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March 13, 2014
11:15 EDTRIGTransocean volatility flat as shares trend to nine-year low
Transocean March, April and May call option implied volatility is at 25, August is at 24; compared to its 26-week average of 24 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement.
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November 19, 2014
10:39 EDTRIGTransocean mentioned as short idea by Parus' Chatin, Bloomberg reports
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November 18, 2014
16:20 EDTRIGTransocean provides fleet update summary
Transocean issued a monthly Fleet Update Summary which includes new contracts, changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out-of-service time of 15 or more days since October 15. The total value of new contracts since the October 15, 2014 Fleet Status Report is approximately $83M.
November 17, 2014
07:12 EDTRIGBloomberg / Mayer Brown to co-host a conference
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November 14, 2014
12:53 EDTRIGOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AerCap Holdings (AER), Nordic American Offshore (NAO), Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL), Groupon (GRPN), and Ashland (ASH). INCREASED STAKES: QEP Resources (QEP), United Continental (UAL), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Actavis (ACT), and KAR Auction Services (KAR). DECREASED STAKES: Sprint (S), SandRidge Energy (SD), Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), Kinder Morgan (KMI), and Transocean (RIG). LIQUIDATED STAKES: QUALCOMM (QCOM), Ocwen Financial (OCN), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Boston Scientific (BSX), and Capital One (COF).
11:28 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; RIG GME
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November 13, 2014
15:45 EDTRIGHalliburton, Baker Hughes in fast-moving merger talks, WSJ reports
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November 11, 2014
07:49 EDTRIGTransocean needs to reduce or end its dividend, says UBS
UBS noted offshore conditions continue to weaken as oil prices dampens rig demand to anemic levels. The firm believes Transocean needs to eliminate or materially reduce its dividend to weather the cyclical downturn, which could last an estimated 1-3 years. UBS maintains its Neutral rating and lowers its price target to $28 from $38 on Transocean shares.
06:13 EDTRIGTransocean says 'market pause' has evolved into 'cyclical downturn'
On its Q3 earnings conference call, Transocean CEO Steve Newman said that the "market pause" has evolved into a "cycnical downturn." He commented that the industry has been through these downturns before and "Transocean is well positioned to managed through this one." Newman also said the decline in oil prices observed over the last three months could "temporarily exacerbate" the offshore rig supply imbalance that has already resulted in day rate and utilization pressures and potentially delay the cyclical recovery. Newman said his long-term bullish view of offshore drilling remains "intact."
November 10, 2014
09:20 EDTRIGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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05:35 EDTRIGTransocean reports Q3 net ss attributable to controlling interest was $2.22B
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05:25 EDTRIGTransocean reports Q3 adjusted EPS 96c, consensus 83c
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November 7, 2014
18:42 EDTRIGTransocean to issue Q3 earnings release on November 10
On November 7, Transocean issued a press release announcing that it had postponed its third quarter earnings release and conference call previously scheduled for 9:00 a.m. EST, 3:00 p.m. CET, Friday, November 7. The company also announced that it expects its third quarter results to include a non-cash charge of $1.97B related to the impairment of goodwill, and expects an impairment of the Deepwater Rig asset group of $788M due to the deterioration of the market outlook, reflecting the recent decline in dayrates and utilization for this particular asset class. Subsequently, also on November 7, the company issued a press release announcing that it intended to issue its earnings release for the third quarter on Monday, November 10, and that it had also rescheduled its quarterly earnings conference call to 8:00 a.m. EST, 2:00 p.m. CET, on Monday, November 10.
09:16 EDTRIGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Sears (SHLD), up 22.5% after reporting Q3 same-store sales were flat with prior year, saying company is actively exploring a REIT transaction involving 200-300 owned properties through a rights offering... Gap (GPS), up 2.9% after reporting October same-store sales fell 3%, giving Q3 EPS guidance that beat estimates... Zynga (ZNGA), up 9%, upgraded at Needham following the company's Q3 earnings report... King Digital (KING), up 8.6% after Q3 results top expectations, company announces $150M share repurchase program... ChannelAdvisor (ECOM), up 30% after earnings, guidance, announcing acquisition of U.K. based E-Tale Holdings... Rockwell Medical (RMTI), up 25% after FDA committee recommends Triferic to treat iron loss in certain patients with chronic kidney disease... Repros Therapeutics (RPRX), up 23% following meeting with FDA regarding Androxal NDA filing. LOWER: Salix (SLXP), down 35%, downgraded at Mizuho, Stifel and William Blair after the company reported worse than expected Q3 earnings, gave lower than expected guidance and announced its CFO had resigned... Intercept (ICPT), down 19% after FLINT trial results published... CTI BioPharma (CTIC), down 20% after filing convertible preferred stock offering... Transocean (RIG), down 5% after delaying its Q3 earnings release and conference call, stating the company expects Q3 to include a non-cash charge of $1.97B for impairment of goodwill... General Mills (GIS), down 4% after lowering FY15 outlook. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), down 12.6%... Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT), down 17%... Arista Networks (ANET), down 10.5%... First Solar (FSLR), down 6%... Magnum Hunter (MHR), down 2%.
08:11 EDTRIGOptions expected to be active
Options expected to be active @ CBOE: DIS FSLR RIG RMTI SLXP ZNGA PBR SHLD CP CSX NSC NVDA FSLR
06:20 EDTRIGTransocean delays Q3 earnings release and conference call
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06:19 EDTRIGTransocean expects Q3 to include non-cash charge of $1.97B
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November 6, 2014
15:27 EDTRIGNotable companies reporting after market close
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12:20 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; RIG GILD
Transocean (RIG) February 33 call option implied volatility decreased 7% to 42, Gilead (GILD) May 130 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 38 according to IVolatility.
09:59 EDTRIGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:48 EDTRIGTransocean initiated with a Sell at Canaccord
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