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April 22, 2013
13:07 EDTTXT, IR, CAT, KMTUY, CMI, GECaterpillar 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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November 24, 2014
09:02 EDTGEZoetis names Roman Trawicki as president of global manufacturing and supply
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November 21, 2014
16:20 EDTCATOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street gained after China's central bank cut interest rates for the first time in over two years to bolster its economy. Additionally, the head of Europe's central bank said he was determined to do what is needed to ensure the area's economy does not once again fall into crisis. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Kansas City Fed manufacturing index for November had a reading of 7, compared to the consensus forecast for a reading of 6. In Asia, the People's Bank of China unexpectedly cut interest rates, slashing the one-year lending rate by 40 basis points and the one-year deposit rate by 25 basis points. The move, which was the central bank's first interest rate cut since 2012, surprised markets around the globe. In Europe, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said indicators have been declining to levels he would deem "excessively low" and that he is determined to use more aggressive measures, such as large scale asset purchases, as needed. COMPANY NEWS: Microsoft (MSFT) was the worst performer on the Dow after Jefferies initiated coverage of the stock with an Underperform rating. Microsoft's stock has rallied 30% in the last year, but the company is still facing the same fundamental problems as in previous years, Jefferies analyst John DiFucci wrote. He set a $40 price target on the shares, which slipped 74c, or 1.5%, to $47.97. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Ross Stores (ROST), which advanced $6.06, or 7.28%, to $89.27 after the company reported stronger than expected Q3 results. Also higher were shares of Caterpillar (CAT), which rose $4.36, or 4.27%, to $106.45 amid the quantitative easing actions taken abroad and after research firm Stifel initiated coverage of the stock with a Buy rating. Among the noteworthy losers was GameStop (GME), which sunk $5.68, or 13.05%, to $37.86 after the video game retailer's third quarter results, as well as its fourth quarter and full year profit forecasts, trailed consensus estimates. Also lower were shares of The Gap (GPS), which dropped $1.68, or 4.19%, to $38.46 after the owner of Banana Republic, Old Navy and its namesake clothing brand lowered its fiscal year profit outlook. INDEXES: The Dow rose 91.06, or 0.5%, to 17,810.06, the Nasdaq gained 11.10, or 0.24%, to 4,712.97, and the S&P 500 added 10.75, or 0.52%, to 2,063.50.
12:36 EDTGEMobileye growth story remains intact, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo attributes yesterday's pullback in Mobileye (MBLY) shares to concerns about the company's autonomous content in the long-term. Wells believes that while GM (GM) and Tesla (TSLA) semi-autonomous features initially will require only one EyeQ3 chip, the chip content will increase as the systems become more sophisticated. The firm thinks Mobileye's growth story remains intact and keeps an Outperform rating on the name. It raised its price target range for shares to $52-$56 from $51-$55.
12:10 EDTCATCaterpillar jumps after Stifel puts Buy rating on shares
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10:01 EDTCATOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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05:59 EDTCATCaterpillar initiated with a Buy at Stifel
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November 20, 2014
16:01 EDTGEBlackstone to puchase GE Japan's residential real estate
Blackstone (BX) announced that funds affiliated with Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia will make an investment in connection with an agreement to acquire GE Japan's 100% owned residential real estate business for over ¥190B. The business owns and operates more than 200 residential properties, consisting of over 10,000 units primarily in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.
09:20 EDTCATCaterpillar reports retail machines sales down 9% in three months end October
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07:35 EDTTXTTextron price target raised to $52 from $46 at Jefferies
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November 19, 2014
13:20 EDTGEGeneral Electric to partner with Chinese companies on energy, China Daily says
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08:04 EDTGEGE Healthcare announces Omnyx collaboration with Caradigm
GE Healthcare announced it will resell Caradigm’s Single Sign-On and Context Management solutions in the United States, Canada, and specific EU countries to provide connectivity between the Omnyx digital pathology platforms and designated Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Information Systems.
November 18, 2014
07:28 EDTIRBernstein to hold a conference
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November 17, 2014
10:31 EDTGEGE sees China order growth despite slowing economy, WSJ says
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07:23 EDTIRUBS to hold a field trip
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November 16, 2014
17:04 EDTCMICummins could rise over 15% in FY15, Barron's says
Cummins shares could rise over 15% in FY15 as concerns look overdone, Barron's contends in a feature article. The company should benefit from the North American market and improvements in emerging markets, the paper adds. Reference Link
November 14, 2014
18:05 EDTIRRelational Investors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: None. INCREASED STAKES: None. DECREASED STAKES: Mondelez (MDLZ), Manitowoc (MTW), Clean Harbors (CLH), and Hologic (HOLX). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Ingersoll-Rand (IR), B/E Aerospace (BEAV), Timken (TKR), Hess (HES), and NXP Semiconductors (NXPI).
12:29 EDTTXTTextron management to meet with Jefferies
Meetings to be held in Los Angeles/San Francisco on November 17-18 hosted by Jefferies.
09:38 EDTGEActive equity options trading
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08:04 EDTGEGE Capital provides $37.5M credit facility to Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
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08:00 EDTGEHalliburton, Baker deal would face 'intense' DOJ scrutiny, says Jefferies
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