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March 26, 2013
07:31 EDTHESHess Corp. urges investors to vote for its independent nominees
Hess Corporation sent a letter to all shareholders, which accompanied its definitive proxy materials filed in connection with its 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, to be held on May 16. The Board recommends that shareholders vote for the election of its highly qualified independent nominees of Hess on the WHITE proxy card. Hess says "Despite the strong endorsement our plan has received from independent Wall Street analysts and our shareholders alike, Elliott Management – an activist hedge fund run by Paul Singer that only recently began accumulating Hess stock – is asking you to elect a slate of dissident directors who have already compromised their independence by agreeing to be paid directly by Elliott to support the hedge fund’s short term agenda. Under this highly unusual scheme, Elliott would control its directors by potentially paying them millions in cash to effectively dismantle Hess and all but foreclose the prospect of future value creation...Our eight incumbent directors have worked diligently to build Hess’ world class asset base and have positioned the company to achieve substantial long term growth by transforming Hess into a pure play E&P company. In addition to these distinguished directors, we have nominated five outstanding new independent candidates and appointed an additional independent director, who we believe represent the right mix of corporate leadership, operational and financial expertise, and top level E&P experience for the Hess we are becoming."
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November 26, 2014
06:00 EDTHESStocks with implied volatility movement; HES SD
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November 24, 2014
10:00 EDTHESOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Aruba Networks (ARUN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Banco Bilbao (BBVA) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Berry Plastics (BERY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Denny's (DENN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital... Hess Corp. (HES) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Huaneng Power (HNP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Infoblox (BLOX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Kate Spade (KATE) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Lumber Liquidators (LL) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Occidental Petroleum (OXY) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... PT Indosat (IIT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Silvercorp Metals (SVM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Toro Company (TTC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... United Microelectronics (UMC) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein.
06:47 EDTHESHess Corp. upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
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November 17, 2014
08:47 EDTHESWilliams says Gulfstar One placed into service
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08:43 EDTHESChevron confirms first oil production from Tubular Bells in Gulf of Mexico
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08:36 EDTHESHess Corp. announces first production from Tubular Bells Field
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November 14, 2014
18:05 EDTHESRelational Investors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: None. INCREASED STAKES: None. DECREASED STAKES: Mondelez (MDLZ), Manitowoc (MTW), Clean Harbors (CLH), and Hologic (HOLX). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Ingersoll-Rand (IR), B/E Aerospace (BEAV), Timken (TKR), Hess (HES), and NXP Semiconductors (NXPI).

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