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November 13, 2012
06:07 EDTXOM, GS, ABX, RDS.A, BX, CVX, BPOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Blackstone Group (BX) agreed to a multibillion-dollar partnership with LLOG Exploration Company LLC, one of the largest closely held offshore oil producers in the U.S., in a deal that extends private equity's dive into the Gulf of Mexico, the Wall Street Journal reports...Goldman Sachs Group (GS) will name the smallest number of executives in more than a decade to join its partnership ranks. The firm is expected to promote about 70 employees to partner, sources say, about a third smaller than in 2010, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Euro zone finance ministers suggested that Greece should be given until 2022 to lower its debt/GDP ratio to 120%, but IMF head Lagarde insisted the existing target of 2020 should remain, Reuters reports...Rapid expansion across the energy business over the past decade has seriously leveled the global playing field, leaving the oil "majors" exposed to competition from big oil service firms in areas where they once reigned supreme, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: German investor confidence unexpectedly fell in November as the euro area’s debt crisis affected the economic outlook. The ZEW Center for European Economic Research said its index of investor and analyst expectations declined to minus 15.7 from minus 11.5 in October, the first drop since August, Bloomberg reports...Gold discovery rates are decreasing even as exploration spending in the industry reached a record $8B in 2011, says Jamie Sokalsky, CEO of Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX), Bloomberg reports.
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August 25, 2015
13:24 EDTXOMJudge approves $225M settlement in Exxon Mobil pollution case, AP says
A Superior Court judge has approved a $225M settlement between the state of New Jersey and Exxon Mobil related to pollution at oil refineries and retail gas stations, saying the deal is less than the $8.9B originally sought by the state but still a "reasonable compromise," reports the Associated Press. Reference Link
August 24, 2015
09:45 EDTCVXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Bank of America (BAC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Bristol-Myers (BMY) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray... Chevron (CVX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral... Nike (NKE) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory... DreamWorks (DWA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... Caesarstone (CSTE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... TransAlta (TAC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Sarepta (SRPT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... AutoZone (AZO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Allscripts (MDRX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... China Unicom (CHU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Ross Stores (ROST) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham.
07:07 EDTCVXChevron upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
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August 23, 2015
17:49 EDTXOM, CVXIran to increase oil production as BP, Shell express interest, Bloomberg says
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August 21, 2015
16:01 EDTXOM, ABXOptions Update; August 21, 2015
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12:23 EDTCVXJim Chaos says he doesn't like Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell
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August 20, 2015
06:10 EDTCVX, XOMAuction for drilling leases attracts little interest, NY Times reports
A federal auction for drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday attracted only $22.7M in sales from five companies, the lowest since 1986, reports the New York Times. Most companies have insisted they would not sacrifice production in future years, but executives have recently expressed concern that the oil price collapse could last through 2016 and possibly even 2017. 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
August 19, 2015
16:00 EDTXOMOptions Update; August 19, 2015
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11:09 EDTABXStocks with call strike movement; ABX RIG
Barrick Gold (ABX) January 9 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 59, Transocean (RIG) November 16 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 57 according to iVolatility.
10:00 EDTABXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:33 EDTABXBarrick Gold upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie
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August 18, 2015
05:52 EDTCVXStocks with implied volatility movement; CVX WY
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August 17, 2015
17:48 EDTAAgilent says confident in delivering on margin expansion goals
On the company Q3 earnings conference call, Agilent said that it is confident in delivering on margin expansion goals. The company noted that it is committed to a 22% operating margin by 2017 and will continue its buybacks in Q4. The company sees a number of areas of strength including Pharma, Life Science, Research and Diagnostics. The company is seeing double-digit growth in Pharma and has no reason to believe it will slow down. Agilent sees "a lot " of reasons to be positive on outlook.
16:21 EDTAAgilent says some U.S. and state government large deals delayed into Q4
Agilent said in a slides presentation that some US and state government large deals delayed into Q4. Customers in industrial markets continue cautious stance in light of macro-economic conditions.
16:09 EDTAAgilent narrows FY15 EPS view to $1.68-$1.72 from $1.67- $1.73
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16:07 EDTAAgilent sees Q4 EPS 45c-49c, consensus 50c
Sees Q4 revenue $1.03B-$1.05B, consensus $1.06B.
16:06 EDTAAgilent reports Q3 EPS 44c, consensus 41c
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14:48 EDTANotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Agilent (A), consensus 41c... Urban Outfitters (URBN), consensus 49c... MasTec (MTZ), consensus 15c... Fabrinet (FN), consensus 39c.
08:11 EDTXOMExxon Mobil volatility flat as oil trades near six-year low
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08:06 EDTABXBarrick Gold announces restucturing of management
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