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OceanFreight Undergoes Reverse Stock Split

OceanFreight Inc. has announced that its Board of Directors has determined to effect a 1-for-20 reverse stock split of the Company’s Class A common stock. The company’s shareholders approved the reverse stock split and granted the Board the authority to determine the exact split ratio and proceed with the reverse stock split at the 2011 annual general meeting of shareholders held on June 15, 2011. The reverse stock split will take effect today, and the Company’s common stock will begin trading on a splitadjusted basis on the NASDAQ Global Market. The Company’s shares will trade for 20 trading days under the symbol “OCNFD” to indicate that the reverse stock split has occurred. Thereafter, the Company’s symbol will revert to its original symbol “OCNF.” When the reverse stock split becomes effective, every 20 shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock will be automatically combined into one issued and outstanding share of common stock. This will reduce the number of outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock from 118,923,797 to approximately 5,946,182. No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the reverse split. Shareholders who would otherwise hold a fractional share of the Company’s common stock will receive a cash payment in lieu of such fractional share


Northrop Grumman Announces Newport News Shipbuilding Exchange Ratio

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced in connection with its offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares (including associated preferred stock purchase rights) of Newport News Shipbuilding that the exchange ratio for the common stock of Newport News has been fixed at 0.7193. Accordingly, stockholders of Newport News who elect to receive solely Northrop Grumman common stock in the offer will receive approximately 0


Hvide Files Reorganization Plan

Hvide Marine, Inc. has filed a proposed Plan of Reorganization that, if confirmed, would deleverage its balance sheet, restore liquidity and enhance the Company's competitive position in the marketplace. The Plan is a result from discussions with the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors appointed in Hvide's Chapter 11 case, including representatives of the holders of about 63 percent of the company's $300 million of 8 3/8 percent senior notes would exchange their Senior Notes for 9,800


Horizon Offshore Completes Private Placement of Stock

Horizon Offshore, Inc. recently completed a private placement of restricted shares of common stock with several accredited investors. The company issued 52,650,000 common shares at $0.38 per share raising $20,007,000 before deducting commissions and other expenses. The net proceeds from the private placement will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes. Energy Capital Solutions acted as the company's placement agent in connection with this private placement.


Euroseas Ltd. Announces Public Offering

Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced that it is commencing a public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock under the Company’s effective shelf registration statement. In addition, one of the Company’s shareholders will be offering 750,000 shares. Wachovia Securities and Oppenheimer & Co. will act as joint bookrunning managers


DryShips: Details of Partial Spin Off of Ocean Rig UDW

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DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, today announced the details of the partial spin off of Ocean Rig UDW Inc.   Based on 408,394,836 common shares outstanding as of the record date of September 21, 2011, DryShips will distribute 2,967,359 common shares of Ocean Rig UDW on a pro rata basis, or 0


Royal Caribbean Prices Public Offering

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has priced the public offering of 10,800,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $46 11/16 per share. Of the 10,800,000 shares offered, 10,000,000 shares are being sold by the company, and 800,000 shares are being sold by a selling shareholder. The company has granted to the underwriters of the offering an option to purchase up to an additional 1,620,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments


Crowley Settles Stockholder Lawsuit

Crowley Maritime Corporation reached a proposed settlement in the pending Franklin Balance Sheet Investment Fund v Crowley ("Franklin") litigation, a purported class action and derivative complaint filed in November 2004 against certain members of the board of directors and Crowley. The plaintiffs in that lawsuit have agreed to its dismissal if they and the other unaffiliated holders of Crowley common stock have the opportunity, through a tender offer, to sell their common stock for $2


Northrop Grumman Extends Offer

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that it has extended its pending exchange offer for all outstanding shares of common stock, including associated rights, of Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. (NYSE: NNS) from Oct. 4, 2001, to Oct. 11, 2001, at midnight E.D.T. Approximately 6,948,883 shares of Newport News Shipbuilding common stock had been tendered to Northrop Grumman as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on Oct. 4, 2001, including approximately 5,246


Costamare Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering

Athens - Costamare Inc. announced that its offering of 7,500,000 shares of its common stock was priced at $14.10 per share. The gross proceeds from the offering before the underwriting discount and other offering expenses are expected to be approximately $105,750,000. Members of the Konstantakopoulos family, who in the aggregate own a majority of the common stock of the Company, have agreed to purchase 750,000 shares in the offering


Diana Shipping Invests in Diana Containerships

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Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase shares of the common stock of Diana Containerships Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of $40 million.


Scorpio Tankers Report Q2, 1H 2014 Profit Slip

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Scorpio Tankers Inc. has reported its results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. Highlights excerpted here as follows: Results for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 For the three months ended June 30, 2014, the Company had a net loss of $0.6 million, or $0


Diana Containerships Q2 & 1H 2014 Financial Results

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Greece-based Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, has reported net income of $0.6 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to a net loss of $5.0 million for the respective period of 2013


Exxon Mobil Corporation Declares 3Q Dividend

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The Board of Directors of Exxon Mobil Corporation yesterday declared a cash dividend of 69 cents per share on the Common Stock, payable on September 10, 2014 to shareholders of record of Common Stock at the close of business on August 13, 2014.


Parsley Energy Makes Public $400 Mln IPO Plan

 Parsley Energy Inc made public its plan to raise up to $400 million in an initial public offering of    Class A common stock.   The oil and natural gas company filed confidentially with U.S regulators for the proposed IPO in December.  


Harris Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

  The Board of Directors of Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 42 cents per share on the common stock, payable June 13, 2014 to shareholders of record May 30, 2014. www.harris.com.


Scorpio Tankers Increase Q1 2014 Dividend

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Scorpio Tankers Inc. has reported its results for the 3 months ended March 31, 2014 including the announcement of a US$100-Million stock buyback program and a quarterly dividend for shareholders. Significant events as follows: Closed on the previously announced sales agreement of seven


Exxon Mobil Corporation Declares Q2 Dividend

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  The Board of Directors of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today declared a cash dividend of 69 cents per share on the Common Stock, payable on June 10, 2014 to shareholders of record of Common Stock at the close of business on May 13, 2014.


Seanergy Signs Agreement For Contribution Of Four Capesize Vessels As Equity

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  Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SHIP) announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement with entities affiliated with certain members of the Restis family (the “Sellers” or “Major Shareholders”) for the contribution


Scorpio Tankers' Latest Fleet & Financial News

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Scorpio Tankers says it has taken delivery of a new MR tankship, has authorized stock buyback, and declares a quarterly dividend. Details as follows: After delivery, the new tankship vessel began a one year time charter at a rate level consistent with current one year time charter contracts


Diana Containerships Reports Q1 Results

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Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported net income of $0.3 million for the first quarter of 2014, compared to a net loss of $31.8 million for the respective period of 2013


Caterpillar Announces 17% Dividend Rate Increase

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The Board of Directors of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) voted today to increase the quarterly cash dividend by 17 percent to seventy cents ($0.70) per share of common stock, payable August 20, 2014, to stockholders of record at the close of business on July 21, 2014.


Safe Bulkers Tops Annual Ranking Of Shipping Companies

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  Safe Bulkers, Inc. an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today that it has been ranked and awarded the First Place in “Marine Money's 2013 annual rankings of the Publicly Traded Shipping Companies”


Scorpio Tankers Update Finance & Newbuilding News

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Scorpio Tankers inform of a new $150 million stock buyback program; initial purchasers' exercise of their option to purchase additional $60 million in convertible senior notes due 2019, and newbuilding vessel deliveries. Main points follow: New $150 Million Stock Buyback Program


Whiting Petroleum To Acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas At $6 Bln

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  Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) (“Whiting”) and Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG) (“Kodiak”) today announced a definitive agreement pursuant to which Whiting will acquire Kodiak in an all-stock transaction valued at $6






 
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