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January 27, 2013
14:21 EDTCAT, YUM, CLF, CMI, XOM, BTUChina December industrial profits up 17.3%, Reuters says
Official data shows profits from China's industrial companies are up 17.3% percent in December year over year to 895.2B yuan ($143.91B) as a fourth quarter recovery offset poor Q3 data, says Reuters. Reference Link
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August 19, 2014
06:02 EDTYUMTaco Bell introducing dollar menu, LA Times reports
Taco Bell (YUM) is introducing its new Dollar Cravings menu, which features 11 items, the LA Times reports. McDonald's (MCD) and Wendy's (WEN) both offer dollar menus. Reference Link
August 15, 2014
08:36 EDTCLFCliffs pays $11M to Halverson in connection with employment termination
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August 14, 2014
17:46 EDTYUMRelational Investors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Whole Foods Market (WFM). INCREASED STAKES: Clean Harbors (CLH), Magnum Hunter Resources (MHR), Manitowoc (MTW), Esterline Technologies (ESL), and Yum! Brands (YUM). DECREASED STAKES: Bunge (BG), and Hologic (HOLX). LIQUIDATED STAKES: W.R. Grace & Co (GRA), and First American Financial (FAF).
08:21 EDTBTUWhile Appalachian mines close, U.S. ramps up coal imports, WSJ says
Coal imports surged 44% to 5.4M metric tons during the first six months of this year compared with last, despite coal mines closing throughout the Appalachia region, reported The Wall Street Journal, which noted that IHS Energy said it costs $26 a ton to ship coal from Central Appalachia to Florida but only $15 a ton to get coal from a mine in Colombia. Imports supply just 1% of U.S. coal consumption, but the imports, especially from Colombia, "are a factor" in mine closings, the report added. Publicly traded coal companies include Alpha Natural (ANR), Arch Coal (ACI), CONSOL (CNX), Cloud Peak (CLD), Peabody (BTU), Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP), and Walter Energy (WLT). Reference Link
August 13, 2014
12:22 EDTCLFIron ore prices at lowest level in months, Business Spectator says
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August 12, 2014
07:46 EDTXOMJacobs receives contract from Exxon Mobil
Jacobs Engineering (JEC) announced that it was awarded a contract from ExxonMobil (XOM)Chemical to provide engineering, procurement and construction services as part of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker project in ExxonMobil’s Baytown, Texas complex and associated premium product facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Company officials did not disclose the contract value. Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing site enabling works and interconnections services for the two sites. Jacobs’ scope of work includes site preparation of 350 acres for the ethane cracker in Baytown and 100 acres for the product facilities in Mont Belvieu.
August 11, 2014
17:37 EDTXOMExxon Mobil awarded $373.92M government contract
Exxon Mobile Fuels Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Co. has been awarded a maximum $373.92M fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for aviation turbine fuel and naval fuel. This contract was a competitive acquisition with 16 offers received. This is a one-year base contract with a 30-day carry-over period and no option periods. Locations of performance are Virginia and California, with an Oct. 30, 2015 performance completion date. Using service is Defense Logistics Agency Energy.
09:31 EDTXOMExxon Mobil management to meet with Oppenheimer
Meeting to be held in the Midwest on August 13 hosted by Oppenheimer.
07:15 EDTCMICummins and Allison Transmission remain well positioned says Barclays
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06:46 EDTYUM Yum! Brands shares remain attractive, says Bernstein
Bernstein expects Yum! Brands' China comp estimates to recover and does not view the brand as permanently impaired. The believes shares are attractive and sees potential upside from re-franchising or a breakup. The firm rates Yum! an Outperform with an $87 price target.
August 8, 2014
10:35 EDTXOMSeadrill announces commitment for West Saturn unit
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06:11 EDTYUMOSI withdraws products made in Shanghai in response to food scandal
After dealing with a food scandal, OSI China, parent company of Shanghai Husi Food, announced the withdrawal of products produced in Shanghai. The company said, "Husi is the subject of company and government investigations and it is proceeding smoothly. While there have been no reported illnesses linked to any Shanghai Husi products, recovering this production is an important step in facilitating the investigations and rebuilding the respect and trust of our customers, the government and the people of China. With assistances and guidance provided by Shanghai FDA, we have started the recovery process of products in question in a comprehensive and orderly." Worldwide brands such Yum! Brands (YUM) McDonald's (MCD) and Starbucks (SBUX) were affected by the scandal in China. Reference Link
August 7, 2014
11:57 EDTXOMExxon Mobil evacuating staff from Kurdistan, Reuters says
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10:44 EDTCLFCliffs Natural appoints Goncalves as Chairman, President and CEO
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10:00 EDTCATOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:04 EDTCATCaterpillar upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group
ISI Group upgraded Caterpillar to Buy citing recent share weakness and year-to-date machinery sector underperformance. Price target raised to $113 from $110.
August 6, 2014
16:59 EDTXOMSunoco Logistics announces binding open season for Permian Longview
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06:45 EDTXOMMexican Congress paves way for foreign energy companies, NY Times reports
The Mexican Congress yesterday approved legislation that paves the way for large, foreign energy companies to seek oil and gas in Mexico, according to The New York Times. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
06:20 EDTYUMCredit Suisse to hold a conference
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