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November 27, 2013
06:16 EDTCSCO, INTC, GS, DHR, SHI, GOOG, IBM, ASH, TIVO, AAPL, UBS, BX, APAOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Sinopec (SHI), China's largest refiner, is in early talks with Apache (APA) to buy a minority stake in a LNG project called Kitmat on Canada's Pacific coast, sources say, the Wall Street Journal reports...Amid all the talk about consumers moving away from old-school TV and towards streaming services, TiVo (TIVO) is still adding customers wanting to watch regular old TV, albeit with a digital twist. The company showed no signs of slowing growth in Q3 as it reported a big jump in subscriptions despite an increasing list of competitors, the Wall Street Journal reports..REUTERS: Danaher Corp. (DHR) and Blackstone Group (BX) are pursuing a joint bid for chemicals manufacturer Ashland’s (ASH) water technologies unit, sources say, in a deal that could top $1.5B, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: Global banks and asset managers (GS, UBS) are opening hedge funds in Asia for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, putting pressure on smaller firms that are already struggling to hold onto investors, Bloomberg reports...International anger over the NSA’s Internet surveillance is hurting global sales by American technology companies and setting back U.S. efforts to promote Internet freedom. Disclosures of spying abroad may cost U.S. companies (IBM, INTC, AAPL, GOOG, CSCO) as much as $35B in lost revenue through 2016, Bloomberg reports.
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April 10, 2014
09:37 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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09:16 EDTBXRentech announces $150M investment from Blackstone's GSO Capital
Rentech (RTK) announced that GSO Capital Partners LP, the credit investment arm of Blackstone (BX), will invest $150M in Rentech in the form of $100M of convertible preferred stock and a $50M term loan. The transactions closed on April 9. In connection with this investment, Blackstone/GSO appointed two members to Rentech’s Board of Directors: Douglas Ostrover, a senior managing director of Blackstone and co-founder of GSO Capital Partners, and Patrick Moore, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, a paper-based packaging company with significant wood fibre operations. Rentech also announced a settlement with Concerned Rentech Shareholders, whereby CRS will approve an additional member to join Rentech’s Board of Directors and the board’s newly formed Finance Committee. Proceeds from Blackstone/GSO’s investment will fund identified growth opportunities in Rentech’s wood fibre processing business. Rentech also announced changes to its Board of Directors today: Douglas Ostrover, senior managing director of Blackstone and co-founder of GSO Capital Partners, has joined the board. Mr. Ostrover brings shareholder representation and significant finance experience. He has personally overseen GSO’s deployment of $65 billion of capital. Mr. Ostrover will be the chairman of the board’s Finance Committee. Blackstone/GSO appointed Patrick J. Moore, former chairman and chief executive officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, to the board.
09:06 EDTIBMIBM to acquire Atlanta-based software company Silverpop
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09:06 EDTBXBlackstone reaches a financial closing for Ventika
Fisterra Energy, a company majority owned by funds managed by Blackstone (BX), and Blackstone Energy Partners, announced it has reached a financial closing for Ventika. Ventika will be located in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon and is comprised of two 126 megawatt wind farms with total capacity of 252MW. Once completed the project will alleviate significant demands on Mexico’s existing power infrastructure, helping Mexico reduce pollution and CO2 emissions, and meet its target of achieving 35% renewable generation by 2025. The $650M project is being jointly developed by CEMEX (CX) and Fisterra Energy. This investment funds the installation of 84 Acciona AW-3000 wind turbine generators, each with a hub height of 120 meters and a nominal output of 3MW per turbine. Construction of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in FY16, is expected to generate approximately 1K jobs and more than 2K additional jobs in related industries.
09:00 EDTSHISinopec Shanghai rises 18.4%
Sinopec Shanghai is up 18.4%, or $4.62, to $29.78
08:44 EDTIBMCLSA technology analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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08:22 EDTAAPLApple seen offering iWatches priced as high as 'thousands,' AppleInsider says
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a proven track record of predicting about Apple hardware, predicts that one of the major differences between Apple's smartwatch and those from rivals will be that its casing and band will come in a variety of materials and that luxury iWatches will carry a price tag of "several thousand dollars," reported AppleInsider. Other features expected by Kuo for the device, including biometrics, a flexible AMOLED display with sapphire cover lens and NFC, the report added. Reference Link
08:15 EDTGSGoldman COO says company committed to Brazil operations, Reuters says
Goldman Sachs COO Gary Cohn asserted that the company is committed to retaining its investment-banking operations in Brazil as part of its world-wide footprint, according to Reuters, citing comments from Cohn. Reference Link
07:55 EDTGSGoldman joined by RBC in suing clients after Singapore crash, Bloomberg says
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07:49 EDTBXApollo, EQT, Blackstone mull offers for Gas Natural unit, Bloomberg says
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07:46 EDTTIVOTiVo aims to maintain remote interest over cable lobbying, Bloomberg says
Chief U.S. Communications Regulator Michael Powell, who is leading a lobbying campaign for cable providers led by Comcast (CMCSA), is also pursuing legislation that TiVo (TIVO) feels could threaten its reign as a customer favorite for fast-forwarding past commercials, reported Bloomberg. Reference Link
07:39 EDTAAPLApple Chief Designer gains more say over software, Bloomberg says
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07:24 EDTAAPLApple may release 12" Retina MacBook Air, low price iMac in 2014, MacRumors says
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06:55 EDTIBMIBM initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank
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06:49 EDTGOOGMotorola Mobility names Osterloh COO
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06:48 EDTAAPLApple initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank believes the iPhone and iPad offer good growth for Apple with upside coming from the potential for a larger screen sized phone. The firm initiated the stock with a Buy rating and $650 price target.
06:41 EDTAAPLApple confirms Christie departure, FT reports
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06:35 EDTGSMobile banking presents opportunity and risks for banks, WSJ reports
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06:29 EDTGOOGAT&T in talks to bring ultrafast internet to North Carolina, WSJ reports
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06:13 EDTINTCIntel to launch Haswell Refresh CPUs, 9-series chipsets in May, DigiTimes says
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