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November 9, 2012
11:21 EDTMMM, SMI, PEG, MRO, KGC, ISIS, HRZN, FLT, ETP, CXO, OZRK, ATK, SBUXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: 3M Company (MMM) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura... Alliant Techsystems (ATK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... Concho Resources (CXO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus... Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) upgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... FleetCor (FLT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Horizon Technology (HRZN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Gilford Securities... Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Cowen... Kinross Gold (KGC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Marathon Oil (MRO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.... PSEG (PEG) upgraded to Hold from Sell at ISI Group... Semiconductor Manufacturing (SMI) upgraded to Market Perform at Bernstein... Starbucks (SBUX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus.
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August 29, 2014
09:26 EDTETPEnergy Transfer Partners, Susser Holdings announce completion of merger
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August 28, 2014
12:55 EDTETPSusser Holdings shareholders approve merger with Energy Transfer Partners
Susser Holdings (SUSS) and Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) are pleased to announce that Susser Holdings' stockholders voted to approve the proposed merger with ETP at the special meeting of Susser stockholders. Approximately 99% of the shares voted at the meeting voted in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement, which represented approximately 77% of Susser's total outstanding shares of common stock as of the July 22 record date for the special meeting.
08:42 EDTSMISemiconductor Manufacturing sees $1.1B in foundry capex in 2014
In 2014, Semiconductor Manufacturing International plans to spend approximately $1.1B in capital expenditures for foundry operations, which are subject to adjustment based on market conditions. The capital expenditures are mainly for Semiconductor Manufacturing North China , the company’s majority owned subsidiary in Beijing, which is 55% funded by the company and 45% funded by other shareholders of the entity, the acquisition of used equipment for the company’s Shenzhen 8-inch fab, the product-mix change including conversion from 40/45nm to 28nm in the company’s Shanghai 12-inch fab, and the expansion of capacity in its Tianjin 8-inch fab from 39K to 42K. In addition, the company budgeted approximately $110M in 2014 as capital expenditures for non-foundry operations.
08:39 EDTSMISemiconductor Manufacturing reports 1H sales $962.4M vs. $1.04B last year
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07:05 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals initiates ISIS-APOCIII Phase 3 study
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August 27, 2014
06:37 EDTOZRKBank of the Ozarks initiated with a Buy at Drexel Hamilton
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August 26, 2014
09:22 EDTMMM3M reaches group purchasing agreement with Premier, Inc
3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions announces that it has reached a group purchasing agreement with health care alliance company Premier, Inc. for multiple catheter securement and stability products. In a move aimed at bringing greater economic efficiencies to Premier’s more than 100,000 health care provider members, the new agreement allows them to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier. The purchasing contract covers products including Tegaderm CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate I.V. Securement Dressings and Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings as well as the 3M PICC/ CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing, a sutureless securement system.
08:03 EDTETPSusser, Energy Transfer Partners report preliminary merger consideration results
Susser Holdings (SUSS) and Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) announced the preliminary results of the elections made by Susser common stockholders regarding their preference as to the form of merger consideration to be received in Energy Transfer Partners’ pending acquisition of Susser. As previously announced on April 28, 2014, Susser Holdings Corporation entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and certain other parties thereto. Pursuant to the merger agreement, Susser stockholders were entitled to elect to receive, (i) a combination of $40.125 in cash and 0.7253 of an ETP common unit, (ii) $80.25 in cash (iii) 1.4506 ETP common units, for each share of Susser common stock they own immediately prior to the merger. The deadline for making this election was 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 25, 2014. Based on available information as of the Election Deadline, the preliminary merger consideration election results are as follows: Holders of approximately 7% of the outstanding shares of Susser common stock, or 1,489,061 shares of common stock, elected the standard mix of consideration; Holders of approximately 1% of the outstanding shares of Susser common stock, or 264,840 shares of common stock, made a cash election; and Holders of approximately 85% of the outstanding shares of Susser common stock, or 18,576,197 shares of common stock, made a unit election. Holders of approximately 7% of the outstanding shares of Susser common stock, or 1,464,477 shares of common stock, failed to make a valid election prior to the Election Deadline and therefore are deemed to have elected the standard mix of consideration.
August 25, 2014
09:35 EDTKGCActive equity options trading on open
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09:01 EDTMMM3M Company announces investment in Smart Energy Instruments
3M New Ventures – the corporate venture arm of 3M – announced an equity stake in Toronto-based Smart Energy Instruments, a move that will further accelerate SEI’s efforts in developing electronic chipsets with high-precision, real-time monitoring capabilities for smart grids, as well as give 3M a bigger presence in the energy sector. The investment from 3M New Ventures comes as several existing stakeholders also bolstered their equity in SEI, including Venturelink Funds, ArcTern Ventures and the Ontario Capital Growth Corp. Together, the financing round, led by 3M New Ventures, totaled $5M. Other details of the transaction were not disclosed.
August 22, 2014
12:39 EDTISISThese five companies will benefit from increased ALS awareness, MarketWatch says
A recent surge in funding for Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS, caused by the Ice Bucket challenge that is widespread on social media outlets, will benefit five pharmaceutical companies that are involved in the development of a cure for ALS, according to MarketWatch. The companies that are or have been involved in developing a treatment for ALS include Biogen Idec (BIIB), Avanir Pharmaceuticals (AVNR), Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS), Sanofi (SNY), and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), MarketWatch added. Reference Link
August 21, 2014
06:33 EDTPEGPJM proposal bullish data point for generators, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank notes PJM late Wednesday proposed capacity market reforms in response to poor reliability performance by generators. Deutsche views the proposal as a bullish data point for generators with a weighting towards highly reliable baseload capacity. The firm has Buy ratings on Exelon (EXC) and PSEG (PEG).
August 19, 2014
07:18 EDTCXOEnerCom to hold a conference
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August 18, 2014
10:01 EDTSMIOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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05:25 EDTSMISemiconductor Manufacturing initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
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