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     AES (AES) shares closed trading up 2.69% to $12.97 in trading on Friday after the company released its fourth quarter earnings results after the closing bell yesterday and announced a new $400 million share buyback program. TheStreet Ratings team rates AES CORP (AES) as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: "We rate AES CORP (AES) a HOLD.

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    Tetra Technologies shares are up 19.5% to $5.95 in trading on Friday following the release of its fourth quarter earnings results before the opening bell today. TheStreet Ratings team rates TETRA TECHNOLOGIES INC/DE as a Sell with a ratings score of D+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: "We rate TETRA TECHNOLOGIES INC/DE a SELL.

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    * Brent premium over U.S. crude widens to $13. * Brent, U.S. crude, ULSD, RBOB post first monthly gains since June. * Baker Hughes (BHI) data shows pace of rig count drop slows. By Robert Gibbons. Crude oil rose sharply on Friday as Brent and U.S. futures posted their first monthly gains since June, supported by an improving demand outlook and supply outages.

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    Mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp (OCN) said it received a notice from a trustee terminating its services for two pools of securitized mortgage loans. The company's shares fell 11.9 percent to $8.61 in afternoon trading. The pooling and servicing agreements, represent $260 million, or 0.07 percent of company's overall servicing portfolio, Ocwen said on Friday.

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     Shares of Herbalife (HLF) are down 8.93% to $31.71 in afternoon trading today after the company missed revenue estimates for the fourth quarter and lowered its guidance in financial results reported after the market close yesterday. Revenue fell 11% year over year to $1.13 billion for the quarter, compared to the average of analysts' estimates of $1.16 billion, according to Reuters.

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    Potbelly shares are down 6.8% to $13.69 in trading on Friday after the sandwich restaurant chain announced the resignation of its CFO after the closing bell yesterday. TheStreet Ratings team rates POTBELLY CORP (PBPB) as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: "We rate POTBELLY CORP (PBPB) a HOLD.

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    Chicago drew closer to a fiscal free fall on Friday with a rating downgrade from Moody's Investors Service that could trigger the immediate termination of four interest-rate swap agreements, costing the city about $58 million and raising the prospect of more broken swaps contracts.

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    Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn's publicly traded investment fund posted its first annual loss since 2008 last year, undone by plummeting oil prices, the company said in a regulatory filing on Friday. Icahn Enterprises LP (IEP) lost $373 million, or $3.08 per depositary unit, in 2014, with much of it due to a loss of $478 million in the fourth quarter.

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    Shares of Petrobras  are up 5.45% to $6.68 in afternoon trading Friday, as energy-related stocks rally on higher crude prices. Brent is headed for its first monthly gain since July of 2014, helped by strong investor inflows as well as an improving demand outlook and supply outages, according to Reuters.

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    Shares of SandRidge Energy (SD) are slipping, lower by 1.32% to $1.87 in late morning trading Friday, despite higher crude prices after the oil and natural gas company posted lower than expected fourth quarter revenue late yesterday. The independent oil and gas company posted revenue of $346.9 million for the period, falling short of the $374.11 million analysts' estimates.

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    Despite posting earnings results for the 2014 fourth quarter that beat analysts' expectations, shares of TubeMogul Inc. (TUBE) are slumping by 22.69% to $13.87 on heavy volume in mid-morning trading on Friday after issuing weak sales guidance for the fiscal 2015 first quarter and full year.