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July 10, 2014
11:21 EDTIGT, APO, CG, BYI, SGMS, MGAMInternational Game Technology rises as GTECH reportedly prepares bid
Shares of International Game Technology (IGT) are higher this morning after a press report said the company will soon get an acquisition offer from GTECH. IGT is a global gaming company specializing in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of casino-style gaming equipment, systems technology, and game content across multiple platforms. WHAT'S NEW: Citing La Repubblica, Bloomberg reported that IGT is on the verge of receiving an offer from GTECH, an Italian lottery operator. The offer is said to be worth about $4B in cash and stock. WHAT'S NOTABLE: IGT hired Morgan Stanley to explore a sale of the company on June 9, Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. In addition to GTECH, the company has reportedly attracted interest from Apollo Global (APO), Carlyle Group (CG) and MacAndrews & Forbes. On June 16, GTECH confirmed exploratory talks with IGT and said it had engaged advisors to assist it in exploring a potential transaction with IGT. PRICE ACTION: International Game Technology is trading up 39c, or 2.6%, to $15.50 in late-morning trading, after being up nearly 6% earlier. OTHERS TO WATCH: Shares of peer IGT Bally Technologies (BYI) are down fractionally, while Scientific Games (SGMS) is down about 0.4% to $10.08. Shares of Multimedia Games (MGAM), which also designs and manufactures gaming machines, are down about 1.8% to $28.18.
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October 30, 2014
10:02 EDTCGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:55 EDTCGCarlyle Group story on track, says Oppenheimer
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06:40 EDTAPOApollo Global reports Q3 EPS (5c), may not compare to consensus 38c
Reports Q3 revenue $221.14M, consensus $394.57M. Reports Q3 total Assets Under Managemnt $163.9B, up 45% vs. a year ago. Reports Q3 ENI after taxes 12c per share.
06:12 EDTCGCarlyle Group downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill downgraded Carlyle Group to Neutral following the Q3 report to reflect a mixed outlook.
October 29, 2014
16:58 EDTCGCarlyle Group files to sell 460K common units for holders
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12:59 EDTAPOPrivate equity firms preparing initial bids for PetSmart auction, WSJ says
Private equity firms including Apollo Global Management (APO), Hellman & Friedman and KKR (KKR) are said to be preparing initial bids for pet-supply retailer PetSmart (PETM), says the Wall Street Journal. PetSmart which is based in Phoenix and has around 1,350 stores has a market capitalization of around $7B, added the Wall Street Journal. Shares of PetSmart are up almost 3% or $1.98, to $72.06 in midday trading. Reference Link
06:43 EDTCGCarlyle Group reports Q3 adjusted ENI 55c, consensus 54c
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October 28, 2014
15:44 EDTCGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Southern Company (SO), consensus $1.07; Phillips 66 (PSX), consensus $1.75; Automatic Data Processing (ADP), consensus 60c; Praxair (PX), consensus $1.63; WellPoint (WLP), consensus $2.27; Exelon (EXC), consensus 73c; Eaton (ETN), consensus $1.23; Hess (HES), consensus $1.08; TE Connectivity (TEL), consensus $1.00; McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI), consensus 94c; Waste Management (WM), consensus 68c; Hershey (HSY), consensus $1.08; Ralph Lauren (RL), consensus $2.06; Wisconsin Energy (WEC), consensus 53c; Garmin (GRMN), consensus 71c; Sealed Air (SEE), consensus 46c; DENTSPLY (XRAY), consensus 60c; Goodyear Tire (GT), consensus 70c; Revlon (REV), one estimate 45c; Booz Allen (BAH), consensus 41c; Carlyle Group (CG), consensus 54c.
13:09 EDTBYIOptions with increasing implied volatility
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07:22 EDTCGNYSSA to hold a conference
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07:20 EDTCGTechAmerica Foundation to hold a conference
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October 27, 2014
11:17 EDTBYIOptions with increasing implied volatility: OCN HSY GDP BYI
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10:50 EDTBYI, SGMSScientific Games ends $3.19B loan offering, Bloomberg says
Banks that were hired by Scientific Games (SGMS) to sell $3.19B of loans failed to attract interest from investors before an October 3 deadline, says Bloomberg. The loan sale would have been used to help Scientific Games finance its purchase of Bally Technologies (BYI), added Bloomberg. Shares of Scientific Games are lower by almost 11% while Bally Technologies is lower by almost 3% in morning trading. Reference Link
09:05 EDTBYIBally Technologies selected by North Star Mohican Casino
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October 24, 2014
08:06 EDTAPOExpress Energy Services agrees to be acquired by Apollo Funds
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October 23, 2014
06:16 EDTCGPetSmart attracts interest from KKR, NY Post reports
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October 22, 2014
13:37 EDTCGPE firms may bid on Bayer's MaterialScience unit, Reuters says
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October 21, 2014
12:37 EDTIGTOptions with increasing implied volatility
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October 20, 2014
13:40 EDTIGT, BYIOptions with increasing implied volatility
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October 17, 2014
10:51 EDTBYIOptions with increasing implied volatility
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