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October 26, 2012
06:10 EDTBRK.A, LMT, AAPL, WMT, BX, SSNLF, CSOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Credit Suisse Group (CS) is looking to make one of its trading venues an exchange, an unusual bid that, if successful, would create the only U.S. stock exchange owned outright by a Wall Street bank. The plan centers on a trading platform called Light Pool, started last year, the Wall Street Journal reports...Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) plans to open 100 stores in the next three years in China, a slowdown from its earlier growth rates there. The company will add 18,000 jobs to the current 100,000 in China, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Lockheed Martin (LMT) said in an SEC filing that it faced a potential termination liability of $1.1B on the F-35 fighter program unless it received additional funding for production of a sixth group of airplanes by year end, Reuters reports...Samsung (SSNLF) said it will book patent-related provisions once a U.S. court makes a ruling on its more than $1B litigation with Apple (AAPL), Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: U.S. millionaires would rather match the stock market through an exchange-traded index fund than try to beat it using higher-fee hedge funds or billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A), Bloomberg reports...Blackstone Group (BX) Chairman Stephen Schwarzman plans to increase real estate investments in Asia after the firm raised more than $13B for a property fund, Bloomberg reports.
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November 23, 2015
07:17 EDTBXBlackstone initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan
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07:11 EDTBXGE to sell U.K. Home Lending Portfolio to Blackstone, TSSP, and CarVal
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November 19, 2015
16:10 EDTAAgilent increases cash dividend to 11.5c per share
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November 18, 2015
17:33 EDTBXBlackstone not interested in SunEdison investment, Reuters says
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16:29 EDTBXBlackstone not interested in SunEdison debt, Reuters says
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16:24 EDTBXBlackstone, Carlyle, KKR potential buyers of Armacell, Reuters says
Britain's Charterhouse has established a Friday deadline for bids on its insulation materials company Armacell, which may be valued at up to $1.06B, reports Reuters, citing sources. The business has attracted interest from private equity firms, with Blackstone (BX), Carlyle (CG), and KKR (KKR) "cited as potential buyers," according to the report. Reference Link
13:55 EDTBXBlackstone President Tony James fears recession in 2017, Bloomberg says
Blackstone Group LP President Tony James said he is concerned that the U.S. could potentially enter a recession by 2017 as economic growth faces headwinds, Bloomberg reports. Reference Link
November 17, 2015
08:43 EDTAAgilent pullback after earnings a buying opportunity, says Cowen
Cowen said any pullback in Agilent after its Q4 earnings report would be a buying opportunity. Even though guidance was lower than expected, the firm still thinks 2017 targets are achievable. Cowen maintained its Market Perform rating and $39 price target on Agilent shares.
07:48 EDTBXBofa/Merrill to hold a conference
Banking & Financial Services Conference 2015 is being held in New York on November 17-18.
November 16, 2015
18:26 EDTAOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Nuance (NUAN), up 9.5%. ALSO HIGHER: Ocera Therapeutics (OCRX), up 26.6% after announcing Phase 1 study results for the company's oral formulation of OCR-002. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Urban Outfitters (URBN), down 11.5%... Agilent (A), down 1.3%. ALSO LOWER: Wayfair (W), down 2% after Bloomberg reported that Whitney Tilson said that Wayfair is currently his largest short.
16:10 EDTAAgilent reports Q4 LSAG revenue down 4% to $515M
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16:09 EDTAAgilent sees FY16 adjusted EPS $1.85-$1.91, consensus $1.97
Sees FY16 revenue $4.15B-$4.17B, consensus $4.21B.
16:08 EDTAAgilent sees Q1 adjusted EPS 42c-44c, consensus 47c
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16:07 EDTAAgilent reports Q4 adjusted EPS 50c, consensus 47c
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15:02 EDTANotable companies reporting after market close
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11:31 EDTBXBlackstone to sell GCA Services Group to Thomas H. Lee Partners and Goldman Sach
Blackstone (BX) announced that private equity funds it manages have agreed to sell GCA Services Group to a consortium of the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs (GS) and Thomas H. Lee Partners. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016.
10:01 EDTBXBlackstone acquires Diamonds Direct
Blackstone and Diamonds Direct announced that funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities have acquired Diamonds Direct, an independent jewelry company. The transaction closed in early November.
06:48 EDTBXGoldman, Thomas H. Lee agree to buy GCA Services from Blackstone, Reuters says
According to sources, Reuters reports that the private equity unit of Goldman Sachs (GS) and Thomas H. Lee Partners have agreed to buy GCA Services Group, a facility management company, from Blackstone (BX) for about $1B, including debt. Goldman and Thomas H. Lee will have equal participation in the consortium that will buy GCA. Reference Link
November 13, 2015
10:48 EDTBXBlackstone looks for buyer for German wind farm, Reuters says
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06:16 EDTBXBlackstone to purchase Japan Residential in $450M deal, Reuters says
Blackstone said it will buy Japan Residential Investment Company in a deal valued at roughly $450M, including the assumption of debt, Reuters says. Reference Link
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