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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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October 22, 2014
17:09 EDTALBAlbemarle reports Q3 adjusted EPS $1.14, consensus $1.02
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16:00 EDTDOWOptions Update; October 23, 2014
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15:30 EDTALBNotable companies reporting after market close
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11:14 EDTDOWHigh option volume stocks
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09:38 EDTDOWActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL PBR AMZN C TWTR YHOO BAC GILD FB THRX DOW CAR
09:21 EDTDOWOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Dow Chemical (DOW), up 3.7%... iRobot (IRBT), up 12%... Six Flags (SIX), up 13%... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), up 2%... Broadcom (BRCM), up 7%... Boston Scientific (BSX), up 4.3%... Abbott (ABT), up 1.8%... Yahoo! (YHOO), up 6%. ALSO HIGHER: Blue Earth (BBLU), up 26.4% after CEO says statements in Seeking Alpha blog are "false and misleading."... GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH), up 5.4% after Epidiolex receives orphan designation from EMA. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: 3D Systems (DDD), down 15%... Biogen (BIIB), down 7%... Lumber Liquidators (LL), down 13.4%... Norfolk Southern (NSC), down 3%... Angie's List (ANGI), down 8.8%. ALSO LOWER: Nanosphere (NSPH), down 33% after filing secondary, reporting preliminary Q3 revenue... Himax Technologies (HIMX), down 16% after announcing that Google (GOOG) will not exercise an additional investment option in the company... Cree (CREE), down 10.5%, downgraded at DA Davidson and Canaccord following the company's Q1 earnings results... Ocwen Financial (OCN), down 7% after downgraded to Hold at Evercore, downgraded to Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch... VMware (VMW), down 7.8%, downgraded at Nomura and Raymond James following the company's Q3 results.
07:06 EDTDOWDow Chemical says 'committed' to achieving financial targets
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07:04 EDTDOWDow Chemical reports Q3 adjusted EPS 72c, consensus 68c
Reports Q3 revenue $14.4B, consensus $14.31B.
05:52 EDTDOWStocks with implied volatility movement; AFSI DOW
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October 21, 2014
15:35 EDTDOWNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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15:32 EDTDDU.S. EPA approves DuPont's Formacel 1100
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12:21 EDTDDHoneywell responds to EC statement of objections
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10:27 EDTDDDuPont aims to defend itself 'vigorously' against EC investigation
DuPont (DD) Chemicals & Fluoroproducts president Thierry Vanlancker commented on the European Commission's Statement of Objections. Vanlancker said, "DuPont has complied at all times with applicable laws in its development and commercialization of HFO-1234yf, and we plan to defend vigorously against the commission's allegations and preliminary conclusions. This is one step in a long process, and while it may take years to be resolved, we are confident that the Commission will ultimately conclude that actions taken by DuPont complied with applicable laws. We will fight this every step of the way, as it has no basis in law or fact. We are disappointed in the European Commission and in the process leading up to this point. DuPont and Honeywell (HON)developed HFO-1234yf jointly in response to the European Union's Mobile Air Conditioning Directive. This regulation requires automakers to use a refrigerant with very low global warming potential for vehicle air-conditioning systems. The regulatory timeframe was short considering the significant challenges of developing and commercializing a refrigerant that meets all the automotive industry's needs. This short timeframe was a primary reason for DuPont and Honeywell working jointly to develop HFO-1234yf. Regardless of the Statement, the EU MAC Directive remains in full force today, with all new vehicles required to use a refrigerant with a GWP of under 150 by January 2017."
09:04 EDTDDSunCoke Energy names Fay West as SVP, CFO
SunCoke Energy (SXC) and SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (SXCP) announced that Fay West has been promoted to SVP and CFO of both companies, reporting directly to Fritz Henderson, SunCokeís Chairman and CEO. Fay was previously Vice President and Controller. This appointment is effective October 27. Mark E. Newman, SVP and CFO, has accepted the position of SVP and CFO of DuPontís (DD) new Performance Chemicals Company.
07:02 EDTDOWDow Chemical October weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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October 16, 2014
14:13 EDTDDU.S farmers use less fertilizer this autumn as crop prices fade, Reuters says
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October 15, 2014
12:41 EDTDOWDow Chemical receives EPA registratoin for commercialization of Enlist
Dow Chemical announced it has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency for its Enlist Duo herbicide for use with Enlist corn and soybeans. The Company expects sales of the Enlist Weed Control System to deliver significant value over the near and long term, and intends to release its market intentions in the coming weeks.
09:38 EDTDOWActive equity options trading on open
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07:32 EDTDOWUBM Canon to hold a conference
PLASTEC Midwest Conference is being held in Chicago on October 15-16.
October 13, 2014
07:15 EDTDOWNational Association of Corporate Directors to hold a conference
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