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|Bid||81.58 x 800|
|Ask||81.51 x 1000|
|Day's Range||80.97 - 82.47|
|52 Week Range||70.83 - 133.53|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.68|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||13.27|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.15 (1.41%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Oil stocks have been put through the volatility wringer of late.On Sept. 14, drones attacked a key processing facility in Abqaiq as well as an oil field in Khurais, temporarily knocking out about 5.7 million barrels of Saudi daily production. That represents half of Saudi Arabia's output and approximately 5% of global oil supply, so unsurprisingly, the news sent U.S. crude oil prices soaring by almost 15% on Sept. 16 - the largest gain in more than 30 years.But a day later, oil pulled back nearly 6% following Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman's announcement that the country's oil production will be back at normal levels by the end of September. Crude closed another 2% lower Sept. 18.Was this merely a quick flash in the pan for energy investors? Maybe. But heightened regional tensions still could bode well for oil prices in the coming months. And Citi analysts argue that the attacks highlight a fundamental problem for the kingdom's oil production. "No matter whether it takes Saudi Arabia five days or a lot longer to get oil back into production, there is but one rational takeaway from this weekend's drone attacks on the Kingdom's infrastructure - that infrastructure is highly vulnerable to attack, and the market has been persistently mispricing oil," they write.Here are seven analyst-loved oil stocks to buy in this volatile energy environment. Here, we've used TipRanks' stock screener to find energy stocks that have earned a Strong Buy consensus rating from the analyst community over the past three months. We'll examine each one, including price targets and what the pros are saying about their potential. SEE ALSO: 25 Dividend Stocks That Analysts Love the Most
Equity investors seeking to profit from rising oil prices amid escalating violence in the Middle East should focus on eight energy stocks and suppliers that are uniquely positioned to outperform. Stocks that could see the biggest sustained gains include energy producers Brigham Minerals Inc. (MNRL), Murphy Oil Corp. (MUR), Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD), and EOG Resources Inc. (EOG). Also poised to benefit are energy industry suppliers such as valve and seal maker Flowserve Corp. (FLS), compressor maker Gardner Denver Holdings Inc. (GDI), valve maker Circor International Inc. (CIR), and General Electric Co. (GE), which owns 40% stake in Baker Hughes (BHGE).
STOCKSTOWATCHTODAY BLOG Three numbers to start your day: The UAW Strike Costs (GM) $50 Million —each day, in earnings. The United Automobile Workers voted to strike on Sunday and told its roughly 46,000 members to walk out or not show up to work Monday.
U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Cheniere Energy has signed long-term gas supply deals with shale producer EOG Resources, with some of the gas tied to Asian spot LNG prices in the second instance of such a link. Cheniere typically buys natural gas using a price mechanism linked to a U.S. gas benchmark, but in a June deal with Apache Corp, it signed its first supply agreement tied to spot LNG prices.
In light of uncertainties, some analysts are advising investors to hold stocks that will get a bump from higher prices but are still prepared for a world with lower oil prices.
At a dusty drilling site east of San Antonio, shale producer EOG Resources Inc recently completed its latest well using a new technology developed by a small services firm that promises to slash the cost of each by $200,000. The technology, called electric fracking and powered by natural gas from EOG's own wells instead of costly diesel fuel, shows how shale producers keep finding new ways to cut costs in the face of pressures to improve their returns. E-frac, as the new technology is called, is being adopted by EOG, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp and others because of its potential to lower costs, reduce air pollution and operate much quieter than conventional diesel-powered frac fleets.
Shareholder support for climate-related resolutions climbed to an all-time high of 30% in the latest proxy round.
News that the U.S. added fewer jobs than expected in August has added to concern about an economic slowdown that could hurt demand for commodities.
New York City-based investment firm U.S. Realty Advisors LLC has closed on what will likely be one of the biggest real estate transactions in San Antonio this year.