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Rio Tinto's offer has the support of the Canadian aluminum producer's board and trumps a hostile offer from U.S. aluminum giant Alcoa. The offer is "compelling" and in keeping with Rio Tinto's strategy of focusing on high-quality assets, Rio Tinto Finance Director Guy Elliott told "Worldwide Exchange."
Holders of Alcan call options are happy today, especially those who picked up "out-of-the-money" Alcan calls.
An explosive bid for Canada's Alcan is giving a positive psychological lift to stocks as traders watch a flood of monthly sales reports from retailers.
Stocks closed higher as investors were encouraged by healthy merger activity and encouraging news for the worrisome subprime mortgage market. "There was concern today that there would be selling follow-through, but the markets are hoping earnings will propel things higher," said Peter Dunay, investment strategist at Leeb Capital Management.
Alcan, which is fending off a hostile $28.8 billion bid from U.S. rival Alcoa, is closer to arranging a rival friendly deal and is expected to make an announcement this week, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Private equity corporate raiders who have so far sidestepped the mining sector despite widespread consolidation, could soon reset their sights, global accounting and consulting firm Ernst & Young said on Wednesday.
Stocks closed with losses of more than 1% after investors were spooked by earnings warnings from two major retailers amid persistent concerns regarding the housing market and subprime mortgages. "Home Depot's cautious comments set the negative tone," said Dan McMahon, head of listed trading at CIBC World Markets.
Those who bought Alcoa July call options on Monday managed to catch a break in spite of lackluster quarterly results. Late Monday the aluminum maker posted revenue figures below analysts' estimates -- the very type of news that can hammer a company's shares and evaporate the value of call options.
BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, is in talks with private equity firms to team up for a possible $40 billion bid for U.S. aluminum company Alcoa, London's Times newspaper said on Tuesday.
Stocks ended higher on Monday, but gains were held in check as investors awaited the start of the second-quarter earnings season. "We're getting into earnings season, and what we've seen so far is good, so we think there is going to be an upward bias," said Joe Ranieri, head of NASDAQ trading at Canaccord Adams. "It's good but scary."
Alcoa, the world's largest aluminum company, said after U.S. markets closed Monday that second-quarter profit slipped, partly due to charges including one for its outstanding offer to acquire Canadian rival Alcan.
Call option volume in the owner of Marshall's and TJX Stores, TJX Companies, surged Monday with volume in two strikes surpassing open interest, along with rising implied volatility.
Big contract wins and corporate dealmaking were some of the catalysts behind Monday's most actively traded stocks.
Zinc and lead look golden, according to two "Morning Call" guests. Bill Mann, senior analyst at The Motley Fool, and Lou Grasso, metals trader at Millenium Futures, told CNBC's Liz Claman why base metals have a bright future -- and how investors can play it.
Alcan the big Canadian aluminum maker, said Friday that a $28.6-billion hostile takeover offer from Alcoa remains inadequate, and that it is pursuing alternatives such as talks with other groups.
Second-quarter earnings season kicks off Monday when Dow component Alcoa reports after the bell. CNBC Managing Editor Tyler Mathisen talked to Bob Pisani at the New York Stock Exchange to get a sense of Wall Street's expectations.
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Alcoa says it could raise its hostile $28.6 billion offer for Alcan if warranted, but the Canadian aluminum maker has rebuffed requests for talks, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday.
Alcan has rebuffed requests by Alcoa for a meeting to discuss Alcoa's hostile $28.6 billion offer for the Canadian aluminum producer, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday.