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May 12, 2012
11:56 EDTNEM, DOW, DD, MOS, FCXChina announces cut in banks' reserve requirement ratio, Reuters says
China's central bank cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves, banks' reserve requirement ratio, by 50 basis points, freeing up approximately $63.5B to help fend off a slowdown, says Reuters. Reference Link
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May 14, 2015
13:28 EDTFCXIncreasing equity options volume
Increasing equity options volume: FCX UPS KSS CHK CSCO AVP YOKU CALM KORS
10:14 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan call activity attributed to takeover speculation
Freeport McMoRan May 23 and 23.5 calls are active on total call volume of 14K contracts (1K puts) on takeover speculation. May call option implied volatility is at 34, June is at 40, October is at 38; compared to its 26-week average of 40. Active option volume suggests traders taking positions for wide price movement.
10:05 EDTFCXRumor: Freeport McMoRan strength attributed to takeover speculation
The 3% move higher in shares of Freeport McMoRan is being attributed to speculation of a takeover.
10:00 EDTDDOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:38 EDTDDDuPont upgraded to Neutral at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill upgraded DuPont to Neutral from Underperform. The firm expects DuPont to emerge from the recent proxy battle as a stronger, leaner company and views risk-reward as more balanced. Price target is $76.
06:58 EDTDDDuPont pullback a buying opportunity, says Deutsche Bank
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06:28 EDTDDDuPont upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
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May 13, 2015
17:27 EDTMOSMosaic announces Joc O'Rourke to succeed Jim Prokopanko as CEO
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16:23 EDTDDOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
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16:06 EDTDDOptions Update; May 13, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 38c to 20.67. Option volume leaders: AAPL CSCO NTI FB CSX BABA EIX BAC DD WMB TSLA JCP QCOM DAL
12:39 EDTDDOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:04 EDTDDDuPont drops after winning proxy fight with Trian Partners
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09:56 EDTDDEquity options with increasing volume
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08:51 EDTDDTrian says 'appears Trian nominees not elected to DuPont board'
Trian Fund Management, L.P., one of the largest stockholders of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, which beneficially owns approximately 24.6 million DuPont shares, said it appears that the Trian nominees were not elected to the DuPont Board at todayís Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Trian issued the following statement: "Trianís involvement in DuPont over the past two years has created substantial value for all stockholders. We are proud of the quality of our analysis and the role we have played as a positive change agent at DuPont. Since we first invested in mid-2013, DuPont has upgraded its Board of Directors, authorized a $5 billion share buyback, begun a long-overdue cost cutting initiative, improved the design of its executive compensation program, and announced the separation of Chemours with a $4 billion return of capital. We donít believe these actions would have happened without our involvement. The vote was close. We greatly appreciate the support we received from the vast majority of institutional stockholders and mutual funds as well as the leading proxy advisory firms, who all recognize the need for change at DuPont. DuPontís Board and management team have staked their reputations on executing the Companyís current strategy. Our efforts have created appropriate pressure to prove this strategy can actually deliver high quality and consistent earnings growth. Regardless of the voting results, we believe that going forward, DuPont stockholders will be less tolerant of continued missed earnings guidance, extraordinary charges, value-destructive acquisitions and divestitures, executive compensation that is not aligned with performance, and operating metrics such as revenue growth and margins that fail to meet DuPontís own targets. We will continue to closely monitor DuPontís performance.Ē
08:31 EDTDDDuPont seen winning close proxy fight, CNBC's Faber reports
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08:29 EDTDDDuPont seen winning proxy fight, CNBC's Faber reports
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May 12, 2015
05:26 EDTDDDuPont issues statement regarding Trian's statements
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May 11, 2015
12:28 EDTDDPeltz says 'we don't even think of not winning' DuPont proxy contest
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12:24 EDTDDPeltz says chances for last minute deal with DuPont 'dim'
Nelson Peltz says he wants to be collaborative with DuPont, adding that he is restricted in his comments about DuPont due to legal reasons as his proxy fight with the company continues. Peltz, however, said the prospects for a last minute settlement with DuPont are "very dim" and that his last talks with DuPont were weeks ago. Peltz said he and Trian are committed to maintaining R&D levels at DuPont. Nelson Peltz of Trian Fund Management is speaking on CNBC.
11:32 EDTDDDuPont indicates support from CalPERS, others for board nominees
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