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March 10, 2014
12:19 EDTBA, MCD, FMC, DDD, MONT, SSYS, CQBOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday following disappointing economic data from Asia and a slide in shares of Dow member Boeing (BA). Boeing's drop put immediate pressure on the Dow as soon as trading began and the selling picked up momentum. At its low point of the morning, 29 of the 30 Dow stocks were lower and the index had racked up a triple digit loss. The market improved as the morning progressed, but the major averages all remained in the red as the lunch hour arrived. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major economic data was reported. In Asia, China unexpectedly posted a trade deficit of about $23B in February as overseas shipments slid 18.1% compared to the same month last year. Also, Japan downwardly revised its estimate of economic growth in the fourth quarter to 0.2% from the government's preliminary 0.3% expansion estimate. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Boeing (BA) were the Dow Jones Industrial Average's worst performer after The Wall Street Journal reported late Friday that the airplane maker has discovered cracks in some 787 Dreamliner wings which will lead to a delay in the delivery of some aircraft. Boeing led all decliners on the Dow with a nearly 2.5% pullback near noon... Another Dow member, McDonald’s (MCD), was weak early in the session but had recovered to be flat at midday. The world's largest fast-food restaurant company reported that its same-store sales declined 0.3% globally in February, with U.S. comparable sales decreasing 1.4%... FMC Corporation (FMC) jumped more than 5% after announcing plans to separate into two independent public companies. "New FMC" will be comprised of the company's Agricultural Solutions and Health and Nutrition segments, which will be split from FMC's current Minerals segment. Jefferies raised its price target on FMC shares to $95 from $84 after the announcement, which the firm views as an incremental positive. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Montage Technology (MONT), which surged 20% after the company received a $21.50 per share acquisition proposal from China's state-owned Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology. Also higher was Chiquita Brands (CQB), which rose 12% after agreeing to combine with another fruit company, Ireland's Fyffes, to form a new company that will be 50.7% owned by Chiquita stockholders. Among the noteworthy losers were 3D printer makers 3D Systems (DDD) and Stratasys (SSYS), which fell 5% and 3% respectively after Barron's contended that the stocks in the sector are hyped, don't have much potential, and are overvalued. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 83.77, or 0.51%, to 16,368.95, the Nasdaq was down 12.87, or 0.3%, to 4,323.35, and the S&P 500 was down 6.55, or 0.35%, to 1,871.49.
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July 15, 2014
06:45 EDTBABoeing, Intrepid Aviation announce 777-300ER order valued at $1.9B
Boeing and Intrepid Aviation announced the leasing company's first direct Boeing order for six 777-300ERs, valued at $1.9B at current list prices.Intrepid also has the option to purchase an additional four 777s. If all options are exercised, the value of today's announcement could reach more than $3.2B at list prices.
06:02 EDTBABoeing, Air Lease announce 777-300ER, 737 MAX 8 order valued at $3.9B
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July 14, 2014
15:30 EDTBABoeing near $9B in orders from plane lessors, Bloomberg says
Boeing (BA) may announce as soon as tomorrow at the Farnborough Air Show that Air Lease (AL) may buy 20 737 Max and six 777s and that another lessor, BOC Aviation, will to commit to at least 50 737 Max jets, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. The orders from the two companies are valued at as much as $9.2B, the report noted. Reference Link
15:02 EDTBABoeing near deal from lessors for nearly $9.2B of plane orders, Bloomberg says
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11:41 EDTBAQatar Airways disappointed with Airbus A380s, Reuters says
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said the company rebuffed the first three new A380 jets supplied to it by Airbus (EADSY), saying it was very displeased with the European company, according to Reuters, citing comments from Baker. Baker said that the airline was not ready to complete an order for 50 Boeing (BA) 777Xs. Reference Link
10:09 EDTBABoeing, U.S. Air Force announce new two-year contract
The U.S. Air Force has extended Boeing’s work remanufacturing warhead arming devices for the nation’s air-launched cruise missile, helping to ensure the readiness of the system. Under a new two-year contract, valued at $7.3M, Boeing will remanufacture warhead arming devices for the air-launched cruise missile. The contract includes an option for six additional years at an estimated value of $50M.
10:00 EDTFMCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:06 EDTBAEmirates signs $13B GE9X services agreement
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08:47 EDTBABoeing receives order from Avolon for 787 Dreamliners, additional 737 MAXs
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08:29 EDTBABoeing receives order from Okay Airways for 737 MAXs, Next-Generation 737s
Boeing and Okay Airways announced an order for six 737 MAX 8s and four Next-Generation 737-800s, valued at $980M at current list prices. Okay Airways, the first privately owned airline in China, will convert five 737-800s from a previous order into 737-900ERs.
08:05 EDTBAParker Aerospace partners with Rolls-Royce to support engines
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07:58 EDTSSYSMakerBot, Home Depot to bring MakerBot 3D printers to select stores
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys (SSYS), and The Home Depot (HD) announce a collaboration to bring MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers to customers on homedepot.com/makerbot and in 12 Home Depot stores in California, Illinois and New York beginning July 14. This is the first time The Home Depot has offered 3D printers for sale in its stores and will be a pilot program for MakerBot and The Home Depot.
07:45 EDTBABoeing anticipates F/A-18 fighter jets lasting through 2017, Reuters says
Boeing said it is projecting that it could continue manufacturing its F/A-18 and EA-18G fighter jets in St. Louis through the end of 2017, which is a year longer than anticipated, if Congress approved additional orders for 12 more aircrafts, according to Reuters, citing comments from president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Chris Chadwick. Chadwick said the firm was in talks with the U.S. Navy about overhauling the production schedule for jets already ordered, but noted that no final decisions have been made at the moment. Reference Link
07:40 EDTBABoeing aims for 737 higher-capacity model, Reuters says
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06:50 EDTBAAirbus launches A330-800neo, A330-900neo
Airbus (EADSY) announced the A330-800neo and A330-900neo launched in July will reduce fuel consumption by a further 14% per seat compared with today’s A330. The company said that the A330neo will not only match the cash operating costs per seat of Boeing's (BA) 787, but also surpass it on direct operating costs per seat, and do so while offering an inch greater seat-width in economy class. The A330neo incorporates latest generation Rolls-Royce (RYCEY) Trent 7000 engines with a larger 112” diameter fan for a 10:1 bypass ratio, more seats and new cabin features. First deliveries of the newest A330 family members are scheduled to start in 4Q17. Reference Link
06:37 EDTBABoeing selected as preferred bidder for Monarch Airlines fleet replacement
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06:36 EDTBABoeing 'comfortable' with range amid Airbus overhaul plan, Reuters says
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05:53 EDTBABoeing expands product lineup with 200-seat 737 Max 8
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05:51 EDTFMCFMC Corporation downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
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05:50 EDTBABoeing selects TRU Simulation for FFA supply
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