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January 29, 2014
11:36 EDTNOC, GD, BAESY, LMT, EADSY, ERJ, BABoeing tumbles after fiscal 2014 outlook disappoints
Boeing (BA), a leader in aerospace and member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, is one of today's losers after the firm reported better than expected fourth quarter results, but issued guidance for fiscal 2014 that fell significantly short of expectations. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Boeing reported fourth quarter core EPS of $1.88 and revenue of $23.79B, compared to analysts' consensus estimate of $1.57 and $22.74B, respectively. The company guided FY14 core EPS to 7.00-$7.20, compared to consensus of $7.57. FY14 revenue was forecast at $87.5B-$90.5B, below expectations of $92.72B. The company said it expects to make commercial deliveries of 715 to 725 planes in 2014, which includes approximately 110 deliveries of its 787 models. Total company operating cash flow before pension contributions is expected to be approximately $7B, while operating cash flow is expected to be approximately $6.25B in 2014, Boeing added. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors this morning, Wells Fargo said Boeing's cash flow outlook could pressure shares. The firm viewed Boeing's free cash outlook as disappointing since it implied no major ramp-up in share repurchases. Wells thought this could pressure the stock, but recommended using any weakness as a buying opportunity since the company typically guides conservatively. Wells kept an Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Boeing shares fell about 4.6% to $130.77 on heavy volume. The stock hit a fresh 52-week high of $144.57 earlier this month, and has gained approximately 77% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Boeing's primary competitor in terms of commercial airplanes is Airbus (EADSY). Other aerospace companies include BAE Systems (BAESY), Embraer (ERJ), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOC), and General Dynamics (GD).
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September 25, 2015
09:02 EDTNOCNorthrop Grumman wins research contract from DHS
Northrop Grumman was awarded a contract from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to develop advanced biometric solutions that will enhance mobile security for users while virtually eliminating the need for a password. Northrop Grumman will combine advanced behavioral sensing and modeling techniques, derived from two of its university research projects, to authenticate user identity. Instead of a password or pin, behavioral characteristics gathered by sensors on a device will authenticate user identity. Simply put, how a user picks up and handles a device - a highly secure and irreproducible function - will permit access. Under a $1.7M Mobile Technology Security research and development award, Northrop Grumman is leveraging a research project on threat behavior modeling originally developed through its Cybersecurity Research Consortium partner Carnegie Mellon University's cybersecurity institute, CyLab. In this approach, sensors on the device track and capture user behavior and compare that data against a user profile automatically derived through machine-learning techniques. This technology has since spun off into a company called Zense.
06:29 EDTEADSY, BAAirbus engages in wireless initiative for planes, WSJ reports
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September 24, 2015
18:43 EDTBABoeing chairman sees reauthorization of U.S. Export-Import Bank, Reuters says
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16:34 EDTBABoeing opens manufacturing research center in South Carolina
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13:50 EDTLMTLockheed Martin raises share repurchase authorization by $3B
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12:51 EDTLMTLockheed Martin raises quarterly dividend 10% to $1.65 per share
The dividend is payable on December 24 to holders of record as of the close of business on December 1.
10:19 EDTBADelta increases service between New York-JFK and Tel Aviv
Delta Air Lines (DAL) will add four weekly year-round flights between its New York-JFK hub and Tel Aviv beginning May 26, 2016. The new flights will be available for sale beginning Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. The additional flights will complement Delta's existing daily service to Tel Aviv for a total of 11 weekly flights between the two cities and third largest trans-Atlantic market. Delta will operate the added flights with a 291-seat, Boeing (BA) 777-200ER, which is Wi-Fi equipped so customers can stay connected at 30,000 feet.
09:30 EDTNOCNorthrop Grumman selected by US Army to develop long range radar
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09:08 EDTBAESYBAE Systems awarded contract modification worth $45M by U.S. Army
The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract modification worth $45M for the low-rate initial production of lightweight torso and side body armor that protects soldiers while reducing their carrying load. The modification was awarded under the Soldier Protection System Vital Torso Protection program, which represents the future in lightweight, high-performance hard body armor. Under the contract, BAE Systems will provide three armor variants: the Lightweight X Small Arms Protective Insert, a torso plate that protects against various threats; and two side plate variants, the Lightweight X Side Ballistic Insert and Lightweight Enhanced Side Ballistic Insert, which enhance the protection afforded by the torso plates. These plates offer the same level of ballistic performance as previous generations but are at least seven percent lighter, reducing the load on the warfighter. BAE Systems will deliver more than 90,000 plates under the contract modification. The work is underway at the company's Phoenix, Arizona, facility.
08:04 EDTLMTLockheed Martin reports expiration of HSR waiting period for Sikorsky deal
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07:51 EDTBAThe Wings Club holds a luncheon meeting
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07:43 EDTLMT, BAMarket overly negative on Aerojet Rocketdyne, says Oppenheimer
After Boeing (BA) rejected an unsolicited offer from Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJRD) for United Launch Alliance, a 50/50 joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin (LMT), Oppenheimer thinks the market's reaction to the news ignores Aerojet's positive catalysts. The firm says that the news will not impact Aerojet's operations until 2019 and will probably not have an impact of more than about $115M. The firm keeps a $26 price target and Outperform rating on Aerojet.
September 23, 2015
17:52 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $120.4M government contract modification
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16:34 EDTBAOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
Stocks began the day in quiet fashion and remained that way during the first hour of trading. Following the release of the weekly energy inventory report, the averages moved lower and looked to be possibly setting up for another selloff. Positive comments on China's economy by its President, who is visiting the U.S., brought out buyers, who pared the market's losses. The averages finished slightly in the red in a day marked by low volume as a number of market participants may have been absent in observance of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Markit's flash manufacturing purchasing manager's index was flat at 53.0 in September, which was slightly better than the expectation for it to dip to 52.8. EIA inventory data showed a 1.93M barrel fall in crude oil inventories, versus expectations for a weekly drawdown of 1.25M barrels. In China, Markit's flash manufacturing PMI fell to 47.0 in September from 47.3 last month. In Europe, Markit's composite PMI for the eurozone came in at 53.9 in the first look for September, down from 54.3 in August and below expectations for a reading of 54.1. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Volkswagen (VLKAY) trading in New York rebounded 6.5% to $27.10 following the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn, with the company's supervisory board subsequently praising the decision and saying it will consider his replacement at a meeting Friday. Prior to the CEO change news, the stock was downgraded at research firms JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and Natixis to hold or equivalent ratings this morning. Accounting for today's advance, U.S.-listed shares of Volkwagen are still down nearly 29% since last Friday, when the EPA publicly accused the automaker of equipping certain diesel cars sold in the U.S. with software that circumvented emissions standards... Against the backdrop of China's President Xi Jinping visiting the U.S., Boeing (BA) announced deals to sell 300 planes to three Chinese companies and set up an aircraft factory in China. The deals are possibly worth tens of billions of dollars in total and represent the largest total order the planemaker has received from Chinese companies, according to Reuters. The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter, that Cisco (CSCO) plans to announce a partnership with Chinese server maker Inspur Group during President Xi Jinping's visit. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was First Niagara (FNFG), which advanced $1.30, or 14.5%, to $10.26 following a Bloomberg report that the company is exploring a sale. DealReporter noted that potential suitors include Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) and New York Community Bancorp (NYCB). BioMed Realty (BMR) gained $2.36, or 12.3%, to $21.54 after Bloomberg reported that the company is in talks to sell itself and has attracted attention from firms including Blackstone (BX). Heron Therapeutics (HRTX) rose $7.25, or 21.6%, to $40.81 after announcing that its Phase 2 study of HTX-011 for post-operative pain met its primary endpoint. Shares of a competitor Pacira (PCRX) declined 7.65% after the news, with several analysts remarking that Heron's data compares favorably versus Pacira's Exparel drug. Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP) declined $3.90, or 18.2%, to $17.52 following a Bloomberg report that Energy Capital Partners is seeking to sell its stake in the company. Synchronoss (SNCR) fell 10.75% to $33.37 after research firm Baird said it has become "increasingly concerned" that Verizon (VZ) is "no longer fully committed" to the white-label cloud product it offers in conjunction with the cloud services provider. INDEXES: The Dow fell 50.58, or 0.31%, to 16,279.89, the Nasdaq lost 3.98, or 0.08%, to 4,752.74, and the S&P 500 declined 3.98, or 0.2%, to 1,938.76.
16:29 EDTBABoeing to partner with COMAC to open facility in China
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16:28 EDTBABoeing broadens long-term collaboration with AVIC
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16:27 EDTBABoeing confirms agreement with CASC for purchase of 300 airplanes
Boeing and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company have signed a General Terms Agreement related to the purchase of 300 airplanes. The package has a value of approximately $38B at list prices. Aircraft orders and commitments include: (240) airplanes for Chinese airlines, including (190) 737s and 50 widebody aircraft (60) 737s for leasing companies ICBC and CDB Leasing.
09:18 EDTBAPaulson Institute and CCPIT to co-host U.S.-China Business Roundtable
The Paulson Institute and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) provide an opportunity for U.S. and Chinese business leaders to discuss issues facing the two countries in a roundtable being held in Seattle, Washington on September 23.
07:47 EDTBABoeing to sell 300 planes to Chinese companies, Reuters reports
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06:24 EDTBANew Boeing tanker to make first flight Friday, WSJ reports
Boeing's new refueling tanker is scheduled to make its first flight as soon as Friday, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing the Pentagon. The flight will initiate a series of tests on one plane over a four-month period, the report says. Reference Link
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