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October 16, 2012
13:21 EDTHES, MUR, COP, PSXHess trades higher after Murphy Oil spin-off news
Hess (HES) is trading up almost 4% in mid-day trading after industry peer Murphy Oil (MUR) announced it will unlock value by spinning off its U.S. fuel making business into a new company. Conoco-Phillips (COP) implemented a similar strategy earlier this year when it spun-off its fuels, petrochemicals and pipeline businesses into Phillips 66 (PSX). Hess, another integrated oil company, operates in two segments: exploration and production, and marketing and refining, making it a potential candidate for a spin off. On September 11, "Mad Money " host Jim Cramer referenced Hess on his show, noting that Hess' exploration and production side of the business is seen as unfocused. At mid-day, Hess is trading up 2.00, or 3.78%, to $54.94.
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October 22, 2014
16:33 EDTPSXPhillips 66 Partners announces acquisition of strategic logistics assets
Phillips 66 Partners LP (PSXP) has reached an agreement to acquire from Phillips 66 (PSX) two newly constructed crude oil rail-unloading facilities, located in Linden, New Jersey, and Ferndale, Washington, for $330M as well as certain assets associated with the Cross-Channel Connector Pipeline for an additional $10M. The acquisition, which is anticipated to close in early December 2014, is expected to be immediately accretive to unitholders. Upon closing of the acquisition, the Partnership plans to utilize the Cross-Channel Connector Pipeline assets to develop and undertake a new organic project to provide shippers access from the Partnership’s Pasadena Terminal to third-party systems located north of the Houston Ship Channel. The project is expected to have additional capital costs of $12.4M and is underwritten by long-term transportation service agreements with multiple shippers. The pipeline system will have an initial capacity of up to 180,000 barrels per day and is anticipated to commence commercial operations in the second quarter of 2015. In connection with the closing, Phillips 66 and the Partnership will enter into 10-year terminal services agreements for 100% of the available capacity of the rail-unloading facilities. The acquisition price for the rail-unloading facilities represents an approximate 10-times multiple of those facilities’ forecasted next 12 months’ earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization. The terms of the transaction were approved by the board of directors of the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners, based on the approval and recommendation of its conflicts committee.
10:09 EDTHESOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AOL (AOL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore... ARM Holdings (ARMH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... American Assets Trust (AAT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at MLV & Co.... American Midstream Partners (AMID) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg... BancorpSouth (BXS) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded at UBS... Chuy's (CHUY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Dean Foods (DF) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... East West Bancorp (EWBC) upgraded at BMO Capital... El Paso Electric (EE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg... Generac (GNRC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Gold Fields (GFI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Harmony Gold (HMY) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Hess Corp. (HES) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Hovnanian (HOV) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at JMP Securities... Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG... OMV AG (OMVKY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Seaspan (SSW) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Sibanye Gold (SBGL) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Smith & Nephew (SNN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Maxim... Steel Dynamics (STLD) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Steris (STE) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James... Tesoro Logistics (TLLP) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Texas Instruments (TXN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Twitter (TWTR) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Hudson Square... Vanguard Natural (VNR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... Volaris (VLRS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Wilshire Bancorp (WIBC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital.
06:50 EDTHESHess Corp. upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
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05:37 EDTHESHess Corp. reinstated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
Target $104.
October 21, 2014
10:00 EDTHESOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:29 EDTHESHess Corp. upgraded to Accumulate from Neutral at Global Hunter
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October 16, 2014
13:54 EDTCOPGulf states to oppose OPEC oil production ceiling cut, WSJ says
Despite the recent turmoil in the oil market, Gulf nations including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are seen as opposing OPEC oil-production ceiling cuts at next month's meeting, says the Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
October 15, 2014
07:44 EDTHESHess volatility at five-year highs as oil trends below $81
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07:44 EDTCOPExxon, Shell behind rivals in lowering greenhouse gas emissions, WSJ reports
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October 13, 2014
06:36 EDTCOPSaudi Arabia content to let oil prices stay low, Reuters reports
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October 12, 2014
13:53 EDTCOPKuwaiti Minister says OPEC unlikely to cut production, WSJ says
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13:45 EDTCOPSaudis take aggressive oil measures in Europe, WSJ says
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