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News For POT;MOS;FCX;CAT;MT From The Last 14 Days
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March 23, 2015
10:03 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan rallies, levels to watch
After nearing its 52-week low last week, shares have bounced and are now heading up to test overhead resistance. The first major obstacle is at the 50-day moving average, last at $19.54. Shares are currently at $19.13. A breakout above the 50-day would be bullish, with the potential to turn the long-running bearish trend in the stock to bullish. Support is at $18.52.
10:00 EDTMTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:15 EDTCATCaterpillar to eliminate 230 jobs at Joliet plant, WSJ reports
Caterpillar is planning to cut 230 jobs at its plant in Joliet, Illinois and move production of oil pumps and valves to one of its plants in Monterrey, Mexico, The Wall Street Journal reports. Caterpillar says production of struts and hoists cylinders will remain at the Joliet plant, which employs 770 workers. Reference Link
05:32 EDTMTArcelorMittal downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
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March 22, 2015
15:23 EDTFCXFreeport operations at Grasberg resume as blockade ends, Reuters says
Freeport McMoRan has reopened an access road at its Grasberg mine in Indonesia that was blocked by a demonstration last week and says normal operations were being resumed at the mine, says Reuters. Reference Link
March 20, 2015
10:43 EDTFCXStocks with call strike movement; CHK FCX
Chesapeake (CHK) July 16 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 50, Freeport McMoRan (FCX) August 20 call option implied volatility decreased 6% to 47 according to IVolatility.
March 19, 2015
13:21 EDTCATCaterpillar heads for test of its 52-week low, levels to watch
Shares were last down over 1.5% to $80.01, off the low of the day at $79.56. At the low of the day, next support is at the 52-week low at $78.19. Resistance is at the high of the day at $80.50.
13:17 EDTCATCaterpillar end market conditions still negative, says Wells Fargo
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09:12 EDTCATCaterpillar reports retail machines sales down 11% in three months end February
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06:59 EDTFCXProduction at Freeport McMoRan mine in Indonesia halted, Reuters reports
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March 18, 2015
17:30 EDTPOTPotash sees FY15 pre-tax earnings reduced C$75M-C$100M due to tax changes
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11:03 EDTFCXStocks with call strike movement; NE FCX
Noble Corp. (NE) June 16 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 54, Freeport McMoRan (FCX) August 21 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 49 according to IVolatility.
07:27 EDTFCXFreeport seeks funding from Blackstone, Apollo, Reuters says
Freeport McMoRan (FCX) has hired Goldman Sachs (GS) and Barclays (BCS) to find private equity firms willing to finance certain of its energy projects and asset developments, reports Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Freeport is in talks with Blackstone (BX), Apollo (APO), and Warburg Pincus about a potential partnership. The sources say the firm may be seeking "several billion dollars," though discussions are in "very early" stages. Reference Link
March 17, 2015
13:42 EDTPOTPotash upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale
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13:40 EDTFCXAmended settlement agreement announced between Credit Suisse, Freeport
On March 16, an Addendum to the Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement, Compromise and Release was entered into with respect to the consolidated stockholder derivative litigation captioned In Re: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) Derivative Litigation, C.A. No. 8145-VCN. The Addendum modifies the terms of the settlement in order to resolve potential derivative claims against Credit Suisse Securities (CS) in connection with its engagement to act as lead financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Freeport-McMoRan with respect to the company’s 2013 acquisitions of Plains Exploration & Production Company and McMoRan Exploration Co., which potential claims were previously excluded from the settlement as set forth in the Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement, Compromise and Release filed on January 15. As set forth in the Addendum, the original settlement consideration will be increased by $16.25M, consisting of a $10M cash payment to the company by Credit Suisse, and a credit of $6.25M to be redeemable by the company in connection with future assignments Credit Suisse performs. The Supplemental Cash Amount, together with the original settlement amount, less plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees and expenses as awarded by the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, will be distributed to the company’s stockholders as a special dividend. The settlement is subject to specified conditions, including final approval by the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware. The settling defendants and Credit Suisse vigorously deny all allegations of wrongdoing or fault but entered into the settlement to avoid the costs and distraction of continued litigation.
11:31 EDTCATCaterpillar sees up year for North American construction
Sees some competitors in the construction segment becoming more price competitive.
11:10 EDTCATCaterpillar says balance sheet will allow M&A for potential targets
Says metrics are in "great shape." Says not afraid of doing a "multi-billion dollar" deal.
11:05 EDTCATCaterpillar seeing some activity in domestic infrastructure investment
Comments from Caterpillar at Bank of American Merrill Lynch Global Industrials Conference.
10:44 EDTCATCaterpillar reaffirms FY15 EPS ex-items about $4.75, consensus $4.74
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March 16, 2015
17:07 EDTFCXCredit Suisse to pay Freeport McMoRan $10M to settle allegations, WSJ says
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