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March 26, 2013
07:41 EDTNUE, CE, TGP, CQP, HUN, DOW, GMLP, LNG, EMN, AA, GLNGU.S. manufacturing group calls to rein in LNG export plans, FT reports
A group of U.S. manufacturers, including Alcoa (AA), Dow Chemical (DOW), Celanese (CE), Eastman Chemical (EMN), Huntsman (HUN) and Nucor (NUE), is calling for a “balanced” approach to exporting liquefied natural gas, arguing that only a few more plants should be given permits to export LNG freely in order to protect jobs and investment in the U.S., reported Financial Times. Reference Link
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April 20, 2015
09:36 EDTAAActive equity options trading on open
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07:15 EDTCECelanese valuation attractive despite 16% rally, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank says shares of Celanese remain attractively valued despite the 16% post-earnings rally on Friday. The firm raised its price target for the stock to $76 from $64 and keeps a Buy rating on the name.
April 17, 2015
16:24 EDTCEOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
Stocks on Wall Street began the session deep in negative territory and remained there throughout the day. The losses were broad based, with the S&P 500 losing 1% and the Dow and Nasdaq each sliding about 1.5%. There was little in the way of buying, as the number of declining stocks dwarfed the number of advancing stocks. Fears about Greece exiting the euro, steps taken by securities regulators in China and inflation data here at home were all pointed to as potential contributors to the down day in the market. The slide also coincided with the expiration of options, which can lead to volatility and heavy volume. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the headline Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% in March, versus expectations for it to be up 0.3%. The "core" rate, excluding food and energy prices, rose 0.2%, as expected. The leading economic index rose 0.2% to 121.4 in March, versus expectations for it to be up 0.3%. The University of Michigan consumer sentiment index jumped 2.9 points to 95.9 in the preliminary print for April, topping expectations for a 94.0 reading. In China, announcements by Chinese securities regulators, the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, and related bodies raised fears of a selloff in China. The China Securities Regulatory Commission imposed sanctions to try to control margin buying of stocks with borrowed money and the Securities Association of China said it will allow fund managers to lend stocks for short selling to increase the supply of shares. In Europe, strategists reportedly said a lack of progress in negotiations between Greece and its creditors had substantially increased the risk of Greece defaulting on its debt and even exiting the euro. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of both Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) dropped after Bloomberg, citing sources, reported that lawyers at the Justice Department’s antitrust division are leaning toward making a recommendation to file suit to block the companies' proposed merger. Spokespeople for Comcast and TWC reportedly told Bloomberg they see "no basis" for a lawsuit to block the transaction. Comcast ended the day down $1.25, or 2.09%, to $58.42, while Time Warner Cable shares slid $8.59, or 5.43%, to $149.61... First the Wall Street Journal, then Bloomberg, reported that Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) is internally discussing a potential takeover bid for Mylan (MYL). Shares of both moved higher following the reports, which Mylan responded to by stating that it is fully committed to its stand-alone strategy, including its proposal to acquire Perrigo (PRGO). Mylan Chairman Robert Coury said that rumors of potential interest from Teva have been "circulating for some time," but that such a combination is "without sound industrial logic or cultural fit" and would be unlikely to receive antitrust regulatory clearances. Coury added that Mylan's board would "carefully consider" a bid if any party makes an "actual offer" to acquire the company. Shares of General Electric (GE) reported a loss of $1.35 per share due to large charges related to its planned exit from the majority of its GE Capital business. Adjusting for special items, GE's operating earnings per share of 31c topped the consensus forecast by 1c. Additionally, GE said it has received "strong inbound interest" in its GE Capital assets following the company's April 10 investor update. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following their earnings reports were Celanese (CE), which rose $9.04, or 15.55%, to $67.18, and Mattel (MAT), which advanced $1.48, or 5.84%, to $26.75. Among the noteworthy losers after their quarterly reports were SerivceNow (NOW), which fell $9.55, or 11.53%, to $73.29, and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), which dropped 29c, or 10.28%, to $2.58. INDEXES: The Dow declined 279.47, or 1.54%, to 17,826.30, the Nasdaq fell 75.98, or 1.52%, to 4,931.81, and the S&P 500 dropped 23.81, or 1.13%, to 2,081.18.
12:21 EDTCEOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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11:38 EDTEMN, DOW, CECelanese hits new 52-week high after raising FY15 profit outlook
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09:36 EDTAAActive equity options trading on open
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09:14 EDTCEOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:01 EDTDOWFord, DowAska to jointly develop carbon fiber for light-weighting applications
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07:35 EDTCECelanese price target raised to $69 from $65 at UBS
UBS raised its price target on Celanese to $69 from $65 following Q1 results, citing the company's increased guidance and cost savings initiatives. UBS reiterated its Buy rating on Celanese shares.
April 16, 2015
19:00 EDTCEOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:13 EDTCECelanese raises FY15 adjusted EPS view to $5.60-$5.90, consensus $5.19
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17:11 EDTCECelanese reports Q1 adjusted EPS $1.72, consensus $1.31
Reports Q1 revenue $1.45B, consensus $1.61B.
17:10 EDTCECelanese raises FY15 EPS outlook
15:23 EDTCENotable companies reporting after market close
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April 15, 2015
10:46 EDTNUEBofA/Merrill metals/mining/steel analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
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10:19 EDTAAOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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08:45 EDTLNGAtlantic Council of the U.S. to host a discussion
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April 13, 2015
19:02 EDTCECelanese to increase prices for vinyl acetate monomer
Celanese Corporation will increase list and off-list selling prices for vinyl acetate monomer. This increase will be incremental to any previous increases that were announced but not implemented and will be effective immediately, or as contracts allow.
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