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December 16, 2013
07:40 EDTHAFCHanmi Financial to acquire Central Bancorp
Hanmi Financial, the holding company for Hanmi Bank, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Central Bancorp, parent of Texas-based United Central Bank. The combined company will have 51 banking offices and 2 loan production offices serving a broad range of ethnic communities in California, Texas, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Georgia. As of September 30, CBI had approximately $1.6B in assets, $700M in gross loans and $1.4B in deposits, and 24 branches across six states. Upon closing of the transaction, Hanmi will have approximately $4.3B in assets, $2.8B in gross loans, and $3.8B in deposits. Under the terms of the agreement, the total merger consideration payable to CBI common stockholders is $50 million in cash, subject to potential purchase price adjustments, representing approximately 62% of CBI's tangible book value as of September 30. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2014. Excluding one-time merger expenses, the transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to 2014 earnings and significantly accretive to 2015 earnings and beyond; and is expected to generate internal rate of return in excess of 20% for Hanmi shareholders.
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April 23, 2014
10:01 EDTHAFCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
A.O. Smith (AOS) upgraded at BMO Capital... Agnico-Eagle (AEM) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Allergan (AGN) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale... Cree (CREE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Summit Research... E-Trade (ETFC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Equifax (EFX) upgraded at Credit Suisse... Fluidigm (FLDM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... GulfMark Offshore (GLF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Global Hunter... Hanmi Financial (HAFC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Fig Partners... Illumina (ILMN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Maxim... Lumber Liquidators (LL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... Medidata Solutions (MDSO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... Prologis (PLD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group... Sanmina (SANM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum... SunPower (SPWR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... TECO Energy (TE) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Torchmark (TMK) assumed with a Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... Valeant (VRX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at TD Securities... Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) upgraded at Sterne Agee... Wolseley (WOSYY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... athenahealth (ATHN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
06:48 EDTHAFCHanmi Financial upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Fig Partners
April 22, 2014
09:08 EDTHAFCHanmi Financial reports Q1 EPS 35c, consensus 33c
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April 17, 2014
09:59 EDTHAFCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AcelRx (ACRX) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord... Alcobra (ADHD) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Benefitfocus (BNFT) initiated with a Market Perform at William Blair... Cameron (CAM) initiated with a Buy at Gabelli... Covanta (CVA) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Foundation Medicine (FMI) initiated with a Market Perform at William Blair... Golub Capital (GBDC) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James... Hanmi Financial (HAFC) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James... Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Kronos Worldwide (KRO) initiated with a Reduce at SunTrust... Magnum Hunter (MHR) initiated with a Hold at Maxim... Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) initiated with a Buy at Longbow... Plum Creek Timber (PCL) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... RF Micro Devices (RFMD) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... SanDisk (SNDK) assumed with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Skyworks (SWKS) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... TransEnterix (TRXC) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee... TriQuint (TQNT) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... WebMD (WBMD) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair.
April 16, 2014
16:57 EDTHAFCHanmi Financial initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James
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