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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.
News For UTX;DD;TRV;LMT;ITW;RAI;JCI;APD;PCAR;PNR;IR;COH;DAL;RF;XRX From The Last 14 Days
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May 18, 2015
06:15 EDTDALCiti divests 16% stake in Grupo Aeromexico, Reuters reports
Citigroup (C) has sold its 16% stake in Grupo Aeromexico, the Mexican airline says, Reuters reports. According to the airline, Barclays Capital (BCS) acquired about 8% of shares through a financial operation with Delta (DAL). Reference Link
06:09 EDTDALTrade group sees airlines carrying record passenger loads this summer, WSJ says
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May 15, 2015
18:40 EDTUTXPratt & Whitney awarded $105M government contract modification
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18:12 EDTLMTLockheed Martin, Boeing JV to cut executive ranks by 30%, Reuters reports
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17:07 EDTIR, DDTrian Fund gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: None. INCREASED STAKES: PepsiCo (PEP), Mondelez (MDLZ), Bank of New York Mellon Group (BK), and Du Pont (DD). DECREASED STAKES: Family Dollar (FDO), and Ingersoll-Rand (IR). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Lazard (LAZ).
16:28 EDTDAL, RFAppaloosa Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:21 EDTDDStocks end week little changed as data, deals offset bond yield jumps
Stocks ended the week little changed as a number of M&A deals and a few relatively strong economic data points offset worries about rising bond yields. MACRO NEWS: U.S. weekly jobless claims came in better than expected and reached the lowest four-week average level in 15 years... In Europe, the combined GDP of the 19 eurozone countries grew 0.4% in the first quarter, which was a bit weaker than the 0.5% consensus growth forecast but a pickup from the 0.3% growth pace of the final quarter of last year. Of note, all four of the euro zone's largest economies recorded growth in the same quarter for the first time since the first half of 2010... The People's Bank of China reduced its one year interest rate by 0.25%, marking the third time in the last six months that the central bank has cut benchmark rates... Bond yields surged in many of the world's largest economies, raising worries about inflation and putting pressure on stocks in the beginning of the week. COMPANY NEWS: There was a significant amount of M&A activity again this week, with the headliner being Verizon's (VZ) deal to acquire AOL (AOL) for $50 per share in a transaction valued at $4.4B. Danaher (DHR) agreed to buy purification technologies supplier Pall Corporation (PLL) for $127.20 per share in cash. Danaher also announced that it plans to split itself into two publicly traded companies. Energy infrastructure company Williams (WMB) announced a simplification deal to buy its affiliate Williams Partners (WPZ) for $13.9B in an all-stock transaction. Energy exploration company Noble Energy (NBL) agreed to acquire Rosetta Resources (ROSE) in an all-stock deal. Noble is buying Rosetta for $2.1B in stock plus the assumption of Rosetta's net debt of $1.8B... Alibaba (BABA) acquired a 9.3% stake in Zulily (ZU), an e-commerce retailer geared toward women. A person familiar with the matter reportedly told the Wall Street Journal that the Chinese e-commerce giant is not pursuing an outright acquisition of the U.S. company, however... Shares of Netflix (NFLX) jumped Friday and hit a new all-time high after Bloomberg reported that the company is in talks with Wasu Media, a Chinese media company backed by Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma, about forming a partnership to bring its content to China... Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management lost its proxy fight with DuPont (DD) as Trian did not succeed in getting its nominees elected to the DuPont board. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow rose 0.45% to 18,272.56, the Nasdaq gained 0.89% to 5,048.29, and the S&P 500 climbed 0.31% to 2,122.73.
12:13 EDTDALThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Yum! Brands (YUM), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), FedEx (FDX), McKesson (MCK), and J M Smucker (SJM). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Roper Technologies (ROP), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and FleetCor Technologies (FLT). DECREASED STAKES: Ally Financial (ALLY), Amgen (AMGN), Phillips 66 (PSX), eBay (EBAY), and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (BUD). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Alibaba Group (BABA), Citigroup (C), EMC Corporation (EMC), Anglo American (AAL), and Williams Companies (WMB).
08:00 EDTLMTReport claims Lockheed beats Raytheon for missile shield pact, Reuters says
German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported that Germany's defense ministry has decided to award a Lockheed Martin (LMT) led consortium one of the most expensive defense projects of the next decade by supposedly selecting its MEADS missile defense system over Raytheon's (RTN) next-generation Patriot system, though a U.S.-based source called the German report "absolutely incorrect," according to Reuters. Reference Link
07:56 EDTDALNational Press Club to hold a luncheon meeting
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07:40 EDTITWExecutives' Club of Chicago to hold a luncheon discussion
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May 14, 2015
10:00 EDTCOHOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation SummaryT
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Advaxis (ADXS) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... Akebia (AKBA) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... CarMax (KMX) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee CRT... Coach (COH) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush... Euronav NV (EURN) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Franco-Nevada (FNV) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Kate Spade (KATE) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush... Lumber Liquidators (LL) initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer... Michael Kors (KORS) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush... National Instruments (NATI) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... Royal Gold (RGLD) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) initiated with a Buy at Janney ... Spectra Energy (SE) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital... Tribune Publishing (TPUB) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee CRT.
10:00 EDTDD, IROn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:38 EDTDDDuPont upgraded to Neutral at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill upgraded DuPont to Neutral from Underperform. The firm expects DuPont to emerge from the recent proxy battle as a stronger, leaner company and views risk-reward as more balanced. Price target is $76.
06:58 EDTDDDuPont pullback a buying opportunity, says Deutsche Bank
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06:52 EDTIRIngersoll-Rand upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc
As previously reported, KeyBanc upgraded Ingersoll-Rand to Overweight from Sector Weight with an $80 price target. Following the analyst day, KeyBanc sees further upside from strong execution that will drive margins and above average growth and leverage to sustained improvement in North American construction.
06:33 EDTCOHCoach initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush
Target $37.
06:28 EDTDDDuPont upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
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06:27 EDTIRIngersoll-Rand upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc
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06:14 EDTDALQatar Airways CEO accuse US airlines of using 'bullying tactics', Bloomberg says
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