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May 4, 2012
06:17 EDTPEP, BA, BLK, UAL, GSOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Goldman Sachs (GS) will introduce a bond trading platform where it will charge lower fees than on typical bond trades, sources say, to help keep customers looking at trading venues being set up by BlackRock (BLK) and others, the Wall Street Journal reports...PepsiCo (PEP) is bringing back Michael Jackson to try pump up its flagship cola, three years after the singer's death, in a deal with Jackson's estate, saying it will roll out 1B Pepsi cans with a silhouette of Jackson, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: China agreed to increase to 49% the limit on foreign ownership in domestic joint venture securities firms and allow these brokerages to trade commodities and financial futures, a U.S. official says, Reuters reports...United Airlines (UAL) is planning an order for at least 100 Boeing (BA) 737 narrow body jets potentially worth $10B at list prices, sources say, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: Oil slid to its lowest level in over three weeks, heading for a weekly decline before the monthly U.S. jobs report, and after services and manufacturing output in the euro region fell more than expected, Bloomberg reports...Norway’s sovereign wealth fund sold all its Irish and Portuguese government bonds after rejecting the Greek debt swap, warning that Europe faces considerable challenges, Bloomberg reports.
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November 24, 2015
05:27 EDTBABoeing, EVA Airways finalize commercial airplane purchase
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November 23, 2015
17:47 EDTBABoeing awarded $261.98M government contract
Boeing has been awarded a $261.98M firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for delivery order to previously awarded contract FA8213-15-D-0002 for lot 19 Joint Direct Attack Munition, or JDAM, tailkits. Contractor will provide JDAM strap-on inertial guidance kits with the capability to receive guidance updates from Global Positioning Systems to increase weapon accuracy for conventional inventory bombs. Work will be performed at St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 20, 2017. Fiscal 2014, 2015 and 2016 ammunition funds in the amount of $13.28M are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.
16:21 EDTBAAerojet Rocketdyne signs contract to support new era of spaceflight in U.S.
Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings (AJRD), has signed a contract with Boeing (BA) valued at nearly $200M that supports a new era of spaceflight - one that will carry humans to the International Space Station from American soil once again. Under its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability subcontract to Boeing, Aerojet Rocketdyne is completing the design, development, qualification, certification and initial production of the Crew Space Transportation, or CST,-100 "Starliner" service module propulsion system. A CST-100 Starliner partner and team member since 2010, Aerojet Rocketdyne's work continues the development of the service module and launch abort propulsion system from prior commercial crew contracts with Boeing.
10:00 EDTPEPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded to Peer Perform from Underperform at Wolfe Research... Constellation Brands (STZ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Dick's Sporting (DKS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Encana (ECA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Genomic Health (GHDX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... HP Inc. (HPQ) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Maxim... Heritage Commerce (HTBK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... James River Group (JRVR) upgraded on improved outlook at BMO Capital... Kellogg (K) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... KeyCorp (KEY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Och-Ziff Capital (OZM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... PBF Energy (PBF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Panera Bread (PNRA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Maxim... Parkway Properties (PKY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... PepsiCo (PEP) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura... Sanchez Energy (SN) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Sonoco (SON) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Synchrony (SYF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT... Telecom Argentina (TEO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Teva (TEVA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... TransAlta (TAC) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital... Universal Insurance (UVE) upgraded to Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Willis Group (WSH) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... YPF (YPF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman.
08:00 EDTPEPPepsiCo upgraded to Neutral on valuation at Nomura
As previously reported, Nomura upgraded PepsiCo to Neutral from Reduce and increased its price target to $100 from $83 on shares. Analyst Ian Shackleton upgraded shares citing relative valuation, recent improvements in the company's accounting, and better revenue growth.
06:18 EDTPEPPepsiCo upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura
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November 22, 2015
18:29 EDTBADelta CEO says Boeing offered used 777s for $10M, Bloomberg reports
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November 20, 2015
18:52 EDTUALUnited Continental, ALPA reach agreement in principle to extend pilot contract
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November 18, 2015
17:21 EDTBLKBlackRock closing down Global Ascent fund, NY Times says
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08:55 EDTGSMorgan Stanley exec sees Q4 not much better than Q3 for banks, DJ reports
Morgan Stanley (MS) Institutional Securities President Colm Kelleher cautioned that fixed-income markets "still seem subdued," according to Dow Jones, citing his comments at an investment conference. Morgan Stanley was among the banks that reported lower revenue from fixed-income, currency and commodities trading during the third quarter and Kelleher said he doesn't think "the fourth quarter is going to be much better," the report noted. Large bank peers to Morgan Stanley include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
November 17, 2015
08:34 EDTBLKNAREIT to hold a conference
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07:44 EDTBAInterest rate increases usually a bullish signal for Boeing, says Canaccord
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November 16, 2015
19:40 EDTBALockheed Martin-Boeing JV won't bid for next U.S. satellite launch, Reuters says
Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Boeing's (BA) joint venture won't bid for the next U.S. GPS satellite launch due to the structure of the competition and because the venture didn't have engines for its Atlas 5 rocket. Reference Link
17:10 EDTUALSoros took stake in Paypal, liquidated Herbalife stake
Soros Fund Management gave a quarterly update on its stakes in a filing this afternoon. NEW STAKES: Paypal (PYPL), CIT Group (CIT), Schlumberger (SLB), Kraft Heinz (KHC), and Amazon (AMZN). INCREASED STAKES: Allergan (AGN), Lions Gate (LGF), Energen (EGN), Southwest Airlines (LUV), and Qunar Cayman Islands (QUNR). DECREASED STAKES: LyondellBasell (LYB), YPF (YPF), Time Warner Cable (TWC), Dow Chemical (DOW), and Monsanto (MON). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Herbalife (HLF), Lennar (LEN), DR Horton (DHI), United Continental (UAL), and Nice Systems (NICE).
13:17 EDTBABoeing forecasts $350B market for new airplanes in Latin America
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12:02 EDTBABoeing Business Jets announces four new BBJ MAX 8 orders
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11:31 EDTGSBlackstone to sell GCA Services Group to Thomas H. Lee Partners and Goldman Sach
Blackstone (BX) announced that private equity funds it manages have agreed to sell GCA Services Group to a consortium of the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs (GS) and Thomas H. Lee Partners. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016.
07:40 EDTGSBuffett says lower stakes in Goldman, Wal-Mart doesn't reflect lower confidence
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07:36 EDTGSBerkshire Hathaway discloses new AT&T stake in quarterly update
Berkshire Hathaway gave a quarterly update on its stakes in a filing this morning. NEW STAKES: AT&T (T), Kraft Heinz (KHC), Liberty Lilac Group (LILA). INCREASED STAKES: Phillips 66 (PSX), Charter (CHTR), Liberty Media (LMCK), Suncor (SU), General Motors (GM). DECREASED STAKES: Goldman Sachs (GS), Wal-Mart (WMT), Deere (DE), Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI), WABCO (WBC). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Viacom (VIAB).
06:48 EDTGSGoldman, Thomas H. Lee agree to buy GCA Services from Blackstone, Reuters says
According to sources, Reuters reports that the private equity unit of Goldman Sachs (GS) and Thomas H. Lee Partners have agreed to buy GCA Services Group, a facility management company, from Blackstone (BX) for about $1B, including debt. Goldman and Thomas H. Lee will have equal participation in the consortium that will buy GCA. Reference Link
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