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May 19, 2014
09:59 EDTFSIC, VIAB, SABR, LMAT, FPI, DECK, KANG, TWX, SBRA, HCLP, DIS, CMGE, YPF, SKX, LPX, GMO, AMBA, FOXAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: 21st Century Fox (FOXA) initiated with a Hold at Hudson Square... Ambarella (AMBA) initiated with a Buy at Ascendiant... China Mobile Games (CMGE) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Deckers Outdoor (DECK) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Disney (DIS) initiated with a Buy at Hudson Square... FS Investment (FSIC) initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg... Farmland Partners (FPI) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... General Moly (GMO) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... LeMaitre (LMAT) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) coverage resumed with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Sabra Health Care (SBRA) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Sabre (SABR) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital... Skechers (SKX) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Time Warner (TWX) initiated with a Hold at Hudson Square... Viacom (VIAB) initiated with a Buy at Hudson Square... YPF SA (YPF) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... iKang Healthcare (KANG) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer.
News For FOXA;AMBA;CMGE;DECK;FSIC;DIS;FPI;GMO;HCLP;LMAT;LPX;SBRA;SABR;SKX;TWX;VIAB;YPF;KANG From The Last 14 Days
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May 20, 2015
13:34 EDTVIABViacom boosts quarterly dividend to 40c from 33c
Viacom announced that its board has approved a 21% increase in its quarterly dividend to 40c per share of Class A and B common stock from 33c per share. The increase will take effect beginning with Viacom’s next quarterly dividend, payable on July 1, to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 15. Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman said, “Viacom is deeply committed to returning capital directly to our shareholders while investing in high-quality programming, expanding in the U.S. and abroad, and developing new and innovative consumer and advertising initiatives. Our strong balance sheet and substantial cash flow have allowed us to increase our quarterly dividend each year since it was initiated in 2010. We also look forward to resuming our buyback program by October."
13:31 EDTVIABViacom announces 21% increase in quarterly dividend
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08:42 EDTDECKGoldman says to buy Deckers Outdoor, sell Foot Locker
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07:14 EDTCMGEChina Mobile Games announces strategic restructuring of subsidiary
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May 19, 2015
09:05 EDTSKXSkechers price target raised to $117 from $89 at Susquehanna
Susquehanna raised its price target on Skechers to $117 from $89 citing strong sell-through and continued order momentum. The firm believes investors are beginning to appreciate the company's inventory management, strong operating leverage, and underlying gross margin performance and sees this generating further stock appreciation. Susquehanna reiterated its Positive rating on the stock.
08:11 EDTDISVerizon CFO says customers 'tired of paying for 300 channels'
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07:28 EDTKANGUBS to hold a conference
Global Healthcare Conference is being held in New York on May 18-20 with webcasted company presentations to begin on May 19 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
07:27 EDTSKXSkechers moves into second place in U.S. sports footwear market, WSJ says
Skechers (SKX) moved past Adidas (ADDYY) and into second place, behind Nike (NKE), in the U.S. athletic footwear market, reports the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
06:29 EDTDIS21st Century Fox expects to continue investing in TV, Deadline reports
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May 18, 2015
17:26 EDTFOXAValueAct reports 5.5% stake in 21st Century Fox Class B shares
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16:18 EDTSABRSabre files to sell 22M shares for affiliates of TPG Global and Silver Lake
Goldman, Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Evercore ISI are acting as joint bookrunners for this offering. In addition TPG Capital BD, LLC, Jefferies, Foros, Cowen and Company, Sanford C. Bernstein, William Blair, Mizuho Securities, Natixis and The Williams Capital Group, L.P. are acting as co-managers for this offering.
16:09 EDTSABRSabre files automatic common stock offering
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10:30 EDTAMBAGoPro should perform in near-term, but challenged longer-term, says Oppenheimer
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08:34 EDTCMGEChina Mobile Games receives non-binding proposal to be acquired for $21.50/ADS
China Mobile Games announced that its board has received a preliminary non-binding proposal from Orient Hongtai Investment Management, a subsidiary of Orient Securities Company, to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the company, including ordinary shares represented by American depositary shares, for $1.54 in cash per Class A or Class B ordinary share, or $21.50 in cash per ADS. A copy of the proposal letter is attached hereto as Exhibit A. Orient Investment has separately indicated to the Company that it has secured committed equity financing from certain of its affiliates and co-investors in an aggregate amount of RMB 5B. The proposal letter did not state any information pertaining to Orient Hongtai's or Orient Investment's current ownership of the company's ordinary shares or ADSs. The company is not aware through public filings or other documents that Orient Hongtai or Orient Investment may beneficially own 5% or more of the company's ordinary shares. In addition, no members of the Board are affiliates of Orient Hongtai or Orient Investment.
08:32 EDTCMGEChina Mobile Games receives non-binding proposal to be acquired for $21.50/ADS
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07:27 EDTFOXAJPMorgan to hold a conference
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07:24 EDTKANGiKang Healthcare acquires Ommay Health Management
iKang Healthcare announced that it has acquired a 100% share of Ommay Health Management, a middle to high-end private medical examination service center in Chengdu that was officially founded in June 2007.
May 17, 2015
15:37 EDTDIS, TWXUniversal's 'Pitch Perfect 2' leads U.S. weekend box office with $70.3M
For the weekend of May 17, Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal's "Pitch Perfect 2" topped domestic box office charts at $70.3M. Time Warner (TWX) subsidiary Warner Bros.' "Mad Max: Fury Road" landed in second place with $44.4M, while Disney's (DIS) "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" came in third with $38.8M. Warner Bros.' "Hot Pursuit" and Universal's "Furious 7" took fourth and fifth place at $5.8M and $3.6M, respectively. Data gathered by Rentrak.
May 15, 2015
16:32 EDTVIABBerkshire Hathaway gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: None. INCREASED STAKES: IBM (IBM), Precision Castparts (PCP), Wells Fargo (WFC), Phillips 66 (PSX), and US Bancorp (USB). DECREASED STAKES: National Oilwell Varco (NOV), Viacom (VIAB), Bank of New York Mellon (BK), MasterCard (MA), and Visa (V). LIQUIDATED STAKES: None.
11:08 EDTFOXAOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Targa Resources (TRGP), Targa Resources Partners (NGLS), Humana (HUM), Dow Chemical (DOW), and Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA). INCREASED STAKES: Kinder Morgan (KMI), Chimera Investment Corporation (CIM), AerCap Holdings (AER), Shire (SHPG), and KKR & Co. (KKR). DECREASED STAKES: eBay (EBAY), Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS), Caesars Entertainment (CZR), Navient (NAVI), and TerraForm Power (TERP). LIQUIDATED STAKES: HCA Holdings (HCA), Gilead (GILD), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), and Apple (AAPL).
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