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March 6, 2013
05:55 EDTAPA, APA, NBL, NBL, LPI, LPI, KOG, KOG, FANG, FANG, EQT, EQT, EOG, EOG, CRZO, CRZO, CHK, CHK, AREX, AREX, APC, APC, PVA, PVAWells Fargo to host a forum
4th Annual Exploration & Production Forum is being held in Boston on March 6-7.
News For APA;APC;AREX;CHK;CRZO;EOG;EQT;FANG;KOG;LPI;NBL;PVA From The Last 14 Days
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May 18, 2015
10:01 EDTCHKOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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10:01 EDTLPIOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: A10 Networks (ATEN) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest... Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... ChemoCentryx (CCXI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Cheniere Energy Partners LP (CQP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Continental Resources (CLR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Ctrip.com (CTRP) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Emerge Energy (EMES) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... FEMSA (FMX) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... GoPro (GPRO) upgraded to Perform from Underperform at Oppenheimer... Holly Energy (HEP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... JP Energy (JPEP) upgraded on better visibility on volumes at RBC Capital... Laredo Petroleum (LPI) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Malvern Bancorp (MLVF) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Newfield Exploration (NFX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Norsk Hydro (NHYDY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Owens-Illinois (OI) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Penn National (PENN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Roche (RHHBY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) upgraded on stabilizing headwinds at KeyBanc... Seventy Seven Energy (SSE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Toll Brothers (TOL) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee CRT... United Therapeutics (UTHR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG... Volvo (VOLVY) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Zayo Group (ZAYO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman.
07:57 EDTLPI, FANGTopeka highlights potential E&P takeover targets
Topeka continues to believe that the E&P companies most likely to be acquired are situated in the core areas in the Permian, Eagle Ford, Bakken, Niobrara and Marcellus/Utica. The firm highlights Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Energen (EGN), Diamondback Energy (FANG), Gulfport Energy (GPOR), Laredo Petroleum (LPI), Magnum Hunter (MHR) and Oasis Petroleum (OAS) as potential takeout targets. It keeps Buy ratings on all the stocks named.
06:40 EDTLPILaredo Petroleum upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
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06:39 EDTCHKChesapeake downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
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05:50 EDTCRZOCarrizo Oil & Gas initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
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05:10 EDTAPCAnadarko selects contractor for initial onshore Mozambique LNG development
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May 15, 2015
17:33 EDTNBL, EQTPoint72 Asset Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:08 EDTNBL, EQTSoros Fund gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:35 EDTCHKIcahn Associates gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: None. INCREASED STAKES: Manitowoc (MTW), Voltari (VLTC), Federal-Mogul Holdings (FDML), and Chesapeake Energy (CHK). DECREASED STAKES: None. LIQUIDATED STAKES: None.
16:21 EDTNBLStocks end week little changed as data, deals offset bond yield jumps
Stocks ended the week little changed as a number of M&A deals and a few relatively strong economic data points offset worries about rising bond yields. MACRO NEWS: U.S. weekly jobless claims came in better than expected and reached the lowest four-week average level in 15 years... In Europe, the combined GDP of the 19 eurozone countries grew 0.4% in the first quarter, which was a bit weaker than the 0.5% consensus growth forecast but a pickup from the 0.3% growth pace of the final quarter of last year. Of note, all four of the euro zone's largest economies recorded growth in the same quarter for the first time since the first half of 2010... The People's Bank of China reduced its one year interest rate by 0.25%, marking the third time in the last six months that the central bank has cut benchmark rates... Bond yields surged in many of the world's largest economies, raising worries about inflation and putting pressure on stocks in the beginning of the week. COMPANY NEWS: There was a significant amount of M&A activity again this week, with the headliner being Verizon's (VZ) deal to acquire AOL (AOL) for $50 per share in a transaction valued at $4.4B. Danaher (DHR) agreed to buy purification technologies supplier Pall Corporation (PLL) for $127.20 per share in cash. Danaher also announced that it plans to split itself into two publicly traded companies. Energy infrastructure company Williams (WMB) announced a simplification deal to buy its affiliate Williams Partners (WPZ) for $13.9B in an all-stock transaction. Energy exploration company Noble Energy (NBL) agreed to acquire Rosetta Resources (ROSE) in an all-stock deal. Noble is buying Rosetta for $2.1B in stock plus the assumption of Rosetta's net debt of $1.8B... Alibaba (BABA) acquired a 9.3% stake in Zulily (ZU), an e-commerce retailer geared toward women. A person familiar with the matter reportedly told the Wall Street Journal that the Chinese e-commerce giant is not pursuing an outright acquisition of the U.S. company, however... Shares of Netflix (NFLX) jumped Friday and hit a new all-time high after Bloomberg reported that the company is in talks with Wasu Media, a Chinese media company backed by Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma, about forming a partnership to bring its content to China... Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management lost its proxy fight with DuPont (DD) as Trian did not succeed in getting its nominees elected to the DuPont board. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow rose 0.45% to 18,272.56, the Nasdaq gained 0.89% to 5,048.29, and the S&P 500 climbed 0.31% to 2,122.73.
14:15 EDTAPCChicago Bridge & Iron jumps after reportedly in-line for big Anadarko deal
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10:45 EDTCHKStocks with call strike movement; CHK RIG
Chesapeake (CHK) October 17 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 45, Transocean (RIG) August 21 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 42 according to IVolatility.
07:09 EDTPVA, FANG, CRZO, EOG, APCHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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May 14, 2015
16:13 EDTPVAPenn Virginia files $300M mixed securities shelf
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13:28 EDTCHKIncreasing equity options volume
Increasing equity options volume: FCX UPS KSS CHK CSCO AVP YOKU CALM KORS
08:53 EDTEQTEQT Corporation has a conference call hosted by JPMorgan
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07:58 EDTEOGShale producers prepared to ramp production back up, WSJ says
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May 13, 2015
14:16 EDTNBLIsrael considering exempting Jordan gas shipments from quota, Globes says
The Israeli government is considering excluding natural gas shipments to Jordan from the Israeli gas export quota, according to Globes. Since Noble Energy and its partners in Israel's gas fields have signed a $15B, 15 year deal to supply natural gas to Jordan, the measure would effectively enable the consortium to export more gas, the newspaper noted. Reference Link
11:28 EDTCHKStocks with call strike movement; TWTR JCP
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