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Kaiser Aluminum's (KALU) CEO Jack Hockema on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Thank you. Good afternoon everyone and welcome to Kaiser Aluminum's third quarter 2014 earnings conference call.

Norsk Hydro : Third quarter 2014: Lower Alunorte costs and higher all-in metal price lift results
Norsk Hydro ASA's underlying earnings before financial items and tax rose to NOK 1,490 million in the third quarter from NOK 544 million in the second quarter. Results are backed by lower costs at the Alunorte alumina refinery, higher all-in metal prices and higher alumina prices.

BHP First-Quarter Iron Ore Output Rises 17% Amid Global Glut
BHP Billiton Ltd., the world's biggest mining company, said first-quarter iron ore output rose 17 percent as it continues to expand production in the face of tumbling prices. Production of the steelmaking material was 57.1 million metric tons in the three months ended Sept.

Why Valmont Industries Looks Like a Stock to Avoid
Valmont Industries is in a bad state after it posted disappointing results. The company was further hurt by the lower earnings outlook, which led its shares to fall.

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. Trading Down 6.2% Following Weak Earnings
Shares of Kaiser Aluminum Corp. were down 6.2% during trading on Tuesday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings, StockRatingsNetwork reports. The company traded as low as $69.00 and last traded at $70.49, with a volume of 455,762 shares trading hands.

Markets Surge; McDonald's Posts Lower Sales
Following the market opening Tuesday, the Dow traded up 0.46 percent to 16,474.87 while the NASDAQ surged 1.33 percent to 4,373.45. The S&P also rose, gaining 1.05 percent to 1,924.06.

Mueller Industries, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Earnings
MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 21, 2014 -- Mueller Industries, Inc. announced today net income of $23.8 million, or 42 cents per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2014. This compares with net income of $19.5 million, or 35 cents per diluted share, earned from normal operations in the third quarter of 2013.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
Ltd. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 34% interest in Cardinal Gas Services LLC , located... )--Wausau Paper announced that its DublNature family of premium towel and tissue products produced from 100 percent recycled fiber received the 2014 Most Inn... )--RLI Corp. announced today it has added a new healthcare liability division, RLI Healthcare, and has hired Scott Ducey to lead the operation as vice president.

How Will Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) Stock React to This Analyst Action Today?
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Kaiser Aluminum Corporation Reports Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2014 Financial Results
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 -- Kaiser Aluminum Corporation today reported net income of $16 million or $0.85 earnings per diluted share for the third quarter 2014, a decrease from $25 million or $1.33 earnings per diluted share for the second quarter 2014 and $25 million or $1.34 earnings per diluted share for the third quarter 2013. Excluding the impact of non-run-rate items, adjusted net income was $15 million or $0.79 per diluted share for the third quarter 2014, compared to adjusted net income of $19 million or $1.05 per diluted share for the second quarter 2014 and $17 million or $0.90 per diluted share for the prior year third quarter.

Werner Enterprises Rating Increased to Outperform at Zacks
The firm currently has a $27.50 price objective on the stock. Zacks 's target price suggests a potential upside of 12.02% from the company's current price.

Cliffs Natural Resources: Now You Tell Me
Cliffs Natural Resources has plunged nearly 70% this year-which means that another analyst must have decided that it was the perfect time to downgrade its shares. The analyst in question: Citigroup's Brian Yu , who slashed his rating on Cliffs Natural Resources to Sell from Neutral.

Alcoa Announces Sale Of Stake In Alumina Refining Joint Venture As Part Of Cost Reduction Efforts
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Short Sellers Catch Recent Downturn
Average short interest in S&P 500 companies now stands at an 18 month high after steadily increasing in the last few months. The ten most shorted companies a month ago have fallen nearly twice as hard as the rest of the market.

Molycorp Sees Large Increase in Short Interest
Shares of Molycorp were the target of a large increase in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 69,815,006 shares, an increase of 16.0% from the September 15th total of 60,195,222 shares, American Banking News reports.

Markets Live: Investors fight back
A global sharemarket rally on Friday has set the stage for a positive start to the local trading week, with the Medibank IPO prospectus due this morning. The board of contractor Transfield Services has advised shareholders to take no action in response to a cash takeover bid of $999 million for the company from Spanish infrastructure firm Ferrovial Servicios .

Molycorp: 2 Reasons Why Leon Black Is Providing Mullet Money
In July I argued the payoff from Leon Black and Apollo's investment in Molycorp bonds did not warrant the risk involved. Oaktree's debt is higher up the capital structure than Apollo's, and Molycorp's cash burn has gotten worse.


Plastics Industry News
Six Flags edges its 200-day moving average after earnings
On The Fly: Pre-market Movers UP AFTER EARNINGS: Dow Chemical , up 3.7%... iRobot , up 12%... Six Flags , up 13%... GlaxoSmithKline , up 2%... Broadcom , up 7%... Boston Scientific , up 4.3%... Abbott , up 1.8%... Yahoo! , up 6%. ALSO HIGHER: Blue Earth , up 26.4% after CEO says statements in Seeking Alpha blog are "false and misleading."

Morning Movers: Lumber Liquidators Plunges on Big Miss; Cliffs Natural Resources Gains
S&P 500 futures have dropped 0.2%, while Dow Jones Industrial futures are little changed. Nasdaq Composite futures have dipped 0.1%.

Dow Chemical Profit Beats As Plastics Sales Rise
Dow Chemical Co , the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit for the fourth time in a row, helped by higher sales in its plastics and performance materials business units.

Dow Chemical beats Street 3Q forecasts
The Midland, Michigan-based company said it had profit of 71 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 72 cents per share.

Cramer's Lightning Round - If You Have To Own An Auto, Buy Fiat
Fiat : "If you have to own an auto, that is the one to own. These are houses of pain, but that is good."

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
The tires are being evaluated ... )--United Insurance Holdings Corp. , a property and casualty insurance holding company, announced that Judy Copechal... )--Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'BBB' rating on the following hospital revenue bonds to be issued through the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation on b... ACE Reports Record Quarterly Operating Income of $2.64 Per Share, up 6%; Global P&C Net Premiums up 4%; P&C Combined Ratio is 86.3% and Operating Return on Equity is 12.6% )--ACE Limited today reported net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, of $2.32 per share, compared with $2.66 per share for the same quarter last year... )--Amkor Technology, Inc. , a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced that it will issue its financial results fo... )--Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. today announced that its Board of ... (more)

Freeport LNG begins widening Houston Ship Channel
Freeport LNG says it has started work on a $30M project to widen the Houston Ship Channel harbor from 400 ft. to 600 ft.

Carlisle Cos. reports strong third quarter
Carlisle Cos. Inc. handily beat analysts' earnings estimates in a quarter that saw the company's sales from continuing operations rise 13 percent from a year ago.

Dewey Beach's smiling face behind the counter
Walk into Dewey Beach town hall on any given day and you're bound to get the impression everyday is Casual Friday. Town employees are dressed like they've fully embraced the town's beach life style and are taking a page out of Town Manager Marc Appelbaum's book of styling.

Carlisle Companies (CSL) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
The following audio is from a conference call that will begin on October 21, 2014 at 08:00 AM ET. The audio will stream live while the call is active, and can be replayed upon its completion.

Fire Depts. in N.C. and Pa. Awarded Gear in Globe Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies , and the National Volunteer Fire Council are pleased to announce two more recipients in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway: the Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department and the Winfield Township Volunteer Fire Company . These departments will each receive four sets of new Globe turnout gear.

Longtime CEO of life sciences firm to retire
Donald E. Morel Jr., the longtime chairman and CEO of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc., is retiring in May 2015 at the company's annual meeting. The Exton, Pa., pharmaceutical packing and services company said it has retained the executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates to identify Morel 's successor.

Eastman Chemical Co: Stock Price Still has Room to Grow
Eastman Chemical Company is a global specialty chemical company. Its products range from base and high precision plastics, chemicals, and fibers, most of which are integrated into the products and processes of other firms in virtually all industries everywhere, including food and beverage packaging, toys, medical equipment, computer hardware components, construction materials, and electronic devices.

Suspect in Hannah Graham case charged in 2005 Fairfax rape
FAIRFAX, VA - The suspect in the Hannah Graham investigation now faces several charges in connection with a 2005 rape in Fairfax. Prosecutors in Fairfax County will announce the new charges against Jesse Matthew at a 4:30 p.m. press conference.

Dividend Investing News: 23 New Increases for Yield Seekers
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Goodyear's Global Headquarters Earns LEED Gold Rating
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Dow Achieves Final Milestone For Commercialization Of Enlist Weed Control System
As the last step in the regulatory process before commercialization, The Dow Chemical Company today announced it has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency for its Enlist Duo herbicide for use with Enlist corn and soybeans. This breakthrough technology is a strong reflection of the Company's industry-leading research and development expertise, and represents Dow's continued progress against its strategic commitments.

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