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Technical Updates, Asset Sale Plans, Stock Split, and Acquisition of IP Rights - Research Reports on Williams, Freeport-McMoRan, Continental Resources, Peabody and ICE

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NEW YORK, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB), Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX), Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR), Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) and Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/5920-100free.

Williams Companies, Inc. Research Reports
On August 19, 2014, the stock of Williams Companies, Inc. (Williams) gained 0.86% to end the trading session at $58.61. After opening at $58.16, the stock fluctuated in the range of $57.94 - $58.65, with a total of 3.74 million shares changing hands. Over the last one month, Williams' stock has increased by 0.67%, as compared to a decline of 1.06% in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Williams' stock has a 52-week high of $59.68 and a 52-week low of $33.98. The full research reports on Williams are available to download free of charge at:


Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Research Reports
On August 7, 2014, Reuters reported that Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (Freeport-McMoRan) is mulling the sale of its onshore oil wells in California, in a move that could fetch as much as $5 billion to the Company. According to Reuters, the Company has been actively pursuing asset sales in order to reduce debt, which totals more than $20 billion. As per the report, Freeport-McMoRan is in the early stages of approaching prospective buyers, which could be other oil companies as well as private equity firms. The full research reports on Freeport-McMoRan are available to download free of charge at:


Continental Resources, Inc. Research Reports
On August 18, 2014, Continental Resources, Inc. (Continental Resources) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a two-for-one stock split of the Company's common stock to be issued in the form of a stock dividend. Continental Resources informed that it will distribute the additional shares on September 10, 2014 to shareholders of record on September 3, 2014. Continental Resources' Chairman and CEO Harold G. Hamm said, "The split signifies our confidence in the Company's growth potential and also increases access to CLR as an investment opportunity for a broader range of investors who want to access the American energy renaissance CLR is helping to lead. We look forward to continuing to deliver top-tier organic oil growth for many years to come." The full research reports on Continental Resources are available to download free of charge at:


Peabody Energy Corp. Research Reports
On August 19, 2014, the stock of Peabody Energy Corporation (Peabody) gained 2.82% to end the session at $16.40. Shares in Peabody opened the session at $15.94, which was also its low of the day, and touched an intra-day high of $16.49. Over the last one month, the Company's stock has increased by 4.39%, as compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average which declined 1.06% during the same period. The full research reports on Peabody are available to download free of charge at:


Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Research Reports
On August 7, 2014, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) announced that it has acquired intellectual property rights related to computerized trading strategies involving multiple asset classes traded electronically on exchanges, including futures, options and cash equities. ICE informed that the acquired intellectual property rights include U.S. Patent Numbers 7,177,833; 7,251,629; 8,498,923; 8,478,687; 8,660,940; 8,732,048; 8,725,621 and various related pending U.S. Patent Applications. According to ICE, these rights include patent claims covering the use of an automated trading system to make price and trading decisions based on market price information. ICE's Chief Strategy Officer, David Goone said, "ICE acquired these patents with the goal of preventing third parties from using these intellectual property rights against our customers. ICE intends to make these patents available broadly for license to customers that provide beneficial liquidity in ICE's and NYSE's markets." The full research reports on ICE are available to download free of charge at:


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