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November 15, 2012
17:00 EDTUTXUnited Technologies announces Pratt & Whitney expansion at West Palm Beach
United Technologies announced that its Pratt & Whitney unit will expand manufacturing capabilities at the company's West Palm Beach facility. The formal announcement was made by UTC Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Louis Chenevert and Florida Governor Rick Scott during a press conference at the West Palm Beach facility, which is shared by both Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky Aircraft, another United Technologies company. Pratt & Whitney plans to invest more than $63M to construct and equip a new building and make improvements to existing space at the facility. Construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2013. Overall, the expansion is expected to result in creation of 230 new jobs. To support this expansion, Pratt & Whitney will receive incentives from both the State of Florida and Palm Beach County valued at approximately $4.4M.
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November 25, 2015
17:43 EDTUTXPratt & Whitney awarded $214.6M government contract modification
United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney, Military Engines, is being awarded a $214.6M modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Low Rate Initial Production, or LRIP, Lot 10 annualized sustainment in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the U.S Navy, U.S Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, Non -U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants and foreign military sales customers. This effort includes support services for LRIP 10 propulsion systems as well as hardware and training course material and equipment. Work is expected to be completed in April 2019. FY16 aircraft procurement funds; FY16 operations and maintenance funds; non-U.S. DoD participants and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $214.6M are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force; U.S. Marine Corps; the U.S. Navy; international partners; and foreign military sales customers under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
November 23, 2015
12:26 EDTUTXCredit Suisse removes General Electric from focus list after recent run-up
Shares of global industrial giant General Electric (GE) are lower in afternoon trading after Credit Suisse's Investment Policy Committee removed the company's shares from the U.S. Focus List. WHAT'S NEW: In a note to investors this morning, Credit Suisse analyst Julian Mitchel and team noted that the firm's Investment Policy Committee removed GE shares from the U.S. focus list after the recent upward move in shares. The firm, which added GE shares to its Focus List on September 16, said the catalysts that it highlighted at that time are now largely reflected in the share price. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Although it removed GE from its U.S. and Global Focus lists, Credit Suisse maintained its Overweight rating on shares and increased its price target to $34 from $31. The firm sees GE as just starting to accelerate measures to drive up its gross margins, whereas its sector peers have already been splitting, spinning off or selling assets to enhance their profit margins higher for years. With GE selling most of its capital intensive and low-to-no growth Capital business while redirecting capital to higher growth and higher margin industrial business, Credit Suisse said shares deserve a higher premium than its peers Honeywell (HON) and United Technologies (UTX). PRICE ACTION: Shares of General Electric are down 0.65% to $30.46 in midday trading.
November 16, 2015
06:32 EDTUTXUnited Technologies reinstated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
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