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November 7, 2012
06:46 EDTMHP, APO, BHP, PSO, DTV, VIVHYOn The Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: McGraw-Hill (MHP) is said to be in exclusive talks with Apollo Global (APO) over the sale of its education unit, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing people familiar with matter...BHP Billiton (BHP) is planning for a successor to CEO Marius Kloppers, reports the Wall Street Journal...INDEPENDENT: Pearson (PSO) has denied a Bloomberg report that said the company is exploring a sale of the Financial Times, the Independent reports...NY POST: Hurricane Sandy took off nearly 20% of total retail sales in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, reports the New York Post...REUTERS: DirecTV (DTV) says it's in the early stages of examining a possible purchase of GVT, Vivendi's (VIVHY) Brazilian telecom unit, Reuters reports.
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September 17, 2014
05:26 EDTBHPBHP Billiton downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas
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September 16, 2014
09:59 EDTPSOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:43 EDTBHPAnglo American, Rio Tinto seen as potential targets for Glencore, FT says
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06:51 EDTBHPChina ban could hurt Australia coal exports, China Daily says
China's decision to ban imports of dirty coal starting in 2015 could significantly reduce the amount of coal that Australia exports to the Asian country, according to China Daily. BHP Billiton (BHP) and Rio Tinto (RIO) mine coal in Australia. Reference Link China ban could hurt Australia coal exports, China Daily says
05:28 EDTPSOPearson upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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September 15, 2014
18:36 EDTDTVEntropic, ViXS Systems settle all litigation, execute cross-license pact
Entropic (ENTR) and ViXS Systems announced they have settled all outstanding litigation between the companies and have agreed to a cross-license to the patents at issue in the litigation. Entropic, ViXS and certain of their subsidiaries have been engaged in several patent lawsuits in the federal courts as well as proceedings before the International Trade Commission. Under the settlement agreement, all outstanding claims and counterclaims in those actions will be dismissed against all defendants, including DIRECTV (DTV), Wistron NeWeb Corporation and CyberTAN. The settlement also includes a cross-license between Entropic and ViXS of the issued patents that were the subject of the litigation. No fees or royalties are payable by either party with respect to its business as currently conducted or planned. Other terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The companies each expressed satisfaction with the litigation settlement.
10:36 EDTBHPHigh option volume stocks
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07:23 EDTBHPHart Energy to hold a conference
2014 DUG Eagle Ford Conference to be held in San Antonio, California on September 15-17.
September 12, 2014
09:31 EDTDTVDirecTV aiming for AT&T deal to close late 1Q15, early 2Q15
In regards to DirectTV's (DTV) merger with AT&T (T), the company says its next big milestone is the completion of the formal shareholder vote. Says confident in having "overwhelming support" from shareholders. Says in terms of the merger's regulatory process, its going how the company expected. Says optimistic about closing the deal during 1H15. Ideally, says would like to see the deal close in late Q1 or early Q2, specifically "early April." Says highly confident in completing "Sunday Ticket" deal with the NFL before the end of the year. Says digital economy becoming increasingly important to consumers. Says merger with AT&T "unlocks" opportunities in Latin America. Says content costs could run "too high" for some customers. Says company needs to find a $25-$50 TV package for low spenders. Says looking for niche entertainment content. Aims to have capabilities for streaming next year. Comments made during the company's presentation at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference.
09:12 EDTAPOApollo Global management to meet with JPMorgan
Meeting to be held in Los Angeles on September 16 and in San Francisco on September 17 hosted by JPMorgan.
06:29 EDTDTVUnivision supplys content for DirecTV service by FY14 end, Reuters says
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September 11, 2014
13:06 EDTDTVDeal probe expanded to AT&T, DirecTV agreement, Reuters says
The state attorneys general who are collaborating with the U.S. Justice Department to figure out if Comcast's (CMCSA) purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC) is permissible have broadened their probe to also incorporate AT&T's (T) potential acquisition of DirecTV (DTV), according to Reuters, citing sources close to the merger investigation. Reference Link
September 10, 2014
10:00 EDTDTVOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:31 EDTDTVGoldman to hold a conference
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06:04 EDTDTVDirecTV initiated with a Hold at Canaccord
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September 9, 2014
11:34 EDTVIVHYVivendi considers stake in Mediaset TV unit, Bloomberg reports
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11:22 EDTVIVHYVivendi considers stake in Mediaset TV unit, Bloomberg reports
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September 8, 2014
10:06 EDTVIVHYOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:12 EDTVIVHYVivendi downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
September 7, 2014
12:59 EDTBHPIron ore giants keep up production amid falling prices, WSJ says
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