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MSFT

Microsoft

$57.42

-0.18 (-0.31%)

, LNKD

LinkedIn

$192.20

0.25 (0.13%)

11:53
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Microsoft plans to file for EC approval of LinkedIn deal soon, CTFN says

Microsoft (MSFT) plans to file for clearance of its takeover of LinkedIn (LNKD) with the European Commission in the next couple of weeks, CTFN reports, citing a person close to Microsoft. A competition lawyer familiar with the industry said that the proposal would be filed with the EC and noted that it seems likely that the EU will weigh vertical competition issues surrounding the acquisition of LinkedIn's data, the report says. The lawyer added that the suggestion that the parties "could be obliged to file for data protection reasons" is misguided, the report says. Another attorney said that there is little likelihood that the transaction would be blocked for issues around LinkedIn's user data, the report notes. Reference Link

MSFT

Microsoft

$57.42

-0.18 (-0.31%)

LNKD

LinkedIn

$192.20

0.25 (0.13%)

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MSFT Microsoft
$57.42

-0.18 (-0.31%)

09/06/16
RHCO
09/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $18
RHCO
Neutral
SunTrust sees 'limited' list of Twitter suitors, says activist action unlikely
SunTrust analyst Robert Peck reiterated his belief that Twitter (TWTR) is unlikely to sell itself in 2016 in a new note to investors, but noted that investors have asked him who would be interested if Twitter were open to a sale. While giving his opinion on potential acquirers - which he sees possibly including Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), Disney (DIS), Fox (FOXA), and Alibaba (BABA) - Peck said the company's high price and "unique" asset limit the potential buyers and gave his view that a PE buyer is highly unlikely given the company's lack of free cash flow. Additionally, Peck thinks activist action at Twitter seems "extremely unlikely" despite "unsubstantiated investor conjecture" and media reports. The analyst keeps Neutral rating and $18 price target on Twitter shares.
09/13/16
PACS
09/13/16
NO CHANGE
PACS
Microsoft cloud revenue could triple in four years, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest analyst Brent Bracelin says that Microsoft's cloud revenue "has the potential to triple in four years to $40B plus." The analyst thinks that the company could use artificial technology to create new "smart applications." He says the shares could exceed their all-time high of $58.72 and keeps a $65 price target and Overweight rating on the stock.
09/23/16
RHCO
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Buy
SunTrust says Twitter would help Salesforce deal with Microsoft
SunTrust analyst John Rizzuto believes a potential acquisition of Twitter (TWTR) could give Salesforce (CRM) a "strong external social platform" that can enhance its ecosystem while addressing the longer-term threat from Microsoft (MSFT). With less than $2B of cash on hand, Salesforce would need to raise much of the required capital as equity with a smaller debt component, Rizzuto tells investors in a research note. The analyst remains positive on Salesforce shares with a Buy rating. CNBC's David Faber reported earlier today that Twitter is getting closer to a sale and he named Salesforce as one of the potential suitors. Salesforce is down 5% to $70.69 while Twitter is up 19% to $22.12 in afternoon trading.
09/26/16
CANT
09/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $42
CANT
Buy
Yelp takeout chances increased with share conversion, says Cantor
Yelp's (YELP) conversion of Class B super-voting shares into regular Class A shares late last week increases the company's takeout potential, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali tells investors in a research note. Yelp, especially following recent improvements in the underlying growth fundamentals of the business, has become "an easier, and more likely" acquisition target, the analyst contends. The analyst views Facebook (FB), Priceline (PCLN), TripAdvisor (TRIP) and Microsoft (MSFT) as potential acquirers of Yelp. Squali estimates Yelp could be worth $53 per share in a takeout. He keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a $42 price target. The stock is up 2% to $40.35 in early trading.
LNKD LinkedIn
$192.20

0.25 (0.13%)

06/15/16
UBSW
06/15/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $196
UBSW
Neutral
LinkedIn downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Eric Sheridan downgraded LinkedIn (LNKD) to Neutral saying it is unlikely that another bidder to Microsoft (MSFT) will emerge. The analyst, however, "cannot completely rule out this possibility." He raised his price target for LinkedIn shares to $196 from $175.
06/15/16
RBCM
06/15/16
DOWNGRADE
RBCM
Sector Perform
LinkedIn downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
LinkedIn (LNKD) is being acquired by Microsoft (MSFT) for $196 per share in cash.
06/15/16
NOMU
06/15/16
DOWNGRADE
NOMU
Neutral
LinkedIn downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura
LinkedIn (LNKD) is being acquired by Microsoft (MSFT) for $196 per share in cash.
09/23/16
BOFA
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
Target $55
BOFA
Buy
BofA thinks Verizon deal stays on track despite Yahoo data breach
Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post said that Yahoo's (YHOO) disclosure of the massive data breach impacting over 500M of its users is clearly a negative for the company that could result in email account closures, but he does not anticipate a major impact on Yahoo's business related to this breach, citing as evidence the fact that he is not aware of any significant business impairment or financial liability related to security breaches at LinkedIn (LNKD) in 2012 and at eBay (EBAY) in 2014. Post adds that the Target (TGT) data breach, which did include credit card info, is not directly comparable to Yahoo's breach. For Verizon (VZ) to back out of its acquisition agreement, Post thinks the company would need to assume Yahoo acted in bad faith during negotiations and that the Yahoo asset is impaired or comes with significant liability, neither of which he sees as being the case. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Yahoo and bumped his target on the shares to $55 from $53, citing an increased price target on Alibaba (BABA) that a peer at the firm recently set.

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Nucor

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Roka Bioscience

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TESS

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La Jolla

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CUR

Neuralstem

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WUBA

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CGI

Celadon Group

$8.55

0.45 (5.56%)

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USA Truck

$9.00

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USA Truck

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HTLD

Heartland Express

$20.64

0.2 (0.98%)

KNX

Knight Transportation

$32.70

0.55 (1.71%)

SWFT

Swift Transportation

$22.09

0.35 (1.61%)

CVTI

Covenant Transportation

$20.06

0.05 (0.25%)

MRTN

Marten Transport

WERN

Werner

$27.80

0.45 (1.65%)

XPO

XPO Logistics

$51.41

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GLD

SPDR Gold Trust

$119.45

-0.25 (-0.21%)

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SGY

Stone Energy

$6.73

0.15 (2.28%)

, EQT

EQT Corporation

$60.73

0.785 (1.31%)

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Stone Energy

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EQT

EQT Corporation

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EXEL

Exelixis

$21.69

-0.05 (-0.23%)

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$NSD

NASDAQ Market Internals

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$NYE

NYSE Market Internals

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GE

General Electric

$29.94

-0.25 (-0.83%)

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VimpelCom

$4.30

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VAC

Marriott Vacations

$96.51

-2.39 (-2.42%)

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TGT

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$66.95

0.435 (0.65%)

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AutoZone

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Valeant

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PAH

Platform Specialty Products

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ENDP

Endo

$13.15

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DDD

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SEAS

SeaWorld

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PCLN

Priceline

$1,631.62

-5.64 (-0.34%)

, WDAY

Workday

$90.92

1.26 (1.41%)

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Priceline

$1,631.62

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WDAY

Workday

$90.92

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PRGO

Perrigo

$84.39

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ALB

Albemarle

$92.74

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EXEL

Exelixis

$21.69

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RSPP

RSP Permian

$40.77

0.88 (2.21%)

FTR

Frontier Communications

$3.37

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CST

CST Brands

$48.37

0.02 (0.04%)

THC

Tenet

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HTZ

Hertz

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HTZ

Hertz

$19.87

-0.105 (-0.53%)

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MNK

Mallinckrodt

$54.42

1.04 (1.95%)

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INCY

Incyte

$131.21

9.26 (7.59%)

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ENB

Enbridge

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DDS

Dillard's

$56.99

-0.01 (-0.02%)

, ISIL

Intersil

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Dillard's

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Intersil

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WRK

WestRock

$53.69

0.26 (0.49%)

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GIG

GigPeak

$3.10

0.03 (0.98%)

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