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March 21, 2013
08:28 EDTHAL, BAS, NBRNorth American Oil Services sell-off a buying opportunity, says Goldman
Goldman believes the sell-off in North American service sector names has created a buying opportunity. The firm's channel checks indicate Q1 earnings grew at a faster rate driven by completion work. The firm expects Conviction Buy rated Halliburton (HAL) to report in-line Q1 results and recommends buying on the recent pullback. The analyst recommends Conviction Buy rated Basic Energy (BAS) on better utilization and completion work and Conviction Buy rated Nabors Industries (NBR) on relative valuation.
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July 22, 2014
17:38 EDTNBRNabors Industries optimistic about the growth prospects for venture
Company concluded, "It is becoming increasingly apparent that virtually every element of our business is experiencing improving fundamentals manifested through improving utilization and pricing. Construction of the numerous new rigs we have in progress remains on track and within budget. The contribution of these deployments combined with a favorable pricing environment across every market and the incremental demand for new rigs globally yield a high degree of growth visibility for the foreseeable future. We are particularly optimistic about the growth prospects for our venture with C&J in the Completion & Production Services business."
17:36 EDTNBRNabors Industries reports Q2 EPS with items 21c, consensus 23c
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06:58 EDTHALHalliburton price target raised to $82 from $73 at Sterne Agee
Sterne Agee increased its price target on Halliburton after the company reported in-line Q2 EPS and raised its share repurchase authorization by $4.8B. The firm thinks the company has several upcoming catalysts, including increased efficiency and service intensity in North America and improved performance in the Eastern Hemisphere. Sterne Agee reiterates a Buy rating.
06:53 EDTHALHalliburton price target to $87, bull case $100, says UBS
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July 21, 2014
09:41 EDTHALHalliburton sees Eastern Hemisphere margins approaching 20% in Q4
Sees mid-teens sequential revenue expansion in Latin America in Q3, sees margins approaching mid-teens.
09:28 EDTHALHalliburton says 'not feeling the turn in North America, we are in the turn'
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09:10 EDTHALOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Allergan (AGN), up 0.5% after Q2 results, FY14 outlook beat expectations and the company announces plans to reduce workforce by about 1,500 employees as part of restructuring. Also, Valeant (VRX) announced it has contacted both the SEC and Canadian financial authorities regarding Allergan's "apparent attempt to mislead investors and manipulate the market for Valeant common shares by continuing to make false and misleading statements regarding Valeant's business"... Extreme Networks (EXTR), up 13% after raising Q4 EPS, revenue view... Gas Natural (EGAS), up 6% after confirming it rejected $13 per share unsolicited offer from Algonquin Power... EMC (EMC), up 4.5% after the WSJ says Elliot Management took a stake of over $1B in the firm and plans to push the company to break itself up... GoPro, (GPRO), up 2.8% after initiated at several firms including Citigroup, Barclays and JPMorgan... Kandi Technologies (KNDI), up 6% after China Daily said China will not to waive a sales tax on electric cars made by foreign companies. Tesla (TSLA) is down 1% following the report. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Halliburton (HAL), up 0.5%... LOWER: Reynolds American (RAI), down 2.3% after a Florida jury hit the company with $23.6B in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker. Shares of fellow tobacco companies also fell after the jury decision, as Lorillard (LO) fell 2% and Altria (MO) slid 1.6%... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 2% after AP reported that a Shanghai TV station said a food supplier sold expired beef and chicken to the company's KFC brand in China along with to McDonald's (MCD), which is down 0.7%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: PetMed Express (PETS), down 2.4%... Hasbro (HAS), down 1.3%.
07:08 EDTHALHalliburton says may be near-term choppiness in certain international markets
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07:06 EDTHALHalliburton reports Q2 C&P revenue $4.9B, D&E revenue $3.1B
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07:03 EDTHALHalliburton sees North America activity levels to continue to improve
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07:02 EDTHALHalliburton reports Q2 EPS 91c, consensus 91c
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06:59 EDTHALHalliburton board increases share repurchase authorization to $6B
06:56 EDTHALHalliburton appoints Jeff Miller to President and COO effective August 1
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July 20, 2014
11:49 EDTHALHalliburton shares could rise 20%, Barron's says
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July 18, 2014
15:02 EDTHALHalliburton technical comments ahead of earnings
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July 16, 2014
10:00 EDTBASOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: American Airlines (AAL) initiated with an Overweight at Atlantic Equities... Apple (AAPL) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Basic Energy (BAS) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... CA Technologies (CA) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital... Dresser-Rand (DRC) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Fortinet (FTNT) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Frank's International (FI) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Home Bancorp (HBCP) initiated with an Outperform at Fig Partners... Key Energy (KEG) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... McDermott (MDR) initiated with a Neutral at Tigress Financial... ORBCOMM (ORBC) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Oil States (OIS) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... PBF Energy (PBF) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays... Palo Alto (PANW) assumed with a Conviction Buy at Goldman... Proofpoint (PFPT) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Qlik Technologies (QLIK) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital... Radius Health (RDUS) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Seventy Seven Energy (SSE) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Superior Energy (SPN) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... Tandem Diabetes (TNDM) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair... Trecora Resources (TREC) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... Ultragenyx (RARE) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... United Natural Foods (UNFI) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Viper Energy (VNOM) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) initiated with a Buy at Tigress Financial.
July 15, 2014
16:09 EDTBASBasic Energy initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird
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July 11, 2014
09:56 EDTHALHalliburton announces joint venture with SPT Energy Group
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06:04 EDTBASBasic Energy reports June well servicing rig count unchanged at 421
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