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March 20, 2013
10:24 EDTPPL, EXC, PEG, NEE, ETRExelon, Entergy to benefit from delayed nuclear rule, says UBS
After the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, elected to delay for one year a decision on whether to require some nuclear reactors to install filtered vents, UBS believes the decision benefits primarily Excelon (EXC) and secondarily Entergy (ETR). The firm thinks the NRC will adopt a more site specific design criteria, and that the rule will not be enforced until 2017, versus the previous outlook for a 2016 deadline. The firm keeps a Neutral rating on Excelon and a Sell rating on Entergy.
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February 12, 2016
13:00 EDTEXCMerger of Exelon, Pepco looks headed for approval, CTFN reports
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February 10, 2016
15:26 EDTETREntergy finds elevated levels of tritium at Indian Point nuclear plant
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February 9, 2016
15:48 EDTEXCExelon may consider walking away from Pepco acquisition, says dealReporter
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February 8, 2016
10:00 EDTPPLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: A-Mark Precious Metals (AMRK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... Antero Midstream (AM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... AstraZeneca (AZN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC... Baker Hughes (BHI) downgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Brixmor (BRX) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Boenning & Scattergood... CBOE Holdings (CBOE) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA... Cisco (CSCO) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Citi Trends (CTRN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at MKM Partners... Commerzbank (CRZBY) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... DexCom (DXCM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... EnLink Midstream (ENLC) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Baird... Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Eversource (ES) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Genesis Healthcare (GEN) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... Givaudan (GVDNY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... HSBC (HSBC) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Nomura (NMR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Novo Nordisk (NVO) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... ONEOK Partners (OKS) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Baird... ONEOK (OKE) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... PPL Corp. (PPL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... Plains All American (PAA) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Baird... Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Baird... Quanta Services (PWR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Ralph Lauren (RL) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities... Sparton (SPA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Barrington... Tableau (DATA) downgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Tallgrass Energy GP (TEGP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... WisdomTree (WETF) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette.
05:39 EDTPPLPPL Corp. downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI
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February 7, 2016
19:11 EDTETRNew York governor orders investigation of 'unacceptable' Entergy nuclear leak
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement regarding Entergy's Indian Point nuclear facility, saying, "Yesterday I learned that radioactive tritium-contaminated water leaked into the groundwater at the Indian Point nuclear facility. The company reported alarming levels of radioactivity at three monitoring wells, with one well's radioactivity increasing nearly 65,000%. The facility reports that the contamination has not migrated off site and as such does not pose an immediate threat to public health... This latest failure at Indian Point is unacceptable and I have directed Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos and Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker to fully investigate this incident and employ all available measures, including working with Nuclear Regulatory Commission." In his letter to Zucker and Seggos, Cuomo noted, "This failure continues to demonstrate that Indian Point cannot continue to operate in a manner that is protective of public health and the environment." Reference Link
February 5, 2016
10:02 EDTPPLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Ashford Hospitality Prime (AHP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Cascade Microtech (CSCD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum... Cinemark (CNK) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... ConocoPhillips (COP) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Scotia Howard Weil... Credit Suisse (CS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Cree (CREE) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Deckers Outdoor (DECK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Esterline (ESL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... GrubHub (GRUB) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... Kohl's (KSS) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities... LINN Energy (LINE) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Stifel... LinkedIn (LNKD) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... LinnCo (LNCO) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Stifel... Magellan Midstream (MMP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Marathon Petroleum (MPC) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Multi-Fineline (MFLX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham... NIC Inc. (EGOV) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Avondale... Outerwall (OUTR) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... PPL Corp. (PPL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... PennyMac Mortgage (PMT) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Pixelworks (PXLW) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Lake Street... Qorvo (QRVO) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi... Ralph Lauren (RL) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... TrueBlue (TBI) downgraded on macro concerns at BMO Capital... WEC Energy (WEC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
06:23 EDTNEE20 companies make alliance to keep down healthcare costs, WSJ says
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05:43 EDTPPLPPL Corp. downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
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February 4, 2016
07:09 EDTPPLPPL Corp. board increases annualized dividend by 1c to $1.52
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07:09 EDTPPLPPL Corp. sees compound annual growth through 2018 of 5%-6% above 2014 earnings
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07:09 EDTPPLPPL Corp. sees FY16 EPS $2.25-$2.45, consensus $2.32
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07:09 EDTPPLPPL Corp. reports Q4 adjusted EPS 43c, consensus 44c
Reports Q4 revenue $1.78B, consensus $1.94B.
February 3, 2016
14:31 EDTNEENextEra subsidiary receives 'key' FERC approval for Florida project
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11:02 EDTNEESabal Trail Transmission project receives FERC certificate
Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, a joint venture of Spectra Energy Partners (SEP), NextEra Energy (NEE) and Duke Energy (DUK), received a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to construct and operate the Sabal Trail interstate natural gas pipeline project. This approval authorizes Sabal Trail, subject to certain conditions, to proceed with final preparations to commence construction in the coming months to meet a May 1, 2017, in-service date. Once complete, the 516-mile pipeline would have the capacity to deliver approximately 1.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to the Southeast U.S., including firm transportation services to Florida Power & Light Company and Duke Energy of Florida.
08:06 EDTEXCExelon plans to raise dividend 2.5% each year for next three year
"Despite a challenging year for the sector, strong operating performance at both our utilities and our generation business enabled us to deliver strong earnings. We will provide stable growth, sustainable earnings and an attractive dividend through a combination of regulated and contracted investments and return of capital. Consistent with this strategy, we plan to grow our dividend 2.5 percent each year over the next three years," said Exelon President and CEO Christopher Crane. Exelon's board declared a first quarter dividend of 31c per share and approved a revised dividend policy. The approved policy would raise its dividend 2.5% each year for the next three years, beginning with the June 2016 dividend. The board will take formal action to declare the next dividend in the second quarter, the company said.
08:04 EDTEXCExelon sees FY16 adjusted EPS $2.40-$2.70, consensus $2.52
Operating earnings guidance is based on the assumption of normal weather, which is determined based on historical average heating and cooling degree days for a 30-year period in the respective utilities' service territories.
08:03 EDTEXCExelon reports Q4 adjusted EPS 38c, consensus 41c
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February 2, 2016
10:01 EDTPEGPSEG Solar Source acquires 25.9 MW solar project from Ecoplexus
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08:42 EDTEXCExelon volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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