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January 18, 2013
10:27 EDTGE, DB, TMO, LIFELife 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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April 16, 2015
08:04 EDTGECon Edison Devleopment enters into agreement to procure GE energy storage system
GE (GE) announced it will supply Con Edison Development (ED) with an 8 MWh battery energy storage system in Central Valley, CA. The new storage solution will be utilizing GEs Mark VIe-based plant control system, Brilliance MW Inverters, and packaged lithium ion battery modules. As part of its expanding energy storage portfolio, this project marks the first time GE will introduce a lithium ion battery solution. The system will provide two megawatts of power over a four-hour period, and the deal includes delivery of a complete energy storage system, with associated long-term service agreements.
April 15, 2015
15:41 EDTGEGeneral Electric, Alstom may have interest in Bombardier rail unit
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07:41 EDTTMOEBD Group to hold a forum
ChinaBio Partnering Forum 2015 is being held in Shanghai, China on April 15-16.
06:41 EDTDBECB authorizes new emergency funding for Greek banks, Reuters reports
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06:20 EDTDBDeutsche Bank fined $8.4M by Dubai Financial Services Authority
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April 14, 2015
12:05 EDTGEMarketo engagement marketing platform to integrate with LinkedIn
Marketo (MKTO) announced it will partner with LinkedIn (LNKD) on a solution that connects LinkedIn's Lead Accelerator solution with Marketo's Engagement Marketing Platform. The combination "bridges the gap between digital, social and offline channels to enable marketers to engage in relevant conversations with customers wherever they are online," the company said. GE (GE) will pioneer the joint solution, Marketo announced.
10:49 EDTGEWells Fargo sees remaining at high end of 55%-59% efficiency ratio target
Says adjusted tax rate leaves company in "mid-32%" range for rest of year. Says will look to work closely with GE Capital (GE) as it sells other businesses. Sees remaining at high end of 55%-59% efficiency ratio target. Says "optimistic" about Q2.
10:26 EDTGEWells Fargo says underlying economic expansion 'largely on track'
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10:16 EDTTMOHigh option volume stocks
High option volume stocks: NSAM ALU CJES BIG CMRX ERIC NTAP TMO KN CIG
09:35 EDTGEActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL AMZN PBR SU NFLX ALU BIDU TSLA JNJ GE
07:35 EDTGEVeracyte and General Electric join to develop genomic diagnosis solutions
Veracyte (VCYT) and GE (GE) announced a research collaboration to develop new solutions that can improve disease diagnosis. Financial and other terms were not disclosed. Veracyte will collaborate with GE Ventures, GE Healthcare, and the GE Global Research Center to explore the feasibility of combining Veracyte's genomic technology with GE Healthcare's digital imaging technology. Through the agreement, Veracyte and GE aim to identify features from raw imaging data that, when combined with genomic information, have the potential to elucidate useful, new information to further address unmet clinical needs.
April 13, 2015
20:02 EDTDBDeutsche Bank to reach decision on future business model next week, Reuters says
Deutsche Bank's management board will reach a decision on the company's future business model by next week and present its plans during an April 24 extraordinary supervisory board meeting, reports Reuters, citing the newspaper Handelsblatt. The strategy could be made public April 29, said the report. Reference Link
16:01 EDTGEOptions Update; April 13, 2015
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14:44 EDTDBDeutsche Bank decision on business model due next week, Reuters says
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09:34 EDTGEActive equity options trading on open
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07:52 EDTGEBlackstone Mortgage portfolio purchase from GE a win for both, says UBS
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07:03 EDTGEGeneral Electric risk/reward ratio positive, says Bernstein
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06:32 EDTGEReal estate is a big part of Blackstone's business, NY Times says
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06:09 EDTGEGE must prove that industrial business can grow reliably, WSJ reports
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05:49 EDTGEStocks with implied volatility movement; GE SD
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