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December 17, 2012
12:10 EDTEND, S, CPWR, CLWR, CAB, CBOUOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday after a new fiscal cliff proposal made by House Speaker Boehner was rejected, but the movement on some battleground issues was viewed as progress toward a compromise. The Washington Post reported over the weekend that Obama's administration rejected Boehner's offer, which included higher tax rates on millionaires and an increase in the debt ceiling, but the proposal was viewed as a "breakthrough" among Democrats. Headlines that more talks were held at the White House between the President and the Speaker sparked the averages to their highs... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., a benchmark for New York state manufacturing, the New York Fed's Empire State Survey, came up negative for a fifth straight month. The December reading, which was forecast to move up to -1.0 from its prior -5.2 level, instead slid to -8.10. In Europe, data showed euro zone exports declined 1.4% in October from the prior month, as imports increased 0.6%. In Asia, Japan elected a new prime minister who has vowed to adopt a large stimulus package, cut interest rates and take other measures to revive growth in the nation's economy... COMPANY NEWS: Sprint (S) struck a deal to acquire the approximately 50% stake in Clearwire (CLWR) it does not already own for $2.97 per share, or $2.2B. Shares of the two companies moved in opposite directions after the announcement, with Sprint gaining about 0.25% and Clearwire declining almost 13%... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Caribou Coffee (CBOU), which rose 30% after agreeing to be acquired by Germany's Joh. A. Benckiser for $16.00 per share in cash, or $340M. Also higher were shares of Compuware (CPWR), up about 15% after Elliott Management offered to acquire the company for $11.00 per share in cash, or $2.3B. Among the noteworthy losers was Endeavour (END), which fell almost 21% after research firm Global Hunter downgraded the stock to Accumulate from Buy and cut its price target on shares to $9 from $13. Also lower was Cabelas (CAB), which slipped about 5% as one of the gun retailers and gun makers seeing its stock move lower in response to intensified calls for gun control following Friday's tragedy in Connecticut... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 76.32, or 0.58%, to 13,211.33; the Nasdaq was up 26.74, or 0.90%, to 2,998.07; and the S&P 500 was up 11.96, or 0.85%, to 1,425.54.
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April 1, 2015
15:08 EDTCABWells says positive view on Cabela's supported by Bass Pro Shops report
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13:24 EDTCABLeonard Green near minority stake in Bass Pro, WSJ reports
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13:06 EDTCABLeonard Green near stake in Bass Pro Shops, WSJ reports
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06:02 EDTSStandard General wins RadioShack bid, Reuters says
A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved Standard General's bankruptcy bid for RadioShack's (RSHCQ) assets, Reuters reported yesterday, citing court proceedings. Standard plans to keep most of the company's roughly 1,740 stores open in partnership with Sprint (S), which will occupy roughly one-third of each location. Reference Link
March 31, 2015
08:50 EDTSSprint, Softbank to partner with Tidal music streaming service, TechCrunch says
Jay Z's Tidal music streaming service is partnering with Sprint (S) and Sprint-owner Softbank (SFTBF), reports TechCrunch, citing statements by Vania Schlogel, an executive at Tidal's parent company Aspiro. TechCrunch notes that during a recent launch event, singer Alicia Keys emphasized that the service looks to offer "exclusive experiences" between artists and consumers. Reference Link
March 26, 2015
09:02 EDTSSamsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge to be available in U.S. beginning April 10
Samsung Electronics America (SSNLF) announced the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will be available in the U.S. beginning April 10, with pre-orders starting March 27. In the U.S., the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will be available in Black Sapphire, White Pearl and Gold Platinum -- in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB2 memory options. AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), U.S. Cellular (USM) and Verizon Wireless (VZ) will carry both the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge, while Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS will carry the Galaxy S 6. Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy (BBY), as well as Amazon.com (AMZN), Costco Wholesale (COST), Sam’s Club (WMT), Target (TGT) and Walmart will also carry the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge. Carriers and retailers will confirm specific pricing and availability.
March 24, 2015
08:52 EDTSSprint CEO may make 'unfortunate misstep,' says FBR Capital
FBR Capital says its vendor checks indicate new Sprint CEO Marcello Claure has undertaken a strategic review of the company's competitive positioning. The firm believes Truco, the strategic advisory group brought in by Claure, is advocating a "premature network rip and replace program." FBR says this approach of converting Sprint's 1.9GHZ spectrum to uplink would be an "unfortunate misstep and a missed opportunity to embrace the technology shift underway." The firm sees risk of Sprint under-investing and weakening its franchise value further. It has a Market Perform rating on the name.
March 23, 2015
07:13 EDTSRadioShack bankruptcy auction to begin Monday, WSJ says
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March 18, 2015
13:59 EDTST-Mobile announces 'Un-contract,' 'Carrier Freedom' initiatives
Today, during an event held to announce Un-carrier 9.0 − Un-carrier for Business − T-Mobile (TMUS) unveiled two new major Un-carrier initiatives for consumers. First, with T-Mobile’s new "Un-contract," customers will now have more certainty in their wireless pricing than ever before. Consumers and businesses with the Simple Choice rate plan will find that rates won’t go up as long as they’re a T-Mobile customer and keep their plan − and even customers with unlimited 4G LTE will lock in their rates for a minimum of two years. The Un-carrier also launched "Carrier Freedom," a new move where T-Mobile will now cover all outstanding phone and tablet payments up to $650 per line when customers from AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ) or Sprint (S) switch to T-Mobile.

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