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Dow Chemical reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Thursday, as strong overseas demand offset higher energy costs and weakness in the North American housing and automotive markets.
Q2 results are confirming the foreign growth story. Look at Halliburton. Halliburton reported killer earnings today; 68% of their revenues occur outside the U.S.Same with Merck: great earnings, has 40% of sales outside the U.S.
Shares of KBR, the military contractor and engineering company, dipped slightly Friday after soaring to new highs earlier in the week amid a flurry of new business, including a contract one Wall Street analyst called a "game-changing win" for the former Halliburton subsidiary.
Britain's Imperial Chemical Industries has rejected a 7.2 billion-pound ($14.2 billion) bid approach from Dutch chemicals group Akzo Nobel, saying it undervalued the company.
The U.S. securities regulator is probing whether two Dow Chemical executives engaged in unauthorized talks to sell the company, according to a source close to the matter.
Mergers and acquisitions are headed for another record year, fueled by a seemingly endless cascade of private-equity money. “I can’t think of anything that’s off limits,” says Michael Kelly, managing director at Hamilton Lane. "There are good companies in any industry."
Dow Chemical is close to deal to build a $20 billion petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia, the Financial Times reported late Thursday.
Federal lawsuits were filed from both sides following Dow Chemical's decision last month to fire two top-ranking officials whom it accused of trying to secretly negotiate a leveraged buyout of the company.
Here's our re-cap of the day's action, with the leaderboard, most active and widely held as well as the trivia questions. We'll start there. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Dow Chemical reported in line Q1 earnings today. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $2.15 or $2.80 or $3.15 or $1.00.
Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical’s chief executive officer, reiterated on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that the company isn’t for sale. “We’re not for sale and we’ve had no discussions about a sale,” Liveris said Thursday. “We’ve had a tremendous amount of rumors, which have been very distracting.”
Hey folks, time for today's trivia questions. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Dow Chemical reported in line Q1 earnings today. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $2.15 or $2.80 or $3.15 or $1.00. And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: According to the latest NBC/WSJ poll, what percentage of Americans believe the nation is headed in the right direction? Your selection of answers is: 57% or 14% or 22% or 35%.
Diversified chemical maker Dow Chemical said Thursday its first-quarter profit fell 20% from a year-ago period that included significant licensing revenue within its performance plastics segment.
Chemical company DuPont said its first-quarter earnings and revenue climbed from the same quarter last year, thanks to strength in seed sales, and also reaffirmed its full-year profit forecast.
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Inflation data could play a big role in setting the course for stocks, which so far are looking for direction ahead of the opening. Asia markets were mostly lower, while Europe's stock markets this morning are mostly higher.
A Dow Chemical executive who was fired after being accused of engaging in unauthorized discussions with third parties about selling the company told CNBC's David Faber that "it never happened." Romeo Kreinberg, head of Dow's performance plastics operations and a 30-year company veteran, said accusations that he violated the company's code of conduct are "totally untrue."
With global merger volume running 40% ahead of last year's record levels, and private equity barbarians scooping up one company after the next, the Wall Street rumor mill - in turn - is also running at a record pace.
Stocks closed modestly higher on Tuesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average stretched its winning streak to eight straight sessions. Still, caution ahead of the beginning of earnings season kept many investors on the sidelines.
The chief executive of Dow Chemical on Tuesday shot down speculation that the company is in talks with private equity for a leveraged buyout. “We are not in discussions with anyone in LBO,” Andrew Liveris told CNBC’s David Faber.
Stocks are searching for direction after a 7-session winning streak for the Dow 30. European stocks are moving higher after yesterday's holiday there, and Asian stocks were mixed overnight.