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July 16, 2014
20:25 EDTPM, PM, SAP, SAP, UNH, UNH, DHR, DHR, BAX, BAX, BHI, BHI, MAS, MASNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Morgan Stanley (MS), consensus 55c; Philip Morris (PM), consensus $1.24; SAP (SAP), consensus 76c; UnitedHealth Group (UNH), consensus $1.26; Danaher (DHR), consensus 94c; Baxter (BAX), consensus $1.22; Baker Hughes (BHI), consensus 90c.
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May 21, 2015
06:38 EDTBAXNovo Nordisk rejects claims made by Baxter, Reuters says
Novo Nordisk (NVO) rejects claims made by Baxter (BAX) that the company used substances made by Baxter in its Novoeight haemophilia treatment, following Monday's ITC investigation announcement, reports Reuters, citing an email from Novo Nordisk. Reference Link
May 20, 2015
17:36 EDTSAPSalesforce says looking to surpass SAP
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05:57 EDTSAPSAP CEO says Salesforce unlikely to be acquired, Reuters reports
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May 19, 2015
08:23 EDTBHISiemens bond plan keeps it in running for Halliburton assets, Bloomberg says
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07:34 EDTMASJPMorgan to hold a conference
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May 18, 2015
12:24 EDTBAXBaxter sees FY16 sales growth 2%-3%
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12:20 EDTBAXBaxter sees 2H sales growth approximately flat in constant currency
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08:39 EDTBAXBaxter says Baxalta separation on-track for mid-year 2015
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07:19 EDTDHRElectric Products Group to hold a conference
EPG 2015 is being held in Longboat Key, Florida on May 18-20 with webcasted company presentations to begin on May 18 at 7:30 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
May 15, 2015
17:31 EDTBAXBaxter gets FDA approval for Spain facility to produce Sodium Chloride Injection
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16:21 EDTDHRStocks end week little changed as data, deals offset bond yield jumps
Stocks ended the week little changed as a number of M&A deals and a few relatively strong economic data points offset worries about rising bond yields. MACRO NEWS: U.S. weekly jobless claims came in better than expected and reached the lowest four-week average level in 15 years... In Europe, the combined GDP of the 19 eurozone countries grew 0.4% in the first quarter, which was a bit weaker than the 0.5% consensus growth forecast but a pickup from the 0.3% growth pace of the final quarter of last year. Of note, all four of the euro zone's largest economies recorded growth in the same quarter for the first time since the first half of 2010... The People's Bank of China reduced its one year interest rate by 0.25%, marking the third time in the last six months that the central bank has cut benchmark rates... Bond yields surged in many of the world's largest economies, raising worries about inflation and putting pressure on stocks in the beginning of the week. COMPANY NEWS: There was a significant amount of M&A activity again this week, with the headliner being Verizon's (VZ) deal to acquire AOL (AOL) for $50 per share in a transaction valued at $4.4B. Danaher (DHR) agreed to buy purification technologies supplier Pall Corporation (PLL) for $127.20 per share in cash. Danaher also announced that it plans to split itself into two publicly traded companies. Energy infrastructure company Williams (WMB) announced a simplification deal to buy its affiliate Williams Partners (WPZ) for $13.9B in an all-stock transaction. Energy exploration company Noble Energy (NBL) agreed to acquire Rosetta Resources (ROSE) in an all-stock deal. Noble is buying Rosetta for $2.1B in stock plus the assumption of Rosetta's net debt of $1.8B... Alibaba (BABA) acquired a 9.3% stake in Zulily (ZU), an e-commerce retailer geared toward women. A person familiar with the matter reportedly told the Wall Street Journal that the Chinese e-commerce giant is not pursuing an outright acquisition of the U.S. company, however... Shares of Netflix (NFLX) jumped Friday and hit a new all-time high after Bloomberg reported that the company is in talks with Wasu Media, a Chinese media company backed by Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma, about forming a partnership to bring its content to China... Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management lost its proxy fight with DuPont (DD) as Trian did not succeed in getting its nominees elected to the DuPont board. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow rose 0.45% to 18,272.56, the Nasdaq gained 0.89% to 5,048.29, and the S&P 500 climbed 0.31% to 2,122.73.
13:03 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports U.S. rig count down 6 to 888 rigs
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05:46 EDTBHIStocks with implied volatility movement; BHP AVP
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Avon Products (AVP) 77, Baker Hughes (BHI) 27 according to iVolatility.
May 14, 2015
09:38 EDTDHRIncreasing equity options volume on open
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08:40 EDTDHRDanaher acquisition pricey but still attractive, says Bernstein
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08:04 EDTDHRDanaher commences split-off exchange offer for Communications business
Danaher (DHR) announced that it has commenced an exchange offer related to the split-off of its Communications business. The split-off transaction is in connection with the previously announced combination of Danaher's Communications business with NetScout (NTCT). The exchange offer is designed to permit Danaher stockholders to exchange all or a portion of their shares of Danaher common stock for common units of Potomac Holding at a discount of 7% to the per-share value of NetScout common stock, subject to an upper limit of 2.2522 Potomac Holding LLC common units for each share of Danaher common stock tendered in the exchange offer.
07:33 EDTUNHUnitedHealth would consider Optum spinoff if benefits erode, says UBS
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07:23 EDTDHRDanaher worth $100/share on sum-of-the-parts, says Jefferies
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07:01 EDTDHRDanaher paid an expensive price for Pall Corp., says Deutsche Bank
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05:30 EDTDHRPall Corp. downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair
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