|Bid||0.00 x 2900|
|Ask||0.00 x 1800|
|Day's Range||16.82 - 17.16|
|52 Week Range||13.51 - 24.44|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.86|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.63%|
The S&P 500 is lower by nearly 8 percent on a year-to-date basis, indicating it's going to take a lot of work in a short amount of time for the index to close 2018 on an upbeat note. There are over 2,200 ...
U.S. stocks are on track for the worst December since the Great Depression in 1931. We have highlighted five funds that have been hit badly in the market turmoil.
First Trust Advisors L.P. announces the declaration of distributions for 117 exchange-traded funds advised by FTA.
US natural gas futures increased 1.3% to $2.81 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) on July 26–August 2. The United States Natural Gas ETF (UNG) rose 2.03% during the same period. UNG seeks to track active natural gas futures. The First Trust Natural Gas ETF (FCG) aims to track the performance of an index of companies mainly involved in natural gas exploration and production. FCG fell 1.9% on July 26–August 2. EQT (EQT), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), and Gulfport Energy (GPOR) fell 8.9%, 6.6%, and 4.9%, respectively, during the same period.
As of July 25, Southwestern Energy (SWN) had an implied volatility of ~50.0%, which is lower when compared with its implied volatility of ~50.9% at the end of the second quarter of 2018.
Hedge funds cut their net long positions in US natural gas futures and options 44.8% to 24,984 on July 17–24. The positions have also fallen ~66% YoY (year-over-year). The reduction could suggest that hedge funds are turning less bullish or more bearish on US natural gas prices. The US CFTC released the latest positions data on July 27.
PointLogic estimates that US dry natural gas production increased 0.5% to 81 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day on July 19–25. The production has increased 11% from a year ago.
On July 26, the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) released its weekly natural gas storage report. The EIA reported that US natural gas inventories increased by 24 Bcf (billion cubic feet) to 2,273 Bcf on July 13–20. However, the inventories fell ~24% from a year ago. The inventories were at the lowest level since 2014 for this time of the year.
As of July 26, 2018, CNX Resources (CNX) had an implied volatility of ~37.2%, which is lower when compared with its implied volatility of ~39.1% at the end of Q2 2018.
PointLogic estimates that US dry natural gas production fell 0.7% to 80 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day on July 12–18. However, the production has risen 11% year-over-year.
Hedge funds reduced their net bullish positions in US natural gas futures and options 11.3% to 165,768 on June 19–26. However, the net long positions have increased ~416% and ~104% in the last six months and the past year, respectively. The US CFTC released the latest positions data on June 29.
PointLogic estimates that US dry natural gas production increased ~1% to 80.9 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day on June 21–27. The production also increased 13.5% or by 9.6 Bcf per day year-over-year.
Higher crude oil prices and improving natural gas pipeline capacity in the United States have led to a rise in natural gas production. Natural gas is often an associated product of crude oil produced in US shale formations.
On June 21, the EIA released its natural gas storage report. It reported that US natural gas inventories rose by 91 Bcf (billion cubic feet) to 2,004 Bcf from June 8 to 15. However, inventories were 757 Bcf or 27% lower than a year ago. Inventories are at their lowest level since 2014 for this time of the year.
On June 14, the U.S. Energy Information Administration released its weekly natural gas storage report. It reported that US natural gas inventories had increased by 96 Bcf (billion cubic feet) to 1,913 Bcf from June 1 to June 8.
A war of words between iconic investor Carl Icahn and SandRidge Energy directors ensued less than a week prior to a key shareholder vote. The two sides traded barbs as SandRidge directors roundly criticized Icahn and his plan to obtain a controlling share of the company's board. Icahn wasted no time in responding with a pointed attack at the SandRidge directors.