*Takes asset impairment charge of $438.4 mln. Feb 27- Rowan Cos Plc said state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco was likely to continue employing about a third of the company's 28 contracted rigs, sending the offshore driller's shares up as much as 5.5 percent on Friday. Rival Hercules Offshore Inc said on Thursday that Saudi Aramco had terminated a drilling...
WASHINGTON- U.S. economic growth brakes more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter as businesses slow their pace of stock accumulation and the trade deficit widens, but the underlying fundamentals remain solid. CHICAGO- Moody's Investors Service cuts Chicago's already-weak credit rating one notch to Baa2, citing the city's growing costs...
Feb 27- Contract driller Rowan Cos Plc wrote down the value of 12 of its oldest jack-up rigs by $438.4 million, joining rivals such as Transocean Ltd in recording big asset impairment charges. Rowan swung to a quarterly loss on the impairment charge, although the company's revenue rose 41 percent to $556.2 million due to two ultra-deepwater rigs coming into...
Feb 27- Contract driller Rowan Cos Plc reported a quarterly loss compared with a profit a year earlier, as it wrote down the value of 12 of its oldest jack-up rigs by $438.4 million. The company reported a net loss from continuing operations of $326.9 million, or $2.63 per share, for the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a profit of $49.7 million, or 40 cents per share, a...
Nov 5- Contract driller Rowan Cos Plc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by higher rates for its jackup rigs. The average daily rate for Rowan's jackup rigs rose to $174,300 in the third quarter from $169,200, a year earlier, while the rate for its drillship rose to $660,200 from $605,000. Rowan's net income rose to $119.6 million,...
Nov 5- Contract driller Rowan Companies Plc's third-quarter profit more than doubled, helped by higher rates for its rigs and an income tax benefit. The company's net income rose to $119.6 million, or 96 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $51.9 million, or 42 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose about 22 percent to $467.7 million.
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*FBR cuts Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc to market perform from. *FBR cuts Rowan Companies PLC to market perform from outperform; price. *FBR raises Hercules Offshore Inc price target to $5.25 from $4.40;.
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Oct 5- Rowan Companies PLC:. *Raymond James cuts Rowan Companies to market perform from outperform. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*JP Morgan cuts Rowan Companies PLC to underweight from neutral. *JP Morgan raises Rowan Companies PLC price target to $39 from $38. *JP Morgan cuts Schlumberger price target to $83 from $84; rating overweight.
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