David Murdock proposed buying the company's outstanding shares his family does not already own for $12 each in cash.
LeapFrog is initiated with an 'overweight,' and Beazer Homes is downgraded to 'neutral.'
The German giant will raise billions in fresh equity after its best quarter in two years.
Buffalo Wild Wings is downgraded to 'hold,' and Pandora is initiated with a 'sector perform.'
The 6-part debt offering will be led by Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank.
US markets set to open unchanged as the Federal Reserve is to begin its 2-day policy meeting.
US markets to dip at the open on continued Cyprus fears and eurozone concerns.
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