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.
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.
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.
Venezuela’s Crude Oil Production Fell Again
Reuters estimates that Venezuela’s crude oil output decreased by 50,000 bpd to 1,450,000 bpd in May—compared to the previous month.
What Is the Outlook for Europe-Focused Mutual Funds?
In this series, we have reviewed ten Europe-focused mutual funds in terms of their sectoral changes over the past year and the possible reasons for their performance in 2015.
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.
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.
Crude Oil Prices Rise Due to the Depreciating US Dollar
NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for November delivery rose by 0.97% on September 24. Crude oil prices rose due to the depreciating US dollar.
As BP Readies Its 3Q Report, How Has Its Stock Performed?
The correlation coefficient of BP’s stock versus WTI (West Texas Intermediate) for the 12-month period stands at 0.65.
International Integrated Energy Stocks Take a Tumble in 2017
Integrated energy stocks recovered in 2016 due to rising oil prices. These stocks began 2017 on a positive note.
How Do Most Analysts View Shell’s Stock?
Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A) analyst ratings show that ten of 11 analysts surveyed have rated the company as a “buy,” an “outperform,” or an “overweight.”
Analysts’ Recommendations for BP before 1Q16 Earnings
The highest 12-month target price for BP ahead of 1Q16 earnings is $43, indicating a 40% gain from current levels.
Eni’s 2Q16 Earnings: A Dull Show?
In 2Q16, Eni’s (E) revenues of 13.4 billion euros, or about $14.97 billion, surpassed analyst estimates. Eni reported EPS of -0.27 euros, or about -$0.30.
ExxonMobil Stock Downgraded to ‘Sell’ by Redburn
Redburn has double-downgraded ExxonMobil stock to “sell,” according to Thomson Reuters. It’s actually made downgrades in the entire sector.
Total’s Dividend Yield Surges to 5.4%
Total’s (TOT) dividend yield has risen sharply, driven by its stock price falling.
What Is CVX’s Price Forecast Range following Its Q1 Results?
Chevron’s (CVX) first-quarter earnings fell due to its lower Upstream and Downstream earnings.
What’s Total’s Price Forecast?
Total (TOT) announced its first-quarter earnings on April 26, 2019.
How Will Chevon’s Dividend Payment Trend in Q2?
Chevron (CVX) released its first-quarter earnings on April 26. The company paid $2.2 billion in dividends in the first quarter.
Will Shell’s Dividend Payments Rise in Q2 2019?
Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) has paid steady dividends over the past few years. In Q1 2019, Shell paid a dividend of $0.94 per share (or ADS), which is equal to the dividend its paid in Q1 2017.
How Total Stock Compares to Oil Prices and Markets
Since January 2, Total stock has risen by 5.5%.
Assessing Chevron’s Dividend Yield ahead of Its Earnings Results
Chevron is expected to post its first-quarter earnings results on April 26, 2019. Let’s review the stock’s dividend yield ahead of its earnings release.
Short Interest in ExxonMobil Rose, Stock Rose 16%
The short interest in ExxonMobil (XOM) stock has risen from 0.71% of its outstanding shares on January 2 to the current level of 0.76%.
Analyzing ExxonMobil’s Moving Averages in Q1
ExxonMobil’s 50-day moving average could cross over its 200-day moving average, which will be a positive breakthrough for the stock.
Short Interest in Suncor Surges, but Its Stock Rises 22%
Short interest (as a percentage of outstanding shares) in Suncor Energy (SU) has risen 0.1% since January 2, 2019.
BP’s 50-Day Average Inches toward Its 200-Day Average
This quarter, BP published robust fourth-quarter earnings results driven by better upstream realizations.
Total Stock Has Fallen 21% This Quarter
Total (TOT) stock has fallen 21% in the fourth quarter so far.
Integrated Energy Stocks: The Top Eight Dividend Yielders
In this series, we’ll look at eight integrated energy stocks and rank them on dividend yields. Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) holds the top spot.
Chevron’s Moving Averages ahead of Earnings
Before we look at Chevron’s (CVX) moving average since January 2, let’s briefly look at how moving averages trended until then.
Has Short Interest in Shell Fallen prior to Its 1Q18 Earnings?
Short interest in Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) expressed as a percentage of its outstanding shares has fallen from 0.20% on February 27, 2018, to its current level of 0.16%.
Integrated Energy Stocks That Are on the Rise this Week
Continuing with the biggest movers in the energy sector, we’ll now look at the top gainers from the integrated energy sector in the US for the week that began on March 12.
Total’s Dividend Yield Is in the Middle of the Pack
Total (TOT) occupies the fourth slot on the list of top eight dividend-yielding stocks.
ExxonMobil Expects to Triple Its Upstream Earnings by 2025
ExxonMobil has a robust project pipeline, which is expected to bring significant growth to the company.
Chevron’s Moving Averages Trend Upward
Chevron’s moving averages In this part, we’ll look at Chevron’s (CVX) moving averages. Let’s start with its moving averages in the first nine months of 2017. In the beginning of 2017, Chevron’s 50-DMA (day moving average) slid down but stayed above its 200-DMA. The downtrend in Chevron stock extended to 2Q17. As WTI (West Texas […]
Here Are Analysts’ Top 10 Integrated Energy Picks
In this series, we’ll rank the top ten global integrated energy firms based on the “buy” ratings received from Wall Street analysts.
Behind Shell’s Dividend Yield: Among the Best
Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) is the second-highest dividend-yielding stock in our top ten integrated energy stocks.
Why Shell’s Gbaran-Ubie Project Is Vital to Upstream Portfolio
In this series, we’ll look at Shell’s overall performance, its robust upstream portfolio, its changing downstream portfolio, and the company’s overall strategy.
What’s the Forecast for ExxonMobil’s Stock Price?
Implied volatility in ExxonMobil has fallen from 14.9% on April 3, 2017, to 13.6% to date.
Correlation of Chevron Stock with WTI Crude Oil
The correlation coefficient of Chevron (CVX) versus WTI stood at 0.53 in the last one-year period.
TOT, SU, E, and PBR: Comparing Their Dividend Yields
Total (TOT), Suncor Energy (SU), ENI (E), and Petrobras (PBR) have provided steady returns to their shareholders in the form of dividends.
TOT, SU, E, PBR: Who Has Highest Dividend Yield?
Total (TOT), Suncor Energy (SU), ENI (E), and Petrobras (PBR) have consistently given returns to shareholders in the form of dividends.
Shell’s Volatility: A Look at Its Beta
Shell’s beta In this part, we’ll compare Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A) beta with peers’. We’ve considered the 90-day beta, which depicts how much a stock moves for a given move in the market for 90 days. Shell’s 90-day beta stands at 0.94, lower than integrated energy stocks’ average 90-day beta of 1.0. In comparison, Statoil’s […]
Understanding XOM Stock through Implied Volatility
The implied volatility in ExxonMobil (XOM) currently stands at 14%, down from 16% on January 3, 2017.
Why Is Petrobras’s Valuation Higher Than Peer Average?
After its production update news, Petrobas’s forward PE and EV-to-EBITDA stood at 18.7x and 6.3x, respectively.
Energy Sector Companies Had Mixed Performances on November 1
The companies in the energy sector were mixed on November 1. The major ETFs related to the energy sector such as USO and DBO rose 0.43% and 0.35%.
Analyzing Suncor’s Stock Reaction to Surprise Earnings
Suncor Energy (SU) announced its 3Q16 earnings on October 26 after market hours. On the day, in anticipation of results, SU opened at $28.9.
Looking at the Portfolio of the T. Rowe Price European Stock Fund
Consumer discretionary is the most-invested sector by the PRESX, followed by financials. These two sectors combine to form 31% of the portfolio.
What Does BP’s Implied Volatility Suggest?
Implied volatility in BP (BP) currently stands at 24%, up from 19% on August 18, 2016. During the same period, BP’s stock price rose 2%.
Petrobras’s Stock Has More Than Tripled since January 2016
Due to the fall in crude oil prices, PBR also started falling in mid-2014. The money-laundering charges against Petrobras’s former personnel further weighed on the stock in 2015.
APC to Double Ownership in Lucius Development after Acquisition
In its recently announced acquisition, Anadarko Petroleum (APC) highlighted the acquisition of its interest in the Lucius development in the Gulf of Mexico.
Returns of Integrated Energy and Refiner Stocks
Alon USA Energy (ALJ) has the highest implied volatility figure among all of the integrated energy companies and refiners as of August 11, 2016.
Behind Eni’s Stock Performance after 2Q16
Eni SpA (E) announced its 2Q16 earnings on July 29, 2016. On the same day, Eni opened at $30.23, marginally lower than the previous day’s close of $30.53.
Eni’s 2Q16 Estimates: Analysts Expect Positive EPS
In 2Q16, analysts expect Eni to post EPS of 0.14 euros—86% higher than its 2Q15 adjusted EPS. Analysts estimate Eni’s revenue to be ~12.8 billion euros.
Total’s 2Q16 Earnings Outlook: Will It Beat Estimates?
Total SA (TOT) is expected to post its 2Q16 results on July 28, 2016. In 1Q16, TOT’s revenues of $27.5 billion surpassed Wall Street estimates.
What’s the Correlation between XOM’s Stock and Crude Oil?
Integrated energy companies such as ExxonMobil (XOM) are affected by volatility in crude oil prices. To what degree? This varies from company to company.
XOM’s Stock Has Risen by 22% Since January 2016
In 2015, sinking oil prices affected the upstream earnings of integrated energy companies. However, since January’s end, XOM’s stock has been rising.
ExxonMobil Plans to Exit the Bass Strait Oilfields
ExxonMobil (XOM) is churning its upstream portfolio to retain the most competitive assets in a low energy price environment.
A Forward Valuation Comparison of BP’s Competitors
BP’s market cap stands at ~$100 billion. Among the company’s peers, ExxonMobil (XOM) has the highest market cap of ~$371 billion.
BP’s Upstream Production Rose—What about Its Realizations?
BP produced 2.4 MMboepd from its worldwide operations in 1Q16. Of the company’s total production, 1.7 MMboepd, or 72%, comes from non-US operations.
How Does Petrobras’s Forward Valuation Compare to Peers?
Petrobras’s market cap stands at ~$38 billion. Among the company’s peers, ExxonMobil (XOM) has the highest market cap of ~$374 billion.
Behind Eni’s Stock Performance after 1Q16
Eni SpA (E) announced its 1Q16 earnings on April 29, 2016. On the same day, Eni opened at $32.7, marginally higher than the previous day’s close of $32.6.
Where Do Eni’s Forward Valuations Stand Compared to Its Peers’?
Eni is now trading at a two-year forward PE (price-to-earnings ratio) of 19.9x, much higher than its peer average of 15.1x.
Petrobras’s Stock Price Has Doubled since Mid-February
Last year, Petrobras’s (PBR) stock fell on plunging oil prices. Continuing the trend, PBR’s stock had a weak opening in 2016.
Weak US Refinery Demand Spurs Mammoth Rise in Crude Oil Inventory
The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) reported that US refinery demand fell by 551,000 bpd (barrels per day) to 15.6 MMbpd (million barrels per day) for the week ending January 22, 2016.
Crude Oil Trades Close to Resistance Level of $32 per Barrel
US crude oil prices have risen by 18% in the last five trading sessions. They are close to the key resistance level of $32 per barrel.
Russia’s Gas Pipeline Network in Europe
The European Union (FEZ) depends mostly on imports to meet its gas needs. Europe accounts for a significant portion of Russia’s gas exports.
Oil and Gas Industry Pushed FEZ Up
The oil and gas industry provided the highest positive return of 0.8% on December 22, 2015. Oil prices rose yesterday. They paused the downtrend.
Oil and Gas Industry Emerged as FEZ’s Biggest Loser
After the outcome of OPEC’s meeting on December 4, 2015, oil prices followed the downtrend. OPEC didn’t agree to reduce the production.
Transportation and Software Industry Led FEZ
Among all of the industries of the SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ), the transportation industry provided the highest positive return of 0.5% on December 14, 2015.
Multiyear Low Crude Oil Triggers Free Fall in European Market
Crude oil and commodity prices continued to fall on December 11, 2015, creating a nervousness in the minds of investors. Then investors exited their positions, which led to a global sell-off.
FEZ and EWJ Closed Lower as Crude Oil Prices Fell 6%
The SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ) and the iShares MSCI Eurozone (EZU) closed on negative notes on Monday, December 7, 2015. They both fell by 0.28%.
ING Groep Lifts FEZ with a Rise of 1.2%
ING Groep (ING) provided the highest individual as well as weighted return in FEZ on November 27, 2015. The individual return was 1.2%.
Ten Europe-Focused Mutual Funds and Their Key Indicators
Europe-focused mutual funds had a good October. In this series, we aim to analyze their performance. We’ll see how they’ve fared across periods and why so.