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May 6, 2014
04:55 EDTALLY, ALLY, BBT, BBT, COF, COF, DFS, DFS, FITB, FITBDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
2014 Regional Banks Conference is being held in Boston on May 6 and in Chicago on May 7.
News For ALLY;BBT;COF;DFS;FITB From The Last 14 Days
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November 17, 2014
06:08 EDTCOFCapital One reports October charge-off rate 3.16% vs. 2.79% last month
Reports October 30-plus day performing delinquency rate 3.31% vs. 3.21% last month.
November 14, 2014
16:58 EDTALLYThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Alibaba (BABA), eBay (EBAY), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Shire (SHPG), and Parker Hannifin (PH). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Amgen (AMGN), EQT (EQT), Sensata (ST), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). DECREASED STAKES: Williams Cos (WMB), Ally Financial (ALLY), Cheniere Energy (LNG), YPF (YPF), and FedEx (FDX). LIQUIDATED STAKES: AIG (AIG), T-Mobile (TMUS), Rackspace (RAX), Hertz (HTZ), and Citrix Systems (CTXS).
12:53 EDTCOFOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AerCap Holdings (AER), Nordic American Offshore (NAO), Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL), Groupon (GRPN), and Ashland (ASH). INCREASED STAKES: QEP Resources (QEP), United Continental (UAL), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Actavis (ACT), and KAR Auction Services (KAR). DECREASED STAKES: Sprint (S), SandRidge Energy (SD), Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), Kinder Morgan (KMI), and Transocean (RIG). LIQUIDATED STAKES: QUALCOMM (QCOM), Ocwen Financial (OCN), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Boston Scientific (BSX), and Capital One (COF).
November 13, 2014
10:01 EDTCOFOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:01 EDTDFSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: ATK (ATK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... Adeptus Health (ADPT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... American Woodmark (AMWD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow... Avnet (AVT) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Baxano Surgical (BAXS) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Summer Street... Beazer Homes (BZH) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Bristol-Myers (BMY) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Centene (CNC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Cherry Hill Mortgage (CHMI) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Discover (DFS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Fleetmatics (FLTX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Gazprom (OGZPY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Jabil Circuit (JBL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... LabCorp (LH) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Laredo Petroleum (LPI) downgraded at BMO Capital... Macy's (M) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Madison Square Garden (MSG) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Marvell (MRVL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Meritor (MTOR) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Swedbank (SWDBY) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... TransGlobe (TGA) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Scotia Capital... UIL Holdings (UIL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... Verint Systems (VRNT) downgraded to Fair Value from Buy at CRT Capital... ZAIS Financial (ZFC) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays.
09:30 EDTDFSDiscover COO says U.S. consumer 'not great'
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05:39 EDTDFS, COFDiscover downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank downgraded Discover (DFS) to Hold with a $68 price target citing valuation and high expectations for loan growth. The firm sees a better risk/reward in shares of Capital One (COF), which it initiated this morning with a Buy.
05:36 EDTCOFCapital One initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Target $92.
November 12, 2014
16:23 EDTBBTOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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13:58 EDTBBTBB&T acquisition 3% accretive, says Wells Fargo
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12:38 EDTBBTOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:43 EDTBBTSusquehanna downgraded to Underperform at Boenning & Scattergood
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09:21 EDTBBTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:53 EDTBBTBB&T to host conference call
Conference call to discuss acquisition of Susquehanna Bancshares will be held on November 12 at 8:30 am. Webcast Link
07:28 EDTCOF, DFS, ALLYBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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07:04 EDTBBTBB&T to acquire Susquehanna Bancshares for approximately $2.5B
BB&T (BBT) and Susquehanna (SUSQ) announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which BB&T will acquire Susquehanna in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration valued at approximately $2.5B.In connection with the acquisition, BB&T plans to establish three new banking regions encompassing certain markets in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. BB&T also plans to integrate its Baltimore region with Susquehanna's. These four regions are expected to be led by legacy Susquehanna executives. Under the terms of the agreement, which was approved by the boards of each company, shareholders of Susquehanna will receive as merger consideration 0.253 shares of BB&T common stock and $4.05 in cash for each share of Susquehanna common stock. The merger consideration is valued at $13.50 per share based on the average closing price of BB&T over the 45 trading days ending on November 10, 2014. BB&T expects to incur pre-tax merger and integration costs of approximately $250M and expects to achieve annual cost savings of approximately $160M. BB&T expects this acquisition to be accretive to earnings per share in the first full year excluding one-time charges and expects the transaction to exceed its IRR hurdle. This acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals and approval of Susquehanna shareholders.
07:02 EDTBBTBB&T to acquire Susquehanna Bancshares for approximately $2.5B
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November 11, 2014
10:00 EDTCOFOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:00 EDTCOFCapital One downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura
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November 10, 2014
07:08 EDTCOFCredit Suisse to hold a conference
2014 Boston Financials 1:1 Conference to be held in Boston on November 10-11.
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