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  1. The Debt Report: The Energy Sector

    April 26, 2016
    Discover how the energy sector bit off more debt than it could chew, and learn why the energy bond contagion has market analysts ...
  2. The 5 Biggest Energy Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, XOM)

    March 21, 2016
    Explore the 5 largest energy sector holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out how much each stock contributes to the ETF ...
  3. Analyzing Chesapeake Energy's Return on Equity (CHK, COP)

    March 19, 2016
    Analyze Chesapeake Energy's ROE, and understand why declining revenues and mounting expenses have dropped the company's earnings ...
  4. Analyzing ConocoPhillips’ Return on Equity (COP, XOM)

    March 17, 2016
    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of ConocoPhillips, and understand how falling earnings and margins amid low oil prices ...
  5. ConocoPhillips' 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (COP)

    March 13, 2016
    Learn about the oil and natural gas glut, its impact on producers such as ConocoPhillips, and the energy giant's top three ...
  6. The 3 Riskiest Oil ETFs for 2016 (CVX, XOM)

    March 12, 2016
    Discover the characteristics of the riskiest oil ETFS in 2016. Opportunities may exist, but are only for the most risk-tolerant ...
  7. Looking to Invest in Oil? Try the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE, XOM)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn how to invest in ETFs to gain exposure to the oil sector without having to deal with the challenges inherent in investing ...
  8. The World's Top 10 Natural Gas Companies (XOM, OGZPY)

    March 1, 2016
    Read about the 10 companies that combined to produce about 105 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2014, about 30% of the ...
  9. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Stocks for 2016 (XOM, BP)

    February 9, 2016
    Read detailed analyses of the top five oil and gas stocks, and learn why they may be poised to rise in 2016 after a dismal ...
  10. 4 Energy Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (COP, CVX)

    February 4, 2016
    Discover four energy companies that could maintain or even increase their dividends in 2016, making them the best investments ...
  11. ConocoPhillips' Projected Loss Puts Dividend at Risk (COP)

    February 3, 2016
    Conoco's stubbornness in suspending its dividend and working down its debt should keep investors away from this name.
  12. Will Oil Fall Beneath $30 per Barrel?

    January 12, 2016
    The ongoing collapse in the price of oil continues today as the price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude ...
  13. Is ConocoPhillips Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (COP)

    January 6, 2016
    Learn more about ConocoPhillips, one of the strongest companies in the oil sector, and whether it would be a suitable addition ...
  14. The Top 5 Large-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (SLB, CVX)

    January 5, 2016
    Read about large-cap oil companies that could recover in 2016. Learn about why oil prices fell so dramatically during 2014 ...
  15. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Oil Stocks for 2016

    December 14, 2015
    Discover the top five dividend-paying oil companies for 2016 and what factors contribute to their ability to continue dividend ...
  16. The Biggest Risks of Investing in ConocoPhillips Stock

    November 30, 2015
    Understand the risks of investing in ConocoPhillips stock. Learn about how there is a risk of a dividend cut due to lower ...
  17. Watch These Basic Materials Turn-Around Stocks (IYM, AU)

    October 25, 2015
    The basic materials sector is turning around. Here's the outlook for the sector and some of the strongest stocks within it.
  18. ConocoPhillips Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    October 20, 2015
    Discover a detailed analysis of ConocoPhillips' dividend policy, and explore a comparison between the dividend policies of ...
  19. 3 Resilient Oil Stocks for a Down Market (XOM, CVX)

    October 9, 2015
    Stuck on oil? Take a look at these six stocks—three that present risk vs. three that offer some resiliency.
  20. Kinder Morgan and Midstream Oil

    August 10, 2015
    Kinder Morgan, Inc. is one of the biggest players in the midstream energy sector, which involves the transportation and storage ...
  21. The Top 6 ETFs For Investing in Energy (VDE, XOM)

    August 7, 2015
    Find out which energy sector ETFs may be poised for a big future, including options for investors who want clean energy, ...
  22. Who Benefits from Lifting Iran Sanctions? (TOT, RDS.B)

    July 24, 2015
    There are multiple parties that will benefit from the lifting of Iranian sanctions and the return of the country to the international ...
  23. 3 Major Changes Resulting From Iran's Nuclear Deal

    July 24, 2015
    A deal to lift sanctions on Iran could go into effect in a couple of months. Where should investors look for opportunities ...
  24. The UNG Natural Gas ETF: Best Bet or Stay Clear?

    April 16, 2015
    UNG is a popular natural gas ETF, but if you're going to get involved, then you need to know the risks.
  25. Post-Election Opportunities For Nigerian Oil (COP, TOT)

    April 6, 2015
    Nigeria has an historic opportunity to reform and improve its oil industry now that elections are over.
  26. Take Advantage of Cheap Oil, Invest in these ETFs

    March 25, 2015
    With crude oil prices at record lows, investors should consider oil ETFs over oil company stocks as ETFs more closely mirror ...
  27. Black Gold In JR Ewing Country: Texas' Oil Economy

    February 23, 2015
    The economy of Texas is soaring because of oil and oil-derivated products and services, but is that sustainable with the ...
  28. The World's 10 Most Indebted Oil Companies (OGZPY, PBR)

    February 23, 2015
    The recent sharp decline in oil prices along with the industry’s high cost of operations have pushed these 10 global oil ...
  29. The Most Indebted US Oil Companies

    February 23, 2015
    The recent sharp decline in oil prices along with the industry’s high cost of operations have pushed these 10 US oil companies ...
  30. 4 Reasons Why This Industry Is A Value Trap

    February 15, 2015
    Steel stocks have fallen deeply out of favor with the group losing about 25% of its value over the past year, according ...
  31. The World's Top 10 Oil Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Looking to invest in the oil industry? Here is a list of world's top ten companies in that sector.
  32. ConocoPhillips's Well-Oiled Profit Machine

    December 9, 2014
    By focusing on upstream production and farming out subsequent links in the chain, ConocoPhillips maximizes profits in a very ...
  33. 3 Undervalued Stocks In An Overvalued Market

    September 4, 2014
    Einstein is rumored to have defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ...
  34. The Next Hottest Shale Play Is Down Under

    January 21, 2014
    The future of shale gas could be located in the “land down under.” Featuring vast unconventional reserves, a stable government ...
  35. Earn A 4% Yield On Big Oil's Best Kept Secret... At A 15% Discount

    December 24, 2013
    The major oil companies (also known as Supermajors) have long been known for their steady growth and cash flow generating ...
  36. This 'Safe Oil' Stock Is Gushing Cash Flow

    November 20, 2013
    Here at StreetAuthority, we're constantly on the lookout for stocks worthy of our Top 10 Stocks advisory -- and a stock doesn't ...
  37. Drone Technology In Everyday Applications: Not Just For The Military ...

    September 4, 2013
    Drones are no longer a technology of the future. They are being manufactured and used in a variety of applications, but ...
  38. Why The Market Is Wrong About Oil -- And How You Can Profit

    August 12, 2013
    The duck-billed platypus defies all scientific reason.This beaver-tailed, otter-footed, semi-aquatic creature is the only ...
  39. 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.
  40. Playing The Big Winners In U.S. LNG

    May 24, 2013
    For U.S. producers of natural gas, exporting that bounty is seen a necessary way to profit from higher demand overseas as ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. Fact Sheet: What Is The Fortune 500 List?

    May 14, 2013
    The Fortune 500 is a list most have heard of but don't know much about. Here, we present the basics with a few interesting ...
  43. Good Profitability And Relative Valuation Make Chevron Interesting

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

    April 25, 2013
    Exxon's profitability underwhelmed, but the overall picture hasn't changed much.
  45. Valero Stockholders: Should You Keep The Spin-Off Shares?

    April 8, 2013
    Spin-off's have a history of performing well in the first months of going public, but will this be the case for Valero?
  46. Chevron Deserves A Better Valuation

    February 6, 2013
    Chevron's growth and asset quality seem underappreciated by the Street.
  47. Crimson Exploration Looks Undervalued, But Mind The Well Economics

    January 22, 2013
    Crimson Exploration looks too cheap, but the Eagle Ford may be less economical than thought.
  48. Bull Vs. Bear: Canuck Oil Is Safest, But Pure Canadian Plays ...

    November 30, 2012
    For those who think it's time to invest in Canadian oil - think again.
  49. 6 Ways to Profit from the "New Saudi Arabia of Energy"

    November 12, 2012
    Anyone searching for long-term gains in natural gas has been through an epic journey in the past year or so. From January ...
  50. 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.
  51. Upcoming Week In The Energy Sector

    July 31, 2012
    A review of the upcoming week in the energy sector as well as a review of important events from the previous week
  52. ETFs For Playing The Surge In Unconventional Energy

    June 21, 2012
    Production from assets such as shale rock, oil sands and natural gas liquids plays is set to explode upwards over the next ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. Talisman Energy - Southeast Asia Oil And Gas

    June 7, 2012
    Talisman Energy has chosen Southeast Asia as a core oil and gas area for the company, and plans to invest heavily here on ...
  55. Oil Stocks To Fuel Your Portfolio

    June 6, 2012
    With oil's recent momentum, it might be a good time to add oil to your portfolio.
  56. Statoil - Alaska And Canada Exploration

    June 5, 2012
    Statoil will spend heavily on oil and gas exploration over the next few years to generate long-term production growth. The ...
  57. Occidental Petroleum Has Taken A Different Path

    May 31, 2012
    Occidental runs itself a little differently, and that's a good thing for shareholders. The compnay looks like a quality name ...
  58. Statoil - Gulf Of Mexico Exploration

    May 29, 2012
    Statoil has designated the Gulf of Mexico as a core exploration area for the company, and will drill many wells here over ...
  59. Murphy Oil Plans Aggressive Exploration Program

    May 16, 2012
    After a slight pause in 2011, Murphy Oil is poised to aggressively ramp up its oil and gas exploration program in 2012 and ...
  60. Stocks That Benefit From A Weak Dollar

    April 27, 2012
    If the dollar weakens, then businesses with these characteristics could greatly benefit.
  61. Phillips 66 Prepares For Independence

    April 17, 2012
    Phillips 66 will soon separate from Conoco Phillips and be an independent public company with a set of downstream and related ...
  62. Should Investors Sail With Magellan Midstream?

    April 3, 2012
    Magellan has great assets, but not such a great valuation.
  63. Apache Corp. - A Look At Egypt

    March 30, 2012
    Apache Corp. has been active in Egypt for nearly two decades, expending a considerable amount of capital here. This investment ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. Apache Corp. In Australia

    March 30, 2012
    Apache Corp. has an ongoing investment program in Australia, and has a large inventory of projects in both the exploration ...
  66. Anadarko Petroleum - Gulf Of Mexico 2012 Prospects

    March 27, 2012
    Anadarko Petroleum has a full set of exploration prospects in the Gulf of Mexico for 2012.
  67. Separation Getting Close For Conoco Phillips

    March 14, 2012
    Conoco Phillips will complete its restructuring in April and will spinoff its refining and marketing into a new publicly ...
  68. Exxon Mobil - 3 Facts That Might Surprise You (XOM, CVX, COP, ...

    March 13, 2012
    Exxon Mobil revealed information about the company’s operations and finances that might surprise investors.
  69. Good Growth Low P/E Stocks

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

    March 7, 2012
    Chevron has started up the initial stage of an expansion at the Tengiz Field in Kazakhstan.
  71. Statoil – Iffy Operations, But Serious Potential Value

    February 29, 2012
    Statoil has serious issues, but valuation nevertheless seems too low.
  72. Jim Stack Was Right-and He's Still Bullish

    February 25, 2012
    The expert who famously predicted the housing bubble and the 2009 bull market believes that despite lingering fears in the ...
  73. Exploration And Production Companies Raise Dividends

    February 24, 2012
    Several exploration and production companies have raised dividends for 2012.
  74. Dry Gas Drilling Cuts And Production Shut Ins Continue

    February 22, 2012
    More energy companies have announced reductions in dry gas drilling for 2012.
  75. 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.
  76. Natural Gas Write Offs

    February 9, 2012
    The drop in natural gas prices is forcing many exploration and production companies to write down the value of these properties.
  77. Exxon Mobil - Q4 2011 Earnings

    February 3, 2012
    Exxon Mobil reported $9.4 billion in net income in the fourth quarter of 2011, and also continued to return capital to shareholders ...
  78. Treat Stocks Like Savings

    January 30, 2012
    These sensible stocks are likely to provide consistent returns, and would have beaten many professional picks during the ...
  79. Stocks That Benefit From A Weak Dollar

    January 27, 2012
    If the dollar weakens, then businesses with these characteristics could greatly benefit.
  80. Which Companies Spend The Most On Lobbying?

    January 27, 2012
    Find out which companies spend the most on gaining influence over government officials.
  81. 4 Stocks To Contemplate Before Wednesday

    January 24, 2012
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 25th.
  82. A Tale Of Two Spinoffs

    January 18, 2012
    Alexander & Baldwin and Comverse Technology both recently announced restructurings, with different reactions.
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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.
  85. Energy Sector - Some Surprises In 2012

    December 29, 2011
    The energy sector usually has some surprises for investors and 2012 should be no different. Here are four possible events ...
  86. Conoco Phillips - What To Expect In 2012

    December 27, 2011
    Conoco Phillips has budgeted for a major increase in capital spending in 2012 and also plans to continue its divestiture ...
  87. Oil and Gas Spending Set To Rise In 2012

    December 27, 2011
    Oil and gas spending is expected to increase by 10% in 2012 over last year, according to a recent survey.
  88. Cenovus Energy To Boost Spending In 2012

    December 9, 2011
    Cenovus Energy announced a large increase in capital spending in 2012, and will use this spending to increase production.
  89. International Shale Update

    November 30, 2011
    The exploration and production industry is going forward in the development of shale resources outside of North America.
  90. Solid Dividend-Paying Companies

    November 25, 2011
    If you are looking to add dividends to your portfolio, don't miss these stocks.
  91. Energy Companies Raising Capex

    October 31, 2011
    Several energy companies boosted capital budgets to go after new opportunities in oil and gas.
  92. Petrobras Or Statoil: Which Is The Better Stock?

    September 22, 2011
    Both Petrobras and Statoil are selling for less these days. Find out which is the better stock.
  93. Royal Dutch Shell Downstream

    September 21, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell is not fleeing the downstream business in terror like many of its peers and is instead trying to keep those ...
  94. Royal Dutch Shell Upstream

    September 20, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell has made substantial investments in its upstream portfolio and is guiding to 11% production rowth through ...
  95. Royal Dutch Shell Strategy Update

    September 19, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell held its twice a year strategy update and is well along in meeting goals set out in 2010.
  96. Conoco Phillips Moves Forward On Separation

    September 15, 2011
    Conoco Phillips is moving forward on its plan to separate into stand alone upstream and down stream properties. The company ...
  97. Playing Athabasca's Multiple Suitors

    September 7, 2011
    With oil prices once again on the rise, unconventional fuel plays begin to make economic sense. The vast Athabasca oil shale ...
  98. Industry At A Glance - Large Oil And Gas Producers

    August 30, 2011
    Major oil and gas companies offer an attractive mix of capital gains and income.
  99. Big Oil Stocks Safe And Cheap

    August 30, 2011
    The biggest oil companies with their extensive resources and quality dividends will likely provide very satisfactory returns ...
  100. Dividend Yields That Just Got Juicer

    August 18, 2011
    For those companies that pay dividends, the inverse relationship between stock price and dividend yield has created some ...
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