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July 30, 2014
11:32 EDTMNKD, PSEC, EXPE, DLTR, PWE, FTR, CTL, SWYOptions with increasing implied volatility
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September 8, 2014
11:24 EDTCTLRackspace trades higher following report CenturyLink in talks to buy company
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10:58 EDTCTLCenturyLink would need to issue stock, raise debt to buy Rackspace, Re/code says
Following a Bloomberg report that said CenturyLink (CTL) is interested in buying Raxspace (RAX), Re/code's Arik Hesseldahl noted that CenturyLink has "practically no cash" and would have to issue stock and likely take on "significant debt" to make such an acquisition, though the author also noted that CenturyLink has a history of structuring such deals. However, Hesseldahl believes Rackspace remaining independent is still the "more likely scenario" than the company being bought. Reference Link
10:42 EDTSWYOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:12 EDTCTLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:58 EDTCTLRackspace risk/reward remains compelling, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that even with some takeout speculation being priced into Rackspace (RAX)shares today following reports that CenturyLink (CTL) is in talks to buy the company, the risk/reward on the stock remains compelling. Wells believes Rackspace either gets acquired at a premium or stays independent and announces a share buyback of $900M. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on the name.
08:36 EDTCTLRackspace Hosting volatility expected to move on acquisition report
Rackspace Hosting (RAX) volatility is expected to move on CenturyLink (CTL) looking to acquire says Bloomberg, citing sources. Overall option implied of 37 is below its 26-week average of 46 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.
September 7, 2014
16:22 EDTCTLCenturyLink said to seek Rackspace acquisition, Bloomberg says
Louisiana-based landline phone service provider CenturyLink (CTL), is looking to acquire cloud computing company Rackspace Hosting (RAX), says Bloomberg, citing sources. Sources say a deal may not be reached for Rackspace Hosting, which currently has a stock market valuation of $5.33B, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
September 5, 2014
16:45 EDTDLTRMarket ends week little changed after mixed economic data
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11:47 EDTFTROptions with increasing implied volatility
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08:34 EDTDLTRDollar Tree to divest as many stores as required for antitrust approval
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08:33 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar reaffirms support of transaction with Dollar Tree
08:32 EDTDLTRDollar Tree commits to divest as many stores as required for antitrust approval
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08:31 EDTDLTRFamily Dollar rejects revised Dollar General offer due to antitrust issues
Family Dollar Stores (FDO) that its Board of Directors has unanimously rejected the revised, non-binding proposal made by Dollar General Corporation (DG) on September 2 on the basis of antitrust regulatory considerations. Family Dollar’s merger agreement with Dollar Tree (DLTR) contains a customary provision that permits Family Dollar to enter into discussions and share information with any competing bidder, but only if the Board is able to determine that failure to do so would be inconsistent with its fiduciary duties and that the unsolicited, written proposal from the competing bidder would be reasonably expected to lead to a proposal that is not only financially superior, but also “reasonably likely to be completed on the terms proposed.” Howard R. Levine, Chairman and CEO of Family Dollar, said, “Our Board of Directors, with the assistance of outside advisors and consultants, reviewed all aspects of Dollar General’s revised proposal and unanimously concluded that it is not reasonably likely to be completed on the terms proposed. There is a very real and material risk that the transaction proposed by Dollar General would fail to close, after a lengthy and disruptive review process. Accordingly, our Board has rejected Dollar General’s revised proposal and reaffirmed its support of the transaction with Dollar Tree, which delivers attractive value in the form of immediate upfront cash and upside participation in a combined Dollar Tree-Family Dollar entity, as well as closing certainty.” Ed Garden, a Family Dollar director and co-founder and Chief Investment Officer at Trian Fund Management, L.P., a large shareholder of the Company, stated, “We are focused on delivering to Family Dollar shareholders the highest value with certainty, and the Dollar Tree transaction does just that. Dollar Tree has taken the antitrust risk off the table by committing to divest as many stores as necessary to obtain antitrust clearance. We remain fully committed to the Dollar Tree transaction.”
06:27 EDTDLTRNew Dollar General offer might not woo Family Dollar, Reuters says
Dollar General's (DG) improved bid to purchase Family Dollar (FDO) for $9.1B might not be able to reduce its smaller competitors worries that U.S. antitrust regulators will hinder the agreement from transpiring, according to Reuters, citing two sources familiar with the matter. Family Dollar is already in the throes of an agreement to sell itself for $8.5B to Dollar Tree (DLTR). Reference Link
September 4, 2014
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07:18 EDTEXPEACCC cites competition concerns about Expedia proposed acquisition of Wotif
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a Statement of Issues outlining competition issues that have arisen to date from the ACCC’s review of the proposed acquisition of Wotif.com Holdings by Expedia. The ACCC is exploring whether the removal of Wotif from the Australian market has the potential to increase the rate of commissions charged to hotels and other accommodation providers in Australia. The ACCC’s preliminary view is that bricks and mortar travel agents are unlikely to be a strong constraint on the operations of OTAs and therefore do not form part of the relevant market. “The ACCC is seeking further information to determine whether the proposed acquisition is likely to substantially lessen competition in the market for the online distribution of Australian accommodation,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said. Reference Link
September 3, 2014
12:19 EDTPSECOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:00 EDTFTROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:17 EDTFTRFrontier Communications downgraded at Morgan Stanley
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06:09 EDTFTRFrontier downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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