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|April 8, 2014 02:05 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Intercontinentalexchange Group Inc. (NYSE: ICE), DFC Global Corp. (NASDAQ: DLLR), PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC), Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF), and BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register
Intercontinentalexchange Group Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 2, 2014, a news report on Bloomberg stated that Intercontinentalexchange Group Inc. (ICE) is planning to offer futures on the most-active derivative indexes. The new contract to be offered by the Company will be a replica of companies that feature in investment-grade and high-yield swap indexes owned by Markit Group Ltd. Bloomberg further reported that the Company's intent to offer futures based on swaps is based on Dodd-Frank Act in the U.S., which requires most swaps to be backed by clearinghouses, which increases the cost of using the contracts. The full analyst notes on Intercontinentalexchange Group Inc. are available to download free of charge at:
DFC Global Corp. Analyst Notes
On April 2, 2014, shares of DFC Global Corp. (DFC Global) rallied as much as 6.12% on high volumes reacting on the news of takeover. DFC Global announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement, under which the Company will be acquired by an affiliate of Lone Star Funds for approximately $1.3 billion including the assumption of net debt. According to the terms of the agreement, each stockholder of the Company will received $9.50 in cash per share. Further, the above said return of $9.50 per share represents a 5.8% premium to Company's closing price on April 1, 2014 and 12.3% premium to Company's 30-day volume weighted average stock price ended on April 1, 2014. The Company informed that its Board of Directors has approved the acquisition. Further, the transaction is expected to be completed in Q3 2014, subject to customary closing conditions, regulatory approvals and stockholders approval. The full analyst notes on DFC Global Corp. are available to download free of charge at:
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 2, 2014, The PNC Foundation, a part of PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC Financial), announced that it will provide $700,000 in funding over two years to Grace Hill Settlement House and several community organizations to help nearly 500 underserved St. Louis preschool children to develop their math, reading and social skills, which are crucial to early success in the classroom. According to the Company, the program extends its support to curriculum development and field trips provided by four local science and cultural institutions, including the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Science Center and St. Louis Symphony. PNC Bank regional President for St. Louis, Michael Scully, said, "PNC is an advocate for early childhood education for underserved children, and we have achieved great progress in the region." The full analyst notes on PNC Financial Services Group Inc. are available to download free of charge at:
Capital One Financial Corp. Analyst Notes
On March 26, 2014, Capital One Financial Corp. (Capital One) announced that Federal Reserve has completed its 2014 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and has no objection to Capital One's proposed capital plan submitted on January 6, 2014. According to the Company, it expects to maintain its quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share, subject to approval by its Board of Directors. Further, the Board of Directors of the Company has authorized the repurchase of up to $2.5 billion of shares of the Company's common stock through the end of Q1 2015. The full analyst notes on Capital One Financial Corp. are available to download free of charge at:
BlackRock Inc. Analyst Notes
On March 31, 2014, BlackRock Inc. (BlackRock) announced that the Company plans to release its Q1 2014 results on April 17, 2014, before the opening of NYSE. Following the results release, the Company's CEO, Laurence D. Fink, and CFO, Gary Shedlin, will host a teleconference call for investors and analysts at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the results and business outlook. The Company informed that the live webcast of the teleconference call will be available under the Investor Relations section of the Company website. According to Zacks Investment Research data, the consensus EPS forecast for Q1 2014 is $4.17. For Q4 2013, the Company reported diluted EPS of $4.86 or $4.92 on an adjusted basis. The full analyst notes on BlackRock Inc. are available to download free of charge at:
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