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January 15, 2013
07:22 EDTFTI, DRC, WFT, LUFK, FET, RDCOilfield Services & Equipment mergers likely to rebound, says Citigroup
Citigroup expects to see a pick-up in the number of Oilfield Services & Equipment mergers and acquisition deals in 2013. The firm sees the most likely takeover candidates as equipment manufacturing and deepwater focused stocks, namely Dresser-Rand (DRC), Rowan Companies (RDC), Lufkin (LUFK), FMC Technologies (FTI), and Forum Energy (FET). Citi also added Weatherford (WFT) as a prime takeover target for 2013 given the recent underperformance of shares.
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July 24, 2015
10:00 EDTWFTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:43 EDTWFTWeatherford upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Capital One
Capital One upgraded Weatherford to Overweight and raised its price target to $15 from $14. The firm said Weatherford is controlling costs and focusing on free cash flow generation, which is expected to improve and bring FY15 free cash flow positive.
06:50 EDTWFTWeatherford upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim
July 23, 2015
18:59 EDTFETForum Energy sees Q3 EPS 8c-13c, consensus 17c
Forum CEO Cris Gaut stated, "We expect the lower level of new orders from the reduction in drilling and completion activity during Q2 to have an impact on our Q3 results."
18:58 EDTFETForum Energy reports Q2 adjusted EPS 16c, consensus 17c
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10:00 EDTFTIOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:16 EDTFTIFMC Technologies price target lowered to $41 from $48 at Susquehanna
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08:57 EDTWFTWeatherford says expects to be free cash flow positive in FY15
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06:36 EDTFTIOceaneering upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies
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06:35 EDTFTIFMC Technologies upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies
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06:08 EDTFTIFMC Technologies upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at FBR Capital
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July 22, 2015
19:55 EDTWFTWeatherford says market conditions will not significantly improve this year
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19:54 EDTWFTWeatherford reduces FY15 capex forecast to $750M
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19:53 EDTWFTWeatherford announces further headcount reduction
Weatherford said, "Because of the continuing weak North American market conditions, we plan to further reduce our cost structure to reflect the current environment. During Q2, we successfully completed substantially all of the previously announced headcount reduction of 10,000. The aggregate results of these measures will help mitigate the effects of the downturn, while at the same time, take advantage of the opportunity to develop a leaner structure and a tighter organization. This target has now been revised upward to 11,000 with the increase principally in the U.S with a focus on support positions. Our procurement savings initiative continues to be on track. In addition to our headcount reductions, this quarter, we closed three of our manufacturing and service facilities. We have also closed over 60 operating facilities across North America through the first half of 2015 and plan to close 30 more by the end of the year. All the while, quality, safety and reliability in execution will remain paramount."
19:50 EDTWFTWeatherford reports Q2 EPS (10c), consensus (12c)
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15:26 EDTWFTNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Qualcomm (QCOM), consensus 95... American Express (AXP), consensus $1.32... Texas Instruments (TXN), consensus 65c... Las Vegas Sands (LVS), consensus 61c... Crown Castle (CCI), consensus $1.06... Discover Financial (DFS), consensus $1.32... Tractor Supply (TSCO), consensus $1.11... SanDisk (SNDK), consensus 33c... SL Green Realty (SLG), consensus $1.56... Xilinx (XLNX), consensus 54c... Weatherford (WFT), consensus (12c)... F5 Networks (FFIV), consensus $1.60... United Rentals (URI), consensus $1.74... Fortinet (FTNT), consensus 9c... LaSalle Hotel (LHO), consensus 89c... Oceaneering International (OII), consensus 68c... Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), consensus 62c.
July 21, 2015
16:10 EDTFTIFMC Technologies sees at least $3B of Subsea Technologies awards in 2015
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16:09 EDTFTIFMC Technologies reports Q2 EPS 46c with items, consensus 61c
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15:02 EDTFTINotable companies reporting after market close
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July 20, 2015
07:10 EDTRDCRowan Companies reports fleet contract status update as of July 20, 2015
Rowan Companies announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of July 20, 2015. The company continues to estimate planned out-of-service time for the second quarter and full-year of 2015 to range from 3% to 6% for its jack-ups and drillships, subject to fleet repositioning and market conditions. No operational downtime is included in projected out-of-service days, but the company estimates jack-up operational downtime to account for approximately 2.5% of in-service days in current and future quarters. Rowan continues to expect drillship operational downtime to be approximately 5% after a break-in period of approximately six months up to one year. Out-of-service days are days where a rig is out-of-service and is not able to earn revenue. The company may be compensated for certain out-of-service days such as shipyard stays or transit periods preceding a contract. However, any such compensation is deferred and recognized over the period of drilling operations. Operational downtime is when a rig is under contract and unable to conduct planned operations due to equipment breakdowns or procedural failures. Unless otherwise indicated, all day rates on the fleet status include estimated amortization of contract mobilization/modification revenues. However, day rates exclude approximately $20 to $30 million of other miscellaneous aggregate annual revenue the company receives during rig operations. Day rates also exclude rebillable revenues which are equally offset by drilling expenses.
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