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February 14, 2014
12:42 EDTPCOM, LEN, BSX, SD, TMUS, EBAY, RIG, KKR, CIM, ESRX, UAL, ATML, PENN, MET, CZR, S, ETFC, WY, GMLeon Cooperman gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: General Motors (GM)... Atmel (ATML)... eBay (EBAY)... Weyerhaeuser (WY)... United Continental (UAL)... T-Mobile US (TMUS). INCREASED STAKES: E-Trade (ETFC)... Express Scripts (ESRX).. SandRidge Energy (SD)... Sprint (S)... Chimera Investment (CIM). DECREASED STAKES: Boston Scientific (BSX)... Caesars (CZR)... KKR & Co. (KKR)... Lennar (LEN)... Metlife (MET)... Transocean (RIG). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Polycom (PCOM)... Penn National (PENN).
News For GM;ATML;EBAY;WY;UAL;TMUS;ETFC;ESRX;SD;S;CIM;BSX;CZR;KKR;LEN;MET;RIG;PCOM;PENN From The Last 14 Days
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June 22, 2015
08:16 EDTESRXAnthem, Cigna deal would be negative for Catamaran, says Leerink
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08:15 EDTKKRKKR announces strategic investment in Tarena
KKR (KKR) announced a strategic investment into Tarena International (TEDU), a provider of professional education services in China. In this transaction, KKR and Shaoyun Han, founder, Chairman and CEO of Tarena, had entered into definitive agreements to purchase an aggregate of $90.5M of ordinary shares in the company from existing pre-IPO shareholders, which are funds managed by affiliates of Goldman Sachs and IDG Technology Venture Investments, LLC. Pursuant to these agreements, KKR has agreed to purchase 6,826,263 Class A ordinary shares, representing an approximately 13% stake in the company, from the selling shareholders for a total purchase price of $70M. Han has agreed to purchase 2,000,000 Class A ordinary shares, representing an approximately 3.8% stake in the company, from the selling shareholders for a total purchase price of $20.5M, in private transactions. Han intends to fund the purchase through the issuance of a convertible bond to KKR, issued by an entity wholly owned by Han. The share purchase and sale transactions are expected to close in July, subject to customary closing conditions. KKR’s investment is through its China Growth Fund. Further details of the transaction are not disclosed.
08:06 EDTKKRTarena announces investment from KKR and Tarena CEO Shaoyun Han
Tarena (TEDU) announced that KKR (KKR) and Shaoyun Han, founder, chairman and CEO of Tarena, had entered into definitive agreements to purchase an aggregate of $90.5M of ordinary shares in the Company from existing pre-IPO shareholders, which are funds managed by affiliates of Goldman Sachs and IDG Technology Venture Investments, LLC. Pursuant to these agreements, KKR has agreed to purchase 6,826,263 Class A ordinary shares, representing an approximately 13% stake in the Company, from the selling shareholders for $70M, and Shaoyun Han has agreed to purchase 2,000,000 Class A ordinary shares, representing an approximately 3.8% stake in the company, from the selling shareholders for $20.5M, in private transactions. Mr. Han intends to fund the purchase through the issuance by an entity wholly owned by Han of a convertible bond to KKR.
08:02 EDTKKRTransphorm announces new $70M investment led by KKR
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07:26 EDTMETMetLife upgraded on share repurchase, interest rate outlook at RBC Capital
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07:19 EDTUALAirlines focusing on upgraded in-flight web services, WSJ reports
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06:57 EDTGMCNH Industrial upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan upgraded CNH Industrial (CNHI) to Neutral saying the stock could find support until the potential General Motors (GM) and Fiat-Chrysler (FCAU) merger is resolved. The firm raised its price target for shares to $8.50 from $7.50.
06:14 EDTMETMetLife upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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06:08 EDTGMGeneral Motors to add over 243,000 hatcbacks to air bag recall, AP reports
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June 21, 2015
14:25 EDTRIGTransocean shares look cheap, Barron's says
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13:03 EDTUALU.S. airline stocks may rise 15%-50% in one year, Barron's says
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June 19, 2015
16:59 EDTUALBuckeye, airlines agree to settle FERC disputes
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14:26 EDTLENHomebuilders advance after KB Home reports earnings
Shares of homebuilder stocks are rallying in a down market after group member KB Home (KBH) reported second quarter EPS of 10c on revenue of $623M, beating consensus estimates of 8c and $619M, respectively. Net orders grew 33% to 3,015 in the current quarter, compared to 2,269 in the year-earlier quarter, largely driven by expansion in the company’s average community count. PRICE ACTION: In afternoon trading KB Home is up about 10% to $16.46. Other homebuilder stocks are moving up as well, with DR Horton (DHI) and PulteGroup (PHM) each up about 2% and Lennar (LEN) up 3%.
14:13 EDTCZRLeon Cooperman liquidates passive stake in Caesar's
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11:17 EDTESRXExpress Scripts calls active amid bid speculation
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11:09 EDTUALDelta climbs following upgrade, reported fare hike
The shares of Delta Air Lines (DAL) are rising after research firm Wolfe Research upgraded the stock to Outperform from Peer Perform in a note to investors earlier today. Additionally, JPMorgan says Delta appears to have instituted a domestic fare increase yesterday. WHAT'S NEW: Delta's new deal with its pilots on profit sharing removes an unknown that had been facing the company, Wolfe wrote. Additionally, the airlines seems to be implementing additional domestic capacity cuts, the firm stated. As a result, Wolfe slightly increased its passenger revenue per available seat mile, or PRASM, estimate for the company. Furthermore, expectations for Delta's Q3 PRASM have dropped significantly, even though the airlines recently said that its PRASM should turn positive in Q4. Consensus estimates for Delta now look "reasonable" for this year and beatable in 2016, according to Wolfe, which set a $62 price target on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: JPMorgan said Delta appears to have instituted an additional, $2 one-way across-the-board domestic fare increase yesterday, following last week's industry-wide increase. The firm sees "no harm" in Delta trying, but adds it would be surprised to see material support from the discounters. JPMorgan said it remains "puzzled" as to why airline industry stock sentiment is so negative since discipline among the companies is "alive and kicking." The firm has an Overweight rating on Delta. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other publicly traded airline operators include American Airlines (AAL), JetBlue (JBLU), Southwest (LUV) and United Continental (UAL). PRICE ACTIOn: In late morning trading, Delta rose 2.5% to $42.38.
11:01 EDTEBAYeBay sells equity interest in craigslist back to craigslist
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10:50 EDTGMEPA proposes new rules for medium- and heavy-duty truck emissions
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10:48 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; RIG RAD
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07:38 EDTPENNMacau official says monthly revenue could hit four year low, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo reports that a Macau official said that the region's gaming revenue may hit the lowest level in over four years this month. The official said that the region's June gambling revenue could be more than 20% below the average for the first five months of this year, the firm added. Wells says that Macau's gaming industry remains challenged, and it remains neutral on the sector. Publicly traded companies in the space include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), and Melco Crown (MPEL).
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