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June 9, 2014
07:49 EDTBAH, NLSN, WAIR, ALSN, CGCarlyle profits on sales of stakes in Booz Allen, Nielsen, others, WSJ says
Carlyle Group (CG) last week raised proceeds of over $1.1B by selling stakes in Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), Nielsen Holdings (NLSN), Wesco Aircraft (WAIR) and Allison Transmission (ALSN), said The Wall Street Journal, citing regulatory filings. Reference Link
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October 23, 2014
07:01 EDTNLSNNielsen reports Q3 EPS adjusted 66c, consensus 65c
Reports Q3 revenue $1.57B, consensus $1.59B.
06:16 EDTCGPetSmart attracts interest from KKR, NY Post reports
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October 22, 2014
15:37 EDTNLSNNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Comcast (CMCSA), consensus 71c; Union Pacific (UNP), consensus $1.52; 3M (MMM), consensus $1.96; AbbVie (ABBV), consensus 77c; Celgene (CELG), consensus 95c; Eli Lilly (LLY), consensus 67c; Occidental Petroleum (OXY), consensus $1.57; Caterpillar (CAT), consensus $1.36; Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), consensus $1.16; Precision Castparts (PCP), consensus $3.32; Raytheon (RTN), consensus $1.60; American Electric Power (AEP), consensus $1.02; Southwest Airlines (LUV), consensus 53c; Lorillard (LO), consensus 90c; T. Rowe Price (TROW), consensus $1.15; Mead Johnson (MJN), consensus 91c; Zimmer Holdings (ZMH), consensus $1.30; Nucor (NUE), consensus 73c; Nielsen (NLSN), consensus 65c; Prologis (PLD), consensus 46c; Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL), consensus $1.06; Under Armour (UA), consensus 40c; EQT (EQT), consensus 56c; Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), consensus 88c; Cameron International (CAM), consensus $1.10; Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), consensus 89c; Quest Diagnostics (DGX), consensus $1.08; CMS Energy (CMS), consensus 41c; Airgas (ARG), consensus $1.29; PulteGroup (PHM), consensus 36c; Diamond Offshore (DO), consensus 79c; Bemis (BMS), consensus 67c.
13:37 EDTCGPE firms may bid on Bayer's MaterialScience unit, Reuters says
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October 21, 2014
06:08 EDTNLSNAdobe and Nielsen announce strategic alliance
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October 20, 2014
10:26 EDTBAHBooz Allen acquires healthcare unit of Genova Technologies
Booz Allen Hamilton announced that it has purchased the Baltimore, Md.-based healthcare unit of Genova Technologies, a move that represents the firmís commitment to further support the transformational efforts of the U.S. governmentís Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The acquisition of the unit and its assets, which includes a facility in Baltimore and a staff of about 40 people who currently provide IT solutions and strategy for CMS, will expand and supplement Booz Allenís strong legacy of support for the Department of Health and Human Services and its broader Health business. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Genova Technologies will retain its defense and commercial businesses.
07:08 EDTALSNAllison Transmission upgraded at Credit Suisse
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06:42 EDTALSNAllison Transmission upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
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October 15, 2014
07:58 EDTNLSNRentrak deal with Fox affirms strategy, says Brean Capital
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October 14, 2014
07:41 EDTNLSNNielsen upgraded at Bernstein
As noted earlier, Bernstein upgraded Nielsen to Outperform from Market Perform. The firm thinks the stock's decline on worries about the TV ad market and a belief that Nielsen's status as the dominant provider of TV rating sis in jeopardy is overdone. The firm believes that the company's position in TV ratings is safe because its product is superior to the main competitor and switching costs for customers would be high.
07:03 EDTNLSNNielsen shares defended at Macquarie
Macquarie reiterated its Outperform rating on Nielsen and said its core business remains unaffected and Rentrak is not a direct threat. The firm sees upside from OCR and other new products and views valuation as attractive.
06:00 EDTNLSNNielsen upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
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