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July 12, 2013
12:44 EDTBA, UPS, FDX, JPM, WFC, ATHN, WBMD, CERE, MDCOOn 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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October 21, 2014
08:18 EDTJPM, WFCBasel Committee accelerating work on leverage ratio, FT says
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will begin work on the calibration of the leverage ratio, a measure of bank capital seen as less vulnerable to manipulation, sooner than previously planned, which suggests the finished rule could be released as soon as 2015 or 2016, which is ahead of the previous target date of 2017, reported Financial Times, citing comments from the secretary-general of the committee, William Coen. Publicly traded large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Publicly traded large EU banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
08:12 EDTJPMJPMorgan, UBS, Credit Suisse to be fined by EU over Libor rigging, Reuters says
JPMorgan (JPM), UBS (UBS) and Credit Suisse (CS) will be fined $115M collectively for their roles in rigging Swiss franc Libor rates, with JPMorgan's fine of $89M making up the lion's share of the penalty, said Reuters, citing a person familiar, who added that Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) would not be penalized for its own role since it alerted the European Commission to the issue. Reference Link
07:14 EDTFDXFedEx management to meet with UBS
Meeting to be held in Sydney, Australia on October 21 hosted by UBS.
October 20, 2014
16:39 EDTUPSUPS 2015 rates for ground, air, international,freight, air freight to be up 4.9%
UPS released new published rates for 2015. UPS Ground, Air, International, UPS Freight, and UPS air freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico will increase an average of 4.9%. The increase is effective Dec. 29.
13:01 EDTBABoeing partners with Kenya Airways
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09:48 EDTMDCOBrdiger Management reports 5.1% passive stake in The Medicines Co.
09:31 EDTJPMRobinhood.org to hold conference
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08:25 EDTFDXFedEx management to meet with UBS
Meeting to be held in Melbourne, Australia on October 20 hosted by UBS.
07:21 EDTJPMFederal Reserve Bank of New York and Boston to hold a workshop
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06:38 EDTATHNathenahealth price target lowered to $115 from $140 at RBC Capital
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06:10 EDTBALufthansa publishes timetable in response to VC planned strike
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October 17, 2014
16:55 EDTJPM, WFCStocks end volatile week lower amid oil price plunge
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11:58 EDTBATextron rallies after better than expected Q3 EPS, raising FY14 profit outlook
Shares of aircraft and defense company Textron (TXT) are advancing after the firm reported better than expected third quarter earnings per share and raised its profit outlook for fiscal 2014. WHAT'S NEW: Textron this morning reported Q3 EPS from continuing operations of 57c and revenue of $3.43B, compared to consensus of 52c and $3.63B, respectively. Aviation revenue for the quarter came in at $1.08B, Bell revenue was $1.18B, Systems revenue was $358M, Industrial revenue was $785M and Finance revenue was $25M for the quarter. Chief Executive Officer Scott Donnelly said commented that the increased revenues at Aviation, Industrial and Bell primarily reflected the success of its new product investment and acquisition strategies. Donnelly said the company achieved significant margin improvement in the quarter at Textron Aviation, which reflected higher volumes and better performance. Bell also had improved performance in Q3, Donnelly said, leading to an increase in quarterly margins compared to last year. WHAT’S NOTABLE: The company raised its FY14 EPS from continuing operations view to $2.05-$2.15 from $1.92-$2.12, in line with analysts' consensus estimates of $2.07. Textron also raised its FY14 outlook for cash flow from continuing operations of the manufacturing group before pension contributions to $700M-$800M, with expected pension contributions of around $83M. On the company's earnings conference call, management said it saw a pickup of orders in September and October in the new aircraft market. The company said it is also seeing significant contributions from its M&A investments. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Textron rose $4.16, or about 12.4%, to $37.82 on heavy trading volume. Including today’s advance, the stock has gained approximately 36% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the aircraft and defense business include Boeing (BA), up 2.6%, Spirit Aerosystems (SPR), up 3.8%, and Embraer SA (ERJ) up 3.9%.
09:17 EDTATHNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:06 EDTJPMJPMorgan and PNC Financial weakness a buying opportunity, say Morgan Stanley
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08:05 EDTATHNathenahealth reports Q3 adjusted EPS 27c, consensus 27c
athenahealth last night reported Q3 revenue $190.4M, consensus $190.4M. The company reported it grew net new active physicians on athenaCollector, which had 3,420 physicians added, athenaClinicals, which had 2,786 physicians added, and athenaCommunicator, which had 3,846 physicians added, for the three months ended September 30.
07:32 EDTBABoeing volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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07:31 EDTBAEMC volatility elevated into Q3 results and outlook
EMC October weekly call option implied volatility is at 51, November is at 34, January is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 23 into the expected release of Q3 results on October 22.
07:00 EDTJPMJPMorgan in talks to build corporate campus in Manhattan, NY Times reports
JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is in negotiations with New York state and city officials over a potential $6.5B deal that would result in the construction of a corporate campus with two high rises on the West Side of Manhattan, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
06:45 EDTWFCWells Fargo closes alternative trading system, Reuters says
In response to weak client demand, Wells Fargo is shutting down its "dark pool" trading system, according to Reuters, citing a spokeswoman from the bank. The spokeswoman said that even though the firm will cease offering alternative trading access, it will still offer customers electronic trading tools. Reference Link
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