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March 26, 2013
07:05 EDTBKCC, GBDC, MCC, HRZN, AINV, NMFC, ARCC, TCRD, TICC, HTGC, ACAS, PNNT, PSECBDC 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).
News For AINV;PSEC;TICC;HRZN;PNNT;TCRD;MCC;ACAS;ARCC;GBDC;HTGC;NMFC;BKCC From The Last 14 Days
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September 1, 2015
10:05 EDTAINVOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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10:04 EDTGBDCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:45 EDTAINV, GBDCApollo Investment downgraded to Hold from Buy at Cantor
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05:42 EDTGBDCGolub Capital upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor
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August 31, 2015
06:16 EDTPSECProspect Capital files $5B mixed securities shelf
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August 28, 2015
10:02 EDTARCCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: ADP (ADP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair... ASML (ASML) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Berenberg... Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded on Hollister fundamentals at RBC Capital... Akamai (AKAM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities... Ares Capital (ARCC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Banco Santander (SAN) upgraded on valuation at Deutsche Bank... CIBC (CM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Canon (CAJ) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... Citi (C) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Ctrip.com (CTRP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... El Pollo Loco (LOCO) upgraded at Stifel... Genomic Health (GHDX) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... Golar LNG (GLNG) upgraded on valuation, upcoming project completion at Stifel... Habit Restaurants (HABT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Himax (HIMX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... InterContinental (IHG) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Knight Transportation (KNX) upgraded to Strong Buy on valuation at Raymond James... LogMeln (LOGM) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest... Patterson Companies (PDCO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Qunar (QUNR) upgraded on valuation, positive catalysts at Stifel... Regions Financial (RF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Ryder (R) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... SVB Financial (SIVB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Seagate (STX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cross Research... Sinopec (SNP) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi... Summit Hotel Properties (INN) upgraded to Outperform at Baird... Texas Capital (TCBI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... The Medicines Co. (MDCO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... U.S. Bancorp (USB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Weatherford (WFT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens.
07:03 EDTHTGCHercules realizes YTD net gains of roughly $8.7M from portfolio company exits
Hercules Technology Growth Capital (HTGC) announced year-to-date net realized gains of approximately $8.7M from its portfolio company investments. Through 1H15, Hercules had recorded net realized gains of approximately $2.1M comprised primarily from the sale of investments in four portfolio companies. During the third quarter, Synopsys, (SNPS) announced and completed its acquisition of Hercules portfolio company, Atrenta. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company recognized a net realized gain of approximately $2.6M from the transaction, generating an internal rate of return of approximately 27.1% from its equity and warrant gains, and a fully realized IRR of approximately 16% from its loan repayments and equity/warrant gains. In addition, during the third quarter, the Company has net realized gains of an additional $4M from the sale of investments in three other undisclosed companies.
06:21 EDTARCCAres Capital upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
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August 27, 2015
15:20 EDTHTGCHercules Technology extends $50M share repurchase program
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09:26 EDTPSECOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:03 EDTHTGCS&P reaffirms BBB- investment grade corporate rating for Hercules
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August 26, 2015
20:03 EDTPSECOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:55 EDTPSECProspect Capital reports Q4 EPS 25c, consensus 25c
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August 24, 2015
11:41 EDTGBDCGolub Capital upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
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