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January 2, 2013
10:06 EDTMCP, NSANY, SIMolycorp rises after Bloomberg says company could be takeover target
Shares of rare earth mining company Molycorp (MCP) are trading higher this morning after a Bloomberg "Real M&A" article said the company could be a takeover target. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, Molycorp, which owns the largest U.S. deposit of "rare earth" metals that go into everything from smartphones to hybrid cars, is trading at a 19% discount to its book value. The company's stock slid 61% in 2012 as it faced problems like slumping prices of rare earths, the departure of its CEO, cost overruns at its California mines and a regulatory probe. Byron Capital Markets believes manufacturers from Nissan (NSANY) to Siemens (SI) could be interested in making a bid for Molycorp, according to Bloomberg. The report also noted that Robert W. Baird & Co believes the $1.3B company could appeal to private-equity firms, but mining companies may not be as eager to pursue the company, and that Goldman Sachs believes Molycorp could fetch $15 per share in a takeover, a 59% premium to its close on December 31. Molycorp advanced $1.43, or 15.15%, to $10.87 in early-morning trading.
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May 28, 2015
08:19 EDTNSANYTakata attitude shifting, compromise sought, Reuters says
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May 20, 2015
06:00 EDTNSANYTakata to widen airbag recall to nearly 34M, enters Consent Order
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May 19, 2015
13:20 EDTNSANYTakata expected to recall 33.8M vehicles, Detroit News reports
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May 18, 2015
12:33 EDTNSANYMarathon Patent unit enters into settlement agreement with Jaguar Land Rover
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09:54 EDTNSANYNHTSA looks to accelerate V2V rollout by automakers, Motor Authority says
Automakers have been notified that initial proposals for the implementation of vehicle-to-vehicle technology will be outlined by before January 1, 2016, which would be a full year ahead of schedule, according to Motor Authority. Publicly traded automakers include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Mobileye (MBLY) makes chips utilized in advanced driver assistance systems. Reference Link
06:57 EDTNSANYNissan won't change capital alliance with Renault, Reuters says
Nissan CEO, Carlos Ghosn, stated that the company will not change its capital alliance with Renault, after France increased its stake and voting rights in Renault, reports Reuters. Reference Link
06:26 EDTNSANYStudy shows Toyota and Honda leads in best supplier relations, Reuters says
A new study revealed that Toyota (TM) and Honda (HMC) led automakers with U.S. plants in supplier relations, reports Reuters. According to the study led by Planning Perspectives President John Henke, Toyota led Honda while Ford (F) was a distant third and Nissan (NSANY) came in fourth. General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) were last on the list. Reference Link
05:56 EDTNSANYNissan CEO says its autonomous cars will be ready by 2020, AP reports
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May 17, 2015
16:18 EDTNSANYJapanese carmakers delay Takata restructuring until post-recall, Reuters says
Japanese automakers including Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), and Toyota (TM) are delaying pressure for a restructuring at Takata (TKTDY) until the company ships out a healthy supply of replacement parts, reports Reuters, citing Masaki Higurashi, deputy director of the Japanese trade ministry's auto division. "After all the replacement parts are supplied, the automakers have to decide whether to let Takata stay on as it is... I think the automakers are starting to think about that," added Higurashi. Reuters notes that Takata and the carmakers disagree on whether the most recent round of airbag recalls are necessary, and as a result have not reached an agreement on costs. Reference Link

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