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March 26, 2013
07:05 EDTAINV, NMFC, HTGC, GBDC, ARCC, ACAS, MCC, TCRD, PNNT, HRZN, TICC, PSEC, BKCCBDC sector downgraded to Market Weight at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo downgraded the Business Development Companies sector to Market Weight from Overweight citing valuations and elevated risks in the credit markets. Along with the sector, Wells downgraded Apollo Investment (AINV), Prospect Capital (PSEC) and TICC Capital (TICC) to Underpeform from Market Perform, as well as Horizon Technology (HRZN), PennantPark (PNNT), THL Credit (TCRD) and Medley Capital (MCC) to Market Perform from Outperform. The firm has Outperform ratings on American Capital (ACAS), Ares Capital (ARCC), Golub Capital (GBDC), Hercules Technology (HTGC) and New Mountain Finance (NMFC), and keeps an Underperform rating on BlackRock Kelso (BKCC).
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April 17, 2014
10:35 EDTACASAmerican Capital receives $210M from the sale of SPL Acquisition
American Capital announced that its portfolio company SPL Acquisition Corp., parent company to Scientific Protein Laboratories LLC, was sold to Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Co. American Capital and its affiliated funds received $291M in debt and equity proceeds, including escrows and expected tax refunds, and realized a gain of $59M from the transaction, subject to post-closing adjustments. Of the total proceeds, American Capital received $210 million in debt and equity proceeds, including escrows and expected tax refunds, realizing a gain of $33M from the transaction, subject to post-closing adjustments. American Capital also recognized $33M of dividend income over the life of its investment. In addition to the proceeds received at closing, there are contingent earnout payments in the amount of $211M, which may be paid to American Capital and its affiliated funds upon SPL achieving specified milestones. American Capital's compounded annual rate of return earned on its debt and equity securities over the life of its investment was 15%, including interest, realized gains and fees.
09:59 EDTGBDCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AcelRx (ACRX) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord... Alcobra (ADHD) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Benefitfocus (BNFT) initiated with a Market Perform at William Blair... Cameron (CAM) initiated with a Buy at Gabelli... Covanta (CVA) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Foundation Medicine (FMI) initiated with a Market Perform at William Blair... Golub Capital (GBDC) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James... Hanmi Financial (HAFC) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James... Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Kronos Worldwide (KRO) initiated with a Reduce at SunTrust... Magnum Hunter (MHR) initiated with a Hold at Maxim... Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) initiated with a Buy at Longbow... Plum Creek Timber (PCL) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... RF Micro Devices (RFMD) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... SanDisk (SNDK) assumed with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Skyworks (SWKS) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... TransEnterix (TRXC) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee... TriQuint (TQNT) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... WebMD (WBMD) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair.
April 16, 2014
16:57 EDTGBDCGolub Capital initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James
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07:26 EDTAINVApollo Investment upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
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05:44 EDTAINVApollo Investment upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
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April 14, 2014
16:25 EDTHRZNHorizon Technology announces successful exit of Xtreme Power investment
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April 10, 2014
16:18 EDTGBDCGolub Capital announces $173.5M in new middle-market originations for Q2
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10:00 EDTPSECOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:42 EDTNMFCNew Mountain Finance 3.5M share Spot Secondary priced at $14.30
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06:39 EDTPSECProspect Capital upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim
April 9, 2014
16:18 EDTNMFCNew Mountain Finance files to sell 3.5M shares of common stock
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09:27 EDTPSECProspect Capital enters into 20M equity distribution agreement with Barclays
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April 7, 2014
16:40 EDTNMFCNew Mountain Finance sees adjusted net invest income 35c-37c as of March 31
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16:09 EDTPSECProspect Capital files to sell $400M in convertible notes due 2020
Prospect intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes to paydown the outstanding balance on the credit facility, maintain balance sheet liquidity, including investments in high quality short-term debt instruments, and thereafter to make long-term investments in accordance with Prospect's investment objectives.
10:00 EDTHTGCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Agios Pharmaceuticals (AGIO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Alcoa (AA) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... Align Technology (ALGN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Barrington... Analog Devices (ADI) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... B&G Foods (BGS) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Citigroup (C) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Intel (INTC) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Pacific Crest... JetBlue (JBLU) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Kindred Healthcare (KND) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Lennox (LII) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Newmont Mining (NEM) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... PBF Energy (PBF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Renasant (RNST) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Select Medical (SEM) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Ultra Petroleum (UPL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Under Armour (UA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... Hercules Technology (HTGC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler ONeill... Standard Pacific (SPF) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Yelp (YELP) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Netflix (NFLX) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Pandora (P) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush.
09:24 EDTHTGCHercules Technology upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler ONeill
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