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August 4, 2014
05:46 EDTMTW, AXPStocks with implied volatility movement; MTW AXP
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Manitowoc (MTW) 37, American Express (AXP) 20 according to iVolatility.
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September 18, 2014
14:31 EDTAXPCapital One said to bump Amex as Costco Canada card issuer, Bloomberg says
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14:14 EDTAXPCapital One said to replace American Express as Costco Canada card issuer
MasterCard said to be processor for new Costco Canada cards. Reported by Bloomberg.
11:53 EDTAXPCostco to stop accepting Amex cards in Canada on Jan 1, 2015 Globe and Mail says
Costco (COST) said it will not renew its credit card relationship with American Express (AXP) when it expires on December 31 of this year. Therefore, it will not accept Amex cards in Canada beginning January 1, 2015, The Globe and Mail reports. Reference Link
September 15, 2014
12:31 EDTMTWTerex hits 52-week low after cutting fiscal 2014 profit outlook
Shares of Terex (TEX), a diversified global equipment manufacturer of machinery products, are falling after the company cut its fiscal year 2014 earnings per share outlook. The company's third quarter EPS view of 55c-65c also came in far below analysts' consensus estimates of 79c. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Terex lowered its FY14 EPS view to $2.35-$2.50 from $2.50-$2.80, below analysts' consensus of $2.56. The company said the primary driver of the lowered guidance is weakness in the Cranes segment. Despite a positive trend in book-to-bill ratios over the first half of 2014, the Cranes order rate dropped significantly in July and August. Additionally, Cranes customers in developing markets are struggling to secure financing for orders scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2014. Ron DeFeo, Terex Chairman and CEO said, “We do not take lightly the need to adjust market expectations. Admittedly, the global Cranes marketplace has been challenging to forecast. During 2014, we have certainly seen more muted end markets in Cranes than we originally contemplated back in February. While we do see positive trends in certain aspects of our other segments, this has been more than offset by the recent weakness in Cranes end markets. The balance of our guidance remains intact, including our guidance for Free Cash Flow of between $200M-$250M in 2014. We also remain positive on the longer term prospects for EPS growth in our business, driven in no small part by the internal improvement initiatives underway throughout our company." ANALYST REACTION: This morning, UBS placed a Neutral rating and 12-month price target of $41 on shares of Terex. UBS believes that Terex could be gearing up to announce order cancellations. UBS said the deterioration in the Cranes segment, in addition to new questions over first half 2014 bookings, will be disappointing to investors. Despite that, UBS expects progression of projects in the Gulf Coast to drive a delayed Crane cycle, one that will result in improved order patterns in 2015 and 2016. UBS expects Terex' guidance to weigh on Manitowoc Company (MTW) and H&E Equipment Services (HEES), both of which are exposes to Crane markets. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Terex fell $2.32, or about 6.7%, to $32.38 on more than twice its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a 52-week low of $32.00. OTHERS TO WATCH: Terex' peers also fell, with Manitowoc Company (MTW) down over 3.3%, and H&E Equipment Services (HEES) down about 1.2%.
12:03 EDTAXPAmerican Express reports August write-off rate 1.5% vs. 1.5% last month
Reports August 30 days past due loans 0.9% vs. 0.9% last month.
09:16 EDTMTWOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:50 EDTMTWManitowoc down 3% after peer Terex cuts FY14 earnings guidance
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September 14, 2014
12:15 EDTAXPAmerican Express could rise almost 30%, Barron's says
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September 12, 2014
06:35 EDTAXPApple getting discounted card fees for Apple Pay, NY Times reports
Banks are charging Apple lower than usual credit card fees for the tech giant's new mobile payment system, according to The New York Times. The banks hope that participating in Apple Pay will enable them to process transactions that aren't currently being paid for with credit cards, the newspaper explained. The banks and credit card networks also hope to use Apple Pay to prevent technologies that don't incorporate banks from becoming popular, The Times reported. Publicly traded credit card networks include American Express (AXP), Capital One (COF), Discover (DFS), MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V). Publicly traded banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC)..Reference Link
September 10, 2014
08:14 EDTAXPVisa best positioned among card networks for Apple Pay, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest believes that Visa (V) is the best positioned to benefit from Apple Pay among credit card networks, as the firm notes that Visa cards were prominently displayed in the demonstrations, that accompanied the launch of the service. The firm thinks that Visa's technology leaves it well-positioned to play a critical role in fostering mobile payments with Apple and potentially others like Google (GOOGL). Pacific Crest adds that Apple Pay is also positive for MasterCard (MA) and American Express (AXP). It keeps an Outperform rating on Visa and Sector Perform ratings on MasterCard and American Express.
08:02 EDTAXPApple Pay positive for Visa, MasterCard and American Express, says BofA/Merrill
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September 9, 2014
14:54 EDTAXPApple announces Apple Pay
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07:28 EDTAXPThe Money Event, Inc to hold a conference
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September 8, 2014
10:17 EDTAXPAmerican Express President says won't comment on press speculation on Apple
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07:24 EDTAXPBarclays to hold a conference
Global Financial Services Conference to be held in New York on September 8-10.

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