|Bid||2.9300 x 3000|
|Ask||2.9500 x 36100|
|Day's Range||2.9000 - 3.0800|
|52 Week Range||1.7100 - 5.6000|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||2.39|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Apr 30, 2019 - May 6, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||3.05|
OKLAHOMA CITY , April 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared dividends on its outstanding convertible preferred stock ...
Will Natural Gas Keep Plunging?(Continued from Prior Part)Natural gas’s implied volatility On April 17, natural gas’s implied volatility stood at 22.96%, which is ~18% above its 15-day moving average. The implied volatility has risen ~21.5% in
Will Natural Gas Keep Plunging?Natural gasOn April 17, natural gas prices fell 2.1% and settled at $2.517 per MMBtu (million British thermal unit)—the lowest closing level for active natural gas futures since June 8, 2016. In the trailing week,
What Helped Your Energy Portfolio Overcome Oil's Weakness?US crude oil moved lower this weekOn April 17, US crude oil June futures fell 0.5% and settled at $63.87 per barrel. Profit-booking and the small decline in the S&P 500 Index (SPY) might
A look at the shareholders of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) can tell us which group is most powerful. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage o...
Will Natural Gas Recover from Its Two-Month Low?(Continued from Prior Part)Futures spreadOn April 16, the natural gas futures for May 2019 closed at a small discount of ~$0.01 to the May 2020 futures. On April 9, the futures spread was at a premium
Will Oil Extend Its Gains following China's Latest Data Release?Oil prices Today at around 10:56 AM EDT, US crude oil May futures were $0.16 higher than their last closing price. Today, US crude oil active futures made an intraday high of $64.61,
Will Natural Gas Recover from Its Two-Month Low?(Continued from Prior Part)Required change in inventories On April 18, the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) is scheduled to release its natural gas inventory report for the week ending April
Will Natural Gas Recover from Its Two-Month Low?(Continued from Prior Part)Natural gas rig count The natural gas rig count was at 189 last week—five less than the previous week. The natural gas rig count has fallen ~88.2% from its record level of
Will Natural Gas Recover from Its Two-Month Low?Natural gas prices On April 16, natural gas May futures fell 0.8% and settled at $2.57 per MMBtu (million British thermal units)—the lowest closing level for active natural gas futures since February
Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) has a lot going for it. The company's integrated structure mitigates the effect on oil prices on earnings -- and on the XOM stock price. New management has an aggressive growth plan. Annual dividend increases continues to be solid with Exxon Mobil stock currently offering an attractive 4% yield.Overall, I like XOM stock -- at the right price. Indeed, I bought Exxon Mobil stock last year in the $70s. But I sold it in the $80s, because, again, price matters for the shares.With interest in the energy sector heating up of late, thanks to a big merger and higher oil prices, Exxon Mobil stock might seem even more attractive at the moment. But the same structure that mitigates risk also reduces reward. And so investors seeing more upside in energy stocks should remember that if the sector continues to rally, XOM is likely to underperform.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips The Energy Sector Gets HotThe U.S. energy industry -- which has struggled for a good chunk of the post-crisis bull market -- looks hot again. WTI crude oil prices have risen 39% already in 2019. Shale plays in Texas, in particular, are growing production at a rapid clip. And now Chevron (NYSE:CVX) is planning to acquire Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) in a deal valued at nearly $50 billion. * 10 Dow Jones Stocks Holding the Blue Chip Index Back As CNBC reported, there's a sentiment among analysts, at least, that the Chevron-Anadarko deal is just the first of many. Investors seem to agree, as major Permian stocks like Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) and Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) jumped on the news of the acquisition. Those companies could be acquisition targets themselves with Exxon Mobil a potential buyer.All told, the optimism toward the industry seen so far this year makes some sense. Oil prices are helping, though natural gas prices have faded after a late 2018 spike. Production in the Permian, as well as the Bakken play in North Dakota, is likely to increase. With energy stocks largely left for dead the past few years, there's likely room for the rally to continue. Why Not Exxon Mobil Stock?If that rally does continue, XOM stock very well could rise. But it's highly unlikely that an integrated producer is the right bet for higher oil prices -- and greater shale production.The key reason is the same as it was two years ago: XOM actually isn't a great play on oil prices. The company's "downstream" businesses -- refining and petrochemicals -- benefit from lower crude prices. This has proven to be a good thing in recent years as oil plunged, as XOM stock for the most part held up well. (It certainly performed better than most other oil stocks, particularly during the 2014-2015 bust.)But those downstream businesses generally will see margins compress if oil continues to rally. And so upstream-only players -- producers like Anadarko and Concho -- should benefit more if oil adds to its YTD gains.There's also the M&A angle. Obviously, no company is going to acquire Exxon Mobil; it's the largest energy company in the world outside of Saudi Arabia. Rather, particularly given its relative lack of shale exposure, Exxon Mobil is going to be the acquirer if the shale boom continues, but it's the target, not the buyer, whose stock generally rises in those scenarios. Options Beyond XOM StockFor both those reasons, an investor betting on continued optimism toward shale should look away from XOM stock -- and to the smaller producers, one of which might be acquired by Exxon Mobil. That's why Concho and Pioneer rose on the news of the Anadarko acquisition. Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) continues to be a high-risk, and high-reward, play on that thesis. (Indeed, CHK has risen 46% so far this year.) Its debt load makes an acquisition unlikely for now; higher oil prices should make that debt more manageable and increase near-term cash flow that can reduce its leverage. * 8 Risky Stocks to Watch as Earnings Season Kicks Off Broadly speaking, there's no shortage of potential plays if shale is going to keep moving higher. Per CNBC, RBC analyst Scott Hanold called out Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) as a likely takeout candidate. Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) has shale exposure and enough heft to be attractive to a major like Exxon.Again, this is not to say that XOM is a poor stock or even a sell. Higher oil prices should provide some benefit to earnings and, potentially, to Exxon Mobil shares. The dividend yield is attractive, and the valuation remains reasonable.But if shale growth continues, the big rewards here are going to go to the smaller producers and the companies that get sold. It's at those stocks that investors should look if they think the moves in the energy sector are only beginning.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy for Spring Season Growth * This Is How You Beat Back a Bear Market * 7 Dental Stocks to Buy That Will Make You Smile Compare Brokers The post Why Exxon Mobil Stock Isn't the Play in the Suddenly Hot Energy Sector appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Has Oil Lost Its Uptrend?US crude oil On April 15, US crude oil prices fell 0.8% and settled at $63.4 per barrel. Profit-booking and concerns about a possible extension of the OPEC and non-OPEC production cut into the second half of 2019 have
Have US Oil Exports Bottomed?Brent-WTI spreadOn April 15, Brent crude oil June futures settled ~$7.78 higher than the WTI crude oil May futures. On April 8, the spread was at ~$6.7—the lowest level for the spread since August 21, 2018.Sign up
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Despite past week's supply addition, at 1.155 trillion cubic feet, natural gas inventories are 29.6% under the five-year average and 13.7% below the year-ago figure.
Energy Sector: Key Highlights from Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)Energy stocksIn the week ending on April 12, integrated energy stock Petrobras (PBR) fell the most among the stocks in the energy space. The stocks are included in the following
Energy Sector: Key Highlights from Last WeekUS crude oil last weekOn April 5–12, US crude oil May futures rose 1.3% and closed at $63.89 per barrel—1.1% below the highest closing level for US crude oil active futures since November 2018.Sign
Friday was a big day for many oil stock names after Chevron agreed to buy Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion. Meanwhile another stock, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), fell due to some Wall Street commentary. Let's take a closer look at Chesapeake, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), Devon Energy Corp (NYSE:DVN), Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES), and Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE:CXO), and see how the […]
Chesapeake Energy shares slid 4% Friday, after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to sell and said it expects the company to have less favorable supply cost and corporate returns than rivals. Analysts led by Brian Singer said an analysis of U.S. supply cost/competitive positioning implications from 2018 reserve reports and its own projections for 2019 cash margins found that the median U.S. supply cost to achieve an 11% after-tax rate of return is $53 a barrel. That supports a $50 to $55 a barrel price range for West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark. Goldman's mid-cycle price is at the upper end of that range. Analysts are advising clients to buy low cost oil suppliers, Encana Corp. , Parsley Energy Inc. , Pioneer Natural Resources Co. , EOG Resources Inc. and Chevron Corp. , all of which are buy rated. (The note was published ahead of Chevron's acquisition earlier today of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.) Goldman is recommending selling stocks where their valuation post rally appears at odds with competitive positioning, downgrading Cheseapeake, California Resources Corp. and upgrading Murphy Oil Corp. to neutral. For Chesapeake, " we see less favorable supply cost and corporate returns and believe further leverage improvement is still warranted post-WRD (Wildhorse) acquisition," they wrote in a note. Chesapeake shares have gained 1.3% in the last 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 8.9%.
What Hurt Natural Gas This Week?(Continued from Prior Part)Natural gas’s implied volatility On April 11, natural gas’s implied volatility stood at 18.9%, which is ~3.8% below its 15-day moving average. The implied volatility has fallen 1.6% in
What Hurt Natural Gas This Week?Natural gas On April 11, natural gas May futures fell 1.3% to $2.66 per MMBtu, just 0.8% above their lowest closing level since February 20. In the trailing week, natural gas futures rose 0.8%. In the trailing week,
Why Energy ETFs Underperformed Oil's Gains?US crude oil moved higher this week On April 11, US crude oil May futures fell 1.6% from the highest closing level since November and settled at $63.58 per barrel. Profit booking, the marginal decline in the