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December 3, 2012
06:08 EDTMS, WPPGY, IPG, GS, PUBGY, CVX, XOM, RDS.A, BPOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Exporting the U.S. shale energy revolution overseas is giving the U.S. a significant competitive advantage. While there are huge shale deposits outside of North America, oil companies are running into obstacles as they try to replicate the U.S. experience on other continents. The result is that significant overseas shale energy production could be a decade away, the Wall Street Journal reports...Three major ad firms, WPP (WPPGY), Publicis Groupe (PUBGY) and Interpublic Group (IPG), are revising down their projections for 2013 global ad spending growth, citing economic troubles in Europe and lackluster conditions in the U.S., among other factors, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Wall Street banks, including Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS), are looking to help offshore clients sidestep new U.S. rules designed to safeguard the world's $640T over-the-counter derivatives market, taking advantage of an exemption that risks undermining U.S. regulators' efforts, Reuters reports...The U.K.s Public Accounts Committee called on the government to crack down on multinational companies that make substantial sales in Britain but pay little tax there, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: China may maintain its annual economic growth target at 7.5% next year in a sign the new leadership headed by Xi Jinping wont tolerate a bigger slowdown from the lowest goal since 2004, Bloomberg reports...Hedge funds increased bullish bets on commodities by the most since August as evidence that China is accelerating outweighed concern that U.S. lawmakers have yet to resolve an impasse over automatic spending cuts and tax rises, Bloomberg reports.
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January 29, 2016
15:10 EDTXOMExxon Mobil volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Exxon Mobil February weekly call option implied volatility is at 33, February is at 29, March is at 27; compared to its 52-week range of 13 to 40, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on February 2.
11:11 EDTCVXChevron sees 2016 production growth flat to up 4%
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11:08 EDTCVXChevron says total spend in 2015 down 12% from 2014
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11:04 EDTCVXChevron says priority is maintaining dividend
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11:00 EDTCVXStocks with call strike movement; QCOM CVX
Qualcomm (QCOM) July 50 call option implied volatility decreased 7% to 30, Chevron (CVX) June 95 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 30 according to iVolatility.
08:52 EDTGSSiemens hires Goldman Sachs to advise on potential Gamesa deal, Reuters says
Siemens (SIEGY) has hired Goldman Sachs (GS) as an advisor for its potential acquisition of Spanish wind farm manufacturer and operator Gamesa, Reuters reports, citing two people familiar with the matter. One of the sources told Reuters that it was still unclear what the structure of such a transaction would be. Reference Link
08:44 EDTCVXChevron falls after earnings
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08:42 EDTCVXChevron reports 2015 capital and exploratory expenditures drop to $34B
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08:41 EDTCVXChevron reports Q4 U.S. refinery crude oil input down 1%
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08:39 EDTCVXChevron International upstream operations earned $593M in Q4
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08:38 EDTCVXChevron reports Q4 net oil-equivalent production 2.67M boepd
Worldwide net oil-equivalent production was 2.67M barrels per day in fourth quarter 2015, up from 2.58M barrels per day in the 2014 fourth quarter. U.S. upstream operations incurred a loss of $1.95B in fourth quarter 2015 compared to earnings of $432M from a year earlier. The decrease was due to lower crude oil realizations, higher depreciation expenses, higher exploration expenses and lower gains on asset sales, partially offset by higher crude oil production. The increase in depreciation and exploration expenses was primarily due to impairments and project cancellations. The company's average sales price per barrel of crude oil and natural gas liquids was $35 in fourth quarter 2015, down from $66 a year ago. The average sales price of natural gas was $1.54 per thousand cubic feet, compared with $3.34 in last year's fourth quarter.
08:35 EDTCVXChevron added about 1.02B barrels of net oil-equivalent proved reserves in 2015
Chevron said that the company added approximately 1.02 billion barrels of net oil-equivalent proved reserves in 2015. These additions, which are subject to final reviews, equate to approximately 107 percent of net oil-equivalent production for the year. The largest additions were from production entitlement effects in several locations and drilling results for the Permian Basin in the United States and the Wheatstone Project in Australia. At year-end, balances of cash, cash equivalents, time deposits and marketable securities totaled $11.3B, a decrease of $1.9B from the end of 2014. Total debt at December 31, 2015 stood at $38.6B, an increase of $10.8B from a year earlier.
08:33 EDTCVXChevron Q4 earnings include impairments and other charges of $1.1B
"Our 2015 earnings were down significantly from the previous year, reflecting a nearly 50% year-on-year decline in crude oil prices. We're taking significant action to improve earnings and cash flow in this low price environment. Operating expenses and capital spending were reduced $9B in 2015 from 2014, and I expect similarly large reductions again in 2016. In addition, asset sales proceeds were $6B in 2015, with additional sales planned for 2016 and 2017," said Chairman and CEO John Watson.
08:32 EDTCVXChevron reports Q4 EPS with impariments and charges (31c), consensus 46c
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07:36 EDTBP, CVX, XOMAnalysts still predicting mergers as oil slump drags on, WSJ reports
Bankers and analysts have been predicting a wave of merger activity will come almost since crude prices began to fall from over $100 a barrel, but the only big acquisition by an oil major so far has been Shell's (RDS.A) purchase of BG Group (BRGYY), said The Wall Street Journal, which added that analysts still believe deal-making is likely to return this year if prices continue to languish. With Chevron (CVX) set to report today and its big peers soon to follow, analysts are expecting the four biggest publicly traded Western oil companies to have their weakest combined profits since 1998, the Journal noted. The report noted that U.S. shale oil producers, such as Apache (APA) and Whiting Petroleum (WLL), were previously targeted though potential sellers were reluctant to accept offers as they hoped for a rebound in oil prices and potential buyers wondered if any deal struck would look expensive if crude prices fell further, but "both impediments are gone now," the Journal contends. Reference Link
07:31 EDTGSBank, financial stocks look cheap, says Oppenheimer
After an index of bank stocks fell 19% since last summer, versus an 8% decline for the S&P, Oppenheimer says that "the group looks cheap." The firm says that banks' balance sheets will remain strong whether the economy is resilient or enters a downturn. The firm says that the banks' Q4 results were stable, and it expects the group to benefit from steady loan growth and slightly rising NIMs in 2016. Oppenheimer continues to recommend Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), Discover (DFS), and Fifth Third (FITB)
January 28, 2016
14:29 EDTCVXNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:20 EDTCVXChevron volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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12:47 EDTMSMorgan Stanley scales back principal strategic investments group, Reuters says
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10:55 EDTBP, XOM, CVXOPEC delegates say no plan for meeting Russia about production, Bloomberg says
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