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February 14, 2014
12:19 EDTAMH, HRG, NSM, MSFT, GM, TPX, VOD, KMI, JCP, RNWK, NMI, RESI, HLFHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: General Motors (GM)... Kinder Morgan (KMI)... Altisource Residential (RESI)... Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NSM)... NMI Holdings (NMI). INCREASED STAKES: Vodafone (VOD)... NRG Energy (NRG)... RealNetworks (RNWK). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Herbalife (HLF)... J.C. Penney (JCP)... Microsoft (MSFT)... Tempur Sealy (TPX)... American Homes 4 Rent (AMH).
News For GM;HLF;JCP;MSFT;RESI;KMI;NSM;NMI;VOD;HRG;RNWK;TPX;AMH From The Last 14 Days
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April 22, 2015
10:01 EDTMSFTEY and Microsoft form strategic business relationship
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08:16 EDTMSFTSeveral companies to benefit from hybrid cloud growth, says Pacific Crest
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08:08 EDTTPXH Partners: ISS recommends Tempur Sealy investors vote against three directors
H Partners Management, the largest shareholder of Tempur Sealy International with an approximate 10% stake, announced that ISS, a proxy advisor, has issued a report recommending that Tempur Sealy shareholders vote “AGAINST” the re-election of the following directors at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 8: Mark Sarvary, President and CEO; P. Andrews McLane, Chairman of the Board; Christopher A. Masto, Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Usman Nabi of H Partners said, “We are pleased that ISS emphatically supports our effort to hold the Board accountable for Tempur Sealy’s significant underperformance. We urge all shareholders to protect their investment and send a clear message to the Board that the status quo is unacceptable by voting against these three directors today. By replacing these directors with those that are truly aligned with the interests of all shareholders, we can lay the foundations for Tempur Sealy to achieve its full earnings potential.”
06:04 EDTGMGeneral Motors says sold 2.4M vehicles globally in Q1, up 2% from last year
General Motors sold 2.4 million vehicles globally in the first quarter of 2015, up 2% compared to a year ago. Sales in China increased 9% and deliveries in North America were up 6%. Opel/Vauxhall increased its sales by 3% in Europe. “The momentum our brands are building in China, the U.S. and Western Europe more than offset difficult conditions in some other large markets like Russia and Brazil,” said GM CEO Mary Barra. “We are in the early days of a very aggressive onslaught of new products and customer-driven innovation,” she said. “Already, the Chevrolet Trax and Colorado are redefining segments in the United States, Cadillac is growing rapidly in China and establishing a new formula for prestige sedans with the CT6 and Opel’s revitalization is accelerating across Europe. At the same time, we are deploying OnStar with 4G LTE in North America, Europe and China to give our customers the best connectivity experience in the industry.”
April 21, 2015
16:26 EDTTPXTempur Sealy coverage assumed with an Outperform at Wedbush
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16:00 EDTKMIOptions Update; April 21, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1c to 21.53 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR GILD FB PBR AMZN C KMI KO VZ MCD according to Track Data.
13:34 EDTMSFTEarnings Watch: Yahoo shares dropped more than 6.5% since last earnings report
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07:37 EDTMSFTMad Catz Interactive extends agreement with Harmonix for Rock Band 4
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07:30 EDTMSFTMicrosoft volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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06:04 EDTMSFTYahoo, Microsoft add termination clause to search deal
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April 20, 2015
15:16 EDTGMGreenlight starts new GM long position, rolls Lorillard short bet to Reynolds
David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital hedge fund said in its latest quarterly letter to investors that it had established new long positions in General Motors (GM), Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) and AerCap Holdings (AER) last quarter. WHAT'S NEW: Greenlight believes GM should benefit from low gas prices, low raw material costs, and its decision to launch share buybacks, Greenlight stated. GM has an excellent chance of beating 2015 EPS expectations, added the firm. Einhorn's group said they found the valuation of Chicago Bridge and Iron, an engineering and construction company with significant exposure to energy, attractive following the stock's decline. Although energy prices may stay low for some time, the company has a significant backlog that should support its earnings for several years, Greenlight stated. Additionally, the market is overestimating how much of the cost overruns for two nuclear energy projects with be shouldered by the company, Greenlight contended. AerCap, the largest publicly traded aircraft leasing company, bought AIG's (AIG) aircraft leasing business last year at a bargain price, Greenlight stated. The combined business will benefit from AerCap's low tax rate, as well as efficiencies, the hedge fund believes. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Greenlight exited its short position in Lorillard (LO). Greenlight noted that it has rolled its short bet on Lorillard into a fresh position in Reynolds American (RAI), since it still believes that the FDA is gearing up to do "something major" in terms of regulation of menthol cigarettes, but is moving "slowly and deliberately" because it anticipates an extremely aggressive industry response. The firm also exited two other short positions because the companies agreed to takeovers: Safeway (SWY) and Freescale Semiconductor (FSL), which has agreed to sell itself to NXP Semicondictors (NXPI).
14:16 EDTGMEinhorn lists AerCap, CBI, GM as new longs, Bloomberg reports
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11:35 EDTGMGeneral Motors ignition switch death claims rise to 87, WSJ reports
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07:21 EDTKMIHuntington Ingalls, Kinder Morgan decide not to pursue JV
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07:21 EDTKMIHuntington Ingalls, Kinder Morgan decide not to pursue JV
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06:50 EDTGMTesla price target slashed to $165 at JPMorgan
After lowering its earnings estimates to reflect adverse currency moves, higher operating costs and slower than earlier expected Model X ramp, JPMorgan cut its price target for Tesla shares to $165 from $175. The stock closed Friday up 9c to $206.79. The firm dropped its Q1 earnings estimate to (38c) from (31c) despite the increase in Q1 deliveries preannounced by the electric car maker. JPMorgan keeps an Underweight rating on Tesla, the firm's equivalent to a sell. It maintains Overweight ratings on Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) with price targets of $19 and $46, respectively, ahead of the Q1 reporting season.
05:51 EDTMSFTEU calls for 'level playing field' in telecoms market, Financial Times reports
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April 19, 2015
17:27 EDTVODIndia asks Vodafone to re-evaluate tax returns, Reuters says
The Indian tax authority has issued a notice to Vodafone asking for a re-evaluation of its 2009 and 2010 tax returns, reports Reuters, citing news channel ET Now. Reference Link
16:51 EDTMSFTFireEye labs detected limited APT campaign
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12:42 EDTGMGM China JV plans $16B investment in new car development, WSJ says
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