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February 6, 2013
13:55 EDTDO, NBR, RDC, NE, GE, HAL, PDE, RIG, ATW, WFT, BHI, SLBFaulty GE bolts prompt safety alert to Gulf well drillers, Bloomberg says
A safety alert issued Jan. 29 by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement directed offshore operators to halt work on Gulf of Mexico oil and gas wells after discovering faulty bolts made by General Electric (GE) used on equipment including blowout preventers, reported Bloomberg. Shares of a number of drillers and oil services companies are near their lows in mid-afternoon trading, including Transocean (RIG), Halliburton (HAL), Noble (NE), Rowan (RDC) and Atwood Oceanics (ATW). Reference Link
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May 19, 2015
06:01 EDTGEStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; MSFT GE
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May 18, 2015
16:56 EDTRIGTransocean provides fleet summary update
Transocean issued a monthly Fleet Update Summary, which includes new contracts, changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out-of-service time of 15 or more days since the April 16, 2015 Fleet Status Report. The total value of new contracts since the last report is approximately $52M. The report includes the following: GSF Development Driller II - Awarded a contract extension for approximately 100 days offshore Romania at a dayrate of $315,000 ($28M estimated backlog). GSF Rig 140 - Awarded a contract extension for approximately 120 days offshore India at a dayrate of $156,000 ($19M estimated backlog). Sedco Express - Awarded a contract extension for 18 days offshore Nigeria at a dayrate of $300,000 ($5M estimated backlog). The Transocean Marianas, GSF Celtic Sea, and M.G. Hulme, Jr. are idle. Estimated 2015 out-of-service time decreased by a net 27 days. As announced on May 7, 2015, the company has amended its construction contracts with Keppel FELS to further delay the delivery of its five newbuild high- specification jackups. This is in addition to the six-month delay announced in February 2015.
16:14 EDTGEColfax announces acquisition of Roots blowers & compressors
Colfax Corporation (CFX) announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the Roots blowers and compressors business unit , also known as Industrial Air & Gas Technologies, from GE (GE) Oil & Gas for a cash consideration of $185M. Roots is a leading supplier of blower and compressor technologies which service a broad range of end markets, including water treatment, chemical production, and power generation. This acquisition will build on Howden's global strength in compressors and blowers and will add important application expertise and product solutions to the portfolio. In 2014, Roots had approximate revenues of $155 million and EBITDA of $22M. In making the announcement, Steve Simms, President and Chief Executive Officer of Colfax, stated, "I am delighted to welcome the Roots team to Colfax. We are excited by the opportunities created by combining the Roots capabilities and application expertise with Howden's global footprint and continuous improvement culture. Like Howden, the Roots business has spent more than 150 years developing market leading products and solutions, and we look forward to continuing to innovate and grow." Mr. Simms continued, "Strengthening our businesses through bolt-on acquisitions is a core part of our strategy, and we continue to see a robust pipeline of opportunities."Closing of the acquisition is expected early in the third quarter following the fulfillment of certain conditions.
16:00 EDTRIGOptions Update; May 18, 2015
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11:15 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; CHK RIG
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10:01 EDTATWOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTGEActive equity options trading on open
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08:07 EDTGESplunk appoints Snehal Antani as Chief Technology Officer
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06:56 EDTGEGE, Emerson said to be mulling bids for Aveva, Sunday Times reports
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06:05 EDTGEStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; MSFT GE
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Microsoft (MSFT) 17, General Electric (GE) 15 according to iVolatility.
05:57 EDTATWAtwood Oceanics downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
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May 15, 2015
18:37 EDTGEGeneral Electric awarded $105M government contract modification
General Electric - Aviation, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been awarded a $105M modification to previously awarded contract FA8650-09-D-2922 to cover the potential award of the Adaptive Engine Technology Development order. This additional research and the resulting data will further mature aircraft engine technologies and decrease risk to achieve a system level preliminary design review and subsequent Adaptive Engine Research Design compatibility review. Work will be performed at Cincinnati, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 3, 2016. Funds will be obligated if additional in-scope work is awarded. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
17:33 EDTNEPoint72 Asset Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:31 EDTRIGTransocean declares dividend of 60c per share
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13:03 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports U.S. rig count down 6 to 888 rigs
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10:45 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; CHK RIG
Chesapeake (CHK) October 17 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 45, Transocean (RIG) August 21 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 42 according to IVolatility.
07:09 EDTHALHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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06:03 EDTGEStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; MSFT GE
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Microsoft (MSFT) 17, General Electric (GE) 15 according to iVolatility.
05:50 EDTRIGStocks with implied volatility movement; YOKU RIG
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05:46 EDTBHIStocks with implied volatility movement; BHP AVP
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Avon Products (AVP) 77, Baker Hughes (BHI) 27 according to iVolatility.
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