CLR : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Alcatel-Lucent Gains over 8% on Possible Merger with Nokia - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) gained over 8% in yesterday's trading session following the news of a probable merger with the Nokia ...
  2. Healthways-TAL to Improve Well-Being Solutions in Australia - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Healthways Inc. (HWAY) recently entered into a partnership with Australia's specialty life insurer TAL to jointly provide ...
  3. Air Methods: A Strong Sell on Weak Q3 & Estimate Revision - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 17, 2014, Zacks Investment Research downgraded medical services provider Air Methods Corp (AIRM) to a Zacks Rank #5 ...
  4. ICON (ICLR) Now a Strong Buy: Should It Be in Your Portfolio? ...

    December 16, 2014
    ICON has been witnessing rising earnings estimates on the back of a new FDA project and an increased guidance for fiscal ...
  5. Insanely Undervalued Stock Could Rebound 50% When Oil Stabilizes

    December 12, 2014
    When stocks or commodities are tumbling, traders start to prepare for "capitulation." That's typically the final phase in ...
  6. Soft Reads Overseas, Oil Stays Low - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 1, 2014
    Stocks are indicated to start today's session on the weak side, with soft PMI readings from China and Europe and the spotlight ...
  7. How Oil Is Tanking the Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 10, 2014
    Hard to tell whether this pullback has the potential to morph into the long-feared correction, but the sharp slide in the ...
  8. The U.S. has an enviable energy position. We'll take a look at four picks to conisider adding to your portfolio.

    Four Stocks For America's Energy Independence

    October 21, 2013
    An all-cap look at America's energy independence.
  9. Continental Starts Exchange Offer - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Continental Resources Inc. announced an exchange offer of up to $1.5 billion 4.5% senior notes due in 2023.
  10. The “Healthy” Play In Contract Research Organizations

    April 17, 2013
    The pharmaceutical industry is under pressure to do more with less. That means it will be farming out many of is mundane ...
  11. Continental Resources and More Big Movers in Energy on November ...

    November 29, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq is up 0.5%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.5%; and the Dow has increased ...
  12. What The Heck Happened To Peak Oil?

    November 15, 2012
    The U.S. will be producing more crude oil than Saudi Arabia by 2020. This trend will have a large impact on the global energy ...
  13. The Wheel Keeps Turning In the Energy Sector

    November 14, 2012
    Earnings season for the Energy Sector is over and companies got busy last week with the hunt for more oil and gas resources ...
  14. 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.
  15. Continental Resources Presents Monster Growth Plan

    October 15, 2012
    Continental Resources plans to triple oil and gas production and proved reserves by 2017, dependent on the Bakken and Woodford ...
  16. Continental Resources and More Big Movers in Oil and Gas Operations ...

    September 24, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq is trading down 0.7%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.2%; and the Dow has ...
  17. Continental Resources Blows Out Production Numbers

    August 17, 2012
    Continental Resources reported strong production growth in the second quarter of 2012 and raised full year growth estimates. ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. U.S. Oil Production May Crowd Out Canadian

    June 14, 2012
    U.S. oil production reached the highest level in 14 years. This prodcution will help reduce dependence on foreign oil imports, ...
  20. Three Forks Gains More Momentum

    May 24, 2012
    The exploration and production industry has increased development of the Three Forks formation in the Williston Basin, and ...
  21. 5 E&P Companies Raising Capex

    May 15, 2012
    Many companies are raising capital budgets for 2012 as they find greater success in oil and liquids plays.
  22. 2 Chart Set-ups to Watch...But Not Trade

    April 28, 2012
    While chart patterns and technical signals alone might make these two stocks buy-worthy, Joe Bell explains that earnings-related ...
  23. Oasis Petroleum: A Small-Cap Bakken Play

    April 23, 2012
    Oasis Petroleum is exposed almost entirely to the Bakken play in the Williston Basin and has set up a multi-year growth program ...
  24. Devon Energy Moves Forward On Cana Woodford

    April 16, 2012
    Devon is planning a large five year program to develop its Cana Woodford Shale assets. This development will help grow its ...
  25. Triangle Petroleum: Almost A Ground-Level Bakken Play

    April 10, 2012
    While Triangle is still a very risky story, the company is only just starting to develop its acreage in the Bakken region. ...
  26. GeoResources A More Obscure Play On Well-Known Formations

    April 10, 2012
    GeoResources has the liquidity to develop high-potential oil-rich assets, and production growth potential for GeoResources ...
  27. Denbury Resources Turns Leftovers Into Haute Cuisine

    April 5, 2012
    Denbury's growing oil production is worth a closer look.
  28. Marathon Oil Rides The Bakken

    March 29, 2012
    Marathon Oil has increased its expected production growth from the Bakken play in North Dakota, as this formation appears ...
  29. SM Energy Targets The Eagle Ford Shale In 2012

    February 29, 2012
    SM Energy is in the midst of reorienting its production and reserve base to crude oil and liquids.
  30. Ultra Petroleum Cuts Natural Gas Spending

    February 21, 2012
    Ultra Petroleum is instituting major reductions to natural gas drilling. Find out why this strategy is best for the long-term. ...
  31. 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.
  32. The Long-Term Play In Lab Work

    January 16, 2012
    As drugmakers beef up their pipelines in this world of rising costs, the contract research sector should profit.
  33. Small Cap Bakken Players To Watch In 2012

    December 30, 2011
    Investors should look at small capitalization players in the Bakken as an alternative to the major operators.
  34. Energy Sector - 2011 In Review

    December 30, 2011
    The energy sector was full of deals and reorganizations in 2011, but that did not translate into great investment returns ...
  35. More On 2012 Capital Budgets For E&P Sector

    November 16, 2011
    Investors in the energy sector are starting to get information on 2012 capital budgets for the exploration and production ...
  36. Statoil Buys Into Bakken

    October 19, 2011
    Statoil makes a smart move in buying an emerging Bakken player.
  37. Niobrara Shale - Third Quarter 2011 Earnings

    October 17, 2011
    The Niobrara Shale is one of the newer unconventional oil and gas plays in the United States.
  38. PPD Goes Private

    October 6, 2011
    PPD's acceptance of a low buyout bid raises questions about the CRO industry.
  39. Continental Resources Digs Deeper Into Three Forks

    August 25, 2011
    Continental Resources is moving to test out the bottom sections of the Three Forks formation and believes that these zones ...
  40. Say Hello To The A-1 Carbonate Play In Michigan

    August 25, 2011
    Devon Energy is working on the A-1 carbonate play in Michigan as the search for domestic sources of oil and gas continues. ...
  41. Uncompleted Well Count Continues To Rise

    August 22, 2011
    The level of uncompleted oil and gas wells in the United States is still rising, as exploration and production companies ...
  42. Niobrara - The Good, Bad and Unknown

    August 15, 2011
    The development of the Niobrara formation advanced during the second quarter of 2011, with companies reporting results ranging ...
  43. 4 Energy Companies Increasing EUR's

    August 11, 2011
    A higher ultimate estimated recovery for wells drilled into shale and unconventional resource basins has boosted the value ...
  44. Why Traders Love The Energy Sector

    May 17, 2011
    The Energy Sector should have enough volatility to satisfy most traders and there are many upcoming tradable events for investors ...
  45. Shale Oil Production Rises

    May 3, 2011
    Shale oil production is rising rapidly as the exploration and production industry puts billions of dollars in capital into ...
  46. Whiting Petroleum: Right Place, Right Time, Right Type

    April 29, 2011
    Whiting's shortfall this quarter is a buying opportunity for aggressive investors.
  47. High Oil Should Make For A Healthy Halliburton

    April 19, 2011
    A strong North American market has tided Halliburton over as international activity picks up.
  48. Conoco Phillips Explores For Future Growth

    March 30, 2011
    Conoco Phillips has assembled dozens of exploratory prospects across the globe, and will spend billions over the next few ...
  49. Severe Static For Telco Suppliers

    March 11, 2011
    Telecomm equipment stocks went too far too fast, and signs of demand weakness have rattled investors.
  50. Irish Stocks Present Possible Value Play

    March 9, 2011
    Despite its fiscal woes, Ireland' tech story could ultimately become its saving grace.
  51. 4 E & P Companies With Blowout Proved Reserves Growth

    March 1, 2011
    One of the goals of exploration and production companies is to grow proved reserves as quickly as feasible.
  52. How Much Oil Is In The Bakken?

    January 25, 2011
    The oil potential of the Bakken and other formations in the Williston Basin are a source of controversy and the Bakken's ...
  53. Continental Resources Bets Big On Williston Basin In 2010

    January 1, 2011
    Continental Resources moved to develop its huge holdings in the Williston Basin and also entered the Niobrara Shale in 2 ...
  54. Woodford Shale Infrastructure Coming On Line

    December 15, 2010
    The Woodford Shale is seeing capital spent on infrastructure to gather, process and transport the large amounts of production ...
  55. Brigham Exploration Rules The Williston Basin

    November 10, 2010
    Brigham Exploration Company continued its top-tier production growth in the third quarter of 2010.
  56. 5 Worst-Performing Stocks In October

    November 2, 2010
    The worst stocks in the S&P 500 in October ran the gamut from technology to finance and were mostly caused by investor ...
  57. Operators Fill In The Blanks On The Niobrara Shale

    October 27, 2010
    The Niobrara Shale is at an early stage of development, but operators are starting to reveal more about this emerging play ...
  58. General Electric Goes Outside The Box In Healthcare

    October 22, 2010
    GE makes a surprise move into the diagnostic lab space.
  59. Continental Resources Loves The Woodford Shale

    October 20, 2010
    Continental Resources is pouring capital and other resources into the Woodford Shale as the company seeks to triple overall ...
  60. Williston Basin Mid-North America Fund Levered To Bakken

    October 19, 2010
    This fund buys stocks that are focused on the Williston Basin and other areas in the Mid North American area.
  61. Continental Resources Analyst Meeting Review

    October 14, 2010
    Continental Resources has set some agressive production goals over the next four years, and plans to accomplish then through ...
  62. Three Forks Gains Ground

    August 27, 2010
    The Three Forks formation is not as well known as the Bakken Shale, but given the pace of development during the second quarter ...
  63. Woodford Shale Second Quarter 2010 Update

    August 23, 2010
    The Woodford Shale saw spotty development in the second quarter of 2010, depending on whether the exploration and production ...
  64. Playing Big Pharma With CROs

    July 6, 2010
    Investors looking to play the growth in R&D spending for human drugs should consider CROs.
  65. Onshore Drillers after the BP Disaster

    June 8, 2010
    The BP oil spill disaster may be the biggest boost to onshore and natural gas drilling in a long time.
  66. Get Ready For The Purcell Limestone

    March 1, 2010
    The Purcell Limestone may be the next big thing in the energy sector as oil and gas companies develop their claims.
  67. Will History Repeat Itself?

    February 22, 2010
    During the previous energy cycle peak in the early 1980s, many outside companies bought oil and gas companies, suggesting ...
  68. Hot Plays In The Canadian Bakken Shale

    November 2, 2009
    The Bakken shale extends into Canada, where companies are developing the play in Saskatchewan.
  69. Drilling And Completion Costs Continue to Fall In Shale Plays

    October 2, 2009
    Everyone seems to think that the cost to find and develop oil and gas reserves can only go up, but in new emerging shale ...
  70. Brigham Exploration Bets Big On The Bakken Shale

    September 25, 2009
    Brigham exploration and production has bet the farm on its acreage in the Bakken Shale in the Williston Basin in North Dakota. ...
  71. Shale Plays Gone Wild - The Bakken Shale

    April 3, 2009
    Investments from exploration and production companies have increased in this area as the search intensifies for the next ...
  72. To Hedge Or Not To Hedge - That Is The Question

    February 23, 2009
    The exploration and production industry lock in the price of its product to lower the volatility of earnings.
  73. The Bakken Shale Story

    June 25, 2008
    North Dakota's Bakken Shale holds the largest continuous oil accumulation in the lower 48 states. Find out which companies ...
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