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August 1, 2014
13:46 EDTPKI, GPRO, EXPE, CVX, SGMS, PG, BYIOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday after a report showed that the economy continued to add jobs last month though the pace of hiring slowed a bit from the recent trend. 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%. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Procter & Gamble (PG) advanced more than 3% 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 about 1% 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 jumped 30% after the company agreed to be acquired by Scientific Games (SGMS) for $5.1B, or $83.30 per share. Shares of Scientific Games slipped 1.6% after the news. Also higher following its earnings reports was Expedia (EXPE), which rose 5%. Among the noteworthy losers was GoPro (GPRO), which tumbled 12.5% after the company reported on its earnings per share and revenue for the first time since its initial public offering in June. Also lower following their earnings reports were Web.com (WWWW), which fell 25% and was downgraded at SunTrust and BWS Financial, and PerkinElmer (PKI), which fell 4%. INDEXES: A bit before 2:00 pm ET, the Dow was down 60.46, or 0.37%, to 16,502.84, the Nasdaq was down 24.60, or 0.56%, to 4,345.17, and the S&P 500 was down 4.57, or 0.24%, to 1,926.10.
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November 13, 2014
07:40 EDTPGProcter & Gamble reiterates FY15 organic sales, core EPS growth guidance
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07:40 EDTPGProcter & Gamble sees clsoing Duracell transaction in 2H15
Following its prior announcement of plans to exit the Duracell business, P&G (PG) said it now plans to execute a split transaction, in which it will exchange a recapitalized Duracell Company for Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.A) shares of P&G stock. Berkshire’s stock ownership is currently valued at approximately $4.7 billion. P&G said it expects to contribute approximately $1.8 billion in cash to the Duracell Company in the pre-transaction recapitalization. P&G said the transaction maximizes the after-tax value of the Duracell business and is tax efficient for P&G. The value received for Duracell in the exchange is approximately 7-times fiscal year 2014 adjusted EBITDA. This equates to a cash sale valued at approximately 9-times adjusted EBITDA. As part of the exit of the battery business, P&G announced that it closed the sale of its interest in a China-based battery joint venture earlier in the week. Based on the signing of the contract to exit the Duracell business, P&G will restate Batteries results to discontinued operations effective with the reporting of October-December 2014 quarterly results. The Company expects to restate earnings per share of approximately 12c-14c to discontinued operations for fiscal year 2014. All-in GAAP earnings per share are not affected by the restatements. P&G said it will incur a non-core, non-cash charge of approximately 28c per share in current quarter results to adjust Duracell goodwill and intangible assets to the expected after-tax transaction value. P&G expects to finalize the restatement and one-time charge amounts in the next few weeks, and will update shareholders when final amounts are available. P&G said it expects to close the Duracell transaction in the second half of calendar year 2015 pending necessary regulatory approvals.
07:31 EDTPGBerkshire Hathaway to acquire Procter & Gamble's Duracell battery business
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07:30 EDTPGBerkshire Hathaway to acquire Procter & Gamble's Duracell battery business
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November 11, 2014
11:02 EDTGPRO Baltimore council passes police body camera bill, Baltimore Sun says
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07:47 EDTCVXJacobs Engineering receives contract from Chevron in South Africa
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November 10, 2014
15:57 EDTEXPEWorldwide Business Research to hold a conference
ProcureCon for Digital & Marketing Services 2014 is being held in San Antonio on November 11-13.
15:55 EDTEXPENorthStar Travel Media to hold a conference
PhoCusWright Conference is being held in Los Angeles on November 11-13.
15:43 EDTCVXAmerican Petroleum Institute to hold a conference
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13:56 EDTPGProcter & Gamble to host analyst meeting
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11:06 EDTGPROGoPro slips after announcing secondary stock offering
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10:49 EDTGPROGoPro CEO intends to be 'significant' shareholder for a long time, BI reports
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10:33 EDTEXPERoutehappy announces partnership with Expedia
Routehappy announced it entered a partnership with Expedia for full access to its proprietary Scores & Happiness Factors API. As part of the agreement, Expedia has full access to Routehappy's Score & Happiness Factors API, allowing its brands to integrate data into its search functionalities so customers can filter results by seat, amenities, and speed.
09:20 EDTGPROOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:13 EDTGPROGoPro down 7% in pre-market trade after filing to sell shares
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07:50 EDTGPROGoPro volatility elevated into files to sell $800M in common stock for holders
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07:43 EDTGPROGoPro files to sell $800M in common stock for holders
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07:23 EDTEXPERBC Capital to hold a conference
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07:18 EDTCVXChevron hasn't finished shale gas assessment in Romania, Reuters reports
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07:11 EDTEXPEOpen Mobile Media to hold a summit
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