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May 7, 2014
06:49 EDTMAGMagnetek reports Q1 EPS 35c, one estimate 32c
Reports Q1 revenue $24.1 vs. $25-06M a year ago.
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July 27, 2015
17:36 EDTMAGOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Monday
Stocks began the session deep in negative territory, with weakness attributed to the Chinese market suffering its worst one day loss in over eight years. The U.S. indexes remained in the negatives throughout the day as traders prepare for one of the heaviest weeks for this earnings season. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., durable goods orders advanced 3.4% in June versus expectations for a 3.2% increase. Excluding transportation items, the core reading was up 0.8% against estimates for a 0.5% gain. In China, the Shanghai composite index fell 8.5% and the Shenzhen composite dropped 7%, with the moves generally attributed to concerns over growth and fears that the government may pull its market support. Note that Dow Jones quoted the country's top securities regulator this morning as saying China plans to increase stock purchases by the state. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Teva (TEVA) jumped $10.15, or 16.41%, to $72.07 after the generic drugmaker dropped its pursuit of Mylan (MYL), opting instead to acquire Allergan's (AGN) global generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5B. Allergan shares rose 6.09% for the session, and Mylan fell 14.51% to $56.37 while reiterating its commitment to pursue Perrigo (PRGO), whose shares gained 3.81% to $193.60. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Wabtec (WAB), which rose $6.59, or 7.21%, to $97.93 after agreeing to buy Faiveley Transport for roughly $1.8B, noting that it expects EPS accretion in 2016. In other M&A news, Magnetek (MAG) finished the session up $17.27, or 53.55%, to $49.52 after Columbus McKinnon (CMCO) agreed to acquire the company for $50 per share, while Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN) jumped $2.62, or 8.71%%, to $32.70 after agreeing to buy Roofing Supply Group at a transaction value of about $1.1B. Also higher were shares of Xueda Education (XUE), which surged 50.63% after Xiamen Insight Investment announced a deal to purchase the company for $5.50 per American Depository Share. Xueda's positive move came in stark contrast to numerous Chinese stocks traded in New York, with Baidu (BIDU) slipping 4.16% and Alibaba (BABA) losing 2.01% after China's Shanghai composite index plunged overnight. Also lower was McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI), declining $6.01, or 5.69%, to $99.59 after agreeing to acquire SNL Financial for roughly $2.225B in cash. Additionally, GrubHub (GRUB) lost 8.37% to $30.99 following a downgrade from Cowen citing competitive concerns and market saturation. INDEXES: The Dow fell 127.94, or 0.73%, to 17,440.59, the Nasdaq lost 48.85, or 0.96%, to 5,039.78, and the S&P 500 declined 12.01, or 0.58%, to 2,067.64.
12:03 EDTMAGOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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09:21 EDTMAGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Magnetek (MAG), up 53.5% after Columbus McKinnon (CMCO) agrees to acquire the company... Xueda Education (XUE), up 40.6% after merging with Xiamen Insight Investment... Box (BOX), up 4.6% after being upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest... Goodrich Petroleum (GDP), up 6.4% after announcing sale of proved reserves and a portion of Eagle Ford leasehold. NOTABLE: Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA), up 10.7% after acquiring Allergan Generics... Allergan (AGN) is up 6.3%... Mylan (MYL), down 14% after Teva withdraws proposal to acquire the company... Perrigo (PRGO), up 3% after Teva withdraws proposal to acquire Mylan. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Sohu.com (SOHU), down 6%... Changyou.com (CYOU), down 10.1%. ALSO LOWER: Bellerophon (BLPH) down 63% after announcing results of BCM clinical trial... Terex (TEX), down 4% after being downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (RARE), down 3.5% after being downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley...
08:28 EDTMAGColumbus McKinnon to host conference call
Conference call to discuss acquisition of Magnetek, Inc will be held on July 27 at 9 am. Webcast Link
06:57 EDTMAGColumbus McKinnon to acquire Magnetek for $50 per share, or $188.9M
Columbus McKinnon (CMCO) and Magnetek (MAG) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Columbus McKinnon to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Magnetek for $50 per share for a total value of $188.9M. Magnetek designs and manufactures digital power and motion control solutions for material handling, elevators and mining applications. The transaction aims to combine complementary strengths to create more competitive and comprehensive material handling solutions for customers. The agreement has been approved unanimously by the boards of both companies and Magnetek's board has unanimously recommended that its shareholders tender into the offer, which is anticipated to commence on or before August 5, 2015, by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbus McKinnon. All of the members of Magnetek's board and executive officers, together with Fundamental Global Investors, LLC, have entered into agreement to tender the shares beneficially owned by them into the offer. Cost synergies are expected to be at least $5M in the first full year after the acquisition. Excluding purchase accounting adjustments, the acquisition is expected to be approximately 40c per share accretive to earnings in the first full fiscal year of combined operations. Columbus McKinnon estimates its one-time costs related to the transaction to be between $7.5M to $8.5M. Columbus McKinnon and Magnetek generated total revenue of $690M in the trailing twelve month period ended March 2015. The effective enterprise value multiple is approximately 8.9x of Adjusted EBITDA for the first full fiscal year which includes $5M in cost synergies and the present value of Magnetek net operating loss carry-forwards of approximately $17.5M. Columbus McKinnon, through a wholly owned subsidiary, expects to commence a cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Magnetek on, or prior to, August 5, 2015. The tender offer is subject to the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and other customary closing conditions. The tender offer requires as a condition to consummation that least a majority of the outstanding shares of Magnetek's common stock be tendered. The transaction is expected to close within 90 days.
06:55 EDTMAGColumbus McKinnon to acquire Magnetek for $50 per share, or $188.9M

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