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December 14, 2012
10:16 EDTWFT, SLB, BHI, HALSchlumberger retreats after issuing profit warning
Schlumberger (SLB), which provides products and services for fossil fuel exploration, is slumping after the company reported that it is experiencing contractual delays and higher than usual seasonal weakness in its Europe/ex-Soviet Union/Africa region. Furthermore, the company warned that it's encountering weaker than expected activity on land in the U.S. and western Canada. Schlumberger expects these developments to reduce its earnings per share by 5c-7c, the company stated. In mid-morning trading, Schlumberger slumped $4.21, or 5.80%, to $68.35. A number of Schlumberger's competitors also declined, with Halliburton sliding 1.76% to $32.92, Baker Hughes (BHI) giving back 2.73% to $41.03, and Weatherford (WFT) losing 0.57% to $10.44.
News For SLB;HAL;BHI;WFT From The Last 14 Days
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August 28, 2015
08:06 EDTWFTWeatherford upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
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August 26, 2015
16:26 EDTSLBOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
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12:47 EDTSLB, BHI, HALOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:57 EDTBHI, HALEuropean oilfield service names boosted by M&A speculation, says JPMorgan
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10:46 EDTSLBSchlumberger off session lows, levels to watch
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10:08 EDTSLBSchlumberger upgraded to Buy from Hold at Standpoint Research
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10:00 EDTBHIOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:25 EDTSLBOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), down 15.1%... Express (EXPR), up 9.8%... Frontline (FRO), up 10.4%... Chico's FAS (CHS), up 9.3%. ALSO HIGHER: Oshkosh (OSK), up 11.9% after being awarded a $6.7B contract by the U.S. Army... EMC Corporation (EMC), up 5.8% after Re/code reported that the board is considering a VMware (VMW) downstream merger proposal... Google (GOOG), up 4.6% after being upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Ford (F), up 2.4% after Bloomberg reported that the company is considering returning production of Bronco and Ranger to the U.S. NOTABLE: Cameron International (CAM), up 45.4% after announcing that it will be acquired by Schlumberger (SLB). Schlumberger is down 1.9%. LOWER: WisdomTree (WETF), down 3.6% after being downgraded to Sell from Buy at Citi... Transocean (RIG), down 3.4% after proposing to cancel Q3 and Q4 dividends.
09:20 EDTBHIBaker Hughes upgraded to Conviction List from Outperform at Iberia
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09:12 EDTSLBSchlumberger says no plans to divest anything from Cameron
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08:47 EDTSLBSchlumberger says the acquisition could increase sales base by 20%
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07:58 EDTHAL, SLBC&J Energy downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
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07:00 EDTSLBSchlumberger volatility elevated into acquiring Cameron in a $14.8B deal
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06:21 EDTSLBSchlumberger to host conference call
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06:11 EDTSLBCameron volatility elevated into Schlumberger agrees to acquire in $14.8B deal
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06:04 EDTSLBSchlumberger agrees to acquire Cameron in deal valued at $14.8B
Schlumberger Limited (SLB) and Cameron (CAM) jointly announced a definitive merger agreement in which the companies will combine in a stock and cash transaction. The agreement was unanimously approved by the boards of both companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Cameron shareholders will receive 0.716 shares of Schlumberger common stock and a cash payment of $14.44 in exchange for each Cameron share. Based on the closing stock prices of both companies on August 25, the agreement places a value of $66.36 per Cameron share, representing a 37.0% premium to Cameron's 20-day volume weighted average price of $48.45 per share, and a 56.3% premium to Cameron's most recent closing stock price of $42.47 per share. Upon closing, Cameron shareholders will own approximately 10% of Schlumberger's outstanding shares of common stock. The total transaction has a value of $14.8B as of August 25. Schlumberger expects to realize pretax synergies of approximately $300M-$600M in the first and second year, respectively. Initially, the synergies are primarily related to reducing operating costs, streamlining supply chains, and improving manufacturing processes, with a growing component of revenue synergies in the second year and beyond. Schlumberger also expects the combination to be accretive to EPS by the end of the first year after closing. The transaction combines two complementary technology portfolios into a "pore-to-pipeline" products and services offering to the global oil and gas industry. On a pro forma basis, the combined company had 2014 revenues of $59B. The transaction is subject to Cameron shareholders' approval, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. It is anticipated that the closing of the transaction will occur in Q1 of 2016.
06:01 EDTSLBSchlumberger agrees to acquire Cameron in deal valued at $14.8B
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August 21, 2015
13:05 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports U.S. rig count up 1 to 885
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August 19, 2015
13:30 EDTWFTOptions with increasing put volume;
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07:33 EDTSLBCameron and Schlumberger's Subsea to supply pump system for Stones development
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