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HSBC Cut ExxonMobil’s Target Price before Q4 Earnings
ExxonMobil’s stock price has been flat year-to-date. HSBC cut its target price on the stock from $74.5 to $74 before the company’s fourth-quarter earnings.
Did Piper Sandler Get More Bullish on Tesla Stock?
Tesla (TSLA) stock has been on a terrific run since its third-quarter earnings. The stock has risen by 109% in the past six months.
Raymond James Cut Its Target Price on Phillips 66 Stock
Raymond James lowered its target price on Phillips 66 stock from $130 to $125. The revised target price implies a 21% gain from the current level.
Will BP Boost Its Dividends in 2020?
BP’s dividend payments were stable in 2019, at $0.615 per American depositary share each quarter. Let’s see what could affect its dividend growth this year.
Is Tesla Stock Heading for a Crash?
Tesla’s stock price closed at a record high of $492 on Wednesday. While the stock gained about 74% in the fourth quarter, it has risen 18% YTD.
Jim Cramer Is Bullish on Tesla Stock
Tesla stock has risen considerably since June 2019. A few bears have held their stance, while a few others have turned into bulls.
Is Wall Street Warming Up to BP Stock?
BP (NYSE:BP) has started this year well. The stock has risen by 4.5% year-to-date, the most among its peers. The S&P 500 has increased by 0.3% year-to-date.
Best Refining Stocks: Comparing MPC, VLO, PSX, HFC
Refining stocks’ performance was mixed in the fourth quarter. While Marathon Petroleum and HollyFrontier fell, Valero Energy and Phillips 66 rose.
Tesla Stock Rise Burns Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital
Tesla stock’s rise has brought joy to some and pain to others. Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn has been punished for his short position in Tesla.
Tesla Stock Bears Are Down but Not Out!
Tesla (TSLA) stock is rising to new highs with its fourth-quarter deliveries beating the guidance. The company reported deliveries of 112,000 vehicles.
Will US and Iran Tension Hurt or Benefit Oil Companies?
Oil companies have come into focus due to geopolitical tension. The tension got worse after a US drone strike killed Iran’s top general in Iraq.
How MPC’s Refining Earnings Shaped Up in Q4
Marathon Petroleum (MPC) stock fell marginally in the fourth quarter of 2019. Will its earnings also fall in Q4? Read this analysis to find out.
Can Tesla Make It Big in China with Lower Prices?
Tesla cut the price of Model 3 in China to make it competitive. The cut also raises the chances of increased demand for the product.
Q4 Wrap-Up of Oil Stocks XOM, CVX, RDS.A, BP
Oil stocks like ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A), and BP (BP) saw mixed performance in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Why Analysts Prefer Chevron over ExxonMobil
Mega oil companies Chevron (CVX) and ExxonMobil (XOM) saw a weak 2019. Their earnings slid in the first nine months of the year.
Will Tesla Beat Its Q4 Delivery Estimate?
Tesla (TSLA) stock had a fantastic fourth quarter and the stock rose 74%. The company will release its fourth-quarter delivery numbers soon.
The Best Dividend-Yielding Energy Stocks for 2020
Energy stocks have risen marginally in 2019. Though these stocks have underperformed the market, their dividend yields have outperformed it.
Will Tesla’s Musk Answer Critics with Gigafactory 3?
Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk has been prepping the company for Model 3 production and deliveries from its Gigafactory 3 in China.
Fed Says Trump’s Tariffs Did More Harm than Good
The Federal Reserve conducted a study on the impact of President Trump’s tariffs on the US manufacturing sector. Here’s what it found.
Citron: Tesla Stock’s Risk-Reward Skewed to Downside
Tesla stock has had a terrific run-up since the company’s Q3 earnings release. TSLA bulls are welcoming the all-time highs.
Best Energy Stocks: Target Prices and Upside Potential
Integrated energy stocks have underperformed the equity market in 2019. We’ll see what 2020 has in store for Chevron, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, and BP.
Is Tesla Leading the Race on EV Price Parity?
Tesla, the leading EV maker, saw record deliveries in its latest quarter. Its battery pack cost leads the industry by four to five years.
Oil Stocks with Strong Technicals—Looking ahead to 2020
This year, oil stocks have taken a hit due to weaker oil prices. In 2019, WTI oil prices have declined by 12.2% year-over-year.
Do Technical Indicators Hint at Strength for BP Stock?
BP stock has had almost flat returns in 2019, and its stock is up 0.3% year-to-date. Lower oil prices have impacted the stock’s performance.
Why Has Phillips 66 Stock Risen 11% in Q4?
Phillips 66 (PSX) stock has risen 10.5% in the current quarter. The stock has outperformed the equity market in the fourth quarter.
Valero Stock Rises 12% before IMO 2020
Valero Energy (VLO) stock has risen 11.6% sequentially. The stock has risen due to stronger refining conditions in the current quarter.
ETFs Rise Due to Tesla Stock’s Santa Claus Rally
Tesla (TSLA) stock continues to rally. The stock has risen 77% sequentially and 28% year-to-date. The stock might rally to new highs in 2020.
Is Shell Better Placed than Its Peers for 2020?
Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) (RDS.B) stock has risen marginally by 0.9% YTD (year-to-date). Overall, 2019 hasn’t been great for the stock.
Tesla Stock Recent Surge Burns Short Sellers
Tesla (TSLA) stock has touched an all-time high, crossing the famous $420 mark. The stock has been quite volatile this year.
How Is Tesla Stock Positioned for 2020?
Tesla stock had quite a year in 2019. Tesla went from loss to profit, and from lower deliveries to record deliveries. What lies ahead for 2020?
ExxonMobil or Chevron: Which Is the Oil Stock for 2020?
ExxonMobil and Chevron have faced harsh business conditions this year. Crude oil prices have risen, but they are still lower than last year, on average.
How the Puma Energy Acquisition Fits Chevron’s Strategy
Chevron agreed to acquire Puma Energy Australia Holdings for 425 million Australian dollars. Chevron expects to close the acquisition in mid-2020.
Are Tesla Shorts Struggling as the Stock Nears $400?
Tesla stock has rallied sharply in the current quarter. The stock rose almost 4% on Wednesday and closed at $393. Tesla’s sequential returns are 63%.
Did Druckenmiller and Buffett Get ‘Trumped’ This Year?
Druckenmiller and Buffett got “trumped” by the President’s economic policies this year. Incidentally, the US economy posted better-than-expected growth.
What’s Shell’s Stock Price Forecast until the End of 2019?
Shell stock has seen dull returns in the current quarter. The stock has fallen 0.6% sequentially due to lower oil prices and volatile equity markets.
Goldman Sachs Favors Chevron Compared to ExxonMobil
Chevron and ExxonMobil stocks have provided almost flat returns in the current quarter. As a result, Goldman Sachs favors Chevron over ExxonMobil.
Could Tesla’s Autopilot Controversy Hit Its Stock?
Tesla (TSLA) stock has been hovering around 52-week highs. The stock has risen by a whopping 57% quarter-to-date.
VLO, MPC, and PSX: Are Refining Cracks, Oil Spreads Rising?
The refining industry, including cracks and oil spreads, is going through a massive change in the current quarter. The change resulted in sharp changes in refining stocks’ prices. Notably, the industry seems to be ready for IMO 2020. While Valero Energy (VLO) and Phillips 66 (PSX) stocks have risen by 11.6% and 13.6% sequentially, Marathon […]
Can Jeff Bezos Best Elon Musk with Flow Batteries?
Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk has long been a proponent of the lithium-ion battery. However, investors around the globe are now looking at iron-flow batteries.
BP Could Benefit from Recovering Oil Prices in 2020
BP (BP), a major oil company, has seen weak business conditions this year. The stock is down 8% year-to-date due to lower crude oil and natural gas prices.
Short Interest in Valero Stock Surging in Q4
Valero Energy (VLO) stock has been rising and is up by 10.1% quarter-to-date. Its short interest has also risen. Here’s why.
Why Are Analysts Divided on Tesla Stock?
Tesla (TSLA) stock has been a Wall Street favorite since the company’s earnings release. The stock is up by 49% quarter-to-date.
Why Major Shareholders Raise Stake in Phillips 66
Phillips 66 (PSX) stock has risen sharply in the current quarter. The stock has risen due to a robust refining environment driven by IMO 2020.
Why Analysts Are Divided on Chevron Stock
Chevron (CVX) stock’s performance has been dull this quarter. Although oil prices have risen this year, on average, they still stand lower than last year.
How Tesla’s Elon Musk Has Crushed Shorts This Year
It’s been a terrific year for Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk. From losses, controversies, and bears to profits, growth plans, and bulls, he has seen it all.
MPC Stock Forecast until the End of 2019
Marathon Petroleum’s (MPC) stock price has fallen 6.0% so far in Q4, likely influenced by the uncertainty regarding the company’s strategic path.
Did BP Have Better Cash Flows in 2019 than Peers?
BP (BP) saw weaker revenues and earnings in the first nine months of 2019. An across-the-board decline in segmental earnings impacted the performance.
Tesla Stock: Is the ‘Dean of Valuation’ Wrong on TSLA?
Tesla (TSLA) stock has risen by 46% quarter-to-date. The rise in TSLA stock has been due to the company’s surprise set of third-quarter numbers.
Valero Up 11% in Q4: What Its DMA, RSI, IV Mean
Valero Energy’s (VLO) stock price is up by 11% quarter-to-date. The stock is surging due to robust refining conditions.
Can Chevron Churn Profits across the Oil Price Cycle?
Chevron has been facing volatile crude oil prices recently. Due to softer energy prices this year, its upstream realizations and earnings have weakened.
Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Great Twitter Game!
Tesla (TSLA) stock has, time and again, reacted to tweets by CEO Elon Musk. He has been on Twitter for more than a decade now.
Does Phillips 66 Stock Reflect a Strong Earnings Model?
Phillips 66 created a strong model by investing in assets across the value chain. The company invests in refining assets that provide a competitive edge.
Tesla Stock Rose 41%: Are Technical Indicators Bullish?
Tesla’s (TSLA) stock price has risen in the fourth quarter. The stock has been rising since it posted surprise profits in the third quarter.
Valero Energy: Boost from Refining Cracks and Oil Spreads
Valero Energy stock has been on an upward spree this year. The stock has risen 9.8% sequentially. The stock price rose due to expanding refining cracks.
BP Stock: Gauging Short Interest in Q4
BP (BP) stock has fallen 2.4% sequentially. The stock is under pressure due to weaker results. The company’s third-quarter earnings fell sharply.
How Debt Could Impact Tesla Stock
Tesla had about $13.3 billion in total debt on its balance sheet at the end of September. At the beginning of the year, the total debt was $11.9 billion.
Tesla Stock: What Model 3 Means for the Company
Tesla (TSLA) stock has been rising since its earnings. In Q3, the company saw high Model 3 deliveries. Currently, Model 3 is its best-selling vehicle.
Valero Stock: Did Institutions Cut Stakes in VLO?
Valero (VLO) stock has been surging and is up 9.1% in Q4. In Q3, the top four institutional holders of VLO reduced their stakes in its stock.
BP versus Chevron: Who Has More Financial Power?
Oil companies Chevron Corp (CVX) and BP are facing harsh business conditions this year. CVX stock rose by 6.9% YTD and BP stock fell by 3.3%.
BP Stock: Is a Santa Claus Rally in the Cards?
Weaker earnings results and lower oil prices are dragging down BP. The stock is down 2.2% month-to-date, 2.4% quarter-to-date, and 2.3% year-to-date.
Tesla Stock Has Been on a Roller-Coaster Ride in 2019
Tesla (TSLA) stock has been on a roller-coaster ride in 2019. The company has completed significant milestones. As a result, 2020 could be a growth year.
Valero Stock Up 10% in Q4: A Look at Its Valuation
Valero Energy (VLO) stock has risen by 10% this quarter, driven by refining cracks expanding. Other refining stocks have also risen.
ExxonMobil Stock: Why Short Interest in XOM Has Surged
ExxonMobil (XOM) stock has fallen 3.9% this quarter, driven down by the company’s weak third-quarter earnings and lower crude oil prices.
Tesla Model Y: Could Musk Deliver It in Q1 2020?
Tesla plans to launch its much-awaited Model Y next year. In the company’s Q3 earnings call, CEO Elon Musk said it should be delivered by next summer.
Could Regulatory Changes Boost MPC’s Refining Margin?
Marathon Petroleum’s third-quarter performance was robust. The company’s earnings rose despite analysts expecting a fall. Can MPC stay strong this quarter?
SU Stock: Suncor Foresees 5% Growth in Oil Output
Suncor Energy stock has risen 11.4% this year. It’s outperformed peers Chevron and ExxonMobil, which have risen 7.4% and 0.3%, respectively.
Tesla Stock’s Short Interest: TSLA Bears Still in a Coma
Tesla’s (TSLA) stock price rise has burned several short-sellers recently. After the company’s third-quarter earnings release, Tesla stock has risen 31%.
How Strong Is MPC’s Debt and Cash Position?
Marathon Petroleum (MPC) stock has underperformed the equity market and its peers in the current year. MPC’s stock price has risen 2.8% YTD.
Shell Stock: Has RDSA Built a Reliable Business Model?
Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) stock has been pressured this quarter, falling by 2.3% so far. The company has strived to create an integrated business.
Chevron: Analyzing Its Stock Price Forecast until December 31
Chevron’s (CVX) stock price has risen 7.7% YTD (year-to-date). However, other energy stocks have put up mixed performances this year.
Best Oil Refining Stocks: MPC, VLO, PSX, HFC, PBF, and DK
Oil refining and marketing stocks have been on investors’ radar. Valero Energy (VLO) and Phillips 66 (PSX) have risen 29.0% and 29.7%, respectively, YTD.
BP Stock: Is It Wrong to Buy It Now?
BP (BP) stock has been weak this year—it has risen 0.2% quarter-to-date but has fallen 2.2% year-to-date. Let’s assess whether it’s a good time to buy BP.
ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP: Energy Stocks to Buy?
While ExxonMobil and Chevron have fallen 2.7% and 0.4%, respectively, quarter-to-date, Royal Dutch Shell and BP have fallen 1.8% and 0.6%, respectively.
Tesla’s Accounting Policies: Another Controversy for TSLA
Tesla’s (TSLA) accounting policy has repeatedly come under review by the Securities and Exchange Commission and analysts.
MPC Stock: How Institutional Ownership Changed in Q3
Institutional ownership of Marathon Petroleum (MPC) stock changed quite a bit in Q3, which was eventful for MPC due to Elliot Management’s recommendations.
Chevron: Is It a Good Time to Invest in the Stock?
Currently, Chevron stock trades at 18.5x its 2019 forward EPS and at 17.2x its 2020 forward EPS. The stock is higher than most of its peers.
Oil Prices and ExxonMobil Stock: What’s the Correlation?
ExxonMobil stock and oil prices have a strong correlation. The one-year correlation coefficient between the stock and WTI crude oil prices stood at 0.54.
Why Total Stock Has a 30% Upside According to Analysts
Total SA (TOT) stock has risen 3.4% quarter-to-date. Though its rise has been marginal, it’s outperformed most of its peers.
Why Valero’s Shareholder Returns Are Surging
Valero Energy stock has surged by 14.2% quarter-to-date. Strengthening refining cracks, recovering oil spreads, and rising equity markets have boosted VLO.
ExxonMobil: How Will XOM Trend for the Rest of the Year?
This quarter, ExxonMobil (XOM) stock has fallen 2.4%. Let’s try to forecast XOM’s upper and lower price limits until the end of the year.
Chevron Stock: Has the Short Interest Fallen?
So far, Chevron’s (CVX) stock price has risen 2.1% in November due to stronger equity markets and higher crude oil prices.
Shell’s Growth Outlook: The Path Ahead in 2020
Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) stock has risen 1% year-to-date, less than most peers. Its subdued returns may be due to the company’s dull earnings forecast.
Are Valero’s Refining Crack Spreads Firming in Q4?
Valero Energy’s (VLO) overall profits are affected by its refining margins and earnings, which are driven by refining cracks and oil spreads.
Tesla Stock Slumps 5% after Cybertruck Reveal
Tesla (TSLA) stock fell by 5.4% in the week ending on November 22, 2019. TSLA stock rose on Thursday. The rise was due to the Cybertruck reveal.
Phillips 66 Stock: Are Analysts Warming Up?
Phillips 66 stock has started earning “buy” ratings from analysts, but this wasn’t always the case. Last November, analysts were pretty divided.
ExxonMobil’s Valuation: Is XOM Stock a ‘Buy’?
ExxonMobil (XOM) stock has risen 3.1% month-to-date, the most among peers. News of asset sale plans yesterday boosted XOM stock.
Is Suncor Stock Entering the ‘Buy’ Zone?
Suncor stock has risen 3.8% this month, the highest among its peers, due to its robust results, higher oil prices, and stronger equity markets.
Has MPC Stock Price Underperformed Peers in 2019?
Marathon Petroleum (MPC) stock price rose by 1.7% quarter-to-date and 4.7% YTD (year-to-date). Then, it declined by 3.4% month-to-date.
Analysts’ Views: Is Shell a Better Buy than BP Stock?
This year, Royal Dutch Shell stock (RDS.A) has risen just 0.3%. It has not done as well as BP stock (BP), which has risen 1.6%.
Can Ford’s Mustang Mach-E Be the Tesla Model Y Killer?
Tesla’s Model Y is gearing up to enter the EV market next summer. Ford heated up this space with its announcement of the Mustang Mach-E launch in late 2020.
Forecasting BP’s Stock Direction for the Rest of the Year
BP (BP) stock has risen by about 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Though that rise is marginal, the stock has still outperformed most peers, which have fallen.
MPC: Elliott Ups Stake by 86% in Marathon Petroleum
In the third quarter, Elliott Management raised its stake in Marathon Petroleum by about 86%. Elliott has criticized MPC’s management on several occasions.
Energy Institutional Holdings: XOM, CVX, RDS.A, BP
Institutional holdings in energy stocks changed a lot in the third quarter. Some bought leading energy stocks, while others bought some and sold others.
Will the Dow Jones Industrial Average Climb to 30,000?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) (DIA) seems to be touching new highs despite pessimism related to progress in trade talks.
Is Shell’s Short Interest on the Rise in Q4?
Royal Dutch Shell has risen 1.2% in the current quarter driven by surging equity markets, soaring crude oil prices, and increasing natural gas prices.
BP Stock: Will Higher Crude Oil Prices Boost Its Earnings?
BP stock has been rising in the current quarter. The rise in the stock price is in line with increased crude oil prices and equity markets in the quarter.
XOM or CVX: Better Buy on Leverage, Liquidity, Growth?
ExxonMobil (XOM) stock has risen 2.4% this month, and Chevron stock is up 3.9%. Let’s see which company looks more well-positioned than the other.
ExxonMobil Stock: Not Yet Wall Street Analysts’ Favorite
ExxonMobil stock has fallen 3.0% so far in Q4. However, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, and BP have risen 2.8%, 0.5%, and 2.6%, respectively.
Phillips 66’s Institutional Holdings: Berkshire Trimmed Stake
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) (BRK-B) reduced its stake in Phillips 66 stock by almost 6.7% in the third quarter.
Shell Stock: Are Its Shareholder Returns in Danger?
This month, Shell’s stock returns have been lower than most peers’. The company believes its returns could be vulnerable to macroeconomic conditions.