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March 10, 2014
12:19 EDTCQB, DDD, BA, SSYS, FMC, MONT, MCDOn 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.
News For BA;MCD;FMC;DDD;MONT;SSYS;CQB From The Last 14 Days
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May 19, 2015
09:08 EDTDDD3D Systems enters reseller agreement with Thermo Fisher
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08:13 EDTMCDUnion group asks FTC to probe McDonald's, other big franchisers, WSJ reports
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May 18, 2015
16:16 EDTBABoeing Business Jets receives two orders for BBJ, BBJ 787-8 Dreamliner jets
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09:07 EDTDDD3D Systems signs cooperative R&D agreement with NAVSEA
3D Systems announced a new cooperative R&D agreement with Naval Sea Systems Command's, or NAVSEA, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, or NSWCCD. In accordance with this agreement, 3DS and the US Navy will jointly develop and evaluate 3D printing technology and materials for military uses, including helping the Navy fulfill a number of strategic initiatives. The US Navy's partnership with 3DS underscores the disruptive potential of 3D printing to redefine the supply chain for naval ship components, and reinforces 3DS' ability to continue to modernize the U.S. defense industrial base.
07:54 EDTBADeutsche still prefers Boeing over Precision Castparts
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07:10 EDTDDD3D Systems CFO transition negative, says RBC Capital
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05:42 EDTDDD3D Systems to host analyst meeting
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May 17, 2015
20:11 EDTBABoeing may move jobs overseas if U.S. Export-Import Bank fails, FT says
In a Financial Times interview regarding the uncertain future of the U.S. Export-Import bank, Boeing Capital's regulatory strategy chief Scott Scherer said Boeing "is not going to let itself be hurt by the lack of an ExIm Bank... If it means sourcing... to other countries who will support us we may have to look at that. Other countries have more aggressive export policies. We will find an alternative." Reference Link
May 15, 2015
18:12 EDTBALockheed Martin, Boeing JV to cut executive ranks by 30%, Reuters reports
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16:01 EDTMCDOptions Update; May 15, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 20c to 20.06 Option volume leaders: AAPL BAC FB NFLX TWTR BABA CSCO TSLA MU GILD T MSFT AMZN MCD
12:15 EDTMCDMcDonald's call activity attributed to activist speculation
McDonald's May 97.5 and 98 calls are active eon total call volume of 56K (4K puts) on activist speculation. May call option implied volatility is at 18, May weekly is at 17, June is at 18, September is at 19; compared to 90-day average of 19 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
11:09 EDTMCDRumor: McDonald's move higher attributed to activist speculation
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09:31 EDTDDDAmerican Thoracic Society to hold a conference
ATS 2015 Conference is being held in Denver on May 15-20.
09:11 EDTDDDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Bsquare (BSQR), up 34.2%... Applied Materials (AMAT), up 3.2%. ALSO HIGHER: Trillium Therapeutics (TRIL), up 13% after being initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Pernix Therapeutics (PTX), up 7.4% after announcing FDA approval of Treximet for use in pediatric patients... Advaxis (ADXS), up 4.4% after being initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Netflix (NFLX), up 3.3% following a Bloomberg report that the company is in talks to enter China's online video market... Inovalon (INOV), up 2.9% after being upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: El Pollo LoCo (LOCO), down 12.8%... King Digital (KING), down 8.3%. ALSO LOWER: PlasmaTech (PTBI), down 5.4% after filing to sell 1.93M shares for selling stockholders... Paycom Software (PAYC), down 7% after 8M share Spot Secondary priced at $36.25... Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR), down 5.9% after Keurig Kold investor presentation... 3D Systems (DDD), down 2.4% after CFO transition... Celladon (CLDN), down 5.1% after the CEO says that the company is evaluating strategic options.
08:33 EDTDDD3D Systems announces mutual separation agreement with CFO Hull, Styka to succeed
3D Systems announced that it entered into a mutual separation agreement with Ted Hull, its Chief CFO, effective as of the end of the day on May 15, pursuant to which Hull will leave the company in order to meet company needs and to pursue his personal interests. The company further announced that David Styka, the company's current Chief Accounting Officer, has been named executive vice president and CFO effective as of Hull's departure.
May 14, 2015
11:04 EDTBABoeing says has received one new order since last update
Boeing says it has received one new order since the last update, from TUI Travel for one 787.
05:32 EDTBABoeing and TUI Group finalize order for 787-9 Dreamliner
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May 13, 2015
11:18 EDTBASouthwest sees FY15 ASM growth approximately 7%; FY16 ASM growth 6%-7%
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11:15 EDTBASouthwest sees FY15 CapEx approximately $1.8B
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06:11 EDTBABoeing ends work on only small satellite program, WSJ reports
Boeing is no longer working on a program for HySpecIQ, a private equity-backed startup, which had ordered two Boeing 502 Phoenix satellites that were expected to be launched in 2018, The Wall Street Journal reports. Boeing has ended work on the imaging spacecraft, its only small satellite order, due to the downturn in the natural resources market, the publication adds.
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