US News

Carlyle to Acquire DuPont’s Unit (DD)

30 Aug 2012 @ 23:33
Private equity firm, Carlyle Group has announced that it will be buying DuPont’s (NYSE:DD) DuPont Performance Coatings (D.P.C.) unit for $4.9 billion in cash.

Citigroup to Pay $590 Million to Settle Lawsuit (C)

30 Aug 2012 @ 23:32
Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) will be paying $590 million to settle a lawsuit by its shareholders, who claimed that the bank kept them in dark by not disclosing massive losses arising out of subprime mortgage assets before the baking crisis erupted.

PV Crystalox – Time to Shut Down Operations and hand back cash NOW. The fat Lady is singing in Chinese

30 Aug 2012 @ 18:43
I argued a few weeks ago on that AIM listed solar wafer producer PV Crystalox (LSE:PVCS) should shut its operations at once and return all its cash to shareholders. The share price is 7.9p valuing PV at £32 million and the company (as at the half year) had net cash of 122 million Euro,   […]

Hertz Acquires Dollar Thrifty Group - Set to Give Enterprise a Run for the Money

29 Aug 2012 @ 20:37
The Hertz Global Holdings car rental group’s (NYSE:HTZ) acquisition of the Dollar Thrifty Group (NYSE:DTG) has the potential to shake up the US car rental business with its underlying strategy, if it gains regulatory approval and if it can manage its debt load.  DTG shares rose 7.5% to $87.08 yesterday setting a new five-year high […]

Sanderson Farms Reports Q3 Results (SAFM)

28 Aug 2012 @ 23:48
Chicken producer, Sanderson Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) reported better-than-expected fiscal third quarter earnings and revenue as sturdy demand in grocery stores helped company to raise prices of poultry products.

TPC Group to Be Acquired By Private Equity Firms (TPCG)

28 Aug 2012 @ 23:16
Amid sharp plunge in prices of its main product, butadiene, on account of weak demand from tire manufacturers, chemical company, TPC Group Inc. (NASDAQ:TPCG) has agreed to be acquired by private equity firms First Reserve Corp. and SK Capital Partners in a deal estimated at $627.2 million.

Trimble Navigation to Acquire TMW Systems (TRMB)

27 Aug 2012 @ 23:54
Trimble Navigation Ltd. (NASDAQ:TRMB) revealed on Monday that it is about to acquire TMW Systems Inc, a specialized software maker for transportation and logistics industries, in an all cash deal worth $335 million.

Tiffany Lowers Fiscal 2012 Earnings Outlook amid Economic Uncertainty and Falling Spending (TIF)

27 Aug 2012 @ 23:53
High-end jewelry retailer, Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) reported weaker-than-expected fiscal second-quarter results on Monday, with both earnings and revenue falling short of Street’s expectations as cost conscious consumers in the wake economic uncertainty spent thriftily on luxury shopping.

Navistar Appoints New CEO to Navigate Out of the Swamp

25 Aug 2012 @ 19:06
Navistar (NYSE:NAV), the truck and diesel engine manufacturing giant and holding company asked for the resignation of CEO Dan Ustian in an effort to regain a vestige of investor confidence in the company that has faltered so dramatically in the past two years.  The share price closed today at $23.32, up a slight 0.34 cents […]

Gold - $1672 and climbing – this is just the start

24 Aug 2012 @ 05:17
The Gold price has raced ahead by $32.30 to $1672.80 an ounce today thanks to the release of the last minutes of the meeting of the Federal Reserve Open Markets Committee (FOMC) that showed QE3 is just inevitable. Like we did not know that already. But this is just the start. Phrases involving genies and […]
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