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November 29, 2012
07:57 EDTEMN, GE, MMM, DOW, AKZOY, MT, DD, TX, LYB, SIEU groups warn on rising gap in energy costs with U.S. rivals, FT says
Two leading European business groups, Orgalime and Ceemet, say the EU’s focus on driving renewable energy use has led to sharp increases in energy costs in Europe, while the U.S. has benefited from the shale gas revolution, driving a growing gap in energy costs that endangers all EU industries, according to Financial Times. Reference Link
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June 24, 2015
07:16 EDTLYBCredit Suisse to hold a conference
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06:56 EDTDDChemours initiated with an Underweight at JPMorgan
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June 23, 2015
18:00 EDTDDS&P announces changes to the S&P 400, 500, 600 indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices: Columbia Pipeline Group (CPGX) will replace Allegheny Technologies (ATI) in the S&P 500, Allegheny Technologies will replace Unit Corp. (UNT) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Unit Corp. will replace PetroQuest Energy (PQ) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Wednesday, July 1. S&P 500 constituent NiSource (NI) is spinning off Columbia Pipeline Group in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. NiSource will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Allegheny Technologies, Unit and PetroQuest are all ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices. S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Casey’s General Stores (CASY) will replace AOL (AOL) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) will replace Casey’s General Stores in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Thursday, June 25. S&P 100 & 500 constituent Verizon (VZ) acquired AOL in a transaction completed today. TopBuild (BLD) will replace Aéropostale (ARO) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P 500 constituent Masco (MAS) is spinning off TopBuild in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Masco will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Aéropostale is ranked near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600. “New” Gannett Co. (GCI) will replace Quiksilver (ZQK) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Friday, June 26. S&P 500 constituent Gannett Co. (GCI) is spinning off “new” Gannett Co. in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Post spin, the parent company will change its name to TEGNA. and trade under the symbol “TGNA”. It will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Quiksilver is ranked near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600. Cable ONE Inc. (CABO) will replace Peabody Energy (BTU) in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Graham Holdings Company (GHC) is spinning off CableOne in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Graham Holdings will remain in the S&P MidCap 400 following the distribution. Peabody Energy is ranked near the bottom of the S&P MidCap 400. The Chemours Co. (CC) will replace Semtech Corp. (SMTC) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Semtech will replace Paragon Offshore (PGN) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday June 30. S&P 100 & 500 constituent E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DD) is spinning off Chemours in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Dupont will remain in the S&P 100 & 500 following the distribution. Semtech and Paragon Offshore are ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices. “New “ Energizer Holdings (ENR) will replace Harsco (HSC) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Harsco will replace FXCM (FXCM) in the SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Energizer (ENR) is spinning off “new” Energizer in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Post spin, the parent company will change its name to Edgewell Personal Care Co. and trade under the symbol “EPC”. It will remain in the S&P MidCap 400 following the distribution. Harsco and FXCM are ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices.
13:02 EDTGESumitomo, others show interest in GE railway-leasing business, WSJ says
Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group is interested in buying General Electric's (GE) railway-leasing business, says the Wall Street Journal, citing sources. Wells Fargo (WFC) and other U.S. financial institutions have also shown interest in GE Capital Rail Services, which may be worth around $4B, added the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
09:36 EDTGEActive equity options trading on open
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09:03 EDTMMM3M to buy Capital Safety from KKR in deal valued at $2.5B
3M (MMM) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Capital Safety from KKR (KKR) for a total enterprise value of $2.5B, including the assumption of approximately $700M of debt, net of cash acquired. The business employs approximately 1,500 people worldwide and is headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota. On a GAAP reported basis, 3M estimates the acquisition to be 4c dilutive to earnings in the first 12 months following completion of the transaction. Excluding purchase accounting adjustments and anticipated one-time expenses related to the transaction and integration, 3M estimates the acquisition to be 12c accretive to earnings over the same period. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. 3M will finance the transaction with existing cash, a portion of which will come from outside the U.S.
08:31 EDTDOWSadara JV says on track for first production units to start up in 2015
Sadara Chemical Company is progressing on-budget and on-schedule in alignment with Dow’s strategy to enable cost-advantaged growth in fast-growing regions such as Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern and Central Europe. Sadara is a joint venture developed by The Dow Chemical Company and Saudi Arabian Oil Company. vSignificant progress has been made in starting up key infrastructure and utility systems. Overall construction of the manufacturing facility is now approximately 94% complete with 47,000 personnel on site in Jubail Industrial City II, Saudi Arabia. The commissioning and startup of key utilities infrastructure is underway and the process for first production units will begin in the second half of the year with initial polyethylene production beginning near the end of 2015. Full site operations remains on track for the end of 2016. Sadara’s 26 manufacturing assets are scheduled for a sequenced start-up process, beginning with the polyolefins envelope to maximize timing in the ethylene cycle, followed by ethylene oxide/propylene oxide and their derivatives, with the polyurethanes portfolio in the final phase. Customer excitement is increasing as Dow businesses actively prepare to market and sell the majority of products produced by Sadara Chemical Company via agreements with the joint venture, to support growth in key markets such as packaging, construction, electronics, furniture and bedding, automotive and transportation. Progress also continues as Dow works with its customers to attract downstream investments to the advanced manufacturing value park adjacent to Sadara, PlasChem Park, in support of a diversified Saudi economy and job growth in the region.
June 22, 2015
14:31 EDTMMM3M files patent infringement suit in Korea against LMS Co. Ltd.
3M Innovative Properties Co. and 3M Korea Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit on June 19 in the Seoul Central District Court against LMS Co. Ltd. The suit alleges that certain LMS Co. Ltd. light management film package products, including a light management film package product sold under the product name of “XLAS,” infringe 3M’s Korean Patent No. 1,074,570 titled "Method for Stacking Surface Structured Optical Films." 3M’s microreplicated stacked prism films, including 3M Advanced Structured Optical Composites (ASOC), are integrated into LCD displays. The prism films direct light to enable a thinner and more energy-efficient electronic display.
10:00 EDTEMNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:54 EDTGEGeneral Electric and Cascade announce multi-year joint development agreement
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08:09 EDTGEGeneral Electric 2018 EPS should surpass $2, says Bernstein
After meeting with GE's CFO, Bernstein predicts that the company's 2018 EPS will surpass the $2 it says is often cited as a target for the company. The firm says that synergies with Alstom appear to be progressing well, while its gross margin initiatives are also progressing. Bernstein says that GE is making progress on many fronts. It keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
07:46 EDTEMNEastman Chemical upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
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06:18 EDTGESuppliers worried about Airbus, Boeing production rate hike, Reuters reports
Major engine suppliers, including General Electric (GE) and Safran, are becoming worried that they may lose out if they invest to meet higher commercial jet production targets from Airbus (EADSY) and Boeing (BA) that may prove unsustainable, Reuters reports. Airbus and Boeing have plans to raise production rates of their best selling single aisle planes by 25% to 50-52 a month in 2017-2018, the report says. Suppliers have said that they need to secure the start of a steep rise in output before making a commitment to even loftier targets, the report says. Reference Link
06:14 EDTDDChemours initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
Target $24. The DuPont (DD) Chemicals segment spinoff is trading when-issued until July 1.
05:13 EDTGEGeneral Electric, unions reach tentative agreement on new contracts
General Electric reached tentative agreements on new labor contracts with national leaders of its two largest unions, the IUE-CWA and the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, or UE, after three weeks of negotiations. The agreements are now subject to review by union negotiating committees and ratification by union members. GE’s existing four-year national contracts with the IUE-CWA and the UE expire at midnight. The four-year job packages provide improvements in healthcare, wages, pension and job and income security. The contract provisions will also be extended to additional unions that have local contracts with GE.
June 19, 2015
08:02 EDTDDDuPont announces 'when-issued' trading of Chemours common stock
DuPont announced that, in connection with the separation of its Performance Chemicals segment through the planned spin-off of The Chemours Company on July 1, 2015, Chemours common stock will today begin "when-issued" trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CC WI". Chemours is expected to begin "regular way" trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CC" on July 1, 2015.
07:00 EDTGEGE Capital Aviation Services launches Boeing 737-800NG program
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June 18, 2015
12:04 EDTGEActive options: AAPL ORCL FB RAD BAC HTZ MU GE TSLA AMZN BABA KO
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09:26 EDTGEGE, JVs receive over $19B in orders/commitments at Paris Air Show
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08:05 EDTGENRG Yield to acquire GE EFS' 25% interest in Desert Sunlight Solar Farm
NRG Yield, Inc. (NYLD), through its subsidiary NRG Yield Operating LLC, has entered into an agreement with GE Unit (GE) GE Energy Financial Services to acquire its 25% interest in the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in Riverside, CA for $285M subject to customary working capital adjustments, plus the assumption of $287.4M of non-recourse project level debt. The acquisition, which provides NRG Yield with a total ownership of 137.5 megawatts of operating solar capacity, will place NRG Yield into a partnership with subsidiaries of NextEra Energy (NEE) and Sumitomo Financial (SMFG), who are the 50% and 25% owners of Desert Sunlight, respectively. The transaction is expected to increase both the annual run-rate EBITDA by approximately $45M and cash available for distribution by approximately $22M by 2016. NRG Yield expects to close the transaction by June 30, 2015. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approvals by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and notice of the acquisition to the California Public Utilities Commission. With this acquisition, NRG Yield now owns nearly 600 megawatts of solar generation. NRG Yield is supported by its parent, NRG Energy (NRG), which owns and operates approximately 1.2 gigawatts of solar generation, thus implying a combined solar portfolio of 1.8 gigawatts.
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