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February 4, 2013
07:08 EDTT, F, VZ, BA, DOW, GMU.S. firms putting more cash into pension funds, WSJ reports
Ford (F) expects to spend $5B this year shoring up its pension funds. The automaker is one of a who's who of U.S. companies pouring cash into pension plans now being battered by record low interest rates, reports the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
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August 14, 2014
16:27 EDTDOWBerkshire Hathaway reports 6.0% passive stake in Dow Chemical
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13:39 EDTBABoeing reports 10 new 777 orders in weekly update
Boeing in its weekly update reported 10 new 777 orders for unidentified customers.
12:46 EDTVZ, GMHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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12:01 EDTVZ, DOWThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Rackspace (RAX), Finisar (FNSR), Amgen (AMGN), Ally Financial (ALLY), and AstraZeneca (AZN). INCREASED STAKES: Dollar General (DG) and Dow Chemical (DOW). DECREASED STAKES: FedEx (FDX), Hertz (HTZ), T-Mobile (TMUS) and Intrexon (XON). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Google Class A (GOOGL), Verizon (VZ) and Mondelez (MDLZ).
11:56 EDTGMGM planning to invest $2.8B in Brazil over 5-year period, Reuters reports
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11:12 EDTGMGM executive says company in 'massive transformation,' WSJ says
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10:05 EDTGM, FOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:07 EDTVZ, TMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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06:32 EDTBABoeing clears way for new 777X wing facility, Reuters says
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August 13, 2014
16:40 EDTBAAir Lease places two new Boeing 777-300ERS wth KLM
Air Lease announced long term lease agreements with KLM for two additional new Boeing (BA) 777-300ER aircraft, scheduled for delivery in 2H16 and early 2017. These aircraft placements are in addition to the two new 777-300ER aircraft scheduled for lease from ALC to KLM in early 2015 and early 2016.
16:16 EDTFFord initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
Target $18.15.
16:07 EDTGMGeneral Motors initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse
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11:27 EDTTJDSU falls after outlook disappoints, analyst downgrades
Shares of JDSU (JDSU), a provider of equipment to telecommunications service providers, are sharply lower after the company's fourth quarter results and first quarter guidance were reported last night. Following the report, the stock was downgraded this morning at two Street research firms. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, JDSU reported fourth quarter adjusted earnings of 14c per share, beating the consensus forecast by 1c, on revenue of $448.6M, which topped the consensus $436.8M view. However, JDSU expects revenue to be $405M-$425M in its first quarter and sees Q1 EPS of 8c-12c, which fell short of consensus of about $441M and 14c, respectively. JDSU's President and CEO Tom Waechter said, "Looking ahead to fiscal 2015, we believe there are strong market drivers across our three business segments, and that we are well positioned with differentiated products and solutions to support our customers as they transition to Software Defined Networks, Network Function Virtualization and more dependency on cloud infrastructure. We continue to lead in our core network and anti-counterfeiting markets and I am pleased with the momentum we are building in our commercial lasers business on the strength of our highly differentiated fiber laser product line." ANALYST OPINION: Following the company's report, B. Riley analyst Dave Kang cut his rating on JDSU shares to Neutral from a Buy rating, citing near-term uncertainties in the North American telecom market. Kang pointed to two events contributing to that uncertainty, namely an architectural shift to SDN, or Software Defined Networking, and AT&T's (T) planned merger with DirecTV (DTV). The analyst acknowledged previously underestimating the potential impact of the SDN shift on the telecom equipment industry and noted that appears to be impacting JDSU's NSE business more than its optical component unit. Kang prefers Finisar (FNSR) over JDSU given the current environment, noting that about 70% of Finisar's sales come from the datacom sector. Kang lowered his price target on JDS Uniphase shares to $11.75 from $15.50. Piper Jaffray analyst Troy Jensen also downgraded JDSU following its report, lowering his rating on the stock to Neutral from Overweight. Jensen also said the company's worse than expected guidance indicates softer Telco spending and he believes JDSU will have trouble showing significant revenue acceleration even if the optical upgrade cycle starts to ramp up. Piper lowered its price target on the stock to $12 from $14. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other providers of telecom equipment include Ciena (CIEN) and Infinera (INFN). PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, shares of JDSU fell $1.12, or 9.4%, to $10.78. Meanwhile, shares of Finisar were down nearly 2% to $19.58, Ciena slipped 1.5% to $18.92 and Infinera was fractionally higher at $9.09.
10:02 EDTGMGeneral Motors invests $174M in new Lansing stamping facility
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08:16 EDTFFord upgraded at Stifel
As previously reported, Stifel upgraded Ford to Buy from Hold. Thea analyst upgraded shares based on better than expected year-to-date trends, commentary that indicate the F-150 launch is on track, higher than expected Q2 North American margins, and a portfolio refresh cycle. Price target is $22.
06:59 EDTFFord upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
06:24 EDTGMGM says antitrust regulator approached China division, Reuters says
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06:09 EDTBABoeing, Sikorsky selected to build Technology Demonstrator
Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies (UTX) and Boeing (BA) have been selected to build a helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program, paving the way for the next generation of vertical lift aircraft. The U.S. Army Aviation Technology Directorate selected the Sikorsky-Boeing team to continue the development of the SB>1 Defiant, a medium-lift helicopter configured to Sikorsky’s X2 coaxial design, through flight testing. First flight for the program is expected in 2017. Reference Link
06:07 EDTGMOpel CFO expects to be profitable in Europe by mid-decade, Detroit News reports
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06:04 EDTGMGM workers returning to Warren tech center after flooding, Detroit News reports
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