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November 13, 2012
05:55 EDTDOW, DOW, SEP, SEP, DNR, DNR, ECA, ECA, APOL, APOL, LNG, LNG, CS, CS, EC, EC, SLB, SLB, HAL, HALIHS Herold to host a conference
21st Annual Pacesetters Energy Conference is being held in Washington, D.C. on November 13-14.
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November 17, 2014
06:47 EDTHALHalliburton to acquire Baker Hughes for $78.62 per share
Halliburton (HAL) and Baker Hughes (BHI) announced a definitive agreement under which Halliburton will acquire all the outstanding shares of Baker Hughes in a stock and cash transaction. The transaction is valued at $78.62 per Baker Hughes share, representing an equity value of $34.6B and enterprise value of $38B, based on Halliburtonís closing price on November 12, the day prior to public confirmation by Baker Hughes that it was in talks with Halliburton regarding a transaction. Upon the completion of the transaction, Baker Hughes stockholders will own approximately 36% of the combined company. The agreement has been unanimously approved by both companiesí boards. The transaction combines two highly complementary suites of products and services into a comprehensive offering to oil and natural gas customers. On a pro-forma basis the combined company had 2013 revenues of $51.8B, more than 136,000 employees and operations in more than 80 countries around the world.
06:45 EDTHALHalliburton, Baker Hughes reach agreement to combine
06:17 EDTDNRDenbury Resources downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee
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05:50 EDTDNRDenbury Resources downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse downgraded Denbury Resources to Neutral citing lower oil prices and the recent resignation of two of the company's top operating officers. The firm lowered its price target for shares to $16 from $19.
November 16, 2014
17:04 EDTDOWThird Point attempts 'golden leash' strategy in Dow Chemical fight, WSJ says
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15:26 EDTHALBaker Hughes, Halliburton differed on pace of deal discussions, WSJ says
Before going hostile, Halliburton (HAL) indicated it would raise its mid-October bid to buy Baker Hughes (BHI), says the Wall Street Journal. According to the Wall Street Journal report, Halliburton did not come through with an improved bid before Friday, a deadline to nominate directors to Baker Hughesís board for the companyís annual meeting in April. According to people familiar with the matter between Oct. 13, when Halliburton made its proposal to Baker Hughes, and this past Friday, Halliburton felt Baker Hughes wasnít engaging on the offer and Baker Hughes felt pressured by its rival to act quickly under a deadline, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
November 15, 2014
08:21 EDTHALBaker Hughes says Halliburton trying to replace entire board
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November 14, 2014
17:31 EDTHALBaker Hughes, Halliburton merger talks said to stall, Bloomberg reports
A possible merger between Baker Hughes (BHI) and Halliburton (HAL) stalled due to the companies failing to agree on a price and divestiture concerns, Bloomberg reports, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Halliburton could make an unsolicited tender offer for Baker Hughes and nominate a number of directors to Baker's board instead of acquiring the company, three of the people added. Reference Link
17:27 EDTHALBaker Hughes, Halliburton merger talks said to stall, Bloomberg reports
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17:07 EDTHAL, DOWSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:58 EDTLNGThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Alibaba (BABA), eBay (EBAY), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Shire (SHPG), and Parker Hannifin (PH). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Amgen (AMGN), EQT (EQT), Sensata (ST), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). DECREASED STAKES: Williams Cos (WMB), Ally Financial (ALLY), Cheniere Energy (LNG), YPF (YPF), and FedEx (FDX). LIQUIDATED STAKES: AIG (AIG), T-Mobile (TMUS), Rackspace (RAX), Hertz (HTZ), and Citrix Systems (CTXS).
16:36 EDTDNRDenbury Resources announces resignation of Craig McPherson as COO, FY15 plan
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16:26 EDTHALNasdaq clear leader as major averages end week higher
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10:43 EDTHALJefferies cautious on regulatory view of potential Baker Hughes-Halliburton deal
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09:16 EDTHALOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:00 EDTHALHalliburton, Baker deal would face 'intense' DOJ scrutiny, says Jefferies
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07:27 EDTHALHalliburton acquisition of Baker Hughes would make sense, says Wells Fargo
After Baker Hughes (BHI) confirmed that it was in talks about selling itself to Halliburton (HAL) , Wells Fargo thinks the deal would make sense strategically, and says that a deal could be made. The firm says the deal would benefit both companies, and could be accretive for Halliburton. Wells keeps an Outperform rating on Halliburton.
06:20 EDTSLB, HALCiti sees 10% accretion if Halliburton pays $66/share for Baker Hughes
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06:07 EDTSLBStocks with implied volatility movement; SLB WLT
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05:55 EDTHALStocks with implied volatility movement; AFSI HAL
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