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Ferro Corporation (FOE)

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  • Wed, Apr. 29, 6:48 PM
    • Ferro (NYSE:FOE) +7.9% AH after reporting Q1 earnings that beat expectations, issuing upside guidance, and agreeing to acquire a Spanish-based producer of specialty pigments.
    • FOE cites improved profitability in its performance colors and its pigments, powders and oxides segments; says value-added sales increased 7% Y/Y on a constant currency basis, but foreign currency translation hurt sales by $31M.
    • The company now sees FY 2015 EPS of $0.89-$0.96 vs. prior guidance of $0.85-$0.90 and $0.89 analyst consensus estimate.
    • FOE expects its €146M purchase of inorganic pigments manufacturer Nubiola will be accretive to its adjusted EPS by $0.04-$0.06 in 2015 and by more than $0.15 in 2016.
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  • Jul. 30, 2014, 4:50 PM
    • Ferro (NYSE:FOE): Q2 EPS of $0.19 beats by $0.04.
    • Revenue of $294M (-7.8% Y/Y) misses by $49.31M.
    • Shares +6.9%.
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  • Oct. 24, 2013, 3:27 PM
    • Ferro (FOE +17%) shares power higher after the specialty chemicals producer reported better than expected Q3 earnings and revenues and issued upward guidance for the full year (earnings call).
    • Deutsche Bank raises its price target to $12 from $8, citing FOE's cost saving initiatives and value creation strategy gaining traction faster than expected; while Q4 upside will be limited, FOE should recapture business when its eco-friendly plasticizers production facility starts up in H2 2014 (Briefing.com).
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  • Oct. 24, 2013, 12:45 PM
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  • Oct. 23, 2013, 4:39 PM
    • Ferro (FOE): Q3 EPS of $0.14 beats by $0.04.
    • Revenue of $408.1M. Shares -1.9% AH. (PR)
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  • Jul. 2, 2013, 11:34 AM
    Shares of Ferro (FOE -9.4%) slip as Bloomberg reports that A. Schulman's (SHLM -6.5%) CEO Joe Gingo says the company is no-longer pursuing a takeover of the company, nor is it responding to any takeover bid.
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  • Mar. 5, 2013, 11:43 AM
    Ferro (FOE -2.8%) says it will redeploy, divest or curtail assets that can't generate sufficient returns, and is reviewing its product lines to determine potential to create value and generate cash, a day after it rejected A. Schulman's (SHLM +1.2%) $563M buyout offer. Much of FOE's 8% drop in Q4 revenues is traced to weakness in its electronic materials business.
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  • Mar. 4, 2013, 12:55 PM
    Midday top 10 gainers: HMG +96%. FOE +33%. HGSH +20%. NQ +18%. MTG +17%. TELOZ +17%. PRAN +15%. OTT +15%. OUTD +15%. YOD +13%.
    Midday top 10 losers: DRWI -22%. SCSS -16%. AT -16%. GMXR -15%. TUES -13%. HL -13%. CTC -13%. AUMN -12%. RNIN -12%. RBPAA -12%.
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  • Mar. 4, 2013, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: FOE +29%. OUTD +14%. MTG +8%. SSYS +7%.
    Losers: GMXR -32%. DRWI -23%. XIN -13%. HL -11%. RNIN -7%.
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  • Mar. 4, 2013, 7:43 AM
    Ferro Corporation (FOE) receives a buyout offer of $6.50/share in cash and stock from A. Schulman (SHLM). The price represents a 25% premium to Friday's close. Schulman estimates the merger can achieve $35M in cost savings beyond Ferro's current targets. FOE +25% premarket. (PR)
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  • Feb. 6, 2013, 3:07 PM
    Ferro (FOE +2.5%) moves higher today after saying it's sold assets related to its solar pastes business to Heraeus, a private global precious metals and technology company based in Hanau, Germany. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. With the sale, FOE will eliminate operating losses associated with the solar business. For FY13, FOE now expects EPS of $0.25 to $0.30, higher than estimates of $0.23.
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  • Oct. 10, 2012, 12:45 PM
    Midday top 10 gainers: CLNT +28%. TRLG +23%. AUQ +17%. KGN +15%. PBM +14%. OTT +12%. BLIN +19%. KID +12%. VVTV +12%. ECTE +9%.
    Top 10 Losers: OCZ -40%. ACW -32%. FOE -24%. GLUU -14%. BSET -11%. HELE -10%. BSDM -10%. UPI -10%. AMRN -10%. TZYM -9%.
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  • Oct. 10, 2012, 10:39 AM
    Ferro (FOE -21.2%) shares are faltering after it again lowered its 2012 earnings guidance, mostly owing to a weakening outlook for its business focused on pastes and metal powders used in the production of solar cells. FOE expects to post writedowns of $175M-$200M. At least two research firms - Longbow and First Analysis - downgrade shares.
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  • Oct. 10, 2012, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: TRLG +24%. AUQ +10%. TISA +7%.
    Losers: OCZ -41%. FOE -17%. AVT -11%. GLUU -7%.
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  • Oct. 9, 2012, 6:40 PM
    Ferro (FOE) -8.5% AH after warning it expects 2012 EPS of $0.07-$0.12, below a $0.17 consensus. The company blames weakness in its solar pastes and metal powders businesses - the former saw a $0.14-$0.17/share loss. Ferro adds it's "exploring strategic options" for its solar pastes business, which has been hit hard by the solar industry's pricing and overcapacity issues, and plans to take impairment charges of $175M-$200M.
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  • Feb. 28, 2012, 7:13 PM
    More on Ferro (FOE): Q4 misses both EPS and revenue estimates. Revenue declined 17% Y/Y, as demand for conductive pastes used in solar cells declined, resulting in significant booking reductions by its customers. The company also lowers FY12 guidance, now expecting its EPS to be $0.40 - $0.65, below the Street view of $0.68. Shares -1.9% AH.
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Company Description
Ferro Corp is a producer of specialty materials and chemicals that are sold to the manufacturers who, in turn, make products for many end-use markets. It offers electronic materials, color and glass performance materials, pigments, powders & oxides.