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News For HPQ;AIG;WBMD;ARUN;FIRE;MMSI;FRO From The Last 14 Days
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March 2, 2015
09:54 EDTARUN, HPQHP has areas of need more pressing than networking, says Cantor
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09:34 EDTARUNActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL MNTA CELG TSLA MCD ARUN GILD KO TWTR NFLX
09:22 EDTARUNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Amira Nature Foods (ANFI), up 8.6%... Stratasys (SSYS), up 3.6%... Magnum Hunter (MHR), up 3%. ALSO HIGHER: Mavenir Systems (MVNR), up 19.1% after Mitel (MITL) agrees to acquire Mavenir Systems for $560M... Athersys (ATHX), up 19.7% following license agreement and collaboration with Chugai... OHR Pharmaceutical (OHRP), up 11.4% following additional positive data from OHR-102 IMPACT study... NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), up 14% following merger agreement with Freescale Semiconductor (FSL). Freescale Semiconductor is up 9.1%... Mast Therapeutics (MSTX), up 7.7% following positive results from Vepoloxamer study. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: JinkoSolar (JKS), down 4.7%... Scorpio Tankers (STNG), down 4.5%. ALSO LOWER: Lumber Liquidators (LL), down 24.2% following CBS' 60 Minutes says that the company is linked to health and safety violations... Aruba Networks (ARUN), down 1.7% after HP (HPQ) confirms deal to acquire Aruba Networks for $24.67... Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX), down 14.4% after receiving complete response letter from FDA for sNDA in use of Exparel... 500.com (WBAI), down 14.4% after announcing that temporary suspension will adversely impact financial results.
08:37 EDTHPQ, ARUNAruba Networks volatility elevated into HP acquiring for $3B
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08:36 EDTARUN, HPQHP confirms deal to acquire Aruba Networks for $24.67 per share
HP (HPQ) confirmed it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Aruba Networks (ARUN), a provider of network access solutions for the mobile enterprise, for $24.67 per share in cash. The equity value of the transaction is approximately $3B, and net of cash and debt approximately $2.7B. HP and Aruba believe that by combining complementary product portfolios and go-to-market approaches they will be able to accelerate revenue growth and strengthen the financial performance of the combined HP Networking business, and create a leading competitor in the $18 billion and growing campus networking sector. Overall, HP expects the acquisition to be accretive to earnings in the first full year following close. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of HP's fiscal year 2015. Bloomberg first reported on February 25 that Aruba Networks was in talks to be acquired by Hewlett-Packard. Craig-Hallum said after Bloomberg's report that Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) would remain a likely takeout target if HP acquired its competitor Aruba. Aruba Network shares are down 2% in pre-market trading after the deal was confirmed, while Ruckus shares are fractionally higher.
08:34 EDTHPQ, ARUNHP sees Aruba Networks acquisition accretive to earnings in first full year
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08:32 EDTHPQ, ARUNHP to acquire Aruba Networks for $24.67 per share in cash
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08:31 EDTHPQ, ARUNHP to acquire Aruba Networks for $24.67 per share in cash
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February 27, 2015
16:22 EDTARUN, HPQStocks have another winning week after Greek deal, Yellen reassurance
Stocks ended higher this week after the euro zone sealed its deal to extend Greece's bailout and Fed chair Janet Yellen reiterated that the central bank would take a patient approach to raising interest rates. MACRO NEWS: Last Friday afternoon, Greece reached a framework deal with its euro zone partners to extend its bailout by four months, contingent on a reform proposal being accepted. The proposals were accepted by the EU early this week... In testimony before Congress, Janet Yellen reiterated that the Federal Reserve can remain patient in deciding when to hike interest rates... U.S. economic data was mixed, as the Q4 GDP growth revision, durable goods orders for January, and an index of consumer sentiment beat expectations, but weekly jobless claims and existing home sales for January missed expectations... Somewhat positive economic data came out of China, as the flash HSBC/Markit Purchasing Managers' Index was 50.1, representing a four month high. However, China's export orders declined at the fastest rate in 20 months. COMPANY NEWS: Drug maker Valeant (VRX) agreed to buy Salix (SLXP), which develops gastrointestinal products, for $158 per share. In another development on the M&A front, Bloomberg reported that HP (HPQ) is in talks to make its biggest acquisition in several years by potentially acquiring Aruba Networks (ARUN), which provides Wi-Fi products. Additionally, PTC Therapeutics (PTCT) rose after Reuters said the company is working with financial advisers to explore a potential sale after receiving takeover interest from several companies including Shire (SHPG) and BioMarin (BMRN)... Solar energy company SunPower (SPWR) was one of this week's big winners after its quarterly results topped expectations, and the company announced that it's in advanced talks to form a joint YieldCo vehicle with peer First Solar (FSLR). First Solar also rallied after the news... Among the noteworthy losers this week was Lumber Liquidators (LL), after the company reported Q4 earnings per share and revenue that missed consensus expectations. The flooring retailer also warned on its associated call that an upcoming "60 Minutes" piece may cast the company in an unfavorable light and disclosed in its annual report that the Department of Justice indicated in recent communications that it is contemplating seeking criminal charges under the Lacey Act... Companies that rose after reporting their quarterly results included Home Depot (HD) and Gap (GPS), while HP, TASER (TASR), and J.C. Penney (JCP) dropped after reporting their results. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow was down 0.04% to 18,132.70, the Nasdaq was up 0.15% to 4,963.53, and the S&P 500 was down 0.27% to 2,104.50.
13:23 EDTAIGAIG announces death of Robert H. Benmosche
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February 26, 2015
18:43 EDTARUNOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:43 EDTARUNAruba Networks sees Q3 EPS 26c-30c, consensus 27c
Sees Q3 revenue $208M-$218M, consensus $215.72M. Guidance provided during Q2 earnings conference call.
16:12 EDTARUNAruba Networks reports Q2 EPS 30c, consensus 27c
Reports Q2 revenue $212.9M, consensus $210.22M.
15:30 EDTARUNNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Monster Beverage (MNST), consensus 59c... Ross Stores (ROST), consensus $1.11... Gap (GPS), consensus 74c... Autodesk (ADSK), consensus 24c... Universal Health Services (UHS), consensus $1.50... Southwestern Energy (SWN), consensus 50c... Ensco (ESV), consensus $1.36... J.C. Penney (JCP), consensus 11c... Nimble Storage (NMBL), consensus (14c)... Herbalife (HLF), consensus $1.22... Allscripts Healthcare (MDRX), consensus 9c... SBA Communications (SBAC), consensus 2c... Aruba Networks (ARUN), consensus 27c... Splunk (SPLK), consensus 4c... Air Lease (AL), consensus 61c... Ingram Micro (IM), consensus 99c... Weight Watchers (WTW), consensus 7c... Northern Oil and Gas (NOG), consensus 19c... Envision Healthcare (EVHC), consensus 36c... Infoblox (BLOX), consensus 5c... Live Nation (LYV), consensus (41c)... OmniVision (OVTI), consensus 29c... Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI), consensus 27c.
10:56 EDTARUNOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:20 EDTHPQ, ARUNRuckus Wireless will be in play if HP acquires Aruba, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum said Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) remains a likely takeout target following reports Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) may acquire competitor Aruba Networks (ARUN). Analyst Tony Stoss said if Hewlett is looking at Aruba, it should absolutely look at Buy rated Ruckus, which would also pressure Cisco (CSCO) to take a hard look at the company. Stoss says Ruckus has superior technology and exposure to the high growth service provider market with numerous catalysts ahead to drive shares higher.
09:25 EDTFROOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:18 EDTHPQ, ARUNAruba Networks could be acquired for $28 per share, says SunTrust
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09:16 EDTFROFrontline sees imporved operating result in Q1
Frontline said: "The continued positive development in the crude tanker market into the first quarter is likely to give an improved operating result, excluding one time gains and losses, in the first quarter."
09:15 EDTFROFrontline confident in ability to repay convertible bond loan in April
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