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   July 23, 2014 @ 1:45 AM EDT
TODAY'S REPORTS
Investment Grade
Halliburton  (with Analyst's Data SheetOn Monday, Halliburton announced Q2 results, featuring record revenue and second half optimism. We expand upon our Intraday Comment, and update our HAL bond...
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CIT Group  (with Analyst's Data SheetCIT's share price spiked 11% yesterday after the company announced that it will acquire OneWest Bank for $3.4 billion in cash and stock. OneWest is a private...
Axiall Corporation  (with Analyst's Data SheetAxiall Corporation (AXLL) warned that second quarter adjusted EBITDA is going to fall significantly short of expectations.
TUESDAY'S COMMENTS (7/22/2014)
6:38pm Altria Group, Inc. Poor Altria has been overshadowed in the news of late by Reynolds American. Yet when...
3:42pm Steel Dynamics Steel Dynamics' (STLD) second quarter EBITDA was short of consensus expectations. For the...
2:24pm Peabody Energy Peabody Energy (BTU) posted better than expected second quarter revenues and adjusted EBITDA...
12:26pm Gannett Reflecting the acquisition of Belo late last year, Gannett reported a 12% increase in revenue for the...
11:39am Omnicom Group Inc. Similar to Interpubic, Omnicom Group posted a very impressive increase in revenue for the...
10:50am Comcast Corporation It was more of the same for Comcast in the second quarter. Cable segment revenue rose...
10:15am Apache The news that activist investor Jana Partners has accumulated a $1+ billion stake in Apache has triggered...
10:09am Visant Private equity announced its intent to combine subsidiaries (both in the sampling business) of KKR owned...
9:44am Verizon Communications Verizon had already indicated that it added 1.4 million retail postpaid subscribers...
TUESDAY'S REPORTS (7/22/2014)
Investment Grade
Interpublic Group  (with Analyst's Data SheetInterpublic Group's 5.4% increase in revenue for the second quarter was not as good as the 6.2% gain in the first quarter, but it was still very...
Baxter  (with Analyst's Data SheetBond investors will remain in limbo regarding the financial details of the pending Baxter spinoff of its biopharmaceuticals business for the foreseeable future...
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Six Flags  (with Analyst's Data SheetOur title doesn't refer to recent earnings at Six Flags but instead to its newly-opened Zumanjaro ride at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. Judging from...
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