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Teekay Receives $180M Increase to Share Repurchase Program

Teekay Shipping Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a $180 million increase to the existing share repurchase program. Since the end of November 2004, when Teekay announced the authorization of its first share repurchase program, the company has repurchased approximately $555 million, or 15.5% of its outstanding shares. With $49 million remaining under the existing share repurchase program, the $180 million increase announced today results in a total remaining share repurchase authorization of approximately $229 million. If the remaining $229 million repurchase program is completed at an average price of $42.91 per share (Teekay’s closing share price on December 5…

Northrop Grumman Buys 9 Million Shares in Accelerated Share Repurchase

Northrop Grumman Corporation has entered into a $500 million accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement with Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB). Under the agreement, the company repurchased 9,066,183 shares of Northrop Grumman common stock from CSFB at a price per share of $55.15. CSFB plans to purchase an equivalent number of shares in the open market, and Northrop Grumman may receive or be required to remit a price adjustment based upon the volume weighted average price of Northrop Grumman common shares purchased by CSFB. Today's repurchase is part of a $1.5 billion share repurchase program announced by Northrop Grumman on Oct. 25, 2005. The company expects to complete the remaining $1 billion of the share repurchase program over the next 12 to 18 months.

Chevron Scraps 2015 Share Repurchase Program

Chevron Corp halted its 2015 share repurchase program on Friday, a move to conserve cash amid tumbling oil prices.   The company's shares extended loses on the news, falling nearly 4 to $99 after being down 2.6 percent before the buyback halt was announced.   "Given the change in market conditions, we are suspending our share repurchase program for 2015," Chevron CFO Pat Yarrington told investors on a conference call.     (Reporting By Ernest Scheyder; Editing by Terry Wade)

Tidewater to Continue to Repurchase Shares of Common Stock

Tidewater Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new program for the Company to spend up to $200 million to repurchase shares of its common stock in open-market or privately-negotiated transactions. The Company intends to use its available cash and, when considered advantageous, borrowings under its revolving credit facility, to fund share repurchases. The repurchase program will end on the earlier of the date that all authorized funds have been expended or June 30, 2008, unless extended by the Board of Directors. On June 30, 2007, the company's previous share repurchase program expired with the Company having purchased from July 28…

ConocoPhillips Announces Share Repurchase Program

ConocoPhillips announced a stock repurchase program to repurchase up to $1 billion of the company's common stock over a period of up to two years. This plan is in addition to the prior two $1 billion programs previously announced, under which the company has repurchased approximately $1.9 million of its common stock. Acquisitions for the share repurchase program will be made at management's discretion at prevailing prices as permitted by securities laws and other legal requirements, and subject to market conditions and other factors. Purchases may be increased, decreased or discontinued at any time without prior notice. Shares of stock repurchased under the plan will be held as treasury shares.

ConocoPhillips Announces Share Repurchase Program

ConocoPhillips announced a stock repurchase program to repurchase up to $1 billion of the company's common stock over a period of up to two years. This plan is in addition to the existing $1 billion program announced on February 4, 2005, under which the company has repurchased approximately $950 million of its common stock. Consistent with previous guidance, the company will use the new program as a means of offsetting dilution to existing shareholders from the company's stock-based compensation programs. Acquisitions for the share repurchase program will be made at management's discretion at prevailing prices as permitted by securities laws and other legal requirements, and subject to market conditions and other factors.

Tidewater Suspend Dividend

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Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) leading provider of Offshore Service Vessels, announced that its Board of Directors has approved management's recommendation to suspend Tidewater's quarterly dividend and common stock repurchase program. The dividend and share repurchase program suspension is part of a broader plan of reducing costs and capital expenditures in order to preserve liquidity in an oilfield services market that has been negatively impacted by the precipitous drop in oil prices and corresponding reduction in global E&P spending.

Tidewater Declares Quarterly Dividend

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Tidewater Inc. announced that its Board of Directors declared on May 14, 2015, a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock payable June 15, 2015, to shareholders of record on June 5, 2015. Tidewater also announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an extension of its current common stock repurchase program from its original expiration date of June 30, 2015 to June 30, 2016. If shares are purchased in open market or privately-negotiated transactions pursuant to this share repurchase program…

Euroseas Announces $5m Share Repurchase Program

Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, has announced that its board of directors has approved a share repurchase program for up to a total of $5 million of the company's common stock. The board will review the program after a period of 12 months. Share repurchases will be made from time to time for cash in open market transactions at prevailing market prices or in privately negotiated transactions.

Danaos Corp Share Repurchase Program

Corporation (NYSE: DAC) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program and authorized the officers of the company to repurchase, from time to time, up to 1,000,000 shares of the company's common stock (par value $0.01). Danaos Corporation is an international owner of containerships. It currently has a fleet of 39 containerships, aggregating 156,275 TEUs. (www.danaos.com)

NOA Announces Share Repurchase Program

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Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) announced that its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program under which the company may repurchase up to 2.5 million of NAO's outstanding common stock over the next two years. The authorization is effective immediately. There are 23,431,370 NAO shares in issue. NAO said it intends to repurchase shares from time to time for cash in open market transactions or in privately-negotiated transactions in accordance with applicable federal securities laws.

TEN Execs Authorize Common Share Repurchase Program

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase program on the company’s common shares allocating up to $20 million for purchases in the open market and in other transactions. The timing of any share purchases, the prices and the exact number of shares to be purchased will be dependent on market conditions. This is the fifth share repurchase program TEN’s Board has authorized since the initiation of the programs in 2005. Since its listing in the NYSE in March of 2002, the company has generated approximately $1 billion in net income and has expanded its fleet from 26 to 50 vessels becoming one of the largest transporters of energy in the world.

Star Bulk Extends Share Repurchase Plan

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK), said that its Board of Directors approved the extension of the Company’s Share Repurchase Plan, which has been in place since 2010, to December 31, 2012. The plan calls for the repurchases of Common Stock for up to $30 million to be made in open market or privately negotiated transactions in compliance with Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, subject to market and business conditions, applicable legal requirements and other factors. The plan calls for the repurchased shares to be retired as soon as practicable following the repurchase. The plan does not obligate the Company to purchase any particular number of shares, and may be suspended at any time at the Company’s discretion.

NNS Announces $100M Share Buyback

Military ship and submarine builder Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. approved a $100 million share buyback program. The amount of the buyback is equivalent to nearly 6 percent of its shares outstanding based on current market prices. The buyback comes on top of previous share repurchases that have totaled 5.6 million shares since mid-1999.

Newport News OKs Share Buyback Program

Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. has approved a $100 million share repurchase program, adding to a $100 million buyback plan authorized last June. The new plan will be implemented over 2000 and 2001. The company has bought back almost 3 million shares under the previous program. The company currently has nearly 33 million shares outstanding, according to Standard & Poor's MarketScope.

Teekay Boosts Quarterly Dividend 15 Percent

Oil tanker operator Teekay Corp. said Tuesday it will increase its quarterly dividend by 15 percent to 31.625 cents per share, from 27.5 cents previously. The dividend will be paid on Oct. 31 to shareholders of record on Oct. 17. The Bermuda-based company also said it will repurchase $200 million of its shares, or about 14 percent of shares outstanding based on Monday's prices. Share repurchases take a company's shares out of circulation, boosting profits that are measured on a per-share basis. Teekay shares rose $1.38, or 7.1 percent, to $20.80 on Tuesday. They're still near the low end of their 52-week range of $18.50 to $60.46. Source:  Forbes

Genco Amends $1.4b Credit Facility

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE:GNK) announced on Jan. 26 that it has entered into an agreement to amend the company's $1.4b credit facility. DnB NOR Bank ASA and Bank of Scotland PLC acted as the lead arrangers of the ten-year facility. Under terms of the amended ten-year $1.4b facility, the collateral maintenance requirement will be waived until such time that Genco is in a position to satisfy the covenant and certain other conditions. Genco will continue to be able to borrow the undrawn portion of the loan during the waiver period. Amounts borrowed under the amended facility begin to reduce on March 31, 2009 at $12.5m per quarter and will bear interest at LIBOR plus 2.00%.

RCL Announces Share Buyback Plan

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Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced board authorization for a $500 million share repurchase program. The company said that it received board approval to implement a program to repurchase up to $500 million of its common stock. The plan will include opportunistic open market purchases over the coming periods. Last week we achieved our financial objective of becoming an Investment Grade company with Moody's announcement improving the company's credit rating to Baa3 with a stable outlook.

Todd Shipyards Report 2Q Results

Todd Shipyards Corporation announced financial results for the second quarter ended September 29, 2002. For the quarter, the company reported net income of $2.0 million. For the six month period then ended, the company reported net income of $4.3 million. In the prior year second quarter ending September 30, 2001, the company reported net income of $3.0 million. Per share calculations for the second quarter and first six month period ended September 29, 2002 were impacted favorably by the company’s Dutch Auction share repurchase of 4.1 million shares of its common stock during the second quarter of the prior fiscal year. The company’s second quarter revenue of $40.6 million reflects an increase of $9.6 million (31%) from fiscal year 2002 second quarter levels.

Rabinowitz Named VP and Treasurer at Nortrhrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that its board of directors has elected Mark Rabinowitz corporate vice president and treasurer, succeeding James L. Sanford, who will retire at the end of the year. Rabinowitz will assume his new position on Aug. 1, 2007. He will report to James F. Palmer, Northrop Grumman corporate vice president and chief financial officer. As treasurer, Rabinowitz will be responsible for all duties of the corporate treasury, including cash management, insurance and risk management, capital markets, capital structure, bank relationships, and the execution of merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions. Rabinowitz currently serves as vice president and assistant treasurer…

Northrop Grumman: Strong 4Q and 2011 Financials

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) reported that fourth quarter 2011 earnings from continuing operations increased 80 percent to $550 million, or $2.09 per diluted share, from $306 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2010. Fourth quarter 2010 results included a pre-tax charge of $229 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, principally related to premiums paid to redeem $682 million in debt in 2010. Fourth quarter 2011 diluted earnings per share are based on 262.7 million weighted average shares outstanding compared with 296.9 million shares in the fourth quarter of 2010. For 2011, earnings from continuing operations increased 10 percent to $2.1 billion, or $7.41 per diluted share, from $1.9 billion, or $6.32 per diluted share in 2010.

Conrad Announces 2007 Results and Share Repurchase Program

Conrad Industries, Inc. announced its 2007 results and a new $10 million stock repurchase program. For the year ended December 31, 2007, Conrad achieved net income of $19.2 million and earnings per diluted share of $2.63. The Company’s Annual Report for 2007 is available at ww.pinksheets.com. The Company also announced that its board of directors has authorized the Company to purchase up to $10 million of its common stock. The Company plans to use cash on hand or generated from operations to purchase the stock. Acquisitions may be made from time to time in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions as permitted by securities laws and other legal requirements.

Fitch Affirms SEACOR Holdings' IDR at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

--Senior unsecured notes at 'BBB-'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. Approximately $700 million in total debt is outstanding at SEACOR. SEACOR's ratings are supported by the company's historically stable credit profile, diversity of operations, and the size, diversity and quality of the company's fleet of offshore vessels. The company's conservative credit profile is further supported by management's willingness to maintain large cash and securities balances throughout industry cycles, which have resulted in the company typically maintaining very low (and often negative) leverage levels as measured on a net debt basis. In addition, management retains significant flexibility to reduce capital expenditure levels during industry downturns.

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