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January 30, 2013
12:34 EDTBA, MTOR, KMP, CPNO, BIOC, CHK, NOC, LLL, BBRY, RIMM, CODEOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday after a surprising report that showed gross domestic product contracted in the fourth quarter of 2012. The averages have remained in a narrow trading range right around the flat line ahead of the FOMC statement expected this afternoon... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Commerce Department said gross domestic product shrunk at a 0.1% annual rate in Q4, far short of the analyst forecast for 1.1% growth. The weak preliminary result, which was attributed to a plunge in inventories and defense spending, may be revised in the months ahead, but if it stays in negative territory Q4 would mark the first U.S. economic contraction since Q2 of 2009. The Federal Open Market Committee decision later today may be market moving, though analysts generally expect no change to rates or policy... COMPANY NEWS: Boeing (BA) led the Dow with a gain of over 1% after its better-than-expected earnings and forecast for the upcoming year reassured investors. The company also said 787 production continues, though 787 deliveries are suspended until the FAA gives clearance. Among other companies in the Aerospace & Defense industry also reporting this morning, L-3 Communications (LLL) and Northrop Grumman (NOC) advanced as well... Research In Motion (RIMM), in addition to unveiling two new smartphones and its new BlackBerry 10 operating system, announced it will change its corporate name to "BlackBerry" and Nasdaq ticker to "BBRY". Investors certainly appeared to "sell the news" as shares, which had been up early in the session, slid during the launch event and were down nearly 8% near noon... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Chesapeake Energy (CHK), which rose 6% after the company announced last night that its controversial CEO, Aubrey McClendon, would retire on April 1. Other gainers included two companies being acquired: BioClinica (BIOC), advanced 19% after agreeing to be acquired by JLL Partners for $7.25 a share, while Copano Energy (CPNO) gained 14% after being acquired by Kinder Morgan Energy (KMP) in a unit for unit transaction. Kinder Morgan shares slid over 2% after the deal announcement. Among the other noteworthy losers were Meritor (MTOR), down nearly 16%, and Spansion (CODE), which fell 12% after their earnings reports... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 17.82, or 0.13%, to 13,936.60; the Nasdaq was down 1.54, or 0.05%, to 3,152.12; and the S&P 500 was down 2.92, or 0.19%, to 1,504.92.
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October 16, 2014
07:05 EDTCHKSouthwestern Energy acquires Marcellus and Utica assets from Chesapeake
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07:05 EDTCHKChesapeake announces sale of shale assets for $5.375B
Chesapeake (CHK) announced that it has executed a Purchase and Sale Agreement to sell assets in the Southern Marcellus Shale and a portion of the Eastern Utica Shale in West Virginia to Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) for aggregate proceeds of $5.375B. The transaction, which is subject to certain customary closing conditions, including the receipt of third-party consents, is expected to close in Q4. Chesapeake has agreed to sell approximately 413K net acres and approximately 1,500 wells in Northern West Virginia and Southern Pennsylvania, of which 435 are in the Marcellus and Utica formations, along with related property, plant and equipment. Average net daily production from these properties was approximately 56K barrels of oil equivalent during the month of September, consisting of 184K Mcf of gas, 20K barrels of natural gas liquids and 5,000 barrels of condensate. The company said, "We expect our full-year production guidance for 2015 to remain in the range of 7-10% growth from 2014 levels adjusted for asset sales. I am very proud of the efforts that our Southern Marcellus team and all of our employees have put into building and developing our assets and creating value for our company. We look forward to deploying the proceeds from this significant transaction in ways that will continue to drive even greater shareholder value.”
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
06:09 EDTBBRYBlackBerry implied volatility of 56 at lower end of index mean range
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October 15, 2014
16:15 EDTKMPKinder Morgan Energy increases quarterly dividend to $1.40 from $1.39
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16:13 EDTKMPKinder Morgan now sees exceeding published annual budget dividend of $1.72
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15:28 EDTKMPNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include American Express (AXP), consensus $1.36; eBay (EBAY), consensus 67c; Kinder Morgan (KMI), consensus 34c; Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP), consensus 64c; Kinder Morgan Management (KMR), consensus 58c; El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB), consensus 39c; Netflix (NFLX), consensus 93c; United Rentals (URI), consensus $2.08; Navient (NAVI), consensus 52c; Las Vegas Sands (LVS), consensus 58c; Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ), consensus 29c; Astoria Financial (AF), consensus 16c; Rambus (RMBS), consensus 5c.
10:01 EDTNOCNorthrop Grumman awarded contract from Lockheed
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October 14, 2014
16:53 EDTKMPTennessee Gas Pipeline closes open season for South System Flexibility Project
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) announced that KMP’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, or TGP, successfully closed a binding open season for its South System Flexibility Project for 500,000 dekatherms per day of capacity. MexGas Supply, formerly known as MGI Supply, the natural gas supply arm of Petróleos Mexicanos, has been awarded 100% of the project capacity. Anticipated project capital is $187M, with service beginning as early as Jan. 1, 2015. In addition, TGP initiated a binding open season Oct. 9 for its proposed Lone Star expansion project, which includes an incremental 300,000 Dth/d of firm transportation from Tennessee to South Texas for future infrastructure projects. TGP has secured an unnamed foundation shipper for this project and will announce the results and further details upon the close of the open season, which is scheduled for Oct. 31. The volumes committed are sufficient to justify building the project. The general partner of KMP is owned by Kinder Morgan (KMI). KMI owns the general partner interests of KMP and El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB), along with limited partner interests in KMP, Kinder Morgan Management (KMR) and EPB.
15:13 EDTKMPKinder Morgan Energy announces $240M investment in expansion terminals
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08:55 EDTCODEBarclays top ideas in U.S. Semiconductors on the pullback
Barclays' top U.S. Semiconductor ideas to buy on the pullback are Avago (AVGO), Cavium (CAVM), Spansion (CODE), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) and Xilinx (XLNX).
October 13, 2014
14:29 EDTBABoeing begins production on first 737 MAX parts
Boeing has started production of the first 737 MAX fuselage stringers at Boeing Fabrication Integrated AeroStructures in Auburn, Wash. Stringers run the length of the fuselage structure giving it stability and strength. After forming, Boeing will send the stringers to Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kan. for incorporation into the first 737 MAX fuselage. From there the fuselage will be shipped to Boeing's Renton, Wash. facility where Boeing employees will build the 737 MAX. The program is on track to begin final assembly of the first 737 MAX in 2015. The airplane will be part of the flight test fleet and is scheduled to fly in 2016. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. The 737 MAX will be 14% more fuel-efficient than today's most efficient Next-Generation 737s – and 20% better than the original Next-Generation 737s when they first entered service.
10:17 EDTBAEbola related weakness in aerospace stocks seen as buying opportunity
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10:08 EDTLLLOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:43 EDTBIOCBiocept, Rosetta Genomics collaborate to evaluate microRNAs from CTCs
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08:28 EDTLLLL-3 Communications upgraded to Fair Value from Sell at CRT Capital
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07:46 EDTBBRYBlackBerry second half hardware estimates lowered at Canaccord
Canaccord lowered its second half of 2015 hardware estimates for Blackberry after surveys show limited availability of its new Passport smartphone. The firm, however, expects improving trends and believes Blackberry will achieve its target of reaching break-even cash low levels. Canaccord maintains its Hold rating and $10 price target on Blackberry shares.
07:26 EDTBACommercial aerospace stocks should be bought on any weakness, says Wells Fargo
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07:15 EDTLLLNational Association of Corporate Directors to hold a conference
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October 12, 2014
19:41 EDTBABoeing and Garuda Indonesia announce $4.9B order
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