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June 12, 2013
16:20 EDTHMA, GT, VOD, ULTA, CTB, BIIB, LYVOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower despite opening sharply higher as the market looked to avoid its first three day losing streak of the year. Downside momentum quickly took hold however, and the averages moved steadily lower through the session, moving to their lows in the final hour of trading but finishing just off those levels. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the MBA's purchase applications composite index rose 5.0% for the week. The U.S. posted a $139B May budget deficit against expectations for a $130B deficit, and compared to a $124.6B deficit a year ago. In Europe, factory production in the 17-nation euro area rose 0.4% in April from March, compared to expectations for it to remain unchanged. COMPANY NEWS: Cooper Tire (CTB) agreed to be acquired by India's Apollo Tyres for $35.00 per share in cash, or $2.5B. Cooper shares surged $10.10, or 41.12%, to $34.66 to trade near $34.50 following the deal announcement, while peer Goodyear Tire (GT) advanced about 33c, or 2.26%, to $14.93... Live Nation (LYV) shares gained $2.33, or 16.84%, to $16.17 after the company announced it prevailed in an arbitration ruling related to a ticketing license software agreement... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Ulta Salon (ULTA), up $12.51, or 14.87%, to $96.64 following its quarterly earnings report. Also higher was Health Management (HMA), up $1.58, or 11.34%, to $15.51 after Glenview Capital said in a filing it is seeking to repeal a provision that prevents entities from holding more than 15% of the company's stock and saying it would look to nominate candidates to the company's board. Among noteworthy losers was Biogen (BIIB), down $16.48, or 7.39%, to $206.55 after the stock was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup, which cited concerns that EU medical regulators are unlikely to approve the company's multiple sclerosis treatment. Also lower were U.S.-listed shares of Vodafone (VOD), down 71c, or 2.47%, to $28.12 after the company confirmed it approached Kabel Deutschland about a possible deal. INDICES: The Dow was down 126.79, or 0.84%, to 14,995.23; the S&P 500 was down 13.61, or 0.84%, to 1,612.52; the Nasdaq was down 36.52, or 1.06%, to 3,400.43.
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June 26, 2015
10:00 EDTCTBOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:02 EDTCTBCooper Tire reinstated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank
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05:21 EDTBIIBBiogen, Sobi announce EMA validates MAA for Alprolix
Biogen and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB, or Sobi, announced that the European Medicines Agency, or EMA, has accepted the Marketing Authorization Application, or MAA, of Alprolix, a recombinant factor IX Fc fusion protein product candidate for the treatment of hemophilia B. This validation signifies the initiation of the EMA’s review process. The MAA includes results from two global, Phase 3 clinical trials examining the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of ALPROLIX for hemophilia B: the pivotal B-LONG study for previously treated adults and adolescents, and Kids B-LONG study for previously treated children under age 12.
June 25, 2015
12:59 EDTBIIBOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:08 EDTGTGoodyear Tire to close Wolverhampton, U.K., facility, cut 360-390 positions
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company said in a regulatory filing that on June 23, it approved rationalization plans in its Europe, Middle East and Africa strategic business unit in order to strengthen the company’s global competiveness. The rationalization plans include closing the Wolverhampton, United Kingdom mixing and retreading facility and transferring its production to existing manufacturing facilities across EMEA. The plans also include the transfer of consumer tire production from the manufacturing facility in Wittlich, Germany to existing manufacturing facilities in EMEA. These plans, which will result in a net reduction of approximately 360 to 390 associate positions, remain subject to consultation with relevant employee representative bodies.The company expects to be substantially complete with these rationalization plans by the end of 2016 and estimates total charges associated with these actions to be between $70M-$80M, or $60M-$70M after taxes and minority interest, of which $55M-$60M is expected to be cash charges primarily related to severance payments and contractual obligations and approximately $15M-$20M is expected to be non-cash charges primarily related to accelerated depreciation and other asset related charges. The company expects to record approximately $30M of charges in the second quarter of 2015 associated with these plans. Charges of approximately $10M are expected to be recognized in the second half of 2015.Once completed, these actions are expected to improve EMEA segment operating income by approximately $30M annually, beginning in 2017.
June 24, 2015
11:16 EDTBIIBOptions with increasing implied volatility
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06:12 EDTVODLiberty Global to focus on growing in existing European markets, Reuters says
Liberty Global (LBTYA) CEO Michael Fries told Germany's Handelsblatt that the company plans to focus on growing in its existing markets in Europe, Reuters reports, and that markets where the company is not active "do not interest us." Though Fries did not comment on talks with Vodafone (VOD), he said Liberty does not need to buy other companies to grow in the markets where it already operates. Reference Link
June 23, 2015
11:00 EDTBIIBOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:00 EDTVODOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:55 EDTBIIBBiogen's Tysabri in SPMS a $1B-$2B opportunity, says Morgan Stanley
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07:15 EDTULTAOppenheimer to hold a conference
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05:27 EDTVODVodafone upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
June 21, 2015
19:21 EDTVODFox rejects offers from Vodafone, Vivendi for Sky stake, Telegraph says
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June 18, 2015
07:36 EDTBIIBReceptos remains an attractive takeover candidate, says Leerink
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07:31 EDTBIIBBiogen to present new hemophilia data at ISTH Congress
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