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March 12, 2014
04:55 EDTCVE, CVE, CVE, SCTC, SCTC, SCTC, CNQ, CNQ, CNQ, ERF, ERF, ERF, VET, VET, VETFirstEnergy / Societe Generale to hold a conference
East Coast Energy Conference is being held in New York on March 12-14.
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December 16, 2014
12:26 EDTCNQOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:57 EDTCNQCanadian energy stocks rise after Talisman acquired by Repsol
Shares of Canadian energy companies are higher this morning after Repsol (REPYY) announced plans to buy Talisman Energy (TLM) for $8 per share in cash. WHAT'S NEW: Canada-based Talisman announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Spain's Repsol in a transaction valued at approximately $13B, including debt. Under the terms of the agreement, Repsol will buy all outstanding common shares of Talisman for $8 per share in cash. Also under the deal, Talisman will pay aggregate cash dividends of 18c per common share prior to closing. The Talisman board is recommending shareholders accept the deal at a special meeting to be held in mid-February 2015. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, Talisman said. Talisman Chairman Chuck Williamson noted that the deal will create "significant and immediate value" for the company's investors. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Repsol first explored a bid for Talisman in July, but talks slowed in late August. Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported the companies revived talks and The Wall Street Journal said "talks moved quickly" from there. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which initially considered buying parts of Talisman, was also weighing a bid for the whole company, according to Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. ANALYST REACTION: Talisman Energy was downgraded this morning to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein. PRICE ACTION: Talisman Energy is up $2.43, or 47.5%, to $7.55 in morning trading and Repsol shares trading in New York are down 1.5% to $19.15. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other Canadian energy companies traded in New York include Encana (ECA), Suncor (SU), Canadian Natural Resource (CNQ) and Imperial Oil (IMO). Of note, Encana this morning announced a 2015 capital program of $2.7B-$2.9B, with about 80% directed to the Montney, Duvernay, Eagle Ford and Permian, its highest margin growth plays. The company expects total cash flow between $2.5B-$2.7B, reflecting the impact of higher margin production and continued cost efficiencies, partially offset by anticipated lower commodity prices. In morning trading, Encana shares rose 9.2% to $12.69, Suncor gained 5.3% to $28.33, Canadian Natural Resource added 4.8% to $28.62 and Imperial Oil advanced 2.5% to $40.88.
December 15, 2014
10:00 EDTCVEOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: UPS (UPS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... CGG SA (CGG) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Ford (F) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Cenovus Energy (CVE) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Cobalt (CIE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Gastar Exploration (GST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Itau Unitbanco (ITUB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Methanex (MEOH) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... OGE Energy (OGE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... SandRidge Energy (SD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Sempra Energy (SRE) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... HollyFrontier (HFC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... CNA Financial (CNA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Allergan (AGN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... RF Micro Devices (RFMD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson.
06:25 EDTCVECenovus Energy downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
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December 11, 2014
06:10 EDTCVECenovus Energy in position to add 150M barrels of proved reserves at oil sands o
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06:09 EDTCVECenovus Energy sees 2015 oil sands growth of 11K bbls/d net
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06:08 EDTCVECenovus Energy identified opportunities to achieve $400M-$500M in cost reduction
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06:07 EDTCVECenovus Energy expects 2015 cash flow to be negatively impacted
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06:07 EDTCVECenovus Energy to reduce spending on emerging oil sands assets to $105M-$115M
During the year, Cenovus plans to invest between $290 million and $330 million in its conventional oil business, excluding Pelican Lake, with most of the investment going towards its tight oil assets. The company has decided to reduce spending at Pelican Lake to between $110 million and $120 million to align its investment plans with the more moderate rates of production growth experienced to date from the project's polymer flood program and to conserve capital. Cenovus continues to believe in the asset's potential but expects to develop Pelican Lake over a longer period of time. Investment in the company's natural gas assets is expected to remain consistent with 2014, at between $30 million and $35 million. In 2015, Cenovus plans to invest between $225 million and $245 million combined in its Wood River Refinery and Borger Refinery in the U.S., which are jointly owned with the operator, Phillips66. In addition to maintenance, reliability and environmental initiatives, 2015 investment will include initial capital for the debottlenecking project at Wood River.
06:06 EDTCVECenovus Energy decides to slow down development plans at Narrows Lake
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06:06 EDTCVECenovus Energy sees 2015 discretionary capital of $400M-$600M
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06:05 EDTCVECenovus Energy plans to invest $2.5B-$2.7B in 2015
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06:04 EDTCVECenovus Energy plans to exercise capital restraint in 2015 in face of oil prices
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December 8, 2014
10:00 EDTCNQOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:13 EDTCNQCanadian Natural downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
Citigroup downgraded Canadian Natural Resources to Neutral saying the company is likely to cut its capital spending amid lower oil prices. Citi lowered its price target for shares to $36 from $50.
05:48 EDTVETVermilion Energy backs FY15 production volume guidance of 55,000-57,000 boe/d
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December 5, 2014
07:00 EDTCVECenovus Energy to host conference call
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December 4, 2014
10:08 EDTERF, VETOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Anglo American (AAUKY) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Archer Daniels (ADM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Miller Tabak... AuRico Gold (AUQ) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... BHP Billiton (BHP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... BIND Therapeutics (BIND) downgraded at Credit Suisse... BRF S.A. (BRFS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... CIRCOR (CIR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T... DISH (DISH) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Enerplus (ERF) downgraded to Sector Performer from Outperformer at CIBC... Gildan Activewear (GIL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at GMP Securities... Kindred Biosciences (KIN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum... Nevsun Resources (NSU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Public Storage (PSA) downgraded at KeyBanc... Rio Tinto (RIO) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill... SeaChange (SEAC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Noble Financial... Thor Industries (THO) downgraded at BMO Capital... Tupperware Brands (TUP) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... UTi Worldwide (UTIW) downgraded at Stifel... Vale (VALE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Vermilion Energy (VET) downgraded to Sector Performer from Outperformer at CIBC... Wal-Mart (WMT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS.
06:38 EDTERFEnerplus downgraded to Sector Performer from Outperformer at CIBC
06:38 EDTVETVermilion Energy downgraded to Sector Performer from Outperformer at CIBC
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