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April 16, 2013
18:55 EDTYHOO, CG, INWK, NAV, BPFH, EOPN, ENDP, INTCOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Intel (INTC), up 0.3%... Boston Private Financial (BPFH), up 13.6% after first quarter earnings, announcing it will repurchase preferred stock held by Carlyle Group (CG)... ALSO HIGHER: Endo Health (ENDP), up 5% after the FDA announced it will not approve OxyContin using an old abbreviated new drug application... Naivstar (NAV), up 3.2% after naming a new COO and announcing the company received EPA certification for its big bore engines with selective catalytic reduction emissions technology... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Yahoo! (YHOO), down 4.4%... E2open (EOPN), down 26.2% after announcing fourth quarter earnings and cutting its first quarter and full-year guidance... ALSO LOWER: InnerWorkings (INWK), down 22% after the company lowered its full-year and first quarter views, citing changes at a large retail client.
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May 19, 2015
09:17 EDTINTCAltera has 'underappreciated' positive catalyst, says Pacific Crest
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08:34 EDTINTCApple introduces 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad
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08:33 EDTINTCMorgan Stanley cautious in near-term on PC names
Morgan Stanley is more cautious on PC names near-term, given PC and HDD inventory builds quarter-to-date and weaker April ODM sales. The firm's analyst team continues to believe Q1 was a bottom in year-over-year growth, but now expects normal Q2 seasonal growth instead of above normal and thinks any recovery will likely be delayed until Q3. Morgan Stanley is cautiously optimistic on Western Digital (WDC) due to its diverse revenue drivers, sees value creation catalysts for Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and believes Microsoft (MSFT) shares reflect the challenging PC market and Win 10. The firm is more cautious on semis such as NVIDIA (NVDA) given higher valuations, share loss at Advanced Micro (AMD), potential 2H margin pressure at Intel (INTC), and Morgan is cautious on PC DRAM stocks near-term due to weaker pricing.
07:43 EDTYHOOJPMorgan to hold a conference
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07:39 EDTENDPEndo presents data on Xiaflex treatment for PD
Endo Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Endo International, supports efforts to bring the medical community the first ever treatment guidelines for Peyronie's Disease, or PD, a condition in which collagen plaque, or scar tissue, develops on the shaft of the penis, and may harden and reduce flexibility. The company also announced that it has presented encore data at a key medical meeting evaluating the efficacy of XIAFLEX treatment for PD as well as the impact of PD on erectile dysfunction and female partners.
07:20 EDTBPFHSunTrust to hold a conference
Financial Services Conference is being held in New York on May 19-20.
06:10 EDTINTCCiti sees over 50% chance of Intel buying Altera
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May 18, 2015
16:21 EDTENDPOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Monday
Stocks on Wall Street advanced in Monday trading, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 to new all-time closing highs. The early part of the day saw the market move in a narrow range, but by early afternoon the market punched through its upper range and moved to session highs. The market drifted throughout the afternoon as the news flow was quiet and the trading volume remained light. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the National Association of Home Builders’ confidence index fell 2 points to a reading of 54 in May, missing expectations for a 1 point increase to a reading of 57. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Apple (AAPL) advanced $1.47, or 1.14%, to $130.24 after noted investor Carl Icahn stated in an open letter to the company's CEO that he thinks other investors, analysts and the news media continue to misunderstand Apple and that its stock is "worth $240 today." Icahn urged Apple CEO Tim Cook to take advantage by launching a "much larger buyback" of the iPhone maker's shares. Separately, FBR Capital analysts Daniel Ives and James Moore wrote this morning in a note to investors that the Street is still underestimating Apple's growth outlook in China. The analysts believe that Apple's China revenue will exceed its revenue from the Americas in fiscal 2017... Endo International (ENDP) slid $4.53, or 5.31%, to $80.82 after the company agreed to pay $8B for privately held Par Pharmaceutical, which will roughly double Endo’s generics revenue and place its generics business among the top five as measured by U.S. sales. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Ann Inc. (ANN), which surged $7.69, or 19.87%, to $46.40 after agreeing to be acquired by Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) for about $2.15B in cash and stock. Ascena, which agreed to pay $37.34 in cash and 0.68 of a share of its own common stock in exchange for each share of the parent of the Ann Taylor brand, slipped 14c, or 0.99%, to $14.07 after announcing the deal. Also higher was Achillion (ACHN), which rose $1.41, or 14.79%, to $10.98 after the company cancelled its presentation at the UBS Global Healthcare Conference. Conference cancellations often generate speculation as to whether a company is engaged in merger or acquisition talks. Among the noteworthy losers was Eleven Biotherapeutics (EBIO), which dropped $8.29, or 69.26%, to $3.68 after announcing the company’s Phase 3 study of its lead drug candidate, EBI-005, in moderate to severe dry eye disease did not meet either of its two co-primary endpoints. Also lower were shares of Weibo (WB), which fell 87c, or 5.24%, to $15.73 after the shares were downgraded to Hold from Buy at Summit Research. INDEXES: The Dow rose 26.32, or 0.14%, to 18,298.88, the Nasdaq gained 30.15, or 0.6%, to 5,078.44, and the S&P 500 added 6.47, or 0.3%, to 2,129.20.
14:42 EDTENDPAchillion rises as conference cancellation adds fuel to M&A speculation
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12:51 EDTINTCOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:40 EDTINTCIntel, Altera held principal to principal talks late last week, Faber says
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09:20 EDTENDPEndo CEO says will be looking for deals on lower end of $300M-$1B range
Endo will be looking for deals similar to its Aspen transaction, the company's CEO added.
09:11 EDTINTCIntel, Altera held 'principal to principal' talks last week, CNBC reports
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09:09 EDTENDPEndo says 'pretty large' disparity in FY16 interest expense view vs. consensus
Endo said it will not give FY16 guidance at this point but noted that there appears to be a "pretty large" disparity between the company's interest expense view for the fiscal year compared to what appears to be factored into the consensus FY16 forecast. Comments from Endo's call discussing its deal to acquire Par Pharmaceutical.
08:27 EDTENDPEndo says Par financing structure provides flexibility for future M&A
Endo expects adjusted diluted Par EPS to grow faster than revenues, according to slides for the Par Pharmaceutical acquisition presentation. Endo anticipates returns well in excess of its cost of capital, which should enable de-levering to a projected 3-4x net debt to EBITDA in 12-18 months. Endo said the financing structure of the Par deal provides flexibility for future M&A. Endo says consolidation and maturation of competitors have stabilized the generic pharmaceuticals pricing environment and that adding Par creates a top five generics player. Endo said it will have pro forma filed ANDAs of 165 and pro forma programs in development of 152 after adding Par.
07:06 EDTINTCAltera back in talks with Intel about potential takeover, NY Post says
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06:36 EDTENDPEndo sees PAR transaction accretive to adjusted EPS in first 12 months
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06:34 EDTENDPEndo to acquire Par Pharmaceutical in transaction valued at $8.05B
Endo and Par Pharmaceutical announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Endo will acquire privately-held Par from TPG in a transaction valued at $8.05B, including assumption of Par debt. The combination is expected to help drive long-term double-digit revenue growth for Endo. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of Endo and Par, and is supported by the management teams of both companies. There are no further shareholder approvals required. The purchase price will consist of approximately 18M shares, $1.55B of value based on the 10-day volume weighted average share price of Endo ending on May 15, of Endo equity and $6.50B cash consideration to Par shareholders. Endo has secured fully committed financing from Deutsche Bank and Barclays to fund the cash consideration. Endo expects to implement a permanent capital structure to finance the transaction prior to the close that would include a combination of cash, debt and an equity offering. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2015 and is subject to regulatory approval in the U.S. and certain other jurisdictions, as well as other customary closing conditions.
06:33 EDTENDPEndo to acquire Par Pharmaceutical in transaction valued at $8.05B
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06:31 EDTENDPEndo to acquire Par Pharmaceutical in transaction valued at $8.05B
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