Occidental Petroleum Corp

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    Energy & Utilities

    Perfect Storm for Natural Gas—What Are the Top Stock Picks?

    By Anuradha Garg
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    How does Occidental Petroleum compare to industry peers?

    In terms of profitability, OXY has the highest profit margins amongst its peers at 24.2%. OXY also has one of the highest dividend yields at 2.85%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Permian Basin activity: A key indicator of energy sector health

    This was the seventh straight weekly decline in the Permian Basin oil rig count. Overall, the weekly US crude oil rig count was down 4%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Understanding EOG Resources’ Q2 2018 Production Guidance

    For the second quarter, EOG Resources expects total production in the range of 670.3–706.2 Mboepd (thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day).

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Denbury Resources’ 1Q16 Earnings Call

    For 1Q16, Denbury Resources (DNR) reported an adjusted EBITDA of ~$105 million with an EBITDA margin of ~40%. Its EBITDA margin is only ~20% lower.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Has Denbury Resources Been Underperforming Crude Oil?

    In the last month, crude oil producer Denbury Resources (DNR) has seen its stock price underperform crude oil (USO) and natural gas (UNG) prices.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Did Occidental Petroleum Set a High Bar for 3Q16 Production?

    For 3Q16, Occidental Petroleum expects its total production from ongoing operations to be in the range of 600–605 Mboe per day.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Why US rigs lost the most in 11 months

    The U.S. total rig count decreased by 17 rigs—from 1,913 to 1,896—during the week ending August 22. This marked the first rig count decline in the past five weeks. The decline was also the largest since late September 2013.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    WTI–Brent Spread Continues to Diverge: Who Gains and Who loses?

    WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil’s discount to Brent crude oil widened in the week ended August 14 over the previous week.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    How ConocoPhillips Turned Losses into Profits in 4Q17

    ConocoPhillips (COP) announced its 4Q17 earnings on February 1, 2018, before the market opened. It had better-than-expected profits of ~$540 million, beating analyst expectations.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Occidental Petroleum’s 4Q17 Pre-Earnings Update

    Occidental Petroleum (OXY) is set to report its 4Q17 and fiscal 2017 earnings on February 13, 2018. For 4Q17, OXY’s current consensus net income estimate is ~$275.0 million.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Been Driving Diamondback Energy’s Stock Price Movement?

    Diamondback Energy’s stock price saw uptrend from October 2012 to June 2014. When NYMEX WTI crude oil started falling in June 2014, FANG’s stock peaked.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Miscellaneous

    Inside Marathon Oil’s Stock Performance Last Week

    Marathon Oil’s stock price fell from $15.91 to $15.16 last week, while crude oil prices fell from $53.18 per barrel to $49.62 per barrel.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Crude Oil Prices Don’t Impact Crude Producers the Same

    For the past month, Energen had the highest correlation of ~0.94 with WTI crude oil (USO) prices. Occidental Petroleum had the lowest correction coefficient.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the US Crude Oil Output Rise in November?

    The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) published that the US crude oil output rose by 48,000 bpd to 9.2 MMbpd for the week ending October 30, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    What Could Drive Enterprise Products Partners’s Growth?

    EPD has $5.3 billion of projects currently under construction that are expected to be operational by the end of 2018.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Occidental Petroleum’s Production Mix and Realized Prices

    In 3Q15, Occidental Petroleum production mix was 63% crude oil, 25% natural gas, and 12% NGLs. This means that it is more tilted toward liquids production.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Growing Conflict in the Middle East Pushes Crude Oil to New Lows

    Growing conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the major oil-producing countries of OPEC, has become a threat for crude oil prices.

    By Sarah Sands
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Declines in Crude Oil Prices Have Affected Stone Energy

    Although crude oil prices have rallied by ~89% from their lows in February 2016, crude is still trading ~54% lower than its high nearly two years ago.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Permian Basin activity signals changes to oil rig count

    Rig counts in the Permian Basin can gauge drilling activities for upstream companies. The Permian Basin rig count is now at its lowest since May 2011.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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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 Has Range Resources’ Stock Performed in 2016?

    In the last two months, Range Resources’ stock price has increased by ~68%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Occidental Petroleum Paid Dividend of $0.76 per Share in January

    Occidental Petroleum (OXY) paid its most recent dividend for 4Q16 on January 13, 2017—$0.76 per share on its common stock.

    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

    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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    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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    Miscellaneous

    Which Oil-Weighted Stocks Could Outperform Oil’s Downturn?

    On February 11, 2016, US crude oil touched a 12-year low. From February 11, 2016, to March 13, 2017, US crude oil active futures contracts rose 84.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Natural Gas Plunged due to Massive Inventory Data

    May natural gas futures fell by 4.47% and settled at $2.52 per MMBtu on April 9, 2015. Natural gas prices plunged because of the massive inventory buildup.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Where US Crude Oil Prices Could Close Next Week

    On August 9, US crude oil’s implied volatility was 23.1%, which was ~1.3% below its 15-day average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Upstream Space Might See Upside This Week

    On November 2–9, the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) rose 0.6%—the least among major energy ETFs.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EIA forecasts global liquids supply and consumption trends

    As for supply and consumption, global oil production is outpacing consumption, especially in the first half of 2015.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Refined Products and the US Dollar Lowered Crude Oil Prices

    September WTI crude oil futures contracts trading in NYMEX fell by 1.28% on August 5. US crude oil prices fell due to refined products’ inventory buildup and the strong dollar.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consensus of Supply Disruptions Boosts Crude Oil Prices

    The consensus of a sudden decrease in supply means the gap between supply and demand will decrease. This supports an increase in crude oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    XOP Is Underperforming Other Energy ETFs

    On November 12–19, the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) fell 1.6%—the largest decline among major energy ETFs.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will ConocoPhillips Continue to Deliver amid Oil’s Turbulence?

    As of November 12, Brent crude oil active futures had fallen 18.3% from their almost four-year high of $86.29 per barrel on October 3.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Are You Looking at the Right Oil-Weighted Stocks?

    On May 16, US crude oil June futures rose 0.3% and closed at $71.49 per barrel, a more-than-three-year high.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fall: Profit-Booking and Strong US Dollar

    July WTI crude oil futures trading in NYMEX fell by 1.39% and closed at $59.61 per barrel on Friday, June 19—led by the strengthening US dollar and profit-booking.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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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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    Miscellaneous

    Why Southwestern Energy’s Implied Volatility Rose

    Southwestern Energy’s implied volatility rose 3.5% on February 24. The stock fell ~12%. On February 23, the company reported a net loss of $0.08 per share.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Are Oil-Weighted Stocks and US Crude Oil Deviating?

    Between February 11, 2016, and April 4, 2018, US crude oil active futures rose 141.8% from their 12-year low.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Are Steady despite Record Output Estimates

    October WTI crude oil futures contracts trading in NYMEX rose slightly by 0.12% on August 20, 2015. Crude oil prices rose due to the depreciating US dollar.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Drop on Speculation of a US Shale Rebound

    WTI crude oil futures for June delivery declined slightly by 0.24% and closed at $59.25 per barrel on May 11. The EIA released the monthly drilling report yesterday.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Occidental Petroleum’s Production Volumes

    In 3Q15, Occidental Petroleum production was 689,000 BOE per day, which is higher by almost 16% than its 595,000 BOE per day in 3Q14.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fell by 17% in the Last 6 Trading Sessions

    US benchmark WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts for February delivery fell by 3% and settled at $30.44 per barrel on January 12, 2016.

    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 Chevron didn’t sink in 3Q14

    Oil prices have been on a rapid decline in the past couple of months. Since the high of $107 per barrel in June, oil prices dropped ~27%. Currently, they’re trading close to $78 per barrel.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Did Natural Gas Prices Move ConocoPhillips Stock Last Week?

    For the week ending November 17, ConocoPhillips (COP) stock had shown the highest correlation of ~91% with natural gas (UNG).

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Miscellaneous

    Returns of Upstream Stocks with High and Low Implied Volatility

    On November 15, Cobalt International Energy (CIE) had the highest implied volatility among the upstream stocks that are part of XOP. Its stock fell ~75.4% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Global Oil Supply after the US Exits the Iran Nuclear Deal

    On May 10, the United States Oil ETF (USO) rose 0.3%. On May 3–10, US crude oil June futures rose 4.3%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why did last week’s crude oil inventory build beat expectations?

    On October 8, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (or EIA) released inventory data for the week ended October 3.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Really Moved ConocoPhillips Stock Last Week?

    For the week ending October 20, ConocoPhillips stock showed a negative correlation of -15% with crude oil (USO) (SCO).

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Fund Managers

    B/E Aerospace spun off KLX business on activist push

    On December 17, 2014, B/E Aerospace completed its spin-off of KLX, Inc., from B/E Aerospace, and KLX started trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol KLXI.

    By Diana Key
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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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    Stock Comparison: How Have COP, DVN, OXY, APC, and EOG Fared?

    Stock performance In this article, we’ll discuss the year-to-date (YTD) stock performance of ConocoPhillips (COP), Devon Energy (DVN), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), and EOG Resources (EOG), which reported the highest revenue among upstream companies in fiscal 2017. Outliers and underperformers The above image shows that ConocoPhillips (COP) is the outlier among peers. YoY […]

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Natural gas prices rally on bullish inventory withrawals

    A bull-bear battle in February 2015 has caused natural gas prices to rise and fall repeatedly. The bull isn’t out of fight yet.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    A must-know introduction to Occidental Petroleum Corporation

    Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) engages in oil and gas exploration and production in the U.S., Latin America, and the Middle East.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing the Pros and Cons of High Volatility Upstream Stocks

    On December 23, 2016, Occidental Petroleum (OXY) had the lowest implied volatility among upstream stocks that are part of XOP.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    How Returns Affect Implied Volatility of Upstream Stocks

    On December 19, 2016, Cobalt International Energy (CIE) stock fell 79.1% YTD, the steepest YTD fall among upstream stocks with the highest implied volatilities.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Oil Traders: Be Careful with Your Long Positions

    The fall in the yield spread indicates concerns about the US economy’s growth rate. Oil prices might fall from the current levels.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Are Oil-Weighted Stocks Outperforming Oil Prices?

    On July 24–31, 2017, oil-weighted stocks in the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) collectively rose 5.9%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why the Permian Basin is a key focus for Magellan Midstream Partners

    Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) has made significant investments in pipelines in the Permian region to deliver crude oil from the Permian Basin in west Texas to markets along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Returns of High Implied Volatility Upstream Stocks

    Cobalt International Energy stock fell ~77.4% on a YTD basis—the steepest YTD fall among upstream stocks with the highest implied volatilities.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The EIA’s must-know forecasts for 2014 and 2015 crude oil prices

    Background Brent crude spot oil spot prices fell by more than 15% in November. WTI crude oil spot prices fell from an average of $84 per barrel in October to $76 per barrel in November. EIA forecasts Tanking oil prices will hurt the margins of oil producers such as ExxonMobil (XOM), Apache Corp. (APA), Continental […]

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Certain Oil-Weighted Stocks Outperformed Last Quarter

    In the fourth quarter, our list of oil-weighted stocks fell 44.2%—compared to the 39.7% fall in US crude oil February futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Falling to $30? Which Oil-Weighted Stocks to Avoid

    On March 27, 2017, WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil May futures closed at $47.73 per barrel, ~0.5% lower than their previous closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EIA forecasts growth in global liquids supply and consumption

    The EIA expects global liquids supply to average 93.76 MMbbls/d in 2015. This is 0.82 MMbbls/d higher than its estimate of 92.94 MMbbls/d in 2014.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Hit Monthly Lows as the Dollar Rises

    WTI crude oil futures contracts for December delivery fell by 1.7% on October 23. Crude oil prices fell due to the appreciating US dollar and weak global demand cues.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analysts’ Ratings and Outlook for Occidental Petroleum

    Of the 26 analysts tracking Occidental Petroleum (OXY), 69% recommend “buy,” 31% recommend “hold,” and none recommend “sell.”

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Market: US Dollar Down and API Data Up

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for July delivery increased by 1.76% on June 2. The depreciation of the US dollar supported crude oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fall Again Due to the Chinese Slowdown

    September WTI crude oil futures contracts trading in NYMEX fell by 7.70% on September 1. Crude oil prices fell due fears of a Chinese slowdown.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will US Crude Oil Maintain the $54 Level on February 5?

    On February 4, US crude oil prices fell 1.3% and settled at $54.56 per barrel. US crude oil active futures made an intraday high of $55.75.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why US Crude Oil Prices Are Steady

    On June 14, Russia and Saudi Arabia announced a bilateral framework to increase cooperation and manage the oil market.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tesla Institutional Investors: Who All Sold Too Early?

    In 2019, Tesla (TSLA) rose 29.3%. The S&P 500 Index gained 29.2%. The top institutional investors were bullish on the electric car manufacturer in Q3 2019.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why more rigs mean increased crude oil production

    It may take sharper declines in rig counts this time around for a substantial downward trend in production to be seen.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fall Again Due to Oversupply Concerns

    September WTI crude oil futures contracts fell by 2.23% on September 7. Crude oil prices fell due to oversupply and economic growth concerns across Europe and China.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s Moving in Your High Volatility Upstream Stocks Portfolio?

    On December 5, 2016, Occidental Petroleum (OXY) had the lowest implied volatility among upstream stocks that are part of XOP.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Returns of Upstream Stocks with High and Low Implied Volatility

    Cobalt International Energy stock fell ~76.3% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis, the steepest YTD fall among upstream stocks with the highest implied volatilities.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Crude Oil Prices Fall 19% in July 2015?

    September WTI crude oil futures contracts fell by 0.55% on July 30, 2015. The appreciating US dollar led to the fall in crude oil prices in yesterday’s trade.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Decline in Crude Oil Prices Affected Marathon Oil

    Although crude oil prices have rallied ~78% from their lows in February 2016, crude is still trading ~57% lower than its high two years ago.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Crude Oil Prices Have Fallen 16% in 8 Sessions

    January WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts trading on NYMEX fell by 3.1% to $35.62 per barrel on Friday, December 11, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s Moving in Your High Volatility Upstream Stock Portfolio?

    On December 9, 2016, Occidental Petroleum (OXY) had the lowest implied volatility among upstream stocks that are part of XOP.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Bear Market: Worst Case Scenarios for 2016

    Goldman Sachs (GS) suggests crude oil prices could test $20 per barrel in a worst case scenario in 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Why the triple top and triple bottom patterns are important

    The triple top pattern is formed in the uptrend. In this pattern, three consecutive peaks are formed. The peaks have roughly the same price level.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    Will Anadarko Benefit from Its Production Mix Strategy in 2019?

    In Q4 2018, crude oil sales accounted for 58% of APC’s total sales volume. In 2019, the oil sales volume as a percentage of total sales might vary between 57.6% and 58.8%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Denbury Resources’ Operating Costs Are Drifting Upward

    Over the last 12 quarters, Denbury’s operating costs have been drifting upward. They rose from $21.19 per BOE in 1Q12 to $22.64 per BOE in 4Q14.

    By Manas Chowgule, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    China May Cause Saudi Arabia to Cut Official Prices of Crude Oil

    Russia and Saudi Arabia will have to offer more competitive prices in order to maintain market share in China. This implies that the Saudis may cut prices soon for crudes to Asian refiners.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Crude Oil Nearing $50: Which Oil-Weighted Stocks Could Gain?

    On September 11, US crude oil October futures closed at $48.07 per barrel. This closing price was 1.2% above its September 10 closing price and 3.9% below the psychologically important level of $50.00.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Wall Street Analysts Are Saying about Diamondback Energy

    As of March 4, 2016, about 85% of Wall Street analysts have rated Diamondback Energy (FANG) as a “buy,” and ~12% of analysts have rated it as a “hold.”

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Fund Managers

    NYSTRS reduced its position in Apache Corporation

    The NYSTRS decreased its position in Apache Corporation from 0.20% in 3Q14 to 0.12% in 4Q14—according to the latest SEC 13F filings.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Rise as the US Dollar Falls to a 1-Month Low

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for July delivery rose by 0.88% and settled at $60.45 per barrel on June 18, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ConocoPhillips: Jim Ratcliffe Eyes Assets in the United Kingdom

    On November 19, ConocoPhillips (COP) confirmed to CNBC that it has been engaged in talks with Jim Ratcliffe.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Geopolitical Turmoil: US Crude Oil Might Stay near to $70

    On October 12–19, US crude oil December futures fell 2.7% and closed at $69.28 per barrel on October 19.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    API Data and Chinese Stocks Rise, Support Crude Oil Prices

    The US commercial crude oil inventories fell by 2.4 MMbbls for the week ending July 31. The consensus of falling US inventories supports crude oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Decline due to Slowing Chinese Imports

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures for July delivery fell by 1.67% on Monday, June 8, 2015. Crude oil prices declined due to slowing imports from China.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Issuance of Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds Fell Last Week

    Baxalta, Energy Transfer Partners, JPMorgan Chase, Occidental Petroleum, and Cardinal Health were among the biggest issuers of investment-grade corporate bonds last week.

    By David Ashworth
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    Returns of Upstream Stocks with High and Low Implied Volatility

    Cobalt International Energy’s stock has fallen ~81.9% on a YTD basis—the steepest YTD fall among upstream stocks with the highest implied volatilities.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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