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Corning Inc. (GLW)

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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 9:18 AM
    In tandem with its Q1 report (I, II), Corning (GLW) has announced a new $2B stock buyback program to replace a $1.5B program that expired in December, and has hiked its quarterly dividend by a penny to $0.10/share. The buyback is good for repurchasing 10% of shares at current levels, and the dividend hike raises Corning's yield to 3%. Shares +2.7% premarket. (PR)
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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 8:43 AM
    More on Corning: EPS beat estimates thanks to a 100 bps Y/Y increase in gross margin to 43% (a 200 bps drop was seen in Q4). LCD unit sales +7% Y/Y (+3% in Q4) and 36% of total, volume rose by a "mid-teens" level. Telecom (optical fiber) sales -7% (+10% in Q4) and 26% of total. Specialty materials (inc. Gorilla Glass) sales -10% due to semiconductor weakness, but earnings +39%. Environmental -13%, Life Sciences +34% (boosted by M&A). Opex fell slightly. Q2 LCD volume expected to be similar to Q1, price drops to remain moderate. Telecom sales to rise 20% Q/Q, specialty materials 15%-20%. GLW +2.2%. CC underway (webcast). (PR)
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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 7:18 AM
    Corning (GLW): Q1 EPS of $0.30 beats by $0.06. Revenue of $1.8B misses by $0.16B. (PR)
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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: ABB, ABX, ASH, ATI, AVY, BA, BYD, CFR, CKSW, COR, CP, CS, CVE, DPS, EDU, ELN, EMN, ERIC, F, FDML, GD, GLW, GRA, HCBK, HES, ICON, LAD, LL, LLY, LO, MDCO, MSI, MTH, NDAQ, NOC, NS, NVS, NYCB, OC, OCR, OSIS, PG, PLD, PX, RES, ROK, S, SO, SVU, TEL, TKR, TMO, TROW, TUP, USG, VLY, VMED, WAB, WHR, WLP, WM, WYN
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  • Apr. 23, 2013, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: ABB, ABX, ASH, ATI, AVY, BA, BYD, CFR, CKSW, COR, CP, CS, CVE, DPS, EDU, ELN, EMN, ERIC, F, FDML, GD, GLW, GRA, HCBK, HES, ICON, LAD, LL, LLY, LO, MDCO, MSI, MTH, NDAQ, NOC, NS, NVS, NYCB, OC, OCR, OSIS, PG, PLD, PX, RES, ROK, S, SO, SVU, TEL, TKR, TMO, TROW, TUP, USG, VLY, VMED, WAB, WHR, WLP, WM, WYN
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  • Apr. 12, 2013, 12:54 PM
    Though Samsung (SSNLF.PK) is the world's biggest memory maker and a top LCD maker, the growing needs of its phone/tablet ops are forcing it to turn to 3rd-party suppliers. Digitimes reports Samsung has stepped up its purchases of mobile DRAM chips from Elpida and NAND flash products from Toshiba, and that the electronics giant is also buying 5.8" LCD panels from Taiwanese suppliers for its phablets. The implications for memory/LCD demand and pricing are a positive for rivals MU, SNDK, AUO, and LPL, and perhaps also glassmaker GLW and NAND controller supplier SIMO.
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  • Mar. 21, 2013, 6:37 PM
    Sapphire glass will find its way into smartphone displays, GT Advanced (GTAT) insists. Sapphire, used in the iPhone 5's camera lens, is thinner and ~3x stronger/scratch-resistant than Gorilla Glass (GLW). But a sapphire display costs ~$30, whereas a Gorilla Glass display costs less than $3. GT is hoping its furnaces, which can be upgraded to support larger crystals at little cost, will narrow the gap to 3x-4x. Industry analyst Eric Virey, who thinks sapphire's cost could fall below $20 in a couple years, expects "some high-end smartphones using sapphire in 2013." (previous)
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  • Feb. 28, 2013, 12:48 PM
    Don't hold your breath for flexible gadgets based on Corning's (GLW) Willow Glass, suggests exec James Clappin. Given that customers "are not accustomed to glass you roll up," he thinks it will probably be 3 years or more before flexible Willow Glass displays arrive. However, simpler products, such as a thin film for touch panels and a flexible barrier for solar modules, are expected this year. The comments follow speculation an Apple iWatch will make use of Willow Glass. (Bargoa purchase)
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  • Feb. 27, 2013, 5:15 PM
    Corning (GLW) is buying Bargoa S.A., a Brazilian maker of telecom products that rely on thermo injection molding. The purchase complements Corning's optical fiber/telecom cable business. Terms are undisclosed. (PR)
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  • Feb. 10, 2013, 3:27 PM
    Apple (AAPL) is indeed thinking of selling an iWatch, both the NYT and WSJ report. Sources claim Apple is experimenting with iOS-based watches made of curved glass, and has discussed the matter with Foxconn. If an iWatch ever arrives, there's a good chance it will use Corning's (GLW) Willow Glass, which was created with bendable displays in mind. Former Apple UI designer Bruce Tognazzini recently predicted an iWatch will arrive, while providing a long list of apps/services it might support.
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  • Jan. 29, 2013, 9:22 AM
    More on Corning: Q4 LCD glass volumes were up in the high-single digits Q/Q, above raised guidance; sales were up 3% Y/Y. Price declines were higher than for Q3 (as expected), but are expected to moderate. Specialty Materials (SM) sales+10% Q/Q and +68% Y/Y thanks to Gorilla Glass demand. Telecom sales10% Y/Y, Environmental-6%, Life Sciences +29%. Q1 LCD glass volumes expected to be up Y/Y, but down in the mid-single digits Q/Q. Telecom expected to be up Y/Y in Q1, SM expected to fall Q/Q, but double-digit growth seen for 2013. GLW +1.4%. (PR)
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  • Jan. 29, 2013, 7:19 AM
    Corning (GLW): Q4 EPS of $0.34 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $2.15B beats by $0.08B.
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  • Jan. 29, 2013, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open: AKS, ARLP, ASH, BSX, BTU, CIT, CP, DHI, EDU, EMC, F, GLW, GNTX, HOG, HRS, HW, IP, ITW, JBLU, KLIC, LLY, LXK, NEE, NUE, PFE, PHG, PII, PNR, TROW, TUP, TYC, VLO, WRB, X
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  • Jan. 28, 2013, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open: AKS, ARLP, ASH, BSX, BTU, CIT, CP, DHI, EDU, EMC, F, GLW, GNTX, HOG, HRS, HW, IP, ITW, JBLU, KLIC, LLY, LXK, NEE, NUE, PFE, PHG, PII, PNR, TROW, TUP, TYC, VLO, WRB, X
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  • Jan. 11, 2013, 11:01 AM
    Corning (GLW -3.5%) heads south following a downgrade to Neutral from Goldman. The firm argues the catalysts that drove its September upgrade - improving LCD industry fundamentals and capital allocation moves - are mostly played out in the wake of Corning's Q3 beat and Q4 pre-announcement. Moreover, it sees forex and a Q1 LCD inventory correction producing downside to estimates. Corning closed yesterday right around where it was when Goldman made its upgrade.
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  • Jan. 8, 2013, 6:15 PM
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Company Description
Corning Inc is engaged in manufacturing of specialty glass and ceramics. The Company's segments are Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials and Life Sciences.