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  • Exxon Misses, ConocoPhillips Raises Production, and Shell Writes Down North American Shale Assets

    By RJ Towner - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, COP, XOM

    As Valuentum followers are aware, Valuentum thinks the oil majors each have their own respective strengths and weaknesses. Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) has consistently earned the best economic returns (ROCE) among peers, but its stock price is rich, trading at the high end of our fair value estimate range (at the time of this writing). ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) continues to raise its production forecasts and is the second-best value-creator (ROCE more »

  • BP: The Range-Bound Supermajor

    By Jason Bond - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, XOM

    Since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP (NYSE: BP) shares have been stuck in neutral. The British super-major's shares have returned 3% year to date versus the S&P's 22%. Let's take an in-depth look at BP's dynamics.

    The Department of Justice lawsuit 

    More than 3 years after Deepwater Horizon, BP is still feeling the oil spill's effect. BP's $20 billion oil spill more »

  • Chevron: Should Investors Jump in Around All Time Highs?

    By Jason Bond - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, XOM

    There is a saying that strength begets strength. With Chevron (NYSE: CVX) shares trading near an all time high, should shareholders buy into Chevron's strength?

    Macro scenario

    Like other oil companies, Chevron's top and bottom line depends on the price of crude oil. Due to geopolitical instabilities in Egypt and elsewhere, the spot price of crude oil (WTI) is currently trading around the triple digits. 

    The outlook more »

  • Billion-Dollar Fund Gets Offensive

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, ORCL, PG

    Yacktman Asset Management's suite of funds manages some $20 billion, and per its recent 13F filing with the SEC, which reveals the funds' public equity holdings, it's making a big bet on a tech giant. 
    Donald Yacktman, founder of Yacktman Asset Management, prides himself on being stock-picker, one that keeps his emotions at bay and uses the Internet for researching companies, purposely avoiding any contact with management to more »
  • Bruce Berkowitz Likes This Large Natural Gas Player

    By Anh HOANG - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, COP, XOM

    Bruce Berkowitz, one of the most famous investment managers in the world, has managed to deliver a decent annualized return of 12.10% since the inception of his fund in 1999. His fund, The Fairholme Fund, has beaten the S&P 500’s annualized gain of only 2.61% during the same period.

    In the first six months of 2013, the Fairholme Fund gained 15.08%, with ten concentrated positions more »

  • 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 »

  • Should Poor Earnings From Big Oil Make Investors Panic?

    By Bob Ciura - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: COP, XOM, RDS-B

    Oil prices are rising, and the global economy continues to recover from the worst financial crisis in decades. With those twin tailwinds, you’d think Big Oil stocks would be a no-brainer investment. Unfortunately, a pair of very disappointing earnings results from energy giants ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-B) sent each stock significantly lower on a day in which the markets rallied more than 1% to more »

  • Three High Quality Leaders With Strong Dividend Growth Prospects

    By Andrés Cardenal - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, MCD, WFC

    Industry leaders with indestructible competitive strengths are the way to go when searching for companies providing soundness and reliability for your portfolio. Add a growing dividend to the equation, and things become even more interesting for investors: cash flow distributions provide not only regular income, but also transparency on the company´s fundamental quality.

    Wells Fargo

    When it comes to the big U.S. banks, no other company has the 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 »

  • This Refiner Seems Cheap, Here's What to Watch For

    By Matthew Frankel - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, TSO, VLO

    Tesoro (NYSE: TSO) is one of the largest refiners and marketers of petroleum products in the U.S., with about 845,000 barrels per day of refining capacity and more than 2,200 retail branded gas stations. Although the company has done very well over the past several years, shares have been on a slump lately, down more than 15% in just the past few months. With Tesoro set to more »

  • 3 Picks From the Oil Industry

    By Wes Patoka - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, PSX, SLB

    The oil industry has plenty of players, from explorers to refiners to completely integrated companies. Below, we will take a look at one company from each of these categories and see where investors should put their money.


    (NYSE: SLB) reported its second-quarter earnings just recently, and the results were great. In 2Q’13, the company posted revenue of $11.2 billion, up from $10.6 billion last quarter 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 »

  • Play the Rising Population With These Companies

    By Justin Pope - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, JNJ, WFM

    Here is a statistic for you - the human population is rising by 200,000 people per day. For a lot of companies, that means 200,000 new potential customers. You can use this to your advantage when looking for companies to invest in for the long term.

    Some industries will directly benefit from a growing population. Let's look at some sectors tied directly to the human population, and some more »

  • Why You Should Buy Dividend Stocks Instead of Bonds

    By Bob Ciura - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: KO, XOM, JNJ

    As the stock market creeps toward fresh all-time highs, it’s understandable for investors to get a little nervous. After all, it seems like only yesterday the entire financial system was in danger of collapse. Surely, investors haunted by memories of bank bailouts, the collapsing housing market, and the Dow free-falling toward 6,000 points, can’t help but think twice before committing capital to this market.

    Naturally, skittish investors 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 »

  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Low P/E Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CAT, XOM, WMT

    In May, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust filed its 13F with the SEC for the first quarter of 2013, disclosing many of its long equity positions as of the end of March. At Insider Monkey, we track 13Fs from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors, using the included information to help us develop investment strategies (we have found, for example, that the most popular small cap more »

  • Three Dividend Stocks for Your Portfolio

    By Ted Cooper - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: CHRW, XOM, WAG

    In what appears to be an unending period of low interest rates, many conservative investors looking to protect their purchasing power are no longer having their needs met by the credit market. Instead of buying a bond that may barely keep pace with inflation, investors should turn toward conservative equities that pay a solid dividend.

    A solid dividend may be defined as one that increases each year and has significant 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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    Source: Yahoo! Finance

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

  • More Potential Upside for This E&P Business

    By Anh HOANG - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: COP, XOM, HES

    Since the beginning of the year, Hess (NYSE: HES) has experienced a significant rise in the market, up 39.6%, handily beating the S&P 500’s return of only 18.6%. Elliott Management, a 4.5% stake owner in the company, thought that Hess should be worth as much as $126 per share. Michael Price, the famous value investor, also commented that the company could receive an $80 to more »

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