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May 7, 2014
06:38 EDTMS, YPF, REPYYRepsol sells 11.86% YPF stake to Morgan Stanley
Repsol (REPYY) has sold to Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC (MS) 11.86% of the share capital of YPF (YPF), represented by 46,648,538 ordinary Class D Shares for 1,255,312,157.58 dollars , pursuant to Rule 144 under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933. Each share sold will be in the form of American Depositary. The transaction will generate estimated capital gains before taxes of 622 million dollars. Following the sale, Repsol will continue to own Class D Shares, including American Depositary Shares representing Class D Shares, amounting to less than 0.5% of the outstanding capital stock of YPF
News For REPYY;YPF;MS From The Last 14 Days
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December 15, 2014
08:48 EDTREPYYTalisman Energy confirms talks with Repsol
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December 12, 2014
16:19 EDTREPYYOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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13:04 EDTREPYYOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:01 EDTMSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: BreitBurn Energy (BBEP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich... CIBC (CM) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Costco (COST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... Discovery (DISCA) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Emerald Oil (EOX) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter... Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) cut to Underweight on lower oil at JPMorgan... Hain Celestial (HAIN) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Hovnanian (HOV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Mindray Medical (MR) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Morgan Stanley (MS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham... Oracle (ORCL) resumed with a Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Rackspace (RAX) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at DA Davidson... Zayo Group (ZAYO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG.
09:16 EDTREPYYRepsol in talks to buy Talisman Energy for $6-$8 per share, FT says
Spain's Repsol (REPYY) is in talks to acquire Canada's Talisman Energy (TLM) and is currently negotiating a purchase price in a range between $6 and $8 per share, said Financial Times. Such a the deal would give Talisman an enterprise value of about $10B-$12B, including debt, the report added. The Fly notes that an earlier foreign-language report from the business newspaper Expansion said that Repsol was preparing to make a bid for Talisman that values the Canadian company at around EUR 4B, or about C$6 per share. Shares of Talisman trading in New York are up 25% to $4.60 with about 15 minutes to go until the opening bell. Reference Link
08:26 EDTREPYYTalisman rises after report of Repsol mulling C$6 per share bid
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08:09 EDTMSBofA/Merrill financial analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Banks Analyst Najarian, along with Capital Markets Analyst Carrier, Specialty Finance Analyst Bruce discuss the year ahead in Financials, covering the Banks, Capital Markets, Life and P/C Insurance, REIT, Specialty Finance and Canadian Banks/Life Insurance sectors on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on December 16 at 10 am.
07:10 EDTMSMorgan Stanley downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham
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December 11, 2014
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.
December 10, 2014
11:20 EDTMSMorgan Stanley pays $4M to SEC for violating market access rule
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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).
13:32 EDTYPFYPF downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
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December 8, 2014
15:38 EDTREPYYRepsol revives deal talks with Talisman Energy, Bloomberg reports
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15:23 EDTREPYYTalisman halted for circuit-breaker after report of Repsol talks being renewed
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15:21 EDTREPYYRepsol revives talks with Talisman Energy, Bloomberg reports
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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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December 5, 2014
14:15 EDTMSMorgan Stanley to reduce average bonus deferral rate to 50% from 80%
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December 4, 2014
07:38 EDTMSMorgan Stanley Citigroup gaining share in capital markets, says Wells Fargo
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