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BASFY

BASF

$86.03

-0.97 (-1.11%)

07:48
10/18/16
10/18
07:48
10/18/16
07:48

BASF facing prolonged shut-down after German plant explosion, Bloomberg says

BASF faces a prolonged shut-down of production units at a chemical site in Germany, where a deadly explosion and fire killed two employees and injured dozens, according to Bloomberg. An extended shutdown of manufacturing capacity could crimp earnings as the company last week announced an uptick in demand for specialty chemicals, the publication noted. Reference Link

BASFY BASF
$86.03

-0.97 (-1.11%)

05/12/16
PIPR
05/12/16
NO CHANGE
Target $95
PIPR
Overweight
Monsanto takeover reports still just speculation, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Brett Wong said press reports indicating that BASF (BASFY) and Bayer (BAYRY) are interested in possibly buying Monsanto (MON) seems to still be speculation and there do not seem to be any real offers on the table as of yet. Using a similar EBTIDA multiple as the one Syngenta (SYT) received from ChemChina would result in a mid-$50B offer for Monsanto, said Wong, but he added that without an official bid over the next week he believes Monsanto shares may be under pressure. The firm keeps an Overweight rating and $95 price target on Monsanto, which is up about 9% to $98.71 in late morning trading.
06/10/16
06/10/16
NO CHANGE

BASF not planning a counter bid for Monsanto, says Dealreporter, citing sources
07/14/16
JEFF
07/14/16
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Monsanto needs over $135/share bid to shut down alternatives, says Jefferies
After media reports indicated that Monsanto (MON) has revived talks with BASF (BASFY) as an alternative to the offer from Bayer (BAYRY), Jefferies analyst Laurence Alexander said he believes Bayer would need to increase its bid to over $135 per share for Monsanto to shut down its consideration of alternatives. The analyst views Bayer as "the best technology and market position fit for Monsanto," but adds that BASF "would have significantly less antitrust concerns."
10/05/16
UBSW
10/05/16
UPGRADE
UBSW
Buy
BASF upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS

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