SoftBank (SFTBF.PK) responds to Dish's (DISH +1.8%) bid for Sprint (S +1.1%) by insisting its...

|About: SoftBank Group (SFTBF)|By:, SA News Editor

SoftBank (SFTBF.PK) responds to Dish's (DISH +1.8%) bid for Sprint (S +1.1%) by insisting its offer is superior, and stating it expects the deal to close by July 1. Nonetheless, some major Sprint shareholders, such as Westchester Capital (14M shares), are declaring Dish's offer better. SoftBank fell 6.8% in Tokyo as investors fret about a higher bid, and Sprint is adding a bit to yesterday's gains with the help of a JPMorgan upgrade to Overweight: the firm argues the Dish/SoftBank offers "likely put a floor under shares in the $7 range," and considers a bidding war possible. CLWR +1.9%. (more)