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December 4, 2012
10:00 EDTFRAN, MPO, FTE, DLTR, SFD, SBAC, RENN, PSA, PTNR, OMER, HNT, GFI, WFMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Francesca's (FRAN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Gold Fields (GFI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Health Net (HNT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Omeros (OMER) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Partner Communications (PTNR) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Public Storage (PSA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor... Renren (RENN) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... SBA Communications (SBAC) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital... Smithfield Foods (SFD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Dollar Tree (DLTR) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... France Telecom (FTE) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein... Midstates Petroleum (MPO) upgraded to Focus List from Outperform at Howard Weil... Whole Foods (WFM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast.
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August 20, 2014
08:31 EDTHNTCognizant deal with Health Net has encouraging read through, says Cowen
Cowen noted Cognizant (CTSH) shareholders were concerned over its deal with Health Net (HNT) but noted management feels the deal is a true partnership. The firm feels management's positive comments are encouraging and address the execution and profitability concerns of shareholders. Shares of Cognizant are Outperform rated with a $50 price target.
August 19, 2014
15:54 EDTMPOEnerCom to hold a conference
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12:16 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar board frustrated with Dollar General tactics, CNBC reports
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11:41 EDTDLTRIcahn says Family Dollar throwing away $300M in fees, Reuters says
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09:46 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar board likely to meet this week, CNBC's Faber reports
Family Dollar's (FDO) board is likely to meet this week to discuss the takeover bid by Dollar General (DG), CNBC's David Faber reports, citing people close to the matter. The board has long focused on antitrust implications and is likely to reject the Dollar General proposal, Faber added. Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Family Dollar previously announced a merger agreement.
09:43 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar board likely to reject Dollar General bid, CNBC's Faber reports
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08:32 EDTHNTHealth Net says CFO Joseph Capezza to retire
Health Net announced that James Woys has been named executive vice president, chief financial and operating officer, and interim treasurer, effective September 2. This is a new position. Woys has been executive vice president and COO since November 2007. Previously Woys served as acting CFO from November 2006 through October 2007. The company announced that Joseph C. Capezza, currently executive vice president, CFO and treasurer, will retire as CFO. He will have a consulting contract with the company through year end to assist with transition issues. Capezza has been Health Netís CFO since November 2007.
07:29 EDTDLTRDollar Tree may raise bid for Family Dollar, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital thinks that Dollar Tree (DLTR) could increase its bid for Family Dollar (FDO) given the revenue and gross margin synergies that the firm thinks the deal would generate. However, the firm believes that Dollar General (DG) would ultimately win a bidding war for Family Dollar, leading to wins for the shareholders of Dollar General and Family Dollar.
05:27 EDTGFIGold Fields sells 51% stake in Chucapaca Project to Buenaventura for $81M
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August 18, 2014
18:13 EDTDLTRWal-Mart not likely to bid for Family Dollar, Bloomberg reports
According to people familiar with the situation, Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) is unlikely to make an offer for Family Dollar Stores (FDO), Bloomberg reports. Reference Link
15:50 EDTDLTRIcahn makes statement concerning Dollar Generalís bid for Family Dollar
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14:23 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar says board has not changed support of Dollar Tree merger
Family Dollar (FDO) said it remains subject to the merger agreement with Dollar Tree (DLTR), and the company's board has not changed its recommendation in support of the merger with Dollar Tree. Family Dollar added it will have no further comment on Dollar Generalís (DG) proposal until the board has completed its review.
14:21 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar to 'review and consider' Dollar General proposal
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13:11 EDTDLTRDollar Tree upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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11:53 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar likely to favor a Dollar Tree bid, says Wells Fargo
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09:00 EDTHNTHealth Net fundamentals remain favorable, says Susquehanna
Susquehanna said Health Net (HNT) fundamentals remain favorable following meetings with management. The firm cited the company's conservative outlook and the benefit of its back office contract with Cognizant (CTSH) which positions the company well for sustainable earnings growth through 2016. Shares of Health Net remain Positive rated with a $55 price target on the shares.
08:23 EDTDLTRDollar General says has expressed interest in Family Dollar 'multiple times'
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06:24 EDTDLTROptions expected to be active
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06:13 EDTDLTRDollar General makes proposal to acquire Family Dollar for $78.50 per share
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06:03 EDTDLTRDollar General makes $78.50/share offer for Family Dollar, CNBC reports
Dollar General (DG) will announce today a $78.50 per share in cash offer to acquire Family Dollar (FDO), CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin reports. Dollar Tree (DLTR) is seeking to buy Family Dollar for $74.50 per share.
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