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November 28, 2012
18:08 EDTRIO, AA, BTURio Tinto CEO says aluminum, thermal coal most challenging businesses
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News For RIO;AA;BTU From The Last 14 Days
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October 28, 2014
10:45 EDTBTUCONSOL rises after acknowledging long-term thermal coal MLP opportunity
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09:20 EDTAAAlcoa to host investor day
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October 27, 2014
10:00 EDTAAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:44 EDTAAAlcoa upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank upgraded Alcoa to Buy citing the turnaround in the company's upstream Primary smelting business following the company's Q3 results. Deutsche raised its price target for shares to $20 from $16. The stock closed Friday up 31c to $16.55.
October 23, 2014
16:16 EDTAAAlcoa to sell ownership stake in Mt. Holly Smelter to Century Aluminum
Alcoa (AA) announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its ownership stake in the Mt. Holly aluminum smelter in Goose Creek, South Carolina, to Century Aluminum Company (CENX) for $67.5M in cash, plus an additional potential earn-out. Mt. Holly is owned 50.3% by Alcoa and 49.7% by Century. The sale is subject to customary regulatory approvals, and is expected to close by the end of Q4. Based on current estimates, the transaction will not result in a significant gain or loss to Alcoa.
16:09 EDTAACentury Aluminum to acquire full ownership of Mt. Holly Smelter for $67.5M
Century Aluminum Company (CENX) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alcoa's (AA) 50.3% stake in the Mt. Holly aluminum smelter. Mt. Holly, located in Berkeley County, South Carolina, employs approximately 600 people and has an annual production capacity of 229,000 metric tons of primary aluminum. Following the closing of the transaction, Century will own 100% of Mt. Holly. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Century will acquire Alumax of South Carolina, a subsidiary of Alcoa and owner of Alcoa's 50.3% interest in Mt. Holly, for $67.5M in cash less certain amounts owed by Alumax to Mt. Holly and subject to working capital and other similar adjustments. The transaction is expected to close in Q4 and is subject to customary closing conditions.
06:27 EDTRIORio Tinto extends tenure of CEO Sam Walsh, CFO Chris Lynch
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October 20, 2014
08:10 EDTBTUPeabody sees FY14 adjusted EPS ($1.48)-($1.38), consensus ($1.46)
Targets reflect lower seaborne thermal coal pricing and reduced production at the Wilpinjong Mine as strong year-to-date performance is expected to result in the mine reaching annual permit levels before year end. Expects total sales of 245 to 255 million tons, including U.S. sales of 185 to 190 million tons and Australian sales of 36 to 38 million tons; U.S. costs per ton 1 to 3 percent below 2013 levels on cost containment efforts. U.S. revenues per ton improved to 2 to 4 percent below 2013 levels on higher realized price per ton; and Australian costs that have been lowered to approximately $70 per ton, as a result of successful cost reduction initiatives and operating performance.
08:08 EDTBTUPeabody cuts FY14 CapEx to $200M-$220M
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08:08 EDTBTUPeabody seeing favorable industry indicators over Chinese coal imports
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08:07 EDTBTUPeabody reports Q3 adjusted EPS (59c), consensus (66c)
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October 17, 2014
08:04 EDTBTUPeabody volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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October 16, 2014
10:01 EDTRIOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Akamai (AKAM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... CGG SA (CGG) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura... Central Valley Community (CVCY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... DSM (RDSMY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura... Disney (DIS) downgraded at Guggenheim... Francesca's (FRAN) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Macquarie... Netflix (NFLX) downgraded to Fair Value from Buy at CRT Capital... Nordstrom (JWN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Norfolk Southern (NSC) downgraded at Credit Suisse... Rio Tinto (RIO) downgraded to Market Perform at Cowen... Seadrill (SDRL) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura... Ternium (TX) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Urban Outfitters (URBN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Viacom (VIAB) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... eBay (EBAY) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at CLSA... lululemon (LULU) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie.
09:23 EDTRIOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:43 EDTRIORio Tinto downgraded to Market Perform at Cowen
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06:29 EDTRIORio Tinto downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen
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