PBR : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Judge Stymies Sale of Petrobras Distribution Unit (PBR)

    December 6, 2016
    A Brazilian federal judge issued an injunction to halt the sale of Petrobras' fuel distribution unit at the request of its ...
  2. Petrobras Posts Surprise 3Q Loss of $5.4B (PBR)

    November 11, 2016
    Petrobras posted a whopping $5.4 billion loss in the third quarter, mostly due to impairments of assets and investments. ...
  3. Stocks With Buy Signals, But Expect Volatility

    November 9, 2016
    It will be a volatile week, but these stocks are in uptrends, near support and presenting a buying opportunity.
  4. Petrobras and Total SA Launch Oil Projects (PBR)

    October 24, 2016
    Petrobras and Total SA agreed to work together on multiple upstream and downstream gas and oil projects, including Brazilian ...
  5. Petrobras Makes First Fuel Price Cut in Year (PBR)

    October 14, 2016
    Petrobras lowered fuel prices for the first time in a year to maintain its market share and fend off competition from foreign ...
  6. Petrobras Fuel Unit May Have a Buyer (PBR)

    October 5, 2016
    Banking partnership Itausa is reportedly considering offering $6 billion for a controlling stake in the distribution subsidiary. ...
  7. Emerging Market Value Funds Are Hot (PBR, HDB)

    September 27, 2016
    Emerging-Market funds surged in value so far this year. Investors might further explore this success for compelling opportunities. ...
  8. Labor Strike Could Derail Brazil's Petrobras (PBR)

    September 21, 2016
    The world's most heavily indebted oil company, the Brazilian state-run Petrobras, faces the risk of a damaging labor strike ...
  9. Petrobras' asset liquidation gives company life. (ADR, PBR)

    September 13, 2016
    Petrobras' unparalleled debt and a bearish oil, petroleum and gas market had the company reeling until Brookfield made $5 ...
  10. Petrobras Nears Deal on Record Asset Sale: Report

    August 30, 2016
    Brazil's incumbent oil and gas giant Petroleo Brasileiro, or Petrobras (NYSE: PBR), is about to shake hands on its largest-ever ...
  11. The Top 5 Petrobras Shareholders (PBR)

    June 19, 2016
    Take a look at the five largest shareholders of Petrobras stock, and learn more about how the Brazilian government has ultimate ...
  12. More Woes For Brazil As Petrobras Losses Grow (PBR)

    May 13, 2016
    Embattled Brazilian state oil company Petrobras reported a first quarter net loss to shareholders of US$318 million on Thursday ...
  13. Brazil's President to Face Impeachment Trial (PBR)

    May 12, 2016
    Brazil's 81-seat Senate voted 55 to 22 Thursday to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial.
  14. Petrobras Raises Cooking-Gas Price: Effects on Its Financials ...

    May 7, 2016
    Discover what happened when Petroleo Brasileiro SA raised the price of liquefied petroleum gas or cooking gas price in September ...
  15. Economics Report: Compare and Contrast India vs. Brazil (PBR)

    May 4, 2016
    Find out why Brazil and India, two of the largest and most important emerging market economies, appear to be headed in very ...
  16. Brazil Olympics: Trouble in Paradise?

    May 1, 2016
    Get an in-depth look at the laundry list of unique problems in Brazil that may pose a serious threat to the success of the ...
  17. Seadrill Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (SDRL)

    April 30, 2016
    Learn more about a handful of important oil and gas operators that combine to account for more than 50% of Seadrill's annual ...
  18. What Happens if the FUP Strikes Against Petrobras (PBR)

    April 29, 2016
    Find out how a strike by The Federation of Oil Workers (FUP) could be disastrous for the fragile finances of Petrobras Brasileiro ...
  19. Seadrill Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (SDRL)

    April 28, 2016
    Learn about a handful of key shipbuilding and offshore engineering companies that supply drilling rigs to Seadrill, a global ...
  20. Netflix to Produce Series About Unrest in Brazil

    April 15, 2016
    The phrase "ripped from today's headlines" will very much apply to a new TV series currently in the planning stages at Netflix (NASDAQ: ...
  21. Sentiment has Shifted in Oil and Gas Stocks (PBR, SE)

    April 13, 2016
    Quite a few oil and gas stocks have shifted from downtrends to uptrends. Here are a few of them.
  22. The Brazilian Real: A Case Study (PBR)

    April 5, 2016
    Take a five-year tour with the Brazilian real (BRL), a currency that has seen more than its fair share of ups and downs, ...
  23. Prospect of Rousseff Impeachment Lifts Brazil ETF (EWZ, PBR)

    March 14, 2016
    Investors seem to love Brazil. The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ) has surged in recent weeks, jumping by nearly a third ...
  24. Analyzing Petroleo Brasileiro's Return on Equity (PBR, XOM)

    March 13, 2016
    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of Petroleo Brasileiro, and identify the key factors that have driven the company's ROE ...
  25. Markets Edge Up as World Leaders Prepare for G20

    February 25, 2016
    Global markets are largely up Thursday morning as G20 leaders prepare for a Friday and Saturday summit in Shanghai.
  26. Petrochina: A Homegrown Giant (PTR)

    January 30, 2016
    The story behind PetroChina, one of the three biggest companies in the world by revenue.
  27. Left Wing Populism Loses its Credibility in Venezuela

    December 8, 2015
    Venezuela's election breaks with nearly two decades of Chávez's economic agenda.
  28. Will Brazil's Presidential Impeachment Bring Down the Economy?

    December 3, 2015
    Brazil's President is facing impeachment proceedings on corruption charges. What does this mean for Brazil's economy?
  29. Will Petrobras Crash Era Group?

    October 23, 2015
    Era Group Inc., which provides helicopter transportation services primarily to oil and gas companies, recently reported that ...
  30. The 5 Most Shorted NYSE Stocks (VALE, CHK)

    October 14, 2015
    Understand what a short sale is and why people would want to initiate a short strategy. Learn about the top five most shorted ...
  31. Emerging Markets to Avoid in 2015

    April 8, 2015
    Looking to gain exposure to emerging markets in 2015? Avoid these two.
  32. Is the EWZ Brazil ETF a Buy Right Now?

    April 2, 2015
    An in depth look at iShares MSCI Brazil Capped, the largest ETF offering exposure to this emerging market.
  33. Where And How To Trade Energy Stocks

    March 31, 2015
    Energy futures set a high bar to entry for individual traders and investors, redirecting exposure into sector equities and ...
  34. Is Seadrill Going From Bad to Worse? (SDRL, NADL)

    March 23, 2015
    The news out of Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL) seems to be going from bad to worse. Earlier this year the company cut $1.1 billion ...
  35. Here's How To Tap International Markets (PBR, VALE)

    March 16, 2015
    Access to foreign markets has grown a lot in recent years, allowing US market players to trade these bourses in real-time. ...
  36. The World's 10 Most Indebted Oil Companies (OGZPY, PBR)

    February 23, 2015
    The recent sharp decline in oil prices along with the industry’s high cost of operations have pushed these 10 global oil ...
  37. What Is Happening To The BRIC Economies?

    January 24, 2015
    Ten years ago, it was about the BRIC countries –Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and it was thought that capitalizing their ...
  38. Trade A Bounce In Oil With These 2 Stocks

    January 8, 2015
    There is little question that extremely strong long-term downtrends dominate the chart of energy-related assets. However, ...
  39. The World's Top 10 Oil Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Looking to invest in the oil industry? Here is a list of world's top ten companies in that sector.
  40. Interested In Brazilian Stocks? Here Are The Top ADRs

    December 9, 2014
    American investors looking to add Brazilian stocks to their portfolios can do so by purchasing shares of American Depository ...
  41. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  42. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upwards 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  43. Hottest Energy Sector Stocks

    April 2, 2014
    The energy sector is the top performer over the last week. Here are stocks leading the sector.
  44. Hardest Hit Sectors and Stocks to Avoid

    February 3, 2014
    Two sectors, and stocks within each, that been hardest over the last month, and therefore warrant caution.
  45. Petrobras Will Grow, But Will It Be Profitable Growth?

    July 2, 2013
    Petrobras is looking at tremendous production growth, but also huge capital outlays.
  46. Higher Petrobras CAPEX Spending Is Great News For FMC Technologies

    March 25, 2013
    At current prices, oil service stock FMC Technologies isn’t necessarily cheap. But as the number one supplier for the energy ...
  47. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending September 14, 2012

    September 18, 2012
    The oil and gas industry has resumed most of the Gulf of Mexico production shut-in by Hurricane Isaac and renewed its search ...
  48. Upcoming Energy Events You Should Know This Week

    July 17, 2012
    This will be an interesting week for investors as the earning season starts with two large oil service companies.
  49. Land, Sea, Oil Or Gas – National Oilwell Varco Wins

    April 12, 2012
    National Oilwell Varco is a one-size-fits-all energy play.
  50. Is DryShips' Shipping Business Really Worthless?

    February 28, 2012
    DryShips' shipping business is hurting, but the company may still be worth more than the valuation suggests.
  51. Higher CAPEX Spending Makes Oil Service Stocks A Buy

    August 9, 2011
    In response to rising oil and gas prices, many E&P firms have doubled their capital spending programs to meet demand. ...
  52. General Electric's Surprising Acquisition

    February 16, 2011
    GE's oil services division keeps a low profile, but its latest acquistion has made it more than a major player.
  53. BP Outlines Strategy For 2010 And Beyond

    March 18, 2010
    BP plans to achieve 1-2% oil and gas production growth through 2015 - can it follow through on this plan?