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February 14, 2014
17:14 EDTSTAY, FDO, CTB, MTB, PXD, WPC, HSH, JAZZ, FDX, AMCX, OAS, HMHC, AAL, SNTS, CPWR, VOD, WLL, TWC, S, CPaulson & Co gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Extended Stay (STAY), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC), American Airlines (AAL), Santarus (SNTS) and Compuware (CPWR). INCREASED STAKES: Vodafone (VOD), Whiting (WLL), Time Warner Cable (TWC), Sprint (S) and Oasis (OAS). DECREASED STAKES: AMC Networks (AMCX), Family Dollar (FDO), Cooper Tire (CTB), M&T Bank (MTB) and Pioneer Natural (PXD). LIQUIDATED STAKES: WP Carey (WPC), Hillshire Brands (HSH), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), FedEx (FDX) and Citigroup (C).
News For STAY;HMHC;AAL;SNTS;CPWR;VOD;WLL;TWC;S;OAS;AMCX;FDO;CTB;MTB;PXD;WPC;HSH;JAZZ;FDX;C From The Last 14 Days
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September 17, 2014
17:35 EDTFDXFedEx could reach new highs, Barron's says
FedEx shares could reach new highs, driven by quarterly results, Barron's contends in its 'Barron's Take' column. Reference Link
17:32 EDTFDODollar General remains committed to acquisition of Family Dollar
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16:25 EDTFDXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:08 EDTMTBM&T Bank names Richard Gold as Chief Risk Officer
Richard Gold was named a vice chairman of M&T Bank and Chief Risk Officer of M&T Bank Corporation and M&T Bank. Current Chief Risk Officer Donald Truslow announced his retirement, although he will continue at M&T Bank on a part-time basis. Gold brings over 25 years of experience at M&T. He has served on M&T's management committee for seven years and heads its office of regulatory projects.
13:16 EDTCHolder says DOJ looking to charge bank executives, Washington Post says
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12:53 EDTSSprint management to meet with Jefferies
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12:22 EDTFDXOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:18 EDTFDXFedEx expects to add 50,000 seasonal hires across various segments
09:10 EDTFDXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:04 EDTFDXFedEx expects to reach goals for profit improvement plan, confident on cost side
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08:54 EDTFDXFedEx expects to spend $1.2B on CapEx in FY15, with 90% for capacity
08:42 EDTFDXFedEx expects EPS, revenue growth assuming stable fuel prices, economic growth
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08:28 EDTFDOFamily Dollar board rejects Dollar General's 'illusory' tender offer
Family Dollar Stores (FDO) announced that its Board of Directors unanimously recommends that Family Dollar’s shareholders reject the unsolicited conditional tender offer made by Dollar General Corporation (DG) and not tender their shares. In conjunction with its rejection of Dollar General’s offer, Family Dollar’s Board unanimously reaffirms its recommendation in support of the transaction with Dollar Tree (DLTR). The terms of the tender offer are the same as those in the proposal made by Dollar General on September 2, 2014, which the Board of Directors of Family Dollar unanimously rejected on September 5, 2014, on the basis of antitrust regulatory considerations. Howard R. Levine, Chairman and CEO of Family Dollar, said, “Our Board of Directors, with the assistance of outside advisors and consultants, reviewed all aspects of Dollar General’s tender offer and concluded unanimously that this highly conditional Offer is illusory because, as Dollar General is well aware, the Offer cannot close on the terms proposed. Tenders into the Dollar General Offer will be meaningless since there is no way that Dollar General can purchase shares that are tendered.” Levine added, “The terms of the Dollar General Offer are no different from those in its most recent unsolicited proposal, which was previously and unanimously rejected by our Board of Directors based on antitrust regulatory considerations. There is a very real and material risk that the transaction proposed by Dollar General would fail to close, after a lengthy and disruptive review process. Accordingly, our Board has rejected Dollar General’s tender offer and reaffirmed its support of the transaction with Dollar Tree, which delivers attractive value in the form of immediate upfront cash and upside participation in a combined Dollar Tree-Family Dollar entity, as well as closing certainty.” Ed Garden, a Family Dollar director and co-founder and Chief Investment Officer at Trian Fund Management, L.P., a large shareholder of the Company, stated, “We are focused on delivering to Family Dollar shareholders the highest value with certainty, and the Dollar Tree transaction does just that. Dollar Tree has taken the antitrust risk off the table by committing to divest as many stores as necessary to obtain antitrust clearance. We remain fully committed to the Dollar Tree transaction.”
08:27 EDTFDOFamily Dollar board rejects Dollar General's 'illusory' tender offer
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07:40 EDTOASUBS to hold a conference
Houston Energy Bus-less Tour is being held in Houston on September 17-19 with webcasted company presentations to begin on September 17 at 8:30 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
07:33 EDTFDXFedEx Express reports Q1 revenue of $6.86B, up 4% from a year ago
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07:32 EDTFDXFedEx reaffirms FY15 EPS view $8.50-$9.00, consensus $8.84
The outlook assumes no net year-over-year fuel impact and continued moderate economic growth. The capital spending forecast for fiscal 2015 remains $4.2B. “FedEx reported strong first quarter results, as all three of our transportation segments drove higher revenues and improved profitability year over year,” said Alan B. Graf, Jr., FedEx Corp. executive vice president and CFO. “Our profit improvement programs are progressing as planned and we continue to expect strong earnings growth this year.”
07:31 EDTFDXFedEx says share buybacks benefitted Q1 earnings by 15c per share
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07:31 EDTFDXFedEx reports Q1 EPS $2.10, consensus $1.96
Reports Q1 revenue $11.7B, consensus $11.48B. “FedEx Corp. is off to an outstanding start in fiscal 2015, thanks to very strong performance at FedEx Ground, solid volume and revenue increases at FedEx Freight and healthy growth in U.S. domestic volume at FedEx Express,” said Frederick W. Smith, FedEx Corp. chairman, president and CEO. “More customers are relying on FedEx because they appreciate the competitive advantages provided by our broad portfolio of solutions.”
07:27 EDTVODJazztel investor won't sell stake to Orange for proposed price, Reuters says
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