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November 28, 2012
18:08 EDTAA, RIO, BTURio Tinto CEO says aluminum, thermal coal most challenging businesses
This is being reported by Bloomberg.
News For RIO;AA;BTU From The Last 14 Days
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August 28, 2015
10:56 EDTBTUPeabody surges despite downgrade amid bounceback in coal stocks
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10:20 EDTAAAlcoa rallies with Freeport-McMoRan, materials sector
Shares are up over 5% to $9.33 at time of writing, putting it above downtrend resistance at the 10-day moving average. At that price next resistance is at $9.51. Support is at $9.19.
09:23 EDTBTUOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Big Lots (BIG), up 11.1%... Smith & Wesson (SWHC), up 4.8%... Splunk (SPLK), up 3%... Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), up 14.3% after Carl Icahn reported a 8.46% stake in the company... United Continental (UAL), up 5.8% after being added to S&P 500... Activision Blizzard (ATVI), up 5.8% after being added to S&P 500... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Violin Memory (VMEM), down 23.9%... bebe stores (BEBE), down 19.8%... Autodesk (ADSK), down 4.2%... Aeropostale (ARO), down 4%. ALSO LOWER: Peabody Energy (BTU), down 6.6% after Moody's downgraded the company to Caa1.
09:16 EDTBTUMoody's downgrades Peabody to Caa1
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06:02 EDTBTUPeabody implied volatility of 224 at upper end of index
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August 27, 2015
15:19 EDTBTUOptions Update; August 27, 2015
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10:33 EDTRIOFreeport McMoRan surges after further cut to capital spending plans
Shares of Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) are surging in morning trading after the company announced plans to cut spending and production in response to current market conditions. It also plans to cut about 10% of employees and contractors at U.S. mining operations. WHAT'S NEW: Freeport-McMoRan this morning reduced its 2016 capital expenditure budget to $4B, approximately 29% lower than the $5.6B estimate on July 23, which it said reflects "aggressive" actions in response to current market conditions. The 2016 CapEx outlook includes $1.4B in mining projects, $600M in mining sustaining capital and $2B in oil and gas expenditures. The company said it will reduce copper sales by about 150M pounds per year in 2016 and 2017 and cut 2016 unit site production by 20%. Additionally, the company plans to reduce 2016 minerals exploration costs to $50M from $100M. Freeport also said it expects a 10% reduction in employees and contractors at U.S. mining operations. The company cited recent declines in copper prices for the reductions and said the actions announced today are the results of the previously announced review of operating plans for its mining business. Freeport said it views the long-term outlook for its business "positively," helped by limitations on copper supply. In the near-term, however, Freeport said it will continue to monitor market conditions and capital spending, but is currently "adjusting operations to maximize current cash flow under weak market conditions while preserving its large mineral resources and growth options for the longer term." WHAT'S NOTABLE: Since late 2014, Freeport has cut its 2015 capital expenditure budget to $6.3B from $7.5B, including reductions of $700M in oil and gas expenditures and $500M in mining expenditures. Earlier this month, Freeport cuts its oil and gas capital budgets for 2016 and 2017 by $900M each in response to market conditions and maintained its expectations for $2.8B in O&G CapEx for this year. In July, after reporting its second straight quarterly loss, Freeport said its cost reduction plans would include potential adjustments to mine plans and future copper and molybdenum production volumes to reduce costs and preserve valuable resources for anticipated improved market conditions in the future. Freeport previously commented that it would pursue additional capital cost reductions, potential additional divestitures or monetizations and other actions as required to maintain a strong balance sheet while preserving a strong resource position. PRICE ACTION: Freeport-McMoRan is up 16.5% to $9.22 in morning trading. Shares are down over 60% year to date. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other major integrated mining companies include Rio Tinto (RIO), BHP Billiton (BHP) and Vale S.A. (VALE).
August 26, 2015
16:26 EDTBTUOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
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13:40 EDTBTUPeabody hires Lazard to help with debt restructuring, Bloomberg reports
Peabody Energy (BTU) has hired Lazard (LAZ) to advise it on how to restructure its $6.3B of debt, Bloomberg reports, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. Peabody is having discussions with creditors over ways to reduce its debt load, including swapping obligations for new shares or convertible notes, the report says. Reference Link
12:57 EDTBTUPeabody hires Lazard to help with debt restructuring, Bloomberg reports
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10:24 EDTAACentury Aluminum to curtail Hawesville operations due to weak prices
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August 24, 2015
16:46 EDTBTUPresident Obama announces new renewable energy commitments
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August 21, 2015
10:02 EDTRIOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:19 EDTRIORio Tinto initiated with a Neutral at Axiom
August 20, 2015
09:36 EDTBTUActive equity options trading on open
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August 19, 2015
06:45 EDTRIOGlencore's second merger attempt with Rio Tinto less likely, AFR reports
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August 18, 2015
09:29 EDTAAMorgan Stanley lowers Metals & Mining sector price targets by 33%
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