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December 19, 2012
12:58 EDTBTH, SWHC, GIS, ORCL, ONTY, MKL, NAV, FDX, RGR, ALTE, ATU, GMOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed at midday, with the Nasdaq a bit higher and the Dow and S&P modestly lower. The averages remained in a narrow trading range this morning, as investors await movement in the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations, with Obama continuing to take an oppositional but hopeful tone in a press conference this afternoon... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts slid 3.0% in November to a 861,000 start rate, versus the expected 872,000. However, building permits rose 3.6% month over month to a 899,000 rate, versus the expected 875,000. In Europe, German business confidence increased for a second month in December, as indicated by the Ifo Business Climate Index climbing to 102.4 from 101.4 in November. Also, S&P raised its rating on Greece to B-minus from selective default late Tuesday. In Asia, the World Bank forecast China’s economy to grow 7.9% this year but rebound to a growth rate of 8.4% in 2013... COMPANY NEWS: General Motors' (GM) stock rose about 8% after the company announced plans to buy back 200M shares held by the U.S. Treasury in a first step toward the government's full exit from its holding within the next 12 to 15 months. GM will pay $27.50 a share, or $5.5B total, and expects to close the deal to reduce the government's stake in the company to 19% from 26.5% by the end of this year... Among notable companies reporting earnings after the close last night or before today's open, Oracle (ORCL) advanced over 4% and FedEx (FDX) rose about 3%, while Actuant (ATU) declined more than 6%, Navistar (NAV) fell over 5% and General Mills (GIS) slid nearly 1%... UBS (UBS) agreed to pay about $1.5B in a settlement reached with American and British regulators over charges its traders conspired to manipulate the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Alterra Capital (ALTE), up 24% following its deal to be acquired by Markel (MKL) for $31 per share in stock and cash. Also higher were shares of Smith & Wesson (SWHC), up 9%, and Sturm, Ruger (RGR), up over 6%, after President Obama promised to pursue 'real reforms' to gun control laws but also defended the right to bear arms as granted by the 2nd amendment. Among the noteworthy losers was Oncothyreon (ONTY), down over 54% after its lung cancer drug missed its endpoint in a study. Also lower were shares of Blyth (BTH), which rose early in the session but then reversed to be down 9% near midday after increasing its ownership in ViSalus to more than 80%... INDICES: In early afternoon trading, the Dow was down 22.33, or 0.17%, to 13,328.63; the Nasdaq was up 4.39, or 0.14%, to 3,058.92; and the S&P 500 was down 1.40, or 0.10%, to 1,445.39.
News For GM;FDX;ORCL;ATU;NAV;GIS;ALTE;MKL;SWHC;RGR;ONTY;BTH From The Last 14 Days
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April 7, 2015
09:12 EDTFDXFedEx trades up in pre-market on TNT Express acquisition
The shares are up over 4% to $173.50 in the pre-market. At that price next resistance is at $175.13. Support is at $172.33.
09:05 EDTFDXFedEx says thinks TNT Express a 'wonderful fit everywhere'
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09:01 EDTGMGeneral Motors 73.39M share Block Trade priced at $35.90
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08:57 EDTFDXFedEx says wants to keep growing dividend, will keep buying back stock
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08:56 EDTFDXFedEx says expects to have 'wonderful' FY16
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08:49 EDTFDXFedEx says sees TNT Express 'very accretive' to earnings after FY17
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08:40 EDTFDXTNT Express to hold a conference call
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08:29 EDTFDXFedEx to hold a conference call
Conference call to discuss agreement on an all-cash public offer for TNT Express shares will be held on April 7 at 8:30 am. Webcast Link
07:33 EDTFDXFedEx volatility flat into announcing purchase of TNT Express for about $4.8B
FedEx overall option implied volatility of 20 compares to its 26-week average of 21 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement into announcing the purchase of Dutch parcel-delivery firm TNT Express for about $4.8B to expand in Europe.
07:18 EDTFDXFedEx acquisition of TNT Express a good strategic fit, says UBS
UBS said FedEx's (FDX) proposed acquisition of TNT Express (TNTEY) is a good strategic fit, as it increases FedEx's presence in Europe, adds scale where there are complementary services, and provides for operations synergy potential. UBS reiterated its Buy rating and $195 price target on FedEx shares.
06:56 EDTGMGeneral Motors 73.39M share Block Trade; price range $35.80-$36.00
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06:25 EDTFDXTNT Express expects EU to approve FedEx deal, Reuters reports
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05:16 EDTFDXFedEx to acquire TNT Express for EUR 8.00 per share
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05:11 EDTFDXFedEx to acquire TNT Express for EUR 8.00 per share
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April 6, 2015
18:01 EDTGMCanada GEN Investment to sell 73.39M shares of General Motors to Goldman Sachs
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17:08 EDTBTHBlyth intends to close corporate headquarters in Greenwich, CT
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11:41 EDTGMDeath claims linked to GM ignition switches up to 80, WSJ reports
The number of deaths linked to General Motors' faulty ignition switch was raised by three to 80 total people, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing statements by lawyers operating the GM compensation fund. The number of confirmed injury claims rose by seven to 141 people. Reference Link
07:41 EDTGMBrookings Institute to hold a discussion
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07:30 EDTNAVJPMorgan still sees elevated truck production in 2015
JPMorgan notes Class 8 truck orders for March dropped 9% year-over-year to 25,100 units, a number that impacts Navistar (NAV), PACCAR (PCAR), Cummins (CMI), Allison Transmission (ALSN) and Eaton (ETN). The firm said Thursday that despite the weaker orders for March, investors should continue to have confidence that production will remain elevated in 2015.
April 5, 2015
08:43 EDTGMAT&T, Philip Morris, eight others have reliable yields up to 5.7%, Barron's says
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