MRO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Marathon Oil Lowers Capex by 20% Year over Year for 2015 - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Plummeting Crude prices for more than six months this year have compelled oil and natural gas exploration and production ...
  2. Stock Market News for December 18, 2014 - Market News

    December 18, 2014
    Benchmarks enjoyed their best day this year on Wednesday as the Fed issued encouraging statements regarding economic growth ...
  3. Stock Market News for December 17, 2014 - Market News

    December 17, 2014
    Benchmarks ended in the red for the third-straight session after volatile trading on Tuesday
  4. Stock Market News for December 16, 2014 - Market News

    December 16, 2014
    Markets finished a choppy session in the negative territory on Monday as yet another slide in oil prices dented investor ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. With the broad market hitting new highs, stocks aren’t as cheap as they once were. That’s were GARP style investing can come in. Bridging both growth and value investing, GARP is the best way to find cheap growth in the rising stock market.

    With The Market At New Highs- It’s Time To Look Towards GARP ...

    February 20, 2014
    With the broad market hitting new highs, stocks aren’t as cheap as they once were. That’s were GARP style investing can come ...
  7. As global energy demand continues to trend higher, more pressure is being placed on finding new sources of supply.

    CAPEX Spending In The Energy Sector Keeps On Growing

    January 31, 2014
    As global energy demand continues to trend higher, more pressure is being placed on finding new sources of supply. That fact ...
  8. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  9. 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?
  10. Earnings Acceleration Can Forecast Big Moves Ahead - Screen of ...

    January 22, 2013
    In good markets or bad, earnings are one of the most important things that influence stock prices. But instead of just looking ...
  11. 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.
  12. Noble Energy Looks For Oil In The Eastern Mediterranean

    October 16, 2012
    Noble Energy has reported many discoveries of natural gas in the Eastern Mediterranean area over the last few years and is ...
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Kurdistan Oil And Gas Gains Momentum

    June 28, 2012
    The Kurdistan region of Iraq has seen an increase in oil and gas exploration as the industry looks to find sources of future ...
  16. Equatorial Guinea Oil And Gas Review

    June 13, 2012
    Equatorial Guinea is seeing increased exploration and development from the oil and gas industry and will have higher production ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Statoil - Norwegian Continental Shelf Exploration

    June 1, 2012
    Statoil has devoted a considerable amount of resources to an exploration program and is targeting the Norwegian Continental ...
  19. Enerplus - Williston Basin Review

    May 30, 2012
    Enerplus plans rapid development of acreage in the Williston Basin as it looks to increase crude oil production at the expense ...
  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. Murphy Oil Moves Forward In The United States And Malaysia

    May 16, 2012
    Murphy Oil has a premier set of oil and gas assets in the U.S. and Malaysia, and is plannning an aggressive development program ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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. ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. Anadarko Petroleum - A Closer Look At The Onshore United States

    March 20, 2012
    Anadarko Petroleum is planning to invest billions in 2012 to develop various onshore unconventional plays in the United States. ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. SandRidge Energy Expands To Gulf Of Mexico

    February 16, 2012
    SandRidge Energy announced the purchase of Dynamic Offshore Resources, LLC, expanding into the Gulf of Mexico.
  31. 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. ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. A Tale Of Two Spinoffs

    January 18, 2012
    Alexander & Baldwin and Comverse Technology both recently announced restructurings, with different reactions.
  34. 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.
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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.
  38. 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 ...
  39. Ashland Finishes Transformation

    November 30, 2011
    Ashland has completed the makeover of the company through a series of selected acquisitions and divestitures.
  40. Plains Exploration Loves The Eagle Ford Shale

    November 29, 2011
    Plains Exploration Company agressive development program planned here, over the next five years.
  41. Upwardly-Revised Estimates Are Few And Far Between

    October 10, 2011
    The reeling in of earnings estimates has begun, but here are some compelling exceptions to that trend.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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.
  44. 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 ...
  45. Sanchez Energy Working The Eagle Ford Shale

    September 7, 2011
    Sanchez Energy plans an initial public offering and will be active almost exclusively in developing the Eagle Ford Shale ...
  46. 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. ...
  47. 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.
  48. 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?
  49. Devon Energy Primed For Oil Sands Growth

    July 8, 2011
    Devon Energy has several expansion projects planned to develop the company's oil sands leases in Alberta.
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. Statoil - Norwegian Continental Shelf

    June 29, 2011
    Statoil needs to successfully develop various oil and gas projects located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf over the next ...
  54. Refiners Getting Ready For Heavier Crude

    June 9, 2011
    Heavy oil production from the oil sands of Canada is expected to grow rapidly during this decade.
  55. Canadian Oil Production Set To Grow Rapidly

    June 7, 2011
    Canadian oil production will grow quickly over the next two decades as many oil and gas operators are investing capital here. ...
  56. Spinoffs Becoming The Rage

    April 6, 2011
    Spinoffs from all sectors and industries seem to be increasing in number, as companies look to get stock prices moving and ...
  57. Mideast Unrest Squeezes Refiners

    March 2, 2011
    While shares of big oil names like Exxon and Chevron rally on higher prices, supply disruptions in the Middle East and North ...
  58. Refining Some Profits

    February 28, 2011
    The refiners represent an opportunity for investors to add one of the few values left in the energy sector ahead of rising ...
  59. U.S. Energy Companies In Libya

    February 23, 2011
    Find out how Libya's recent descent into civil disorder may impact U.S. companies with operations there.
  60. 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 ...
  61. Integrated Model Falling Short

    January 18, 2011
    Some energy companies are rejecting the integrated business model, and seeking greater focus and shareholder value.
  62. A Small Bank Deal With A Big Premium

    October 8, 2010
    Old National is paying a large premium for a small overall boost in deposit share.
  63. Royal Dutch Shell Heavy Oil Picks Up

    October 7, 2010
    Royal Dutch Shell is moving forward to develop its extensive heavy oil properties in North America over the next decade. ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. Four Price-To-Sales Bargains

    February 5, 2010
    Keeping an eye out for companies that trade at discounts to sales can provide investors with opportunities for nice profits. ...
  66. Marathon Oil Outlines Its Upstream Strategy

    November 27, 2009
    Marathon Oil is moving slowly on its diversified set of properties.
  67. Operators Love The Piceance Basin

    June 8, 2009
    The Piceance Basin in Colorado holds large resources of natural gas and shale oil, and the industry is moving toward developing ...
  68. Angola Becomes Major Player In World Oil

    June 2, 2009
    As many predict the world oil supply will fall short, this country is increasing in importance as an oil producer.
  69. 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 ...
  70. Exxon Mobil Mum On Spending

    February 6, 2009
    Exxon reported another great quarter, but it didn't say much about the evolution of its capital program for 2009.
  71. Your Standard Oil Portfolio

    November 26, 2008
    Five companies remain from the Standard Oil breakup in 1911. Investors who built a portfolio around them would have crushed ...
  72. Get These Low P/E Bargains Before They're Gone

    June 20, 2008
    Low P/E stocks tend to beat the market. Learn to win by purchasing when they're cheap and selling when the P/E gets back ...
  73. Gritty Profit Found In Oil Sands (IMO, SU, MRO)

    July 5, 2007
    A look at three mid-sized integrated oil companies that have plenty to offer.
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