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February 28, 2014
06:14 EDTMATMattel acquires MEGA Brands in transaction valued at about $460M
Mattel and MEGA Brands announced a definitive agreement for Mattel’s acquisition, through a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel, of MEGA Brands for $460M. The agreement provides for the acquisition of MEGA Brands for C$17.75 per common share and includes the acquisition of all of the outstanding common shares and warrants of MEGA Brands. This represents a premium of 32% to the 30-day volume-weighted average price of MEGA Brands common shares on the TSX as of February 26, 2014. Mattel plans to fund the acquisition through a combination of new debt and cash on hand. The purchase price above represents net consideration of C$7.81 per 20 warrants. Warrant holders may acquire one common share of MEGA Brands in exchange for every 20 warrants at an exercise price of C$9.94 per common share. The warrants expire on March 30, 2015. The board of MEGA Brands has unanimously approved the transaction and recommends that MEGA Brands common shareholders approve it.
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April 24, 2015
12:36 EDTMATGoldman upgrades Mattel, endorsing new partnerships strategy
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10:00 EDTMATOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AT&T (T) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Alaska Air (ALK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham... Amazon.com (AMZN) upgraded at Raymond James... American Electric (AEP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Broadridge (BR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Cablevision (CVC) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Brean Capital... Cisco (CSCO) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... Core Laboratories (CLB) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Iberia... Crown Castle (CCI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Encore Wire (WIRE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sidoti... Gigamon (GIMO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Juniper (JNPR) upgraded on improved outlook at RBC Capital... KPN (KKPNY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Knight Transportation (KNX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale... Mattel (MAT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Microsoft (MSFT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Premiere Global (PGI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Quintiles (Q) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Market Perform at Raymond James... TE Connectivity (TEL) upgraded on positive catalysts at SunTrust... Target (TGT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... TriState Capital (TSC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... United Continental (UAL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Vipshop (VIPS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at HSBC... Vocera (VCRA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum.
09:20 EDTMATOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: eHealth (EHTH), up 24.7%... Starbucks (SBUX), up 4.2%... Microsoft (MSFT), up 5.2%... Google (GOOG, GOOGL), up 3.2% and up 3.7%, respectively... Amazon (AMZN), up 12% after reporting quarterly results and announcing shopping app for Apple Watch... Gigamon (GIMO), up 16.5%... Juniper Networks (JNPR), up 6.6%. ALSO HIGHER: Molycorp (MCP), up 10.2% following a Bloomberg report that China's export tax decision may boost rare earth demand... Mattel (MAT), up 4.4% after being upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Innocoll (INNL), up 13.1% after 3.3M share Secondary priced at $9.00... Cytosorbents (CTSO), up 9.7% after CEO comments on CytoSorb in letter to shareholders. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Biogen (BIIB), down 4.7%... Altera (ALTR), down 1.7%... Pandora (P), down 4%... ResMed (RMD), down 8.7%... Xerox (XRX), down 4.7%... HomeAway (AWAY), down 3.6% after reporting quarterly results and departure of officers. ALSO LOWER: Ubiquiti (UBNT), down 14.4% following CFO resignation and preliminary third quarter results... 3D Systems (DDD), down 10.4% after reporting preliminary first quarter results... StemCells (STEM), down 23.2% after filing to sell common stock... Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI), down 54.7% after Rhopressa Phase 3 trial did not meet primary endpoint.
05:44 EDTMATGoldman raises Toys sector to Attractive, upgrades Mattel
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05:38 EDTMATMattel upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs upgraded Mattel to Buy citing new management's focus on partnerships with Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Goldman expects Mattel's earnings to trough in 2015 and says investors get paid to wait for growth with a 5% dividend yield. It raised its price target for shares to $37 from $26.
April 22, 2015
16:27 EDTMATMattel, Warner Bros. & DC Entertainment announce partnership
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