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July 24, 2014
06:43 EDTMCO, MHFIMcGraw Hill Financial regulatory risks look manageable, says Piper Jaffray
After McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI) disclosed receipt of a Wells Notice from the SEC, Piper Jaffray says the company's regulatory risks look manageable and that prior sell-offs on legal matters have presented buying opportunities. Piper does not believe peer Moody's (MCO) will be subject to the same investigation since it did not adjust its CDO ratings criteria in 2011. The firm keeps an Overweight rating on McGraw Hill Financial with an $87 price target.
News For MHFI;MCO From The Last 14 Days
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December 17, 2014
07:04 EDTMCOMoody's increases quarterly dividend, share repurchase authorization
On December 16, the Board of Directors of Moody's Corporation declared a regular quarterly dividend of 34c per share of MCO Common Stock, a 21% increase from the prior quarterly dividend of 28c per share. The dividend will be payable on March 10, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on February 20, 2015. In addition, the Board authorized a new $1B share repurchase program. Moody's expects to commence repurchases under the new program following completion of the existing program, which had $1B of share repurchase authority remaining as of September 30, 2014. The company plans to repurchase shares subject to available cash, market conditions and other ongoing capital allocation decisions. As a result, the company's share repurchase activity may vary from quarter to quarter.
07:03 EDTMCOMoody's increases quarterly dividend, share repurchase authorization
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December 10, 2014
08:28 EDTMCOMoody's to hold a teleconference
Teleconference entitled, "North American Leveraged Finance 2015 Outlook" is being held on December 10 at 1:30 pm. Webcast Link
December 9, 2014
12:30 EDTMCOWells Fargo to hold a symposium
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11:09 EDTMHFIMcGraw Hill Financial open to 'reasonable settlements' with DoJ and states
11:06 EDTMHFIMcGraw Hill Financial says trending to 36% margins this year
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10:34 EDTMHFIMcGraw Hill Financial backs FY14 EPs view $3.78-$3.83, consensus $3.86
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08:34 EDTMCO, MHFIMcGraw Hill Financial CMBS suspension company specific, says UBS
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December 8, 2014
15:49 EDTMHFISEC seeks to suspend S&P from rating CMBS, Bloomberg reports
In what would be the SEC's toughest action yet against a major credit rater, the commission is seeking to suspend Standard & Poor’s from rating commercial mortgage bonds, but its parent company McGraw Hill Financial remains in talks over a possible settlement, according to Bloomberg, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. Shares of McGraw Hill Financial are down 1.6% to $92.21 following Bloomberg's report. Reference Link
15:42 EDTMHFISEC seeks to suspend S&P from rating CMBS, Bloomberg says
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December 4, 2014
07:52 EDTMCOMoody's to hold a teleconference
U.S. Higher Education & Not-for-Profit Sector Outlooks is being held on December 4 at 1 pm.
07:29 EDTMCOMoody's to hold a teleconference
Teleconference entitled, "Retailers in LatAm: Key Trends & Outlook" provides a discussion of the main trends affecting retailers in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru and Moody’s expectations for the retail industry in 2015 will be held on December 4 at 2 pm.
07:16 EDTMCOConsumer Federation of America to hold a conference
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