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Private Equity Backers Bailing Out of Nielsen in Stock Offering

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) disclosed after the close that some 20 million shares would be sold by Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) in an underwritten secondary offering. The same group will ...
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Media Digest (4/30/2013) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

Softbank signals it will not increase its bid for Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S). (Reuters) Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) will dump its Europe presence via selling its stake ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — December 18, 2012: Markets Open Higher, Rally on Budget Hopes (HPQ, KSU, SIRI, DUK, TSLA, DMND, SAFM, ORCL, FDX, NAV, NOK, ARB, NIEL, GALE, GTAT)

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning on speculation -- and some reports -- that budget talks in the U.S. were making some progress. Asian markets clearly thought so, with ...
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Media Ratings Firms Merge (ARB, NLSN)

Two of the most famous names in media research and ratings have agreed to a merger. Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) will acquire all outstanding shares of Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ...
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TV Ratings Going Social and Hyperactive, Nielsen & Twitter

Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) has measured television audiences for years and years, a period which in some cases may go back two generations. Now that television ratings are going ...
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Blackstone Group Still Holds Many Large Stock Positions After IPOs (BX, BKU, FSL, GGP, NLSN, OWW, TMH, TRW)

The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) may look like it has a huge portfolio of public stocks to many investors.  While that is actually true, the bulk of this is ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (ABT, ABAT, AMZN, BAC, GNOM, ELX, GCI, HAL, MJN, NAV, NLSN, TSCO, YRCW, HCA)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Tuesday morning. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) Maintained Hold but cut estimates at ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AVL, BYD, CAT, COP, DMD, JNS, MCP, TAP, NLSN, PPL, SLE, SBUX)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Monday morning. Avalon Rare Metals, Inc. (AMEX: AVL) Started as Sector Outperform ...
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Premium Prices for Nielsen & Demand Media IPOs (NLSN, DMD, BX)

The world of IPOs is getting off to a good start in 2011. We have two companies coming public this Wednesday morning after the deals have formally priced.  The first ...
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IPO Hotlist: Demand Media, Nielsen, BankUnited (DMD, NLSN, BKU, BX)

The slate of 2011 initial public offerings is about to kick off into gear.  We have three top IPOs we will be closely watching this week.  In internet publishing we ...
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