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December 30, 2013
13:51 EDTHUN, NL, DD, KRO, VHICompanies advance after controversial chairman dies
Shares of Kronos (KRO), NL Industries (NL), and Valhi (VHI) are rising after Harold Simmons, who was chairman of the board at all three companies, passed away on Saturday night. WHAT'S NEW: A billionaire Dallas billionaire and philanthropist, Simmons was a controversial figure. He called President Obama "the most dangerous American alive" because, according to Simmons, the president "would eliminate free enterprise in this country." Simmons also donated tens of millions of dollars to Republican candidates and conservative causes and a number of his companies have been criticized and sued for allegedly polluting the environment. ANALYST OPINION: In a note to investors, research firm Oppenheimer said that Simmons' death will raise questions about succession, strategy and ownership issues at Kronos. About 81% of Kronos common stock was owned by Simmons, related persons and entities, with about 80% of that held by Valhi and NL Industries, according to Oppenheimer. Kronos was viewed as a consolidator in the reshuffling titanium dioxide industry, but may now be viewed as a seller at some point, Oppenheimer added. OTHERS TO WATCH: DuPont (DD) and Huntsman (HUN) have announced plans to spin-off their titanium dioxide businesses. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Kronos gained 9.5% to $18.85, NL Industries rose 9.3% to $11.04, and Valhi added 1% to $15.07.
News For KRO;NL;VHI;DD;HUN From The Last 14 Days
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March 26, 2015
07:25 EDTHUNNomura to hold a conference
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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
07:19 EDTHUNHuntsman management to meet with UBS
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March 23, 2015
11:21 EDTDDOrigin Agritech shares spike higher after report of possible takeover interest
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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.
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
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.
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.
March 18, 2015
13:19 EDTDDDuPont management to meet with Piper Jaffray
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10:00 EDTKROOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:13 EDTKROKronos Worldwide upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust
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March 17, 2015
13:39 EDTDDDuPont breaks below its 50-day moving average, levels to watch
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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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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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