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April 21, 2014
11:53 EDTSLB, WFT, BHI, HALHalliburton hits 52-week high after results top expectations
Shares of oilfield services company Halliburton (HAL) hit a new 52-week high after the company's first quarter results topped analysts' consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Halliburton reported Q1 continuing operating earnings per share of 73c and revenue of $7.3B, topping expectations of 71c and $7.24B, respectively. The company forecast its Q2 EPS to be up approximately 25%, compared to consensus of 91c, and said "further increases" will follow. For Q2, the company expects low double-digit percentage revenue improvement and margins to move solidly into the mid-teens. On its conference call, management said that 2014 will be a transitional year for Latin America. The company said that constitutional changes in Mexico seem to be progressing as planned and it believes foreign investment in the market will be beneficial to the company beginning in 2015. Halliburton also said it is starting to "feel a momentum swing" in North America. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the oil services space space include Schlumberger (SLB), Baker Hughes (BHI), and Weatherford (WFT). PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Halliburton rose $1.93, or about 3.2%, to $62.83 on heavy trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week high of $63.88. Weatherford (WFT), which is scheduled to report on its quarter this Friday, April 25, is up 0.7% to $18.34. Meanwhile, Schlumberger (SLB), which reported Thursday morning, is up 1.7% today to $101.56 and Baker Hughes (BHI), which also reported Thursday before the open, is up 1.8% to $69.57.
News For HAL;WFT;SLB;BHI From The Last 14 Days
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November 25, 2015
13:05 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports U.S. Rig Count down 13 rigs from last week
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November 20, 2015
13:08 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports U.S. rig count down 10 to 757 rigs
Baker Hughes says the U.S. Rig Count is down 10 rigs from last week to 757, with oil rigs down 10 to 564, and gas rigs unchanged at 193. It added that the U.S. Rig count is down 1,172 rigs from last year at 1,929, with oil rigs down 1,010, and gas rigs down 162. The U.S. Offshore rig count is 30, down 3 rigs from last week, and down 23 rigs year over year, Baker announced. The Canadian rig count is down 10 rigs from last week to 166, with oil rigs down 1 to 67, and gas rigs down 9 to 99, according to the company. The Canadian Rig Count is down 268 rigs from last year at 434, with oil rigs down 176, and gas rigs down 92.
November 19, 2015
05:09 EDTBHIStocks with implied volatility movement; BHI SUNE
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November 18, 2015
08:37 EDTHAL, BHIBaker Hughes has superior risk/reward ratio, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital believes that Baker Hughes (BHI) has one of the best risk/reward ratios in its coverage universe. The firm thinks the stock will rise 25% if its acquisition by Halliburton closes, and fall only 9%-14% in the medium term if the deal falls through. BMO now sees an 80% chance of the deal closing, up from 70% previously.
November 17, 2015
17:33 EDTSLBSchlumberger, Cameron say Justice Department clears proposed merger
Schlumberger (SLB) and Cameron (CAM) jointly announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has cleared their proposed merger without any conditions, granting early termination of the waiting period required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. The closing of the proposed merger remains subject to approval by Cameron stockholders, with a special shareholder meeting scheduled for December 17. Schlumberger and Cameron expect to close the merger in 1Q16.
November 16, 2015
17:10 EDTSLBSoros took stake in Paypal, liquidated Herbalife stake
Soros Fund Management gave a quarterly update on its stakes in a filing this afternoon. NEW STAKES: Paypal (PYPL), CIT Group (CIT), Schlumberger (SLB), Kraft Heinz (KHC), and Amazon (AMZN). INCREASED STAKES: Allergan (AGN), Lions Gate (LGF), Energen (EGN), Southwest Airlines (LUV), and Qunar Cayman Islands (QUNR). DECREASED STAKES: LyondellBasell (LYB), YPF (YPF), Time Warner Cable (TWC), Dow Chemical (DOW), and Monsanto (MON). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Herbalife (HLF), Lennar (LEN), DR Horton (DHI), United Continental (UAL), and Nice Systems (NICE).
15:17 EDTSLBSchlumberger acquires Fluid Inclusion Technologies, Inc.
Schlumberger announced the acquisition of Fluid Inclusion Technologies, Inc., a U.S.-based oil and gas service company specializing in laboratory analysis of trapped fluids in rock material, and advanced borehole gas analysis on drilling wells. Amir Nessim, president, Testing Services, Schlumberger, said, "This acquisition is a natural extension of our comprehensive reservoir fluids and rocks services. Customers can expect even stronger one-stop-shop evaluation of rock and fluids from their developments, which we offer through our global network of Schlumberger Reservoir Laboratories."
November 15, 2015
12:59 EDTBHI, HALBaker Hughes shares could gain, lose 30% on merger verdict, Barron's says
Shares of Baker Hughes (BHI) could gain 27% if its combination with Halliburton (HAL) gains regulatory approval, but "there is too much uncertainty" to take that bet, as a negative verdict on the merger could send Baker plunging 20%-30%, Barron's contends in a 'Trader Extra' column. Investors searching for less risky arbitrage deals may instead take a look at Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A, BRK.B) offer for Precision Castparts (PCP), argues the publication. Reference Link
November 13, 2015
13:04 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports U.S. rig count down 4 to 767 rigs
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November 11, 2015
11:57 EDTHALStocks with call strike movement; CRM HAL
Salesforce (CRM) February 90 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 34, Halliburton (HAL) March 42 call option implied volatility increased 1% to 34 according to iVolatility.
10:32 EDTBHIOptions with increasing implied volatility
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