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  • Insider Trading could make you a Fortune

    By Marie Palumbo - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CHK, JPM, TSLA

    “Wake up pal- if you are not inside, you are outside.”

    The words of Gordon Gekko brought Charlie Sheen to a shocking revelation in the 1987 film Wall Street. As Sheen and some of Wall Street’s headline names have found out, insider trading is still very illegal. While I wouldn’t recommend trading on insider information, there is still a way investors can profit.

    In his book One Up more »

  • Mega cap oil is dull. Buy this big cap name instead

    By Chris Bailey - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: APA, XOM, RDS-B

    If you are an investor in the energy sector then I believe that the 1st August was, in hindsight, a very important date. There were many companies reporting that day but three results in the energy space particularly grabbed my attention.

    Mega cap energy companies disappoint

    In terms of market capitalisation Exxon (NYSE: XOM) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-B) are amongst the largest companies in the world. Institutional more »

  • Is Oil the New Gold?

    By Marie Palumbo - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: APA, XOM, GLD, USO

    Owners of SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEMKT: GLD) have seen extraordinary gains in recent years. This ETF reflects the bullion value of gold, and from 2008 to 2013 it increased 80%. In 2013, however, gold has taken a tumble, falling nearly 20%. Is this hallmark inflation hedge losing its shine?

    Lackluster commodity

    In April, the Fed announced that if the economy continues to recover it would begin to taper its $85 more »

  • Don’t Miss Out on These Three Oil Exploration and Production Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: APC, APA, OXY

    Currently, oil exploration and production companies are looking to restructure their assets. This restructuring is happening through sales of existing assets to improve cash positions. The companies are allocating the cash to assets in the U.S. that are more productive, enhancing their growth. The advancement of economical technology to extract shale gas is attracting these companies to the U.S. mainland. How will these growth strategies translate into revenue more »

  • Billionaire T. Boone Pickens’ Long-Term Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: APA, DVN, OXY

    In May, billionaire T. Boone Pickens’ BP Capital filed its 13F for the first quarter of 2013 with the SEC, disclosing many of its long equity positions as of the end of March. Obviously the information in this filing is somewhat old by now, but at Insider Monkey, we track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds, including BP, as part of our work researching investment strategies (for example more »

  • LNG Is More Than a Sideshow

    By Joshua Bondy - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CVX, XOM, IMO

    It is surprising just how much more money natural gas still fetches overseas. Henry Hub selling under $4 per MMBtu, while the price of Japanese liquefied natural gas (LNG) is around $16 per MMBtu. The U.S. government is hesitant to approve LNG export facilities on American soil due to energy security concerns. The best bet to save North America from its natural gas glut is to head north, where more »

  • Apache Is a Clear Buy

    By William Alder - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: APA, E, RDS-A

    Apache (NYSE: APA) is an undervalued stock. This has been due to low profits after the company acquired several assets financed by high capex spending and debt. The company also faces problems with the uncertainty in Egypt. But Apache recently announced a sale of its Gulf of Mexico assets that will do much to alleviate its debt. As far as the situation in Egypt, investors should keep an eye on more »

  • 3 Ways the Oil Industry Isn’t the Same

    By Marie Palumbo - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CHK, CVX, XOM

    Oil prices affect everyone’s wallets. From manufacturing firms, to government regulators, to consumers at the gas pump – changes in the oil industry carry a deep impact. Currently, oil prices are on the rise again. Look how the weekly WTI crude oil spot price rebounded since the crash in 2009.

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    Weekly crude oil prices just cracked $100 per barrel in July. That’s a big deal. According to Chevron’s more »

  • Marathon Oil Looks Interesting After the Block 31 Divestment

    By Anh HOANG - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: APA, XOM, MRO

    Since the middle of April, the price of Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO) has moved up significantly on the market, from around $29.80 per share to nearly $37.50 per share at the time of writing. The company also announced it was buying back its shares with the proceeds from the sale of Block 31 offshore of Angola. Is Marathon Oil a good buy for investors after the recent divestment more »

  • Will Oil Prices Be Up For Long?

    By Damian Illia - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: APA, XOM, PXD

    The WTI crude oil price is currently $106 a barrel after having experienced a substantial increase in the past weeks. Energy prices were up 2.9% month-over-month in June. In this article, I will be analyzing three Exploration & Production, or E&P, companies based in Texas that could benefit from this trend in oil prices.

    Risky vertical integration strategy?

    Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) is an oil and gas exploration more »

  • Another Big Texas Oil Play?

    By Robert Zimmerman - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: APA, DVN, RRC

    The great state of Texas already produces approximately 30% of all oil in the United States. Over the past two years there’s been growing buzz about the Cline shale play in the Texas Permian Basin. Specifically, the Cline may hold 30 billion barrels of recoverable oil. In contrast, the Bakken in the Dakotas holds roughly 7.4 billion (at last check) and the Eagle Ford in Texas holds 853 more »

  • An Oil & Gas Company To Avoid

    By Piyush Arora - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CVX, RDS-B

    With the rising public unrest and military support, the elected Egyptian government has been shaken off in just a year’s time. To stabilize the country, an interim government will be formed and an temporary Prime Minister will be appointed. After everything is settled, an election schedule will be announced so that a new government can be elected and take control of things. This sounds like a long and painful more »

  • 2 Bargain Stocks Worth the Risk

    By Marie Palumbo - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CSCO, HPQ, PG

    Don’t distract me from my mission. When I enter a department store, flashy displays of full price items confront me head-on. They battle for my attention. But I always have one mission: find the bargains!

    This strategy prevents my wallet from becoming too light, but it also comes with a level of risk. Bargains are only as good as the quality of the merchandise. This rule holds true with more »

  • 3 Things to Know About Energy Stocks

    By Marie Palumbo - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: APC, APA, CHK, CVX

    Do you like playing with fire? Well then, the volatility that energy provides might be just right for you. Let’s take a look at the energy sector to investigate its trials – and the companies who will overcome them. Here are three businesses worth your attention.

    Shareholder activists

    Sometimes energy companies find themselves in the midst of leadership shake-ups. Either shareholders call for new boards or top managers change course more »

  • Occidental Petroleum Poised to Unlock Shareholder Value

    By Matt Smith - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: APC, APA, OXY

    For some time, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY) has been a rudderless ship, with little to no strategic direction or clear strategy for the future. This has  depressed its share price, causing its value to to lag behind industry peers such as Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) and Apache (NYSE: APA). However, recent announcements from Occidental make the company appear poised to unlock value for shareholders, and driven its share price 15 more »

  • If You Want Oil, Head South

    By Joshua Bondy - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: APA, XOM, PBR

    BP's 2013 Statistical Review of World Energy comes with a treasure trove of information. One the most informative pages looks at the world's changing reserve to production ratio. Oil companies find oil, then extract it, refine it and sell it. If companies cannot replace their reserves, then their way of life is over. Over the past ten years, regions like South America and Africa have been some of more »

  • Four Reasons to Like Apache

    By Anh HOANG - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: APC, APA, XOM

    Apache (NYSE: APA) has underperformed the general market, as it has gained only 6.11% since the beginning of the year while the S&P 500 has increased by 13.24% during the same period. However, Apache seems to be a favorite stock of many famous investors including Martin Whitman, T Boone Pickens, Brian Rogers and Wallace Weitz. While Brian Rogers holds around 5 million shares in the company, T more »

  • A Board Member Snapped Up 5,000 Shares of This Energy Company

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CHK, ECA, SD

    Thomas Ryan, a member of the Board of Directors at Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), directly purchased 5,000 shares of stock on June 11 at an average price of $21.51 per share. This doubled his holdings of Chesapeake. We track insider purchases because studies show that stocks bought by insiders tend to narrowly outperform the market on average (read our analysis).

    While we don’t recommend imitating every insider more »

  • 4 Firms With Growth Potential Near or Below Book Value

    By Brendan Marasco - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: APA, BP, XOM, UPL, WPX

    The energy industry is here to stay.

    Data from the Energy Information Administration reveals that just U.S. natural gas production is expected to increase 44% through 2040. Furthermore, the case shows that shale gas (gas trapped in rocks underground) production will grow 113% through 2040, nearly 4.2% annualized growth. Even if those estimates are not met, the following companies will generate investor value because of their financial positions more »

  • Analysts Like Pioneer Natural Resources

    By Mark Yagalla - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: APA, OXY, PXD

    Analysts continue to be impressed with Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) and are raising their price targets. The ball got rolling last month when analysts over at FBR Capital raised their price target on the company to $225 per share. Then analysts over at UBS followed up and raised their price target to $155. Now analysts at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch have raised their target to $200. With all more »

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