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December 6, 2012
06:08 EDTKKR, CVX, RDS.A, KOS, XOM, CIE, BPOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Shipping some of the newly abundant U.S. natural gas overseas would benefit the nation's economy more than keeping it all at home, according to a long-awaited study by the Energy Information Administration, which has the potential to reshape the global energy market. The endorsement could turn the tide in a politically sensitive issue, the Wall Street Journal reports...Regulators and market analysts say some money managers wait until the last moments of a quarter to bid aggressively for more shares of a stock they already own, which drives up the value of their entire position in the stock. A Wall Street Journal analysis of daily trading in about 10,000 stocks since 2004 found that on the final trading day of each quarter, there was a sharp increase in the number of stocks that beat the market by at least five percentage points, then trailed it by three points or more the next trading day, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Apple’s (AAPL) rank in China's smartphone market fell to number six in Q3, or under 10%, as it faces tougher competition from Chinese brands, according to research firm IDC, Reuters reports...The European Central Bank will likely keep interest rates on hold on today but may offer clues on its policy path for next year with updated forecasts likely to present a difficult outlook for the euro zone economy in 2013, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: Chevron (CVX), facing its longest slide in energy output in four years, could use its record cash to reignite growth by acquiring Cobalt International Energy (CIE) or Kosmos Energy (KOS), Bloomberg reports...KKR & Co. (KKR) sees investment opportunities in Southeast Asian companies that will benefit from economic growth and increased consumer spending in 2013, Bloomberg reports.
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November 14, 2014
16:52 EDTBPGreenlight Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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05:58 EDTBPLawsuit accuses BP of overcharging California agencies for natural gas, AP says
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November 13, 2014
17:06 EDTBPBP loses bid for new trial regarding negligence in oil spill, Bloomberg says
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08:13 EDTCVXChevron abandons geothermal project in Sumatra, Jakarta Post says
A Chevron unit has handed over its working area in Lampung, Sumatra, to the local government, with a government official stating that company said its early survey failed to find steam at an economical level to continue its geothermal project, according to the Jakarta Post. Reference Link
November 12, 2014
05:55 EDTKKRKKR, CITIC Limited jointly invest in United Envirotech
CITIC Limited and KKR jointly announce the formation of a consortium through related entities, CITIC Environment Protection Co. Ltd. and KKR China Water Investment Holdings Limited respectively, to make a pre-conditional voluntary offer, or VGO, for all the shares in United Envirotech, or UEL. The transaction allows CITIC to become the controlling shareholder of UEL through the holding of a majority interest in the consortium. This will be achieved by the consortium through the VGO subject to conditions being met, to acquire existing shares in UEL from the existing shareholders including KKR. In addition, after the VGO, the consortium will subscribe for further shares in UEL by way of a private placement totalling SGD50M, SGD100M or SGD150M which will provide additional capital to UEL. The offer price values UEL at approximately SGD1.9B on fully diluted basis. The consortium intends to maintain the listing status of UEL post transaction.
November 11, 2014
09:00 EDTBPBP, Total exploration efforts undeterred by $80 per barrel oil, Bloomberg says
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07:47 EDTCVXJacobs Engineering receives contract from Chevron in South Africa
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November 10, 2014
15:57 EDTBPWorldwide Business Research to hold a conference
ProcureCon for Digital & Marketing Services 2014 is being held in San Antonio on November 11-13.
15:43 EDTCVXAmerican Petroleum Institute to hold a conference
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10:04 EDTBPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) downgraded at Oppenheimer... American Eagle (AEO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... BP (BP) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Callon Petroleum (CPE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... EP Energy (EPE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Eaton Vance (EV) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Ecopetrol (EC) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... General Mills (GIS) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Genworth (GNW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... MasTec (MTZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T... Ocean Rig UDW (ORIG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... Performant Financial (PFMT) downgraded at Morgan Stanley... Petrobras (PBR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... R.R. Donnelley (RRD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark Co.... Rex Energy (REXX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Salix (SLXP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho... Siemens (SIEGY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Solazyme (SZYM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Stonegate Mortgage (SGM) downgraded to Market Perform at FBR Capital... Syngenta (SYT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC... ViaSat (VSAT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham... Vistaprint (VPRT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Walter Investment (WAC) downgraded at Sterne Agee... WesBanco (WSBC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Whiting USA Trust II (WHZ) downgraded to Underperform at Raymond James... Wipro (WIT) downgraded to Sell from Buy at UBS... XOMA (XOMA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Yanzhou Coal (YZC) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
09:40 EDTBPBP to invest $240M in two new exploration blocks in Egypt
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08:40 EDTKKRKKR readies to sell more Samson assets, Reuters reports
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07:18 EDTCVXChevron hasn't finished shale gas assessment in Romania, Reuters reports
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06:25 EDTBPBP downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
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November 7, 2014
10:57 EDTKKRPetSmart advances after report of bid invites, analyst upgrade
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10:00 EDTKOSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Antero Resources (AR) upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Capital One... CA Technologies (CA) upgraded at Evercore ISI... CGG SA (CGG) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Canaccord... Cavium (CAVM) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Charter (CHTR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Johnson Rice... Container Store (TCS) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Delhaize (DEG) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Devon Energy (DVN) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at Tudor Pickering... Dynegy (DYN) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at Tudor Pickering... EOG Resources (EOG) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering... Envestnet (ENV) upgraded at Raymond James... GNC Holdings (GNC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Hospira (HSP) upgraded at Raymond James... Kinross Gold (KGC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Kosmos (KOS) upgraded at RBC Capital... Nationstar (NSM) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo... Northern Oil and Gas (NOG) upgraded at Raymond James... Perrigo (PRGO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... PetSmart (PETM) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) upgraded at Credit Suisse... Rosetta Resources (ROSE) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at Tudor Pickering... Splunk (SPLK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Sunoco Logistics (SXL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Target (TGT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Cleveland Research... Walker & Dunlop (WD) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... XO Group (XOXO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... Zynga (ZNGA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham.
07:46 EDTKOSKosmos upgraded at RBC Capital
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06:59 EDTKOSKosmos upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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06:27 EDTBPFederal appeals court panel still holds BP responsible for Gulf spill, AP says
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06:26 EDTKKRKKR, Apollo asked to submit second-round bids for PetSmart, WSJ reports
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