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January 18, 2013
10:27 EDTDB, GE, 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.
News For LIFE;TMO;GE;DB From The Last 14 Days
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November 25, 2014
15:35 EDTGEFederal Reserve proposes enhanced standards for regulation of GE Capital
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10:00 EDTGEOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: 3M Company (MMM) initiated with an Underperform at RBC Capital... Ametek (AME) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... AstraZeneca (AZN) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Bayer (BAYRY) initiated with a Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Carlisle (CSL) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Colfax (CFX) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Dover (DOV) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Eaton (ETN) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Emerson (EMR) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Evercore Partners (EVR) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Fifth Street Asset (FSAM) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... Flowserve (FLS) initiated with an Underperform at RBC Capital... General Electric (GE) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) initiated with an Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Grainger (GWW) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Hanesbrands (HBI) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Hercules Technology (HTGC) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... HomeStreet (HMST) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Honeywell (HON) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... IDEX Corp. (IEX) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Ingersoll-Rand (IR) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... ManTech (MANT) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Novartis (NVS) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Nu Skin (NUS) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Oppenheimer Holdings (OPY) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Pentair (PNR) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Raymond James (RJF) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Roche (RHHBY) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Roper Industries (ROP) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... SPX Corp. (SPW) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Sanofi (SNY) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Tyco (TYC) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... United Technologies (UTX) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... WESCO (WCC) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Xylem (XYL) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital.
November 24, 2014
17:16 EDTGEGeneral Electric awarded $329.14M government contract
General Electric has been awarded an estimated maximum $329.14M firm-fixed-price, requirements type contract for performance-based holistic support of Air Force engine repair and overhaul, including worldwide customers. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. This is a five-year base contract, with one three-year option period. Location of performance is Ohio, with a May 31, 2020, performance completion date.
16:18 EDTGEGeneral Electric initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
Target $30.
09:02 EDTGEZoetis names Roman Trawicki as president of global manufacturing and supply
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November 21, 2014
12:36 EDTGEMobileye growth story remains intact, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo attributes yesterday's pullback in Mobileye (MBLY) shares to concerns about the company's autonomous content in the long-term. Wells believes that while GM (GM) and Tesla (TSLA) semi-autonomous features initially will require only one EyeQ3 chip, the chip content will increase as the systems become more sophisticated. The firm thinks Mobileye's growth story remains intact and keeps an Outperform rating on the name. It raised its price target range for shares to $52-$56 from $51-$55.
November 20, 2014
16:01 EDTGEBlackstone to puchase GE Japan's residential real estate
Blackstone (BX) announced that funds affiliated with Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia will make an investment in connection with an agreement to acquire GE Japan's 100% owned residential real estate business for over ¥190B. The business owns and operates more than 200 residential properties, consisting of over 10,000 units primarily in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.
November 19, 2014
13:20 EDTGEGeneral Electric to partner with Chinese companies on energy, China Daily says
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08:04 EDTGEGE Healthcare announces Omnyx collaboration with Caradigm
GE Healthcare announced it will resell Caradigm’s Single Sign-On and Context Management solutions in the United States, Canada, and specific EU countries to provide connectivity between the Omnyx digital pathology platforms and designated Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Information Systems.
07:51 EDTDBClearing House Payments Company to hold a conference
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November 18, 2014
07:40 EDTDBDeutsche Bank to exit most individual company CDS trading, Bloomberg reports
A Deutsche Bank spokeswoman confirmed the bank will stop trading most credit-default swaps tied to individual companies, citing the higher costs from new banking regulations, reported Bloomberg, which noted that the bank plans to maintain trading in the more active market for credit swaps tied to benchmark indexes. Reference Link
07:00 EDTDBDeutsche Bank looking to sell further AT1 bonds, Reuters reports
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06:34 EDTDBDraghi sees positive signs in euro zone, NY Times reports
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November 17, 2014
10:54 EDTTMOThermo Fisher management to meet with ISI Group
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10:31 EDTGEGE sees China order growth despite slowing economy, WSJ says
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November 14, 2014
17:27 EDTTMOPaulson & Co. gives quarterly update on stakes
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10:03 EDTDBHigh option volume stocks
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09:38 EDTGEActive equity options trading
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08:04 EDTGEGE Capital provides $37.5M credit facility to Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
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08:00 EDTGEHalliburton, Baker deal would face 'intense' DOJ scrutiny, says Jefferies
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