Cowen to host a conference Ultimate Oil Services and E&P Conference is being held in New York on December 3-4 with webcasted company presentations to begin on December 4 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
Piper Jaffray to hold a conference 25th Annual Healthcare Conference is being held in New York on December 3-4 with webcasted company presentations to begin on December 3 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
Patterson-UTI Energy reports November drilling activity Patterson-UTI Energy reported that for the month of November 2013, the company had an average of 184 drilling rigs operating in the U.S. and 10 rigs in Canada. For the two months ended November 30, the company had an average of 181 drilling rigs operating in the U.S. and 10 rigs in Canada. Average drilling rigs operating reported in the company's monthly announcements represent the average number of the company's drilling rigs that were operating under a drilling contract. The company cautioned that numerous factors in addition to average drilling rigs operating can impact the company's operating results and that a particular trend in the number of drilling rigs operating may or may not indicate a trend in or be indicative of the company's financial performance. The company intends to continue providing monthly updates on drilling rigs operating shortly after the end of each month.
Sources: Novartis opens animal health books to Bayer, Reuters reports According to sources, Reuters reports that Novartis (NVS) has opened the books of its animal health business to Bayer (BAYRY) and other rivals. The suitors are currently conducting a due diligence assessment of the business. Reference Link