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December 19, 2012
06:49 EDTBX, KCG, KKR, FB, PSOOn The Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: The board of Knight Capital (KCG) will pursue a merger with Getco, with Getco planning to pay $3.75 per share for half of Knight's outstanding stock, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites sources...Penguin Group, part of Pearson (PSO), has reached a settlement with the U.S. DOJ over allegations that it and other publishers conspired to raise e-book prices for consumers, reports the Wall Street Journal...FINANCIAL TIMES: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York was warned as early as mid-2008 in emails that banks may have been misreporting their Libor borrowing rate, reports the Financial Times...NY POST: A federal judge yesterday questioned whether shareholders accusing private-equity firms including KKR (KKR), Blackstone (BX) and Bain Capital, of bid-rigging had enough evidence to proceed with most of their lawsuit, the New York Post reports...BLOOMBERG: Facebook's (FB) terms of use policy changes to its Instagram site has drawn criticism and blacklash from consumers and privacy advocates, reports Bloomberg.
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February 18, 2015
06:03 EDTKKR, BXAllen Systems Group reaches agreement with senior lenders on debt restructuring
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February 17, 2015
17:13 EDTFBPoint72 gives quarterly update on stakes
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15:05 EDTFBFacebook announces official launch of Marketing Partner program
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13:14 EDTFBFacebook introduces customizable product ads solution
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10:04 EDTFBFacebook receives patent for identifying, marketing to "influencers"
Facebook has received a patent allowing it to identify "influencers" within its social network - those whose recommendations results in a significant increase of word-of-mouth and re-sharing. The patent describes a process for identifying which users are most influential, and then advertising to those specific people in order to capitalize on any potential recommendations they may make.
08:39 EDTFBMarathon Patent Group subsidiary files patent infringement suit against Facebook
Marathon Patent Group (MARA) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary TLI Communications GmbH has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook (FB) and Facebook Ireland Limited in the Regional Court of Munich in Germany. TLI Communications is asserting infringement of the German part of European patent 0 814 611 B1 by the social media platform "Facebook" operated by the defendants, as well as the associated application software for smartphones and tablet computers.
07:22 EDTFBMitsubishi UFJ to hold a tour
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07:02 EDTBXRentech secures additional loan commitment of up to $63M from GSO Capital
Rentech, Inc. (RTK) announced that GSO Capital Partners LP, the credit investment arm of Blackstone (BX), has increased its credit facility for Rentech by up to $63M. The majority of the proceeds from this new facility are expected to fund completion of Rentech’s Canadian wood pellet projects through positive cash flow. Rentech now estimates the cost to complete the construction of its Canadian wood pellet projects to be $125M-$130M. Rentech expects that the new term loan, together with its other cash resources, will be sufficient to fund its Atikokan and Wawa pellet projects until they have been commissioned and begin to generate positive cash flow. Rentech currently estimates that the cost to acquire and construct the two plants will be $125M-$130M, up from $105M. The majority of the increase is due to delays in construction and higher labor costs for installation of electrical and mechanical components. Rentech expects that working capital and the cost to commission the plants will add approximately $6 to $10 million to the estimated total project cost. Rentech does not expect the plants to generate positive EBITDA or cash flow for the year 2015. Annual stabilized EBITDA projected for both plants remains in line with previous guidance of C$17M-C$20M.
February 13, 2015
17:05 EDTFBAppaloosa gives quarterly update on stakes
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09:21 EDTBXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Cytokinetics (CYTK), up 15.6%... King Digital (KING), up 22.2%... Cyberark Software (CYBR), up 19.2%... Web.com (WWWW), up 4%... CBS (CBS), up 3.4%. ALSO HIGHER: Freescale Semiconductor (FSL), up 10.9% following a New York Post report that the company is exploring a sale. Carlyle Group (CG), which owns Freescale, along with Blackstone (BX), is up 1.5%. Blackstone is up fractionally... Whiting Petroleum (WLL), up 4.4% following a Bloomberg report that the company is seeking a buyer for assets in North Dakota... Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA), up 5.7% following a CNBC report that Sarissa Capital is seeking to replace Ariad CEO and Chairman Harvey Berger. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Knowles (KN), down 20.3%... Zynga (ZNGA). down 12.4%... J.M. Smucker (SJM), down 2.1%. ALSO LOWER: Magnachip Semiconductor (MX), down 51.7% after restating financial results... Idera Pharmaceuticals (IDRA), down 7.6% after 20M share Secondary priced at $3.75.
07:33 EDTKCGKCG Holdings reports Jan. trade volumes
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07:10 EDTBXFreescale said to be exploring a sale, NY Post reports
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06:37 EDTFBFacebook volatility at low end of historic range
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February 12, 2015
14:52 EDTFBRocket Fuel expands programmatic inventory sources, to integrate Facebook API
Rocket Fuel (FUEL) announced an expansion of inventory options and data sources beyond RTB exchanges. Rocket Fuel’s placement-based buying capability is designed to be additive to Rocket Fuel’s real-time bidding, or RTB, platform which accesses inventory across 20 ad exchanges for display, video, and mobile. Closer integration with social and mobile sources, app developers, direct publishers, and addressable TV properties will bring access to expanded inventory, previously unavailable or limited within exchanges, Rocket Fuel said earlier. Rocket Fuel’s first integration will be with the Facebook API (FB) and will be available to clients in March. This integration will bring clients a wider range of ad unit options to expand Rocket Fuel’s social offering, including new support for mobile and video on Facebook, which was previously not available via FBX, Rocket Fuel noted.
10:00 EDTKKROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL TSLA WFM BIDU TWTR GILD FB AMAT EXPE TRIP
08:20 EDTKKRKKR downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
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08:08 EDTKCGGeodesic Networks forms JV with World Class Wireless, terms not disclosed
KCG Holdings announced that its subsidiary, Geodesic Networks, and World Class Wireless have created a joint venture, New Line Networks. New Line Networks will explore opportunities to leverage infrastructure investment, including re-selling network bandwidth to industry participants and third party vendors. Through this venture, New Line Networks will bring together complementary network and communication infrastructure while simultaneously providing additional data transmission bandwidth to the marketplace. Financial terms were not disclosed.
06:29 EDTFBFacebook designing own network equipment, WSJ says
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05:56 EDTFBFacebook implied volatility of 25 at lower end of index mean range
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