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February 22, 2013
09:21 EDTNF, VVUS, KKR, GDI, TASR, BLOX, FIRE, ARUN, WBMD, DRI, WIFIOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS/GUIDANCE: WebMD (WBMD), up 20.5%... Aruba Networks (ARUN), up 13.5%... SourceFire (FIRE), 13.9%... Infoblox (BLOX), up 10.2%... Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), up 4.3%... AIG (AIG), 5.3%... Darden (DRI), up 0.5%... ALSO HIGHER: TASER (TASR), up 5.8% following upgrade to Overweight at JPMorgan... Gardner Denver (GDI), up 4.8% after quarterly report, Bloomberg says KKR (KKR) makes $75 per share takeover bid... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS/GUIDANCE: Boingo Wireless (WIFI), down 22.7%... Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), down 0.8%... ALSO LOWER: Vivus (VVUS), down 3.6% after European regulator confirms rejection of Qsiva application.
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July 29, 2014
07:08 EDTDRIDarden news makes catalysts more likely, says Wells Fargo
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July 28, 2014
18:31 EDTDRIOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Cognex (CGNX), up 16.4% after reporting second quarter results and third quarter revenue guidance above analyst expectations... HealthSouth (HLS), up 7.4% after reporting second quarter results and increasing fiscal 2014 EPS and Adjusted EBITDA guidance... Amkor Technology (AMKR), up 6.4%... Integrated Device (IDTI), up 7.6% after reporting first quarter results... Masco (MAS), up 4.8%. ALSO HIGHER: Darden Restaurants (DRI), up 4.6% following the company's announcement that chairman and CEO Clarence Otis will step down and the board will separate the chairman and CEO roles, appointing lead independent director Charles Ledsinger, Jr., as independent non-executive chairman... Arrowhead Research (ARWR), up 16.5% following positive comments made by CEO Christopher Anzalone, Ph.D. in an interview on CNBC. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Herbalife (HLF), down 11.5% after reporting disappointing second quarter results and giving guidance for the third quarter and fiscal 2014... Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP), down 9.7%... Plum Creek Timber (PCL), down 2.8%... Eastman Chemical (EMN), down fractionally after reporting quarterly results. ALSO LOWER: TCP Capital (TCPC), down 3.1% after filing to sell $5.4M shares of common stock.
16:55 EDTDRIDarden up 4.3% after announcing chairman, CEO Clarence Otis to step down
16:39 EDTDRIDarden to nominate 9 of 12 independent director candidates
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16:36 EDTDRIDarden chairman, CEO Otis to step down, board to separate roles
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10:47 EDTDRIDarden completes sale of Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital
Darden Restaurants and Golden Gate Capital announced that Golden Gate has completed the acquisition of the Red Lobster business and certain other related assets and assumed liabilities for approximately $2.1B in cash. As previously announced, approximately $1.0B of the net cash proceeds are expected to be used to retire outstanding debt. The remaining net proceeds of approximately $500M-$600M are expected to be deployed for a new share repurchase program of up to $700M in fiscal 2015. "In addition to strengthening Darden's credit profile, with the lower debt levels and reduced outstanding share count, Darden expects to maintain its current quarterly dividend of 55c per share, or $2.20 annually...The completion of this transaction marks an important milestone in the actions we are taking to improve our operations, reduce costs, and focus on opportunities with the highest value-creating potential. While we still have work to do, we are making progress in our efforts to enhance performance and shareholder value," the company said.
07:36 EDTKKRKKR to invest in Preferred Sands
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July 25, 2014
07:57 EDTKKRRBS says private equity investment in Ulster possible, Reuters reports
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July 24, 2014
13:45 EDTDRIStarboard files complaint to inspect Darden books
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08:30 EDTKKRCarlyle may be last firm in rigging suit as peers near settlement, NY Post says
Carlyle Group (CG) may soon be the only private equity firm left to settle a suit that accused it and several of its peers of conspiring to hold down deal prices and one source close to the situation said “my expectation is there will be a trial,” according to The New York Post. Bain Capital, Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs (GS) previously settled for a combined $150.5M and KKR (KKR), Blackstone (BX) and TPG Capital are expected to settle for an amount above that "within days," the report said. Reference Link
08:05 EDTKKRKKR reports Q2 ENI 62c, consensus 65c
Reports Q2 revenue $249.37M, consensus $289.21M. Book value was $10.4B on a total reportable segment basis as of June 30, or $12.52 per adjusted unit. Assets under management and fee paying assets under management totaled $98B and $79.7B as of June 30, respectively.
July 23, 2014
11:38 EDTDRIBrinker retreats after analyst downgrades on industry concerns
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July 18, 2014
07:14 EDTKKRBlackstone, KKR, TPG discussing deal collusion suit settlement, Reuters says
Blackstone (BX), KKR (KKR) and TPG Capital are in discussions to settle a U.S. case accusing the firms of conspiring not to outbid one another and other buyout companies on takeovers of firms, according to Reuters, citing two people familiar with the matter. If all three companies settled, the Carlyle Group (CG) would be the only private equity company still up against a trial among 11 firms originally accused of colluding in agreements before the financial crisis occurred. Reference Link
July 16, 2014
18:26 EDTDRIOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:22 EDTARUNAruba Networks initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham
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11:28 EDTKKRLeon Cooperman gives 12 stock picks at CNBC conference
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11:16 EDTKKRCooperman lists Actavis, Citigroup, KKR among top-picks, CNBC says
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06:50 EDTKKRKKR co-founders could eventually be replaced by Nuttal, Bae, Reuters says
KKR co-founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts have noted they plan to stay at the firm for at least five more years, but Scott Nuttall and Joseph Bae are surfacing as the most likely people to fill those positions eventually, according to Reuters, citing sources. The sources said that both Kravis and Roberts have kept details of the succession plan a secret even within the company. Reference Link
July 15, 2014
13:20 EDTDRIStarboard sends letter to Darden board seeking new leadership
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07:09 EDTKKRKKR, PEP to make joint $1B offer for SAI, Reuters says
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