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February 14, 2014
17:14 EDTCTB, OAS, WLL, SNTS, STAY, JAZZ, PXD, FDO, S, VOD, AAL, C, HSH, MTB, AMCX, TWC, CPWR, HMHC, FDX, WPCPaulson & 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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December 9, 2014
08:06 EDTMTBHudson City Bancorp and M&T Bank to extend time to complete merger
Hudson City Bancorp (HCBK) and M&T Bank (MTB) announced that they have agreed to extend the date after which either party may elect to terminate the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated August 27, 2012, if the merger has not yet been completed from December 31 to April 30, 2015 pursuant to Amendment No. 3 to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, which has been approved by both the Hudson City and M&T Boards of Directors. The consideration and exchange ratio as provided in the Agreement and Plan of Merger will remain the same.
07:32 EDTAMCXUBS to hold a conference
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06:48 EDTAMCXAnalysts say Netflix undermining TV ad revenue, NY Times reports
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05:59 EDTCCitigroup appointed successor depositary bank for Deutsche Post ADR program
Citi (C), acting through Citibank N.A., has been appointed by Deutsche Post AG (DPSGY) as successor depositary bank for its Level 1 American Depositary Receipt, or ADR, program. Deutsche Post DHL’s ADR program trades in the U.S. over the counter market, with each ordinary share equivalent to 1 ADR.
December 8, 2014
16:55 EDTCLone Star joins Springleaf as bidder for Citigroup OneMain unit, Bloomberg says
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16:18 EDTCPWRCompuware shareholders approve acquisition by Thoma Bravo
Compuware announced that at the special meeting of Compuware shareholders held earlier, shareholders voted to approve the proposed definitive merger agreement with Thoma Bravo. The transaction follows a thorough review by the Compuware Board of Directors of strategic options for Compuware. More than 99% of the shares voting at the special meeting voted in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement. The CEO of Compuware, Bob Paul, stated, “The acquisition by Thoma Bravo provides a great value proposition for Compuware’s shareholders and we are very pleased with the level of support this transaction has received from our shareholders.” Upon completion of the merger, valued at approximately $2.4B, Compuware shareholders will have received an aggregate value of $10.75 per share for each share of Compuware common stock they own as of the effective time of the merger, which includes a net cash payment of $10.389188 per share of common stock as well as the per-share value of the Covisint shares distributed to holders of Compuware equity as of October 20, the record date for the Covisint spin-off. The companies currently expect the merger to be completed later this month, following the satisfaction or waiver of all conditions to the merger.
16:00 EDTCOptions Update; December 8, 2014
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15:40 EDTCLone Star joins Springleaf as bidder for Citigroup OneMain unit, Bloomberg says
14:56 EDTSMDC Partners climbs for third day after making announcement on CRM unit
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14:36 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable CEO reports strong trends in October, November, says UBS
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10:00 EDTAMCXOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:04 EDTAALAmerican Airlines reports November revenue passenger miles down 0.5% to 16.2B
American Airlines's total revenue passenger miles for the month were 16.2B, down 0.5% versus November 2013. Total capacity was 20.8B available seat miles, up 0.9% versus November 2013. Total passenger load factor was 77.7% for the month of November, down 1.1 points versus November 2013. The company expects its fourth quarter consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile to be approximately down one percent to up 1%. In addition, the company continues to expect its fourth quarter pretax margin excluding special charges to be approximately 10%-12%.
07:40 EDTOAS, WLL, PXDMany E&P target prices lowered at SunTrust
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07:29 EDTJAZZUBS to hold investor trip
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07:23 EDTTWCUBS to hold a conference
42nd Annual Global Media & Communications Conference is being held in New York on December 8-10 with webcasted company presentations to begin on December 8 at 8 am; not all presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
07:23 EDTOASEmerald Oil Oasis Petroleum downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust
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07:18 EDTJAZZUBS to hold investor trip
2014 Annual West Coast Investor Trip travels on the West Coast on December 8-10.
07:03 EDTWLLWhiting Petroleum completes acquisition of Kodiak Oil & Gas
Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (KOG). The closing of the transaction follows the issuance of a final order by the Supreme Court of British Columbia approving the Arrangement on December 5, 2014. The all-stock transaction was previously approved by Whiting stockholders and Kodiak securityholders at special meetings held on December 3, 2014. The transaction enhances Whiting’s leading oil-weighted platform and is expected to drive production, reserve growth and operational efficiencies. Based on the closing price of Whiting stock on December 5, 2014, the combined company has a market capitalization of approximately $6.2B. As a result of the completion of the merger, the common stock of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. is no longer listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Pursuant to the terms of the Arrangement, each share of common stock of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. will be exchanged for 0.177 of a share of Whiting common stock.
06:35 EDTCValue 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 EDTCDeadline for Petsmart bidders extended as lenders put on leash, NY Post reports
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