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June 25, 2014
18:48 EDTMLHR, BCS, NBR, BBBY, IRM, CACI, CJESOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
HIGHER: Nabors (NBR), up 5.46%, and C&J Energy (CJES), up 20.39%, after announcing C&J Energy will merge with Nabors' completion and production businesses in a transaction valued at $2.86B... Iron Mountain (IRM), up 23.92% after the company's board approved the company's conversion to a REIT. LOWER: Barclays (BCS), down fractionally after NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a lawsuit against the international bank... CACI International (CACI), down 4.6% after giving EPS and revenue guidance for FY14 and FY15. LOWER AFTER EARNINGS: Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), down 7.22% after reporting weaker than expected Q1 results and Q2 guidance... Herman Miller (MLHR), down 6.6% after reporting Q4 results and giving weaker than expected Q1 guidance.
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May 20, 2015
10:16 EDTBCSBarclays to pay $115M for attempted manipulation of ISDAFIX swap rates
The CFTC issued an Order today filing and settling charges against Barclays PLC, Barclays Bank PLC, and Barclays Capital. The Order finds that, beginning at least as early as January 2007 and continuing through June 2012, Barclays attempted on many occasions to manipulate and made false reports concerning the U.S. Dollar International Swaps and Derivatives Association Fix, a global benchmark for interest rate products. This is the first enforcement action addressing abuses of this benchmark. The CFTC Order requires Barclays to pay a $115M civil monetary penalty, cease and desist from further violations as charged, and take specified remedial steps, including measures to detect and deter trading intended to manipulate swap rates such as USD ISDAFIX, to ensure the integrity and reliability of the Bank’s benchmark submissions, and to improve related internal controls. Barclays, through its traders, bid, offered, and executed interest rate swap spread transactions in a manner deliberately designed – in timing, price, and other respects – to influence the published USD ISDAFIX to benefit the Bank in its derivatives positions, according to the Order. In addition, Barclays, through its employees making the Bank’s USD ISDAFIX submissions, also attempted to manipulate and made false reports concerning USD ISDAFIX by skewing the Bank’s submissions in order to benefit the Bank at the expense of its derivatives counterparties and customers. The Order recognizes Barclays’ significant cooperation with the CFTC during the investigation of this matter. The Order also notes that the civil monetary penalty imposed on Barclays reflects the Bank’s early resolution of this matter.
10:15 EDTBCSFive banks agree to parent-level guilty pleas in settlement over forex rigging
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10:15 EDTBCSBarclays to pay $400M penalty to settle CFTC forex charges
The CFTC issued an Order filing and settling charges against Barclays Bank for attempted manipulation, false reporting, and aiding and abetting other banks’ attempts to manipulate, global foreign exchange benchmark rates to benefit the positions of certain traders. This Order requires Barclays to pay a civil monetary penalty of $400M, cease and desist from further violations, and take specified steps to implement and strengthen its internal controls and procedures, including the supervision of its FX traders, to ensure the integrity of its participation in the fixing of foreign exchange benchmark rates and internal and external communications by traders. The Order notes that the $400M civil monetary penalty reflects in part that Barclays did not settle at an earlier stage of the investigation. In addition to the charges related to Barclays’ misconduct in FX benchmark rates, the Commission took enforcement action against Barclays and its affiliates on the same charges relating to abuses of the ISDAFIX benchmark. The Order recognizes the significant cooperation of Barclays during the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement’s investigation of this matter.
10:09 EDTBCSCiti, JPMorgan, RBS, Barclays, UBS agreed to guilty pleas in forex settlement
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10:04 EDTBCSFCA fines Barclays GBP284M for forex failings
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May 19, 2015
15:42 EDTBCSBanks' settlement over forex rigging to be announced tomorrow, CNBC says
Several banks are said to plan to plead guilty and pay "billions" in fines in a settlement over their roles in foreign exchange manipulation that is expected to be announced Wednesday, according to CNBC's Kate Kelly. Prior media reports have listed Barclays (BCS), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), UBS (UBS), JPMorgan (JPM) and Citigroup (C) as having been in talks with U.K. and U.S. authorities for their roles in foreign currency rigging.
May 18, 2015
07:12 EDTBCSBarclays expected to face over GBP250M in fines for rigging, Telegraph says
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06:15 EDTBCSCiti divests 16% stake in Grupo Aeromexico, Reuters reports
Citigroup (C) has sold its 16% stake in Grupo Aeromexico, the Mexican airline says, Reuters reports. According to the airline, Barclays Capital (BCS) acquired about 8% of shares through a financial operation with Delta (DAL). Reference Link
05:53 EDTBBBYStocks with implied volatility movement; YOKU BBBY
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May 15, 2015
14:03 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond spikes on Leonard Green stake
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13:31 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond rallies after Lenoard Green reports stake
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08:45 EDTCJESC&J Energy price target raised to $18 from $14 at SunTrust
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07:50 EDTBCSDOJ tearing up prior UBS rigging settlement after new violations, WSJ reports
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May 14, 2015
06:49 EDTBCSBanks to pay several billion over alleged currency violations, NY Times says
Barclays (BCS), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup (C) and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) are expected to agree to pay a combined "several billion dollars" as part of a settlement with the U.S. over alleged foreign exchange rigging, according to The New York Times, which cited unnamed sources. The banks are also expected to plead guilty to criminal antitrust violations, but it is not anticipated that their operations will be significantly affected as a result of those pleas, the newspaper stated. Meanwhile, UBS (UBS) will pay a fine of up to $500M related to alleged "foreign currency misconduct," the newspaper stated. Reference Link
May 13, 2015
10:01 EDTNBROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:19 EDTNBRNabors Industries downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
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May 12, 2015
07:48 EDTBCSStandard & Poor's to hold a summit
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May 11, 2015
10:09 EDTIRMHigh option volume stocks
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09:58 EDTBCSBarclays expected to pay GBP2B to settle forex rigging charges, FT says
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08:21 EDTNBRMitsubishi UFJ to hold a tour
Energy Tour travels throughout Houston and San Antonio, Texas to meet with various energy companies on May 11.
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