MRO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Benzinga Market Primer: Thursday, August 1: Futures Up On Europe ...

    August 1, 2013
    Futures Higher on Economic Data U.S. equity futures are significantly up in early pre-market trade based on strong Asian ...
  5. 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?
  6. Stock Market News for February 15, 2013 - Market News

    February 15, 2013
    Benchmarks finished mixed following weak international economic numbers which eclipsed encouraging reports of major acquisitions ...
  7. Stock Market News for February 7, 2013 - Market News

    February 7, 2013
    Benchmarks showed minimal movement on Wednesday after earnings reports released yesterday failed to impact investor sentiment. ...
  8. Stock Market News for January 30, 2013 - Market News

    January 30, 2013
    Better-than-expected quarterly results once again guided the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones into the green on Tuesday. Strong ...
  9. 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 ...
  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 ...
  11. 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, ...
  12. Stock Market News for January 17, 2013 - Market News

    January 17, 2013
    Benchmarks ended mixed on Wednesday following World Bank's downgrade of global growth estimates, which was partly overshadowed ...
  13. Genesis Energy Ups Payout Yet Again - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Diversified midstream energy operator Genesis Energy L.P. (GEL) raised its fourth quarter 2012 cash distribution to 48.5 ...
  14. Stock Market News for December 31, 2012 - Market News

    December 31, 2012
    Benchmarks ended in the red for the fifth consecutive day after fears intensified that U.S lawmakers may not be able to seal ...
  15. Stock Market News for December 26, 2012 - Market News

    December 26, 2012
    Monday's holiday-shortened trading session ended with losses for the benchmarks as investors remained apprehensive about ...
  16. Marathon Petroleum Cut to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 24, 2012
    We have downgraded Findlay, Ohio-based independent oil refiner and marketer Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) shares to ...
  17. Stock Market News for December 24, 2012 - Market News

    December 24, 2012
    Boehner's "Plan B" failed to garner ample support from Republicans, dragging the benchmarks into negative territory on Friday. ...
  18. Stock Market News for December 19, 2012 - Market News

    December 19, 2012
    Benchmarks moved higher for the second consecutive day banking on optimism that Congress will find a solution to the Fiscal ...
  19. Stock Market News for December 14, 2012 - Market News

    December 14, 2012
    Investor apprehension about the Fiscal Cliff dilemma overshadowed couple of positive domestic reports and dragged the benchmarks ...
  20. Stock Market News for December 13, 2012 - Market News

    December 13, 2012
    Benchmarks lost most of the gains that were propelled by the central bank's announcement of a new stimulus plan and ended ...
  21. Stock Market News for November 19, 2012 - Market News

    November 19, 2012
    Markets finally finished in the green on Friday after Congressional leaders hinted that the "fiscal cliff" meeting with President ...
  22. Stock Market News for November 9, 2012 - Market News

    November 9, 2012
    Benchmarks declined for the second consecutive day as investors remained worried about whether the "fiscal cliff" dilemma ...
  23. Stock Market News for November 8, 2012 - Market News

    November 8, 2012
    Benchmarks suffered heavy losses on Wednesday following Barack Obama's victory, as investors' focus switched to the impending ...
  24. Stock Market News for November 7, 2012 - Market News

    November 7, 2012
    Markets ended in the green yesterday, as uncertainty over the White House race was about to end soon. The election results ...
  25. Stock Market News for November 6, 2012 - Market News

    November 6, 2012
    Benchmarks added modest gains on Monday as investors were hesitant to take any position ahead of the U.S. presidential elections. ...
  26. Stock Market News for October 24, 2012 - Market News

    October 24, 2012
    Benchmarks suffered heavy losses on Tuesday following weak quarterly results from DuPont and United Technologies. Meanwhile, ...
  27. Why the Stunning Natural Gas Rally is Far From Over

    October 15, 2012
    If you were in a room of investors this past spring and told them that natural gas prices would soon stage a stunning rebound, ...
  28. Stock Market News for October 11, 2012 - Market News

    October 11, 2012
    Alcoa's third quarter loss and its forecast of a dismal global economic situation dragged benchmarks into the red on Wednesday. ...
  29. 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.
  30. Stock Market News for October 4, 2012 - Market News

    October 4, 2012
    Better-than-expected data from the job market and the service sector lifted the benchmarks yesterday. However, shares of ...
  31. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending September 28, 2012

    October 1, 2012
    A recap of events that impact investors in the Energy Sector for the week ending September 28, 2012.
  32. Stock Market News for September 27, 2012 - Market News

    September 27, 2012
    European debt concerns and disappointing housing data dragged the benchmarks into the red for the third straight day. Moreover, ...
  33. Stock Market News for September 25, 2012 - Market News

    September 25, 2012
    The fifth-consecutive month of declines in German business confidence coupled with Caterpillar's dismal earnings forecast ...
  34. Stock Market News for September 19, 2012 - Market News

    September 19, 2012
    Bearish sentiment arising out of a gloomy macroeconomic forecast by FedEx Corp was somewhat offset by positive housing data ...
  35. Stock Market News for September 18, 2012 - Market News

    September 18, 2012
    A drop in oil prices and lower factory activity in New York partially weighed down sentiment, dragging benchmarks into the ...
  36. Stock Market News for August 8, 2012 - Market News

    August 8, 2012
    Hopes that central banks on both sides of the Atlantic would introduce fresh economic measures and strong corporate results ...
  37. Stock Market News for July 25, 2012 - Market News

    July 25, 2012
    Corporate earnings failed to deliver any cheer to the markets on Tuesday. These dismal results combined with concerns from ...
  38. Stock Market News for July 9, 2012 - Market News

    July 9, 2012
    Discouraging U.S. nonfarm payroll data dragged the benchmarks to sharp losses on Friday. This was the third straight time ...
  39. Upcoming Energy Events You Should Know About This Week

    July 3, 2012
    Here's a look at upcoming events that will impact the energy sector this week, as well as a recap of last week's energy news.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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. ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. Stock Market News for May 2, 2012 - Market News

    May 2, 2012
    Stock Market News for May 2, 2012 - Market News
  45. The Last Days Of Conoco Phillips

    April 30, 2012
    Conoco Phillips reported flattish production in the company's last full quarter as an integrated oil company, as the spinoff ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. Stack's Top Sectors and Picks for 2012

    April 11, 2012
    InvesTech Research’s Jim Stack shares his outlook for where we are in the economic cycle, and which sectors he thinks ...
  48. 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.
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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.
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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.
  53. Energy Companies That Had Production Declines In 2011

    February 8, 2012
    A number of major oil companies reported production declines in 2011, partly because of the civil war in Libya.
  54. 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 ...
  55. A Tale Of Two Spinoffs

    January 18, 2012
    Alexander & Baldwin and Comverse Technology both recently announced restructurings, with different reactions.
  56. 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.
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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.
  61. Take Advantage Of U.S. Oil Production Growth With These Stocks

    December 12, 2011
    Check out the companies that are poised to take advantage of the United States' oil production growth.
  62. Ashland Finishes Transformation

    November 30, 2011
    Ashland has completed the makeover of the company through a series of selected acquisitions and divestitures.
  63. Industry Finds Mixed Results In Niobrara

    November 3, 2011
    The exploration and production industry is finding that the development of the Niobrara is more difficult than other domestic ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. Sunoco's Radical Reformation

    September 7, 2011
    Sunoco is significantly remaking itself.
  67. 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.
  68. 4 Commodity Stocks To Watch On Wednesday

    July 27, 2011
    Wednesday will be a busy day for analysts as many companies will be announcing their quarterly results.
  69. 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?
  70. 5 Strong Large Caps for a Bumpy Summer

    July 15, 2011
    The dollar weakness and summer doldrums will play right into the hands of the large-cap multinationals that can maximize ...
  71. 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.
  72. Junes S&P 500 Winners and Losers

    July 5, 2011
    See the best and worst performing S&P 500 stocks from June 2011.
  73. 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 ...
  74. Oil Sale Smells of Panic

    June 26, 2011
    Tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve won’t have a lasting effect on gas prices, writes senior editor ...
  75. Canadian Natural Resources Ups Horizon Oil Sands Project

    June 21, 2011
    CNQ has big plans for its Canadian oil sands project. Will the initial costs find adequate returns down the road?
  76. 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.
  77. An Opportunity To Buy Flooded Refiners

    May 20, 2011
    The Mississippi's flooding could damage the refining infrastructure of the nation. However, fortune favors the bold.
  78. Q1's S&P Stock Superstars

    April 4, 2011
    With gains of more than 40%, these stocks made investors very happy in Q1.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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.
  82. January's S&P 500 Winners and Losers

    February 1, 2011
    See the best and worst performing S&P 500 stocks from January 2011.
  83. Forest Oil In 2011

    January 25, 2011
    Forest Oil is focusing on developing its liquids plays in 2011, and is also doing an IPO of its Canadian assets during the ...
  84. Will 2011 Be The Year That Deepwater Gulf Drilling Restarts?

    January 7, 2011
    Recently clarified regulations on the Government approval process for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico may lead to ...
  85. International Shale Plays

    December 29, 2010
    The oil and gas industry is in the initial stages of exploring various international oil and gas shales, and hopes to use ...
  86. Four Affordable Commodity Stocks

    November 17, 2010
    A commodities price increase has pushed most commodity classes to multi-year highs. Learn about a few commodity stocks that ...
  87. 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.
  88. The Andersons Just Win

    September 9, 2010
    The Andersons is a collection of companies that doesn't make a ton of money yet its stock outperformed Apple in the last ...
  89. European Unconventional Oil And Gas

    August 12, 2010
    Europe has significant undeveloped unconventional oil and gas resources - and many companies have noticed.
  90. European Shale Development Slumbers Forward

    May 11, 2010
    The exploration and development of European shale assets is moving at a slow pace.
  91. There's More To Life Than Shale

    May 11, 2010
    Investors and the industry are infatuated with shale plays but there is other news going on.
  92. Long Live The Oil Sands

    February 8, 2010
    Capital investment in the Canadian Oil sands has started to flow again as the recession winds down.
  93. 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.
  94. Shale Plays Go International

    December 1, 2009
    The U.S. business model of unconventional resources is about to jump the Atlantic as Europe and Africa realize the potential ...
  95. Libya Aims To Boost Capacity

    September 16, 2009
    Libya just announced plans to boost its oil capacity to three million barrels per day by 2013. Is this 60% boost feasible?
  96. The IEA Takes Oil Bulls By The Horns

    June 30, 2009
    The International Energy Agency cut its medium-term demand forecast for oil, indicating a potentially rough road ahead for ...
  97. West Africa Calls, And The Energy Industry Responds

    June 19, 2009
    West Africa is an emerging source of production of oil and natural gas to help feed the energy hungry consumers of both the ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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.
  100. Is Big Oil About To Play Catch Up?

    May 21, 2009
    Large cap, integrated oils have lagged the broader market by 20% since the March bottom. We look at whether they'll catch ...
  101. Ethanol's Demise Means Energy Opportunities

    April 21, 2009
    Poor hedging and lack of credit have caused the demise of pure ethanol refiners. We look at how investors can benefit from ...
  102. 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 ...
  103. Anadarko Petroleum Hits A Homerun Offshore

    February 6, 2009
    This company's core onshore properties and large inventory of offshore prospects make it an attractive large cap play.
  104. 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.
  105. Devon Energy A Well Diversified Company

    January 23, 2009
    Devon Energy is a well diversified E & P company with a strong balance sheet and may be a good play in energy.
  106. 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 ...
  107. Are Commodities Ready to Run or Done?

    September 10, 2008
    Is the commodities bull done or do natural resource funds still have room to run?
  108. Bill And Warren's Excellent Adventure

    August 27, 2008
    Are Bill Gates and Warren Buffett ready to invest in the Alberta oil sands?
  109. Ethanol Plays For August 1

    August 1, 2008
    Ethanol is touted as the alternative fuel to our oil addiction. Find out what ethanol stocks you should be watching.
  110. 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 ...
  111. 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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