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  • thank you..

  • sam_0534 sam_0534 Nov 11, 2014 12:38 PM Flag

    Michaels Companies Inc (NYSE:MIK) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating. They now have a $22.00 price target on the stock. 18.2% upside from the previous close of $18.62. Tweet This.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Vivint Solar Slides After Loss Exceeds Analyst Estimates
    By Christopher Martin Nov 11, 2014 6:23 AM PT 0 Comments Email Print
    Vivint Solar Inc. (VSLR), the rooftop-panel leasing unit majority owned by Blackstone Group LP (BX), dropped after third-quarter profit missed analyst expectations.

    Vivint fell 10 percent to $13.23 at 8:43 a.m. in pre-market trading in New York. Shares of the Provo, Utah-based company have declined 17 percent since its initial Sept. 30 offering at $16 a share.

    In its first quarterly report since trading began, Vivint posted an adjusted loss per share of 66 cents, wider than the 20-cent average of four analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Sales in the period more than tripled to $8.3 million from $2.3 million as electricity production at its residential installations grew.

    “In three short years we’ve become the second-largest U.S. residential solar company,” Chief Executive Officer Gregory Butterfield said yesterday on a conference call with investors. “This level of growth requires significant investment in the business.”

    Vivint Inc., a home security provider that formed the solar unit, was acquired by Blackstone Group in 2012 for about $2 billion. Blackstone remains Vivint Solar’s largest shareholder with a 78 percent stake.

    SolarCity Corp. is the largest U.S. residential solar company.

    To contact the reporter on this story: Christopher

    Sentiment: Buy

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    NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brixmor Property Group Inc. (BRX) announced today that certain selling stockholders (the "Selling Stockholders") affiliated with Blackstone Real Estate Partners have commenced a secondary offering of 25,000,000 shares of Brixmor's common stock. The underwriters will have a 30-day option from the date of the offering to purchase up to an additional 3,750,000 shares of common stock from the Selling Stockholders.

  • Reply to

    BX technical opinion

    by sam_0534 Nov 7, 2014 8:57 PM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Nov 10, 2014 2:14 PM Flag

    didnt see that comment..have a link and date?

  • Reply to

    Strong followthrough

    by thoughtfulman Nov 10, 2014 10:58 AM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Nov 10, 2014 11:32 AM Flag

    and great dividends

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • sam_0534 by sam_0534 Nov 10, 2014 11:00 AM Flag

    Mallinckrodt plc (MNK-Free Report): The company is involved in drug development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution. This includes both branded and generic specialty drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients and agents used in diagnostic imaging. Mallinckrodt has a large generics portfolio with a focus on pain management drugs.

    Mallinckrodt currently holds a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). It carries a P/E of 13.36x. The current year growth estimate stands at 39.6% as compared to industry growth estimate of 20.4%.

  • Blackstone Group, Ticker: $BX

    Blackstone Group, $BX, pulled back with the market and showed capitulation volume (a.k.a. puking) as it spiked down and recovered October 16th. Since then it consolidated for a couple weeks before breaking that higher Friday. The RSI is rising and near the bullish zone with the MACD rising.

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    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I have mentioned that I see a head shoulder reversal pattern and BX has just moved above the neckline.. positive action... the 200 dma is 31.22 and the 50 30.87 and the 100 at 31.79.. as you can see there is a lot or stocke that traded in the 32 to 33 range...but the HSH reversal if it continues has an objective to the old high...the fundamentals support higher prices..will see...note the stocastics are in the overbought area..but can stay there..nothing is ususally perfect :)

    Sentiment: Buy

  • they dont know anything more than others do.. just feeding off the disappointments today..

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    JUst heard from BX investors relations

    by sam_0534 Nov 7, 2014 11:31 AM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Nov 7, 2014 3:09 PM Flag

    yes...had spoken to them before..anyone can call them 1 888 756 8443

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Fitch Affirms Blackstone's Long-Term IDR at 'A+'; Outlook Stable
    DOW JONES & COMPANY, INC. 8:47 AM ET 11/7/2014
    Symbol Last Price Change
    BX 30.86 +0.56 (+1.85%)
    QUOTES AS OF 11:48:13 AM ET 11/07/2014

    The following is a press release from Fitch Ratings:

    Fitch Ratings-New York-07 November 2014: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) of The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX) and its related entities (collectively Blackstone) at 'A+' and the short-term IDRs at 'F1'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. Approximately $2.1 billion of unsecured debt is affected by these actions. A complete list of ratings is detailed at the end of this release.

    Today's rating actions have been taken as part of a periodic peer review of the Alternative Asset Manager (AAM) industry, which comprises six publicly rated global firms. Fitch's outlook for the sector is stable; reflecting the relative stability of core operating fundamentals, given the locked-in nature of a large portion of fee revenue, modest but moderately increasing leverage levels, manageable near term obligations relative to available liquidity resources, increasing asset under management (AUM) diversity and investors' increasing allocation to alternative investments, particularly those managed by AAMs with strong franchises such as those included in Fitch's peer review. While fund realization activity has increased significantly over the last two-to-three years, leading to the amortization of existing AUM, managers have continued to replace capital, and therefore fees, with follow-on funds and expansion into other product categories through step-out strategies, seed investments, and/or acquisitions.

    The variable cost structure of the AAMs has contributed to relatively steady cash flows through cycles, but fee- related earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (FEBITDA) margins have trended down in recent years, given lower fee rates on new product categories, higher fundraising costs, and because the cost of doing business has risen with increased regulation and administrative costs associated with operating as public companies. Still, Fitch believes margins are beginning to stabilize to some extent. The FEBITDA margin for 'A' category AAMs averaged 35.4% for the trailing 12 months (TTM) ended Sept. 30, 2014, which compared to a 34.9% average for 2012.

    Leverage levels have increased across the industry, as issuers have taken advantage of the low interest rate environment to issue long duration funding. Average leverage, defined as debt divided by FEBITDA, was 3.07x for 'A' category firms for the TTM ending Sept. 30, 2014, which compared to an average of 2.55x at year-end 2012. Fitch believes the issuances have been largely opportunistic and views the reduction in refinancing risk favorably. Over time, Fitch expects leverage levels to migrate toward historical averages, as cash proceeds are deployed into FEBITDA-generating opportunities.

    While core issuer fundamentals remain solid, AAMs have a significant amount of capital to invest at a time when credit markets are frothy and valuations are high. Therefore, there is more capital chasing fewer deals, which could lead to significant fund underperformance if competition bids prices up further. Outsized vintage concentration could potentially exacerbate this issue. While most of the large managers have operated through a variety of market cycles, and have demonstrated investment restraint, pressure for returns from limited partners remains high, given the length of time that interest rates have been at low absolute levels.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • BX does not intend to buy back BX stock..they will just pay out profits in dividends...the HLT offering at $25 will be a good return this quarter...and several others should come through...should be a very good quarter and i would expect earning estimates to increase...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Stocks to Consider

    Here are some companies in the broader health care sector you may want to consider as our model shows that they have the right combination of elements –- a positive Zacks Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1, 2 or 3 –- to post an earnings beat this quarter.

    Mallinckrodt (MNK) has an earnings ESP of +3.73% and carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). It is expected to report fourth-quarter results on Nov 19.

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  • who bought it?

  • Private-equity giant Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), which began actively buying homes in 2012 and still had been on RealtyTrac's radar screen in recent quarters, was absent from its Q3 institutional buyer list.

    Read More At Investor's Business Daily:

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Its 80 percent ownership of Sprint is worth about $15.5 billion, less than the $22 billion SoftBank paid last year. Sprint’s shares have slumped 54 percent in New York this year. After the company reported its 11th straight quarter of subscriber losses this week, the stock fell 21 percent in the last two days alone.

    SoftBank this week cited losses at Sprint for cutting its operating profit forecast to about 900 billion yen in the 12 months ending March. That compares with the 1.09 trillion yen it reported a year earlier. SoftBank shares fell 0.2 percent to 7,824 yen in Tokyo today.

    Son Discount

    “Investors are probably more interested in what will happen with Sprint,” said Tomoaki Kawasaki, a Tokyo-based analyst with Iwai Cosmo Securities Co. “Mobile is not a happy topic for the company right now, so Son wants to draw attention to the value of SoftBank’s investments.”

    Sentiment: Buy

  • I just called.. told them to buyback BX value around!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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