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Maitali Ramkumar

Maitali, an equity research analyst, has been contributing to Market Realist since 2015. She began analyzing and writing about integrated energy and refining stocks. But later, she also ventured in the technology and auto sectors. She has more than 14 years of rich experience as a financial analyst and sell-side institutional equity research analyst.

In her stint as a sell-side institutional equity research analyst, she published research reports on numerous companies with “buy” and “sell” recommendations. She was ranked as one of the best analysts for one of her reports on an energy company. As a financial expert, she has deep experience in financial modeling, forecasting, and valuations

Maitali—with her excellent interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills—was instrumental in establishing and maintaining relationships with mutual fund managers and foreign institutional investors across the industry. She not only strengthened ties with fund managers but also conducted several conferences involving fund managers and company management.

Her strong base in equity research was developed at IDBI Capital, where she began as a junior analyst and moved up her career path. She joined the organization after topping in most of her years of undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Her love for understanding businesses led her to pursue a BMS (bachelor of management studies) and later an MBA (master in business administration) in finance.

Plus, Maitali enjoys traveling to new places and relishes natural landscapes. She also likes listening to music.

Disclosure: I am in full compliance with all ethics and other policies for Market Realist research analysts. I am not invested in securities that I cover on Market Realist.

More From Maitali Ramkumar

  • uploads///DMA
    Company & Industry Overviews

    HollyFrontier’s Stock: Trading Below Moving Averages

    Refining companies’ stock performance was affected by the abolition of the crude oil export ban in the United States.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is BP’s Cash Flow Position Slated for a Reform?

    BP’s (BP) cash flow from operations rose 58% YoY to $13.0 billion in 9M17 (the first nine months of 2017).

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Have Depressed Oil Prices Impacted Total’s Stock Performance?

    In 2015, sinking oil prices impacted earnings of integrated energy companies. This reflects on the stock performance of these companies.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HollyFrontier Stock Has Recovered 5.5% in 2019

    HollyFrontier (HFC) stock has risen 5.5% since January 2. The stock has risen less than its peers Marathon Petroleum (MPC) and Valero (VLO).

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    What Happened to ENI’s Segments 1Q16?

    E&P is Eni’s largest segment in contributions to earnings. In 1Q15, the E&P segment contributed about $1.3 billion, to Eni’s adjusted operating income.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Petrobras’s Upcoming 3Q16 Results: Where Are Earnings Headed?

    Petrobras (PBR) is expected to post its 3Q16 results on November 10, 2016. In 2Q16, it had adjusted EPS of $0.03 compared to analysts’ estimates of $0.12.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Shell Plans to Sell Iraqi Oil Fields: Focus on Divestments

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) plans to sell its oil fields in Iraq. The sale could be due to Shell’s restricted authority on the fields.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    HFC and PSX: Which Company Could Post the Most Gains?

    After HollyFrontier’s earnings, RBC lowered its target price on the stock from $68 to $66.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Chevron’s Valuations Command a Premium over the Peer Averages

    Chevron (CVX) is currently trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA of 6.8x, above the peer average of 5.5x.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    How Chevron’s 3Q16 Segmental Earnings Trended

    Chevron’s (CVX) earnings improved in 3Q16 compared to 3Q15. In fact, the upstream segment turned profitable in 3Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Refiners’ 4Q17 Estimates: Ranking MPC, VLO, PSX, ANDV on Earnings

    In this series, we’ll be sorting refining stocks in terms of earnings expectations for 4Q17. If we rank them on their likely YoY growth in EPS, then Andeavor (ANDV) occupies the top slot.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Valero’s 4Q15 Estimates Suggest Two Big Words: Under Pressure

    In 4Q15, according to Wall Street analyst estimates, Valero is expected to post EPS of $1.40, which would be 23% lower than its 4Q14 adjusted EPS.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing HollyFrontier’s Refining Margin in 2018

    HollyFrontier’s refining segment is critical for its overall earnings. The refining segment’s adjusted EBITDA rose 127% to $1.7 billion in 2018.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Tesoro’s Refining Margin Trend in 3Q16?

    Tesoro (TSO) noted a contraction in its GRM (gross refining margin) by $10.4 per barrel YoY (year-over-year) to $9.1 per barrel in 3Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chevron’s 3.6% Dividend Yield Ranks Sixth with High Valuations

    Chevron (CVX) is the sixth stock on our list of the top eight dividend-yielding stocks.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    Total Stands Tall with 100% ‘Buy’ Ratings

    In this series, we’ll rank seven global integrated energy companies based on the number of “buy” ratings they’ve received from analysts.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind Phillips 66’s Segmental Earnings Trends

    Phillips 66’s (PSX) total adjusted net income rose 14% YoY (year-over-year) to $569 million in 2Q17.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Assessing BP’s Debt Position

    Comparing BP’s debt position with peers’ In this part, we’ll assess whether BP’s (BP) debt position has improved. Let’s begin by looking at how BP’s debt position compares with peers’. In the second quarter, BP’s total debt-to-capital ratio was 37%, higher than the industry average of 33%. The industry average considers 13 integrated energy companies worldwide. […]

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Valero’s Liquidity: Does It Justify High Shareholder Returns?

    Valero’s liquidity In 1H17, Valero Energy (VLO) generated $2785 million in cash from operations. The company had cash outflows of $880 million in the form of capital expenditure and deferred turnaround and catalyst costs and $627 million in the form of dividends. Valero’s liquidity surplus Valero’s cash outflows amounted to around $1507 million in 1H17, […]

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Marathon Petroleum’s Leverage Trending?

    Marathon Petroleum’s solvency ratios are higher than the industry average, which is not a comfortable situation.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BP’s Upstream Earnings: What to Expect in Q1

    According to BP’s guidance, its hydrocarbon production is expected to stay flat sequentially in the first quarter.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How BP’s Debt Position Compares

    In this part, we’ll review whether BP’s (BP) debt position has improved. Let’s begin by comparing BP’s debt position with peers’.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Valero Ranks 2nd in Dividend Yield and Market Capitalization

    Valero Energy (VLO) is the second-highest dividend-yielding stock among the seven refining stocks we’re looking at in this series.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Marathon Petroleum’s Earnings Mix by Segment

    Marathon Petroleum’s (MPC) operating income rose 51% yearly to $440 million in the first quarter. The rise in midstream earnings mainly led to the rise in operating income.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Shell’s Stock Performed ahead of Its 4Q16 Earnings?

    On January 20, 2016, Shell began recuperating from the falls it had experienced in the previous year. Shell has risen 49% since January 20, 2016.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    How PSX’s Implied Volatility Trended Post-Earnings

    Phillips 66 (PSX) posted its earnings on July 29, 2016. On the day, PSX’s implied volatility fell by 5% to 23.2 compared to the previous day.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    What Analysts Recommend for Integrated Energy Stocks

    BP has the most “hold” ratings among the four stocks we’ve discussed in this series.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Institutional Holdings in BP Today: Behind the Trend

    Institutional holdings in BP currently stand at ~10%, which has fallen ~1% in the past six months.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does BP’s Short Interest Analysis Reveal?

    Short interest in BP (BP), which has been rising since the beginning of 2016, has witnessed a 23% fall since July 14, 2016.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Shell’s Stock in 4Q15 Prior to Its Earnings Release

    In 2015, Royal Dutch Shell’s stock fell. Shell’s stock lost 38% in the trailing twelve months to January 26, 2016.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chevron’s Downstream Margin Trends in 4Q17

    In this series, we provided an update on Chevron’s latest financial and operational performance.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Valero Energy’s Analyst Recommendations: No “Sell” Ratings

    Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and Wolfe Research have positive recommendations for the stock. They gave price targets equal to $80 per share or above.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    ExxonMobil’s 4Q17 Outlook: A Segment-Wise Review

    XOM’s segment-wise performance Before we look at ExxonMobil’s (XOM) 4Q17 segment-wise performance, let’s look at how it did in 3Q17. Between 3Q16 and 3Q17, ExxonMobil’s upstream earnings rose to $1.6 billion from $620 million due to a surge in crude oil prices. Brent prices rose from $46 per barrel to $52 per barrel. ExxonMobil’s downstream earnings […]

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Total: 6th on Our List of Integrated Energy Stocks

    Total stock has risen by 6.8% since April 2, outperforming the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Phillips 66’s EPS Is Expected to Increase 126% in Q4 2018

    According to analysts, Phillips 66 is expected to post an EPS of $2.4 in the fourth quarter.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Shell’s Upstream Portfolio: Is it Poised to Grow?

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) produced 3.8 MMboepd in 1Q17 from its worldwide operations, compared to 3.7 MMboepd in 1Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Was ExxonMobil’s Upstream Performance in Q2 2018?

    ExxonMobil (XOM) produced 3.7 MMboepd (million barrels of oil equivalent per day) from its worldwide operations in the second quarter.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BP’s Upstream Segment: Large Upcoming Gas Projects

    BP has a strong pipeline of projects in its upstream portfolio. These projects are expected to result in 800,000 barrels per day of new production by 2020.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HollyFrontier: Which Institutions Bought or Sold the Stock?

    Dimensional Fund Advisers, AQR Capital Management, and Goldman Sachs increased their holdings in HollyFrontier stock in the first quarter.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Phillips 66: 2Q17 Earnings Beat Estimates, Refining Earnings Rose

    In 2Q17, Phillips 66’s revenues missed Wall Street analysts’ estimates by 1%. However, its 2Q17 adjusted EPS of $1.09 surpassed estimates of $1.01.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Forecast for Shell Stock for the Next 7 Days?

    Implied volatility in Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) has fallen 4.9% since July 3, 2017, to the current level of 12.8%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chevron’s Upstream Segment: Production Growth on the Horizon?

    Chevron (CVX) produced 2.7 MMboepd (million barrels of oil equivalent per day) from its worldwide operations in 1Q17.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    What to Expect from Phillips 66 Stock after It Earnings

    Phillips 66’s stock price could close between $87.7 per share and $83.5 per share in the ten-day period after its earnings. The period ends on August 11.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Waiting for the Numbers: Valero’s 4Q15 Earnings and Refining Margin Trend

    In 3Q15, Valero noted a rise in its gross refining margin by $2.6 per barrel to $14.4 per barrel, compared to what we saw in 3Q14.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chevron: Short Interest Has Been Volatile in Q2

    The short interest in Chevron (CVX) has been very volatile in the second quarter. While the short interest in the stock rose from 0.90% on April 1 to 1.49% on April 30, it has fallen to 0.86%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    What’s Shell’s One-Week Stock Price Forecast?

    Shell stock could close between $69.5 and $66.0 per share in the eight-day period ending on August 3, 2018.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Who among MPC, VLO, HFC, and PSX Has the Highest Refining Margin?

    In this article, we’ll compare the gross refining margins of leading American downstream companies.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Andeavor Has so Many ‘Buy’ Ratings among US Refiners

    Of the 17 analysts covering Andeavor (ANDV), 15 (88%) have rated the stock a “buy” so far in August 2017. Two analysts have rated ANDV a “hold.”

    By Maitali Ramkumar
  • uploads///Segments
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Total’s Business Segments: Refining and Chemicals Boost Earnings

    Changing oil prices have changed the segment dynamics within Total (TOT). The Upstream segment, which contributed 48% of the net adjusted operating earnings in 1Q15, contributed 27% in 1Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Total’s Segments: How Have Falling Oil Prices Affected Dynamics?

    Total (TOT), an integrated energy major, has three main segments: upstream, refining and chemicals, and marketing and services.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Have Shell’s Chemical Margin Markers Fallen?

    Regional chemical margins where Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A) chemical operations are carried out are indicators of Shell’s chemical margins.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Total Has a Good Yield, Valuation, and Earnings Growth

    Total trades at a forward PE ratio of 10.5x, which is below the peer average of 14.1x. Total also trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 4.6x.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Phillips 66 Stock Perform after Its 1Q18 Earnings?

    On April 27, Phillips 66 opened at $110.8 per share—lower than the previous close of $112.5. Phillips 66 opened lower despite its 1Q18 earnings beat.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    How Are Analysts Rating MPC after Its 3Q16 Earnings?

    The analyst survey shows that nine out of the 12 companies surveyed rated Marathon Petroleum (MPC) as a “buy,” “overweight,” or “outperform.”

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chevron’s Debt Fell in 4Q17: What to Expect in 2018

    In this series, we’ll look at Chevron’s (CVX) current financial position and growth prospects.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Do Marathon Petroleum’s Valuations Stand above Peer Averages?

    Currently, MPC trades at a forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 14.8x, above its peer average of 13.8x.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Shell’s Second-Quarter Earnings Rose but Still Missed Estimates

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) reported its Q2 2018 earnings on July 26. The company’s earnings missed estimates.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Integrated Energy Companies’ Dividends Stood in 1Q17

    Integrated energy companies such as ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A), and BP (BP) are steady dividend-paying companies.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    How Chevron’s 1Q17 Segmental Earnings Trended

    Chevron’s (CVX) Upstream segment, which posted a loss in 1Q16, saw its earnings rise to ~$1.5 billion in 1Q17.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    ExxonMobil Stock Rose 4% after Its Q4 Earnings

    ExxonMobil (XOM) announced its fourth-quarter earnings on February 1. ExxonMobil stock opened at $74.9 per share on February 1.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Your Segmental Analysis of Marathon Petroleum’s 4Q15 Results

    On a sequential basis, Marathon’s operating income fell by 78%. All the segments reported declines in income in 4Q15 over 3Q15.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    What Does Tesoro’s Refining Index for 2Q16 Suggest?

    Before analyzing Tesoro’s (TSO) refining index for 2Q16, let’s take a look at TSO’s refining margin trend up to 1Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Phillips 66’s Cash Flow: Rising Shareholder Returns and Capex

    From 3Q14 to 3Q15, PSX maintained average quarterly cash flow from operations at $1.1 billion. The company has continued its focus on preserving growth.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chevron Ranks Second-Last in Terms of Its Dividend Yield

    In terms of its dividend yield, Chevron (CVX) is the fifth-best performer among the six stocks under review.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    How Will Shell Stock Move after Earnings?

    Considering Shell’s implied volatility of 21.0%, Shell stock could close between $63.7 and $59.8 per share in the next eight days.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Phillips 66: Refining Yields in the Fourth Quarter

    Phillips 66’s (PSX) refining operations yielded 45% gasoline and 39% distillates in the fourth quarter.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Has Chevron’s Earnings Mix Changed?

    Chevron’s overall adjusted earnings rose from $1.6 billion in the third quarter of 2017 to $4.7 billion in the third quarter of 2018.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Will Tesoro’s Stock Uptrend Last after 4Q15 Earnings?

    Tesoro Corporation’s (TSO) stock was on an uptrend in 2015, fueled by healthy refining margins. TSO rose 21% in the trailing 12 months up to January 20, 2016.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Shell’s 1Q16 Pre-Earnings Outlook by Segment

    In 1Q16, Shell’s (RDS.A) upstream segment is likely to put on a dull show due to weaker crude oil prices. Earnings from the downstream segment are also likely to be subdued.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could BP’s Cash Flow Position Improve?

    In the first quarter, BP’s (BP) cash flow from operations rose 72% YoY (year-over-year) to $3.7 billion, and its cash outflow from investing was flat YoY at $3.8 billion.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Valero’s Refining Margins Shape Up in Its Latest Quarter?

    Valero’s total refining capacity is 3.0 MMbpd (million barrels per day), of which 1.7 MMbpd is located in the US Gulf Coast.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Marathon Petroleum’s Cash Flow Position

    In the first half of 2018, Marathon Petroleum (MPC) had $2.249 billion in cash from operations. The company had cash outflows of $1.466 billion.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Institutional Holdings in Shell Are Trending

    Institutional holdings show the percentage of a company’s shares owned by institutions like mutual funds and banks.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MPC, ANDV, VLO, PSX: Why Refining Stocks Are Underperforming SPY

    In this series, we’ll perform a cross-sectional analysis of refining stocks. We’ll examine their moving averages and eight-day price forecasts based on implied volatility, and compare their leverage, liquidity, capex, and refining margins.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Forecasting ExxonMobil’s Stock Price ahead of Q1 Earnings

    Let’s look at ExxonMobil’s (XOM) stock price forecast range, based on its implied volatility, for the 22 days leading up to its earnings release.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is ExxonMobil’s Upstream Portfolio Positioned?

    Before we review ExxonMobil’s key growth assets, let’s briefly look at the company’s production expectations for the current year.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chevron’s Valuation Is Higher than Historical Averages

    Let’s examine CVX’s valuation trend. CVX traded at an average PE of 11.7x from 1Q13 to 3Q15. The PE measures a company’s price per share as a multiple of EPS.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Institutions Bought or Sold Phillips 66 Stock?

    The institutional holdings in Phillips 66 stock stand at ~72%. The institutional holdings in Phillips 66 are the lowest compared to its peers.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How ExxonMobil’s Segmental Dynamics Shaped Up in Q3

    In the third quarter, ExxonMobil’s (XOM) earnings rose 57% YoY (year-over-year) to $6.2 billion.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chart in Focus: The Correlation of Phillips 66 Stock with WTI

    The correlation coefficient of Phillips 66 (PSX) versus WTI stands at 0.40.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Behind Delek US Holdings’ Scant ‘Buy’ Ratings

    Four (27%) of the 15 analysts covering DK have rated it a “buy” so far in August 2017.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    XOM, CVX, RDS.A, BP: Are They Underperforming the S&P 500?

    So far in 1Q18, Chevron (CVX) stock fell 13.9%, the highest among its peers ExxonMobil (XOM), BP (BP), and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A).

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Valero’s 1Q17 Earnings Beat Estimates, Refining Margin Expands

    Valero Energy (VLO) posted its 1Q17 results on April 25, 2017. Before we proceed with an earnings review, let’s quickly examine VLO’s 1Q17 performance versus its estimates.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    XOM, CVX, RDS.A, BP: Integrated Energy Stocks Compared to SPY

    In this series, we’ll do a cross-sectional analysis of integrated energy stocks. We’ll examine their moving average crossovers, price forecasts, analyst ratings, and much more.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Short Interest in BP Rose

    BP (BP) has seen a marginal rise in its short interest (percentage of outstanding shares) from 0.16% on February 2 to the current level of 0.22%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    4Q16 Pre-Earnings Release: Valero’s Stock Performance

    Refining sector stocks usually perform in line with refining margins and cracks. Since February 2016, refining stocks have been putting up volatile performances.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Analysts Rate Pre-Earnings for PSX, MPC, HFC, and VLO

    Marathon Petroleum is growing with its capex and acquisitions, including the latest acquisition of Andeavor.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    What Tesoro’s Refining Index for 3Q16 Suggests

    In 3Q16, Tesoro’s (TSO) refining index values, which are regional crack indicators in the areas where TSO operates, have fallen compared to 3Q15.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MPC, TSO, VLO, PSX: Which Refining Stock Is Trading at a Premium?

    Now, let’s look at the forward valuations of Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Tesoro (TSO), Valero Energy (VLO), and Phillips 66 (PSX).

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Valero’s Institutional Holdings before the 1Q17 Results

    The institutional holdings in Valero Energy (VLO) are higher than the institutional holdings in Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Phillips 66 (PSX), and Western Refining (WNR).

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Marathon Petroleum’s Debt Is Lower than Industry Averages

    Marathon Petroluem’s net debt-to-EBITDA ratio stood at 1.9x in 4Q16. It’s lower than the average industry ratio of 2.8x.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
  • uploads///Correlation
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Refining Stocks and Oil Prices: Understanding the Correlation Coefficient

    The correlation coefficient of Phillips 66 (PSX) and WTI stands highest among refiners at 0.42.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP: Which One Is Analysts’ Favorite?

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) has received the most “buy” ratings, most likely due to its strategy to cut capex, reduce costs, and divest non-competitive assets.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BP Stock Has Seen the Second-Best Recovery in 2019

    BP (BP) stock has seen the second-best recovery in 2019, led only by Suncor Energy (SU).

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PSX Ranks Fourth on High Implied Gain, Growth, Dividend Yield

    Now let’s review the stock that’s expected to post the fourth-highest gain: Phillips 66 (PSX).

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Refiners’ Cash Flow: Valero Tops the List

    Valero’s (VSO) cash flow excess as a percentage of CFO stands at 50%. Comparatively, Marathon Petroleum’s (MPC) excess stands at 11%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    XOM, CVX, RDS.A, BP: How Integrated Energy Stocks Performed after 3Q17 Earnings

    Since October 26, Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) stock has risen 5.3%, the highest among its peers ExxonMobil (XOM), BP (BP), and Chevron (CVX). BP also rose 4.9% during the same period.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Total’s Valuation Trends: How Does It Compare with Its Peers?

    In 3Q15 and 4Q15, Total’s valuation was higher due to lower EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) and cash flows.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Integrated Energy Stocks’ Valuation

    Integrated energy stocks’ valuation Previously, we looked at integrated energy stocks’ short interest movements, which reflected a marginal rise since April. In this part, we’ll switch to a valuation analysis, beginning with PEG (price-to-earnings-to-growth) ratios. We’ll look at forward valuation in the next part. The PEG ratio examines a stock’s valuation after factoring in the […]

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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