Lakeway, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/11/2013 -- ThePennyStockProfiler.com, an investment community with a special focus on updating investors with recent news on the U.S. stock market, issues news alert on the following stocks:-
Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEN) shares jumped 2.38% and closed at $24.11 in the last trading session. The company, on Mar. 4, reported that for the month of February 2013, the Company had an average of 201 drilling rigs operating, including 189 rigs in the United States and 12 rigs in Canada. For the two months ended February 28, 2013, the Company had an average of 199 drilling rigs operating, including 188 rigs in the United States and 11 rigs in Canada.
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Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) shares jumped 2.37% to $21.59. The company declared a quarterly dividend on Feb. 26. Investors of record on Friday, March 8th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, April 1st. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.18%.
Additionally, the company released its earnings data on Feb. 4. The company reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $1.52 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.49 billion.
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LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) shares climbed 2.37% and closed at $63.60. The company, on Feb. 13, announced the commencement of an underwritten public offering of 25 million ordinary shares by certain selling shareholders that are affiliates of Apollo Management Holdings L.P.
Additionally, the company last month said it will begin trading ex-dividend on February 21, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased LYB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -87.3% decrease from the prior quarter.
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Marriott International Inc (NYSE:MAR) shares gained 2.36% to $40.29. MAR and Ikea’s parent on Mar. 5 will start a chain of European budget hotels, with the first due to open in Milan in 2014. Moxy Hotels will have 150 locations in Europe over the next 10 years, Marriott, based in Bethesda, Maryland, said in a statement. Moxy will be Marriott’s first chain of three-star economy hotels in Europe.
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