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patient_lt_investor 9 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 11, 2014 10:29 AM Member since: Feb 24, 2013
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  • As of late, it has definitely been a great time to be an investor in YY Inc. The stock has moved higher by 20.1% in the past month, while it is also above its 20 Day SMA too. This combination of strong price performance and favorable technical, could suggest that the stock may be on the right path.

    We certainly think that this might be the case, particularly if you consider NLS’s recent earnings estimate revision activity. From this look, the company’s future is quite favorable; as NLS has earned itself a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), meaning that its recent run may continue for a bit longer, and that this isn’t the top for the in-focus company.

  • patient_lt_investor by patient_lt_investor Aug 8, 2014 2:00 PM Flag

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- SeaDrill (SDRL_) was gaining 1.7% to $36.33 Friday after announcing it won a two-year $497 million contract from Exxon Mobil (XOM_).

    The contract covers the employment of the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Saturn in support of the ERHA North Phase 2 project in Nigeria. The rig is currently under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje, South Korea, with an expected delivery date of September 2014.

  • patient_lt_investor by patient_lt_investor Aug 8, 2014 1:52 PM Flag

    When comparing the stock pps performance of FB and YY, they have both done great. Over the last 24 months, FB's pps has gained 300%, but YY's pps has gained 600%.

  • Excerpts from an article:

    5 Top Tech Stocks That Mutual Funds Are Scooping Up
    By ELAINE LOW, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Posted 08:02 AM ET

    Mutual fund ownership is a key factor for savvy investors. Institutional sponsorship is a sign that a company has strong growth prospects. And when funds are building big positions, stocks tend to move higher.

    Today's Screen of the Day takes a look at IBD's Accelerating Mutual Fund Ownership list, with a focus on five technology stocks that mutual funds are snapping up right now. All five companies have an Accumulation/Distribution Rating of B or better, an indication that institutions are adding shares............

    .............Another Chinese stock, YY (NASDAQ:YY), earned popularity, then profit, as an online social platform in which users can participate in real-time group activities on the Web, from conference calls to video gaming.

    The company reported Q2 results late Wednesday. Earnings excluding items doubled to 70 cents per share vs. views for 59 cents. Revenue bolted 103% to $135.6 million, beating views for $121.9 million. YY has 171 mutual fund owners and a B- A/D rating.

    YY shares initially fell Thursday on concerns about slowing gaming growth, but the stock rallied to close up nearly 4% to 85.80, a five-month closing high.

  • patient_lt_investor by patient_lt_investor Aug 8, 2014 8:48 AM Flag

    Enerplus Achieves Record Production During the Second Quarter of 2014 and Increases Annual Production Guidance:

    •Enerplus achieved record production of approximately 104,000 BOE per day in the second quarter of 2014, the highest level in our 28 year history. Daily production was up 5% quarter over quarter, and 15% higher than the same period one year ago.

    •Total liquids production grew by 6% quarter over quarter averaging 43,500 barrels per day driven by the significant growth in light oil from North Dakota. The Marcellus also continued to outperform, increasing our total natural gas volumes quarter over quarter.

    •As a result of continued operational outperformance, we are increasing our annual average production guidance for 2014 by 4,000 BOE per day to 100,000 BOE per day to 104,000 BOE per day. We continue to expect liquids production to grow throughout the remainder of the year and to average approximately 44,000 barrels per day in 2014. Natural gas production is expected to continue to grow ahead of expectations due to the performance in the Marcellus.

    •The new, higher production guidance assumes the sale of 2,500 to 3,500 BOE per day of gas weighted production from non-core properties in Canada that we expect to close in the fourth quarter.

  • patient_lt_investor by patient_lt_investor Aug 7, 2014 2:55 PM Flag

    Pacific Crest Securities, however, raised its price target on YY stock to 110 from 93, while it maintained its outperform rating.

    "We continue to see upside in numbers for YY and the potential for a sentiment change if the company can execute on opportunities like education and broadcasting," wrote Pacific Crest analyst Chen Chen in a research report late Wednesday.

  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) today announced the leadership team for its subsidiary California Resources Corporation (CRC), appointing Todd A. Stevens as President and Chief Executive Officer, and William E. Albrecht as Executive Chairman of the Board. CRC will be an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company focused on high-growth, high-return conventional and unconventional assets exclusively in California.

    “Todd and Bill are eminently qualified to lead CRC,” said Stephen I. Chazen, President and Chief Executive Officer. “They bring proven leadership abilities and more than 50 years of combined industry experience. Both have played an important part in building and managing our California operations for over 15 years.”

    Mr. Stevens, 47, a 19-year veteran of Occidental, has served as Vice President, Corporate Development, since August 2012. In this role, he has led the company’s growth-focused initiatives including mergers and acquisitions, land management and worldwide exploration, and has played a key role in the capital allocation process. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Stevens was Vice President, Acquisition and Corporate Finance, and Vice President, California Operations, for Occidental.

    Mr. Albrecht, 62, has been President, Occidental Oil and Gas - Americas, and Vice President, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, since 2011. With more than 35 years of industry experience, Mr. Albrecht was responsible for Occidental’s oil and gas operations in North and South America, including its Health, Environment and Safety, government relations and social responsibility activities. He joined the company in 2007 as Vice President, California Operations.

    Occidental will continue planning for the separation of the businesses, including determining the board of directors for CRC, and will continue to disclose material developments as they occur.

  • patient_lt_investor by patient_lt_investor Jul 9, 2014 1:27 PM Flag

    Excerpts from Today's Motley Article:

    Now would be as good a time as any for companies to get on with it and make a deal. The M&A market has boomed this year, reaching levels not seen since before the financial crisis.

    Chevron (NYSE: CVX ) and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM ) are likely to be doing the bidding as both behemoths had net debt-to-equity ratios of less than 10% at the end of the first quarter. Each had tens of billions available to complete any deal.

    So which companies would fit best in their portfolios?

    First, there's Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO ) . Marathon is a pure domestic U.S. play, which would work well with Chevron, one of the largest domestic oil producers. Marathon would be a good bolt-on addition to ExxonMobil as well, which after the acquisition of XTO is still overweight in domestic gas.

    Further, the company's small size and attractive portfolio would make it a tasty bite for any major.

    Over the past few years, Marathon has been reducing its international exposure and is instead focusing on domestic plays. The company has acreage within the Bakken, Oklahoma, and the Eagle Ford. In total, Marathon has 2.4 billion barrels of resources available to it and 4,500 well locations.

    The company does still have some international operations, however. These include prospects offshore Africa, the Gulf of Mexico, and Iraqi Kurdistan. That said, around 60% of the company's production is domestic.

    Nevertheless, it's Marathon's size that makes the company attractive. Marathon reported production of 483,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day at the end of 2013, around 10% of Exxon's current daily production and 20% of Chevron's.

    Moreover, the company's current market capitalization is only around $27 billion. This means that either Chevron or ExxonMobil could acquire Marathon for less than their annual capex budgets and add a double-digit boost to production.

  • patient_lt_investor by patient_lt_investor Jul 3, 2014 2:23 PM Flag

    I put him on ignore and no longer see any of the posts he initiated or any of the posts that he added to somebody else's posts. It's as though he never existed.

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