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July 12, 2013
12:44 EDTCERE, WFC, UPS, WBMD, JPM, BA, MDCO, ATHN, FDXOn 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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January 23, 2015
08:37 EDTUPSUPS now sees FY15 EPS growth 'slightly less' than long-term 9%-13% target
The company now anticipates 2015 diluted earnings per share growth to be slightly less than its long-term target of 9%-to-13%. UPS said it expects solid business growth across all segments in 2015. However, increased pension expense of approximately $180M due to lower discount rates, and currency headwinds of more than $50M will negatively impact results. FY15 EPS consensus $5.64.
08:36 EDTUPSUPS CEO says Q4 financial performance 'clearly disappointing'
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08:34 EDTUPSUPS sees FY14 adjusted EPS $4.75, consensus $4.96
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08:33 EDTUPSUPS sees Q4 adjusted EPS $1.25, consensus $1.47
Company earnings for 2014 were lower than previous guidance, primarily due to the underperformance of the U.S. Domestic segment. While package volume and revenue results were in line with expectations, operating profit was negatively impacted by higher than expected peak-related expenses.
07:23 EDTJPM, WFCBass does not expect large U.S. banks to break up
Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), JPMorgan (JPM), and Wells Fargo (WFC). Kyle Bass of Hayman Capital continues speaking on CNBC.
07:17 EDTMDCOThe Medicines Co. receives CHMP positive opinions for three products
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06:42 EDTJPM, WFCU.S. banks preparing for prolonged low bond yields, Reuters says
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January 22, 2015
16:22 EDTJPMJPMorgan CEO Dimon gets stock-based compensation of 198.5K shares for 2014
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14:36 EDTWFC, JPMCFPB fines Wells Fargo, JPMorgan for kickback scheme
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14:14 EDTFDXFedEx Freight drivers reject Teamsters in W. Va
FedEx Freight announced that union representation elections were held at its locations in Parkersburg and Charleston, West Virginia, last week resulting in two more losses for the union. Drivers in both locations voted against representation by the Teamsters union and in favor of continuing their direct relationship with FedEx Freight. The Teamsters union also withdrew another election petition the day before the scheduled vote, this time at the Clarksburg, West Virginia, location. “We are proud of our drivers in West Virginia for making informed decisions,” said Pat Reed, executive vice president and chief operating officer, FedEx Freight. “We continue to work with our team to ensure that FedEx Freight remains a great place to work.”
06:26 EDTJPMJPMorgan CEO expected to receive $20M pay package for 2014, WSJ reports
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January 21, 2015
13:54 EDTJPMJPMorgan could lose $1.5B as a result of 2008 error, Reuters says
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12:48 EDTBABoeing exec sees demand for 737 MAX, 777, despite oil slump, Reuters says
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10:01 EDTMDCOOn the Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Ashford Hospitality (AHT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... BAE Systems (BAESY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Bazaarvoice (BV) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Becton Dickinson (BDX) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... CVS Health (CVS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Camden Property (CPT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... ConocoPhillips (COP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Cree (CREE) upgraded to Overweight at Stephens... DDR Corp. (DDR) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... EastGroup Properties (EGP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Esperion (ESPR) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Exxon Mobil (XOM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... FXCM (FXCM) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... Fair Isaac (FICO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Golar LNG (GLNG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Nordea... Gran Tierra (GTE) upgraded to Buy at Canaccord... Host Hotels (HST) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... J.M. Smucker (SJM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Kilroy Realty (KRC) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Level 3 (LVLT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Lowe's (LOW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Michael Kors (KORS) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... Netflix (NFLX) upgraded at Nomura... Regions Financial (RF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland... Santander Mexico (BSMX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Scorpio Tankers (STNG) upgraded to Buy at Canaccord... Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Strategic Hotels (BEE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... The Medicines Co. (MDCO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink... Whole Foods (WFM) upgraded at Sterne Agee... Wolseley (WOSYY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas.
07:25 EDTMDCOThe Medicines Co. upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink
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06:23 EDTBAUnited may switch Boeing 787 Dreamliner order to larger 777-300ERs, WSJ says
United Continental (UAL) is close to a deal to change at least 10 of its Boeing (BA) 787 Dreamliners that are on order to 777-300ER jetliners, which are larger, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing two sources. The deal is in the process of being finalized, the sources say, and would help preserve Boeing's production rates and transition to the 777x. Reference Link
January 20, 2015
13:33 EDTBABoeing selected to build satellite by New York Broadband LLC
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08:21 EDTBAGlobal Eagle to offer connectivity in Boeing 737 airplanes
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07:39 EDTUPS, FDXUPS FedEx to benefit from lower oil prices, says Bernstein
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06:58 EDTJPMBlackRock, Fidelity close to launching 'dark pool,' WSJ reports
Some of the largest mutual fund firms, including Fidelity, BlackRock (BLK), Bank of New York Mellon (BK),, T. Row Price (TROW) and JP Morgan (JPM) are among the firms that are close to launching a new "dark pool," The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. The effort, which involves nine firms in total, would look to shut out sell-side trading desks and high-speed trading firms. Reference Link
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