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January 24, 2013
06:15 EDTC, BA, GM, VLKAY, USG, BRK.A, EXPOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Last year Japan's trade deficit nearly tripled to a record $78.3B and few expect a drastic improvement anytime soon, leaving Tokyo no choice but to continue with efforts to boost the economy, the Wall Street Journal reports...Citigroup’s (C) U.S. retail and commercial banking has the highest average deposits per branch among top lenders but generates lower profits than the others. The bank is attempting to turn that around, including an upgrade of computer systems, remodel branches and make employees more accountable in the biggest internal overhaul at Citibank in decades, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Growth in China's factory sector surged to a two-year high in January as manufacturers received more local and foreign orders in an encouraging sign for the country's economic rebound. The HSBC flash purchasing managers' index (PMI) increased to 51.9 in January, the highest since January 2011 and above the 50-point level that shows accelerating growth in the sector from the previous month, Reuters reports...Japanese regulators joined the U.S. in all but ruling out overcharged batteries as the cause of recent fires on the Boeing (BA) 787 Dreamliner, which has been grounded for a week. The FAA said there are still no firm answers as to the cause and no clear timetable yet for returning the plane to flight, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: With toxic smog engulfing Beijing and much of the rest of the country for weeks, China is considering tighter vehicle curbs and emissions standards like Europe’s. That could benefit GM (GM), Volkswagen (VLKAY) and Hyundai Motor in a market where sales are forecast to pass 20M units this year, Bloomberg reports...Building supply stocks such as USG (USG) in which Warren Buffett (BRK.A) holds a 16% stake, and Eagle Materials (EXP) that more than doubled last year look to rise further as the U.S. housing market extends its recovery, Bloomberg reports.
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October 21, 2014
10:00 EDTEXPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:31 EDTEXPEagle Materials, GenCorp mentioned positively by Lerner, Bloomberg reports
Chesapeake Partners' Traci Lerner is said to have mentioned Eagle Materials (EXP), GenCorp (GY), Barnes & Noble (BKS) and American Airlines (AAL) as stocks she likes, according to Bloomberg, citing comments made by Lerner at the Robin Hood Conference.
07:24 EDTEXPEagle Materials upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
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06:28 EDTEXPEagle Materials upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
October 20, 2014
07:10 EDTAAmerican Society of Human Genetics to hold annual meeting
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October 17, 2014
06:02 EDTEXPEagle Materials to acquire CRS Proppants for $225M
Eagle Materials announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CRS Proppants and its subsidiaries, including Great Northern Sand, a supplier of high-quality northern-white frac-sand to the energy industry. CRS Proppants’ operations include: A northern-white frac-sand mine and processing facility in Wisconsin that is currently being expanded from approximately one million to two million tons per year capacity; Existing long-term sales contracts with targeted customers for approximately 85% of the two million tons per year of capacity; UP rail-based trans-load network from the mine into the Permian and other target basins. The cash purchase price of approximately $225M is subject to adjustments for working capital and other items, and will be funded by operating cash flow and borrowings under Eagle’s bank credit facility. Revenues, EBITDA and earnings before income taxes from continuing operations for the nine-months through September 30, 2014 for CRS Proppants were $64.7M, $12.2M and $8.7M, respectively. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive and synergies of $5M are expected to be realized within the first 12 months. The acquisition will roughly double Eagle’s frac-sand production capacity and expand Eagle’s frac-sand reserves. Under the definitive agreement, the acquisition is subject to certain customary conditions, including clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. The company currently expects that the acquisition will close during Eagle’s third fiscal quarter of the current year.
October 14, 2014
13:05 EDTAAgilent sees FY15 revenue declining $20M-$30M due to NMR business closure
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13:03 EDTAAgilent sees Q4 EPS 87c-91c, consenssus 89c
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13:02 EDTAAgilent to close Nuclear Magnetic Resonance business
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