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June 18, 2014
12:09 EDTSLB, BHI, BP, WFT, XOMIraqi oil official: Exxon carries out major evacuation in Iraq, CNBC reports
Exxon Mobile (XOM) has carried out a "major evacuation" and BP (BP) has evacuated 20% of its staff in Iraq following the advance of Sunni militants through the country, reports CNBC, citing comments from the head of Iraq's state-run South Oil Company. Dhiya Jaffar added that ENI, Schlumberger (SLB), Weatherford (WFT) and Baker Hughes (BHI) have no plans to evacuate staff from the country. Reference Link
News For XOM;BP;SLB;WFT;BHI From The Last 14 Days
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August 26, 2015
10:46 EDTSLBSchlumberger off session lows, levels to watch
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10:08 EDTSLBSchlumberger upgraded to Buy from Hold at Standpoint Research
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10:00 EDTBHIOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:25 EDTSLBOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), down 15.1%... Express (EXPR), up 9.8%... Frontline (FRO), up 10.4%... Chico's FAS (CHS), up 9.3%. ALSO HIGHER: Oshkosh (OSK), up 11.9% after being awarded a $6.7B contract by the U.S. Army... EMC Corporation (EMC), up 5.8% after Re/code reported that the board is considering a VMware (VMW) downstream merger proposal... Google (GOOG), up 4.6% after being upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Ford (F), up 2.4% after Bloomberg reported that the company is considering returning production of Bronco and Ranger to the U.S. NOTABLE: Cameron International (CAM), up 45.4% after announcing that it will be acquired by Schlumberger (SLB). Schlumberger is down 1.9%. LOWER: WisdomTree (WETF), down 3.6% after being downgraded to Sell from Buy at Citi... Transocean (RIG), down 3.4% after proposing to cancel Q3 and Q4 dividends.
09:20 EDTBHIBaker Hughes upgraded to Conviction List from Outperform at Iberia
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09:12 EDTSLBSchlumberger says no plans to divest anything from Cameron
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08:47 EDTSLBSchlumberger says the acquisition could increase sales base by 20%
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07:58 EDTSLBC&J Energy downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
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07:00 EDTSLBSchlumberger volatility elevated into acquiring Cameron in a $14.8B deal
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06:21 EDTSLBSchlumberger to host conference call
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06:11 EDTSLBCameron volatility elevated into Schlumberger agrees to acquire in $14.8B deal
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06:04 EDTSLBSchlumberger agrees to acquire Cameron in deal valued at $14.8B
Schlumberger Limited (SLB) and Cameron (CAM) jointly announced a definitive merger agreement in which the companies will combine in a stock and cash transaction. The agreement was unanimously approved by the boards of both companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Cameron shareholders will receive 0.716 shares of Schlumberger common stock and a cash payment of $14.44 in exchange for each Cameron share. Based on the closing stock prices of both companies on August 25, the agreement places a value of $66.36 per Cameron share, representing a 37.0% premium to Cameron's 20-day volume weighted average price of $48.45 per share, and a 56.3% premium to Cameron's most recent closing stock price of $42.47 per share. Upon closing, Cameron shareholders will own approximately 10% of Schlumberger's outstanding shares of common stock. The total transaction has a value of $14.8B as of August 25. Schlumberger expects to realize pretax synergies of approximately $300M-$600M in the first and second year, respectively. Initially, the synergies are primarily related to reducing operating costs, streamlining supply chains, and improving manufacturing processes, with a growing component of revenue synergies in the second year and beyond. Schlumberger also expects the combination to be accretive to EPS by the end of the first year after closing. The transaction combines two complementary technology portfolios into a "pore-to-pipeline" products and services offering to the global oil and gas industry. On a pro forma basis, the combined company had 2014 revenues of $59B. The transaction is subject to Cameron shareholders' approval, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. It is anticipated that the closing of the transaction will occur in Q1 of 2016.
06:01 EDTSLBSchlumberger agrees to acquire Cameron in deal valued at $14.8B
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August 25, 2015
13:24 EDTXOMJudge approves $225M settlement in Exxon Mobil pollution case, AP says
A Superior Court judge has approved a $225M settlement between the state of New Jersey and Exxon Mobil related to pollution at oil refineries and retail gas stations, saying the deal is less than the $8.9B originally sought by the state but still a "reasonable compromise," reports the Associated Press. Reference Link
August 24, 2015
14:25 EDTBPBP refrains from trip to Iran amid U.S. sanction concerns, FT says
BP has chosen not to join U.K. foreign secretary Philip Hammond's trip to reopen the country's Iranian embassy due to concerns over U.S. sanctions that are still in effect, the Financial Times reports, citing people close to the company. "Sanctions are still in place and we will not do anything while that is the case. We are monitoring the situation and will take a look at the opportunities," said the company, according to the publication. Reference Link
09:23 EDTBPGevo, Butamax enter global patent cross-license, settlement agreements
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August 23, 2015
17:49 EDTBP, XOMIran to increase oil production as BP, Shell express interest, Bloomberg says
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August 21, 2015
16:01 EDTXOMOptions Update; August 21, 2015
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13:05 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports U.S. rig count up 1 to 885
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August 20, 2015
06:10 EDTBP, XOMAuction for drilling leases attracts little interest, NY Times reports
A federal auction for drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday attracted only $22.7M in sales from five companies, the lowest since 1986, reports the New York Times. Most companies have insisted they would not sacrifice production in future years, but executives have recently expressed concern that the oil price collapse could last through 2016 and possibly even 2017. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
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