Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stable on October 17

After rising last week, China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell on Monday and started this week on a weaker note. The index opened lower on October 17.

Wall Street Started the Week on a Stronger Note

Following a rally for five consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 maintained its strength and opened higher this week.

What Did the Market Say about Halliburton on October 13?

Halliburton’s (HAL) one-week stock price didn’t change in the week ending October 13, 2017. Since October 6, 2017, XLE also remained unchanged.

Important Events that Could Drive Markets this Week

President Trump’s executive order on healthcare, the Iran nuclear agreement, and news about North Korea preparing for a launch ahead of US–South Korea military exercises failed to trigger higher volatility.

RECENT Energy and Power RESEARCH

Mid-Week Energy Sector Update: Crude Oil Takes the Lead

For the week starting September 25, crude oil (USO)(USL) prices are leading the rise in energy commodities. Crude oil prices rose from last week’s close of $50.66 per barrel.

FirstEnergy’s Key Indicators: Analyzing Recent Changes

One of the biggest competitive utilities, FirstEnergy (FE) fell 2.5% and closed at $30.06 on September 27. US utility stocks (XLU) have been trending downward recently.

Are US Crude Oil Supplies Getting Bearish for Oil Prices?

November WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts rose 0.5% and settled at $52.14 per barrel on September 27, 2017.

A Deep Look at Marathon Oil’s Operational Performance

In 1Q16, Marathon Oil (MRO) stock marked a significant reversal. The stock had been on a downtrend from September 2014 to February 2016 due to declining crude oil (USO) prices.

BP’s Outlook: What Do Its Financials Suggest?

BP Midstream Partners LP filed a registration statement with the SEC for its proposed initial public offering. BP expects the IPO to hit the market in 4Q17, subject to market conditions.

Can the Oil Bull Market Last?

On September 26, US crude oil November futures fell 0.7% and closed at $51.88 per barrel, but between September 19 and 26, US crude futures rose 4%.

Your Coal Indicators as of September 22

Coal prices sway based on various factors, including the prices of other fuels. When the price of another fuel looks more appealing, coal demand falls.

Carbon Exposure of Smart Beta Indices

Carbon emission awareness has been gaining greater prominence on many market participants’ radar as they continue to seek and demand carbon emission information and related risks for companies associated with…

These SPX Utilities Could Gain You More than 10% from Here

US utilities have risen nearly 12% year-to-date and surpassed broader markets. Very few utility stocks offer handsome potential upside going forward.

Will the US Crude Oil Bull Market Be Short-Lived?

US crude oil futures contracts for November delivery fell 0.7% and settled at $51.8 per barrel on September 26, 2017.

Can Chesapeake Energy Stock Sustain the Uptrend?

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) stock rose 5.5% in the week ended September 22, 2017. CHK stock has fallen 39% year-to-date.

How Much Is Crude Driving Whiting Petroleum?

Whiting Petroleum stock has held onto its upward movement from last week, when it rose ~4.1%, but on a year-over-year basis, the stock has fallen ~60%.

Integrated Energy Stocks’ Returns in 3Q17: Here Are the Top 10

In this series, we’ll rank ten global integrated energy companies based on their 3Q17 returns quarter-to-date. We’ll also look at the individual performances of these integrated companies.

Has Pioneer Natural Resources Stock Started a New Uptrend?

For the week ending September 22, 2017, Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) stock rose more than 5% from $136.93 to $144.01.

What Lies ahead for Basic Energy Services in 2017

Basic Energy Services’ (BAS) management expects steady well completion activity until mid-2018, which should benefit the company.

Which Energy Stocks Could Take Advantage of Oil's Rise?

On September 25, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (DBO) November futures rose 3.1% and closed at $52.22 per barrel—the highest closing level since April 19, 2017.

The Top Utilities by Dividend: NEE, DUK, SO, and D

The four biggest utilities by market cap in XLU—NextEra Energy, Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, and Southern Company—all offer handsome dividend profiles.

An Investor’s Guide to Arch Coal

Arch Coal (ARCH) sold 96 million tons of coal in 2016, meeting ~13% of the coal supply in the US. In October 2016, ARCH emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

What’s the Market Saying about Schlumberger as of September 22?

Schlumberger’s (SLB) one-week returns were 2.0% as of September 22, 2017. Since September 15, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) has risen 2.0%.

What Did the Market Suggest about Weatherford on September 22?

Since the week ending September 15, 2017, Weatherford International (WFT) stock has fallen 4% until September 22, 2017.


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