NEW YORK, January 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
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ALJ Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Alon%20USA%20Energy&d=22-Jan-2015&s=ALJ ),
ALDW Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Alon%20USA%20Partners&d=22-Jan-2015&s=ALDW ),
ANR Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Alpha&d=22-Jan-2015&s=ANR ).
Analyst Update: Quarterly Results, Leadership Changes, and Market Expansion
Reviewed by: Rohit Tuli, CFA®
The U.S. stocks rose for the third consecutive session on Wednesday as investors anticipated European Central Bank (ECB) would announce a massive bond-buying programme at its Thursday meeting to counter deflation and boost the Euro zone economy. ECB's executive board has reportedly proposed a bond buying plan worth €50 billion ($58 billion) per month starting in March. The S&P 500 index rose 0.47% to 2,032.12, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.22% to 17,554.28, and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.27% to 4,667.42. European stocks also continued to advance on Wednesday, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index hitting a fresh seven-year high, on hopes of ECB's QE plans. In Asia, markets mostly closed higher on Wednesday, led by Chinese stocks which rose for the second consecutive session after Monday's plunge.
Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd (Advantage) posted solid Q3 2014 results driven by its industry leading low cost structure, financial flexibility and operational successes. For the quarter, its sales (including realized hedging) stood at $47.2 million versus $27.9 million in Q3 2013. Fund from operations increased to $36.8 million or $0.22 per share from $16.5 million or $0.10 per share in Q3 2013.
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (Aegean Marine Petroleum) to launch physical supply and marketing operations in Germany during January 2015. To support its local German operations, the Company has assumed the contracts for two modern, double-hull bunkering barges previously under charter to OW Bunker and approximately 20,000 cubic meters of on-shore storage capacity.
Alon USA Energy, Inc. (Alon USA Energy) reported strong third quarter 2014 results. The Company reported net income of $38.5 million, or $0.56 per share, compared to net loss of $28.7 million, or $0.47 per share during Q3 2013.
Alon USA Partners, LP's (Alon USA Partners) net income for the third quarter of 2014 stood at $77.0 million, or $1.23 per unit, compared to net loss of $16.1 million, or $0.26 per unit, for the same period last year. Net sales for the quarter stood at $838.9 million versus $881.9 million in Q3 2013.
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.'s (Alpha) President Paul Vining to resign effective January 31, 2015. Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Brian Sullivan, and newly appointed Executive Vice President, Mining Operations Keith Hainer will take on expanded responsibilities within the Company on Paul's departure.
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