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January 29, 2014
12:04 EDTDOW, ALB, DDChemical makers Dow, Albemarle rise after reporting results
Shares of two chemical makers, Dow Chemical (DOW) and Albemarle (ALB), are advancing after both companies reported stronger than expected results. DOW RESULTS: Dow Chemical reported its fourth quarter profits and revenue that both exceeded analysts' consensus estimates. The company stated that its volume had risen 2% last quarter versus the same period a year earlier, with volumes increasing in most of its operating segments and geographic areas. Overall demand was healthy last quarter and, as a result, Dow Chemical saw its margins on hydrocarbons increase, the company stated. The chemicals maker reported that the sales of all of its units except Feedstocks and Energy rose last quarter. Dow Chemical expects its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, to rise to $10 billion in the near-term, up from $8.4 billion on an adjusted basis in 2013. Dow also increased its quarterly dividend by 15% to 37c per share and expanded its authorized share buy-back program to $4.5B from $1.5B. ALBEMARLE RESULTS: Similarly, Albemarle last night reported fourth quarter profits and revenue that surpassed analysts' consensus estimates. Moreover, the company's fiscal 2014 revenue guidance also exceeded analysts' consensus outlook. Albermarle stated that it had benefited from strong growth in its refinery catalyst and clean fuels technologies businesses. The company expects the profits from its catalyst business to increase by double digit percentage levels in 2014, and it expects its earnings from its clean fuels technologies to also rise. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Dow Chemical climbed 3.7% to $44.67, while Albemarle advanced 2.3% to $64.65. Another chemicals maker, Du Pont, (DD) rose 2.85% to $61.27. Du Pont reported stronger than expected results yesterday morning and announced its own $5B share repurchase program.
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September 18, 2014
07:37 EDTDDDuPont break up no 'sure shot' for Trian, WSJ says
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07:01 EDTDOWDow says USDA allows commercialization of Enlist corn, soybean
Representing a significant milestone toward the commercialization of Dow’s Enlist corn and soybean traits in the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday issued its deregulation decisions after concluding one of the most thorough reviews of a biotech trait in history. With yesterday’s USDA action, the company now awaits EPA registration of Enlist Duo herbicide, the companion herbicide to the Enlist traits. Approval for Enlist Duo is expected in the near future, and commercial intentions for the technology in 2015 will be provided after the EPA has issued its decision on Enlist Duo herbicide.
06:54 EDTDOWUSDA approves plants able to withstand Dow Chemical pesticide, NY Times says
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06:33 EDTDDDuPont upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
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06:18 EDTDDDuPont upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
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September 17, 2014
16:25 EDTDDOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:22 EDTDDOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:33 EDTDOWDow Chemical on path to have more than $10B in EBITDA in near term
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09:45 EDTDDDuPont trades higher after Trian Fund Management urges spin-offs
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09:10 EDTDDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:03 EDTDDTrian requested one DuPont board seat this summer, CNBC reports
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08:22 EDTDDDuPont issues statement regarding Trian
In response to the letter from Trian Fund Management sent earlier this morning, DuPont issued the following statement: "Our board of directors and management team have taken firm action over several years that has delivered 220 percent total shareholder return since year-end 2008, compared to 144 percent for the S&P 500 during the same period, by aggressively deploying our leading science across the company, strengthening and fine-tuning our portfolio, and through disciplined capital allocation. The board and management team remain committed to executing on our strategic plan to drive growth and profitability. The recently announced first phase of our redesign initiative to drive down costs by $1 billion and embed greater efficiencies, together with the separation of Performance Chemicals and our $5 billion share repurchase program, reflect our board and management's commitment to enhance value for all DuPont shareholders. DuPont welcomes open communications with shareholders and values input toward our common goal of enhancing shareholder value. We speak and meet with shareholders frequently, and while it is our policy not to comment on discussions with specific shareholders, we have had a constructive dialogue with Trian."
07:00 EDTDDTrian Partners calls for further initiatives to optimize long-term value
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06:53 EDTDDWhite House says companies taking steps to reduce HFCs emissions
The Obama Administration yesterday announced new private sector commitments and executive actions to reduce emissions of hydroflourocarbons, or HFCs, powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, the Shite House stated. Coca-Cola (KO) has set a goal for 100 percent of its newly purchased cold drink equipment to be HFC-free, .while DuPont (DD),, announced that its new products are anticipated to reduce greenhouse gas content of refrigerants by some 90M tons carbon dioxide equivalent in the U.S., and 245M tons worldwide by 2025, the White House noted. Honeywell (HON) plans to transition the majority of its high-GWP HFC production to new low-GWP production, while Johnson Controls (JCI) committed to using the lowest GWP option for each application that best fits the needs of its customers from the standpoint of safety, efficiency, reliability, availability, and economy, according to the White House Johnson Controls also commits to spend $50M over the next three years to develop new products and improve and expand its existing low-GWP portfolio.
06:51 EDTDDTrian Partners says DuPont should separate into GrowthCo and CyclicalCo/CashCo
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06:06 EDTDDTrian Partners says DuPont's structure 'destroying shareholder value'
Trian Fund Management, L.P., whose investment funds beneficially own approximately $1.6B of the outstanding shares of DuPont, said it has sent a letter to the bomard analyzing how DuPont’s conglomerate structure is destroying shareholder value. The letter and accompanying White Paper Summary also detail initiatives DuPont should take that Trian believes could significantly improve DuPont’s financial performance and double the value of its common stock within three years. Trian plans to meet with DuPont shareholders to present its analysis and strongly recommends that the DuPont Board meet shareholders without management present to hear their views. In the letter, Trian said, "While we applaud the announced spin-off of Performance Chemicals, the Fresh Start initiative and the $5 billion share buyback authorization, we believe strongly that, by themselves, these moves are not enough to optimize shareholder value. We would have preferred to continue working privately with management and the Board, but it is now clear that the Board is not willing to hold management accountable for continuing underperformance and repeated failures to deliver promised revenue and earnings targets. Therefore, we can no longer be silent as DuPont continues to struggle to execute what we are convinced is a flawed business plan, especially as we have a solution that we believe could double the value of DuPont’s shares over the next three years."
05:58 EDTDDTrian wants DuPont to spin off agriculture, nutrition units, WSJ reports
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September 11, 2014
12:03 EDTDDUSDA raises U.S. corn yield forecast to record
In its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, or WASDE, report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's corn yield forecast is raised 4.3 bushels per acre to a record 171.7 bushels. Corn production for 2014/15 is forecast 363 million bushels higher at a record 14,395 million bushels. Total 2014/15 corn usage is projected at 13,605 million bushels, up 170 million from last month. Although a record, usage is expected up just 5 million bushels from 2013/14 as export prospects remain constrained by large foreign carryin stocks, the USDA wrote. Publicly traded companies in the agriculture space include Agrium (AGU), Andersons (ANDE), Archer Daniels (ADM), Bunge (BG), CF Industries (CF), Compass Minerals (CMP), DuPont (DD), Intrepid Potash (IPI), Monsanto (MON), Mosaic (MOS), Potash (POT) and Syngenta (SYT).
September 10, 2014
19:18 EDTDOWDow Chemical loses appeal to receive $1B in tax deductions, Reuters says
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17:04 EDTALBAlbemarle announces expiration of HSR waiting period for Rockwood acquisition
Albemarle (ALB) announced the expiration of the waiting period for U.S. antitrust review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 in connection with the company's previously announced acquisition of Rockwood Holdings (ROC). The waiting period expired at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time on September 8.
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