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RILY

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, RCII

Rent-A-Center

$13.02

-1.43 (-9.90%)

07:35
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B. Riley Financial says Rent-A-Center termination of merger agreement invalid

B. Riley Financial (RILY) issued the following statement in response to Rent-A-Center's (RCII) purported termination of its merger agreement with affiliates of Vintage Capital Management: "The company has worked collaboratively and proactively with Vintage Capital and Rent-A-Center's management team on this transaction. We support the position that Rent-A-Center's purported termination of the merger is invalid and that its actions constitute a material breach of the merger agreement. The Company supports Vintage Capital in its pursuit to enforce its rights"

RILY

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RCII

Rent-A-Center

$13.02

-1.43 (-9.90%)

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RILY B. Riley Financial
$15.86

-1.47 (-8.48%)

RCII Rent-A-Center
$13.02

-1.43 (-9.90%)

12/18/18
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Equal Weight
Rent-A-Center likely to drop to around $12 after deal termination, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Vincent Caintic said he sees it as likely that Rent-A-Center will drop to around $12 per share this morning following the announcement that the company has terminated its merger with Vintage Capital. Rent-A-Center shares traded at $12.03 on June 15, prior to June 18 merger announcement, and was trading at $10.11 on June 8, noted Caintic, who has put his Equal Weight rating on the stock under review. In pre-market trading, Rent-A-Center is down $2.50, or 17%, to $12.00 per share.
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As previously reported, Janney Montgomery Scott upgraded Rent-A-Center to Buy from Neutral. Analyst John Rowan does not believe Rent-A-Center management would have elected its right to terminate the Merger Agreement with Vintage Capital Affiliates if the company's fundamentals were not improving. Rowan notes Rent-A-Center recently reported Q3 earnings of 32c, versus his estimate and the consensus of 28c, driven by consolidated same store sales improvement of 5.7% year-over-year versus 3.7% in Q2. The maintains a $15 price target on shares and notes his earnings estimate does not assume Vintage pays Rent-A-Center the $127M termination fee, which could be used to pay down debt.
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