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  • 3 Energy Stocks To Consider

    By Chris Johnson - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, KWK, WPX

    Only a decade ago, there was a widespread belief that oil and natural-gas resources were in permanent decline. The opponents of this idea believed that these natural resources will soon become scare. They feared that their prices would rise exponentially as a result of this scarcity. Because of this fear, investors and corporations spent an unprecedented amount of capital seeking out and producing new hydrocarbons. Today, those investments are bearing more »

  • How Is This Company Trading Under Tangible Book Value?

    By Mike Thiessen - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, WPX

    Incorporated in 2011, WPX Energy (NYSE: WPX) is an independent oil exploration and natural gas producer engaged in developing avant-garde, long-life natural resource assets. It took them only two years to become one of the top ten natural gas producers in the United States with average daily production of 1,251 MMcfe/d. It is wise to note that the people and management behind WPX are not new to the more »

  • Take Advantage of the Biggest Trend in the U.S

    By Shmulik Karpf - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, KWK, WPX

    Only a decade ago, there was a widespread belief that oil and natural-gas resources were in permanent decline. The opponents of this idea believed that these natural resources will soon become scare. They feared that their prices would rise exponentially as a result of this scarcity. Because of this fear, investors and corporations spent an unprecedented amount of capital seeking out and producing new hydrocarbons. Today, those investments are bearing more »

  • 3 Energy Producers to Buy on the Next Taper Tantrum

    By Mark Holder - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: RAM, SD, WPX

    As the Federal Reserve hints at tapering the bond buying program over the next year, cyclical stocks including energy exploration and production firms should become interesting buys. These stocks have underperformed the market rally over the last year as investors have piled into high yielding stocks as bond yields hit extremely low levels. Now that money should flood out of those stocks and bonds into growth stocks.

    The main reason more »

  • 4 Firms With Growth Potential Near or Below Book Value

    By Brendan Marasco - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: APA, BP, XOM, UPL, WPX

    The energy industry is here to stay.

    Data from the Energy Information Administration reveals that just U.S. natural gas production is expected to increase 44% through 2040. Furthermore, the case shows that shale gas (gas trapped in rocks underground) production will grow 113% through 2040, nearly 4.2% annualized growth. Even if those estimates are not met, the following companies will generate investor value because of their financial positions more »

  • How to Consistently Outperform the Market

    By Shmulik Karpf - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: APAGF, CHK, WMB, WPX

    A surprisingly unappetizing area of investing -- boring, very complicated, and usually very distant from the hearts of the mass financial media -- can also prove lucrative and rewarding to investors who bother to investigate it. If you're interested in outperforming the general market consistently over the years, here's why you ought to be investing in spinoffs.

    What's a spinoff?

    Spinoffs can take many forms, but the end result more »

  • As Natural Gas Inventories Plunge, Investors Should Buy Exploration Stocks

    By Mark Holder - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, RRC, SWN, WPX

    With natural gas and coal stocks trading at 52-week lows, the market continues to ignore the very bullish natural gas weekly inventory reports. In fact, the reports are now mostly glazed over in the financial media.

    For those that missed the report this week, the weekly inventories rose by 31 Bcf. While less than the 33 Bcf expected gain, the gain is actually significant as the inventory level over the more »

  • Chasing Natural Gas Higher

    By Marshall Hargrave - April 13, 2013 | Tickers: COG, WMB, WPX

    Natural gas production has been subdued of late, which sounds like an overall negative for natural gas production stocks, but not if rising natural gas prices more than offset this volume decline. 
     
    There are three intriguing natural gas companies that are up nicely over the past month, WPX Energy (NYSE: WPX)Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) and Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG). Since the beginning of March, all of these stocks more »
  • Is This Natural Gas Player Running on Fumes?

    By Jordo Bivona - March 9, 2013 | Tickers: COG, SWN, WPX

    Despite strong production growth in 2012 which resulted in better cash flows, weakness in the natural gas market took its toll on Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG). In this article, I will examine Cabot's latest financials to see if the stock can present any opportunities for investors.

    Financials

    Cabot recently reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended Dec. 31, 2012. Equivalent production of 267.7 more »

  • WPX Energy Hints at Explosive Results in the Niobrara

    By Mark Holder - January 31, 2013 | Tickers: BBG, ECA, WPX

    Last week WPX Energy (NYSE: WPX) announced a discovery in the Niobrara shale that might ultimately double the current 18 Tcfe of natural gas 3P reserves. The discovery well produced an initial high of 16 Mcfe per day suggesting that reserves in the area are much higher than expected.

    The company is one of the largest leaseholders in the Niobrara/Mancos shales that underlie the companies expansive leasehold position in more »

  • The Myth of Book Value

    By Rupert Hargreaves - November 30, 2012 | Tickers: AA, BAC, ETFC, HPQ, INTC, NRG, WPX | Editor's Choice

    Price to book ratio is a metric usually used by investors to determine if a stock price is undervaluing the asset value of the company. However, one of the problems with this is that the P/B ratio can other be incredibly misleading. For example many tech firms like HP and Intel will often have patents on their balance sheets. These will account for a good portion of the company more »

  • Rex Energy Makes a Big Splash into Liquids

    By Matthew DiLallo - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: CHK, REXX, WPX

    In investing circles you’ll hear a lot of discussion surrounding companies that have things like durable competitive advantages or recurring revenue.  We tend to like companies that live within their means and that are growing in a measured and projectable manner.  Those companies that deviate from this path and instead lever up to go all in rarely end well. 

    That’s why it’s not hard to be somewhat more »

  • Taconic Capital’s Latest Top Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: BP, CIT, GM, NXY, WPX

    Six to seven weeks after the end of every fiscal quarter, hedge funds and many other notable investors are required to file 13Fs that disclose many of their long equity positions. Taconic Capital, a hedge fund with about $9 billion under management, recently filed its own filing for the third quarter of 2012 and we have gone through its five largest reported positions by market value. Investors may not want more »

  • What We Learned About the Barnett Shale During Second Quarter of 2012 Earnings Season

    By Eric Fox - August 22, 2012 | Tickers: CHK, DVN, EOG, KWK, WPX

    The Barnett Shale was the first domestic resource play to be developed by the exploration and production industry using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, and many operators have since moved on to other plays in the United States.  Despite this inattention, I feel that a review of recent activity here is warranted and necessary to form a complete picture of conditions in the energy sector.

    Production Shut In

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  • Five Oil and Gas Companies Raising Capital Spending for 2012

    By Eric Fox - August 6, 2012 | Tickers: COP, CLR, ECA, HES, WPX

    While most investor's attention has been focused on the reductions in capital spending for oil and gas development in the onshore United States, several large oil and gas companies have raised capital budgets for 2012 as they pursue additional oil and liquids exploration and development opportunities across the globe.

    Conoco Phillips (NYSE: COP) expects to spend $16 billion in capital during the year, up $1 billion from the previous more »

  • Price The Market Part 31

    By Glen Bradford - January 7, 2012 | Tickers: BEAV, PCP, TSO, BA, WMB, WPX

    I want to get away. I want to fly away. Yeah. Yeah. Come with me on my journey to price the S&P500. I've got to get away. Oh. Oh. Oh yeah!

    149. Tesoro Petroleum Co. (NYSE: TSO) is another refinery. In fact, in terms of the dynamics at play I think that this is very similar to Valero that I covered just before Tesero. Target: $23-$26. I more »