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May 13, 2014
10:05 EDTBPI, UBNT, TWX, TNTEY, QGEN, PBA, MAS, KKR, ITW, HUBG, HSH, GDOT, DYN, DANOY, VFCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Bridgepoint Education (BPI) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... Danone (DANOY) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Dynegy (DYN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Green Dot (GDOT) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at Portales... Hillshire Brands (HSH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Hub Group (HUBG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... KKR (KKR) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Evercore... Masco (MAS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Pembina Pipeline (PBA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... QIAGEN (QGEN) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... TNT Express (TNTEY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Time Warner (TWX) upgraded at Bernstein... Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... VF Corp. (VFC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group.
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August 27, 2014
14:25 EDTHSHDOJ requires Tyson to divest sow purchasing business in merger settlement
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14:19 EDTHSHHillshire rebounds, back to flat after report of merger deal with DOJ
Shares of Tyson Foods (TSN), which had dropped briefly, are also back to being nearly unchanged.
14:17 EDTHSHTyson Foods, Hillshire enter settlement with U.S. over merger, Bloomberg says
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14:14 EDTHSHHillshire Brands drops 3% to $61.05
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August 26, 2014
13:03 EDTHSHTyson Foods, Hillshire Brands announce extension of tender offer
Tyson Foods (TSN) and The Hillshire Brands Company (HSH) announced that Tyson has extended the offering period of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Hillshire Brands for $63.00 per share in cash, without interest, subject to any withholding of taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated July 16. Pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated July 1, by and among Tyson, HMB Holdings and Hillshire Brands, the Offer, which was previously scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, at the end of Tuesday, August 26, has been extended until 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Wednesday, August 27, unless it is extended further under the circumstances set forth in the Merger Agreement. All terms and conditions of the Offer shall remain unchanged during the extended period.
08:18 EDTKKRKKR to take 18% stake in Fujian Sunner Development
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August 25, 2014
17:04 EDTTWXTime Warner to offer buyouts to 4% of cable unit's staff, Reuters says
Time Warner's Turner cable division is set to offer buyouts to from 500 to 600 employees or approximately 4% of its staff, says Reuters. Turner is home to cable networks such as CNN, TNT and the Cartoon Network, added Reuters. Reference Link
07:31 EDTDYNDynegy deal synergies seem quite conservative, says UBS
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07:23 EDTBPIGovernment not looking to push other colleges out of business, says Wells Fargo
In the wake of Corinthian Colleges' (COCO) dissolution due to actions taken by the Department of Education, Wells Fargo thinks the government did not intend for this scenario to unfold. After speaking with unnamed "knowledgeable sources" about the issue, the firm does not expect the department to take similar actions in the future because doing so would create too much of a workload for the department, Wells believes. Publicly traded companies in the space include American Public Education (APEI), Apollo Education (APOL), Bridgepoint Education (BPI), Career Education (CECO), Corinthian Colleges (COCO), DeVry (DV), Grand Canyon (LOPE), ITT Educational (ESI) and Strayer (STRA).
07:02 EDTDYNDuke Energy asset sales positive, says RBC Capital
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August 24, 2014
21:23 EDTKKRLender group set to offer EDMC revised debt package, NY Post says
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August 22, 2014
10:31 EDTDYNDynegy falls steadily from opening price, levels to watch
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10:04 EDTDYNHigh option volume stocks: DYN SEAS FL ROST ZION
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07:05 EDTDYNDynegy says synergy targets include cost reductions in excess of $40M per year
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07:02 EDTDYNDynegy sees FY15 adjusted EBITDA $1.2B-$1.4B, free cash flow $480M-$680M
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07:01 EDTDYNDynegy to acquire assets from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners
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August 21, 2014
06:00 EDTTWXStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; TWX WAG
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August 20, 2014
11:44 EDTKKRMylan completes second bidding round for GSK prescription portfolio, WSJ says
Mylan (MYL), TPG Capital, Advent International, KKR (KKR), Warburg Pincus and a few Indian prescription manufacturers have completed the second round of bidding for GlaxoSmith Kline's (GSK) portfolio of mature medications, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the sales process. GSK noted that it aims to sell a portfolio of drug brands in the U.S. and EU with yearly sales of approximately $1.66B. Reference Link
August 19, 2014
18:19 EDTHSHTyson, Hillshire announce extension of tender offer for shares of Hillshire
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10:39 EDTKKRKKR hires Rothschild for sale of Northgate's public sector unit, Reuters says
KKR has engaged Rothschild to arrange for the sale of the public sector division of its software firm Northgate Information Solutions which may fetch around $600M, says Reuters. Reference Link
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