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January 2, 2013
17:31 EDTBBGBill Barrett closes sale of nat gas assets, updates activity at West Tavaputs
Bill Barrett announced that on December 31, 2012 it closed on its previously announced sale of natural gas assets to an affiliate of Vanguard Natural Resources. The sale included all its Wind River Basin natural gas producing properties, the Powder River Basin coal bed methane assets and a working interest in its Gibson Gulch-Piceance Basin development property. The total value of the transaction of $335M was preliminarily adjusted to the October 1, 2012 effective date and for other customary closing adjustments providing net proceeds to the company of $329M, which includes a $33.5M deposit received in November 2012. Proceeds from the transaction have been applied to pay off the $250M balance on the company's revolving credit facility as of year-end 2012. The remaining proceeds will be applied to the company's 2013 development capital. The company's borrowing base on its revolving credit facility was reduced by $75M to $825M based on preliminary year-end 2012 reserves, which exclude the properties sold to Vanguard. Unrelated to the closing, the company updates the status of repairs at its West Tavaputs natural gas development program following a previously announced fire at the Dry Canyon compressor station. Current net production from the area is approximately 78M cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day, which is approximately 90% of the pre-fire rate. A bypass pipeline to redirect natural gas to the Interplanetary compressor station was completed and put in service on December 13, 2012. The company expects to complete pipeline repairs to direct additional production to its Sage Brush compressor station, expected to be ready in late January following further testing, which will modestly increase production from the current rate.
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February 27, 2015
09:58 EDTBBGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: 500.com (WBAI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Akorn (AKRX) downgraded to Hold after share rally at Needham... Allscripts (MDRX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink... Bank of America (BAC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Bill Barrett (BBG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KLR Group... CA Technologies (CA) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... CBOE Holdings (CBOE) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... CONE Midstream (CNNX) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Calamos (CLMS) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Crane (CR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Dick's Sporting (DKS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... EnerNOC (ENOC) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at Needham... Hercules Offshore (HERO) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Insulet (PODD) downgraded at Oppenheimer... Intelsat (I) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Laredo Petroleum (LPI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland... Mavenir Systems (MVNR) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Memorial Production (MEMP) downgraded to Underperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Mobileye (MBLY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Dougherty... NTELOS (NTLS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Ocwen (OCN) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Compass Point... Pegasystems (PEGA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merriman... Performant Financial (PFMT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Pharmacyclics (PCYC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Potbelly (PBPB) downgraded to Underweight from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... SYNNEX (SNX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Safe Bulkers (SB) downgraded at Credit Suisse... Sarepta (SRPT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Seadrill Partners (SDLP) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Spirit Realty (SRC) downgraded at RBC Capital... Transocean (RIG) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Iberia... UIL Holdings (UIL) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... WCI Communities (WCIC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Walter Investment (WAC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.
07:38 EDTBBGBill Barrett downgraded to Hold from Buy at KLR Group
KLR Group downgraded Bill Barrett to Hold citing the company's reduced production outlook for 2015. The firm cut its price target for shares to $10 from $14.
February 26, 2015
10:00 EDTBBGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade SummaryStarz
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06:30 EDTBBGBill Barrett downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust
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February 25, 2015
08:06 EDTBBGBill Barrett reports Q4 EPS (23c), consensus (5c)
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08:06 EDTBBGBill Barrett sees Q1 production to be approximately 1.4 MMBoe
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08:05 EDTBBGBill Barrett sees FY15 production of 5.5-5.9 MMBoe
Production is expected to be approximately 70% oil, 20% natural gas and 10% NGLs.
08:05 EDTBBGBill Barrett plans to reduce development activity with FY15 CapEx $240M-$280M
The company plans to reduce its development activity with total capital expenditures between $240-$280 million. The company expects to drill and complete approximately 30-35 wells and participate in non-operated wells in the Northeast Wattenberg and Uinta Basin. The company intends to fund its capital expenditure program with cash flows from operations and from its available cash balance.
08:04 EDTBBGBill Barrett reports 2014 total production of 9.1 MMBoe
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