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February 11, 2014
09:12 EDTDEJohn Deere weekly volatility elevated at 45 into Q1
John Deere February weekly call option implied volatility is at 45, March is at 20, June is at 18; compared to its 26-week average of 22 according to Track Data, suggesting larger near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 on February 12.
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February 20, 2015
16:20 EDTDEOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in negative territory with time running out for Greece to reach an extension of its bailout agreement. The morning was filled with headlines from both Greek and eurozone finance leaders, many of which indicated that prospects for a deal looked grim. When reports surfaced that an agreement on an extension had been reached the Dow took off and hit its first new high of 2015. The S&P 500 followed to its own new high and the Nasdaq continued to close in on the 5,000 level. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Markit's flash PMI rose to 54.3 in February, versus the consensus forecast for a preliminary reading of 53.6 for the month. In Europe, the Eurogroup and Greece reached a tentative deal for an extension of the current EFSF Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement for up to four months. The deal is predicated on Greek authorities presenting a first list of reform measures, based on the current arrangement, by the end of Monday. Also, the Eurozone flash composite PMI came in at 53.5, versus expectations for a reading of 53. The services PMI was better than expected, while the manufacturing PMI was lower than expected. COMPANY NEWS: Deere reported Q1 earnings per share of $1.12 and revenue of $6.38B, which beat consensus forecasts of 84c and $5.59B, respectively. However, Deere said company equipment sales are projected to decrease about 17% for fiscal 2015 and now sees net income to be about $1.8B, which is down from the company's prior net income outlook of $1.9B. Analysts at Wells Fargo calculate that the implied EPS guidance from Deere dropped to $5.25 from $5.50. Consensus for FY15 EPS prior to Deere's report was $5.51. Shares of the farm, construction and forestry equipment maker rose 72c, or 0.79%, to $92.43 following this morning's report. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was National Bank of Greece (NBG), whose shares trading in New York jumped 35c, or 21.74%, to $1.96 after the Greek aid extension deal was negotiated. Also higher was Springleaf (LEAF), which gained $4.40, or 12.88%, to $38.57 after Reuters reported that the company has beaten out rival bidders and is in advanced talks to buy consumer finance unit OneMain Financial from Citigroup (C) for more than $4B. Two stock that dropped after their earnings reports prompted multiple analyst downgrades were Noodles & Company (NDLS), which plunged $8.84, or 31.87%, to $18.90, and Rocket Fuel (FUEL), which fell $3.95, or 26.74%, to $10.82. INDEXES: The Dow rose 154.67, or 0.86%, to 18,140.44, the Nasdaq gained 31.27, or 0.63%, to 4,955.97, and the S&P 500 advanced 12.85, or 0.61%, to 2,110.30.
12:49 EDTDEOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:19 EDTDEDeere sees FY15 net income to be about $1.8B
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10:08 EDTDEDeere sees FY15 cash receipts to be down 6%, crop receipts to be down 23%
Comments taken from Q1 earnings conference call.
09:59 EDTDEDeere sees FY15 sales growth down 17%, consensus $28.52B
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09:58 EDTDEDeere sees Q2 sales growth down 19%, consensus $7.98B
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09:57 EDTDEDeere says economic growth in FY15 continues at slow rate
The company says crop prices have weakened but are stabilizing at levels close to the long-term average. Adds livestock margins are lower but at sound levels. Sees strong headwinds persist in Commonwealth of Independent States. In China, the company said economic growth is slower than expected and lower commodity prices impacting agricultural economy. In India, the growth forecast is expected to improve as positive sentiment continues with new government. The below normal monsoon also resulted in lower overall agricultural output. Comments taken from slides for Q1 earnings conference call.
08:49 EDTDEDeere drops after lowering fiscal year income view
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07:04 EDTDEDeere sees FY15 Financial Services net income to be about $630M
The outlook reflects the expected impact of the previously announced agreement to sell the crop insurance operations and growth in the average credit portfolio. These factors are projected to be partially offset by lower financing spreads, an expected increase in the provision for credit losses from the low level in 2014 and a less favorable tax rate.
07:04 EDTDEDeere sees FY!5 Construction & Forestry sales to increase by 5%
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07:03 EDTDEDeere sees FY15 Agriculture & Turf sales to decrease 23%
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07:02 EDTDEDeere reports Q1 net sales of equipment operations $5.61B
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07:01 EDTDEDeere reports Q1 EPS $1.12, consensus 84c
Reports Q1 revenue $6.38B, consensus $5.59B
February 19, 2015
15:32 EDTDENotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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15:08 EDTDEDeere February 92 straddle priced for 2.6% movement into Q1
11:59 EDTDEJohn Deere volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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February 17, 2015
18:36 EDTDEOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:29 EDTDEBerkshire Hathaway gives quarterly update on stakes, exits Exxon Mobil
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