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May 15, 2014
10:15 EDTEBAY, KKR, WMB, CZR, APC, ADT, ACT, DG, GM, KMILeon Cooperman gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Dollar General (DG)... Actavis (ACT)... ADT Corp. (ADT)... Anadarko (APC). INCREASED STAKES: Caesar's (CZR)... eBay (EBAY)... Sprint (S)... KKR & Co. (KKR). DECREASED STAKES: Kinder Morgan (KMI). LIQUIDATED STAKES: General Motors (GM)... Williams (WMB).
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September 10, 2014
09:17 EDTGMChina mulls easing car dealer restrictions, Bloomberg says
China's Ministry of Commerce is considering whether to ease rules on car dealers and allow them to sell vehicles from multiple brands in the same store, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Note that both Bitauto (BITA) and Autohome (ATHM), which operate automobile buyer focused websites in China, were down significantly during yesterday's trading, though it is unclear if the reported new regulations play a role in their share weakness. Publicly traded carmakers include Fiat (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
09:02 EDTACTActavis won't see serious long-term impact from rejection, says Sterne Agee
After the FDA's Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted to recommend against approval of Actavis' New Drug Application for the fixed-dose combination of nebivolol and valsartan for the treatment of hypertension, Sterne Agee does not thinks the vote is very meaningful to the company's longer-term growth and earnings potential. The firm says that removing the product from its revenue outlook causes its 2018 EPS estimate for the company to drop by less than 1%. The firm still thinks the company can easily reach its 2017 EPS target of about $20. Sterne Agee keeps a $272 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
08:56 EDTACTFDA advisors recommend against approval of Actavis' nebivolol/valsartan combo
Actavis last night confirmed that the FDA's Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee has voted to recommend against approval of Actavis' New Drug Application for the fixed-dose combination of nebivolol and valsartan for the treatment of hypertension. The committee vote was six to four recommending against approval. The committee recommendation is not binding on the FDA, which makes the final decision regarding approval. Actavis expects FDA action on its NDA for the fixed-dose combination of nebivolol and valsartan by the fourth quarter of 2014. Actavis' Senior VP, Global Brands Research and Development, David Nicholson, said, "Although we are disappointed in the Committee's recommendation regarding the fixed-dose combination of nebivolol and valsartan, we remain fully committed to supporting the NDA for this important potential new treatment option for patients with hypertension. We remain confident in the safety and efficacy of the combination of these two widely used and well-tolerated treatments, and we look forward to working with the FDA as it completes its review." Shares of Actavis are down more than 2% in pre-market trading following yesterday's committee recommendation.
08:20 EDTEBAYeBay to see more competition than expected from Apple, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest believes that Apple Pay could hurt sentiment towards eBay's (EBAY) longer term opportunity, while Apple (AAPL) is more focused on e-commerce than the firm had anticipated, creating greater competition for PayPal. The firm keeps a Sector Perform rating on eBay.
08:02 EDTGMGM calls Canadian dealer 'ambush' allegations overblown, Globe & Mail reports
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07:22 EDTEBAYeBay weakness on Apple news a buying opporutnity, says Bernstein
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06:38 EDTEBAYeBay downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster downgraded eBay (EBAY) shares to Neutral from Overweight saying Apple's (AAPL) new payment system is likely to disrupt the mobile payments market. Munster believes the "unknown competitive threat" of Apple Pay will further weigh on eBay's multiple over the next six months. He lowered his price target for the stock to $55 from $63.
06:23 EDTKKRUniCredit head sees loan project completion by end of FY14, Reuters says
Unicredit (UNCFF) CEO Federico Ghizzoni is anticipating a restructured loans project having to do with domestic competitor Intesa Sanpaolo (ISNPY) and KKR (KKR) to be finished by the end of FY14, according to Reuters, citing comments from Ghizzoni. Reference Link
06:19 EDTDGDollar General commences tender offer to acquire Family Dollar for $80/share
Dollar General (DG) announced that it has commenced a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores (FDO) for $80.00 per share in cash. The offer is scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 8, 2014, unless the offer is extended. The full terms, conditions and other details of the tender offer are set forth in the offering documents that Dollar General will file today with the SEC. Dollar General also will promptly file for clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, which will allow the company to begin the antitrust approval process with the FTC. Dollar Generalís all-cash offer of $80.00 per share provides Family Dollar shareholders with a "superior valuation" to the $74.50 per share cash / stock offer announced by Dollar Tree (DLTR) on July 28, 2014. Dollar Generalís offer provides Family Dollarís shareholders with approximately $640M of additional aggregate value over Dollar Treeís offer. As part of a definitive merger agreement with Family Dollar, Dollar General would be willing to agree to divest up to 1,500 stores if required by the FTC and to pay Family Dollar a $500M reverse break-up fee if the transaction did not close for reasons related to antitrust approvals.
06:01 EDTDGDollar General commences tender offer to acquire Family Dollar for $80/share
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September 9, 2014
17:06 EDTACTFDA panel votes against Actavis blood pressure pill, Bloomberg says
FDA advisers said that Actavis's experimental pill that combines two existing drugs to lower high blood pressure doesnít provide a clinically meaningful benefit over the two drugs alone, says Bloomberg. The advisory panel voted 6 to 4 against recommending the treatment, added Bloomberg. Shares of Actavis are trading down almost 1% in after-hours trading. Reference Link
13:55 EDTEBAYeBay down 1.2% as Apple continues discussing mobile payment system at event
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10:57 EDTGMMobileye climbs after analyst says GM, Tesla using technology
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10:18 EDTACT, DGDollar General listed among 5 largest long positions by Jana Partners
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09:31 EDTKMIKinder Morgan initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
Target $47.
09:16 EDTGMMobileye technology being used by GM, Tesla, says William Blair
William Blair believes both General Motors (GM) and Tesla (TSLA) are using Mobileye (MBLY) technology for their announced self-driving capabilities. The firm notes that over the past two days, GM and Tesla noted their intentions of offering vehicles with autonomous driving capability in the next 24-36 months. William Blair says the recent announcements confirm its bullish outlook on Mobileye's market opportunity. The firm has an Outperform rating on the stock. Shares of Mobileye are rallying 5%, or $2.61, to $55.62 in pre-market trading. Morgan Stanley also upped its price target this morning on the name to $65 from $46.
08:23 EDTKKRU.S. Treasury Dept and U.S. Transportation Dept to co-host a summit
Infrastructure Investment Summit to be held in Washington, D.C. on September 9 with webcasted presentations to begin at 8:30 am. Webcast Link
06:52 EDTGMGM JV in China recalls over 38K Cadillac sedans, Reuters says
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06:22 EDTEBAYPayPal may let merchants accept bitcoin, FT reports
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06:09 EDTGMVerizon CEO sees self-driving cars 3-5 years away, Detroit News reports
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