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August 1, 2014
16:24 EDTPG, CVX, BYI, MGAM, SGMS, VCRA, WWWWOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in negative territory and remained there for most of the session, capping a down week with a down day. The averages made it into positive territory for a short time during the morning hours but were never able to build any momentum. Investors were hit with a heavy dose of information, including more corporate earnings, the monthly U.S. jobs report, data on personal income and spending, construction spending and domestic manufacturing, along with manufacturing PMI readings from China. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., non-farm payrolls rose 209K in July, missing the 230K forecast. The unemployment rate rose to 6.2% from 6.1% previously. Personal income rose 0.4% in June, with spending up 04% as well, and both of those matched expectations. The final reading of the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for July came in at 81.8, which was in-line with expectations. seen 81.9; previously 81.3. ISM's manufacturing PMI for July rose to 57.1, beating expectations for a more modest rise to 56.0. Construction spending dropped 1.8% in June, versus expectations for it to have risen 0.4%. In China, the government's official manufacturing PMI for July came in above expectations at 51.7, though the HSBC-Markit PMI came in at 51.7, missing the median forecast of 52.0. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Procter & Gamble (PG) advanced $2.33, or 3.01%, to $79.65 to lead the Dow Jones Industrial Average after the company's core earnings per share beat expectations and it said it intends to pare back its portfolio to focus on the 70 to 80 "core" brands that make up about 90% of its revenue... Another member of the Dow, Chevron (CVX), moved in the opposite direction, falling $1.34, or 1.04%, to $127.90 after its own earnings report. The oil major also lowered its FY14 production view by 1%-2%, citing weather, asset sales and a shutdown at its Angola LNG site as negative production drivers. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Bally Technologies (BYI), which surged $17.53, or 29.13%, to $77.70 after the company agreed to be acquired by Scientific Games (SGMS) for $5.1B, or $83.30 per share. Another company in the same sector, Multimedia Games (MGAM), rose $2.21, or 9.16%, to $26.33, while Scientific Games gained 24c, or 2.81%, to $8.78 following the announcement of the deal. Among the noteworthy losers was Vocera (VCRA), which fell $3.42, or 27.21%, to $9.15 and was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum and cut to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens following the company's Q2 report and lowered FY14 guidance. Also lower were shares of Web.com (WWWW), which dropped $6.43, or 24.22%, to $20.12 and was downgraded at SunTrust and BWS Financial after its own quarterly report. INDEXES: The Dow dropped 69.93, or 0.42%, to 16,493.37, the Nasdaq fell 17.13, or 0.39%, to 4,352.64, and the S&P 500 declined 5.52, or 0.29%, to 1,925.15.
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October 22, 2014
14:20 EDTPGProcter & Gamble October weekly volatility increases into Q1 and outlook
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12:09 EDTPGLuxottica to name P&G executive as co-CEO, Bloomberg says
Eyeglass maker Luxottica (LUX), which is in the midst of a boardroom upheaval, will name Procter & Gamble (PG) executive Adil Mehboob-Khan as a co-CEO, says Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
October 21, 2014
09:37 EDTCVXActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL PBR AMZN C TWTR CVX VZ MCD GILD TXN
October 20, 2014
13:40 EDTBYIOptions with increasing implied volatility
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October 17, 2014
10:51 EDTBYIOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: COV DISH HLT QEP GREK BKW BYI LLY DTV TIBX
08:54 EDTCVXChevron adds drillship to deepwater operations in Gulf of Mexico
Chevron Corporation (CVX) announced that the Pacific Sharav, a deepwater drillship built to Chevron's specifications, has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to work under a five-year contract with Pacific Drilling (PACD). The Pacific Sharav is an upgraded Dual-Load-Path, Samsung-12000-design, dynamically-positioned drillship, specially modified to accept a Dual Gradient Drilling System, and able to operate in moderate environments and water depths up to 12,000 feet. The Pacific Sharav has commenced operations in the Keathley Canyon area.
08:48 EDTCVXChevron arranges FID for IDD, postpones second phase, Reuters says
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October 16, 2014
15:10 EDTPGAmerican College of Gastroenterology to hold annual meeting
ACG Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 to be held in Philadlephia, PA on October 17-22.
13:54 EDTCVXGulf states to oppose OPEC oil production ceiling cut, WSJ says
Despite the recent turmoil in the oil market, Gulf nations including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are seen as opposing OPEC oil-production ceiling cuts at next month's meeting, says the Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
October 15, 2014
07:44 EDTCVXExxon, Shell behind rivals in lowering greenhouse gas emissions, WSJ reports
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October 14, 2014
10:08 EDTPGProcter & Gamble: There is no doubt we are in a stretch of global volatility
The company said there is a high amount of volatility both politically and economically. The company said it is "trying its best" and that they're "on it."
09:26 EDTPGProcter & Gamble sees significant savings opportunities
The company plans to create a new P&G over the next 18-24 months that will consist of 70-80 brands organized in a dozen businesses. The company plans to reduce waste, and to have a North Aerican supply chain redesign that will see fewer, multi-category plants and more common manufacturing platforms. Comments taken from P&G Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
09:19 EDTCVXChevron delays $12B deepwater project after gas discovery, Jakarta Post says
PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia, a unit of Chevron, has submitted a letter requesting the postponement of its $12B Indonesia Deepwater Development project as it revise its calculations on the project following the discovery of a new gas reserve that has increased the projectís monetizing value, reported The Jakarta Post, citing an official with the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. Reference Link
October 13, 2014
06:36 EDTCVXSaudi Arabia content to let oil prices stay low, Reuters reports
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October 12, 2014
13:53 EDTCVXKuwaiti Minister says OPEC unlikely to cut production, WSJ says
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13:45 EDTCVXSaudis take aggressive oil measures in Europe, WSJ says
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October 10, 2014
10:49 EDTMGAMHigh option volume stocks
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October 9, 2014
09:06 EDTCVXChevron names Francis Chief Governance Officer to succeed Beebe
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09:04 EDTCVXChevron names Francis Chief Governance Officer
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08:03 EDTCVXCBI joint venture with Chevron wins technology award in Bahrain
Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) and Chevron's (CVX) joint venture Chevron Lummus Global has been awarded a contract in excess of $100M by Bahrain Petroleum Co. The scope of work includes the license of its LC-Fining and Isocracking technologies and engineering design packages for the new residue hydrocracking and vacuum gasoil hydrocracking units for the Bapco Modernization Program.
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