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United Technologies

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Bernie Sanders calls on Trump to leverage defense contracts in Carrier talks

Senator Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Saturday on United Technologies and its Carrier subsidiary: "During the campaign, Donald Trump made a 100% commitment to prevent United Technologies from shipping 2,100 jobs from Indiana to Mexico. All of us need to hold Trump accountable to make sure that he keeps this promise. Let's be clear: it is not good enough to save some of these jobs. We cannot rest until United Technologies signs a firm contract to keep all of these good-paying jobs in Indiana without slashing the salaries or benefits workers have earned. United Technologies is not going broke. Last year, it made a profit of $7.6B and received over $6B in defense contracts. It has also received more than $50M in corporate welfare from the Export-Import Bank and very generous tax breaks... The firm also spent $12B to inflate its stock price instead of using that money to invest in new plants and workers. I call on Trump to make it clear to the CEO of United Technologies that if his firm wants to receive another defense contract from the taxpayers of this country, it must not move these plants to Mexico." Reference Link

UTX United Technologies
$108.78

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United Technologies initiated with a Neutral at Baird
Baird analyst Peter.Arment initiated United Technologies with a Neutral and a $110 price target.
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United Technologies downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Jason Gursky downgraded United Technologies to Neutral saying he sees three issues limiting share upside over the next twelve-plus months. Gursky believes 2017 consensus estimates are too high and that management is likely to reduce its 2020 targets at March's annual investor day. Further, he highlights manufacturing issues on the new GTF engine. The analyst cut his price target for the shares to $109 from $115.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Honeywell (HON) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman with analyst Christopher Glynn lowering his Q3 Earnings Per Share expectations for Honeywell after the company cut its earnings and revenue outlook and trimmed his price target to $122 from $128. 2. United Technologies (UTX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Jason Gursky saying he sees three issues limiting share upside over the next twelve-plus months. 3. PNC Financial (PNC) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura while the firm downgraded Fifth Third (FITB) to Reduce from Neutral. 4. Myriad Genetics (MYGN) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Ladenburg with analyst Kevin DeGeeter citing a "significant and unexpected deterioration" in outlook for the company's companion diagnostic franchise. 5. HSN, Inc. (HSNI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum with analyst Alex Fuhrman saying his channel checks indicate continued weakness in the third quarter, with particular weakness in jewelry and consumer electronics. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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