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November 8, 2012
15:07 EDTCFN, IGT, MCHP, JWN, NVDA, DISCompanies reporting After the Market Close on Thursday, November 8
Notable companies reporting after the bell include CareFusion (CFN), International Game Technology (IGT), Microchip Technology (MCHP), Nordstrom (JWN), NVIDIA (NVDA) and Walt Disney (DIS).
News For CFN;IGT;MCHP;JWN;NVDA;DIS From The Last 14 Days
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September 30, 2014
11:54 EDTDISFCC eliminates sports blackout rules
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06:25 EDTDISFCC asks media companies for Comcast contract details, WSJ reports
The FCC is pushing for media companies to submit details of their programming agreements with Comcast (CMCSA) ahead of the company's merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC), reports the Wall Street Journal. Citing a person familiar with the matter, the FCC believes the documents contain information that would be relevant in its review. Officials from media companies including CBS (CBS), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), Disney (DIS), Discovery (DISCA), Time Warner (TWX) and Viacom (VIA;VIAB) met with FCC staff earlier this month to voice concerns about releasing highly confidential materials. Reference Link
September 29, 2014
13:33 EDTDISSinclair Broadcast enters into long-term affiliation agreements with ABC
Sinclair Broadcast (SBGI) announced that it has entered into long-term agreements with Disney's (DIS) American Broadcasting Company for the renewal of the ABC affiliations in 13 Sinclair markets that come up for renewal during 2014 and 2015. Three of the new agreements will expire on August 31, 2019 and the other 11 will expire on August 31, 2020. The markets being renewed are listed below and include six of Sinclair's ten biggest ABC markets, including five of the top six ABC markets. The company's remaining ABC affiliation agreements do not expire for several years. The company said, "We are pleased to have reached this agreement with ABC to renew these affiliation agreements for 5-year terms including a number of agreements that were not set to expire until 2015."
September 26, 2014
16:55 EDTDISMarket ends week lower after inversion crackdown, mixed data
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September 25, 2014
06:17 EDTMCHPCSR jumps 6% to $50.34 with Microchip deal talks extended
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06:15 EDTMCHPCSR extends deadline for Microchip takeover talks
On August 28, CSR (CSRE) announced that Microchip (MCHP) is required, by not later than September 25, to either announce an intention to make an offer for CSR or announce that it does not intend to make an offer. At the request of the board, CSR said it has consented to an extension of this deadline until October 15 to enable the parties to conclude their ongoing discussions.
05:31 EDTJWNNordstrom store in Canada off to strong start, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank says the feedback received regarding Nordstrom's first store opening in Canada has been "particularly favorable." Deutsche expects Canada to eventually add 30c-40c to Nordstrom's bottom line and contribute up to $6 in value to the stock. The firm reiterates a Buy rating on the name with a $77 price target.
September 24, 2014
16:22 EDTDISOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher after a report showed that sales of new homes rose to their highest level in over six years in August. The volume and news flow were relatively light, which may be the case again tomorrow as many market participants celebrate the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., new home sales rose 18.0% in August to a 504K unit rate, which was much higher than the expected 4.4% increase. COMPANY NEWS: Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) advanced $4.64, or 7.4%, to $67.33 after the home goods retailer last night reported second quarter earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' consensus estimates. The better than expected report and rise in the stock comes a day after William Blair downgraded the stock yesterday morning... Citizen Financial (CFG), the U.S. retail bank unit of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), became the year's second largest IPO behind Alibaba (BABA) after 140M shares began trading on the NYSE this morning. The stock ended it first day up $1.58, or 7.35%, at $23.08, which was far cry from the advance seen by another of the day's new stock debuts. CyberArk (CYBR) priced 5.36M shares at $16.00, opened for trade at $25.00 and ended the day at $29.94, making for a rise of over 87% from its IPO pricing. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR), which advanced $8.27, or 28.18%, to $37.62 after the company agreed to acquire Civitas Therapeutics for $525M in cash. Civitas, which was private, had been scheduled to come public via an IPO that was expected to happen later this week prior to the deal announcement. Also higher was Hasbro (HAS), which rose $2.01, or 3.8%, to $54.95 after striking a deal that gives the company global rights, excluding Japan, to develop dolls based on Disney's (DIS) princess characters, as well as Frozen, beginning in 2016. Mattel (MAT), which currently holds those rights, slid 40c, or 1.25%, to $31.67 in the wake of the news. Also lower were shares of Skechers (SKX), which fell $5.69, or 9.8%, to $52.40 after research firm SportscanInfo reported that the footwear maker's sales had fallen 3% last week. However, Sterne Agee recommended buying the stock on the weakness. INDEXES: The Dow rose 154.19, or 0.9%, to 17,210.06, the Nasdaq gained 46.53, or 1.03%, to 4,555.22, and the S&P 500 added 15.53, or 0.78%, to 1,998.30.
12:29 EDTDISHasbro Princess deal positive, says Wells Fargo
After Hasbro announced that beginning in 2016 it would have the global (ex Japan) Disney (DIS)Princess doll license, Wells Fargo thinks that Hasbro has added a premier, established global license that increases the visibility of its results and significantly strengthens its girls business. The firm thinks the deal will cause Hasbro's multiple to expand further, and it keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
10:02 EDTDISHasbro announces strategic merchandising relationship with Disney
Hasbro (HAS) announced a new strategic merchandising relationship with Disney (DIS( Consumer Products for the globally popular Disney Princess and Frozen properties. The agreement gives Hasbro global rights, excluding Japan, to develop dolls based on Disney Princess stories and characters including Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and The Little Mermaid as well as Frozen beginning in 2016.
06:25 EDTNVDAAMD, NVIDIA sees shrinking GPU demand in Q4, DigiTimes reports
AMD (AMD) and NVIDIA (NVDA) expect to see demand for their discrete mobile GPUs to decrease, reports DigiTimes. Citing Taiwan-based supply chain makers, the decrease is due to notebook vendors that plan to launch low-cost models with CPUs with integrated graphics in Q4. Reference Link
September 23, 2014
16:11 EDTIGTInternational Game and GTECH amend merger agreement
International Game Technology and GTECH S.p.A. announced that they have amended their previously announced merger agreement dated July 15. IGT and GTECH entered into the amendment with the overall intent of improving the timing and certainty of completion of the transaction in the interests of both companies and their shareholders. The amendment relieves IGT of additional regulatory and disclosure requirements, which were expected to delay the completion of the transaction. The amendment also reflects a reduced number of required approvals from gaming regulators as a condition precedent to closing. While the aggregate amount of stock and cash to be paid to IGT shareholders has remained unchanged, the amendment eliminates the mechanism for IGT shareholders to elect all-stock, all-cash consideration, or a mixed election, subject to proration. Upon completion of the merger, all IGT shareholders will receive the mixed consideration described in the merger agreement. As previously disclosed, this consists of a combination of $13.69 in cash plus a number of ordinary shares of a newly formed U.K. holding company equal to $4.56 divided by a calculation of the dollar value of GTECH shares prior to the transaction closing, subject to adjustments and limitations set forth in the merger agreement.
06:02 EDTIGTInternational Game partners with Ellen DeGeneres Show for new video slot machine
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September 22, 2014
10:31 EDTDISDisney's "The Lion King" becomes highest grossing Broadway show, Deadline says
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07:14 EDTNVDAGSM Association to hold a conference
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September 21, 2014
13:37 EDTDISDisney attempts to expand to Indian film market with Khoobsurat release, FT says
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September 17, 2014
13:08 EDTDISDisney sees digital ownership up 37% year to date
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