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June 27, 2014
11:37 EDTVHC, GST, TPH, APA, YONG, CYH, BCS, D, EWGOptions with increasing implied volatility:
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October 30, 2014
15:41 EDTDNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Exxon Mobil (XOM), consensus $1.73; Chevron (CVX), consensus $2.56; AbbVie (ABBV), consensus 77c; NextEra Energy (NEE), consensus $1.55; Dominion Resources (D), consensus 96c; Aon plc (AON), consensus $1.12; Weyerhaeuser (WY), consensus 30c; Clorox (CLX), consensus $1.03; Rockwell Collins (COL), consensus $1.27; Newell Rubbermaid (NWL), consensus 55c; Pinnacle West (PNW), consensus $2.15; Legg Mason (LM), consensus 0c; TECO Energy (TE), consensus 32c; Oshkosh (OSK), consensus 82c; Hilton Worldwide (HLT), consensus 17c; Genesee & Wyoming (GWR), consensus $1.17; Spirit AeroSystems (SPR), consensus 74c; Madison Square Garden (MSG), consensus 32c; Magellan Midstream (MMP), consensus 66c.
08:40 EDTDDominion begins construction activities for Cove Point LNG export project
Dominion has begun construction-related activities for the Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas Export project. Leopold noted that the project underwent a comprehensive three-year regulatory review and approval process designed to ensure the project meets all safety, environmental and other requirements. Construction activities have begun at the LNG terminal with initial preparations for worksite clearing and grading. Activities were initiated earlier this month at two off-site locations, a temporary pier being built on the Pautuxent River to receive barge shipments of large equipment and a temporary location for offices, material staging and parking for project construction workers. The Cove Point LNG Export project is estimated to cost between $3.4 billion and $3.8 billion and will create thousands of skilled construction jobs, 75 permanent jobs and an additional $40 million in annual tax revenue to Calvert County. The county today receives $15.7 million a year from the LNG import facility. The proposed export facility will be within the 131-acre footprint of the existing LNG terminal site. No new pipelines or storage tanks are needed at the facility. It is targeted to begin operations in late 2017.
08:30 EDTBCSBarclays accused in suit of bribing Saudi royalty, NY Post reports
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05:38 EDTBCSBarclays reports Q3 adjusted profit GBP 1.59B vs. GBP 1.39B last year
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October 29, 2014
06:39 EDTBCSECB says loan demand expected to rise, Reuters reports
Demand for loans from euro zone banks is expected to rise sharply this quarter, the European Central Bank stated in a report, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, the bloc's banks are expected to ease credit standards in Q4, after credit standards in France and Germany eased in Q3, the news service quoted the ECB as saying. Publicly traded companies in the space include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
October 28, 2014
15:27 EDTAPAWoodside Petroleum considering purchase Apache Wheatstone stake, AFR says
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06:04 EDTBCSBarclays provides strategic update, plans to cut 9,000 jobs
Barclays said, "We will commence a second phase of Simplification and cost efficiency to achieve run-rate savings of 1 billion per annum by the end of 2017, creating value for customers and improving our long-term competitiveness. In order to achieve these savings, we will invest around 1.6 billion over three years on initiatives to simplify processes and increase automation. In particular, we will digitise our key customer journeys to improve customer service and increase the efficiency of end-to-end processing...Within the organisation, we will rebalance roles to reflect the evolving nature of the business and ensure we have the people and capabilities required for the transition to a more digitised, IT enabled business. We anticipate a reduction of approximately 9,000 full time roles across the business while building new capability in digital and IT. We will also further rationalize our legal entities, including our life companies." Barclays issued new medium-term targets for efficiency, risk and returns: Cost:income ratio to exit 2017 at around 45%; Simplification run-rate savings of GBP 1B per annum by the end of 2017; Asset quality ratio of around 40 basis points through the economic cycle, and lower than this over the next three years; Sustainable returns on required equity of around 13.5%-15% by the end of the strategic plan period and through the economic cycle.
October 27, 2014
13:13 EDTBCSU.K. banks to raise PPI compensation provisions, Sky News reports
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07:30 EDTBCSInternational Economic Forum of the Americas to hold a forum
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October 26, 2014
17:32 EDTBCSEuropean banks may gain after ECB stress tests, Bloomberg says
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13:27 EDTBCSECB releases results of bank stress test
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October 24, 2014
10:51 EDTCYHLeerink healthcare analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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08:44 EDTBCSECB draft shows 25 EU banks set to fail stress test, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg cites a draft ECB document the news service has viewed. Publicly traded EU banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS).
October 22, 2014
10:06 EDTVHCVirnetX granted new secure domain name patent
VirnetX announced that on October 21, 2014, it was granted a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office; Patent no. 8,868,705, , entitled "Agile Network Protocol for Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names." This new patent is the twelfth patent granted in 2014. VirnetX plans to introduce secure domain names through its Secure Domain Name Initiative which will include partnerships with major technology companies.
October 21, 2014
08:18 EDTBCSBasel Committee accelerating work on leverage ratio, FT says
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will begin work on the calibration of the leverage ratio, a measure of bank capital seen as less vulnerable to manipulation, sooner than previously planned, which suggests the finished rule could be released as soon as 2015 or 2016, which is ahead of the previous target date of 2017, reported Financial Times, citing comments from the secretary-general of the committee, William Coen. Publicly traded large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Publicly traded large EU banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
October 20, 2014
07:21 EDTBCSFederal Reserve Bank of New York and Boston to hold a workshop
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October 17, 2014
09:32 EDTVHCVirnetX files petitions, requests restoration of jury verdict against Apple
VirnetX (VHC) announced that it filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, requesting a rehearing and rehearing en banc of the Federal Circuit's September 14 decision concerning VirnetX's litigation against Apple (AAPL). In its petition, VirnetX is asking the court to rehear its decision with respect to damages and affirm the district court's damages award against Apple in full because the Federal Circuit's decision is contrary to the patent statute and Supreme Court precedent. VirnetX is also asking the Federal Circuit to reinstate the jury's award that Apple infringed the '504 and '211 patents on the basis that the district court correctly construed the claim term "secure communication link." Kendall Larsen, VirnetX CEO and President said, "We respectfully believe the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit erred in certain parts of its decision and are asking it to further review its decision. We look forward to readdressing the decision with the court and remain confident about the strength of our arguments regarding restoration of the jury's damages award."

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