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January 28, 2013
14:07 EDTGLWEarnings Preview: Corning sees Q4 gross margin down almost 1%
Corning (GLW) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Tuesday, January 29 before the market open with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. Corning is a globally diversified technology company... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 33c on revenue of $2.07B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 30c-35c on revenue of $1.99B-$2.13B... LAST QUARTER: Corning reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 34c against estimates for 32c on revenue of $2.04B against estimates for $2.02B. On its Q3 earnings report, the company said it planned to implement selected cost and modest head count reductions. Management cited macro economic weakness and expected the headwinds to persist into 2013. They anticipated a a pre-tax charge of up to $50M in Q4 to cover the cost of the restructuring. Q4 gross margin was also forecast to be down by almost 1%... STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been mixed in the weeks leading up to Corning’s Q4 earnings report. On January 11 and January 17, Corning was downgraded by Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital, respectively. Topeka upgraded Corning to Buy from Hold on November 27, while Bernstein initiated the shares with an Outperform rating and a $15.20 price target on December 4... PRICE ACTION: Corning’s shares have fallen approximately 11% since the company's Q3’s results were released in late October. In early afternoon trading ahead of Tuesday's Q4 report, Corning’s shares are down about 2%.
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July 30, 2014
08:16 EDTGLWDow Corning reports 1H sales of $3.02B, up 12% over 2013
Dow Corning Corp. (DOW, GLW) announced sales of $3.02B, an increase of 12% over 2013, and net income of $300M. Adjusted net income in the first half of 2014 was $209M, an increase of 20% compared with the first half of 2013. Reports Q2 sales $1.5B, adjusted net income $100M.
July 29, 2014
17:06 EDTGLWOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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10:12 EDTGLWCorning falls after results, levels to watch
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09:11 EDTGLWCorning says Gorilla Glass demand weakness is timing-based
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08:54 EDTGLWCorning says sees average TV screen size increasing 3% per year through 2015
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07:16 EDTGLWCorning sees Q3 LCD glass volume up by mid-single digit percentage sequentially
Corning CFO James Flaws said, "We expect the third quarter will bring Corning's eighth consecutive year-over-year quarterly sales and earnings improvement, and we are on track for strong earnings growth for the full year. In Q3, the company anticipates its LCD glass volume will be up by a mid-single digit percentage, sequentially. Glass price declines are expected to moderate further, returning to the rates experienced through most of 2013. Optical Communications segment Q3 sales are expected to increase by a mid-single digit percentage year over year, driven by continued strong sales of fiber-to-the-home solutions in North America and Europe. For the Environmental Technologies segment,Q3 year-over-year sales are anticipated to grow by 20% to 25%. Corning continues to benefit from strong demand for its heavy-duty diesel emissions control products in North America, China, and Europe. Specialty Materials segment sales are expected to grow approximately 10% sequentially as demand for Gorilla Glass increases in the second half of the year. Life Sciences segment sales are expected to be up slightly on a year-over-year comparison. Synergies from the Corning Precision Materials acquisition are rapidly being achieved, and we expect to surpass our original goal. The company is delivering excellent growth in our Environmental Technologies and Optical Communications business segments, which we expect will continue through the second half of this year."
07:14 EDTGLWCorning reports Q2 core EPS 37c, consensus 38c
Reports Q2 core revenue $2.58B, consensus $2.53B. The company said, "We had great results in the quarter that led to our seventh consecutive year-over-year quarterly core earnings improvement. We have positive momentum, and we are well-positioned to deliver on our 2014 business plan. We are particularly pleased with the improved performance in our Display Technologies segment. As we anticipated, LCD glass price declines were more moderate than they were last quarter. The integration of Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd. into our global organization is proceeding very well, and we are benefiting from synergies attained through the consolidation."
July 28, 2014
15:47 EDTGLWNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:11 EDTGLWEarnings Preview: Barclays positive on Corning ahead of Q2 report
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08:30 EDTGLWCorning August weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Corning August weekly call option implied volatility is at 50, August is at 25, September is at 22, November is at 21; compared to its 26-week average of 23, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on July 29.
07:26 EDTGLWAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry to hold annual meeting
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July 18, 2014
11:59 EDTGLWCorning call activity attributed to speculated as takeover target by Forbes
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10:57 EDTGLWCorning speculated at takeover target by Forbes contributor
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