4.2900 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:48PM EDT
|Bid||4.2900 x 1400|
|Ask||4.3000 x 34100|
|Day's Range||4.1500 - 4.3950|
|52 Week Range||3.9200 - 11.5100|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.67|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||4.18|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.07 (1.70%)|
|1y Target Est||8.05|
Encana to Hold Conference Call and Webcast for its 2019 Third Quarter Results on Thursday, October 31, 2019
Encana (ECA) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Veresen Midstream Limited Partnership and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.
"Today's news recognizes the important contributions that these leaders have had on the success of Encana, but more importantly, it represents the quality of our leadership and our preparedness for the future," said Doug Suttles , Encana's chief executive officer.
The credit ratings of a substantial number of energy companies in the Americas are currently near the "crossover zone," or the boundary between investment grade and speculative grade, Moody's Investors Service says in a new report. Only seven, however, are in the zone, with potential "rising stars" including US-based exploration and production firm, Anadarko Petroleum and potential "fallen angels" including the Mexican national oil company, PEMEX.
CALGARY , Sept. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Encana Corporation (NYSE, TSX: ECA) today announced the final results of its substantial issuer bid (the "Offer") under which it has accepted to purchase for cancellation 47,333,333 of its common shares ("Shares") at a purchase price of US$4.50 per Share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$213 million . Shares purchased under the Offer represent approximately 3.5% of the issued and outstanding Shares at the time that the Offer was commenced. Based on the final count by AST Trust Company ( Canada ), the depositary for the Offer, a total of 127,957,593 Shares were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn.
Approximately 21 years ago, Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) traded for over $800. Today, RAD stock is down 59% year-to-date through August 29 and trading below $6.Source: Shutterstock In my most recent article about Rite Aid, Investors Shouldn't Gamble on Rite Aid Stock, I suggested that "unless you were into owning 'cheap trash' stocks that have been mercilessly beaten down over the past few years, RAD stock is not a name I would buy at this point."At the time of the article in late July, the RAD stock price was around $6.56. Since then, it dropped all the way to $5.04 before rebounding slightly.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsYes, Rite Aid hired Heyward Donigan as their new CEO. She replaces the outgoing John Standley, who led the drug store chain for nine years. However, this executive shift does nothing to change my opinion of Rite Aid stock. * The 8 Worst Stocks to Buy Before the Trade Turmoil Cools Off As Charlie Sheen's character Bud Fox would say in Wall Street, "It's a dog with fleas."However, when I noticed that my InvestorPlace colleague David Moadel recently went contrarian by suggesting Rite Aid stock, although risky, could pay off in the future, I just had to revisit this $300-million market capitalization investment.Could RAD stock be the best security available under $6? Why don't we have a look? What Else Is There?I did a quick screen of stocks trading on the New York Stock Exchange with market caps greater than $300 million and trading between $1 and $6. I came up with a list of 90. Rite Aid happened to be the second-smallest stock by market cap ahead of only Anworth Mortgage Asset (NYSE:ANH).Who is the largest market cap trading between $1 and $6?It is Canadian oil and gas producer Encana (NYSE:ECA) at $6.1 billion. Encana once traded above $34 as recently as 2011. However, the oil and gas business hasn't been a peach these last few years.As I write this, it is trading under $4.50, down 25% YTD.However, it released its second quarter of 2019 results in July, and they were better than expected.The company's total revenues were $2.06 billion, well ahead of the $1.73 billion consensus estimate. It was also much improved from $983 million a year earlier. On the bottom line, it had adjusted earnings of $290 million, 46% higher than a year earlier.Encana's Q2 2019 production was 591,800 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/d) compared to 533,200 a year earlier. More importantly, Encana has transitioned to focusing on crude oil rather than natural gas. Oil now accounts for 55% of its production with natural gas accounting for the rest. A few years ago, natural gas was at 95% of its production.The oil industry might be in a downer right now. But from where I sit, ECA shares have to be more attractive to investors than Rite Aid stock.As I scroll through the rest of the list, I've come up with at least five other options that are good alternatives to Rite Aid: Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB), Hexo (NYSE:HEXO), Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) and BBX Capital (NYSE:BBX).Unlike Encana, several of these stocks are losing money but provide greater potential upside than RAD stock, with the same amount of risk. The Bottom Line on RAD StockDavid Moadel sees the Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) deal to put package pickup locations in 1,500 Rite Aid stores by the end of 2019 as a real benefit to the company. Given early evidence suggests that Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) is benefiting from its relationship with Amazon, it's possible that Rite Aid will experience the same goodwill.However, when there are other potential investments under $6 to consider, why bother? At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 8 Worst Stocks to Buy Before the Trade Turmoil Cools Off * 7 'Strong Buy' Stocks to Beat Volatility * 7 Mega-Cap Tech Stocks on a Rebound Now The post Is Rite Aid Stock the Best Play Under $6? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
CALGARY, Aug. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Encana Corporation (NYSE, TSX: ECA) today announced the preliminary results of its substantial issuer bid (the "Offer"), which expired at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on August 28, 2019. Based on the preliminary count by AST Trust Company (Canada), the depositary for the Offer, a total of 127,043,382 common shares of Encana Corporation ("Shares") were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn, including 1,573,848 Shares that were tendered through notice of guaranteed delivery. In accordance with the terms of the Offer, Encana has informed the depositary that it is taking up Shares properly tendered to the Offer at the time of expiry, subject to proration (as described below). Based on the preliminary count by the depositary for the Offer, Encana expects to take up and purchase for cancellation 47,333,333 Shares at a purchase price of US$4.50 per Share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$213 million.
Following the Newfield acquisition, debt increased. Here's a guide to assess how Encana manages its capital allocation decisions going forward.
CALGARY , Aug. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Encana Corporation (NYSE, TSX: ECA) announced today that it has amended its previously announced substantial issuer bid (the "Offer") to purchase for cancellation up to US$213 million of its common shares ("Shares") in order to vary the price range at which Shares may be tendered to the Offer. In connection with the implementation of the Amended Price Range, Encana has also amended a condition of the Offer such that Encana may withdraw, vary or extend the Offer or may postpone the acceptance for payment of or the payment for Shares tendered pursuant to the Offer if, prior to take-up, there shall have occurred a decrease in excess of 10% of the market price of the Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange or the New York Stock Exchange since the close of business on August 14 , 2019. This is consistent with the condition contained in the original Offer, updated to align the reference market price to the date of the amended Offer.
Encana (ECA) expects 15% y/y growth in liquids production in 2019 on the back of its three core plays, namely Permian, Montney and Anadarko.