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February 7, 2013
07:46 EDTXPO, KSU, ATSG, SAIA, FDX, LUV, CGIDahlman Rose to host a conference
Global Transportation Confab Conference is being held in Boston on February 7.
News For ATSG;CGI;FDX;KSU;LUV;SAIA;XPO From The Last 14 Days
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April 7, 2015
16:18 EDTFDXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in positive territory, extending their gains from yesterday. The economic calendar was relatively quiet and the volume was light as investors moved to the sidelines ahead of the start of the first quarter earnings season, which kicks off tomorrow after the close with Alcoa's (AA) report. A late day slide saw the major averages give up their gains, leaving the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 a bit below where they had started the day. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the JOLTs report showed job openings rose 168K to 5.13M in February, topping the consensus forecast for about 5M opening. Consumer credit climbed $15.5B in February, versus the expectation for consumers to have added $12.5B in new credit. In Europe, Markit's composite PMI for the eurozone came in at 54.0, which was down slightly from the flash reading of 54.1 but up from 53.3 in February and matched the prior peak seen in April of last year. Elsewhere globally, the central banks of Australia and India left their respective key interest rates unchanged, as expected. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of FedEx (FDX) advanced $4.49, or 2.69%, to $171.16 after the shipper announced a conditional deal to acquire TNT Express (TNTEY) for EUR 8.00 per share in a transaction valuing the Netherlands-based express delivery company at an implied equity value of about $4.8B. The company hopes it is more successful in its acquisition attempt than rival UPS (UPS), which had agreed a number of years ago to buy TNT for EUR 9.50 per share. UPS pulled out of its planned purchase after its proposed deal for TNT was blocked by regulators. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA), which gained $2.78, or 9.81%, to $31.11 after an affiliate of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) agreed to buy 20M of Axalta’s common shares for an aggregate purchase price of $560M, or $28.00 per share, from The Carlyle Group (CG). Also higher was Informatica (INFA), which advanced $1.96, or 4.28%, to $47.79 after agreeing to be acquired by the Permira funds and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for approximately $5.3B, or $48.75 in cash per share. The official announcement follows recent stories from Reuters that the company was working on a deal with a private equity buyer. Among the noteworthy losers was Ocular Therapeutix (OCUL), which dropped $7.25, or 18.93%, to $31.05 after reporting that the company’s second of two Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of its lead product candidate, OTX-DP, met only one of the study’s two primary efficacy endpoints. Also lower were shares of Woodward (WWD), which fell $3.06, or 5.95%, to $48.36 after Jefferies downgraded the stock to Hold from Buy and set a $52 price target on the shares, saying FY15 is another transition year for the company. INDEXES: The Dow slipped 5.43, or 0.03%, to 17,875.42, the Nasdaq lost 7.08, or 0.14%, to 4,910.23, and the S&P 500 declined 4.29, or 0.21%, to 2,076.33.
13:08 EDTKSUNTSB: Oil train cars should be replaced more quickly, Washington Post says
The National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, yesterday said that oil train cars should be replaced more quickly than the current planned timetable of ten years, according to The Washington Post. "We can’t wait a decade for safer rail cars,” the newspaper quoted the agency's chairman as saying in a statement. Publicly traded railroad operators include CSX (CSX), Canadian National (CNI), Canadian Pacific (CP), Genesee & Wyoming (GWR), Kansas City Southern (KSU), Norfolk Southern (NSC) and Union Pacific (UNP). Publicly traded railroad car makers include Greenbrier (GBX), FreightCar America (RAIL), and American Railcar Industries (ARII). Reference Link
12:58 EDTFDXOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:35 EDTFDXActive equity options trading on open
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09:23 EDTFDXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:13 EDTFDXFedEx says does not see competing offer for TNT Express
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09:12 EDTFDXFedEx trades up in pre-market on TNT Express acquisition
The shares are up over 4% to $173.50 in the pre-market. At that price next resistance is at $175.13. Support is at $172.33.
09:05 EDTFDXFedEx says thinks TNT Express a 'wonderful fit everywhere'
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08:57 EDTFDXFedEx says wants to keep growing dividend, will keep buying back stock
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08:56 EDTFDXFedEx says expects to have 'wonderful' FY16
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08:49 EDTFDXFedEx says sees TNT Express 'very accretive' to earnings after FY17
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08:40 EDTFDXTNT Express to hold a conference call
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08:29 EDTFDXFedEx to hold a conference call
Conference call to discuss agreement on an all-cash public offer for TNT Express shares will be held on April 7 at 8:30 am. Webcast Link
07:33 EDTFDXFedEx volatility flat into announcing purchase of TNT Express for about $4.8B
FedEx overall option implied volatility of 20 compares to its 26-week average of 21 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement into announcing the purchase of Dutch parcel-delivery firm TNT Express for about $4.8B to expand in Europe.
07:18 EDTFDXFedEx acquisition of TNT Express a good strategic fit, says UBS
UBS said FedEx's (FDX) proposed acquisition of TNT Express (TNTEY) is a good strategic fit, as it increases FedEx's presence in Europe, adds scale where there are complementary services, and provides for operations synergy potential. UBS reiterated its Buy rating and $195 price target on FedEx shares.
06:25 EDTFDXTNT Express expects EU to approve FedEx deal, Reuters reports
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06:14 EDTKSUOil train shipments stalled due to safety concerns and crude prices, WSJ reports
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05:16 EDTFDXFedEx to acquire TNT Express for EUR 8.00 per share
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05:11 EDTFDXFedEx to acquire TNT Express for EUR 8.00 per share
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April 6, 2015
15:42 EDTKSUCrude-by-rail shipments slow, WSJ says
Shipments of crude by rail have slowed amid lower prices for the commodity in recent months with oil-train traffic declining 1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, says the Wall Street Journal. A rash of derailments of trains carrying crude recently also impacted rail traffic this year, added the Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded companies in the space include CSX (CSX), Canadian National (CNI), Canadian Pacific (CP), Genesee & Wyoming (GWR), Kansas City Southern (KSU), Norfolk Southern (NSC) and Union Pacific (UNP). Reference Link
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