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December 10, 2012
09:26 EDTGE, HAL, WFTWeatherford could be target for Halliburton, GE, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg's "Real M&A" column highlighted notes from Dahlman Rose, Capital One and Oracle Investment Research that laid out why Weatherford International (WFT) could be targeted for acquisition by Halliburton (HAL), General Electric (GE) or other suitors. Reference Link
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February 8, 2016
14:02 EDTWFTWeatherford cancelled Credit Suisse conference, Bloomberg reports
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10:00 EDTWFTRumor: Weatherford moves off lows amid speculation it canceled a conference
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08:45 EDTHALBaker Hughes downgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley downgraded Baker Hughes (BHI) to Equal Weight from Overweight. Analyst Ole Slorer sees increased risks around the Halliburton (HAL)/Baker Hughes deal and said the market seems to be underestimating the obstacles. Slorer said the deal could take another 5-6 months and face increased resistance from EC regulators, and is concerned any delay will accelerate Baker Hughes' deteriorating performance. The analyst thinks Baker Hughes shares could fall into the low $30's, if the deal fails.
06:12 EDTGEDiamond Offshore, GE Oil & Gas enter first-of-its-kind CSA
Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) and GE Oil & Gas (GE) announced the offshore drilling industry's first-of-its-kind contractual service agreement, or CSA, that transfers full accountability for BOP performance to GE Oil & Gas. In this Pressure Control by the Hour model, Diamond Offshore will compensate GE Oil & Gas only when the BOP is available. This 10-year collaborative arrangement for GE's engageDrilling Services showcases a new way of thinking to drive continuous improvement in deepwater drilling. The arrangement will include GE purchasing the BOP systems aboard Diamond Offshore's four drillships, currently located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, for a total of $210M.
February 5, 2016
10:02 EDTWFTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Abbott (ABT) upgraded on valuation at Argus... Allstate (ALL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... CACI (CACI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) upgraded to Neutral from Negative at Susquehanna... Coca-Cola (KO) upgraded to Neutral from Negative at Susquehanna... Comcast (CMCSA) upgraded following Q4 results at Argus... DCT Industrial (DCT) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Fluidigm (FLDM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Glu Mobile (GLUU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark... Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Buy at UBS... JPMorgan (JPM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... KeyCorp (KEY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Kona Grill (KONA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory... LPL Financial (LPLA) upgraded to Neutral at Susquehanna... Level 3 (LVLT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Resolute Forest (RFP) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Suburban Propane (SPH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... Sysco (SYY) upgraded at Argus... U.S. Concrete (USCR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... Ubiquiti (UBNT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... United Natural Foods (UNFI) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital... Weatherford (WFT) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James... Whole Foods (WFM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Longbow... Wi-LAN (WILN) upgraded to Speculative Buy from Hold at Canaccord.
07:50 EDTWFTWeatherford upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James
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06:00 EDTGEState Street close to deal to buy GE asset management unit, Reuters reports
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February 3, 2016
18:34 EDTHALEuropean Commission extends review of Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger by 20 days
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17:22 EDTWFTWeatherford sees 2016 CapEx $300M, down 56% y/y
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17:19 EDTWFTWeatherford announces additional headcount reduction of 6,000
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17:17 EDTWFTWeatherford successfully completes headcount reduction target of 14,000
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17:16 EDTWFTWeatherford reports Q4 EPS (13c), consensus (19c)
Reports Q4 revenue $2.01B, consensus $2B.
February 2, 2016
10:01 EDTGEGE Appliances agrees to four-year contract extension with Taylor Morrison
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05:36 EDTWFTStocks with implied volatility movement; MAT WFT
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February 1, 2016
09:07 EDTGEGE to stop making coiled compact fluorescent lamps for U.S. market
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08:32 EDTGEGE Hitachi Nuclear Energy completes services outage at PWR facility
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy announced the successful completion of its first services outage at a Pressurized Water Reactor, or PWR, facility. The outage, completed in partnership with Exelon Generation at the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario, New York, was completed under budget and ahead of schedule with no safety-related or human performance issues. GEH is a part of a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry.
05:46 EDTGEGE Oil & Gas reports over $700M of customer agreements
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05:44 EDTGEGE Oil & Gas announces investments in Italy worth $600M
GE Oil & Gas announced a new Memorandum of Understanding that will lead to the investment of $600M over the next five years in Italy. The MoU was signed today in Florence by GE Oil & Gas at a ceremony attended by the Minister of Economic Development Federica Guidi, the President of Tuscany Region Enrico Rossi, GE's Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, the President and CEO of GE Italia Sandro De Poli, the President and CEO of GE Oil & Gas Lorenzo Simonelli and the President of Nuovo Pignone Massimo Messeri. The investment in significant research, development and technological innovation in the country reaffirms GE Oil & Gas' commitment to the Italian market, and reinforces its cooperation with universities, SMEs and the regional economy where it operates. Tuscany is the home to Oil & Gas' Turbomachinery Solutions division and is also present in Lombardy, Calabria and Apulia. Another Memorandum of Understanding has been signed in the last weeks between Avio Aero - a GE Aviation business - and the Italian Minister of Economic Development, consisting of EUR200M over the next four years and involving Piedmont, Apulia and Campania, the geographical areas in which Avio Aero employs about 4,000 people. The MoU announced today will see GE Oil & Gas operations invest $600M over the next five years establishing a centre of global excellence in Tuscany for the oil and gas sector that will involve 500 highly qualified people coming from GE, universities, research labs, and small and medium-sized enterprises. The project aims at increasing Italian production by 50% and increase company revenue by $1.7B in five years. The program, named Galileo, supports the development of gas turbines and centrifugal compressors with a 5-65MW power range and innovative digital technologies covering their entire life cycle with aim of optimising the performance and operative life of the products.
January 29, 2016
09:34 EDTGEActive equity options trading on open: AMZN MSFT FB AAPL GILD GE
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06:10 EDTGEGE intends to invest $760M in Italy R&D facilities, Bloomberg reports
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