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January 8, 2014
06:14 EDTUAL, FRX, RBS, GS, DAL, IBM, JPM, CSCO, NYT, UBS, MS, BCS, DB, COn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Federal investigators are probing whether a number of Wall Street banks (BCS, C, DB, GS, MS, JPM, RBS, UBS) cheated clients in the years following the financial crisis by deliberately mispricing a type of mortgage bond that was central to the economic turmoil, sources say, the Wall Street Journal reports...Three years after IBM (IBM) began trying to turn its "Jeopardy"-winning computer into a big business, revenue from Watson is far from the company's ambitious targets, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Forest Laboratories (FRX) is nearing an agreement to acquire specialty pharmaceutical company Aptalis Holdings from private equity firm TPG Capital for about $3B, sources say, Reuters reports...Chinese tycoon Chen Guangbiao dialed back his ambitious plans to buy The New York Times Co. (NYT) about a week after making his intentions public. Chen, does not hold shares in the Times, nor does he plan to buy any of its common shares, he said, noting that the Times rebuffed a request for a meeting. The company has a market value of $2.3B. Chen thinks itís worth $1B, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: Delta Air Lines (DAL) and United Airlines (UAL) were forecast to experience fewer canceled flights today as weather warms and schedules begin to return to normal after winter storms erased more than 11,000 flights in four days and marooned millions of fliers, Bloomberg reports...Cisco Systems (CSCO) CEO John Chambers, speaking at the International Consumer Electronics Show, said that the Internet of Everything, connected products ranging from cars to household goods, could be a $19T opportunity, Bloomberg reports.
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November 18, 2014
09:01 EDTJPMJPMorgan announces municipal bond agreement with LPL Financial
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) announced that it has signed an agreement with LPL Financial (LPLA) to provide access to new issue municipal bonds to LPL financial advisors. Under the agreement, LPL will be a preferred retail dealer for J.P. Morgan, further expanding the investment bankís distribution channels for new issue municipal bonds.
07:40 EDTDBDeutsche Bank to exit most individual company CDS trading, Bloomberg reports
A Deutsche Bank spokeswoman confirmed the bank will stop trading most credit-default swaps tied to individual companies, citing the higher costs from new banking regulations, reported Bloomberg, which noted that the bank plans to maintain trading in the more active market for credit swaps tied to benchmark indexes. Reference Link
07:36 EDTIBMUBS to hold a conference
Global Technology Conference to be held in Sausalito, California on November 18-20 with webcasted company presentations to begin on November 18 at 10:45 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
07:00 EDTDBDeutsche Bank looking to sell further AT1 bonds, Reuters reports
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06:57 EDTIBMCray price target raised to $40 from $35 at Stifel
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06:34 EDTUBS, RBS, DB, BCSDraghi sees positive signs in euro zone, NY Times reports
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05:29 EDTIBMIBM signs EUR 1B contract with Lufthansa
IBM (IBM) announced that it has signed a seven-year EUR 1B outsourcing contract to deliver IT infrastructure services for the Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLAKY) and its Group companies. According to the agreement, which is subject in particular to the approval of the Lufthansa Supervisory Board and antitrust authorities, IBM will first optimize the airline's IT processes to increase efficiency, which is expected to generate an estimated cost savings by an average of approximately EUR 70M annually for the Lufthansa Group. This agreement is in line with the terms and conditions as published already in October. As part of the outsourcing agreement, IBM will manage Lufthansa Systems' entire data center operations, help desk and printer services along with individual infrastructure services. Around 1,400 Lufthansa Systems employees will transfer to IBM. Infrastructure services are scheduled to begin from IBM on April 1, 2015. The contract was signed November 15, 2014.
November 17, 2014
18:25 EDTUALSkyWest sees Q4 pre-tax charge of $55M-$70M
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14:16 EDTCCitigroup reports October credit loss 2.18% vs. 2.53% last month
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10:06 EDTJPMSears Canada, JPMorgan Chase announce changes to credit card program
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07:52 EDTIBMDepartment of Energy awards $425M for supercomputing technologies
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07:12 EDTBCSBloomberg / Mayer Brown to co-host a conference
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06:18 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports October net credit losses 2.26% vs. 2.24% last month
Reports October delinquency rate 1.34% vs. 1.30% last month.
06:13 EDTUALUnited Continental says 2,500 flight attendants to leave early, Crain's reports
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November 16, 2014
17:42 EDTJPMJPMorgan settles mineral rights suit in Texas, Bloomberg says
JPMorgan settled a lawsuit by Texas mineral-rights owners that accused the bank of negotiating "sweetheart deals" with oil company clients to cheat them out of $681M in compensation, says Bloomberg. Beneficiaries of the South Texas Syndicate Trust alleged that JPMorgan entered into favorable deals for its commercial banking clients on the trustís rights in the Eagle Ford, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
November 14, 2014
17:13 EDTDALAppaloosa gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Lorillard (LO), Alibaba (BABA), and Shire (SHPG). INCREASED STAKES: Whirlpool (WHR), Priceline (PCLN), Delta (DAL), CBS (CBS), and General Motors (GM). DECREASED STAKES: American Airlines (AAL), Disney (DIS), Apple (AAPL), MGM Resorts (MGM), and Eastman Chemical (EMN). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Expedia (EXPE), AIG (AIG), Prudential (PRU), Celanese (CE), and ASML Holding (ASML).
16:39 EDTIBMBerkshire Hathaway gives quarterly update on stakes
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12:53 EDTUALOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AerCap Holdings (AER), Nordic American Offshore (NAO), Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL), Groupon (GRPN), and Ashland (ASH). INCREASED STAKES: QEP Resources (QEP), United Continental (UAL), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Actavis (ACT), and KAR Auction Services (KAR). DECREASED STAKES: Sprint (S), SandRidge Energy (SD), Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), Kinder Morgan (KMI), and Transocean (RIG). LIQUIDATED STAKES: QUALCOMM (QCOM), Ocwen Financial (OCN), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Boston Scientific (BSX), and Capital One (COF).
10:03 EDTDBHigh option volume stocks
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06:36 EDTRBSRoyal Bank of Scotland to exit US mortgage business, Reuters reports
Royal Bank of Scotland's securities unit will exit its U.S. mortgage trading business, reports Reuters. In an emailed statement, a RBS spokesman said exiting the business "is a necessary part of repositioning our US business." RBS had originally planned to shrink it by two-thirds. Reference Link
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