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July 29, 2014
12:08 EDTBABoeing resells Inmarsat-5 satellite bandwidth to U.S. Government
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05:22 EDTBABoeing delivers 787-9 Dreamliner to ANA
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July 28, 2014
13:34 EDTBAFAA seeks $12M civil penalty against Southwest Airlines
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08:38 EDTBANational Contract Management Association to hold a conference
World Congress 2014 to be held in Washington, D.C. on July 27-30.
July 25, 2014
16:49 EDTBAS&P ends week little changed amid earnings deluge
The S&P 500 finished little changed this week as mixed U.S. economic data and continued geopolitical uncertainty offset strong earnings from a number of major companies and upbeat overseas economic data. MACRO NEWS: U.S. economic data was mixed, as fewer than expected jobless claims were reported and durable goods orders for June were slightly higher than expected, but new home sales for June and a preliminary purchasing managers' index for July came in below expectations... Investors received some positive economic news from overseas, as HSBC's preliminary China purchasing managers' index for July reached an 18-month high. Meanwhile, a preliminary PMI for the euro zone for July came in at 54, versus 52.8 in June... Ongoing conflicts between Israel and Hamas and Russia and Ukraine kept investors on edge, with Friday reports indicating that no truce accord had been reached in Israel and that Russia was building up its troop presence along the Ukrainian border. COMPANY NEWS: Among the notable companies whose stocks rose after they reported quarterly results were Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Allergan (AGN) and Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG). Notable companies whose stocks sold off following their results included Netflix (NFLX), Harley-Davidson (HOG), General Motors (GM), Boeing (BA), McDonald's (MCD) and Pandora (P)... McDonald's was also hit this week by revelations that its restaurants in China had sold expired meat that was allegedly intentionally supplied by a China-based company. Yum! Brands (YUM) and a provider of products to Starbucks (SBUX) are also believed to have bought and sold expired meat from the supplier... In M&A news, Bloomberg reported that real estate website operator Zillow (Z) held talks about buying its rival, Trulia (TRLA). Both stocks surged. Shares of SodaStream (SODA) also rallied after Bloomberg reported that the company is in talks about selling itself to an investment firm that would take the beverage system maker private... On Monday, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman promised on CNBC that his presentation about Herbalife (HLF) would show why the company "is going to collapse." But the shares actually surged higher during and immediately after Ackman's presentation. Ackman has a large short position in the stock and notably alleged it is a pyramid scheme... BlackBerry's (BBRY) CEO told the Financial Times that his company was in early talks about partnering with companies to target the enterprise markets, in order to counter a recently announced partnership between Apple and IBM (IBM). INDEXES: For the week, the Dow fell 0.83% to 16,960.57, the Nasdaq rose 0.4% to 4,449.56, and the S&P was flat at 1,978.34.
July 24, 2014
12:22 EDTBABoeing reports no order change in weekly update
10:03 EDTBAOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:05 EDTBAUnited Technologies awarded U.S. Air Force landing gear contract
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08:05 EDTBABoeing shares still attractive, says Wells Fargo
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07:19 EDTBABoeing downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded Boeing to Neutral from Buy. The firm believes the peak in the cycle is near and has concerns seat overcapacity may lead to order cancellations in out-years. The firm sees additional risks from shrinking milirary programs, 777x development risk, deferred production costs in the 787 program, overhangs to the 737 MAX transition and Airbus A321NEO competition vs. the 757. Price target lowered to $140 from $154.
06:50 EDTBABoeing enters into agreement, engaged in talks with Iran regarding parts sales
Boeing said in a filing that during Q2 it entered into an agreement and engaged in related discussions with Iran Air pursuant to a license from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control. The agreement sets forth general terms and conditions with respect to the potential sale of certain goods and services related to the safety of flight, including airplane parts, manuals, drawings, service bulletins, and navigation charts and data. Boeing also engaged in discussions pursuant to the OFAC license with Iran Air Tours, a subsidiary of Iran Air, with respect to the sale of similar goods and services. Boeing applied for the OFAC license consistent with guidance from the U.S. Government in connection with ongoing negotiations between the “P5+1” nations and Iran related to, among other things, the safety of Iran’s civil aviation industry. Boeing generated no gross revenues or net profits during the second quarter in connection with these activities.
06:07 EDTBABoeing downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
July 23, 2014
17:01 EDTBAOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks began the session mixed and remained that way throughout the trading day, with the Nasdaq the leader and the Dow the laggard. The tech-heavy Nasdaq was helped by a post-earnings rise in shares of Apple (AAPL), while the blue-chip index was weighed down by Boeing's (BA) under-performance following its own quarter report. There was little movement in the averages during the day as they remained in a narrow range, but the increase in the S&P 500 did manage to push it to a new all-time closing high. After the bell, investors will receive the next wave of earnings with AT&T (T), Facebook (FB) and Qualcomm (QCOM) scheduled to report. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., MBA's mortgage market index rose 2.4%, with a 0.3% rise in the purchase index and a 4.1% gain in the refinance index for the week ended July 18. Also, the International Monetary Fund predicted that U.S. economic growth for 2014 as a whole will be a disappointing 1.7%. However, barring unforeseen shocks, 2015 growth should accelerate to the fastest annual pace since 2005, propelled by strong consumption growth, a declining fiscal drag, a pickup in residential investment, and easy financial conditions, said the IMF. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Apple advanced $2.47, or 2.61%, to $97.19 after reporting third quarter earnings that beat expectations. However, the iPhone maker's revenue came in a bit short of analyst expectations for its just completed quarter and its guidance for sales in the new quarter was also below expectations. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said Apple's September quarter guidance suggests an iPhone 6 launch on September 26, versus the firm's prior expectation for a September 19 launch. Piper views Apple's Q3 results as removing the last major variable ahead of the iPhone and iWatch launches later this year and reiterates an Overweight rating on the stock. Another research firm, Janney Capital, said Apple did not address rumored new products, like the iPhone 6 and iWatch, on its earnings call, but did indicate that its wider than normal revenue guidance range was due to "many moving pieces," suggesting one or two new products may be introduced, but late in the quarter... Dow component Boeing sank $3.03, or 2.34%, to $126.71 despite reporting "core" EPS that beat expectations and raising its fiscal year earnings outlook to a range above the Wall Street consensus. Boeing's revenue missed expectations, however, and it also reported its total company backlog of $440B was unchanged from the beginning of the quarter... Another Dow member, McDonald's (MCD), fell 92c, or 0.96%, to $95.35 after the company reported weaker than expected second quarter results yesterday and its stock was downgraded by at least five research firms. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), whose stock surged $174.40, or 295.44%, to $233.43 after the company reported positive data for its breast cancer drug and an analyst at Citigroup said that the company would probably become a takeover target. Also higher was Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), which rose $69.47, or 17.71%, to $461.63 and was upgraded at both Raymond James and Stifel after the company reported better than expected Q2 results. Among the noteworthy losers was Xilinx (XLNX), which tumbled $6.89, or 14.31%, to $41.26 after the company reported lower than expected first quarter revenue and forecast that its sales could drop as much as 4% in Q2 versus Q1. After the report, analysts at William Blair, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and BMO Capital all downgraded the stock. Also lower were shares of Juniper Networks (JNPR), which fell $2.39, or 9.63%, to $22.43 and was also downgraded at Bank of America Merrill Lynch after its Q3 guidance missed expectations. INDEXES: The Dow slid 26.91, or 0.16%, to 17,086.63, the Nasdaq rose 17.68, or 0.4%, to 4,473.70, and the S&P 500 gained 3.48, or 0.18%, to 1,987.01.
12:17 EDTBAOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:40 EDTBAATR-made prop plane involved in deadly crash in Taiwan, Reuters reports
A 70-seat turboprop ATR 72 operated by TransAsia Airways crashed in tyhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47 people, Reuters reported, citing the nation's Civil Aeronautics Administration. Reference Link
10:57 EDTBABoeing understands the scope of work that needs to be done on Tanker program
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10:50 EDTBABoeing says it bid Tanker 'aggressively' with no margin at initial stage
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10:38 EDTBABoeing says Q2 results include $272M charge on KC-46A Tanker program
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09:41 EDTBAPassenger plane reportedly crashes, 40 killed in Taiwan, Reuters says
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09:17 EDTBAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:36 EDTBABoeing says backlog unchanged at $440B
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07:34 EDTBABoeing raises 2014 EPS outlook to $7.90-$8.10 from $7.15-$7.35
Consensus $7.67. Sees 2014 revenue $87.5B-$90.5B, $89.76B. consensus Boeing says the raised outlook reflects $408M in tax benefits, strong operating performance and the KC-46A Tanker charge. Commercial Airplanes operating margin guidance is increased to greater than 10% on strong operating performance. Defense, Space & Security operating margin guidance is unchanged at approximately 9.5%. Boeing Military Aircraft operating margin guidance is lowered to approximately 9%. Global Services & Support operating margin guidance increased to approximately 11% reflecting strong performance.
07:34 EDTBABoeing raises FY14 core EPS view to $7.90-$8.10, consensus $7.67
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07:31 EDTBABoeing reports Q2 EPS $2.42, consensus $2.01
Reports Q2 revenue $22.05B, consensus $22.23B.
06:23 EDTBAAirbus group submits bid as Denmark looks to replace F-16s, WSJ reports
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July 22, 2014
15:30 EDTBANotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include PepsiCo (PEP) , consensus $1.23; Boeing (BA), consensus $2.01; Dow Chemical (DOW), consensus 72c; EMC (EMC), consensus 43c; Simon Property Group (SPG), consensus $2.13; Thermo Fisher (TMO), consensus $1.62; General Dynamics (GD), consensus $1.77; Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), consensus 49c; Delta Air Lines (DAL), consensus $1.04; Northrop Grumman (NOC), consensus $2.22; Whirlpool (WHR), consensus $2.91; B/E Aerospace (BEAV), consensus $1.07; Ryder (R), consensus $1.40; Owens Corning (OC), consensus 46c.
13:48 EDTBAEarnings Preview: Boeing shares flat since Q1 earnings report
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07:08 EDTBABoeing shares attractive at current levels, says Bernstein
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July 21, 2014
08:59 EDTBABoeing July weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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July 20, 2014
14:59 EDTBABoeing says helicopter pact with India may signal new openness, WSJ says
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July 17, 2014
12:03 EDTBABoeing says aware of reports on MH17 plane incident
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11:54 EDTBAMalaysia Airlines says lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam
Malaysia Airlines said on its official twitter feed, "Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow." According to media reports the plane was a Boeing plane. Reference Link
06:41 EDTBADefense Department to seek rival bids for satellite launches, WSJ reports
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July 16, 2014
09:35 EDTBAChina's 9 Air places $3.7B CFM engine order
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09:09 EDTBAGeneral Electric-powered Boeing 777X commissioned by Qatar Airways
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09:03 EDTBAQatar Airways commits to additional 50 GE9X-powered Boeing 777x
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08:10 EDTBABoeing, Airbus narrow engine choices in move toward efficient jets, WSJ says
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06:47 EDTBABoeing Qatar Airways finalize order for 50 777Xs
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06:40 EDTBABoeing, Hainan Airlines announce commitment for 50 737 MAX 8s
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06:10 EDTBABoeing, MG Aviation finalize order for two 787-9 Dreamliners
Boeing and MG Aviation finalized an order for two additional 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $499M at current list prices. The order will support the leasing company's growing fleet of modern airplanes. MG Aviation previously placed an order for two 787-9s in 2006 and now has four unfilled 787-9s orders.
05:56 EDTBABoeing, Air Algerie announce order for two Next-Generation 737-700Cs
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05:50 EDTBABoeing rolls out 5,000th Next Generation 737
Boeing rolled out the 5,000th Next-Generation 737 this week. The airplane is a Boeing C-40A Clipper, a modified 737-700C, that will serve as a transport aircraft for the U.S. Navy. To date, orders stand at 6,804 for Next-Generation 737s and 2,109 for 737 MAXs. Total 737 orders have surpassed 12,000 including Classics and more than 100 orders for military derivatives.
July 15, 2014
09:46 EDTBAGE's FES selected by SpiceJet Airlines to support entire fleet
SpiceJet Airlines has selected GE’s (GE) Flight Efficiency Services to support its fleet of 52 Boeing (BA) 737 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft. GE will provide flight data analytics and fuel management to optimize the airline’s operational efficiency with the goal of substantially reducing fuel expenses for the airline. GE will provide consultation and evaluation services with the aim of reducing the airline’s fuel consumption and carbon emissions. GE is also designing and implementing custom solutions for SpiceJet and performing on-going efficiency measurements.
08:10 EDTBACIT Group places order for 10 787-9 Boeing Dreamliners
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08:05 EDTBABoeing, CIT Group announce order for 10 additional 787-9 Dreamliners
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07:32 EDTBARockwell Collins' Flight Control Module selected for Boeing 777x
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07:17 EDTBAFarnborough International to hold air show
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07:13 EDTBABoeing could face higher than foreseen KC-46 expenses, Reuters says
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07:04 EDTBABoeing selects BAE for Integrated Flight Control Electronics system
Boeing (BA) has selected a BAE Systems (BAESY)-led team to provide electronics for the 777X flight control system through a procurement process. The system, known as the Integrated Flight Control Electronics and the Air Data Reference Function, will control the flight surfaces of the aircraft and integrate additional functionality unique to the 777X. BAE Systems is teaming with Rockwell Collins (COL) to bring this capability to Boeing. The 777X is scheduled to begin production in 2017 and first delivery is targeted for 2020.
06:50 EDTBAGE anticipates meeting $30B air show goal, Reuters says
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06:45 EDTBABoeing, Intrepid Aviation announce 777-300ER order valued at $1.9B
Boeing and Intrepid Aviation announced the leasing company's first direct Boeing order for six 777-300ERs, valued at $1.9B at current list prices.Intrepid also has the option to purchase an additional four 777s. If all options are exercised, the value of today's announcement could reach more than $3.2B at list prices.
06:02 EDTBABoeing, Air Lease announce 777-300ER, 737 MAX 8 order valued at $3.9B
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