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  • Blackstone's Earnings Rise 58% 04/17 04:55 AM

    Blackstone Group LP (BX:$31.56,00$0.62,002.00%) on Thursday said its first-quarter earnings rose 58%, as the private-equity firm's buyout funds saw a fourfold increase in deal profits.
    The New York firm reported a profit of $266 million, or 44 cents a share, up from $168 million, or 29 cents a share, in the same period last year.
    Blackstone first-quarter economic net income was $814 million, or 70 cents a share, up from $628 million, or 55 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. That exceeded Wall Street's expectations for the profitability measure, which includes unrealized gains as well as cash earnings. Analysts polled by FactSet anticipated economic net income of 52 cents a share.
    The results pushed Blackstone's shares, which doubled last year, up 7.4%, or $2.24, to $32.44 in premarket trading.
    Private-equity firms seized on accommodating debt markets, rising real estate prices and the best stock market in 16 years to cash out of investments at a dizzying pace last year, pushing Blackstone and its rivals to record profits. Blackstone's first-quarter results show that gains reaped in those favorable conditions are spilling over into 2014 and bode well for competitors KKR & Co. and Carlyle Group LP, which are scheduled to report their own results later this month.
    Asset sale proceeds continued to pile up during the first quarter as deals Blackstone struck last year were completed in the new year. Chief among them was the sale of south Texas oil fields the firm helped closely held GeoSouthern Energy Corp. develop and sell to Devon Energy Corp. That deal, signed in November and completed in February, returned Blackstone about $1.5 billion, or about five times its investment.
    Blackstone's private-equity funds also sold shares in companies the firm previously took public, including oil refiner PBF Energy Inc., television ratings firm Nielsen Holdings NV and regional lender BankUnited Inc.
    In all, Blackstone's buyout funds collected deal proceeds of $4.7 billion during the quarter.
    That activity helped overcome dips in profits from Blackstone's real estate and credit businesses and a loss at its financial advisory segment. Blackstone's hedge fund unit topped its year-earlier gains.
    Overall, Blackstone's funds returned $11.5 billion to its investors during the quarter. Despite those distributions, Blackstone said its assets under management rose 25% year-over-year to $272 billion. The increase was driven by $10.2 billion of new money that flowed into its funds from investors, which include pensions, endowments and wealthy individuals, as well as appreciation in the value of existing investments.
    Meanwhile, its distributable earnings, the portion of profits in which shareholders can get a piece, were $485 million in the first quarter, up from $391 million in the same period a year ago. The firm said it would pay a dividend of 35 cents for the quarter, an increase from 30 cents a year ago.
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    Get more news on:SYMBOLS: BXNEWS TYPE: Corporate EventsSECTORS: Financials, Capital Markets

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    UP $1.30 PREMARKET

    by jack_mlyn 3 hours ago
    sam_0534 sam_0534 2 hours 16 minutes ago Flag

    investors need to be patient...BX is doing great.. good place to be with its nice dividends, etc...

  • sam_0534 sam_0534 2 hours 29 minutes ago Flag

    Bigsupporter here for BX..No Problem.. I never like seeing gaps.. so OK to see it come down to fill the gap opening... should close better.. with 3 day holiday it could influence the trading today.. GREAT REPORT

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Long and Strong

    by bogeyamos 23 hours ago
    sam_0534 sam_0534 19 hours ago Flag

    earnings for BX will be abailable before the market opens tomorrow April 17th and a CC

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Look at the chart for IPCI...

    by sam_0534 23 hours ago
    sam_0534 sam_0534 21 hours ago Flag

    well the 50 dma is 4.11... so that is resistnace.. I just would watch the socastics to show if overbought...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Relative Strength and Stocastics are a great BUY levels.....very oversold.....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • what does he say now???

  • Investors Keep an Eye on FS Investment’s Listing Wednesday
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    Some investors are keeping a close eye on Wednesday’s planned listing of specialty finance company FS Investment Corp.FSIC 0.00% amid turbulence in the stock market.

    FS Investment Corp. is a venture of Franklin Square Capital Partners and GSO Capital Partners LP, the credit arm of private-equity giant Blackstone Group LPBX +1.56%. FS Investment isn’t selling any new shares, but existing holders of $2.7 billion worth of private shares – largely retail investors who made purchases in previous private offerings — are free sell into the public market once the listing takes effect.

    The company, which primarily lends to privately held U.S. companies, is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “FSIC.”

    Some analysts and industry participants see the listing as a sign of the maturation in the market for so-called business-development companies. Many participants are trying to attract larger investors to an industry that has long been the preserve of individuals.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy


    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Makes no sense! What is going on????

    by ms.wardcleaver Apr 15, 2014 11:14 AM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Apr 15, 2014 12:04 PM Flag

    rumors are started to weaken a lot of stocks...who is someone??? nervous scared people react to anything...

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Blackstone volatility increases into Q1 04/15 08:33 AM

    Blackstone April call option implied volatility is at 53, May, June and September is at 34; compared to its 26-week average of 30 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into its expected release of Q1 results on April 17.

    Get more news on:SYMBOLS: BXNEWS TYPE: Investing Ideas, Investing Ideas: OptionsSECTORS: Financials, Commercial Banks, Capital Markets, Information Technology, IT Services

  • OPTIONS: Straddle Prices for Stocks of Companies Expected to Report Quarterly Financial Results on Thursday 04/15 06:14 AM

    09:14 AM EDT, 04/15/2014 (MT Newswires) -- Straddle prices for stocks of companies expected to report quarterly financial results on Thursday:
    Autonation (AN:$52.71,00$-0.50,00-0.94%) April 52 straddle priced for 3.7% move.
    BlackRock (BLK:$298.06,00$-0.41,00-0.14%) April 300 straddle priced for 3.5% move.
    Blackstone (BX) April 30 straddle priced for 4.7% move.
    Danaher (DHR:$72.42,00$-0.17,00-0.23%) April 72 straddle priced for 2.3% move.
    Honeywell (HON:$90.52,00$-0.40,00-0.44%) April 90 straddle priced for 2.3% move.
    Mattel (MAT:$38.19,00$0.05,000.13%) April 38 straddle priced for 5.6% move.
    Morgan Stanley (MS:$29.11,00$0.05,000.17%) April 29 straddle priced for 3.4% move.
    Philip Morris (PM:$84.11,00$-0.06,00-0.07%) April 84 straddle priced for 1.9% move.
    Union Pacific (UNP:$183.57,00$1.47,000.81%) April 182 straddle priced for 2.8% move, according to Track Data.

    Get more news on:SYMBOLS: AN, BLK, BX, DHR, HON, MAT, MS, PM, UNPNEWS TYPE: Company News, Extended Trading, Pre-Market MoversSECTORS: Consumer Discretionary, Automobiles, Financials, Capital Markets, Industrials, Aerospace and Defense, Electrical Equipment, Road and Rail, Information Technology, Electronic Equipment and Instruments, Materials, Metals and Mining, Consumer Staples, Tobacco

  • Tetraphase currently has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) while its Earnings ESP is 0.0%.

    Some better-ranked stocks in the same sector include Shire (SHPG), Astellas Pharma, Inc. (ALPMY) and IntelliPharmaCeutics International Inc. (IPCI). All these stocks carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • sam_0534 by sam_0534 Apr 15, 2014 9:35 AM Flag

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    Cant believe...

    by rationalthought3 Apr 14, 2014 5:51 PM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Apr 14, 2014 8:07 PM Flag

    nothing is that apparent in the stock market...wonder how long you will be frustrated :)...

  • up strong this morning and sold off.. my 2 pharm stocks did the exact same price action....a lot of traders and spec moving stocks.. the earnings will determine the longer term price action...

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Ex div date

    by stockwatcher3 Apr 14, 2014 2:46 PM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Apr 14, 2014 2:51 PM Flag

    they havent announced a divident yet.. wait till the CC Thursday..

  • sam_0534 by sam_0534 Apr 14, 2014 9:35 AM Flag

    Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (QCOR:$80.12,00$-1.80,00-2.20%) Analyst Notes
    On April 7, 2014, Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (QCOR:$80.12,00$-1.80,00-2.20%) agreed to be acquired by Mallinckrodt PLC (Mallinckrodt) in a deal valued at approximately $5.6 billion, creating a diversified and high-growth specialty pharmaceutical company. The announcement sparked rally in Questcor's stock which gained 18.73% on the day of announcement. Under the terms of the transaction, expected to be completed in Q3 2014, Mallinckrodt would pay a total of $86.10 per share to Questcor, which represents a premium of approximately 27% per share over Questcor's closing price on April 4, 2014. Upon closing, Questcor commercial operations will function as a separate business unit within Mallinckrodt'sSpecialty Pharmaceuticals segment. Questcor also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share, payable on July 8, 2014 to holders of record on July 1, 2014. The full analyst notes on Questcor are available to download free of charge at:

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    by teberb Apr 13, 2014 1:11 PM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Apr 13, 2014 3:06 PM Flag

    wellwith a name like the poster open just shows his lack of any class and is indicative of his IQ and poor unbringing....I have him on IGNORE and best no one responds to him.. IPCI as one can imagine is way oversold as shown by the is the pharma group under pressure all got hit...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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