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News For XOM;GLNCY;EADSY;WMT;RDS.A;XSRAY From The Last 14 Days
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August 31, 2015
09:35 EDTXOMActive equity options trading on open
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August 30, 2015
15:07 EDTXOMExxon Mobil could be a long-term oil play, Barron's says
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August 28, 2015
13:31 EDTXOMExxon Mobil volatility elevated as WTI oil rally's 7% to $45
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09:12 EDTEADSYBoeing Airbus weakness creates buying opportunities, says Citi
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August 27, 2015
09:09 EDTXOMExxon Mobil volatility elevated as shares trade near four-year low
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06:23 EDTWMTWal-Mart extends holiday layaway program two weeks, Reuters reports
Wal-Mart (WMT) plans to boost its holiday layaway program by two weeks ahead of an expected year-end demand for Star Wars toys, a Disney (DIS) property, Reuters reports. The retailer will jumpstart the program on August 28, two weeks earlier than last year, the report says, citing comments from Anne Marie Kehoe, VP of toys at Wal-Mart. Reference Link
August 26, 2015
14:52 EDTWMTWal-Mart phasing out sales of modern sport rifles, Washington Post says
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12:47 EDTRDS.AOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:57 EDTRDS.AEuropean oilfield service names boosted by M&A speculation, says JPMorgan
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09:05 EDTEADSYAirbus delays superjumbo delivery to Transaero, Bloomberg reports
Airbus has delayed the delivery of its A389 superjumbo to Transaero Airlines in order to help the carrier cope with slowing travel demand domestically, Bloomberg reports, citing comments from Airbus' Chris Buckley, executive VP for customer affairs, in an interview at the Moscow Air Show. "We're working with them to determine new dates," Chris Buckley said. "Given the turbulence in the Russian market overall over the last two years, this is no big surprise." Reference Link
August 25, 2015
13:24 EDTXOMJudge approves $225M settlement in Exxon Mobil pollution case, AP says
A Superior Court judge has approved a $225M settlement between the state of New Jersey and Exxon Mobil related to pollution at oil refineries and retail gas stations, saying the deal is less than the $8.9B originally sought by the state but still a "reasonable compromise," reports the Associated Press. Reference Link
06:12 EDTEADSYAirbus seeks legal action against Japan's ministry of defence, FT reports
Airbus is seeking legal action against Japan's ministry of defence after losing out on a multi-billion dollar deal to supply helicopters to the nation's ground defence forces, the Financial Times reports, citing people familiar with the situation. Reference Link
August 24, 2015
12:26 EDTEADSYAvolon Capital acquires Airbus A321-200 aircraft on lease to Vueling Airlines
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09:45 EDTRDS.AOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Bank of America (BAC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Bristol-Myers (BMY) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray... Chevron (CVX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral... Nike (NKE) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory... DreamWorks (DWA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... Caesarstone (CSTE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... TransAlta (TAC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Sarepta (SRPT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... AutoZone (AZO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Allscripts (MDRX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... China Unicom (CHU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Ross Stores (ROST) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham.
08:13 EDTRDS.ARoyal Dutch Shell upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
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06:39 EDTEADSYPolish opposition raises doubts over Airbus contract, Reuters reports
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August 23, 2015
17:49 EDTXOM, RDS.AIran to increase oil production as BP, Shell express interest, Bloomberg says
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August 21, 2015
16:34 EDTWMTMarket enters correction territory in worst week in four years
For the week, stocks plummeted amid concerns about a slowing Chinese economy and declining oil prices. MACRO NEWS: Monday, the Empire State manufacturing index crashed to -14.92 in August after rebounding to 3.86 in July from June's -1.98. The consensus estimate was 4.75, and the surprising drop puts the index at its lowest point since April 2009... Meanwhile, the NAHB homebuilder sentiment index rose to 61 in August from 60 in June, matching consensus estimates... Tuesday, July housing starts edged up 0.2% to 1.206M, beating consensus estimates for 1.180M in the best reading since October 2007. Building permits, however, fell 16.3% to 1.119M against expectations for 1.230M, while single family starts rose 12.8% and multifamily numbers fell 17.0%... Wednesday, the July consumer price index edged up 0.1% against expectations for 0.2% reading. The core reading, which excludes food and energy, also came in at 0.1% versus consensus estimates of 0.2%... Meanwhile, FOMC minutes showed no definitive indication of a September rate hike... Thursday, initial jobless claims rose to 277,000 from a revised 273,000, bringing the 4-week moving average to 271,500... The Philadelphia Fed index rose 2.6 points to 8.3 in August, beating expectations for a 7.5 reading... Friday, the PMI Manufacturing Index Flash for August came in at a level of 52.9, below the prior level of 53.8 and the consensus level of 54.2. COMPANY NEWS: Monday, Liberty Interactive (QVCA) announced an agreement to acquire zulily (ZU) for $18.75 per share in a deal valuing the online shopping site at $2.4B. The acquisition will be attributed to Liberty's QVC tracking stock, though the companies specified that QVC and zulily will operate as separate brands... Amazon (AMZN) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos downplayed a recent New York Times critique of the company's workplace practices, telling employees in an email that "the article doesn't describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day..." Tuesday, Wal-Mart (WMT) cut its full year earnings outlook, with company executives on a subsequent conference call expressing confidence in China but noting that Brazil and U.K. remain challenging markets for the company... Wednesday, Seagate Technology (STX) agreed to acquire Dot Hill Systems (HILL) for $9.75 per share, noting that it expects the deal to be non-GAAP EPS accretive in fiscal 2016... Thursday, Valeant (VRX) agreed to acquire Sprout Pharmaceuticals for roughly $1B in cash plus a profit-sharing agreement, adding that it expects to bring the company's recently-approved female sexual dysfunction drug Addyi to the U.S. by Q4... Friday, Steiner Leisure (STNR) entered into a definitive merger agreement where an affiliate of Catterton will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Steiner for $65 per share in cash. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow lost about 5.79% to close at 16,459.75, the Nasdaq declined about 6.71% to close at 4,706.04, and the S&P 500 fell about 5.73% to close at 1,970.89.
16:01 EDTXOMOptions Update; August 21, 2015
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12:23 EDTRDS.AJim Chaos says he doesn't like Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell
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