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March 5, 2013
07:37 EDTCAT, PH, DE, URI, ITW, WNC, OSK, TEX, MNTXISI Group to host a conference
Industrials Conference is being held in New York on March 5.
News For MNTX;WNC;DE;TEX;ITW;PH;OSK;URI;CAT From The Last 14 Days
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December 19, 2014
13:47 EDTDEDeere files automatic mixed securities shelf
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06:36 EDTDE, CATObama administration to ease many parts of Cuba embargo, NY Times says
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December 18, 2014
16:36 EDTWNCWabash authorizes stock repurchase program for up to $60M
Wabash has authorized the the repurchase of up to $60M of its common stock over a two year period ending on December 31, 2016.
12:03 EDTDEDeere to sell crop insurance business to Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company
Deere & Company announced it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its crop insurance business, subject to regulatory approval, to Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa , headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. The action is a result of Deere's previously announced review of strategic options for the crop insurance business. The agreement will result in Deere selling both John Deere Insurance Company and John Deere Risk Protection, Inc., which together made up the crop insurance business unit of John Deere Financial. Closing is expected in the first quarter of the 2015 calendar year.
11:31 EDTCATCaterpillar sales trends suggest 'muted' 2015 outlook, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says Caterpillar's November retail sales trends were weak with growth trends decelerating from October in all segments. Wells believes weakening demand trends suggest Caterpillar may provide "a muted" outlook for 2015, and the firm stays below consensus with its 2015 expectations. Wells has a Market Perform rating on Caterpillar.
09:47 EDTCATCaterpillar reports retail machines sales down 10% in three months end November
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09:01 EDTOSKU.S. Army orders Oshkosh FMTVs
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December 16, 2014
09:59 EDTCATOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:53 EDTCATCaterpillar downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie
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08:24 EDTCATCaterpillar downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie
December 11, 2014
06:51 EDTWNCWabash coverage resumed with an Accumulate at Global Hunter
Target $78.
December 10, 2014
20:02 EDTDEDeere reports November U.S./Canada utility tractor sales down 'a single digit'
Deere reports its U.S./Canada utility tractor sales were down "a single digit," while the industry rose 8% in November. Deere reports its U.S./Canada row-crop tractor retail sales were down more than the industry, which was down 29% in the month. Deere's U.S./Canada 4WD tractor retail sales were down more than the industry, which was down 45% in the month. In November, Deere's U.S./Canada combines retail sales were down double digits, but less than the industry, which was down 50%. Information from Deere's retail sales comment for November posted to company's investor relations website. Reference Link
13:53 EDTDEUSDA data still negative for Ag equipment makers, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo estimates USDA data for December indicates row crop cash flow will drop 21% from the prior year, which is consistent with November and still negative for farm equipment demand. The firm keeps its negative view on demand trends for farm equipment makers Deere (DE) and AGCO (AGCO). The firm maintains its Underperform rating on AGCO and Market Perform rating on Deere.
December 8, 2014
10:00 EDTITWOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Antero Resources (AR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Apache (APA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Applied Materials (AMAT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Arch Capital (ACGL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... CU Bancorp (CUNB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Calpine (CPN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Commerzbank (CRZBY) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... EastGroup Properties (EGP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Enbridge Energy Management (EEQ) upgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Enbridge Energy (EEP) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... GasLog (GLOG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Hoegh LNG (HMLP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Global Hunter... LaSalle Hotel (LHO) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Lufthansa (DLAKY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... NASDAQ (NDAQ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Newfield Exploration (NFX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Omega Healthcare (OHI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Orange SA (ORAN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... SM Energy (SM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Southwest (LUV) upgraded at Goldman... TSMC (TSM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... United Technologies (UTX) upgraded at Bernstein... eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel.
07:56 EDTITWIllinois Tool Works price target raised to $110 from $95 at Stifel
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07:07 EDTITWIllinois Tool Works upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Global Hunter
Global Hunter upgraded Illinois Tool Works to Buy based on strong 2015 guidance, shareholder returns, and operating leverage. Price target raised to $111 from $92.
December 5, 2014
09:07 EDTITWIllinois Tool Works increases operating margin target to 23% by end 2017
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08:51 EDTITWIllinois Tool Works sees FY5 EPS $5.15-$5.35, consensus $5.25
Sees FY15 revenue up 2.5%-3.5%.
08:50 EDTITWIllinois Tool Works backs FY14 EPS view of $4.57-$4.65, consensus $4.62
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08:36 EDTURIUnited Rentals outlook has improved, says Stifel
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