OXY : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Will The Dividend And Buyback Frenzy Continue?

    September 4, 2013
    Fix your mind on a pair of percentages: 73% and 27%. These two figures hold the key to why the long-term appeal of stocks ...
  2. Apache Makes Another Move To Reduce Business Risk

    August 30, 2013
    Apache gets a reasonable price for a troublesome asset.
  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. Stock Market News for February 11, 2013 - Market News

    February 11, 2013
    Benchmarks finished in the green in the wake of better-than-expected earnings and encouraging domestic & international economic ...
  5. Noble 4Q Beats, Provides Guidance - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.65 for the fourth quarter 2012, which comfortably surpassed ...
  6. Occidental Surpasses 4Q Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 31, 2013
    Occidental Petroleum Corporation's (OXY) fourth-quarter 2012 pro forma earnings were $1.83, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  7. Earnings Preview: Murphy Oil - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    We expect global oil and gas exploration and production company Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) to beat expectations when it ...
  8. Dejour farms out development of West Grand Valley - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    Dejour farms out development of West Grand Valley By Steven Ralston, CFA Dejour Energy (DEJ) announced the execution ...
  9. How Much Oil And Gas Will Iraq Produce?

    November 2, 2012
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released a study on the estimated growth potential of Iraqi oil production ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 5 Familiar Stocks to Sell (or Short)! - Investment Ideas

    August 3, 2012
    Like so many people around the planet, I tuned into some Olympic action over the weekend. Ever since childhood, I have enjoyed ...
  13. BP in Talks Over Abu Dhabi Fields - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    British energy major BP Plc (BP) has denied Petroleum Intelligence Weekly reports indicating that the company has been barred ...
  14. Tight Oil To The Rescue?

    June 28, 2012
    The Energy Information Administration(EIA) recently released the 2012 Annual Energy Outlook and predicts significant growth ...
  15. 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. ...
  16. Weatherford's $843M Iraqi Deal OK'd - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    U.S. oil services provider Weatherford International Ltd (WFT) has received Iraqi cabinet approval regarding a contract worth ...
  17. Apache Goes For A Million Barrels Per Day

    June 19, 2012
    Apache Corporation is bullish on the U.S. and plans to aggressively develop its acreage here to get oil and gas production ...
  18. A Different Way To Energy

    June 11, 2012
    There are nearly 150 ETFs on the market today that can be classified as energy ETFs. That means investors face a daunting ...
  19. Sasol Sets Afloat Expanded Gas Unit - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Sasol Petroleum International - the upstream arm of Sasol Limited (SSL) - recently, launched its upgraded central gas processing ...
  20. Eni Still Not Getting Much Love

    June 4, 2012
    Eni is making progress, but still carries a low valuation.
  21. Concho Resources Gets More Permian Basin Exposure

    May 28, 2012
    Concho Resources announced the acquisition of additional oil and gas properties in the Permian Basin. The company is focused ...
  22. Georgia Gulf Needs Stronger Housing To Validate Its Independence

    May 24, 2012
    Georgia Gulf may be right that Westlake's bid was too low, but it will take time to prove it.
  23. Home Sales Lift Oil

    May 1, 2012
    Home Sales Lift Oil
  24. Devon Energy Loves The Permian Basin

    April 17, 2012
    Devon Energy plans to spend billions over the next five years to develop oil and gas properties in the Permian Basin.
  25. Goldman Says To Stick With Oil And Gold

    February 29, 2012
    With many of the deep values in natural resources now gone, Goldman Sachs has dropped its overall forecast for commodity ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. Exploration And Production Companies Raise Dividends

    February 24, 2012
    Several exploration and production companies have raised dividends for 2012.
  28. New Unconventional ETF

    February 24, 2012
    There's a new ETF focused on fracking for natural gas and oil, and offers investors, but it may not be the best way to play ...
  29. Unconventional Oil And Gas ETF Debuts

    February 17, 2012
    The Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF offers unique oil and natural gas plays for investors.
  30. Is There Enough Economic Growth To Push Olin Higher?

    February 1, 2012
    Olin is struggling to keep the growth going.
  31. Chevron Reports Record Earnings In 2011

    January 31, 2012
    Chevron Corporation reported record profits in 2011, with higher realized oil and natural gas prices offsetting lower production ...
  32. Eric Sprott Is Very Bullish On Gold And Energy

    January 24, 2012
    Commodities guru Eric Sprott expects bullish news in the future for both precious metals and energy.
  33. Ecopetrol Plans Large Upstream Investment

    December 1, 2011
    Ecopetrol plans to invest $80 billion in various upstream oil and gas projects from 2012 to 2020.
  34. Denbury Resources Loves Enhanced Oil Recovery

    November 23, 2011
    Denbury Resources plans to generate double digit production growth for the rest of the decade.
  35. Iraqi Oil Production Update

    September 21, 2011
    Iraq is teaming up with large international oil companies to resurrect the nation's oil fields to more than quadruple oil ...
  36. National Fuel Gas - Don't Forget California Assets

    September 19, 2011
    National Fuel Gas has mature oil assets in California that provide a source of high free cash flow. These properties might ...
  37. Argentina Oil And Gas Set To Take Off

    August 23, 2011
    Argentina has the third-largest reserves of shale gas in the world, along with ample amounts of shale oil and tight gas.
  38. A Look At Venoco's Ventures

    July 15, 2011
    Venoco is active in various oil and gas basins in Southern and Northern California and is investigating the Monterey Shale ...
  39. Denbury Resources: A Leader In Tertiary Oil Recovery

    June 2, 2011
    Denbury Resources still is a major player in the U.S., despite the company's shift into other onshore oil and gas plays.
  40. Cimarex Energy Works The Permian And Woodford

    May 17, 2011
    Cimarex Energy deployed most of its capital to develop oil and liquid plays in Q1, with a focus on the Permian and Woodford ...
  41. Energy Companies Clipped By Libya

    May 3, 2011
    Some major energy companies will be impacted for at least the balance of the year.
  42. PDC Energy Looking To Grow In 2011

    March 21, 2011
    PDC Energy plasn to target the Niobrara Shale and various formations in the Permian Basin to increase development by 19%.
  43. Massive Bakken Push In 2011

    January 31, 2011
    Hess Corporation is making a large bet on the Bakken formation on its 900,000 net acre position in North Dakota.
  44. DuPont Nets Out To "Lukewarm"

    January 26, 2011
    DuPont shares don't offer enough of a discount to overcome lackluster margins and a high correlation to global growth.
  45. 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 ...
  46. Integrated Model Falling Short

    January 18, 2011
    Some energy companies are rejecting the integrated business model, and seeking greater focus and shareholder value.
  47. Venoco To Plow The Monterey Shale In 2011

    January 13, 2011
    Venoco plans to make a major investment of capital to explore and develop the Monterey Shale in 2011.
  48. Iraqi Oil Production Starts To Move Higher

    January 5, 2011
    Iraq has set an ambitious goal of increasing oil production from 2.5 to 12.5 million barrels per day by 2017. The country ...
  49. Brigham Exploration 2010 Recap

    January 4, 2011
    Brigham Exploration Company continued to milk its properties in the Williston Basin in 2010, will do the same in 2011.
  50. Sandridge Energy Bets On The Permian In 2010

    January 3, 2011
    Sandridge Energy spent 2010 increasing its oil and liquids exposure at the expense of natural gas. It will continue this ...
  51. Oasis Petroleum Goes Public In 2010

    January 3, 2011
    Oasis Petroleum completed a successful IPO in 2010, as investors remain enamored with oily stocks. The company plans to continue ...
  52. Big Oil's Resurgent Year

    December 27, 2010
    For much of 2010, it looked like the oil industry had drilled itself into a black hole, but major oil companies actually ...
  53. Total-Suncor Deal Strengthens Oil Sands Development

    December 21, 2010
    French oil giant Total, SA is joining forces with Canada's Suncor on three projects in Alberta's oil sands. This could spur ...
  54. Chicago Bridge And Iron Analyst Meeting

    November 17, 2010
    Chicago Bridge And Iron held an analyst meeting last week that outlined the investment case for its stock, based on growth ...
  55. North Africa: A Bounty Of Oil And Gas

    September 8, 2010
    North Africa is blessed with abundant oil and gas resources, and many Western companies are helping nations in that region ...
  56. Has BP Sullied These Oil Names?

    July 7, 2010
    The Gulf oil spill has tarnished many oil patch investments, but some companies are poised for a turnaround.
  57. Iraq Oil Field Development Underway

    June 22, 2010
    The effort to increase Iraqi oil production is underway with large oil companies spending billions over the next decade.
  58. Odds And Ends From Energy

    February 8, 2010
    Some interesting items from energy earnings season that investors might have missed in the short-term noise.
  59. Opportunities In The Oil Patch Beyond The Majors

    January 22, 2010
    A look at a few of the less-heralded oil names that may be poised to deliver gushing returns to investors in 2010.
  60. Exploration and Development Spending A Mixed Bag In 2010

    January 21, 2010
    A look at the 2010 upstream spending plans of major integrated oil companies show a mixed picture on spending relative to ...
  61. Oil Companies Making Moves In Iraq

    January 18, 2010
    American oil companies were supposed to benefit more than others in a post-war Iraq, or so conspiracy theorists told us.
  62. Will Iraq Save The World From Peak Oil?

    December 2, 2009
    Iraq is moving to develop its large reserves of oil after decades of neglect but that may upset the strong oil price.
  63. Tertiary Recovery Squeezes Out Every Drop

    October 14, 2009
    The industry is working areas that have been passed over, using technology to make the fields economical.
  64. 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 ...
  65. Hedge Your Energy Bets With Linn Energy

    May 25, 2009
    Linn Energy has a number of projects and has fully hedged its production, providing investors with protection if commodity ...
  66. Fall In Oil Demand May Slow Down Production

    April 15, 2009
    The International Energy Administration just cut its demand forecast for oil for 2009. Less production growth for oil companies ...
  67. Denbury Resources Business Model Still Intact

    February 10, 2009
    Denbury may appear threatened by the fall in oil prices, but costs are likely to fall and the company also has natural gas ...
  68. Arena Resources The Star Of Its Sector

    January 21, 2009
    Arena Resources is in a rare position compared to its energy sector peers: it's debt free.
  69. Key Energy Services Opens Door To Profits

    January 12, 2009
    This oil well servicing company could be a key portfolio profit driver in 2009.
  70. Are BP's Dividends Safe?

    November 4, 2008
    Current performance looks flashy, but BP isn't investing enough in finding new resources.
  71. 5 Stocks That Pass The 'Safe Earners' Test

    October 20, 2008
    Recipe for outperformance in the coming months: mix strong earnings growth with rock-solid balance sheets and low valuation.
  72. Can Aluminum (And Alcoa) Shine Again?

    October 14, 2008
    Aluminum is down big time, but brighter days should be ahead - someday - for this key industrial metal.
  73. 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?
  74. U.S. Oil Majors Set To Invade Libya

    September 10, 2008
    Now that Libya is open for business, U.S. oil companies are moving quickly to invest the billions needed to tap Libya's vast ...
  75. Four ETFs For Long-Term Energy Bulls

    August 8, 2008
    Explore four ETFs that are an excellent low-cost and liquid way to play a bounce after the recent energy selloff.
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