Pioneer Natural Resources

  • Will Oil Prices Be Up For Long?

    By Damian Illia - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: APA, XOM, PXD

    The WTI crude oil price is currently $106 a barrel after having experienced a substantial increase in the past weeks. Energy prices were up 2.9% month-over-month in June. In this article, I will be analyzing three Exploration & Production, or E&P, companies based in Texas that could benefit from this trend in oil prices.

    Risky vertical integration strategy?

    Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) is an oil and gas exploration more »

  • Acquisition of Chesapeake’s Assets by Exco

    By Hussain Asghar - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, DVN, XCO, PXD

    The global energy sector is not performing well despite of the burgeoning demand. The rise in demand is an indication for underperforming industries to strengthen their fading potential and be more profitable. This is an opportunity for investors to profit from this reviving sector.

    Two major players of the US energy sector are Exco (NYSE: XCO) and Chesapeake (NYSE: CHK). I recently came across a transaction in which Exco acquired more »

  • Increasing Production From These Oil and Gas Producers Could Produce Returns for You

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: MRO, NBL, PXD

    The Energy Information Administration, in its most recent outlook, said that it expects global oil demand to grow by 0.9 million and 1.2 million barrels per day in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Considering the increase in demand for oil, the producers are constantly exploring new avenues to increase production. Moreover, due to uncertainty in the Middle-east, oil and gas production is shifting towards North America and several other more »

  • Huge Potential Asset Value in This Oil & Gas Company

    By Anh HOANG - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CHK, PXD

    Recently, I noticed one oil & gas company got a lot of attention from famous investors like George Soros, Jim Simons, John Paulson and even the oil guru T Boone Pickens. Moreover, this company was his company's largest position, accounting for as much as 12.8% of Pickens’ portfolio as of March 2013. It is Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD). Since the market bottom of 2009, the company has advanced 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 »

  • Do Some of the Lowest Yields in the S&P 500 Have Room to Grow?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: C, PXD, PCP

    Dividend investing is easy. Investors just need to pick the companies with the largest payouts and the best dividend histories. However, picking stocks that have the potential for future dividend growth is much harder.

    The purpose of this piece is to study the cash flows of three companies in the S&P 500 that offer some of the lowest yields in the index to try and establish if investors could more »

  • George Soros’s 5 Favorite Energy Investments

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: EGN, HAL, PXD, SWN

    The energy sector has a year-to-date return of about 6%, and although this isn’t the highest of the economy’s dozen or so sectors (depending on the classification system), it still represents an attractive investment opportunity for hedge funds and other prominent investors, such as George Soros. His Soros Fund Management is one of the top-tier hedge funds we track at Insider Monkey, and we’ve found that it more »

  • 5 Energy Picks From T. Boone Pickens

    By Mark Yagalla - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: APA, GDP, MPC, PXD, RAM

    T. Boone Pickens is perhaps the most famous energy-focused hedge fund manager in the world. At 85 years young, he has spent practically his entire life in the oil patch and there's no sign of him slowing down. He started his firm BP Capital in the late 1990s with a few million dollars and grew that small amount to nearly $5 billion in 2008 at its peak. He lost more »

  • Billionaire T. Boone Pickens’ Top Q1 Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: APA, DVN, GDP, OXY, PXD

    After becoming a billionaire through his success in the oilfields, T. Boone Pickens has moved into finance with his hedge fund BP Capital (which manages a sizable portion of his own wealth). The fund, which concentrates on energy-related investments, recently filed its 13F with the SEC, disclosing many of its long equity positions as of the end of March; see the full filing on the SEC's website.

    We track more »

  • 3 Oil Companies Fueling Growth Prospects

    By Shweta Dubey - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: PXD, SWN, VLO

    The volatility of oil prices has brought a lot of uncertainty about the stable revenues for oil and gas companies. This has pushed companies to focus mainly on increasing production to maintain their revenue, even in lower-price scenarios. Let's take a closer look at three of companies –  Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD), Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN), and Valero Energy (NYSE: VLO) – which are increasing their production capacities, either by more »

  • 3 Great Picks for the Energy Investor

    By Victor Selva - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: APA, XOM, PXD

    In the highly competitive oil and gas industry, some of the companie stand out for their scale and geographical reach. In this article, I will analyze three of the main players in the arena, ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD)and Apache (NYSE: APA), in order to elucidate which giant offers the best investment prospects:

    A bright energy play

    Oil and natural gas company Pioneer Natural Resources established more »

  • An Energy Play You Should Look At

    By Victor Selva - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: APA, BP, PXD

    Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) is an oil and natural gas company that established dominance in the Permian sector during the late '90s. Although they dedicated most of that decade to high-risk, high-reward investments such as the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Tunisia, South Africa, and West Africa, Pioneer's turn to onshore oil exploitation has been central to improving the firm´s relative positioning.

    The company is expected to outperform more »

  • Pioneer Resources is a Top Energy Play

    By Victor Selva - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: APA, BP, CHK, PXD

    Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) is an oil and natural gas company that established dominance in the Permian sector during the late 90´s. Although they dedicated most of that decade to high-risk, high-reward investments such as the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Tunisia, South Africa, and West Africa, Pioneer's turn to onshore oil exploitation has been central to improving the firm´s relative positioning. The company is expected to more »

  • VAALCO Energy Losing Growth Momentum

    By Sandeep Gupta - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: HES, PXD, EGY

    VAALCO Energy (NYSE: EGY) announced the financial results for FY 2012 on March 14th. The company stock experienced a flat blow of 12% the day after. The oil production company reported a net loss of $18.9 million for the fourth quarter, against the $8.7 million profit during the same period last year.

    Where is the company moving, and what are its future prospects? Should investors continue investing, or more »

  • Pioneer Southwest Downgrades are an Entry Opportunity

    By Cory Renauer - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: MCEP, PXD, PSE

    Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners (NYSE: PSE) is an upstream master limited partnership formed by parent company Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) in 2007. The partnership was formed to own and acquire oil and gas assets mainly in the West Texas Spraberry field. As an MLP, the partnership receives tax breaks significant enough that it boasts an effective tax rate of about 1%. These savings allow the partnership to distribute larger more »

  • Chesapeake Reducing Per-Unit Production Costs

    By Cory Renauer - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, DVN, PXD

    On Feb. 21, Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) surprised Wall Street by beating estimates on both top and bottom lines. The company’s latest earnings call was focused on increasing profitability by shifting production from gas to liquids to boost revenue, and becoming more efficient to lower costs. To meet its efficiency goals the company intends to reduce capex and lower per-unit costs by transitioning to pad drilling.

    Transition to pad more »

  • Is This Oil and Gas Producer a Takeover Target?

    By Mike Thiessen - February 27, 2013 | Tickers: HES, PXD, EGY

    Although the company’s latest quarterly report showed a sharp slowdown in revenue growth and predicted an uncertain path forward, shares of Vaalco Energy (NYSE: EGY) could be due for short-term gains. In addition to the secular tailwind of a bull market for oil, the Houston-based oil-and-gas producer has several positive attributes.

    For starters, the company has a strong return-on-assets ratio of 27 percent and well over $2 in cash more »

  • Consider these latest big buys by Soros Fund Management

    By Aubrey Tabuga - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: C, CTXS, JPM, NES.DL, PXD

    In the fourth quarter, Soros Fund Management purchased 70 new stocks, increased its stake in 45, and sold 69 out.  Among the fund manager’s biggest buys are Citigroup (NYSE: C), Pioneer Natural Resources  (NYSE: PXD), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), and Citrix Systems(NASDAQ: CTXS). Here, I've looked into each of these big buys from a fundamental perspective. A quick glance into the investment decisions more »

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