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March 7, 2014
07:35 EDTORAN, TEF, DTEGY, VOD, HUWHY, TIEU telecoms ask EC to ease competition rules, FT reports
In a letter to the European Commission signed by the CEOs of Vodafone (VOD), Telefonica (TEF), Telecom Italia (TI), Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY), Orange (ORAN), and Hutchison Whampoa (HUWHY) the telecom companies have asked for competition rules to be eased in order to allow consolidation and boost industry profits, reported Financial Times. Reference Link
News For VOD;TEF;TI;DTEGY;ORAN;HUWHY From The Last 14 Days
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December 19, 2014
10:17 EDTTEFOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:17 EDTORANOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Aviva (AV) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Basic Energy (BAS) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering... BioDelivery Sciences (BDSI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Roth Capital... CVS Health (CVS) upgraded at SunTrust... CVS Health (CVS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... EPR Properties (EPR) upgraded to Hold from Underweight at KeyBanc... Ensco (ESV) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at Tudor Pickering... First Marblehead (FMD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point... GOL Linhas (GOL) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Medical Properties Trust (MPW) upgraded to Hold from Underweight at KeyBanc... NVIDIA (NVDA) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... NewStar Financial (NEWS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sidoti... Orange SA (ORAN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Parker Drilling (PKD) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering... Potash (POT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Teekay Tankers (TNK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Tidewater (TDW) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at Tudor Pickering... Unum Group (UNM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point... WPP PLC (WPPGY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Weatherford (WFT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Tudor Pickering.
06:45 EDTTEFTelefonica reinstated with a Sell at Deutsche Bank
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05:33 EDTORANOrange SA upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
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December 18, 2014
06:10 EDTTEF, ORANBT Group prepping 'giant' financing package to fund EE takeover, Telegraph says
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06:09 EDTORANApax sells Orange Switzerland to Xavier Niel for CHF 2.8B
Funds advised by Apax Partners announced that they have agreed to sell Orange Switzerland to NJJ Capital, Xavier Nielís private holding company, for a total transaction value of CHF 2.8B. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval and expected to complete by the end of Q1. Apax has controlled Orange Switzerland since 2012 after buying the company from Orange SA (ORAN). Xavier Niel is Deputy CEO of Iliad (ILIAF).
December 16, 2014
07:02 EDTVODVodafone to use loan to buy $750M of BlackBerry offerings, Globe and Mail says
Canada has agreed to lend $850M to Vodafone (VOD), which will use $750M of the funds to buy products and services from BlackBerry (BBRY), according to Globe and Mail. Reference Link
December 15, 2014
12:04 EDTORAN, DTEGYBT enters exclusivity agreement with Deutsche Telekom, Orange
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11:56 EDTORANOrange SA trading halted, pending news
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11:21 EDTDTEGY, ORAN, TEFBT could announce exclusive talks to buy EE today, FT reports
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06:13 EDTTEF, ORAN, DTEGYBT could decide this week between O2 and EE, Daily Mail reports
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December 10, 2014
15:19 EDTTI, TEFTelefonica, Oi, Claro to offer $15B for Tim Participacoes, Bloomberg says
Telefonica (TEF), Oi SA (OIBR), and America Movil (AMX, AMOV) owned Claro plan to team up on a takeover bid for Tim Participacoes (TSU) that would value it at about $15B, said Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Telecom Italia (TI), which owns 67% of Brazilís Tim Participacoes, believes Tim should be valued at about $25B or more, including debt, according to a person familiar with the matter, the report noted. Shares of Tim trading in New York are up about 6.6% to $23.69 in afternoon trading after rising as high as $26.54 immediately following the headlines from Bloomberg's report. Reference Link
13:46 EDTTEFTim Participacoes jumps 10.7% to $24.59 after report of Telefonica-Oi offer
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13:45 EDTTEFTelefonica, Oi, Claro to offer $15B for Tim Participacoes, Bloomberg reports
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06:46 EDTTEFBT Group bid for O2 expected this week, Daily Mail says
BT Group's (BT) offer to acquire Q2 from Telefonica (TEF) could come as early as this week and sources stated that an offer is "imminent," reports Daily Mail, citing sources familiar with the talks. Reference Link
December 9, 2014
09:21 EDTTEF, DTEGY, ORANBT leaning toward O2 acquision over EE purchase, Bloomberg says
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06:08 EDTDTEGYFireEye announces partnership with Deutsche Telekom
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December 8, 2014
10:00 EDTORANOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Antero Resources (AR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Apache (APA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Applied Materials (AMAT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Arch Capital (ACGL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... CU Bancorp (CUNB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Calpine (CPN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Commerzbank (CRZBY) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... EastGroup Properties (EGP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Enbridge Energy Management (EEQ) upgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Enbridge Energy (EEP) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... GasLog (GLOG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Hoegh LNG (HMLP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Global Hunter... LaSalle Hotel (LHO) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Lufthansa (DLAKY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... NASDAQ (NDAQ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Newfield Exploration (NFX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Omega Healthcare (OHI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Orange SA (ORAN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... SM Energy (SM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Southwest (LUV) upgraded at Goldman... TSMC (TSM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... United Technologies (UTX) upgraded at Bernstein... eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel.
05:48 EDTORANOrange SA upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
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