Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (ADR)

  • Who Will Benefit From Brazil's Pre-Salt Region?

    By Jeff Williams - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: DO, HAL, PBR

    Over the next 10 to 15 years, as Brazil looks to transform itself from energy importer to energy exporter this will create substantial opportunities for investment. Even though there will be many companies what will benefit from Brazil's transformation, government supported Petroleo Brasileiro, or Petrobas (NYSE: PBR), Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE: DO), and Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) are three companies poised to reap the rewards of this vast opportunity.

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  • 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 »

  • Brazilian Oil: Roadmap Into 2014

    By Federico Zaldua - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BAK, HRTPY, PBR

    The Brazilian equity market has been among the worst performers globally, with the index down by 17% in the past two months. Nowadays, the market is near 2008 trough levels, economic growth is weak and inflation is going up. In that context, the oil & gas sector has been one of the worst performers. Here, I will try to answer the following question: are share prices low enough to justify a more »

  • Why Aren't You Investing in Oil?

    By Robinson Roacho - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: COP, PBR, SDRL

    Oil prices rose sharply in response to global supply concerns in the Suez Canal in Egypt. However, things seem to have gone back to normal since the army has control of the country and is not likely to allow any disturbance gone unpunished. Therefore, I would expect prices to fall back to high $90s in the interim. Weaker prices may push down these stocks to lower levels, and investors should more »

  • Why Is Brazil Falling Like a BRIC?

    By James Catlin - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: VALE, EWZ, PBR

    Since the beginning of 2013, the iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (NYSEMKT: EWZ) is down over 25%, with very little reason to believe this should abate.

    Let's face it, times are tough in Brazil right now. Commodities have declined in price, speculation that stagflation is taking hold has hurt financials, credit downgrades loom threatening junk status, and the political unrest seems to grow daily.

    At the end of June more »

  • If Oil is The New Gold - Who is The Winner?

    By Yaniv Hirsch - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, COP, XOM, PBR, RDS-A

    Why Oil?

    1. Historically, Gold has been the ultimate manner to hedge portfolios. Recently, oil has become the new gold, and a a popular alternative to safeguard portfolios against volatility. Gold prices suffered the worst quarter in a decade while oil has proved to be bulletproof.

     2. For the past couple years the world had high hopes for a positive change in the Middle East, however, the Arab spring looks more »

  • If You Want Oil, Head South

    By Joshua Bondy - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: APA, XOM, PBR

    BP's 2013 Statistical Review of World Energy comes with a treasure trove of information. One the most informative pages looks at the world's changing reserve to production ratio. Oil companies find oil, then extract it, refine it and sell it. If companies cannot replace their reserves, then their way of life is over. Over the past ten years, regions like South America and Africa have been some of more »

  • Brazilian Equity Ideas After the Sell-Off

    By Federico Zaldua - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: VALE, ITUB, PBR

    The sharp contraction in Brazilian equities (above all in US dollar terms due to the real's depreciation) during the month of June eliminated the premium price-to-earnings ratio to which the Bovespa (Sao Paulo's main equity index) had been trading versus its historical average. To give you an idea of the sell-off that took place during June, Brazil's main equity ETF, the iShares MSCI Brazil has gone down 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 »

  • 3 Solid Stocks Left Behind In This Bull Market

    By Anthony Parsons - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: MT, CHL, PBR

    One of Warren Buffett's famous sayings is to be greedy when others are fearful and to be fearful when others are greedy.  The market is mis-pricing 3 international giants that dominate their markets.  These stocks provide appetizing entry points for long-term investors. 

    Over the past 5 years, China Mobile Limited (NYSE: CHL)Petrobras (NYSE: PBR), and ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT) have been hammered.  The international market bull run peaked around more »

  • A Value Play in Oil E&P

    By Piyush Arora - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CIE, PBR

    More often than not, companies that are secluded and ignored by the market are the ones that outperform the benchmark indices. It's an added bonus if the company is operating in a rapidly growing industry with ample internal growth prospects. I believe that Cobalt International (NYSE: CIE) fits the description perfectly and offers significant value at its current valuations.

    A Crude Hotspot

    Cobalt International is an oil E&P more »

  • Why You Should Invest in These 3 Oil Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CVE, PBR, SDRL

    Per an Energy Information Administration report, it is expected that oil production in the current year will be around 89.89 million barrels per day (bbl/d), while the global consumption of oil will reach 90.03 million bbl/d. Furthermore, production will surge to 91.22 million bbl/d, to match the consumption of 91.40 million bbl/d in 2014. 

    Looking at the dynamics of production and the more »

  • High-Quality Companies You Should Consider

    By Federico Zaldua - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: GY, PZE, PBR

    I always liked to look for investments that might have huge up-side potential. Of course, this up-side comes at a cost such as political risks or lack of liquidity. Here, I present two very un-covered companies that I have been looking at for very specific reasons, and I which I believe offer limited downside and huge up-side potential. These companies will not be a huge part of my portfolio, but more »

  • Indebted Petrobras Is a Great Long-Term Investment

    By Jaiyant Cavale - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, PBR, UGP

    Petrobras (ADR) (NYSE: PBR), the Brazilian semi-public oil giant, is seeing some of its worst days in company history. The company's stock price has come down by almost 20% since May. The decline is attributed to a weakened Brazilian economy, which has struggled to keep pace with a strong U.S. currency. Petrobras is also one of the most indebted companies in the world and much of its debt more »

  • This Brazilian Energy Play Is Still Looking Good

    By Sarfaraz Khan - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: EBR, EWZ, PBR

    Millions of Brazilians are currently protesting in their country, demanding better public services. The country’s economy has been performing poorly, missing analysts’ growth estimates in the last five quarters. In first quarter of 2013, the economy registered growth of just 0.5%, while analysts were expecting 0.9%. The markets are now looking for modest growth at best due to weak fiscal policy and increasing inflation. The country has more »

  • 3 Brazilian Stocks Near 52 Week Lows

    By Ryan Palmer - June 22, 2013 | Tickers: EBR, GGB, PBR

    Many of the world's best businesses have their roots in the United States of America. U.S. Steel, Chevron, and PG&E Corp are three shining examples of the amazing feats corporate America can accomplish.

    That being said the American economy has already gone through its prime growth period. If you look at a chart of GDP from 1950 to today you will notice two things.

    1. If you more »

  • Despite Its Many Problems, Petrobras Represents Value For Investors

    By Matt Smith - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, PBR

    Over the last year Petrobras’ (NYSE: PBR) share price has moved like a rollercoaster, oscillating between a high of just over $20 per share and a low of just over $14 per share, to now be down by 15%. Despite the many problems that Petrobras has experienced, I believe that at its current price it represents significant value for long-term risk tolerant investors, and in this article I will explain more »

  • Mexican Privatization Could Bolster Dividends

    By Callum Turcan - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, PBR, RDS-A

    A change not seen since 1938 is coming. 1938 was the last time US oil companies operated in Mexico before the creation of Pemex, which stands for Petroleos Mexicanos, Mexico's state-run oil company. In 1938, Mexico nationalized its oil and gas sector, seizing all foreign assets and making it illegal for foreign oil companies to operate in Mexico. They forced all foreign companies out of Mexico's petroleum sector more »

  • Which Oil Stock Will Make You Really Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, PBR, TOT

    As oil/gas reserves have been depleting with time, a large part of these reserves are now controlled by national entities. However, there is still a large share of oil that the private sector explores, produces, and refines. In this article, I will be comparing three major oil companies – ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Total (NYSE: TOT), and Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) – in terms of value being offered to investors.

    Financial review

    Currently more »

  • Investing in Emerging Markets : Brazil

    By Piyush Arora - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: BRFS, VALE, PBR

    This article is about investing in Brazilian companies. But I’m not going to tell you how wonderful and rosy its growth prospects are, when they are not. In fact, analysts at Barclays have lowered their FY13 GDP growth estimates for Brazil to 2.5%. Furthermore, the Brazilian Real has depreciated by around 36% over the last 2 years, which is adding to the woes. With these numbers, Brazil isn more »

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