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July 2, 2014
09:16 EDTSFLY, COCO, GLPI, STZ, KR, GBX, ISLE, TRN, VITC, RAX, VEOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Vitacost.com (VITC), up 27% after agreeing to be acquired by Kroger (KR) for $8.00 per share cash. Shares of Kroger are up/down xx% after confirming the news, which had been reported by The Wall Street Journal... Shutterfly (SFLY), up 14% after Bloomberg reported that the company has hired investment bank Qatalyst Partners to find a potential buyer... Rackspace (RAX), up 7% after TechCrunch reported that the company has been negotiating with a private equity firm to borrow capital for a deal that would take the company private... Isle of Capri (ISLE), up 13.7% after Deutsche Bank believes Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI) could pay $15.80 per share to acquire the casino company. Note that Reuters reported Monday that both companies have renewed merger talks... CASI Pharmaceuticals (CASI), up 7.7% after its hepatocellular carcinoma treatment was granted orphan drug status by the FDA... Greenbrier (GBX), up 8% after its earnings beat expectations and it boosted its full-year view. Shares of its peers Trinity Industries (TRN) are 3.4% higher as well... Constellation Brands (STZ), up 5.8% after being quarterly expectations and raising its FY15 comparable EPS view. LOWER: CalAmp (CAMP), down 13% after reporting quarterly results and second quarter guidance below analyst estimates... Corinthian Colleges (COCO), down 3.7% after saying it has not yet reached an agreement with the Department of Education, but adding that the parties continue to negotiate... Veolia Environment (VE), down 3% after the stock was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
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August 22, 2014
16:20 EDTRAXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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13:40 EDTRAXRackspace off highs after Re/code says HP has no bid interest
The shares hit an intraday high at $34.75 and have moved lower after a report from Re/code said that HP (HPQ) has no interest in acquiring the company. Shares had moved up on a presumption of that interest. At the current price of $34.01 next support is at $33.17, the session low.
13:12 EDTRAXHP has no interest in acquiring Rackspace, Re/code reports
HP (HPQ) continues to have no interest in acquiring Rackspace (RAX), Arik Hesseldahl of Re/code reports, citing sources with direct knowledge of HP's plans. The move higher today in shares of Rackspace is being attributed to potential takeover interest from HP. Shares are off their highs, but remain up 2% to $33.90 in afternoon trading. Reference Link
13:09 EDTRAXHP has no interest in buying Rackspace, Re/code reports
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10:55 EDTRAXRackspace rallies 3%, or 86c, to $34.24
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10:34 EDTRAXRackspace management to meet with JMP Securities
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August 21, 2014
09:46 EDTRAXRackspace management to meet with JMP Securities
Group luncheon with management will be held in San Francisco on August 21 hosted by JMP Securities.
August 20, 2014
13:23 EDTSFLYShutterfly climbs higher after Hellman, others submit acquisition offers
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12:37 EDTSFLYOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:47 EDTSFLYShutterfly more likely to be acquired by private equity firm, says RW Baird
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10:40 EDTSFLYShutterfly calls active on PE firms bidding report
Shutterfly September 55 and 60 calls are active on total call volume of 3K contracts (1K puts) on Hellman & Friedman is one of the private equity firms that submitted takeover bids to acquire, Bloomberg reports. September call option implied volatility is at 38, December is at 32, January is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 37 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large price movement.
10:29 EDTSFLYHellman among PE firms bidding for Shutterfly, Bloomberg reports
Hellman & Friedman is one of the private equity firms that submitted takeover bids to acquire Shutterfly, Bloomberg reports, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Shutterfly could be valued at about $2B in a sale, but the company has received little interest from technology and Internet names, Bloomberg adds. Shares of online photo service rallied 3%, or $1.31, to $51.15 following the report. Reference Link
10:21 EDTSFLYShutterfly valued at about $2B by bidders, Bloomberg reports
10:20 EDTSFLYHellman & Friedman submitted bid to acquire Shutterfly, Bloomberg says
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August 19, 2014
14:22 EDTKR, VITCGabelli liquidates 8.99% stake in Vitacost.com
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12:45 EDTRAXRackspace advances after Blue Harbour takes activist stake
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12:21 EDTRAXRackspace rises on activist stakes, levels to watch
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09:07 EDTRAXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:35 EDTRAXRackspace may adopt more shareholder friendly structure, says Wells Fargo
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07:42 EDTTRNTrinity Industries has compelling valuation and catalysts, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc said Buy rated Trinity is well positioned coming out of Q2 earnings given compelling industry catalysts that include freight demand driven by energy end markets, regulatory driven extension of the tank car cycle, additional fleet sales, and capital deployments. The firm views Trinity as its highest quality railcar OEM and raises its price target to $55 from $53.
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