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August 20, 2014
12:45 EDTIRF, CODE, POWI, SMTC, IFNNY, FCSInfineon acquires International Rectifier in $3B deal
German semiconductor maker Infineon (IFNNY) agreed to buy U.S. chip marker International Rectifier (IRF) for $40 per share, the companies just announced. WHAT'S NEW: International Rectifier will be acquired by Infineon for $40 per share in cash, or $3B. Infineon said that the deal would create "a highly complementary and innovative semiconductor product portfolio, distribution strength and a stronger regional presence." It will also "complement Infineon’s expertise in power semiconductors and add system know-how in power conversion, while expanding its expertise in compound semiconductors and driving greater economies of scale in production," the German company stated. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Before Infineon and International Rectifier announced the deal, Bloomberg reported that Infineon was nearing a deal to acquire a semiconductor company for $2B, but did not name the takeover target. The news service identified Power Integrations (POWI), Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS) and Semtech (SMTC) as takeover targets in the semiconductor space that have market capitalizations under $2B. The shares of all three companies, along with those of semiconductor company Spansion (CODE), rose following Bloomberg's report. Those four stocks gave back some of their gains after International Rectifier's shares were halted for news shortly before 12 PM ET. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, International Rectifier jumped 47% to $39, while Infineon gave back 3% to $11.20. Power Integrations climbed 4% to $60, Fairchild Semiconductor advanced 6% to $17, Semtech climbed 4% to $24, and Spansion gained 3% to $19.80.
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June 26, 2015
12:27 EDTCODECypress Semiconductor could rise 30%, Barron's says
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08:19 EDTFCSCiti names Rambus top buy in Specialty Semiconductors
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June 23, 2015
18:00 EDTSMTCS&P announces changes to the S&P 400, 500, 600 indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices: Columbia Pipeline Group (CPGX) will replace Allegheny Technologies (ATI) in the S&P 500, Allegheny Technologies will replace Unit Corp. (UNT) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Unit Corp. will replace PetroQuest Energy (PQ) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Wednesday, July 1. S&P 500 constituent NiSource (NI) is spinning off Columbia Pipeline Group in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. NiSource will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Allegheny Technologies, Unit and PetroQuest are all ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices. S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Casey’s General Stores (CASY) will replace AOL (AOL) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) will replace Casey’s General Stores in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Thursday, June 25. S&P 100 & 500 constituent Verizon (VZ) acquired AOL in a transaction completed today. TopBuild (BLD) will replace Aéropostale (ARO) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P 500 constituent Masco (MAS) is spinning off TopBuild in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Masco will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Aéropostale is ranked near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600. “New” Gannett Co. (GCI) will replace Quiksilver (ZQK) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Friday, June 26. S&P 500 constituent Gannett Co. (GCI) is spinning off “new” Gannett Co. in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Post spin, the parent company will change its name to TEGNA. and trade under the symbol “TGNA”. It will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Quiksilver is ranked near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600. Cable ONE Inc. (CABO) will replace Peabody Energy (BTU) in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Graham Holdings Company (GHC) is spinning off CableOne in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Graham Holdings will remain in the S&P MidCap 400 following the distribution. Peabody Energy is ranked near the bottom of the S&P MidCap 400. The Chemours Co. (CC) will replace Semtech Corp. (SMTC) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Semtech will replace Paragon Offshore (PGN) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday June 30. S&P 100 & 500 constituent E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DD) is spinning off Chemours in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Dupont will remain in the S&P 100 & 500 following the distribution. Semtech and Paragon Offshore are ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices. “New “ Energizer Holdings (ENR) will replace Harsco (HSC) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Harsco will replace FXCM (FXCM) in the SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Energizer (ENR) is spinning off “new” Energizer in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Post spin, the parent company will change its name to Edgewell Personal Care Co. and trade under the symbol “EPC”. It will remain in the S&P MidCap 400 following the distribution. Harsco and FXCM are ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices.
17:27 EDTSMTCSemtech to replace Paragon Offshore in S&P 600 as of 6/30 close
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17:26 EDTSMTCChemours to replace Semtech in S&P 400 as of 6/30 close
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