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June 27, 2014
09:10 EDTMTW, GSManitowoc acknowledges Relational's 13D filing
The Manitowoc Company (MTW) acknowledged that Relational Investors LLC has filed a Schedule 13D with the Securities and Exchange Commission reporting that it has acquired beneficial ownership of 8.52% of the company's common stock. “As an organization, we are committed to acting in the best interest of the company and all of its stakeholders. We have maintained, and will continue to maintain, an open dialogue with all of our shareholders. In fact, we have already had several conversations with Relational Investors. As part of our regular evaluation of the company’s enterprise-wide strategic imperatives to drive long-term shareholder value, we will continue to consider and review Relational Investors’ suggestions,” commented Glen E. Tellock, Manitowoc’s chairman and CEO. “We have great confidence in the strength of our business and our ability to manage the company in any market environment. The Board of Directors and management team remain committed to building value for all shareholders through the continued execution of our strategy, including margin expansion initiatives which are already delivering results, and the continued evaluation of our capital allocation policy following our substantial deleveraging since the Enodis transaction,” concluded Tellock. Goldman, Sachs & Co. (GS) is serving as financial advisor to The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
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September 18, 2014
14:08 EDTGSBanks look to high-interest personal loans to boost revenue, WSJ says
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September 17, 2014
13:16 EDTGSHolder says DOJ looking to charge bank executives, Washington Post says
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September 16, 2014
14:44 EDTGSVirginia AG files $1.15B lawsuit against banks that sold RMBS during crisis
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07:51 EDTGSGoldman Sachs-led investor group backs Privia Health for national expansion
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07:19 EDTGSCompanies' share buybacks at fasttest clip since 2007, WSJ reports
Companies are buying back their own shares at its fastest pace since the financial crisis to fuel a stock rally, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Birinyi Associates, companies have bought back $338.3B of stock in 1H14, the most since 2007. Citing an analysis by Barclays, companies with the largest buyback programs by dollar value have outperformed the broader market by 20% since 2008. 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%.
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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07:49 EDTGSDOJ, FBI 'flip' bank informants as part of forex probe, WSJ says
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September 12, 2014
07:41 EDTGSBank lending grew in quarter, with Capital One leading pack, WSJ reports
Total loans outstanding at U.S. banks and thrifts grew by $178.5B in the second quarter, with Capital One Financial (COF) leading the big banks by growing its loans at an annualized rate of 12.5%, according to SNL Financial data, reported The Wall Street Journal. SNL said 14 of the 15 largest U.S. banks increased their lending, with only Bank of America (BAC) issuing fewer loans than the quarter before, largely attributed to a drop in U.S. closed-end residential mortgages, the report noted. Other publicly traded large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
06:35 EDTGSApple 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 11, 2014
07:21 EDTGSBankruptcy bill focused on big bank failure moves past committee, WSJ says
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06:43 EDTGSGoldman Sachs to manage $2B of NY pension fund, NY Post reports
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September 10, 2014
14:30 EDTGSPension fund gives Goldman Sachs $2B to invest, Reuters reports
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10:31 EDTGSFortress hires Goldman's Adam Rosenberg
Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG) announced that Adam Rosenberg has joined its Credit Funds business as a Managing Director leading its Gaming & Leisure investment platform. Rosenberg joins Fortress from Goldman, Sachs & Co., (GS) where he was Global Head of Gaming Investment Banking.
07:16 EDTGSRepublicans, Democrats both push for harder 'too big to fail' rules, WSJ says
Lawmakers from both the Republican and Democrat sides of the aisle urged U.S. regulators to push forward additional regulations to ensure the biggest banks aren't "too big to fail," said The Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded large U.S. 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
06:35 EDTGSFed may raise capital requirement for some banks to 11.5%, NY Times reports
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September 9, 2014
06:33 EDTGSFed looks set to pressure large banks to shrink, NY Times says
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