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  • This Canadian Oilfield Service Company Isn't in Bargain Territory

    By Nathan Kirykos - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: CFW, FRC, CET, ECA, TCW | Editor's Choice

    One of the new oilfield service players is Canyon Services Group (TSX: FRC) whose revenue stream relies heavily on hydraulic fracturing. Does an investment in Canyon have a strong upside potential from the current levels? Let's take a look under the hood to check it out. 


    According to Canyon, the Canadian pressure pumping market has been impacted by weaker producer activity and equipment capacity additions. The trend of more »

  • A Cheap Canadian E&P Company for Your Portfolio

    By Anh HOANG - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: ECA, PWE, SU

    Since the first quarter of 2011, Penn West Petroleum (NYSE: PWE) has experienced a significant decline from more than $28.50 per share in March 2011 to only $10.80 per share at the time of writing. In the first quarter of 2013, several famous investors including Jean-Marie Eveillard, Steven Cohen, Jim Simons, and Chuck Royce either added or initiated long positions in the company. Jean-Marie Eveillard owns nearly 36 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 »

  • Encana: Why Investors Should Take Notice

    By Karen Thomas - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: ECA, ECA, NVA, PEY, TLM

    There is no doubt that Encana (TSX: ECA) has been a disappointment in the last few years. The company's decision to focus on natural gas was the epitome of bad timing, as natural gas proceeded to head south shortly after that decision, falling to lows of just over $2.00 from a high of over $13.00 back in 2008. 

    More recently, the company is mired in uncertainty as more »

  • Profiting from North America's Resource Renaissance

    By Colin Tweel - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: APA, ECA, PNG

    While the global economy remains unstable , the oil and natural gas sector in the United States continues to boom. Using a combination of advanced techniques and technologies, cutting-edge companies are now extracting oil and natural gas from previously untapped resources. Much of the oil and natural gas is extracted through new techniques, such as fracking, and from new sources, such as shale. This has created unique opportunities for niche firms more »

  • Why Trilogy Energy's Grossly Overvalued

    By Nathan Kirykos - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: ECA, XOM, PGF, TET, WCP

    Warren Buffett has said: "What the wise man does in the beginning, the fool does in the end." This motto came to my mind when I stumbled upon Trilogy Energy (TSX: TET) last week. Has the company run its course? Is it close to a turning point? Let's break down its pros and cons in the following three parts. 

    1. Fundamentals

    Trilogy holds 400,591 net acres undeveloped land more »

  • Beware of Dividends Fueled by Natural Gas

    By Joshua Bondy - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, ECA, XOM

    In a world starving for income, companies with a paltry yield suddenly become attractive. Sculpting a strong yielding portfolio isn't as simple as setting up a stock screener and hitting search. The energy sector is especially volatile and inexperienced management teams can offer dividends in a very imprudent manner. Chaotically organized hedging programs only make earnings more volatile. It is very important to look at potential instabilities in a more »

  • Natural Gas - An Industry in Peril?

    By Bill Edson - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: COG, CHK, ECA, SWN

    Our country's policy makers are in a rush to convert the country's energy supply from being coal and oil based to being natural gas based. The idea is that most of the oil we use is imported from less-than-friendly governments, and coal carries with it tremendous external costs of environmental and health damages. On the other hand, natural gas is local, available and, as policy makers would tell more »

  • 4 Long-Term Plays on the Natural Gas Rebound

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: ECA, XCO, XOM, SJT

    The U.S. shale oil and natural gas revolution created an oversupply of natural gas, driving natural gas prices to decade lows in early 2012. Since then, prices have rebounded from the recent lows to $4.18 per million Btu, rising some 111% from the year-earlier levels. However, the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) forecasts Henry Hub spot natural gas prices to remain below $4.00 per million Btu more »

  • Is Natural Gas a Flaming Buy? Five Cheap Natural Gas Producers to Watch

    By Brendan O'Boyle - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CHK, CEO, COP, ECA, EOG

    It is probably fair to say that the boom in natural gas has been one of the most unprofitable revolutions in recent memory for investors in natural gas producing companies. Even the legendary Warren Buffett admitted that he overpaid for ConocoPhillips during the heady days leading up to the credit crisis in 2008. This lesson should not be lost on other investors: when energy prices are high, companies that derive more »

  • 5 Dividend Picks From Billionaire Steve Cohen

    By Marshall Hargrave - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, ECA, OXY, PBR, TXN

    In reviewing billionaire Steve Cohen and SAC Capital's big shakeups last quarter, we at Insider Monkey found five dividend stocks that Cohen and his $14 billion hedge fund own. A couple of them are under-the-radar stocks and could be great additions to anyone looking to add an income and growth stock to their portfolio.

    One of Cohen's largest positions  -- 14th in his 4Q portfolio -- is the dividend paying more »

  • Tweedy Browne's Top Stocks (Part II)

    By Anh HOANG - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: COP, DVN, ECA, EOG

    In my previous article, I wrote about Tweedy Browne’s two largest positions: Johnson & Johnson and Cisco Systems. Those two stocks seem to be qualified for investors to hold for the long run. In this article, I will cover two oil/gas stocks that Tweedy Browne is bullish about. One is Devon Energy Corp (NYSE: DVN) and the other is ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP). Those two stocks combined accounted for 10 more »

  • Time to Go Bargain Hunting in Oil and Gas?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - February 24, 2013 | Tickers: APA, ECA, FST

    ValueWalk.com was started in January 2010, with a focus on value investing and value investors. As the site has grown, the scope has expanded. ValueWalk is now a news site with a team of global reporters covering all breaking financial news with an emphasis on value investing, hedge funds, large asset managers, Tech news, Business news.  The site contains archives of famous investors, and many investor resource pages.

    The site is famous among the value investing community as one of the best sites for evergreen and new content. ValueWalk has gained popularity among all circles for its breaking stories on hedge funds, and investigative reports on investments  by major funds.

    You can also check out ValueWalk Premium, where we analyze liquid stocks, which have little to no analyst coverage.

  • High Dividend Yields for Farallon Capital

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 6, 2013 | Tickers: BP, ECA, KMI, OAK, SNY

    Editor's Note: The initial article alludes to Thomas Steyer as the head of Farallon. This is incorrect, Mr. Steyer retired at the end of 2012. In addition, this post is sourced upon the Q3 2012 13F.

    Since founding Farallon Capital Management in 1986, Thomas Steyer and fellow investment manager Andrew J. M. Spokes have seen their AUM grow to exceed $20 billion, not including the $8 billion in private more »

  • WPX Energy Hints at Explosive Results in the Niobrara

    By Mark Holder - January 31, 2013 | Tickers: BBG, ECA, WPX

    Last week WPX Energy (NYSE: WPX) announced a discovery in the Niobrara shale that might ultimately double the current 18 Tcfe of natural gas 3P reserves. The discovery well produced an initial high of 16 Mcfe per day suggesting that reserves in the area are much higher than expected.

    The company is one of the largest leaseholders in the Niobrara/Mancos shales that underlie the companies expansive leasehold position in more »

  • Chevron Looks to Eastern Europe for Shale Gas

    By Peter Pham - January 28, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CVX, CEO, ECA, EOG, XOM

    The second biggest American oil and gas firm, Chevron (NYSE: CVX) is gearing up for shale gas exploration in the Eastern European nation of Lithuania. The country’s officials have revealed that Chevron is in the driver’s seat to win the exploration license. According to the Lithuanian Geological Service, the country is estimated to hold shale gas reserves of up to 2.118 trillion cubic feet, enough to last more »

  • Chesapeake vs. Encana

    By Colin Tweel - January 19, 2013 | Tickers: CVE, CHK, ECA

    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) and Encana (NYSE: ECA) have a few things in common--similar market capitalizations, similar revenues, and similar share price patterns. Though the companies have similar profiles, it pays to do a deeper analysis to distinguish between the two. This article will compare Chesapeake and Encana in three areas: their track records, management, and balance sheets.

    Track Record

    Over the past ten years, both companies have paid consistent more »

  • Is There Hidden Value in This Oil E&P Play?

    By Anh HOANG - January 9, 2013 | Tickers: COP, ECA, MUR

    In the third quarter 2012, Dan Loeb, a famous hedge fund manager that gained more than 21% for his investors in 2012, showed a bullish attitude for Murphy Oil (NYSE: MUR). He bought more than 4.85 million shares, at an average price of $52.80 per share. Murphy Oil had become his fifth biggest position, accounting for 5.1% of his total portfolio in third quarter 2012. Why does more »

  • Diversified Assets and an Impressive Track Record - What's Not to Like?

    By Jordo Bivona - January 8, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CVX, ECA, EOG

    Approximately 68% of Apache’s (NYSE: APA) proved reserves and 55% of its production are located in North America. Internationally, the company has core operations in onshore Egypt, offshore U.K. North Sea, onshore Argentina and offshore Western Australia.  In addition, it holds exploration interests on the Chilean side of the island of Tierra del Fuego. Apache has a diversified geographical base, good balance between natural gas and crude oil more »

  • Billionaire Steve Cohen’s High Upside Potential Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, AAPL, ECA, FOSL, SLB

    Billionaire Steve Cohen and his hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors have been in the news recently as the government investigates related hedge funds for suspicious trading activity. The fund’s success, despite its large size (SAC recently had $14 billion under management), has made it followed by many in the financial community. We have gone through the fund’s most recent 13F filing (see Cohen's stock picks) and identified more »

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