|Bid||118.00 x 800|
|Ask||118.28 x 1000|
|Day's Range||116.98 - 119.27|
|52 Week Range||100.22 - 127.34|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.02|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||16.93|
|Earnings Date||Jan 30, 2020 - Feb 3, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.76 (4.09%)|
|1y Target Est||136.84|
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are working together to open the taps of a Siberia pipeline, delivering natural gas from Russia to China. Yahoo Finance’s Adam Shapiro, Julie Hyman, Brian Cheung, Heidi Chung and The Fox Group’s Chief Market Strategist Scott Gecas discuss on On The Move.
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DOW UPDATE The Dow Jones Industrial Average is rallying Friday morning with shares of 3M and Goldman Sachs delivering strong returns for the blue-chip average. Shares of 3M (MMM) and Goldman Sachs (GS) have contributed around one third of the index's intraday rally, as the Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 336 points higher (1.
Some folks are saying that it's time to throw in the towel on energy stocks. After all, the sector, as measured by the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLE), is barely up for the year. Look at the more aggressive SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. ETF (NYSEARCA:XOP), which includes smaller, wildcat oil and gas companies, and the sector has managed to lose money in 2019 -- a year in which nearly everything else has rallied sharply.Zoom out, and things look even worse. XLE and XOP are down 27% and 57% over the past five years, respectively. Over the same time period, the S&P 500 is up more than 50%.To be clear, an oil and gas bust is one thing. However, the rhetoric has gotten even darker now. On one hand, you have folks saying that fracking and shale have unlocked nearly unlimited amounts of cheap energy going forward. On the other, environmentalists and electric car advocates suggest that the fossil-fuel era is ending.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWithin a decade or two, they claim, we'll all be using electric vehicles powered by windmills and solar panels.The truth, as always, is more complicated. New developments in energy extraction have created more supply, sure. However, the shale boom is already losing steam, and we should expect a major slowdown in 2020 and onward. Shale has not proven a reliable generator of actual operating profits, so capital is quickly leaving the sector and production gains will taper off as well.Meanwhile, on the alternative energy front, there's certainly great progress there. But solar and wind still make up just a couple percent of overall worldwide power generation; old-fashioned hydro power is still far more important. It's a fantasy to think we'll go from sub-5% wind and solar to a majority of them in a short period. As it is, the world is still phasing out coal -- a process that is taking decades -- and there's little reason to get rid of oil and gas while far more environmentally damaging coal retains wide usage. * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy That Dominated Thanksgiving Shopping As always, it's a cycle. Oil is currently in a bust, but it will have another boom. The IEA estimates oil demand will continue rising sharply for at least another five years and then plateau around 2030. The "twilight" of oil is still quite a ways off, and in the meantime, there are profits to be made as the current oil bust gives way to the next big upswing. Energy Stocks to Buy: ExxonMobil (XOM)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) is arguably the most-hated mega-capitalization stock in America right now. It's one of the few large companies just hovering around even in 2019. The Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) funds are rushing to dump Exxon and other oil majors. The climate change protests have raised particular animosity toward Exxon given its role in controversial scientific and lobbying efforts.All in all, many folks feel embarrassed to talk about Exxon, let alone say they are buying it hand over fist. We can profit from this because XOM stock is offering its highest dividend yield in nearly 30 years at the moment, as the stock offers a 5% dividend.Some bears on XOM stock make an argument that Exxon can't cover its dividend out of cash flow, but this is faulty analysis.Exxon is currently spending tons of money with the intention of doubling its profits and cash flow over the next five years. Huge projects such as the offshore Guyana field are coming online now. Investors buying XOM stock today will be rewarded over the next several years as these forward-looking investments start to pay off in a big way. Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)Source: Shutterstock Exxon is the most obvious energy stock to buy right now. It's the rare household name that offers a fat dividend, a fantastic balance sheet and is seriously undervalued. XOM stock checks all the boxes.Of the oil majors with the most upside, however, that title goes to Canadian Natural Resources (NYSE:CNQ).Canadian energy companies have a big advantage over U.S.-based firms at the moment. The edge is that Canada has had a glut of oil and gas production in recent years. Meanwhile, political roadblocks have prevented Canadian midstream entities from building sufficient pipelines and other takeaway capacity. This has caused Canadian oil and gas prices to slump far below world levels.Deeply discounted oil and gas prices have hurt smaller energy firms, but it has helped the large players like Canadian Natural. Why's that? It has forced the oil companies to focus on cash flow, and the ones that don't have enough of it have already gone bust. Canadian Natural has been buying up assets on the cheap from Devon (NYSE:DVN) and other struggling firms as low prices have forced huge layoffs and spending cuts.In essence, Canada has already lived through the sort of anti-energy, industry regulatory environment that investors now fear may hit the U.S. in 2021 depending on the outcome of the presidential election.CNQ stock has gotten thrashed, along with the sector; But it deserves better. The company is generating an enormous free cash flow yield of 12% per year. That means, even after capital expenditures, Canadian Natural would earn back its entire market cap in cash flow in just eight years. And Canadian Natural has tons of long-life assets that will generate cash for decades.CNQ stock is offering a 4% dividend, but still leaves plenty of cash flow for other uses -- giving it plenty of room to pick up more assets at fire sales prices, buy back stock or pay down debt. CNQ stock is set to prosper even with flat oil prices, and will make windfall gains when oil prices recover. In the meantime, enjoy the dividend. * 6 Manufacturing Stocks to Buy as the Economy Recovers Canadian Natural has hiked the dividend payout reliably, which is especially impressive given the plunge in oil prices and massive dividend cuts and bankruptcies elsewhere in the industry. Suncor (SU)Source: Steven Bratman via FlickrLike Canadian Natural Resources, Suncor (NYSE:SU) is another dirt-cheap Canadian energy stock to consider now. In fact, Barron's just profiled Suncor as a better alternative to Saudi Aramco for investors wanting a giant, integrated energy firm at a fantastic price.What's to like about Suncor? For one thing, the company is shareholder friendly -- a rare trait in energy firms nowadays. Morgan Stanley's Benny Wong recently wrote that: "Suncor is a poster child for capital discipline and returning cash to shareholders." He has an outperforming rating and $38 price target on SU stock.He's right about the dividend. Suncor stock offers a 4% dividend, and management intends to hike it roughly 10% every year going forward. On top of that, Suncor buys back a substantial chunk of stock every year. It can fund all this because, like Canadian Natural, it has oil sands which can produce for decades without losing any production volume. Oil sands production is more akin to manufacturing than conventional oil production, as the resources are easily visible and recoverable at the surface of the earth. Process them, sell them and get your cash. That's way different from shale, where production volumes decline precipitously soon after a new well begins production.Long story short, Suncor is a safe income stock that investors are too worried about due to it being in the energy industry. Suncor has many decades of oil reserves and won't need to spend much capital to keep production going at current levels. Even at current low energy prices, Suncor is making a boatload of cash. Once shale producers see production slump, oil prices should rise and give Suncor even fatter profit margins on its production. Valero (VLO)Source: Mike Mozart via FlickrOil refiners have become surprisingly good energy stocks in recent years. In the past, refiners were a boom-bust business that produced little meaningful shareholder value over time. Prices would surge when a big hurricane or snowstorm caused outages and gas price spikes, and prices would slump whenever refining spreads went down.With the advent of the fracking boom, however, refiners have been one of the biggest winners. They now get access to unusually cheap North American oil, since there is a glut locally. If you can sell gasoline, asphalt, petrochemicals and the like at the same price as before and buy your crude oil at a discount from Texas rather than Saudi Arabia, you're naturally going to earn a better profit margin.Additionally, the federal government has put numerous regulations in place that make it largely impossible to build new refineries or add substantial supply to the overall market. This, in turn, has helped insulate the industry from competition and keep margins high for years now. * 9 Tech Stocks You Wish You'd Bought During 2019 Valero (NYSE:VLO) is one great example. It runs a boring, but exceptionally profitable business refining and distributing gasoline and other oil products. VLO stock is trading at $94 and is set to generate just under $10 per share of earnings next year. That adds up to a P/E ratio under 10. Valero pays nearly a 4% dividend and is a cash flow machine prospering from the glut of shale production. Delek (DK)Source: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com Delek (NYSE:DK) is another refining play like Valero. In contrast to Valero, however, Delek is a regional player with a market capitalization of just $2.52 billion. This means that DK stock has more volatility as oil prices swing around. DK stock surged from $12 to $60 between 2016 and 2018 as oil prices recovered and the outlook for oil and gas activity firmed up.Since then, though, DK stock has given back half its gains, and now trades around $34. The current drop in energy prices may hit shale activity going forward and lower refining margins. That's what the market is pricing in, nevertheless.With the share price drop, however, Delek is now selling for less than 7x trailing earnings and pays a 3.6% dividend yield. With any upturn in sentiment for the oil and gas industry, Delek stock could enjoy a sharp reversal and head back up toward its 2018 highs. Chevron (CVX)Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com Chevron (NYSE:CVX) is not my absolute favorite play of the giant oil majors. But it's certainly an energy stock to consider, regardless. Chevron has produced tons of value for its loyal, long-term shareholders.Going forward, Chevron has bet heavily on liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. If these work out as planned, CVX stock will enjoy tremendous gains. At the moment, however, the natural gas market is absolutely drowning in excess supply. Natural gas prices have already slumped in the U.S, And now, the country is exporting the glut internationally; LNG prices have tanked in Europe and Asia thanks to rising shipments. * 7 Exciting Biotech Stocks to Buy Now This may make Chevron stock more of a 2021 or 2022 story, as this market is unlikely to improve within the next few quarters. Long term, though, Chevron offers a lot of value after a decade of underwhelming returns. With the next surge in oil and gas prices, Chevron will go from being a Dog of the Dow to a star performer once again. Northrim Bank (NRIM)Source: Shutterstock Finally, stick with me for this one. You might be asking what a bank such as Northrim (NASDAQ:NRIM) is doing on a list of energy stocks to buy -- and that's a fair question.The answer is that Northrim is one of Alaska's two large, home-grown banks. It's pretty much just them and First National Bank of Alaska (OTCMKTS:FBAK) that dominate the local banking scene. There are a few national rivals with branches in Alaska, but if you want to do business with a company headquartered there, Northrim is at the top of a very short list of options.This geographic isolation has paid Northrim huge benefits over the years. Its net interest margin (NIM) tends to run 30%-40% above the national average due to Alaska's prosperity and the lack of local banking competition. Even with interest rates in the dumps now, Northrim is earning a net interest margin today that is on par with what lower 48 banks were earning 20 years ago (that is to say, much better). The scourge of zero-interest-rate policy hasn't hit in the same way up north.Thus, you get an unusually profitable bank in NRIM stock that also has a huge inflation kicker. If the price of timber goes up, Northrim wins. If gold prices surge, that's good for Alaska's mines. And obviously, if oil takes off again, Alaska is well-endowed there as well.Northrim scores doubly on that front since Alaska pays out an oil dividend to each one of its residents every year funded out of royalties from energy production. Long story short, higher commodities prices are a home run for the Alaskan economy, and Northrim is a natural beneficiary.At the time of this writing, Ian Bezek owned XOM, CNQ, SU, and NRIM stocks. You can reach him on Twitter at @irbezek. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy That Dominated Thanksgiving Shopping * 6 Manufacturing Stocks to Buy as the Economy Recovers * The 7 Best Cryptocurrencies to Buy as Blockchain Heats Up The post 7 Energy Stocks That Are Still Worth Buying In 2020 appeared first on InvestorPlace.
DOW UPDATE Powered by positive momentum for shares of 3M and Chevron, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Friday morning. The Dow (DJIA) is trading 266 points, or 1.0%, higher, as shares of 3M (MMM) and Chevron (CVX) have contributed to the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally.
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(Bloomberg) -- Despite economic chaos and political paralysis, Venezuela’s beleaguered oil industry has still found time for one long-standing tradition: The charity golf tournament.The country’s oil chamber, an industry group, and Chevron Corp., one of just a handful of American companies still allowed to do business in the South American country, are sponsoring the Dec. 7 event.The Copa Chevron will take place at Maracaibo Country Club in the oil-rich state of Zulia, Venezuela’s Texas. According to a notice for the event, several prizes are up for grabs -- in dollars, rather than the heavily devalued domestic currency -- including $200 for first place (the equivalent of about 7.7 million bolivars) and $50 for the longest drive. The entrance fee is $15.The tournament has been a social fixture for decades. Golf is also an established feature of life for many oil executives and expats in Venezuela. U.S. oil companies built country clubs throughout the country since the 1930s. The 18-hole, 6,812-yard course at Maracaibo Country Club was constructed in 1958, according to Golf Advisor website.“Besides the pool at the club, there was nothing left to do but play golf or baseball in remote oil-producing areas,” recalls Alexis Medina, a Venezuelan who now runs Advanced Logging & Explosives, an oil services firm.Golf in Venezuela has survived being labeled bourgeois by former President Hugo Chavez. The Venezuelan Golf Federation’s website lists a full calendar of youth and amateur tournaments.Chevron has sponsored its namesake tournament for the past three years. Proceeds from the Dec. 7 contest will go to the Pediatric Hospital in Maracaibo, company spokesman Ray Fohr said. “We remain focused on our base business operations and supporting the more than 8,800 people who work with us and their families,” he said.\--With assistance from Kevin Crowley.To contact the reporter on this story: Fabiola Zerpa in Caracas Office at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Simon Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org, Joe CarrollFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
EIA's Weekly Petroleum Status Report shows a much bigger-than-expected drawdown in oil inventories, ending several consecutive weeks of builds.
The story of the Yasuní national park is a classic example of how good intentions to protect the environment and the rights of indigenous people can run aground when they come up against the reality of politics and the interests of big business.
Investors that have been actively engaged with the U.S.-China trade spat for the past several months know there aren't many certainties except that situations can turn on a dime. In other words, stocks can go from dismal days (yesterday) to excellent showings (today) rather rapidly. * The S&P 500 jumped 0.63% * The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 0.53% * The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.54% * Industrial conglomerate 3M (NYSE:MMM), a fairly trade-sensitive name, paced the Dow today, gaining about 1.2%On Tuesday, President Trump said a trade deal with China wasn't necessary until after the 2020 presidential election, exuding confidence he'll win a second term and that China needs a resolution much more than the U.S. That stoked speculation that both sides could proceed with punitive tariffs that would only serve to ratchet up hostilities. Wednesday brought a different, more sanguine story.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 of the Best-Performing Conglomerate Stocks of 2019 "Negotiators are getting near an agreement on the amount of tariff relief in a phase-one accord between the world's two largest economies. President Donald Trump said discussions with China are going very well, just a day after downplaying the urgency of a deal," reports Bloomberg.In other good news, U.S. oil inventories declined by more than analysts were expecting, helping Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX), the two largest domestic oil companies, join the ranks of the Dow winners.No one, not even President Trump himself, knows what tomorrow will bring on the trade front, but today was the best day of December to this point as 25 of the 30 Dow members were higher in late trading. Diverting BlameAvid readers of this column know that Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has been in hot water for much of this year, disappointing investors along the way, due in large part to litigation risk, be it asbestos or opioid.The stock rallied 1.62% today, putting it in the upper echelon of Dow performers after JNJ said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was wrong when it said it found traces of asbestos in its popular baby powder."Our talc is safe and asbestos free, and these 150-plus tests, and the tests we routinely do to ensure the quality and safety of our talc-based products, are consistent with the results from renowned independent research labs over the past 40 years," said JNJ in a statement out Tuesday evening.The company did say that the previously announced recall of Lot 22318RB of Johnson's Baby Powder remains in effect. Speaking Of Healthcare…It was another solid day at the office for managed care provider UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) as the stock gained about 1%. An array of analysts were out today boosting price targets on UNH shares, including BMO Securities to $310, Credit Suisse to $320 and Piper Jaffray to $325. Even the average of those targets, which is just over $318, implies significant upside from the $280 area at which UNH currently resides. Careful With CiscoThere were a small amount of Dow Jones losers today, but Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) was the worst offender in the group, shedding 0.88%. * The 7 Best Penny Stocks to Buy This old guard tech name has been tumbling for several months and with an almost 6% drop over the past month, the stock is very much in danger of turning red on the year. Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodayTomorrow is a new day and with it comes the aforementioned potential for new headlines on the trade front, but some market observers believe President Trump's trade musings are minor blips on the radar and won't derail stocks this month."I do not believe that they will follow through with the December tariff," said Peter Boockvar, Bleakley Advisory Group's chief investment officer, said in an interview with CNBC. "If we do not have a [China trade] deal, I think they'll couch it and we're just postponing the tariffs … The administration knows how sensitive we are to the possibility of those extra tariffs particularly hitting the consumer."As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 Tech Stocks You Wish You'd Bought During 2019 * 5 Under-the-Radar Marijuana Stocks With Over 100% Upside * Watch These 5 STARS Stocks as They Change the Future The post Dow Jones Today: A Trade Redemption Story appeared first on InvestorPlace.
With Mexico's government insisting that energy companies increase oil and gas output before it auctions off more of the country's vast reserves or offers more partnerships with state-run Pemex, firms ranging from foreign majors to local players are scrambling to buy and sell blocks they already own. The negotiations are creating a dynamic secondary market for oil acreage, which could be the only investment opportunity left for firms until leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador unblocks his predecessor's flagship energy reform that has seen no new licensing rounds since 2018. Companies selling stakes include large foreign producers that were awarded blocks in previous rounds such as China's CNOOC and Germany's Wintershall Dea.
(Bloomberg) -- For some money managers, closing a $100 million fund would be akin to reeling in a big fish. For Rob Kaplan, it’s just the bait.Kaplan, a former Walmart Inc. executive, plans to invest the $106 million he’s raised from some of the world’s biggest plastics makers in companies that promise to prevent trash from ending up in the oceans.Targets include waste and chemicals recycling firms, and Kaplan hopes the private equity-style investments will one day yield double-digit returns -- the sort that could entice heavyweight institutional investors and pension funds to plow in money of their own.“The impact we need to create takes many billions of dollars, not just the $100 million we’ve been able to raise,” Kaplan said in an interview in Singapore, where his Circulate Capital fund is based. “The only way we’re going to be able to do that is if we can prove an investment strategy that’s successful from a returns perspective.”It’s estimated about 8 million tons of plastic trash streams into the world’s oceans every year, costing fisheries and marine tourism around $2 billion. Just cutting that garbage flow in half would require an additional investment of $5 billion a year, Ocean Conservancy and McKinsey & Co. analysts say.Circulate Capital’s investors either make plastics (Dow Inc. and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.) or sell consumer products that are packaged in them (PepsiCo Inc., Coca-Cola Co., Unilever NV, Procter & Gamble Co. and Danone SA).India, IndonesiaCirculate charges fund management and performance fees, but Kaplan declined to detail what these were.His pitch to his corporate investors was simple -- they could donate $100 million and barely make a splash, or help prove that investing in solutions is genuinely profitable. The fund plans to make 30 or 40 investments of about $2 million to $10 million each, with a focus on India and Indonesia. It’s aiming for mid-single-digit returns at the outset.The U.S. Agency for International Development is also supporting the fund, agreeing to cover 50% of loan losses up to $35 million, allowing it to take some some higher-risk bets, Kaplan said.Sustainability and impact investing is catching on as investors seek to do good and make money at the same time. Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte has helped establish an Asia-focused fund dedicated to impact investing while private equity giants such as KKR & Co. are also getting in on the act.Kaplan used to be director of sustainability at Walmart. He left to work at Closed Loop Partners, an investment fund that focuses on environmentally friendly supply chains, and subsequently founded Circulate Capital.(Updates with USAID support in 9th paragraph.)To contact the reporters on this story: Dan Murtaugh in Singapore at email@example.com;David Ramli in Singapore at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Katrina Nicholas at email@example.com, ;Ramsey Al-Rikabi at firstname.lastname@example.org, Russell WardFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
The U.S. crude benchmark finished sharply lower last week amid speculation that OPEC and its allies are deeply divided over Saudi Arabia's push for deeper production cuts.
Exxon Mobil’s stock could surge by 47% as production ramps up and growth accelerates, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
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