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May 15, 2014
08:52 EDTEXPEagle Materials should be bought on any weakness, says Sterne Agee
After Eagle Materials reported lower than expected EPS but roughly in-line revenue, Sterne Agee thinks the company's top line looks good. The firm thinks that weather resulted in margin weakness, and it believes the company's trends were "pretty good" overall. It keeps a $105 target and Buy rating on the shares.
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October 30, 2014
09:27 EDTEXPEagle Materials growth compelling, says DA Davidson
After Eagle Materials reported higher than expected Q2 EPS, DA Davidson thinks the company's pricing trends were generally very solid, while its earnings growth profile is very solid. The firm keeps a Buy rating.
October 28, 2014
16:47 EDTEXPEagle Materials reports Q2 EPS $1.03, consensus $1.03
Reports Q2 revenue $284.8M, consensus $303.76M.
October 21, 2014
10:00 EDTEXPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:31 EDTEXPEagle Materials, GenCorp mentioned positively by Lerner, Bloomberg reports
Chesapeake Partners' Traci Lerner is said to have mentioned Eagle Materials (EXP), GenCorp (GY), Barnes & Noble (BKS) and American Airlines (AAL) as stocks she likes, according to Bloomberg, citing comments made by Lerner at the Robin Hood Conference.
07:24 EDTEXPEagle Materials upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
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06:28 EDTEXPEagle Materials upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
October 17, 2014
06:02 EDTEXPEagle Materials to acquire CRS Proppants for $225M
Eagle Materials announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CRS Proppants and its subsidiaries, including Great Northern Sand, a supplier of high-quality northern-white frac-sand to the energy industry. CRS Proppants’ operations include: A northern-white frac-sand mine and processing facility in Wisconsin that is currently being expanded from approximately one million to two million tons per year capacity; Existing long-term sales contracts with targeted customers for approximately 85% of the two million tons per year of capacity; UP rail-based trans-load network from the mine into the Permian and other target basins. The cash purchase price of approximately $225M is subject to adjustments for working capital and other items, and will be funded by operating cash flow and borrowings under Eagle’s bank credit facility. Revenues, EBITDA and earnings before income taxes from continuing operations for the nine-months through September 30, 2014 for CRS Proppants were $64.7M, $12.2M and $8.7M, respectively. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive and synergies of $5M are expected to be realized within the first 12 months. The acquisition will roughly double Eagle’s frac-sand production capacity and expand Eagle’s frac-sand reserves. Under the definitive agreement, the acquisition is subject to certain customary conditions, including clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. The company currently expects that the acquisition will close during Eagle’s third fiscal quarter of the current year.

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