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(HIG) Hartford Financial Services Group Completes Senior Notes Offering

Earlier this week, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG) completed the previously announced public offering of 4.3% senior notes worth $300 million, due in 2043. The issue is a part of the company’s...

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(GE) GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology Did $3.7 Billion in Deals in 2012

GE Capital, an operating unit of General Electric Company (GE), recently announced that its Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) financing business completed 58 deals aggregating $3.7 billion during 2012.

The...

9Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (GE) GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology Did $3.7 Billion in Deals in 2012 | Continued

(SWKS) Skyworks Solutions Creates Ripples with SkyOne

Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS), a leading semiconductor manufacturer, recently disclosed that its SkyOne platform has created a buzz in the industry as several OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and...

6Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (SWKS) Skyworks Solutions Creates Ripples with SkyOne | Continued

(MCK) McKesson Acquires PSS World Medical

McKesson Corporation (MCK) recently announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of PSS World Medical, Inc.

McKesson paid $2.1 billion for the acquisition including PSS World...

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(XOM) ExxonMobil Joins PetroChina in Iraqi West Qurna Oilfield Venture

China’s largest oil and gas producer – PetroChina – is interested in joining Texas-based ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM), for the development of West Qurna oilfield in southern Iraq. Both parties are...

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (XOM) ExxonMobil Joins PetroChina in Iraqi West Qurna Oilfield Venture | Continued

(BAC) Bank of America Launches BankAmericard Better Balance Rewards Card

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) launched a new credit card – BankAmericard Better Balance Rewards card. The card offers customers a reward of up to $100 yearly for efficient management of their credit card...

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(MSFT) Microsoft Office 365 Makes Gains in Healthcare Sector

The world’s largest software maker Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) Office 365 is gaining traction in the healthcare sector with organizations such as FHI 360, Gwinnett Hospital System, Kindred Healthcare Inc....

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (MSFT) Microsoft Office 365 Makes Gains in Healthcare Sector | Continued

(EAT) Brinker International Revises Fiscal 2013 Guidance and Long-term Outlook

Brinker International Inc. (EAT) recently revised its guidance for fiscal 2013 and also updated its long-term outlook.

Revised Fiscal 2013 Guidance

The company now expects that...

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (EAT) Brinker International Revises Fiscal 2013 Guidance and Long-term Outlook | Continued

(ABCO) The Advisory Board Company Value Alert

Texas ( Mar. 04, 2013) Wax Ink has issued a No Investment Interest rating for The Advisory Board Company (Nasdaq:

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(ABAX) Abaxis Incorporated Value Alert

Texas ( Mar. 04, 2013) Wax Ink has issued a No Investment Interest rating for Abaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq:

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(AAWW) Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Value Alert

Texas ( Mar. 04, 2013) Wax Ink has issued a No Investment Interest rating for Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:

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(KR) Looking Toward Employment Numbers – Earnings Preview

The budget sequester has taken effect, but thankfully everything seems to be just fine.

The fourth quarter earnings season is effectively in the books now, though it will still be couple of more weeks before we can officially call an end to the reporting season. The...

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (KR) Looking Toward Employment Numbers – Earnings Preview | Continued

(LCI) UCB In-licenses Parkinson’s Drug

UCB (UCBJF) recently announced that it has licensed exclusive global rights to tozadenant (SYN115) for Parkinson’s disease from Biotie Therapies.

The Candidate

Tozadenant is an orally administered,...

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (LCI) UCB In-licenses Parkinson’s Drug | Continued

(DD) E. I. du Pont de Nemour See Favorable Result for DuPont Teflon

Chemical company E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) announced the results of a test, which showed that cookware with Teflon non-stick coatings is more durable and provided superior nonstick food release...

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (DD) E. I. du Pont de Nemour See Favorable Result for DuPont Teflon | Continued

(CVX) Chevron Conducts Test at St. Malo PS003 Well in The Gulf of Mexico

U.S. oil major Chevron Corporation (CVX) announced that it carried out a production test at St. Malo PS003 well located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The attempt was successful, with oil flow rate reported...

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (CVX) Chevron Conducts Test at St. Malo PS003 Well in The Gulf of Mexico | Continued

(MHP) U.S. Domestic Crude Supplies Rise Again

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged an increase, as imports climbed. The report further revealed that within the ‘refined products’ category, gasoline stocks fell, while distillate supplies were up from the week-ago...

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (MHP) U.S. Domestic Crude Supplies Rise Again | Continued

(PL) Rating Action on Protective Life

As a part of its periodic review exercise, the rating agency A.M. Best Co. has undertaken rating action on the life insurer Protective Life Corporation (PL). Per its action it has reiterated the issuer credit...

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (PL) Rating Action on Protective Life | Continued

(TXN) Texas Instruments Apps for iPad

Texas Instruments (TXN) or “TI” has launched two new apps: the TI-Nspire App and TI-Nspire CAS App for Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) iPad.

TI...

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (TXN) Texas Instruments Apps for iPad | Continued

(CBST) Cubist Pharmaceuticals Sees Encouraging News From FDA

Recently, Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CBST) received some encouraging news when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designated its antibiotic candidate CXA-201 (ceftolozane/tazobactam) as a qualified...

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(TRW) TRW Automotive Holdings Remains Neutral

On Feb 19, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (TRW), despite its lower earnings in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, based on its innovative technologies, which will...

4Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (TRW) TRW Automotive Holdings Remains Neutral | Continued

(EIX) Edison International to Miss Again?

Edison International (EIX) is slated to release its fourth quarter 2012 financial results after the market bell on Feb 26, 2013. In the last reported quarter, the electric generation and distribution company...

4Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (EIX) Edison International to Miss Again? | Continued

(IBM) The Cheesecake Factory Adopts IBM’s Solution

International Business Machines Corp (IBM) announced that it has deployed its Big Data analytics solutions at The Cheesecake Factory Inc (CAKE),...

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(CME) CME Group Dips to Underperform

On Feb 27, we downgraded derivative exchange CME Group Inc. (CME) to Underperform based on its weak top-line growth over the last several quarters.

Why the Downgrade?

Estimates...

4Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (CME) CME Group Dips to Underperform | Continued

(MA) MasterCard Announces Multiple Deals

Recently, MasterCard Inc. (MA) announced a number of partnerships and product launches. The transactions are aimed at expanding the operations of the company and enhance client base.

First, MasterCard...

4Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (MA) MasterCard Announces Multiple Deals | Continued

(BA) Boeing Gets $3.2 Billion Order

The Boeing Company (BA) has entered into an agreement, worth $3.2 billion, with Air Lease Corporation (“ALC”) to supply 10 units of 777-300 Extended Range (ER) airplanes.

Boeing has a long-standing...

4Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (BA) Boeing Gets $3.2 Billion Order | Continued

(CAT) Caterpillar to Cut Jobs in Belgium

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is contemplating to cut 1,400 jobs at its Belgium plant due to high costs and weak European economy.

The plant, located near Charleroi in Belgium, is one of Caterpillar’s largest...

3Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (CAT) Caterpillar to Cut Jobs in Belgium | Continued

(VZ) Verizon Communications to Ink Overseas 4G LTE Deal

Verizon Communication Inc. (VZ) – the largest 4G LTE operator in the U.S. — plans to enter into an international roaming agreement for 4G LTE services for the first time since its launch in 2010.

The...

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(ALU) Alcatel Lucent Enters into New Ventures

In Mobile World Congress (Barcelona, Spain) Alcatel Lucent (ALU) announced that it has entered into new ventures in India and Iraq.

In India, Alcatel-Lucent entered into an agreement with Telnor...

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(CELG) Celgene Plans $600M Share Buyback

Celgene Corporation (CELG) recently entered into an accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement with an investment bank. The agreement will allow Celgene to repurchase around $600 million of its common stock....

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(SNY) Sanofi Diabetes Drug Under FDA Review

Sanofi (SNY) recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the marketing application of its type II diabetes candidate, lixisenatide. The company is looking to get lixisenatide...

2Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (SNY) Sanofi Diabetes Drug Under FDA Review | Continued