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July 15, 2014
05:28 EDTLGF, BABALionsgate, Alibaba form strategic collaboration
Lionsgate (LGF) and Alibaba (BABA) a have joined forces to launch Lionsgate Entertainment World, or LGEW, a subscription streaming service for mainland China that will be available exclusively through Alibaba’s latest generation of set-top box, the two companies announced. In addition to providing Alibaba’s consumers with a broad and deep Lionsgate portfolio of curated hit film and TV content at launch, the new service will enable Alibaba subscribers to enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, features and other premium content not available anywhere else in China along with access to VIP membership benefits such as screening invitations and special merchandise.
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September 12, 2014
11:04 EDTBABAAlibaba could stop taking IPO orders early, NY Times reports
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10:00 EDTBABAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:52 EDTBABAUpdate: Alibaba initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush
Wedbush initiated Alibaba (BABA) with an Outperform rating and $80 price target. The firm believes Alibaba offers compelling growth and profitability on a global basis and that Chinese e-commerce can grow 30%+ for several years given low penetration. The analyst said Alibaba will be able to drive gross merchandise volumes greater than eBay (EBAY) and Amazon.com (AMZN) combined given leveraged network effects and a marketplace business model in the largest e-commerce market in the world.
06:38 EDTBABAAlibaba initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush
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September 11, 2014
13:02 EDTBABANoted investors Cooperman, Tepper, Loeb interested in Alibaba, CNBC says
Famed investor Leon Cooperman told CNBC in an email that his hedge fund "like[s] what we see so far" from Alibaba and are highly impressed with Jack Ma and the company's management team. Three other notable hedge fund investors who attended Alibaba's first road show presentation were Dan Loeb of Third Point, David Tepper of Appaloosa Management and Dan Benton of Andor Capital Management, according to CNBC, citing witnesses in New York. Note that Yahoo! (YHOO) has a significant stake in Alibaba, some of which it has agreed to sell as part to the Chinese company's upcoming IPO. Reference Link
06:37 EDTBABAMuddy Waters founder says Alibaba could defraud investors, NY Times reports
Alibaba could defraud investors if it wanted to do so, as any Chinese company could be fraudulent, short-seller Carson Block, the founder of Muddy Waters, told The New York Times. "China is to stock fraud as Silicon Valley is to technology,” the newspaper quoted Block as saying. Reference Link
September 10, 2014
07:31 EDTLGFGoldman to hold a conference
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06:54 EDTBABAAlibaba IPO three times oversubscribed, China Daily says
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06:08 EDTBABACentury 21 China Real Estate to offer properties on Alibaba Taobao.com
IFM Investments, the exclusive franchisor for the Century 21 brand in China, announced that its subsidiary Shanggu has begun displaying property inventory on Alibaba Group's Taobao.com, China's leading B2C e-commerce platform. In addition to standard inventory listings, Shanggu will hold online property auctions in cooperation with leading property consulting company Fangpaipai, providing buyers with a flexible, safe and authentic platform to search for their ideal property.
September 9, 2014
11:22 EDTBABAAlibaba raises fair value estimate to $63 per share, BrightWire says
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September 8, 2014
17:40 EDTBABAYahoo exploring ways to minimize taxes on sale of Alibaba shares, Barron's says
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16:18 EDTBABAOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:18 EDTBABAOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:03 EDTBABAAlibaba initiated with an Overweight and $100 price target at Atlantic Equities
Atlantic Equities initiated Alibaba with an Overweight and $100 price target. The firm said Alibaba is the dominant Chinese ecommerce company in a rapidly growing market. The analyst expects its take rate expansion to accelerate as sales mix shifts to Tmall and the drag from the mobile shift eases.
10:03 EDTLGFLionsgate says Lionsgate UK to assume distribution of Summit films
Lionsgate announced that Lionsgate UK will assume responsibility for the distribution of all Summit label films and will integrate them with the Lionsgate, third-party and locally-produced films it already distributes. The expanded distribution will begin with Summit label films produced after July 2015. The move follows last month's announcement that Lionsgate has moved its international sales headquarters to London. Lionsgate UK's distribution of Summit releases will include Allegiant Part 2, the fourth film in the Divergent franchise, which is slated to begin production in 2016 for worldwide release on March 24, 2017. Distribution of Summit titles in the UK was previously handled by eOne Entertainment. eOne and Lionsgate announced last week that they are extending and expanding their partnership in three territories, with eOne continuing to distribute Lionsgate and Summit films in Canada and Spain and Summit titles in Australia through 2018.
10:03 EDTLGFLionsgate UK expands distribution operations
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08:05 EDTBABAAlibaba lower than forecast valuation seen giving room to raise, Bloomberg says
Alibaba is seeking a valuation of as much as $162.7B and could raise as much as $21.1B via its U.S. initial public offering, but analysts surveyed in July put its value at $187B and JG Capital analyst Henry Guo believes the lower than expected value estimate will give the company room to raise the IPO price during its roadshow, said Bloomberg. Reference Link
08:03 EDTLGFLionsgate increases quarterly dividend to 7c from 5c
e dividend is payable on November 7 to shareholders of record as of September 30.
06:45 EDTBABAYahoo to receive $8.8B in first tranche of Alibaba stake, says Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald says that based on Alibaba's (BABA) updated F1 on Friday, Yahoo (YHOO) will receive $8.8B in the first tranche of its Alibaba stake. Cantor estimates that at the mid-point, Alibaba's proposed market cap is $158.3B, with Yahoo's stake valued at $33B. The firm notes this is below its $180B estimate. Cantor says Yahoo is only selling 140M shares in the first tranche, leaving 384M shares to be sold in a year-plus, likely at a higher valuation and on better tax terms. Cantor keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
06:28 EDTBABAAlibaba recently added three new partners, WSJ reports
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