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January 7, 2013
14:39 EDTVOD, VZVerizon CEO says buying out Vodafone share of JV a possibility, DJ reports
Verizon (VZ) CEO Lowell McAdam said the company has the resources and desire to buy out the stake in the Verizon Wireless joint venture held by Vodafone (VOD), though added the venture is functioning well and ownership consolidation isn't necessary, reported Dow Jones. The report noted that Verizon Wireless is 55% owned by Verizon, with Vodafone holding the remaining 45% stake, and that Verizon tried but failed to buy Vodafone's stake in 2006. Reference Link
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May 19, 2015
05:51 EDTVODVodafone reports 4G customers reach 20.2M in 18 markets
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05:51 EDTVODVodafone reports FY15 Group revenue GBP 42.2B
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May 18, 2015
08:22 EDTVZVerizon deal has multiple positive catalysts, says Wells Fargo
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05:56 EDTVODStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; VOD ALTR
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Vodafone (VOD) 24, Altera (ALTR) 73 according to iVolatility.
May 15, 2015
17:15 EDTVZPaulson & Co. gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:21 EDTVZStocks end week little changed as data, deals offset bond yield jumps
Stocks ended the week little changed as a number of M&A deals and a few relatively strong economic data points offset worries about rising bond yields. MACRO NEWS: U.S. weekly jobless claims came in better than expected and reached the lowest four-week average level in 15 years... In Europe, the combined GDP of the 19 eurozone countries grew 0.4% in the first quarter, which was a bit weaker than the 0.5% consensus growth forecast but a pickup from the 0.3% growth pace of the final quarter of last year. Of note, all four of the euro zone's largest economies recorded growth in the same quarter for the first time since the first half of 2010... The People's Bank of China reduced its one year interest rate by 0.25%, marking the third time in the last six months that the central bank has cut benchmark rates... Bond yields surged in many of the world's largest economies, raising worries about inflation and putting pressure on stocks in the beginning of the week. COMPANY NEWS: There was a significant amount of M&A activity again this week, with the headliner being Verizon's (VZ) deal to acquire AOL (AOL) for $50 per share in a transaction valued at $4.4B. Danaher (DHR) agreed to buy purification technologies supplier Pall Corporation (PLL) for $127.20 per share in cash. Danaher also announced that it plans to split itself into two publicly traded companies. Energy infrastructure company Williams (WMB) announced a simplification deal to buy its affiliate Williams Partners (WPZ) for $13.9B in an all-stock transaction. Energy exploration company Noble Energy (NBL) agreed to acquire Rosetta Resources (ROSE) in an all-stock deal. Noble is buying Rosetta for $2.1B in stock plus the assumption of Rosetta's net debt of $1.8B... Alibaba (BABA) acquired a 9.3% stake in Zulily (ZU), an e-commerce retailer geared toward women. A person familiar with the matter reportedly told the Wall Street Journal that the Chinese e-commerce giant is not pursuing an outright acquisition of the U.S. company, however... Shares of Netflix (NFLX) jumped Friday and hit a new all-time high after Bloomberg reported that the company is in talks with Wasu Media, a Chinese media company backed by Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma, about forming a partnership to bring its content to China... Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management lost its proxy fight with DuPont (DD) as Trian did not succeed in getting its nominees elected to the DuPont board. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow rose 0.45% to 18,272.56, the Nasdaq gained 0.89% to 5,048.29, and the S&P 500 climbed 0.31% to 2,122.73.
10:34 EDTVODOptions with increasing implied volatility
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08:46 EDTVZ, VODMobile operators ad blocking plan sets up fight with Google, FT reports
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07:09 EDTVODHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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May 14, 2015
11:06 EDTVODOptions with increasing implied volatility
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06:07 EDTVZAOL CEO could net almost $180M in company sale to Verizon, WSJ reports
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06:06 EDTVZDISH plans to enter wireless business, Yahoo reports
DISH (DISH) plans to enter the wireless business in an attempt to become the only provider to offer wireless voice, video and data services, Adam Samson of Yahoo Finance reports, citing an internal document. The document, marked confidential, obtained by Yahoo indicates Dish is looking to hire a chief marketing officer to help guide its move into the wireless space, Samson adds. The move comes after DISH acquired nearly half of the spectrum licenses offered in a U.S. government auction. The top U.S. wireless providers are Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S). Reference Link
05:34 EDTVZAOL downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
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May 13, 2015
10:04 EDTVZVerizon's strategic policy adviser Randy Milch to retire
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07:18 EDTVZAOL downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
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07:16 EDTVZMoffett Nathanson to hold a summit
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07:15 EDTVODVodafone volatility elevated into FY15 and outlook
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06:55 EDTVZInsiders speculate bidding war to erupt over AOL, Business Insider reports
The consensus speculation from investment bankers, hedge fund traders and people close to AOL (AOL) is that another company will emerge and offer a price for AOL that is higher than $50 per share, reports Business Insider. The potential suitors include Time Warner (TWX), Comcast (CMCSA), Yahoo (YHOO), Alibaba (BABA), Softbank (SFTBF), AT&T (T), Netflix (NFLX) and Apple (AAPL). Reference Link
05:53 EDTVZAOL CEO: AOL staying in content business, not selling TechCrunch, TC reports
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05:28 EDTVZAOL upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
Goldman Sachs upgraded AOL (AOL) to Neutral after Verizon (VZ) agreed to acquire the company for $50 per share. Goldman raised its price target for shares to $44 from $38.
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