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June 2, 2014
05:04 EDTMROMarathon Oil to sell Norway business for $2.7B
Marathon Oil announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Det norske oljeselskap ASA under which Det norske will purchase Marathon Oil's wholly owned subsidiary, Marathon Oil Norge AS, for a total transaction value of $2.7B. After adjustment for debt, net working capital and interest on the net purchase price, Marathon Oil expects net proceeds of approximately $2.1B at closing. The effective date of the transaction is Jan. 1. The companies expect to close the transaction in Q4. The sale includes the Marathon Oil-operated Alvheim floating production, storage and offloading vessel, 10 Company-operated licenses and a number of non-operated licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the North Sea. FY13 net production in Norway averaged approximately 80,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
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June 25, 2015
10:00 EDTMROOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AT&T (T) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Eli Lilly (LLY) upgraded to Buy, added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill... Finish Line (FINL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... Gran Tierra (GTE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Greenhill & Co. (GHL) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Goldman... Magnum Hunter (MHR) upgraded to Equalweight from Underweight at Capital One... Marathon Oil (MRO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Newpark Resources (NR) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Office Depot (ODP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory... Quanex (NX) upgraded to Outperform from In-Line at Imperial Capital... Vestas Wind (VWDRY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Web.com (WWWW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... NRG Yield upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale.
05:59 EDTMROMarathon Oil upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst William Featherston upgraded Marathon Oil to Buy after his firm raised its 2015 Brent and WTI oil price forecasts for 2015 and 2016. Marathon is an inexpensive way to play rising oil prices, Featherston tells investors in a recent note. He has a $32 price target for the stock.
05:56 EDTMROChesapeake downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst William Featherston downgraded Chesapeake Energy (CHK) to Sell after his firm cut its long-term normalized natural gas price forecast to $4.00 from $4.50. Featherston thinks Chesapeake carries "far too much financial leverage" and he views the shares as expensive relative to peers. The analyst cut his price target for the stock to $11 from $16. Shares of the natural gas producer closed yesterday down 22c to $11.56. Featherston coupled the downgrade with an upgrade of Marathon Oil (MRO) to Buy.
June 18, 2015
16:41 EDTMROTexas Instruments names Janet Clark to board of directors
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