LBRT Feb 2020 9.000 put

OPR - OPR Delayed Price. Currency in USD
1.1000
0.0000 (0.00%)
As of 2:05PM EST. Market open.
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Previous Close1.1000
Open0.7000
Bid0.8000
Ask1.2500
Strike9.00
Expire Date2020-02-21
Day's Range0.7000 - 1.1000
Contract RangeN/A
Volume13
Open Interest95
  • ACCESSWIRE

    SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. - LBRT

    NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 15, 2020 / Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. ("Liberty" or the "Company") (NYSE:LBRT). ...

  • Analysts: These 3 Energy Stocks Can Climb Over 20%
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    Analysts: These 3 Energy Stocks Can Climb Over 20%

    Wall Street’s analysts have been predicting that this year would see slower growth than 2019. But a savvy investor can still find great returns. It may just require a more refined search.The tech industry comes to mind, of course. Tech stocks are the bright and shiny object in the markets and, mostly, they’ve brought in the returns. But they’re not the only game in town. The energy and utility sector – yes, the staid, dull oil companies – rose 6.61% in January, making them the leading gainers in the market.Several factors have come together to fuel their gain. Tax cuts and low energy prices have made it possible for utility companies to upgrade their infrastructure without passing the costs along to customers, while low interest rates mean that their dividends – usually just mid-ling when they’re offered – significantly beat out the yields on Treasury bonds.With that in mind, we’ve used TipRanks’ Stock Screener tool to pull up three Buy-rated small- and mid-cap players in the energy industry, to find out what Wall Street thinks about their prospects. Let's take a closer look.Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT)Up first, a small-cap company in the oilfield support business. These are the companies that offer the engineering tech the big-name drillers need to pull oil and gas out of the ground. Liberty provides back-up for the oil fracking industry: water, sand, chemicals, piping, and even the engineers to put it all together.It’s high-cost niche, as was made clear by the EPS loss in Q4. LBRT reported net losses of 15 cents per share, worse than the forecasts had predicted. Revenues were positive, at $398 million, but 5% below the estimates and down 15% year-over-year. As expected, the stock is down, too. LBRT shares have slipped 30% since the turn of the year.The company’s current woes, however, may be a buying opportunity, at least according to Citigroup analyst Scott Gruber. The analyst writes, “The outlook for oilfield services has improved given the likely activity bottom in Q4, need to expand activity to mitigate the production growth deceleration, OPEC reducing supply risk in the first half of 2020, and the likely end of rate deflation early next year. We believe the U.S. oilfield services trade has legs and that quality smaller caps are more attractive.”Gruber puts an $11.50 price target on the stock, to support his Buy rating. This implies an upside of nearly 50% from current levels. (To watch Gruber’s track record, click here)With 5 recent Buy ratings under its belt, LBRT gets a Strong Buy from the analyst consensus view. The stock is a bargain at $7.72 and with an average price target of $12.90, a 67% twelve-month rise could be in the cards. (See LBRT's price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks)Apergy Corporation (APY)Next on our list is another oilfield services company, Apergy. This company focuses on lift equipment – rod pumping, electric submersible pumps, cavity pumps, and polycrystalline diamond cutters for drillings shafts – needed to open a well and extract the oil. As the company says, they are in the business of "unlocking energy."Where LBRT has seen losses in recent quarters, APY is still showing positive earnings despite pressure from low oil and gas prices. The Q4 report, expected on February 24, is forecast to show sequential declines from Q3, which itself was down from Q2. In the last quarterly report, revenues came in at $278.4 million, while EPS was 27 cents. The coming report is expected to show EPS at 14 cents.Stephens analyst Tommy Moll is siding with the bulls, saying, “In our opinion, the stock is oversold in the high-$20s, given 2020 industry headwinds are well-known and in 2021 we see earnings inflecting higher just as the Company approaches its leverage target and can pivot to shareholder returns.”Moll adds that the company has a clear advantage over its competition: “Apergy … offers investors the rare combination of leading technologies and brands packaged in a nimble, independent platform with execution advantages vs. large, diversified competitors.”In his review of the stock, Moll sets a Buy rating with a $34 price target. His target suggests a potential upside of 27%. (To watch Moll’s track record, click here)With a 1-to-1 split between Buys and Holds, APY shares get a Moderate Buy rating from the analyst consensus. The stock is currently trading at $26.62, and the $34 average price target suggest an upside of 27%. (See Apergy's stock-price forecast on TipRanks)Azure Power Global (AZRE)With our third stock, we shift from oil to the solar energy sector. Azure designs, builds, operates, and maintains solar energy projects, focusing on utility and commercial scale photovoltaic power plants. The India-based company got started in the state of Punjab in 2009 and now has operations across the subcontinent, with a substantial total power generation capacity – in the range of 3 gigawatts.For the upcoming fiscal third quarter (calendar Q4 2019), AZRE is expected to show a loss of 32 cents per share. It’s important to remember here that the company typically shows a loss in calendar Q4. Despite the projected net loss, revenues are expected to show strong yearly growth of 26.5%, reaching $44.2 million. High overhead costs and a $5.4 million interest charge in the quarter took a toll on the bottom line.Wall Street’s analysts are sanguine about AZRE’s prospects heading forward. From Jefferies, analyst Lavina Quadros writes, “Azure Power, with 100% solar power capacity, has a strong track record in execution, that we believe supports its planned 2.3x rise in capacity during FY19-22E. We expect it to benefit from EBITDA CAGR of 30% in this period from higher generation and debtor monetisation." The analyst continued, "Azure's asset portfolio is well-diversified, and the company has a strong track record of execution. [Azure is a] well placed play on the environmental, social and governance trend, given its 100% solar power capacity.”Quadros’ $15.20 price target backs up the Buy rating, and suggests room for a 21% upside.Azure Power has only 2 recent analyst reviews, but both are Buys. Shares are priced low, at $12.47, and have an average price target of $19.60, which indicates room for a 57% upside potential. (See Azure stock analysis at TipRanks)

  • PR Newswire

    EnerCom Dallas 2020 Energy Investment Conference Set to Welcome Hundreds of Energy Industry Executives to Texas

    Institutional investors, portfolio managers, financial analysts, CIOs and other capital market professionals who invest in the energy space will attend the EnerCom Dallas energy investment conference, coming to The Tower Club beginning tomorrow February 11th through the 12th in downtown Dallas.

  • ACCESSWIRE

    Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (LBRT) Investigation 

    NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 10, 2020 / Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. ("Liberty" or the ...

  • ACCESSWIRE

    Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (LBRT)

    NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 7, 2020 / Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. ("Liberty" or the ...

  • Earnings Miss: Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. Missed EPS By 26% And Analysts Are Revising Their Forecasts
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    Earnings Miss: Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. Missed EPS By 26% And Analysts Are Revising Their Forecasts

    Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (NYSE:LBRT) shares fell 8.0% to US$7.80 in the week since its latest full-year results...

  • Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT) Reports Q4 Loss, Lags Revenue Estimates
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    Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT) Reports Q4 Loss, Lags Revenue Estimates

    Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -275.00% and -5.03%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • Business Wire

    Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial and Operational Results

    Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (NYSE: LBRT; "Liberty" or the "Company") announced today fourth quarter and full year 2019 financial and operational results.

  • PR Newswire

    Day One Keynote Speaker, Chris Wright, Announced for EnerCom Dallas Energy Investment Conference, February 11-12, 2020

    Institutional investors, portfolio managers, financial analysts, CIOs and other capital market professionals who invest in the energy space should register now for the EnerCom Dallas energy investment conference, which is coming to The Tower Club February 11-12 in downtown Dallas.

  • Analysts Estimate Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for
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    Analysts Estimate Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for

    Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

  • Business Wire

    Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

    Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (NYSE:LBRT) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share of Class A common stock, to be paid on March 20, 2020 to holders of record as of March 6, 2020. A distribution of $0.05 per unit has been approved for holders of units in Liberty Oilfield Services New HoldCo LLC, which will use the same record and payment date.

  • Investors Who Bought Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE:LBRT) Shares A Year Ago Are Now Down 30%
    Simply Wall St.

    Investors Who Bought Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE:LBRT) Shares A Year Ago Are Now Down 30%

    While not a mind-blowing move, it is good to see that the Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (NYSE:LBRT) share price has...

  • Business Wire

    Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. Announces Timing of Release of Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2019 Financial Results and Conference Call

    Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (NYSE:LBRT) announced today that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2019 on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 after the market closes. Following the release, the Company will host a conference call to discuss the results at 8:00AM Mountain Time (10:00AM Eastern Time) on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Presenting the Company’s results will be Chris Wright, Chief Executive Officer, Ron Gusek, President and Michael Stock, Chief Financial Officer.

  • PR Newswire

    Presenting Company Line-Up Announced for EnerCom Dallas Energy Investment Conference, February 11-12, 2020

    Institutional investors, portfolio managers, financial analysts, CIOs and other capital market professionals who invest in the energy space should register now for the EnerCom Dallas energy investment conference, which is coming to The Tower Club February 11-12 in downtown Dallas.

  • Analyst: These 3 “Strong Buy” Oil Stocks Could Be  Good Bets for Investors
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    Analyst: These 3 “Strong Buy” Oil Stocks Could Be Good Bets for Investors

    Investment banking firm B. Riley FBR has released a report on the state of the US oil industry, and sees room for growth in the sector. This optimistic outlook is based on several factors, but most importantly, the firm’s view that oil stocks are in a rally and that the US rig count, which has been declining in 2019 due to the current low-price regime, has troughed. If B. Riley is correct, then the oil industry in the US will see an upturn in 2020, and oil stocks will rise accordingly.That said, the firm has several stock recommendations for investors interested in buying into the oil boom. But these recommendations might not be quite what you expect – they aren’t drilling companies, but rather the oilfield support companies that drill operators rely on to provide the ancillary services – drillhead maintenance, well activation, pipeline and tanker facilities – required to keep up extraction activities and move the product. After all, while oil prices are low, a barrel of crude has no value if it can’t make it to market.Analyst Tom Curran led the team that authored the report, and he focused on low-cost stocks in the support segment of the oil industry. This is where he sees the best potential for upside in oil investments – and that upside can exceed 25% in the coming months. We’ve used TipRanks’ Stock Screener tool to further sort Curran's list of champs, and find three with Strong Buy consensus ratings and great prospects for mid-term growth. Let's take a closer look:Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT)Liberty, a small-cap player in the industry, supports the fracking segment of oil operations. The company supplies engineers, piping equipment, water, sand, and chemicals needed to maintain hydraulic fracking – the technology that revitalized American oil and started the current energy boom in the first place.It’s a high-overhead niche, as fracking tech involves high-cost equipment and personnel, and 2019’s drop in oil prices hurt Liberty. In Q3, the most recent reported, the company showed revenues of $515 million, 1.3% below the forecast, and EPS of 15 cents, 44% below expectations. Both numbers were down year-over-year, too.The poor report pushed share prices down in early November, but LBRT has since recovered and is now trading up 18.6% since the quarterly release. Investors should note that Liberty, like many companies in the energy sector, pays out a dividend – and that the divided of 5 cents is easily sustainable at current EPS levels. The yield of 1.8% is slightly below average, however.Curran sees plenty of reason to buy into LBRT. In his review of the stock, he writes, “LBRT's… liquidity-rich balance sheet, with a net cash position set to soar higher on robust 2020 FCF generation and attractive valuation make it our favorite pressure pumper... we estimate that LBRT is trading at 2020 FCF yield of 15%...” He sets a $16 dollar price target on the stock, showing both the shares’ affordable cost of entry and 43% upside potential. (To watch Curran’s track record, click here)Liberty’s Strong Buy consensus rating backed by 7 recent reviews, which include 6 Buys. The average price target, $14.07, indicates a 28% growth potential in the coming 12 months, making the $11 current trading price a bargain. (See Liberty stock analysis at TipRanks)Select Energy Services (WTTR)Select Energy, another small-cap energy company like Liberty above, inhabits the fracking support niche. Select offers a full range of services in the water, chemical, and wellsite segments of the fracking industry. The company’s services include fluid sourcing and transport, water storage, filtering, and treatment, chemical technology and sourcing, and drill, crane, and pipeline logistics.WTTR shares fell by 49% in 2019, but combined with a strong upside and improving quarterly numbers, the stock represents a bargain for investors. The quarterly numbers, reported in early November, were down year-over-year, but showed sequential gains from Q2 2019. Revenues were up 2% to $329 million, gross profits rose 2.7% to $41 million, and operations generated cash flow of $67.5 million. Select was able to complete the purchase of competitor Baker Hughes’ well chemical services for $10.4 million during the quarter. Added to a modest increase in gross margins, to 12.5%, Q3 2019 was strong for WTTR.Riley’s Curran is upbeat on WTTR, despite the drop in share price during the year. Writing at the time of the quarterly release, he said of the company, “For the first nine months of 2019, the company has generated FCF of $65.0M, which already meets the floor of management's full-year 2019 guidance... In addition, WTTR further pruned its 2019 capex budget; made a shrewd, strategically cogent bolt-on; repurchased stock; and exited 3Q with no debt and $43M in cash… WTTR's ability to achieve such impressive results reinforces our core thesis that this is the best platform in one of the fundamentally healthiest OFS niches…” Curran's price target, $15, indicates a robust upside of 61%.WTTR shares finished 2019 on a high note, gaining 20.6% in December’s trading. The stock holds a Strong Buy consensus rating, based on 4 Buys and 1 Hold set in the last 2 months. Shares sell for just $9.28, but the average price target of $11.03 suggests an upside of 18.8%. While lower than Curran’s outlook, this average still indicates a strong chance for gains in the near-term. (See Select Energy stock analysis at TipRanks)Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (SOI)Like the other companies on this list, Solaris provides the products and services that oil production companies required to conduct fracking operations. Solaris offers sand silos and rail-to-truck transfer systems that increase efficiency in shale oil plays in the United States. Formed in 2014, most of Solaris’ operations are in Texas and the surrounding states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, but the company also has operations in Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, and West Virginia.Solaris saw strong earnings in Q3 2019, its most recent reported. EPS came in at 37 cents, based on a net income of $17.7 million. The company saw net cash for the quarter’s operations of $31.1 million, and a positive free cash flow of $26.9 million. It was an upbeat report, reflecting 2H19’s gains in an otherwise difficult year.The solid cash position gave SOI confidence to pay out its 10-cent quarterly dividend for Q3, and raise that payment to 11 cents for Q4. The annual yield, 3%, is 50% higher than the S&P average, making SOI shares not just a low-cost-of-entry bargain, but also a better cash return than bonds.Curran sets out a simple buying proposition on SOI, writing, “We believe the company's solid results for a very tough quarter; highly FCF generative model and prudent balance sheet stewardship, with a resultant swelling cash position (10% of market valuation); and ongoing last mile logistics leadership… all support why it’s one of our preferred names.” He puts a $16 price target on the stock, implying an upside of 14%. (To watch Curran’s track record, click here)Solaris has the lowest upside potential of the stocks in this list, at just 9%, but the Strong Buy analyst consensus, based on 7 Buy ratings given in the last two months, is unanimous. Wall Street’s views this as a stock that’s bottomed out, and is ready to start growing. Shares are trading for $14, and the average price target is $15.36. (See Solaris Oilfield stock analysis at TipRanks)

  • How Does Liberty Oilfield Services's (NYSE:LBRT) P/E Compare To Its Industry, After Its Big Share Price Gain?
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    How Does Liberty Oilfield Services's (NYSE:LBRT) P/E Compare To Its Industry, After Its Big Share Price Gain?

    Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE:LBRT) shareholders are no doubt pleased to see that the share price has had a great...

  • Hedge Funds Are Warming Up To Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (LBRT)
    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Are Warming Up To Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (LBRT)

    Most investors tend to think that hedge funds and other asset managers are worthless, as they cannot beat even simple index fund portfolios. In fact, most people expect hedge funds to compete with and outperform the bull market that we have witnessed in recent years. However, hedge funds are generally partially hedged and aim at […]

  • 3 “Strong Buy” Energy Stocks That Are Worth a Second Look
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    3 “Strong Buy” Energy Stocks That Are Worth a Second Look

    The oil industry in North America has grown dramatically in the last decade. The rapid expansion of fracking technology has opened previously non-viable oil reserves, and discoveries of recoverable shale oil in Texas and the Dakotas have made the US into the world’s largest oil producer six years running. In fact, this past September, the US exported more crude oil than in imported – the first time that has happened since records began in 1949.The boom has not been without growing pains. Expansion of supplies on the market have pushed prices down, negatively impacting oil companies’ incomes and stock prices in recent months. Data for the first week of December showed a surprise build of 800,000 barrels in US stockpiles, a sharp reversal from the expected 2.8-million-barrel reduction. The news put further downward pressure on oil prices.But oil isn’t just a commodity, it’s a necessity in today’s world. According to Norwegian energy consulting firm Rystad, “North American shale supply will continue growing even in an environment with lower oil prices.” The firm sees shale production’s robust growth continuing into 2022.So, the main variable for oil prices heading into next year and beyond is likely to be demand. Oil producers and midstream suppliers will continue to see a profitable environment despite the headwinds as long as economic conditions remain firm. And given last week’s jobs report from the US, that looks to be a sound prediction for the near-term – making the energy sector attractive for investors.To help that along, we’ve used the TipRanks Stock Screener tool to pick out three energy sector players that fit a bullish investment profile. These are Strong Buy stocks with upside potentials exceeding 30%, and the recent price pressure in the oil markets has pushed share prices down, making them bargains to boot.WPX Energy (WPX)WPX is typical of the small- to medium-cap extraction companies that are hard at work exploiting the resources of Texas and North Dakota. WPX operates in the Bakken Formation, one of the early oil patches to benefit from the fracking revolution, but most of the company’s operations are centered in the Delaware Basin of West Texas, a component of the larger Permian Basin that holds the largest recoverable reserves in North America.Recoverable reserves are a key metric in the oil industry, defining the potential resources a company can tap for production and profit. WPX, in its two areas of operation, as more than 480 million barrels of oil equivalent in proved reserves, of which 61% is crude oil and the rest is split between natural gas and natural gas liquids. WPX operates over 700 wells on its land holdings.Strong reserves and strong production have made WPX profitable. The company brought in $2.3 billion in total revenues in calendar year 2018, with a net income exceeding $150 million. Turning to more recent financial results, WPX showed a Q3 EPS of 9 cents per share, missing the 7-cent forecast but beating the year-ago quarter’s 7 cents. Revenues were even better. The $795 million for the quarter beat the forecast by 25%, and beat the year-ago result by an even more impressive 64%.Wall Street is understandably sanguine about WPX shares looking forward. Neal Dingmann, from SunTrust Robinson, writes of the stock, “Given the company’s position as one of the strong operators in both the Williston and Delaware, in our opinion, we believe the company could look to act as a consolidator while noting we don’t see the need to make any large acquisitions in the next 6-12 months.”Dingmann backs up his Buy rating with a $16 price target, implying room for 47% growth on the upside. (To watch Dingmann’s track record, click here)The consensus view on WPX is a unanimous Strong Buy – 9 analysts have given this stock a Buy in recent months. The stock’s low price offers investors a chance to ‘buy the dip’ on a high-upside opportunity. Shares are priced at $10.89, and the average price target of $15.11 indicates potential for nearly 40% growth. (See WPX stock analysis on TipRanks)Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT)Exploration, and proving reserves, is only part of the game in the oil business. Owning a barrel’s worth of oil is no use if it can’t be brought to the surface and shipped to market. This is where the oilfield service companies step in. Production companies own wells and drilling machinery and technology; the services companies provide the specialized equipment, tech, and know-how to conduct fracking operations and activate the wells.Liberty occupies this niche. The company supplies the water, sand, chemicals, piping equipment, and engineering knowledge to conduct and maintain fracking operations. It’s a difficult sector in which to operate. Overhead is high, while income can vary based on the price oil, and LBRT has seen both top-line revenues and bottom-line EPS decline year-over-year. In the recent Q3 report, the company showed revenues of $515 million, 1.3% below the forecast, and EPS of 15 cents, 44% below expectations.The poor quarterly results, released at the end of October, hurt share prices, temporarily pushing the stock down by 11%. Share price has since recovered, and surpassed the pre-report values. On a high note, from an investor’s perspective, the current EPS is more enough to sustain the company’s quarterly dividend payout of 5 cents per share. Annualized, this gives LBRT a dividend yield of 2.1%, higher than the average yield among S&P listed companies.Analyzing the company for JPMorgan, analyst Sean Meakim sets out a bullish case: “The company’s differentiated focus on technology, data analytics, and talent has allowed it to deliver peer-leading profitability and return metrics through the cycle… Liberty’s strong customer relationships should help the company maintain margins above the peer group.”Meakim gives LBRT a Buy rating with a $12 price target, indicating confidence in an 18% upside. (To watch Meakim’s track record, click here)With 6 Buy and 1 Hold ratings given in the past 3 months, LBRT stock gets a Strong Buy from the analyst consensus. The stock’s recent headwinds have pushed the share price down to an affordable $10.62, offering a low point of entry for investors. The average price target of $14.07 suggests an upside potential of 33%. (See Liberty stock analysis on TipRanks)Cheniere Energy (LNG)Petroleum isn’t the only product that comes out of oil wells. Oil patches product natural gas and related products in large quantities, sometimes even exceeding the percentage of oil extracted. The flood of natural gas into the markets has driven a revolution in clean energy, as gas burns cleaner than oil. Increased use of natural gas has helped the US to greatly reduce carbon emissions in recent years.Cheniere Energy, based in Texas, is a leading producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Liquified gas is less volatile and more easily transported than the gaseous product, and is the chief form in which gas is conveyed to market. Cheniere buys gas from producers, liquifies the product, and loads it onto ocean-going vessels. The company also owns rail cars and pipelines for overland transport within the US. Cheniere has been exporting LNG from the US since 2016, when it became the first company to do so.Falling prices, the flip side of high production, have pushed the company into net loss in the last two quarters. In Q3, the company showed an EPS net loss of $1.25, a severe blow when compared to the expected 8-cent per share profit. Revenues, however, were up, at $2.17 billion beating the estimate by 2.4% and gaining 19% year-over-year.LNG has a great deal of potential, however, even in a low-price regime. Wolfe analyst Steve Fleishman says of the stock, “We believe that upsides are underappreciated by the market including at least one more train and a reversion to wider global gas spreads. We also expect new management to boost visibility and focus on operations and capital efficiency.” Fleisman puts an Outperform rating and $80 price target on LNG, indicating his confidence and a 36% upside. (To watch Fleishman’s track record, click here)5-star analyst Elvira Scotto, of RBC Capital, agrees that LNG is a Buy proposition. She wrote, in a note last month, “We believe LNG can generate highly visible cash flow growth and return significant cash to shareholders via buybacks and dividends longer-term.” In line with her Buy rating, Scotto sets an $84 target on the stock, suggesting a 38% upside potential. (To watch Scotto’s track record, click here)All in all, this natural gas has earned one of the best analyst consensus ratings on the Street. Out of 10 analysts tracked in the last 3 months, 9 are bullish on LNG’s prospects, with just 1 on the sidelines, highlighting a strong bullish backing here. With a healthy return potential of 31%, the stock’s consensus target price stands at $79.80.Check out these 5 ‘Strong Buy’ stocks that top Wall Street analysts recommend.

  • Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE:LBRT) Takes On Some Risk With Its Use Of Debt
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    Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE:LBRT) Takes On Some Risk With Its Use Of Debt

    Warren Buffett famously said, 'Volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' When we think about how risky a company...

  • How Liberty Oilfield’s Chris Wright helped unlock new technology for the oil and gas industry
    American City Business Journals

    How Liberty Oilfield’s Chris Wright helped unlock new technology for the oil and gas industry

    Editor's note: Chris Wright is the recipient of the inaugural Denver Business Journal Who's Who in Energy Trailblazer Award, which coincides with the annual Who’s Who in Energy list and is meant to honor a person who has made noteworthy contributions to the energy industry. Wright will be speaking at the Who's Who in Energy reception on Dec. 5 at The Brown Palace. If you pay attention to Colorado’s oil and gas industry, it’s hard to miss Chris Wright.

  • Executive Voice: Oil industry vet builds sandboxes that changed fracking
    American City Business Journals

    Executive Voice: Oil industry vet builds sandboxes that changed fracking

    Kevin Fisher’s career spans several oil and gas companies, including some that changed the field. The Oklahoma native rose up through field engineering for oilfield services giant Halliburton before shifting in 2000 to companies making big advances in hydraulic fracturing methods and associated technologies. Today, he is CEO of Denver-based PropX, a 3-year-old business that changed how sand for fracking is delivered.

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    Insiders Roundup: Crocs, OPKO Health

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