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June 25, 2014
08:49 EDTRDC, FCXRowan Companies entered into contract with Freeport-McMoRan Oil and Gas
Rowan Companies (RDC) entered into a two-year contract with Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX), that will add approximately $425 million to Rowan's current contract backlog. The drillship is expected to be delivered at the end of March 2015 and operate in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico starting early third quarter 2015. It commenced operations at its Rowan Renaissance on April 22, experiencing 17 days off rate time during Q2. Rowan Companies reduced Q2 and Q3 off rate time at Rowan Viking by 23 days to 107 days for previously schedule inspections and equipment modification. It increased shipyard off rate time by 31 days in Q3 for Gorilla VI, and the rig is expected to return to service at the end of July.
News For RDC;FCX From The Last 14 Days
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October 20, 2014
06:20 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup
Citigroup upgraded Freeport McMoRan to Neutral citing the recent pullback in shares. Citi keeps a $31 price target for the stock.
October 15, 2014
10:02 EDTRDCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Atwood Oceanics (ATW) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Baker Hughes (BHI) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Basic Energy (BAS) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... C&J Energy (CJES) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... CARBO Ceramics (CRR) initiated with a Hold at ISI Group... CHC Group (HELI) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Cameron (CAM) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Chart Industries (GTLS) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Core Laboratories (CLB) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Diamond Offshore (DO) initiated with a Sell at ISI Group... Dresser-Rand (DRC) initiated with a Sell at ISI Group... Dril-Quip (DRQ) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Ensco (ESV) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... FIS (FIS) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... FMC Technologies (FTI) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... GoPro (GPRO) initiated with a Sector Perform at Pacific Crest... Halliburton (HAL) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Helmerich & Payne (HP) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Hercules Offshore (HERO) initiated with a Sell at ISI Group... Key Energy (KEG) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Maxwell (MXWL) reinstated with a Buy at Canaccord... Nabors Industries (NBR) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Noble Corp. (NE) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Oceaneering (OII) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Paragon Offshore (PGN) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Parker Drilling (PKD) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Patterson-UTI (PTEN) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Peabody (BTU) initiated with an Underperform at Imperial Capital... RPC, Inc. (RES) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Receptos (RCPT) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Rowan Companies (RDC) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Schlumberger (SLB) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Sensata (ST) resumed with a Buy at Citigroup... Tidewater (TDW) initiated with a Hold at ISI Group... Transocean (RIG) initiated with a Sell at ISI Group... Weatherford (WFT) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group.
07:09 EDTRDCRowan Companies initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
Target $41.
October 13, 2014
13:11 EDTFCXFreeport receives approval to resume open-pit mining in Indonesia, Reuters says
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October 8, 2014
18:20 EDTFCXFreeport California assets may receive bid from McClendon, Bloomberg reports
Aubrey McClendon is mulling a purchase of Freeport McMoRan's assets in California for up to $5B, Bloomberg reports, citing people with knowledge of the matter. McClendon's American Energy Partners has been looking to raise capital to fund the potential deal, and the company would turn Freeport's assets into a newly created operating unit, the people added. Freeport McMoRan is speaking with other potential suitors, and the dead is not finalized, according to the people. Reference Link
12:52 EDTFCXFreeport faces mounting pressure to improve safety at copper mine, Reuters says
Workers at Freeport McMoRan's Indonesia copper mine are looking for face-to-face talks with local management and may commence a mine blockade or strike action following a fatal accident at the mine, Reuters reports, citing union official Albar Sabang. If workers safety concerns and other demands are ignored by management, fresh protests and strikes may occur which can hinder copper exports for Freeport, Sabang added. Reference Link
October 6, 2014
16:15 EDTFCXFranco-Nevada to acquire gold, silver stream from Lundin Mining for $648M
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16:08 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan to sell interests in Candelaria/Ojos for up to $2B
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15:58 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan set to sell Chilean mine to Lundin, Globe and Mail says
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12:54 EDTFCXMining stocks rise after report of potential Rio Tinto, Glencore merger planning
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12:08 EDTFCXCliffs Natural, Freeport mover higher after Bloomberg report on Rio Tinto
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