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August 28, 2014
16:21 EDTWSMOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:00 EDTC, BACOptions Update; August 28, 2014
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13:54 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma valuation attractive after pullback, says Argus
After Williams-Sonoma reported lower than expected Q2 comp sales, Argus expects the company to benefit from its strong online business and views the company as the best positioned retailer it covers. Argus reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
12:34 EDTWSMOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday as concern over the Ukraine crisis overshadowed an upward revision to the government's estimate of U.S. economic growth in the second quarter. The major averages began the session in negative territory and picked up downside momentum in early trading, but soon after began to drift off their lows and recapture some of their losses. Volume remains light, as is expected ahead of the upcoming long weekend. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Q2 GDP growth was unexpectedly boosted to 4.2% from the first estimate of 4.0%. Personal consumption rose 2.5% during the second quarter, versus estimates for a 2.4% increase. Initial jobless claims ticked down slightly to 298K in the fourth week of August. Pending home sales index increased 3.3% in July, which was better than the 0.5% month-over-month increase that was expected. In Europe, Ukraine president Poroshenko reportedly accused Russia of a "de facto" invasion and canceled a trip to call an urgent meeting of his security and defense council. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Visa (V) declined 1% after Raymond James lowered its rating on the credit card giant's stock to Market Perform from Outperform. The Dow component faces a number of headwinds, including tougher negotiating tactics by larger international banks looking to win better deals, lower cross-border volume, and loss of processing revenue in Russia, wrote Raymond James analyst Wayne Johnson. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Repros Therapeutics (RPRX), which jumped 20% after the first of two identical pivotal studies comparing Androxal to an FDA approved topical gel and placebo achieved superiority in both co-primary endpoints and Piper Jaffray hiked its price target on the stock to $33 from $26. Also higher was Signet Jewelers (SIG), which rose nearly 7% after reporting Q2 results that analysts at Sterne Agee called "impressive." Among the noteworthy losers were a number of retailers who dropped after reporting results from their most recent fiscal quarters. Shares of home goods retailer William-Sonoma (WSM) dropped 11%, jeans maker Guess (GES) fell 9%, and apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) slipped more than 4%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 33.92, or 0.2%, to 17,088.09, the Nasdaq was down 4.52, or 0.1%, to 4,565.11, and the S&P 500 was down 2.04, or 0.1%, to 1,998.08.
11:18 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma plunges as FY14 outlook falls below analysts' expectations
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10:25 EDTWSMHigh option volume stocks
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09:57 EDTWSMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Brown Forman (BFA, BFB, BF.A, BF.B) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... GT Advanced (GTAT) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Genuine Parts (GPC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... InterMune (ITMN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Tesco (TSCDY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Visa (V) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Williams-Sonoma (WSM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Bob Evans (BOBE) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... lululemon (LULU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson... J.C. Penney (JCP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG.
09:11 EDTWSMBofA/Merrill says to buy Williams-Sonoma on near-term weakness
BofA/Merrill believes Williams-Sonoma weakness following the Q2 report is an overreaction and an opportunity to buy a high-quality retailer and leader in e-commerce. Shares are Buy rated with an $82 price target.
08:55 EDTWSMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Digital Ally (DGLY), up 16% after announcing order from Michigan State Police for over $1.1M... EnteroMedics (ETRM), up 12.4% after reporting three-year data from Maestro RC system... Repros (RPRX), up 0.8% after Androxal achieves superiority in both co-primary endpoints in a study... Synthetic Biologics (SYN), up 2.7% after Pfizer (PFE) was granted FDA Fast Track designation for its investigational Clostridium difficile vaccine candidate. Synthetic Biologics announced earlier this week that SYN-004, the company's lead anti-infective product candidate for the prevention of the effects of C. difficile, will be presented in October... Signet (SIG), up 3.9% after Q2 revenue tops consensus. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), down 5.7%... Guess (GES), down 8.3%... Frontline (FRO), down 7%. ALSO LOWER: Williams-Sonoma (WSM), down 10.9% after downgraded at Morgan Stanley following the company's Q2 earnings report... GT Advanced (GTAT), down 2% after downgraded at Raymond James... Sungy Mobile (GOMO), down 20.1% following earnings report, CFO resignation, downgrade of stock at Oppenheimer... Genesco (GCO), down 7.7% after cutting fiscal year forecast.
08:33 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma price target raised to $76 from $73 at RW Baird
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08:32 EDTCBSLIN Media overhang should be removed by deal, says Wells Fargo
After LIN Media (LIN) and CBS (CBS) signed a long-term affiliation agreement involving ten stations, Wells Fargo thinks the deal removes "a pretty significant overhang" on LIN's stock, since most of its affiliation deals with CBS expire on January 1, 2015, according to the firm.
08:12 EDTBAAerCap agrees to purchase, leaseback of 7 Dreamliners with Virgin Atlantic
AerCap Holdings announced that it has signed agreements with Virgin Atlantic Airways for the purchase and leaseback of seven Boeing 787 Dreamliners that Virgin Atlantic Airways has on order from Boeing. The lease terms for all aircraft are twelve years and deliveries will start in October.
07:32 EDTCBSCBS, LIN Media sign deal to renew station affiliation agreements
CBS (CBS) announced a deal with LIN Media (LIN) to renew existing station affiliation agreements for 12 LIN stations in ten markets nationwide.
07:30 EDTCBSLIN Media, CBS renew network affiliation agreements in 10 markets
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07:12 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma shares should be bought on weakness, says Piper Jaffray
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06:43 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma hurt by discounts, says Deutsche Bank
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06:08 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
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03:17 EDTBAAir Transport Services unit to return four DHL-owned freighters
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August 27, 2014
18:38 EDTWSMOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:23 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma drops sharply after results, levels to watch
The shares have dropped sharply after earnings, which matched expectations, and outlook which is below consensus levels. At the current price of $66.80, next support down is at $64.55. Resistance is at $67.98. Sentiment in the name was strongly bullish coming into earnings which is exacerbating the downside reaction.
16:17 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma down 10% after Q3 earnings view below estimates
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16:16 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma sees FY14 EPS $3.07-$3.17, consensus $3.20
Sees FY14 revenue $4.645B-$4.725B, consensus $4.72B. Sees FY14 comparable brand revenue growth of 5%-7%. Sees FY14 capital spending $200M-$220M.
16:14 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma sees Q3 EPS 58c-63c, consensus 66c
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16:13 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma reports Q2 EPS 53c, consensus 53c
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15:27 EDTWSMNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Workday (WDAY), consensus (14c); Williams-Sonoma (WSM), consensus 53c; Bally Technologies (BYI), consensus $1.22; Guess (GES), consensus 29c; Lannett (LCI), consensus 58c; Greif (GEF), consensus 84c.
14:54 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma technical comments ahead of earnings
In the prior three months the stock has outperformed the broader averages, trading up over 10.8%. The trend in the last three weeks has been strongly bullish after a more volatile trading range. Sentiment in the name is strongly bullish with the shares having hit a fresh 52-week high and life high earlier in Wednesday's session at $75.69. Without established overhead resistance, a target level above today's high would be at $80. On bearish news, a first test down of importance would be at the sell side analyst average 1-year price target of $71.16. A breakdown below that level on strongly disappointing news would be at $69.49.
14:02 EDTBAAir Transport Services unit to return four DHL-owned freighters
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10:02 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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08:30 EDTBAMorgan Stanley believes aerospace cycle concerns are overblown
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08:00 EDTBAC, CSEC seen completing rules on MBS detail disclosures, WSJ says
The Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to complete rules requiring banks and other financial institutions to give investors greater detail about the quality of mortgages and other loans pooled into bonds known as asset-backed securities, reported The Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded big 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). Reference Link
07:25 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma September volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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07:06 EDTBAIridium continues on track for its NEXT satellite
Iridium (IRDM) announced the successful upgrade of its System Control Segment and completion of its Launch and Early Operations control center for Iridium NEXT, the largest new commercial satellite constellation in the world. The overall development of the SCS is performed by Boeing (BA), which will continue operating the constellation through its transition to Iridium NEXT and beyond as the company's operations and maintenance provider.
06:31 EDTBACCFTC orders Merrill Lynch to pay $1.2M fine for supervision failures
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05:47 EDTBAAerCap delivers first 787 Dreamliner to Royal Jordanian
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August 26, 2014
10:43 EDTCFINRA fines Citigroup for failing to provide best execution
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, FINRA, announced that it has fined Citigroup Global Markets. $1.85M for failing to provide best execution in approximately 22,000 customer transactions involving non-convertible preferred securities, and for related supervisory deficiencies for more than three years. FINRA also ordered Citigroup to pay more than $638,000 in restitution, plus interest, to affected customers. Reference Link
07:56 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma deserves its valuation premium, says RW Baird
Baird believes Williams-Sonoma deserves a valuation premium given its superior multi-channel model, leverage to home related spending, and multiple avenues for growth. Shares of Williams-Sonoma are Outperform rated with a $73 price target, which the firm said will be revisited following the company's Q2 earnings report.
06:54 EDTCCitigroup, HSBC, others chosen to lead $3B ONGC stake sale, Reuters says
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August 25, 2014
16:00 EDTC, BACOptions Update; August 25, 2014
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10:44 EDTCBSGray Television renewal with CBS removes overhang, says Wells Fargo
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09:35 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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08:31 EDTCBSCBS, Gray Television sign affiliation deal
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06:17 EDTBABoeing, BOC Aviation announce order for 82 airplanes for $8.8B
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August 22, 2014
18:16 EDTBAGeneral Electric equipped 787 Dreamliner approved by regulators, WSJ says
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11:17 EDTBACOptions Update; August 22, 2014
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09:36 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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09:00 EDTWSMWilliams-Sonoma September volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Williams-Sonoma September call option implied volatility is at 28, October is at 25, November is at 24; compared to its 26-week average of 25 according to Track Data, suggesting larger price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on August 27.
07:42 EDTBACBank of America DOJ settlment removes a major overhang, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley lowered Bank of America's Q3 EPS estimate to (4c) from 34c based on the DOJ settlement and said it removes a major overhang. The firm views shares as cheap and expects the stock to rally as expenses continue to declines. Shares are Overweight rated with a $22 price target.
06:12 EDTCCitigroup faces restrictions on hedge-fund sales, WSJ reports
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August 21, 2014
15:37 EDTBACBank of America reiterated as an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
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15:25 EDTBACBank of America rallies following DOJ/State AGs settlement news
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11:26 EDTBABoeing reports 12 new orders in weekly update
Boeing reported orders for 10 737s and two 777s for unidentified customers in its weekly update.
10:34 EDTBACOptions Update; August 21, 2014
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10:14 EDTABOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AllianceBernstein (AB) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Federated Investors (FII) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCCI) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... MDC Partners (MDCA) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... MeetMe (MEET) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... PNM Resources (PNM) initiated with a Hold at KeyBanc... Perficient (PRFT) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Summit Hotel Properties (INN) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Tesla (TSLA) initiated with an Outperform at CLSA... Tyler Technologies (TYL) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... US Ecology (ECOL) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Vertex Energy (VTNR) initiated with a Buy at Stifel.
10:02 EDTCActive calls at CBOE; AAPL C HPQ
Active calls at CBOE; AAPL 8/22/14 100 & 100, C Jan 55, HPQ 8/29/14 36
09:37 EDTBACActive equity options trading on open
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09:20 EDTBACBank of America volatility expected to move on $16.65B settlement with DOJ
Bank of America volatility is expected to move on paying a $16.65B settlement with DOJ. Overall option implied volatility of 21 is below its 26-week average of 23 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.
09:11 EDTBACSEC says Bank of America settles two cases
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09:09 EDTBACBofA settlement to reduce Q3 pre-tax earnings by approx. 43c per share after tax
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09:09 EDTBACBofA to pay $9.65B in cash, $7B worth of consumer relief in settlement
Borrower relief will be in the form of mortgage modifications, including first-lien principal and forbearance forgiveness and second-lien extinguishments, low- to moderate-income mortgage originations, and community reinvestment and neighborhood stabilization efforts, with initiatives focused on communities experiencing, or at risk of, urban blight. This includes lien releases, uninhabitable and abandoned property demolition, and remediation and property donations. Also, Bank of America will support the expansion of available affordable rental housing. Bank of America has committed to complete delivery of the relief by no later than August 31, 2018. The consumer relief will be subject to oversight by an independent monitor.
09:07 EDTBACBofA to pay $16.65B in settlement with DOJ, state AGs
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09:03 EDTBACBank of America to pay $16.65B in settlement with DOJ, Bloomberg reports
08:41 EDTBACBank of America, DOJ settlement to be announced today, CNBC reports
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06:43 EDTBAC, CRegulators up bank warning efforts for poor risk assessment, Reuters says
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06:20 EDTCBSCBS seeking bigger share of pay-television revenue from affiliates, WSJ reports
CBS last week stripped an Indianapolis station of its affiliation due to a fee disagreement as it seeks a bigger share of pay-television revenue, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Indianapolis station's owner LIN Media (LIN) was set to be acquired by Media General (MEG) for $1.6B this year, but Media General cut its acquisition price Wednesday by 7%, or more than $100M, with the move from CBS cited as one of the reasons. According to Gabelli & Co., the lack of a CBS affiliation may cost the statio tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue to decline. Reference Link
05:20 EDTABAllianceBernstein initiated with a Hold at Jefferies
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August 20, 2014
18:29 EDTBACBofA, JPMorgan weigh plans to raise salaries for junior bankers, Bloomberg says
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17:12 EDTBACOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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14:35 EDTBACBofA reaches $17B settlement over mortgage backed securities sales, AP says
Bank of America along with federal and state authorities agreed upon a $17B settlement for the bank in connection with the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, says AP. Reference Link
14:20 EDTBACBofA reaches $17B settlement over mortgage backed securities sales, AP says
08:38 EDTBACRevolution Lighting enters loan, security agreement with BofA
Revolution Lighting (RVLT) announced that it has entered into a three year loan and security agreement with Bank of America (BAC). The agreement allows Revolution Lighting to borrow up to $25M on a revolving basis. Borrowings under the agreement are determined on specified percentages of eligible receivables and inventory, and bear interest either on the base rate plus specified margins or at LIBOR plus specified margins, at the election of Revolution Lighting. The loan provides Revolution Lighting with favorable interest rates with an initial interest rate of 3%. The agreement contains customary covenants and restrictions typical of these agreements.
06:17 EDTCCitigroup looks to sell Japanese retail banking unit, Reuters says
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August 19, 2014
16:45 EDTBABombardier shakes up commercial aircraft marketing division, WSJ says
Canadian transportation company Bombardier (BDRBF) has replaced its commercial aircraft marketing chief Philippe Poutissou with Ross Mitchell, says the Wall Street Journal. The moves come as part of a broader restructuring of Bombardier's marketing division as the company competes with Boeing (BA) and Airbus Group (EADSY), added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
13:08 EDTCCitigroup tells appeals court Agentina banking license at risk, Reuters reports
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12:14 EDTCCitigroup considers selling Japan retail-banking unit, WSJ reports
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06:20 EDTBACBofA COO transfers, senior manager assumes role, Bloomberg says
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August 18, 2014
16:00 EDTCOptions Update; August 18, 2014
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09:54 EDTNUSNu Skin mentioned cautiously by Bronte Capital
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09:35 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL AMZN DG TSLA GILD FB ABX WFC C
06:47 EDTBAC, CU.S. banks consider Ireland fitting spot for EU divisions, FT says
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August 15, 2014
16:00 EDTCOptions Update; August 15, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 1c to 28.88. Option volume leaders: AAPL GILD NFLX PBR TWTR TSLA MNKD AMZN C according to Track Data.
14:56 EDTCCitigroup reports July credit loss 1.98% vs. 2.33% last month
Reports July delinquencies 1.51% vs. 1.43% last month.
10:07 EDTBACBank of America reports July default rate 3.01% vs. 3.24% last month
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06:03 EDTCBSCBS, Cumulus, MDC oversold after Q2 results, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says ad-related stocks CBS (CBS), Cumulus Media (CMLS) and MDC Partners (MDCA) are oversold following the Q2 reporting season. Piper expects the ad market to turn around in Q3 and accelerate in Q4.
August 14, 2014
17:49 EDTBABoeing awarded $295.64M government contract
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17:27 EDTCAppaloosa gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:16 EDTCBSPaulson & Co gives quarterly update on stakes
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13:39 EDTBABoeing reports 10 new 777 orders in weekly update
Boeing in its weekly update reported 10 new 777 orders for unidentified customers.
09:07 EDTCBSMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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08:28 EDTBACBofA, DOJ still in talks over $17B settlement, NY Post says
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06:40 EDTCCarlyle hires firms for Axalta IPO, Reuters says
Carlyle Group (CG) gave Citigroup (C) and Goldman Sachs (GS) leading positions in the possible IPO of Axalta Coating Systems just eighteen months after it acquired the firm from DuPont (DD) for $4.9B, according to Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. One of the sources said that the IPO could bring in nearly $1B. Reference Link
06:32 EDTBABoeing clears way for new 777X wing facility, Reuters says
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