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November 27, 2012
10:24 EDTEXXI, MMR, PXPPlains Exploration retreats after McMoRan reports well difficulties
Plains Exploration & Production (PXP) is falling after McMoRan Exploration (MMR) reported that it had encountered difficulties with its Davy Jones energy field. In an October SEC filing, Plains Exploration reported that it had owned 51M shares of McMoRan, representing a stake of about 31.5%. McMoRan Exploration shares are declining for a second consecutive day after the company reported yesterday afternoon that it will have to inject a solvent into a well at its Davy Jones field, located in the Gulf of Mexico, in order to clean out perforations and obtain a measurable flow test. In a note to investors earlier today, Capital One analyst Richard Tullis responded to the news by lowering his price target on McMoran to $9 from $12. Although McMoRan may eventually be able to conduct the flow test, the company faces greater risk in light of yesterday's news, wrote Tullis, who nevertheless maintained an Add rating on the stock. Conversely, RBC Capital earlier today downgraded McMoRan to Sector Perform from Outperform, and JPMorgan asserted that the company has zero equity value, given uncertainty about the commercial viability of the Davy Jones field. In mid-morning trading, Plains Exploration fell 2.76% to $33.09 and McMoRan plunged 22.38% to $7.49. Meanwhile, Energy XXI (EXXI), which has a 15.8% stake in the Davy Jones field, dropped 4.19% to $30.22.
News For PXP;MMR;EXXI From The Last 14 Days
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October 5, 2015
18:56 EDTEXXIOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
HIGHER: Regulus Therapeutics (RGLS), up 8.7% after the company announced that it will present new preclinical data on RG-012 for kidney disease... Palatin Technologies (PTN), up 9.6% after director Robert deVeer Jr. buys 10,000 shares of common stock... Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA), up 4.7% after CEO Jack Lief announced his retirement and Harry Hixson was named interim CEO... DuPont (DD), up 5.9% after CEO and chair Ellen Kullman retires... Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), up 4.9% after joining the S&P 600... Starz (STRZA), up 10.1% after the LA Times reports that Lionsgate (LGF) is in advanced talks to merge with Starz. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Container Store (TCS), down 10.4%. ALSO LOWER: Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), down 3.8% after filing to sell $125M of common stock... Haemonetics (HAE), down 12.2% after lowering its fiscal 2016 outlook... Energy XXI (EXXI), down 8.3% after filing a $500M mixed securities shelf... Mallinckrodt (MNK), down 1.6% after announcing that it will provide a business update and financial guidance for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, on an investor call on October 6.
16:57 EDTEXXIEnergy XXI files $500M mixed securities shelf
September 29, 2015
17:40 EDTEXXIEnergy XXI suspends development drilling program at West Delta 73
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17:38 EDTEXXIEnergy XXI sees Q1 production average 58,300 BOE/d, 71% oil
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17:38 EDTEXXIEnergy XXI sees FY16 oil and NGLs production 35K-40K Bbls
Sees FY16 net production of 54K-59K BOE/d, 66% oil.
17:36 EDTEXXIEnergy XXI reports Q4 EPS ($17.92), may not compare to consensus ($1.22)
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