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Target Ups Its Delivery Game amid Increased Competition

Target (TGT) recently announced the acquisition of Shipt, one of the leading online platforms that provides same-day delivery.

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Analyzing General Electric's 4Q17 Dividend

On December 9, 2017, General Electric, an industrial conglomerate, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on its outstanding common stock.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on December 13

On December 13, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.68% and closed the day at 3,303.04. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) fell 1.3% on December 12.

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SCANA’s Nuclear Mess Continues to Push the Stock Down

The stock for SCANA (SCG), which is based in Cayce, South Carolina, is continuing to fall over its nuclear power plant issues. The stock fell more than 6% on December 11, 2017.

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Halliburton: Analyzing Its Strategies, Valuation, and Rating

Since December 9, 2016, Halliburton (HAL) stock has fallen 19% as of December 8, 2017. XLE has fallen 10% since December 9, 2016.

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Will Crude Oil Futures Be Range Bound or Trend Higher?

WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (UWT) (UCO) futures contracts for January delivery rose 1.2% to $57.36 per barrel on December 8, 2017.

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Shell Update: Dividend Program, Analyst Optimism, and Valuations

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) recently canceled its scrip dividend program, which allowed shareholders to receive cash or shares. Shell’s 4Q17 dividend will be paid in cash.

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Why Isn't Whiting Petroleum Stock Rising?

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock has fallen ~52% YTD. In this series, we’ll be looking at various factors that could have affected WLL’s stock fall.

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ConocoPhillips’s 2017 Analyst and Investor Meeting: Key Takeaways

In this series, we’ll look at ConocoPhillips’s (COP) value proposition for its stakeholders. We’ll study COP’s key cash allocation priorities, low-cost reserves, and emphasis on conventional reserves.

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Is the Risk in Your Energy Portfolio Rising?

On December 7, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (USL) January 2018 futures rose 1.3% and closed at $56.69 per barrel.

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US Natural Gas Futures Could Maintain Bearish Momentum

An unexpected increase in US natural gas inventories during the withdrawal season pressured natural gas (FCG) (GASL) prices on December 7, 2017.

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Stocks on the Move: Refining, Marketing, and Integrated Energy

In the first three days of the week ending December 8, unleaded gasoline prices fell ~4.6%, leading the decline in energy commodities. Heating oil prices have fallen ~4.1% so far this week.

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Why Are Natural Gas Prices Crashing?

On December 6, natural gas (UNG) January 2018 futures closed at $2.922 per MMBtu (million British thermal units). Natural gas prices rose just 0.3%.

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Is It the Beginning of More Problems for Crude Oil Bulls?

US crude oil (UWT) (DBO) futures for January delivery fell 2.9% to $55.96 per barrel on December 6, 2017. Prices are near a three-week low.

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Where Is Andeavor Headed in 4Q17?

Andeavor (ANDV) reported growth in its gross refining margin of $6.00 per barrel over 3Q16 to $15.10 per barrel in 3Q17. We’ll examine ANDV’s current metrics to determine its outlook for 4Q17.

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Coal Indicators: Updates You Should Know

According to EIA estimates, natural gas inventory for the week ended November 24, 2017, was 3,693 Bcf, which is 0.9% lower than 3,726 Bcf for the previous week.

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Why Is the Risk in Oil Prices Rising?

On December 5, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (USL) January 2018 futures rose 0.3%. The API’s oil inventory data might have supported oil prices on the same day.

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Here's What Differentiates Dominion Energy from Its Peers

Dominion Energy stock has underperformed the broader utilities since the beginning of 2017. It has managed to gain a little more than 9% year-to-date.

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Crude Oil Traders: 2 Key Indicators to Watch

WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures (UCO) (DWT) contracts for January delivery rose 0.3% to $57.62 per barrel on December 5, 2017.

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The Best and Worst Upstream Companies by Year-to-Date Returns

Year-to-date in 2017, natural gas prices are leading the decline in energy commodities. Crude oil prices bottomed out in June 2017 and have risen ~37.0% since then.

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Chesapeake Energy: Oil Prices, Debt, and Tax Reforms

Chesapeake Energy rose last week and closed 4.3% higher in the week ending December 1, 2017—compared to the previous week ending November 24, 2017.

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Which Energy Stocks Are Avoiding the Downturn?

On December 4, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (DBO) January futures fell 1.5% and closed at $57.47 per barrel. Risks from the US could be dominating oil prices.

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Analyzing PPL’s Dividend Profile ahead of Ex-Dividend Date

PPL Corporation (PPL) declared a per share dividend of $.40 per share on November 17, 2017. The ex-dividend date is December 7, 2017, to be paid on January 2, 2018.

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Weekly Review: What Happened in Utilities Last Week?

Last week, the SPDR S&P 500 (SPX-INDEX) (SPY) rose 1.6%, while the Utilities Select Sector SPDR S&P 500 (XLU) rose ~1% during this period.

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