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February 20, 2013
10:36 EDTBP, HAL, RIGBP to look to implicate contractors during oil spill trial, NY Times says
BP (BP) plans to contend during its trial over civil damages resulting from the 2010 oil spill that its contractors, including Transocean (RIG) and Halliburton (HAL), should share some of the liability from the spill, according to The New York Times. The first phase of the trial, which is scheduled to kick off next week, is expected to focus on whether BP and its contractors were guilty of gross negligence, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
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February 25, 2015
06:45 EDTBPSaudi minister says demand for oil rising, Reuters reports
The price for Brent oil was little changed around $59 per barrel early this morning after Saudi Arbaia's energy minister said that demand for petroleum was increasing, according to Reuters. The minister added that oil markets "are calm now, Reuters added. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
February 24, 2015
16:06 EDTRIGOptions Update; February 24, 2015
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12:58 EDTRIGTransocean falls, levels to watch
The stock is down by over 2.4% to $15.84 at time of writing. At that price next major support is at the 52-week low at $14.50. Resistance is at $16.42, the high of the day. Susquehanna earlier downgraded the name to Negative, and cut its price target to $12.
February 23, 2015
16:00 EDTRIGOptions Update; February 23, 2015
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13:45 EDTBPOpec may call emergency meeting if crude continues slide, FT says
According to Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's oil minister, Opec members have discussed holding an emergency meeting if crude prices continue to tumble, says the Financial Times. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT).
09:59 EDTRIGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Antofagasta (ANFGY) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Arch Coal (ACI) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Argus... BHP Billiton (BHP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Beazer Homes (BZH) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Boeing (BA) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Century Communities (CCS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... CyberArk (CYBR) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... DirecTV (DTV) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Capital... Enerplus (ERF) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Desjardins... Fiserv (FISV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Monness Crespi... GP Strategies (GPX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... Interactive Brokers (IBKR) downgraded to Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... MRC Global (MRC) downgraded at BB&T... Precision Castparts (PCP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Quest Diagnostics (DGX) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... Rio Tinto (RIO) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Roth Capital downgraded Spectrum (SPPI) on court case loss... Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Howard Weil... Ryland Group (RYL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Salix (SLXP) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink... Standard Pacific (SPF) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Superior Energy (SPN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Transocean (RIG) downgraded to Negative from Neutral at Susquehanna... Vale (VALE) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
09:25 EDTRIGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:09 EDTRIGTransocean downgraded to Negative from Neutral at Susquehanna
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08:01 EDTRIGTransocean downgraded to Negative from Neutral at Susquehanna
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07:37 EDTHALCredit Suisse to hold a summit
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06:06 EDTHALStocks with implied volatility movement; JNJ NUGT
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Halliburton (HAL) 32, Rite Aid (RAD) 34 according to iVolatility.
February 22, 2015
11:59 EDTBPUSW to expand ULP oil strike
The United Steelworkers, USW, announced that it will expand its unfair labor practice strike, ULP, by launching a work stoppage tonight at midnight at the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. This refinery, a 50-50 joint venture between Shell Oil Company and Saudi Refining, produces more than 600,000 barrels per day. In addition, 24 hour strike notices were delivered at Motiva’s two Louisiana refineries in Convent and Norco as well as at the Shell Chemical plant in Norco. Capacity at these facilities is 235,000 and 238,000. These refineries are also jointly operated by Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Refining, Inc. of Saudi Arabia. “The industry’s refusal to meaningfully address safety issues through good faith bargaining gave us no other option but to expand our work stoppage,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
February 20, 2015
07:37 EDTBPU.S. judge rejects BP request for lower fine per barrel, Reuters says
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has rejected BP's request for a maximum fine of $3,000 per barrel, upholding the maximum penalty of $4,300 per barrel, reports Reuters. The decision means the total fine for BP could reach $13.7B, though it is still unclear when a final decision will be reached. BP spokesman Geoff Morrell stated the company is considering its legal options. Reference Link
February 19, 2015
06:58 EDTBPU.S. oil prices tumble after inventory data released, Reuters says
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04:26 EDTRIGStocks with implied volatility movement; TSO RIG
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February 18, 2015
14:18 EDTRIGTransocean February volatility increases into Q4 and outlook
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10:05 EDTRIG, HALOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:59 EDTHALSchlumberger, Halliburton, and Baker Hughes estimates cut at Goldman
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06:56 EDTRIGTransocean initiated with an Underperform at BMO Capital
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06:53 EDTHALHalliburton initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
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