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January 11, 2013
14:39 EDTFB, AA, BA, WFCMarket set to finish week higher as China trade data lifts shares
Stocks are set to finish slightly higher for the week after stronger than expected Chinese trade data made investors more optimistic about the outlook for the global economy... MACRO NEWS: China reported that its imports and exports for December increased more than expected. Inflation in China, however, also rose more than expected last month, leading to concerns that increasing prices may limit the government's ability to stimulate the economy... Here in the U.S. new jobless claims were slightly higher than expected... President Obama nominated Jack Lew, his current chief of staff, as Treasury secretary. A former budget director and longtime civil servant, Lew's nomination was criticized by some Republicans... COMPANY NEWS: Boeing (BA) and the FAA launched a joint review of the company's 787 aircraft after several of the planes experienced problems this week... Facebook's (FB) stock rallied after the company on Wednesday issued invitations to journalists for a press conference next week. The company didn't disclose what it plans to announce at the press conference, but some on the Street speculated that the company could unveil a smartphone or an improved search engine... Wells Fargo (WFC) announced slightly stronger than expected Q4 results but shares declined following its report... Alcoa (AA) reported in-line fourth quarter EPS, but higher than expected revenue. The company also said that it expects global aluminum demand to jump 7% in 2013.
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December 10, 2014
06:27 EDTBACongress authorizes $1.46B for Boeing attack jets, Reuters says
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06:08 EDTBABoeing cutting over 560 employees in Southern California, LA Times reports
According to documents filed in California, Boeing is planning to lay off 253 people at its Long Beach facilities, 154 in Huntington Beach and 154 employees in El Segundo, the LA Times reports. The layoffs will occur this month and in early 2015. Reference Link
December 9, 2014
16:00 EDTFB, AAOptions Update; December 9, 2014
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14:57 EDTWFCFed to propose rulemaking on risk-based capital surcharges for GSIB banks
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14:42 EDTWFCFed sees setting capital surcharge up to 4.5% for big U.S. banks, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg cites surcharge estimates in Federal Reserve staff memo. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
12:48 EDTFBFacebook volatility at low end of historic range
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12:38 EDTBABoeing 747 production rate cut not surprising, says Wells Fargo
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12:34 EDTBABoeing to cut 747-8 production to 1.3 from 1.5 per month, WSJ reports
Boeing confirmed plans to lower 747-8 jetliner monthly production to 1.3 per month from 1.5, which will reduce annual deliveries to 16 from 18, in September of next year, reported The Wall Street Journal. Boeing said the cut enables it to "continue to run a healthy business,” the Journal quoted the company as stating. Reference Link
06:22 EDTBABoeing sees strong demand for commercial airplanes in 2015
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December 8, 2014
15:26 EDTWFCDeutsche Bank sued by U.S. over alleged scheme to avoid income taxes
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10:00 EDTWFCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:52 EDTWFCWells Fargo downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
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06:35 EDTWFCValue of Wall Street's M&A bankers has risen, NY Times says
The value of Wall Street's bankers who advise large companies seems to be increasing, while traders are becoming less valuable, according to The New York Times. Bankers who work on M&A deals are expecting their bonuses to increase, while traders anticipate that their compensation will drop, the newspaper added. Furthermore, banks seem to be going the extra mile to hire top notch bankers, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded large banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
05:43 EDTBABoeing Business Jets, Comlux announces order for two BBJ MAX 8s
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December 5, 2014
11:23 EDTFBOption volume leaders
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10:20 EDTFBYahoo rises, Google falls after BofA changes ratings on both
Shares of Yahoo (YHOO) are rising and Google's (GOOG, GOOGL) stock is falling after Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Yahoo and downgraded Google. WHAT'S NEW: Bank of America analyst Justin Post upgraded his rating on Yahoo to Buy from Neutral. Post said he had previously not expected to obtain information about Yahoo's strategy for avoiding taxes on the sale of its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) at least until well into 2015. However, Yahoo's CFO recently stated that the company continued to be optimistic that it would be able to cut its tax bill and added that the company would divulge its plans for doing so during its next earnings conference call. Yahoo's next earnings conference call is expected to take place by the end of next month, Post noted. He set a $62 price target on Yahoo shares. Meanwhile, Post downgraded Google to Neutral from Buy. The analyst thinks the company is facing several headwinds, including the maturity of its search business, a lack of products that can provide catalysts, and margin pressures as it invests in competitive businesses. As a result of these headwinds, Google's results are likely to be below expectations, Post believes. Meanwhile, the company is also facing increased regulatory risk, particularly in the EU, and increased competition from Facebook (FB) and other social networks. He trimmed his price target on Google to $580 from $600. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Yahoo climbed 1% to $50.94, while Google class A shares declined 1.5% to $534.33.
10:00 EDTFBOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Builders FirstSource (BLDR) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... CSI Compressco (CCLP) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... California Resources Corp. (CRC) initiated with a Market Perform at Raymond James... Castlight Health (CSLT) initiated with an Equal Weight at First Analysis... DCP Midstream (DPM) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... DSP Group (DSPG) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital... Edwards Lifesciences (EW) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein... EnLink Midstream (ENLK) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... Facebook (FB) initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners... FireEye (FEYE) initiated with a Market Perform at JMP Securities... FleetCor (FLT) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Imperva (IMPV) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Keryx (KERX) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Knowles (KN) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital... Marlin Midstream (FISH) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... Paragon Offshore (PGN) initiated with a Sector Perform at Iberia... PepsiCo (PEP) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Proofpoint (PFPT) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Relypsa (RLYP) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Rocket Fuel (FUEL) initiated with a Sell at Maxim... Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) initiated with an Underperform at Longbow... Summit Midstream (SMLP) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... TubeMogul (TUBE) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Western Gas Partners (WES) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.
08:55 EDTFBYahoo seen overtaking Twitter in U.S. mobile ad market share, WSJ reports
Research firm eMarketer predicts Google (GOOG, GOOGL) and Facebook (FB) will account for about 35% and 17%, respectively, of the U.S. mobile ad market in 2015, but the firm also expects Yahoo (YHOO) will edge past Twitter (TWTR) in terms of mobile ad revenue, with projected market shares of 3.74% and 3.69%, respectively, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
06:38 EDTAAAlcoa Micromill unveils automotive alloy that is 40% more formable, 30% stronger
Alcoa unveiled breakthrough manufacturing technology, the Alcoa Micromill, that will manufacture the most advanced aluminum sheet on the market. Micromill produces automotive alloy that is 40% more formable and 30% stronger than incumbent aluminum, while meeting stringent automotive surface quality requirements. Alcoa Micromill reduces the time to transform molten metal into aluminum coil from 20 days to 20 minutes. Alcoa has secured a strategic development customer, and from its pilot Micromill facility in San Antonio, TX, has also conducted successful customer trials. Those trials have validated the Micromill material’s unique characteristics, surface quality for exterior panels and overall performance. Alcoa is qualifying the material for use in next-generation automotive platforms.
06:31 EDTFBFacebook initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners
Target $105.
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