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May 6, 2012
12:54 EDTGM, STX, HFC, LNC, MET, HPQ, MPC, GNW, DAL, WNR, HIG, AFLRanking The Barron's 500 by P/E could show what stocks are inexpensive
Companies in the Barron's 500 are ranked by Credit Suisse's HOLT on the basis of changes in sales and return on cash flow. Seeking to gauge the prospects for their stocks, Barron's asked FactSet to re-rank the companies by their price/earnings ratios, based on profit estimates for the current fiscal year. A low P/E is often a simple way to tell that a company is out of favor with investors. Thus, it is a metric beloved by value investors, who often profit by heading in the opposite direction from the crowd. Out-of-favor stocks, including General Motors (GM) and Delta Air Lines (DAL), with their mid-single-digit P/Es, just might beckon such investors, Barron's contends. The periodicalsí list of the 30 stocks with the lowest P/Es also has a fair concentration of insurance names, including No. 9-ranked MetLife (MET), Aflac (AFL), Genworth Financial (GNW), Lincoln National (LNC) and Hartford Financial Services (HIG). Oil refiners also are well represented, with Marathon Petroleum (MPC), HollyFrontier (HFC), and Western Refining (WNR) sporting cheap stocks. Investors fear profits will decline if oil prices fall. In tech, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) isn't the cheapest tech stock on our list; that dubious distinction goes to Seagate Technology (STX). Reference Link
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May 18, 2015
06:15 EDTDALCiti divests 16% stake in Grupo Aeromexico, Reuters reports
Citigroup (C) has sold its 16% stake in Grupo Aeromexico, the Mexican airline says, Reuters reports. According to the airline, Barclays Capital (BCS) acquired about 8% of shares through a financial operation with Delta (DAL). Reference Link
06:09 EDTDALTrade group sees airlines carrying record passenger loads this summer, WSJ says
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May 15, 2015
17:08 EDTWNRSoros Fund gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:51 EDTGMGreenlight Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:28 EDTDAL, GMAppaloosa Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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12:13 EDTDALThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Yum! Brands (YUM), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), FedEx (FDX), McKesson (MCK), and J M Smucker (SJM). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Roper Technologies (ROP), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and FleetCor Technologies (FLT). DECREASED STAKES: Ally Financial (ALLY), Amgen (AMGN), Phillips 66 (PSX), eBay (EBAY), and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (BUD). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Alibaba Group (BABA), Citigroup (C), EMC Corporation (EMC), Anglo American (AAL), and Williams Companies (WMB).
12:08 EDTAFLAflac to hold a briefing
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11:00 EDTHPQHewlett-Packard volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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10:01 EDTMET, AFLOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:56 EDTDALNational Press Club to hold a luncheon meeting
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07:40 EDTHPQHP split to be positive catalyst, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank believes HP's split will be a positive catalyst for shares this year. It views the stock as attractively priced ahead of the Q2 results on May 21 and says HP remains a top pick for 2015. Deutsche has a Buy rating on the name with a $45 price target.
05:50 EDTMETMetLife initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
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05:50 EDTLNCLincoln National initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
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05:49 EDTAFLAflac initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
Target $66.
May 14, 2015
11:43 EDTGMU.S. appeals court dismisses UAW retiree benefit suit, Reuters reports
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09:40 EDTHPQHP upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cross Research
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09:03 EDTGMGeneral Motors to invest $1B in Warren Technical Center campus
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06:25 EDTMETStandard Chartered seeks buyers for Hong Kong pension unit, Reuters reports
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06:15 EDTHPQHP Q2 sales weakness largely expected, says Citigroup
Citigroup believes HP's Q2 revenue on May 21 could miss the consensus expectation of $25.8B due to PC weakness and currency pressure. Citi thinks sales weakness is largely expected, however. The firm says HP shares "will start to work again" as management will likely address and quantify the additional costs of operating as two separate companies. Uncertainty around the size of the dis-synergy costs has been a key factor behind the stock's recent underperformance, Citi believes. It keeps a Buy rating on HP with a $41 price target.
06:14 EDTDALQatar Airways CEO accuse US airlines of using 'bullying tactics', Bloomberg says
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