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Arbitron, Inc. (ARB)

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  • Sep. 25, 2013, 5:57 PM
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  • Sep. 23, 2013, 11:28 AM
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  • Sep. 21, 2013, 7:25 PM
    • The FTC has given a go-ahead to Nielsen (NLSN) for its proposed takeover of Arbitron (ARB).
    • The deal, reached last December for $48/share ($1.3B total), is now expected to close Sept. 30.
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  • Sep. 19, 2013, 3:18 PM
    • The merger between Nielsen (NLSN +0.4%) and Arbitron (ARB +0.7%) could be approved by the end of the week, according to the WSJ.
    • Sources indicate a concession from the companies is likely to include a condition that Arbitron continue to partner with comScore.
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  • Sep. 6, 2013, 9:08 AM
    • Nielsen (NLSN) is negotiating concessions with the FTC in order to move forward with its $1.3B acquisition of Arbitron (ARB), Bloomberg reports. According to 2 sources, the push-pull centers on a requirement that the combined company license measurement technology to rival ComScore (SCOR), researchers, and television networks (like Disney's ESPN).
    • The FTC recently extended its review period of the acquisition into Sept., over concerns that the new entity, which would control 80% of TV ratings and 90% of radio measurement, would have too much of a stranglehold on ratings across multiple content mediums.
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  • Aug. 28, 2013, 5:04 PM
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  • Aug. 26, 2013, 7:32 AM
    • A decision on a software license by ESPN (DIS) could be crucial to the future of the merger between Nielsen (NLSN) and Arbitron (ARB), according to The New York Post.
    • The sports juggernaut appears likely to leverage its initial opposition to the merger to secure favorable terms on a new license from Arbitron for software that helps it gauge viewer patterns and preferences.
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  • Aug. 14, 2013, 6:52 AM
    • The proposed merger between Nielsen (NLSN) Arbitron (ARB) could hit a roadblock with the FTC stepping up its inquiries.
    • The agency has dragged out the review process and sent a new round of questionnaires to TV stations that could be affected by the combination.
    • The companies should hear where the FTC stands on the merger before the end of the month.
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  • Aug. 1, 2013, 5:06 PM
    • Arbitron (ARB): Q2 EPS of $0.43 beats by $0.03.
    • Revenue of $107.4M misses by $1.53M. (PR)
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  • May. 22, 2013, 4:16 PM
    Arbitron (ARB) declares $0.10/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 0.86%. For shareholders of record June 17. Payable July 1. Ex-div date June 13. (PR)
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  • May. 7, 2013, 5:20 PM
    Arbitron (ARB): Q1 EPS of $0.72 beats by $0.02. Revenue of $111.8M (+5.1% Y/Y) beats by $0.62M. (PR)
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  • Feb. 27, 2013, 6:54 PM
    Arbitron Inc. (ARB) declares $0.10/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 0.85%. For shareholders of record Mar. 15. Payable Apr. 01. Ex-div date Mar. 13. (PR)
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  • Feb. 25, 2013, 5:13 PM
    Arbitron (ARB): Q4 EPS of $0.68 beats by $0.02. Revenue of $124.7M beats by $1.05M. (PR)
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  • Dec. 19, 2012, 11:28 AM
    Nielsen's (NLSN -1.2%) costly acquisition of Arbitron (ARB -0.5%) isn't knocking the socks off of industry watchers. The common refrain is that instead of making a play for an online upstart such as Rentrak, the company curiously opted to see if two ratings dinosaurs can evolve together. Bernstein's Todd Juenger on the marriage: "Seems to us like a zig when people were asking for a zag."
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  • Dec. 18, 2012, 12:45 PM
    Midday top 10 gainers: BOSC +83%. OPXA +31%. MEIP +30%. ARB +24%. RNIN +21%. VNDA +21%. III +18%. NVGN +16%. SNFCA +14%. GDP +14%.
    Midday top 10 Losers: AWRE -23%. CNH -18%. LEI -17%. GALE -17%. LIVE -16%. CIS -14%. GTAT -13%. MNGA -12%. RCMT -12%. SWHC -10%.
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  • Dec. 18, 2012, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: VNDA +26%. ARB +24%. NOK +5%.
    Losers: AWRE -24%. GALE -20%. GTAT -14%. RAS -6%.
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Sector: Services
Country: United States