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March 17, 2013
20:44 EDTRIGTransocean board rejects Icahn proposal for dividend, director nominees
Transocean announced that its board has reviewed the proposals submitted by certain Funds affiliated with Carl Icahn for vote at its 2013 shareholders meeting. Mr. Icahn proposed a dividend of $4 per share and nominated three candidates (John J. Lipinski, Josť Maria Alapont and Samuel Merksamer) for election to Transocean's Board of Directors. Mr. Icahn also submitted a proposal to repeal the company's staggered board structure. The Board has determined that Mr. Icahn's dividend proposal is in direct conflict with Transocean's disciplined capital allocation strategy, which includes maintaining a strong, flexible balance sheet and an investment grade rating on its debt; disciplined, high-return investment in the business; and the distribution of excess cash to shareholders. Specifically, the Board believes the dividend proposed by Mr. Icahn would adversely affect the company's ability to operate and compete effectively in a cyclical and capital-intensive industry. Further, the election of Mr. Icahn's candidates -- who are hand-picked to pursue his potentially damaging short-term agenda -- is not in the best interest of the company and all of its stakeholders.
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December 19, 2014
15:03 EDTRIGTransocean trades up, levels to watch
The shares are up over 8.2% today to $19.76. This has moderated the extreme downtrend the stock has been in for some time. At that price the stock has a very long way to go to get even to the downtrend resistance line at the 50-day moving average. That average was last at $25.02. Support is at $19.24.
December 18, 2014
18:11 EDTRIGTransocean to scrap seven floaters, sees Q4 charge of $100M-$140M
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December 17, 2014
12:51 EDTRIGNY state to ban fracking next year, CNBC reports
Publicly traded companies in the oil services space include Baker Hughes (BHI), Diamond Offshore (DO), Halliburton (HAL), Nabors Industries (NBR), Noble Corp. (NE), Rowan Companies (RDC), Schlumberger (SLB), Transocean (RIG) and Weatherford (WFT).
December 11, 2014
16:01 EDTRIGOptions Update; December 11, 2014
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December 9, 2014
11:24 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; RIG GPRO
Transocean (RIG) May 22 call option implied volatility decreased 2% to 63, GoPro (GPRO) April 77.5 call option implied volatility decreased 5% to 58 according to IVolatility.
December 8, 2014
11:31 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; RIG GPRO
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