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January 18, 2013
10:27 EDTGE, DB, LIFE, TMOLife Technologies surges after buyout report but analysts cautious
Life Technologies (LIFE) is climbing sharply after The Financial Post reported last night that the company is looking to sell itself by the middle of February for $65-$75 per share, according to unnamed sources. The company, which sells a variety of life sciences products, hired two firms, Deutsche Bank (DB) and Moelis & Co., to facilitate a sale of the company to either a private equity firm or a larger company, the newspaper added, citing documents. Life Technologies stated earlier today that it had hired Deutsche Bank and Moelis to "assist in its annual strategic review." The company added, however, that its board had not decided on any specific course of action. In a note to investors earlier today, Jefferies analyst Jon Wood wrote that Life Technologies is more likely to be acquired for $50-$60 per share in a leverage buyout. Wood maintained a $58 price target and Buy rating on the shares. Meanwhile, Piper analyst William Quirk wrote in a note to investors that the company may be planning a leveraged buyout. Several companies including Roche (RHHBY), Thermo Fisher (TMO), and GE (GE) could look to buy Life Technologies, Quirk added. However, about 43% of Life's revenues are obtained from selling slow growth research consumables, making it an inferior target compared with other companies in the sector that specialize in faster growing next-generation sequencing products, the analyst contended. He maintained a $45 price target and Neutral rating on the shares. Additionally, ISI Group said the company's high debt levels makes a leveraged buyout challenging and that a restructuring or recapitalization is the most likely outcome. In early trading, shares of Life Technologies rallied $6.42, or 11.68%, to $61.51.
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September 24, 2014
12:22 EDTGEGE says not in talks to acquire SunEdison, Bloomberg reports
Bloomberg cites a GE (GE) spokesperson, who has refuting earlier rumors that the company was considering a purchase of SunEdison (SUNE).
September 23, 2014
13:55 EDTGEAlstom aiming for transport agreements beyond GE division, Reuters says
Alstom's (ALSMY) transport sector president and executive vice-president Henri Poupart-Lafarge said that the company's takeover of GE's (GE) rail signaling division is a "fantastic" agreement for the French firm, who is aiming to look for future purchases in this sector, according to Reuters, citing comments Poupart-Lafarge. Reference Link
10:05 EDTGEGE signs MOU with TransCanada for further development of gas turbine
GE (GE) announced the launch of a new 16.5 megawatt gas turbine, the NovaLT16, for mechanical drive and power generation applications in the oil and gas industry. The NovaLT16 benefits from the industry insights of TransCanada (TRP) and the two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding to progress development of NovaLT16 gas turbine including technical evaluation, gas station layout optimization and negotiation of the terms and conditions for purchase, GE announced. Completed units, including all auxiliaries systems and controls, are planned for release to the market in early 2016.
08:34 EDTDBDeutsche Bank co-CEO, former CEOs face fraud charges in Kirch case, AP says
The Munich prosecutor's office has charged Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen, as well as former CEOs Rolf Breuer and Josef Ackermann, with attempted serious fraud over allegedly misleading statements made during a lawsuit brought by Leo Kirch, reported Associated Press. Reference Link
September 22, 2014
13:02 EDTGEGE Healthcare announces FDA 510k clearance of Discovery IQ
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08:12 EDTGEGeneral Electric turbines selected by Nareva for 100MW wind farm in Morocco
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07:49 EDTDBDeutsche Bank fires Sydney-based currency trader, FT reports
Deutsche Bank has fired Andy Donaldson, a Sydney-based currency trader, for allegedly misreporting trades, the Financial Times reports. Donaldson was suspended in June after checks uncovered "irregularities" in how his trading activities were recorded. Reference Link
05:32 EDTGEHologic upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
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September 19, 2014
17:10 EDTGEGeneral Electric considers deal with Dresser-Rand, FT reports
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16:25 EDTGEGeneral Electric said in talks with Dresser-Rand on potential deal, FT reports
September 18, 2014
07:52 EDTDBUBS Chair says litigation bigger worry than stress test, Bloomberg reports
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06:52 EDTGEGeneral Electric shares attractive at current levels, says Barclays
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06:39 EDTDBEuropean banks take out EUR83B of loans from central bank, NY Times says
European banks agreed to take out EUR83B in low interest loans from the European Central Bank, as part of a program in which all of the funds must be loaned to businesses or individuals, or repaid to the central bank within two years, according to The New York Times. Several analysts had said that they would be disappointed if banks took out less than EUR100B in loans, but a number of analysts said that a second round of the program, due to occur in December after stress tests have been completed, may be more popular, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded European banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
September 17, 2014
10:00 EDTGEOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:39 EDTGEMorningstar to hold a conference
Management Behind the Moat Conference to be held in Chicago on September 17-18.
September 16, 2014
16:36 EDTGEGeneral Electric initiated with a Buy at Stifel
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14:44 EDTDBVirginia AG files $1.15B lawsuit against banks that sold RMBS during crisis
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10:31 EDTGEGE Hitachi's ESBWR receives NRC design certification approval
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy announced that its Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor design certification has been approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The commissionís action acknowledges the finding by NRC staff that the ESBWR design meets all safety and regulatory requirements. Per the NRCís previously published schedule, the final ESBWR design certification rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register by the end of September.
08:25 EDTGESnecma expects 1,800 CFM56s to be produced in FY19
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06:54 EDTGEGE evades geared design in jet engine war versus Pratt, Reuters says
GE's (GE) Chief Technology Officer Mark Little said that the company evaded using a geared design for its new engine for narrowbody aircrafts due to worries about weight and soundness, as the company duels with competitor Pratt & Whitney for engine orders, according to Reuters, citing comments from Little. Pratt & Whitney is part of United Technologies (UTX). Reference Link
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