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  • 3 Quality Companies Near 52-week Lows

    By Ryan Palmer - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BP, IBM, RDS-A

    If a company continues operations for more than a century, that means it has some serious staying power. Companies today that have been around for more than 100 years survived the Great Depression, Black Monday, as well as the dot-com and real estate bubbles of recent years. The following three companies have histories extending over 100 years. The shares of each trade near 52-week lows, presenting investors with an opportunity more »

  • Natural gas transportation building speed

    By Howard Rothman - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: CLNE, GE, PCAR, RDS-A, WPRT

    Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, does not have the best public image these days. But love it or loath it, the fruit of this increasingly employed drilling technology — natural gas — has upended the traditional fuel business.

    In the process, natural gas is also radically transforming the transportation industry. As it does, a number of companies that have moved in early, both large and emerging, are poised to reap significant benefits.

    There more »

  • Are Oil Producers Spending Too Much Cash?

    By Eileen Rojas - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, RDS-A

    Big Oil is spending large amounts of cash to boost its future energy production and profits. Some of the industry’s recent investments in North American shale have not been as profitable as expected due to difficulties in extracting oil and gas from the dense rock. This has resulted in the write down of shale holdings by several oil producers, as well as lower earnings. Smaller oil producers have been more »

  • How Much Money Will Stone Energy Milk From Its Gulf of Mexico Cow?

    By Nathan Kirykos - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BP, EPL, RDS-A, SGY, WTI

    In the first half of 2013, my only bullish recommendation among all the offshore energy producers was Stone Energy (NYSE: SGY). I discussed Stone Energy's undervaluation in February, March  and May 2013. The stock has not betrayed my confidence and has risen 40% since then.
    Stone Energy is a cash-rich energy producer with an asset-balanced portfolio that includes both offshore and onshore assets in the U.S. This asset more »
  • Clean Energy Fuels and Profits: Are We There Yet?

    By Jason Hall - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: CLNE, RDS-B, RDS-A, WPRT

    The North American energy boom is creating enormous potential. From the massive reduction in reliance on foreign oil, to keeping more American dollars in the domestic economy, to directly generating lots of well-paying jobs, the benefits to our country are many. And for investors, it's also opening up doors to profit in substantial and sustainable ways. 

    Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE) is one of the companies with much promise more »

  • Why Bigger Isn't Better in the Oil Patch

    By Robert Baillieul - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, RDS-B, RDS-A

    It was a tale of two companies during last week's earnings deluge. On one side, bloated, Big Oil struggled to deliver results. On the other, nimble, mid-sized energy companies posted the growth investors crave. Welcome to the era of 'Medium Oil.' 

    Poor results from the majors

    What comes to your mind when you think of 'Big Oil?' Do you imagine smoky Texan conference rooms where suits divvy up the more »

  • 3 Can't Miss Quotes for Energy Investors This Week

    By Robert Baillieul - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: EEP, ENB, RDS-B, RDS-A

    You can learn a lot from corporate conference calls and research reports. Sometimes, you can catch a peek at emerging industry trends, giving a diligent analyst the investment edge. Let's take a look at three quotes from last week and what they mean for investors.

    Lots of pipeline capacity

    Regular industry followers are well aware of the midstream infrastructure problems plaguing the continent. A lack of pipeline capacity combined more »

  • Why Fleetcor Will Continue to Grow

    By Dusan Jovanic - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: FLT, MA, RDS-A, V

    Fleetcor Technologies (NYSE: FLT)  continues to grow, and is benefiting from the global shift away from paying cash. The company made its shareholders happy again, delivering earnings and revenue above analyst expectations last week. Fleetcor provides payment services including fleet cards and other specialized payment services for businesses around the world. New deals and geographic expansion are translating into robust earnings and revenue growth. 

    Earnings highlights

    Fleetcor reported second-quarter earnings 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 »

  • Apache Is a Clear Buy

    By William Alder - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: APA, E, RDS-A

    Apache (NYSE: APA) is an undervalued stock. This has been due to low profits after the company acquired several assets financed by high capex spending and debt. The company also faces problems with the uncertainty in Egypt. But Apache recently announced a sale of its Gulf of Mexico assets that will do much to alleviate its debt. As far as the situation in Egypt, investors should keep an eye on more »

  • Gas Stations Versus Charging Stations

    By Criag Adeyanju - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CVX, RDS-A, TSLA

    Perhaps oil and gas investors who have been following the growth of the electric vehicle, or EV, space might have been a little worried that the oil and gas industry would collapse by the time the EV industry starts living its dream of making the whole world go all-electric. I, on the other hand, don't believe this would be the case. Nobody wants to go out of business. Oil 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 »

  • Energy Producers Are off the Hook

    By Gerelyn Terzo - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: CSX, RDS-A, TRP

    A recent report issued by Organizational Studies suggests that global warming isn’t really an issue. Fewer than half of the geoscientists and engineers who participated in a survey maintain that global warming is a man-made phenomenon.

    What’s more is that the lion’s share of survey participants blame the earth’s warming on natural causes, suggesting that global warming isn’t posing a serious threat. And according to more »

  • Liquified Natural Gas: Two Large-Cap Winners on the Horizon

    By Federico Zaldua - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, REPYY.PK, RDS-A

    With demand rising at 5% to 2020 (versus oil's +1.2% growth), Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is the world's fastest growing energy commodity. But the sector is changing fast. Multiple new supply sources and the growing incremental demand are shaping the market. Besides, thanks to the shale revolution that is going on in the US, supply is poised to become more global, bringing regional prices closer together (nowadays more »
  • Arctic Exploitation

    By Joshua Caldon - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: MT, RDS-A

    It is not certain that the recently thinning ice of the arctic is a temporary phenomenon or a more permanent feature of our changing world. It is also not certain if the phenomenon is mostly driven by human activity or if it is reversible. However, leaders and political activists around the world bemoan global warming and its possible consequences. President Obama was the latest with his recent presidential address which more »

  • Which Energy Giant Can Make You Really Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, RDS-A

    As macroeconomic indicators show negative signs, how badly will the oil industry be hit? Is it worth investing in Chevron (NYSE: CVX) at a time when it faces court actions on multiple fronts and activist shareholders are demanding its CEO to be fired? With the buyback process initiated by Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A), is it a better investment now than it was before? With slow growth anticipated to last more »

  • Exxon Foraying Into LNG Export From Canada

    By Satarupa Bose - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: LNG, XOM, RDS-A

    The newest member to join the list of biggies like Shell, Chevron, Apache to seek license to export LNG from British Columbia is one of the oil and natural gas sector’s biggest players in the world, ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM). And why not, when the prospect of the project involves shifting LNG to one of the world’s most energy-hungry countries at a huge price premium?

    Why LNG?

    The advent more »

  • Dutch Discount Bin: Royal Dutch Shell

    By Robbert Manders - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, RDS-A, TOT

    The Dutch discount is the phenomenon of the comparatively low valuation of Netherlands traded stocks and has been around for a long time. There are a few reasons for this discount but those had been fading in recent years. However, recently the Dutch discount re-appeared in Dutch financial news because the main index lagged the broad European stock market over the past year.

    The explanations for the recent Dutch discount more »

  • Why Oil Majors Are Betting Billions on This Unattractive Market

    By Sarfaraz Khan - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, RDS-A

    Peter Voser, the outgoing CEO of Europe’s leading energy major, Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A), has announced his company’s plans to invest $30 billion in Australia over the next five years. Voser was speaking at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association conference. However, like other firms operating in the country, Shell is also concerned about rising inflation and increasing costs. In such an environment, the chief executive more »

  • Gas Powered CMI

    By Joshua Caldon - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: BLDP, CMI, PLUG, RDS-A, TSLA, TM, WPRT

    Energy, politics, and security go hand and hand, and as Daniel Yergin deftly points out  in his book, "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power" oil has "meant mastery through the years" since the beginning of World War I.   Oil has been a key ingredient in the development of the industrialized world economy, but it has also been used as a weapon in the hands of dictatorial rulers more »

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