Citigroup’s Alastair Syme and Fernando Valle point to ConocoPhillips’ (COP) plan to sell “stranded” assets as the one big surprise from the oil giant’s investor update yesterday. They explain:
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The core elements of Conocos strategy update had by and large been flagged to the market through the course of this year rebalancing the business to a lower oil price, boosting profitability and a promise to increase returns to shareholders. Much of this resembles the strategy of Big Oil peers. But one key, new, and different element is the promise to sell $5-8 B of North American gas assets assets that we would argue the market regards as stranded and attributes no value to and return $3 B of that capital to shareholders…
Conocos claim of 18 B boe of resources that are economic in a sub-$50/bbl world mirrors our own analysis (see Global Big Oil: Weathering the Storm). We value this core asset base at $95 B which, after stripping our $30 B of debt (including decom liabilities), alone offers c. 30% upside to current equity value. This of course gives no value to another 25 B boe of company resources that sit above a $50/bbl cost of supply.Conoco is looking to demonstrate that there is some value in this stranded portfolio, targeting NAM gas where there are buyers who believe in price recovery. The suggestion is that the majority of the $5-8 B in deals is close to being concluded. Although not specified, San Juan, Barnet, Uinta, Deep Basin and Clearwater are all substantial gas asset positions thatConoco could look to sell…
indian stock market news: Patriot One Technologies Inc. (PTOTF)
- [By Sara Cornell]
It’s been a busy week for the folks at Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) (TSX VENURE: PAT.V), and the way the stock is moving this morning, it doesn’t look like anyone is going to be leaving early today to get a jump on the weekend, either. On Tuesday of this week Patriot One announced a big bump in sales over the past three months of their award winning PATSCAN CMR concealed weapons detection system, with confirmed sales commitments topping $2.7 million for the period.
- [By Sara Cornell]
In a move that should resonate well with investors, Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) (TSX-V: PAT) today announced a reseller agreement with JJB Federal LLC and its specialty sales division UnitedEye Inc. Patriot One Technologies has developed PATSCAN, a first-of-its-kind concealed weapons detection system to combat active shooter threats before they occur. The agreement should help Patriot One distribute and install its concealed weapons detection system in strategic locations much faster and with greater efficiency, ultimately providing enhanced protection to citizens across the globe.
- [By Robert J. Smith]
Patriot One Technologies (OTC: PTOTF) technology is unique due to its “cognitive” ability to detect knives, guns and other weapons to assess threats. Each screening instance provides the Patriot One system with smarter and better detection capabilities. The system continually learns and improves with each use.
- [By Jim Robertson]
That brings me to small cap security stockPatriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) which has developed PATSCAN – the next generation of its award-winning NForce CMR1000 software and radar solution. PATSCAN is a first-of-its-kind Cognitive Microwave Radar concealed weapons detection system as an effective tool to combat active shooter threats before they occur. Designed for cost-effective deployment in weapon-restricted buildings and facilities, the Patriot One software solution and related hardware can be installed in hallways and doorways to covertly identify weapons and to alert security of an active threat entering the premises. Owner/operators of private and certain public facilities can now prominently post anti-weapons policies with compliance assured. The Companys motto, Deter, Detect and Defend, is based on the belief that widespread use of its technology will act as an effective deterrent.
- [By Sara Cornell]
With a growing need for global security both on the national defense front as well as in the cyber security arena, Patriot One Technologies Inc., (TSX.V: PAT) (OTCQB: PTOTF) is taking advantage of increasing security demands by entering into an agreement with a strategic industry partner in order to significantly broaden its product and commercialization offerings.
indian stock market news: Camping World Holdings, Inc. (CWH)
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
Camping World's (NYSE: CWH) analyst quiet period has ended. So far, it has received coverage form four analysts.
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Cipher Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CPHR) is said to have hired an investment bank to explore strategic alternatives, according to sources as reported by Reuters on Monday. The sources said a potential sale of the Canada-based company is being considered. Cipher declined comment on the report.
indian stock market news: DarioHealth Corp. (DRIO)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long small cap digital health (mHealth) stock DarioHealth Corp (NASDAQ: DRIO):
The entry here is rooted in the rebound’s “second wind,” which materialized today. You can see the late-Janaury/early-February rally was nice, but went too far, too fast. Sure enough, the profit-takers dug in. There weren’t a ton of profit-takers though – there was just a distinct lack of buyers. The next wave of buyers are diving in today, seeing last week’s support at the 20-day moving average line. We know there are more buyers than sellers here because today’s sizeable gain is unfurling on huge volume.
indian stock market news: Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF (MGK)
- [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]
Three of Vanguard's mega-cap equity ETFs now sport annual expense ratios of 0.07 percent, down from 0.09 percent. Those ETFs are the Vanguard Mega Cap ETF (NYSE: MGC), Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Growth Index ETF (NYSE: MGK) and the Vanguard Mega Cap Value Index ETF (NYSE: MGV).
indian stock market news: Seres Therapeutics, Inc.(MCRB)
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- [By Lisa Levin]
Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) shares dropped 70 percent to $10.69 after the company reported interim results from SER-109 Phase 2 ECOSPOR study in multiply recurrent clostridium difficile infection. The study did not achieve primary endpoint.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) shares shot up 35 percent to $12.51. Seres Therapeutics reported initiation of new SER-019 study announced FY16 loss of $2.30 per share on revenue of $21.766 million.