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January 6, 2014
07:14 EDTHES, DD, DRIActivist investors make inroads in M&A, WSJ reports
Aggressive investors were a driving force behind a number of deals at big companies in 2013. According to FactSet SharkWatch, there were 10 instances in 2013 in which a U.S. company agreed to break itself up or sell or exit businesses after an investor pushed it to make such changes, even if the moves didn't always satisfy the activist, reports the Wall Street Journal.Reference Link
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April 23, 2015
08:19 EDTDDDuPont sends letter to shareholders in response to Trian Fund's recent actions
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April 22, 2015
12:58 EDTDDDuPont acquires Taxon Biosciences, terms not disclosed
DuPont announced it has agreed to acquire Taxon Biosciences, a microbiome discovery company. This acquisition will build on DuPont's in-house capabilities and unparalleled market access in both seed and crop protection to discover and commercialize biological solutions for agriculture customers globally. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Closing of the acquisition is expected in the second quarter.
12:49 EDTDDEU proposes new law that allows states to ban biotech crops, WSJ reports
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10:25 EDTHESNomura U.S. energy analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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10:02 EDTHESOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Alcoa (AA) initiated with a Neutral at Cleveland Research... American Electric (AEP) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... American Water (AWK) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Anadarko (APC) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Apache (APA) initiated with a Reduce at Nomura... Associated Banc Corp (ASB) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Canadian Natural (CNQ) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Cenovus Energy (CVE) initiated with a Reduce at Nomura... Chesapeake (CHK) initiated with a Reduce at Nomura... Cimarex Energy (XEC) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Communications Sales & Leasing (CSAL) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... Concho Resources (CXO) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Consolidated Edison (ED) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Continental Resources (CLR) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... DTE Energy (DTE) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Denbury Resources (DNR) initiated with a Reduce at Nomura... Depomed (DEPO) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Devon Energy (DVN) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Dominion (D) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Duke Energy (DUK) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... EOG Resources (EOG) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Edison International (EIX) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Encana (ECA) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Entergy (ETR) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Eversource (ES) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Exelon (EXC) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... FirstEnergy (FE) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Great Plains Energy (GXP) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Hess Corp. (HES) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Marathon Oil (MRO) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Media General (MEG) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Medley Capital (MCC) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital... Murphy Oil (MUR) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Newfield Exploration (NFX) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Newtek Business Services (NEWT) initiated with a Neutral at Ladenburg... NextEra Energy (NEE) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Noble Energy (NBL) initiated with a Reduce at Nomura... Oasis Petroleum (OAS) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... PG&E (PCG) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... PPL Corp. (PPL) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... PSEG (PEG) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Pernix Therapeutics (PTX) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Pinnacle West (PNW) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Pioneer Natural (PXD) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... RSP Permian (RSPP) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... Range Resources (RRC) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... STMicroelectronics (STM) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... Southern Company (SO) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Southwestern Energy (SWN) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Starz (STRZA) initiated with a Sector Perform at FBN Securities... Stellus Capital (SCM) initiated with a Neutral at Janney Capital... Suncor (SU) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... TECO Energy (TE) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Tribune Media (TRCO) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Ultra Petroleum (UPL) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Zogenix (ZGNX) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... bluebird bio (BLUE) initiated with a Buy at Maxim.
07:12 EDTHESHess Corp. initiated with a Neutral at Nomura
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07:04 EDTDDPeltz tried to recruit Gallogly for DuPont board nomination, NY Post says
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06:17 EDTDDAgrium downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup
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April 21, 2015
16:26 EDTDDOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
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10:00 EDTDDDuPont sees potential for accelerated share repurchases for Chemours dividend
DuPont said it is determining what tool and mechanism to use to complete its share buyback related to Chemours, potentially using an ASR, noting there's also the potential for open market purchases. DuPont repeated that it expects to return to shareholders substantially all of the approximately $4B of one-time dividend proceeds from the spin-off of Chemours within 12-18 months of the separation.
09:26 EDTDDDuPont sees Q2 Performance Chemicals sales, operating earnings to be flat
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09:25 EDTDDDuPont sees Q2 Industrial Biosciences sales about flat
In Industrial Biosciences, DuPont anticipates higher volumes will be offset by the negative impact of currency and softer U.S. biomaterials sales, resulting in Q2 sales that are about flat and operating earnings even with the prior year. In Nutrition and Health, sales are xpected to be high-single digits percent lower in Q2 as volume growth is more than offset by strong currency headwinds. Operating earnings in Nutrition and Health are expected to be low-teens percent lower primarily due to the negative impact of currency. In Agriculture, Q2 sales are seen mid-single-digits percent lower and operating earnings are expected to be down low-to-mid-single digits percent.
09:22 EDTDDDuPont sees Q2 Safety & Protection sales down mid-single digits percent
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09:21 EDTDDDuPont sees Q2 Electronics & Communications sales down about low-teens percent
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09:20 EDTDDDuPont sees Q2 Performance Materials sales down about 'low-teens' percent
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06:09 EDTDDDuPont reports sees Chemours spinoff on track for middle of FY15
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06:06 EDTDDDuPont sees FY15 EPS at low end of $4.00-$4.20, consensus $4.05
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06:04 EDTDDDuPont reports Q1 EPS $1.34, consensus $1.31
Reports Q1 revenue $9.17B, consensus $9.41B.
06:02 EDTDDDuPont raises Q2 dividend to 49c per share from 47c per share
DuPont declared a Q2 common stock dividend of 49c per share payable June 12, to stockholders of record May 15. This represents a 4% increase over the 47c paid last quarter. The dividend is payable July 24, to stockholders of record July 10.
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