Crexus Inks Agreement With Annaly and 4 Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs
Baldwin & Lyons (NASDAQ:BWINB): Closing price $24.59
Baldwin & Lyons has posted fourth quarter earnings of 31 cents, against one estimate of 35 cents. Shares closed up 0.86 percent on the day at at $24.59, and have been traded in a 52-week range of $20.37 to $24.73.
Cameron International Corporation (NYSE:CAM): Closing price $63.31
Cameron reports its fourth quarter earnings at 95 cents, with a consensus 96 cents. Shares closed up 3.96 percent on the day at $63.31, having been traded in a 52-week range of $38.38 to $61.98.
Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF): Closing price $16.11
Central Pacific posts fourth quarter earnings at 29 cents, versus a consensus of 26 cents. Shares closed up o.60 percent on the day at $16.11, and have been traded in a 52-week range of $12.01 to $16.25.
Copart (NASDAQ:CPRT): Closing price $35.91
The activist hedge fund Jana Partners bought shares of Copart, commenting that the stock is attractively priced and might get a boost if firm converts to a real estate investment trust, according to Bloomberg, which cited a fourth- quarter letter to Jana investors. Shares closed up 2.08 percent on the day at $35.91, having been traded in a 52-week range of $22.575 to $34.75.
Crexus Investment (NYSE:CXS): Closing price $13.29
Annaly Capital (NYSE:NLY) will purchase all Crexus shares it does not already own at $13 per share in cash, plus a payment in lieu of a prorated dividend. Crexus has around 76,630,528 shares of common stock outstanding, of which Annaly holds 12.4 percent. The transaction values Crexus at $996 million, and represents a total consideration paid by Annaly of $872 million. The price of $13 per share represents roughly a 17.1 percent premium to Crexus’ close on November 9th. Shares closed up 6.32 percent on the day at $13.29, and have been traded in a 52-week range of $9.48 to $12.69.
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