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BP Presents Upstream Strategy to Investors that Includes $1 Billion in Restructuring Charges

BP (NYSE: BP) was scheduled to present its strategy and plans for its Upstream oil and gas business. The day-long presentation, led by BP’s Upstream chief executive Lamar McKay, will provide an in-depth and detailed account of how BP is managing its Upstream business and its distinctive strategy for the long term. The presentation will also review the macro-environment and the context of recent developments in oil prices. McKay and senior members of his upstream management team will share further insights into the depth and quality of the Group’s resource base and investment portfolio, which underpin BP’s long-term value proposition through the changes in the price environment.
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Sale Recommendation for November 2014: Portland General

This value stock has performed well in recent months, but we recommend selling now to lock in stock profit.
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It may get harder for this stock pick to keep earnings growing.

Sale Recommendation - November 2014

This value stock has performed well in recent months, but we recommend selling now to lock in stock profit.
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Russia and Falling Oil Prices Hurt BP’s Results, but Stock Rallies as Results Better Expectations

BP’s (NYSE: BP) third-quarter replacement cost (RC) profit was $2,385 million, compared with $3,178 million a year ago.
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BP is Found Grossly Negligent in Deepwater Horizon Disaster

A Federal Judge has found BP’s (NYSE: BP) participation in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico as ‘grossly negligent.’
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Portland General’s Operational Results Suggest Solid Operating Momentum

Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) reported net income of $35 million, or 43 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014, or $0.08 better than the analysts’ consensus.
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BP Posts Solid Operational Gains Amidst Rising Russian Tensions

BP (NYSE: BP) announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2014.
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Portland General Raises Dividend

The board of directors of Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of 28 cents per share, up from last quarter’s dividend of 27.5 cents per share.
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Utility Stocks: Put a Little Electricity in Your Portfolio

Utilities may not be as sexy as tech stocks, but these value investing opportunities tend to be steady earners and pay relatively high dividends.
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BP Reports Solid Operating Results; Dividend Raised; Russia Uncertain

BP (NYSE: BP) reported financial results for Q1 2014 that were generally well received.
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Looking for a Year-End Bounce: Stock Profit from Artificial Selling Pressures

Looking to cash in on timely tax loss selling and portfolio window dressing? These 10 year-end bounce stock picks represent the worst performers in the S&P 500 during calendar 2014, adjusted somewhat so that there is good diversification by industry group. Read More.

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