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January 13, 2012
08:00 EDTGE, BA, NSANY, GBX, FIATY, SPR, COLCompanies step up hiring as economy gains strength, Bloomberg reports
In the U.S., a number of major companies are hiring workers as CEOs expect increased demand as the economy strengthens, reports Bloomberg. Reference Link
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October 9, 2014
07:54 EDTGEGeneral Electric to hold a meeting
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06:22 EDTGE, BACFM launches next phase of testing for LEAP engine
CFM International's LEAP engine took the skies for the first time on October 6 on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville, California, launching the next phase of testing for the advanced engine program. The engine behaved well and completed multiple aeromechnical test points at various altitudes during the nearly three-hour first flight. Over the next several weeks, the engine will complete a comprehensive test schedule that will gauge engine operability, stall margin, performance, and acoustics. The LEAP-1A/-1C variants are on track for engine certification in 2015. The total program, which encompasses all three LEAP engine variants, includes 28 ground and CFM flight test engines, along with a total of 32 flight test engines for Airbus (EADSY), Boeing (BA), and COMAC. Although all three LEAP engine variants will fly on the modified testbed, the configuration currently being tested is a fully integrated propulsion system. CFM is a joint venture between GE (GE) and France's Safran. Reference Link
October 8, 2014
12:20 EDTGBXGreenbrier shares defended at Sterne Agee
08:19 EDTBAAerCap reports 134 aircraft transactions completed during Q3
AerCap Holdings (AER) announced the completion of 134 aircraft transactions during Q3. Signed lease agreements for 84 aircraft. Delivered 26 aircraft under contracted lease agreements. Purchased nine new aircraft, including five Boeing (BA) 787-8s, three Boeing 737-800s and one Airbus (EADSY) A321-200. Executed sale and part-out transactions for 15 aircraft, including: one Airbus A300-600F, one Airbus A340-300, eight Boeing B737 classics, one Boeing B767-300ER and two MD-11s from AerCap's owned portfolio. One Boeing 737 classic and one Airbus A320-200 from AerCap's managed portfolio. Signed financing transactions for $1.5B, including the previously announced private offering of $800M. The total financing transactions completed year-to-date amount to $8.9B.
06:37 EDTFIATYFiat head aims to step down from post after 2018, Bloomberg says
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06:34 EDTFIATYFiat boss expects Chrysler deal to make new No.1 vehicle maker, Bloomberg says
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October 7, 2014
15:13 EDTBAEarnings Preview: Alcoa sees Q3 EPS to 'continue to build on strong Q2'
Alcoa (AA) is scheduled to report third quarter earnings after the close on Wednesday, October 8, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Alcoa is a global manufacturer of aluminum products. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 23c on revenue of $5.85B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 15c-28c on revenue of $5.62B-$6.07B. LAST QUARTER: Alcoa reported second quarter adjusted EPS of 18c against estimates for 12c on revenue of $5.8B against estimates for $5.66B. The company reiterated its 2014 global aluminum demand growth view of 7%, and backed its 2014 global aerospace growth outlook of 8%-9%. It raised its 2014 estimate for the North America commercial transportation market to 10%-14%, from a previous range of 5%-9%. The higher estimate was based in part on rising truck orders and backlogs. CEO Klaus Kleinfeld said the company's transformation was in "high gear." He noted that aerospace business is a tailwind due to strong demand for commercial aircraft, and said the company is well-positioned to capture upside from recent investments. On Alcoa's Q2 earnings conference call, management said during the quarter the company witnessed revenue growth across all major end markets and the businesses continued to deliver productivity gains. They expect Q3 earnings per share to "continue to build on the strong second quarter." ATOI is expected to grow by 5%-10% over last year's third quarter due to continued share gains, stronger market conditions and productivity. Productivity gains are expected to offset cost increases in Q3. For 2014, productivity is ahead of schedule with $556M of productivity gains achieved in first half 2014 against the annual target of $850M. On September 11, Alcoa signed a multi-year supply contract with Boeing (BA) valued at over $1B. STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been overwhelmingly positive in the weeks leading up to Alcoa's Q3 earnings report. On July 9, three firms, Stifel, JP Morgan, and Argus raised their respective price targets on Alcoa. On September 30, BofA/Merrill upgraded Alcoa to Buy from Neutral with a price target of $18. The firm was more positive on the outlook for aluminum and raised Alcoa's 2015 EPS estimate to $1.05 and EBITDA to $4.1B vs. consensus of 85c and $3.8B. BofA said plant closures, better demand, and falling pension costs were catalysts. PRICE ACTION: Alcoa shares have rallied approximately 8% over the past three months, touching a 52-week high of $17.36 in September. Over the past twelve months, the stock is up about 100%. In early afternoon trading ahead of tomorrow's Q3 report, Alcoa shares are down fractionally.
12:57 EDTFIATYChrysler recalls Ram C/V Tradesman cargo vans due to air bag defect
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08:30 EDTFIATYChrysler recalls 24,497 2014 Ram ProMaster vans
Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 24,497 model year 2014 Ram ProMaster vans manufactured July 1, 2013, to August 26, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with head restraints that exceed the maximum backset measurement limit of 55mm. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 202a, "Head Restraints." If the vehicle is struck from behind, the head restraint may not properly limit the seat occupant's head movement rearward, increasing the risk of injury.
08:01 EDTBABoeing says cannot plan for 'armageddon' of Ex-Im bank closure, Bloomberg says
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06:05 EDTFIATYFiat announces merger effective October 12
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05:29 EDTBABoeing forecasts world air cargo traffic to double in next 20 years
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October 6, 2014
13:25 EDTBABoeing to construct certain 777X parts at Missouri facility, Reuters says
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10:19 EDTGEGeneral Electric names John Flannery as GE Healthcare president and CEO
GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced the appointment of John Flannery as president and CEO of GE Healthcare succeeding John Dineen, who is leaving GE. The appointment is effective immediately. Flannery most recently was SVP of business development for GE.
09:21 EDTFIATYChrysler issues recall for over 31K vans in U.S., Reuters says
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07:41 EDTNSANYToyota hydrogen plans knocked by heads of Nissan, Daimler, WSJ says
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07:13 EDTBABoeing confirms Alaska Airlines odrer of 10 737-900ER airplanes
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07:04 EDTBABE Aerospace names Lower CFO
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06:57 EDTBAData shows Airbus falling behind Boeing on jet sales, Reuters says
Company data from Airbus (EADSY) showed that the firm sold 76 planes last month, but ended the first nine months of 2014 behind Boeing (BA) regarding the amount of aircrafts delivered and sold, according to Reuters, citing the data. The French plane manufacturer has delivered 443 planes so far this year while Boeing has delivered 528. Reference Link
06:27 EDTBAAlaska Air purchases 10 additional Boeing 737-900ER aircraft
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