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October 24, 2014
16:20 EDTPGOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:49 EDTPGOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened relatively quietly, with investors cautious given the way the market closed yesterday following the report a NYC doctor had the Ebola virus. As the morning progressed investors became more emboldened and pushed the market higher, leaving the major averages near their highs at midday. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., a report on new home sales showed that they inched up 0.2% to a 467K rate in September, but August was revised much lower. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Amazon (AMZN) fell 7.5% after the company reported weaker than expected results and provided lower than expected revenue guidance. At least two analysts downgraded the stock following its report, while a number of others cut their price targets on the shares... Procter & Gamble (PG) rose 3% after the company's Q1 core EPS matched estimates and it announced plans to exit the Duracell personal power business. P&G noted that while no decision has been made on the form of the exit, the company’s current preference is a split-off of the Duracell business into a stand-alone company. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was were Edwards Lifesciences (EW), which rose 11% following the company's "beat and raise" report. Also higher was SodaStream (SODA), which jumped 14% after confirming that it has entered into an agreement with PepsiCo (PEP) specifically focused on a small-scale, limited time test to make certain of PepsiCo’s brands available for use on the company’s at-home beverage system. Among the noteworthy losers was Pandora (P), which dropped 15% after reporting quarterly results that included a sequential drop in listener hours. Also lower was Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), which fell 5.5% after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to a Sell rating in a note to investors. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 86.67, or 0.52%, to 16,764.57, the Nasdaq was up 16.36, or 0.37%, to 4,469.15, and the S&P 500 was up 8.86, or 0.45%, to 1,959.68.
10:09 EDTPGProcter & Gamble sees FY15 dividends about $7B, share repurchase $5B-$7B
Sees FY capital spending as a percentage of sales 4%-5%. Sees FY15 free cash flow productivity about 90%.
09:19 EDTPGProcter & Gamble sees SKU rationalization adding to savings
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09:18 EDTPGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Microsoft (MSFT), up 4.3%... KLA-Tencor (KLAC), up 8.8%... Rubicon Project (RUBI), up 17.8%... Gigamon (GIMO), up 16%. ALSO HIGHER: Procter & Gamble (PG), up 2.7% after earning report, announcing plans to exit Duracell business by creating a stand-alone Duracell company... Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE), up 40% following its report of top-line results from two Phase 1 clinical trials... Digital River (DRIV), up 47% after agreeing to be acquired by investor group for $26.00 per share. LOWER: Amazon (AMZN), down 9.3%, downgraded at Cowen and Janney Capital following the company's Q3 report... DryShips (DRYS), down 26% after filing an automatic common stock shelf... NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP), down 4.4% following PDUFA date for Natpara extended three months to January 24... Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), down 4% after downgraded at Goldman and BMO Capital. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Pandora (P), down 7%... Synaptics (SYNA), down 9.9%... Flowserve (FLS), down 5%... New Oriental Education (EDU), down 4%.
08:59 EDTPGProcter & Gamble expects headwinds facing industry to continue
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07:07 EDTPGProcter & Gamble reports Q1 organic volume unchanged from prior year
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07:05 EDTPGProcter & Gamble reiterates FY15 organic sales growth, core EPS growth view
P&G reiterated its organic sales growth and core earnings per share growth guidance ranges for FY15. P&G added that the quarterly profile of earnings will be heavily influenced by the variation of foreign exchange impacts from period-to-period. The company expects significant negative sales and earnings impacts from foreign exchange in the October-December 2014 quarter. The company continues to expect organic sales growth in the low-to-mid single digit range. Net sales growth is now expected to be in-line to up low single digits versus the prior fiscal year, including a negative two point impact from foreign exchange. P&G maintained its outlook for core earnings per share growth in the range of mid-single digits. All-in GAAP diluted net earnings per share are now expected to be down two percent to down five percent versus the prior year, including approximately 55c per share of non-core charges, primarily from 20c per share of non-core restructuring charges and 32c of impairment charges.
07:04 EDTPGProcter & Gamble announces plans for Duracell exit
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07:02 EDTPGProcter & Gamble reports Q1 core EPS $1.07, consensus $1.07
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October 23, 2014
15:44 EDTPGProcter & Gamble October weekly 83 straddle priced for 2% move into Q1
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15:39 EDTPGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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06:25 EDTPGLuxottica announces arrival of co-CEO for Markets Adil Mehboob-Khan
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06:13 EDTPGProcter & Gamble narrows potential CEO successors to four, WSJ reports
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October 22, 2014
18:14 EDTPGProcter & Gamble narrows pool of potential CEO candidates, WSJ says
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14:20 EDTPGProcter & Gamble October weekly volatility increases into Q1 and outlook
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12:09 EDTPGLuxottica to name P&G executive as co-CEO, Bloomberg says
Eyeglass maker Luxottica (LUX), which is in the midst of a boardroom upheaval, will name Procter & Gamble (PG) executive Adil Mehboob-Khan as a co-CEO, says Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
October 16, 2014
15:10 EDTPGAmerican College of Gastroenterology to hold annual meeting
ACG Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 to be held in Philadlephia, PA on October 17-22.
October 14, 2014
10:08 EDTPGProcter & Gamble: There is no doubt we are in a stretch of global volatility
The company said there is a high amount of volatility both politically and economically. The company said it is "trying its best" and that they're "on it."
09:26 EDTPGProcter & Gamble sees significant savings opportunities
The company plans to create a new P&G over the next 18-24 months that will consist of 70-80 brands organized in a dozen businesses. The company plans to reduce waste, and to have a North Aerican supply chain redesign that will see fewer, multi-category plants and more common manufacturing platforms. Comments taken from P&G Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

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