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February 19, 2014
06:33 EDTDRCDresser-Rand downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
Raymond James downgraded Dresser-Rand following the Q4 pre-announcement and lower than expected 2014 guidance. Note that Morgan Stanley also downgraded shares this morning.
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September 22, 2014
11:02 EDTDRCOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:15 EDTDRCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Actavis (ACT) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Aetna (AET) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Auxilium (AUXL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... CARBO Ceramics (CRR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee... Commerzbank (CRZBY) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Concur (CNQR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura... Dresser-Rand (DRC) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter... Finish Line (FINL) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... General Communications (GNCMA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton... InvenSense (INVN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Las Vegas Sands (LVS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Lindsay Corp. (LNN) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Melco Crown (MPEL) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Outerwall (OUTR) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at B. Riley... PSEG (PEG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Realogy (RLGY) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Regal-Beloit (RBC) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Global Hunter... SABMiller (SBMRY) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein... Saba Software (SABA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... Suburban Propane (SPH) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Swiss Re (SSREY) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Towers Watson (TW) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Valmont (VMI) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Walgreen (WAG) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Watts Water (WTS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... Wynn Resorts (WYNN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Yahoo (YHOO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill.
09:15 EDTDRCOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL), up 34% after Merck KGaA (MKGAY) to acquire the company for $17B... Viasystems (VIAS), up 44% after TTM Technologies (TTMI) acquires the company for $16.46 per share in cash and stock. TTM is up 15.5% after the deal... Clorox (CLX), up 5.4% after the New York Post said the company turned down offer to sell or merge with rival... EMC (EMC), up 2.5% after The Wall Street Journal said the company is considering options that could include merging with a rival and held on-and-off merger talks with Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) for almost a year, though the Journal added that those talks recently ended... Epiq Systems (EPIQ), up 9.9% after P2 Capital confirms 16.9% stake in Epiq and that the company turned down the shareholders' $20 per share takeover offer... Dresser-Rand (DRC), up 2.7% after the company sells to Siemens (SIEGY) for $83 per share or $7.6B... TAT Technologies (TATT), up 6.6% after a division of the company signed a maintenance agreement with Republic Airways (RJET). LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 2.1% after stock was downgraded at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and at Bernstein... InvenSense (INVN), down 2.9% after downgraded at RW Baird... Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD), down 5.6% after TH-302 Phase 3 trial events to occur later than expected.
08:41 EDTDRCDresser-Rand downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter
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06:45 EDTDRCDresser-Rand volatility expected to move on Siemens acquiring for $7.6B
Dresser-Rand (DRC) volatility is expected to move on Siemens (SIEGY) acquiring for $83 per share in cash. Overall option implied volatility of 31 compares to its 26-week average of 31 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement.
06:41 EDTDRCSiemens bid prompts Sulzer to end discussions with Dresser-Rand, Reuters says
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September 21, 2014
20:07 EDTDRCDresser-Rand adopts shareholder rights plan
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20:06 EDTDRCSiemens acquires Dresser-Rand for $83 per share or $7.6B
Dresser-Rand (DRC) announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Siemens (SIEGY) under which Siemens will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Dresser-Rand common stock for $83.00 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.6B, including the assumption of debt. The price represents a premium of 37.4% over Dresser-Rand's closing share price of $60.42 on July 16, 2014, the day before speculation in the press appeared regarding interest in Dresser-Rand. Additional per share cash consideration of 55c shall be applied on the first day of each month starting March 1, 2015, until the closing occurs. Siemens intends to operate Dresser-Rand as the company's oil and gas business retaining the Dresser-Rand brand name and its executive leadership team. The transaction is expected to close in the summer of 2015 and is subject to Dresser-Rand shareholder approval, regulatory approval in the U.S., Europe and certain other jurisdictions, and other customary closing conditions. Shares of Dresser-Rand closed Friday up $6.88 to $79.91.
20:00 EDTDRCDresser-Rand sells to Siemens for $83 per share or $7.6B
15:45 EDTDRCSiemens near deal to buy Dresser-Rand, Reuters says
The German industrial conglomerate Siemens (SIEGY) is close to forming an all cash deal to buy U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group (DRC), says Reuters, citing sources. Siemens is expected to pay in the low-to mid-$80s per share for Dresser-Rand and a deal may be announced as early as Monday, added Reuters. Reference Link
September 19, 2014
17:10 EDTDRCGeneral Electric considers deal with Dresser-Rand, FT reports
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16:25 EDTDRCGeneral Electric said in talks with Dresser-Rand on potential deal, FT reports
16:17 EDTDRCOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:40 EDTDRCOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:56 EDTDRCDresser-Rand downgraded to Sell from Buy at Gabelli
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09:19 EDTDRCOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:43 EDTDRCDresser-Rand volatility expected to move on Siemens is preparing offer report
Dresser-Rand (DRC) volatility is expected to move on Siemens (SIEGY) is preparing to offer more than $6.5B, or at least $85 per share, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the plan. Overall option implied volatility of 38 compares to its 26-week average of 31 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement.
06:44 EDTDRCSiemens preparing at least $85/share bid for Dresser-Rand, Bloomberg says
Siemens (SIEGY) is preparing to offer more than $6.5B, or at least $85 per share, for Dresser-Rand (DRC), Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the plan. Siemens is looking to offer a competing bid to Sulzer's for Dresser-Rand. Germany's Sulzer confirmed it was in takeover talks with Dresser-Rand on Wednesday. Siemensís supervisory board could vote on whether to submit a formal bid at a September 24 meeting, Bloomberg added, citing a source. Shares of Dresser-Rand closed yesterday up 22c to $73.03. Analysts at William Blair yesterday said the company could be worth in the upper $80's to $100 per share in a takeover.
06:35 EDTDRCReport says Siemens planning Dresser-Rand bid, Reuters says
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September 18, 2014
07:16 EDTDRCDresser-Rand could be worth upper $80s to $100 in deal, says William Blair
William Blair raised its price target for Dresser-Rand shares to $82 from $70 citing increasingly likelihood of a merger transaction after Sulzer confirmed itís in talks to acquire the company. The firm believes a deal, should it occur, could bring upside to its new target. William Blair says its initial accretion analysis for a combined Dresser-Rand and Sulzer yields valuations for Dresser shares in the upper $80's to $100 range. It keeps an Outperform rating on the stock. Dresser closed yesterday up 7%, or $4.93, to $72.81.
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