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HES

Hess Corp.

, OXY

Occidental Petroleum

09:27
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09:27

Hess announces sale of EOR assets in the Permian Basin to Occidental Petroleum

Hess Corporation (HES) announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its interests in enhanced oil recovery assets in the Permian Basin to Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) for a total consideration of $600M, effective June. Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund the company's strong growth opportunities. The transaction consists of the following Hess-operated assets: the Seminole-San Andres Unit and the Seminole Gas Processing Plant in Texas; the West Bravo Dome C02 field in New Mexico; and a 9.9% non-operated interest in the Bravo Dome unit in New Mexico. These assets produced an average of 8,200 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2016 net to Hess. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close August 1.

HES

Hess Corp.

OXY

Occidental Petroleum

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HES Hess Corp.

05/05/17
05/05/17
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05/22/17
BOFA
05/22/17
NO CHANGE
Target $80
BOFA
Buy
Hess Corp. remains a top pick in E&P at BofA/Merrill
Bofa/Merrill analyst Doug Leggate said Hess Corp risk/reward looks attractive as shares are "discounting" below strip prices, but his base case assumes a gradual recovery above $60 by the end of the decade. The analyst said Hess remains a top idea and reiterated his Buy rating and $80 price target.
05/30/17
GSCO
05/30/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $58
GSCO
Neutral
Hess Corp. downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Brian Singer downgraded Hess Corp. to Neutral from Buy on valuation and cut its price target to $58 from $69 saying he prefers higher quality E&Ps that can deliver differentiated growth and returns in a long-term lower oil environment.
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OXY Occidental Petroleum

05/10/17
JPMS
05/10/17
UPGRADE
Target $67
JPMS
Neutral
Occidental Petroleum upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Phil Gresh upgraded Occidental Petroleum to Neutral citing valuation with the shares down 23% from the September peak. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $67 from $66.
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05/23/17
COWN
05/23/17
NO CHANGE
Target $80
COWN
Outperform
Occidental Petroleum Permian leadership remains unrecognized, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Charles Robertson said Occidental's technical leadership in the Permian is unrecognized, especially its technological initiatives in Big Data analytics, SL2, and subsurface characterization. The analyst believes Occidental has materially cut development and operating costs and is just getting started. Robertson reiterated his Outperform rating and $80 price target on Occidental Petroleum shares.
05/29/17
MUFG
05/29/17
INITIATION
Target $69
MUFG
Neutral
Occidental Petroleum initiated with a Neutral at MUFG
MUFG analyst Michael McAllister started Occidental Petroleum with a Neutral rating and $69 price target.

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