PetroChina Company Limited (ADR)

  • ADT Must Find a Way to Reverse This Trend

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: ADT, PTR, TYC

    ADT (NYSE: ADT) is the largest security company in North America, with approximately 6.5 million customers. Being the largest company in any industry is a plus, as it often means a strong market-share position. However, it doesn’t guarantee that the company is heading in the right direction.

    A happy separation

    Last year, Tyco (NYSE: TYC) separated into three different companies: ADT, Pentair (NYSE: PTR), and Tyco International. The more »

  • Thee Unpopular Companies You Need To Know

    By Jayson Derrick - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BLUE, PTR, TRW

    It is amazing how many great companies exist in the stock market universe that are unnoticed by investors. I believe that the companies I have profiled deserve to be followed and shows that individuals who spend a lot of time and do their proper homework can find winning companies that will provide substantial returns.

    Chinese gas monster to benefit from policy shift

    Gas price reforms announced by the Chinese NDRC more »

  • Choosing the Best Oil Stock

    By Adrian Campos - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: PTR, PBR, RDS-A, STO

    Oil has surely had a tough year. I compared the one-year stock performance of some of the biggest oil companies in the world, including Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras (NYSE: PBR), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A), Statoil (NYSE: STO), PetroChina Company (NYSE: PTR) and Cenovus Energy.

    All of these companies delivered negative returns, reflecting the fact that crude oil's risk premium (the minimum amount investors are willing to accept for compensation more »

  • 5 Oil Stock Upsides to Soothe Pump Price Fever

    By Fredrik Rydlun - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVE, SNP, PTR, STO

    One way to get relief from high prices at the pump is to make more money. A poetic way to do so would be to buy high dividend paying oil stocks whose prices are predicted to jump. 

    Results from ycharts.com tallied as of market closing prices July 26 compared 5 integrated oil and gas industry stock price with analyst mean target price results one year hence. Cenovus Energy (NYSE: CVEmore »)

  • Don’t Miss the Chance to Fuel Your Portfolio with These Gas Giants

    By Shweta Dubey - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, PTR, RDS-B

    The rising price of crude oil, a strong dollar and a weak European economy have lowered the crude oil demand in developed economies. However, rising demand from emerging economies partially offset the lower demand elsewhere. Three oil and gas companies are adopting various strategic moves to advance in a slow growing industry. These strategies include increasing production, new projects and expanding overseas. Let's discuss how these strategies will help more »

  • Could a Credit Squeeze in China Impact These Companies?

    By Eileen Rojas - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: CHL, LNVGY.PK, PTR

    It’s no secret that China’s economy has been experiencing a slowdown in growth, and the latest China Beige Book survey reveals the extent of the damage. The China Beige Book is similar to the Fed’s Beige Book, which is published eight times a year to document current economic conditions.

    What does the central bank's survey reveal?

    There are signs of an impending credit squeeze in China more »

  • A Little Known Chinese Oil Play

    By Ryan Palmer - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: CEO, PTR, SHI

    CNOOC (NYSE: CEO) isn't usually the first company that comes to mind when discussing the Chinese oil and gas sector. The acronym CNOOC stands for the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, and is an upstream oil and gas company.

    In the context of the oil and gas sector, upstream companies are the ones that engage in exploration in order to discover locations of reserves. Upstream companies are also the more »

  • Oil & Gas: 3 Competing World Stocks

    By Damian Illia - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, PTR, PBR

    In the last decade, oil and gas companies have been associated with war. Despite the moral questionings that arise in relation to the Iraq and Afghanistan occupations, these are very profitable businesses that deserve investors´attention. Let us look at one company closely associated with the US government, ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and two foreign competitors, Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) and PetroChina (NYSE: PTR).

    USA #1

    Although a few might remember the more »

  • Shell Outpaces Exxon in Iraq

    By Sarfaraz Khan - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, PTR, RDS-A

    According to Iraq’s oil minister Abdul Kareem al-Luaibi, the country has 150 billion barrels of oil reserves, and this doesn’t include resources from the autonomous Kurdish region and other additional deposits. The country most likely has more than 200 billion barrels of total reserves. The British oil major BP thinks that the country has the world’s fifth largest reserves. However, its production has lagged far behind other more »

  • Significant Risks in Passive Chinese ETFs

    By Jeff Stouffer - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: CHL, SNP, CEO, PTR, CHXF

    Passive, index-tracking exchange-traded funds are in huge demand -- but are they always wise investments? The WisdomTree China Dividend Ex-Financials Fund (NASDAQ: CHXF) is an example of an index fund with a lot of unnecessary risk--the index it follows is based on investing in Chinese dividend-paying stocks. The year-to-date return is -5.08% and a dividend has yet to be established or paid (see the price chart below).

    Some of the more »

  • Turnaround of Asia’s Largest Refiner

    By Sarfaraz Khan - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, SNP, XOM, PTR, RDSA, RDS-A

    Asia’s refining giant China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (NYSE: SNP), more commonly known as Sinopec, has recently released its quarterly results in which its profits increased by 24% due to a significant and much awaited turnaround of its refining business. The Chinese authorities have been keeping a lid on oil prices to curtail inflation, but they have been moving towards more market friendly fuel pricing policies, which will change more »

  • A World Filled With Oil Part III

    By Reuben Brewer - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, CEO, PTR

    Oil and natural gas demand grows as a society grows. Nowhere is this more apparent today than China. In fact, that nation is on a mission to ensure its access to these vital resources. Investors can tag along for the ride with CNOOC (NYSE: CEO), PetroChina (NYSE: PTR), and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP).

    Moving

    There is a massive infrastructure to support the production and use of oil. This more »

  • Chinese Refiners Are Free to Make a Profit

    By Peter Pham - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, PTR, BNO

    China’s refining sector continually struggles to come to grips with government control of the price of fuel and the incessant volatility of oil prices amidst global monetary stress. Asia’s leading refiner and China’s second-biggest oil firm China Petroleum and Chemical (ADR) (NYSE: SNP), otherwise known as Sinopec, posted a dip in annual profits as it was hit by fuel price controls at its home in the face more »

  • 3 Ways to Profit From China

    By Phillip Woolgar - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: GSH, NTE, PTR

    China has drawn serious attention from investors in the United States over the past several years, and for good reason.

    The nation is a part of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries, which are dubbed as the highest economic growth regions on the planet. China represents an area now lush with economic activity, that has improved the quality of life for many of the nearly 1.4 billion people more »

  • Cabot Oil & Gas - Gurus Jumping Ship!

    By Karl Ege - April 13, 2013 | Tickers: COG, GMCR, NFLX, PTR


    “ If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants ”.

    Isaac Newton

    Spotting a good SHORT idea is never as easy as in the case of Enron with its avant-gardist business model (“the analysts just don’t get it “,J. Skilling ),off-balance sheet transactions and the mother of all red flags, the inability of now demised Arthur Andersen to properly finalize their audit of the once more »

  • How to Order a Piece of Chinese Pie

    By Phillip Woolgar - April 13, 2013 | Tickers: GSH, NTE, PTR

    China has drawn serious attention from investors in the United States over the past several years, and for good reason.

    The nation is part of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), which are dubbed the highest economic growth regions on the planet. China represents an area now lush with economic activity that has improved the quality of life for many of the nearly 1.4-billion people living in the country more »

  • Chinese Refiners Free to Make a Profit

    By Peter Pham - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, PTR, BNO

    Asia’s leading refiner and China’s second biggest oil firm China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (NYSE: SNP), otherwise known as Sinopec, posted a dip in annual profits as it was hit by fuel price controls at its home in the face of rising oil prices. The Chinese government has suppressed refined fuel prices – not allowing the price to rise even though by its own control mechanism a price hike more »

  • An Energy Play On China's Growth

    By Matthew Frankel - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, XOM, PTR

    PetroChina (NYSE: PTR) is the largest oil and gas producer in China, and with over $300 billion in revenues annually, is one of the largest companies in the world of any kind.  With shares still just worth less than half of what they were worth at the 2007 peak, is this the right time to get in?

    PetroChina’s revenue growth has certainly reflected the overall growth of China’s more »

  • An Energy Play On China's Growth

    By Matthew Frankel - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: SNP, XOM, PTR

    PetroChina (NYSE: PTR) is the largest oil and gas producer in China, and with over $300 billion in revenues annually, is one of the largest companies in the world of any kind.  With shares still just worth less than half of what they were worth at the 2007 peak, is this the right time to get in?

    PetroChina’s revenue growth has certainly reflected the overall growth of China’s more »

  • Challenges and Growth with Chinese Oil

    By Joshua Bondy - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: CEO, COP, PTR

    The oil market continues to develop, and China has become one of the biggest sources of consumption growth. This is in contrast to the U.S., where consumption of crude oil continues to fall. China's heavily state-directed economy gives its oil companies an extra level of complexity. China continues to grow, but investors need to be aware of the added risks from the Communist Party. 

    US Oil Consumption data more »

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