16, 2014
11:15 EDTASHHigh option volume stocks
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07:36 EDTSONSonoco ups FY14 base EPS view to $2.46-$2.51 from $2.43-$2.53
FY14 EPS consensus $2.47. The company's 2014 guidance reflects an expectation of a 31.5 percent effective tax rate on base earnings for the year. Free cash flow is expected to be approximately $110 million in 2014, compared with $246 million in 2013. The year-over-year reduction reflects expectations for higher income tax payments, an increase in pension and post retirement plan contributions, funding of the proposed Fox River settlement and a greater, but more normal, use of cash for working capital.
07:35 EDTSONSonoco sees Q4 base EPS 59c-64c, consensus 64c
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07:34 EDTSONSonoco reports Q3 EPS 69c, consensus 68c
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October 15, 2014
15:28 EDTSONNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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October 13, 2014
10:08 EDTUSGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:52 EDTUSGUS Building Products & Homebuilding sector lowered at Barclays
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07:16 EDTPOLPolyOne added to Priority Stock List at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo added PolyOne to its Priority Stock List saying the recent pullback in shares is overdone. The firm see san attractive entry point at levels and keeps an Outperform rating on the name.
05:54 EDTUSGUSG upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
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