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February 20, 2013
16:52 EDTODP, OMX, TRI, CAT, CHTP, NTSP, TSS, HNROn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower as each of the major averages dropped after the minutes from the last FOMC meeting indicated several Fed members are ready to vary the pace of bond buying... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts dropped 8.5% to a 890K rate in January, which was less than forecast. However, building permits were up 1.8% in the month, versus expectations for an increase of 1.2%. Producer prices in January rose 0.2%, versus expectations for an increase of 0.3%. The core producer price inflation figure, which excludes volatile food and energy components, rose 0.2%, which was in line with expectations. The minutes from the FOMC's Jan 29-30 meeting, released at 2 pm ET, said that several Fed members are concerned about the costs and risks of additional asset purchases. Several members of the committee said the Fed should be prepared to vary the pace of asset purchases, as the committee members continued to see moderate economic growth and gradually declining unemployment... COMPANY NEWS: The Office Depot (ODP) and OfficeMax (OMX) merger, reported over the long holiday weekend by the Wall Street Journal, was formally announced by the companies. However, the confirmation was inadvertently released on Office Depot's website ahead of the joint announcement, an error for which Thomson Reuters (TRI) later took responsibility. Shares of both companies, which had run-up after the WSJ story, declined following the confirmation, with Office Depot losing 84c, or 16.73%, to $4.18 and OfficeMax falling $91c, or 7%, to $12.09... Dow member Caterpillar (CAT) dropped $2.38, or 2.49%, to $93.22 after disclosing that global retail machine sales were down 4% in the three month rolling period ending January 31... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were shares of Chelsea Therapeutics (CHTP), up $1.14, or 149.51%, to $1.91 after the company received FDA guidance for a Northera new drug application resubmission and the stock was upgraded to Buy at Ladenburg. Also higher was NetSpend (NTSP), up $3.52, or 28.64%, to $15.81 after agreeing to be acquired by Total Systems (TSS) for $16 per share. Shares of buyer Total Systems lost $1.51, or 6.43%, to $21.97 following the acquisition. Also lower were shares of Harvest Natural Resources (HNR), down $3.71, or 40.5%, to $5.45 after its agreement to sell interests in Venezuela was terminated since the government of Indonesia voted against the transaction... INDICES: The Dow was down 108.13, or 0.77%, to 13,927.54; the Nasdaq was down 49.18, or 1.53%, to 3,164.41; and the S&P 500 was down 18.99, or 1.24%, to 1,511.95.
News For ODP;OMX;TRI;CAT;CHTP;NTSP;TSS;HNR From The Last 14 Days
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07:25 EDTTRIOracle to hold a conference
Open World 2014 to be held in San Francisco on September 28-October 2.
September 25, 2014
14:32 EDTCATGoldman Sachs close to acquiring Neovia Logistics for $1B, Reuters says
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September 23, 2014
15:19 EDTCATCaterpillar close to triggering a bearish price pattern
There is a potential triple top, which resembles an irregularly-shaped bearish head and shoulders pattern, that is clearly visible on a 2-year chart. At the current price of $100.20, the pattern is close to triggering. Whether seen as a triple top or head and shoulders, the neckline is at $100. If there is a break below that level, the pattern would become active. Downside potential for the pattern, if it remained active and completed, would be to the $89 area. This would place shares close to the breakout point back in late January 2014. It would take a move back above $107 to void the pattern.
14:58 EDTCATCaterpillar looking for smaller deals in energy, transportation space
14:56 EDTCATCaterpillar backs FY14 EPS view $6.20, consensus $6.28
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September 22, 2014
07:25 EDTCATCitigroup to hold a conference
Industrials Conference to be held in Boston on September 22-24.
September 19, 2014
11:11 EDTCATCaterpillar sales trends for August mixed, says Wells Fargo
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09:13 EDTCATCaterpillar reports Machines sales down 10% in three months end August
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