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December 11, 2012
05:55 EDTCIE, CIE, END, END, GDP, GDP, HAL, HAL, MDP, MDPCitigroup to host field trip
Energy Field Trip travels throughout the Houston area visiting with Cobalt International Energy--CIE, Endeavour International Corp--END, Goodrich Petroleum--GDP, Halliburton--HAL and Meredith Corp--MDP on December 11-12.
News For CIE;END;GDP;HAL;MDP From The Last 14 Days
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October 12, 2015
11:03 EDTHALStocks with call strike movement; HAL GM
Halliburton (HAL) January 80 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 35, General Motors (GM) March 37 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 29 according to IVolatility.
October 9, 2015
13:56 EDTGDPAllianz Global reports 16.2% passive stake in Goodrich Petroleum
October 7, 2015
17:38 EDTMDPMedia General says retained new advisors, continues to recommend Meredith deal
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16:54 EDTMDPMedia General puts Meredith deal on hold after Nexstar bid, Bloomberg says
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15:28 EDTMDPMeredith disputes reports 'misstating the status' of merger agreement
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11:00 EDTMDPMedia General agreement to buy Meredith 'is dead,' NY Post reports
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October 6, 2015
09:56 EDTMDPOppenheimer not supporting Media General, Meredith deal, NY Post reports
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October 5, 2015
08:02 EDTHALMiX Telematics enters multi-year agreement with Halliburton
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07:37 EDTHALMiX Telematics enters into multi-year agreement with Halliburton
MiX Telematics (MIXT) announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Halliburton (HAL), to provide fleet management, safety and compliance solutions for Halliburton's North American fleet of more than 15,000 vehicles.
October 2, 2015
16:46 EDTMDPStocks end week higher after Friday reversal following disappointing jobs data
U.S. markets fell sharply following a weaker than expected nonfarm payrolls report on Friday morning, but rallied back to finish the day, and the week, slightly higher. MACRO NEWS: In the U.S., 142,000 nonfarm jobs were added last month, missing expectations for 201,000 job additions. Average hourly earnings were flat month-over-month, compared to expectations for them to rise 0.2% in September. The unemployment rate held at 5.1%, as expected. Factory orders fell 1.7% in August, versus expectations for them to drop 1.2%. Personal income grew 0.3% in August, versus expectations for it to rise 0.4%. Personal spending rose 0.4% last month, versus expectations for growth of 0.3%. Consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in September, as a confidence reading strengthened to 103.0. Markit's manufacturing purchasing managers' index inched up to 53.1 in the final September reading, compared to the preliminary September figure of 53.0. ISM's manufacturing index fell to 50.2 in September, versus expectations for a reading of 50.6... Chinese markets will be closed for "Golden Week" from October 1 to October 7, but monthly manufacturing data was still released. The government's official manufacturing PMI ticked up to 49.8, beating expectations for a 49.6 reading, while the final Caixin/Markit PMI fell to 47.2 in September, though that was slightly improved from an earlier flash estimate of 47. In Japan, the central bank's quarterly tankan survey of large manufacturers for the September quarter came in at positive 12, compared with expectations for a positive 13 reading. Elsewhere in Asia, the Reserve Bank of India made a larger than expected cut to its interest rates, lowering its benchmark policy rate to 6.75% from 7.25%... In Europe, Markit's final Eurozone manufacturing PMI for September came in at 52.0, down from August's final 52.3 reading but still in expansion territory. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) reported that it set a record by selling more than 13M new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models in the first three days after launch of the devices. However, shares of the tech giant slid following the announcement... Biotech stocks continued recent declines, with Valeant (VRX) dropping after a group of Democratic congressmen urged additional scrutiny of the company's "price hike" business model... Re/code's Kara Swisher and Kurt Wagner reported, citing sources, that Twitter (TWTR) founder and interim CEO Jack Dorsey was set to be named permanent Chief Executive, possibly as soon as Thursday, but no announcement had been made by the company by the end of the week. Shares of Gap (GPS) and Ralph Lauren (RL) moved in opposite directions after an executive for one left to take over for an icon at the other. At least three research firms downgraded Gap shares to sell or equivalent ratings and the stock fell after Stefan Larsson stepped down as global president of Old Navy in order to become the new Chief Executive Officer of Ralph Lauren, while the latter company's shares were upgraded and traded higher in the wake of the executive shake-up... On the M&A front, Reynolds American (RAI) announced that the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks will be sold to the Japan Tobacco Group in an all-cash transaction with a value of about $5B. Nexstar (NXST) proposed to acquire Media General (MEG) for a combination of cash and shares that was valued at $14.50 per Media General share before the proposal was made public on September 28. Media General, which previously announced an agreement to buy Meredith Corporation (MDP), said it would "carefully review and consider the proposal" with the help of its advisors. Shares of Rentrak (RENT) and comScore (SCOR) both advanced after the companies announced a stock-for-stock merger agreement... General Motors (GM) reported its U.S. sales grew 12% in September compared to the same month of last year. Additionally, the auto giant hosted a global business update event, where it announced two new car- and ride-sharing projects and confirmed its plans to jointly develop a commercially viable fuel cell vehicle with Honda (HMC) in the 2020 timeframe. Meanwhile, Ford (F) said its U.S. sales rose 23% in September and Fiat Chrysler's (FCAU) U.S. sales increased 14% last month... FXCM (FXCM) disclosed that it was the victim of a cybersecurity attack involving "a small number of unauthorized wire transfers from customer accounts" and Experian (EXPGY) announced that one of its units experienced an attack by hackers that exposed data from its client T-Mobile (TMUS)... Wynn Resorts (WYNN), Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM) and Melco Crown (MPEL) all advanced at the end of the week following reports that the Chinese government may provide economic support to the gaming center Macau, where the companies operate casinos. INDEXES: The Dow gained about 0.96% to close at 16,472.37, the S&P 500 rose about 1.02% to close at 1,951.36, and the Nasdaq advanced about 0.43% to close at 4,707.77.
October 1, 2015
07:38 EDTMDPAcquisition of Meredith unlikely to close 'in current form,' says Wells Fargo
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07:29 EDTMDPNexstar bid more accretive than Meredith deal, says Wells Fargo
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September 30, 2015
18:28 EDTHALCourt says Interior Department lacks authority for fracking rule, WSJ reports
A federal court judge ruled that the Interior Department lacked the authority to institute a stricter rule on fracking, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing Judge Scott Skavdahl's preliminary injunction. Publicly traded companies in the space include Baker Hughes (BHI), IHS Inc. (IHS), Halliburton (HAL), Nabors Industries (NBR), and Weatherford (WFT). Reference Link
11:39 EDTHALStocks with call strike movement; BIIB HAL
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