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    Earnings Report

    Petrobras’s Upcoming 3Q16 Results: Where Are Earnings Headed?

    Petrobras (PBR) is expected to post its 3Q16 results on November 10, 2016. In 2Q16, it had adjusted EPS of $0.03 compared to analysts’ estimates of $0.12.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Shell’s Stock Performed ahead of Its 4Q16 Earnings?

    On January 20, 2016, Shell began recuperating from the falls it had experienced in the previous year. Shell has risen 49% since January 20, 2016.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    Integrated Energy and Refiner Stocks with High Implied Volatility

    As of November 8, 2016, Alon USA Partners (ALDW) had the highest implied volatility among the integrated energy and refining companies in this series.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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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    Energy & Utilities

    These Were Last Week’s Weakest Energy Stocks

    Integrated energy stock YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) was the second weakest on our list last week, and midstream stocks Western Gas Partners (WES) and Shell Midstream Partners (SHLX) ranked third and fourth.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • Financials

    Why Brazil’s central bank is making a hawkish move on the Selic

    On October 29, the central bank’s monetary policy committee in Brazil raised the benchmark Selic interest rate by 25 basis points to 11.25%. The increase was an attempt to fight inflation.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Energy & Utilities

    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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    Earnings Report

    Shell’s 1Q16 Pre-Earnings Outlook by Segment

    In 1Q16, Shell’s (RDS.A) upstream segment is likely to put on a dull show due to weaker crude oil prices. Earnings from the downstream segment are also likely to be subdued.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
  • Energy & Utilities

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Commodities a Boon or a Bane for Brazil?

    Brazil (EWZ) is rich in commodities. It’s among the top producers and exporters of iron ore, crude petroleum, soybeans, sugar, and meat.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does Petrobras’s Strategic Plan Reveal?

    Petrobras (PBR) has unveiled its new five-year strategic plan. It aims to evolve into a financially stronger and more socially responsible company.

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Top Energy Gains Last Week

    On April 16, McDermott International announced that it will release its first-quarter earnings results on April 29.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Petrobras expanded its international operations

    In 2013, PBR produced ~128 thousand barrels of oil per day (or bbl/d) of crude oil and natural gas liquids (or NGLs). It produced ~560 million cubic feet per day (or MMcf/d) of natural gas outside Brazil.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why IMF Slashed Brazil’s Economic Growth Outlook in 2017

    Economic activity in Brazil (EWZ) has been slow as it tries to emerge from its deep recession in 2016. But consumer and business confidence is improving.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Miscellaneous

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Oil-Weighted Upstream Stocks: Outlier in the Energy Space

    On August 24–31, upstream stock California Resources (CRC) saw the highest gain on our list of energy stocks.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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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    Miscellaneous

    Integrated Energy and Refiner Stocks’ Returns and Volatilities

    In the last five days, China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP) rose the most among our integrated energy and refiner stocks with low implied volatilities.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazil’s SELIC Rate Rises to 14.25% yet Inflation Continues to Soar

    The Central Bank of Brazil has attempted to rein in inflation by raising Brazil’s key interest rate, also known as the SELIC rate.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Iran Set to Increase Crude Oil Production and Flood World Markets

    Now that export sanctions have lifted, the global crude oil markets are ready to be flooded with Iranian crude oil of around 1 MMbpd in the first quarter of 2016.

    By Manu Milan
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Petrobras’ investors should watch Brazil’s energy policies

    PBR’s oil and gas production from Brazil accounted for more than 90% of its total upstream energy production. Approximately 96% of its total reserves were in Brazil in 2013.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazil’s Inflation Continues to Soar While Growth Is Stagnant

    Brazil (EWZ) is in a state popularly known as “stagflation.” The economy is characterized by low growth, high unemployment levels, and a rising inflation rate.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inflationary woes in Brazil continue despite rise in Selic rate

    Investors should watch inflationary woes in Brazil. For the week ended March 15, the IPC-S consumer price index was at 1.49 against an expected 1.42.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why has Brazil’s growth slowed in recent years?

    Brazil, a $2.5 trillion economy, is the seventh largest economy in the world. Brazil exports commodities such as iron ore, cotton, and coffee.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Fund Managers

    George Soros Is Bearish on Brazil, Russia, and Asian Currencies

    George Soros sees Russia in a weak position. He believes that it has enough reserves to last a couple of years. It might see a lot of debt coming due in 2017.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazilian Stocks Continue to Decline Despite a Pleasant Surprise

    Brazilian stocks continue to decline. A good chunk of this decline is due to the corruption scandal surrounding Brazilian oil giant Petróleo Brasileiro.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Service Sector in Emerging Economies Remains Mixed in September

    Emerging economies remain mixed in September, with Russia expanding and Brazil contracting further. Although Russia has moved back to expansionary phase, its overall economic environment remains challenging with rising inflationary pressure.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Shell’s Valuation Compared to Its Peers

    Shell is trading at a forward PE of 13.8x, below its peer average of 17.6x.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why you should monitor changes in Petrobras’ cost structure

    Despite per unit cost improvement, Petrobras’ (PBR) 2014 year-to-date (or YTD) gross profit decreased to $16.7 billion—from $18.4 billion in the first half of 2013.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Total’s Segments: What’s changed in 1Q16?

    Changing oil prices have changed dynamics within Total’s (TOT) segments.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Does the Indian Rupee Compare Alongside Its Peers?

    The Indian rupee has crossed 2.5-year lows as the US dollar and Indian rupee currency pair crossed the 67 handle after the close of the trading session.

    By David Meyer
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    Energy & Utilities

    ExxonMobil on the Street: Analysts’ Opinions

    ExxonMobil (XOM) stock is covered by 26 analysts, eight (31%) of whom have assigned a “buy” or “strong buy” recommendation on the stock.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.”

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Institutions Are Selling BP Stock?

    Series so far So far in this series, we’ve looked at BP’s (BP) exploration portfolio, upstream projects, expected earnings for 2Q17, debt position, and liquidity. In the previous part, we looked at implied volatility based on BP’s stock price estimate for the eight days ending July 14, 2017. We’ll now look at institutional holdings in BP. Institutional […]

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Shell’s Valuation Has Risen

    Shell’s price-to-book value In this part, we’ll evaluate Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A) historical valuation. Let’s begin by looking at its price-to-book multiple. Volatile oil prices have led to many projects becoming unviable for integrated energy companies Shell (RDS.A), BP (BP), Petrobras (PBR), and Chevron (CVX), resulting in impairments in their upstream segments and affecting their book […]

    By Maitali Ramkumar
  • Financials

    Why Brazil seeks diversification

    Given the declining competitiveness of its commodity exports, Brazil’s economy is attempting to diversify away from its economic model.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why Brazil looks expensive compared to the BRIC nations

    Looking at the price-to-earnings (or P/E) multiple for Brazil over the last two years, equity shoppers may find that Brazil became a bit more expensive.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Why Brazil’s economy has more than 1 issue

    Upswings and downswings in growth in the Brazilian economy are directly reflected in the performance of the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ).

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why Brazil’s political landscape is important

    The political landscape in Brazil is interesting. Even though it endured centuries of political unrest and discrimination, Brazil now enjoys the political rule of a democratic government.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why is Brazil an attractive investment destination?

    With a population of 202.72 million, Brazil is the biggest economy in Latin America and the seventh biggest in the world by nominal gross domestic product.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why you should be cautious when investing in Brazil

    Brazil’s gross domestic product (or GDP) was growing at about 6% before the recession hit the economy in 2009, when GDP dipped below zero.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Earnings Report

    Shell’s Earnings Fell to a Two-Year Low, Missed Estimate

    Shell’s earnings fell almost 50% YoY to $3.0 billion in the second quarter. On an adjusted basis, Shell’s earnings fell 26% YoY to $3.5 billion.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    BP’s Earnings Beat Analysts’ Expectations

    BP (BP) reported its second-quarter results today. Its earnings per American depositary share of $0.84 beat analysts’ estimate by about 7%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Will Shell’s Q2 Earnings Outperform Peers?

    Shell’s Q2 earnings are expected to rise year-over-year.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    ExxonMobil: Analysts’ Recommendations

    In the fourth quarter, ExxonMobil’s earnings rose and beat the estimates. ExxonMobil continued to take advantage of its integrated business model.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Suncor’s Stock Price Range Forecast until Its Q4 Earnings

    Suncor is expected to post its fourth-quarter earnings on February 5. The price range forecast will be based on the current implied volatility.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    With 43% ‘Buy’ Ratings, Petrobras Is Second to Last

    Petrobras has the second-smallest market cap of ~$84 billion among the seven integrated energy stocks under discussion in this series.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Wall Street Analysts Are Divided on BP Stock

    BP (BP) stock is covered by 11 Wall Street analysts. Of this total, five (or 45%) have given it “buy” or “strong buy” ratings.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    Integrated Energy Losses This Week: PTR, YPF, CVE, PBR, and SU

    PetroChina (PTR) fell ~7.7% from the previous week’s close of $84.18 to $77.72 on June 14.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Has Chevron Stock Mirrored SPY ahead of 1Q18 Earnings?

    In the previous part of this series, we considered Chevron’s (CVX) segmental outlook for 1Q18. Now, we’ll examine Chevron’s stock performance before its 1Q18 results.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Why Wall Street Expects Stellar Earnings from Chevron

    Chevron (CVX) is expected to post its 1Q18 results on April 27. Here’s what you can expect.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    Integrated Energy Losses this Week: CEO, PBR, YPF, PTR

    To conclude our series on the biggest movers in the energy sector, we’ll look at the biggest losses from the US integrated energy sector this week.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Are Wall Street Analysts Divided on ExxonMobil?

    ExxonMobil (XOM) stock is covered by 24 Wall Street analysts. Seven of them (or 29%) have given the stock a “buy” or “strong buy” recommendation.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What BP’s Moving Averages Indicate

    BP surpassed its earnings estimates for 4Q17, as its upstream earnings rose year-over-year.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Most Wall Street Analysts Say Chevron Is a ‘Buy’ in 2018

    Analyst ratings for Chevron A total 23 Wall Street analysts have ratings on Chevron (CVX). Of the total, 16 analysts (70%) have “buy” or “strong buy” ratings, seven (30%) have “hold” ratings, and none have assigned a “sell” rating on the stock. Ratings and target price changes after Q4 earnings After the Q4 results, Credit Suisse cut […]

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Analysts Raise Ratings for BP after 4Q17 Earnings?

    Post-earnings, BP has been rated by a total of 11 analysts. Of the total, five analysts have assigned “buy” or “strong buy” ratings, five have assigned “hold” ratings, and one has assigned a “sell” rating on the stock.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Where Chevron’s Analyst Ratings Stand after Its 4Q17 Earnings

    Of the 23 analysts covering Chevron, 13 analysts assigned “buy” or “strong buy” ratings, nine assigned “hold” ratings, and one assigned a “sell” rating for the stock

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Chevron Stock Fell 6% on Its 4Q17 Earnings Miss

    Chevron (CVX) announced its 4Q17 results on February 2, 2018. CVX opened the day at $123.90 per share, which was lower than its previous close of $125.60.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    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 […]

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    Integrated Energy Losers This Week: CVE, PBR, PTR, CEO, and YPF

    Cenovus Energy is the biggest loser this week from the integrated energy sector. It has fallen from last week’s close of $11.26 to $10.17 on November 15.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analyst Ratings for Total: Least ‘Buy’ Ratings, No ‘Sell’ Ratings

    Only one of the six analysts covering Total (TOT) has rated it a “buy” in September 2017. Another five analysts (or 83.0%) have rated it a “hold.”

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analyst Ratings for ExxonMobil: Not Loved, but Not the Worst

    Nine (or 33.0%) of the 27 analysts covering ExxonMobil (XOM) have rated it a “buy” in September 2017. Another 12 analysts (or 44.0%) have rated it a “hold.”

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Has Short Interest in ExxonMobil Risen?

    Short interest in ExxonMobil (XOM), expressed as a percentage of outstanding shares, has risen from 0.64% in mid-April to the current level of 0.83%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Shell on the Street: Analyst Ratings after the 2Q17 Earnings

    Of the 11 analysts tracking Shell, ten (91%) analysts have assigned “buy” or “strong buy” ratings, while one (9%) has assigned a “hold” rating.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Loretta Mester Is Worried about Falling behind the Curve

    Loretta J. Mester, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, said she doesn’t want the Fed to fall behind the curve.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Rising FDI in Brazil Help 2017 Market Performance?

    FDI (foreign direct investments) in Brazil picked up in the second half of 2016 in spite of a slow economy, impeachment of the president, political crises, and corruption scandals.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Short Interest in Chevron

    Short interest in Chevron Last year, short interest in Chevron (CVX) rose. However, since mid-December 2016, it has dropped by 38%, indicating that bearish sentiment for the stock has weakened. However, contrary to market sentiment, Chevron’s stock price has fallen 6%. In the same period, short interest in peers Statoil (STO), Petrobras (PBR), and PetroChina […]

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Most Analysts Rate Chevron a ‘Buy’

    Analyst ratings for Chevron Chevron (CVX) has been rated by 25 analysts. Of the total, 17 analysts have given “buy” or “strong buy” ratings, eight have given “hold” ratings, and none have given “sell” or “strong sell” ratings on the stock. These ratings have improved from March 2016, when Chevron had fewer “buy” ratings, more […]

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding XOM Stock through Implied Volatility

    The implied volatility in ExxonMobil (XOM) currently stands at 14%, down from 16% on January 3, 2017.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What ExxonMobil’s Institutional Holdings Tell Us

    Institutional holdings in ExxonMobil (XOM) currently stands at ~51%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Brazil Showing Improvement in Its Economic Growth?

    Brazil’s economy is currently emerging from a severe and prolonged recession. Some reasons for the slump in the country’s economy were political uncertainty and lower consumer and business confidence.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Ratings for ExxonMobil after Its Earnings

    Six analysts gave ExxonMobil a “buy” rating, 13 analysts gave it a “hold” rating, and seven analysts gave it a “sell” rating after its 4Q16 earnings.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Ratings for Chevron after Its Earnings

    After its earnings, 18 of the analysts assigned “buy” ratings to Chevron, eight analysts assigned “hold” ratings, and none of them assigned “sell” ratings.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Has Implied Volatility in ExxonMobil Fallen Pre-Q4 Earnings?

    Implied volatility in ExxonMobil (XOM) is currently 16.0%. On January 11, 2017, it was 18.0%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Has Short Interest in Shell Risen Leading Up to 4Q16?

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) has witnessed a 37% rise in its short interest volumes since mid-December 2016.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Correlation Between XOM and WTI?

    Integrated energy companies such as ExxonMobil are affected to varying degrees by volatility in crude oil prices. XOM’s correlation coefficient with WTI stands at 0.56.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does ExxonMobil’s Implied Volatility Suggest?

    Implied volatility in ExxonMobil currently stands at 17%. However, XOM’s current implied volatility has risen compared to its level of 15% on December 23, 2016.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Has Implied Volatility in CVX Risen ahead of Its 4Q16 Earnings?

    Implied volatility in Chevron (CVX) currently stands at 19.9%, up from its December 19, 2016, level of 15.6%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Has Short Interest in ExxonMobil Fallen?

    ExxonMobil (XOM) has witnessed a 35% fall in its short interest volumes since September’s end 2016.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Chevron’s 4Q16 Estimates: Are Analysts Expecting Better Performance?

    Chevron (CVX) plans to post its 4Q16 results on January 27, 2017. Wall Street analysts expect Chevron to post earnings per share of $0.65 in 4Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does ExxonMobil’s Permian Basin Deal Mean?

    ExxonMobil (XOM) has penned a huge deal with the Bass family to acquire its companies, which include vast oil resources in the Permian Basin.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Petrobas’s Implied Volatility

    Implied volatility for Petrobras (PBR) currently stands at 43.0%, which is lower than the 30-day average implied volatility of 48.0%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Petrobras Production Reaches New High: Stock Rises 5%

    Petrobras (PBR) has posted record monthly and daily oil production volumes in Brazil for December 2016. Its monthly oil production there was 2.3 MMbpd.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Did Short Interest in Petrobas Fall in 4Q16?

    Short interest in PBR fell in 4Q16. In 2016, PBR saw a downtrend in its short interest levels.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does Shell’s Implied Volatility Suggest?

    Implied volatility in Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) currently stands at 22%, in line with its 30-day average implied volatility.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Has Short Interest in Shell Fallen?

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) has witnessed a 43% fall in its short interest volumes since September’s end 2016. What does this mean?

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Chevron’s Valuations Command a Premium over the Peer Average

    Before we go ahead with a peer comparison, let’s consider the market caps of integrated energy companies. Chevron’s market cap stands at ~$221 billion.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Has Short Interest in Chevron Risen since September 2016?

    Short interest in Chevron has been rising since the beginning of 2016. If we consider the change since mid-September 2016, CVX’s short interest has risen 10%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Petrobras’s Forward Valuations Stand Compared to Its Peers’

    Petrobras is trading at a two-year forward EV-to-EBITDA ratio of 4.8x, below the peer average of 5.4x.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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