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Feb 6, 2015

DealBook P.M. Edition - February 6, 2015: Top story: Ex-U.S. Prosecutor Dabbs Joins Ackman's Pershing Square.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015
TOP STORY
William A. Ackman, the chief executive of the 
hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital Management.
Ex-U.S. Prosecutor Dabbs Joins Ackman's Pershing Square Jenna Dabbs, who was chief of the narcotics unit for the United States attorney's office in Manhattan, will work on compliance and regulatory issues at Pershing Square Capital Management.
DEALBOOK HIGHLIGHTS
Merger of CIT and OneWest Faces Additional Scrutiny Federal banking regulators have scheduled a public hearing for later this month to collect information as part of their review of OneWest's performance under the Community Reinvestment Act.
Jamie Oliver, the British celebrity chef.
Chef Jamie Oliver Said to Hire Bankers to Find New Investors Mr. Oliver's company has hired the Raine Group, a boutique investment bank, to sell a minority stake in his media and publishing business, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.
Affiliates in China of 'Big Four' Accounting Firms to Pay $2 Million in S.E.C. Case Chinese affiliates of Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers agreed to pay $500,000 each, but the government agency stopped short of suspending the firms from auditing Chinese companies listed in the United States.
A baby born on the first day of 2015 has an early experience with the power of caring.
Life@Work: Care Is the X Factor at Work The most powerful influence on people's engagement at work is feeling genuinely cared for by their supervisor, Tony Schwartz writes in the Life@Work column.
President Obama delivered remarks about his proposed budget on Monday.
Standard Deduction: How Obama's Tax Plan May Not Work as Intended The president's proposed offshore earnings tax may fuel an increase in foreign acquisitions of midsize American companies, Victor Fleischer writes in the Standard Deduction column.
Together, the defense contractors Harris and Exelis have more than $8 billion in annual sales and 23,000 employees.
Harris Corporation to Buy Defense Contractor Exelis for $4.7 Billion Together, the companies will have more than $8 billion in annual sales and 23,000 employees and serve both business and government clients.
Enthusiasm for I.P.O.s Returns in Europe as 4 Companies Debut Since the new year, I.P.O. activity is off to its best start since the financial crisis, with 16 offerings raising $3.84 billion in gross proceeds, according to Thomson Reuters.
Ellen Kullman is the chief executive of DuPont.
Reuters Breakingviews: Check, if Not Checkmate, in DuPont vs. Peltz DuPont has smartly maneuvered into the advantage against the billionaire activist Nelson Peltz, though he may not be entirely unsatisfied, Kevin Allison writes for Reuters Breakingviews.
For the latest updates, go to dealbook.nytimes.com »

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on December 6, 2015.

Biggest Gainers Closing
Biggest Gainers
4:46 pm ET 02/06/2015
NYSE
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Exelis Inc. (XLS)52,171,590$24.136.4236.25
Cambrex (CBM)2,315,40230.016.4827.54
Danaos (DAC)154,3935.591.0222.32
EXCO Resources (XCO)6,034,5812.510.3817.84
Twitter (TWTR)102,110,26348.016.7516.36
Cyan (CYNI)261,7623.750.4915.03
Ocwen Financial (OCN)13,058,3148.541.0313.72
LinkedIn Cl A (LNKD)6,890,420263.4025.4310.69
Harris Corp. (HRS)7,243,61176.186.699.63
FBL Financial Group (FFG)132,53258.645.149.61
Seventy Seven Energy (SSE)1,114,1905.400.469.31
Paragon Offshore (PGN)1,572,1962.960.248.82
Box Cl A (BOX)3,918,24118.121.468.76
On Deck Capital (ONDK)577,53616.951.247.89
SouFun Holdings (SFUN)8,570,4507.020.507.67
Flotek Industries (FTK)1,858,23118.531.317.61
FMSA Holdings (FMSA)2,291,5336.590.467.50
Graham (GHM)256,01623.281.597.33
Walter Investment Management (WAC)318,06018.301.237.21
Brookdale Senior Living (BKD)6,625,39936.882.316.68
W&T Offshore (WTI)3,871,3806.310.396.59
Domtar (UFS)2,782,90040.912.456.37
Standard Pacific (SPF)8,586,6117.700.466.35
Global Ship Lease Cl A (GSL)112,6624.950.296.22
Key Energy Services (KEG)4,654,8212.230.136.19
 
Nasdaq
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Auris Medical Holding (EARS)60,477$6.381.1321.52
Coherus BioSciences (CHRS)603,95028.664.2717.51
ePlus (PLUS)167,71582.4310.9815.37
Spanish Broadcasting System Cl A (SBSA)55,3873.020.3814.39
Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT)4,326,30829.993.7614.33
MFRI (MFRI)29,2596.530.7913.76
Pixelworks (PXLW)1,621,1205.780.6913.56
SAExploration Holdings (SAEX)5,1853.890.4513.03
Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA)923,12730.833.3312.11
Vascular Biogenics (VBLT)39,67913.711.4812.10
Staar Surgical (STAA)263,7537.600.7911.60
Brightcove (BCOV)1,204,5068.040.8111.20
ON Semiconductor (ONNN)23,359,50511.391.1210.91
Legacy Reserves (LGCY)1,524,22313.541.3310.89
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Silver ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Silver Inverse Index ER (DSLV)67,79756.005.3110.48
Sizmek (SZMK)156,3956.750.599.58
Net 1 U.E.P.S. Technologies (UEPS)719,92613.531.129.02
SPS Commerce (SPSC)275,76468.665.679.00
Endurance International Group Holdings (EIGI)2,417,40918.061.498.99
iPath US Treasury 10-year Bear ETN (DTYS)74,47720.311.618.63
Conn's (CONN)2,432,00922.491.778.54
MediciNova (MNOV)140,1994.220.338.48
Canterbury Park Holding (CPHC)13,80410.920.848.33
Air Methods (AIRM)1,164,36147.693.668.31
Mattson Technology (MTSN)1,450,0973.780.288.00
 
NYSE Arca
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3x Shares (DUST)14,099,071$13.451.9316.75
Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares (JDST)9,137,6438.991.1214.23
Direxion Daily Russia Bull 3x Shares (RUSL)2,128,22720.441.799.60
Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x Shares (DRV)137,78721.951.788.82
ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY)31,676,19327.802.198.55
ProShares UltraShort Utilities (SDP)5,37048.663.577.92
ProSharesUltraShortSilver (ZSL)77,101101.996.807.14
VelocityShares 3x Long Crude ETN (UWTI)50,198,2243.700.236.63
Direxion Daily FTSE China Bear 3X Shares (YANG)69,04710.630.666.62
Proshares Ultra KBW Region Banking ETF (KRU)3,04190.145.236.16
ProShares UltraShort MSCI Brazil Capped (BZQ)19,71288.774.865.79
ProShares UltraShort Real Estate (SRS)413,06511.600.595.36
Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3X Shares (TMV)1,114,36627.331.395.36
Direxion Daily Emerging Markets Bear 3x Shares (EDZ)1,456,09234.911.735.21
ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury (TTT)99,47336.511.805.19
ProSharesUltraShortGold (GLL)55,82191.054.415.09
iPath Global Carbon ETN (GRN)2,5818.940.424.88
PowerShares DB Gold Double Short ETN (DZZ)591,1036.770.314.88
ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil (UCO)19,855,7069.080.384.37
ProShares UltraShort FTSE/Xinhua China 25 (FXP)32,70740.641.704.37
ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (VIXY)1,788,81422.820.944.30
Barclays Bank iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)50,746,47334.301.394.22
PowerShares DB 3x Short 25+ Year Treasury Bond Exchange Traded Note (SBND)104,7874.250.163.91
Direxion Daily Developed Markets Bear 3x Shares (DPK)2,57532.691.233.91
SPDR S&P Russia ETF (RBL)82,28915.850.563.66
 
Composite
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Exelis Inc. (XLS)52,171,590$24.136.4236.25
Cambrex (CBM)2,315,40230.016.4827.54
GlobalSCAPE (GSB)941,1213.010.6326.47
Recon Technology (RCON)55,8142.590.5023.92
Danaos (DAC)154,3935.591.0222.32
Auris Medical Holding (EARS)60,4776.381.1321.52
EXCO Resources (XCO)6,034,5812.510.3817.84
Coherus BioSciences (CHRS)603,95028.664.2717.51
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3x Shares (DUST)14,099,07113.451.9316.75
Twitter (TWTR)102,110,26348.016.7516.36
ePlus (PLUS)167,71582.4310.9815.37
Cyan (CYNI)261,7623.750.4915.03
Spanish Broadcasting System Cl A (SBSA)55,3873.020.3814.39
Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT)4,326,30829.993.7614.33
Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares (JDST)9,137,6438.991.1214.23
MFRI (MFRI)29,2596.530.7913.76
Ocwen Financial (OCN)13,058,3148.541.0313.72
Pixelworks (PXLW)1,621,1205.780.6913.56
SAExploration Holdings (SAEX)5,1853.890.4513.03
Cellular Biomedicine Group (CBMG)75,55821.112.3912.77
Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA)923,12730.833.3312.11
Points International (PCOM)271,17511.761.2712.11
Vascular Biogenics (VBLT)39,67913.711.4812.10
Staar Surgical (STAA)263,7537.600.7911.60
Brightcove (BCOV)1,204,5068.040.8111.20
 
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Footnotes
Includes common, closed end funds, ETFs, ETNs and REITS with prior day close of $2 a share or higher, with volume of at least 2,000.
x - stock is trading ex-dividend
Source: WSJ Market Data Group