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February 27, 2013
11:59 EDTEMN, INFY, RAI, SDRLOptions with increasing implied volatility; INFY EMN IR SDRL RAI
News For SDRL;INFY;EMN;RAI From The Last 14 Days
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August 27, 2015
20:06 EDTRAIFDA issues warning letter to Reynolds American, others over tobacco packaging
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06:04 EDTSDRLSeadrill reports Q2 operating profit $384M
Operating profit for the quarter was $384 million compared to $703 million in the preceding quarter. The decrease was primarily due to the gain on deconsolidation of SeaMex during the first quarter, and a loss on the sale of the West Polaris to Seadrill Partners during the second quarter. Taken together, these items account for approximately $261 million, or 82%, of the sequential decline in operating profit. Excluding these non-recurring items, operating profit declined 11% sequentially. On a like for like basis, the decline in operating profit can be primarily attributed to the deconsolidation of SeaMex and increased idle time across the fleet.
06:04 EDTSDRLSeadrill achieves 83% economic utilization for floater fleet in Q2
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06:03 EDTSDRLSeadrill reports Q2 EPS 77c, consensus 63c
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August 26, 2015
10:57 EDTSDRLEuropean oilfield service names boosted by M&A speculation, says JPMorgan
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10:00 EDTINFYOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:54 EDTINFYInfosys upgraded to Buy from Underperform at Jefferies
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August 25, 2015
18:11 EDTSDRLTranocean tanks after proposing dividend cancellations, peers follow
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August 24, 2015
06:17 EDTRAITobacco groups consolidate brands to maintain customers, WSJ reports
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August 19, 2015
16:58 EDTEMNOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
The market opened deep in negative territory after a tumultuous trading session in China and a softer than expected U.S. consumer prices report. Sellers continued to push the averages lower throughout the morning, with the Dow tacking on losses of more than 200 points as investors waited for the release of the Fed minutes. The market rallied following an early leak of the minutes, which suggested officials are getting closer to raising rates but appear to be waiting for additional data. Despite the afternoon rally, the averages sold off once again heading into the close, leaving all three indices in the negatives for Wednesday. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the July consumer price index edged up 0.1% against expectations for 0.2% reading. The core reading, which excludes food and energy, also came in at 0.1% versus consensus estimates of 0.2%. There were no revisions to the 0.3% headline gain in June or the 0.2% growth in the ex-food and energy component. Component gains were muted across the board, with Energy prices up just 0.1% in July. Meanwhile, FOMC minutes showed no definitive indication of a September rate hike. Most committee members "judged that the conditions for policy firming had not yet been achieved, but they noted that conditions were approaching that point." Other members, however, believed that the inflation outlook "might not soon meet one of the conditions... for initiating a firming of policy." COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Dot Hill Systems (HILL) soared $4.50, or 86.87%, to $9.68 after Seagate Technology (STX) agreed to acquire the company for $9.75 per share, noting that it expects the deal to be non-GAAP EPS accretive in fiscal 2016. Shares of the hard drive giant fell 5.03% to $49.43 for the session... Lowe's (LOW) shares saw gains of $1.34, or 1.84%, to $74.36 following the company's earnings report this morning, while Target (TGT) rose $59c, or 0.73%, to $80.89 after beating on both top and bottom lines. On a subsequent conference call, Target executives forecast a "choppy" competitive environment in Q3, though they added that the company "will not get beat" on promotions in Q4. Separately, American Eagle (AEO) lost 7.42% to $16.92 after its quarterly numbers. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Palatin (PTN) and Apricus (APRI), showing respective advances of 3.19% and 7.89% after the FDA approved Sprout's female sexual dysfunction drug Addyi, with the agency remarking that it "continues to encourage drug development in this area." Note that both Palatin and Apricus are developing their own treatments in the space, and Apricus reaffirmed this morning its intent to seek a global partner as it advances its Femprox sexual dysfunction medication. Also higher was Yum! Brands (YUM), which gained $1.90, or 2.26%, to $86.10 after appointing a new CEO of its China division, adding that its same-store sales in the region "have turned significantly positive." Among the noteworthy losers was Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM), plunging $6.01, or 44.09%, to $7.62 after disclosing a legal battle with its customer Eastman Chemical (EMN) over "meet or release" contract stipulations which may impact Eastman's purchase obligations. Also lower was Caesarstone (CSTE), which lost $3.43, or 7.14%, to $44.61 after short-selling hedge fund Spruce Point said the stock has up to 75% downside due to heightened raw material costs and competitive concerns, among other factors. Separately, EOG Resources (EOG), Baytex Energy (BTE), and Vanguard Natural (VNR) saw respective losses of 4.15%, 15.53%, and 13.83% after WTI crude fell 5.02% for the session. INDEXES: The Dow declined 162.61, or 0.93%, to 17,348.73, the Nasdaq fell 40.30, or 0.80%, to 5,019.05, and the S&P 500 lost 17.31, or 0.83%, to 2,079.61.
13:30 EDTEMNOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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12:45 EDTEMNRayonier Advanced Materials says legal position 'correct one and will be upheld'
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12:24 EDTEMNRayonier Advanced Materials downgraded to Hold at Vertical Research (earlier)
Vertical Research analyst Chip Dillon earlier today downgraded Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) to Hold from Buy with a $12 price target. Dillon sees increased uncertainty as the company battles its top customer Eastman Chemical (EMN) in court over a contract. Shares of Rayonier Advanced Materials are halted for news pending after declining 55% to $6.12.
12:20 EDTEMNRayonier Advanced sinks amid court battle with top customer Eastman
Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) disclosed earlier today that on August 13, it filed a declaratory judgment action against Eastman Chemical (EMN) in the Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia regarding the company's chemical cellulose specialty products contract with Eastman. Eastman was served with this action on August 14. The company's filing asks the court to confirm the meaning of certain "meet or release" pricing and volume provisions in the agreement that require the company, under certain circumstances, to respond to offers made to Eastman by other suppliers. Rayonier Advanced Materials seeks a declaration that these provisions apply to a maximum of 7,500 metric tons of product per year. In addition, the company has asked the court to confirm the meaning of certain contract provisions relating to pricing in future contract years. On the evening of August 12, the company learned that Eastman had filed a similar declaratory judgment action on August 4 in the Chancery Court for Sullivan County, Tennessee, concerning the same contract "meet or release" provisions. Eastman's filing seeks a declaration that all of its contracted volume is subject to the meet or release provision or, in the absence of such interpretation, that the contract is invalid. Rayonier Advanced Materials was served with that action on August 13. It believes that the "contract is valid and enforceable in accordance with its terms as to both price and volume requirements, and that the meet or release provisions should be enforced in accordance with the Company's position." Rayonier Advanced Materials sank 55%, or $7.51, to $6.12 in today's trading before being halted for news pending.
August 14, 2015
07:12 EDTINFYInfosys Finacle announces partnership with Payveris
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07:04 EDTINFYInfosys Finacle, Payveris announced strategic partnership
Infosys Finacle and Payveris announced a strategic partnership. The two entities will jointly provide integrated payment solutions to banks and credit unions throughout the United States. The offering will facilitate bill payments and innovative money movement services such as interbank transfers and person-to-person payments. Through this partnership, the two organizations will integrate Finacle's Universal Banking Solution and Payveris' modular, open API-driven Digital Payments Platform to offer cloud-based banking services to community financial institutions in the U.S. The fully integrated solution will enable financial institutions to boost agility and efficiency of their operations, accelerate growth and improve customer experience across channels. The partnership will strengthen Infosys Finacle's core banking, e-banking and mobile banking offerings in the U.S. through the addition of Payveris' omni-channel digital payments capability.

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