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April 19, 2013
10:04 EDTNOK, NPTN, EWBC, OSTK, EE, AF, DXPE, BBT, TEF, MMS, ETFC, SMS, VRTX, UBS, TOL, ANOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Astoria Financial (AF) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... Autonation (AN) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... E-Trade (ETFC) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... El Paso Electric (EE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Maximus (MMS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Overstock.com (OSTK) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Toll Brothers (TOL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... UBS (UBS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Vertex (VRTX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Telefonica (TEF) upgraded at Bernstein... BB&T (BBT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Hilliard Lyons... East West Bancorp (EWBC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... DXP Enterprises (DXPE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ascendiant Capital... NeoPhotonics (NPTN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Sims Metal (SMS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Overstock.com (OSTK) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Nokia (NOK) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital.
News For AF;AN;ETFC;EE;TOL;MMS;OSTK;UBS;TEF;EWBC;VRTX;BBT;NPTN;SMS;DXPE;NOK From The Last 14 Days
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April 14, 2015
06:46 EDTNOKAlcatel-Lucent volatility up into Nokia confirms 'advanced discussions' to buy
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06:31 EDTNOKNokia volatility up into confirms 'advanced discussions' to buy Alcatel-Lucent
Nokia (NOK) overall option implied volatility of 42 compares to its 26-week average of 33 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into the company confirms 'advanced discussions' to buy Alcatel-Lucent (ALU).
05:51 EDTNOKNokia confirms 'advanced discussions' to buy Alcatel-Lucent
Nokia (NOK) said in a statement, "In relation to recent media speculation Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) confirm that they are in advanced discussions with respect to a potential full combination, which would take the form of a public exchange offer by Nokia for Alcatel-Lucent." Nokia cautioned that there "can be no certainty at this stage that these discussions will result in any agreement or transaction." The statement comes after Bloomberg reported yesterday afternoon that Nokia was in advanced talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent's wireless assets to better compete with Ericsson (ERIC) in telecommunications equipment. Shares of Nokia are down 65c to $7.65 in pre-market trading while Alcatel-Lucent is up 22c to $4.57.
05:50 EDTNOKStocks with implied volatility movement; NOK ALU
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April 13, 2015
15:06 EDTNOKNokia in advanced talks to buy Alcatel wireless assets, Bloomberg says
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14:57 EDTNOKEricsson trades higher after report of possible Alcatel-Lucent-Nokia deal
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14:49 EDTNOKAlcatel-Lucent jumps 9% after report of deal talks with Nokia
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14:48 EDTNOKNokia discussed takeover of Alcatel-Lucent, Bloomberg reports
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14:47 EDTNOKNokia in advanced talks to buy assets from Alcatel-Lucent, Bloomberg says
April 12, 2015
19:01 EDTNOKNokia maps unit HERE may be of interest to several tech firms, Re/code says
If Nokia is putting its mapping unit HERE up for sale it may draw interest from firms like Microsoft (MSFT), Yahoo (YHOO), Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL), says Re/code. Reference Link
April 10, 2015
10:45 EDTNOKNokia exploring sale of HERE maps unit, Bloomberg says
Nokia is exploring the sale of its maps business, known as HERE, and is attracting buyout interest for the unit from companies and private-equity firms, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Nokia has valued the unit at $2.1B in a recent financial report and bids are expected soon, the report added. HERE competes with maps products from Google (GOOG, GOOGL), among others. Nokia shares trading in New York are up a bit over 3% to near $8 following the report. Reference Link
10:33 EDTNOKNokia considering sale of 'Here' maps business, Bloomberg reports
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07:45 EDTVRTXVertex initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
Target $150.
April 9, 2015
10:48 EDTVRTXDeutsche compares PTC Therapeutics to Vertex, boosts target by $40
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08:41 EDTETFCITG enters cooperation agreement with Philadelphia Financial, Voce Capital
ITG (ITG) announced that it has reached an agreement with shareholders Philadelphia Financial Management of San Francisco and Voce Capital Management and added a new independent member to its board of directors, Jarrett Lilien, former president and COO of E*TRADE Financial (ETFC). ITG has further agreed to conduct a search for a second additional independent board member, with input from Philadelphia Financial and Voce Capital. Lilien will join the board of directors' newly formed Capital Committee, which will review the Company's allocation and use of capital in and among its various businesses and geographies and make recommendations to the full Board regarding further capital optimization strategies. Philadelphia Capital and Voce Capital have committed to support all of the Board's nominees at ITG's annual meeting of shareholders.
07:27 EDTVRTXPTC Therapeutics price target raised to $115 from $75 at Deutsche Bank
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April 8, 2015
10:01 EDTBBTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:24 EDTBBTBB&T initiated with a Buy at Argus
Target $45.
April 7, 2015
06:04 EDTTEFAccenture, Alcatel-Lucent announce four-year agreement with Telefonica
Accenture (ACN) and Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) have announced a four-year agreement with Telefonica (TEF) to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's Motive Customer Experience Management software for Telefonica residential customers in European and Latin American countries. As a result, customers will gain more control over their broadband experience, including self-help tools to reduce calls to customer care and shorten resolution times. Through a combination of Alcatel-Lucent's CEM products and Accenture's systems integration and transformation capabilities, Telefonica will expand the capabilities of its customer care centers.
April 6, 2015
06:22 EDTNPTNNeoPhotonics files to sell 4.97M shares of common stock for holders
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