CVR Energy

  • Why Oil Prices Could Plummet in 2014

    By Marie Palumbo - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, MMP, MPC, PSX, VLO

    Filling up the gas tank is always a challenge. It's painful to watch as the dollar amount rises far more quickly than the gallons going into your tank.  Thankfully, there’s hope: new pipelines to Gulf Coast refineries bring the (hopeful) promise of lower gas prices to drivers throughout the United States. But while construction may yield some tangible results for consumers, investors are in the best position to more »

  • This Pendulum Has Got To Swing Back

    By Jacob Wolinsky - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, DK, TWI

    Value investing proponent Benjamin Graham said stock markets behave like voting machines, but in the long term they act like weighing machines. This statement has withstood several tests and has been amply exemplified by no one else but Warren Buffett. Markets often tend to react in extreme directions and create opportunities this way. Recent slides in the prices of Titan International (NYSE: TWI), CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI), and Delek (NYSE: DKmore »)

  • 4 Special Dividend Situations Worth Putting on Your Radar

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, IQNT, MAIN, USM

    For some investors, dividends act as a small bonus one receives every quarter for being a loyal shareholder, while others use a company’s distributions as a strategy and investment in and of itself; discover one market-beating strategy here.

    When a company has extra cash on its balance sheet or wishes to distribute its income in a one-time event to shareholders (often for tax reasons), they will announce special dividends more »

  • This Spin-off Has Proven Lucrative for Shareholders, Icahn Enterprises

    By Mike Thiessen - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, CVRR, IEP

    In mid-January this year, CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI) completed the spin-off of its refining subsidiary. Known as CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR), the spun-off firm consisted primarily of CVR Energy's downstream refining and marketing assets. Although the spin-off was widely viewed as a success, only 16% of CVR Refining's shares exchanged hands during the process.

    CVR Energy retained the bulk of the company's float and recently closed a more »

  • 3 Refinery Reports You Shouldn't Miss

    By Austin Higgins - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, CVRR, PBF

    The oil industry has been booming recently. When crude oil starts flowing, the first place it goes to is the refinery. Refineries are often excellent investment opportunities during growing energy economies. Three refineries posted earnings for the first quarter. Here is what it means for investors.

    CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI) has two main segments in its business: petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing. Its refining business engages in refining and more »

  • Investing in Icahn’s Stock Picks Is the Best Way To Make a Profit!

    By Marivic Cabural - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, IEP, NFLX

    Billionaire Carl Icahn is best known for his activism within the investment industry. Just like Warren Buffett, Icahn’s opinions or investments decision are always in the news. Even rumors regarding his action on a particular stock could drive its price up or down. Is it rewarding to follow Icahn’s stock picks?

    According to Forbes, Icahn gained almost $2 billion from his stock investments. His performance is a clear more »

  • Investing in Icahn’s Stock Picks is the Best Way To Make Profit

    By Marivic Cabural - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, IEP, NFLX

    Billionaire Carl Icahn is best known for his activism within the investment industry. Just like Warren Buffett, Icahn’s opinions or investments decision are always in the news. Even rumors regarding his action on a particular stock could drive its price up or down. Is it rewarding to follow Icahn’s stock picks?

    According to Forbes, Icahn gained almost $2 billion from his stock investments. His performance is a clear more »

  • Are These High Beta Oil Refiners Ready for Correction?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: ALJ, CVI, DK

    The latest standard issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding sulfur content in gasoline has set a cat among the pigeons, and could potentially lead to bearish overtures for oil refining and marketing companies such as CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI), Delek (NYSE: DK), and Alon (NYSE: ALJ).

    The regulator plans to reduce the content from today’s standard of 30 parts per million (ppm) to 10 ppm by more »

  • Are These High Beta Oil Refiners Ready For Correction?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: ALJ, CVI, DK

    The latest standard issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding sulfur content in gasoline has set a cat among pigeons and could potentially lead to bearish overtures for oil refining and marketing companies such as CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI), Delek (NYSE: DK), and Alon (NYSE: ALJ).

    The regulator plans to reduce the content from today’s standard of 30 parts per million (ppm) to 10 ppm by 2017 more »

  • Is CVR Energy Overvalued?

    By Nikita Dugar - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, CVRR, NTI

    In 2012, legendary investor Carl Icahn bought more than an 80% stake in CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI) because he wanted to take the company private. Due to lack of potential buyers, however, he cancelled his plans. Since then, there's been no looking back for CVR, as shares have doubled in the last eight months.

    In January, CVR announced special-shareholder dividends worth approximately $480 million. About that time, and in more »

  • Riding on Mr. Icahn's Coattails

    By Robert Hanley - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: ARII, CVI, FDML

    Like him or hate him, Carl Icahn has built a multi-billion dollar fortune based on an ability to discern value and an unwavering dedication to realizing the desired results for himself and his partners. While his earlier methods were somewhat dubious, Mr. Icahn’s recent activities are indicative of a long-term strategy. Indeed, he returned outside partners' money and folded his funds into publicly-traded Icahn Enterprises back in 2011. So more »

  • The Best Company to Own Right Now

    By Joseph Solitro - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, CVRR, IEP

    It is very rare to find a company with high growth and a high dividend. One company that recently went public has both of these traits. After releasing its first earnings report, it is clear that this is a stock everyone should own.

    Overview of the Company

    CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR), as their name clearly states, is a petroleum refiner in the United States. They make money by buying crude more »

  • Can Carl Icahn Perform a Hat Trick with Transocean?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - March 13, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, HLF, RIG

    Personal care products company Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) made headlines the other day after the company’s board approved two of billionaire investor Carl Icahn's designees to its board.

    The size of the board will increase to 11 from 9 to accommodate Icahn’s nominees. Icahn has also been given the option of boosting his stake to 25 percent from the current 13.6 percent. The stock moved up as more »

  • Which Billionaires Made It Big In 2012?

    By Marshall Hargrave - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, LLY, HAIN, MSI, SIRI

    Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper posted outstanding 2012 performance; he brought in $2.2 billion and returned some 30% for his hedge fund Appaloosa Management. In light of his success, it's time to dig a bit deeper into how other top hedge fund managers made their fortunes in 2012.

    Icahn takes second place
    Billionaire Carl Icahn came in second behind Tepper in 2012, earning some $1.9 billion more »

  • 2 Stocks You Should Invest In From Icahn's Wins

    By Madhukar Dubey - February 14, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, CVI, CVRR, HLF, NFLX

    For now, it seems Bill Ackman is getting the better of fellow activist investor Carl Icahn. After the recent smackdown on CNBC between both billionaire investors over Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), the stock observed a decline of ~20% in the last 20 days. I think the “zero target” that Ackman presented initially is impossible unless the government intervenes and shuts this company down. Icahn, on the other hand, won’t confirm more »

  • Our Take on Icahn's Small-Cap Portfolio Since Q4 2011

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 14, 2013 | Tickers: CMC, CVI, HAIN, NAV, OSK

    With a net worth of $14 billion, infamous corporate raider Carl Icahn has a lifetime of experience building wealth in the capital markets. Each quarter, we’re able to take a glimpse at that experience by reviewing the holdings in his Icahn Capital fund. Our research has shown that hedge funds like his are excellent stock pickers. For example, the most popular small-cap stock positions in hedge fund’s 13F more »

  • MLPs and Shareholder Activism: Is That Beneficial to Investors?

    By Shas Dey - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, UAN, CVRR

    An activist shareholder acquires an equity stake in a company for the sole purpose of putting pressure on its management, in order to achieve a diverse range of goals from unlocking shareholder value through changes in corporate policy, financing structure, to adoption of environmentally friendly policies, etc. The fascination for shareholder activism lies in its relatively low cost compared to a full takeover bid, which is both costly and difficult more »

  • Carl Icahn's Top Positions (Part I)

    By Anh HOANG - January 16, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, FRX, HFC, VLO

    Carl Icahn is one of the most famous activist investors in the world. He often purchases a large stake in publicly traded companies and forces them to take corporate actions to significantly increase their market value. When Icahn is building stakes in a particular company, it might indicate an investment opportunity. Let’s have a look at several big positions in Icahn’s current portfolio to see whether or not more »

  • Billionaire Icahn’s Latest Stock Plays

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 19, 2012 | Tickers: CVI, FDML, FRX, NAV, NFLX

    Carl Icahn, the infamous corporate raider, made a splash toward the end of the third quarter by deciding to take on Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX). Other than Netflix, Icahn flew under the radar with a few modest increases in other stocks he owned at the end of 2Q.  Icahn's big move was a 7.5% stake in the natural gas company Chesapeake Energy. Chesapeake is down almost 8% since the more »

  • UAN-a Grow Your Portfolio?

    By Maxxwell A.R. Chatsko - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: AGU, CF, CVI, UAN, TNH

    The world population is expected to rise to 7.5 billion by 2020. The United Nations predicts those extra 500 million mouths – plus larger appetites in emerging markets – will increase food prices up to 40%. While that figure may be disputed, one thing is certain: the world’s farms will need to plant and harvest increasing numbers of crops to keep pace. The industry that has the most to gain more »

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