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October 5, 2015
11:35 EDTBPBP edges 50-day moving average
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11:27 EDTBPU.S., five Gulf states reach settlement with BP; total resolution worth $20.8B
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October 2, 2015
11:23 EDTRDS.AShell and Total to operate first foreign gas stations in Iran, AP reports
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06:28 EDTBPBP in talks over deal with Iran, the Times reports
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05:02 EDTRDS.ATechnip awarded subsea contract for Stones project development
Technip (TKPPY) was awarded by Shell Offshore (RDS.A) a contract for the development of subsea infrastructure for the Stones project. Included in the service are two subsea production tie-backs to the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel. The Stones field is located in the Walker Ridge area in the US Gulf of Mexico, at a water depth of 2,930 meters along the pipelay route. The contract covers: engineering of the required second pipeline end terminations, fabrication of the PLETs and piles, installation of the subsea production system, inclusive of associated project management, engineering and stalk fabrication.
October 1, 2015
19:56 EDTXOMExxon Mobil filed $2.63M for Arkansas crude spill, Reuters says
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12:16 EDTXOMOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday as investors remain cautious following last quarter's rout. The Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 each lost 7% or more in the third quarter and yesterday's end-of-quarter rally is turning out to be very short-lived as investors brace for tomorrow's nonfarm jobs report and the Federal Reserve rate setting meeting that comes late this month. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Markit's manufacturing purchasing managers' index inched up to 53.1 in the final September reading, compared to the preliminary September figure of 53.0 that was flat from August. ISM's manufacturing index fell to 50.2 in September, however, versus expectations for a reading of 50.6. Construction spending grew 0.7% in August, versus the consensus expectation for a rise of 0.5% for the month. Initial jobless claims rose to 277,000 in the week of September 26, versus expectations for 271,000 first-time claims. In Asia, Chinese markets were closed for holidays, but monthly manufacturing data was still released. The government's official manufacturing PMI ticked up to 49.8, beating expectations for a 49.6 reading. The final Caixin/Markit PMI, meanwhile, fell to a fresh six-and-a-half-year low of 47.2 in September, though that was slightly improved an earlier flash estimate of 47. In Japan, the Bank of Japan's quarterly tankan survey of large manufacturers for the September quarter came in at positive 12, compared with expectations for a positive 13 reading. In Europe, Markit's final Eurozone manufacturing PMI for September came in at 52.0, consistent with the flash figure and down from August's final 52.3 reading. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of General Motors (GM) rose fractionally near midday after the company reported its U.S. sales grew 12% in September compared to the same month of last year. Additionally, the auto giant hosted a global business update event, where it announced two new car- and ride-sharing projects and confirmed its plans to jointly develop a commercially viable fuel cell vehicle with Honda (HMC) in the 2020 timeframe. Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), which reported U.S. sales increased 14% last month, and Ford (F), which said its U.S. sales rose 23% in September, both saw their shares slip fractionally near noon. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), which rallied 19% after the company released additional data from its Phase IIb program of eteplirsen in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Also higher was PBF Energy (PBF), which gained 10% after agreeing to purchase the 155,000 barrel-per-day Torrance refinery, and related logistics assets, from ExxonMobil (XOM). Among the noteworthy losers was Crocs (CROX), which dropped 14% after Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy downgraded the stock to Neutral, saying adverse currency moves and China weakness could cause sales to miss expectations in Q3. Also lower were shares of Dunkin' Brands (DNKN), which fell 10% after the company projected third quarter U.S. same-store sales that fell below the prior year period and said it would close 100 stores in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 195.02, or 1.2%, to 16,089.68, the Nasdaq was down 55.92, or 1.21%, to 4,564.24, and the S&P 500 was down 17.57, or 0.92%, to 1,902.46.
09:35 EDTBPActive equity options trading on open
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08:08 EDTCVXKosmos Energy says ended Q3 with roughly $1.9B of liquidity
Kosmos Energy (KOS) announced two developments that together strengthen the company's liquidity and better position Kosmos for continued success in a lower commodity price environment. In addition, the company provided an update on its exploration drilling program. Kosmos announced that the borrowing base under its reserves-based lending facility remains unchanged at $1.5B following its lenders' semi-annual redetermination process which concluded on September 30, 2015. Kosmos ended the third quarter with approximately $1.9B of liquidity and net debt of $500M as of September 30, 2015, which is flat with the second quarter of 2015. Kosmos' second exploration well offshore Mauritania, Marsouin-1, was spud on August 28, 2015, with results anticipated in the middle of the fourth quarter. Marsouin-1 is located in Block C8 approximately 60 kilometers north of the basin-opening Tortue-1 well in a water depth of approximately 2,400 meters. The well is designed to test a four-way trap with multiple stacked targets, including Lower Cenomanian, Albian, and Aptian formations. As operator of the well, Kosmos currently holds a 60% working interest with its partners Chevron Mauritania Exploration Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (CVX), and Societe Mauritanienne Des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier holding 30% and 10%, respectively.
September 30, 2015
16:19 EDTXOMExxon Mobil to sell Torrance refinery to PBF Energy
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14:10 EDTCVXChevron amends bylaws to implement proxy access
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September 28, 2015
10:00 EDTRDS.A, BPOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:03 EDTRDS.ARoyal Dutch Shell initiated with an Underperform at BMO Capital
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08:03 EDTBPBP initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
07:05 EDTRDS.AShell volatility elevated into ceasing further exploration activity in offshore
Shell October and November call option implied volatility is at 31; compared to its 52-week range of 15 to 37, suggesting large price movement into cease further exploration activity in offshore Alaska.
06:20 EDTBPBP not concerned over hostile takeover due to Macondo disclaimer, Bloomberg says
BP, which is allegedly readying defenses for potential acquisition offers, isn't concerned about a hostile takeover because of a disclaimer in its Macondo spill settlement that could put $12.6B onto the price tag, Bloomberg reports. A potential buyer may have to accelerate the payment of as much as two-thirds of the $18.7B in penalties BP agreed to pay the U.S. and several states, the report says, citing company filings. An option that provides the government and certain states the power to demand faster payment in a takeover basically hands them a veto over any deal, the report says. Reference Link
05:48 EDTRDS.AShell to cease further exploration activity in offshore Alaska
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September 25, 2015
10:00 EDTXOMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Atlas Air (AAWW) downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital... Caterpillar (CAT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Cummins (CMI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Emerge Energy (EMES) downgraded after guidance withdrawal at Stifel... Exxon Mobil (XOM) downgraded to Underperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... F5 Networks (FFIV) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Internap (INAP) downgraded on earnings miss, negative outlook at Oppenheimer... Semtech (SMTC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at MKM Partners... Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at MKM Partners... Superconductor Technologies (SCON) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Virgin America (VA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen.
09:10 EDTCVXChevron upgraded to Peer Perform from Underperform at Wolfe Research
09:10 EDTXOMExxon Mobil downgraded to Underperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
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