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March 20, 2014
05:36 EDTGE, FFord to install vehicle charging stations at Ford facilities
Ford (F), in conjunction with GE (GE), will supply vehicle charging stations at Ford facilities nationwide, beginning with facilities in and around its headquarters. This month, Ford will begin installing GE WattStation charging stations across its North American campuses, developing a workplace charging network at nearly every Ford facility in the U.S. and Canada. Ford plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 60 of its offices, product development campuses and manufacturing facilities. Installation will begin at Ford’s southeast Michigan facilities and roll out across other facilities throughout 2014. Ford is also asking employees to use the MyFord Mobile smartphone app to collect driving and charging information to help the company understand driving patterns and potentially influence future product design. Ford estimates it will cost about 50c to fully charge each vehicle.
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March 3, 2015
16:23 EDTFOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower, as the major averages receded from record levels. The Dow and S&P 500 closed yesterday at all-time highs, though the market was unable to build upon those records. Auto sales for February included disappointments for several companies, but that was quickly blamed on the poor weather during the month. With the economic calendar light, investors began looking forward to end of the week, when the highly anticipated monthly nonfarm payrolls are released. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major economic data was reported. COMPANY NEWS: Automakers reported on their sales in the U.S. during February, with several falling short of expectations. Ford (F) reported sales fell about 2% last month compared to the prior year, and its stock fell 40c, or 2.41%, to $16.17 afterward. Shares of Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), which reported a 6% increase in U.S. sales last month, declined 52c, or 3.28%, to $15.31. General Motors (GM) reported its February U.S. sales rose a bit over 4%, but that was below the nearly 6% increase that had been forecast by analysts, and shares gained 19c, or 0.51%, to $37.80... Target (TGT) shares gained 32c, or 0.41%, to $78.00 as the company held its investor day meeting. During the meeting, the retailer guided for its fiscal 2015 EPS to be $4.45-$4.65, versus consensus $4.50, and projected that its sales will grow 2%-3% during the fiscal year. Target also said it is targeting $2B in share repurchases this year and said it expects 5%-10% annual dividend growth. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Orexigen (OREX), which surged $1.85, or 31.95%, to $7.64 after the company disclosed that its weight loss drug, Contrave, demonstrated a statistically significant benefit over placebo for cardiovascular events when announcing a method of treatment patent was issued by the USPTO. Also higher was Springleaf Holdings (LEAF), which gained $12.19, or 32.05%, to $50.23 after agreeing to acquire OneMain Financial from Citigroup (C) for $4.25B. Among the noteworthy losers was Primoris Services (PRIM), which fell $3.87, or 18.35%, to $17.22 after reporting fourth quarter results that fell short of consensus expectations and were below last year’s fourth quarter. Also lower were shares of Micron (MU), which fell $1.58, or 5.06%, to $29.66 after Nomura downgraded the stock to Neutral from Buy. INDEXES: The Dow fell 85.26, or 0.47%, to 18,203.37, the Nasdaq lost 28.20, or 0.56%, to 4,979.90, and the S&P 500 declined 9.61, or 0.45%, to 2,107.78.
12:12 EDTFOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:03 EDTGEAnalyst says GE's Immelt may leave in industrial CEO exodus, Bloomberg says
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10:52 EDTGEGeneral Electric March weekly volatility elevated, shares near three-month high
General Electric March weekly call option implied volatility is at 19, March is at 15, April and May is at 14, ; compared to its 26-week average of 15 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
09:21 EDTFFord drops 3% after reporting weaker than expected February U.S. sales
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09:16 EDTFFord reports February U.S. sales down 1.9% to 180,383 units
Ford Motor U.S. sales totaled 180,383 vehicles in February, down 2% from a year ago. F-Series retail sales increased 7%. The training of employees in the new manufacturing process at Kansas City Assembly Plant – the second plant building the new F-150 – is now under way, with production scheduled to begin this month, as planned, Ford said.
February 26, 2015
10:39 EDTFOrbital ATK selected by 10 automakers to investigate Takata airbags
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February 25, 2015
05:22 EDTGEGE Healthcare selected as strategic partner by Kenyan Ministry of Health
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February 24, 2015
18:02 EDTGEGeneral Electric director purchases $20M of company stock
According to regulatory filings, GE director William G. Beattie purchased 800,000 shares of GE for $20,096,000 on February 18 and 19.
11:36 EDTFFord to hold a conference call
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05:09 EDTFFord launches training program at Kansas City plant to support F-150 production
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February 23, 2015
12:07 EDTGEEU opens probe in GE's proposed acquisition of Alstom's energy business
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether General Electric's (GE) proposed acquisition of the Thermal Power, Renewable Power & Grid businesses of Alstom (ALSMY) is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission’s preliminary investigation indicates potential competition concerns in the market for heavy-duty gas turbines which are mainly used in gas-fired power plants. The transaction would bring together the activities of GE, the world's largest manufacturer of heavy-duty gas turbines, with those of Alstom, eliminating one of the three main global competitors to GE in this market. The opening of an in-depth inquiry does not prejudge the final result of the investigation. The Commission now has 90 working days, until 8 July, to take a final decision. Reference Link
February 20, 2015
08:26 EDTGEArc Logistics to acquire all membership interests Joliet Bulk for $216M
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February 18, 2015
11:14 EDTGEGE, Alstom deal likely to face intense EU scrutiny, Reuters says
General Electric's (GE) deal for Alstom's (ALSMY) power equipment business is likely to face an intense EU antitrust investigation, says Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
07:07 EDTGEBarclays to hold a conference
Industrial Select Conference is being held in Miami on February 18-19.
06:38 EDTFCar sales rose in Europe last month, NY Times says
European car sales increased 6.7% in January, versus the same period a year earlier, data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association indicates, according to The New York Times. January was the 17th straight month that European car sales have increased, but they remain well below the levels they reached before the financial crisis, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded companies in the space include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
February 17, 2015
11:00 EDTFFord hires John Casesa to lead global strategy
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06:05 EDTFFord recalls 17,875 Falcons and Territories in Australia
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