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June 16, 2014
10:32 EDTNXST, AAV, FIO, COV, FCN, CNP, TLM, CBSO, DWAHigh option volume stocks
High option volume stocks: NXST AAV JNK FIO COV FCN CNP TLM CBSO DWA
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October 23, 2014
07:11 EDTNXSTNexstar to acquire assets of KASW-TV for $68M from Meredith, SagamoreHill
Nexstar Broadcasting Group (NXST) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of KASW-TV, the CW affiliate serving the Phoenix, AZ market for $68M plus working capital from Meredith Corporation (MDP) and SagamoreHill of Phoenix, LLC. The proposed acquisition is expected to be accretive to Nexstar’s operating results immediately upon closing and inclusive of all other previously announced transactions, will expand the Company’s coverage to 57 markets in 22 states, reaching approximately 19.7 million television households. Nexstar intends to finance the station acquisition through borrowings under its senior credit facilities. The transaction is subject to FCC approval and other customary approvals, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. In the first twelve months following the closing of the transaction, KASW-TV is expected to generate approximately $14M in adjusted broadcast cash flow and is expected to provide free cash flow accretion in the first year of ownership of approximately 30c per share.
05:56 EDTTLMStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; NQ TLM
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; NQ Mobile (NQ) 184, Talisman Energy (TLM) 83 according to iVolatility.
October 22, 2014
06:06 EDTTLMStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; NQ TLM
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; NQ Mobile (NQ) 178, Talisman Energy (TLM) 89 according to iVolatility.
October 21, 2014
12:37 EDTCOV, TLMOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:00 EDTTLMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:52 EDTCOVCovidien rises after Medtronic maintains merger date language
Shares of Covidien (COV) are rising in early trading after Medtronic (MDT), in its latest regulatory filing answering questions for shareholders regarding its proposed takeover of the Irish drugmaker, left its language regarding the expected closing date unchanged. WHAT'S NEW: In its most recent filing, Medtronic again stated, "As of the date of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, the transaction is expected to be completed late in the fourth calendar quarter of 2014 or early 2015. However, no assurance can be provided as to when or if the transaction will be completed. The required vote of Medtronic and Covidien shareholders to adopt the required shareholder proposals at their respective special meetings, as well as the necessary regulatory consents and approvals, must first be obtained and other conditions specified in the conditions appendix must be satisfied or, to the extent applicable, waived." ANALYST REACTION: Research firm BTIG says Medtronic's amended regulatory filing on the Covidien transaction increases the firm's confidence of the deal closing by early 2015. The firm adds it would be "stunned" to see Medtronic walk away from the merger after the company again showed commitment to the acquisition. WHAT'S NOTABLE: AbbVie (ABBV) last night confirmed that the company and Shire (SHPG), another Irish domiciled drugmaker, agreed to terminate their proposed merger. AbbVie said its decision was based upon its assessment of the September 22 notice issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury, which re-interpreted longstanding tax principles in a "uniquely selective manner designed specifically to destroy the financial benefits of these types of transactions." AbbVie continued that the Treasury notice "introduced an unacceptable level of risk and uncertainty given the magnitude of the proposed changes" and the stated intention of the department to continue to revise tax principles to further impact such "tax inversion" transactions. AbbVie noted that it has agreed to pay Shire a break fee of approximately $1.64B due to the deal falling through. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, shares of Covidien trading in New York rose 4% to $88.86, Medtronic advanced 1% to $64.57, Shires gained 0.7% to $185.82 and AbbVie added 1.4% to $55.16.
09:43 EDTCOVAmended filing increases confidence in Covidien deal at BTIG
BTIG says Medtronic's (MDT) amended regulatory filing on the Covidien (COV) transaction increases its confidence of the deal closing by early 2015. The firm adds it would be "stunned" to see Medtronic walk away from the merger after the company again showed commitment to the acquisition. Shares of Covidien are up 3% to $88.11 in early trading.
09:11 EDTCOVMedtronic keeps language unchanged on merger closing date
Medtronic in its latest regulatory filing answering questions for shareholders regarding its proposed takeover of Covidien (COV) left the language unchanged around the expected closing date. The company again stated, "As of the date of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, the transaction is expected to be completed late in the fourth calendar quarter of 2014 or early 2015. However, no assurance can be provided as to when or if the transaction will be completed. The required vote of Medtronic and Covidien shareholders to adopt the required shareholder proposals at their respective special meetings, as well as the necessary regulatory consents and approvals, must first be obtained and other conditions specified in the conditions appendix must be satisfied or, to the extent applicable, waived."
08:31 EDTTLMTalisman Energy upgraded to Speculative Buy from Neutral at Global Hunter
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05:51 EDTTLMStocks with implied volatility movement; TLM BBRY
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October 20, 2014
13:40 EDTTLM, COVOptions with increasing implied volatility
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13:24 EDTTLMTalisman Energy volatility elevated
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12:34 EDTCBSOCBS Outdoor upgraded to Outperform at Barrington
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12:17 EDTCBSOCBS Outdoor upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Barrington
11:02 EDTCBSOCBS Outdoor to rebrand as Outfront Media
CBS Outdoor Americas has announced it will rebrand as Outfront Media Inc., marking another important step in the company's transformation. The Outfront identity represents a new era for the Company and for its position within the growing out-of-home advertising sector. The brand also symbolizes the company's unique portfolio of billboards and displays in the most desired locations, including landmark positions in high-traffic areas, retail districts, transit hubs and iconic destinations. Today's introduction of Outfront Media kicks off a process that will include rebranding more than 100,000 displays. On November 20, the company will be reintroduced online and on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "OUT". In addition to a new brand, the company is introducing new products and services aimed at enhancing its customers' advertising campaigns.
07:12 EDTCOVCongress of Neurological Surgeons to hold annual meeting
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05:49 EDTTLMStocks with implied volatility movement; TLM NUAN
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October 17, 2014
12:35 EDTCOVCovidien puts active on wide price movement
Covidien October 82, December 70 and January 75 puts are active on total put volume of 8K contracts (1K calls). November put option implied volatility is at 60, January is at 40, April is at 42; compared to its 26-week average of 25 according to Track Data. Active put volume suggests traders taking positions for large price movement.
10:51 EDTCOVOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: COV DISH HLT QEP GREK BKW BYI LLY DTV TIBX
08:02 EDTCOVCovidien granted preliminary injunction against Ethicon's Harmonic ACE+7
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