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July 10, 2014
13:58 EDTUTX, LMTPentagon says F-35 fire may have been isolated incident, The Hill says
A fire on an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter plane may have been an isolated incident, and not indicative of a systemic problem, the Pentagonís chief weapons buyer told lawmakers today, according to The Hill. The Pentagon has grounded the planes, which are made by Lockheed Martin (LMT) and United Technologies (UTX). Reference Link
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November 25, 2014
08:22 EDTUTXUnited Technologies new CEO well-positioned for job, says Bernstein
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05:50 EDTUTXStocks with implied volatility movement; GPRO UTX
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05:33 EDTUTXUnited Technologies upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo upgraded United Technologies to Outperform citing a more attractive risk/reward following yesterday's sell-off in shares. Wells believes investors have a very positive view of new CEO Greg Hayes and that 2015 expectations are reasonable. The firm raised its price target range for shares to $115-$120 from $110-$115. United Technologies closed down yesterday $1.51 to $108.79 after the company announced that its Chairman/CEO Louis Chenevert retired, effective immediately.
November 24, 2014
17:37 EDTUTXNew United Technology investors should wait for clarification, Barron's says
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17:19 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $127.75M government contract modification
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16:34 EDTUTXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in quiet fashion and trading remained that way throughout the day. The Dow and S&P moved in a narrow range and hugged the flat line, while the Nasdaq drifted steadily higher and added nearly 1% by the close of trade. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Chicago Fed national activity index fell to 0.14 in October, versus expectations for a reading of 0.33. Markit's services PMI fell to 56.3 in the flash reading for November, versus expectations for a slight increase to 57.3 from its prior reading of 57.1. The Dallas Fed manufacturing index was steady at 10.5 in November, versus expectations for a 9.0 reading. Overseas, the euro areaís largest economy, Germany, saw a business climate index advance to 104.7 in November from 103.2 in October, beating economists' prediction for a decline to a reading of 103. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) had a role in the Nasdaq's outperformance, as the tech giant climbed after a number of research firms, including Susquehanna, Cantor and KGI Research, were upbeat on the outlook for the company's performance during the holiday season. The iPhone maker's stock rose $2.15, or 1.85%, to close at $118.62 to close just below the 52-week high of $118.77 it hit late in the session... United Technologies (UTX) fell $1.51, or 1.37%, to $108.79 after the Dow member announced that Louis Chenevert had retired as Chairman and CEO, effective immediately. The company reaffirmed its expectations for 2014 earnings per share and sales, but provided little information regarding the abrupt exit of the executive. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Prosensa (RNA), which surged $7.16, or 62.59%, to $18.60 after the small drugmaker agreed to be acquired by larger BioMarin (BMRN). After the deal announcement BioMarin shares also rose $2.11, or 2.46%, to $87.94, while Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), which is working on a Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment to rival Prosensa's, advanced 88c, or 5.59%, to $16.61. Also higher was Cimatron (CIMT), which jumped $2.57, or 42.27%, to $8.65 after 3D Systems (DDD) agreed to buy the company for approximately $97M, or $8.97 per share, in cash. Among the noteworthy losers was Ring Energy (REI), which fell $1.28, or 9.54%, to $12.14 after Canaccord downgraded the stock to Hold from Buy, citing the the recent decline in crude oil prices and the potential need for the company to raise capital. Also lower were shares of Potash (POT), which fell $2.23, or 6.09%, to $34.40, and Mosaic (MOS), which slid $1.75, or 3.71%, to $45.46 after Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, was reported to be set to start repair work at part of its damaged mine. INDEXES: The Dow added 7.84, or 0.04%, to 17,817.90, the Nasdaq rose 41.92, or 0.89%, to 4,754.89, and the S&P 500 gained 5.91, or 0.29%, to 2,069.41.
16:17 EDTUTXUnited Technologies initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
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11:29 EDTUTXUnited Technologies slips to session lows, levels to watch
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09:19 EDTUTX, LMTDefense Secretary Hagel said to be stepping down, NY Times reports
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07:02 EDTUTXUnited Technologies backs FY14 EPS $6.75-$6.85, consensus $6.88
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07:01 EDTUTXUnited Technologies announces retirement of Chairman and CEO Louis Chenevert
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November 21, 2014
17:07 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $4.12B government contract modification
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, is being awarded a $4.12B modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive firm-target contract for the production of 43 Low Rate Initial Production Lot VIII F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
10:00 EDTLMTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Best Buy (BBY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory... BlackRock (BLK) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Cerner (CERN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Community Health (CYH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Lockheed Martin (LMT) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Trinity Industries (TRN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Ross Stores (ROST) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Maxim... St. Jude Medical (STJ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Wolverine World Wide (WWW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... D.R. Horton (DHI) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... KB Home (KBH) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... Sony (SNE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
08:08 EDTUTXUnited Technologies unit selected for $43M energy infrastructure project
NORESCO, a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies, has won a $43M energy savings performance contract for work at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, the U.S. Army's largest and most active basic combat training center.
05:53 EDTLMTLockheed Martin upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS
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November 17, 2014
17:19 EDTUTXSikorsky Aircraft awarded $535.34M government contract modification
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17:17 EDTUTXSikorsky Aircraft awarded $771.96M government contract modification
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November 14, 2014
06:15 EDTLMTLockheed Martin pursuing new markets amid cuts in weapons budget, WSJ reports
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November 13, 2014
07:38 EDTLMTBloomberg Link to hold a conference
The Year Ahead: 2015 is being held in Washington, D.C. with a pre-conference dinner on November 13 followed by company presentations on November 14,
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