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January 29, 2014
10:11 EDTWPRT, CLNE, COGWestport, Clean Energy climb after Obama touts natural gas
Shares of Westport Innovations (WPRT) and Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) are advancing in a down market after President Obama last night expressed support for vehicles powered by natural gas. Westport makes truck engines powered by natural gas, while Clean Energy builds natural gas fueling stations. WHAT'S NEW: In his State of the Union address last night, President Obama touted the benefits of natural gas, calling it a "bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change." Moreover, the President asked Congress to put people to work building natural gas fueling stations for cars and trucks. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Westport is in a joint venture with another truck engine maker, Cummins (CMI). The joint venture develops truck engines that utilize natural gas. Meanwhile, in a note to investors earlier today, research firm Oppenheimer identified Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) as its favorite stock among natural gas producers. The firm has Outperform ratings on Apache (APA), Chesapeake Energy (CHK), Devon Energy (DVN), and EOG Resources (EOG), which all have large exposure to natural gas production. However, Oppenheimer suggests that investors buy stocks in the sector on pullbacks, and sell them when they advance. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Westport rose 2.2% to $17.65, while Clean Energy Fuels jumped 3.2% to $11.95, and Cummins was flat at $128.75.
News For WPRT;CLNE;COG From The Last 14 Days
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September 30, 2014
18:36 EDTWPRTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:51 EDTWPRTWestport down almost 12% after cutting FY14 revenue outlook
16:27 EDTWPRTWestport to resume trading at 4:50 pm ET
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16:24 EDTWPRTWestport announces technology, investment, market update
Westport Innovations announced an update to its Westport high pressure direct injection second generation or "HPDI 2.0" development program and identified plans to further refine investment programs to align with its original equipment manufacturer customers and the global pace of natural gas vehicle adoption and related infrastructure build out. In line with the pace of market adoption, Westport has updated its near term revenue outlook for the year ended December 31, 2014. Westport currently has several engine development programs underway with multiple OEMs who are attracted to the unique Westport HPDI "diesel-like" power, torque and fuel economy benefits of a true compression ignition engine powered by natural gas. The introduction of Westport HPDI 2.0 is expected to provide dramatically better system costs and better compatibility with advanced diesel engine platforms compared to earlier generation systems. A key component of the HPDI 2.0 system is a brand new family of high pressure fuel injectors, co-developed with Delphi Automotive PLC, designed to provide better cost, smaller size and improved packaging compared to prior generation Westport HPDI injector designs. The new generation injectors are running in engine tests today and are on display at the Delphi booth at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Germany. The HPDI 2.0 fuel system is expected to further increase OEM interest in natural gas products with industry-leading performance, fuel economy and flexibility. It is designed to provide stronger economics to truck customers across a broad range of engine displacements and applications compared to traditional natural gas engine technology. The other major element of the HPDI 2.0 system is an upgraded liquefied natural gas fuel storage and supply system, which includes the next generation Westport LNG tank with an integrated second generation cryogenic LNG fuel pump. Significant reduction in costs combined with major enhancements in reliability, durability, and serviceability deliver substantial improvements in customer operating uptime and return on investment. In addition, with the system's unique capabilities to exploit cold LNG, station complexity is reduced and range is improved. The HPDI 2.0 LNG components will also be incorporated into the Westport iCE PACK LNG Tank System product for spark ignited engines, including the Cummins Westport ISX12 G. As previously disclosed, Westport's OEM customers are testing trucks with some HPDI 2.0 components in China and Europe. The Weichai Westport HPDI 12-litre engine has recently received China V emissions certification from the National Passenger Car Quality Supervision & Inspection Center, opening the door for delivery of the first customer test trucks while OEM customers are testing trucks using Westport HPDI in Europe. Products will be available for controlled customer fleet deployment in 2015 in pre-production volumes. However, Westport is working with OEMs to incorporate of the next generation injector to take advantage of the new performance and cost benefits. Westport has calculated that heavy-duty trucks in China incorporating the full HPDI 2.0 system could be delivered with a typical 18 month payback. Market development in both regions requires alignment with infrastructure investment, experience and training with these new high performance vehicles. Shifting Westport's focus to the new injector and related fuel system may delay the volume launch in the short term, but it is expected to result in materially better component costs, more efficient product investment, and improved customer economics compared to both diesel engines and other natural gas engine technologies in the future. In the near term, Westport expects fleets with high performance requirements to see HPDI trucks as offering unique capabilities and be encouraged to commit to adopting LNG with a clear path to upgraded and continued development of this technology.
16:21 EDTWPRTWestport lowers FY14 revenue outlook
Westport is changing its revenue outlook for the year ended December 31, 2014 based on three primary factors. First, continued market uncertainty in Westport's primary markets—Europe, Russia and China—have impacted revenue in the Applied Technologies business in the second half of 2014. Second, key OEM development partners are moving to the newly co-developed Westport HPDI 2.0 injectors, which are expected to lower the cost of the system and provide benefits noted above, but the revised development schedule will defer related service revenue milestone payments in the near term. Westport will, however, be able to reduce its overall program expenses, offsetting the reduction in service revenue; and synergies across multiple customer programs are expected to allow better long-term returns. Third, a Westport customer who placed a significant order for Westport iCE PACK LNG Tank Systems has been unable to provide sufficient comfort to Westport that it will be able to meet its obligations and requirements in respect of such orders, and as such Westport does not intend to ship product to this customer until such comfort has been received. As a result of these factors, Westport has changed its forecasted 2014 revenue outlook to a range of $130M-$140M, down from its prior view of $175M-$185M, and will not expect its three operating business units combined to be positive Adjusted EBITDA for this year. Looking ahead, the Company reiterates its stated goal of reporting consolidated positive Adjusted EBITDA by the end of 2015, which will be driven by matching investments and expenses with the pace of market adoption, contributions from Westport's operating business units, Westport's share of net income (loss) from the joint ventures, and service revenue earned from Westport's development partners.
16:19 EDTWPRTWestport lowers FY14 revenue to $130M-$140M from $175M-$185, consensus $178.71M
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16:01 EDTWPRTWestport trading halted, pending news
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September 26, 2014
10:01 EDTCOGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:11 EDTCOGCabot Oil & Gas upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group
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September 24, 2014
08:33 EDTCOGCabot Oil & Gas expects to grow daily net production by 2% in Q3 sequentially
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08:32 EDTCOGCabot Oil & Gas increases FY14 CapEx to $1.45B-$1.55B from $1.38B-$1.48B
The Company now expects to drill approximately 55 net wells in the Eagle Ford and 165 - 175 net wells company-wide in 2014.
08:32 EDTCOGCabot Oil & Gas to expand in Eagle Ford Shale
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September 17, 2014
09:58 EDTCLNEClean Energy call activity attributed to takeover speculation
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09:45 EDTCLNERumor: Clean Energy strength attributed to takeover speculation

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