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January 18, 2013
07:40 EDTBA, LMT, EADSY, ALNPYBatteries used in Dreamliners raised concerns before, WSJ reports
Batteries like those related to Boeing's (BA) 787 Dreamliner have raised growing concerns with air-safety regulators in recent years, reports the Wall Street Journal. But It remains unclear whether those batteries, produced by Japan's GS Yuasa Co., caused the problems on two Dreamliners operated by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines. Other factors could have contributed to the incidents, say industry officials. The power cells posed a risk because they can be highly flammable. Lithium batteries are vulnerable to overheating if overcharged, or if discharged too rapidly, and overheated or damaged batteries can catch fire. They burn at extremely high temperatures, may emit flammable vapors, flames or sparks, and can even explode, the Journal reports. Also, lithium batteries are being used more widely in aircraft. The U.S. military's new F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jet uses ones produced by a unit of French battery maker Saft Groupe. No safety incidents have been publicly reported. Lockheed Martin (LMT) builds the fighter. Airbus (EADSY) uses small lithium batteries for emergency power on its two-deck A380 superjumbo.The company plans to use bigger lithium batteries on its new A350 model, but those cells still will be smaller than those aboard the Dreamliner. What's unusual about the Dreamliner is that it relies on electric power for most of its functions. Reference Link
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October 21, 2014
14:01 EDTBABoeing technical comments ahead of results
The stock has performed in line with returns from the broader averages over the last three months. The trend has been range bound with the bulk of the range contained at $118 at the low and $128.50 at the high. These two bounds become the defining markers for post-earnings reactions. A breakout above $128.50 would see first resistance at $130.31 and then at $132.99 and $133.97. The latter is a prior pivot high. If the news disappoints, it isn't likely that shares would reach the low of the range unless the news was an extreme disappointment. First support of significance would be at $124.10 and then at $122.16 and $120.29.
13:31 EDTBABoeing invests over $1B in Everett site
Boeing announced the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Washington campus. Permitting for the new 1M-square-foot facility was completed approximately seven weeks earlier than anticipated, allowing for an accelerated start to construction. Boeing is investing more than $1B in the Everett site for construction and outfitting of the new building. Completion of the new building, which is expected in May 2016, will require approximately 3.5M hours of work. At its peak, there will be approximately 1.2K contract employees working on the project. First delivery of the 777X is targeted for 2020.
08:02 EDTEADSYKaman unit awarded LTA by Rolls-Royce
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07:32 EDTLMTLockheed Martin reports Q3 Aeronautics sales down 2% to $3.54B
Reports Q3 Information Systems & Global Solutions sales down 5% to $1.95B; Reports Q3 Missiles and Fire Control sales down 5% to $1.91B; Reports Q3 Mission Systems and Training sales down 1% to $1.68B; Reports Q3 Space Systems sales up 4% to $2.03B.
07:28 EDTLMTLockheed Martin expects FY15 sales to decline at low single digit rate
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07:27 EDTLMTLockheed Martin raises FY14 EPS to $11.15 from $10.85-$11.15, consensus $11.14
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07:26 EDTLMTLockheed Martin reports Q3 cash from operations was $990M
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07:25 EDTLMTLockheed Martin reports Q3 EPS cont ops $2.76, consensus $2.71
Reports Q3 revenue $11.11B, consensus $11.28B
October 20, 2014
15:36 EDTLMTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:01 EDTBABoeing partners with Kenya Airways
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06:10 EDTBA, EADSYLufthansa publishes timetable in response to VC planned strike
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October 17, 2014
11:58 EDTBATextron rallies after better than expected Q3 EPS, raising FY14 profit outlook
Shares of aircraft and defense company Textron (TXT) are advancing after the firm reported better than expected third quarter earnings per share and raised its profit outlook for fiscal 2014. WHAT'S NEW: Textron this morning reported Q3 EPS from continuing operations of 57c and revenue of $3.43B, compared to consensus of 52c and $3.63B, respectively. Aviation revenue for the quarter came in at $1.08B, Bell revenue was $1.18B, Systems revenue was $358M, Industrial revenue was $785M and Finance revenue was $25M for the quarter. Chief Executive Officer Scott Donnelly said commented that the increased revenues at Aviation, Industrial and Bell primarily reflected the success of its new product investment and acquisition strategies. Donnelly said the company achieved significant margin improvement in the quarter at Textron Aviation, which reflected higher volumes and better performance. Bell also had improved performance in Q3, Donnelly said, leading to an increase in quarterly margins compared to last year. WHAT’S NOTABLE: The company raised its FY14 EPS from continuing operations view to $2.05-$2.15 from $1.92-$2.12, in line with analysts' consensus estimates of $2.07. Textron also raised its FY14 outlook for cash flow from continuing operations of the manufacturing group before pension contributions to $700M-$800M, with expected pension contributions of around $83M. On the company's earnings conference call, management said it saw a pickup of orders in September and October in the new aircraft market. The company said it is also seeing significant contributions from its M&A investments. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Textron rose $4.16, or about 12.4%, to $37.82 on heavy trading volume. Including today’s advance, the stock has gained approximately 36% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the aircraft and defense business include Boeing (BA), up 2.6%, Spirit Aerosystems (SPR), up 3.8%, and Embraer SA (ERJ) up 3.9%.
07:32 EDTBABoeing volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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07:31 EDTBAEMC volatility elevated into Q3 results and outlook
EMC October weekly call option implied volatility is at 51, November is at 34, January is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 23 into the expected release of Q3 results on October 22.
06:03 EDTEADSYAirbus cuts production rate of A330 aircrafts to 9 from 10 per month
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October 16, 2014
13:03 EDTBABoeing reports one new 747 order in weekly update
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12:56 EDTEADSYESA signs contract with Airbus for weather satellites
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06:53 EDTEADSYAirbus head says defense companies unwelcome in Germany, Reuters says
In a report from German newspaper Handelsblatt, Airbus CEO Tom Enders said that Germany should not be astounded if more defense firms feel unwanted in the country since he believes that the industry is treated unfairly there, according to Reuters, citing comments from Enders. Reference Link
06:47 EDTEADSYAirbus head mulls basing new helicopter programs in France, Reuters says
After Germany hindered the export of military helicopters to Uzbekistan, Airbus CEO Tom Enders said that the airplane maker was seriously contemplating if it should establish its new helicopter programs in France instead of Germany in the future, according to Reuters, citing comments from Enders. Reference Link
06:28 EDTBABoeing mulls potential helicopter deal with Brazilian Army, Reuters says
Boeing said that the Brazilian Army has shown an interest in purchasing a few of the company's CH-47 Chinook helicopters, and explained that it maintains its opinion that Brazil is a noteworthy collaborator for projects in the defense and commercial space, according to Reuters, citing comments from Boeing spokesman Scott Day. Reference Link
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