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News For MDRX;CG;BX From The Last 14 Days
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March 6, 2015
06:08 EDTCGCarlyle Group upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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March 5, 2015
11:48 EDTCG, BXBlackstone, Carlyle among expected bidders for Serco BPO unit, Reuters says
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11:46 EDTBXBlackstone considers sale of AlliedBarton Security Services, Reuters reports
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07:23 EDTMDRXSunTrust to hold a summit
Healthcare IT Summit is being held in Park City, Utah on March 5-6.
07:08 EDTCGHoulihan Lokey to hold a conference
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05:55 EDTCGCommScope announces sale of 20M shares of common stock by Carlyle affiliate
CommScope (COMM) announced yesterday the sale of 20M shares of its common stock on an underwritten basis by an affiliate of The Carlyle Group (CG). In addition, the underwriter will have an option to purchase up to 3M additional shares from Carlyle. CommScope will not receive any of the proceeds from the offering of shares by Carlyle. Closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about March 9, subject to customary closing conditions. Goldman, Sachs & Co. is acting as the sole underwriter for the offering. Following the offering, Carlyle will continue to beneficially own 81,216,970 shares, or approximately 43%, of CommScope’s outstanding common stock after giving effect to the offering.
March 4, 2015
08:48 EDTCGCarlyle Group should be bought ahead of Q1 earnings report, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley recommends buying Carlyle Group into Q1 earnings and raised estimates by 4.7% and is now 11% above consensus. The firm said Carlyle's public portfolio is up 15% quarter-to-date while shares are down 6% since reporting strong Q4 results. Morgan Stanley reiterate its Overweight rating and views risk/reward as attractive given strong earnings and improving monetization outlook.
February 27, 2015
20:35 EDTBXBlackstone management to meet with Sterne Agee
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09:58 EDTMDRXOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: 500.com (WBAI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Akorn (AKRX) downgraded to Hold after share rally at Needham... Allscripts (MDRX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink... Bank of America (BAC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Bill Barrett (BBG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KLR Group... CA Technologies (CA) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... CBOE Holdings (CBOE) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... CONE Midstream (CNNX) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Calamos (CLMS) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Crane (CR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Dick's Sporting (DKS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... EnerNOC (ENOC) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at Needham... Hercules Offshore (HERO) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Insulet (PODD) downgraded at Oppenheimer... Intelsat (I) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Laredo Petroleum (LPI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland... Mavenir Systems (MVNR) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Memorial Production (MEMP) downgraded to Underperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Mobileye (MBLY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Dougherty... NTELOS (NTLS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Ocwen (OCN) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Compass Point... Pegasystems (PEGA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merriman... Performant Financial (PFMT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Pharmacyclics (PCYC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Potbelly (PBPB) downgraded to Underweight from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... SYNNEX (SNX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Safe Bulkers (SB) downgraded at Credit Suisse... Sarepta (SRPT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Seadrill Partners (SDLP) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Spirit Realty (SRC) downgraded at RBC Capital... Transocean (RIG) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Iberia... UIL Holdings (UIL) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... WCI Communities (WCIC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Walter Investment (WAC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.
05:36 EDTMDRXAllscripts downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink
Leerink downgraded Allscripts to Market Perform with a $13 price target citing slowing market demand following the company's Q4 results.
February 26, 2015
16:11 EDTMDRXAllscripts sees 2015 EPS 42c-50c, consensus 47c
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16:11 EDTMDRXAllscripts reports Q4 EPS 9c, consensus 9c
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15:30 EDTMDRXNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Monster Beverage (MNST), consensus 59c... Ross Stores (ROST), consensus $1.11... Gap (GPS), consensus 74c... Autodesk (ADSK), consensus 24c... Universal Health Services (UHS), consensus $1.50... Southwestern Energy (SWN), consensus 50c... Ensco (ESV), consensus $1.36... J.C. Penney (JCP), consensus 11c... Nimble Storage (NMBL), consensus (14c)... Herbalife (HLF), consensus $1.22... Allscripts Healthcare (MDRX), consensus 9c... SBA Communications (SBAC), consensus 2c... Aruba Networks (ARUN), consensus 27c... Splunk (SPLK), consensus 4c... Air Lease (AL), consensus 61c... Ingram Micro (IM), consensus 99c... Weight Watchers (WTW), consensus 7c... Northern Oil and Gas (NOG), consensus 19c... Envision Healthcare (EVHC), consensus 36c... Infoblox (BLOX), consensus 5c... Live Nation (LYV), consensus (41c)... OmniVision (OVTI), consensus 29c... Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI), consensus 27c.
12:56 EDTBXKKR's Samson in restructuring talks, WSJ says
KKR's (KKR) Samson Resources is in discussions with restructuring advisers at Blackstone (BX) and other firms on how to handle its $3.8B long-term debt, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. The Journal notes that Samson previously expressed interest in selling some oil and gas fields. Reference Link
February 25, 2015
09:13 EDTBXBlackstone seeks coalition partners to invest outside its funds, WSJ reports
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February 24, 2015
15:07 EDTCGCarlyle, Cap Gemini talks to buy CSC have 'fizzled,' Reuters says
Consulting company Cap Gemini and private equity firm Carlyle Group (CG) previously held talks about a potential acquisition of Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), though the talks have since "fizzled," reported Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. CSC is now working with Royal Bank of Canada (RY) to review its options, the report added. Reference Link
14:56 EDTCGCarlyle, Cap Gemini talks to buy CSC have 'fizzled,' Reuters says
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February 23, 2015
13:49 EDTCGCarlyle Group, Advent mull sale of H.C. Starck, Bloomberg reports
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08:42 EDTBXBlackstone Energy Partners II is oversubscribed at $4.5B
Blackstone announced the commencement of the investment period for its second energy-focused private equity fund, Blackstone Energy Partners II, with total commitments of $4.5B. BEP II received significant interest from both existing and new investors, with demand well surpassing the fund’s $4.5B hard cap. Investors in the fund include a diverse group of U.S. state pension funds, corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and family offices. Like its predecessor fund BEP I, a $2.4B fund that had its final close in September 2012, BEP II will invest in control-oriented equity and equity-linked interests in companies, assets and development projects in the energy and natural resources sector on a global basis. To date, Blackstone’s energy-focused private equity team of professionals has deployed over $8B in this strategy. Blackstone's $16B diversified global private equity fund will continue to invest alongside BEP II in energy transactions on a 50/50 basis.

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