yeah would think they are currently making a major fortune here on the left coast. Gas Prices are pushing $4/gal. that extra margin is because of refinery trouble at the competition facilities. And its going to last most of the Q2, lots of free cash flow to use to pay added divvy.
yahoo estimate now above $2.50 and $10 for the year. blast off soon. PE=10
early quarterly earnings call date. i guess no trouble with cash flow accounting this time..
hope so. between the prior earnings report and now, we are down 17% relative to the S&P 500 hope to get at least half of that back right after earnings. kill of the short attack.
more likely they will confess that the upgrade at Montana Refinery will cost 50% more and be delayed a year on startup. its a bad pattern. Where is the North Dakota Startup announcement. Its long past late 2014.
i sure like the price action here. looks like all refining company earnings estimates have been on the rise. i expect some blowout numbers, and with PE multiples already below 10, the stocks could have quite a ride over the next month.
not necessary, as long as the product margins justify a much higher expense cost per barrel. some months it does, other times not so much. most of the plants at the size that CLMT operates have been closed for years. they have to have a product or local niche to make it work. I'm good with the dividend and hope they can stop with the share dilution to keep up the payments. I'm behind now and about ready to pull out unless the next couple of quarters show results that cover the distribution.
big expansions that come in over budget, late, and don't provide promised margin expansion. Oh, and plants too small to compete with major refineries.
The market is flat and this thing is exploding up. Look at 5 day tread for price and vol. vs. the S&P 500. 12% short shares is a lot. almost 5 days normal volume to unwind all that nastiness.
VLO margin website , updated thru 3/20, shows Q1 margins above Q4 and last year first quarter. Also shows good progression from Jan-March. USGC better than Midwest, with West Coast finally coming down off accident spike. Only VLO EtOh business looks to be underperforming in the moment. Look for MPC to lead the charge with HFC and TSO also showing blowout quarter results next month.
good call. earnings estimates rising quickly now. look for final estimates for Q1 to be above $3/share.
best plays for the next little while, need to have some WestCoast product sales exposure. PADD IV markets are not getting the love price wise. look at TSO or PSX