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January 10, 2013
19:18 EDTAXP, CVX, UPIP, KBR, LEG, BA, XRTX, ERICOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
HIGHER: Unwired Planet (UPIP), up 24% after announcing a patent agreement with Ericcson (ERIC)... Leggett & Platt (LEG), up 3.6% after raising its FY12 EPS view... Chevron (CVX), up 0.75% after saying Q4 earnings would be notably higher than Q3... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Xyratex (XRTX), down 5.75%... KBR (KBR), down 8.7% after lowering its FY12 EPS view... ALSO LOWER: American Express (AXP), down 0.5% after announcing preliminary Q4 results that beat Street estimates and said it was cutting 5,400 jobs by the end of the year... Boeing (BA), down 0.4% after a Bloomberg report said the FAA would review the 787 Dreamliner's power system.
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February 18, 2015
08:03 EDTBAAlaska Air purchasing six Boeing Extended Range aircraft
Alaska Airlines (ALK) is purchasing six more Boeing (BA) 737-900 Extended Range aircraft, valued at $594M. Boeing's current list price. The new planes, four scheduled for delivery in 2016 and two in 2017, bring Alaska's total of locally manufactured jets on order to 79.
07:07 EDTBABarclays to hold a conference
Industrial Select Conference is being held in Miami on February 18-19.
February 17, 2015
12:08 EDTAXPAmerican Express reports January write-off rate 1.4% vs. 1.3% last month
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11:04 EDTBABoeing awarded $29.5M contract for laser weapons on Navy ships
Boeing said it has been awarded a $29.5M contract to design and develop a beam control system that could provide exceptional accuracy for laser weapons on U.S. Navy warships.
10:00 EDTAXPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:40 EDTAXPActive equity options trading on open
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06:58 EDTCVXBrent oil reaches $62 per barrel, Reuters reports
Driven higher by Middle East turbulence, the price of brent crude oil reached $62 per barrel today, close to its 2015 high, according to Reuters. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
06:34 EDTAXPAmerican Express downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim
04:40 EDTAXPStocks with implied volatility movement; AXP GDP
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February 16, 2015
11:21 EDTCVXChevron reaches settlement with principal funder of lawsuit in Ecuador
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February 15, 2015
16:32 EDTCVXInvestors should avoid Exxon, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Shell, Barron's says
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February 13, 2015
18:02 EDTBABoeing awarded $402.78M government contract modification
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16:35 EDTAXPS&P closes at all-time high as stocks run winning streak to second week
The major stock averages gained for the second week in a row, sending the S&P 500 to a new all-time high in the process. With the weekly advance, the major averages wiped out all their losses since the beginning of the year and moved into the green for 2015. MACRO NEWS: The U.S. economic calendar was relatively quiet during this week. Retail sales decreased 0.8% in January, versus expectations for a 0.4% decline. Initial jobless claims rose 25K to 304K in the week ended January 7. Consumer sentiment fell to 93.6 in the preliminary February release from the University of Michigan survey, versus expectations for the reading to hold at the 98.1 it achieved in January... In Europe, Russian, Ukrainian, German and French leaders came to terms on a cease-fire to begin Sunday. Eurozone GDP grew by 0.3% in the last three months of 2014, which was a bit faster than expected, largely due to strong upside in Germany. A Eurogroup meeting failed to reach a final bailout deal for Greece, but reports afterward seemed to have an optimistic tone about the continuation of talks. Sweden’s Riksbank became the latest central bank to cut interest rates and said it would undertake a program of sovereign bond buying... In China, foreign trade volume declined 10.8% year-on-year in January, with exports dropping 3.2% and imports slumping 19.7%. COMPANY NEWS: Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), Zoetis (ZTS), Mondelez (MDLZ), and Groupon (GRPN) were among the companies whose stocks reacted positively to their quarterly earning reports. Conversely, the shares of Pier 1 Imports (PIR), AOL (AOL) and Zynga (ZNGA) fell after they reported their results... Dow member American Express (AXP) fell sharply after the company announced that its U.S. co-brand and merchant acceptance agreements with Costco (COST) are set to end in March of next year. Costco has been one of the few big U.S. merchants that to-date had accepted AmEx cards exclusively. Afterward, American Express said that the company now expects that overall earnings growth in 2015 will likely be "flat to down modestly" year-over-year... Another member of the blue chip index, McDonald's (MCD), dropped after reporting that its comparable sales declined 1.8% in January. As part of the overall results, U.S. same-store sales grew 0.4%, but Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa comparable sales dropped 12.6%... General Motors (GM) shares rose after the company confirmed that Harry Wilson intends to nominate himself as candidate for the GM board and bring before the annual meeting a proposal that the company commit to completing $8B of share repurchases... On the M&A front, Interxion (INXN) advanced after the company agreed to an all-share merger with U.K. peer TelecityGroup, after which Interxion shareholders will owning approximately 45% of the combined group. Rite Aid (RAD) rose after the pharmacy retail chain agreed to buy EnvisionRx from TPG for $2B and re-enter the pharmacy benefit management space it had previously exited. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow rose 1.09% to 18,019.35, the Nasdaq gained 3.14% to 4,893.84, and the S&P rose 2% to 2,096.99.
16:21 EDTAXPJetBlue said to drop American Express in favor of MasterCard, Bloomberg reports
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10:57 EDTAXPAmerican Express slips lower, active topping pattern
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10:00 EDTAXPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:20 EDTAXPAmerican Express downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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07:17 EDTAXPAmerican Express price target lowered to $85 from $90 at JPMorgan
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06:19 EDTAXPAmerican Express share weakness may persist near-term, says Citigroup
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05:06 EDTAXPStocks with implied volatility movement; AXP EXPE
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