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November 28, 2012
12:19 EDTEXPR, TFM, KCG, GMCR, COST, BP, GES, ARO, ANN, AEO, JOSBOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower for much of the morning before recovering significantly near midday. Just as a late day sell-off yesterday was prompted by some cautious fiscal cliff commentary from a notable politician, today's turn-around was sparked by optimism from one. In today's case, the averages turned following comments from House Speaker John Boehner, who said he's "optimistic" a deal with Obama can be reached and that he is willing to put revenues on the table if accompanied by spending cuts... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., new single-family home sales fell 0.3% in October to a seasonally adjusted 368,000-unit annual rate. Also, the government revised sharply lower its estimate for the prior month's sales, cutting its estimate for sales in September by 20,000 to a 369,000-unit rate. The EIA reported crude oil inventories drew down by 347,000 barrels last week, versus expectations for a 350,000 barrel build up. In Europe, Spainís bank restructuring was approved, paving the way for euro zone aid to be disbursed... COMPANY NEWS: The Environmental Protection Agency announced BP (BP) will be suspended from winning new contracts from the federal government until the oil major can demonstrate it meets business standards set by the U.S., though the action does not affect existing contracts. Shares of BP fell about 0.7% near noon... Several apparel retailers reported better than expected results and saw their shares advance, including Express (EXPR), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) and Ann Inc. (ANN). This may or may not bode well for some of their peers expected to report after the bell, including Aeropostale (ARO) and Guess (GES)... Costco (COST) shares rose over 4% after reporting its November same store sales rose 6% and declaring a $7 per share special dividend... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), which soared 24% after its better than expected earnings and guidance set off a wave of price target increases around the Street. Also higher were shares of Knight Capital (KCG), which rose 14% to $3.39 after shareholder Getco proposed a complex takeover bid that values shares at $3.50 apiece but involves a cash component and a share dispersal following a merger. Among the noteworthy losers was The Fresh Market (TFM), down 14% after its CFO unexpectedly resigned to take another position and its shares were downgraded at Deutsche Bank and Northcoast. Also lower were shares of Jos. A Bank (JOSB), down 7% after it was unable to participate in the rally among clothing retailers as its revenue beat consensus but its earnings fell short... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 16.36, or 0.13%, to 12,894.49; the Nasdaq was down 2.31, or 0.08%, to 2,965.48; and the S&P 500 was down 0.88, or 0.06%, to 1,398.06.
News For EXPR;AEO;ANN;ARO;GES;BP;COST;GMCR;KCG;TFM;JOSB From The Last 14 Days
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October 29, 2014
06:00 EDTAEOStocks with implied volatility movement; S AEO
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Sprint American (S) 53, American Eagle (AEO) 48 according to iVolatility.
October 28, 2014
06:06 EDTBPBP oil spill left 'bathtub ring' on Gulf of Mexico floor, AP reports
New research shows that the BP oil spill in April 2010 left an oily "bathtub ring" on the sea floor that is nearly the size of Rhode Island, the Associated Press reports, citing a study by UC Santa Barbaraís David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships. The study estimates that around 10M gallons of oil congealed on the Gulf of Mexico's floor around the damaged Deepwater Horizons oil rig. Reference Link
05:46 EDTBPBP raises quarterly dividend 5.3% to 10c
BP announced a quarterly dividend of 10c per ordinary share, a 5.3% year-on-year increase. It is expected to be paid in December. BP said it has continued its program of share buybacks and that $10B has now been used to buy back shares for cancellation since March 2013. Divestments with a cumulative value of $4B have now been agreed towards a total of $10B expected by the end of 2015.
05:44 EDTBPBP reports Q3 EPS 99c, consensus 91c
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05:36 EDTBPCGG SA, BP announce R&D agreement
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October 26, 2014
17:07 EDTBPVenezuela decides against Citgo sale, WSJ says
Venezuela has decided against selling its U.S. refining unit Citgo, says the Wall street Journal. Earlier this year Venezuelan officials indicated that they were looking to sell Citgo for as much as $10B, added the Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
October 24, 2014
12:21 EDTARO, AEOAbercrombie & Fitch retreats after Goldman cuts to Sell
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10:03 EDTAEOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:23 EDTBPHalliburton feels BP spill trial proposal should be declined, Bloomberg says
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06:40 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
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06:22 EDTBPStatoil secures new Australian exploration permit
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October 23, 2014
11:41 EDTBPBP downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale
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09:01 EDTBPChevron announces oil discovery in deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico
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08:12 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain now exclusive manufacturer of Meijer Brand-K-Cup
Keurig Green Mountain announced that it is now the exclusive manufacturer of Meijer Brand K-Cup packs for the Keurig hot brewing system. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The new Meijer Brand K-Cup packs are now available exclusively at Meijer stores.
05:53 EDTBPBP, GDF Suez discover new Central North Sea field
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October 21, 2014
10:00 EDTAEOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:06 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle initiated with an Outperform at BlueFin
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October 20, 2014
14:01 EDTCOSTCostco upgraded to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
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October 17, 2014
10:43 EDTARO, AEOUrban Outfitters slumps after warning on continued retail sales weakness
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08:03 EDTGMCRKeurig receives notification from SEC regarding closing inquiry
Keurig Green Mountain announced it has received notification from the Securities and Exchange Commission that it is closing the previously disclosed four-year inquiry into accounting and disclosure matters at the company and would not be recommending any enforcement action against the company or any of its current or former employees.
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