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  • Gas Stations Versus Charging Stations

    By Criag Adeyanju - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, RDS-A, TSLA

    Perhaps oil and gas investors who have been following the growth of the electric vehicle, or EV, space might have been a little worried that the oil and gas industry would collapse by the time the EV industry starts living its dream of making the whole world go all-electric. I, on the other hand, don't believe this would be the case. Nobody wants to go out of business. Oil more »

  • Dividends Beat Inflation

    By Callum Turcan - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BP, VZ

    Dividends are a proven way to beat volatility.  In up or down markets, dividends will consistently help you to grow your portfolio. Better yet, if you reinvest those dividends you're creating a formula for market-beating success.  

    Dividends also protect you against inflation, which is a destroyer of wealth. Since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 the dollar has devalued by 97%, when compared to commodities like gold more »

  • Don't Be Fooled By The Market Hype

    By Piyush Arora - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, E

    To improve their overall profitability, oil and gas companies are rapidly expanding in Angola. The country is ranked as the 2nd largest crude producing country in Africa, and the 8th largest exporter in the world. It has over 10.47 billion barrels of oil reserves, and produces 1.75 mbpd of high-margin oil annually. To further bolster its economic growth, the Angolan government is aiming to produce more »

  • A Look into British Petroleum's Future

    By Red Chip - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, BP, XOM

    British Petroleum PLC (NYSE: BP) is now selling most of its assets in order to cover its liabilities from the Mexican oil spill. Fuel trading helped the company increase its downstream profits while the sale of its TNK-BP unit boosted its cash holdings and the bottom line. In order to increase exploration, the company is planning to drill new wells this year. This report takes an in-depth look at the more »

  • Is it Time to Buy These Hated Brand Names?

    By Alexander MacLennan - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, BAC, BP

    Companies like Apple have built strong brand followings and created cult-like followings of customers ready to buy the next iProduct. But not every company has this sort of brand recognition. Companies like those listed below fall into the category of the least liked companies in America. They have plenty of brand recognition, just not the positive kind.

    Taking your tax dollars

    Insurance companies are generally not well liked, but the more »

  • Seth Klarman Is Betting on These Stocks

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, BP, VSAT

    According to Bloomberg, the Baupost Group is ranked fourth in terms of net gains since inception. It's run by Seth Klarman, a famed value investor, who uses risk-averse value investing strategies to stomp the market.  His fund has generated an average return of 20% per year over the last 31 year's. Baupost has nearly $28.1 billion in assets under management as of March 31.  Now that it more »

  • What Does Seth Klarman’s Baupost See in This Energy Stock?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, COP, XOM, TOT

    For about a year, oil major BP (NYSE: BP) has been the largest position in the Baupost Group’s portfolio, according to 13Fs filed with the SEC; we track 13Fs as part of our work developing investment strategies. In the first quarter of this year, Baupost, managed by Seth Klarman (whose 1991 investing book Margin of Safety has sold for as much as $1,500), increased its holdings of BP more »

  • A Value Play in Oil E&P

    By Piyush Arora - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CIE, PBR

    More often than not, companies that are secluded and ignored by the market are the ones that outperform the benchmark indices. It's an added bonus if the company is operating in a rapidly growing industry with ample internal growth prospects. I believe that Cobalt International (NYSE: CIE) fits the description perfectly and offers significant value at its current valuations.

    A Crude Hotspot

    Cobalt International is an oil E&P more »

  • Are Energy Exploration Stocks Worth the Risk?

    By Harriet Tramer - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: BP, COP, XOM

    Government bonds, certificates of deposit and money markets were once the mainstays of retirement portfolios. The rates of return these conservative investments earn have dwindled to the point where boomers can no longer rely upon them the way their parents and grandparents did.

    So, as they look beyond the tried and true in an effort to secure their retirements, should boomers turn to energy exploration stocks such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOMmore »)

  • Huge Potential Asset Value in This Oil & Gas Company

    By Anh HOANG - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CHK, PXD

    Recently, I noticed one oil & gas company got a lot of attention from famous investors like George Soros, Jim Simons, John Paulson and even the oil guru T Boone Pickens. Moreover, this company was his company's largest position, accounting for as much as 12.8% of Pickens’ portfolio as of March 2013. It is Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD). Since the market bottom of 2009, the company has advanced more »

  • Is This Fallen Oil Giant Worth the Risk?

    By Joseph Harry - June 23, 2013 | Tickers: BP, COP, XOM

    BP  (ADR) (NYSE: BP) has certainly seen better days and has beaten up quite a bit due to its oil spill fiasco in the Gulf of Mexico. While I think BP offers great value as of now, let's acknowledge the elephant in the room first-- the uncertainties involving litigation risk makes buying shares risky.

    If it is found that BP acted with gross negligence, then the company may find more »

  • A Great Play on the Increasing Need for Energy

    By Matthew Frankel - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: BP, DO, RIG

    Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE: DO) is a contract driller of offshore oil and gas wells and currently owns 44 mobile offshore drilling rigs operating all over the world. While Diamond (and others like it) may experience some short-term volatility due to the unpredictability of oil and gas prices and the constantly changing drilling policies of different countries, over the long run Diamond should be a winner. With world energy demand 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 »

  • Total SA: Inexpensive yet Overperforming

    By Awais Iqbal - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: BP, XOM, TOT

    The Oil industry is booming again as WTI crude rose to a two week high in anticipation of an increase in demand for fuel due to better than expected U.S. employment gains. In this oil sector, Total SA (NYSE: TOT) appears to be a good option for investors for several reasons. Firstly, the company is highly undervalued compared to its peers. Secondly, the financial performance of the company is more »

  • 2 Stocks Poised to Profit From the Coming Oil Boom

    By Marie Palumbo - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CHK, CVX, COP, XOM

    For the first time in nearly 20 years, government estimates project that te U.S. will produce more oil than it imports. Not only should this bring stability to American pump prices, but it also provides a great opportunity to make money through energy stocks. ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) are two big names preparing to make a killing. But there’s more--below is look at which companies more »

  • 4 Dividend Stocks That Will Hold You Back

    By Marie Palumbo - June 16, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CHK, KO, XOM, VZ

    Investor excitement flows through the air: for the first time ever, the Dow Jones industrial average broke 15,000. In only five months in 2013, the Dow has risen more than 16%, better than 2011 and 2012 combined. That said, now is a great time to evaluate your portfolio.

    Winners and losers

    During an expansion, there are winners and losers (the under-performers). The latest winners are cyclical stocks. These companies more »

  • Which European Oil Major Is The Best Buy?

    By Bob Ciura - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: BP, RDS-B, TOT

    Big Oil is an industry with many companies to choose from. When most investors first think of buying energy stocks, the U.S-based giants usually come to mind. However, for those investors willing to broaden their geographical horizons, there are plenty of international energy companies that are just as profitable and shareholder friendly as their American competitors.

    Consider these European energy majors

    Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-B) is the giant more »

  • Emerging Positive Catalysts Make Chevron a Promising Opportunity

    By Matt Smith - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, XOM

    One of the world’s largest publically tradable energy company’s Chevron (NYSE: CVX), has seen its share price remain relatively flat for the year to date underperforming the S&P 500 by 3%. This poor performance has been on the back of a poor full year 2012 result, declining crude prices, increased legal risks and cost blowouts at key projects. But there are now a range of positive catalysts more »

  • Icahn's Big Stake Could Bode Well for Regular Investors

    By Mike Thiessen - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: APC, BP, CHK, IEP

    Although Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) has endured a rough two-year period that has seen its shares under-perform the broader market by a significant margin, the company is widely regarded as one of the mid-continent's stronger natural gas players. Its relative strength has certainly endeared it to activist investor Carl Icahn: The stock maven's Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ: IEP) now owns about 10 percent of Chesapeake's total share float more »

  • Chevron Is All About Stability and Growth

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, COP, XOM

    Chevron (NYSE: CVX) hit a new 52-week high two weeks ago. Chevron is a stable stock, with a beta of 1.17. The oil and gas company operates in two main systems, upstream and downstream, which include exploration, development and production as well as refinery and marketing. Chevron is the second largest oil and gas company in the U.S., after ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and is ranked fifth globally more »

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