After a take-over bid for InterOil (NYSE:IOC) by OilSearch (OSH) was topped by Exxon (NYSE:XON), even paying the $60M fine on behalf of InterOil to OilSearch. The InterOil board proposed shareholders to accept the Exxon offer, as they had done with the OilSearch offer.
Shareholders approved with roughly 80% of the shares voted (the latter amounted to 72% of outstanding shares), with the notable exception of founder and former InterOil CEO Phil Mulacek and roughly 10% of the shares dissented with Mulacek.
The Exxon deal
$45 per InterOil share in shares Exxon. A Contingent Resource Payment (NYSE:CRP) of $7.07 per share for every Tcfe of gas above 6.2Tcfe but capped at 10Tcfe and a maximum of $26.87 a share.
Yukon Appeals Court
While the deal was approved after a fairness hearing, Mulacek (after blasting the deal as vastly inadequate earlier) appealed and on November 4 the Court of Appeal allowed the appeal and effectively denied the approval of the Exxon takeover. You can read that appeal’s verdict in its entirety here.
charting software: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) dropped about 1.1% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $11.40 after closing Friday at $11.53. The 52-week high is $19.28. Volume was about 40% lower than the daily average of about 13.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Marathon Oil (MRO) surged to the top of the S&P 500 today as oil surged 9.3% after OPEC agreed to cut production and giving energy stocks a boost.
Shares of Marathon Oil jumped 21% to $18.06, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to 2,198.81, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) climbed 5.1% to $74.43.
In a note published on Nov. 21, Morgan Stanley’sEvan Calio and team named Marathon Oil as one of the four stocks they expected to outperform if OPEC actually delivered a production cut:
Beta Should Lead At The Start of A Rally: Best ideas in the first leg up: Marathon Oil, Devon Energy (DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), and Continental Resources (CLR). If OPEC announces a cut, whether moderate or deep, we expect that in the initial move up, moderate value beta names, like Marathon Oil, Devon Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, andContinental Resources will lead.For a $5 increase in oil prices, we estimate 2017 cash flow per share would increase 12-18% for these stocks vs. the remainder of the group at 12%. Of these four, short interest is modest for all exceptContinental Resources at 25%, among the highest in our universe. Outperformance of these names should be driven by investors adding to long positions, not short covering.
Good call. Not only did Marathon soar, but Devon Energy jumped 15% to $48.33, Anadarko Petroleum climbed 15% to $69.15, and Continental Resources surged 23% to $58.01.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) shares were up a whopping 209.9% at $18.08 on Wednesday, and the 70.5 million shares at the close was almost 5 times normal trading volume. Marathon Oil has a consensus analyst price target of $18.12 and a 52-week trading range of $6.52 to $18.55. The company has a total market cap of $15 billion.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Marathon Oil (MRO) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after oil tumbled after data pointed to higher inventories of crude.
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Marathon Oildropped 8.7% to $14.87, while the S&P 500 fell 0.2% to 2,362.98, as Front Month Nymex Crude futures for April delivery slid 5.4% to $50.28., leading some to wonder if the price oil could drop below $50 a barrel.
It wasn’t just Marathon that got clipped as the eight worst-performing stocks in the S&P 500 came from the energy sector, including Murphy Oil (MUR), which fell 6.7% to $25.87, Devon Energy (DVN), which slid 6.5% to $40.72, and Chesapeake Energy (CHK), which stumbled 6.1% to $4.94. No surprise, then, that the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) slumped 2.6% to $69.65.
The oil rout began after the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that U.S. oil inventories rose by 8.2 million barrels to reach $518.4 million, a record level.
Marathon Oil’s market capitalization fell to $12.6 billion today from $13.8 billion yesterday. It reported a net loss of $2.1 billion on sales of $4.1 billion in 2016.
charting software: H&E Equipment Services Inc.(HEES)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of United Rentalsgiving a similar performance and pulling away fromsmall cap peer H&E Equipment Services, Inc (NASDAQ: HEES):
charting software: Luxoft Holding, Inc.(LXFT)
- [By Steve Symington]
Luxoft Holding(NYSE:LXFT)announced strong fiscal fourth-quarter results on Monday, after the market closed. Similar to its modest post-earnings drop in February, shares of the software development specialist fell 3.6% on Tuesday as investors absorbed the news.
charting software: Cedar Fair, L.P.(FUN)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of SeaWorld Entertainment mostly underperforming since the IPO and largelymoving sideways for the past 2 1/2 years whileamusement park stocks Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE: SIX) and Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE: FUN) have generally been steady performers for investors:
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Cramer was bearish on Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) , General Motors (GM) , Pandora Media (P) , Cedar Fair (FUN) , Quotient Technology (QUOT) and Rite Aid (RAD) .
charting software: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)
- [By Evan Niu, CFA]
Shares of circuit board manufacturer TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) have jumped today, up by 10% as of 3 p.m. EST, after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings.
- [By Anders Bylund]
How do you pick the top names in this broadly lucrative industry? I’m here to show you my three favorites in the printed circuit board market: Sanmina (NASDAQ:SANM), Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE), and TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI), each one tailor-made for a different type of investor.