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June 9, 2014
06:10 EDTWFM, DTVStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; WFM DTV
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Whole Foods (WFM) 29, DirecTV (DTV) 14 according to iVolatility.
News For WFM;DTV From The Last 14 Days
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July 6, 2015
15:32 EDTDTVFCC decision on AT&T, DirecTV deal still 'few days' away, CTFN says
The Federal Communications Commission is expected to clear AT&T's (T) deal for DirecTV (DTV), but will be a “few more days” before the review is completed and the conditions that will be imposed remain unclear, according to CTFN, citing a source close to the matter. Reference Link
July 1, 2015
19:48 EDTWFMWhole Foods co-CEOs comment on pricing issues, will implement audit system
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15:23 EDTDTVDISH's Ergen awaits AT&T-DirecTV approval before more T-Mobile talks, FBN says
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13:57 EDTDTVAT&T-DirecTV deal set to be cleared by U.S. antitrust officials, Bloomberg says
AT&T’s (T) proposed $48.5B deal to buy DirecTV (DTV) is slated to be cleared by U.S. antitrust officials without any conditions, Bloomberg reports, citing a personal familiar with the deliberations by the Justice Department. The merger still requires approval from the FCC, which may demand concessions such as following net neutrality rules, the report says. Reference Link
June 30, 2015
18:11 EDTDTVAT&T, DirecTV merger may get U.S. approval next week, Reuters says
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June 29, 2015
17:25 EDTDTVAT&T, DirecTV elect to further extend merger termination date
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15:32 EDTDTVDoubtful that FCC votes on AT&T, DirecTV deal this week, CTFN says
Sources said it is looking "increasingly doubtful" that the FCC will vote this week on the proposed merger between AT&T (T) and DirecTV (DTV), according to CTFinancialNews. Reference Link
June 24, 2015
15:53 EDTWFMSunTrust identifies the most likely M&A activity in specialty retail
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13:39 EDTWFMDCA reports 'systemic overcharging' for pre-packaged foods at Whole Foods
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10:31 EDTWFMNew York probing Whole Foods over alleged overcharging, Daily News reports
New York City has launched a probe of Whole Foods Markets after an investigation conducted by the Department of Consumer Affairs found items for sale at its locations were labeled inaccurately, with many overcharging consumers, according to The Daily News. A Whole Foods spokesman said the company disagrees with the city's findings and is "vigorously defending" itself against the allegations, the report noted. Reference Link
June 23, 2015
05:41 EDTDTVAT&T upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst John Hodulik upgraded AT&T (T) to Buy citing an attractive valuation at current share levels. Hodulik expects the phone giant's core domestic wireless business to show "meaningful improvement" in Q2. He also thinks financial benefits from the DirecTV (DTV) acquisition are being underappreciated by the market. Hodulik raised his price target for AT&T shares to $42 from $34. The stock was also upgraded this morning by Barclays analyst Amir Rozwadowski. AT&T shares closed yesterday up 5c to $35.04.
05:35 EDTDTVAT&T upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Amir Rozwadowski upgraded AT&T (T) to Overweight saying earnings estimates should move higher following the close of the DirecTV (DTV) acquisition. After visiting AT&T's headquarters, Rozwadowski believes synergies from the deal are "too material to ignore." He raised his price target for AT&T shares to $39 from $34. The stock closed yesterday up 5c to $35.04.

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