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February 1, 2013
06:04 EDTNUE, DOW, X, MT, AKSCheap gas energizing parts of U.S. economy, WSJ reports
With natural gas suddenly plentiful and relatively cheap in the U.S. due to hydraulic fracturing technology, or fracking, U.S. manufacturing is beginning to pick up again, reports the Wall Street Journal. For example, back in 2004, steelmaker Nucor Corp. (NUE) bought a plant next to Louisiana wetlands, took it apart and shipped it to Trinidad on ocean barges because gas is cheap there.This summer, after almost two years of construction, it will open the same type of plant at the same site at a cost of $750M because natural gas, which is critical to these Nucor plants, is cheap here. Lower-priced natural gas has energized many parts of the country and the economy, including chemical and fertilizer companies, which say lower prices have reduced costs and made the U.S. a more competitive manufacturing location. Reference Link
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October 23, 2014
07:01 EDTDOWDeutsche upgrades Dow on attractive risk/reward
Deutsche Bank upgraded Dow Chemical to Buy from Hold citing an attractive risk/reward with the stock down 13% from their September high. Deutsche believes Dow's projects starting in 2015 mark an inflection point for growth and likely the stock. It raised its price target for shares to $58 from $57 following Dow's Q3 results.
05:52 EDTDOWDow Chemical upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
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October 22, 2014
16:00 EDTDOWOptions Update; October 23, 2014
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15:37 EDTNUENotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Comcast (CMCSA), consensus 71c; Union Pacific (UNP), consensus $1.52; 3M (MMM), consensus $1.96; AbbVie (ABBV), consensus 77c; Celgene (CELG), consensus 95c; Eli Lilly (LLY), consensus 67c; Occidental Petroleum (OXY), consensus $1.57; Caterpillar (CAT), consensus $1.36; Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), consensus $1.16; Precision Castparts (PCP), consensus $3.32; Raytheon (RTN), consensus $1.60; American Electric Power (AEP), consensus $1.02; Southwest Airlines (LUV), consensus 53c; Lorillard (LO), consensus 90c; T. Rowe Price (TROW), consensus $1.15; Mead Johnson (MJN), consensus 91c; Zimmer Holdings (ZMH), consensus $1.30; Nucor (NUE), consensus 73c; Nielsen (NLSN), consensus 65c; Prologis (PLD), consensus 46c; Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL), consensus $1.06; Under Armour (UA), consensus 40c; EQT (EQT), consensus 56c; Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), consensus 88c; Cameron International (CAM), consensus $1.10; Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), consensus 89c; Quest Diagnostics (DGX), consensus $1.08; CMS Energy (CMS), consensus 41c; Airgas (ARG), consensus $1.29; PulteGroup (PHM), consensus 36c; Diamond Offshore (DO), consensus 79c; Bemis (BMS), consensus 67c.
15:01 EDTNUENucor October weekly volatility increases into Q3 and outlook
Nucor October weekly call option implied volatility is at 50, November is at 24, December is at 24, January is at 23; compared to its 26-week average of 21 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on October 23.
11:14 EDTDOWHigh option volume stocks
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09:38 EDTDOWActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL PBR AMZN C TWTR YHOO BAC GILD FB THRX DOW CAR
09:21 EDTDOWOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Dow Chemical (DOW), up 3.7%... iRobot (IRBT), up 12%... Six Flags (SIX), up 13%... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), up 2%... Broadcom (BRCM), up 7%... Boston Scientific (BSX), up 4.3%... Abbott (ABT), up 1.8%... Yahoo! (YHOO), up 6%. ALSO HIGHER: Blue Earth (BBLU), up 26.4% after CEO says statements in Seeking Alpha blog are "false and misleading."... GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH), up 5.4% after Epidiolex receives orphan designation from EMA. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: 3D Systems (DDD), down 15%... Biogen (BIIB), down 7%... Lumber Liquidators (LL), down 13.4%... Norfolk Southern (NSC), down 3%... Angie's List (ANGI), down 8.8%. ALSO LOWER: Nanosphere (NSPH), down 33% after filing secondary, reporting preliminary Q3 revenue... Himax Technologies (HIMX), down 16% after announcing that Google (GOOG) will not exercise an additional investment option in the company... Cree (CREE), down 10.5%, downgraded at DA Davidson and Canaccord following the company's Q1 earnings results... Ocwen Financial (OCN), down 7% after downgraded to Hold at Evercore, downgraded to Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch... VMware (VMW), down 7.8%, downgraded at Nomura and Raymond James following the company's Q3 results.
07:06 EDTDOWDow Chemical says 'committed' to achieving financial targets
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07:04 EDTDOWDow Chemical reports Q3 adjusted EPS 72c, consensus 68c
Reports Q3 revenue $14.4B, consensus $14.31B.
05:52 EDTDOWStocks with implied volatility movement; AFSI DOW
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October 21, 2014
15:35 EDTDOWNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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11:51 EDTAKS, NUE, X, MTU.S. to end deal sheltering Russia from flat-rolled steel duties, Reuters says
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07:02 EDTDOWDow Chemical October weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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October 20, 2014
11:37 EDTXStocks with call strike movement; X TWTR
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October 17, 2014
12:33 EDTAKSAK Steel trading higher after Nomura upgrade
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10:00 EDTAKSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AK Steel (AKS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... AMD (AMD) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at Pacific Crest... Atlantic Power (AT) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital... Basic Energy (BAS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... BorgWarner (BWA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... CA Technologies (CA) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Calumet Specialty Products (CLMT) upgraded to Outperform at Wells Fargo... DHT Holdings (DHT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore... Exelon (EXC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Hilton (HLT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Hyatt Hotels (H) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... IPG Photonics (IPGP) upgraded at Stifel... ITC Holdings (ITC) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Manpower (MAN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale... Nabors Industries (NBR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Newpark Resources (NR) upgraded at Cowen... Old Dominion (ODFL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... PDC Energy (PDCE) upgraded at SunTrust... Patterson-UTI (PTEN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... PrivateBancorp (PVTB) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... QLogic (QLGC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Summit Research... RPC, Inc. (RES) upgraded at Cowen... Sonoco (SON) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at DA Davidson... Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... SunEdison (SUNE) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... TSMC (TSM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Tesco (TESO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... UnitedHealth (UNH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink... Xilinx (XLNX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
09:17 EDTAKSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:48 EDTX, MT, NUE, AKSBofA/Merrill global steel analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
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06:44 EDTAKSAK Steel upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
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