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January 22, 2013
06:48 EDTDDDuPont expects modest growth in 2013 operating earnings
The company said, "Reflecting the change in reporting for the cost of non-operating pension and other post-employment benefits and excluding significant items, 2012 operating earnings were $3.77 per share. On the same basis, the 2013 outlook for operating earnings is $3.85 to $4.05 per share, an increase of 2 to 7 percent over the prior year. First half 2013 operating earnings are expected to decline modestly on a year-over-year basis. Additionally, full-year 2013 sales are expected to be about $36 billion." The 2013 consensus estimates are $3.84 and $35.99B, respectively.
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January 30, 2015
16:28 EDTDDMarket finishes week lower as earnings, GDP miss drag down stocks
Stocks ended the week lower as several major companies reported weaker than expected results or gave disappointing guidance and a number of U.S. economic data points came in below the consensus outlook. MACRO NEWS: The Federal Reserve reiterated that it would exercise patience in deciding when to raise interest rates. The central bank added that economic growth was expanding at a "solid" pace... U.S. economic data was mixed, as Q4 GDP growth, durable goods orders for December, and pending home sales came in below expectations, but weekly jobless claims and new home sales for December beat expectations... In Europe, the annual cost of living in the euro zone currency bloc fell 0.6% in January, versus analysts' forecast for a fall of 0.5%. However, the bloc's unemployment rate inched down to 11.4% in December from 11.5% in November. Analysts had expected the unemployment rate to remain unchanged. COMPANY NEWS: Apple's (AAPL) shares rose after the company reported record results, beating analysts' expectations. The company sold 74.5M iPhones last quarter, a figure that also beat the consensus outlook... Visa (V), Boeing (BA), Amazon.com (AMZN), Google (GOOG), and video game maker Electronic Arts (EA) were among the companies that rose following their earnings reports. Facebook (FB) reported stronger than expected results but its stock was little changed on the week... Microsoft (MSFT), Caterpillar (CAT), Qualcomm (QCOM), Alibaba (BABA), DuPont (DD), and 3M (MMM) fell after reporting their results... Yahoo (YHOO) announced that it plans to spin off its stake in Alibaba later this year in a tax-free transaction. The announcement led to speculation that Yahoo could become a takeover target... McDonald's (MCD) announced that its CEO, Don Thompson, would step down and be replaced by its current Chief Brand Officer, Steve Easterbrook. Its stock reacted favorably to the executive change... Qualcomm (QCOM) cut its fiscal 2015 guidance and announced that its Snapdragon 810 processor will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer's flagship device. A number of analysts and media outlets said that Samsung was the company to which Qualcomm was referring. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow is down 2.83% to 17,164.95, the Nasdaq is down 2.56% to 4,635.24, and the S&P is down 2.77% to 1,994.99.
13:35 EDTDDDuPont price target raised to $82 from $78 at Argus
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January 29, 2015
19:19 EDTDDDuPont plans to cut bonuses, delay raises for year, WSJ reports
DuPont will cut bonus payouts and delay raises for its employees for the year as the company deals with slow growth and activist investor Trian Fund Management, owned by Nelson Peltz, pressing Dupont to split itself up, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing an unnamed knowledgeable source. Reference Link
January 28, 2015
09:59 EDTDDOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:21 EDTDDDuPont management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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06:41 EDTDDDuPont downgraded with shares above price target at JPMorgan
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06:01 EDTDDDuPont downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
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January 27, 2015
16:31 EDTDDOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:28 EDTDDOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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07:58 EDTDDFutures weaken after Caterpillar issues lower than expected outlook
Stock index futures have been in negative ground all morning, but have weakened further after disappointing guidance from a number of big names, including Procter & Gamble (PG), DuPont (DD) and Caterpillar (CAT). Before the bell, a report on durable goods orders for December is due at 8:30. After the open, investors will receive reports on the U.S. services sector and consumer confidence for January as well as data on new home sales in December. Near 7:45 am ET, Dow futures were 186 points below fair value, S&P 500 futures were down 12 points from fair value and Nasdaq futures were 37 points under fair value.
06:15 EDTDDDuPont increases cost reduction commitment to at least $1.3B by 2017
DuPont has increased its cost reduction commitment from its operational redesign by approximately $300M to at least $1.3B of total expected savings by 2017. Additionally, by the end of 2015, the company now expects annual run-rate savings of approximately $1B, significantly ahead of its previously announced schedule. In addition the company said it expects to return all or substantially all of the one-time dividend proceeds from Chemours to DuPont shareholders via share repurchases over the 12 to 18 months following the separation of Chemours. Based on the target BB credit rating of Chemours, this amount is anticipated to be approximately $4B, pending the final credit ratings and underlying business conditions for Chemours.
06:07 EDTDDDuPont sees FY15 EPS $4.00-$4.20, consensus $4.46
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06:05 EDTDDDuPont reports Q4 operating EPS 71c, consensus 71c
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January 26, 2015
15:40 EDTDDNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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11:13 EDTDDDuPont volatility flat into Q4 and outlook
DuPont January weekly call option implied volatility is at 30, February is at 19, March is at 17, July is at 16; compared to its 26-week average of 19 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on January 27.
07:35 EDTDDDuPont price target raised to $87 from $75 at Susquehanna
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