MPC : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Stocks Market News for July 11, 2013 - Market News

    July 11, 2013
    Benchmarks finished mixed on Wednesday after the Fed Minutes failed to boost investor sentiment
  4. 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 ...
  5. Marathon Oil Squeezed by High Costs - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Oil and natural gas exploration and production firm Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) reported weak fourth quarter profits, ...
  6. Hess to Become a Pure E&P Firm - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    Hess Corporation (HES) is all set to transform itself into an oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) entity from an ...
  7. Valero Beats on Strong Margins - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) posted adjusted fourth quarter 2012 income of $1.88 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus ...
  8. Opportunity at Marathon Petroleum - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) hit a 52-week high of $65.37 on Wednesday, January 16. In fact, the Findlay, ...
  9. Robust Spreads Let Calumet Specialty Products Prosper

    January 17, 2013
    Calumet is a quality refinery name with a significant yield.
  10. Marathon and Other Big Movers In Oil and Gas Operations on December ...

    December 26, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has decreased 1.1%; the S&P 500 has declined ...
  11. Your Stock's Earnings Yield - Screen of the Week

    December 11, 2012
    A stock's Earnings Yield measures just that, the anticipated yield (or return) an investment in a stock could give you based ...
  12. Marathon Among Oil and Gas Operations' Biggest Movers on November ...

    November 19, 2012
    It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq has moved up 1.7%; the S&P 500 has climbed 1.5%; and the Dow has risen ...
  13. Marathon Ahead of Estimates in 3Q - Analyst Blog

    November 1, 2012
    Ohio-based independent oil refiner and marketer Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) reported slightly better-than-expected ...
  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. Marathon and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 12, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading down 0.2%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.4% and the Dow has fallen 0.2% on a bad morning for the market. ...
  16. Marathon Among Oil and Gas Operations' Biggest Movers on October ...

    October 12, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has risen 0.1%, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.3% and the Dow is unchanged. The biggest movers in ...
  17. Marathon and Other Big Movers In Oil and Gas Operations on October ...

    October 10, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq declining 0.2%, the S&P 500 falling 0.4% and the Dow decreasing 0.6%. The Oil ...
  18. Marathon and Other NYSE Stocks Making Big Moves on October 8, ...

    October 8, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq falling 1%, the S&P 500 decreasing 0.5% and the Dow down 0.3%. The NYSE is ...
  19. Energy Stocks, Including Marathon, Making Big Moves on September ...

    September 18, 2012
    The Nasdaq has increased 0.1%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has risen 0.1% so far today. The energy sector is ...
  20. Marathon and Other Oil and Gas Operations Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    September 18, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has increased 0.1%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow is up 0.1%. These are the biggest movers ...
  21. CNOOC Limited and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on September ...

    September 17, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq is down 0.2%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.2%; ...
  22. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp Among Oil and Gas Operations' ...

    September 17, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.2%; the S&P 500 has declined ...
  23. Stock Market News for September 4, 2012 - Market News

    September 4, 2012
    The key speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke brought cheer to the markets on Friday. Bernanke assured investors ...
  24. Marathon and Other Oil and Gas Operations Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    August 28, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.1%; the S&P 500 has climbed 0.1%; and the Dow has increased ...
  25. 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 market. ...
  26. Biggest Oil and Gas Operations Sector Movers for July 18, 2012

    July 18, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has moved up 1.2%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.6%; and the Dow has increased ...
  27. Stock Market News for June 22, 2012 - Market News

    June 22, 2012
    Benchmarks suffered their second-worst trading day of the year after global economic readings dampened investors' sentiment. ...
  28. Earnings Preview: JOY, LGF, PSX, TFM, CIEN

    June 1, 2012
    While the market remains locked in a cell that only Europe and its worsening sovereign debt crisis holds the key to, investors ...
  29. Marathon Oil Misses as Output Slips - Analyst Blog

    May 2, 2012
    Marathon Oil Misses as Output Slips - Analyst Blog
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. Ashland Finishes Transformation

    November 30, 2011
    Ashland has completed the makeover of the company through a series of selected acquisitions and divestitures.
  34. 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.
  35. 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 ...
  36. Sunoco's Radical Reformation

    September 7, 2011
    Sunoco is significantly remaking itself.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. Marathon Oil Sets 2011 Capital Budget

    February 4, 2011
    Marathon Oil has budgeted a large increase in its drilling and capital budget for 2011, as the company moved to accelerate ...
  42. 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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