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Exxon Mobil, University of Wisconsin-Madison renew agreement for two years

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil have announced a two-year renewal of an agreement to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. The research is part of a broad effort to identify scalable and commercially viable solutions to help meet increasing global energy demand with a renewable resource. George Huber, the Harvey D. Spangler professor of chemical and biological engineering at UW-Madison, is working closely with ExxonMobil's scientists to build a stronger understanding of the basic chemical transformations that occur during biomass conversion into diesel and jet fuels. Over the past two years, research has focused on a multistep approach for converting cellulosic biomass to transportation fuels. A new approach with the potential to reduce the number of processing steps will be explored in this collaboration. This approach using solvents could potentially dissolve the entire biomass, which might make it possible to convert the whole biomass into fuel-sized molecules in a single reactor. Another potential process that will be studied in this collaboration involves the catalytic transformation of bio-derived ethanol into bio-derived diesel and jet fuel. Ethanol is currently produced from a range of sources and is widely used as an additive to gasoline. This technology could potentially allow larger diesel and jet fuel molecules to be produced from renewable sources

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Exxon Mobil upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil
Scotia Howard Weil upgraded Exxon Mobil to Outperform saying recent weakness provides a buying opportunity for this defensive play within the oil patch.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Yelp (YELP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Justin Post saying consensus estimates are achievable following the first quarter headline miss. The analyst sees improved quarterly net account adds ahead and improved execution driving shares higher. 2. Exxon Mobil (XOM) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil with the firm saying recent weakness provides a buying opportunity for this defensive play within the oil patch. 3. eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Paul Bieber assuming coverage on the stock while saying there are multiple paths to create value. 4. Gap (GPS) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Anna Andreeva saying the shares are down 17% from last month's highs despite the retailer posting 12% earnings growth in the first quarter. 5. Outfront Media (OUT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Loop Capital with analyst David Miller saying he believes the "reward outweighs the risk" with the shares down 17% over the past 15 weeks. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Exxon Mobil initiated with a Long-Term Buy at Hilliard Lyons
Hilliard Lyons analyst Joel Havard initaited Exxon Mobil with a Long-Term Buy and a $90 price target saying he believes the reduced cost structure, two recent acquisitions and a more aggressive pace of capital spending position the company for a positive shift in reserves and production growth and a multi-year recovery in earnings.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Kraft Heinz (KHC) initiated with a Buy at Berenberg. 2. NICE Systems (NICE) initiated with a Neutral at Citi. 3. Exxon Mobil (XOM) initiated with a Long-Term Buy at Hilliard Lyons. 4. ASV Holdings (ASV) was initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital and Seaport Global. 5. Check Point (CHKP), Imperva (IMPV), and Proofpoint (PFPT) were initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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