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February 13, 2013
10:25 EDTMOS, MOS, MOS, CE, CE, CE, ALB, ALB, ALB, POT, POT, POT, RPM, RPM, RPM, ROC, ROC, ROC, PPG, PPG, PPG, MON, MON, MON, LYB, LYB, LYB, EMN, EMN, EMN, DD, DD, DD, AGU, AGU, AGU, CF, CF, CF, DOW, DOW, DOWBofA/Merrill's U.S. chemicals analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
U.S. Chemicals Analyst McCarthy, along with Chief Economist at Doane Advisory Services, Rich Pottorff, discuss the 2013 outlook for agriculture including key row crops, recent developments in Latin America and views on important economic drivers, such as U.S. farm income, on an Analyst/Industry conference call. Relevant companies MOS, CF, AGU, DD, EMN, LYB, MON, PPG, ROC, RPM, POT, ALB, CE and DOW may be discussed on the Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on February 14 at 11 am.
News For MOS;CF;AGU;DD;EMN;LYB;MON;PPG;ROC;RPM;POT;ALB;CE;DOW From The Last 14 Days
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October 8, 2014
10:32 EDTRPMRPM seeing improvement in construction markets, expects to continue through 2015
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10:25 EDTRPMRPM says Q1 results was 'on track' with its earnings plan
RPM said it expected a flat performance in Q1 after experiencing "extraordinary performance' due to results in Synta and Kirker subsidiaries. The company did not expect the performance to continue this year. The comparisons will continue to be negative in Q2 and be fairly flat for 2H15. The company also said there was $5.6M in unplanned costs due to the SEC investigation, the proposed SPHC settlement, and a voluntary self-disclosure agreement with the state of Delaware for unclaimed property. RPM expects costs for these three categories to continue in Q2 and Q3. When accounting for these facts, RPM says it is right on track with its earnings plan and says its consumer segment is continuing to perform well with mid-EBIT growth. The company also said more normal winter weather should help Q3. RPM expressed concern about the weak Euro, and says its outlook for the European economy remains mixed. Comments taken from Q1 earnings conference call.
09:20 EDTRPMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:29 EDTMONMonsanto targets at least double ongoing EPS by FY19
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08:08 EDTMONMonsanto sees Q1 earnings roughly half last year, FY15 growth concentrated in Q3
Monsanto said, "As its business has expanded globally over the past several years, the company has seen its earnings flow evolve between quarters. This trend continues in FY15 as the company anticipates an overall shift in its full-year earnings pattern, as several structural factors result in a full-year earnings flow with a smaller first quarter and a concentration of growth in the third quarter. With macro conditions resulting in lower planted acres for key regions in both corn and cotton in the quarter, combined with a timing shift as the company moves more of its Agricultural Productivity business to branded-product sales, Monsanto expects its first quarter will be roughly half of the total earnings from the first quarter of 2014. Beyond the first quarter, the biggest first half timing effect relates to the evolution in its Channel seed brand business model that is expected to shift business timing from the first and second quarters to the third quarter. The company expects second quarter earnings to be relatively flat year-over-year with a significant uptick in third quarter earnings reflecting the timing shifts and business growth in its largest markets. The earnings flow is punctuated by a fourth quarter that is expected to be break-even to positive year-over-year on an absolute basis."
08:06 EDTMONMonsanto reports Q4 Seeds and Genomics sales $1.376B
Reports Q4 Agricultural Productivity sales $1.254B. Hugh Grant, chairman and CEO for Monsanto, said, “In an industry that’s particularly near-term focused right now, there are few companies as well positioned to deliver strong growth today while significantly increasing investments to enable the continued delivery of a broad range of innovative solutions for tomorrow.”
08:04 EDTMONMonsanto sees FY15 EPS $5.75-$6.00, consensus $6.03
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08:02 EDTMONMonsanto reports Q4 ongoing EPS (27c), consensus (24c)
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07:59 EDTRPMRPM comments on SPHC plan of reorganization
On September 26, 2014, SPHC filed its plan of reorganization in Delaware Bankruptcy Court. The plan memorializes the settlement in principle reached with representatives of current and future asbestos claimants. As previously reported, a trust will be established to resolve all current and future Bondex asbestos claims, an injunction will be issued by the court that will permanently protect SPHC, RPM International Inc., their affiliates, and other parties from current and future asbestos claims, and SPHC will emerge from bankruptcy and will be reconsolidated with RPM. RPM currently anticipates that the plan's effective date and the reconsolidation of SPHC's financial results will occur in RPM's fiscal 2015 third quarter, but the actual timeline could change based on a variety of factors beyond the control of SPHC and RPM. The impact of the completion of this transaction on RPM's 2015 fiscal year will be dependent on specific timing and related transaction costs. On an annualized basis, SPHC has revenues of approximately $400M. CEO Frank Sullivan said, "We look forward to plan confirmation for SPHC and its emergence from bankruptcy. While the amounts required to fund a 524g trust are substantial from a financial perspective, this transaction will be good for RPM shareholders, both in terms of our ongoing operations and as a process which will bring finality to the Bondex asbestos liability."
07:57 EDTRPMRPM sees FY16 EPS $2.70-$2.90, consensus $2.74
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07:34 EDTRPMRPM backs FY15 EPS $2.38-$2.42, consensus $2.42
Backs FY14 consolidated sales up 6%-8%, consensus $4.65B; Backs FY15 industrial sales up 6%-8%; Backs FY15 consumer sales up 5%-7%.
07:33 EDTRPMRPM expects FY15 quarterly results to follow different pattern from FY14
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07:31 EDTRPMRPM reports Q1 EPS 73c, consensus 79c
Reports Q1 revenue $1.20B, consensus $1.23B
October 7, 2014
15:16 EDTMON, RPMNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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15:08 EDTMONMonsanto technical notes ahead of earnings
In the prior three months the shares have underperformed, dropping nearly 14% in price. The trend has been bearish with a few volatile upside attempts which did not hold. Ahead of results, the stock has broken below an important support at the $110 area. This level has held as support since early March of this year. A continued breakdown below it on negative news would snap the 5-year uptrend line which has support at $110. Support levels to watch as potential downside objectives are at $105.45, $99.98, and $96.11. A break of the long-term uptrend line would be long-term bearish for share price. If the news surprises on the upside, resistance levels to watch as potential upside objectives are at $115.39, $118.99, and $121.85.
14:33 EDTMONMonsanto October weekly 108 straddle priced for 3% move into Q4
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09:03 EDTCFCF Industries volatility elevated into Yara CEO resigns amid CF merger talks
CF Industries (CF) overall option implied volatility of 34 is above its 26-week average of 25 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into Yara (YARIY) announcing its CEO resigned amid CF merger talks.
08:13 EDTCFYara likely to buy CF for up to 30% premium, says Bernstein
Bernstein believes the potential merger between Yara (YARIY) and CF Industries (CF) will be structured as Yara buying CF with 75% stock, 25% cash and up to a 30% premium or $360 per share. The firm sees limited upside for Yara shareholders and keeps an Underperform rating on the stock. This morning, the company announced the resignation of its CEO and said merger talks with CF continue.
07:27 EDTLYBEU repreive on oil sands label a victory for Canada, WSJ says
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06:31 EDTCFYara International CEO resigns amid CF merger talks
Yara International (YARIY) announced that Torgeir Kvidal has been appointed acting CEO effective today, and Jørgen Ole Haslestad has resigned as CEO. "Yara's Board have concluded that Haslestad is not the right person to lead the company going forward, also in light of the on-going talks with CF Industries (CF). Haslestad would not have a role in a potential merged company," says Leif Teksum, Chairman of the Yara Board of Directors. "The discussions with CF Industries will continue with Kvidal leading the Yara team, with support from the Board and in particular from me as Chairman," says Teksum. Kvidal has served as CFO since May 2012.
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