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July 14, 2014
09:31 EDTWLL, KOGWhiting Petroleum acquisition positive, says Sterne Agee
After Whiting (WLL) announced that it would buy Kodiak (KOG), Sterne Agee thinks the deal enabled the company to increase its Bakken inventory at an attractive price. Sterne continues to believe that Whiting's valuation is cheap and it keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
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July 16, 2014
10:35 EDTKOGOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:00 EDTWLLOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: American Airlines (AAL) initiated with an Overweight at Atlantic Equities... Apple (AAPL) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Basic Energy (BAS) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... CA Technologies (CA) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital... Dresser-Rand (DRC) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Fortinet (FTNT) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Frank's International (FI) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Home Bancorp (HBCP) initiated with an Outperform at Fig Partners... Key Energy (KEG) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... McDermott (MDR) initiated with a Neutral at Tigress Financial... ORBCOMM (ORBC) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Oil States (OIS) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... PBF Energy (PBF) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays... Palo Alto (PANW) assumed with a Conviction Buy at Goldman... Proofpoint (PFPT) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Qlik Technologies (QLIK) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital... Radius Health (RDUS) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Seventy Seven Energy (SSE) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Superior Energy (SPN) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... Tandem Diabetes (TNDM) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair... Trecora Resources (TREC) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... Ultragenyx (RARE) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... United Natural Foods (UNFI) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Viper Energy (VNOM) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) initiated with a Buy at Tigress Financial.
09:07 EDTWLLWhiting Petroleum initiated with a Buy at Tigress Financial
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July 15, 2014
10:00 EDTWLL, KOGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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10:00 EDTKOGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Adecogro (AGRO) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Campbell Soup (CPB) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Credicorp (BAP) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... El Paso Pipeline (EPB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Kellogg (K) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Lexmark (LXK) downgraded at Bernstein... Maxim Integrated (MXIM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Republic Airways (RJET) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Sasol (SSL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Time Warner (TWX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Evercore.
06:22 EDTWLL, KOGKodiak Oil & Gas upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich
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06:17 EDTWLLWhiting Petroleum upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
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July 14, 2014
18:48 EDTKOG, WLLKodiak Oil & Gas downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
BMO Capital downgraded Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) to Market Perform citing the takeover by Whiting Petroleum (WLL).
15:04 EDTKOG, WLLWhiting Petroleum price target raised to $122 from $88 at Barrington
Barrington raised its price target on Whiting Petroleum (WLL) to $122 from $88 following its announcement of a proposed deal to acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG). The firm, which noted that its prior price target was for year-end 2014 and that its new target is for year-end 2015, reiterated its Outperform rating on Whiting.
09:31 EDTKOG, WLLWhiting Petroleum acquisition positive, says Sterne Agee
After Whiting (WLL) announced that it would buy Kodiak (KOG), Sterne Agee thinks the deal enabled the company to increase its Bakken inventory at an attractive price. Sterne continues to believe that Whiting's valuation is cheap and it keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
09:16 EDTKOG, WLLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Citigroup (C), up 3.6% after reporting better than expected Q2 results, announcing $7B settlement with DOJ and FDIC... Apple (AAPL), up 0.7% after Barclays upgrades stock to Overweight, Morgan Stanley raises Apple estimates above consensus... Shire (SHPG), up 1.6% after receiving revised proposal from AbbVie (ABBV) of GPB 53.20 per share, which it says it would be willing to recommend to Shire shareholders. AbbVie is down 2.8% after the news... Mylan (MYL), up 4% after acquiring Abbott's (ABT) non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business in all-stock transaction valued at about $5.3B. Abbott up 1.6% after the news... Progenics (PGNX), up 13% after FDA says RELISTOR can be approved on data submitted in sNDA... Exelixis (EXEL), up 13% after announcing coBRIM Phase 3 trial met primary endpoint... URS (URS) up 8% after acquired by AECOM Technology (ACM) for $56.31 per share. AECOM shares alos up 2% after deal announcement... Whiting Petroleum (WLL), up 4.5% after agreeing to acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) in a $6B transaction. Kodiak Oil & Gas up 3%... Kandi Technologies (KNDI), up 11% after announcing JV's sale of 4,114 EVs in Q2. LOWER: Riverbed (RVBD), down 4.5% after saying it sees its Q2 adjusted EPS at low end of 26c-28c range... Harmonic (HLIT), down 13% after reporting preliminary Q2 earnings results.. EBay (EBAY), down 0.5% after downgraded at Pacific Crest, confirming partnership plans with Sotheby's (BID).
08:07 EDTKOG, WLLWhiting Petroleum and Kodiak Oil & Gas to jointly hold a conference call
Conference call to discuss Whiting's acquisition of Kodiak Oil & Gas will be held on July 14 at 8 am. Webcast Link
07:43 EDTWLL, KOGWhiting Petroleum deal to be accretive to NAV, says BMO Capital
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07:28 EDTKOG, WLLWhiting Petroleum price target raised to $102 from $96 at Brean Capital
Brean Capital raised its price target on Whiting Petroleum (WLL) to $102 from $96 following its proposed acquisition of Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG), which is expected to be accretive across all metrics in 2015. Noting a forecast of higher commodity prices, Brean says Whiting represents the most attractive opportunity in its coverage universe and keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
06:54 EDTWLLWhiting Petroleum volatility expected to move on acquisition of Kodiak Oil & Gas
Whiting Petroleum (WLL) option implied volatility is expected to move on the acquisition of Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) in an all-stock transaction valued at $6B. Overall option implied volatility of 31 is at its 26-week average according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement.
06:38 EDTWLL, KOGKodiak Oil & Gas volatility expected to move on Whiting Petroleum acquiring
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July 13, 2014
16:16 EDTWLLWhiting Petroleum sees Kodiak deal as accretive to EPS in FY15
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16:12 EDTWLL, KOGWhiting Petroleum to acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas in $6B transaction
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