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May 13, 2014
10:05 EDTUBNT, QGEN, KKR, HSH, DANOY, TWX, PBA, ITW, GDOT, BPI, VFC, TNTEY, MAS, HUBG, DYNOn 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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June 24, 2015
14:46 EDTTWXHBO deal an early sign of Facebook original content plans, says Brean Capital
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12:27 EDTTWXHBO to offer free episodes of 'Ballers', 'The Brink' on Facebook, Variety says
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07:05 EDTQGENTokai announces start of Phase 3 ARMOR3-SV trial of mCRPC treatment
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June 23, 2015
18:00 EDTMASS&P announces changes to the S&P 400, 500, 600 indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices: Columbia Pipeline Group (CPGX) will replace Allegheny Technologies (ATI) in the S&P 500, Allegheny Technologies will replace Unit Corp. (UNT) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Unit Corp. will replace PetroQuest Energy (PQ) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Wednesday, July 1. S&P 500 constituent NiSource (NI) is spinning off Columbia Pipeline Group in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. NiSource will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Allegheny Technologies, Unit and PetroQuest are all ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices. S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Casey’s General Stores (CASY) will replace AOL (AOL) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) will replace Casey’s General Stores in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Thursday, June 25. S&P 100 & 500 constituent Verizon (VZ) acquired AOL in a transaction completed today. TopBuild (BLD) will replace Aéropostale (ARO) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P 500 constituent Masco (MAS) is spinning off TopBuild in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Masco will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Aéropostale is ranked near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600. “New” Gannett Co. (GCI) will replace Quiksilver (ZQK) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Friday, June 26. S&P 500 constituent Gannett Co. (GCI) is spinning off “new” Gannett Co. in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Post spin, the parent company will change its name to TEGNA. and trade under the symbol “TGNA”. It will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Quiksilver is ranked near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600. Cable ONE Inc. (CABO) will replace Peabody Energy (BTU) in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Graham Holdings Company (GHC) is spinning off CableOne in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Graham Holdings will remain in the S&P MidCap 400 following the distribution. Peabody Energy is ranked near the bottom of the S&P MidCap 400. The Chemours Co. (CC) will replace Semtech Corp. (SMTC) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Semtech will replace Paragon Offshore (PGN) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday June 30. S&P 100 & 500 constituent E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DD) is spinning off Chemours in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Dupont will remain in the S&P 100 & 500 following the distribution. Semtech and Paragon Offshore are ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices. “New “ Energizer Holdings (ENR) will replace Harsco (HSC) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Harsco will replace FXCM (FXCM) in the SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Energizer (ENR) is spinning off “new” Energizer in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Post spin, the parent company will change its name to Edgewell Personal Care Co. and trade under the symbol “EPC”. It will remain in the S&P MidCap 400 following the distribution. Harsco and FXCM are ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices.
16:29 EDTGDOTOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
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10:03 EDTGDOTHigh option volume stocks
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09:14 EDTGDOTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:03 EDTKKR3M to buy Capital Safety from KKR in deal valued at $2.5B
3M (MMM) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Capital Safety from KKR (KKR) for a total enterprise value of $2.5B, including the assumption of approximately $700M of debt, net of cash acquired. The business employs approximately 1,500 people worldwide and is headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota. On a GAAP reported basis, 3M estimates the acquisition to be 4c dilutive to earnings in the first 12 months following completion of the transaction. Excluding purchase accounting adjustments and anticipated one-time expenses related to the transaction and integration, 3M estimates the acquisition to be 12c accretive to earnings over the same period. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. 3M will finance the transaction with existing cash, a portion of which will come from outside the U.S.
08:45 EDTKKRKKR toa cquire C.H.I. Overhead Doors from FFL, terms not disclosed
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07:05 EDTGDOTGreen Dot price target raised to $24 from $22 at Piper Jaffray
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06:31 EDTGDOTGreen Dot contract terms better than feared, says JPMorgan
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June 22, 2015
19:00 EDTGDOTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:33 EDTGDOTGreen Dot rallies sharply on Walmart deal
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16:28 EDTGDOTGreen Dot up 27% after announcing deal with Wal-Mart
16:06 EDTGDOTGreen Dot authorizes $150M share repurchase program
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16:02 EDTGDOTGreen Dot to remain program manager for Walmart
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08:15 EDTKKRKKR announces strategic investment in Tarena
KKR (KKR) announced a strategic investment into Tarena International (TEDU), a provider of professional education services in China. In this transaction, KKR and Shaoyun Han, founder, Chairman and CEO of Tarena, had entered into definitive agreements to purchase an aggregate of $90.5M of ordinary shares in the company from existing pre-IPO shareholders, which are funds managed by affiliates of Goldman Sachs and IDG Technology Venture Investments, LLC. Pursuant to these agreements, KKR has agreed to purchase 6,826,263 Class A ordinary shares, representing an approximately 13% stake in the company, from the selling shareholders for a total purchase price of $70M. Han has agreed to purchase 2,000,000 Class A ordinary shares, representing an approximately 3.8% stake in the company, from the selling shareholders for a total purchase price of $20.5M, in private transactions. Han intends to fund the purchase through the issuance of a convertible bond to KKR, issued by an entity wholly owned by Han. The share purchase and sale transactions are expected to close in July, subject to customary closing conditions. KKR’s investment is through its China Growth Fund. Further details of the transaction are not disclosed.
08:06 EDTKKRTarena announces investment from KKR and Tarena CEO Shaoyun Han
Tarena (TEDU) announced that KKR (KKR) and Shaoyun Han, founder, chairman and CEO of Tarena, had entered into definitive agreements to purchase an aggregate of $90.5M of ordinary shares in the Company from existing pre-IPO shareholders, which are funds managed by affiliates of Goldman Sachs and IDG Technology Venture Investments, LLC. Pursuant to these agreements, KKR has agreed to purchase 6,826,263 Class A ordinary shares, representing an approximately 13% stake in the Company, from the selling shareholders for $70M, and Shaoyun Han has agreed to purchase 2,000,000 Class A ordinary shares, representing an approximately 3.8% stake in the company, from the selling shareholders for $20.5M, in private transactions. Mr. Han intends to fund the purchase through the issuance by an entity wholly owned by Han of a convertible bond to KKR.
08:02 EDTKKRTransphorm announces new $70M investment led by KKR
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June 21, 2015
16:21 EDTTWXUniversal's 'Jurassic World' leads U.S. weekend box office with $102M
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