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Fly News Breaks for September 16, 2019
Sep 16, 2019 | 10:12 EDT
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Raytheon (RTN) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Seth Seifman saying the stock's outperformance thus far in September is a sign of increasing investor confidence in the outlook for Raytheon and for the United Technologies (UTX) combination, along with some mean reversion. 2. Uber (UBER) and Lyft (LYFT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at HSBC. 3. Schlumberger (SLB) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst J. David Anderson saying new CEO Olivier Le Peuch "hit all the right notes" as he repositions the company to succeed in a lower growth environment. 4. RE/MAX Holdings (RMAX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities. 5. Esperion (ESPR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Paul Choi saying he now sees less risk of the launch performance of bempedoic acid disappointing over the intermediate term since 2019-2022 consensus revenue estimates have come down "meaningfully." This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
News For RTN;UBER;LYFT;SLB;RMAX;ESPR From the Last 2 Days
Oct 18, 2019 | 09:09 EDT
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Coca-Cola (KO), up 2%... Intuitive Surgery (ISRG), up 3%... Synchrony (SYF), up 2%... Schlumberger (SLB), up 1%... American Express (AXP), up 1%... State Street (STT), up 3%...Kansas City Southern (KSU), up 3%. ALSO HIGHER: Snap (SNAP), up 3% after BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post upgraded the stock to Buy from Neutral with an $18 price target. The stock has sold off despite "solid" industry and advertising spend channel checks, Post tells investors. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Sensient (SXT), down 2%... Gentex (GNTX), down 2%. ALSO LOWER: CSX (CSX), down 1% after announcing its intention to purchase approximately 4.7M shares from Mantle Ridge amid Mantle Ridge's sale of an additional approximately 18.8M shares into the market.... Macy's (M), down 4% after Credit Suisse analyst Michael Binetti downgraded the stock to Underperform from Neutral with a price target of $12, down from $19... L Brands (LB), down 6% after Credit Suisse's Binetti downgraded shares to Underperform from Neutral with a price target of $14, down from $22... Gap (GPS), down 6% after Credit Suisse's Binetti downgraded the stock to Underperform from Neutral with a price target of $14, down from $20.
Oct 18, 2019 | 08:45 EDT
Says: North American land drilling sales were flat in Q3... Sees high single digit international growth for FY19... Sees seasonal weakness in North America in Q4... Expects Q4 drop in North America steeper versus prior year.. Strategic view of North America underway and will be completed in Q4... Making progress in Argentina SPM asset sale. Comments taken from Q3 earnings conference call.
Oct 18, 2019 | 07:29 EDT
Schlumberger CEO Olivier Le Peuch commented, "We ended the third quarter with revenue of $8.5 billion, a 3% sequential increase while pretax segment operating income of $1.1 billion rose 13%. I am pleased with the results and proud of the team's performance. Sustained international activity drove overall growth despite mixed results in North America. The North America business saw strong offshore sales with minimal growth on land due to slowing activity and further pricing weakness. Third-quarter EPS of $0.43, excluding charges, was 23% higher than the second quarter. Sequential international growth was led by the Europe/CIS/Africa area, where revenue increased 9% sequentially driven by peak summer activity in the Northern Hemisphere as well as the start of new projects in Africa. International revenue was also driven by double-digit growth in Asia. Latin America revenue declined 9% sequentially on lower activity in Argentina and Mexico. Excluding Cameron, third-quarter international revenue increased 8% year-over-year, remaining in line with our expectations of high single-digit international growth. As we enter the fourth quarter, international activity will be affected by the usual winter slowdown, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere. In North America, offshore revenue grew sequentially due to higher WesternGeco multiclient seismic license sales. Land revenue was slightly higher, as a modest increase in OneStim activity was offset by softer pricing while land drilling revenue was essentially flat despite the lower rig count. As we exited the quarter, OneStim activity decelerated as frac programs were either deferred or cancelled due to customer budget and cash flow constraints. By business segment, third-quarter sequential growth was led by a 6% increase in revenue in Reservoir Characterization due to peak summer campaigns, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere. Cameron revenue increased 3% sequentially from higher OneSubsea, Surface Systems, and Drilling Systems sales-primarily in the international markets. Drilling and Production revenue each increased 2% sequentially on international growth and decelerating activity in North America land."
Oct 17, 2019 | 15:57 EDT
Services Analyst Wadewitz discusses the California Bill AB5 and the implications for trucking and ridesharing companies with an expert on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on October 18 at 1 pm.
Oct 17, 2019 | 13:39 EDT
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board will hold a hearing on November 19 to determine the probable cause of a March 2018 Uber self-driving vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Arizona, Reuters' David Shepardson reports. Reference Link
Oct 17, 2019 | 13:01 EDT
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Coca-Cola (KO), consensus 56c... American Express (AXP), consensus $2.03... Schlumberger (SLB), consensus 40c... Synchrony (SYF), consensus $1.13... State Street (STT), consensus $1.39... Citizens Financial (CFG), consensus 96c... Kansas City Southern (KSU), consensus $1.79... Gentex (GNTX), consensus 42c.
Oct 17, 2019 | 08:03 EDT
Raytheon has been selected to provide the US Army with their next generation, 360-degree capable radar - the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor. Raytheon will receive more than $384M to deliver six production representative units of the advanced LTAMDS radar under an Other Transactional Authority U.S. Army agreement. LTAMDS is a new radar that will ultimately replace the current U.S. Army's Patriot radars. It will operate on the Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense network.