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October 5, 2012
06:13 EDTUNH, FIATY, XOM, PEUGY, BP, AAMRQ, GM, COPOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Four years after the financial crisis, as the stock market reaches toward new highs, many investors refuse to return. Stock indexes have doubled in value since the market low in March 2009, but investors have pulled a net $138B from mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. stocks, according to the Investment Company Institute, a mutual-fund trade group. Investors over the same period put $1T into bond funds, the Wall Street Journal reports...Energy companies are moving to export natural gas from the U.S., looking for more profitable markets as a gas glut pushes prices to the lowest levels in a decade. A consortium including ExxonMobil (XOM), ConocoPhillips (COP) and BP (BP) said itís going ahead with plans to export natural gas from Alaska's North Slope in a project that could cost as much as $65B, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: The Greek leader Antonis Samaras said his country couldnít manage beyond November without the next tranche of international aid and suggested the ECB could help by easing the terms of its Greek debt holdings, Reuters reports...Fiat (FIATY) CEO Marchionne would buy GMís (GM) European subsidiary Opel if GM's alliance with Peugeot (PEUGY) dissolves, according to Italian daily Il Sole-24 Ore, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: UnitedHealth Group (UNH) is in talks to buy a stake or all of the Brazilian insurer and hospital operator Amil Participacoes that has a market value of $4.47B, sources say, Bloomberg reports...American Airlines (AAMRQ) risks having to tap its $5B bankruptcy cash fund and probably will lose some passengers after on-time arrivals fell, cancellations jumped and incorrectly installed seat clamps were found on six planes, Bloomberg reports.
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April 15, 2015
14:46 EDTUNHUnitedHealth technical notes before earnings
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14:21 EDTUNHUnitedHealth April volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
UnitedHealth April call option implied volatility is at 58, May is at 26, June is at 23; compared to its 26-week average of 22 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on April 16.
11:51 EDTUNHExpress Scripts down 2% as Walgreens speaks at analyst day
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09:55 EDTGMBofA/Merrill U.S. autos analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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April 14, 2015
18:07 EDTGMGeneral Motors seeks to cut costs via longer term supply contracts, WSJ says
General Motorsí new purchasing chief said the company is trying to lock in its supplier contracts for a term covering two vehicle generations, or as long as a decade, in a bid to cut costs and gain access to advanced technology, The Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
10:01 EDTBPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:40 EDTBP, XOM, COPU.S. shale forecast, Yemen fighting lift oil prices, Reuters says
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05:32 EDTBPBP downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
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April 13, 2015
17:21 EDTGMGeneral Motors confirms raising quarterly dividend to 36c from 30c per share
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13:31 EDTGMDeath claims linked to GM ignition switches up to 84, WSJ reports
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12:58 EDTGMGM says it has resolved Bolt's technical challenges, Financial Times reports
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12:44 EDTGMFiat Chrysler interested in partnering with GM, Reuters says
Fiat Chrysler 9FCAU) CEO Sergio Marchionne is looking to make a "mega deal" before stepping down in early 2019 and has shown "particular interest" in partnering with GM(GM), according to Reuters. GM is strong in Asia, an area of weakness for Fiat Chrysler, while GM is looking to expand in Europe, the news service stated. Reference Link
11:16 EDTCOPConocoPhillips looks to sell noncore U.S. acreage, Reuters says
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10:58 EDTUNHCigna, Humana seen as potential takeover targets in Managed Care space
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10:00 EDTBPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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10:00 EDTUNHOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:33 EDTUNHJefferies sees low probability of WellCare, Centene buyouts
After running several acquisition scenarios for the Managed Care space, Jefferies says potential takeovers of WellCare (WCG) and Centene (CNC) are "hard to justify." The firm estimates acquirers will only be able to generate 1%-3% accretion from buying either company at a 20% premium to current share prices. The deal that makes the most financial sense is Aetna (AET) buying Cigna (CI), Jefferies says today in a note to investors. Also financially attractive would be a buyout of Humana (HUM) by either Anthem (ANTM) or Aetna, the firm adds. After analyzing the Managed Care space, it upgraded this morning shares of UnitedHealth (UNH) to Buy from Hold with a $141 price target. Jefferies also has Buy ratings on Aetna, Anthem, Health Net (HNT) and Molina Healthcare (MOH).
07:16 EDTGMTechWeek to hold a conference
TechWeek Detroit 2015 is being held in Detroit on 4/13-19.
07:03 EDTUNHUnitedHealth upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Jefferies upgraded UnitedHealth to Buy saying the company's outlook continues to improve. It believes headwinds are turning to tailwinds in UNH's Medicare Advantage business and raised its price target for shares to $141 from $106.
07:02 EDTBPBP downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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