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March 24, 2014
08:13 EDTBHI, WFTWeatherford to sell pipeline and specialty services business to Baker Hughes
Weatherford (WFT) and Baker Hughes (BHI) announce that they have signed an agreement for the sale of Weatherford's pipeline and specialty services business to a subsidiary of Baker Hughes for a total consideration of $250M, including $241M in cash and $9M in retained working capital. The sale is part of Weatherford's previously announced plan to divest its non-core businesses.
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December 17, 2014
12:51 EDTBHI, WFTNY 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).
10:02 EDTBHIOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Google (GOOG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research... Twitter (TWTR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research... Aaron's (AAN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Calpine (CPN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Check Point (CHKP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Columbia Sportswear (COLM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Dakota Plains Holdings (DAKP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... SunCoke Energy (SXC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Taylor Morrison (TMHC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Teck Resources (TCK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... VeriFone (PAY) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Motorola Solutions (MSI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Approach Resources (AREX) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Global Hunter... HealthSouth (HLS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... QLogic (QLGC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Baker Hughes (BHI) upgraded to Focus List from Outperform at Howard Weil... Kansas City Southern (KSU) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... BlackBerry (BBRY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BGC Financial.
08:53 EDTBHIBaker Hughes upgraded to Focus List from Outperform at Howard Weil
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December 12, 2014
13:05 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports U.S. rig count down 27 to 1893
Baker Hughes reported the U.S. rig count is down 27 rigs from last week to 1893, with oil rigs down 29 to 1546, gas rigs up 2 to 346, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1.
December 5, 2014
13:05 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports U.S. rig count up 3 to 1920
Baker Hughes reported the U.S. rig count was up 3 rigs from last week to 1920, with oil rigs up 3 to 1575, gas rigs unchanged at 344, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1.
07:43 EDTBHI, WFTLondon bankers see oil slump spurring energy industry consolidation, WSJ reports
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06:12 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports Nov. international rig count up 16 to 1,324
Baker Hughes announced that the international rig count for November was 1,324, up 16 from the 1,308 counted in October, and up 13 from the 1,311 counted in November 2013. The international offshore rig count for November was 341, up 15 from the 326 counted in October, and up 25 from the 316 counted in November 2013. The average U.S. rig count for November 2014 was 1,925, unchanged from the 1,925 counted in October, and up 169 from the 1,756 counted in November 2013. The average Canadian rig count for November was 421, down 3 from the 424 counted in October, and up 36 from the 385 counted in November 2013. The worldwide rig count for November was 3,670, up 13 from the 3,657 counted in October, and up 218 from the 3,452 counted in November 2013.
December 4, 2014
17:42 EDTBHIHalliburton announces integration leadership for Baker Hughes acquisition
Halliburton (HAL) announced its Board of Directors has appointed Executive Vice President and CFO Mark McCollum to the new role of Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer. In this capacity, he will serve as head of the Joint Integration Team that Halliburton and Baker Hughes (BHI) are assembling in connection with Halliburtonís pending acquisition of Baker Hughes. McCollum will continue reporting to Dave Lesar, Chairman and CEO of Halliburton, and will remain a member of the companyís Executive Committee. Christian Garcia, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, will become Senior Vice President of Finance and assume McCollumís CFO responsibilities on an interim basis. It is anticipated that McCollum will resume his CFO duties at the conclusion of the two companiesí integration. Garcia will report to Lesar and will join Halliburtonís Executive Committee. Charlie Geer, currently Vice President of Finance, will become Vice President and Corporate Controller and will take over Garciaís accounting responsibilities on an interim basis as well. He will continue reporting to Garcia. The new roles are effective January 1, 2015. Belgacem Chariag, President of Global Products and Services for Baker Hughes, will serve as lead for Baker Hughes on the Joint Integration Team. On Nov. 17, Halliburton and Baker Hughes jointly announced a definitive agreement under which Halliburton will, subject to the conditions set forth in the agreement, acquire Baker Hughes in a stock and cash transaction
06:40 EDTWFTWeatherford price targtet lowered to $20 on updated guidance at Credit Suisse
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December 3, 2014
10:00 EDTWFT, BHIOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Aldeyra (ALDX) initiated with a Buy at Ascendiant... Baker Hughes (BHI) initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer... Belmond Ltd (BEL) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Bruker (BRKR) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Cepheid (CPHD) initiated with a Neutral at BTIG... ClubCorp (MYCC) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc... GenMark (GNMK) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Halliburton (HAL) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... MetLife (MET) initiated with a Neutral at Atlantic Equities... PerkinElmer (PKI) initiated with a Neutral at BTIG... Principal Financial (PFG) initiated with an Overweight at Atlantic Equities... Prudential (PRU) initiated with an Overweight at Atlantic Equities... SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with a Buy, $125 target at Citigroup... Schlumberger (SLB) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Talmer Bancorp (TLMR) initiated with an Outperform at Fig Partners... W.P. Carey (WPC) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... WNS Holdings (WNS) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Weatherford (WFT) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer.
07:11 EDTWFTCowen to hold a conference
4th Annual Ultimate Energy Conference is being held in New York on December 2-3 with webcasted company presentations to begin on December 3 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link

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