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April 22, 2013
20:25 EDTXRX, XRX, RF, RF, DAL, DAL, COH, COH, IR, IR, PNR, PNR, PCAR, PCAR, APD, APD, JCI, JCI, RAI, RAI, ITW, ITW, LMT, LMT, TRV, TRV, DD, DD, UTX, UTXNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include United Technologies (UTX), consensus $1.30; DuPont (DD), consensus $1.52; Travelers (TRV), consensus $2.02; Lockheed Martin (LMT), consensus $2.04; Illinois Tool Works (ITW), consensus 96c; Reynolds American (RAI), consensus 69c; Johnson Controls (JCI), consensus 42c; Air Products & Chemicals (APD), consensus $1.37; PACCAR (PCAR), consensus 68c; Pentair (PNR), consensus 56c; Ingersoll-Rand (IR), consensus 40c; Coach (COH), consensus 81c; Delta Air Lines (DAL), consensus 6c; Regions Financial (RF), consensus 20c; Xerox (XRX), consensus 24c.
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July 13, 2014
16:40 EDTLMTDefense officials see no systematic flaws in Lockheed F-35, Bloomberg says
U.S defense officials see no broad safety issues with Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after an engine fire resulted in the grounding of the fleet, says Bloomberg. Reference Link
16:04 EDTJCIJohnson Controls shares could rise 20%, Barron's says
Johnson Controls' earnings should top analyst estimates in the next 12-18 months, taking shares 20% higher to $61, Barron's contends in a feature article. Reference Link
12:56 EDTUTXUTC Aerospace selected by Airbus for long-term maintenance pact
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12:51 EDTUTXUTC Aerospace selected by Boeing for wheels, brakes on 737 MAX
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12:47 EDTUTXUTC Aerospace awarded USAF contract to upgrade SYERS-2 imaging sensor fleet
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July 12, 2014
18:08 EDTUTXeasyJet said to choose GE-Safran engine for Airbus jets, WSJ says
easyJet (ESYJY) is set to order engines from a partnership of General Electric (GE) and France's Safran to power 100 Airbus Group (EADSY) NV A320neo jets, says the Wall Street Journal. According to the WSJ report United Technologies (UTX) unit Pratt & Whitney was also aggressively competing for the order. Reference Link
16:35 EDTUTXSikorsky, Boeing selected to develop ‘Digital Backbone’ for Future Vertical Lift
Boeing (BA) and Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies (UTX) have been selected to help develop the Joint Common Architecture, JCA, standard for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role, JMR, Science and Technology program, an element of the Future Vertical Lift, FVL, initiative. The Technology Investment Agreement was awarded by the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate on June 30.
July 11, 2014
18:32 EDTRAIReynolds American, Lorillard merger makes sense, Barron's reports
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16:46 EDTRAIStocks end week lower on European, Fed concerns
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16:22 EDTRAIOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher today, but were still lower for the week, as concerns in Europe have come back to the forefront of investors' minds. Today's modest bounce was not enough to make up for the declines seen in three of the other four sessions earlier in the week. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the June federal budget statement showed a surplus of $70.5B for the month, compared to analysts' forecast for a $79B surplus. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Wells Fargo (WFC) slipped 32c, or 0.62%, to $51.49 after the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. posted earnings of $1.01 a share that matched analysts' consensus forecast. Wells did note that its credit performance continued to improve in Q2 and CEO John Stumpf said he is "optimistic about the future" for the bank... Lorillard (LO) advanced $2.92, or 4.63%, to $66.01, while Reynolds American fell 51c, or 0.82%, to $61.75, after the two cigarette makers confirmed that they are holding talks about a possible merger, as has been speculated by various media reports in recent weeks... In another update to an ongoing M&A story, Japan's Nikkei reported that Sprint's (S) corporate parent, Softbank (SFTBF), has reached an agreement to acquire T-Mobile (TMUS) from Deutsche Telecom (DTEGY), clearing the way for the long-speculated merger between the third and fourth largest wireless carriers in the U.S. Following the new story, Sprint shares finished the day up 30c, or 3.64%, to $8.55, while T-Mobile rose 62c, or 1.89%, to $33.50. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), which advanced 87c, or 7.9%, to $11.88 after the FCC announced that it would allocate new funds to subsidize the launch of WiFi networks in schools and libraries. Also higher was Amazon.com (AMZN), which climbed $18.28, or 5.57%, to $346.20 after consulting firm ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) reported that the company's same-store sales growth had accelerated significantly in June compared with May. Among the noteworthy losers was Rent-A-Center (RCII), which dropped $3.18, or 10.94%, to $25.88 after the company warned that its revenue and earnings for Q2 will not meet expectations. Also lower were shares of industrial and construction supply retailer Fastenal (FAST), which fell $2.00, or 4.16%, to $46.15 after its Q2 revenue missed analysts' consensus view and the company reported plans to close 45 stores. INDEXES: The Dow was up 28.74, or 0.17%, to 16,943.81, the Nasdaq was up 19.29, or 0.44%, to 4,415.49, and the S&P 500 was up 2.83, or 0.14%, to 1,967.51.
12:36 EDTRAIOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:08 EDTRAILorillard jumps after confirming buyout talks with Reynolds
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10:00 EDTRAIOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Altria Group (MO) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Berkshire Hills Bancorp (BHLB) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... CGI Group (GIB) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Halozyme (HALO) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Lorillard (LO) initiated with an Underperform at Cowen... MacroGenics (MGNX) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Philip Morris (PM) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... Prothena (PRTA) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Reynolds American (RAI) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... Seventy Seven Energy (SSE) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... SouFun (SFUN) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) initiated with a Neutral at Longbow... Sterling Bancorp (STL) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Xencor (XNCR) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... YPF (YPF) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... iGATE (IGTE) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair.
09:09 EDTRAIOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:02 EDTRAILorillard acquisition by Reynolds may be announced soon, says Wells Fargo
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08:01 EDTRAILorillard volatility expected to move on Reynolds American confirms discussions
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07:02 EDTRAIReynolds American confirms discussions about business combination
Reynolds American (RAI) confirms that it is in discussions with Lorillard (LO) regarding a possible acquisition of Lorillard. The discussions are consistent with RAI's strategy of considering a variety of options to enhance shareholder value. British American Tobacco, RAI's largest shareholder, is participating in these discussions. If the transaction proceeds, BAT expects to support the transaction by subscribing for additional shares in RAI and would maintain its existing 42% equity position in RAI. Imperial is also involved in these negotiations as a possible purchaser of brands and other assets from Lorillard and RAI. There is no assurance that any agreement will be reached by any of the parties. Unless circumstances dictate otherwise, RAI does not intend to comment further on these matters.
07:01 EDTRAILorillard confirms talks regarding potential acquisition by Reynolds American
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06:04 EDTRAIImperial confirms talks with Reynolds, Lorillard over asset acquisition
Imperial Tobacco (ITYBY) notes the recent speculation relating to a potential transaction involving Reynolds American (RAI) and Lorillard (LO). Imperial confirmed it is in discussions with Reynolds and Lorillard to evaluate a possible acquisition of certain assets and brands owned by Reynolds and Lorillard. Earlier today, Financial Times reported that Reynolds and Lorillard are close to a merger agreement.
05:54 EDTRAIReynolds American, Lorillard close to merger agreement, FT reports
According to the Financial Times, Reynolds American (RAI) and Lorillard (LO) are close to agreeing on a merger. The companies, which would have a combined market capitalization of $56B, have agreed with British American Tobacco (BTI), which holds a 42% stake in Reynolds, on key elements of the deal, including price. The companies are currently finalizing details on which production facilities and cigarette brands would be disposed of to ease antitrust concerns. Reference Link
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