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April 22, 2013
13:07 EDTIR, CAT, KMTUY, CMI, GE, TXTCaterpillar guidance weighing on Industrial names
A number of industrial stocks are declining after one of the companies in the sector, Caterpillar (CAT), reported weaker than expected first quarter results and lowered its fiscal 2013 revenue guidance. WHAT'S NEW: Caterpillar explained that its expectations for its mining unit have dropped significantly. The company now expects sales of the mining machines it has traditionally sold to drop about 50% this year. It predicts that sales of machines made by Bucyrus, a mining equipment maker it acquired, to drop 15% this year. Caterpillar added that its expectations for its Construction Industries and Power Systems units remain similar to its previous outlook. Nevertheless, the industrial company reduced its fiscal 2013 revenue guidance to $57B-$61B, from its previous outlook of $60B-$68B. Analysts' consensus estimate was $62.74B. Caterpillar estimated that its earnings per share would be $7 if its revenue comes in at the midpoint of its guidance. It had previously provided FY13 EPS guidance of $7-$9. On a positive note, Caterpillar said that it would resume purchasing its own stock this quarter, and expects to buy back about $1B of its shares. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to clients, Wells Fargo analyst Andrew Casey predicted that Caterpillar's profitability would continue to be constrained by weak spending by its mining customers, as demand for mining equipment is likely to be anemic for the "foreseeable future" unless the global economy rebounds sharply, he believes. Casey believes that Caterpillar's results bode badly for mining equipment companies and engine makers such as Cummins (CMI) in the short term. He maintained a Market Perform rating on Caterpillar. TODAY'S PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, GE (GE) fell 2% to $21.30, while the ADR shares of Caterpillar's Japanese competitor, Komatsu (KMTUY) fell 1% to $25.20, and European industrial conglomerate Ingersoll Rand (IR) fell 1% to $53.50. Caterpillar rose 2.8% to $82.70.
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05:19 EDTGEGE to sell majority of fleet businesses to Element Financial for $6.9B
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June 28, 2015
16:20 EDTGEGE requests July 2 hearing in EU to defend Alstom bid, Reuters says
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16:15 EDTGEElement Financial nears deal for GE fleet management unit, Reuters says
Element Financial is nearing a deal for a large portion of General Electric's fleet-management unit, Reuters reported Friday, citing three sources familiar with the matter. The agreement could be sealed as soon as late June, said the sources, who added that Element is mostly targeting the North American portion of the fleet business. Reference Link
June 26, 2015
06:12 EDTGEGeneral Electric to invest in Austrailan windfarm
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June 25, 2015
14:27 EDTGECapital One, Apollo, Ares, Ventas bid for GE healthcare lender, Bloomberg says
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10:31 EDTGECA Technologies appoints Jeff DeMarrais as Chief Communications Officer
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07:37 EDTCATExecutives' Club of Chicago to hold a discussion
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06:15 EDTGEElectrolux CEO to step down 'on his own initiative,' Reuters reports
Electrolux (ELUXY) CEO Keith McLoughlin will step down from the company "on his own initiative," Reuters reports, citing comments from business daily Dagens Industri. Elextrolux says McLoughlin, who moved to the U.S. from Sweden a few years ago, has not yet resigned, but also noted that "all well-run public companies conduct succession planning." According to Dagens Industri, GE Appliances (GE) head Charles Blankenship would be the "top candidate" to succeed McLoughlin. Reference Link
June 24, 2015
18:16 EDTGEGoogle, GE, Airbus lead in sheer number of meetings with EU officials
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16:47 EDTGEGeneral Electric reaches preliminary labor agreements with union delegates
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June 23, 2015
13:02 EDTGESumitomo, others show interest in GE railway-leasing business, WSJ says
Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group is interested in buying General Electric's (GE) railway-leasing business, says the Wall Street Journal, citing sources. Wells Fargo (WFC) and other U.S. financial institutions have also shown interest in GE Capital Rail Services, which may be worth around $4B, added the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
09:36 EDTGEActive equity options trading on open
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June 22, 2015
17:46 EDTCATCaterpillar to lay off 50 more workers in East Peoria, Reuters says
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09:54 EDTGEGeneral Electric and Cascade announce multi-year joint development agreement
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08:09 EDTGEGeneral Electric 2018 EPS should surpass $2, says Bernstein
After meeting with GE's CFO, Bernstein predicts that the company's 2018 EPS will surpass the $2 it says is often cited as a target for the company. The firm says that synergies with Alstom appear to be progressing well, while its gross margin initiatives are also progressing. Bernstein says that GE is making progress on many fronts. It keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
06:18 EDTGESuppliers worried about Airbus, Boeing production rate hike, Reuters reports
Major engine suppliers, including General Electric (GE) and Safran, are becoming worried that they may lose out if they invest to meet higher commercial jet production targets from Airbus (EADSY) and Boeing (BA) that may prove unsustainable, Reuters reports. Airbus and Boeing have plans to raise production rates of their best selling single aisle planes by 25% to 50-52 a month in 2017-2018, the report says. Suppliers have said that they need to secure the start of a steep rise in output before making a commitment to even loftier targets, the report says. Reference Link
05:13 EDTGEGeneral Electric, unions reach tentative agreement on new contracts
General Electric reached tentative agreements on new labor contracts with national leaders of its two largest unions, the IUE-CWA and the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, or UE, after three weeks of negotiations. The agreements are now subject to review by union negotiating committees and ratification by union members. GEs existing four-year national contracts with the IUE-CWA and the UE expire at midnight. The four-year job packages provide improvements in healthcare, wages, pension and job and income security. The contract provisions will also be extended to additional unions that have local contracts with GE.
June 19, 2015
15:27 EDTCMICummins voices supports for rulemaking to improve truck efficiency
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10:50 EDTCMIEPA proposes new rules for medium- and heavy-duty truck emissions
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07:00 EDTGEGE Capital Aviation Services launches Boeing 737-800NG program
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