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October 25, 2012
05:55 EDTAON, AON, GT, GT, COL, COL, NWL, NWL, MCO, MCO, LYB, LYB, MRK, MRK, LM, LM, IPG, IPG, CVH, CVH, CMCSA, CMCSA, WY, WYCompanies reporting Before the Market Open on Friday, October 26
Notable companies reporting before the opening bell include Aon (AON), Comcast (CMCSA), Coventry Health Care (CVH), Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), Legg Mason (LM), Merck & Co (MRK), LyondellBasell Industries (LYB), Moodys (MCO), Newell Rubbermaid (NWL), Rockwell Collins (COL), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) and Weyerhaeuser (WY).
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October 1, 2015
05:41 EDTLYBLyondellBasell acquires SJS Plastiblends
LyondellBasell announced the acquisition of SJS Plastiblends, thereby advancing the company's position in India's expanding automotive market. In August, LyondellBasell announced a definitive agreement to acquire SJS, a polypropylene compounds manufacturer located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. The Aurangabad compounding plant has an annual production capacity of approximately 12,000 metric tons. In addition to the already existing product lines, the facility will produce LyondellBasell's Hostacom glass fiber-reinforced, mineral filled and unfilled colored grades as well as Hifax high impact thermoplastic olefins. These products are used in the manufacture of automotive parts, home appliances and other applications.
05:18 EDTMRKBioMarin to host a conference call
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September 30, 2015
17:53 EDTCMCSANBCUniversal reaches advertising deal with YouTube, WSJ says
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13:33 EDTCMCSAFCC review of Charter-TWC deal likely to extend into 1Q16, CTFN says
The FCC's review of Charter Communications' (CHTR) proposed merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Bright House Networks will likely extend into the first quarter of 2016 and could take even longer, CTFN reports, citing an attorney who often deals with telecom issues before the FCC. "...It is virtually impossible for the FCC to complete its review and adopt an order approving the license transfer before 1Q16 and, in my opinion, even getting it done before April 1 is a stretch," Barbara Esbin, a partner at law firm Cinnamon Mueller, told CTFN in an email. Esbin also said that the merger "appears to have drawn none of the heavy flack that felled Comcast (CMCSA)-TWC," a proposal that was nixed by the FCC and DOJ earlier this year, the report says. California utility regulators are also preparing for their own review of the deal since it will particularly effect the southern half of the state, the report says. Reference Link
07:13 EDTLYBLyondellBasell management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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07:01 EDTMCOMoody's still sees FY15 EPS $4.55-$4.65, consensus $4.65
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07:00 EDTMCOMoody's reaffirms FY15 guidance
September 29, 2015
11:09 EDTCMCSAGoPro announces launch of channel on Comcast Watchable
GoPro (GPRO) announced it's bringing the GoPro Channel to Watchable, Comcast's (CMCSA, CMCSK) new, cross-platform video service. GoPro's first Multichannel Video Programming Distributor agreement will deliver GoPro content to users on iOS,, and X1. Launching in beta, all Watchable content is free, the company stated.
11:05 EDTCMCSAComcast launches video platform Watchable, Business Insider reports
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September 28, 2015
15:18 EDTMRKMerck volatility at 52-week high
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10:00 EDTNWLOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:02 EDTMRKSyndax and Merck announce patients dosed in trial of Entinostat and Keytruda
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07:52 EDTMRKIIR Holdings to hold a conference
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07:31 EDTMRKMerck says Japan's PMDA approves Marizev DPP-4 inhibitor for Type 2 diabetes
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07:09 EDTLYBLyondellBasell management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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06:08 EDTCMCSAComcast NBCUniversal to acquire 51% stake in Universal Studios Japan
Comcast NBCUniversal (CMCSA) announced that it has agreed to purchase 51% ownership of Universal Studios Japan in a recapitalization transaction, partnering with the current owners including Goldman Sachs (GS), USJ's CEO Glenn Gumpel, Asian private-equity firm MBK Partners, and U.S. hedge fund Owl Creek Asset Management. Comcast NBCUniversal's purchase price for the majority ownership of the theme park destination is Y183B, or $1.5B. "We are excited to expand our global footprint with this wonderful theme park in Osaka and are excited by the opportunities that lie ahead in Japan and all of Asia," said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast. "This investment represents a huge opportunity and commitment to creating value for our shareholders and continuing to grow internationally." Acquiring majority ownership of Universal Studios Japan continues Comcast NBCUniversal's ongoing investment strategy for it's U.S. parks in Orlando and Hollywood.
05:58 EDTNWLNewell Rubbermaid initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Kevin Grundy started shares of Newell Rubbermaid with a Buy rating and $50 price target. He also added the stock to his firm's Franchise Picks List.
September 27, 2015
19:39 EDTCMCSA'Hotel Transylvania 2' bites down in record-setting debut
Animated children's film "Hotel Transylvania 2" set a domestic record for September while "Maze Runner" and "Black Mass" dropped in their second weekends at the box office. WEEKEND LEADER: Sony's (SNE) computer animated comedy "Hotel Transylvania 2" grossed $47.5M during its domestic open for the weekend of September 27, beating expectations for $35M-$40M and setting a new record for September box office debuts. Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and others returned to provide voice acting for the monster-themed movie, which saw the biggest open yet for Sony Pictures Animation. BOX OFFICE RUNNERS-UP: With Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway in leading roles, Time Warner (TWX) subsidiary Warner Bros.' "The Intern" opened at $18.2M against estimates sales of $15M-$20M. Fox's (FOX, FOXA) "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" came in third with $14M after grossing $30.3M domestically during last weekend's debut. Meanwhile, Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal's "Everest" jumped to $13.1M after significantly expanding its screen count, while Warner Bros.' "Black Mass" rounded out this weekend's Top 5 at $11.5M.
16:47 EDTMRKMerck reports Phase 1b data on Keytruda for two gastrointestinal cancers
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14:58 EDTMRKMerck announces Phase 1b data on Keytruda for nasopharyngeal cancer
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