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February 11, 2013
15:16 EDTAVP, MHP, GT, KO, RAI, OMC, KORS, MMC, LVLT, HERO, FOSL, FIS, VALCompanies reporting Before the Market Open on Tuesday, February 12
Notable companies reporting before the opening bell on Tuesday include Avon Products (AVP), Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), Fossil (FOSL), Hercules Offshore (HERO), Level 3 Communications (LVLT), Marsh & McLennan (MMC), Michael Kors (KORS), Omnicom Group (OMC), Reynolds American (RAI), The Coca-Cola Co (KO), Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT), McGraw-Hill Companies (MHP), and Valspar (VAL).
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July 22, 2014
09:36 EDTKOActive equity options trading on open
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09:08 EDTKOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Chipotle (CMG), up 10.7%... Crocs (CROX), up 5%... Lockheed Martin (LMT), up 1.4%. ALSO HIGHER: GreenHunter Resources (GRH), up 10.3% after announcing intent to form MLP... TG Therapeutics (TGTX), up 9.5% after reporting Q2 results, preclinical study results, price target on shares raised to $19 from $13 at Brean Capital... FuelCell (FCEL), up 5.4% after announcing German government support, EUR 4.9M in research awards... Apache (APA), up 5.2% after Bloomberg says activist investor JANA Partners disclosed $1B position in the stock. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Harley-Davidson (HOG), down 4.1%... Travelers (TRV), down 3.4%... McDonald's (MCD), down 2.3%... Coca-Cola (KO), down 2.5%. ALSO LOWER: Amazon.com (AMZN), down 1% following downgrade to Neutral rating at Citigroup.
08:12 EDTLVLTLevel 3 announces planned executive management team
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08:12 EDTKOCoca-Cola CEO says faced 'significant' currency headwinds in Q2
Says company's equity plan is a "good one" approved by board, shareholders. Says "respects" every one of its 2M shareholders and their opinions. Comments made on CNBC's "Squawk Box."
07:41 EDTKOCoca-Cola targets 2014 net share repurchases $2.5B-$3.0B
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07:39 EDTKOCoca-Cola sees structural items hurting second half EPS by 2c
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07:37 EDTKOCoca-Cola reports Q2 comparable EPS 64c, consensus 63c
Reports Q2 revenue $12.57B, consensus $12.83B. Global unit case volume grew 3% in the quarter. Coca-Cola International volume grew 3% in the quarter while North America volume was even. Global price/mix increased 2% in the quarter.
06:52 EDTOMCOmnicom reports Q2 EPS$1.23, consensus $1.17
Reports Q2 revenue $3.87B, consensus $3.8B. Q2 results include $1.8M of pre-tax charges in connection with the proposed merger with Publicis, which are primarily comprised of professional fees. In addition, the effective tax rate for the second quarter reflects the recognition of an income tax benefit of $11.2M related to previously incurred expenses for the proposed merger with Publicis. On May 8, the proposed merger with Publicis was terminated. Prior to the termination of the merger, the majority of the merger costs were capitalized for income tax purposes and the related tax benefits were not recorded. Because the merger was terminated, the merger costs were no longer required to be capitalized for income tax purposes. The net impact of these items on net income available to common shareholders in the second quarter was $9.2M. The impact on diluted EPS was 3c per common share.
06:19 EDTOMCPublicis says might miss FY sales growth target, WSJ reports
Maurice Levy, the CEO of Publicis, says the company may not be able to achieve its FY sales growth target of 4% or more organic revenue growth, the Wall Street Journal reports. Levy says the group's performance has been affected by teams "at times being distracted" by plans to merge with Omnicom (OMC). Publicis and Omnicom called off their proposed $35B merger in May. Reference Link
05:39 EDTVALValspar upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs upgraded Valspar to Conviction Buy from Neutral citing the valuation discount peers, the recovery in the U.S. housing market and momentum in the company's Australian business. The firm raised its price target for shares to $97 from $83.
05:27 EDTVALValspar upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
July 21, 2014
16:18 EDTLVLTNetflix says policy goal is for DOJ/FCC to block Comcast, TWC deal
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15:30 EDTKONotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Verizon (VZ), consensus 90c; Coca-Cola (KO), consensus 63c; Comcast (CMCSA), consensus 72c; United Technologies (UTX), consensus $1.70; McDonald's (MCD), consensus $1.44; Altria Group (MO), consensus 66c; du Pont (DD), consensus $1.17; Lockheed Martin (LMT), consensus $2.66; Kimberly-Clark (KMB), consensus $1.50; Travelers (TRV), consensus $2.07; Ingersoll-Rand (IR), consensus $1.11; State Street (STT), consensus $1.26; TD Ameritrade (AMTD), consensus 34c; Harley-Davidson (HOG), consensus $1.46; Polaris Industries (PII), consensus $1.39; Crocs (CROX), consensus 31c.
13:59 EDTKOCoca-Cola technical notes ahead of earnings
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09:10 EDTRAIOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Allergan (AGN), up 0.5% after Q2 results, FY14 outlook beat expectations and the company announces plans to reduce workforce by about 1,500 employees as part of restructuring. Also, Valeant (VRX) announced it has contacted both the SEC and Canadian financial authorities regarding Allergan's "apparent attempt to mislead investors and manipulate the market for Valeant common shares by continuing to make false and misleading statements regarding Valeant's business"... Extreme Networks (EXTR), up 13% after raising Q4 EPS, revenue view... Gas Natural (EGAS), up 6% after confirming it rejected $13 per share unsolicited offer from Algonquin Power... EMC (EMC), up 4.5% after the WSJ says Elliot Management took a stake of over $1B in the firm and plans to push the company to break itself up... GoPro, (GPRO), up 2.8% after initiated at several firms including Citigroup, Barclays and JPMorgan... Kandi Technologies (KNDI), up 6% after China Daily said China will not to waive a sales tax on electric cars made by foreign companies. Tesla (TSLA) is down 1% following the report. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Halliburton (HAL), up 0.5%... LOWER: Reynolds American (RAI), down 2.3% after a Florida jury hit the company with $23.6B in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker. Shares of fellow tobacco companies also fell after the jury decision, as Lorillard (LO) fell 2% and Altria (MO) slid 1.6%... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 2% after AP reported that a Shanghai TV station said a food supplier sold expired beef and chicken to the company's KFC brand in China along with to McDonald's (MCD), which is down 0.7%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: PetMed Express (PETS), down 2.4%... Hasbro (HAS), down 1.3%.
09:05 EDTKORSKors calls speculation of analyst 'heads up' false, unfounded, TheStreet says
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09:00 EDTKORSMichael Kors weakness overdone, says Morgan Stanley
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08:11 EDTOMCOmnicom's DAS Group of Companies acquires minority interest in InPress
08:04 EDTKORSMichael Kors weakness a buying opportunity, says Topeka
Topeka said recent checks do not indicate substantial markdown or clearance activity in the Michael Kors brand, contrary to some reports. The firm would use recent weakness as a buying opportunity and reiterates its Buy rating and $117 price target.
July 19, 2014
19:44 EDTRAI R.J. Reynolds hit with $23.6B in damages in lung cancer case, WSJ says
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