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April 13, 2012
12:03 EDTCAM, LNG, CLNE, APC, CHK, CMI, FTI, APA, WPRTPresident issues executive order supporting development of natural gas resources
In an executive order, President Obama established a high-level, interagency working group that will facilitate coordinated Administration policy efforts to support safe and responsible unconventional domestic natural gas development. The order said the Working Group shall support the safe and responsible production of domestic unconventional natural gas by: coordinating agency policy activities, ensuring their efficient and effective operation and facilitating cooperation among agencies, as appropriate; coordinating among agencies the sharing of scientific, environmental, and related technical and economic information; engaging in long-term planning and ensure coordination among the appropriate Federal entities with respect to such issues as research, natural resource assessment, and the development of infrastructure; promoting interagency communication with stakeholders; and consulting with other agencies and offices as appropriate. Reference Link
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February 26, 2015
09:25 EDTAPCAnadarko to host conference call
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09:23 EDTCHKChesapeake downgraded to Hold from Buy at Johnson Rice
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08:26 EDTCHKChesapeake weakness overdone, says Bernstein
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07:23 EDTCMIANSYS' software portfolio selected by Cummins
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07:21 EDTCMICummins signs agreement with ANSYS
ANSYS (ANSS) announced that Cummins (CMI) has signed a new agreement providing it with broad access to the ANSYS portfolio. This enterprise license agreement will enable Cummins to continue to solve some of the industry's most challenging multiphysics problems – providing its customers with some of the most innovative products on the market. The multi-year agreement provides Cummins with enterprise-wide licenses to the ANSYS structures, fluids and high-frequency electromagnetics suites as well as access to high-performance computing solutions. Cummins will also receive enhanced support and services as well as unlimited classroom and online training. The new agreement complements the Cummins Analysis Led Design initiative, which emphasizes simulation early in the product design process, when it is more cost-efficient to make changes.
05:45 EDTCHKChesapeake downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
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February 25, 2015
16:38 EDTCHKOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
The Wall Street averages had a relatively quiet open and remained in a tight range for most of the session. The market moved to the high end of its range by mid-afternoon, which pushed the Dow and S&P to new highs and the Nasdaq ever closer to its 5,000 level. There was little momentum behind the move and the averages eventually faded, closing nearly unchanged for the session. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., new home sales slipped 0.2% to a 481K annual pace in January, which was better than the expected 2.3% decline to a 471K rate. The DOE petroleum inventory report showed crude stockpiles grew by 8.4M barrels in the week of February 20, versus expectations for a 4M barrel increase. In China, HSBC and Markit's flash purchasing managers' index for February came in at 50.1, which was above the consensus outlook of 49.7 and represented a four month high. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) dropped $3.82, or 9.92%, to $34.67 after the PC, printer and server maker reported lower than expected Q1 revenue and cut its FY15 EPS view and free cash flow outlook, citing separation costs and foreign exchange headwinds. However, analysts at Citigroup, Bernstein, and Brean Capital all recommended buying the stock on weakness in separate notes to investors today. Later in the day, Bloomberg reported, citing sources, that HP is in talks to make its biggest acquisition in several years by potentially acquiring Aruba Networks (ARUN), sending shares of the WiFi equipment maker up $3.86, or 21.0%, to $22.24. Shares of Aruba competitor Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) also gained 66c, or 5.89%, to $11.86 after Bloomberg's report on potential M&A in their space... Chesapeake Energy (CHK) slid $1.90, or 9.56%, to $17.98 after reporting worse than expected earnings amid the recent plunge in energy prices and announcing lower capital spending plans for 2015. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Benefitfocus (BNFT), which jumped $10.85, or 47.24%, to $33.82 after reporting Q4 earnings and disclosing that Marsh & McLennan (MMC) subsidiary Mercer took a 9.9% stake in the company. Also higher was SFX Entertainment (SFXE), which gained $1.09, or 29.46%, to $4.79 after the company’s Chairman and CEO, Robert Sillerman, offered to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the company not already owned by him for $4.75 per share in cash. SFX Entertainment confirmed that it received the proposal and established a special committee to review and negotiate the nonbinding offer. Among the noteworthy losers was Lumber Liquidators (LL), which plunged $18.15, or 26.39%, to $50.63 after reporting Q4 earnings per share and revenue that missed consensus expectations, warning on its associated call that an upcoming "60 Minutes" piece may cast the company in an unfavorable light, and disclosing in its annual report that the Department of Justice indicated in recent communications that it is contemplating seeking criminal charges under the Lacey Act. Also lower following their earnings reports were shares of Republic Airways (RJET), which fell $2.17, or 14.49%, to $12.81, and LendingClub (LC), which dropped $3.14, or 13.28%, to $20.51. INDEXES: The Dow added 15.38, or 0.08%, to 18,224.57, the Nasdaq slipped 0.98, or 0.02%, to 4,967.14, and the S&P 500 dropped 1.62, or 0.08%, to 2,113.86.
16:16 EDTCHKChesapeake downgraded to Hold from Buy at Johnson Rice
12:31 EDTCHKOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:08 EDTCHKOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:17 EDTCMICummins management to meet with UBS
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07:05 EDTCHKChesapeake sees 2015 adjusted production growth 3%-5%
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07:03 EDTCHKChesapeake reports Q4 adjusted EPS 11c, consensus 24c
Reports Q4 revenue $5.05B, consensus $4.83B. Chesapeake’s daily production for Q4 averaged approximately 729,000 boe, a year-over-year increase of 12%, adjusted for asset sales. Average daily production in Q4 consisted of approximately 121,200 bbls of oil, 3.1 bcf of natural gas and 97,600 bbls of NGL, which represent year-over-year increases of 7%, 9% and 40% respectively, adjusted for asset sales.
February 24, 2015
15:21 EDTCHKNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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08:20 EDTAPCEnterprise, Anadarko, DCP, MarkWest form joint venture for Panola
Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), DCP Midstream Partners (DPM) and MarkWest Energy Partners (MWE) announced the formation of a joint venture under which Enterprise will assign 45% ownership interest in its wholly owned Panola Pipeline Company. The interest will be evenly divided among Anadarko’s affiliate, WGR Asset Holding Company, DCP Midstream Partners and MarkWest. Enterprise will continue to serve as operator of the Panola Pipeline and own the remaining 55% interest. The Panola Pipeline, which transports natural gas liquids, originates in Carthage, Texas and extends 181 miles to Mont Belvieu, Texas. Incremental capacity is expected to be available in 1Q16. This corrects the symbol for Enterprise Products Partners.
February 23, 2015
07:37 EDTFTICredit Suisse to hold a summit
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February 20, 2015
12:53 EDTCMICitigroup sees truck carrier stocks poised to outperform
With the U.S. economy growing quickly, the stocks of truck carriers are likely to outperform the S&P 500, Citigroup believes. WHAT'S NEW: Truck transportation prices and truck carrier stocks "respond most directly to economic growth," Citigroup analyst Christian Wetherbee wrote in a note to investors today. After carriers' truckload rates rose 4% last year, the rates should rise by a similar amount this year, Wetherbee predicted. Economic growth, along with the difficulties the carriers are experiencing with recruiting drivers, should be supportive of additional rate increases, the analyst stated. Wetherbee warned that the stocks of truck builders usually underperform during periods such as the current one, when a large amounts of U.S. class 8 trucks are being built. Consequently, truck carrier stocks present investors with an opportunity, while investors should be cautious on truck builders and parts suppliers, he wrote. Among truck carriers, Swift (SWFT) is particularly attractive, since it has underperformed its peers over the last year, Wetherbee stated. Additionally, the company's results appear likely to at least meet consensus estimates, the analyst predicted. He also kept a Buy rating on another truck carrier, Knight Transportation (KNX) and maintained a Buy rating on Cummins (CMI), which builds truck engines. The analyst kept a Hold rating on truck builder PACCAR (PCAR). OTHERS TO WATCH: Navistar (NAV) builds trucks and Celadon (CGI) is another truck carrier. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Swift rose 1%, Knight Transportation gained 1.3%, Cummins added 0.7%, and PACCAR lost 0.5%.
08:05 EDTLNGCheniere Energy reports Q4 EPS (60c), consensus (26c)
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06:27 EDTCMITrucking stocks likely to outperform S&P 500, says Citigroup
Citigroup says its work indicates trucking stocks respond most directly to economic growth. With the economy on a growth trajectory, Citi expects trucking stocks are likely to outperform the S&P 500. The firm reiterates Buy ratings on Swift Transportation (SWFT) and Knight Transportation (KNX), with a preference for Swift. It also has a Buy rating on Cummins (CMI) and Neutral on PACCAR (PCAR).
06:04 EDTCHKChesapeake March volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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