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June 19, 2014
19:59 EDTETP, TRGP, NGLS, ETEWells Fargo 'highly skeptical' of Targa Resources takeover
Wells Fargo said it is "highly skeptical" that Energy Transfer (ETE) will ultimately acquire Targa Resources (TRGP) and Targa Resources Partners (NGLS) after Bloomberg reported that the sides were near am agreement. Wells says that while there are strategic benefits to such a merger, the math of such a transaction doesn't work. It notes the transaction would likely be "highly dilutive" to the Energy Transfer family.
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June 26, 2015
16:32 EDTETEStocks end week lower with Greece still searching for deal
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07:51 EDTETEEnergy Transfer Equity weakness creates buying opportunity, says Wells Fargo
After meeting with ETE's (ETE) management, Wells Fargo says that, in a worst case scenario, an acquisition of Williams (WMB) would not materially impact ETE's growth. However, the firm thinks the merger could boost the company's results if it can extract commercial synergies from the deal. Wells says that ETE wants to carry out the merger in order to boost its growth in 2019 and beyond. But ETE also believes that it could add $3B-$5B of additional organic growth projects if it acquires Williams, while generating more cash flow from Williams' existing projects, according to the firm.
June 25, 2015
06:40 EDTETEWilliams downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
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June 24, 2015
15:47 EDTETEBankers see Energy Transfer having upper hand for Williams, dealReporter says
Energy industry bankers believe Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) has a good chance of winning its hostile bid for Williams (WMB), with one guessing Williams is likely to sell at a higher offer, but still to Energy Transfer, and another believing Energy Transfer will likely have to tweak the offer terms to change Williamsí mind, said dealReporter, according to contacts. Both bankers referenced in the report said other suitors are likely to emerge, with Kinder Morgan (KMI) and Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) named as being "equally capable" of pursuing a deal.
June 23, 2015
07:36 EDTETEEnergy Transfer Equity bid for Williams positive, says RBC Capital
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07:24 EDTETECredit Suisse to hold a conference
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June 22, 2015
17:04 EDTETEOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Monday
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13:20 EDTETEOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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09:14 EDTETEOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:47 EDTETEKinder Morgan not likley to bid Williams, says Credit Suisse
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07:49 EDTETEEnergy Transfer Equity volatility low into buyout of Williams for $48B
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07:35 EDTETEWilliams Companies volatility low into rejecting $48B buyout offer
Williams Companies (WMB) July weekly call option implied volatility is at 23, July is at 22, August is at 24; compared to its 52-week range of 16 to 51, suggesting decreasing price movement into rejecting an unsolicited buyout offer worth $48B from Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), but has hired banks to explore alternatives, including a merger, a sale of the company or simply continuing on its current path.
07:18 EDTETEWilliams likley to trade through $64 offer price, says Credit Suisse
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05:16 EDTETEEnergy Transfer Equity confirms proposal to merge with Williams
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05:14 EDTETEEnergy Transfer Equity confirms proposal to merge with Williams
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June 19, 2015
10:00 EDTETPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Amedisys (AMED) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Consolidated Edison (ED) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Evercore ISI... Delta Air Lines (DAL) upgraded to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Deutsche Bank (DB) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas... EP Energy (EPE) upgraded on better than expected well economics at SunTrust... Encana (ECA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) upgraded to Buy at BofA/Merrill... Erickson (EAC) upgraded to Outperform from In-Line at Imperial Capital... Fiserv (FISV) upgraded on growth opportunities, margin outlook at Oppenheimer... IPC Healthcare (IPCM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Mack-Cali Realty (CLI) upgraded on valuation at Stifel... Micron (MU) upgraded to Buy on sustainable margins and capex at Topeka... NuStar Energy (NS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... NuStar GP Holdings (NSH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Ramco-Gershenson (RPT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird... Retail Opportunity (ROIC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Smith & Wesson (SWHC) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Sovran Self Storage (SSS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor... Springleaf (LEAF) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie.
08:37 EDTETPEnergy Transfer Partners upgraded to Buy at BofA/Merrill
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06:37 EDTETPEnergy Transfer Partners upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill

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