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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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August 18, 2014
07:07 EDTGEGeneral Electric reinstated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
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August 15, 2014
06:51 EDTDBDeutsche Bank settles $810M RMBS case with BayernLB, Reuters says
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August 14, 2014
17:16 EDTTMOPaulson & Co gives quarterly update on stakes
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13:26 EDTGEGE evaluating 'wide range' of options for appliances unit, Bloomberg reports
General Electric (GE) says it is evaluating a "wide range" of options for its home appliance business, Bloomberg reports. According to a GE spokesperson, the company is holding discussions with Electrolux (ELUXY) and other parties. Consumer development startup Quirky is also said to be interested in the GE unit. Reference Link
12:25 EDTGEGE says evaluating 'range' of options for Appliances, Bloomberg reports
General Electric confirmed in an interview that its in talks with Electrolux AB (ELUXY) regarding the potential sale of its Appliances unit, Bloomberg reports. GE added its evaluating a "wide range of strategic options" for its Appliances unit.
11:22 EDTGEElectrolux confirms in talks to acquire GE Appliances
Electrolux (ELUXY) confirmed that it is in discussions regarding a possible acquisition of the appliances business of GE (GE). "No agreement has been reached, and there can be no assurances that an agreement will be reached. Any further announcements will be made in due course," Electrolux stated.
08:11 EDTGEGE Healthcare to use RTI Connext Middleware
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August 13, 2014
20:04 EDTGEGE appliance unit drawing interest from Electrolux, Quirky, Bloomberg says
General Electric's home appliance unit has drawn interest from Electrolux and Quirky, according to Bloomberg, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. General Electric's appliance unit is said to be worth about $2B, the sources added. Reference Link
19:35 EDTGEGE appliance unit drawing interest from Electrolux, Quirky, Bloomberg says
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August 12, 2014
10:00 EDTTMOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:18 EDTGEAs MetLife awaits SIFI decision, other non-banks get tough scrutiny, FT says
The Federal Reserve's scrutiny of AIG (AIG) and GE Capital (GE) since those non-banks were designated as systemic risks shows they are being regarded in the same manner as large banks, according Financial Times, citing people familiar with the process. Insurer Prudential Financial (PRU) was deemed a systemic risk last September and rival MetLife (MET) is waiting to see if it will be designated this year, the report noted. Reference Link
August 11, 2014
18:07 EDTTMOThermo Fisher initiated with a Buy at Stifel
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17:44 EDTGEGeneral Electric awarded $311.49M government contract modification
General Electric is being awarded a $311.49M modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 75 Lot 14 F/A-18E/F F414-GE-400 engines and associated devices for U.S. Navy and for the government of Australia. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of after burner modules, fan modules, high pressure combustor modules, combustor modules, and high and low pressure turbine modules for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts; Hooksett, New Hampshire; Rutland, Vermont; and Madisonville, Kentucky, and is expected to be completed in September 2016. This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
August 7, 2014
13:11 EDTDBDeutsche Bank ordered to make improvements by regulators, WSJ reports
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August 6, 2014
14:44 EDTGEGeneral Electric breaks downtrend resistance, levels to watch
The shares have been trending down since hitting a recent peak of price in June. Today's move up, over 1.8% at time of writing to $25,57, has broken downtrend resistance. That puts the shares just a tick over the 10-day moving average which is a good proxy for a hand-drawn resistance line. A close back below the 10-day would leave the current bearish picture for the stock unchanged. Next resistance is at $25.94. Support below the 10-day is at $25.27. Bernstein earlier upgraded the shares to Outperform with at $33 price target.
10:00 EDTGEOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:20 EDTDBFed, FDIC tell big banks to revise 'living will' plans
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08:19 EDTDBAshland enters into 10b5-1 plans to repurchase $250M of common stock
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06:58 EDTGEGeneral Electric upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
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06:30 EDTDBDeutsche Bank, Goldman near agreement for NBG unit, Bloomberg says
The private-equity arms of Deutsche Bank (DB) and Goldman Sachs (GS) are close to finalizing a deal to purchase the buyout division of National Bank of Greece (NBG) for close to $506M, according to Bloomberg, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. Reference Link
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