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April 3, 2014
11:19 EDTPPG, SHW, RPM, VALRPM hits 52-week high after raising full year profit outlook
Shares of specialty chemical, paint, and coating maker RPM (RPM) are rallying after the company raised its fiscal 2014 profit outlook. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, RPM reported third quarter earnings per share of 12c and revenue of $863.4M, compared to expectations of 9c and $877.67M, respectively. RPM raised its FY14 EPS view to $2.10-$2.15 from $2.05-$2.10, compared to consensus of $2.11. It also forecast FY14 industrial sales growth of 4%-6% and consumer sales growth of 8%-10%. The company cited stronger than anticipated leverage in its industrial segment, resulting from solid performance in Europe and businesses serving U.S. construction markets, as the reason for the improved outlook. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, RPM rose $2.03, or 4.8%, to $44.20 on heavy trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week high of $45.47. Including today's advance, the stock is up approximately 43% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the paint and coatings space include PPG Industries (PPG), Valspar (VAL), and Sherwin Williams (SHW).
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October 6, 2015
15:08 EDTRPMNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Monsanto (MON), consensus (2c)... Constellation Brands (STZ), consensus $1.32... Acuity Brands (AYI), consensus $1.62... Global Payments (GPN), consensus $1.43... RPM International (RPM), consensus 82c.
September 23, 2015
10:00 EDTSHWOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Baytex Energy (BTE) downgraded to Sector Performer from Outperformer at CIBC... CarMax (KMX) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... Cytec Industries (CYT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... LG Display (LPL) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Magna (MGA) downgraded to Sector Performer from Outperformer at CIBC... Norilsk Nickel (NILSY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Sherwin-Williams (SHW) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow... Volkswagen (VLKAY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
08:12 EDTPPGPPG Industries lifts Fresno glass manufacturing force majeure
PPG Industries announced that it has restored normal operations at its Fresno, California, glass manufacturing facility and lifted the force majeure on architectural, residential and specialty glass products for customers located in the western U.S. and western Canada. The company also announced plans to invest $20M in upgrades for the Fresno facility, which will begin in January 2016. PPG plans to rebuild the glass tank and enhance other manufacturing equipment at the plant. The investment will upgrade equipment to meet continued demand for PPG flat glass products manufactured at the facility.
06:28 EDTSHWSherwin-Williams downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow
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