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    Energy & Utilities

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

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Energy & Utilities

    Introduction to the Permian Basin — Part 2: Geography of the Permian Basin

    The Permian Basin is one of the US’s primary drivers of oil production growth. Market Realist provides an overview of this prolific hydrocarbon asset with a primer piece: “Introduction to the Permian Basin”.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    US oil rig counts continue to rally, reaching a year-to-date high

    Last week, the Baker Hughes oil rig count increased from 1,423 to 1,425, reaching the highest level since 2014 began.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ConocoPhillips’s 1Q17 Crude Oil Price Underperforms WTI

    ConocoPhillips’s 1Q17 crude oil realized prices In 1Q17, excluding the effect of hedges, ConocoPhillips’s average realized crude oil price in the Lower 48 region was $45.89 per barrel, up ~70% from its price of $27.04 per barrel in 1Q16. Sequentially, ConocoPhillips’s 1Q17 price is ~4% higher than it was in 4Q16. Crude oil prices versus […]

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Range Resources’ 3Q16 Earnings

    For 3Q16, Range Resources reported an adjusted loss per share of $0.06—$0.09 better than the Wall Street analyst consensus estimate of $0.15 loss per share.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Placing Apache’s Stock Compared to Its Peers

    Apache’s stock has fallen almost 20% this year. However, since October, it has remained above approximately $47 on an average.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How a Fed Rate Hike Could Hurt Crude Oil Prices

    The US Dollar Index (DXY) has risen 8% against global currencies in 2015. The rising dollar should put further pressure on the pessimistic oil market.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    ConocoPhillips Is Nearing the $40 Price Level

    ConocoPhillips stock is nearing its psychologically important price level of $40. It hasn’t been able to break above this level since January 5.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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

    ConocoPhillips Stock Outperforms Crude Oil

    The price of natural gas (UNG) rose ~5% last week. It rose from $2.92 per mmBtu (million British thermal units) to $3.07 per mmBtu. ConocoPhillips’s production volume mix contains ~40% natural gas.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    California Resources: Why No Positive Cash Flow in 2Q16?

    For 2Q16, California Resources’ (CRC) total operating revenue (excluding derivative losses) was ~$435 million or ~44% lower than 2Q15.

    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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    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Why have oil prices remained buoyant lately?

    Crude oil prices have remained buoyant lately, with last week’s rally mostly driven by higher-than-expected U.S. GDP growth.

    By Ingrid Pan
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Pioneer Natural Resources Operating Netbacks?

    In 1Q16, Pioneer Natural Resources’ (PXD) reported an operating netback of ~$22.15 per boe (barrel of oil equivalent), which is ~4% lower than in 1Q15.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    A must-know overview of ConocoPhillips’ operations in the US

    The lower 48—representing the largest business segment in COP—consists of operations located in the U.S. lower 48 states plus Latin America.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Could California Resources Report Lower Losses in Q2 2018?

    California Resources (CRC) is expected to report its Q2 2018 results on August 2, after the market closes.

    By Nicholas Chapman
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know overview: The geography of the Permian Basin

    The Permian Basin spreads across a wide swath of western Texas and southern New Mexico. The name “Permian Basin” generally refers to a combination of the Delaware Basin and Midland Basin.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fall Due to Weak Demand Cues

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for October delivery fell by 1.41% on September 14. The speculation of slowing demand put pressure on crude oil prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Better Earnings Impacted PXD’s Volatility and Returns

    Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) rose the most in the past five days and the last year. On February 7, 2017, it announced its 4Q16 earnings results.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    The Brent–WTI Spread Drops ~10.4% in the Last Five Sessions

    The Brent-WTI crude oil spread was $3.78 per barrel on July 16, down from $4.22 per barrel on July 9. The Brent-WTI spread dropped ~10.4% from July 9 to July 16.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    WTI Cushing–WTI Midland Spread at Highest Level since August 2014

    The Brent-WTI Midland spread reached $23.11 per barrel on May 31, which was its highest level since August 2014.

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Brent-WTI Spread Impacts US Upstream Stocks

    On February 19, Brent crude oil April futures settled ~$10 higher than WTI crude oil April futures—near its four-month high.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will the Sharp Sell-Off in Europe and China Impact Oil Prices?

    On September 28–October 5, US crude oil November futures rose 1.5% and closed at $74.34 per barrel on October 5.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil: Analyzing the Futures Spread

    On August 20, US crude oil October futures closed ~$3.1 above the October 2019 futures contract.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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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    Basic Materials

    Factors Keeping US Crude Oil below the $70 Mark

    US crude oil September futures closed at $68.69 per barrel on July 27—the fifth straight closing below $70.00 per barrel.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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

    Why Brent pays the price for Saudi’s “generosity”

    Prices were at their lowest levels since November 2010. The sharper drop in Brent prices also caused the WTI-Brent spread to fall to $2 on Wednesday.

    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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    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Insights on the Eagle Ford Shale

    The Eagle Ford Shale is a gas and oil producing shale formation in south Texas. It extends to northeast Texas and touches the Mexican border. In this series, we’ll look at drilling activity in the region.

    By Keisha Bandz
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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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    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Rise: Tropical Storms and Declining Inventories

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures rose marginally by 0.75% and settled at $59.97 per barrel on June 16, 2015. Prices rose despite oversupply worries.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why oil prices continued a 2-week rally, driving energy stocks

    Crude oil prices continued to rally, as a sharper-than-expected decrease in distillates helped to support prices. Oil prices have remained relatively high and stable.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Earnings Report

    Wall Street Targets for Pioneer Natural Resources

    Approximately 61% of analysts rate Pioneer Natural Resources as a “buy,” ~30% rate the company a “hold,” and 9% of the analysts recommend a “sell.”

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Range Resources’ Dividends and Dividend Yields

    As of May 27, 2016, Range Resource’s dividend yield, which measures the amount of cash flow an investor can get for each dollar invested in an equity position, stood at ~0.34%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts Cut Price Target on Concho Resources

    On February 20, Concho Resources (CXO) fell 7.1%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Apache Corp. faces activist pressure from JANA Partners

    Houston-based Apache Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Canada, Egypt, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

    By Samantha Nielson
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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

    Crude Oil Prices Drop Slightly on Rising Gasoline Stockpile Data

    July WTI crude oil futures trading in NYMEX fell slightly by 0.08% and closed at $59.92 per barrel on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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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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    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Did the WTI Cushing-WTI Midland Spread Drop?

    The WTI Cushing-WTI Midland spread was at $4.12 per barrel on June 25—compared to $9.7 per barrel on June 18. The spread fell 58% on June 18–25.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    WTI Cushing–WTI Midland Spread Drops from Multiyear High

    The WTI Cushing-WTI Midland spread was $11.25 per barrel on July 16, compared to $13.25 per barrel on July 9.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fall More than 4% on Iran Talks

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for August delivery fell by 4.22% and settled at $56.96 per barrel on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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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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    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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    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Wall Street Thinks about the Top Upstream Energy Companies

    About 69% of Wall Street analysts tracking EOG Resources (EOG) have recommended a “buy” or equivalent; 23.8% have recommended a “hold”; the rest recommend a “sell.”

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Upstream Rating Updates for the Week That Ended October 12

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) saw a rating update and three target price revisions in the week that ended on October 12.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Sanchez Energy’s Volatility: Why Is It Increasing?

    Sanchez Energy’s implied volatility rose 4.6% on February 13, 2017. On the same day, the stock fell 0.8%. It provided an update on the Comanche acquisition.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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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    Miscellaneous

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing EIA projections for crude oil prices in 2014 and 2015

    The EIA (Energy Information Administration) trimmed its forecast for WTI crude oil prices to $75 per barrel in 4Q 2014 and $63 per barrel in 2015.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why these key areas have driven increases in oil rig counts

    Last week, the Baker Hughes oil rig count dropped by three, from 1,531 to 1,528. Since the beginning of 2014, oil rig counts have risen by ~11% (+150).

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Caused BHP to Underperform in 1H17

    BHP Billiton’s (BHP) stock price lost 2% in the second quarter of 2017 and 0.5% in the first half of the year but has risen each day since the end of June as of July 12.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Energy & Utilities

    Seasonal maintenance: Why refineries are slowly lowering inputs

    Last week, refineries operated at 93.4 % of their capacity, or 0.4% higher than the week ended September 19.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does Wall Street Predict for CXO, PXD, MRO, and CLR?

    Approximately 74% of Wall Street analysts tracking Pioneer Natural Resources surveyed have recommended a “buy” or equivalent, while ~18% have recommended a “hold.”

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Cabot Oil & Gas Stock Down ~8% after Q2 2018 Earnings

    Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) stock fell 7.7% after its Q2 earnings. Although COG missed its earnings estimates, it beat its revenue estimates.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Fund Managers

    Hedge Funds Turn Bearish on Crude Oil

    As per data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, hedge funds and other asset managers have turned extremely bearish on oil prices.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why WTI crude oil prices are down over 15% in 3 months

    WTI crude oil prices continued to slide as U.S. crude inventories continued to grow, with domestic production surging.

    By Ingrid Pan
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why oil rig counts continue to rise—Granite Wash and Eagle Ford

    When the worst of the recession hit, U.S. oil rig counts fell from over 400 to nearly 175.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Cushing Crude Oil Stocks and Nationwide Inventory Diverge

    On October 29, 2015, Genscape reported that the crude oil inventory at Cushing, Oklahoma, continued to fall. The inventory fell for the second straight week.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Marathon Oil’s North America E&P Segment Perform?

    Marathon Oil’s (MRO) North America E&P segment recorded a $61 million operating loss in fiscal 3Q15 compared to $291 million in operating income in fiscal 3Q14.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Refinery demand affects crude oil inventories and prices

    US crude oil refinery inputs averaged 16.6 million bpd (barrels per day) during the week ended December 5. High levels like these were seen earlier this year, in July.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why falling gas rig counts aren’t denting natural gas production

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (or EIA)—in its Short-Term Energy Outlook released in August, 2014—reported that dry natural gas production is expected to total 69.6 billion cubic feet (or bcf) per day in 2Q14.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    What’s Been Driving Anadarko Petroleum’s Stock Lately?

    Anadarko Petroleum (APC) stock has been surging since the beginning of this year, mirroring crude oil prices (UCO).

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Upstream Companies’ 100-Day Moving Averages

    As of December 28, the 100-day moving averages of upstream companies’ stocks showed strong resistance. They were trading below their 20-day moving averages.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chart in Focus: Denbury Resources’ Hedging Effectiveness

    Per Denbury Resources’ (DNR) form 10Q for 2Q16, DNR reported a total (non-cash and cash) loss of about -$98 million on commodity derivative settlements.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Miscellaneous

    Upstream Companies’ Moving Averages and Analyst Estimates

    As of January 12, 2016, the 100-day moving averages of most upstream companies’ stocks showed strong resistance.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Pioneer Natural Resources’ Free Cash Flow: How Does It Compare?

    Pioneer Natural Resources reported a negative FCF (free cash flow) in 2015.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Drill Down into Stone Energy’s 3Q16 Production

    For 3Q16, Stone Energy (SGY) reported total production of 39.1 Mboe per day, which is above its 3Q16 production guidance range of 35–37 Mboe per day.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    Overview: What the policy makers think about the crude oil export issue

    The ban on the U.S. crude oil exports, which has been in effect since 1975, is being reviewed by U.S. lawmakers.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Pioneer Natural Resources’ 3Q15 Earnings Call

    Currently, ~77% of Wall Street analysts rate Pioneer Natural Resources as a “buy” and ~19% of analysts rate it as a “hold.” Only ~6% rate the stock a “sell.”

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Rally Due to Short Covering, Weather Estimates

    WTI and Brent crude oil prices fell by 28% in 2016 and tested 2003-lows as of January 20, 2015. In turn, that led to bargain buying by bullish traders.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Industrials

    Range Resources: A Look at Its Institutional Holdings

    Range Resources (RRC) reported adjusted EPS of -$0.07 in the third quarter. Let’s talk about institutional investor activity in RRC in the quarter.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    US crude oil inventories are high for this time of year

    On November 26, the US Energy Information Administration (or EIA) released inventory data for the week ended November 21. Inventories increased by 1.95 million barrels.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • 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
  • Energy & Utilities

    The Permian Basin’s resource potential and oil versus gas split

    The magnitude of hydrocarbons available in the Permian Basin is one of the factors that make it an attractive place to drill for oil and gas. Another major factor is the oil and gas split given current commodity prices.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Recent activity and growth in the Permian Basin

    As we’ve seen, the Permian Basin has been one of the primary drivers of domestic oil growth and has been heralded as one of the pillars to move the U.S. closer to energy independence.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why WTI crude oil prices dipped slightly on the week

    Last Friday, WTI crude oil prices finished at $98.89 per barrel, compared to $102.58 per barrel the week prior. Earlier in the week, crude oil prices dipped.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must know: Why is the West Texas crude trading at a discount?

    The prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude at Midland, TX traded at a discount of $10.50/Bbl to WTI at Cushing, OK on Thursday, last week.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    A Permian production increase has widened the WTI-Midland spread

    Permian production has ramped up and any disruption in takeaway capacity, which had been tight, causes spreads to blow out.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    The WTI-Midland spread: The short-term and long-term viewpoints

    Permian crude is an attractive enough resource for many companies to have long-term plans to continue to grow in the region.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Energy & Utilities

    Oil rig counts are up 6% for 2014, showing oil production growth

    Last week, the Baker Hughes oil rig count rose from 1,443 to 1,461. Oil rig counts have risen by 83 (or 6%) since the beginning of 2014.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: US oil rig counts reached a new 2014 high of 1,423

    Last week, the Baker Hughes oil rig count increased from 1,416 to 1,423, the highest level since 2014 began. Oil rig counts have risen by 45 (or 3%).

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why is OPEC important to the price of crude oil?

    High market share gives OPEC bargaining power to price oil above a competitive market. It can sway crude oil prices by increasing or decreasing production.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Introduction to the Permian Basin — Part 1: Why is the Permian Basin important?

    The Permian Basin is one of the US’s primary drivers of oil production growth. Market Realist provides an overview of this prolific hydrocarbon asset with a primer piece: “Introduction to the Permian Basin”.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will September Bring New Life to Crude Oil?

    US crude oil October futures rose 1.5%, settling at $55.78 per barrel. Oil prices rose after the EIA reported a decline in oil inventories.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Higher US Oil Exports: Has Iran Paved the Way?

    On Wednesday, Brent crude oil active futures settled $7.3 higher than the WTI crude oil active futures—an important development for US oil exports.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will the Iran Factor Push Oil Higher This Week?

    At 2:44 AM ET on Monday, US crude oil prices rose by 58 cents. The standoff between Iran and the United Kingdom might help oil prices rise this week.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Brent-WTI Spread Could Impact US Oil Exports

    On Monday, Brent crude oil active futures settled $6.9 higher than the WTI crude oil active futures. On July 8, the spread was at $6.45.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Which Energy Stocks Missed Oil’s Upside?

    Among the oil-weighted stocks, Apache (APA) had a correlation of 47% with US crude oil prices—the lowest among oil-weighted stocks.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analyzing the EIA’s Oil Inventory Data and Key Spreads

    Since the EIA released its inventory data last Wednesday, US crude oil August futures have risen 0.6%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    OPEC Could Extend the Output Cut: Will Oil’s Rise Continue?

    At 7:12 AM ET on July 1, US crude oil active futures were trading 2.2% higher compared to last week. Energy stocks might open higher on July 1 due to oil’s gains.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Brent-WTI Spread’s Relationship with Energy Stocks

    The widening gap between Brent and WTI crude oil prices could benefit US crude oil exporters. Any rise in the spread could help mitigate transportation costs and increase profits.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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