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April 29, 2014
12:02 EDTCMI, PCAR, NAVCummins hits 52-week high after beat and raise quarter
Shares of engine maker Cummins (CMI) are rising after the company's first quarter results beat expectations and it raised its fiscal 2014 revenue outlook. Meanwhile, shares of peer PACCAR (PCAR) are sliding despite its earnings and revenue also beating the consensus forecast. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Cummins reported first quarter earnings per share of $1.83 and revenue of $4.4B, topping expectations of $1.67 and $4.18B, respectively. Cummins raised its FY14 revenue growth view to 6%-10% from 4%-8%, citing improving demand in North America. FY14 revenue consensus is $18.6B. The company also forecast its FY14 EBIT, or Earnings Before Interest & Tax, to be 12.75% to 13.25% of its sales. Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger said, "We delivered good incremental margins in the first quarter as demand in on-highway markets in North America improved. We are also well on track to deliver the expected benefits from our North American distributor acquisitions as we execute our plans and end market demand improves." WHAT'S NOTABLE: PACCAR also reported better than expected Q1 results this morning, with Q1 EPS and revenue of 77c and $4.38B, topping estimates of 76c and $3.99B, respectively. It forecast Class 8 industry retail sales for the U.S. and Canada in 2014 to be in a range of 220K-240K vehicles, compared to the 212K vehicles sold in 2013. "The increased market is due primarily to the ongoing replacement of the aging truck population and improving construction and automotive sectors. The truck market in 2014 may also benefit from some expansion of industry fleet capacity, reflecting continued strong freight demand,Ē said the company. In Europe, it is estimated that industry sales in the above 16-tonne truck market will be in the range of 200K-230K units and truck sales in Brasil in the above 6-tonne segment in 2014 are estimated to be in a range of 140K-150K vehicles, predicted PACCAR. PRICE ACTION: Near noon, Cummins rose $4.77, or about 3.3%, to $150 on heavy trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week high of $151.80. Shares of were down nearly 3% to $63.93 at midday. OTHERS TO WATCH: Navistar International (NAV) also designs and makes diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and sport utility vehicle markets.
News For CMI;PCAR;NAV From The Last 14 Days
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October 31, 2014
08:05 EDTPCARPACCAR upgraded to Buy at UBS
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07:07 EDTPCARPACCAR upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
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October 30, 2014
11:32 EDTCMIBorgWarner falls after cutting FY14 outlook
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October 28, 2014
17:01 EDTCMIOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in positive territory despite two disappointing economic data points and a mixed report from social media giant Twitter (TWTR). The market moved in a narrow range for the opening half hour of trading but gained upside momentum following a much better than expected consumer confidence reading. The market continued to tack on points throughout the afternoon and closed at its highs, led by the Nasdaq, which gained 1.75% for the session. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., durable goods orders fell 1.3% in September, significantly undershooting expectations for them to have rise 0.7% in the month. The S&P Case-Shiller home price report showed prices were lower on a seasonally adjusted basis in the month of August compared to the prior month. A reading of consumer confidence surged to a seven-year high of 94.5 in October from a revised 89.0 final reading for September. The Richmond Fed's manufacturing index rose 6 points to 20 in October, beating expectations for it to have pulled back to 10. COMPANY NEWS: Twitter (TWTR) sunk $4.78, or 9.84%, to $43.78 after the social media company reported in-line profit and higher than expected Q3 revenue, but also reported a slowdown in user growth and provided weaker than expected Q4 guidance. Following last night's report, the stock was downgraded at RBC Capital, Nomura and Bank of America Merill Lynch to "Hold" or equivalent ratings, while Stifel lowered its rating on Twitter shares to Sell from Hold... Shares of Pfizer (PFE) edged up 6c, or 0.21%, to $29.09 after the pharmaceutical giant reported third quarter adjusted earnings per share and revenue that were a bit better than expected and narrowed its fiscal year profit outlook. Of note, Pfizer said during its earnings conference call that while proposed rule changes have made "inversions" more difficult, that meaningful value from inversion deals can still exists on a "case-by-case" basis. Shares of AstraZeneca (AZN), which was previously a target of Pfizer, gained 67c, or 0.95%, to $71.43 following Pfizer's comments. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following their earnings reports were Whirlpool (WHR), which advanced $10.66, or 6.77%, to $168.06, Cummins (CMI), which gained $9.22, or 6.81%, to $144.59, and Cliffs Natural (CLF), which jumped $2.05, or 22.19%, to $11.29. Among the noteworthy losers was Kohlís (KSS), which dropped $3.89, or 6.64%, to $54.66 after the department store operatorís outlook for third quarter same store sales and fiscal 2014 profit missed expectations. Also lower were shares of Coach (COH), which fell $2.15, or 5.95%, to $34.00 after the luxury handbag and accessory maker reported sales declined 9% on a constant currency basis in its first quarter. INDEXES: The Dow rose 187.81, or 1.12%, to 17,005.75, the Nasdaq advanced 78.36, or 1.75%, to 4,564.29, and the S&P 500 gained 23.42, or 1.19%, to 1,985.05.
08:03 EDTPCARPACCAR reports Q3 EPS $1.04, consensus 96c
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07:33 EDTCMICummins raises FY14 revenue growth view to 10%-12% from 8%-11%
Consensus $19B. Cummins expects full year 2014 revenues to grow between 10 percent and 12 percent, up from its previous forecast of growth of between 8 percent and 11 percent, due to stronger demand in North America. EBIT is expected to be in the range of 13 to 13.5 percent of sales, excluding the impact of cost reduction activities within the Power Generation business that will commence in the fourth quarter. CEO Tom Linebarger said, "Although results in our Power Generation business improved in the third quarter, global demand for power generation equipment remains weak. As a result we are considering certain actions to reduce our cost structure starting in the fourth quarter. The cost of the actions being considered could range from $15M-$40M."
07:31 EDTCMICummins reports Q3 EPS $2.32, consensus $2.28
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October 27, 2014
15:36 EDTCMI, PCARNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:12 EDTCMICummins downgraded to Peer Perform from Outperform at Wolfe Research
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07:30 EDTCMIInternational Economic Forum of the Americas to hold a forum
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