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May 5, 2014
10:34 EDTC, GE, UTX, BEAV, HONAnalysts weigh in after BE Aerospace begins exploring sale
Shares of BE Aerospace (BEAV) are climbing after the company announced that it was exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sales of the company. Analysts at Jefferies and Deutsche Bank had very different outlooks on the company following the news. WHAT'S NEW: BE Aerospace yesterday said that it would explore strategic alternatives meant to increase shareholder value. The company stated that it could elect to sell itself, or spin-off or sell a number of its businesses. Other strategic transactions may also be pursued, added the company, which noted that it had hired Citigroup (C) as its financial advisor and Shearman & Sterling as its legal advisor in connection with this process. ANALYST REACTION: BE Aerospace could be sold for about $107 per share, wrote Jefferies analyst Howard Rubel in a note to investors earlier today. The company could appeal to a strategic partner because of recent innovations that have enabled it to increase its market share, according to Rubel. Moreover, BE Aerospace has strong relationships with its customers and is benefiting from the growing importance that airlines attach to the interior of their planes, added the analyst, who increased his price target on the shares to $107 from $85 and kept a Buy rating on the stock. Another firm, FBR Capital, said it views BE Aerospace as a "very attractive asset" since it is the market leader in both the commercial aerospace OEM supply-chain and aftermarket end-markets. The firm thinks both strategic buyers and private equity could be interested and said it can "easily see" a multi-bidder situation developing now that the company is exploring alternatives. FBR has an Outperform rating on the stock. Conversely, Deutsche Bank analyst Myles Walton wrote that an acquisition of BE Aerospace would be quite expensive and that potential acquirers may find it difficult to make such a purchase profitable. Additionally many companies that could potentially buy BE Aerospace - including GE (GE), Honeywell (HON), and United Technologies (UTX) - would not be interested in doing so, the analyst believes. Walton kept a Hold rating on BE Aerospace. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, BE Aerospace shares jumped 11.2% to $98.92.
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December 8, 2014
15:40 EDTCLone Star joins Springleaf as bidder for Citigroup OneMain unit, Bloomberg says
10:00 EDTUTXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Antero Resources (AR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Apache (APA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Applied Materials (AMAT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Arch Capital (ACGL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... CU Bancorp (CUNB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Calpine (CPN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Commerzbank (CRZBY) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... EastGroup Properties (EGP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Enbridge Energy Management (EEQ) upgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Enbridge Energy (EEP) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... GasLog (GLOG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Hoegh LNG (HMLP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Global Hunter... LaSalle Hotel (LHO) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Lufthansa (DLAKY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... NASDAQ (NDAQ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Newfield Exploration (NFX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Omega Healthcare (OHI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Orange SA (ORAN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... SM Energy (SM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Southwest (LUV) upgraded at Goldman... TSMC (TSM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... United Technologies (UTX) upgraded at Bernstein... eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel.
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06:35 EDTCValue of Wall Street's M&A bankers has risen, NY Times says
The value of Wall Street's bankers who advise large companies seems to be increasing, while traders are becoming less valuable, according to The New York Times. Bankers who work on M&A deals are expecting their bonuses to increase, while traders anticipate that their compensation will drop, the newspaper added. Furthermore, banks seem to be going the extra mile to hire top notch bankers, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded large banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
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December 7, 2014
18:04 EDTUTXSikorsky awarded $1B Indian military helicopter deal, WSJ says
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December 5, 2014
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06:26 EDTGEAres Management and GE Capital provide debt package to fund Open GI acquisition
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05:55 EDTUTXStocks with implied volatility movement; UTX JCP
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December 4, 2014
11:59 EDTGEHungary to buy Budapest Bank from GE Capital, Reuters reports
Hungary has signed a preliminary agreement to buy Budapest Bank from GE Capital, reports Reuters, according governments spokesman Zoltan Kovancs. economy Minister Mihlay Varga said the transaction is expected to close by the end of July 2015, but declined to comment on the price. Reference Link
10:37 EDTUTXUnited Technologies calls active amid speculation of an activist investor stake
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10:28 EDTUTXRumor: United Technologies up amid speculation of an activist investor stake
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07:38 EDTCMorgan Stanley Citigroup gaining share in capital markets, says Wells Fargo
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