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November 18, 2009
06:27 EDTGE, CMCSK, CMCSAVivendi seeks higher price, deal protection for its NBCU stake, WSJ says
As Vivendi seeks to exit its minority stake in NBC Universal, the company is still working out terms with its partner General Electric (GE), asking for a higer price and deal protections, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Vivendi-GE talks are the last major hurdle in a deal GE has been negotiating with Comcast Corp. (CMCSA, CMCSK). One issue in the GE-Vivendi talks is how Vivendi would be paid. Vivendi has asked for GE to buy out at least part of its 20% stake before a Comcast deal would likely close, according to people familiar with the matter. It is unclear how far apart the two sides are on price. In June, Vivendi valued its 20% stake in NBC Universal at $6.3B at current exchange rates, according to a securities filing. As part of its talks with Comcast, GE has put a value in the neighborhood of $30B on NBC Universal, imply a roughly $6B value for Vivendi's 20% stake. Reference Link
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April 16, 2014
15:17 EDTGENotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include General Electric (GE), consensus 32c; Philip Morris (PM), consensus $1.16; Schlumberger (SLB), consensus $1.20; PepsiCo (PEP), consensus 75c; Union Pacific (UNP), consensus $2.37; UnitedHealth (UNH), consensus $1.09; Honeywell (HON), consensus $1.26; Goldman Sachs (GS), consensus $3.44; du Pont (DD), consensus $1.59; Morgan Stanley (MS), consensus 60c; Danaher (DHR), consensus 80c; BlackRock (BLK), consensus $4.14; Blackstone (BX), consensus 55c; Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), consensus $2.86; Mattel (MAT), consensus 9c; Snap-on (SNA), consensus $1.54; AutoNation (AN), consensus 74c.
14:13 EDTGEGeneral Electric April 26 straddle priced for 2.5% move into Q1
12:22 EDTGEEarnings Preview: Analyst sentiment mixed ahead of GE's Q1 report
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09:03 EDTGEGE Digital Energy providing series compensation capabilities for Scottish Power
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07:13 EDTGEGeneral Electric April volatility elevated into Q1 and revenue outlook
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06:27 EDTCMCSA, CMCSKNBCUniversal planning digital video push
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05:54 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo upgraded Time Warner Cable (TWC) to Outperform on expectations the merger with Comcast (CMCSA) will get approved. Wells raised the low end of its price target range for shares to $140-$160 from $132.50-$160.
April 15, 2014
10:18 EDTGEGE Healthcare completes acquisition of CHCA Computer Systems
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10:01 EDTGEGeneral Electric says Dan Janki to lead GE's Treasury operations
GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced the appointment of Dan Janki to lead GEís Treasury operations, succeeding Kathy Cassidy, who is retiring later this year after 35 years of service to GE. Mark Begor, who currently leads GE Capitalís Real Estate business, will succeed Janki as president & CEO of GE Energy Management. Alec Burger, currently the North America leader for GE Capital Real Estate, will succeed Mark Begor as president & CEO of GE Capital Real Estate. The CEO appointments are effective immediately and the formal Treasury transition will be effective by the end of April.
07:26 EDTCMCSA, CMCSKReport: Comcast raised advertised basic TV rates 68% over 4 years, NY Post says
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06:04 EDTGEGE CEO may give up leadership earlier than 20-year tenure, WSJ says
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April 14, 2014
13:19 EDTCMCSANetflix's streaming speeds on Comcast jumped, The Verge reports
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11:54 EDTGEGE reports Omnyx gets FDA clearance for digital manual read of HER2 slides
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April 10, 2014
09:03 EDTGEGE to provide grid modernization solutions to Furnas
GEís Digital Energy business is providing Furnas and Triangulo Mineiro Transmissora/Geoenergia with the latest in protection and control equipment to ensure performance and quality for each of the utilityís grid modernization projects. Furnas is one of the biggest utilities in Latin America and is responsible for power transmission in south, southeast and mid west Brazil. These projects, which support the modernization of Brazilís grid, mark GEís entry into Brazilís ANEEL transmission auctions. The auctions were won in December 2013 by TMT, a collaborative utility composed of Furnas and FIP Milao, with Furnas being the largest participant at 49%.
07:49 EDTCMCSALawmakers concerned over Internet share of combined Comcast-TWC, LAT says
During merger review proceedings, legislators on the Senate Judiciary Committee expressed particular concern about the 40% nationwide share of the Internet market that would be held by a combined Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) if the two are permitted to merge, reported The Los Angeles Times. Reference Link
07:21 EDTCMCSA, CMCSKHulu's head of original programming development to leave company, AdWeek says
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April 9, 2014
09:10 EDTGEWal-Mart to purcahse energy-efficient LED ceiling lighting fixtures from GE
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07:31 EDTCMCSASenate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing
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07:28 EDTCMCSAComcast, Time Warner go before lawmakers on merger plan, Reuters says
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07:07 EDTCMCSAComcast sees ample competition to permit deal, lawmakers cautious, WSJ says
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