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Keisha Bandz

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  • Must-know: A quick look into the Antero Midstream IPO
    Miscellaneous

    Must-know: A quick look into the Antero Midstream IPO

    On October 27, Antero Resources Corporation announced the initial public offering of Antero Midstream Partners LP.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • The MPLX crude oil pipeline system
    Company & Industry Overviews

    The MPLX crude oil pipeline system

    MPLX crude pipelines are connected to supply hubs, and transport crude oil to Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s, or MPC’s, refineries and third parties.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • ConocoPhillips: 2015 Operational Highlights, 2016 Guidance
    Earnings Report

    ConocoPhillips: 2015 Operational Highlights, 2016 Guidance

    ConocoPhillips’s (COP) total production volume in 2015 was 1,589 Mboe/d excluding Libya. This represents a 5% year-over-year growth after adjusting for asset dispositions and downtime.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Key update on Antero Midstream’s assets
    Miscellaneous

    Key update on Antero Midstream’s assets

    Antero Resources’ current acreage is focused in the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia and the Utica Shale in Ohio.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Overview: How Suburban measures up among its competitors
    Energy & Utilities

    Overview: How Suburban measures up among its competitors

    Over the past 12 months the group has had mixed results.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Overview of Cheniere’s sale and purchase contracts
    Energy & Utilities

    Overview of Cheniere’s sale and purchase contracts

    Cheniere Energy, Inc.’s MLP company’s Sabine Pass liquefaction project has already secured four fixed-price, 20-year sales and purchase agreements with third parties.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Chevron Corporation: A must-know brief overview
    Energy & Utilities

    Chevron Corporation: A must-know brief overview

    Chevron Corporation is currently trading at EV-to-2014E EBITDA of 5x, has an approximately $239 billion market cap, and ~$245 billion enterprise value.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • An investor’s guide to Spectra Energy Corp. and its earnings
    Energy & Utilities

    An investor’s guide to Spectra Energy Corp. and its earnings

    Spectra Energy Corp. (SE), headquartered in Houston, Texas, owns and operates a large and diversified portfolio of natural gas–related assets in North America.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Overview: ONEOK Partners and its 3 operating segments
    Energy & Utilities

    Overview: ONEOK Partners and its 3 operating segments

    ONEOK Partners (OKS) is a master limited partnership (or MLP) engaged in gathering, processing, storing, and transporting natural gas and natural gas liquids (or NGLs) in the U.S.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • XLE Outperforms USO Last Week
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    XLE Outperforms USO Last Week

    The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) fell 0.66% in the week ended September 11. XLE tracks a diverse group of 45 of the largest American energy stocks in the S&P 500 Index (SPX).

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Comparison of exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Comparison of exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes

    ETFs (exchange-traded funds) have stock-like characteristics, while ETNs (exchange-traded notes) possess bond-like traits.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • How does Occidental Petroleum compare to industry peers?
    Energy & Utilities

    How does Occidental Petroleum compare to industry peers?

    In terms of profitability, OXY has the highest profit margins amongst its peers at 24.2%. OXY also has one of the highest dividend yields at 2.85%.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Overview of US Gulf Coast 3:2:1 Crack Spread
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Overview of US Gulf Coast 3:2:1 Crack Spread

    Crack spreads usually fall when crude oil prices (USO) increase by more than product prices, or when product prices fall more than crude oil prices.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Must-know: How does AmeriGas stack up against its competition?
    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: How does AmeriGas stack up against its competition?

    APU competes with Suburban Propane (SPH) and Ferrellgas Partners (FGP). APU is the country’s largest retail propane marketer, serving 2 million customers in all 50 states.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Drop in US Crude Oil Production Supported WTI Prices

    The EIA estimates that US crude oil production fell by 40,000 barrels per day to 9.096 million barrels per day in the week ending September 25.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Oasis Petroleum’s Stock Performed This Year?

    Oasis Petroleum’s (OAS) stock has shown an uptrend for the most part of 2016. Its stock dipped between June 2016 and August 2016….

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Sanchez’s Stock Rise after 3Q16 Earnings Release?

    After Sanchez Energy’s (SN) 3Q16 earnings release on November 7, its stock rose ~2%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Short Interest Trends in Oasis Petroleum

    Oasis Petroleum’s short interest ratio on September 13, 2016, was ~19.4%. Its short interest ratio on June 30, 2016, was 16.1%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The WTI-Brent crude oil discount narrows

    The divergence between WTI and Brent narrowed last week, as a slowdown in Cushing offered a glimmer of hope, causing WTI to rise.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Anadarko Petroleum Stock Maintain Its Upward Momentum?

    Anadarko Petroleum reported adjusted earnings per share of -$0.50 in 4Q16. The company’s EPS were -$0.57 in 4Q15 and -$0.89 in 3Q16.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EIA Natural Gas Inventory Report – Important for Energy Investors

    Analysts expected a natural gas inventory draw of 51 billion cubic feet (or Bcf) last week.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Placing Apache’s Stock Compared to Its Peers

    Apache’s stock has fallen almost 20% this year. However, since October, it has remained above approximately $47 on an average.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • uploads///US distillate stocks
    Energy & Utilities

    Why analysts were surprised by distillate inventories last week

    It’s expected distillate production will grow by the end of 2014. Refineries have built new facilities to produce more distillates than gasoline in anticipation of strong global demand growth.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Expectations for Apache in the Next 12 Months

    On April 26, 2017, Apache stock was trading at $50.25. Apache’s average target price of $60.06 indicates a return of ~19.5% over the next 12 months.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Recommend for RICE after Its 1Q16 Results?

    Following Rice Energy’s (RICE) 1Q16 earnings, Wall Street analysts updated their target prices for the company for the next 12 months.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Analysts’ Targets for Apache for the Next 12 Months?

    APA’s high target price stands at $73, its low target price stands at $42, and its median target price stands at $60.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • uploads///Natural gas Production
    Energy & Utilities

    Why cold weather warms natural gas investors

    Last week, natural gas prices didn’t increase despite forecasts for cooler weather. The forecast called for weather that would be cooler, but not cold enough to cause freezing temperatures.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    What Does Continental Resources’ Revenue Growth Trend Indicate?

    Continental Resources’ (CLR) 1Q16 revenue fell by ~27% YoY (year-over-year), while its YoY revenue growth was around -37% in 1Q15 and about -59% in 4Q15.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why was there a surprise in the EIA’s last crude inventory report?

    On December 24, the US Energy Information Administration (or EIA) released its crude inventory report for the week ended December 19.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hess’s Key Management Objectives Investors Need to Know

    Hess’s (HES) key management objectives include taking several steps to counter lower commodity prices. These include capital and cost reductions.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Anadarko Petroleum’s Operational Performance in 3Q17

    Anadarko Petroleum’s (APC) total production in 3Q17 was 626 Mboepd. By comparison, its total production was 780 Mboepd in 3Q16.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Drove Whiting Petroleum Stock in 2017?

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock rose 5.3% in the week ending December 29 from the previous week. However, the stock fell ~47.6% by the end of 2017.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Apache’s Key Operational Highlights in 1Q16

    Apache Corporation’s (APA) pro forma production volume in 1Q16 was 479,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, a fall of 20% year-over-year.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Oasis Petroleum to Release Its 2Q16 Earnings on August 3

    Oasis Petroleum (OAS) is expected to release its fiscal 2Q16 earnings on August 3, 2016. Oasis Petroleum’s 2Q16 revenue estimates are lower than its revenue for the previous quarters.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Anadarko Petroleum’s Dividend Yield Trends

    Anadarko’s dividend yield Anadarko Petroleum (APC) announced a dividend of $0.05 per share on its common stock on May 10, 2017, payable in late June. Its trailing 12-month dividend payments are $0.20 per share, translating to a trailing yield of ~0.41%. The graph above shows how Anadarko’s dividend yield mostly followed an uptrend between 1Q14 […]

    By Keisha Bandz
  • uploads///WTI Brent
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    WTI–Brent Spread Continues to Diverge: Who Gains and Who loses?

    WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil’s discount to Brent crude oil widened in the week ended August 14 over the previous week.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Apache See the Worst Decline in 4Q15 Revenue?

    Hess (HES), Apache (APA), Devon Energy (DVN), and Marathon Oil (MRO) recorded lower 4Q15 revenues compared to the corresponding quarter in 2014.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Distillate inventories continued to decline

    Distillate demand and stock levels drive crude demand and crude prices. As a result, energy investors watch distillate inventories closely.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Cabot Oil & Gas’ market performance

    Despite COG’s recent negative stock market movement, the fact that it was able to hold its own and sustain significant levels of production should ensure that it maintains relatively high stock market returns.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Antero Resources’ Key Management Objectives

    AR has reduced its 2016 E&P (exploration and production) capex (capital expenditure) by 22% from 2015. The E&P budget for 2016 is $1.4 billion.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Why Chevron is cutting spending on some projects

    Chevron has cut spending on the Kitimat liquefied natural gas project (or LNG) in Canada due to falling crude prices.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas Prices Driving Chesapeake Energy Stock in 2017

    Chesapeake Energy’s (CHK) 2016 debt management efforts included a combination of debt exchanges, open market repurchases, and equity-for-debt exchanges.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Suburban Propane’s 1Q14 earnings

    SPH noted that weather during this period in its service territories was normal and 9% colder than the prior year.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why COP’s 2Q17 Production Fell

    ConocoPhillips (COP) reported production of 1,437 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (or Mboed) in 2Q17, a decline of 7% compared to 2Q16 production of 1,546 Mboed.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    What Can We Infer from Chesapeake’s Implied Volatility?

    Chesapeake Energy’s implied volatility was ~51% on July 17, 2017. In comparison, its peers Noble Energy and Cabot Oil & Gas had implied volatilities of 36.5% and ~32%, respectively.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Most Analysts Recommend a ‘Buy’ for Anadarko Petroleum Stock

    About 76% of the analysts covering Anadarko Petroleum (APC) have rated the stock a “buy,” and 21% have rated it a “hold.”

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    What Are the Expectations for Concho Resources’ 4Q15 Earnings?

    Concho Resources (CXO) will release its 4Q15 earnings on February 25, 2016. The estimate for 4Q15 revenue is ~$592.4 million. Revenue in 4Q14 was ~$692.4 million.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Drove ConocoPhillips’s Operating Cash Flow This Year?

    ConocoPhillips’s cash flow from operating activities this year has risen on a YoY basis. Its CFO for the first nine months of 2017 came to ~$4.6 billion.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    USO Is a Better Trade Compared to XOP in Week of July 2

    Shares of USO trade on the NYSE like company stock. The fund lost ~5.3% in the week ended July 2.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Asset Transactions Are Impacting Energy Companies’ Debt Levels

    Since the beginning of 2016, these producers have reduced debt by $1.4 billion, according to the EIA.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Is Hess Focusing Its Key Efforts amid Volatile Energy Prices?

    Hess Corporation has consistently been improving its performance since long before crude oil prices began crashing.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why investors should closely watch natural gas inventory figures

    Natural gas prices directly affect earnings for gas-weighted producers such as Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), EQT Corporation (EQT), Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), and Range Resources Corporation (RRC).

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Apache Pre-1Q16 Earnings Release?

    In the weeks leading up to Apache’s (APA) 1Q16 earnings release, Wall Street analysts have provided target prices for the next 12 months.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Crude Oil Is an Essential Component of SN’s Production Mix

    Crude oil represented 32% of Sanchez Energy’s (SN) total production in 2Q16. Its share as a percentage of Sanchez’s total production has fallen significantly since 2Q14.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Refinery Inputs Fall Again: What It Means for WTI Crude Oil

    In its weekly report on June 3, the EIA reported that US crude oil refinery inputs averaged ~16.4 MMbpd during the week ending May 29.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Antero’s Revenue Has Climbed since 3Q14: Earnings in Perspective

    Antero Resources announced adjusted revenue of ~$783 million. AR’s 3Q16 revenue was ~37% higher than its 3Q15 revenue of ~$570 million.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inconclusive weather forecasts control natural gas prices

    Natural gas prices continued their declining trend from last week due to mild weather forecasts on the East Coast from December 13 through December 22.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Analysts Forecasting for Apache in Next 12 Months?

    APA’s high target price stands at $77. Its low target price is $42, and its median target price is ~$62.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Whiting Petroleum’s Valuation to Historical Numbers

    Whiting Petroleum’s (WLL) 2Q17 EV-to-adjusted EBITDA ratio was ~6.5x. The enterprise value is the sum of a company’s market capitalization and net debt.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Oasis Petroleum’s Stock Higher after Fiscal 4Q15?

    Following Oasis Petroleum’s (OAS) fiscal 4Q15 earnings release, OAS stock rose 3%. The stock has declined 71% year-over-year.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Are the Short Interest Trends in Whiting Petroleum Stock?

    On June 11, Whiting Petroleum’s (WLL) short interest ratio (short interest as a percentage of float) was ~16%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Key insight: Why natural gas prices remain bearish

    Natural gas prices started the week by falling ~2.4% to $3.67 MMBtu (million British thermal units) on Monday. This was the lowest close in 11 months.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Inventories Drop Again: Good News for WTI

    In its weekly Petroleum Status Report released on Thursday, the EIA announced a decrease of 2.8 MMbbls in crude oil inventories for the week ending May 22.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Have Cabot Oil & Gas’s Proved Reserves Changed since 2013?

    Cabot Oil & Gas’s (COG) proved reserves have risen considerably since 2013. At the end of 2016, COG had proved reserves of ~8.6 Tcfe (trillion cubic feet equivalent).

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Key analysis: Why Mexico desperately needed energy reforms

    Things were going pretty well for Mexico until 2004 when its oil production started declining. The decline was as a result of Cantarell’s—Mexico’s largest oilfield— depleting reserves.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hess’s Management Objectives, Strategies in Focus

    Hess sees growth opportunities in the Bakken and Utica plays. It also has several growth projects offshore, including its North Malay Basin and its Stampede projects.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Materials

    Antero Resources’ Production Expectations for 2017 and 2018

    For 4Q17, Antero Resources (AR) is expected to report total production of 2,347 MMcfe/d (million cubic feet equivalent per day), which represents an 18% increase year-over-year.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Why oil prices swung lower only to recover again

    On Friday, August 29, prices closed at $95.96 per barrel. On Tuesday, prices dropped to $92.88—a 3% decrease. On Wednesday, prices came back to $95.54 per barrel, again ~3% higher than the previous day’s market close.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Update: Distillate inventory movement

    Inventories provide a useful snapshot of distillate demand and supply trends, particularly near and during the winter months.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Power Generation Down Again: An Analysis of Trends

    An increase in US power generation numbers is expected for the week ended October 30, 2015.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why natural gas production trends are so important to prices

    Record-high production levels have ensured that adequate supply of natural gas is available before the winter starts. The EIA anticipates that inventory levels will be 3,532 bcf by the end of this month.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Oasis Petroleum’s 1Q16 Production and Operational Highlights

    Oasis Petroleum’s (OAS) total 1Q16 production volume was 50,315 boepd (barrels of oil equivalent per day). This represents a flattish year-over-year growth.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analyzing Short Interest Trends in Whiting Petroleum Stock

    On September 8, 2017, the short interest as a percentage of float in Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock, or its short interest ratio, was ~21.4%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why EQT Stock Fell after Its 3Q17 Earnings

    After EQT’s 3Q17 earnings release on October 26, its stock fell ~1.3%. The stock likely fell due to the 3Q17 revenue miss and fall in natural gas prices.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Hess’s Stock Performance: The Fall and the Rise

    Hess’s (HES) stock started rapidly declining in the second half of 2015. This was due to weaker crude oil prices in the third and fourth quarters.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Apache Reported Upbeat 4Q17 Revenues and Earnings

    On February 22, 2018, Apache (APA) reported its 4Q17 and fiscal 2017 earnings. Apache reported revenues of ~$1.58 billion in 4Q17.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Key Drivers of Antero Stock?

    In this part, we’ll compare AR stock movements to movements in the broader market, crude oil prices, natural gas prices, and the US Dollar Index (or USDX).

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Will Apache’s 2Q16 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates?

    Apache (APA) is expected to release its 2Q16 earnings on August 4, 2016. Its revenue estimate is $1.3 billion. That’s 33% lower than 2Q15 and 26% higher than 1Q16.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Valero Energy beats expectations with its 4Q 2014 earnings

    Valero Energy (VLO) released its fourth quarter earnings on January 29. The company reported a net income of $1.2 billion.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Concho Resources’ Stock Fared ahead of 4Q15 Earnings?

    As 2015 came to a close, Concho Resources’ (CXO) stock started falling. CXO has fallen ~21% since February 2015.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    A must-know overview of ConocoPhillips’ operations in the US

    The lower 48—representing the largest business segment in COP—consists of operations located in the U.S. lower 48 states plus Latin America.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why oil prices spiked on tensions in Gaza and Ukraine

    Early last week, WTI crude oil had eased to close to $99 following Libya’s restarting exports from major ports and abating fears over supply disruptions in Iraq.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Are You Prepared for Chesapeake Energy’s 4Q17 Earnings?

    Chesapeake Energy will release its earnings on February 22 before the market opens. The company’s 4Q17 revenue estimate is ~$2.28 billion.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Could Crude Oil Prices Give Chesapeake Stock a Much-Needed Boost?

    Chesapeake Energy (CHK) stock has been choppy in the last few weeks, and its stock has been following the movements in energy prices. Since the beginning of 2017, CHK stock has fallen 28%.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Now for the ConocoPhillips Nitty-Gritty: Debt, Cash, Leverage, and Liquidty
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Now for the ConocoPhillips Nitty-Gritty: Debt, Cash, Leverage, and Liquidty

    ConocoPhillips’s net debt-to-EBITDA was in the range of 0.6x–1.1x between 3Q13 and 4Q14. But in 2015, its net debt-to-EBITDA multiple started increasing.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    How Has Cabot Oil & Gas Stock Performed in 2017?

    Unlike most energy stocks, Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) stock has increased this year. Since January, Cabot Oil & Gas stock has risen ~10%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Understanding the Analysts’ Targets for Key Permian Oil and Gas Stocks

    Concho Resources and Pioneer Natural Resources have the most “buy” recommendations as compared to peers at 82% and 93%, respectively.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Recommendations for Anadarko Petroleum before 1Q16 Earnings

    The average broker target price of $58.16 for Anadarko Petroleum (APC) implies a ~11% return in the next 12 months.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Commodity ETFs a Riskier Bet Last Week Than XOP

    While retail investors don’t have easy access to the futures market, they can benefit from access to safer, low-cost avenues such as energy ETFs to bet on WTI crude prices.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why energy investors monitor the EIA’s crude inventory report

    Analysts had expected a decrease of 2.5 million barrels in crude inventories last week. We’ll discuss actual changes in the crude inventory in this series.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Hess’s Stock React after Its 3Q16 Earnings?

    Following Hess’s (HES) 3Q16 earnings release on October 26, the company’s stock fell 1.2%. The stock has fallen ~14% YoY (year-over-year).

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Short Interest Trends in Chesapeake Energy

    On December 8, the short interest as a percentage of float, or the short interest ratio, for Chesapeake Energy (CHK) stock was ~18.6%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Inside Chesapeake Energy’s 1Q16 Operational Highlights

    Chesapeake Energy’s total production volume in 1Q16 was 672.4 Mboepd . This represents a YoY rise of ~1%, adjusted for asset sales.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Crucial months unfold for natural gas prices

    In its Short-Term Energy Outlook (or STEO) report, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (or EIA) forecasted higher natural gas prices this winter.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chesapeake Energy Is Trading In-Line with Its Historical Multiples

    Chesapeake Energy’s 4Q15 EV-to-EBITDA multiple is in-line with its historical average of ~5.8x. The market value of its equity declined by ~71% year-over-year.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    EQT’s Implied Volatility Trends: What We Can Expect

    EQT’s (EQT) current implied volatility is 29%. While EQT’s peer Cabot Oil and Gas (COG) has a lower implied volatility of 21.7%, Chesapeake Energy (CHK) has a higher implied volatility of 52.6%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Production is expected to increase, despite lower crude prices

    The EIA expects 2015 production to touch 9.3 MMbbls/d—despite the low prices. In 2014, production averaged 8.6 MMbbls/d, according to the EIA’s estimates.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why the Eagle Ford is a major focus for Pioneer Resources in 2014

    Pioneer kicked off full development in the Eagle Ford after signing a joint venture agreement with Reliance Industries (RIL) in June, 2010.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural gas prices rally on cold weather forecasts

    The weather is the major driver of natural gas prices, so investors can get an idea of how prices will likely move in the short term.

    By Keisha Bandz
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