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April 8, 2013
10:00 EDTWCC, SCCO, FNFG, JNPR, NBL, COG, SWN, NOC, MTG, RBCN, QEP, LDR, WLL, FLEX, FMC, PWR, VALEOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: First Niagara (FNFG) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Evercore... Flextronics (FLEX) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Northrop Grumman (NOC) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Southern Copper (SCCO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... WESCO (WCC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Landauer (LDR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Hilliard Lyons... Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... QEP Resources (QEP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Vale (VALE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Noble Energy (NBL) upgraded to Focus List from Overweight at Johnson Rice... Quanta Services (PWR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Rubicon (RBCN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... Juniper (JNPR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... MGIC Investment (MTG) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... FMC Corporation (FMC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie.
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July 21, 2015
10:24 EDTMTGOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:01 EDTSWN, COGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:01 EDTSWNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: ASML (ASML) upgraded to Accumulate from Neutral at SNS Securities... Anacor (ANAC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Artisan Partners (APAM) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Canadian National (CNI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... General Mills (GIS) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Halliburton (HAL) upgraded to Accumulate from Neutral at Global Hunter... Harte-Hanks (HHS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... MDC Partners (MDCA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... SABMiller (SBMRY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Sanmina (SANM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Longbow... Santander Mexico (BSMX) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Sherwin-Williams (SHW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast... Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Global Hunter... Verisk Analytics (VRSK) assumed with an Outperform at Keefe Bruyette.
09:31 EDTSWNSouthwestern Energy upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Global Hunter
Global Hunter upgraded Southwestern Energy to Buy wiht a $26 price target. The firm sees potential for a strong Q2 report and sees potential catalysts from SW Appalachia that include both near-term and long-term gas transportation solutions and results from the first SWN D&C'd wells.
06:06 EDTSWNSouthwestern Energy initiated with an Outperform at Cowen
Target $27.
06:05 EDTCOGCabot Oil & Gas initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen
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July 20, 2015
17:13 EDTNBLNoble Energy closes acquisition of Rosetta Resources
Noble Energy (NBL) announced that the stockholders of Rosetta Resources (ROSE) overwhelmingly approved the merger of Rosetta into a subsidiary of Noble Energy. The transaction closed following the shareholder meeting and the merger will be effective at the end of the day. In conjunction with the closing, Rosetta will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Noble Energy and Rosetta CEO James Craddock will join the Noble Energy board. Highlights of the acquisition for Noble Energy include: Approximately 50,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford Shale and 56,000 net acres in the Permian; Year-end 2014 proved reserves of 282M barrels of oil equivalent; Current production of approximately 63 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day; More than 1,800 gross horizontal drilling locations identified for development, with net unrisked resource potential of approximately 1B barrels of oil equivalent; Noble Energy anticipates more than 15% annual production growth to an average of more than 100 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2018; Substantial operational synergies expected across the combined onshore U.S. portfolio.
10:13 EDTMTGOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:00 EDTWLLOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:25 EDTNBLRosetta Resources to host special shareholder meeting
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07:34 EDTWLLWhiting Petroleum upgraded to Positive at Susquehanna
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07:00 EDTWLLWhiting Petroleum upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
July 17, 2015
17:26 EDTNOCBAE Systems, others awarded $6B government contract
American Systems, Chantilly, Virginia; BAE Systems (BAESY), McLean, Virginia; Blue Canopy, Reston, Virginia; The Boeing Co. (BA), Annapolis Junction, Maryland; Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia; CACI (CACI), Chantilly, Virginia; CGI Federal, Fairfax, Virginia; Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), Falls Church, Virginia; D&S Consultants Inc., Eatontown, New Jersey; EIS, Vienna, Virginia; General Dynamics Information Technology (GD), Herndon, Virginia; HP Enterprise Services, Herndon, Virginia; IBM (IBM), Reston, Virginia; Intelligent Decisions, Ashburn, Virginia; K Force Government Solutions, Fairfax, Virginia; L3 National Security Solutions, Reston, Virginia; Leidos (LDOS), Reston, Virginia; Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) Gaithersburg, Maryland; ManTech/WINS, Fairfax, Virginia; Northrop Grumman (NOC), Chantilly, Virginia; Pragmatics, Reston, Virginia; Raytheon IIS Group (RTN), Dulles, Virginia; Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia; Sotera, Herndon, Virginia; SRA International, Fairfax, Virginia; 22nd Century Technologies, McLean, Virginia; AEEC LLC, Reston, Virginia; American Technology Solutions International, Fredericksburg, Virginia; Berico Technologies, Reston, Virginia; The Buffalo Group, Reston, Virginia; Convergent Solutions Inc., Alexandria, Virginia; Criterion Systems Inc., Vienna, Virginia; Cyberspace Solutions, Reston, Virginia; DAn Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia; DKW Communications, Washington, District of Columbia; E-Volve Technology Systems, National Harbor, Maryland; Federated IT, Washington, District of Columbia; Intrepid Solutions & Services Inc., Reston, Virginia; The Kenjya Group, Columbia, Maryland; New River Systems, Sterling, Virginia; OCCAM Solutions, McLean, Virginia; QVine Corp., Reston, Virginia; Red Arch Solutions, Columbia, Maryland; Riite, Chantilly, Virginia; Soft Tech Consulting, Chantilly, Virginia; Trusted Mission Solutions, McLean, Virginia; Varen Technologies, Columbia, Maryland; Vykin Corp., Tampa, Florida; Xcelerate Solutions, McLean, Virginia; and Zolon Tech Inc., Herndon, Virginia, were awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract with a combined ceiling value of $6B. The Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise contract supports information technology requirements across the Defense intelligence enterprise and the greater intelligence community. Work will be performed worldwide with an estimated completion date of July 16, 2020. The E-SITE contract vehicle was solicited on the basis of full and open competition, and 77 proposals were received. After conducting a thorough evaluation based on the request for proposal criteria, contracts are being awarded to 25 large businesses and 25 small businesses. Each company will be awarded a $500 minimum guarantee and additional funding will be obligated on individual task orders with the initial follow-on task order competitions scheduled this summer. The Virginia Contracting Activity, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
09:14 EDTWLLWhiting Petroleum reports $185M of additional non-core property sales
During the second quarter 2015, Whiting sold two packages of older, conventional, operated and non-operated properties to private buyers for a total of $185 million. The effective date for both sales is June 1, 2015 and both sales closed in June 2015. Reserves totaled an estimated 18.0 MMBOE with estimated remaining 2015 production of 6,100 BOE/d. The sales were consistent with Whiting’s continuing 2015 plans to sell mature properties with higher LOE per BOE than its core Bakken and Niobrara assets. LOE for the properties averaged approximately $18.00 per BOE versus $6.50 per BOE in the Bakken and $7.50 per BOE in the Niobrara. Including $108 million of non-core property sales announced in Whiting’s first quarter 2015 financial and operating results press release, year-to-date Whiting has completed a total of $293 million of non-core asset sales with associated reserves of 26.2 MMBOE and estimated remaining 2015 production of 8,300 BOE/d as of the effective dates of each sale. During the second quarter Whiting received $6.0 million in proceeds from fees and an approximate proportionately reduced 5% overriding royalty interest from the sale of its working interest in select non-operated wellbores in the Bakken/Three Forks play in the Williston Basin. The company sold these non-operated wellbores to concentrate its capital in its most efficient and profitable operated drilling prospects. Including this transaction, year-to-date Whiting has completed $300 million in asset sales.
09:06 EDTWLLWhiting estimates 1H15 capital expenditures $1.59B
Whiting estimates 1H 2015 capital expenditures totaled $1.59B. In the first half of the year, The company incurred $211M of non-operated drilling expenditures. The company has entered into an agreement to monetize the majority of its non-operated drilling through the remainder of 2015 to concentrate capital in the most profitable operated drilling prospects and project only $42M of non-operated capex in the second half of 2015.
09:04 EDTWLLWhiting sees FY15 production 59.7 MMBOE, up 7%
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09:03 EDTWLLWhiting Petroleum estimates Q2 production 15.5M MMBOE, up 2%
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July 16, 2015
07:09 EDTMTGMGIC Investment sees 2015 new insurance written to exceed 2014
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07:08 EDTMTGMGIC Investment reports Q2 new insurance written $11.8B
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07:07 EDTMTGMGIC Investment reports Q2 EPS 28c, consensus 23c
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