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April 30, 2013
10:31 EDTOXYOccidental Petroleum edges up after analyst applauds CEO plan
Occidental Petroleum's stock is advancing slightly after the company announced that its current CEO, Steve Chazen, would remain in the position through the end of 2014. WHAT'S NEW: Occidental announced that Chazen would remain in the top spot until the end of 2014. In February, Occidental had said that it was initiating a search for a replacement for Chazen. The company indicated that investors had pushed the company to retain Chazen as CEO for an extended period. Chazen was promoted to CEO from COO in 2010. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors, Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Sankey wrote that Occidental's decision was "very positive." Sankey upgraded the stock to Buy from Hold, as he believes that the move clears the way for the company to "shrink to grow," i.e. spin off businesses. Spinning off businesses would facilitate major share buybacks and makes sense in the current high oil price environment, the analyst wrote. Sankey increased his price target on the stock to $112 from $90. TODAY'S PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Occidental gained 0.6% to $88.40.
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November 24, 2015
06:28 EDTOXYImpact of low oil prices extends beyond oil industry, WSJ says
The fall in crude prices is having a ripple effect that extends beyond the oil industry, the Wall Street Journal reports. Sales of single family homes in Houston were down 10% year over year in October, the report says, and restaurants in Texas and the Southwest have seen a drop in sales and customer traffic. Brinker (EAT) credited weak oil prices for downbeat results in states that rely heavily on the energy industry, the report says. Occidental Petroleum (OXY) and American Eagle Energy (AMZG) have both exited Bakken last month, with Occidental selling its North Dakota assets and American Eagle seeking chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the report says. Reference Link
November 16, 2015
09:42 EDTOXYOccidental Petroleum management to meet with JPMorgan
Meetings to be held in Boston on November 17-18 hosted by JPMorgan.
07:17 EDTOXYSeaport Global to hold a conference
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