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March 27, 2015
14:55 EDTGMGeneral Motors weekly volatility at low end of historic range
General Motors April weekly call option implied volatility is at 22, April is at 20, May is at 21, June is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 24 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.
09:26 EDTDDAIFMercedes-Benz to launch pickup truck within five years, Reuters says
Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz plans to launch a mid-size pickup truck within next five years, reports Reuters, citing company and spokesperson statements. Mercedes will roll out the vehicle in Latin America, South Africa, Australia and Europe but has not yet decided whether to launch in the U.S., said a spokesperson. The truck will be built by Daimler's van division, said the company. Reference Link
March 26, 2015
14:19 EDTGMGM expects North American Malibu sales to surge, Reuters reports
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07:25 EDTHONThe Economist to hold a forum
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07:22 EDTGMGeneral Motors near-term risk/reward favorable, says Deutsche Bank
After speaking with management, Deutsche Bank thinks General Motors' presentation to investors next week will be relatively upbeat. Deutsche believes GM is benefitting from mix and price in North America, mix in consolidated Asia, and raw material costs. It views the near-term risk/reward on shares as favorable, but keeps a Hold rating on the name.
March 25, 2015
08:20 EDTDDTrian files definitive proxy statement for DuPont annual meeting
Trian Fund Management, L.P., one of the largest stockholders of DuPont, which currently beneficially owns approximately 24.6 million DuPont shares valued at approximately $1.8B, filed a definitive proxy statement with the SEC for the election of Nelson Peltz, John H. Myers, Arthur B. Winkleblack and Robert J. Zatta to DuPontís Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 13. Trian also today released ďMeet Trianís Nominees,Ē videos which introduce Trianís four highly qualified director candidates and highlight their decades of relevant experience and track records of stockholder value creation that would benefit DuPont. The videos also detail how Trian works collaboratively with boards and management teams, and why that makes a difference for stockholders. The nominees discuss their view that DuPont must improve operating performance, increase accountability to stockholders, tie pay directly to performance, and be more transparent, among other topics.
March 24, 2015
16:09 EDTHONWatts Water appoints Todd Trapp as CFO
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08:41 EDTGMGeneral Motors capacity hampering sales growth, says Credit Suisse
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06:18 EDTGMGM to build next-gen Chevrolet Cruze in Coahuila, Mexico, Reuters reports
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06:12 EDTGMFord, GM considering asking for lower-paid workers, Bloomberg says
Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) are considering asking the United Auto Workers union to create a lower-pay tier of employee at U.S. auto factories, reports Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. The union, on the other hand, is considering eliminating the existing tier structure altogether, according to a person familiar with the union leadership. The proposed lower tier worker would not assemble cars, said the sources. Reference Link
March 23, 2015
15:52 EDTHONUSW reaches tentative agreement with Honeywell
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11:21 EDTDDOrigin Agritech shares spike higher after report of possible takeover interest
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11:11 EDTGMGM ignition switch death claims rises to 74, WSJ reports
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07:37 EDTGMVolkswagen to cut at least 150 workers at Russian plant, Reuters reports
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06:22 EDTDDDuPont 'strongly recommends' holders to vote the WHITE proxy card
DuPont announced that it has filed definitive proxy materials with the SEC in connection with DuPont's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which is scheduled to be held on May 13. DuPont shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 17 will be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. The DuPont board strongly recommends that shareholders vote on the WHITE proxy card "FOR" all 12 of DuPont's directors. In conjunction with the definitive proxy filing, DuPont is mailing a letter to shareholders detailing the significant progress and accomplishments achieved under the leadership of the DuPont board and management team. The letter also addresses Trian Fund Management's high risk agenda for DuPont to break itself up and add excessive debt to the company, which the DuPont board has carefully reviewed and determined would destroy value.
06:03 EDTHONU.S. Multi-Industry sector downgraded to Neutral at Barclays
Barclays downgraded the U.S. Multi-Industry space to Neutral from Overweight saying rising headwinds could limit share upside to mid-single-digit levels in 2015, with only slight improvement in 2016. The firm believes the credit cycle is peaking and views the U.S. Dollar strength along with lower oil prices as headwinds. Concurrent with sector rating change, Barclays downgraded Dover (DOV), Grainger (GWW), Xylem (XYL) and WESCO (WCC) to Equal Weight from Overweight. It also upgraded Tyco (TYC) to Overweight from Equal Weight and Lennox (LII) to Equal Weight from Underweight, calling both defensive names in the space. The firm is also "comfortable" owning General Electric (GE), Honeywell (HON), Sensata (ST) and HD Supply (HDS) at current levels. It prefers waiting for pullbacks to buy shares of 3M (MMM).
March 22, 2015
16:22 EDTDDChina looks to develop seed program to fend off foreign competition, WSJ says
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March 20, 2015
10:00 EDTHONOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:45 EDTHONActive equity options trading on open
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09:24 EDTDDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Ctrip.com (CTRP), up 20.1%... Rally Software (RALY), up 17.3%... Nike (NKE), up 5.2%... Darden Restaurants (DRI), up 4.3%... Cheetah Mobile (CMCM), up 3.6%. ALSO HIGHER: Prothena (PRTA), up 40.2% after reporting positive results from Phase 1 study of PRX002... Viggle (VGGL), up 26.9% after confirming receipt of offer from chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman... Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT), up 8.5% after announcing new data analyses from FLINT trial... Biogen Idec (BIIB), up 9.7% after presenting positive interim results from study of aducanumab... Pier 1 Imports (PIR), up 5.2% after being upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... JinkoSolar (JKS), up 2.8% after announcing that it will supply 75 MWdc of its PV solar modules to Red Horse 2 project and following a strategic collaboration agreement with DuPont (DD). DuPont is up just under 1%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: AK Steel (AKS), down 6.8%... Youku Tudou (YOKU), down 4.9%... Tiffany (TIF), down 3.3%. ALSO LOWER: Macerich (MAC), down 7.7% after Simon makes $95.50 per share "best and final" offer.
08:01 EDTGMStifel says evidence supports Apple moving into electric vehicles
Analysts at Stifel say they see enough evidence to suggest that Apple is internally working on the development of a battery electric vehicle to be sold over the next five-to-ten years. The analysts are "intrigued" by Apple CFO Luca Maestri's background at General Motors (GM). They believe Apple's investments in manufacturing should be a key consideration for investors and point out the $40B spent by the iPhone maker over the past five years, with 80%-plus invested in manufacturing, is similar to GM, Ford (F) and Daimler-Benz and well above Tesla's $1.8B cumulative capex. The analysts say there is a "lot to think about" regarding Apple's move into the car space, including the regulatory environment. They keep a Buy rating on the tech giant with a $150 price target. Shares of Apple closed yesterday down 97c to $127.50.
07:06 EDTDDJinkoSolar and DuPont sign strategic collaboration agreement
JinkoSolar (JKS) announced that it has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with DuPont (DD), which reflects the companies' interests in furthering the growth and adoption of efficient and reliable solar generated electricity. Areas of potential collaboration include technical development efforts to support continued improvements in the efficiency, durability and reliability of solar cells and panels, including through development and supply of advanced materials including DuPont Solamet PV19x series photovoltaic metallization pastes and DuPont Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride films, as well as co-marketing collaborations aimed at promoting the broader and faster adoption of solar energy to help address the world's growing energy needs.
06:44 EDTHONHoneywell upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
Goldman added Honeywell to the Conviction Buy List to reflect strong relative free-cash-flow growth, best-in-class execution, and improving returns. Price target is $120.
06:22 EDTGMGM CEO to be questioned October 8 over ignition failures, AP says
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March 18, 2015
13:19 EDTDDDuPont management to meet with Piper Jaffray
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08:37 EDTGMGeneral Motors says to change business model in Russia
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08:36 EDTGMGeneral Motors says to idle auto plant in St. Petersburg
March 17, 2015
14:13 EDTGMMorgan Stanley questions GM capital allocation plan
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13:39 EDTDDDuPont breaks below its 50-day moving average, levels to watch
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08:05 EDTGMGeneral Motors coverage resumed with an Underweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley reinstated General Motors with an Underweight and $28 price target. The firm believes GM's agreement to accelerate capital returns to investors is a popular short-term decision but raises questions longer-term by increasing both financial and strategic risks.
07:33 EDTHONHoneywell management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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06:23 EDTGMGM employees to be deposed for class action case, NY Times says
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05:50 EDTDDStocks with implied volatility movement; DD NFLX
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March 16, 2015
14:24 EDTDDDuPont near session low, levels to watch
The shares were downgraded earlier at BofA/Merrill to Underperform, but the firm maintained its $76 price target. At the current price of $77.35 the stock is at the low of its price channel, but has not breached. Support below current price is at $75.52, the 50-day moving average. Resistance is at $78.08.
11:58 EDTDDDuPont retreats after Bank of America two notch downgrade to sell
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11:06 EDTGMGM ignition switch death claims rises to 67, WSJ says
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10:02 EDTDDOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:31 EDTDDPeltz says open to discussing 'realistic settlement' with DuPont
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09:22 EDTDDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:38 EDTDDDuPont downgraded at BofA/Merrill
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06:44 EDTDDDuPont downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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