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March 30, 2012
14:19 EDTRIMM, APOL, AAPL, APA, CHK, CAM, FTI, APCMarket looks set for weekly gain as economic data lifts stocks
Stocks are poised to advance this week, as fairly favorable macroeconomic data gave shares a boost. MACRO NEWS: U.S. GDP rose 3% in Q4, in line with expectations, and consumer spending rose a higher than expected 0.8% last month, the government reported... The University of Michigan's index of consumer confidence for March came in at 76.2, versus the consensus estimate of 75... Many energy stocks fell, as natural gas declined to ten-year lows and oil prices retreated... COMPANY NEWS: Research In Motion's (RIMM) massive troubles continued to mount, as the company yesterday night reported weaker than expected Q4 results, decided to stop providing guidance, and announced that two of its key executives would leave the company. The smartphone maker, however, said that it would consider selling itself, and its stock was rising significantly in mid-afternoon trading... For-profit education giant Apollo Group (APOL) appears to be encountering new problems of its own, as the company said that its new enrollment could drop by a double digit percentage level during the current quarter. Apollo's stock slid, dragging down a number of other for-profit education companies... Foxconn, which manufactures products for Apple (AAPL) and several other tech giants, said that it would raise the pay and improve the working conditions of its employees.
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August 18, 2014
17:23 EDTAPAApache looks cheap, Barron's says
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16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 18, 2014
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12:19 EDTCAMIngersoll-Rand rises after agreeing to buy Cameron unit for $850M
Shares of Ingersoll-Rand (IR), which makes heating and air conditioning systems, are up after it announced an agreement to acquire the assets of Cameron International Corporation's (CAM) Centrifugal Compression division for $850M. WHAT'S NEW: Ingersoll-Rand this morning entered into an agreement to acquire Cameron's Centrifugal Compression division for $850M. The acquisition is expected to close before the end of the year, subject to regulatory approval. The Cameron unit generated sales of approximately $400M in 2013, has approximately 850 employees and operates from 12 global locations. The results of operations of the Centrifugal Compression business will be reported as discontinued operations for Cameron beginning in the third quarter. Ingersoll Rand plans to fund the acquisition through a combination of cash on hand and debt. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Ingersoll-Rand said it expects the acquisition to be accretive to EBITDA margins, EPS, and ROIC in 2015 and beyond. The company expects the acquisition to add 8c-10c per share to its earnings in 2015. The company anticipates moderate incremental debt, supported by additional earnings from Cameron and core earnings growth. Ingersoll adds that it foresees refinancing of $500M of 2015 debt, and continues to expect a 2014 share repurchase of $1.38B. Cameron said it is selling the unit to focus on its core markets. The company expects after-tax proceeds of about $600M from the sale, part of which it planned to use to support share buybacks. ANALYST REACTION: Following the announcement, Wells Fargo analysts estimated that the acquisition will be approximately 10c-15c accretive excluding impact from synergies and approximately 20c-25c with anticipated synergies. PRICE ACTION: Ingersoll-Rand jumped $1.49, or 2.46%, to $62.03 in intra-day trading, while Cameron is trading down 0.6% to $72.21.
09:35 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL AMZN DG TSLA GILD FB ABX WFC C
09:02 EDTAPAApache confirms Canning Basin oil discovery offshore Western Australia
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08:30 EDTAAPLApple starts production of smartphones with sapphire screens, Guardian says
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07:58 EDTAAPLApple December quarter EPS likely to beat by 10%+, says RBC Capital
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06:44 EDTCHK, APANatural gas companies worried about regulatory outlook, The Hill says
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06:42 EDTAAPLApple may call 5.5-inch iPhone '6L,' 9to5Mac reports
Apple may call its rumored 5.5-inch iPhone model the "6L," 9to5Mac reports, citing Asia-based rumor site Apple Daily. In this scenario, the 4.7-inch iPhone would be called the iPhone 6. Reference Link
06:33 EDTCAMIngersoll-Rand to host conference call
Conference call to discuss agreement to acquire Cameron International Corporationís centrifugal compression division will be held on August 18 at 9:30 am. Webcast Link
06:32 EDTCAMCameron sells Centrifugal Compression business to Ingersoll-Rand for $850M
Cameron (CAM) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Centrifugal Compression business to Ingersoll Rand (IR) for cash consideration of approximately $850M, subject to closing adjustments. The decision to divest the Centrifugal Compression division was made after a careful review of Cameron's long-term business strategy to increase its focus on its core markets. The company's goal has been to identify a buyer that is more closely aligned with Centrifugal Compression's broad and global markets. Cameron expects to complete the sale of its Centrifugal Compression business prior to year end, subject to regulatory approval. The company estimates after tax proceeds from the sale to be approximately $600 million, and expects the net proceeds to support stock repurchases. In 2013, the Centrifugal Compression division had revenues of $396M. The results of operations of the Centrifugal Compression business will be reported as discontinued operations beginning in Q3.
06:31 EDTCAMCameron sells Centrifugal Compression business to Ingersoll-Rand for $850M
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06:27 EDTCAMIngersoll Rand to acquire Cameron's centrifugal compressional division for $850M
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06:05 EDTAPAApache discovers oil field in Western Australia, WSJ reports
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05:23 EDTAAPLInvenSense downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman Sachs downgraded InvenSense (INVN) to Neutral citing valuation with shares near its $25 price target. Goldman also believes the near-term catalyst of share gains at Apple (AAPL) has passed. InvenSense closed Friday down 1c to $24.99.
August 17, 2014
18:38 EDTAAPLToo early to sell Apple, Barron's says
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August 15, 2014
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 15, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 1c to 28.88. Option volume leaders: AAPL GILD NFLX PBR TWTR TSLA MNKD AMZN C according to Track Data.
10:09 EDTAAPLSony expected to debut Smartwatch 3 next month, GigaOM reports
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09:35 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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08:29 EDTAAPLChina Telecom now hosting Apple iCloud data in China, Marbridge Daily says
Apple (AAPL), which had previously been storing iCloud data for its Chinese users on servers in the U.S., in reportedly using China Telecom (CHA) as its sole cloud storage services provider in China, according to online Chinese media reports, said Marbridge Daily, citing Sina Tech. Apple and China Telecom have not commented, the report noted. Reference Link
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