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February 11, 2013
07:34 EDTMA, AXP, WXS, COF, EBAY, ADS, V, DFSKeefe Bruyette to host a symposium
Cards, Payments & Financial Technology Symposium is being held in New York on February 11 with webcasted company presentations to begin at 7:45 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
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November 19, 2015
08:09 EDTMAStonegate Bank, MasterCard enable U.S.-issued debit cards for use in Cuba
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07:55 EDTAXPAmerican Express management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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07:26 EDTVBottomline Technologies affiliation with Visa should open doors, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Brett Huff does not believe Paymode's new partnership with Visa (V) will lead to material revenue for Bottomline Technologies (EPAY) in the near-term, but he does think the affiliation should open doors at bank channel partner and payor prospects and provide more growth opportunities for Paymode over time. Huff keeps an Overweight rating and $31 price target on Bottomline shares.
November 18, 2015
11:00 EDTMA, VTarget sees industry's move to EMV restoring confidence to U.S. payment system
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07:49 EDTVBottomline Technologies announces strategic alliance with Visa
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November 17, 2015
07:50 EDTCOFClearing House to hold a conference
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07:48 EDTDFSBofa/Merrill to hold a conference
Banking & Financial Services Conference 2015 is being held in New York on November 17-18.
07:01 EDTAXPGlobal Payments to offer Apple Pay support in Canada
Global Payments (GPN) said it will offer its merchants in Canada the ability to accept American Express (AXP) payments made with Apple (AAPL) Pay. As an Apple Pay-qualified payment provider, Global Payments' robust suite of payments solutions is fully enabled for Apple Pay acceptance, allowing merchants to offer their customers the convenience of Apple Pay acceptance in-store, in-app and on-the-go.
November 16, 2015
17:16 EDTEBAYIcahn liquidated eBay stake, took Paypal stake
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17:02 EDTEBAYPoint72 added to lululemon position, subtracted from Netflix position
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12:04 EDTAXPAmerican Express reports October net write-offs 1.3% vs. 1.2% last month
Reports October 30 days past due loans 1.0% vs. 1.0% last month.
11:31 EDTAXPMarriott announces plans to buy Starwood in $12.2B cash and stock deal
Shares of Marriott International (MAR) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts (HOT) fell after the two companies announced that Marriott will acquire Starwood in a cash and stock deal valued at $12.2B. WHAT'S NEW: Under the terms of the agreement, Starwood shareholders will receive 0.92 shares of Marriott Class A common stock and $2 in cash for each share of Starwood stock. When the deal closes, Starwood stakeholders will own roughly 37% of the combined entity's stock, the companies said. Marriott expects the deal to be earnings accretive by the second year after the merger, excluding the impact of transaction and transition costs. Marriott president and chief executive officer Arne Sorenson will remain in both positions following the merger. The transaction, which has been approved unanimously by the boards of both companies, is expected to close in mid-2016. In a statement announcing the deal, Marriott said it remains committed to its management and franchise strategy. Additionally, Marriott said it expects to deliver at least $200M in annual cost savings in the second full year after closing. Marriott expects to return at least $2.25B in dividends and share repurchases to investors, and believes it can reutrn "at least as much" in the first year following the closing. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On a conference call discussing the deal, Sorenson said that Starwood brands will "remain in place" and that he is focused on increasing appeal to younger travelers. Sorenson also said that the agreement includes a $400M break-up fee. Marriott chief financial officer Carl Berquist added that Starwood will continue its asset sale program. Starwood Chairman Bruce Duncan said that "all possible options" were considered and the company spoke to a "wide range" of interested parties. OTHER BIDDERS: On November 2, CNBC's David Faber reported that Starwood and rival Hyatt (H) were still in talks over a potential merger deal and that deal was about "a week away." In addition, The Wall Street Journal reported on October 27 that Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels, HNA Group and China Investment Corporation were vying for government clearance to submit an offer to acquire Starwood. On July 30, media reports emerged that Starwood had reached out to possible suitors about a buyout, including InterContinental (IHG), Wyndham Worldwide (WYN), and several sovereign wealth funds. Intercontinental denied it was involved in any such discussions with Starwood the day the story was reported. STREET RESEARCH: In response to the acquisition news, RBC Capital Markets analyst Wes Golladay said that Marriott may look to convert some of Starwood's hotels, likely older Sheratons, to its new Delta brand. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Marriott declined 0.14% to $72.64 and Starwood fell 6.25% to $70.24. OTHERS TO WATCH: Hyatt rallied 3.4%, InterContinental was down 1.77% and Wyndham Worldwide lost 2.07% following the deal announcement. American Express (AXP), which announced new benefits to the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card in early June, slipped 0.62% in morning trading.
11:24 EDTCOFClearing House to hold a conference
Clearing House Annual Conference is being held in New York on November 16-18.
09:59 EDTEBAYOmega bought Valeant in Q3, sold some SuneEdison
Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors gave a quarterly update on its stakes in a filing this morning, disclosing its positions as of September 30. NEW STAKES: Pfizer (PFE), Valeant (VRX) Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), TerraForm Global (GLBL), Cigna (CI). INCREASED STAKES: Google Class A (GOOGL), Facebook (FB), Delta Air Lines (DAL). DECREASED STAKES: SunEdison (SUNE), Shire (SHPG), Citi (C), KAR Auction (KAR), LyondellBasell (LYB). LIQUIDATED STAKES: McKesson (MCK), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), General Motors (GM), QEP Resources (QEP), eBay (EBAY).
09:44 EDTDFSDiscover reports October net charge-offs 1.52% vs. 1.61% last month
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09:42 EDTCOFCapital One reports October net charge-off rate 3.38% vs. 312% last month
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09:33 EDTEBAYeBay second week of November SSS up 0.4%, ChannelAdvisor says
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08:58 EDTAXPAmerican Express slips following Marriott, Starwood deal announcement
Shares of American Express (AXP) are slipping in pre-market trading following the news that Marriott (MAR) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts (HOT) have agreed to merge. In early June, American Express and Starwood announced new benefits to the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card. Marriott, however, has its co-brand program with JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and the early weakness in American Express shares could reflect concern over a potential change in the merged hotels' co-brand relationships. In pre-market trading, AxEx shares are down about 0.5% to $70.88.
07:34 EDTADSAlliance Data reports October average receivables up 32% to 11.99B
Reports October net charge-offs $49.95M. Reports October net charge-offs as a percentage of receivables 5% vs. 4.5% last year. Reports October delinquency rate of 4.5%.
06:35 EDTMAMasterCard eyes double-digit growth in China, Reuters reports
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