|Bid||20.28 x 2900|
|Ask||20.35 x 1200|
|Day's Range||19.77 - 20.45|
|52 Week Range||16.97 - 42.57|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.73|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||13.36|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.72 (3.65%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
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A new tech for powering frac fleets could solve emissions and flaring problems for drillers, and save costs per well, but oilfield services companies aren’t convinced just yet
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.
The longest bull market in history keeps charging. Stocks are near record highs, which sounds good, but it does create a problem for income investors. Specifically, where can they find dividend stocks poised for outperformance that still sport decent yields?The idea, after all, is to buy stocks when they're low, then sell high. And they don't seem too low when they're only a couple of percentage points below record levels. Stocks' lofty prices have crushed their yields, too. The trailing 12-month dividend yield on the S&P; 500 stands at a paltry 1.9%.High-quality dividend stocks with better-than-average yields do exist, however. We're here to help you find them.We scoured the S&P; 500 for dividend stocks with yields of at least 3%. From that pool, we focused on stocks with an average broker recommendation of Buy or better. S&P; Global Market Intelligence surveys analysts' stock ratings and scores them on a five-point scale, where 1.0 equals Strong Buy and 5.0 means Strong Sell. Any score of 2.0 or lower means that analysts, on average, rate the stock a Buy. The closer the score gets to 1.0, the stronger the Buy call.Lastly, we dug into research and analysts' estimates on the top-scoring names. That led us to these 25 great blue-chip dividend stocks that have the highest analyst ratings. SEE ALSO: The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio: All 47 Buffett Stocks Explained
While Concho Resources (CXO) is looking to boost the value of its legacy assets and minimize cost structure, Crescent Point Energy (CPG) is focusing on debt reduction.
U.S. equities are pushing higher on Monday thanks once again to the promise of more cheap money stimulus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is rising fast back towards the 27,000 level, bouncing nicely off of its 200-day moving average.The buyers' focus seems to be on energy and financials, with the two sectors enjoying gains of 0.6%. Energy is in focus amid renewed tensions in the Middle East between Iran and the West after Tehran announced it was installing new nuclear centrifuges. * 7 Industrial Stocks to Buy for a Strong U.S. Economy Here's a look at 7 cheap energy stocks that are ready for new money:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Chesapeake Energy (CHK)Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) stock is emerging from its 50-day moving average for the first time since late April, setting up a reversal of the downtrend that resulted in a 50% decline off of its prior highs. Watch for a run at the 200-day moving average, which would be worth a gain of more than 40% from here.The energy stock will next report results on October 29 before the bell. Analysts are looking for a loss of nine cents per share on revenues of $1.2 billion. EnCana (ECA)Encana (NYSE:ECA) stock is also emerging from a multi-month downtrend pattern, setting the stage for a run at its 200-day moving average that would be worth a gain of 25% from here. The company, based in Alberta, is focused on the development of energy resources throughout Canada. * 7 Best Stocks That Crushed It This Earnings Season The company will next report results on October 31 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of 16 cents per share on revenues of $1.9 billion. Denbury Resources (DNR)Denbury (NYSE:DNR) stock, like the other energy stocks here, is also emerging from a multi-month downtrend pattern ahead of a likely return to its 200-day moving average. Such a move would be worth a gain of roughly 40% from here.The company will next report results on November 7 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of 9 cents per share on revenues of $324.4 million. Transocean (RIG)Transocean (NYSE:RIG) shares are rising to test their 50-day moving average, setting up a rally to the 200-day average that would be worth a gain of roughly 40% from here. The company is a services provider focused on the offshore space including ultra-deepwater. * 7 Best Stocks That Crushed It This Earnings Season The company will next report results on October 28 after the close. Analysts are looking for a loss of 35 cents per share on revenues of $772.5 million. Halliburton (HAL)Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) stock is also on the road to recovery, clamoring back towards its 50-day moving average in what looks like the preparation of a run at the 200-day average -- which would be worth a gain of 30% from here.The company will next report results on October 21 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of 36 cents per share on revenues of $5.9 billion. Schlumberger (SLB)Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) shares are up more than 5% as I write this to challenge its 50-day moving average. Watch for a run at the 200-day average, which coincides with the prior highs set in July, which would be worth a gain of more than 11% from here. * 7 Industrial Stocks to Buy for a Strong U.S. Economy The company will next report results on October 18 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of 41 cents per share on revenues of $8.5 billion. Exxon Mobil (XOM)Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) shares are challenging their 50-day moving average, setting up a run at the 200-day average and possible even the April highs that lie above for a total gain of as much as 13%. The company also pays a 4.9% dividend while you wait.The company will next report results on November 1 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of 93 cents per share on revenues of $65.2 billion.As of this writing, the author held no positions in the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 3 Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Buy * 7 Industrial Stocks to Buy for a Strong U.S. Economy * 3 Beaten-Down Bank Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Long Term The post 7 Cheap Energy Stocks to Buy as the Sector Lights Up appeared first on InvestorPlace.
U.S. drillers are reducing staff and cutting back on drilling budgets in anticipation of a period of contraction in the shale patch
A slowdown in the U.S. shale industry is leading to write-downs and consolidation, and as a result, smaller shale producers could soon be bought up by the oil majors
While headwinds will continue in North America in the form of softness in activity, Halliburton (HAL) CEO sees robust customer spending on international drilling and completion projects.
As per conventional wisdom, when number of rigs decline, fewer wells are drilled. This means less new oil and gas are discovered, and ultimately production slows down.
Energy stocks have had a trying year, and there’s no sign of relief in sight. A confluence of trade tensions, global growth concerns and a slump in oil prices that began in April have weighed on the sector, while concerns about future demand for fossil fuels has clouded the long-term outlook. Few companies have felt the brunt of these trends like oil services firms Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) and Halliburton Co. (HAL) which are now trading near or below their financial crisis lows, according to an analysis by Bespoke Investment Group.
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(Bloomberg) -- A looming U.S. sanctions deadline is threatening to clobber Venezuela’s dwindling oil-rig fleet and hamper energy production in the nation with the world’s largest crude reserves.Almost half the rigs operating in Venezuela will shut down by Oct. 25 if the Trump administration doesn’t extend a 90-day waiver from its sanctions, according to data compiled from consultancy Caracas Capital Markets. That could further cripple the OPEC member’s production because the structures are needed to drill new wells crucial for even maintaining output, which is already near the lowest level since the 1940s.A shutdown in the rigs will also put pressure on Nicolas Maduro’s administration, which counts oil revenues as its main lifeline. The U.S. is betting on increased economic pressure to oust the regime and bring fresh elections to the crisis-torn nation, a founding member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Latin America’s biggest crude exporter until recent years.Venezuela had 23 oil rigs drilling in July, down from 49 just two years ago, data compiled by Baker Hughes show. Ten of those are exposed to U.S. sanctions, according to calculations by Caracas Capital Markets. The Treasury Department extended waivers in July for service providers to continue for three more months, less than the six months the companies had sought.Most other government agencies involved in the deliberations opposed any extension, a senior administration official said last month, adding that another reprieve will be harder to come by.“Almost half the rigs are being run by the Yanks, and if the window shuts down on this in two months, then that’s really going to hurt Venezuela unless the Russians and the Chinese come in,” said Russ Dallen, a Miami-based managing partner at Caracas Capital Markets.Output RiskA U.S. Treasury official said the department doesn’t generally comment on possible sanctions actions.More than 200,000 barrels a day of output at four projects Chevron Corp. is keeping afloat could shut if the waivers aren’t renewed. That would be debilitating to Maduro because the U.S. company, as a minority partner, only gets about 40,000 barrels a day of that production.The departure of the American oil service providers would hurt other projects in the Orinoco region, where operators need to constantly drill wells just to keep output from declining. The U.S.-based companies are also involved in state-controlled Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s joint ventures in other regions such as Lake Maracaibo.Limiting ExposureHalliburton Co., Schlumberger Ltd. and Weatherford International Ltd. have reduced staff and are limiting their exposure to the risk of non-payment in the country, according to people familiar with the situation. The three companies have written down a total of at least $1.4 billion since 2018 in charges related to operations in Venezuela, according to financial filings. Baker Hughes had also scaled back before additional sanctions were announced earlier this year, the people said.Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Weatherford, PDVSA and Venezuela’s oil ministry all declined to comment.Halliburton has adjusted its Venezuela operations to customer activity, and continues operating all of its product service lines at its operational bases, including in the Orinoco Belt, it said in an emailed response to questions. It works directly with several of PDVSA’s joint ventures, and timely payments from customers are in accordance with U.S. regulations, it said.Hamilton, Bermuda-based Nabors Industries Ltd. has three drilling rigs in Venezuela that can operate for a client until the sanctions expire in October, Chief Executive Officer Anthony Petrello said in a July 30 conference call, without naming the client.The sanctions carry geopolitical risks for the U.S. If Maduro manages to hang on, American companies would lose a foothold in Venezuela, giving Russian competitors such as Rosneft Oil Co. a chance to fill the void. Chinese companies could also benefit. Even if the waivers get extended, the uncertainty hinders any long-term planning or investments in the nation by the exposed companies.Rosneft’s press office didn’t respond to phone calls and emails seeking comment on operations in Venezuela.\--With assistance from David Wethe, Debjit Chakraborty and Dina Khrennikova.To contact the reporters on this story: Peter Millard in Rio de Janeiro at email@example.com;Fabiola Zerpa in Caracas Office at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tina Davis at email@example.com, Pratish Narayanan, Joe RyanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Ormat Technologies (ORA) continues to develop geothermal projects across the globe. One of its wholly-owned unit enters into an agreement with a private investor for the McGinness Hills Phase 3 Plant.