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April 3, 2014
11:19 EDTRPM, PPG, VAL, SHWRPM 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).
News For RPM;PPG;VAL;SHW From The Last 14 Days
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July 22, 2014
10:00 EDTVALOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:39 EDTVALValspar upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs upgraded Valspar to Conviction Buy from Neutral citing the valuation discount peers, the recovery in the U.S. housing market and momentum in the company's Australian business. The firm raised its price target for shares to $97 from $83.
05:27 EDTVALValspar upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
July 18, 2014
10:54 EDTSHWSherwin-Williams downgraded to Hold from Buy at Zelman
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09:02 EDTPPGPPG Industries to sell Mt. Zion float glass manufacturing facility
PPG Industries announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Illinois, glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed. The sale of the Mt. Zion facility is consistent with the strategic initiative by PPGs flat glass business to focus on its higher-technology, coated glass capabilities for residential and commercial construction application.
July 17, 2014
11:41 EDTPPGPPG Industries names Michael McGarry as COO, effective August 1
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08:14 EDTPPGPPG remains 'highly focused' on deploying 'strong' cash position
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08:13 EDTPPGPPG reports Q2 adjusted EPS from cont. ops $2.83, consensus $2.77
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07:05 EDTSHWSherwin-Williams reports Q2 Paint Stores Group sales up 17.2% to $1.88B
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07:04 EDTSHWSherwin-Williams raises FY14 EPS to $8.50-$8.70, consensus $8.49
Sees FY14 net sales growth 8%-13%, consensus $11.13B; This annual guidance includes our expectation that the Comex acquisition will increase net sales by a low single digit percentage in the year and negatively impact diluted net income per common share $.35 per share in 2014.
07:03 EDTSHWSherwin-Williams sees Q3 EPS $3.15-$3.25, consensus $3.06
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07:03 EDTSHWSherwin-Williams reports Q2 EPS $2.94, consensus $2.93
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July 14, 2014
14:43 EDTSHWSherwin-Williams downgraded earlier to Peer Perform from Outperform at Wolfe
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