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MGI

MoneyGram

$16.56

-0.28 (-1.66%)

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07:22
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07:22

U.S. tougher stance on Chinese deals raises doubts for MoneyGram, WSJ says

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., or CFIUS, sees significant obstacles facing the proposed purchase of MoneyGram (MGI) by Alibaba's (BABA) Ant Financial Services as the U.S. toughens its scrutiny of Chinese deals, said The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Amid the tougher reviews, China Oceanwide Holdings, which last year announced a deal to buy Genworth Financial (GNW), and Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, which plans to take over lLattice Semiconductor (LSCC), have each taken the "unusual step" of refiling twice with CFIUS to try to address the committee's concerns, the report added. Reference Link

MGI

MoneyGram

$16.56

-0.28 (-1.66%)

BABA

Alibaba

$151.89

-0.22 (-0.14%)

LSCC

Lattice Semiconductor

$6.72

-0.01 (-0.15%)

GNW

Genworth

  • 02

    Aug

MGI MoneyGram
$16.56

-0.28 (-1.66%)

03/14/17
BTIG
03/14/17
NO CHANGE
BTIG
BTIG says Western Union positive reaction to MoneyGram news makes sense
BTIG analyst Mark Palmer said he believes the uptick in Western Union (WU) shares after the announcement of Euronet's (EEFT) offer to buy competitor MoneyGram (MGI) makes some sense as Euronet may be seen as less of a competitive threat than Alibaba's (BABA) Ant Financial, which previously struck a deal to buy MoneyGram, and the bid underscores the attractiveness and potential of the global remittance space. However, speculation that if Ant was unsuccessful in its effort to acquire MoneyGram it could look to acquire VeriFone (PAY) or Green Dot (GDOT) "makes less sense," said Palmer.
03/14/17
RHCO
03/14/17
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Buy
SunTrust says buy Euronet on MoneyGram deal selloff
Euronet's (EEFT) $1.8B offer to acquire MoneyGram (MGI) is "superior in all ways" to Ant Financial's, which is owned by Alibaba (BABA), SunTrust analyst Andrew Jeffrey tells investors in a research note. He expects shares of Euronet to come under pressure this morning "as many investors simply do not like global remittance." Jeffrey recommends using the weakness to buy Euronet, however, as he feels the company has a differentiated franchise and superior management and growth strategy.
01/30/17
FLTL
01/30/17
DOWNGRADE
FLTL
Hold
MoneyGram downgraded to Hold from Buy at Feltl
Feltl downgraded MoneyGram following its deal to be acquired by Ant Financial for $13.25 per share.
01/26/17
FANA
01/26/17
DOWNGRADE
FANA
Equal-Weight
MoneyGram downgraded to Equal-Weight from Overweight at First Analysis
First Analysis analyst Lawrence Berlin downgraded MoneyGramto Equal-Weight from Overweight following its deal to be acquired by Ant Financial. He expects the transaction to be completed at the announced price, though he sees greater than normal uncertainty since the acquirer is Chinese and the Trump administration "may look critically" at the deal.
BABA Alibaba
$151.89

-0.22 (-0.14%)

06/28/17
JPMS
06/28/17
INITIATION
Target $65
JPMS
Overweight
Altaba initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth started Altaba (AABA) with an Overweight rating and $65 price target. The analyst cites expected upside in Alibaba (BABA), the ability for Altaba to close its 31% valuation discount over time, and expected Yahoo Japan (YAHOY) upside for his bullish thesis.
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DBAB
07/03/17
NO CHANGE
Target $201
DBAB
Buy
Alibaba price target raised to $201 from $158 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Alan Hellawell raised his price target for Alibaba shares to $201 from $158 after spending two days with management in London. The stock closed Friday up 13c to $140.90. His new target reflects a roll forward to 2018 estimates. Management reflected on its ever-improving use of customer data, Hellawell tells investors in a research note. The analyst highlights Alibaba management's "undiminished belief" in the potential to monetize core commerce through better ad targeting and analytical support of the platform's merchants. It is clear that the company remains in the early stages of bringing together a wide range of behavioral data across multiple platforms to improve targeting for its brand-customers, Hellawell writes. He believes Alibaba's user engagement continues to grow and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
07/17/17
UBSW
07/17/17
NO CHANGE
Target $69
UBSW
Buy
Altaba price target raised to $69 from $58 at UBS
UBS analyst Eric Sheridan raised his price target on Altaba (AABA) to $69 from $58 following its transformation from Yahoo. The analyst said tax efficient structures could allow the company to monetize its Alibaba (BABA) and Yahoo Japan stakes and the possibility of a federal tax cut provides additional optionality for tax efficiency. Sheridan reiterated his Buy rating on Altaba shares.
06/27/17
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LSCC Lattice Semiconductor
$6.72

-0.01 (-0.15%)

09/20/16
SUSQ
09/20/16
INITIATION
Target $7.5
SUSQ
Positive
Lattice Semiconductor initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna
Susquehanna analyst Christopher Rolland initiated Lattice Semiconductor with a Positive and a $7.50 price target saying it is an top acquisition candidate due to potential cost synergies and a strategic portfolio.
11/04/16
JEFF
11/04/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $8.3
JEFF
Hold
Lattice Semiconductor downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Mark Lipacis downgraded Lattice Semiconductor to Hold citing the takeout by Canyon Bridge Capital Partners. The analyst does not expect a competing bid and raised his price target for the shares to $8.30 from $6.75.
GNW Genworth

10/05/16
BTIG
10/05/16
DOWNGRADE
BTIG
Neutral
Genworth downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG
BTIG analyst Mark Palmer downgrading Genworth Financial to Neutral and removed its price target of $5 citing valuation.
11/11/16
COMP
11/11/16
UPGRADE
COMP
Buy
Genworth upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point
01/24/17
BTIG
01/24/17
NO CHANGE
BTIG
Neutral
BTIG says Genworth could be worth 'pennies' if deal falls through
BTIG analyst Mark Palmer finds it "exceedingly difficult" to play Genworth Financial shares from the long or the short side. The upside for the shares, assuming no other bidder emerges, is capped at $5.43, or the price offered by China Oceanwide, Palmer tells investors in a research note. The analyst's sum-of-the-parts analysis yields a $4.23 per share price for Genworth, which he notes assumes the intrinsic value of the subsidiaries being fully unlocked, which he says is "far from a given." Palmer believes the value of Genworth shares is within 15%, plus or minus, from current levels. Investors concerned about mark-to-market risk, however, "need to get comfortable with the notion that the stock could trade in pennies in the immediate aftermath of an announcement that the China Oceanwide deal had been nixed," Palmer cautions. He keeps a Neutral rating on the shares. The stock closed yesterday at $3.77.
09/22/16
WELS
09/22/16
INITIATION
WELS
Market Perform
Genworth coverage resumed with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo

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