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Energy

10 oil and gas companies at risk of cutting their dividends

Oil companies are funding their payouts through debt or asset sales, but if low oil prices persist, even the majors could be forced to rethink their dividends. Continue reading

Clinton attacks activist funds with an eye on corporate donors, Iowa diners

Hiking taxes on shorter investor holding periods and having activists disclose their stakes earlier comes right out of the Marty Lipton playbook and would be a boon to corporations Continue reading

How oilfield services providers are getting through the night

Smaller companies are selling individual assets at auction while the larger companies, like Halliburton, are finding ways to finance producers through the malaise. Continue reading

Patriot Coal files disclosure statement

The related Chapter 11 plan would distribute proceeds from the sale of substantially all assets of the Scott Depot, W.Va., coal producer. Continue reading

Sabine Oil & Gas seeks Chapter 11 protection due to merger row

Disputes over a December deal with Forest Oil have pushed the oil and gas exploration and production company into bankruptcy. Continue reading

Newly formed Amistad Energy gets commitment from Kayne Anderson

For the second time in as many months, the alternate investment management firm has made a major equity commitment in an upstream oil and gas development company. Continue reading

Victory Nickel blames falling oil prices for missing interest payments

The Canadian nickel and frac sand mining company is working with City Hall Capital, which just provided another $1.15 million in capital at a 14.8% coupon. Continue reading

As time goes by, shareholders gain power but add little

An alternative to single or dual class structures, popular in France, seems to have no effect on valuation. Few U.S. companies adopt the scheme, which encourages long-term holdings. Continue reading

Uranium Energy raising $10M after research report causes shares to drop 26%

The uranium mining company is selling stock in a private placement to two institutional investors despite the report claiming that Uranium Energy paid for a stock promotion. Continue reading

Three oil companies fattening up into attractive takeover targets

Callon Petroleum, Concho Resources and Jones Energy are rolling up assets and could be picked off themselves as M&A activity reignites in the sector. Continue reading

The five worst boards of 2015

Executive compensation is the most common problem among these vulnerable companies, with entrenched directors and undemocratic voting methods also drawing criticism. Continue reading

For Johnson Controls, a split creates opportunity and vulnerability

The move to shed its automotive unit provides the firepower necessary to build the remaining businesses. It also leaves the company small enough to be swallowed by a rival. Continue reading

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Claire Poole

Senior Writer: Energy

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