MPC : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The 5 Best Buy-and-Hold Energy Stocks

    October 2, 2015
    Understand why energy companies' stock are volatile when oil prices are volatile. Learn about the top five energy companies ...
  2. 10 Reasons The Stock Market Rebounded Two Mornings After Black ...

    August 26, 2015
    After the famed – yet infamous – Black Monday market selloff, indices have started to recuperate. The Dow Jones Industrial ...
  3. Marathon Petroleum Raises Dividend by Nearly 30%

    August 4, 2015
    The shareholder payout at oil refiner Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) is gushing. The company has raised its quarterly dividend ...
  4. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Oil & Gas

    August 3, 2015
    Discover the investment strategy behind SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration and Production ETF, and learn what type of investor ...
  5. Top Oil Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    April 21, 2015
    Eyeing oil stocks that pay regular dividends? Consider these refinery plays.
  6. Companies Affected Most by Low Oil Prices

    February 13, 2015
    Low oil prices have affected many companies. Some consumers and producers who rely on oil as a key input benefit, while others ...
  7. Gas Price Year In Review: Lowest Levels In 5 Years

    December 31, 2014
  8. 5 Oil Stocks To Watch Before Labor Day Weekend

    August 27, 2014
    Judging by the consensus price targets, or where analysts expect share prices to go, U.S. oil companies in various categories ...
  9. Is Oil Poised To Move Higher?

    July 10, 2014
    The spot price of crude oil, the primary tracking ETN and a key refiner are all trading near key support levels. Is a bounce ...
  10. Warning: That Share Buyback Might Be Hiding This Strategy

    December 3, 2013
    This is a great time to be running a public company.​The surging stock market has created billions in wealth for the leading ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Finding Growth At Value Prices

    June 12, 2013
    With the markets continuing to move in an upwards manner, finding bargain is becoming harder and harder to do. In an attempt ...
  13. 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?
  14. What Do All-Time-Highs Indicate For These Stocks Going Forward?

    January 30, 2013
    Some well-known names are making all-time highs, and exhibiting very strong uptrends. The question is where to get in?
  15. 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.
  16. 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 ...
  17. Marathon Among Energy's Biggest Movers on September 19, 2012

    September 19, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has moved up 0.1%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.2%; and the Dow has ...
  18. Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on July 18, 2012

    July 18, 2012
    The Nasdaq has risen 1.2%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.6% and the Dow is trading up 0.7%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. Ashland Finishes Transformation

    November 30, 2011
    Ashland has completed the makeover of the company through a series of selected acquisitions and divestitures.
  23. Diesel Fuel Offers An Interesting Play

    October 19, 2011
    Use the increased demand for diesel to your advantage. Check out these picks for some good side bets in the energy sector.
  24. 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 ...
  25. ConocoPhillips Is A Strong Buy

    July 28, 2011
    This oil giant has been experiencing strong top and bottom line growth over the last three years, yet remains undervalued.
  26. Marathon Oil Or Marathon Petroleum: Which Is The Better Stock?

    July 25, 2011
    At the end of June, Marathon spun off its downstream assets. I'll look at which company is the better stock.
  27. Conoco Phillips To Split Up

    July 18, 2011
    Conoco Phillips is following the industry trend to become smaller. Can its stand-alone plan find success?
  28. Marathon Oil Sheds Downstream Operations

    July 5, 2011
    Marathon Oil has completed the spin off of the company's downstream operations and can now pursue oil and gas exploration ...
  29. Say Hello To Marathon Petroleum Corporation

    July 5, 2011
    Marathon Petroleum Corporation is the latest energy company for investors to consider after Marathon Oil completed the spin ...
  30. Energy Sector Breakup Candidates

    July 4, 2011
    Many companies in the Energy sector have separated via spinoffs or initial public offerings as managements seek to increase ...
  31. Integrated Model Falling Short

    January 18, 2011
    Some energy companies are rejecting the integrated business model, and seeking greater focus and shareholder value.
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