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August 12, 2014
17:09 EDTYHOO, BABA, SFTBFYahoo says Alibaba to sell assets relating to its SME loan business for $518M
Yahoo disclosed in a regulatory filing that on August 12, Yahoo (YHOO), entered into a Share and Asset Purchase Agreement, the SAPA, by and among Yahoo, Alibaba Group Holding (BABA), Alipay.com, Zhejiang Ant Small and Micro Financial Services Company, SoftBank (SFTBF), APN Ltd., Jack Ma Yun, Joseph Chung Tsai and certain of their affiliates. Alibaba Group agreed to sell certain securities and assets primarily relating to its SME loan business to Small and Micro Financial, in exchange for aggregate cash consideration of RMB3,219M, US$518M. The sale of the SME loan business is subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Such cash consideration will be paid to Alibaba Group no later than the earlier of the second anniversary of the closing of such sale and a “qualified IPO” of Small and Micro Financial or Alipay. In addition, pursuant to certain software system use and service agreements, Alibaba Group will receive annual fees for a term of seven years. These fees will be determined as follows: for calendar years 2015 to 2017, Alibaba Group will be paid an annual fee equal to 2.5% of the average daily balance of the SME loans provided by SME loan entities; and in calendar years 2018 to 2021, Alibaba Group will be paid an annual fee equal to the amount of the fees paid in the calendar year 2017.
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September 19, 2014
06:58 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $43 from $39 at Cantor
Cantor increased its price target on Yahoo to reflect the pricing of Alibaba's (BABA) IPO at $68 per share. The firm adds that a tax-efficient sale of Yahoo's second tranche of Alibaba shares could cause the U.S. company's stock price to reach $53-$58. Cantor keeps a Buy rating on Yahoo.
06:34 EDTBABAAlibaba initiated with a Buy at Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald started shares of Alibaba (BABA) with a Buy rating and $90 price target ahead of the company's initial public offering later today. Alibaba's IPO priced at $68 per share. Cantor believes Alibaba's e-commerce platform "has the potential to dominate global online commerce over time." The firm says the company's "outsized growth and margin profiles" should support higher stock valuations over time.
06:05 EDTYHOOYahoo laying off 59 San Diego-area employees, Re/code reports
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05:54 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $48 from $44 at Piper Jaffray
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September 18, 2014
18:07 EDTBABA, YHOOAlibaba 320.1M share IPO priced at $68
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17:22 EDTBABAAlibaba IPO priced at $68 per share, Dow Jones says, citing sources
16:27 EDTBABAOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:42 EDTBABA, YHOOYahoo September 42 straddle priced for 5.7% move into Alibaba IPO
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15:17 EDTYHOO, BABAYahoo volatility elevated into Alibaba IPO
Yahoo (YHOO) September call option implied volatility is at 104, September weekly is at 76, October is at 55, November is at 43, January is at 34; compared to its 26-week average of 37 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into the expected IPO of Alibaba (BABA) on September 19.
11:04 EDTBABAAlibaba IPO to price within existing range, CNBC reports
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11:03 EDTBABA, YHOOYahoo September 42 straddle priced for 5.9% move into Alibaba IPO
11:01 EDTBABA, YHOOYahoo volatility elevated into Alibaba IPO
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10:00 EDTBABAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Abengoa Yield (ABY) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Acacia Research (ACTG) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Alibaba (BABA) initiated with a Buy at CRT Capital... Allianz (AZSEY) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Boulder Brands (BDBD) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Brookfield Renewable (BEP) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Cogent (CCOI) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Discovery (DISCA) initiated with a Buy at Argus... FCB Financial (FCB) initiated with a Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Five Oaks (OAKS) initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg... Furmanite (FRM) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti... Fusion Telecommunications (FSNN) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... Helen of Troy (HELE) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... ICON plc (ICLR) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc... InterOil (IOC) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Jarden (JAH) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Level 3 (LVLT) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Lombard Medical (EVAR) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... NRG Yield (NYLD) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Novatel Wireless (NVTL) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... Parker-Hannifin (PH) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Pattern Energy (PEGI) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Rentrak (RENT) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... Rhino Resources (RNO) initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg... Ryerson (RYI) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc... SFX Entertainment (SFXE) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... SoftBank (SFTBY) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... TerraForm Power (TERP) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Vince Holding (VNCE) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray.
09:50 EDTBABAMuddy Waters says 'no investment opinion' in Alibaba
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09:36 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL YHOO TWTR VVUS RAD PWE WFM TSLA PIR SHLD
08:47 EDTBABAeBay October volatility elevated into Alibaba IPO
eBay September call option implied volatility is at 33, October is at 31, November is at 27, January is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 26 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected IPO of Alibaba (BABA) on September 19.
08:44 EDTBABAAmazon.com volatility flat into Alibaba IPO
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08:12 EDTBABA, YHOOYahoo volatility elevated into Alibaba IPO
Yahoo (YHOO) September call option implied volatility is at 99, September weekly is at 77, October is at 59, November is at 46, January is at 39; compared to its 26-week average of 37 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into the expected IPO of Alibaba (BABA) on September 19.
06:39 EDTBABAAlibaba IPO allows investors chance to sell shares early, WSJ reports
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05:58 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; YHOO BWP
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