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(Bloomberg Opinion) -- In a week when oil stocks seem stuck in the familiar (if somewhat erratic) steps of a Viennese waltz, Apache Corp. is dancing to a different tune. And falling over.With OPEC+ meeting this week, Saudi-ology, along with Kremlinology, Iraqi-ology and all the other -ologies, dominate. Rumors the group would agree to deeper production cuts proved more soothing to oil markets than a slice of sachertorte on Monday morning. Except for Apache.The exploration and production company issued an update on an exploratory well it has been drilling off the coast of Suriname. Needless to say, it wasn’t a barnstormer. Apache essentially said the well had reached its target depth and the company was evaluating two distinct plays and planned on drilling a bit further to assess a third. No mention of hitting a significant deposit of hydrocarbons. On the other hand, no mention of it being a dry hole either. Ambiguity reigns — and, as monarchs go, ambiguity faces some decidedly restless subjects.This is the kind of thing for which people used to own oil stocks. The binary outcome of a well that could make or break an E&P company was what really got the punters going, not debates about whether OPEC could manage to get Brent toward $65 rather than $60 a barrel.Indeed, this is Apache’s problem. Block 58 in Suriname’s waters sits very close to Exxon Mobil Corp.’s wildly successful Stabroek discoveries offshore Guyana. A little geographic extrapolation has offered support to Apache’s stock in recent months; a stock which otherwise isn’t exactly brimming with reasons to own it. The company lost its head of exploration in October, sparking a big sell-off. Its latest big bet, the Alpine High play in Texas, ran into a one-two punch of consistently moribund natural gas prices and the collapse in natural gas liquids pricing over the past year. Beyond this, its portfolio of onshore U.S., Egyptian and North Sea assets is something of an acquired taste in investor circles. Just as its peer Hess Corp. has been given a new lease on life by its non-operated stake in Exxon’s Guyanese success, so Suriname has offered a potential catalyst for Apache.Clearly, Monday’s announcement doesn’t close the door on success there. With the stock hitting its lowest level in more than 17 years — when Brent was trading at $25 — those willing to bet Apache is simply being overly cautious in a sector that usually errs the other way could find the wildcatter bet ultimately pays off. However, even after this latest sell-off, there may yet be a long way further down. Apache’s characteristic discount to the sector had closed as a result of anticipation over Suriname. And while that’s widened out again to about 10% as of Monday morning, the average for the past decade has been 21%.Assuming all else equal, putting Apache on a 21% discount would mean a stock price of about $17 and, thereby, a dividend yield of about 6%. It would need that, though, given the lack of growth embedded in consensus forecasts. Apache is a relatively small yet diversified E&P stock with a history of bold moves and which is exposed to a binary exploration outcome in world where investors now tend to prize either focus or scale and dependable free cash flow rather than big bets. Dancing to a different tune, prized when the crowd is enthusiastic, can be a liability when the mood music has changed this much.To contact the author of this story: Liam Denning at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Gongloff at email@example.comThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Liam Denning is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering energy, mining and commodities. He previously was editor of the Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street column and wrote for the Financial Times' Lex column. He was also an investment banker.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
The three major U.S. stock market indexes hovered near their break-even points as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell testified before Congress and the House of Representatives began its first day of televised impeachment hearings.
The energy sector consists of stocks related to the production and supply of energy around the world. Among energy sector companies are upstream firms—those involved in the exploration and production of oil or gas reserves—like EOG Resources (EOG). Also in the sector are downstream companies that refine and process oil and gas products for delivery to consumers, including HollyFrontier (HFC).
Hess Corporation (HES) announced today that John Hess, Chief Executive Officer, will deliver a keynote presentation: Perspectives on Global Oil Outlook at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2019 Global Energy Conference in Miami Beach, FL on November 13, 2019 at 8:05 a.m. Eastern Time. A live audio webcast and a replay of the presentation will be accessible via Hess Corporation’s website. Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.
U.S. equities are treading water ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average holding near the 27,000 level. While most stocks are holding steady ahead of what is expected to be another interest rate cut, energy stocks are weakening here as West Texas Intermediate drops back below the $55-a-barrel level and traders shrug off Middle East tensions and worry about soft global economic data. * 7 Dividend Stocks That Could Struggle to Continue Payout Hikes As a result, a number of key oil field services and oil production stocks are rolling over. Here are four to sell now:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Schlumberger (SLB)Shares of Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) look set to fall back to triple-bottom support near the $31-a-share level after once again losing its 50-day moving average. This caps a massive downtrend pattern that started in early 2017 and has resulted in a loss of nearly 60% of value.The company will next report results on Jan. 17 before the open. Analysts are looking for earnings of 38 cents per share on revenues of $8.2 billion. Halliburton (HAL)Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) shares are threatening to fall back below their 50-day moving average, returning to the lows near $17 tested back in August, after a series of analyst downgrades. Argus cut their rating to sell. Cowen analysts also lowered their price target as the industry cuts capacity and trims expenses. * 10 Stocks to Buy Regardless of Q3 Earnings HAL will next report results on Jan. 21 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of 30 cents per share on revenues of $5.19 billion. Hess (HES)Shares of independent oil and gas producer Hess (NYSE:HES) are topping out near multi-month overhead resistance just under the $70-a-share level, setting up a likely retest of its 200-day moving average.Hess reported results before the open this morning, with a loss of 32 cents per share missing estimates by a penny on a 17.1% drop in revenues. Sentiment isn't looking great in the wake of an initiation of coverage by Citigroup analysts with a neutral rating back in late September. Noble Energy (NBL)Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) shares are testing critical late-2018 support near the $18-a-share level after forming a nasty looking double-top pattern near $27.The company will next report results on Nov. 7 before the bell. Analysts are looking for a loss of 11 cents per share on revenues of $1.1 billion. Analysts at Oppenheimer recently warned of multiple compression heading into 2020 likely to weigh on share prices. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks That Could Struggle to Continue Payout Hikes * 8 Consumer Stocks to Buy before Thanksgiving * 10 Stocks to Buy Regardless of Q3 Earnings The post 4 Energy Stocks to Sell appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Hess' (HES) third-quarter earnings are aided by higher hydrocarbon production, partially offset by lower commodity price realization and increased operating expenses.
Hess (HES) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 0.00% and -1.79%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Hess Corp reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss and raised its full-year production forecast on Wednesday, owing to higher output at the U.S. oil and gas producer's assets in the Bakken shale. Production from Bakken rose 38% to 163,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) in the quarter, helping net production, excluding Libya, rise about 4% to 290,000 boe/d. Oil from seven big shale formations, particularly the Permian basin of Texas and New Mexico and the Bakken in North Dakota, have helped the United States become the biggest crude oil producer in the world.
Lower commodity prices and demand for energy products are expected to have affected oil and gas stocks' earnings in the third quarter of 2019.
Hess Corporation (HES) today announced an oil discovery at the Esox-1 exploration well located in Mississippi Canyon Block No. 726 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. “We are delighted with the success of the Esox well, which demonstrates the value of our infrastructure led exploration program in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico,” CEO John Hess said. Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.
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.
Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, announced he found 53 billion barrels of crude oil. Prosper Trading Academy Senior Strategist Scott Bauer joins Yahoo Finance’s Adam Shapiro, Julie Hyman and Brian Sozzi to discuss the news on On The Move.