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August 25, 2014
11:11 EDTGME, URBN, AEO, YOKU, WUBA, SPLS, DKS, AMPE, ITMN, FOLDOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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January 30, 2015
09:26 EDTDKSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:25 EDTDKSDick's Sporting Goods unlikely to sell, NY Post says
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07:14 EDTDKSDick's Sporting Goods unlikely to sell, NY Post says
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January 29, 2015
10:00 EDTYOKUOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:17 EDTYOKUYouku Tudou upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC
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January 27, 2015
13:55 EDTAMPEAmpio mentioned cautiously by Seeking Alpha contributor
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January 25, 2015
20:25 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters could be more attractive, Barron's says
Urban Outfitters shares could be more attractive if the company can stabilize the namesake brand, Barron's contends in its 'The Trader' column. If the brand continues to recover, then the stock will too, the paper adds. Reference Link
January 22, 2015
08:04 EDTAMPEAmpio subsidiary secures European distribution for RedoxSYS diagnostic system
Ampio subsidiary Luoxis Diagnostics has secured long-term agreements with European distributors Eurobio, Una Health Limited, and THP Medical, to offer Luoxis' RedoxSYS Diagnostic System to academic and pharma-based research centers within their respective territories. RedoxSYS is a diagnostic platform and robust research tool capable of measuring oxidation-reduction potential in the body in response to injury, illness, or stress. Eurobio was granted territorial rights to offer RedoxSYS to institutions based in France and Switzerland, while Una Health Limited and THP Medical were granted territorial rights to the U.K. and Austria, respectively. These are multi-year agreements with the option to renew at the 3-5 year mark.
January 21, 2015
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January 20, 2015
13:09 EDTSPLSSources: Staples to spurn Starboard's call to merge with Office Depot, FT says
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10:47 EDTSPLSStaples says will consider 'all actions' that would create shareholder value
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10:23 EDTSPLSStarboard says Staples should explore merger with Office Depot
Starboard Value, one of the largest shareholders of Staples (SPLS), confirmed, as previously reported, that it has delivered a letter to Ronald Sargent, Chairman and CEO of Staples, and the board of directors of Staples. In the letter, Starboard states in part: "As we discussed in our recent meeting, we believe that the best way to maximize value for Staples' shareholders is through exploring and completing a business combination with Office Depot (ODP). For a variety of reasons, we believe that now is the right time to pursue such a transaction, and we urge you to immediately retain a reputable investment bank and legal advisors to assist the Board in evaluating, structuring and executing a transaction with Office Depot. We believe that a strategic combination of Staples and Office Depot would result in synergies that would more than double the operating profits of the combined company and would create an industry-leading office supply retailer that could more effectively compete against larger retailers and online competitors. The magnitude of value creation from such a business combination far exceeds anything that either company could achieve on a standalone basis. We believe that the evidence is clear that shareholders are broadly supportive of a transaction between Staples and Office Depot. As shown in the chart below, since the merger speculation began last September, Staples' share price has risen over 50%, strongly outperforming the S&P 500...After the recent increase in Staples' share price, we believe the stock now trades at a substantial premium to the intrinsic value of the standalone company. This results in a lower cost of capital for Staples and a stronger currency which could be used to acquire Office Depot. If Staples fails to fully explore and consummate a transaction with Office Depot, shareholders will undoubtedly be extremely disappointed...We understand that this will require cooperation from Office Depot, and we have already expressed to them our strong support for a transaction...Our sincere hope is that we can continue to have a constructive dialogue. However, if it becomes clear to us that you have no intention of seriously pursuing this unique and highly attractive opportunity, it would be a clear sign that significant leadership change is needed at Staples."
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09:31 EDTSPLSActivist Starboard urging Staples, Office Depot to merge, WSJ reports
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08:59 EDTSPLSStarboard urged Staples to explore Office Depot merger, Bloomberg says
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