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March 11, 2013
15:17 EDTALOG, BDE, CQB, DMND, FCEL, URBN, XNPTCompanies reporting After the Market Close on Monday, March 11
Notable companies reporting after the closing bell on Monday include Analogic (ALOG), Black Diamond (BDE), Chiquita Brands International (CQB), Diamond Foods (DMND), FuelCell Energy (FCEL), Urban Outfitters (URBN), and Xenoport (XNPT).
News For ALOG;BDE;CQB;DMND;FCEL;URBN;XNPT From The Last 14 Days
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October 16, 2014
17:10 EDTURBNAbercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle lower after Urban Outfitters warns on sales
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16:47 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters down 13% after saying gross profit margin outlook weak
16:20 EDTCQBChiquita says $14/share Cutrale-Safra bid inadequate, would consider higher bid
Chiquita Brands announced that its board of directors unanimously determined that the offer from the Cutrale Group and the Safra Group announced on October 15, to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Chiquita for $14.00 per share in cash, is inadequate and not in the best interests of Chiquita shareholders. The Chiquita Board of Directors has unanimously reaffirmed its recommendation that Chiquita shareholders vote to approve the definitive transaction agreement between Chiquita and Fyffes, as revised on September 25. In its letter to Cutrale / Safra, Chiquita said, "Of course, our Board is always willing to give fair consideration to an increased offer by Cutrale / Safra."
16:18 EDTCQBChiquita board finds $14.00 per share Cutrale-Safra offer inadequate
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16:05 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters says Q3 gross profit margin may deleverage more than in 1H
Urban Outfitters announced that Q3 negative comparable retail segment net sales, as reported in its Form 10-Q filed in early September, has continued quarter-to-date. Due to the lower than expected sales, URBN believes its gross profit margin may deleverage for Q3 at a rate greater than during the first half of the year. If this were to occur, the company's Q3 earnings would be negatively impacted.
10:01 EDTURBNOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Akamai (AKAM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... CGG SA (CGG) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura... Central Valley Community (CVCY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... DSM (RDSMY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura... Disney (DIS) downgraded at Guggenheim... Francesca's (FRAN) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Macquarie... Netflix (NFLX) downgraded to Fair Value from Buy at CRT Capital... Nordstrom (JWN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Norfolk Southern (NSC) downgraded at Credit Suisse... Rio Tinto (RIO) downgraded to Market Perform at Cowen... Seadrill (SDRL) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura... Ternium (TX) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Urban Outfitters (URBN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Viacom (VIAB) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... eBay (EBAY) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at CLSA... lululemon (LULU) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie.
05:46 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
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October 15, 2014
10:54 EDTCQBChiquita confirms receipt of revised offer from Cutrale-Safra
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10:53 EDTCQBChiquita confirms receipt of revised offer from Cutrale-Safra
09:57 EDTCQBCutrale-Safra submits offer to acquire Chiquita for $14 per share in cash
Cutrale-Safra announced its definitive offer to acquire all the outstanding stock of Chiquita Brands for $14 per share in cash. Having completed its due diligence, Cutrale-Safra has submitted its offer to the Chiquita Board of Directors, together with a form of merger agreement that Cutrale-Safra would be prepared to execute and deliver concurrently with Chiquita entering into such merger agreement and associated disclosure letters. Cutrale-Safra is also delivering to Chiquita equity and debt commitment letters for the transaction. The offer reflects Cutrale-Safra's assessment and analysis of Chiquita's current condition and prospects. Unlike the proposed combination with Fyffes, the superior Cutrale-Safra offer provides Chiquita shareholders complete certainty with respect to the value of their Chiquita investment. This offer represents a premium of approximately 40% to the market's valuation of the original proposed transaction with Fyffes based on Chiquita's undisturbed closing share price of $10.06 as of August 8, and an approximately 19% premium to the adjusted stock price of $11.80, based upon the revised Fyffes transaction. Moreover, the proposed cash consideration of the Cutrale-Safra offer, including the assumption of Chiquita net debt, represents a multiple of approximately 12.4x EBITDA for the twelve months ended June 30. Cutrale-Safra expects to be able to close its offer promptly following entry into the merger agreement. The Cutrale-Safra offer is not subject to any financing conditions. It will be financed with equity provided by affiliates of the Cutrale Group and Safra Group. Cutrale-Safra has received a commitment letter for facilities to refinance Chiquita's existing credit facilities and a letter agreement pursuant to which Bank Safra Sarasin is obligated to make an offer to purchase Chiquita's 7.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 as required by the relevant indenture in connection with the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement. The form of merger agreement is on substantially similar terms to the Fyffes transaction agreement. Cavendish Acquisition will file a copy of the form of merger agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission by close of business. Cutrale–Safra does not believe there are any regulatory obstacles that would prevent it from closing promptly following entry into the merger agreement.
09:26 EDTCQBCutrale-Safra submits offer to acquire Chiquita for $14/share in cash
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09:12 EDTCQBCutrale-Safra raises offer for Chiquita to $14 per share, Bloomberg reports
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October 14, 2014
16:42 EDTCQBChiquita Brands sees Q3 comparable operating income $10-$12M, conensus (13c)
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October 10, 2014
16:38 EDTXNPTBaker Bros. Advisors report 11% passive stake in XenoPort
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12:47 EDTCQBChiquita, Fyffes approve revision to agreement terms
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05:17 EDTCQBChiquita Brands CEO acquires 63,511 shares of stock
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October 9, 2014
10:50 EDTURBNGap falls after announcing CEO Murphy will step down, weak September sales
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05:25 EDTBDEBlack Diamond initiated with an In-Line at Imperial Capital
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October 8, 2014
09:11 EDTFCELFuelCell management to meet with UBS
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07:19 EDTXNPTCBI to hold a conference
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