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July 12, 2013
12:44 EDTWBMD, JPM, BA, MDCO, ATHN, FDX, CERE, WFC, UPSOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
The Wall Street averages were lower at midday following earnings reports from two of the nation's largest banks and a profit warning from the biggest delivery company. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., producer prices rose 0.8% last month, versus expectations for an increase of 0.5%. Prices excluding food and energy components rose 0.2%, versus expectations for them to increase 0.1%. The preliminary University of Michigan consumer confidence index for came in at 83.9, versus expectations for a reading of 84.7. COMPANY NEWS: JPMorgan (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC) both reported headline earnings and revenue that beat analysts' consensus forecast. Wells Fargo shares rose nearly 2% afterward, while JPMorgan was fractionally higher... Another bellwether company, UPS (UPS), saw its shares fall almost 6% after the company reduced its guidance for 2013 earning per share, citing overcapacity in the global air freight market, increasing customer preference for lower-yielding shipping solutions, and a slowing U.S. industrial economy. Peer FedEx (FDX) slid over 2% as well... Boeing (BA) declined more than 6% following a fire at Britain's Heathrow airport involving one of the company's 787 jets, which is the same model of plane that had previously been grounded over concerns about the potential for its batteries to ignite. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was athenahealth (ATHN), which jumped over 15% after inking a deal with Ascension that prompted bullish analyst notes from Leerink Swann and Piper Jaffray. Also higher were shares of WebMD (WBMD), which advanced 26% after the company's preliminary quarterly results beat consensus and it raised its full-year revenue outlook. Among the noteworthy losers were Ceres (CERE), which dropped 27% after the company said the commercial ramp of sweet sorghum in Brazil is likely to fall below expectations this year and its shares were downgraded by multiple Street research firms. Also lower were shares of The Medicines Co. (MDCO), which fell 8% following a court ruling related to patent lawsuit related to one of its drug. INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 34.58, or 0.22%, to 15,426.34; the Nasdaq was down 0.25, or 0.01%, to 3,578.05; and the S&P 500 was down 2.25, or 0.13%, to 1,672.77.
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June 25, 2015
07:13 EDTJPM, WFCFed director says full transparency in stress testing can be 'enormous weakness'
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06:03 EDTJPMJPMorgan in settlement talks with SEC to settle product steering probe, WSJ says
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05:53 EDTBABoeing CEO Muilenburg prioritizes cost cutting challenges, Financial Times says
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June 24, 2015
16:57 EDTBABoeing to slow 747-8 production to one per month in March, Reuters says
Boeing will slow its production of the 747-8 jumbo jet to 1 per month beginning in March, a decrease of 23%, reports Reuters. The decision to slow production was not related to the company's CEO transition, Reuters added, citing the company. Reference Link
16:21 EDTBAOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
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08:57 EDTJPMJPMorgan price target raised to $77 from $70 at Argus
Argus increased its price target on JPMorgan based on the bank's cost cutting efforts and expectations for rising interest rates., along with what Argus sees as moderating concerns over litigation expenses and a good investment banking/trading environment. The firm expects the stock's multiple to increase, and it reiterates a Buy rating.
07:32 EDTBANew Boeing CEO Muilenburg to inherit tough decisions, Bloomberg says
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07:19 EDTJPMJPMorgan names Nachimowski head of chemicals dealmaking in EMEA, Bloomberg says
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06:37 EDTJPMDeutsche downgrades Citi, Goldman after share rallies
Deutsche Bank analyst Matt O'Connor recommends using the strong share performance of both Citi (C) and Goldman Sachs (GS) as on opportunity to take profits. The analyst this morning downgraded shares of both investment banks to Hold from Buy. Citi is up 21% from the lows on January 30 while Goldman is up 30% since July 1, 2014, the analyst points out. On Citi, O'Connor sees less near term upside with fixed income trading entering a seasonally weak period and core cost reductions largely over. On Goldman, the analyst sees a lack of catalysts to drive the stock meaningfully higher in the near term. His top picks among U.S. Banks are Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan (JPM), M&T Bank (MTB) and SunTrust (STI).
June 23, 2015
19:03 EDTBAOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER PROVIDING GUIDANCE: MeetMe (MEET), up 18.8%. ALSO HIGHER: Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), up 4.3% after being added to S&P 600... Quidel (QDEL), up 5% after receiving FDA clearance for new Solana molecular system and assay... Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA), up 4.6% after announcing positive results from REPRIEVE study... Netflix (NFLX), up 3.4% after announcing seven-for-one stock split. LOWER: Alcobra (ADHD), down 2.5% after announcing that it will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast presentation to present results from the Phase II clinical trial of MDX... Sysco (SYY), down 2.6% after bid for U.S. foods blocked was blocked by a federal judge... Boeing (BA), down marginally after announcing CEO transition.
17:40 EDTBABoeing incoming CEO Muilenburg says must deliver on 777 bridge program
Regarding the appointment of Dennis Muilenburg as Boeing CEO, outgoing CEO James McNerney says, "in many ways, there's not going to be a change." Muilenburg noted that the current defense market is more "challenging," and that the company needs to deliver on its 777 bridge program. Muilenburg added that the company's backlog remains "solid." Both executives are speaking on CNBC.
16:32 EDTBABoeing names Dennis Muilenburg CEO
The Boeing board has elected Dennis Muilenburg as the company's CEO, succeeding W. James McNerney, Jr., who held the position for the past 10 years. Muilenburg, who has served as Boeing president and COO since 2013, becomes president and CEO on July 1. McNerney, who joined Boeing's board in 2001, continues as its chairman. To ensure a smooth transition of his CEO responsibilities to Muilenburg, he will continue working as a company employee until retiring at the end of February 2016.
13:15 EDTBABoeing sued over claims of toxic airplane cabin air, Chicago Tribune says
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13:02 EDTWFCSumitomo, others show interest in GE railway-leasing business, WSJ says
Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group is interested in buying General Electric's (GE) railway-leasing business, says the Wall Street Journal, citing sources. Wells Fargo (WFC) and other U.S. financial institutions have also shown interest in GE Capital Rail Services, which may be worth around $4B, added the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
June 22, 2015
16:37 EDTMDCOThe Medicines Co. to hold a conference call
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16:00 EDTJPMOptions Update; June 22, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 78c to 17.45. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB BAC CHK WMB BABA TWTR MU AMBA TSLA JPM
14:33 EDTMDCOThe Medicines Co. antiplatelet drug approved by FDA
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07:39 EDTFDXFedEx management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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06:18 EDTBASuppliers worried about Airbus, Boeing production rate hike, Reuters reports
Major engine suppliers, including General Electric (GE) and Safran, are becoming worried that they may lose out if they invest to meet higher commercial jet production targets from Airbus (EADSY) and Boeing (BA) that may prove unsustainable, Reuters reports. Airbus and Boeing have plans to raise production rates of their best selling single aisle planes by 25% to 50-52 a month in 2017-2018, the report says. Suppliers have said that they need to secure the start of a steep rise in output before making a commitment to even loftier targets, the report says. Reference Link
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