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January 29, 2013
05:55 EDTPSX, PSX, SO, SO, WEC, WEC, ROK, ROK, NOC, NOC, MWV, MWV, MPC, MPC, LLL, LLL, HCBK, HCBK, HES, HES, BA, BA, AVY, AVYCompanies reporting Before the Market Open on Wednesday, January 30
Notable companies reporting before the opening bell include ADT (ADT), Avery Dennison (AVY), Boeing (BA), Hess (HES), Hudson City Bancorp (HCBK) and L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL), Marathon Petroleum (MPC), MeadWestvaco (MWV), Northrop Grumman (NOC), Rockwell Automation (ROK), Wisconsin Energy (WEC), Southern (SO) and Phillips 66 (PSX).
News For AVY;BA;HES;HCBK;LLL;MPC;MWV;NOC;ROK;WEC;SO;PSX From The Last 14 Days
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August 24, 2015
16:23 EDTSOOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Monday
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11:50 EDTSOSouthern Company to host a news conference on AGL Resources acquisition
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10:56 EDTSOSouthern Company says AGL shares were undervalued by markets
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10:22 EDTSOSouthern Company sees selling $3B of stock to fund AGL Resources deal
Says AGL (GAS) acquisition better positions Southern Company (SO) to succeed in future with increasing gas prices. Says now is the right time for this transaction. Expects natural gas use in the U.S. will increase. Sees natural gas use to rise as much as 2.2 BCF per day by 2020. AGL Resources planning $5B in capital spending over the next five years. Southern Co. sees equity sales beginning later this year. Comments taken from companies' conference call discussing the transaction. In morning trading, Southern Company shares were down 2.88% to $44.48 and AGL Resources shares were up 27.14% to $60.85.
09:45 EDTMPCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:18 EDTSOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:02 EDTLLLSparton, L-3 reach settlement agreement; Sparton to pay L-3 $2.5M
Sparton Corporation (SPA) has signed a settlement agreement to pay L-3 Communications (LLL) $2.5M. On September 24, 2013, L-3 Communications Corporation, doing business as L-3 Linkabit, filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, against Sparton Corporation and Sparton Electronics. On August 20, 2015, Sparton and L-3 signed a mutual accord resolving the dispute. The agreement requires payment from Sparton to L-3 on or before October 1, 2015 in consideration for dismissal of the litigation. Neither party admitted to any mistakes, damage or fault. "This settlement has resulted in a positive business outcome between our two companies," stated Cary Wood, President & CEO of Sparton. "Our on-going relationship with L-3 remains solid and we expect to continue to be partners well into the future. The new business development funnel continues to be strong overall and includes a number of key L-3 programs currently in the quote phase. With fiscal 2015's adjusted earnings per share to be announced on September 8, 2015 in-line with analyst consensus, it allows us to enter fiscal 2016 with a clean slate by having this dispute and the Fenwal rebalancing activities well behind us, setting us up for what we expect to be a successful fiscal 2016 on all fronts."
07:46 EDTSOSouthern Company & AGL Resources to host joint conference call
Conference call to discuss merger agreement will be held on August 24 at 10 am. Webcast Link
07:41 EDTSOSouthern Company sees AGL Resources deal accretive to ongoing EPS in first year
Southern Company (SO) says expects to issue debt and equity as a result of the transaction to acquire AGL Resources (GAS), with equity issuances through 2019. Says deal will be accretive to ongoing EPS in first full year, with expected long-term EPS growth of 4%-5%. Sees opportunity to raise dividend growth rate, subject to board approval. Together, the companies will have over 1,500 bcf per year of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume and approximately 9M regulated utility customers in nine states. Comments from slides that will be presented on the companies' conference call discussing the transaction.
07:33 EDTSOSouthern Company to acquire AGL Resources in $12B transaction=
Southern Company (SO) and AGL Resources (GAS) announced that the boards of directors of both companies have approved a definitive merger agreement to create America's leading U.S. electric and gas utility company. Pursuant to the agreement, AGL Resources will become a new wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company in a transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $12B, including a total equity value of approximately $8B. For Southern Company, this transaction is anticipated to be accretive to earnings per share in the first full year following the close of the transaction, accelerate expected long-term EPS growth to 4%-5%, preserve its strong financial profile and further support investment in the company's diversified energy platform, and enhance the ability to increase the growth rate of its dividend, subject to board of directors' approval. Under the terms of the agreement, AGL Resources' shareholders will be entitled to receive $66 in cash for each share of AGL Resources common stock. This represents a premium of 36.3% to the volume-weighted average stock price of AGL Resources over the last 20 trading days ended Aug. 21, 2015. After closing, AGL Resources will continue to maintain its own management team and board of directors, and, as is the case with Southern Company's other operating subsidiaries, AGL Resources will continue to maintain its own corporate headquarters, which for AGL Resources is in Atlanta. Customers will continue to be served by their current gas and electric utility companies. Until the transaction has received all necessary approvals and has closed, the companies will continue to operate as separate entities. Completion of the transaction is conditioned upon, among other things, the approval of the AGL Resources shareholders and certain state utility and other regulatory commissions. The transaction is also subject to the notification and clearance and reporting requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The companies expect to complete the transaction in the second half of 2016.
07:31 EDTSOSouthern Company to acquire AGL Resources in $12B transaction
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07:24 EDTMPCMarathon Petroleum downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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August 23, 2015
18:06 EDTBABoeing loses $85M contract over Ex-Im Bank uncertainty, WSJ says
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14:41 EDTBABoeing delivers next-generation 737-800 to Nok Air
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August 21, 2015
17:46 EDTBABoeing on schedule to meet 737 MAX production targets, Reuters says
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06:07 EDTBABoeing, GKN grapple to produce critical component for 737 Max, WSJ reports
Boeing (BA) and GKN PLC (GKNLY), a key supplier, are grappling to produce a critical component for the updated version of its 737 jet, The Wall Street Journal reports. Boeing has plans to quickly boost production of the 737 Max, but difficulty consistently manufacturing part of the engine thrust reverser, industry executives and engineers are concerned that a shortage of the part could derail Boeing's ambitious plans, the report says. Reference Link
August 20, 2015
12:05 EDTBABoeing reports eight new orders in weekly update
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05:47 EDTBABoeing says Qantas intends to purchase eight 787-9 Dreamliners
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