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Corning Inc. (GLW)

  • Jun. 22, 2012, 11:39 AM
    Corning (GLW -0.2%) isn't getting a lift from an upgrade to Neutral from JPMorgan. The firm is encouraged by recent increases in LCD panel pricing, particularly for TV panels, and thinks customer inventories of LCD glass are likely to stabilize after recent reductions. Also, while admitting the demand environment for Corning's glass is bleak, JPMorgan notes shares are trading at a price/book multiple last seen during the '08 financial crisis.
  • Jun. 21, 2012, 7:23 PM
    Global TV shipments fell nearly 8% Y/Y in Q1, estimates DisplaySearch, as firmer pricing hurt volumes, and consumers directed a greater chunk of their electronics spending at mobile devices. LCD shipments fell 3%, while plasma shipments tumbled 18%. Samsung (SSNLF.PK) claimed a 26% share of the market, and was followed by LG (14.6%) and Sony (SNE - 9.4%). Some key TV industry suppliers: GLW, AUO, LPL, STM, NXPI.
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  • Jun. 18, 2012, 7:39 PM
    More on Microsoft Surface: The tablet features a 10.6" display, uses Corning's (GLW) Gorilla Glass, and comes with Office built-in. Microsoft has also developed a cover that doubles as a keyboard with touchpad, thereby allowing Surface to shift into PC mode. One version will be sold with an ARM-based (ARMH) processor, while a somewhat thicker/heavier version will feature an Intel (INTC) Core i5 processor and support existing Windows apps. (live blog)
  • Jun. 4, 2012, 9:50 AM
    Corning (GLW) introduces Willow Glass, a thin, bendable glass product that the company boasts could eventually enable displays that are "wrapped around a device or structure." If Willow Glass is widely adopted, it could provide a pricing and margin boost for Corning's display glass business, which is expected to see minimal growth going forward. Samsung, LG, and others are working on flexible LCD and OLED displays that could conceivably leverage Willow Glass.
  • May. 8, 2012, 4:02 PM
    U.S. flat-panel TV prices continued their year-long surge in April, reports iSuppli: the price of the average set reached $1248, up 11.4% from December. Adoption of LED TVs and 3D TVs is contributing to the increase, but so are stabilizing LCD panel and glass prices, and an end to the brutal price war TV manufacturers such as Sony (SNE), Panasonic (PC), and Samsung (SSNLF.PK) were engaged in last year.
  • May. 8, 2012, 11:39 AM
    LCD panel vendor AU Optronics (AUO -4.5%) underperforms after reporting April sales fell 3.4% M/M and 8.5% Y/Y. Shipments of 10"+ panels fell 3.9% M/M, while shipments of sub-10" panels fell 17.4% - the latter is likely more evidence of weak orders from mobile device vendors other than Apple and Samsung. The report is arguably a modest negative for fellow panel vendor LG Display (LPL), and for LCD glassmaker Corning (GLW).
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  • May. 3, 2012, 1:46 PM
    The next iPhone (AAPL) will feature a 4" display, and will be longer and thinner (but not wider) than the 4S, claims iLounge. In addition, the device, due this fall, is expected to feature Corning's (GLW) Gorilla Glass 2, and sport a smaller dock connector. (previous)
  • Apr. 25, 2012, 11:08 AM
    Corning (GLW +5.8%) rallies after beating Q1 estimates and offering a relatively upbeat outlook for its pressured LCD glass business. Corning predicts glass price declines "will be much more moderate" in Q2 than in prior quarters, with volumes flat for Corning's internal glass ops and up slightly for Samsung Corning, which recently lost a major deal. In addition, the Specialty Materials business is expected to grow 10%-15% thanks to strong Gorilla Glass sales.
  • Apr. 25, 2012, 9:06 AM
    Premarket gainers: GEOI +21%. KND +17%. CDXS +9%. AAPL +9%. S +8%. TQNT +8%. JNY +6%. DAN +6%. RFMD +6%. GLW +5%. MOS +5%. ARMH +5%. MT +5%. BRCM +5%. NBR +4%. CLWR +4%. ALU +4%. FTNT +4%. STM +4%. POT +4%. HOG +4%. BBVA +4%. TS +3%. NOK +3%. STD +3%. TEF +3%. VMED +3%. IGT +3%.
    Losers: ICON -14%. BIDU -6%. GSK -3%.
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  • Apr. 25, 2012, 7:32 AM
    Corning (GLW): Q1 EPS of $0.30 beats by $0.02. Revenue of $1.92B (+flat% Y/Y) beats by $50M. Shares +1.5% premarket. (PR)
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  • Apr. 25, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday's open: ABB, AN, ATI, BA, CAT, CNH, CS, CVE, DAL, DAN, DPS, ECA, ERIC, GD, GLW, GNC, GSK, HCBK, HES, HOG, HST, JNY, LCC, LLY, LO, MSI, MWV, NDAQ, NEE, NLSN, NOC, NOV, OC, PX, RES, ROK, S, SAP, SO, TEL, TMO, UMC, VMED, WLP, WYN
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  • Apr. 24, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday's open: ABB, AN, ATI, BA, CAT, CNH, CS, CVE, DAL, DAN, DPS, ECA, ERIC, GD, GLW, GNC, GSK, HCBK, HES, HOG, HST, JNY, LCC, LLY, LO, MSI, MWV, NDAQ, NEE, NLSN, NOC, NOV, OC, PX, RES, ROK, S, SAP, SO, TEL, TMO, UMC, VMED, WLP, WYN
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  • Apr. 10, 2012, 8:24 AM
    Corning (GLW) will acquire a majority of Becton Dickinson's (BDX) Discovery Labware unit for $730M in cash. Corning says the deal will enhance its portfolio of life sciences products and add to its effort to meet its $10B revenue target in the next few years. GLW +0.7%, BDX +0.7% premarket.
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  • Apr. 3, 2012, 8:57 AM
    The surge in video streaming, demand for high-speed trading connections, and soaring mobile phone use have caused a boom in the fiber-optic sector. Around 19M miles of cables were installed in 2011, and Corning (GLW) sold record volumes. However, skeptics bring up the bust of the early 2000s and wonder if history is "repeating itself."
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  • Mar. 28, 2012, 1:05 PM
    Corning (GLW -1.6%) is following the market lower in spite of analyst commentary (I, II) arguing Foxconn's (HNHAF.PK) investments in Sharp (SHCAY.PK) are a positive for the glassmaker, which handles over 60% of Sharp's display glass needs. In particular, Sharp's cutting-edge Sakai City LCD panel plant, which receives all of its glass from Corning, is expected to see higher utilization rates thanks to the deal.
  • Mar. 27, 2012, 5:45 PM
    As a greater chunk of consumer electronics spending goes to mobile devices, TVs are looking like a big casualty. Even with prices continuing to drop, IHS expects U.S. flat-panel TV shipments to fall 5% Y/Y in 2012 to 37.1M units - the first decline in the market's history. Moreover, sales are expected to keep falling over the next 3 years. The fact TV demand in developed nations may have peaked will have major implications for names such as GLW, AUO, LPL, and STM.
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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.