Murphy Oil Corp

  • Oil and Gas Still Dominate the Energy Sector

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: MUR, SWN, TSO

    If you think that alternative forms of energy will eat away at oil and gas sector profits in the near future, think again. While that would be ideal for society, greener forms of energy are just not ready for widespread use. Here are three of the companies that I think are poised to profit the most from a continued boom in the oil and gas industry.

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  • Don’t Overlook These Oil & Gas Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, MUR, TLM

    Selling assets is just part of the game for oil and gas companies. It helps them focus on their core business and raise funds for the development of other assets to achieve sustainable growth. Moreover, they can use cash received from the asset sales to reduce debt, which increases investor confidence. Let’s take a look at three oil and gas companies selling assets to attain long-term sustainable growth and more »

  • Wednesday Is a Big Day for Oil Earnings

    By Matthew Frankel - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: HES, MUR, PSX

    During earnings season, it is pretty common to notice a group of similar companies reporting earnings on or around the same date. Today I would like to focus on a group of one of my favorite kinds of investments: oil companies. On Wednesday three large oil companies report their earnings: Hess (NYSE: HES), Murphy Oil (NYSE: MUR), and Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX). Let’s take a quick look at each more »

  • A Few Reasons Why This Refiner Should Continue to Soar

    By Piyush Arora - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: MPC, MUR, VLO

    Due to volatile crude prices and fluctuating demand over the last year, oil refineries have been hit hard. Usually in stressed industries, finding value picks is a daunting task. But, shares of Murphy Oil (NYSE: MUR) have risen nearly 45% over the last year on the back of its solid financial performance. Now that its shares seem to be approaching fair value, the Street is doubting the sustainability of this more »

  • Which Large-Cap Domestic E&P Play Should You Bet On?

    By Federico Zaldua - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: APC, MUR, NBL

    I am currently conducting a broad study of the US oil industry from small- capitalization refiners to large-capitalization integrated-oil companies. The shale revolution has added to the industry a dynamism that it has not had since the 20th century started. The US will become one of the world's biggest gas exporters and an energy powerhouse. Here I present three great exploration and production (E&P) companies. Let's see more »

  • Insiders Are Buying These Stocks Now

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: BSX, CCC, ETFC, MUR, TSN

    We maintain a database of insider trading activity in order to track insider purchases. In theory, insiders should be very reluctant to purchase additional shares of their company and therefore increase company-specific risk; they should instead prefer to diversify their wealth unless they are particularly confident that the stock offers high expected returns. Therefore, observing an insider purchase should serve as a signal of that level of confidence, and in more »

  • Reading the Tea Leaves: Conviction with Large Insider Buying

    By John Macris - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: LOGM, MUR, CAKE

    With the broader indices continuing to reach new multi-year highs here in March, bulls and bears alike are providing an abundance of opinions on where the market is heading next. The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached three successive all-time highs during the week of March 4, and the S&P 500 is approaching multi-year highs as well.

    Truth be told, timing the market is a difficult task, and one that more »

  • Legendary Investor Mason Hawkins Bullish on a Range of Bets

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: ABT, CNH, LM, MDLZ, MUR

    Mason Hawkins founded Tennessee-based Southeastern Asset Management in 1975. Southeastern manages roughly $32 billion, with locations in Tennessee, London, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. For the last 20 years, Southeastern has managed an average annual return of 10.31%, while the S&P 500 has returned 7.81% annually. Hawkins was heavily influenced by Ben Graham's writings on value investing, which continue to guide the investment philosophy of his funds more »

  • Investing Like Billionaire Dan Loeb

    By Marshall Hargrave - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: NES.DL, MUR, TSO, VMED

    Daniel Loeb, founder of Third Point, LLC, is best known for his poignant letters that he sends to companies where he disagrees with their overall corporate strategy. He employs a team of analysts that are known for their painstaking attention to detail and thorough analysis. Loeb and his team are the ones that discovered former Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson never graduated with a degree in computer science, but Yahoo! stated more »
  • Billionaire Dan Loeb’s Cheap Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: AGU, DLPH, HLF, MUR, TSO

    Dan Loeb of Third Point has become a billionaire due to his success in both value investing and as an activist shareholder. The most comprehensive picture of what Third Point or any other hedge fund owns comes in the form of quarterly 13F filings (see the list of stocks Third Point most recently reported owning); we use these disclosures to analyze individual managers’ stock picks as well as to develop more »

  • Unconventional hydrocarbons Boost Profit for Refining Companies

    By Jacob Wolinsky - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: MRO, MUR, VLO

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  • Solid Income Growth Picks for your Portfolio

    By Piyush Arora - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: HFC, MRO, MUR, TSO

    Although crude prices have risen in 2012, it was mainly due to its strained supply. But according to International Energy Administration, global demand for crude will increase by 840,000 barrels per day in 2013. High crude prices are good for oil E&P companies, but its higher demand benefits oil refining companies.

    Moreover, natural gas is used as an ingredient in crude refining, and lower natural gas prices adds more »

  • Very Significant Insider Buying in this Oil Company

    By Alex Bastardas - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, COP, MRO, MUR

    Murphy Oil Corp. (NYSE: MUR) is an oil and gas exploration and production company that also engages in retail and gasoline marketing in the US, and refining and marketing in the UK. Exploration operations are focused in the US, Canada, UK, Malaysia and the Republic of the Congo. Recently, the company has had very significant insider buying. Would it be wise to copy the insiders on this one?

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  • Insiders Bought These Five Stocks Recently

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: BRE, KMX, MUR, NCT, SIAL

    We track insider purchases because we believe they serve as signals that company officers or Board members are confident in the stock’s prospects. This confidence has to be strong enough for an insider to ignore the benefits of diversification and actually increase their holdings of the stock. While insider purchases don’t always precede a rise in the stock price, on average stocks bought by insiders tend to outperform more »

  • An Insider Bought 80,000 Shares of This Oil Company

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, XOM, HES, MUR

    Murphy Oil (NYSE: MUR), an integrated oil and gas company, had board member Claiborne Deming (who was the company’s CEO through 2008) directly purchase 80,000 shares of stock in mid-February at prices of up to about $60.50 per share. Insider purchases tend to be bullish signs (read more about research on insider trading), as the insiders are choosing to buy more stock rather than diversify their investments more »

  • Mid-Major Refiner Selling Off Corner Stores?

    By Mike Thiessen - January 23, 2013 | Tickers: COP, MUR, VLO

    San Antonio-based Valero's (NYSE: VLO) long-awaited spin-off of its 1,800-location Corner Stores (CST) convenience store chain has taken several important steps forward. It now appears likely that the company will spin off the retail entity as a separate publicly-traded company within the first half of 2013. If all goes according to plan, current Valero shareholders would receive stakes in the new company on a tax-free basis.

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  • Lucrative Spinoff for 2013

    By Mike Thiessen - January 11, 2013 | Tickers: COP, MUR, PSX, WMT

    In late October of 2012, El Dorado, Arkansas-based Murphy Oil Corp (NYSE: MUR) announced its intention to spin off its downstream retail assets into a standalone company. As part of the spin-off, the company would also issue a special cash dividend of $2.50 per share to all of its common shareholders. The bulk of this special payout would be financed with the bond float that Murphy Oil issued in more »

  • Dan Loeb Isn’t Just Betting on Herbalife

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - January 10, 2013 | Tickers: COP, HLF, NES.DL, MUR, TSO

    Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) has had a wild ride over the past three weeks. On the afternoon of Dec. 19, news surfaced that Bill Ackman, manager of Pershing Square Capital, was short selling close to 20% of the stock’s outstanding shares. In the next three and a half days of trading, HLF lost a little over 38% of its value as investors learned more of Ackman's allegations that the 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 »

  • A CEO and A Board Member Bought This High Dividend Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 31, 2012 | Tickers: ACMP, CHK, HES, MUR, VLO

    Filings with the SEC have disclosed that two insiders at Access Midstream Partners (NYSE: ACMP) bought the stock on December 24. CEO Michael Stice bought 9,000 shares at an average price of $33.60 per share- increasing his direct stake in the company by about 50% to a little over 27,000 shares- while Board member David Daberko now owns a little over 14,000 shares after buying 6 more »

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