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March 11, 2014
05:32 EDTSTOFinanstilsynet finds Statoil's FY12 statements not in accordance with IFRS
Finanstilsynet, the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway, has completed a periodic review of the consolidated financial statements of Statoil ASA or 2012. The review has covered selected areas of Statoil's financial reporting for 2012. Finanstilsynet has identified three issues where it considers Statoil's practice not to be in accordance with IFRS. Statoil's view is that the company's practice has been in line with IFRS. Having considered the three issues, Statoil has nevertheless decided to adapt its future practices in line with Finanstilsynet's view for two of the issues, as Statoil considers Finanstilsynet's view also to reflect an acceptable solution. Statoil will appeal the third issue to the Ministry of Finance. Both the current auditor, KPMG, and the auditor in the period up to and including 2011, concurred with Statoil's assessments as part of their audits of the financial statements. The changes following from Finanstilsynet's evaluation of the two issues that Statoil is taking note of, will be reflected in the accounts for 2013. These relate to the calculation of value in use estimates applied for impairment purposes and the definition of cash generating units. Statoil has assessed the impact of the two issues on its previously published financial statements in accordance with IAS 8, and has concluded that the issues in sum are not material for the historical periods in question. Finanstilsynet's conclusions regarding these issues will consequently not result in any changes to previously published accounts.
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September 2, 2014
10:02 EDTSTOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) upgraded at Stifel... Century Aluminum (CENX) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Groupon (GRPN) upgraded at RBC Capital... Hawaiian Electric (HE) upgraded to Neutral from Cautious at ISI Group... Life Time Fitness (LTM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Live Nation (LYV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast... Northrop Grumman (NOC) upgraded at RBC Capital... Panasonic (PCRFY) upgraded to Buy from Sell at CLSA... Progressive (PGR) upgraded at Goldman... RCS Capital (RCAP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... SandRidge Energy (SD) upgraded at Stifel... Staples (SPLS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Statoil (STO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Tenaris (TS) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Tesla (TSLA) upgraded at Stifel... Ultratech (UTEK) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Barrington... Volkswagen (VLKAY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Waddell & Reed (WDR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Willis Group (WSH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... zulily (ZU) upgraded to Buy from Fair Value at CRT Capital.
06:33 EDTSTOStatoil upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
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August 27, 2014
06:25 EDTSTOStatoil says it has over 100 projects in planning or execution, WSJ reports
Statoil says it has over 100 projects in planning or in progress, and is planning to maintain its current oil and gas production in coming years with the record activity, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
August 25, 2014
06:24 EDTSTOStatoil sees some delays in Russian energy projects from sanctions, WSJ reports
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