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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Natural Gas Supply and Demand Narrowing?

    Natural gas production from the lower 48 states of the US increased slightly by 0.6% to 79.82 Bcf as of May 20, 2015—compared to the previous week.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Recommend for RICE after Its 1Q16 Results?

    Following Rice Energy’s (RICE) 1Q16 earnings, Wall Street analysts updated their target prices for the company for the next 12 months.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Basic Materials

    What Moves Are Institutional Investors Making on Rice?

    As of August 17, 2016, institutional investors had increased their positions in Rice Energy (RICE) since 2Q16.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the EIA Forecasting for Natural Gas Prices for 2017?

    According to CHK’s December 2016 presentations, break-even prices in the Marcellus and Utica Shales are $2.00 per MMBtu and $2.15 per MMBtu, respectively.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Why the Marcellus Play Is Crucial for EQT

    EQT (EQT) increased its 2016 production guidance range to 730–740 Bcfe (Billion cubic feet equivalent) from the previous 710–730 Bcfe it predicted during its 1Q16 earnings.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    How Badly Did PDC Energy Miss Analysts’ Estimates in 4Q15?

    PDC Energy (PDCE) reported its 4Q15 earnings on February 22, 2016. The company announced adjusted revenue of ~$168.6 million.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Did the EIA Cut Its Production Estimates for Natural Gas?

    The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) lowered its production estimates for natural gas. The fall in production corresponds to lower natural gas prices.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Oil Rigs Could Hinder Natural Gas’s Recent Gains

    In the week ended July 14, 2017, the natural gas rig count fell by two. However, in the trailing year, the natural gas rig count has more than doubled.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Understanding the Short Interest Trends in Noble Energy Stock

    The short interest ratio (or short interest as a percentage of float) in Noble Energy (NBL) stock on June 27, 2017, was ~3.4%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Oil Prices Matter to Natural Gas

    Between October 18 and October 25, 2017, natural gas active futures had a correlation of 27.4% with US crude oil futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Inventories Spread Could Boost Natural Gas Prices

    The difference between natural gas inventories and its five-year average, the inventories spread, could influence natural gas prices.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Rise Due to Warm Weather Estimates

    On Thursday, September 3, 2015, natural gas prices rallied due to speculation of an increase in demand for natural gas as a result of the warm weather forecast.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Antero Resources: Why Its Stock Ignored Natural Gas

    Antero Resources (AR) had the highest correlation of 98.4% with crude oil active futures among gas-weighted stocks in the week ending July 17, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Recent Upgrades and Downgrades on Whiting Petroleum

    Approximately 24% of analysts have rated Whiting Petroleum (WLL) a “strong buy” and ~55% have rated it as a “hold.”

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    The Word on the Street: What Analysts Are Saying about Rice Energy ahead of 1Q16 Results

    About 73% of Street analysts rate Rice Energy a “buy,” while ~19% rate it a “hold,” and ~8% rate it a “sell.” The average broker target price is $18.93.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Inventories Spread: Bullish or Bearish for Natural Gas Prices?

    In the week ending August 11, 2017, natural gas inventories rose by 53 Bcf to 3,082 Bcf based on the EIA’s data released on August 17, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Are Volatile Due to Inventory Report

    Natural gas prices fell for the fifth time over the last ten days. Prices fell by 4.6% more on the average down-days than on the average up-days.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Are Flat Ahead of the EIA’s Report

    December natural gas futures were almost flat at $2.26 per MMBtu on November 12, 2015. The natural gas prices didn’t change.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Whiting Petroleum?

    Approximately 51% of the analysts rated Whiting Petroleum a “buy,” ~44% rated it a “hold,” and ~5% rated it a “sell.” The average broker target price was $13.10.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Natural Gas Prices Have Fallen by 4.6% in the Last 3 Days

    Natural gas prices fell for the third-consecutive day on November 19, 2015, due to long-term oversupply concerns and rising natural gas inventories.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UNG Mirrors Natural Gas as XOP Disappoints This Week

    UNG shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange like company stock. UNG fell just 0.41% between September 18 and September 24.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Are Volatile Due to the Weather Forecast

    September natural gas futures trading in NYMEX fell by 0.53% on August 7. Natural gas prices fell due to oversupply concerns and the mild weather forecast.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas below $3: Which Gas-Weighted Stocks Could Disappoint

    On February 17, 2017, natural gas futures (UNG) (BOIL) (FCG) contracts for March 2017 delivery closed at $2.83 per MMBtu (million British thermal units).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Continental Resources Gets Downgraded

    Ratings for Continental Resources Approximately 71% of analysts have rated Continental Resources (CLR) a “buy” and ~26% have rated it as a “hold.” The remaining ~3% have rated it a “sell.” The average broker target price of $58.69 for CLR implies a return of around 9% over the next 12 months. CLR makes up part […]

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Key Updates on the EQT-RICE Merger

    Under EQT Corporation’s (EQT) existing ownership, the company owns a 90% limited partner interest and non-economic general partner interest in EQT GP Holdings (EQGP).

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Chesapeake Energy’s Stock Fall Last Week?

    In the two weeks since January 6, 2017, Chesapeake Energy (CHK) has returned about -4.6%, underperforming the energy sector.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Rise Due to Warm Weather Estimates

    September natural gas futures contracts rose by 1.32% on Tuesday on August 25, 2015. Natural gas prices rose due to warm weather estimates.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Natural Gas Prices Have Supported Chesapeake Energy

    2016 has been good for natural gas prices (UGAZ). Prices have risen ~34% year-over-year.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Warmer Weather Estimates Benefit Natural Gas Prices

    October natural gas futures contracts trading in NYMEX rose by 2.41% on September 14. The rising demand due to warm weather estimates supported natural gas prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Chesapeake Energy’s 2016 Performance

    Chesapeake has made it out of its volatile 2016 days and has given better returns than the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP).

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas Rebound: Pick Gas-Weighted Stocks Carefully

    On March 3, 2016, natural gas futures touched a 17-year low of $1.64. From March 3, 2016, to March 6, 2017, natural gas rose 76.8% on a closing price basis.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Rice Energy’s 4Q16 Earnings Were Much Better Than Expected

    Rice Energy’ 4Q16 EPS (earnings per share) was $0.37 compared to analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.03. Its 4Q15 EPS was $0.16.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Rose Due to Weather Estimates

    Natural gas futures contracts for December delivery rose by 2.8% on October 30. Natural gas prices rose for the second day due to the cold weather forecast.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Rises Last Week: UNG Up, but XOP Stays Flat

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (UNG) tracks prompt natural gas futures. UNG shares rose 0.88% between September 4 and September 10.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Warm Weather Forecast Drives Natural Gas Prices for the Second Day

    September natural gas futures contracts trading in NYMEX rose by 2.18% on August 4, 2015. Prices rose for the second day due to the warm weather forecast.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Are Almost Flat ahead of Inventory Report

    NYMEX-traded natural gas futures contracts for October fell by 0.48% and closed at $2.70 per MMBtu on September 1. Prices were almost flat due to oversupply concerns.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Futures Fell by 11% in November 2015

    NYMEX-traded natural gas futures contracts for January delivery fell by 3.8% and closed at $2.21 per MMBtu (British thermal units in millions) on Friday, November 27, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Basic Materials

    Will Oil Rigs Cause a U-Turn in Natural Gas Prices?

    Last week (ended October 13, 2017), the natural gas rig count fell by two to 185, but on a YoY (year-over-year) basis, the natural gas rig count rose 76.2%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Rally Due to Warm Weather Estimates

    Natural gas futures contracts for September delivery rose by 1.79% on August 10. Natural gas prices rose due to the consensus of rising demand.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Short Interest Trends in Chesapeake Energy’s Stock

    Chesapeake Energy’s (CHK) short interest ratio on March 24, 2017, was ~15.02%. But its short interest ratio at the start of the year was ~11.6%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Wall Street Vibes: 4Q16 Forecasts for Chesapeake Energy

    Around 67% of analysts recommend Chesapeake Energy as a “hold.” The average broker target price of $7.54 implies a return of ~9% over the next 12 months.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chesapeake Energy Stock: Analyzing Short Interest Trends

    Chesapeake Energy’s (CHK) short interest ratio on January 27, 2017, was ~1.1%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Rice Energy’s 2017 Production and Capital Expenditure Guidance

    Rice Energy’s 2017 production guidance is 1,320 MMcfe/d. That’s a CAGR of ~70.0% since 2014.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Fell Due to Weak Demand Cues

    Natural gas futures contracts for December expiry fell by 2.5% on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Natural gas prices fell due to weak demand cues.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Natural Gas Prices Rise for the Second Day?

    NYMEX-traded natural gas futures contracts for December delivery rose by 1% on November 16. Natural gas prices rose almost 5.5% in two days.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Rise in Natural Gas Isn’t Good for Gas-Weighted Stocks

    On March 3, 2016, natural gas futures touched a 17-year low. From March 3, 2016, to March 20, 2017, natural gas rose 85.4% on a closing price basis.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Consumption Rose 5.1% in the Week Ended May 8

    Last week, total US natural gas consumption increased by 5.1% week-over-week. Consumption increased by 0.8% compared to last week in the residential and commercial sectors.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas Rose: Key Gas-Weighted Stocks to Watch

    On March 13, 2017, natural gas futures contracts for April 2017 delivery closed at $3.04 per MMBtu, which is ~1.2% above the previous closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Week Ending October 1: UNG Disappoints, XOP a Better Bet

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (UNG) tracks natural gas futures and trades on the NYSE. Notably, UNG fell by 7.53% between September 25 and October 1.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Are Nearly Flat despite Warm Weather Estimates

    Natural gas futures contracts for October delivery rose by 0.13%. Rising natural gas stocks will continue to put downward pressure on natural gas prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Benefit from Inventory Data

    October natural gas futures contracts trading in NYMEX rose by 1.13% on September 10. Natural gas prices rose due to the lower rise in inventory data.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UNG Fell but XOP Spiked in the Week Ending August 27

    UNG shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange like company stock. UNG fell 1.1% between August 21 and August 27.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    The Oil Rig Effect on Natural Gas Prices

    Last week (ended October 20, 2017), the natural gas rig count fell by eight to 177.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Are Gas-Weighted Stocks Losing Momentum?

    On March 3, 2016, natural gas futures touched a 17-year low. From March 3, 2016, to February 6, 2017, natural gas rose 86% on a closing price basis.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Natural Gas Drops ahead of Inventory Data

    Natural gas futures for May delivery dropped by 2.28% on April 8, 2015. Yesterday, gas prices closed at $2.61 per MMBtu.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UNG and XOP Fell in the Week Ending August 28

    One safer and low-cost avenue for betting on natural gas prices is the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG), an ETF that tracks prompt natural gas futures.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Chesapeake Energy’s 4Q16 Earnings and Revenue Disappoint

    Chesapeake Energy reported its 4Q16 earnings before the market opened on February 24, 2017. Its 4Q16 revenue was ~$2 billion, compared to an estimate of ~$2.6 billion.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil Downturn: Why Did XOP Fall the Most?

    The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) underperformed other energy ETFs from June 23–30, 2016.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Fall despite the Warm Weather Consensus

    NYMEX-traded natural gas futures contracts for October delivery fell by 1.09% on September 15. Natural gas prices fell despite the warm weather consensus.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Rose Due to Warm Weather Estimates

    NYMEX-traded September natural gas futures contracts rose by 1.18% on August 3, 2015. Natural gas prices rose due to warm weather estimates.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Inventories Spread: Natural Gas Prices Could Rise

    In the week ending July 14, 2017, natural gas inventories rose by 28 Bcf to 2,973 Bcf. The market expected a rise of 39 Bcf for the week ending July 14.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Inventories Spread: Natural Gas Prices Could Make a U-Turn

    In the week ending August 4, 2017, natural gas inventories rose by 28 Bcf to 3,038 Bcf. The EIA reported natural gas inventory data on August 10, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas Fell: Where Are Gas-Weighted Stocks Headed?

    On March 3, 2016, natural gas futures touched a 17-year low of $1.64. From March 3 to October 24, 2016, natural gas rose 72.6% on a closing price basis.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas Falls: Which Gas-Weighted Stocks Could Follow It?

    On February 27, 2017, natural gas futures contracts for April 2017 delivery closed at $2.69 per MMBtu, which is ~3.4% below the previous closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Rise Due to Hot Weather Estimates

    October natural gas futures contracts trading in NYMEX rose by 2.07% on September 8. Natural gas prices rose for the second day due to hot weather estimates.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Are Almost Flat Due to Slowing Demand

    September natural gas futures contracts rose by 0.07% on August 11. Natural gas prices traded almost flat due to rising natural gas inventory estimates.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Could Oil Rig Count Stop Natural Gas Fall?

    In the week ended October 6, 2017, the natural gas rig count fell by two to 187.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Slump 9.4% for the Week

    ETFs like the United States Natural Gas—UNG—ETF fell in the direction of natural gas prices on November 20, 2015. UNG fell by 4.7% on the day.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Natural Gas Drops to $2.80: Impact on Natural Gas–Weighted Stocks

    On October 9, 2017, natural gas (BOIL) (FCG) November futures closed at $2.83 MMBtu (million British thermal units), which was 1% less than the previous day’s closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Chesapeake Energy’s Free Cash Flow Trends

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at Chesapeake Energy’s (CHK) cash flow. In 2Q16, CHK reported cash flow from operations (or CFO) of ~$95 million.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Basic Materials

    Are Gas-Weighted Stocks Tracking the Fall in Natural Gas Prices?

    Between September 1 and September 11, 2017, our collection of natural gas–weighted stocks fell 3.1%, while natural gas October futures fell 3.9%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    How the Oil Rig Count Affects Natural Gas Prices

    In the week ended September 29, 2017, the natural gas rig count fell by one to 189. On a year-over-year basis, the natural gas rig count has risen ~97%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Fell Due to the Warm Winter Weather Forecast

    December natural gas futures contracts fell by 2.8% on November 2, 2015. Natural gas prices fell due to mild winter estimates and weak demand cues.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Natural Gas Downfall: Which Stocks Could Be Affected

    Natural gas (UNG)(BOIL) September futures fell 4.2% between July 17 and 24, 2017. On July 24, natural gas September futures fell 2.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Short Interest Trends in Chesapeake Energy Stock

    On July 7, 2017, the short interest ratio in Chesapeake Energy (CHK) stock was ~15%. In January 2017, Chesapeake Energy’s short interest ratio was ~11.6%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Inventory Falls for 4th Straight Week

    The EIA reported that the US natural gas inventory fell by 32 Bcf (billion cubic feet) to 3,814 Bcf for the week ending December 18.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Basic Materials

    Natural Gas Reversed: Why Are Energy Stocks Underperforming?

    On March 3, 2016, natural gas futures touched a 17-year low of $1.64. From March 3 to September 19, 2016, natural gas rose 78.9% on a closing price basis.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Is XOP Underperforming Other Energy ETFs?

    The fall in energy ETFs started after the fall in oil prices on July 5, 2016, and when Brexit concerns and supply-related fears resurfaced.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Small Rise in US Natural Gas Inventories Boosted Natural Gas Prices

    The EIA released its Weekly Natural Gas Inventory Report on June 2. US natural gas inventories rose by 82 Bcf to 2,907 Bcf between May 20 and May 27, 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Chart of the Week: RICE Acquisition Impacts EQT

    Following the close of the Rice acquisition, EQT’s Marcellus acreage would rise from 813,000 to 1.0 million.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Basic Materials

    What’s the EIA’s Outlook for Natural Gas Prices?

    According to the EIA, Henry Hub natural gas spot prices averaged $2.82 per MMBtu in July, up $0.24 compared to the June average.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Natural Gas Inventory Fell for the 9th Consecutive Week

    EIA data released on January 28 highlighted that the US natural gas inventory had fallen by 211 Bcf to 3,086 Bcf for the week ending January 22, 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    Rice Energy’s Earnings Forecast: What to Expect for 1Q16

    Rice Energy will release its 1Q16 earnings on May 4. The company’s 1Q16 revenue estimates stand at ~$197.5 million. Its revenue in 1Q15 was ~$109.5 million.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Hedge Funds’ Net Long Positions in Natural Gas near 8-Month High

    Hedge funds’ net long positions in US natural gas futures and options contracts rose 50% to 164,450 on January 16–23, 2018.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Weather Influences Natural Gas Prices

    If, in real estate, everything is “location, location, location,” then with natural gas investing, everything is “weather, weather, weather.”

    By Direxion
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    Energy & Utilities

    Where Most 2017 Energy M&A Deals Took Place

    Because of the Permian’s lowest break-even costs and high IRRs (internal rates of return), producers scooped up prime acreage that could produce at a profit even as crude oil prices stayed low.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    These Have Been the Top 5 Energy M&A Deals So Far This Year

    Merger and acquisition (or M&A) activity in the oil and gas sector has been in high gear in 2017.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Do Short Interest Trends in Chesapeake Stock Tell Us?

    On September 18, 2017, the short interest ratio in Chesapeake Energy (CHK) stock was ~22%. In January, the short interest ratio was ~12%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Basic Materials

    Understanding the Natural Gas Inventory Spread: Will Prices Rise Further?

    In the week ended September 1, natural gas inventories rose 65 Bcf (billion cubic feet) to 3,220 Bcf, based on the EIA data released on September 7.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EQT’S Forecast: Financial Implications from EQT–Rice Energy Deal

    EQT believes the PV (present value) of the synergies following the completion of the deal is more than the $2.5 billion it had initially specified.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Latest Update on the EQT–Rice Energy Deal

    EQT’s (EQT) proposed acquisition of Rice Energy (RICE) is expected to add around 1.3 Bcfe (billion cubic feet equivalent) per day to EQT’s natural gas volumes.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Do Gas-Weighted Stocks’ Returns Match Natural Gas’s Gains?

    Between August 14 and August 21, 2017, natural gas–weighted stocks fell 1.1% compared to a 0.1% rise in the natural gas September futures during this period.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will US Natural Gas Production and Consumption Pressure Prices?

    The EIA (Energy Information Administration) estimates that monthly US dry natural gas production hit a ten-month high.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Basic Materials

    US Natural Gas Production Hit a 10-Month High

    PointLogic estimates that weekly US dry natural gas production rose 0.1% to 72.8 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day on July 27–August 2, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Basic Materials

    Natural Gas–Weighted Stocks’ Returns and Oil Prices

    Natural gas–weighted stocks from the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) collectively rose 1.9% on July 24–31, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Fund Managers

    Will Jana Partners Succeed in Foiling EQT’s Plans?

    On Monday, July 3, 2017, activist hedge fund Jana Partners revealed a 5.8% stake in EQT (EQT). The hedge fund is hoping to thwart EQT’s plans to acquire Rice Energy (RICE).

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Financial Implications of the EQT-RICE Deal

    To finance its Rice Energy (RICE) acquisition, EQT (EQT) plans to issue $5.4 billion in equity and pay $1.3 billion in cash.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    How Stocks Reacted to the EQT-RICE Deal

    Following the announcement of the EQT (EQT)–Rice Energy (RICE) deal, EQT’s stock was down ~10% on June 19. Rice Energy’s (RICE) stock, on the other hand, rose ~25%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EQT to Acquire Rice Energy in a $6.7 Billion Deal

    On Monday, June 19, 2017, EQT (EQT) announced that it intends to acquire Rice Energy (RICE).

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Short Interest Trends in Cabot Oil & Gas Stock

    On April 19, Cabot Oil and Gas’s short interest as a percentage of its float was ~4.5%. At the beginning of the year, its short interest ratio was 4.2%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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