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NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA), SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), Ensco Plc (NYSE: ESV), Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN) and NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

Apache Corporation Analyst Notes
Shares of Apache Corporation (Apache) moved up for the eighth consecutive session, inching closer to its 52-week high of $94.84. On April 24, 2014, the stock gained 0.43%, ending the trading session at $87.96. The stock of Apache opened at $87.79 and oscillated in the range $87.38 - $88.39. A total of 2.63 million shares exchanged hands during the day, which was approximately half of the previous session's trading volume of 5.50 million shares. Stock of Apache has strengthened by 8.9% over the past one month outperforming the NYSE composite which gained 2.06% over the same time period. The full analyst notes on Apache are available to download free of charge at:

SeaDrill Limited Analyst Notes
On April 23, 2014 Seadrill Limited (SeaDrill) in a regulatory disclosure said that the Company made market purchases on April 22, 2014 and repurchased 300,000 of the Company's own common stock at an average price of NOK196.80 per share. According to the Company, the Total Return Swap (TRS) agreement entered into on March 17, 2014 at the same time has been reduced by 300,000 to 450,000 shares and as a result, Seadrill has exposure to a total of 4.2 million common shares through TRS agreements with Seadrill Limited as underlying security and present holding of 324,064 of its own treasury shares. On April 24, 2014, stock of Seadrill went up by 3.82% and ended the trading session at $34.26 with as much as 5.66 million shares exchanging hands. The full analyst notes on SeaDrill are available to download free of charge at:

Ensco Plc Analyst Notes
On April 24, 2014 Ensco Plc (Ensco) disclosed that it sold ENSCO 85, a jackup rig built in 1981, for $64 million. As per the Company, the net book value of the rig was around $54 million and the pre-tax gain on this sale was about $10 million, which will be included in Q2 2014 operating results. Commenting on the sale, Executive Vice President and CFO Jay Swent, said, "Year to date, we have sold three jackup rigs and recently we ordered two ENSCO 140 Series jackups. Continuous high-grading keeps us at the forefront of industry technology and we continue to have the largest premium jackup fleet in the world." The Company's stock went up by 2.86% to close at $51.49 with the session trading volume of 3.75 million. The full analyst notes on Ensco are available to download free of charge at:

Accenture Plc Analyst Notes
On April 24, 2014, Accenture Plc (Accenture) announced in a press release that it has been selected by Azure Power to implement a SAP® enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to support and drive growth in its solar generation business by improve planning, budgeting, forecasting, supply chain and revenue projections. According to the release, the Accenture solution will help Azure Power to take its solar footprint to newer heights across India and will allow effective management of complicated business transactions. Sandeep Dutta, MD, Accenture's Resources operating group, said, "We are seeing an increasing number of independent providers entering the market to take advantage of the opportunity offered by solar but it is critical that these companies have the right business framework in place to support the fast pace of growth in this sector." The full analyst notes on Accenture are available to download free of charge at:

NetApp, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 14, 2014, NetApp Inc. (NetApp) announced the appointment of Jay Bhow as Vice President Engineering, based in Bangalore. According to NetApp, in this role, Jay will be responsible for NetApp's global Quality Engineering function for the Data ONTAP® storage operating system. As per the Company, Jay was previously working with Oracle India as Vice President of the Retail Global Business Unit and has over 25 years of industry experience. Confirming the news, Deepak Visweswaraiah, MD, NetApp India R&D, said, "We are delighted to have Jay join the NetApp family. At NetApp, we have repeatedly set industry standards with game-changing innovation that can transform businesses." The full analyst notes on NetApp are available to download free of charge at:

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