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June 24, 2014
10:00 EDTWWWW, GRC, TEG, ICE, MCRS, NNN, NFX, PPC, TSCDY, ITG, GTIV, COG, CP, CLS, COV, CTRP, DG, DPS, ENTA, AVOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Aviva (AV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) downgraded at Morgan Stanley... Canadian Pacific (CP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham... Celestica (CLS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Covidien (COV) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink... Ctrip.com (CTRP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Dollar General (DG) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Enanta (ENTA) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Gentiva Health (GTIV) downgraded to Fair Value from Buy at CRT Capital... Gorman-Rupp (GRC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti... ITG (ITG) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Integrys Energy (TEG) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) downgraded to Market Perform at Wells Fargo... MICROS (MCRS) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush... National Retail Properties (NNN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Newfield Exploration (NFX) downgraded to Hold from Accumulate at KLR Group... Pilgrim's Pride (PPC) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens... Tesco (TSCDY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Web.com (WWWW) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley.
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September 5, 2014
08:30 EDTDGFamily Dollar rejects revised Dollar General offer due to antitrust issues
08:02 EDTICEIntercontinentalExchange acquires SuperDerivatives for $350M
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08:01 EDTICEICE acquires SuperDerivatives for $350M
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07:02 EDTICEIntercontinentalExchange expected to buy SuperDerivatives for $350M, FT reports
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06:27 EDTDGNew Dollar General offer might not woo Family Dollar, Reuters says
Dollar General's (DG) improved bid to purchase Family Dollar (FDO) for $9.1B might not be able to reduce its smaller competitors worries that U.S. antitrust regulators will hinder the agreement from transpiring, according to Reuters, citing two sources familiar with the matter. Family Dollar is already in the throes of an agreement to sell itself for $8.5B to Dollar Tree (DLTR). Reference Link
September 4, 2014
08:33 EDTICEICE reports August ADV for futures, options down 11% vs. last year
ICEís August average daily volume for futures and options was 4.4M contracts, down 11% compared to August 2013. Commodity ADV declined 13% year to year, with energy ADV down 13%, offset by Other Oil ADV which increased 6%. Financials ADV declined 9% over the prior August due to continued low volatility in European short-term interest rates. ADV for medium and long-term interest rate contracts increased 15%, and equity index and single stock ADV rose 14% and 45%, respectively, over the prior August. In August, NYSEís U.S. cash equities and options ADV declined 7% and 8%, respectively, year to year. U.S. cash equities market share was 22.9% and U.S. options market share was 22.6%.
07:59 EDTICEEU, U.S. still at odds over derivatives clearing rules, Reuters says
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06:30 EDTITGITG launching dark pool for bonds, WSJ reports
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September 3, 2014
17:03 EDTDPSDr Pepper Snapple seeks acquisition of Davis Beverage Group, Bottling Business
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September 2, 2014
18:25 EDTCTRPRoyal Caribbean to sell Celebrity Century to Ctrip.com
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18:03 EDTCTRPCtrip.com affiliate Exquisite Marin to acquire cruise ship from Royal Caribbean
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16:25 EDTDGOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:09 EDTDGOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed at midday, with the Nasdaq clinging to narrow gains and the Dow and S&P both down about 0.25%. Stocks began the session basically unchanged but turned mixed within minutes of the open. The volume has been light and the market has moved in a narrow range, continuing the type of pattern that was seen all of last week ahead of the holiday. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Markit's final manufacturing PMI for August dipped slightly from the flash print of 58.0 to 57.9, but that was up from July's 55.8 reading. ISM's manufacturing index for August climbed to 59.0 from 57.1 in July, beating expectations. Construction spending bounced back 1.8% in July, beating expectations for it to have risen 1.0% after declining in the prior month. In Asia, HSBC's final manufacturing PMI for China edged down to 50.2 from the preliminary 50.3 August reading, which was already down from the 51.7 report in July. The Chinese government's official purchasing managers index came in at 51.1 for August, which was down from its 51.7 reading in July. In Europe, the Eurozone's final manufacturing PMI for August was revised down to 50.7 from 51.8 in the preliminary reading. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) was in the headlines following a celebrity photo hack involving several of its iCloud accounts. Despite the negative publicity from those events, the stock gained nearly 1% after noted Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster raised his price target on the tech giant's shares to $120 from $105, citing the upcoming launch of new products and services. Another firm, Cantor, said in its own note to investors that it believes that Apple will have its most exciting product launches "in many years" over the next few months... In M&A news, Dollar General (DG) rose almost 1% after increasing its all-cash proposal to buy Family Dollar (FDO) to $80.00 per share and also increasing the number of stores that it would be willing to agree to divest to 1,500 if ordered by the FTC. Shares of Family Dollar, which previously rejected Dollar General's prior proposal on the basis of antitrust regulatory concerns, traded above the new offer price, while Dollar Tree (DLTR), which currently has a merger agreement deal in place with Family Dollar, also gained 1.5%. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were two other companies involved in M&A, one which was a buyer and one which was bought. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) advanced 12% after agreeing to acquire upscale peer Prestige Cruises for $3.03B, while Compuware (CPWR) rose over 12% after the company confirmed it agreed to be acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo in a transaction valued at approximately $2.5B. Among the noteworthy losers was Exelixis (EXEL), which plunged 53% after its phase 3 pivotal trial of cabozantinib in certain men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer did not meet its primary endpoint and the stock was downgraded by at least three Street research firms. Also lower was lease-to-own retailer CONN'S (CONN), which dropped 30% and was downgraded at Piper Jaffray after weakness in its credit operations prompted a Q2 earnings miss and caused the company to cut its fiscal year guidance. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 43.58, or 0.25%, to 17,054.87, the Nasdaq was up 2.97, or 0.06%, to 4,583.24, and the S&P 500 was down 4.83, or 0.24%, to 1,998.54.
10:02 EDTCOGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) upgraded at Stifel... Century Aluminum (CENX) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Groupon (GRPN) upgraded at RBC Capital... Hawaiian Electric (HE) upgraded to Neutral from Cautious at ISI Group... Life Time Fitness (LTM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Live Nation (LYV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast... Northrop Grumman (NOC) upgraded at RBC Capital... Panasonic (PCRFY) upgraded to Buy from Sell at CLSA... Progressive (PGR) upgraded at Goldman... RCS Capital (RCAP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... SandRidge Energy (SD) upgraded at Stifel... Staples (SPLS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Statoil (STO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Tenaris (TS) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Tesla (TSLA) upgraded at Stifel... Ultratech (UTEK) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Barrington... Volkswagen (VLKAY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Waddell & Reed (WDR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Willis Group (WSH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... zulily (ZU) upgraded to Buy from Fair Value at CRT Capital.
08:36 EDTDGFamily Dollar confirms receipt of revised unsolicited proposal from Dollar General
Family Dollar Stores (FDO) confirmed that it has received a revised, non-binding, unsolicited proposal from Dollar General (DG) to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Family Dollar. Consistent with its fiduciary duties and subject to the terms of its existing merger agreement with Dollar Tree (DLTR), Family Dollarís Board of Directors, in consultation with its legal and financial advisors, will review and consider the revised proposal. The company's Board of Directors has not changed its recommendation in support of the merger with Dollar Tree. Family Dollar will have no further comment on Dollar Generalís proposal until the Board has completed its review.
08:26 EDTCOGCabot Oil & Gas upgraded at Stifel
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06:16 EDTDGDollar General increases proposal to board of Family Dollar to $80 per share
Dollar General (DG) announced that it has sent an enhanced acquisition proposal to the board of Family Dollar Stores (FDO). Under the terms of the revised proposal, Dollar General would increase its all-cash proposal for all outstanding shares of Family Dollar to $80.00 per share. Dollar General also increased the number of stores that it would be willing to agree to divest to 1,500 if ordered by the FTC, as further evidence of its confidence in its ability to obtain antitrust approval, has agreed to pay a $500M reverse break-up fee to Family Dollar relating to antitrust matters. All other terms and conditions of the proposal remain unchanged. Dollar Generalís revised proposal provides Family Dollarís shareholders with approximately $640M of additional aggregate value over Dollar Treeís offer and represents a premium of 31.9 percent over the closing price of $60.66 for Family Dollar stock on the day prior to the Dollar Tree announcement. In addition, Dollar General has engaged additional counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, to independently review its antitrust work. The independent review validated Dollar Generalís analysis that the proposed transaction can be completed on the terms previously proposed.
06:07 EDTCOGCabot Oil & Gas upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
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06:04 EDTDGDollar General to raise offer for Family Dollar to $80/share, CNBC reports
Dollar General (DG) is going to raise its all-cash bid for Family Dollar (FDO) to $80 per share or around $9.1B, CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin reports, citing sources. Dollar General is willing to sell up to 1,500 stores if required by the FTC under the new offer, Sorkin adds. Family Dollar has continued to recommend a merger with Dollar Tree (DLTR). Reference Link
06:01 EDTDGDollar General raises offer for Family Dollar to $80/share, CNBC reports
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