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  • A Bitter Pill To Swallow – Here’s Why You Should Be Cautious about Oil

    By Awais Malik - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, RDS-B

    The oil mega-manufacturers have been having somewhat of a torrid time amidst weak oil prices. At a time when Chinese and American growth looks no brighter than a year ago, oil companies are in a bit of a limbo – do they cut costs, or do they go on the offensive and find new and cheaper reserves to tap in to? As the global output for crude oil decreases on a more »

  • All You Need to Know About the Biggest Oil & Gas Play

    By Rahul Jaiswal - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, XOM

    ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)), the biggest oil and gas company in terms of market capitalization, was formed in 1999 by the merger of Exxon and Mobil.

    As per the latest ”DividendRank” report, ExxonMobil is among the Dividend Channel's ”S.A.F.E. 25” stocks, reflecting strong yield and a consistent track record of at least two decades of dividend growth. ExxonMobil announced its earnings, so let’s explore present performance more »

  • Stay Away From This Specialty Chemicals Company

    By ANUP SINGH - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: ALB, CVX, GRA

    Albemarle (NYSE: ALB), a specialty chemicals manufacturing company, released its quarterly earnings last month and the results were terrible. The company recorded a dip in its margin and missed analysts’ estimates, which is a trend that has been continuing for a long while.

    Let’s take a look at the factors which damaged Albemarle’s top and bottom-line performance.

    The problems

    Albemarle has chalked out a rigid business strategy over more »

  • 5 Things to Look for From Chevron This Earnings Season

    By Robert Baillieul - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM

    Chevron (NYSE: CVX) is set to report earnings on Friday. Before every quarter, I like to prepare ahead of the release so that the results don't bias my perception of the numbers after the fact. Here are five things I'll be listening for in the company's conference call this week.   

    For this specific quarter

    (1) Weak production results

    In March, Chevron reaffirmed its target to raise production more »

  • What You Need to Know About Dividends

    By Victor Lai - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, LLY, INTC

    When it comes to stock investing, conventional thinking dictates that returns are all about capital appreciation. However, for many investors, price appreciation may not be the main driver of total return at all. In fact, dividends can constitute a larger portion of total returns than many people may realize.

    Dividends Overlooked

    According to Loomis Sayles, almost 50% of the S&P 500's total return has come from dividends (when more »

  • Ben Graham's Seven Statistical Requirements

    By Ryan Palmer - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, CAT, CVX

    Anyone who considers themselves a serious investor has no doubt heard of Ben Graham. A pedagogue to the world's greatest investor, his ideas are as relevant now as they were 50 years ago. If you want to be a successful investor in common stocks, Graham is the man to study.

    Graham classified investors as either defensive or enterprising. Enterprising investors are willing to devote countless hours to perfecting their more »

  • As Oil Prices Soar, These Stocks Will Benefit

    By Bob Ciura - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, COP, RDS-B

    Among the many headlines flowing through the financial media about the state of the economy, one development that has gone relatively unnoticed is the rapid rise in oil prices seen over the past several weeks.

    As we enter the peak driving season, gas prices are most likely about to rise in many American cities. While that means pain at the pump for us everyday people, it means profits galore for 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 »

  • Has the ConocoPhillips Split Left a Cheap Oil Major?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, COP, XOM

    Last year, ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) spun out its downstream assets as Phillips 66 in order to focus more on its exploration and production operations. In theory, spin-offs such as this one not only lead to the “child” company becoming more efficient -- as management does not have to concern itself with the needs of the larger organization -- but also help the parent company improve as its management can focus on the more »

  • Cashing In on South America’s Unconventional Oil Boom

    By Matt Smith - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: CAAEF.PK, CVX, EC, YPF

    What could be the world’s largest unconventional shale oil discovery -- Argentina’s Vaca Muerta, or “Dead Cow” -- has captured the interest of big oil and spurred a rash of unconventional oil exploration across South America. It is believed that this discovery alone holds up to 23 billion barrels of oil, and there could be further sizable discoveries to be made on the continent. This makes South America the next more »

  • Why You Should Buy ConocoPhillips

    By Justin Pope - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, COP, XOM

    Energy is a sector that everyone's portfolio should have some exposure to. Energy powers everything in our society, with oil being the dominant resource. Over the long term, ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is one of my favorite companies--let's take a closer look at the company and see why.

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    As you can see in the graph above, ConocoPhillips has been on a nice run this year. Here more »

  • Life at Last for the "Vaca Muerta" Shale Area

    By Federico Zaldua - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, REPYY.PK, YPF

    Argentina's YPF (NYSE: YPF) finally sealed a deal with Chevron (NYSE: CVX) regarding YPF's huge shale oil and gas reserves. It has not been easy to find a partner for the currently state-controlled Argentinean oil champion (the government controls 51% of YPF's shares), but the huge potential of the Vaca Muerta shale formation plus relevant concessions from the Argentinean government made the closing possible.

    The deal

    The 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 »

  • The Bluest of the Blue Chips

    By Greg Williamson - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, VLO

     Blue chips are well-established, financially sound companies with products that almost everyone loves. Investing in blue chip companies and reinvesting the dividends is a strategy that can provide reliable, market beating returns over the long term.

    A blue chip myth

    A myth regarding blue chip companies is that their days of growth are over and that an investor can only achieve minimal returns by investing in them.

    While this may more »

  • These Companies Are Undervalued

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, DHI, STX

    Earnings yield is a valuation method used to check if a company is over or undervalued compared to its peers and the wider market. A company's earnings yield is calculated by dividing earnings per share for the last twelve months by its current share price. The resulting figure shows the percentage of each dollar invested in the stock that was earned by the company.

    The earnings yield figure can more »

  • Fuel Your Portfolio Growth With This Stock

    By George Liu - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, FLT

    Fleetcor Technologies (NYSE: FLT) provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, major oil companies, petroleum marketers and government entities. Fuel cards are payment cards for fuel (and sometimes other expenses) that include comprehensive reporting on purchases, which in turn helps owners manage expenses. These cards also commonly come with discounts on fuel and security measures, making them an attractive alternative to credit cards and more »

  • A Dividend Increase and High Yield Make This Oil Major a Buy

    By Bob Ciura - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, COP, XOM

    The integrated oil majors in the United States are highly profitable companies that reward their shareholders handsomely with profits and dividends that flow year in and year out. And, as oil climbs above $100 per barrel and we enter the peak summer driving season, it’s a great time to reconsider big oil.

    A recent dividend increase on top of an already industry-leading dividend yield make ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) a more »

  • Albemarle Shares Offer Quality Growth at a Reasonable Price

    By John Park - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: ALB, CVX, GRA

    When investors think about the chemicals industry, they often envision a highly cyclical industry where companies compete primarily on price, selling commoditized chemical products. Painting the entire chemicals industry with such a broad brush, however, would gloss over exceptions to the industry rules, including specialty chemicals manufacturer Albemarle (NYSE: ALB).

    Over the past decade, Albemarle has successfully executed an efficient business strategy centered on a few core niches where it more »

  • A Giant Dividend Grower for Your Retirement Portfolio

    By Mark Morelli - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, KMB, PG

    I have a few suggestions for those of you in or near retirement and looking to add another dividend stock to your portfolio. 

    Based upon my experience, I chose a few criteria that I consider important when selecting dividend-growth stocks that keep up with inflation over the long term (and don't keep you up at night). These criteria include: 

    1. Moderate yield (3% to 3.5%)

    2. Dividend increases more »

  • 3 Oil and Gas Companies that Income Investors Should Love

    By Anh HOANG - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, COP

    Income investors should really focus their attention on several big oil and gas corporations due to their huge proved reserves, cheap valuation and juicy dividend yields. George Putnam has pointed out eight energy companies which satisfied those above-mentioned criteria. In this article, we will take a closer look at three global integrated energy giants: BP (NYSE: BP), Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP). We will try to determine whether more »

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