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July 16, 2014
10:35 EDTIGT, FAST, FDO, KOG, CBSO, QCOR, INFY, LO, SHPG, ETPOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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July 14, 2014
18:48 EDTKOGKodiak Oil & Gas downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
BMO Capital downgraded Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) to Market Perform citing the takeover by Whiting Petroleum (WLL).
16:30 EDTSHPGOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:18 EDTSHPGShire shareholders should support latest AbbVie offer, Telegraph says
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15:09 EDTQCORQuestcor rises after S-4 effective, interest from other suitors disclosed
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15:04 EDTKOGWhiting Petroleum price target raised to $122 from $88 at Barrington
Barrington raised its price target on Whiting Petroleum (WLL) to $122 from $88 following its announcement of a proposed deal to acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG). The firm, which noted that its prior price target was for year-end 2014 and that its new target is for year-end 2015, reiterated its Outperform rating on Whiting.
10:03 EDTETPOptions with increasing implied volatility: GNC SD MDLZ ETP
10:00 EDTFAST, FDO, SHPG, INFYOptions with decreasing implied volatility: SHPG INFY CWH FDO IDIX FAST
09:55 EDTSHPGHigh option volume stocks: PTEN MFRM GTIV SHPG IMMR
09:31 EDTKOGWhiting Petroleum acquisition positive, says Sterne Agee
After Whiting (WLL) announced that it would buy Kodiak (KOG), Sterne Agee thinks the deal enabled the company to increase its Bakken inventory at an attractive price. Sterne continues to believe that Whiting's valuation is cheap and it keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
09:16 EDTKOG, SHPGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Citigroup (C), up 3.6% after reporting better than expected Q2 results, announcing $7B settlement with DOJ and FDIC... Apple (AAPL), up 0.7% after Barclays upgrades stock to Overweight, Morgan Stanley raises Apple estimates above consensus... Shire (SHPG), up 1.6% after receiving revised proposal from AbbVie (ABBV) of GPB 53.20 per share, which it says it would be willing to recommend to Shire shareholders. AbbVie is down 2.8% after the news... Mylan (MYL), up 4% after acquiring Abbott's (ABT) non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business in all-stock transaction valued at about $5.3B. Abbott up 1.6% after the news... Progenics (PGNX), up 13% after FDA says RELISTOR can be approved on data submitted in sNDA... Exelixis (EXEL), up 13% after announcing coBRIM Phase 3 trial met primary endpoint... URS (URS) up 8% after acquired by AECOM Technology (ACM) for $56.31 per share. AECOM shares alos up 2% after deal announcement... Whiting Petroleum (WLL), up 4.5% after agreeing to acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) in a $6B transaction. Kodiak Oil & Gas up 3%... Kandi Technologies (KNDI), up 11% after announcing JV's sale of 4,114 EVs in Q2. LOWER: Riverbed (RVBD), down 4.5% after saying it sees its Q2 adjusted EPS at low end of 26c-28c range... Harmonic (HLIT), down 13% after reporting preliminary Q2 earnings results.. EBay (EBAY), down 0.5% after downgraded at Pacific Crest, confirming partnership plans with Sotheby's (BID).
08:24 EDTLOReynolds American upgraded at RBC Capital
As noted earlier, RBC Capital upgraded Reynolds American (RAI) to Outperform from Sector Perform. After Reynolds and Lorillard (LO) confirmed that they are in talks about an acquisition of Lorillard by Reynolds, RBC Capital expects a deal to take place soon and thinks Reynolds' stock could rally to $72 on a deal. Target to $72 from $52.
08:07 EDTKOGWhiting Petroleum and Kodiak Oil & Gas to jointly hold a conference call
Conference call to discuss Whiting's acquisition of Kodiak Oil & Gas will be held on July 14 at 8 am. Webcast Link
07:43 EDTKOGWhiting Petroleum deal to be accretive to NAV, says BMO Capital
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07:28 EDTKOGWhiting Petroleum price target raised to $102 from $96 at Brean Capital
Brean Capital raised its price target on Whiting Petroleum (WLL) to $102 from $96 following its proposed acquisition of Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG), which is expected to be accretive across all metrics in 2015. Noting a forecast of higher commodity prices, Brean says Whiting represents the most attractive opportunity in its coverage universe and keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
07:09 EDTLODecrease in lawsuits could help Reynolds, Lorillard merger, Reuters says
Analysts who follow the smoking industry are saying that the leveling-off of smoking-related lawsuits against U.S. tobacco companies could making it more likely that a merger between Reynolds American (RAI) and Lorillard (LO) will transpire, reported Reuters. Reference Link
07:04 EDTQCORMallinckrodt and Questcor update transaction
Mallinckrodt (MNK) and Questcor (QCOR) announced that the registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC by Mallinckrodt on May 16 and amended on July 11 which includes a joint proxy statement of Mallinckrodt and Questcor that also constitutes a prospectus of Mallinckrodt, was declared effective on July 11. The companies have also each scheduled shareholder meetings on August 14 for shareholders of record on July 9 to consider (i) in the case of Mallinckrodt, its proposal to issue its ordinary shares in connection with its proposed acquisition of Questcor and (ii) in the case of Questcor, approval of the merger agreement with Mallinckrodt and related matters. The transaction is currently expected to be completed in August.
06:38 EDTKOGKodiak Oil & Gas volatility expected to move on Whiting Petroleum acquiring
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06:03 EDTSHPGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; BBBY SHPG
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06:02 EDTIGTInternational Game announces comprehensive systems solution with Northern Quest
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05:27 EDTSHPGShire receives revised proposal from AbbVie of GPB 53.20 per share
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