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January 18, 2013
07:15 EDTBCS, PRGOBarclays to host a symposium
Generics Pharmaceuticals Symposium is being held in New York on January 18.
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July 18, 2014
11:21 EDTBCSBritish antitrust regulator to investigate country's banks, NY Times reports
The U.K.'s antitrust authorities said they expected to open a formal investigation into Britain's retail banking industry, reports the New York Times. The regulators cited barriers to competition that include control of a national network of branches by four large banks that control more than three-quarters of the market. Reference Link
09:35 EDTPRGOPerrigo would rather make acquisitions than be sold, dealReporter says
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July 16, 2014
11:34 EDTPRGOPerrigo management to meet with Needham
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07:59 EDTPRGOTreasury Secretary urges Congress to take action on tax inversions
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July 15, 2014
11:13 EDTPRGOPerrigo retreats after analyst sees limited potential buyers
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07:48 EDTPRGOPerrigo could be acquired, says RBC Capital
After Globes suggested that Perrigo has hired an investment bank to sell the company. RBC Capital thinks the company has several attributes that could appeal to potential acquirers, including its ability to serve as an inversion vehicle. However, the firm believes that Perrigo could also acquire another company instead. RBC Capital keeps a $160 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
07:35 EDTPRGOPerrigo potential buyers list could be limited, says Jefferies
After Globes reported that Perrigo retained an investment bank to assist with a potential merger, Jefferies says the list of potential buyers could be limited since the store brand business is fundamentally a high volume, lower margin model. The firm notes U.S. companies that currently do not have large over-the-counter divisions include Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY) and Merck (MRK). Jefferies views the merger speculation surrounding Perrigo as not surprising given the company's strong long-term fundamentals and attractive Irish domicile. It has a Buy rating on the stock with a $160 price target.
July 14, 2014
16:30 EDTPRGOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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10:49 EDTPRGOPerrigo hires bank, seeks merger with large peer, Globes says
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10:48 EDTPRGOPerrigo calls active on circulation of Globes report
Perrigo July 145, 150 and 155 calls are active on total call volume of 1500 contracts (300 puts) following the circulation of Globes report. July call option implied volatility 50, August is at 40, November is at 31; compared to its 26-week average of 29 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large near term price movement.
10:38 EDTPRGOPerrigo move higher attributed to circulation of Globes report
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07:13 EDTBCSDark pool investigation ups pressure on Barclays head, Reuters says
Barclays head Antony Jenkins is up one of biggest tests of his leadership when he chooses whether the firm should fight accusations that it deceived and defrauded U.S. clients, reported Reuters. If Jenkins accepts the allegations, he will have to deal with a problem arising from his promise to jettison any business that does not fit into the firm's new unblemished image. Reference Link
July 11, 2014
15:47 EDTBCSBarclays index unit could sell for close to $1B, Reuters reports
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10:00 EDTPRGOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:15 EDTPRGOPerrigo downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
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07:30 EDTBCSBarclays to re-purpose cashiers with more customer-focused role, FT says
Barclays plans to have its 6,500 cashiers change their positions away from processing simple transactions and turning more toward giving customers advice, said Financial Times, which noted that the bank will give those employees an automatic 2.8% annual pay raise from October. Reference Link
06:48 EDTBCSBank of England says banks' capital requirement could rise, Reuters reports
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July 10, 2014
10:46 EDTPRGOPerrigo management to meet with Guggenheim
Meeting to be held in New York on July 16 hosted by Guggenheim.
07:08 EDTBCSECB keeps tight grip on banks with health check results, Reuters says
The European Central Bank is targeting to keep a tight grip banks in the final phase of a balance sheet health check in October, giving them only 48 hours to review the test results before publishing them, according to Reuters, citing two people familiar with the matter. The assessment will look into banks’ balance sheets and measure their ability to handle shock and stress. Publicly traded European banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS).
06:52 EDTBCSGoldman gains energy marketer Golender from Barclays, Reuters says
Goldman Sachs (GS) appointed oil marketer Roy Golender as vice president of energy sales from Barclays (BCS), according to Reuters citing a company spokesman. Golender's LinkedIn profile says that while at Barclays Golender spent four years in commodity derivatives sales. Reference Link
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