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April 3, 2014
05:50 EDTOXY, PFEStocks with implied volatility movement; OXY PFE
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Pfizer (PFE) 22 according to iVolatility.
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September 17, 2014
12:42 EDTOXYOccidental in discussions to sell Dolphin Energy stake to Mubadala, WSJ says
Occidental Petroleum is in discussions to sell at least 20% of its 24.5% stake in Dolphin Energy to Mubadala, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Occidental could complete the sale before the end of the year, and Mubadala is eager to do the deal and they may want to buy Occidental's entire stake, the people added. Occidental is also in discussions to sell up to 30% of its stake in the Shah natural gas project to Mubadala. Reference Link
07:43 EDTPFEBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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September 16, 2014
11:51 EDTPFEOECD looks to close tax loopholes with new proposals
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09:59 EDTOXYOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:19 EDTPFECompanies' share buybacks at fasttest clip since 2007, WSJ reports
Companies are buying back their own shares at its fastest pace since the financial crisis to fuel a stock rally, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Birinyi Associates, companies have bought back $338.3B of stock in 1H14, the most since 2007. Citing an analysis by Barclays, companies with the largest buyback programs by dollar value have outperformed the broader market by 20% since 2008. Reference Link
05:36 EDTOXYOccidental Petroleum downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
Barclays downgraded Occidental Petroleum to Equal Weight saying the company's restructuring could disappoint. The firm believes Occidental's U.S. onshore assets are unlikely to attract a premium and it lowered its price target for shares to $109 from $117.
September 15, 2014
13:51 EDTOXYOccidental chemical unit to pay $190M in Passaic River cleanup, Bloomberg says
According to New Jersey state officials, Occidental Petroleum's chemical unit agreed to pay $190M to cover its liability in the cleanup of industrial contamination in the Passaic River in New Jersey, says Bloomberg Businessweek. Reference Link
09:25 EDTPFEJPMorgan biotech analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Analysts assess Pfizer's M&A options on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on September 15 at 10 am.
07:27 EDTPFEIBC Life Sciences to hold a conference
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07:27 EDTPFEPfizer acquisition could drive shares higher, says JPMorgan
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September 14, 2014
13:32 EDTPFEPfizer shares look cheap, Barron's says
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September 12, 2014
10:32 EDTPFEPfizer CEO says company still open to inversion deal, FT says
Pfizer (PFE) CEO Ian Read said U.S. rhetoric against tax inversions has been "political theater" ahead of midterm elections and made clear that his company is still open to a potential tax-saving acquisition, according to Financial Times, which added Read's comment about not being “held hostage” over price would likely be read as a signal the company might look elsewhere after being rebuffed by AstraZeneca (AZN). The Fly notes that Bloomberg previously reported, citing people familiar with the matter, that Pfizer is looking at targets other than AstraZeneca, including Actavis (ACT). Shares of Actavis trading in New York are up 2% this morning. Reference Link
September 8, 2014
07:15 EDTPFEIBC Life Sciences to hold a conference
10th Annual Cell Line Development & Engineering Conference to be held in Berkeley, California on September 8-10.
September 4, 2014
16:05 EDTPFEPfizer granted orphan status for sickle cell disease drug
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07:23 EDTPFEAstraZeneca called for inversion clamp down as part of defense, WSJ says
Amid its defense against an unsolicited takeover bid from rival Pfizer (PFE), AstraZeneca (AZN) hired advisers with close ties to the Obama administration, who made calls to senior administration officials urging a clamp down on tax inversions, said The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the previously undisclosed calls. Reference Link

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