Shares of Noble Corp. (NE +2.6%) buck the negative tide after a fleet contract status update...

|About: Noble Corporation plc (NE)|By:, SA News Editor

Shares of Noble Corp. (NE +2.6%) buck the negative tide after a fleet contract status update shows North Sea July 2012-July 2013 dayrates of $122K. Tudor Pickering Holt says NE won a positive deepwater drilling rate with Royal Dutch Shell in the Gulf of Mexico, but cuts its Q4 EPS estimate to $0.47 from $0.56 because of rig downtime and delayed deliveries.