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March 18, 2013
04:55 EDTAPC, APC, APC, APC, MRO, MRO, MRO, MRO, NBL, NBL, NBL, NBL, RIG, RIG, RIG, RIG, APA, APA, APA, APA, PSX, PSX, PSX, PSX, DVN, DVN, DVN, DVN, SLB, SLB, SLB, SLB, ESV, ESV, ESV, ESVHoward Weil to host a conference
41st Annual Energy Conference is being held in New Orleans on March 17-21 includes company dinner meetings following each day of presentations.
News For APC;MRO;NBL;RIG;APA;PSX;DVN;SLB;ESV From The Last 14 Days
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May 19, 2015
09:45 EDTNBLNoble Energy upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Global Hunter
07:44 EDTNBLCowen sees energy M&A focusing on accretive deals from non-core assets
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07:31 EDTRIG, SLB, APA, DVNUBS to hold a conference
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May 18, 2015
16:56 EDTRIGTransocean provides fleet summary update
Transocean issued a monthly Fleet Update Summary, which includes new contracts, changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out-of-service time of 15 or more days since the April 16, 2015 Fleet Status Report. The total value of new contracts since the last report is approximately $52M. The report includes the following: GSF Development Driller II - Awarded a contract extension for approximately 100 days offshore Romania at a dayrate of $315,000 ($28M estimated backlog). GSF Rig 140 - Awarded a contract extension for approximately 120 days offshore India at a dayrate of $156,000 ($19M estimated backlog). Sedco Express - Awarded a contract extension for 18 days offshore Nigeria at a dayrate of $300,000 ($5M estimated backlog). The Transocean Marianas, GSF Celtic Sea, and M.G. Hulme, Jr. are idle. Estimated 2015 out-of-service time decreased by a net 27 days. As announced on May 7, 2015, the company has amended its construction contracts with Keppel FELS to further delay the delivery of its five newbuild high- specification jackups. This is in addition to the six-month delay announced in February 2015.
16:00 EDTRIGOptions Update; May 18, 2015
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13:48 EDTESVEnsco reports departure of chairman Dan Rabun
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11:15 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; CHK RIG
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07:14 EDTDVNAmerican Gas Association to hold a forum
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05:10 EDTAPCAnadarko selects contractor for initial onshore Mozambique LNG development
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May 17, 2015
18:21 EDTMROMarathon Oil seeks buyers for East African onshore blocks, Reuters says
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May 15, 2015
17:33 EDTNBLPoint72 Asset Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:08 EDTPSX, NBLSoros Fund gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:32 EDTPSXBerkshire Hathaway gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: None. INCREASED STAKES: IBM (IBM), Precision Castparts (PCP), Wells Fargo (WFC), Phillips 66 (PSX), and US Bancorp (USB). DECREASED STAKES: National Oilwell Varco (NOV), Viacom (VIAB), Bank of New York Mellon (BK), MasterCard (MA), and Visa (V). LIQUIDATED STAKES: None.
16:31 EDTRIGTransocean declares dividend of 60c per share
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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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12:13 EDTPSXThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Yum! Brands (YUM), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), FedEx (FDX), McKesson (MCK), and J M Smucker (SJM). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Roper Technologies (ROP), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and FleetCor Technologies (FLT). DECREASED STAKES: Ally Financial (ALLY), Amgen (AMGN), Phillips 66 (PSX), eBay (EBAY), and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (BUD). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Alibaba Group (BABA), Citigroup (C), EMC Corporation (EMC), Anglo American (AAL), and Williams Companies (WMB).
10:45 EDTRIGStocks 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 EDTAPCHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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05:50 EDTRIGStocks with implied volatility movement; YOKU RIG
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