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  • XLE Outperforms USO Last Week
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    XLE Outperforms USO Last Week

    The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) fell 0.66% in the week ended September 11. XLE tracks a diverse group of 45 of the largest American energy stocks in the S&P 500 Index (SPX).

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The WTI-Brent crude oil discount narrows

    The divergence between WTI and Brent narrowed last week, as a slowdown in Cushing offered a glimmer of hope, causing WTI to rise.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Murphy Oil’s 4Q15 Operational Performance, Management Strategies

    Along with its 4Q15 earnings, Murphy Oil announced the divestiture of its Montney midstream assets located in Canada. The transaction includes the sale of existing infrastructure capable of processing up to 320 million cubic feet per day.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Devon Energy’s Relative Valuation Compare to Its Peers’?

    Devon Energy (DVN) has a forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) ratio of ~13x.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why was there a surprise in the EIA’s last crude inventory report?

    On December 24, the US Energy Information Administration (or EIA) released its crude inventory report for the week ended December 19.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Rise for the Second Day, Led by EIA Inventory Data

    The unexpected fall in crude oil inventory supported crude oil prices. The fall in US imports might have led to the fall in the US oil inventory.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Inventories Drop Again: Good News for WTI

    In its weekly Petroleum Status Report released on Thursday, the EIA announced a decrease of 2.8 MMbbls in crude oil inventories for the week ending May 22.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Murphy Oil: Analysts’ 4Q16 EBITDA Estimates

    For 4Q16, Wall Street analysts expect Murphy Oil to report EBITDA of ~$261 million—compared to adjusted EBITDA of approximately -$122 million in 4Q15.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Market: Will Bullish Oil Traders Control 2017?

    January WTI crude oil futures fell for the third straight day yesterday. Prices fell below the key psychological levels of $42 per barrel on November 30.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Consol Energy’s Stock Movement ahead of Its 1Q16 Earnings

    So far in 2016, Consol Energy (CNX) has been outperforming bigger upstream companies in the S&P 500 (SPY). CNX has risen by ~64%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    How Investors Have Reacted to Murphy Oil’s Past Earnings

    After losing ~78% of its market capitalization from July 2014 to January 2016, Murphy Oil’s (MUR) stock price is finally showing signs of new uptrend.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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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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    Earnings Report

    Can Marathon Oil Report Higher Profits in Q2 2018?

    Marathon Oil (MRO) is set to report its Q2 earnings on August 1. Excluding one-time items, the net income estimate is ~$161 million.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Change Marginally: Led by China’s Imports

    NYMEX-traded June WTI crude oil futures gained slightly by 0.76% and settled at $59.39 per barrel on May 8, 2015. Crude oil prices changed marginally.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Decline Again, Led by Cushing Stockpiles

    On July 16, crude oil rices declined for the second day in a row, led by a strong dollar and oversupply concerns.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    Occidental Petroleum: Analysts’ Ratings after 4Q17

    The median target price on Occidental Petroleum stock is $78.50, which is ~12% higher than its closing price of $69.85 on February 14.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why less-than-expected crude inventory increased

    On October 29, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (or EIA) released inventory data for the week ending October 24. Inventories increased less than analysts expected.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Dollar and Oversupply Weigh Heavily on WTI Crude Oil Prices

    July WTI crude oil futures contracts trading in NYMEX slumped by 2.83% and settled at $58.03 per barrel on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Crude oil prices plunged.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fall from Key Resistance Level

    WTI crude oil futures contracts for January delivery fell from the key resistance level of $44 per barrel on Friday, November 27.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why WTI oil prices failed to recover despite some support

    Despite development of factors that could have lended support to WTI oil prices, oil prices failed to recover and in fact were trading close to $86 on Thursday.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Rise Marginally on Short Covering due to Expiry

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for July delivery rose marginally by 0.12% and settled at $59.68 per barrel on June 22, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Fed Fear and Crude Oil: Identifying Stocks with a High Correlation

    Last week, crude oil prices fell due to supply glut fears. On August 29, 2016, crude oil prices fell due to market expectations of a rate hike next month.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Crude Oil Production: A Game Changer in 2016?

    China’s crude oil production could fall by 3%–5% in 2016. The fall in China’s crude oil production would be substituted by the rise in China’s crude oil imports.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Doubts over OPEC’s Deal: Which Oil-Weighted Stocks to Consider?

    On January 13, 2017, WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (USO) (OIIL) February contracts closed at $52.37 per barrel, ~1.2% lower than their previous closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Rally despite Chinese Slowdown Drama

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for September delivery rose by 2.80% on August 25. Crude oil prices recovered despite oversupply concerns.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Energy Sector: Analyzing Key Events This Week

    The EIA is scheduled to release its oil and natural gas inventory data on March 27–28, which could be a short-term driver for oil and natural gas prices.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Pioneer Natural Resources’ Stock Price ahead of 4Q15 Results

    Over the past two months, Pioneer Natural Resources stock price has dropped by about 19%. But XOP has been down ~27% during same period.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Crude Oil Prices Are Almost Flat on Slowing Demand from China

    August WTI crude oil futures trading in NYMEX fell for the third day in a row. Prices fell slightly by 0.04% and closed at $50.89 per barrel on Friday, July 17.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • uploads///EOG Q Post F
    Earnings Report

    Did Institutional Investors Sell EOG Resources in 4Q17?

    In 4Q17, 470 funds were “buyers” of EOG Resources (EOG) stock, and 450 funds were “sellers” of EOG stock.

    By Nicholas Chapman
  • uploads///DVN Q Post F
    Earnings Report

    Did Institutional Investors Sell Devon Energy in 4Q17?

    On December 31, 2017, 740 13F filers held DVN in their portfolios, out of which 13 filers had DVN in their top ten holdings.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Crude Oil Is above $50: Analyzing Oil Stocks

    On July 31, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (DBO) (USL) September futures closed at $50.17 per barrel—0.9% above the last closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • uploads///ECA Q Post Analyst
    Energy & Utilities

    What Wall Street Analysts Recommend for Encana

    As of February 16, 2018, 29 analysts were covering Encana (ECA). Of these, ~31% have “strong buy” ratings, ~62% have “buy” recommendations, while the remaining ~7% of analysts have “hold” recommendations.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EIA Expects Liquid Fuels Production to Rise in 2015 and 2016

    The EIA (Energy Information Administration) expects global petroleum and liquids production or total world supply to average 94.16 MMbbl/d in 2015.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Upstream Companies with the Lowest EBITDA Multiples

    As of the first quarter, Sandridge Energy’s (SD) EV-to-adjusted EBITDA ratio was ~2.77x. The company has a market capitalization of $529.83 million.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Oil-Weighted Stocks Could Be Impacted by Oil’s Fall

    On April 4, 2018, US crude oil May futures fell 0.2% and closed at $63.37 per barrel. On March 28–April 4, 2018, US crude oil May futures fell 1.6%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Rise 4% as the US Dollar Depreciates

    The fight for market share, despite lower crude oil prices, has led to victory for Saudi Arabia. It exported 4.4 MMbpd of crude oil to Asia in 1H15.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Japan and China Boost Crude Oil Prices

    Crude oil prices surged on Monday—supported by rising demand from Asia and the US. The US Dollar Index appreciated against the major global currencies.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Advanced ahead of the EIA Report

    NYMEX-traded June WTI crude oil futures increased by 0.88% and settled at $60.93 per barrel on May 6, 2015. Crude oil prices increased.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Decline: Led by Strong Dollar and Profit-Booking

    July WTI crude oil futures trading in NYMEX fell by 1.07% and closed at $60.77 per barrel on Thursday, June 10—due to profit-booking and the strong dollar.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US WTI Crude Oil Prices Rally despite Oversupply Concerns

    August WTI crude oil futures trading in NYMEX rose by 1.95% and closed at $59.47 per barrel on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Prices surged on the summer demand.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why These Events Matter for Your Energy Portfolio

    Last week, US crude oil April futures rose 4.1%, while natural gas April futures rose 2.8%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Crude Oil Is near a 3-Year High

    On March 21, 2018, US crude oil May futures rose 2.6% and closed at $65.17 per barrel.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Crude Oil Is at a 3-Year High

    On April 18, 2018, US crude oil June futures rose 2.9% and closed at $68.47 per barrel—the highest closing level since December 2014.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • uploads///MUR Q Pre Revenue
    Earnings Report

    Will Analysts’ 2Q16 Revenue Estimates for Murphy Oil Bear Out?

    Murphy Oil (MUR) is set to report its 2Q16 earnings on July 27, 2016. For 2Q16, Wall Street analysts expect Murphy Oil to report revenues of ~$489 million, which is lower by ~34% when compared with 2Q15 revenues of ~$738 million.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Crude Oil Production Increases Again: WTI Is in Trouble

    The EIA estimates that crude oil production increased by 20,000 bpd to 9.58 MMbpd in the week to May 29—following a triple-digit increase the week before.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Inventories Suggest Bear Market May Extend beyond 2016

    The EIA projects that global crude oil inventories could slow down to 1.4 MMbpd in 4Q15, and then fall to an average of around 0.6 MMbpd.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • Financials

    Why the inverted head and shoulder pattern is formed

    The inverted head and shoulder pattern is the reverse of the head and shoulder pattern. It’s formed at the bottom of the downtrend.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • Financials

    Support and resistance are key concepts in technical analysis

    Support is the point where buying pressure is more than the selling pressure. Resistance is the point where selling pressure is more than the buying pressure.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why inventories helped moderate another bearish week for US crude

    Saudi Arabia’s U.S. market share has suffered recently, due to high domestic production levels. According to a preliminary report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia slipped to 609,000 barrels per day in the week ended October 3.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices continue to fall

    After two consecutive weeks of bearish inventory reports, crude prices stabilized at levels close to $81 per barrel. Last week, crude prices fell to the lowest levels since 2012.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Are Institutional Investors Buying CNX Resources Stock?

    In Q1 2018, 140 funds bought CNX Resources (CNX).

    By Nicholas Chapman
  • uploads///MRO Q Pre F
    Earnings Report

    Are Institutional Investors Selling Marathon Oil Stock?

    In Q1 2018, 265 funds were “buyers” of Marathon Oil (MRO) stock, either creating new positions or adding to existing positions.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    Weakest Upstream Stocks This Week: KOS, OAS, MRO, WLL, and MUR

    This week, Kosmos Energy (KOS) has fallen ~6.9% from $8.45 to $7.87. On June 26, KOS closed the day with a loss of ~2.6%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    Understanding Occidental’s Correlation with Crude Oil Prices

    In this article, we’ll try to quantify any correlation between OXY and crude oil prices.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    Light Sweet Crude Oil Drives US Crude Oil Production Growth

    According to the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration), recent growth in US crude oil production has been driven primarily by light, sweet crude oil.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will There Be More Upside in the Oil Rig Count?

    In the week ending May 4, the oil rig count rose by nine to 834—the highest level in more than three years.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Are Oil ETFs Outperforming US Crude Oil?

    Last week, California Resources rose 28.8%—the largest gainer. Murphy Oil fell 2.8%—the biggest loss on our list of oil-weighted stocks.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Oil Rig Count: Is More Upside Possible?

    In the week ending April 20, the oil rig count rose by five to 820—the highest level in more than three years.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why the Oil Rig Count Could Concern Energy Investors

    In the week ending March 30, 2018, the oil rig count fell by seven to 797. US crude oil prices and the oil rig count usually move in a pattern.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Did Cabot Oil & Gas’s Normalized Free Cash Flows Rise in 2017?

    For 2017, Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) has normalized FCF (free cash flow) of ~15%, which is the fourth highest among the upstream producers we have been tracking.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    How Have SGY, SD, MUR, QEP, and SWN Performed?

    Stock performance In this final part of our series, we’ll discuss Stone Energy’s (SGY), Sandridge Energy’s (SD), Murphy Oil’s (MUR), QEP Resources’ (QEP), and Southwestern Energy’s (SWN) stock performance. As we saw in the previous part, these companies had the lowest last-12-month EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) ratios as […]

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    These Upstream Companies Have the Lowest Valuation Ratios

    Top five upstream stocks by valuation In this part, we’ll compare stocks’ adjusted EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) ratios. Enterprise value is the sum of a company’s market capitalization and debt, minus cash and cash equivalents. A low EV-to-EBITDA ratio indicates that a company may be undervalued. Let’s look at the five […]

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Range Resources: Analysts’ Recommendations

    The median target price on Range Resources stock is $22.00, which is ~40% higher than its closing price of $15.74 on March 9, 2018.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    Which Energy Stocks Were the Underperformers Last Week?

    On March 2–9, 2018, midstream stock Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP) fell the most on our list of energy stocks.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    These Oil-Weighted Stocks Diverged from Oil’s Decline

    Between February 28 and March 7, our collection of oil-weighted stocks gained 3.1%, compared to a 0.8% decline in US crude oil April futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Southwestern Energy: Analysts’ Ratings after Its Earnings

    Of the analysts, ~6% gave “strong buy,” ~13% gave “buy,” ~65% gave “hold,” and ~16% gave “sell” recommendations on Southwestern Energy.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Southwestern Energy’s Free Cash Flow in 4Q17

    For 4Q17, Southwestern Energy (SWN) reported an operating cash flow of ~$308 million—higher than analysts’ expectation of ~$249 million.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Post-4Q17 Views on Range Resources

    Analyst recommendations for Range Resources Of the 32 analysts covering Range Resources (RRC) stock on February 28, 2018, Reuters reported that ~22% recommended “strong buy,” ~38% recommended “buy,” ~31% recommended “hold,” and ~9% recommended “sell” or “strong sell.” RRC’s median target price The median target price on Range Resources stock is $23.50, ~77% higher than its closing price of […]

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Really Moved W&T Offshore Stock Last Week?

    W&T Offshore (WTI) stock rose ~7% last week (ended September 29), while crude oil and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) rose ~2% and ~0.7%, respectively.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    ConocoPhillips Stock Outperformed Oil and Natural Gas Prices

    Despite a mixed price performance from crude oil (USO) and natural gas (UNG) prices last week, ConocoPhillips’s (COP) stock price rose.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Encana Stock Has Performed This Year

    Year-to-date, Encana’s (ECA) stock has fallen ~19% to $9.53. The stock is trading below its 50-week and 200-week moving averages.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Miscellaneous

    What Wall Street Analysts Recommend for California Resources

    As of June 23, 2017, California Resources (CRC) has one “buy” recommendation, six “hold” recommendations, and one “sell” recommendation.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Cobalt International Energy Stock: Analyzing Short Interest

    As of May 15, 2017, the short interest ratio in Cobalt International Energy’s (CIE) stock is ~9.1x.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Devon Energy Stock: Is the Uptrend Intact in 2017?

    In the first three months of 2017, Devon Energy’s (DVN) stock price has been in a moderate downtrend. Its stock price performance is negative YTD.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Has ConocoPhillips Stock Performed in 2017?

    In the first 12 weeks of 2017, ConocoPhillips (COP) stock was in a moderate downtrend. Year-to-date, ConocoPhillips stock has fallen ~9% from $49.87 to $45.38.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chart in Focus: Encana’s Operating Netbacks

    In 4Q16, Encana (ECA) reported operating netback of ~$12.24 per boe, which is ~82% higher than in 4Q15.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chart in Focus: Encana’s Lifting Costs

    In 4Q16, Encana (ECA) reported a lifting cost of ~$11.57 per boe, which is ~9% lower than in 4Q15.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Southwestern Energy’s Operating Netbacks

    In 4Q16, Southwestern Energy (SWN) reported an operating netback of ~$1.16 per Mcfe, which is about 2% higher than in 4Q15.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Encana’s Realized Price Effectiveness

    Encana’s (ECA) production cash cost has increased on a year-over-year basis. For 4Q16, Encana’s production cash cost was $17.92 per boe, higher than $17.74 per boe in 4Q15.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could 4Q16 Mark a Low Point for Encana’s Production?

    Encana’s (ECA) 4Q16 production came in better than expected at ~311 Mboepd (thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day).

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing the Energy and Industrial Sector on March 9

    After showing weakness for two consecutive trading days, the energy sector rebounded on Thursday. The S&P 500 Energy sector rose 0.59% on March 9.

    By Val Kensington
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    Earnings Report

    Your Denbury Stock Forecast: What Implied Volatility Tells Us

    As of February 27, Denbury (DNR) had an implied volatility of ~67.62%, which is ~40.6% below its 260-day historical price volatility of ~113.9%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Southwestern Energy’s Stock Price Forecast Using Implied Volatility

    On February 27, 2017, Southwestern Energy (SWN) had an implied volatility of ~58.6%, ~20.4% below its 260-day historical price volatility of ~73.7%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Encana’s Stock Price Forecast: Implied Volatility

    As of February 17, 2017, Encana (ECA) had an implied volatility of ~41.16%, which is ~36.25% below its 260-trading day historical price volatility of ~64.56%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Marathon Oil’s Stock Price Forecast Using Implied Volatility

    On February 17, 2017, Marathon Oil (MRO) had an implied volatility of ~35.2%, which was ~39.0% below its 260-trading-day historical price volatility of ~57.7%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Here’s How Southwestern Energy Stock Has Reacted to Past Earnings

    In the past four quarters, Southwestern Energy (SWN) has beaten the consensus EPS estimate 50% of the time.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Devon Energy’s Stock Price Forecast Using Implied Volatility

    As of February 16, 2017, Devon Energy (DVN) had an implied volatility of ~32.3%, which is ~36.3% below its 260-day historical price volatility of ~50.6%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    OXY’s Stock Price Forecast Using Implied Volatility

    On February 13, 2017, Occidental Petroleum (OXY) had an implied volatility of ~20.2%, ~12.2% below its 260-trading-day historical price volatility of ~23.0%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ConocoPhillips Stock Could Be Gearing Up for a 2017 Rally

    If crude oil prices manage to break out from their recent trading range, ConocoPhillips stock may follow with another rally.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Marathon Oil Stock Reacted to Past Earnings Results?

    Consensus and actual earnings In the last four quarters, Marathon Oil (MRO) has met the consensus EPS (earnings per share) estimate 25% of the time and beat the consensus EPS estimate 75% of the time. Marathon hasn’t missed EPS estimates in the last year. Marathon’s stock price reaction to past earnings Marathon Oil reported its […]

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Devon Energy Stock Reacted to past Earnings Results?

    Consensus and actual earnings In the last four quarters, Devon Energy (DVN) has beaten the consensus EPS (earnings per share) estimate 100% of the time. In 2Q16, Devon beat the estimate by $0.25. What was Devon’s stock price reaction to past results? On November 1, 2016, Devon Energy reported its 3Q16 earnings. In 3Q16, excluding one-time […]

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    What’s ConocoPhillips’s Stock Price Forecast?

    As of February 6, 2017, ConocoPhillips (COP) had an implied volatility of ~26.7%, which is ~30.7% below its 260-day historical price volatility of ~38.5%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    How Did ConocoPhillips Fare in 4Q16?

    ConocoPhillips (COP) announced its 4Q16 earnings on February 2, 2017, before the market opened.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind Marathon Oil’s Enterprise Multiple

    As of 3Q16, MRO’s EV-to-normalized-EBITDA ratio came in around 27.4x, which was higher than its two-year average EV-to-normalized EBITDA ratio of ~15.4x.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Marathon Oil’s Free Cash Flow Normalized to Production

    In 3Q16, MRO’s reported FCF normalized to total production of ~$3.68 per boe, which was ~$6.9 higher than in 3Q15.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Marathon Oil’s EBITDA Normalized to Production

    In 3Q16, Marathon Oil (MRO) reported normalized EBITDA per unit of production of ~$10.57 per boe, which was ~366% higher than in 3Q15.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Miscellaneous

    Oil-Weighted Stocks and Crude Oil: Are They Diverging?

    On February 11, 2016, US crude oil touched a 12-year low. From February 11, 2016, to January 30, 2017, US crude oil active futures contracts rose 100.8%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Consol Energy’s 2016 Coal Production Guidance

    For 2016, Consol Energy’s (CNX) Pennsylvania mining operations, which is part of its coal division, expects coal production of 23.6 million–24.4 million tons.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Could Consol Energy Beat Its 4Q16 Earnings Estimates?

    In 3Q16, Consol Energy (CNX) missed the consensus EPS estimate by $0.03 per share. But it reported revenues of ~$746.0 million.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is ConocoPhillips an Expensive Stock?

    COP’s EV-to-adjusted EBITDA ratio has been increasing quickly since 1Q15 mainly due to the steep fall in adjusted EBITDA.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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