12/11/15: Rumor Breaks That Shire Is In Talks To Acquire Baxalta—shares instantly react

NewsHedge Alert: 11:39:16am        Ticker: SHPG & BXLT

Alert Price: $196.95 (SHPG)        Change: – 3.02% by market close

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Catalyst: (rumor) Shire (SHPG) is reportedly in discussions to takeover Baxalta Inc., reported Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

According to the report, talks are progressing with Shire preparing a better offer that could include significant cash. The offer could come within the next few weeks. Baxalta had previous rejected a $30 billion all stock deal, Bloomberg noted.

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12/11/15: Puma Biotechnology Breaks News About a Three-Year DFS Follow Up Results—shares halted and reopened multiple times thereafter

NewsHedge Alert: 9:33:13am        Ticker: PBYI

Alert Price: $69.09        Change: – 18.68% within 30-minutes

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Catalyst: (news release) Puma Biotechnology (PBYI) said it presented updated results from the phase three clinical trial of PB272, or neratinib, for the extended adjuvant treatment of breast cancer, called the ExteNET trial, in San Antonio, Texas.

The results of the trial demonstrated that treatment with neratinib resulted in a 26% reduction of risk of invasive disease recurrence or death versus placebo. The three-year disease free survival rate for the neratinib arm was 92% and for the placebo arm was 89.9%.

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12/09/15: Baker Hughes Spikes to High Following Bloomberg Report of Potential Halliburton Sale of Assets to GE

NewsHedge Alert: 12:52:48pm        Ticker: BHI

Alert Price: $50.99        Change: + 4.43% by market close

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Catalyst: (news)  Baker Hughes (BHI) will likely see the deal to sell itself to Halliburton (HAL) close in 2016 as opposed to this year, Reuters reported, citing acting CFO Christian Garcia as saying.

Reuters said the delay in the closing is due to ongoing talks with U.S. regulators. Garcia did say both companies are confident the deal will gain regulatory approval. Garcia noted Halliburton is finalizing talks with buyers for the drilling business, which is the first of the announced assets it is divesting to get the deal to go through.

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12/09/15: South Africa Replaced Its Finance Minister—rand tumbled along with iShares South Africa ETF

NewsHedge Alert: 12:30:09pm        Ticker: EZA

Alert Price: $48.96        Change: – 12.79% within two trading sessions

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Catalyst: (news)  South Africa replaced its finance minister Wednesday and the rand tumbled, including the iShares MSCI South Africa ETF(EZA). Barclays warned last week that ratings changes — possibly imminent for Turkey and South Africa –would mean that some funds are forced to sell debt, further pressuring weak countries.

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12/09/15: Sigma Reports Better-Than-Expected Q3 Adjusted Earnings, But Said Q4 Revenue Would Be Below Wall Street Estimates—shares under pressure going into the close

NewsHedge Alert: 9:08:58am        Ticker: SIGM

Alert Price: $6.88        Change: – 12.79% by market close

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Catalyst: (news, earnings info) Sigma Designs (SIGM) shares are under pressure at Wednesday’s open after the maker of chips used in home entertainment reported better-than-expected Q3 adjusted earnings, but said that Q4 revenue would come in well below Wall Street estimates.

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12/08/15: Brazilian Central Bank Plans To Auction Up To 11K Currency Swaps For Rollover Of Jan. Maturities—iShares Brazil ETF spikes higher

NewsHedge Alert: 2:32:23pm        Ticker: EWZ

Alert Price: $23.11        Change: + 4.33% by next day market open

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Catalyst: (news) Brazilian central bank plans to auction up to 11k currency swaps for rollover of Jan. maturities. The iShares Brazil ETF immediately charges higher.

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12/08/15: Toll Brothers Posts Weaker-Than-Expected Profit, Conference Call Magnifies Ongoing Challenges—shares react negatively

NewsHedge Alert: 10:14:23am        Ticker: TOL

Alert Price: $36.48        Change: – 4.33% by market close

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Catalyst: (news) Luxury home builder Toll Brothers Inc. on Tuesday reported a weaker-than-expected profit for its fourth quarter even as its revenue and the housing market in general continued to grow. Shares react negatively going into the close while continuing it’s down trend the following trading session.

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12/07/15: Omnicom Wins Bulk of P&G’s Media Buying and Planning—shares immediately react to the upside

NewsHedge Alert: 10:35:44am        Ticker: OMC

Alert Price: $75.21        Change: + 1.46% by market close

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Catalyst: (news) Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble is moving the lion’s share of its media-buying and planning account in North America to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Omnicom Media Group, according to people familiar with the matter, concluding one of the most high-profile media reviews of the year. Shares steadily rise.

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12/07/15: Sunoco Logistics To Sell Units Up To $1B—share volatility increases

NewsHedge Alert: 8:58:41am        Ticker: SXL

Alert Price: $24.14        Change: – 6.58% within 32-minutes

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Catalyst: (news regurgitation) More news breaks regarding Sunoco Logistics Parnter 8-K shows company entered equity distribution agreement enabling partners to sell common units for up to $1B. Shares become sell-off and become volatile.

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