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April 21, 2014
11:53 EDTHAL, WFT, SLB, BHIHalliburton 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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October 15, 2014
07:11 EDTWFTWeatherford initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
Target $29.
07:11 EDTSLBSchlumberger initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
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07:11 EDTHALHalliburton initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
Target $97.
07:11 EDTBHIBaker Hughes initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
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06:45 EDTBHIBaker Hughes upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee
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06:32 EDTSLB, HAL, BHI, WFTCiti rolls out Oil Services coverage, recommends two pair trades
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06:11 EDTWFTWeatherford initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
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06:11 EDTSLBSchlumberger initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
Target $92.
06:08 EDTHALHalliburton initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup
Target $56.
06:07 EDTBHIBaker Hughes initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
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October 13, 2014
08:02 EDTSLBOneSubsea awarded $270M contract for Pemex Lakach Deepwater Development
OneSubsea, a Cameron (CAM) and Schlumberger (SLB) company, has been awarded a subsea production systems contract totaling more than $270M for the Lakach deepwater project offshore Mexico. This is the first deepwater subsea field to be developed by Pemex. The scope of supply for the seven well system includes subsea production equipment and tooling. OneSubsea will also provide installation and commissioning services. Deliveries are expected to begin in June 2016.
October 10, 2014
13:03 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports U.S. rig count up 8 to 1930
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10:01 EDTHAL, WFTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:53 EDTWFTWeatherford upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale
Societe Generale upgraded Weatherford to Buy with a $24 price target.
05:53 EDTHALHalliburton upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale
Societe Generale upgraded Halliburton to Buy with a $75 price target.
October 9, 2014
16:34 EDTHALHi-Crush announces volume increase to purchase agreement with Halliburton
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07:36 EDTHALHalliburton October volatility increases into Q3 and outlook
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October 8, 2014
18:31 EDTHALHalliburton awarded mature field contracts from Petroamazonas
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14:57 EDTSLBSchlumberger to explore sale of rental unit, Thomas Tools, Reuters reports
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14:45 EDTSLBSchlumberger explores sale of oilfield tools rental unit, Reuters says
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