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November 28, 2012
16:27 EDTMLNX, GMCR, RTLX, TFM, UTI, BP, INTC, SHS, NCROn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street rose about 0.8% after falling nearly 1% in the first half hour of the session. Comments out of Washington by House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama, followed by a report from the AP that White House officials plan to meet with other Senate and House leaders regarding the fiscal cliff, sent the averages into positive territory after midday and the markets went in to the close at their highs of the day... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., new single-family home sales fell 0.3% in October to a seasonally adjusted 368,000-unit annual rate. Also, the government revised sharply lower its estimate for the prior month's sales. The EIA reported crude oil inventories drew down by 347,000 barrels last week, versus expectations for a 350,000 barrel build up... COMPANY NEWS: The Environmental Protection Agency announced BP (BP) will be suspended from winning new contracts from the federal government until the company demonstrates it meets business standards set by the U.S., though the action does not affect existing contracts. Shares of BP opened sharply lower, but settled up 13c, or 0.31%, to $41.48... Shares of Retalix (RTLX) moved up sharply and were halted for trade following a report in Israel's Calcalist that it had reached a deal to be acquired by NCR (NCR). Shares were up $7.21, or 32.92%, to $29.11 when they were halted and the companies confirmed in a press release after the bell that NCR will pay $30.00 share to acquire the Israel-based software firm... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), which saw shares trade up $7.91, or 27.32%, to $36.86 after the company's Q4 earnings report beat Street estimates and at least three analyst firms raised their price targets on the stock. Also higher were shares of Sauer-Danfoss (SHS), up $13.34, or 33.88%, to $52.72 after Danfoss S/A proposed to purchase all shares of the company is does not already own for $49.00. Among the noteworthy losers were shares of Universal Technical (UTI), down $3.44, or 28.10%, to $8.80 after the company said it sees FY13 student starts flat year-over-year and the stock was downgraded to Underperform at BMO. Also lower were shares of Mellanox Technologies (MLNX), down $8.07, or 9.57%, to $76.23 as concerns over competition from Intel (INTC) prompted a slide, though shares were defended at Pacific Crest and Barclays. Also lower were shares of The Fresh Market (TFM), down $7.46, or 12.38%, to $52.78 after the company's CFO unexpectedly resigned last night... INDICES: The Dow was up 106.98, or 0.83%, to 12,985.11; the Nasdaq was up 23.99, or 0.81%, to 2,991.78; and the S&P 500 was up 10.99, or 0.79%, to 1,409.93.
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December 16, 2014
11:31 EDTINTCRackspace looks to reduce reliance on Intel chips, Bloomberg says
Rackspace Hosting (RAX), which has been testing server computers based on IBM (IBM) Power chip designs, is looking to reduce its reliance on Intel (INTC) chips as it shifting to some server computers based on modified International Business Machine processors, says Bloomberg. Reference Link
December 15, 2014
13:00 EDTBPEU conditionally approves BP acquisition of jet fuel unit, Reuters says
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06:38 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain transferring coffee buying to Switzerland, Reuters says
Keurig Green Mountain is moving a majority of its U.S. coffee buying operations to Switzerland, emulating its competitors, according to Reuters. The move will make the company "a global beverage player," Reuters quoted a Green Mountain spokeswoman as saying. Reference Link
December 14, 2014
17:07 EDTBPOPEC's Badri says group will withstand oil price fall, Reuters says
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December 12, 2014
15:32 EDTTFMStephens consumer analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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06:51 EDTBPBrent crude oil fell to five year low, Reuters reports
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December 11, 2014
09:00 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain announces expanded agreement with Caribou Coffee
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December 10, 2014
12:42 EDTBPBP volatility increases as shares trade at 30-month low
BP December and January call option implied volatility is at 31; compared to its 26-week average of 17 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement.
11:41 EDTGMCRGreen Mountain Coffee December calls active
Green Mountain Coffee December weekly 140 calls are active on total call volume of 2,200 contracts, compared to its open interest of 395 contracts. December weekly call option implied volatility is at 57, December is at 37, January is at 32, March is at 33; compared to its 26-week average of 42 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large near term price movement
10:00 EDTBPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:18 EDTTFMDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
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06:06 EDTBPBP sees $1B in group-wide restructuring charges over coming year
"Although the current environment is challenging, BP is well-positioned to respond and manage our Upstream business for the long term,” said Upstream CEO Lamar McKay. “We expect to see growth from our conventional and deepwater assets and an increasing contribution from gas. And we also have a quality pipeline of opportunities that we believe are capable of extending underlying growth well beyond 2020. Our focus throughout will remain firmly on safe operations, execution efficiency and greater plant reliability.” BP also said that, as part of its wider ongoing Group-wide programme to simplify across its Upstream and Downstream activities and corporate functions, it expects to incur non-operating restructuring charges of circa $1B in total over the next five quarters, including the current quarter. Details of these charges and further guidance on the program are expected to be given with each quarter’s results. Across the Group, BP has said it will be looking to pare or re-phase capital expenditure without compromising safety or future growth. In October, BP told investors this could result in reductions of $1B-$2B in capital expenditure across the Group in 2015 against guidance of $24B-$26B laid out in March. This will be reviewed further as part of the 2015 plan, recognising the current outlook for oil prices. Between now and 2020, the Upstream team’s focus will be on delivery, through safe and reliable operations, strong execution in the existing base business, and the start-up of a suite of new projects which are expected to be capable of adding over 900,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day of net incremental production to BP’s portfolio by 2020. BP will also be progressing opportunities expected to continue to drive underlying growth into the next decade as it builds out its well-established conventional and deepwater oil positions and a distinctive and material portfolio of gas options.
05:53 EDTBPBP upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank upgraded BP (BP) to Buy saying shares could see an inflection point in 2015 with the Macondo penalty phase going to trial in January. Deutsche coupled the upgrade of BP with a downgrade of Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) to Hold.
December 9, 2014
11:40 EDTBPBP to invest $12B in Egypt over next five years, Reuters reports
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08:39 EDTBPBP to close U.S. cellulosic operations, Bloomberg reports
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December 8, 2014
10:53 EDTBPBP to continue advocating for probe of suspicious, implausible spill claims
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10:11 EDTBPBP's plea to review Deepwater Horizon settlement rejected, WSJ reports
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07:53 EDTBPClimate for Exxon E&P acquisition improved by falling prices, WSJ says
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07:28 EDTMLNXFBN Securities to hold a bus tour
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06:09 EDTBPBP to cut hundreds of U.K. jobs this week, Guardian reports
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