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March 18, 2013
07:13 EDTAWIArmstrong World completes refinancing of senior credit facility
Armstrong World Industries announced that on Friday March 15, it closed on a new $1.28B Senior Secured Credit Facility consisting of a $250M of revolving credit facility and a $575M term loan A, both of which mature in March of 2018, and a $450M term loan B which matures in March of 2020. Proceeds from this new credit agreement will be used to repay the company's previous credit agreement. The company expects that the transaction, which was led by BofA Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and Barclays, will lower cash interest expense by approximately $8M annually. Fees, which are expected to be approximately $8M, will largely be amortized over the life of the facility.
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12:09 EDTAWIGoldman Sachs reports 5.6% passive stake in Armstrong World
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07:35 EDTAWIArmstrong World announced proposed refinancing
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January 27, 2016
10:00 EDTAWIOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Airlines (AAL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Armstrong World (AWI) upgraded on valuation at BB&T... Autoliv (ALV) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird... BHP Billiton (BHP) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... BorgWarner (BWA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird... Boyd Gaming (BYD) upgraded on valuation at Sterne Agee CRT... CF Industries (CF) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA... Deutsche Boerse (DBOEY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Diamond Offshore (DO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Clarksons Platou... Exelon (EXC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi... FCB Financial (FCB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Flushing Financial (FFIC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Hawaiian Holdings (HA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Imperva (IMPV) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities... Lockheed Martin (LMT) upgraded to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... McDonald's (MCD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Munich Re (MURGY) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... NextEra Energy (NEE) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... PG&E (PCG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Panera Bread (PNRA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG... Raptor Pharmaceuticals (RPTP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... Siemens (SIEGY) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays... Sprint (S) upgraded to Perform from Underperform at Oppenheimer... Stryker (SYK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Capital... Super Micro Computer (SMCI) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Talmer Bancorp (TLMR)upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Terex (TEX) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Clarksons Platou... Washington Trust (WASH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point... Yara (YARIY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Berenberg.
07:53 EDTAWIArmstrong World upgraded on valuation at BB&T
As noted earlier, BB&T upgraded Armstrong World to Buy from Hold. The firm upgraded the stock based on valuation, as it thinks that the risks facing the company are more than priced in at current levels. It adds that concerns about the company's ceilings business are overblown Target $50.
07:30 EDTAWIArmstrong World upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T

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