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March 6, 2013
07:08 EDTMMM, UTX, CAT, CVX, IBMDJIA rally boosted by five blue chips, WSJ reports
Five blue chip stocks have accounted for about a third of the rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since the financial crisis: IBM (IBM), Caterpillar (CAT), 3M (MMM), Chevron (CVX) and United Technologies (UTX) were the biggest drivers among the average's 30 components, reports the Wall Street Journal.Reference Link
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November 25, 2015
17:43 EDTUTXPratt & Whitney awarded $214.6M government contract modification
United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney, Military Engines, is being awarded a $214.6M modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Low Rate Initial Production, or LRIP, Lot 10 annualized sustainment in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the U.S Navy, U.S Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, Non -U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants and foreign military sales customers. This effort includes support services for LRIP 10 propulsion systems as well as hardware and training course material and equipment. Work is expected to be completed in April 2019. FY16 aircraft procurement funds; FY16 operations and maintenance funds; non-U.S. DoD participants and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $214.6M are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force; U.S. Marine Corps; the U.S. Navy; international partners; and foreign military sales customers under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
November 23, 2015
12:26 EDTUTXCredit Suisse removes General Electric from focus list after recent run-up
Shares of global industrial giant General Electric (GE) are lower in afternoon trading after Credit Suisse's Investment Policy Committee removed the company's shares from the U.S. Focus List. WHAT'S NEW: In a note to investors this morning, Credit Suisse analyst Julian Mitchel and team noted that the firm's Investment Policy Committee removed GE shares from the U.S. focus list after the recent upward move in shares. The firm, which added GE shares to its Focus List on September 16, said the catalysts that it highlighted at that time are now largely reflected in the share price. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Although it removed GE from its U.S. and Global Focus lists, Credit Suisse maintained its Overweight rating on shares and increased its price target to $34 from $31. The firm sees GE as just starting to accelerate measures to drive up its gross margins, whereas its sector peers have already been splitting, spinning off or selling assets to enhance their profit margins higher for years. With GE selling most of its capital intensive and low-to-no growth Capital business while redirecting capital to higher growth and higher margin industrial business, Credit Suisse said shares deserve a higher premium than its peers Honeywell (HON) and United Technologies (UTX). PRICE ACTION: Shares of General Electric are down 0.65% to $30.46 in midday trading.
08:20 EDTIBMMerge Healthcare, eviCore partner to streamline medical imaging process
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November 20, 2015
10:00 EDTIBMOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Acceleron (XLRN) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... CSRA (CSRA) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... HP Enterprise (HPE) initiated with a Neutral at Baird... Hortonworks (HDP) initiated with a Buy at Needham... IBM (IBM) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... ITC Holdings (ITC) initiated with a Buy at Citi... Sucampo (SCMP) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies.
07:13 EDTIBMIBM initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities
JMP Securities analyst Greg McDowell initiated IBM with an Outperform rating and $167 price target on shares. McDowell believes sentiment is too negative and investors do not appreciate its leadership position in multiple technology categories and sticky customer base, the potential for a crossover point within the next two years, when the fast-growing revenue components of the business will offset declines in the more mature businesses, its revenue diversity, with software now a significant portion of revenue and hardware less, and its capacity for self-renewal.
November 19, 2015
13:45 EDTIBMIBM mulling 3,000 job cuts in Germany, Reuters says
IBM is weighing cutting 3,000 jobs in Germany over the next two years, Reuters reports, citing Wirschafts Woche magazine. The magazine was quoting a union leader who sits on the firm's supervisory board, the report says. Reference Link
10:26 EDTCATGoldman says sell Titan with ag and mining weakness expected to continue
Goldman Sachs downgraded Titan International (TWI) to Sell from Neutral today, saying that weakness in agriculture and mining would continue to weigh on the company's results. Goldman's downgrade comes after the company reported much weaker than expected results on November 6. Titan makes tires and wheels used in off-road vehicles which are utilized by farmers and mining and construction companies. WHAT'S NEW Titan derives 80% of its revenue from agriculture and mining, so the weakness in those sectors will continue to hurt its results going forward, wrote Goldman analyst David Tamberino. Additionally, farmers have less money to spend on capital projects, reducing the likelihood that they will adopt Titan's new LSW tires, according to the analyst. Given these factors and the January 2017 maturity of Titan's convertible note, the company could be faced with a cash crunch, the analyst warned. Moreover, Titan is facing increased competition, according to Tamberino. He sharply lowered his 2015-2017 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization estimates for the company and slashed his price target on the name to $3 from $8. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Deere (DE), Caterpillar (CAT), and AGCO (AGCO) sell heavy machinery used in agriculture. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Titan sank 11% to $4.50.
07:30 EDTMMMUBS to hold a conference
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November 17, 2015
06:31 EDTIBMBerkshire buys more IBM shares, WSJ says
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November 16, 2015
17:02 EDTCVXPoint72 added to lululemon position, subtracted from Netflix position
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15:36 EDTCATCaterpillar November volatility up into overview of Financial Services
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13:29 EDTCATCaterpillar to host conference call
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07:50 EDTIBMUBS to hold a conference
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06:51 EDTCVXBig energy firms saw 70% earnings dip for first nine months, WSJ says
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06:32 EDTUTXUnited Technologies reinstated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
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05:42 EDTIBMXilinx, IBM announce strategic collaboration
IBM (IBM), and Xilinx (XLNX) announced a multi-year strategic collaboration to enable higher performance and energy-efficient data center applications through Xilinx FPGA-enabled workload acceleration on IBM POWER-based systems. IBM and Xilinx, through a private signed agreement and collaboration through the OpenPOWER Foundation, are teaming to develop open acceleration infrastructures, software and middleware to address emerging applications such as machine learning, network functions virtualization, or NFV, genomics, high performance computing, or HPC, and big data analytics. As part of the IBM and Xilinx strategic collaboration, IBM Systems Group developers will create solution stacks for POWER-based servers, storage and middleware systems with Xilinx FPGA accelerators for data center architectures such as OpenStack, Docker, and Spark. IBM will also develop and qualify Xilinx accelerator boards into IBM Power Systems servers. Xilinx is developing and will release POWER-based versions of its leading software defined SDAccel Development Environment and libraries for the OpenPOWER developer community. Additionally, IBM and Xilinx will continue to further utilize IBM's innovative Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface, or CAPI, to deliver accelerated computing value to its clients. CAPI, a unique feature built into the POWER architecture, provides Xilinx and the technology industry at large with the ability to build tightly integrated, coherent solutions right on top of the POWER architecture.
November 13, 2015
12:34 EDTCATCaterpillar, General Motors, Altria Group are market beaters, Barron's says
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09:27 EDTMMMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Blue Buffalo (BUFF), up 8.2%... Applied Materials (AMAT), up 3.8%... Planet Fitness (PLNT), up 9.8%... Lipocine (LPCN), up 16.2% after reporting quarterly results and that the FDA has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act goal date of June 28, 2016. ALSO HIGHER: Mylan (MYL), up 10.9% after Perrgo (PRGO) shareholders did not tender enough shares for the hostile takeover bid to succeed... Plug Power (PLUG), up 7.3% after entering into a strategic supply agreement with 3M (MMM)... Yum! Brands (YUM), up after reporting that October China Same-Store Sales are up 5%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Fossil (FOSL), down 24.5%... Fossil (JWN), down 20.6%... El Pollo LoCo (LOCO), down 15.1%... Cisco (CSCO), down 4.1%.... Tyco (TYC), down 4.1%... J.C. Penney (JCP), down 6.8%. ALSO LOWER: Fitbit (FIT), down 8.4% after 17M share Secondary priced at $29.00... GameStop (GME), down 8% after being downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at Pacific Crest... Lions Gate (LGF), down 2.6% after 3.4M share Spot Secondary priced at $39.43... Perrigo is down 10.5% after shareholders did not tender enough shares for the hostile takeover bid to succeed.
07:05 EDTMMM3M, Plug Power announce strategic supply agreement
Plug Power (PLUG) and 3M (MMM) announce a supply agreement for membrane electrode assemblies, or MEAs, to be used in Plug Power designed proton exchange membrane, or PEM, fuel cell stacks. Through this strategic supply agreement, robust fuel cell stacks will be manufactured in Plug Power's Latham, NY and Spokane, WA facilities to support the $20B material handling market. Additionally, this new fuel cell stack technology will be utilized to expand Plug Power's presence into hydrogen enabled electric vehicle applications outside of the material handling market. Fuel cell systems using the 3M MEA's and Plug Power stack design will begin shipments in Q4.
November 12, 2015
05:40 EDTIBMIBM, HCL Technologies announce strategic partnership
IBM and HCL Technologies announced a strategic partnership to jointly build hybrid cloud solutions to help enterprises drive their digital transformations. HCL will use Bluemix, IBM's Cloud platform to build applications and solutions in the areas of Unified Service Management and Internet of Things. HCL will also use IBM Cloud's Infrastructure as a Service, SoftLayer, to offer cloud-based solutions to its clients.

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