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June 21, 2013
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Amarin (AMRN) initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer... Chevron (CVX) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Darling (DAR) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush... Exxon Mobil (XOM) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Gartner (IT) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Intercept (ICPT) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Ironwood (IRWD) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Merck KGaA (MKGAY) initiated with a Sell at Goldman... Palatin Tech (PTN) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Renewable Energy (REGI) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush... Sucampo (SCMP) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Tetra Technologies (TTI) initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens... Wendy's (WEN) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Finisar (FNSR) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... JDSU (JDSU) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... MRC Global (MRC) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Concho Resources (CXO) re-initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Huron (HURN) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Burger King (BKW) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... PICO Holdings (PICO) initiated with an Outperform at Northland Securities... Vipshop (VIPS) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup.
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September 22, 2014
09:19 EDTMKGAYMerck KGaA: Sigma-Aldrich deal is quantum leap for life sciences business
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09:15 EDTMKGAYOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL), up 34% after Merck KGaA (MKGAY) to acquire the company for $17B... Viasystems (VIAS), up 44% after TTM Technologies (TTMI) acquires the company for $16.46 per share in cash and stock. TTM is up 15.5% after the deal... Clorox (CLX), up 5.4% after the New York Post said the company turned down offer to sell or merge with rival... EMC (EMC), up 2.5% after The Wall Street Journal said the company is considering options that could include merging with a rival and held on-and-off merger talks with Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) for almost a year, though the Journal added that those talks recently ended... Epiq Systems (EPIQ), up 9.9% after P2 Capital confirms 16.9% stake in Epiq and that the company turned down the shareholders' $20 per share takeover offer... Dresser-Rand (DRC), up 2.7% after the company sells to Siemens (SIEGY) for $83 per share or $7.6B... TAT Technologies (TATT), up 6.6% after a division of the company signed a maintenance agreement with Republic Airways (RJET). LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 2.1% after stock was downgraded at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and at Bernstein... InvenSense (INVN), down 2.9% after downgraded at RW Baird... Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD), down 5.6% after TH-302 Phase 3 trial events to occur later than expected.
09:15 EDTICPTIntercept recent weakness a buying opportunity, says Summer Street
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06:52 EDTMKGAYSigma-Aldrich volatility expected to move on Merck KGaA acquiring for $17B
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06:06 EDTMKGAYMerck KGaA says transaction approved by Sigma-Aldrich's board of directors
The transaction has been unanimously approved by Sigma - Aldrich’s Board of Directors. A merger agreement will be presented to Sigma - Aldrich shareholders for approval at a special meeting of shareholders. The transactio n has the full support of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany ’s Executive Board and E. Merck KG including its Board of Partners, and a Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany,shareholder vote will not be required. Closing is expected in mid- year 2015, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Guggenheim Securities and J.P. Morgan are acting as financial advisers to Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany . Skadden , Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is acting as legal adviser to Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany . Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as financial adviser to Sigma -Aldrich and Sidley Austin LLP is acting as legal adviser.
06:01 EDTMKGAYMerck KGaA to acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17B
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06:00 EDTMKGAYMerck KGaA to acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17B
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September 19, 2014
13:44 EDTXOMSources say Exxon Mobil's Torrance, CA, refinery up for sale, Reuters reports
According to sources, Exxon Mobil's 15,000 barrel per day Torrance, California, refinery is up for sale, Reuters reports. One source notes that the refinery "has been looked at extensively." An Exxon spokesman says the company is committed to conducting business in California and would not comment on a potential sale. Reference Link
12:24 EDTCVXChevron looks to sell Hawaiian oil refinery, Bloomberg says
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11:52 EDTXOMExxon Mobil releases staement on Treasury Department sanctions on Russia
ExxonMobil announced that it is complying with all U.S. sanctions. The company said, "The U.S. Treasury Department, recognizing the complexity of the University-1 well and the sensitive Kara Sea arctic environment, has granted a license to ExxonMobil and other U.S. contractors and persons involved to enable the safe and responsible winding down of operations related to this exploration well. The license recognizes the need to protect the safety of the individuals involved in these operations as well as the risk to the environment. All activities related to the wind down will proceed as safely and expeditiously as possible."
September 18, 2014
18:25 EDTWENOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
HIGHER: Concur (CNQR), up 19.5% after SAP (SAP) announced that it will acquire the company for $129 per share... Navidea Biopharmaceuticals (NAVB), up 9.8% after confirming FDA orphan designation for Lymphoseek... Molycorp (MCP), up 6.1% after Oaktree Capital reported a 9.1% passive stake in the company... JetBlue (JBLU), up 4.6% following CEO transition announcement... Wendy's (WEN), up 2.15% after Trian reported a 24.39% stake in the company... Sears Holdings (SHLD), up 2.6% after Fairholme Capital reported a 24% stake in the company... AMD (AMD), up 1% after announcing that it expanded an IP partnership with Synopsys (SNPS). DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Red Hat (RHT), down 3%... Oracle (ORCL), down 2.4% following first quarter earnings miss and CEO transition... Tibco Software (TIBX), down 5.5%. ALSO LOWER: Quest Resource (QRHC), down 13.4% after filing an automatic common stock and warrant shelf... Eagle Rock (EROC), down 4.5% after filing to sell 53.34M common units for limited partners... Chatham Lodging (CLDT), down 3.3% after filing to sell 5M shares of common stock... Glu Mobile (GLUU), down 2.3% after filing to sell 9.98M shares of common stock for holders... Blackstone Mortgage (BXMT), down 1.6% after filing to sell 8M shares of common stock.
18:21 EDTXOMExxon Mobil suspends Arctic oil drilling due to sanctions, Bloomberg reports
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17:19 EDTWENTrian reports 24.39% stake in Wendy's
17:08 EDTXOMExxon Mobil continues to increase Wolfcamp Position in Permian Basin
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17:04 EDTXOMLINN Energy, LinnCo announce Permian-California trade with Exxon Mobil
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17:00 EDTBKWCarrols Restaurant to buy 30 Burger King restaurants in North Carolina
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11:56 EDTFNSRFinisar management to meet with Barrington
Meetings to be held in Portland, OR on September 23 and in Seattle on September 24 hosted by Barrington.
11:34 EDTVIPSVipshop volatility low on wide price movement
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06:21 EDTMKGAYMerck KGaA names Stefan Oschmann as deputy CEO
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06:02 EDTSGYPSynergy Pharmaceuticals reaches halfway mark for Phase 3 plecanatide trial
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