China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (ADR)

  • 5 Thing to Look for From Chesapeake This Earnings Season

    By Robert Baillieul - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, SNP

    Cheapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) reports its quarterly results on Thursday. I like to prepare ahead of the announcement so the numbers don't bias my perception of the company's results. Here are five things I'm looking for in Chesapeake's earnings this week. 

    What to look for this quarter

    (1) A new head honcho

    CEO Robert Lawler will make his first appearance on the company's conference call more »

  • 3 Companies With Dividend Yields You Don’t Want to Miss

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: AZN, SNP, JHX

    Several companies are striving hard to manage their business and retain investors by providing an attractive dividend. These days, investors prefer a dividend stock over low interest rates. I'll discuss three companies sporting a dividend yield of more than 6% and see how they are looking to generate sufficient profits in order to provide investors with a fat dividend.

    Asset acquisition to improve returns

    In order to expand upstream more »

  • 5 Oil Stock Upsides to Soothe Pump Price Fever

    By Fredrik Rydlun - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVE, SNP, PTR, STO

    One way to get relief from high prices at the pump is to make more money. A poetic way to do so would be to buy high dividend paying oil stocks whose prices are predicted to jump. 

    Results from ycharts.com tallied as of market closing prices July 26 compared 5 integrated oil and gas industry stock price with analyst mean target price results one year hence. Cenovus Energy (NYSE: CVEmore »)

  • China Commits to Ecuador: Out With the Old, in With the New

    By Leo Sun - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, SNP, OXY

    Environmentalists love to berate large multinational companies for expanding heavily into the Amazon rainforest. It’s easy to vilify oil companies like Chevron (NYSE: CVX), mining giants like Vale and logging companies for endangering the natural habitat of 30% of the world’s animal species. Yet national governments are just as accountable for the protection of these natural resources as large companies.

    However, if there’s one lesson that is more »

  • Chinese Oil Majors Create Smörgåsbord for Bond Investors

    By Peter Pham - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, CEO, LQD

    The second half of April saw record setting bond sales Hong Kong and New York. Asia’s leading oil refiner, Sinopec (NYSE: SNP), sold $3.5 billion, which was not only the biggest bond sale by a Chinese company in the last ten years, but also the single largest sale in Asia, excluding Japan. Two weeks later, CNOOC (NYSE: CEO) announced an even bigger bond sale worth $4 billion. With more »

  • 3 Oil & Gas Stocks From Emerging Markets

    By Victor Selva - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, CEO, PBR

    Emerging markets provide plenty of growth opportunities, especially with their higher current and expected GDP growth rates. In this article we will look into three interesting oil and gas companies from two quickly developing economies, Brazil and China. These are Petrobras (NYSE: PBR), China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP) and CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE: CEO), companies that provide compelling long-term growth prospects and ones which you should consider for your portfolio more »

  • Significant Risks in Passive Chinese ETFs

    By Jeff Stouffer - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: CHL, SNP, CEO, PTR, CHXF

    Passive, index-tracking exchange-traded funds are in huge demand -- but are they always wise investments? The WisdomTree China Dividend Ex-Financials Fund (NASDAQ: CHXF) is an example of an index fund with a lot of unnecessary risk--the index it follows is based on investing in Chinese dividend-paying stocks. The year-to-date return is -5.08% and a dividend has yet to be established or paid (see the price chart below).

    Some of the more »

  • Oil Risks Writ Large

    By Reuben Brewer - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CHK, SNP, RDS-B

    BP (NYSE: BP) is in the news again because of problems at one of its drilling platforms. Although the North Sea event didn't have the massive implications of the Gulf of Mexico spill, it continues a trend that should worry investors.

    Hard to find

    Oil is increasingly difficult to find. That's a big problem for the world's international oil drillers. It means that it is becoming harder more »

  • Buy These 5 Oil Majors Yielding 5%

    By Mark Yagalla - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: BP, SNP, EC, RDS-B, TOT

    As dividend investors know, the most important thing is the likelihood of the dividend continuing. With government bonds yielding next to nothing, there's no better place for income investors to be than in owning major oil companies. Here I've identified 5 that offer investors yields above 5%.

    Ecopetrol SA (NYSE: EC)

    Dividend Yield: ~5.90%

    Ecopetrol is the largest oil company in Colombia. It is one of the more »

  • Turnaround of Asia’s Largest Refiner

    By Sarfaraz Khan - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, SNP, XOM, PTR, RDSA, RDS-A

    Asia’s refining giant China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (NYSE: SNP), more commonly known as Sinopec, has recently released its quarterly results in which its profits increased by 24% due to a significant and much awaited turnaround of its refining business. The Chinese authorities have been keeping a lid on oil prices to curtail inflation, but they have been moving towards more market friendly fuel pricing policies, which will change more »

  • A World Filled With Oil Part III

    By Reuben Brewer - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, CEO, PTR

    Oil and natural gas demand grows as a society grows. Nowhere is this more apparent today than China. In fact, that nation is on a mission to ensure its access to these vital resources. Investors can tag along for the ride with CNOOC (NYSE: CEO), PetroChina (NYSE: PTR), and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP).

    Moving

    There is a massive infrastructure to support the production and use of oil. This more »

  • 3 Big Players in the Oil & Gas Sector

    By Victor Selva - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: ACMP, CHK, SNP, KMI, WMB, WPZ

    The oil and gas business is one of the most profitable in the planet. Some major players offer specific services and products and, therefore, interesting investment prospects. In this article we will examine Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) and Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) so as to elucidate how profitable they can be for investors.

    A bet on the natural gas 

    Independent oil and gas company Chesapeake Energy more »

  • Chinese Refiners Are Free to Make a Profit

    By Peter Pham - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, PTR, BNO

    China’s refining sector continually struggles to come to grips with government control of the price of fuel and the incessant volatility of oil prices amidst global monetary stress. Asia’s leading refiner and China’s second-biggest oil firm China Petroleum and Chemical (ADR) (NYSE: SNP), otherwise known as Sinopec, posted a dip in annual profits as it was hit by fuel price controls at its home in the face more »

  • China’s Tax Reform Sends Mixed Messages

    By Peter Pham - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, EWH, DSUM

    China has implemented across the board tax reforms aimed at alleviating the huge income disparity between state owned enterprises and those not connected to them by increasing their dividend payments to the state by 5% by 2015. While anything to lessen the power of SOE’s in the economy is generally a good plan economically, this aspect of the plan seems a timid first step in the direction of opening more »

  • China’s Tax Reform Sends Mixed Messages

    By Peter Pham - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, EWH, DSUM

    China has implemented across the board tax reforms aimed at alleviating the huge income disparity between state owned enterprises and those not connected to them by increasing their dividend payments to the state by 5% by 2015. While anything to lessen the power of SOE’s in the economy is generally a good plan economically, this aspect of the plan seems a timid first step in the direction of opening more »

  • China’s Tax Reform Sends Mixed Messages

    By Peter Pham - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, EWH, DSUM

    China has implemented across the board tax reforms aimed at alleviating the huge income disparity between state owned enterprises and those not connected to them by increasing their dividend payments to the state by 5% by 2015. While anything to lessen the power of SOE’s in the economy is generally a good plan economically, this aspect of the plan seems a timid first step in the direction of opening more »

  • China’s Tax Reform Sends Mixed Messages

    By Peter Pham - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, EWH, DSUM

    China has implemented across the board tax reforms aimed at alleviating the huge income disparity between state owned enterprises and those not connected to them by increasing their dividend payments to the state by 5% by 2015. While anything to lessen the power of SOE’s in the economy is generally a good plan economically, this aspect of the plan seems a timid first step in the direction of opening more »

  • China’s Tax Reform Sends Mixed Messages

    By Peter Pham - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, EWH, DSUM

    China has implemented across the board tax reforms aimed at alleviating the huge income disparity between State Owned Enterprises and those not connected to them by increasing their dividend payments to the state by 5% percentage points by 2015. While anything to lessen the power of SOE’s in the economy is generally a good plan economically, this aspect of the plan seems a timid first step in the direction more »

  • Chinese Refiners Free to Make a Profit

    By Peter Pham - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, PTR, BNO

    Asia’s leading refiner and China’s second biggest oil firm China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (NYSE: SNP), otherwise known as Sinopec, posted a dip in annual profits as it was hit by fuel price controls at its home in the face of rising oil prices. The Chinese government has suppressed refined fuel prices – not allowing the price to rise even though by its own control mechanism a price hike more »

  • An Energy Play On China's Growth

    By Matthew Frankel - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, XOM, PTR

    PetroChina (NYSE: PTR) is the largest oil and gas producer in China, and with over $300 billion in revenues annually, is one of the largest companies in the world of any kind.  With shares still just worth less than half of what they were worth at the 2007 peak, is this the right time to get in?

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    PetroChina’s revenue growth has certainly reflected the overall growth of China’s more »

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