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  1. Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Repsol to Buy Talisman in $13B Deal ...

    December 16, 2014
    Taking advantage of the crude slump, Spain's Repsol S.A. (REPYY) has agreed to buy Canada's Talisman Energy Inc. (TLM) in ...
  2. A Non-Catalyst Trading Day - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 6, 2014
    Stocks likely won't do much in today's session after reaching record levels yesterday on favorable conclusions to the midterms ...
  3. Growth has returned to European equitites. We'll take a look at a few ideas worth investigating.

    European Stocks Are Ripe For The Picking

    February 26, 2014
    Things continue to get better for Europe. After going through some pretty nasty side-effects in the aftermath of the Great ...
  4. Options Traders: Watch Out For This Little-Known Income Killer

    February 10, 2014
    Using a covered call strategy can be a great way to generate steady returns in your portfolio. As a general rule, I expect ...
  5. Energy Equity ETFs: 4 Things To Consider

    October 31, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds enable investors to reach into nearly every corner of the market with a single convenient and diversified ...
  6. After years of struggling, Europe may finally be turning a corner. We'll take a look at how you can profit from the turnaround.

    Believe It Or Not, European Stocks Are Heating Up

    October 24, 2013
    After years of struggling, Europe may finally be turning a corner. Critical pieces of economic data are all pointing towards ...
  7. Investments in the energy sector have become popular choices for investors. Specifically, we'll take a look at the companies that refine diesel products.

    The Refiners See Diesel Fueled Gains Ahead

    October 22, 2013
    While it’s often ignored, diesel is quickly becoming a very important piece of the global energy pie. Demand continues to ...
  8. Can E.On Maintain Its Fat Dividend Through A Difficult Restructuring? ...

    August 23, 2013
    Economics and politics are forcing a difficult transformation at E.On.
  9. Chevron Disappoints, But Offers A Little Value

    August 6, 2013
    Chevron's refining performance was poor, but the company's overall relative performance is quite a bit better.
  10. Wall Street Largely Shrugs Off Weak Refining At Exxon Mobil

    August 1, 2013
    Exxon misses big on refining, but the market isn't likely to care very much about that.
  11. NatGas Exports to Rise: 2 Stocks to Buy Now - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    The U.S. Department of Energy has recently approved a large facility in Texas which will be utilized to export natural gas. ...
  12. Petrobras Will Grow, But Will It Be Profitable Growth?

    July 2, 2013
    Petrobras is looking at tremendous production growth, but also huge capital outlays.
  13. Taking The Contrarian Approach With European Equities

    July 2, 2013
    Investors continue to shun European equities due to the regions debt issues and economic problems. However, that’s a real ...
  14. Statoil's Turnaround Proceeding Much Too Slowly

    June 4, 2013
    Statoil continues to struggle, and the valuation reflects it
  15. Seadrill Still In Motion, But Delivering Better Utilization And ...

    May 28, 2013
    Still an aggressively-run company, Seadrill offers highly leveraged exposure to the growing offshore drilling market.
  16. Williams Companies and Other Energy Stocks Worth a Look Now

    May 22, 2013
    The National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships (NAPTP) is holding its investor conference this week. And there ...
  17. BP Looks Cheap, But A Lot Of Improvements Have To Come Through

    May 15, 2013
    Even with its problems and challenges, BP seems too cheap today
  18. Good Profitability And Relative Valuation Make Chevron Interesting

    April 26, 2013
    Chevron seems underrated and undervalued relative to the likes of Exxon.
  19. Exxon Mobil Profits And Growth Fail To Impress

    April 25, 2013
    Exxon's profitability underwhelmed, but the overall picture hasn't changed much.
  20. A Big Bet On Cyber Security

    April 3, 2013
    As computers, cloud computing and data networks continue to be a part of our everyday lives, protecting them is quickly becoming ...
  21. Higher Petrobras CAPEX Spending Is Great News For FMC Technologies

    March 25, 2013
    At current prices, oil service stock FMC Technologies isn’t necessarily cheap. But as the number one supplier for the energy ...
  22. BP's Moves On Russian Front Look To Pay Dividends

    March 23, 2013
    Does the news of BP's repurchase program make the stock more attractive? Let's take a look.
  23. BP, Freeport in LNG Supply Deal - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    British energy giant BP plc (BP) has inked an agreement to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) processed at a terminal in Freeport, ...
  24. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 7, 2013
    Historically, the growth outlook of alternative energy companies has been directly related to the state of the economy and ...
  25. Eni Algerian Project Yields Gas - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Italian energy major Eni SpA E) and its partner, the Algerian state company Sonatrach, have commenced gas production from ...
  26. BP Beats, Falls Y/Y on Vol - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    BP plc (BP) reported fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $1.25 per American Depositary Share (ADS) on a replacement ...
  27. A Favorable Settlement Should Open The Door For Transocean To ...

    January 7, 2013
    A settlement with the DOJ is a big step forward.
  28. Freeport McMoRan Announces A Real Doozy

    December 6, 2012
    Freeport makes a surprising move into energy.
  29. BP to Boost Capex - Analyst Blog

    December 4, 2012
    British supermajor BP Plc (BP) intends to boost its capital expenditure in the upcoming years to cope with the drastic changes ...
  30. 3 Famous Business-To-Business Lawsuits

    November 22, 2012
    These are some of the biggest business-to-business lawsuits over the last few years.
  31. BP Continues to Divest Assets - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    BP Plc (BP) made plans to divest its share in the Crossfield Gas Storage facility to TransCanada Corporation (TRP). The transaction, ...
  32. 3 Energy ETFs for America's Production Boom - ETF News And Commentary

    November 13, 2012
    Thanks to more fuel efficient cars, a sluggish economy, and increased technological innovation, the U.S. is poised to become ...
  33. Improving Utilization And Efficiency Should Shrink Transocean's ...

    November 7, 2012
    Transocean could be an undervalued energy play for 2013.
  34. BP Gets Tangguh Expansion Approval - Analyst Blog

    November 5, 2012
    British oil and gas giant BP plc's (BP) Plan for Further Development (POFD) has received approval in principle from the Ministry ...
  35. How Much Oil And Gas Will Iraq Produce?

    November 2, 2012
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released a study on the estimated growth potential of Iraqi oil production ...
  36. Blue Chip Stocks Paying The Highest Dividends

    October 25, 2012
    While picking individual stocks is risky, these blue chip companies have histories that show they can be good choices.
  37. Stone Energy in Neutral Lane - Analyst Blog

    October 23, 2012
    We are maintaining our long-term Neutral recommendation on Louisiana-based Stone Energy Corporation (SGY). Stone Energy has ...
  38. Starbucks Opens First Store In India

    October 22, 2012
    Starbucks opened it first store in India on October 19. What does the 50/50 partnership mean for its future?
  39. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending October 12, 2012

    October 15, 2012
    A review of important events that occurred in the energy sector for the week ending Oct. 12, 2012.
  40. Transformation Has Paid Off For Ashland

    October 12, 2012
    Ashland's specialty businesses could reverse historically weak cash flow margins.
  41. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending October 5, 2012

    October 9, 2012
    Here is a recap of important events and announcements in the Energy Sector for the week ending Oct. 5, 2012.
  42. Post-Robbery, Repsol Still Has Promise

    October 3, 2012
    Repsol is far from lost without YPF.
  43. BP to Shed PTA Plant to Reliance - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    BP Plc (BP) entered into a deal with India's Reliance Global Holdings Pte. Ltd. to sell its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) ...
  44. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending September 14, 2012

    September 18, 2012
    The oil and gas industry has resumed most of the Gulf of Mexico production shut-in by Hurricane Isaac and renewed its search ...
  45. Plains Exploration & Production Company - Gulf Of Mexico Acquisitions

    September 17, 2012
    Plains Exploration & Production Company announced a major acquisition of oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico. ...
  46. Can E.ON Power Higher?

    September 12, 2012
    E.ON is making some risky bets to reignite growth. The question of E.ON's value today really rests on how you see the company's ...
  47. Seadrill Has What Big Oil Badly Needs

    August 30, 2012
    Seadrill continues to leverage a tight market for drilling rigs.
  48. BP Strikes Gas Twice in Egypt - Analyst Blog

    August 29, 2012
    BP plc's (BP) unit in Egypt - BP Egypt - has confirmed the availability of gas in the Taurt North and Seth South discoveries. ...
  49. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending Aug. 24, 2012

    August 29, 2012
    Here's a recap of what happend during the week of Aug. 24, 2012 in the energy sector.
  50. Cost Overrun Dogs BP Skarv Project - Analyst Blog

    August 27, 2012
    British energy major BP Plc (BP) has incurred a huge cost overrun on its Skarv project off Norway, which got deferred mainly ...
  51. Sempra Gets Nod for Second Storage - Analyst Blog

    August 24, 2012
    Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (SRE), has received approval for the placement of second ...
  52. Energy Sector Recap

    August 23, 2012
    A recap of events in the Energy Sector for the week ending August 17, 2012.
  53. Statoil - Should You Love What The Analysts Hate?

    August 16, 2012
    Statoil is spending money today for a better tomorrow.
  54. BP to Offload Midstream Gas Assets - Analyst Blog

    August 13, 2012
    BP Plc (BP) has struck a sale agreement with Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP for its midstream gas assets in the Texas panhandle. ...
  55. BP 2Q Earnings Sink - Analyst Blog

    July 31, 2012
    British energy behemoth BP Plc's (BP) second quarter 2012 adjusted profit suffered from widespread planned maintenance activities ...
  56. BP, Plc (BP) - Bear of the Day

    July 17, 2012
    We are downgrading our recommendation on BP Plc (BP) to Underperform from Neutral. The company saw lackluster performance ...
  57. Shell, MGM Team Up for Exploration - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2012
    The Canadian arm of  Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDS.A) stepped into a farm-out agreement with Toronto Stock Exchange listed MGM ...
  58. Natural Gas Bulls Still Out There

    June 29, 2012
    While natural gas may be out of favor in a market dominated by short term investors, many long term bulls are predicting ...
  59. BP 2012 Statistical Review Of Energy

    June 27, 2012
    BP just released the 2012 Statistical Review of Energy, a gold mine of information on the supply and demand of all forms ...
  60. Apache Hits It Big In Western Canada

    June 27, 2012
    Apache Corporation has found a large natural gas resource base in Western Canada and plans to develop these resources slowly ...
  61. Petrobras Sets 5-Year Capital Plan

    June 21, 2012
    Petrobras has approved a five-year capital investment plan that will cost the company hundreds of billions from 2012 to 2 ...
  62. Angola LNG Almost Here

    June 21, 2012
    Chevron is about to start up commerical operations at a liquefied natural gas facility in Angola.
  63. Cheap Oil

    June 20, 2012
    Despite a push towards non-oil-based energy sources, oil prices will trend higher in the long run, as finding new reserves ...
  64. Hit And A Miss In The Gulf Of Mexico

    June 19, 2012
    The Gulf of Mexico has paid off for some operators, as many oil and gas discoveries have been reported here over the last ...
  65. Gabon Oil And Gas Review

    June 19, 2012
    Gabon's oil and gas production peaked several years ago but should start moving higher, as many operators are exploring and ...
  66. Angola Oil And Gas Review

    June 13, 2012
    Angola is now one of the largest producers of oil and gas in Africa, and will continue to see production grow as new projects ...
  67. Interesting Stocks Hitting New Lows

    June 5, 2012
    Shares in high quality businesses are finding themselves in the bargain bin as investors overreact at the first sign of bad ...
  68. Stone Energy - Gulf of Mexico

    June 4, 2012
    Stone Energy plans to be active in exploring for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012, as the company has assembled ...
  69. Apache Remains Balanced

    May 30, 2012
    Apache has a diversified revenue stream, but its forward P/E ratios are well below both the industry and market averages ...
  70. BP In The Gulf Of Mexico

    May 9, 2012
    With many BP wells still being operated, and more additions planned, BP is showing no signs of slowing down after the 201 ...
  71. Update on Shale Gas Revolution, pt. 1 - Analyst Blog

    May 1, 2012
    Update on Shale Gas Revolution, pt. 1 - Analyst Blog
  72. Ensco Loves The Deepwater

    April 17, 2012
    Ensco plans to continue the company's strategy of upgrading its offshore rig fleet through new builds.
  73. Sempra Energy Growth Plans

    April 12, 2012
    Sempra Energy is looking to generate annual earnings per share growth in the high single digits through 2016. It has growth ...
  74. Magellan Midstream Partners - A Closer Look At Growth Projects

    April 10, 2012
    Magellan Midstream Partners will invest $650 million in capital in 2012 on various growth projects across its business segments. ...
  75. Magellan Midstream Partners Sets Growth Projects

    April 9, 2012
    Magellan Midstream Partners is bullish on domestic crude oil supply, and has approximately $1 billion in growth projects ...
  76. Should Investors Sail With Magellan Midstream?

    April 3, 2012
    Magellan has great assets, but not such a great valuation.
  77. Alaska Still A Player In Oil And Gas

    March 30, 2012
    Alaska is one of the leaders in oil and gas production in the United States, but it has lost the spotlight to the industry's ...
  78. Noble Energy Gets Ahead Of Schedule In 2012

    March 29, 2012
    Noble Energy's production for the first quarter of 2012 will be at the upper end of its guidance range. The company is ahead ...
  79. East Africa Yields Its Riches

    March 21, 2012
    Oil and gas operators are flocking to offshore East Africa as they look for new areas to explore.
  80. Good Growth Low P/E Stocks

    March 13, 2012
    Investors need not pay nosebleed prices for growth companies.
  81. Chevron Starts Tengiz Expansion

    March 7, 2012
    Chevron has started up the initial stage of an expansion at the Tengiz Field in Kazakhstan.
  82. Do High Gas Prices Really Benefit Oil Stocks?

    February 22, 2012
    There are some unsuspecting consequences to high oil prices.
  83. Three Reasons To Own Eni

    February 15, 2012
    The Italian oil company is relatively unknown, making it an interesting alternative to the Exxon Mobil's of the world.
  84. Total Sets Up For Future Growth

    February 14, 2012
    Total plans to spend $24 billion in capital in 2012 with the funds split across the company's vast oil and gas portfolio. ...
  85. ETF Of The Day: Playing Europe’s Rebound

    February 14, 2012
    Investors looking for a broader, more liquid approach might do well to take a look at the Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF.
  86. Noble Energy Sets 2012 Capital Budget

    February 13, 2012
    Noble Energy plans to spend $3.5 billion in capital in 2012 on the exploration and development of its oil and gas portfolio. ...
  87. The Play On U.S. Energy Independence

    February 9, 2012
    BP's long-term energy report predicts U.S. energy independence by 2030. See how you can take advantage of this.
  88. Cameron Waiting For The Subsea Story To Surface

    February 7, 2012
    Cameron's present is a little challenging, but the future is bright.
  89. Look Across The Pond For Big Dividends

    February 7, 2012
    Improving earnings for U.K.-based companies resulted in tremendous dividend growth for British stocks in 2011. Analysts expect ...
  90. Royal Dutch Shell Updates Growth Plan

    February 6, 2012
    Royal Dutch Shell plans to spread growth across many parts of the company's oil and gas properties.
  91. Playing BP's Renewable Prediction

    January 26, 2012
    Global energy is growing and BP’s latest energy forecast highlights the trend towards renewable energy.
  92. BP Energy Outlook To 2030

    January 24, 2012
    BP expects a growth in energy demand to come from developing nations with emerging economies.
  93. You Can Still Clean Up With Clean Harbors

    January 18, 2012
    Expect another consistent and tidy performance from this waste-disposal giant in 2012.
  94. Carnival Shares Shipwrecked

    January 18, 2012
    staying above of water for Carnival and other cruise lines will be more about the strength of the economy and confidence ...
  95. Team Inc. Making The Most Out Of Maintenance

    January 5, 2012
    Team Inc. is feasting on fatter maintenance budgets in the energy sector.
  96. Exxon Mobil's Outlook On Energy Demand

    December 12, 2011
    Exxon Mobil released the company's annual outlook on long-term supply and demand changes for energy, and it is predicting ...
  97. Ecopetrol Plans Large Upstream Investment

    December 1, 2011
    Ecopetrol plans to invest $80 billion in various upstream oil and gas projects from 2012 to 2020.
  98. Ashland Unveils Three Year Growth Plan

    November 30, 2011
    Ashland has established a set of growth targets on EBITDA and margins to achieve over the next three years.
  99. Value Legend Klarman Piles Into BP

    November 18, 2011
    Despite oil spill risks, Klarman clearly sees significant upside - even at today's price levels
  100. El Paso's E & P Assets On The Block

    October 21, 2011
    El Paso has an attractive set of production assets. Expect a lot of interest from larger players, on this one.
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