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June 19, 2014
11:24 EDTMJN, CBI, APA, COV, SBGI, WAG, COH, NUANOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: NUAN SBGI CBI COH COV MJN WAG APA
News For NUAN;SBGI;CBI;COH;COV;MJN;WAG;APA From The Last 14 Days
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November 21, 2014
13:31 EDTCOVCovidien announces mailing of definitive joint proxy statement, prospectus
Covidien (COV) announced, for purposes of the Irish Takeover Rules, that the definitive joint proxy statement of Covidien and Medtronic (MDT), which also serves as a prospectus of Medtronic Holdings Limited and comprises Covidienís scheme circular required under Irish law is being sent today to Covidien and Medtronic shareholders. As previously announced, on June 15, Covidien and Medtronic entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Medtronic Holdings Limited, a new holding company incorporated in Ireland that will be renamed Medtronic plc, will acquire Covidien and Medtronic. The joint proxy statement/prospectus will contain important information about the transaction for shareholders of both companies, as well as notices of the shareholder meetings and instructions on voting online, by mail, by telephone or in person.
November 20, 2014
11:39 EDTNUANNuance options active into Q4
Nuance December 13 puts and Jan 17 calls are active on 4K put contracts (2K calls) on takeover speculation into the expected release of Q4 results on November 24. December call option implied volatility is at 48, January is at 41, April is at 37; compared to its 26-week average of 38 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
11:14 EDTNUANRumor: Nuance strength attributed to takeover speculation
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10:02 EDTAPAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:07 EDTNUANNuance December volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Nuance December call option implied volatility is at 48, January is at 41, April is at 37; compared to its 26-week average of 38 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on November 24.
08:06 EDTAPAApache sees 2015 North American onshore production growth 8%-12% on BOE basis
Apache Corporation will provide an update to investors at its North American Update conference in New York. During the conference, Apache will state that it forecasts 2015 North American onshore liquids growth of 12%-16% when adjusted for 2014 asset sales. On a barrel of oil equivalent, or BOE, basis, the company projects 2015 North American onshore production growth of 8%-12%. This forecast assumes a preliminary North American onshore exploration and production capital budget of approximately $4B. The company presented a five-year compounded annual production growth outlook for onshore North American liquids of 12%-16% and 8%-12% on a BOE basis.
08:03 EDTAPAApache announces sale of non-core Louisiana and Anadarko assets for $1.4B
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05:14 EDTCOVCovidien achieves CE Mark for Nellcor Bedside SpO2 Patient Monitoring System
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November 19, 2014
17:09 EDTAPAApache initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital
Target $92.
08:15 EDTCOVMedtronic reported solid Q2 results, says Bernstein
Bernstein notes that Medtronic's (MDT) sales growth accelerated to 5%, and the firm thinks the company's market share of the ICD market is poised to increase next quarter. Bernstein views Medtronic as "a strong buy" into the close of its acquisition of Covidien (COV). The firm reiterates an Outperform rating on Medtronic.
06:54 EDTCOVMedtronic reiterated as a top pick at JPMorgan
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November 18, 2014
12:08 EDTCOVOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:08 EDTCOVMedtronic says regulatory processes for Covidien deal 'all on track'
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08:43 EDTMJNMead Johnson sees FY14 adjusted EPS $3.64-$3.72, consensus $3.72
Says excess cash flow and borring capacity provides flexibility to grow through M&A, return cash to shareholders via dividends and buybacks. Says will consider incremental demand-generation investments in 2015 in light of anticipated gross margin improvement. Sees long-term earnings growth at or above the rate of revenue growth. Sees revenue growth within the top quartile of peer group. Sees dividend growth at or above the rate of EPS growth. Comments from slides that will be presented at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer Conference.
07:30 EDTMJNMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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07:20 EDTCOVMedtronic confirms commitment to Covidien transaction
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November 14, 2014
17:27 EDTCOVPaulson & Co. gives quarterly update on stakes
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12:43 EDTCOVMedtronic readying $10B bond sale for Covidien deal, WSJ reports
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11:50 EDTCOVMedtronic readying $10B bond sale for Covidien deal, Dow reports
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09:38 EDTAPAJANA Partners gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AMD (AMD), AECOM Technology (ACM), Alibaba (BABA), McDonald's (MCD), Amgen (AMGN), Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI), Iron Mountain (IRM), iRobot (IRBT), Seadrill Partners (SDLP), Valeant (VRX). INCREASED STAKES: eBay (EBAY), Charter (CHTR), Groupon (GRPN), HD Supply (HDS), Hertz (HTZ). DECREASED STAKES: Apache (APA). LIQUIDATED STAKES: CBS (CBS), Endo (ENDP), FMC Corporation (FMC), SeaWorld (SEAS), SunEdison (SUNE).
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