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April 22, 2013
08:37 EDTHAL, BPFlorida files suit against BP, Halliburton over oil spill
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Saturday that she has filed a lawsuit against BP (BP) and Halliburton (HAL) over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The lawsuit was filed in the Panama City Division of the Northern District of Florida and lawsuit includes numerous federal, state and maritime counts. Under the Oil Pollution Act, Florida said it is entitled to the revenues it lost due to the oil spill, including sales and use taxes. The state is also seeking punitive damages under maritime and Florida common law.
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April 20, 2015
09:24 EDTBPBP taking oil cargoes as payment from cash-strapped Iraq, Reuters reports
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09:24 EDTHALHalliburton will 'take hard look" at its operations
The company said it had reduced the company headcount by 9000 in last two quarters. Looking ahead, the company expects further charges to be significantly smaller. Expects Q2 corporate expenses of $75M, which will be the new quarterly run rate in 2015. Sees Q2 tax rate of approximately 26%. Cuts FY15 CapEx to $2.8B from $3.3B. Expects to see budget constraints in Mexico.
09:21 EDTBPAbengoa unit raided as part of EU bioethanol probe, Bloomberg reports
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09:18 EDTHALHalliburton says Q1 challenging quarter, with downturn being historically high
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08:43 EDTHALHalliburton downgraded at CLSA
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08:32 EDTBPBofA/Merrill European strategists hold an analyst/industry conference call
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07:21 EDTHAL, HALHalliburton downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA
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07:09 EDTHALHalliburton records $823M after-tax charge in Q1 due to energy downturn
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07:06 EDTHALHalliburton says visibility to depth, length of cycle remains uncertain
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07:02 EDTHALHalliburton says international business more resilient than domestic market
“Total company revenue of $7.1B for the first quarter was down 4% year-over-year, significantly outpacing a 19% global rig count decline, and represented industry-leading performance amidst a challenging commodity price environment. Our global customer base has responded by lowering activity levels and seeking price concessions, which has impacted our margins. As evident by the restructuring charges taken during the quarter, we are taking steps to help mitigate the ongoing impact. North America experienced an unprecedented decline in drilling activity during the first quarter, which drove pricing pressure and margin compression across all product lines. First quarter revenue declined 9% and operating income declined 54%, year-over-year, compared to a 21% reduction in the United States land rig count. Activity has dropped approximately 50% from the peak in late November and we expect to continue to see pricing pressure for our services until the rig count stabilizes. Our international business has been more resilient than the domestic market, with the international rig count down 9% from the peak last July. We continue to anticipate headwinds across all of our international regions this year, as operators reduce their budgets. Lower commodity prices are influencing our customers to re-evaluate asset economics and defer new projects,” said CEO Dave Lesar.
07:01 EDTHALHalliburton reports Q1 adjusted EPS 49c, consensus 37c
Reports Q1 revenue $7.05B, consensus $6.99B.
April 17, 2015
13:28 EDTHALHalliburton technical comments ahead of results
Since hitting lows in December of last year, the stock has been in a recovery uptrend. If the news is bullish, resistance levels to watch as potential upside objectives would be at $48.91 and then at $50.64. If the news is more bearish than traders appear to expect, support levels to watch as potential downside objectives would be at $43.47 which is the 50-day moving average, $41.59, and $40.59.
13:08 EDTHALHalliburton April weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Halliburton April weekly call option implied volatility is at 4-, May is at 28, June is at 27, July and October is at 26; compared to 26-week average of 32 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on April 20.
08:29 EDTHAL, BPU.S. may be at, or near, peak oil output, WSJ says
New data and forecasts suggest lower crude prices are finally prompting U.S. energy companies to cut back their crude output, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing reports from OPEC, the DOE and North Dakota. Publicly traded oil majors include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Publicly traded drillers and oil services companies include Baker Hughes (BHI), Diamond Offshore (DO), Halliburton (HAL), Nabors Industries (NBR), Noble Corp. (NE), Rowan Companies (RDC), Schlumberger (SLB), Transocean (RIG) and Weatherford (WFT). Reference Link
06:33 EDTHALSources: Halliburton hires BofA, Deutsche Bank to sell assets, Reuters reports
According to sources, Reuters reports that Bank of America (BAC) and Deutsche Bank (DB) have been hired by Halliburton (HAL) to sell two assets that could be valued at up to $5B. Bank of America will work to sell some of Halliburton's Sperry Drilling business, including logging-while-drigging, directional drilling and measuring-while-drilling, while Deutsche Bank is mandated to sell Halliburton's drill bits businesses. Halliburton is seeking to divest some assets to ease regulators' antitrust concerns in its $35B merger deal with Baker Hughes (BHI). Reference Link
April 16, 2015
06:41 EDTBPGulf oil spill victims have received over $5B from BP fund, Reuters says
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April 15, 2015
08:58 EDTHALOil services stocks should be bought on dips, says BMO Capital
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06:16 EDTHALOil layoffs reach 100,000 and still going, WSJ reports
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April 14, 2015
10:01 EDTBPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:20 EDTHALMorgan Stanley calls a bottom in Oil Services sector
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