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    Farallon Capital adds a new position in Covidien

    Ireland-based Covidien is a global healthcare leader that offers innovative medical technology solutions and patient care products to providers.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Fund Managers

    Blue Ridge Capital exits stake in Citigroup

    Citigroup posted a $3.4 billion net income, up by 8% with revenues of $19.6 billion, and the net interest margin increased to 2.91% for 3Q14.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    Pandora Media hikes subscription rates because of increasing costs

    The Pandora One service has 3.3 million subscribers and includes advertisement-free access, better audio quality, and reduced timeouts, and offers listeners with additional skips.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Fund Managers

    Blue Ridge Capital increases holding in SiriusXM

    The third quarter of 2014 was by far the best for SiriusXM in terms of market penetration as well as increasing revenues.

    By Adam Rogers
  • Consumer

    Farallon Capital exits its position in Time Warner Cable

    In February, Comcast agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for ~$45.2 billion. This deal will create the largest cable provider in the U.S.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    Why did JANA Partners boost its position in General Motors?

    JANA Partners enhanced its position in from 0.17% to 4.23% last quarter General Motors.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Why does QEP Resources face activist pressure from JANA?

    In the last quarter, JANA Partners increased its position in QEP Resources to 5.34% from 2.80%.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    Farallon Capital raises its position in Safeway

    On March 6, 2014, grocery store operators Safeway and Albertsons announced a merger agreement valued at approximately $9 billion.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Magnetar Financial initiates new position in Rowan Companies

    First quarter results beat estimates despite a decline in earnings and revenue.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Magnetar Financial disposes position in EQT

    The company missed on 4Q13 earnings and revenue back in February.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    Farallon Capital establishes a new position in Hillshire Brands

    Hillshire reported fiscal 4Q14 net sales of $1.1 billion, up 10.7% in comparison to the corresponding period last year.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Earnings Report

    Outlook for Sirius XM in 2015

    On October 22, 2015, Sirius XM (SIRI) announced its 3Q15 earnings. The company had total paid subscribers at an all-time high of 29 million in 3Q15.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Technology & Communications

    Measuring Pandora Media’s market performance versus its peers

    Pandora’s valuations are considered lofty at a 175.4x forward price to earnings ratio considering the company has struggled to earn profits.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Disney Plans to Stem Its Disney+ Revenue Leak

    Disney (DIS) plans to introduce a bundled video package that includes Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+. DIS plans to address password sharing on these services.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Pandora Was the Second-Highest Grossing App in the US Last Month

    Sirius XM’s (SIRI) Pandora had a good year. SensorTower reports Pandora was the second-highest-grossing non-game app in the US in May, trailing dating app Tinder.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Good News for Apple’s US Music Business

    The streaming music market in the US continues to grow, which is good news for providers such as Apple (AAPL).

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Propelling Apple’s Music Business?

    Apple (AAPL) recently overtook Spotify (SPOT) as the top streaming music provider in terms of premium subscribers in the United States.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Profitable Is Apple’s Service Business?

    There is a lot of investor attention focused on Apple’s (AAPL) service business.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Spotify Aims to Compete in Podcast Market

    Spotify (SPOT) wants to focus more of its attention this year on developing its podcast business.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Spotify Is Preparing for India Launch

    Spotify (SPOT) is preparing to launch in India by the end of January.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Spotify Steps Up Efforts to Monetize Free Listeners

    Spotify (SPOT) has started testing a new type of ad format that allows brands to sponsor its Discover Weekly playlist.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Pandora Media’s Key Metrics in 3Q15

    Pandora Media tracks RPM for revenues from its ad-based and subscription service to gauge the company’s monetization of listening hours.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Refinancing surges as high yield debt picks up

    February saw high yield, or junk bond, activity pick up. Investors turned to high yield debt for higher yields. Most deals were to refinance older debt.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Blue Ridge Capital lowers stake in Walgreen

    In 2013, Walgreen opened the nation’s first net zero energy store and is targeting energy production equal to or greater than its energy consumption.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Why JANA Partners exits position in Juniper Networks

    JANA Partners disposed of a position in Juniper Networks (JNPR) that accounted for 2.65% of the fund’s 1Q14 portfolio. Juniper Networks sells high-performance network products and service offerings across routing, switching, and security to service provider and enterprise markets.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Magnetar Financial exits position in EOG Resources

    EOG’s 1Q14 profit was up 34% to $661 million, or $1.21 per share, up from $495 million, or $0.91 per share in the year ago quarter.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Technology & Communications

    Pandora Media’s must-know business overview for the investors

    Pandora is facing investor concerns that its core business is slowing down on the basis of audience metrics, and that its current valuation is not justified.

    By Samantha Nielson
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