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  • Overview of Cheniere’s sale and purchase contracts
    Energy & Utilities

    Overview of Cheniere’s sale and purchase contracts

    Cheniere Energy, Inc.’s MLP company’s Sabine Pass liquefaction project has already secured four fixed-price, 20-year sales and purchase agreements with third parties.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Have Depressed Oil Prices Impacted Total’s Stock Performance?

    In 2015, sinking oil prices impacted earnings of integrated energy companies. This reflects on the stock performance of these companies.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    What Happened to ENI’s Segments 1Q16?

    E&P is Eni’s largest segment in contributions to earnings. In 1Q15, the E&P segment contributed about $1.3 billion, to Eni’s adjusted operating income.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

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

    Chevron (CVX) is currently trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA of 6.8x, above the peer average of 5.5x.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chevron’s 3.6% Dividend Yield Ranks Sixth with High Valuations

    Chevron (CVX) is the sixth stock on our list of the top eight dividend-yielding stocks.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    Total Stands Tall with 100% ‘Buy’ Ratings

    In this series, we’ll rank seven global integrated energy companies based on the number of “buy” ratings they’ve received from analysts.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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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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    Earnings Report

    Why Chevron is cutting spending on some projects

    Chevron has cut spending on the Kitimat liquefied natural gas project (or LNG) in Canada due to falling crude prices.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Total: 6th on Our List of Integrated Energy Stocks

    Total stock has risen by 6.8% since April 2, outperforming the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    What’s Shell’s One-Week Stock Price Forecast?

    Shell stock could close between $69.5 and $66.0 per share in the eight-day period ending on August 3, 2018.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Total’s Business Segments: Refining and Chemicals Boost Earnings

    Changing oil prices have changed the segment dynamics within Total (TOT). The Upstream segment, which contributed 48% of the net adjusted operating earnings in 1Q15, contributed 27% in 1Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Total’s Segments: How Have Falling Oil Prices Affected Dynamics?

    Total (TOT), an integrated energy major, has three main segments: upstream, refining and chemicals, and marketing and services.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Total Has a Good Yield, Valuation, and Earnings Growth

    Total trades at a forward PE ratio of 10.5x, which is below the peer average of 14.1x. Total also trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 4.6x.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    BP’s Year-to-Date Net Income Crashed on Special Charges

    After analyzing BP’s (BP) 2Q15 performance by segment, we’ll now discuss its year-to-date (or YTD) revenues and earnings.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chevron Ranks Second-Last in Terms of Its Dividend Yield

    In terms of its dividend yield, Chevron (CVX) is the fifth-best performer among the six stocks under review.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fall Due to Possible Panic Selling

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for September delivery fell by 2.47% and settled at $42.23 per barrel on Thursday, August 13, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Positive Manufacturing Reports Drive the FEZ Up

    The SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ) is a US exchange-traded ETF that tracks the performance of the 50 largest companies across the Eurozone.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why 2 similar grades of oil trade at different prices

    The spread between WTI and Brent crudes is currently near $8 per barrel because a recent production surge in the U.S. has caused a buildup of crude oil inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma, where WTI is priced.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bear Market: Crude Oil Prices Hit March 2009 Lows

    September WTI crude oil futures contracts trading in NYMEX rose slightly by 0.64% on August 14. Crude oil prices rose despite oversupply concerns.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Exxon Mobil wins $1.6 billion in arbitration case against Venezuela

    Exxon Mobil alleged that the Venezuelan government illegally expropriated its Venezuelan assets in 2007 and paid unfair compensation.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Venezuela’s Crude Oil Production Fell Again

    Reuters estimates that Venezuela’s crude oil output decreased by 50,000 bpd to 1,450,000 bpd in May—compared to the previous month.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Market: Hedge Funds Are Bullish

    The Chinese market rose by 3% on Thursday, October 9. China’s steps to improve its slowing economy sent positive vibes in the global crude oil market.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Hit a 4-Week High Led by Slowing US Production

    November WTI crude oil futures contracts trading in NYMEX rose by 4.9% on October 6. Crude oil prices rose due to slowing US production and rising retail demand.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Recommendations for Chevron before 3Q15 Earnings

    It terms of analysts’ recommendations for Chevron, approximately 53.3% of analysts rate Chevron a “hold,” 40% rate it a “buy,” and 6.7% rate it a “sell.” The average broker target price of $93.11 for CVX implies a ~3.4% return in the next 12 months.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Total’s Valuation Trends: How Does It Compare with Its Peers?

    In 3Q15 and 4Q15, Total’s valuation was higher due to lower EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) and cash flows.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FEZ’s Holdings: 65% Were above the 100-Day Moving Average

    On November 4, 65% of the SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF’s (FEZ) portfolio holdings closed above the 100-day moving average—compared to 62% on November 3.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Chevron’s Dividend Yield Stacks Up with Peers

    Chevron (CVX) is the seventh dividend-yielding stock on our list of top eight stocks.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fall Due to Refined Products’ Glut

    November WTI crude oil futures contracts fell by 2.6% on October 19. Crude oil prices fell due to the mammoth rise in the gasoline glut and weak demand cues.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why 2007 foreign oil asset expropriation in Venezuela affected US oil majors

    In May 2007, the government expropriated all of ConocoPhillips’ operations without fair compensation. In late 2007, ConocoPhillips initiated arbitration against Venezuela before the World Bank’s ICSID.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil Up on September 21 Due to Drop in Inventory Levels

    After posting moderate gains on Tuesday, September 20, crude oil prices inched higher on Wednesday, September 21, amid a drop in inventory levels. Crude oil prices also took support from the oil service workers’ strike in Norway.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is There a Correlation between TOT, Oil, and Natural Gas Prices?

    The correlation coefficients of TOT versus Brent and WTI stand at 0.36 and 0.49, respectively.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Inched Higher ahead of the Brexit Vote

    After showing weakness on June 22 due to the disappointing inventory report, crude oil started Thursday on a positive note.

    By Val Kensington
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil Prices Were Weaker amid Mixed Sentiments

    Crude oil prices were weaker in the early morning trading hours of July 19 amid mixed sentiments.

    By Val Kensington
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    Earnings Report

    BP after Its 2Q15 Earnings: Wall Street Analysts’ Forecasts

    Now let’s look at Wall Street analysts’ forecasts for BP following its 2Q15 earnings release.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil Remained Stable in the Early Morning on August 12

    After gaining more than 4% on August 11, crude oil prices remained stable at three-week high levels in the early morning hours on August 12.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Chevron’s PEG Ratio Reveals

    Chevron’s PEG ratio stands at 0.16, which is below the peer average of 0.22.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fall as the Gasoline Inventory Builds

    November WTI crude oil futures fell for the second day by 4.06% on September 23. Crude oil prices fell due to the larger-than-expected gasoline inventory buildup.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Record Inventory Buildup Drags Crude Oil Prices for the Fourth Day

    November WTI crude oil futures contracts fell by 0.56% on October 15. Crude oil prices fell for the fourth day due to the record crude oil inventory buildup.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    ExxonMobil or Chevron: Which Is the Oil Stock for 2020?

    ExxonMobil and Chevron have faced harsh business conditions this year. Crude oil prices have risen, but they are still lower than last year, on average.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Looking at PEUGX’s Portfolio up to November 2015

    PEUGX’s assets were spread across 73 holdings as of November 2015, and it was managing assets worth $378.2 million.

    By David Ashworth
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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
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Prices Rose Due to Geographical Tensions

    The US benchmark WTI crude oil futures contracts for December delivery rose by 2.5% on November 16. Crude oil prices rose due to possible supply disruptions.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Lower Oil Prices: BP Stock Has Fallen 18% in Q4 2018

    So far, BP stock has fallen 18% in the fourth quarter due to the fall in oil prices. WTI, the benchmark oil, has fallen 34% in the fourth quarter.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Rise Due to the Depreciating US Dollar

    NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for November delivery rose by 0.97% on September 24. Crude oil prices rose due to the depreciating US dollar.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil Reached 5-Week High Price Levels

    After gaining for five consecutive trading days, crude oil is trading at five-week high price levels in the early morning hours on August 18.

    By Val Kensington
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    Earnings Report

    Analyst Recommendations for CVX after Its 3Q15 Earnings

    Here we’ll discuss Wall Street analyst recommendations for CVX following its 3Q15 results. Wall Street analysts provided target prices for the next 12 months.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: What happened in Venezuela in 2007?

    Exxon Mobil refused to accede to the terms of the decree, and on June 27, 2007, the government expropriated ExxonMobil’s interest in the Cerro Negro project.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    The War in Syria Is Another Drain on Russian Resources

    Russia has supported President Assad’s regime in its war in Syria against the rebels. For an economy in recession, with growth contracting at a 4.3% rate in 3Q15, funding a civil war could be a sure drain on its available resources.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Total’s Upstream Segment Perform in 4Q15?

    Total’s upstream projects include West Franklin Phase 2, Eldfisk II, and Termokarstovoye.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s in Your Theoretical Asia-Pacific Mutual Funds Strategy for 2016?

    The Asia-Pacific’s diversity makes the region a compelling investment choice and can appeal to investors excited about long-term prospects in the region.

    By David Ashworth
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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
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Did Crude Oil Fall on Thursday, September 1?

    After declining for three consecutive trading days, crude oil prices started Thursday, September 1, on a weaker note and declined as the day progressed. At 1:05 PM EDT on Thursday, the WTI crude oil futures contract for October delivery was trading at $43.44 per barrel, a drop of ~2.8%.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Total’s Forward Valuation: Peer Comparison

    In the previous part of this series, we discussed Total’s historical valuation trends. Now we’ll compare its forward valuation with that of its peers.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Prices Fell, USO Fund Flow Hit a Record

    WTI crude oil futures contracts for December delivery fell slightly by 0.37% on November 20. Crude oil prices were volatile for the second day.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Which Integrated Energy Stocks Are Rising This Week?

    This week, which started on October 9, 2017, China National Offshore Oil (CEO) is at the top of the list of gainers in the integrated energy sector.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Crude Oil Perform on Tuesday, May 31?

    Crude oil had a volatile trading day on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. At 1:40 PM EDT, WTI crude for July delivery traded at $49.67 per barrel, a gain of 0.67%.

    By Val Kensington
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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

    Crude Oil Market: Russia Joins the OPEC Party

    The EIA will release the US crude oil inventory report on May 6, 2015. Bloomberg estimates show an increase of 1.2 MMbbls for the week ending May 1.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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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

    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

    Will Suncor’s Q3 2018 Earnings Touch a Three-Year High?

    Suncor Energy (SU) plans to post its third-quarter earnings results on October 31. Let’s take a look at the company’s performance.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Alpha Has Eluded PEUGX in One Year to March 15

    Along with a negative information ratio, PEUGX also posted a negative alpha in the one-year period ended March 15, 2016. This placed it tenth among the 12 funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Eni’s 2Q16 Earnings: A Dull Show?

    In 2Q16, Eni’s (E) revenues of 13.4 billion euros, or about $14.97 billion, surpassed analyst estimates. Eni reported EPS of -0.27 euros, or about -$0.30.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Shell Stock Up 4% after Earnings Release

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) announced earnings on January 31, 2019, before the market opened.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    HSBC Cut ExxonMobil’s Target Price before Q4 Earnings

    ExxonMobil’s stock price has been flat year-to-date. HSBC cut its target price on the stock from $74.5 to $74 before the company’s fourth-quarter earnings.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Dividends

    Will ExxonMobil Pay Higher Dividends in Q2 2019?

    ExxonMobil (XOM) released its first-quarter earnings on April 26, 2019.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Can Chevron Churn Profits across the Oil Price Cycle?

    Chevron has been facing volatile crude oil prices recently. Due to softer energy prices this year, its upstream realizations and earnings have weakened.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    ExxonMobil Stock: Why Short Interest in XOM Has Surged

    ExxonMobil (XOM) stock has fallen 3.9% this quarter, driven down by the company’s weak third-quarter earnings and lower crude oil prices.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Chevron: Analyzing Its Stock Price Forecast until December 31

    Chevron’s (CVX) stock price has risen 7.7% YTD (year-to-date). However, other energy stocks have put up mixed performances this year.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    BP Stock: Is It Wrong to Buy It Now?

    BP (BP) stock has been weak this year—it has risen 0.2% quarter-to-date but has fallen 2.2% year-to-date. Let’s assess whether it’s a good time to buy BP.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Chevron: Is It a Good Time to Invest in the Stock?

    Currently, Chevron stock trades at 18.5x its 2019 forward EPS and at 17.2x its 2020 forward EPS. The stock is higher than most of its peers.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Total Stock Has a 30% Upside According to Analysts

    Total SA (TOT) stock has risen 3.4% quarter-to-date. Though its rise has been marginal, it’s outperformed most of its peers.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    ExxonMobil: How Will XOM Trend for the Rest of the Year?

    This quarter, ExxonMobil (XOM) stock has fallen 2.4%. Let’s try to forecast XOM’s upper and lower price limits until the end of the year.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    ExxonMobil’s Valuation: Is XOM Stock a ‘Buy’?

    ExxonMobil (XOM) stock has risen 3.1% month-to-date, the most among peers. News of asset sale plans yesterday boosted XOM stock.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Shell’s Growth Outlook: The Path Ahead in 2020

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) stock has risen 1% year-to-date, less than most peers. Its subdued returns may be due to the company’s dull earnings forecast.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Suncor Stock Entering the ‘Buy’ Zone?

    Suncor stock has risen 3.8% this month, the highest among its peers, due to its robust results, higher oil prices, and stronger equity markets.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Shell’s Short Interest on the Rise in Q4?

    Royal Dutch Shell has risen 1.2% in the current quarter driven by surging equity markets, soaring crude oil prices, and increasing natural gas prices.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ExxonMobil Stock: Not Yet Wall Street Analysts’ Favorite

    ExxonMobil stock has fallen 3.0% so far in Q4. However, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, and BP have risen 2.8%, 0.5%, and 2.6%, respectively.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Shell Stock: Are Its Shareholder Returns in Danger?

    This month, Shell’s stock returns have been lower than most peers’. The company believes its returns could be vulnerable to macroeconomic conditions.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Suncor vs. Total SA: Who Did Better in Q3 Earnings?

    Suncor Energy (SU) and Total SA (TOT) stocks have risen since their earnings. Though both companies’ profits fell, they beat analysts’ estimates.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ExxonMobil or Chevron: Which Performed Better in Q3?

    ExxonMobil and Chevron surprised markets with strong third-quarter earnings results on Friday. Their adjusted EPS beat analysts’ estimates.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Will Shell’s Earnings Recover from a Two-Year Low?

    Shell plans to release its third-quarter results on Thursday. Analysts expect Shell’s earnings to fall YoY (year-over-year) in the third quarter.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    BP’s Q3 Earnings Slump but Beat the Estimate

    BP’s third-quarter earnings, which it reported on October 29, fell almost 41% year-over-year. However, they came in better than analysts’ estimate.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    BP’s Q3 Results Are around the Corner: What to Expect

    BP will release its third-quarter earnings results on October 29. In the quarter, integrated energy companies faced severe business conditions.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chevron: Are Higher Oil Prices Boosting Its Stock?

    So far, Chevron (CVX) stock has risen 4.1% in October. The stock might have risen due to higher oil prices and improving equity markets.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Top Holdings of Fisher Asset Management?

    Kenneth Fisher is the founder of Fisher Asset Management LLC. He in July 2016. But now he’s the executive chairman of Fisher Asset Management.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    What to Expect from OPEC’s Meeting

    Iran’s crude oil production averaged 3.80 MMbpd (million barrels per day) in May. The production was near a nine-year high.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ExxonMobil and Chevron: Who Will Post Better Results?

    ExxonMobil and Chevron are expected to post dull numbers in the third quarter. They’re scheduled to report their third-quarter earnings on November 1.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ExxonMobil Stock Downgraded to ‘Sell’ by Redburn

    Redburn has double-downgraded ExxonMobil stock to “sell,” according to Thomson Reuters. It’s actually made downgrades in the entire sector.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Shell Stock Near Its 52-Week Low: Right Time to Invest?

    Royal Dutch Shell is trading near its 52-week low. Shell stock has fallen sharply in the third quarter to $55.80, close to its 52-week low of $54.90.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Slumping Energy Stocks Post Attractive Dividend Yields

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) stock has slumped 10.8% so far in Q3. Shell’s dividend yield has risen to 6.6%, the highest among its peers.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ExxonMobil Stock: JPMorgan Chase Cut Its Target Price

    ExxonMobil’s (XOM) earnings fell in the second quarter. After the earnings, JPMorgan Chase cut its target price on ExxonMobil stock from $85 to $83.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Chevron’s Earnings Fell: Upstream Output Rose 9%

    Chevron (CVX) posted its second-quarter results on August 2. Chevron’s earnings per share stood at $2.27 in Q2 2019 compared to $1.78 in Q2 2018.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    ExxonMobil’s Earnings Fall but Upstream Volumes Rise

    ExxonMobil (XOM) posted its Q2 results on August 2. ExxonMobil’s earnings per share reached $0.73 in Q2 2019 compared to $0.92 in Q2 2018.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Shell Stock Tanks 7% on Earnings: CFRA Downgrades It

    Shell stock (RDS.A) (RDS.B) fell 7% on August 1, its earnings release day. After its earnings, CFRA downgraded Shell stock and cut its price target.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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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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    Energy & Utilities

    BP Stock: Jefferies Upgrades It to ‘Buy’

    Jeffries upgraded BP (BP) stock from “hold” to “buy.” The upgrade followed BP’s second-quarter earnings release on Tuesday.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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