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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Largest Corporation Settlements in United States History

    The largest class action corporation settlements in United States history have staggering price tags. Learn about the gross negligence or harm that led to such enormous settlements.
    By Robin Hill-Gray
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    Energy & Utilities

    Best Energy Stocks to Buy in 2021 — XOM Versus BP

    Energy prices have looked strong in 2021, which led to a rise in oil and gas stocks like XOM and BP. What are the best energy stocks in 2021?
    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK Industrial Production Regained Strength in August

    With a rise in mining and quarrying activities, the UK industrial production index rose by 1% in August 2015 against a fall of 0.3% in July.

    By Lara Sheldon
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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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    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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    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    G20 leaders are emphasizing fiscal policies

    The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors emphasized the role of fiscal policy in building confidence and supporting domestic demand.

    By David Ashworth
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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

    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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    Earnings Report

    Key Analysis of Chevron’s Fiscal 3Q15 Earnings

    Chevron (CVX) announced its third quarter earnings on October 30, 2015. Chevron saw new positions in 870 institutional investors’ portfolios in fiscal 2Q15.

    By Sam Johnson
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    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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    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

    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

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Seth Klarman’s Baupost Group sells its stake in British Petroleum

    The Baupost Group pared almost half of its stake in British Petroleum (BP), which accounted for 7.80% of the fund’s total portfolio in 4Q 2013.

    By Samantha Nielson
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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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    Miscellaneous

    BP Traded 10% below Its 100-Day Moving Average

    BP (BP) was trading 10% below its 100-day moving average as of February 23, 2016. Currently, the stock is at $29. It’s below the important psychological level of $30.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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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    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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    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

    BP’s Year-to-Date Net Income Crashed on Special Charges

    After analyzing BP’s (BP) 2Q15 performance by segment, we’ll now discuss its year-to-date (or YTD) revenues and earnings.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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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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    Why Brazil is a long-term commitment for Petrobras

    Petrobras’ (PBR) oil and gas production from Brazil was more than 90% of its total upstream energy production. In 2013, ~96% of its total reserves were in Brazil.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fall Due to Possible Panic Selling

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for September delivery fell by 2.47% and settled at $42.23 per barrel on Thursday, August 13, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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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 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

    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

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The US Gulf of Mexico Rig Count Falls through the Cracks

    The Gulf of Mexico rig count was down by 11 rigs compared to the previous week, with 35 rigs for the week ending March 20, 2015.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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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

    Must-Know: World’s Top Oil Companies by Production

    The US, Saudi Arabia, and Russia are the world’s top three crude oil producers. Let’s take a look at the world’s top oil players by production volumes.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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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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    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Who will drive crude oil consumption?

    Current lower oil prices and growth from China, India, the United States and Asia Pacific countries will drive crude oil consumption in the long term.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why investors should track crude oil inventory levels

    The difference between actual and expected changes in US crude oil inventory levels affects crude prices and thus revenues and earnings of major companies.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bear Market: Crude Oil Prices Hit March 2009 Lows

    September WTI crude oil futures contracts trading in NYMEX rose slightly by 0.64% on August 14. Crude oil prices rose despite oversupply concerns.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Market: Hedge Funds Are Bullish

    The Chinese market rose by 3% on Thursday, October 9. China’s steps to improve its slowing economy sent positive vibes in the global crude oil market.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Rally as the US Dollar Depreciates

    September WTI crude oil futures contracts trading in NYMEX rose by 2.48% on August 10. Crude oil prices rose due to rising refined product prices and the weak dollar.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK Stock Market Stymies Awaiting a US Rate Hike in September

    September 4 saw rises in none of the 109 constituent stocks of the EWU. The Fed’s rate-hike indecision impacted UK investors.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Earnings Report

    Will capex cuts by E&P companies affect oil prices?

    Conoco is confident that its production growth will grow by ~3%, driven by a combination of new projects such as APLNG, expected to ramp up in mid-2015.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Why currency movements are important for Petrobras’ finances

    By the end of 2013, PBR’s total long-term debt was ~$106 billion. It also had $8 billion in short-term debt. Approximately 80% of the debt liabilities were denominated in foreign currencies.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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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
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Is the United Kingdom’s Stock Market Buoyant?

    The iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) rose 1.1% on Thursday, October 8. On Thursday, 82 stocks rose out of EWU’s 109 constituent stocks.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Hit a 4-Week High Led by Slowing US Production

    November WTI crude oil futures contracts trading in NYMEX rose by 4.9% on October 6. Crude oil prices rose due to slowing US production and rising retail demand.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Investor snapshot: Valuing BP compared to its peers like Chevron

    Despite the strain that the Macondo incident put on BP, the company continues to reward shareholders handsomely in the form of share buybacks (which boosts earnings per share). It has also been paying hefty dividends.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Uptrend Continues in Mining Stocks

    The uptrend in mining stocks continued on October 2, 2015, as 85 of 109 stocks in the iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF returned positive gains on the day.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Are Almost Flat as the Fed Delays the Rate Hike

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for October delivery fell slightly on September 17, 2015. Crude oil prices fell as the Fed delayed the rate hike.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is BP’s Cash Flow Slated for Growth?

    Rising oil prices have given BP some hope that its cash flows could improve. The robust upstream project pipeline is also likely to result in higher production.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Chevron’s Dividend Yield Stacks Up with Peers

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

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why is Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.—Petrobras important?

    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.—Petrobras (PBR) is one of the largest integrated energy companies in the world. In the U.S., it’s more commonly known as Brazilian Petroleum Corporation—Petrobras.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chevron Stock at a 52-Week High in 4Q17

    Chevron (CVX) stock has risen 6.4% since October 2, 2017, outperforming the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which has risen 6.0% in the same period.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Major Events That Affected Chevron and Shell in 3Q17

    Chevron’s 1H17 results improved from ~-$2.2 billion in 1H16 to $4.1 billion due to an across-the-board rise in its segmental earnings.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Shell’s Stock Has Risen 16% since September 2016

    Shell’s stock had a weak opening to 2016. It traded below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages at the beginning of the year. Its share price touched a trough on January 20, 2016.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Rose Due to the Supply Outage  

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for December delivery rose by 3.8% on November 3. Crude oil prices rose due to a supply disruption in Brazil.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Petrobas and Its Analysts: Are Ratings Improving?

    As of January 11, 2017, Petrobras (PBR) has been rated by 18 analysts. Four of them rated the company a “buy” or “strong buy.”

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil Up on September 21 Due to Drop in Inventory Levels

    After posting moderate gains on Tuesday, September 20, crude oil prices inched higher on Wednesday, September 21, amid a drop in inventory levels. Crude oil prices also took support from the oil service workers’ strike in Norway.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Are Oil Prices Squeezing OPEC Members’ Budgets?

    Oil prices have fallen more than 60% since June 2014, which affects the revenue of OPEC countries.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is There a Correlation between TOT, Oil, and Natural Gas Prices?

    The correlation coefficients of TOT versus Brent and WTI stand at 0.36 and 0.49, respectively.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Schlumberger Receives Contract from BP

    On March 21, 2017, Schlumberger (SLB) announced that BP (BP) awarded SLB’s OneSubSea an engineering, procurement, and construction (or EPC) contract.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    BP on the Street: Analyst Ratings Prior to the 1Q17 Results

    Of the 11 analysts covering BP stock, four (36%) have assigned “buy” or “strong buy” ratings, while seven (64%) have assigned “holds.” None has assigned a “sell.”

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Inched Higher ahead of the Brexit Vote

    After showing weakness on June 22 due to the disappointing inventory report, crude oil started Thursday on a positive note.

    By Val Kensington
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    Crude Oil Prices Were Weaker amid Mixed Sentiments

    Crude oil prices were weaker in the early morning trading hours of July 19 amid mixed sentiments.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Tumbled Almost 6% in Single Trading Session

    The US benchmark March WTI crude oil futures contracts fell by 6.0% and closed at $31.62 per barrel on February 1, 2016. Global benchmark Brent oil futures fell 1.4% and closed at $34.24.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    BP after Its 2Q15 Earnings: Wall Street Analysts’ Forecasts

    Now let’s look at Wall Street analysts’ forecasts for BP following its 2Q15 earnings release.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil Remained Stable in the Early Morning on August 12

    After gaining more than 4% on August 11, crude oil prices remained stable at three-week high levels in the early morning hours on August 12.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brent and WTI Crude Oil Prices Diverge

    December WTI crude oil futures contracts fell marginally by 0.52% and closed at $40.54 per barrel on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Middle East and China Drove Crude Oil Prices Lower

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for September delivery fell by 2.89% on July 31. Rising crude oil production led to the fall in crude oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Chevron’s PEG Ratio Reveals

    Chevron’s PEG ratio stands at 0.16, which is below the peer average of 0.22.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    How Canadian Pacific Railway’s Volumes Compared to Peers

    Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) is Canada’s second-largest freight rail.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Positive and negative effects on ExxonMobil’s returns

    Currently, the biggest concern affecting Exxon Mobil (XOM) and other energy companies is the falling crude price and falling oil and gas production.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Canadian Pacific Railway: Rise in Railcars Cover Intermodal Fall in Week 33

    Canadian Pacific Railway witnessed a volume loss in the intermodal space in week 33 of 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Has Shell Stock Outperformed SPY in 4Q17 So Far?

    Shell’s 3Q17 EPS stood 46% higher than its 3Q16 adjusted EPS.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Chevron: Analysts’ Recommendations

    In January, 23 analysts rated Chevron (CVX). Among the analysts, 17 (or 74%) recommended a “buy” or “strong buy.”

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fall as the Gasoline Inventory Builds

    November WTI crude oil futures fell for the second day by 4.06% on September 23. Crude oil prices fell due to the larger-than-expected gasoline inventory buildup.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Texas Contributes 40% of US Crude Oil Production

    The US is the third-largest country by area in the world. However, US oil production is the world’s highest. Here’s a breakdown of its main oil regions.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Record Inventory Buildup Drags Crude Oil Prices for the Fourth Day

    November WTI crude oil futures contracts fell by 0.56% on October 15. Crude oil prices fell for the fourth day due to the record crude oil inventory buildup.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Chevron Stock Is Performing This Quarter

    In this series, we’ll review Chevron’s (CVX) market performance. We’ll begin by analyzing Chevron’s stock and moving averages this quarter, followed by its stock forecast range to the end of next quarter.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Consumer

    Why the Baupost Group adds new position in eBay

    The Baupost Group added a stake in eBay Inc. (EBAY) that accounted for 3.62% of the fund’s total second quarter portfolio. eBay is a global technology company that enables commerce through three reportable segments—Marketplaces, Payments, and Enterprise.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Correlation of BP Stock with West Texas Intermediate in May

    The correlation of BP (BP) stock with WTI (West Texas Intermediate) stood at 0.49 in May 2017.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Correlation of Integrated Energy Stocks with WTI

    XOM, RDS.A, and BP’s respective correlations with WTI stood at 0.44, 0.56, and 0.52 in the past one-year period.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Dollar and China: Crude Oil Prices Fell for the Third Day

    December WTI crude oil futures fell by 2.0% on November 6, 2015. Crude oil prices fell due to the appreciating US dollar and weak demand data from China.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Saudi Aramco’s Production Compare to Its Peers?

    Saudi Aramco’s production accounted for 27% of OPEC’s average production in 2015. After Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran have the highest production in OPEC.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    GREK Falls 4.26% as Greece Prepares for More Austerity Measures

    In the coming week, Greece is due to present its next set of austerity measures, which it must implement in order to secure new financing.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Lower Oil Prices: BP Stock Has Fallen 18% in Q4 2018

    So far, BP stock has fallen 18% in the fourth quarter due to the fall in oil prices. WTI, the benchmark oil, has fallen 34% in the fourth quarter.

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