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January 2, 2013
10:15 EDTGE, VWDRY, SI, AMSCCongress extends wind energy tax credit, GIGAom says
The fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress includes an extension of the wind energy tax credit, which was set to expire on January 1, according to GIGAom. Many wind energy developers had rushed to finish projects at the end of last year in order to qualify for the credit. Reference Link
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April 17, 2015
16:24 EDTGEOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
Stocks on Wall Street began the session deep in negative territory and remained there throughout the day. The losses were broad based, with the S&P 500 losing 1% and the Dow and Nasdaq each sliding about 1.5%. There was little in the way of buying, as the number of declining stocks dwarfed the number of advancing stocks. Fears about Greece exiting the euro, steps taken by securities regulators in China and inflation data here at home were all pointed to as potential contributors to the down day in the market. The slide also coincided with the expiration of options, which can lead to volatility and heavy volume. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the headline Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% in March, versus expectations for it to be up 0.3%. The "core" rate, excluding food and energy prices, rose 0.2%, as expected. The leading economic index rose 0.2% to 121.4 in March, versus expectations for it to be up 0.3%. The University of Michigan consumer sentiment index jumped 2.9 points to 95.9 in the preliminary print for April, topping expectations for a 94.0 reading. In China, announcements by Chinese securities regulators, the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, and related bodies raised fears of a selloff in China. The China Securities Regulatory Commission imposed sanctions to try to control margin buying of stocks with borrowed money and the Securities Association of China said it will allow fund managers to lend stocks for short selling to increase the supply of shares. In Europe, strategists reportedly said a lack of progress in negotiations between Greece and its creditors had substantially increased the risk of Greece defaulting on its debt and even exiting the euro. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of both Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) dropped after Bloomberg, citing sources, reported that lawyers at the Justice Departmentís antitrust division are leaning toward making a recommendation to file suit to block the companies' proposed merger. Spokespeople for Comcast and TWC reportedly told Bloomberg they see "no basis" for a lawsuit to block the transaction. Comcast ended the day down $1.25, or 2.09%, to $58.42, while Time Warner Cable shares slid $8.59, or 5.43%, to $149.61... First the Wall Street Journal, then Bloomberg, reported that Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) is internally discussing a potential takeover bid for Mylan (MYL). Shares of both moved higher following the reports, which Mylan responded to by stating that it is fully committed to its stand-alone strategy, including its proposal to acquire Perrigo (PRGO). Mylan Chairman Robert Coury said that rumors of potential interest from Teva have been "circulating for some time," but that such a combination is "without sound industrial logic or cultural fit" and would be unlikely to receive antitrust regulatory clearances. Coury added that Mylan's board would "carefully consider" a bid if any party makes an "actual offer" to acquire the company. Shares of General Electric (GE) reported a loss of $1.35 per share due to large charges related to its planned exit from the majority of its GE Capital business. Adjusting for special items, GE's operating earnings per share of 31c topped the consensus forecast by 1c. Additionally, GE said it has received "strong inbound interest" in its GE Capital assets following the company's April 10 investor update. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following their earnings reports were Celanese (CE), which rose $9.04, or 15.55%, to $67.18, and Mattel (MAT), which advanced $1.48, or 5.84%, to $26.75. Among the noteworthy losers after their quarterly reports were SerivceNow (NOW), which fell $9.55, or 11.53%, to $73.29, and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), which dropped 29c, or 10.28%, to $2.58. INDEXES: The Dow declined 279.47, or 1.54%, to 17,826.30, the Nasdaq fell 75.98, or 1.52%, to 4,931.81, and the S&P 500 dropped 23.81, or 1.13%, to 2,081.18.
12:21 EDTGEOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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11:00 EDTGESynchrony Financial will not return dividends, buybacks till after separation
Synchrony Financial (SYF) does not expect to have any dividends or buybacks till it is fully separated from General Electric (GE). It expects capital to grow in that time. The company adds that it expects credit trends will continue to be stable and it is seeing impact of compelling new value propositions. Comments taken from Q1 earnings conference call.
09:14 EDTGEOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:06 EDTGESynchrony Financial reports Q1 provision for loan losses $687M
Synchrony (SYF) reports Q1 provision for loan losses decreased $77M to $687M largely due to improved asset quality trends. Reports estimated Tier 1 Common Equity ratio under Basel I was 16.9% and the estimated fully phased-in Common Equity Tier 1 ratio under Basel III was 16.4%. Q1 return on assets was 3.0% and return on equity was 20.8%. Net interest margin declined 304 basis points to 15.79%, primarily due to the impact from the significant increase in liquidity versus the prior year. Efficiency ratio increased to 32.2%, mainly due to increased investments in growth and infrastructure build in preparation for separation from GE (GE).
09:04 EDTGESynchrony Financial says separation from General Electric on track
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08:36 EDTGEGE CEO says U.S. economy getting 'a little better every day'
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08:33 EDTGEGE says received 'strong' inbound interest on GE Capital assets
General Electric (GE) said it has received "strong inbound interest" in its GE Capital assets following the company's April 10 investor update. The company said it is prioritizing portfolio actions to maximize franchise value and that its Synchrony (SYF) separation efforts are on track.
08:04 EDTGEGeneral Electric sees double-digit growth in Power & Water orders in Q2
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06:41 EDTGEGeneral Electric reports Q1 Oil and Gas revenue flat and operating profit up 11%
06:39 EDTGEGeneral Electric CEO says GE performed in well in volatile environment
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06:38 EDTGEGeneral Electric on track for FY15 Industrial EPS $1.10-$1.20
06:38 EDTGEGeneral Electric reports Q1 Industrial segment profit up 9% to $3.6B
Reports Q1 orders $23.1B; Reports Q1-end backlog $263B; Reports Q1 Industrial segment gross margins up 90 basis points to 26.2%. Reports Q1 Industrial segment operating margins up 120 basis points to 14.6%.
06:35 EDTGEGeneral Electric reports Q1 operating EPS 31c, consensus 30c
Reports Q1 preliminary revenue excluding GE Capital exit impacts $33.1B, consensus $34.23B
April 16, 2015
15:49 EDTGEGeneral Electric April volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
General Electric April call option implied volatility is at 54, May and June is at 18; compared to its 26-week average of 18 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 on April 17.
15:23 EDTGENotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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12:57 EDTGEEarnings Watch: Analyst sentiment positive ahead of GE's Q1 report
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08:04 EDTGECon Edison Devleopment enters into agreement to procure GE energy storage system
GE (GE) announced it will supply Con Edison Development (ED) with an 8 MWh battery energy storage system in Central Valley, CA. The new storage solution will be utilizing GEís Mark VIe-based plant control system, Brilliance MW Inverters, and packaged lithium ion battery modules. As part of its expanding energy storage portfolio, this project marks the first time GE will introduce a lithium ion battery solution. The system will provide two megawatts of power over a four-hour period, and the deal includes delivery of a complete energy storage system, with associated long-term service agreements.
April 15, 2015
15:41 EDTGEGeneral Electric, Alstom may have interest in Bombardier rail unit
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April 14, 2015
12:05 EDTGEMarketo engagement marketing platform to integrate with LinkedIn
Marketo (MKTO) announced it will partner with LinkedIn (LNKD) on a solution that connects LinkedIn's Lead Accelerator solution with Marketo's Engagement Marketing Platform. The combination "bridges the gap between digital, social and offline channels to enable marketers to engage in relevant conversations with customers wherever they are online," the company said. GE (GE) will pioneer the joint solution, Marketo announced.
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