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March 18, 2014
07:56 EDTDVN, SWN, BHI, RRC, HAL, ECASeveral companies to benefit from higher gas demand, says Bernstein
Bernstein believes that higher natural gas production will be needed to replenish storage facilities following the exceptionally cold winter. The firm sees the following companies as most likely to benefit from this trend: Southwestern Energy (SWN), Encana (ECA), Range Resources (RRC), Devon Energy (DVN), Halliburton (HAL), and Baker Hughes (BHI). It keeps Outperform ratings on Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Range Resources, and Southwestern, and Market Perform ratings on Encana and Devon.
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April 17, 2015
13:08 EDTHALHalliburton April weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Halliburton April weekly call option implied volatility is at 4-, May is at 28, June is at 27, July and October is at 26; compared to 26-week average of 32 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on April 20.
08:29 EDTHAL, BHIU.S. may be at, or near, peak oil output, WSJ says
New data and forecasts suggest lower crude prices are finally prompting U.S. energy companies to cut back their crude output, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing reports from OPEC, the DOE and North Dakota. Publicly traded oil majors include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Publicly traded drillers and oil services companies 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). Reference Link
06:33 EDTHAL, BHISources: Halliburton hires BofA, Deutsche Bank to sell assets, Reuters reports
According to sources, Reuters reports that Bank of America (BAC) and Deutsche Bank (DB) have been hired by Halliburton (HAL) to sell two assets that could be valued at up to $5B. Bank of America will work to sell some of Halliburton's Sperry Drilling business, including logging-while-drigging, directional drilling and measuring-while-drilling, while Deutsche Bank is mandated to sell Halliburton's drill bits businesses. Halliburton is seeking to divest some assets to ease regulators' antitrust concerns in its $35B merger deal with Baker Hughes (BHI). Reference Link
April 16, 2015
13:21 EDTBHIBaker Hughes volatility low into Q1 and outlook
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April 15, 2015
10:36 EDTRRCBofA/Merrill U.S. credit analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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08:58 EDTHALOil services stocks should be bought on dips, says BMO Capital
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06:16 EDTHAL, BHIOil layoffs reach 100,000 and still going, WSJ reports
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April 14, 2015
09:20 EDTBHI, HALMorgan Stanley calls a bottom in Oil Services sector
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April 13, 2015
10:00 EDTECAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:47 EDTECAEncana upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill upgraded to Buy with a $14 price target based on valuation, accelerated news flow from the Permian, and leverage to rising oil prices.
April 10, 2015
13:03 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports U.S. rig count down 40 to 988
Baker Hughes reports that the U.S. Rig Count is down 40 rigs from last week to 988, with oil rigs down 42 to 760, gas rigs up 3 to 225, and miscellaneous rigs down 1 to 3. Says the U.S. Rig Count is down 843 rigs from last year at 1831, with oil rigs down 757, gas rigs down 85, and miscellaneous rigs down 1. The U.S. Offshore rig count is 33, up 2 rigs from last week, and down 20 rigs year over year. Says the Canadian Rig Count is down 1 rig from last week to 99, with oil rigs unchanged at 20, and gas rigs down 1 to 79. The Canadian Rig Count is down 113 rigs from last year at 212, with oil rigs down 73, and gas rigs down 40.
April 9, 2015
17:02 EDTBHIBaker Hughes announces suspension of well count, effective immediately
Baker Hughes announced that effective immediately it has suspended the quarterly publication of the U.S. onshore well count. In response to the recent market downturn and internal initiatives to reduce costs, the company has prioritized its resources to support the ongoing publication of the weekly North America and monthly International rig counts, which continue to provide a timely and relevant snapshot of evolving market conditions.
10:00 EDTSWNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:55 EDTDVNDevon Energy added to U.S. Focus List at Credit Suisse
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06:37 EDTSWNSouthwestern Energy upgraded to Buy from Hold at Johnson Rice
April 8, 2015
10:20 EDTDVNDevon Energy management to meet with Jefferies
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08:12 EDTBHIBaker Hughes initiated with an Overweight at Stephens
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06:03 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports March international rig count down 24 to 1,252
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April 7, 2015
16:19 EDTHAL, BHIHalliburton to separately market certain businesses for sale
Halliburton (HAL) announced it will separately market for sale the companyís Fixed Cutter and Roller Cone Drill Bits, Directional Drilling and Logging-While-Drilling, or LWD,/Measurement-While-Drilling, or MWD, businesses. The final sale of these businesses will not be completed until the company has reached acceptable terms and conditions negotiated by Halliburton, the approval of Halliburtonís board and final approvals of the Baker Hughes (BHI) acquisition by competition authorities. Halliburton will operate as one company, including the businesses held for sale, until the sale of the identified businesses is complete. Halliburton expects to complete the sale of the businesses in the same timeframe as the closing of the pending Baker Hughes acquisition late in the second half of 2015.
08:04 EDTDVNDevon Energy price target raised to $76 from $68 at Argus
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