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March 21, 2013
07:30 EDTAFSI, SYA, UNM, FNF, ENH, LNC, CNA, AFL, CNO, SFGJPMorgan to host a conference
Insurance Conference is being held in New York on March 21.
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August 20, 2014
11:57 EDTFNFFidelity National requests withdrawal of registration statement
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August 18, 2014
10:43 EDTAFLHigh option volume stocks
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06:22 EDTCNOCNO Financial pullback brings attractive entry point, says Citigroup
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August 15, 2014
08:20 EDTAFSIAmTrust Financial management to meet with JMP Securities
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August 14, 2014
17:16 EDTCNOPaulson & Co gives quarterly update on stakes
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August 13, 2014
16:05 EDTCNOCNO Financial names Chris Nickele as executive VP, Chief Actuary
CNO Financial Group announced that Chris Nickele has been named executive VP and Chief Actuary. Nickele previously was the executive VP of Product Management, and the president of the Other CNO Business segment. Nickele joined CNO in 2005.
06:13 EDTUNMCiti recommends long Unum, short Reinsurance pair trade
Citigroup recommends initiating a pair trade of long Unum Group (UNM), short Reinsurance Group (RGA). Citi likes Unum for its leverage to higher rates and economic growth and thinks increased competition concerns will limit Reinsurance upside.
August 12, 2014
16:12 EDTFNFFidelity National announces sale of Ceridian to FleetCor to $3.45B
Fidelity National Financial Ventures (FNFV), a tracking stock established to highlight the inherent value of the portfolio company investments of Fidelity National Financial (FNF), announced that Ceridian LLC has reached an agreement to sell Comdata Into FleetCor (FLT) for total consideration of approximately $3.45B. After repayment of existing Comdata indebtedness and transaction related expenses, total consideration received by Ceridian LLC will be approximately $950M, which will be paid in shares of FleetCor common stock. FNFV owns approximately 32% of Ceridian LLC. Approximately $250M of the common stock of FleetCor will be placed in an escrow account to cover potential indemnity claims as set forth in the merger agreement. The escrowed shares will be released over a three-year period. FNFV will indirectly own approximately 2.3M shares of FleetCor common stock valued at approximately $300M based on FleetCor's closing stock price of $131.54 on August 11. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of HSR approval and other governmental approvals with respect to Comdata's money transmitter license business. Closing is expected in December 2014.
August 11, 2014
10:27 EDTFNFFidelity National management to meet with Stephens
Meetings to be held in New York on August 14-15 hosted by Stephens.
10:19 EDTCNOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Achillion (ACHN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Alon USA Partners (ALDW) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Buenaventura (BVN) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... CNO Financial (CNO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Central European Media (CETV) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Cepheid (CPHD) upgraded to Neutral from Cautious at ISI Group... Chuy's (CHUY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Compressco (GSJK) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James... Concho Resources (CXO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Frank's International (FI) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Freeport McMoRan (FCX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... GNC Holdings (GNC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Genworth (GNW) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Gulfport Energy (GPOR) upgraded at Stifel... Huntington Ingalls (HII) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Hyatt Hotels (H) upgraded at Stifel... J.C. Penney (JCP) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Craig-Hallum... Kinder Morgan (KMI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Krispy Kreme (KKD) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush... Oasis Petroleum (OAS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... PepsiCo (PEP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Regency Centers (REG) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... SandRidge Energy (SD) upgraded to Reduce from Sell at KLR Group... Southwest Gas (SWX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Capital... Tesla (TSLA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
08:02 EDTCNOCNO Financial upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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06:58 EDTUNM, CNOUBS to hold a conference
UBS Financials 1:1 Conference to be held in Chicago on August 11.
August 7, 2014
07:15 EDTAFSIAmTrust Financial reports Q2 operating EPS $1.34, consensus $1.00
Reports Q2 revenue $1.01B, consensus $824.36M. Reports Q2 EPS $1.33. Reports Q2 book value per share $21.13.
06:15 EDTCNACNA Financial appoints John Hennessy COO of CNA Canada
CNA Financial appointed John Hennessy to president and COO of CNA Canada. He is replacing Gary Owcar, the current leader of CNA's Canadian operations, who plans to retire on 15 September. Following a transition, the appointment will be effective in mid-September. Hennessy most recently served as chief executive of CNA Europe.

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