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March 20, 2014
07:15 EDTMS, ODP, TYCFormer Morgan broker-dealer linked to alleged insider trading, WSJ says
U.S. prosecutors say three men, including former Morgan Stanley broker-dealer Vladimir Eydelman, used information mined from a New York mergers-and-acquisitions law firm to run an insider trading ring, reported The Wall Street Journal. The three used inside information to trade in shares of Tyco (TYC) and Office Depot (ODP) prior to deals, the story noted. Reference Link
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December 11, 2014
17:35 EDTODPStaples, Office Depot both look like 'buys', Barron's says
Starboard Value's increased stakes in Staples (SPLS) and Office Depot (ODP) could make a merger more likely; however, even without a merger, both stocks look like "buys," Barron's argues in its 'Barron's Take' column. Reference Link
16:30 EDTODPOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:15 EDTODPStarboard confident FTC would approve Staples-Office Depot deal, Bloomberg says
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14:31 EDTODPOffice Depot, Staples rise amid merger speculation, Citi says tie-up unlikely
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13:03 EDTODPOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:58 EDTODPStarboard wants Staples, Office Depot merger, CNBC reports
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11:49 EDTODPStarboard likely to push for Staples, Office Depot merger, says Citigroup
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10:17 EDTMSFINRA fines Barclays Capital, Citigroup Global Markets, others $43.5M total
FINRA announced that it has fined 10 firms a total of $43.5M for allowing their equity research analysts to solicit investment banking business and for offering favorable research coverage in connection with the 2010 planned initial public offering of Toys"R"Us. FINRA fined the following firms. Barclays Capital (BCS) - $5M; Citigroup Global Markets (C) $ 5M; Credit Suisse Securities (CS) $5M; Goldman, Sachs & Co. (CS) $5M; JP Morgan Securities LLC (JPM) $5M; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. (DB) $4M; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. (BAC) $4M; Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC (MS) $4M; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC (WFC) $4M; Needham & Company LLC $2.5M. In addition, FINRA found that six of the 10 firms Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Needham had inadequate supervisory procedures related to research analyst participation in investment banking pitches. Toys"R"Us and its sponsors offered each of the 10 firms various roles in the IPO but it eventually decided not to proceed with the offering. In settling this matter, the 10 firms neither admitted nor denied the charges, but consented to the entry of FINRA's findings.
09:16 EDTODPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:37 EDTODPStaples, Office Depot merger would face FTC contract hurdle, says Janney Capital
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06:25 EDTODPStarboard may push for Staples, Office Depot merger, WSJ reports
Activist investor Starboard Value LP may push for a merger between Staples (SPLS) and Office Depot (ODP), Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Starboard this morning reported a new 5.1% stake in Staples while also upping its position in Office Depot to 9.9% from 8.6%. The activist didn't detail any of the changes it seeks in today's filings. Reference Link
06:19 EDTODPStarboard raises stake in Office Depot to 9.9% from 8.6%
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06:17 EDTODPStarboard reports new Staples stake, ups Office Depot position
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05:50 EDTODPStocks with implied volatility movement; SPY ODP
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Standard and Poor's Depository Receipts (SPY) 16, Office Depot (ODP) 67 according to iVolatility.
December 10, 2014
11:20 EDTMSMorgan Stanley pays $4M to SEC for violating market access rule
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09:31 EDTTYCTyco acquires Industrial Safety Technologies for $329.5M
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December 9, 2014
14:57 EDTMSFed to propose rulemaking on risk-based capital surcharges for GSIB banks
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14:42 EDTMSFed sees setting capital surcharge up to 4.5% for big U.S. banks, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg cites surcharge estimates in Federal Reserve staff memo. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
December 8, 2014
06:35 EDTMSValue of Wall Street's M&A bankers has risen, NY Times says
The value of Wall Street's bankers who advise large companies seems to be increasing, while traders are becoming less valuable, according to The New York Times. Bankers who work on M&A deals are expecting their bonuses to increase, while traders anticipate that their compensation will drop, the newspaper added. Furthermore, banks seem to be going the extra mile to hire top notch bankers, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded large banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
06:21 EDTMSDeadline for Petsmart bidders extended as lenders put on leash, NY Post reports
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