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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.

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    Energy & Utilities

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    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Dividends

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    Consumer

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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Consumer

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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Consumer

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    Dividends

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    Consumer

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    Macroeconomic Analysis

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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

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    Consumer

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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Consumer

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Institutional ownership of Marathon Petroleum (MPC) stock changed quite a bit in Q3, which was eventful for MPC due to Elliot Management’s recommendations.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

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    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    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.

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    Energy & Utilities

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    Valero Energy stock has surged by 14.2% quarter-to-date. Strengthening refining cracks, recovering oil spreads, and rising equity markets have boosted VLO.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

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    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    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.

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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