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May 29, 2014
04:55 EDTSHW, SHW, FOE, FOE, RPM, RPM, PPG, PPGCredit Suisse to hold a field trip
Coatings Field Trip travels throughout Cleveland, Ohio to visit with various companies on May 29-30.
News For SHW;FOE;RPM;PPG From The Last 14 Days
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October 16, 2014
14:59 EDTPPGPPG Industries says anticipating normal seasonal trends for Q4
Says Q4 is typically the company's slowest. Says recent drop in oil prices not an immediate benefit. Says seeing modest raw material increases. Says not envisioning any re-pricing of pending Comex acquisition due to recent stock market drop. Says will continue share buybacks in Q4 at a "higher level." Says expects to raise buybacks if deals less than expected. Says deadline for Mexico Comex decision is mid-December. Comments from company's Q3 earnings conference call.
08:13 EDTPPGPPG Industries still sees closing Comex deal in Q4
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08:12 EDTPPGPPG Industries reports Q3 adjusted EPS $2.82, consensus $2.75
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October 15, 2014
15:28 EDTPPGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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October 13, 2014
09:08 EDTPPGMexico's FECC says extending review timeline for PPG's Comex acquisition
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October 9, 2014
14:47 EDTRPMRPM increases quarterly dividend 8.3%
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10:00 EDTPPG, SHWOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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October 8, 2014
16:29 EDTPPG, SHWU.S. Chemicals sector initiated with an Overweight at RBC Capital
RBC Capital started the U.S. Chemicals sector with an Overweight rating citing the growth of shale gas. The firm lists ethylene stocks LyondellBasell (LYB), Westlake Chemical (WLK) and Dow Chemical (DOW) its top picks in the space. RBC views coatings stocks as good ways to play the pending recovery in construction, and has Outperform ratings on Sherwin-Williams (SHW) and PPG Industries (PPG). RBC put its only Underperform rating in the sector on Axiall (AXLL), citing the company's short ethylene position and leverage to single-family housing.
16:20 EDTSHWSherwin-Williams initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
Target $275.
16:19 EDTPPGPPG Industries initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
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10:32 EDTRPMRPM seeing improvement in construction markets, expects to continue through 2015
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10:25 EDTRPMRPM says Q1 results was 'on track' with its earnings plan
RPM said it expected a flat performance in Q1 after experiencing "extraordinary performance' due to results in Synta and Kirker subsidiaries. The company did not expect the performance to continue this year. The comparisons will continue to be negative in Q2 and be fairly flat for 2H15. The company also said there was $5.6M in unplanned costs due to the SEC investigation, the proposed SPHC settlement, and a voluntary self-disclosure agreement with the state of Delaware for unclaimed property. RPM expects costs for these three categories to continue in Q2 and Q3. When accounting for these facts, RPM says it is right on track with its earnings plan and says its consumer segment is continuing to perform well with mid-EBIT growth. The company also said more normal winter weather should help Q3. RPM expressed concern about the weak Euro, and says its outlook for the European economy remains mixed. Comments taken from Q1 earnings conference call.
09:20 EDTRPMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:59 EDTRPMRPM comments on SPHC plan of reorganization
On September 26, 2014, SPHC filed its plan of reorganization in Delaware Bankruptcy Court. The plan memorializes the settlement in principle reached with representatives of current and future asbestos claimants. As previously reported, a trust will be established to resolve all current and future Bondex asbestos claims, an injunction will be issued by the court that will permanently protect SPHC, RPM International Inc., their affiliates, and other parties from current and future asbestos claims, and SPHC will emerge from bankruptcy and will be reconsolidated with RPM. RPM currently anticipates that the plan's effective date and the reconsolidation of SPHC's financial results will occur in RPM's fiscal 2015 third quarter, but the actual timeline could change based on a variety of factors beyond the control of SPHC and RPM. The impact of the completion of this transaction on RPM's 2015 fiscal year will be dependent on specific timing and related transaction costs. On an annualized basis, SPHC has revenues of approximately $400M. CEO Frank Sullivan said, "We look forward to plan confirmation for SPHC and its emergence from bankruptcy. While the amounts required to fund a 524g trust are substantial from a financial perspective, this transaction will be good for RPM shareholders, both in terms of our ongoing operations and as a process which will bring finality to the Bondex asbestos liability."
07:57 EDTRPMRPM sees FY16 EPS $2.70-$2.90, consensus $2.74
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07:34 EDTRPMRPM backs FY15 EPS $2.38-$2.42, consensus $2.42
Backs FY14 consolidated sales up 6%-8%, consensus $4.65B; Backs FY15 industrial sales up 6%-8%; Backs FY15 consumer sales up 5%-7%.
07:33 EDTRPMRPM expects FY15 quarterly results to follow different pattern from FY14
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07:31 EDTRPMRPM reports Q1 EPS 73c, consensus 79c
Reports Q1 revenue $1.20B, consensus $1.23B
October 7, 2014
15:16 EDTRPMNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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