Occidental Petroleum Corp

  • Best of Breed in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels Industry

    By Hunter Orr - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: CNQ, XOM, OXY, PSX

    The Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry is largely in charge of pulling oil out of the ground and getting it to your gas tank. Recent volatility in energy prices has investors cautious of companies in this space, creating significant discounts..

    Industries in the sector

    The Oil & Gas industry is not high on my scale, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find ‘best of breed’ value in this space more »

  • Don't Cry for Argentina, Invest in its Oil Company!

    By Jonathan Yates - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, OXY, RDS-B, YPF

    While there is certainly no shortage of stocks that have done well in the current bull market stampede, shares for publicly-traded companies in Argentina have rallied against political leadership with very anti-competitive policies.

    Probably the most obvious of these has been the major oil company, YPF S.A. (NYSE: YPF). Trading near $70 a share in 2005, YPF S.A. is presently around $17 due to nationalization efforts by the more »

  • Why You Should Consider Including Oil & Gas Exploration and Production in Your Portfolio

    By Awais Malik - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: CNQ, COP, OXY

    In every sphere of life and business, what differentiates the best from mediocrity is an aspect of efficiency, producing more from less, consuming less to go further, pay less to buy more.

    After bolting on acquisitions for a decade, ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is now on the road to becoming a leaner, more efficient and shareholder rewarding company. That being said, the downstream operations spin-off has allowed the oil giant to more »

  • Don’t Miss Out on These Three Oil Exploration and Production Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: APC, APA, OXY

    Currently, oil exploration and production companies are looking to restructure their assets. This restructuring is happening through sales of existing assets to improve cash positions. The companies are allocating the cash to assets in the U.S. that are more productive, enhancing their growth. The advancement of economical technology to extract shale gas is attracting these companies to the U.S. mainland. How will these growth strategies translate into revenue more »

  • Billionaire T. Boone Pickens’ Long-Term Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: APA, DVN, OXY

    In May, billionaire T. Boone Pickens’ BP Capital filed its 13F for the first quarter of 2013 with the SEC, disclosing many of its long equity positions as of the end of March. Obviously the information in this filing is somewhat old by now, but at Insider Monkey, we track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds, including BP, as part of our work researching investment strategies (for example more »

  • A Proposed Oil & Gas Portfolio

    By Federico Zaldua - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: KOG, OXY, PZE

    Oil has been one of the very few commodities that weren't affected by the broad-based downward adjustment in commodity prices. While the CRB industrial metals index is down by 9% year to date (ytd), Brent crude is down by only 4%. As a matter of fact, oil prices might continue to outperform the rest of the commodity markets. I find two main reasons:
    1. Oil prices have been underperforming leading more »
  • Which Oil Major Returns the Most Cash to Investors?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, COP, XOM, OXY

    The world's largest oil companies, such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)Royal Dutch Shell and Total SA, are well known for their larger than average free cash flows, which allow them to return large amounts of cash to investors through stock repurchase programs and dividends. However, with each company providing equally impressive returns, which offers investors the most by way of cash returns.

    ExxonMobil, the world's largest oil company more »

  • As Demand Rises, So Will the Stock Prices of These Three Oil and Gas Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: APC, CEO, OXY

    According to the Energy Information Administration, global production of oil will increase from 89.13 million barrels per day in 2012 to 91.40 million barrels per day in 2014. With this, total world consumption is expected to increase from 89.16 million barrels per day in the previous year to 91.22 million barrels per day next year.

    This rising demand trend will be beneficial for oil producing & marketing more »

  • Occidental Petroleum Poised to Unlock Shareholder Value

    By Matt Smith - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: APC, APA, OXY

    For some time, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY) has been a rudderless ship, with little to no strategic direction or clear strategy for the future. This has  depressed its share price, causing its value to to lag behind industry peers such as Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) and Apache (NYSE: APA). However, recent announcements from Occidental make the company appear poised to unlock value for shareholders, and driven its share price 15 more »

  • 2 Companies That Are Improving Shareholder Equity and Another That Isn't

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: HP, OXY, PM

    It is companies that are working hard to improve shareholder equity and returns on shareholder equity that are usually the best investments for the future, as growing equity usually means a growing company.

    To weed out some of the best looking company's in the S&P 500, I started by looking for firms that had an earnings-before-interest-and-tax margin of around 20%, indicating a good flow of cash in to more »

  • 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 »

  • Which Oil Bargains Can Make You Really Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: COP, MRO, OXY, PSX

    Currently, a tendency to spin off operations and become focused on a few business areas is perceived to provide more value for all investors involved. For instance, Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO) and Marathon Petroleum were allocated from the Marathon Group. ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) divided its company into Phillips66 (NYSE: PSX), which manages downstream operations, while exploration and production continue to be handled by ConocoPhillips itself. Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY) has more »

  • Analysts Like Pioneer Natural Resources

    By Mark Yagalla - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: APA, OXY, PXD

    Analysts continue to be impressed with Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) and are raising their price targets. The ball got rolling last month when analysts over at FBR Capital raised their price target on the company to $225 per share. Then analysts over at UBS followed up and raised their price target to $155. Now analysts at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch have raised their target to $200. With all more »

  • 3 Top Picks of T. Boone Pickens

    By siraj sarwar - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: OXY, PXD, TSO

    T. Boone Pickens founded BP Capital. A self-made man, Pickens has been at the helm of his self-titled investment firm for 45 years. Starting his career with Mesa Petroleum, Pickens later acquired a taste for acquisitions. Due to his savvy management of mergers and acquisitions, Pickens gained celebrity status and renown from the 1980s onward. It was the Gulf Oil takeover that gave him the Times Magazine cover in 1985 more »

  • Billionaire T. Boone Pickens' Energy Portfolio

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: APA, DVN, GDP, OXY, PXD

    Billionaire T. Boone Pickens runs a concentrated $35 million hedge fund called BP Capital, with nearly 45% of his fund invested in his top five stocks, all of which are energy of course. He isn't your typical hedge fund manager, being a former oilman turned hedge fund manager; let's check out his top five picks (see Pickens' other top picks).

    Pickens and BP Capital's top pick is more »

  • Is This Stock a Foolish Investment at These Prices?

    By James Catlin - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, OXY

    We all know it's always best to buy when stocks are inexpensive, but we must also observe the opposite and sell when stocks appear over-priced. Recently Occidential Petroleum (NYSE: OXY) has seen quite a run, moving about 25% in the last six months.

    Chart Courtesy of The Motley Fool

    However, upon looking at the fundamentals I am a bit skeptical. Comparing metrics to industry leaders Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and more »

  • Which Course Will This Company Take to Boost Shareholder Value?

    By Mike Thiessen - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: APA, NOV, OXY

    One of the largest international energy companies, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY), is reportedly considering vending its overseas resources to boost share price by funding a stock buyback. There is another possibility that it may divide its strategic business units into three separate entities in an effort to restructure operations and improve market capitalization through stock price appreciation.

    Occidental Petroleum has been active in the oil and gas production sector in more »

  • Three Stocks For The Long Haul

    By siraj sarwar - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: JNJ, OXY, PG

    The fiscal 2013 has been an excellent one for stocks, and a majority of markets has shown substantial gains. The trend is predicted to continue during the following year as a majority of professionals believe 2013 is a great year for equities. It is predicted that the global economy is beginning to recover, and investors will begin pouring in.

    It is essential to pick suitable stocks for a portfolio in more »

  • Billionaire Leon Cooperman’s 4 New Dividend-Paying Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: EVEP, LYB, OXY, TWC

    Billionaire Leon Cooperman’s hedge fund, Omega Advisors, recently filed its 13F disclosure for the first quarter. Based on this 13F, this market-beating hedge fund with $8.5 billion in assets under management presented a portfolio rich in energy stocks, several dividend-paying equities, and merger arbitrage/acquisition plays. In the quarter, the fund made 20 new picks and increased stakes in 30 positions, while it sold off only 15 positions more »

  • Smart Money Is Buying This Stock

    By Mark Yagalla - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: CLR, HES, OXY

    Hess (NYSE: HES) is one stock that several hedge funds have in their portfolio. In the latest 13F filings, it was seen that the stock is in the portfolio of Michael Price's MFP Investors, David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital, David Tepper's Appaloosa Management, John Paulson's Paulson & Co., Richard Perry's Perry Corp., and Paul Singer's Elliott Management. Elliott Management has been the most aggressive of the more »

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