12:35 PM New York – Southern Co agreed to acquire AGL Resources for $12 billion. Belk agreed to be acquired by Sycamore Partners for $3 billion. Cobalt Intl agrees to sell its 40% stakes in two offshore oil exploration blocks in Angola to Sonangol for $1.8 billion. DaVita agreed to acquire worldwide rights of talazoparib for $410 million.
Tollbooth Index declined 66.04 or 0.6% to 10,176.16.
) plunged 14.4% or $11.25 to $66.75 after the family owned fashion stores operator agreed to be acquired by private-equity firm Sycamore Partners in a deal valued of about $3 billion.
Under the terms, shareholders of the department store chain will receive $68 a share in cash.
The transaction is expected to close in the fourth-quarter.
Cobalt International Energy, Inc
) gained 1.9% or 14 cents to $7.37 after the deepwater oil and gas producer agrees to sell its 40% stakes in a pair of Angolan offshore blocks to the state-run oil company Sonangol for $1.75 billion.
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc
) slumped 2.2% or $1.68 to $74.36 after the dialysis services provider agreed to acquire Colorado-based Renal Ventures Limited, LLC, including all dialysis centers owned by Renal Ventures for about $415 million.
) dropped 4.3% or $3.89 to $87.54 biopharmaceutical group agreed to acquire worldwide rights of talazoparib (formerly BMN 673) from BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc for about $410 million.
) slipped 3.7% or $1.71 to $44.08 after the public utility provider agreed to acquire AGL Resources Inc for about $12 billion.
AGL shareholders will receive $66 in cash for each share, a premium of 36.3% over the average stock price in last 20 trading days through August 21.
The transaction is expected to close in the second-half of the next-year.
Shares of AGL Resources Inc surged 32.6% to $63.50.
) declined 5.4% or 58 cents to $10.12 after the outsourcing services provider agreed to acquire RSA Medical for an undisclosed amount.
The transaction is expected to close in the third-quarter of this year.