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    Geez...nice chart today

    by billlewisiv Apr 27, 2016 10:51 AM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 20 hours ago Flag

    we can see that.. no need to get so excited..speculators go with the market and oil, etc....BX is forming a very strong basing pattern.. It should break to the upside when the good news comes out :)... If you want a good value dividend stock look at BXMT.. Blackstone Mortgage paying over 9 % sound dividend..

    Sentiment: Buy

  • FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Chipmaker NXP Semiconductors expects to outperform its peers until 2019 by growing at a compound annual rate of between 5-7 percent, its financial chief said on Thursday.

    The company, which completed its nearly $12 billion acquisition of Freescale last year, told investors it expected to reach adjusted earnings before interests, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of more than $4 billion by 2019 as a result of combining businesses.

    "The merger is going well," NXP's Financial Chief Dan Durn said at the company's capital markets day.

    It is the first time NXP gives an outlook for the combined businesses.

    The company, which is the world's top maker of automotive electronics, had earlier said it expects Freescale to be accretive to NXP's earnings this year with cost savings of $200 million, resulting in annual cost savings of $500 million in the mid-term.

  • sam_0534 sam_0534 22 hours ago Flag

    long time holder here.. just impatient with this stock.. all your given prospects does NOTHING for the price.. It looks like no one else is seeing the potential???????

  • FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Chipmaker NXP Semiconductors expects to outperform its peers until 2019 by growing at a compound annual rate of between 5-7 percent, its financial chief said on Thursday.

    The company, which completed its nearly $12 billion acquisition of Freescale last year, told investors it expected to reach adjusted earnings before interests, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of more than $4 billion by 2019 as a result of combining businesses.

    "The merger is going well," NXP's Financial Chief Dan Durn said at the company's capital markets day.

    It is the first time NXP gives an outlook for the combined businesses.

    The company, which is the world's top maker of automotive electronics, had earlier said it expects Freescale to be accretive to NXP's earnings this year with cost savings of $200 million, resulting in annual cost savings of $500 million in the mid-term.

  • I would think BX will see some this year if it continues its good advance..If HLT moves higher it will be a good year for BX..

  • Three of the largest private-equity firms had a rough start to the year, as volatile markets hurt the value of their investments and made it hard to do more buyouts or sell off companies they already own.

    Carlyle Group LP (CG) was the latest to report lackluster results. The Washington firm said Wednesday that its profit fell 78% in the first quarter from a year earlier. The results followed weak reports from Blackstone Group LP(BX), which said Friday its profit fell 77%, and KKR & Co.(KKR), which said Monday it swung to a loss. Analysts expect Apollo Global Management LLC(APO) to report a steep drop in profit next week.

    All of those results were on the basis of a measure the firms use to reflect the cash the company generates and the changing value of their investments. That latter piece can have a big impact. At KKR, a 19% decline over the quarter in the shares of a single investment -- payment processor First Data Corp., which KKR owns a big piece of after taking it public in October -- cut the firm's profit by about $300 million.

    "The market tantrum in the first part of the year resulted in lots of dislocation," Blackstone Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman said on a conference call with analysts Friday.

    The quarter serves as a reminder that the firms are still largely captive to market conditions even after years spent diversifying beyond their core leveraged-buyout businesses. Investors who hoped to cash in on the industry's lucrative model when the firms went public are suffering from that volatility as well.

    Blackstone's stock is down 7% from where it launched in the firm's 2007 initial public offering. Carlyle's is down 20% since its 2012 IPO, while Apollo's is off 6.7% from its 2011 debut. KKR has risen 37% since it opened for trading on the New York Stock Exchange in 2010.

    The buyout business, which boomed before the financial crisis, has been in the doldrums. The firms earn money by buying companies using big amounts of borrowed funds and then selling them at a profit years later.

    The past few years, the firms sold aggressively into rising stock markets. Apollo co-founder Leon Black said in 2013 the firm was selling "everything that's not nailed down." But since mid-2015, they have faced trickier conditions, with markets stalling and bargains harder to find after years of easy money from central banks.

    Market volatility has left investors wary of the junk bonds buyout firms typically use to fund their deals and the initial public offerings they use to take the companies they buy public again.

    Carlyle didn't sell any shares of its publicly traded portfolio companies during the quarter. As markets rose in April, it did sell nearly $350 million of shares in NXP Semiconductors NV and Spanish certification and inspection company Applus Services SA.

    The lack of asset sales in the quarter hurt the firms' payouts to shareholders -- with the exception of KKR, which pays a fixed amount. Carlyle's dividend fell to 26 cents a share from 33 cents a year earlier. Blackstone's dropped to 28 cents from 89 cents.

    The value of Blackstone's private-equity portfolio rose by 1.7% in the first quarter, slower than the 6.4% gain it booked a year earlier. Carlyle experienced a similar slowdown. KKR's private-equity holdings depreciated by 0.9% versus year-earlier growth of 5.1%.

    Debt and oil-and-gas-focused investments also stung the firms for a second-straight quarter. Blackstone's distressed-credit investments posted a negative 3.9% return, weighed down by energy-company debt. Carlyle's natural- resources funds dropped 2% and older investment vehicles it manages with former partner Riverstone Holdings LLC dropped 3%.

    By and large, the firms continue to raise money. Blackstone's assets under management rose to a record $343.7 billion as of March, as the firm's real-estate total alone surpassed $100 billion for the first time.

    "In the very short term they certainly were buffeted by the broader market headwinds," KBW Inc. analyst Rob Lee said.

    But, he added, "there are plenty of investors around the globe who are willing to entrust them with capital."

    Sentiment: Buy

  • The Federal Reserve has employment numbers on its radar as opposed to real economic growth, Bill Gross said Wednesday on CNBC's " Power Lunch ."

    "Goodness, this quarter, for almost the second quarter in a row, we're close to the flatline in terms of economic growth," said Gross, who leads the Unconstrained Bond Fund at Janus Capital Group. "But the jobs market seems to be doing better, and that's the one they emphasize first. As long as jobs keep going at 200,000 a month, I think the Fed is well on its way to a June hike."

    The Federal Reserve opted to leave interest rates unchanged at its April meeting Wednesday, noting that the labor market had improved, despite the appearance of slowing economic activity and moderate household spending. The Fed eventually wants to normalize rates, bringing the Fed funds rate up to 2 percent, Gross said.

    Even with the " Yellen put" moving options markets, financial assets are yielding nearly nothing, Gross said. Still, he said he only expects one rate hike from the Federal Reserve in 2016. Markets for Fed funds futures now price in a 19 percent chance of a June hike.

    "Usually I like to differ from the market or disagree with the market, but I think, in this case, one hike is probably where we're at," Gross said. "Can they get there [to 2 percent], based upon this market put, based on the market situations in emerging markets? I don't really think so, but they want to try."

  • NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) Stock Price Target Upped at Drexel Hamilton
    ByKaya YurieffFollow | 04/27/16 - 09:01 AM EDT
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    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- NXP Semiconductors' (NXPI - Get Report) stock price target was raised to $115 from $102 at Drexel Hamilton. The firm has a "buy" rating on the stock.

    The higher price target comes after the Netherlands-based semiconductor manufacturer posted its 2016 first quarter results on Monday, which beat expectations.

    The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.14 per share, topping analysts' expectations for $1.09 per share. Revenue was $2.22 billion, higher than estimates of $2.21 billion.

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    "We are most encouraged that NXP's diversity and broader demand increase more than offset continued volatility at Apple (AAPL); a theme we expect to be key to an NXP investment, and a likely driver of multiple expansion," the firm wrote in a note.

    Additionally, the company pointed to positive demand trends and believes that macroeconomic headwinds should subside over the next several months, Drexel Hamilton said.

    Shares of NXP Semiconductors are dropping by 1.38% to $85.49 in pre-market trading on

    Sentiment: Buy

  • NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) Stock Price Target Upped at Drexel Hamilton
    ByKaya YurieffFollow | 04/27/16 - 09:01 AM EDT
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    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- NXP Semiconductors' (NXPI - Get Report) stock price target was raised to $115 from $102 at Drexel Hamilton. The firm has a "buy" rating on the stock.

    The higher price target comes after the Netherlands-based semiconductor manufacturer posted its 2016 first quarter results on Monday, which beat expectations.

    The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.14 per share, topping analysts' expectations for $1.09 per share. Revenue was $2.22 billion, higher than estimates of $2.21 billion.

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    "We are most encouraged that NXP's diversity and broader demand increase more than offset continued volatility at Apple (AAPL); a theme we expect to be key to an NXP investment, and a likely driver of multiple expansion," the firm wrote in a note.

    Additionally, the company pointed to positive demand trends and believes that macroeconomic headwinds should subside over the next several months, Drexel Hamilton said.

    Shares of NXP Semiconductors are dropping by 1.38% to $85.49 in pre-market trading on Wednesday.

  • Reply to

    Baba is a fluke

    by alibaba363636 Apr 27, 2016 12:43 AM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Apr 27, 2016 9:59 AM Flag

    see you on IGNORE

  • sam_0534 by sam_0534 Apr 27, 2016 9:58 AM Flag

    500 shares traded total and up 12 cents ???? so volatile.. only news will get this going

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Hilton Worldwide Reveals CEO, CFO Names For Its Planned REIT
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    Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE: HLT) revealed the appointment of Thomas Baltimore, Jr. as president and CEO of the planned real estate investment trust. According to the company, Sean Dell'Orto would be the CFO of the REIT, which is expected to be formed after its separation from Hilton Worldwide later in the current year.

    Hilton Worldwide disclosed last February it was planning to spin-off its timeshare, as well as real estate businesses, and create three market-leading, independent public companies. The company indicated the REIT's CEO appointment as CEO would be effective May 16 and that Baltimore will report to Christopher Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide. The company also clarified Dell'Orto would continue to serve as senior VP and treasurer for Hilton Worldwide.

    Commenting on the appointments, Nassetta said, "The appointments of Tom and Sean represent a major step forward in the execution of our REIT spin-off. We are confident that Tom's extensive capital allocation experience and proven leadership make him the perfect fit to oversee the long-term success of the REIT business. Additionally, I have had the pleasure of working alongside Sean for the past six years, and he is a first-rate addition to the executive team."

    Reacting to the appointment, Baltimore commented, "I'm delighted and thrilled to lead what will be one of the largest and most geographically diverse publically traded REITs, and I look forward to working with Chris and his superb team at Hilton. We expect the high-quality portfolio, along with the deep expertise and institutional insights from leaders like Sean, will enable our team to unlock significant embedded growth and create long-term returns for shareholders."

    Dell'Orto has been serving Hilton Worldwide as its SVP and treasurer, and was integral in its corporate strategy, capital markets and investor relations activities, including its IPO, since joining the company in 2010. Earlier, Dell'Orto was senior VP and CFO of Barceló Crestline Corporation, a private third-party management company and hotel owner, and was VP and treasurer at Highland Hospitality Corporation.

  • sam_0534 by sam_0534 Apr 27, 2016 12:07 AM Flag

    JD was off 8.6% today..

  • sam_0534 sam_0534 Apr 26, 2016 7:09 PM Flag

    I am seeing a lower opening tomorrow... the CC is tomorrow.. dont know what youhave seen?? need to see about the dividend, etc.. I see they got a 1 Billion loan

  • HLT earnings out tomorrow..

  • NXP Semiconductors, a global semiconductor company, is known for its automotive and chip identification business and has seen massive growth in the portable device segment over the past year.

    The company reported better-than-expected first quarter fiscal 2016 results. Also, year-over-year revenue comparisons were favorable. Moreover, the company provided an encouraging second quarter guidance.

    Continued strong adoption of tablets and smartphones, automotive electronics and the emergence of the new category of wearables boosted the demand for processing and sensing devices that run them.

    With the acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors has now become the world’s leading provider of automotive semiconductor solutions and general purpose microcontroller products.

  • Reply to

    Why is this down?

    by lawless1011 Apr 25, 2016 11:11 AM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Apr 25, 2016 11:31 AM Flag

    aapl phone sales not so good? maybe

  • sam_0534 by sam_0534 Apr 24, 2016 8:02 PM Flag

    Just last week, Bloomberg reported that Alibaba was readying Ant Financial for an IPO this year and was close to wrapping up a $3.5 billion dollar financing round that values Ant at $60 billion. Alibaba owns about a third of Ant Financial and also currently receives about 37.5% of Ant Financial’s pre-tax earnings which gives us an ownership stake worth $22.5 billion based on the $60 billion fund raising valuation.

    On April 12, 2016, Alibaba announced a $1 billion i

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Union Wants U.S. to Block Anbang's Deal for Strategic Hotels
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    The head of a union representing hotel workers at Blackstone Group LP's(BX) soon-to-be-sold Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. is worried about the chain's new ownership.

    D. Taylor, president of the hospitality workers' union Unite Here, wrote U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urging that the Treasury-led Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., or CFIUS, investigate Strategic's $6.5 billion sale to China'sAnbang Insurance Group Co.

    In particular, Mr. Taylor wants to know if the hotel has safeguards to minimize unwanted surveillance of U.S. military installations or personnel from unwanted surveillance, whether U.S. government officials would be discouraged or prohibited from staying in Strategic hotels and if business travelers worried about the safety of their data would be impacted by the deal, according to the letter dated April 21, a copy of which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

    Mr. Taylor cited reports in The Wall Street Journal and other publications about Anbang's opaque ownership structure and its ties to associates of Chinese government leaders.

    Anbang has spent billions on insurers and hotels around the world in recent years, including a nearly $2 billion purchase of New York's Waldorf Astoria. It's also a major investor in Chinese developers, banks and other assets. Mr. Taylor noted that President Barack Obama opted not to stay at New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel after Anbang bought the property.

    Strong cash balances, slowing domestic growth and a slide in global equities this year have given Chinese companies a leg up in acquiring international assets. But such purchases of U.S. companies and other assets have been met with some backla

  • sam_0534 sam_0534 Apr 21, 2016 4:30 PM Flag

    what does that mean for IPCI?

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