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  • HOUSTON _ Forum Energy Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $163.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 5 cents per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $195.6 million.

  • Feb 11- France's largest bank BNP Paribas is pulling out of a niche U.S. energy lending business for the second time in four years after plunging oil prices dragged what was once seen as some of the safest energy loans into losses. BNP shut its reserve-based lending business in Houston last week after 13- year-low oil prices stoked concerns of rising loan...

  • HOUSTON _ Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $3.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. The Houston- based company said it had a loss of 5 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON— Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters. Cruz's sophisticated analytics operation was heralded as key to his victory in Iowa earlier this month— the first proof, his campaign...

  • The virus often produces either no symptoms or mild ones like fever in adults, but an outbreak in Brazil has been linked to a rare birth defect that causes a newborn's heads to be smaller and brain development issues. Outbreaks also have been reported in parts of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas. Pest control companies in Texas are...

  • HOUSTON _ Group 1 Automotive Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $33.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.78 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.65 billion.

  • HOUSTON _ Stewart Information Services Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $2.6 million. The Houston- based company said it had net income of 11 cents per share. Stewart Information Services shares have declined 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Ion Geophysical reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 7:37 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Ion Geophysical Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $5.5 million in its fourth quarter. The Houston- based company said it had a loss of 51 cents per share. Keywords: Ion Geophysical, Earnings Report.

  • Service Corp. posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 5:39 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Service Corp. International on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $72.4 million. Service Corp. expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.20 to $1.36 per share. Service Corp. shares have fallen 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Oceaneering International posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 5:21 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Oceaneering International Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $27.5 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 58 cents per share. Oceaneering International shares have declined 25 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • RCI Hospitality posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 5:39 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $2.6 million. RCI Hospitality shares have decreased 24 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: RCI Hospitality, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- Oil traders have scrambled to scoop up options as additional protection against wild swings in prices, sending a key index to its highest level since the worst of the global economic crisis in 2008, data shows. The flurry comes as oil benchmarks have tested new 12-1/ 2- year lows, falling nearly 8 percent on Tuesday, as one of the worst supply gluts in...

  • Pros Holdings reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 4:57 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Pros Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $17.7 million in its fourth quarter. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $41.8 million. For the current quarter ending in April, Pros Holdings expects its results to range from a loss of 36 cents per share to a loss of 34 cents per share.

  • HOUSTON— Anadarko Petroleum Corp. says its board approved an 81.5 percent cut in its dividend in a money-saving move. The Houston company set its quarterly dividend at 5 cents, down from 27 cents. Shares of Anadarko ended Tuesday down 7 percent, or $2.81, to $37.24.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- U.S. oil and gas pipeline companies including Williams Companies Inc and Kinder Morgan Inc have contracts worth billions of dollars that might be at risk as Chesapeake Energy Corp aims to slash its debts amid collapsing energy prices. But with oil prices at their lowest in 12 years due to a global supply glut with OPEC unwilling to slow production,...

  • Feb 9- Oil and gas producer Anadarko Petroleum Corp slashed its quarterly dividend by 82 percent on Tuesday, preserving cash at a time when sliding oil prices have fueled losses. The cut will save about $450 million annually, the company said. Anadarko said it would issue a first-quarter payout of 5 cents, down from 27 cents last quarter.

  • Feb 9- Oil and gas producer WPX Energy Inc said on Tuesday it has agreed to sell natural gas assets in Colorado's Piceance Basin for $910 million to a private firm, in a deal viewed by investors as a bright spot in the sluggish market for oil and gas properties. WPX said its unit, WPX Energy Rocky Mountain LLC, will be bought by Terra Energy Partners LLC, a private company...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- U.S. oil and gas pipeline companies including Williams Companies Inc and Kinder Morgan Inc have contracts worth billions of dollars that might be at risk as Chesapeake Energy Corp aims to slash its debts amid collapsing energy prices. But with oil prices at their lowest in 12 years due to a global supply glut with OPEC unwilling to slow production,...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- U.S. oil and gas pipeline companies including Williams Companies Inc and Kinder Morgan Inc have contracts worth billions of dollars that might be at risk as Chesapeake Energy Corp aims to slash its debts amid collapsing energy prices. But with oil prices at their lowest in 12 years due to a global supply glut with OPEC unwilling to slow production,...

  • Bristow tops 3Q profit forecasts Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 5:19 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Bristow Group Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $3.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $435.5 million.