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An attack on Saudi Arabian oil fields has removed about 5% of global oil supplies. As a result, oil prices have jumped. It sounds scary for oil and stock investors, but for the time being, the chart tells a different story.
Oil prices are exploding higher on the day, with crude oil up 13% from its close on Friday. That obviously made big headlines in the stock market today, but it's not propelling energy stocks higher in the manner that many had expected.By now, many of you have likely read about the background story. For those that haven't, this is the short-but-sweet scoop. A drone strike rattled Saudi Arabia over the weekend, forcing the country to cut its oil production in half.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe move is equivalent to about 5 million barrels per day, or roughly 5% of the world's daily production.Here's where things get tricky though. Reports say that the production cut is mostly a precautionary measure and that most of that output should be back online within 48 hours.At first, many believed the attack was carried about Yemen's Houthi rebels. Now it is alleged that Iran is behind the attack, which would significantly ratchet up tensions in the Middle East and potentially implicate a response from other nations outside of it (including the United States). Oil's Big ImplicationsNow you know the backstory on why oil prices are surging. But the implications are incredibly far reaching. * 7 Tech Stocks You Should Avoid Now First, where can oil prices go? Let's keep one thing in mind: Oil prices are back to where they were in June. We're still notably away from the April highs and down significantly year-over-year. So while some may suggest that there's enough supply in the market to keep a lid on oil prices, the charts suggest there could easily be more upside.Impacting supply is a few different factors. The first, can Saudi Arabia actually get a majority of production back online in as little as two days, or is it a save-face move ahead of the eventual Saudi Aramco IPO? Second, will the U.S. and other oil-rich nations make up the difference? While 5 million barrels per day is admittedly a lot of oil, between the rest of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the U.S., it seems like most of this deficit could be covered.Will President Donald Trump help eradicate a shortage in supply? He seems eager to, tweeting about tapping into the country's strategic oil reserves and fast-tracking pipeline permits. Lastly, will conflicts be ongoing and will tensions remain high in the Middle East? If the answer is yes, then not only are future supply disruptions possible, but energy investors will price in a risk premium to the oil market.Should we see a big spike in oil prices that sustains for months on end, that may have negative implications going into the fourth quarter and holiday seasons. The last thing consumers need -- both here in the U.S. and globally -- is a substantial rise in gas prices that persists into 2020.Finally, a bulk of Saudi Arabia's production goes to Asia. What implications could that have on China's economy, which is already feeling pressure from the trade war? Energy Stocks Make Big MovesSo far, the spike in oil has had a hit-and-miss impact on the energy sector. The Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLE) climbed "just" 3.4% on the day. However, the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSEARCA:OIH) jumped 8.6% in the stock market today.Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), which makes up 23% of the XLE, climbed a lackluster 1.5% on the day. Chevron (NYSE:CVX) makes up 22% of the ETF and jumped just over 2%. It's becoming clear why the XLE showed such little life on the day now.Others were more pronounced, though. Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) jumped 5.3%, while Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) climbed almost 11% on the day. These are the top two holdings in the OIH, by the way.Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY), BP (NYSE:BP) and Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) climbed 6%, 3.9% and 6.5%, respectively.Let's see if we can get more follow through in energy stocks this week, and what oil prices do over the next few days and weeks. Movers in the Stock Market TodayIt wasn't just energy stocks posting big moves on the day. General Motors (NYSE:GM) fell more than 4% after the United Automobile Workers, comprising 50,000 members, went on a nation-wide strike. It impacts 33 production plants and 22 warehouse facilities. JPMorgan analyst Adam Jonas said it will cost GM 3 cents in earnings per share per day, but that proper inventory management and pricing changes can help offset those losses. He likes GM as a buy-the-dip candidate.Despite winning the streaming rights for the renowned hit "Seinfeld," Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) shares were flat on the day. While some may question who wants to watch such an old show, just remember that "Friends" is one of Netflix's top shows. It will lose "Friends" in 2020, along with its other top performer, "The Office"). Unfortunately though, the five-year "Seinfeld" deal won't start until 2021.Shares of MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) were up 2.1% after reports surfaced that Blackstone (NYSE:BX) is in talks to buy the Bellagio and MGM Grand. However, those discussion appear to be ongoing, as no deal has been reached yet (or may be reached at all, for that matter).Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Recession-Resistant Services Stocks to Buy * 7 Hot Penny Stocks to Consider Now * 7 Tech Stocks You Should Avoid Now The post Stock Market Today: Crude Oil Rockets; Now What? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Investors will turn their attention to Washington this week, as the Federal Open Market Committee gears up for its two-day meeting and representatives from big tech companies head to Capitol Hill to testify.
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Analysts typically rate stocks "buy," "hold" or "sell," or some derivatives of those adjectives. "Progress," however, is not an analyst rating. If it was, General Electric (NYSE:GE) would be a screaming "progress."Source: Shutterstock Last week, the company reported second-quarter earnings per share, excluding some items, of 17 cents on revenue of $28.83 billion, beating analysts' average estimates of 12 cents on sales of $28.68 billion. * 8 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now No Matter What The company also boosted its full-year EPS guidance to 55 cents to 65 cents, up from its previous guidance of 50 cents to 60 cents. General Electric stock promptly rewarded investors with a six-day skid.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsGE stock price is up about 50% from its 52-week low, and earlier this year, General Electric stock was more than 80% below its all-time high. Those stats indicate investors can either say that the easy money has already been made or believe that there's more easy money to come in General Electric stock.Sell-side analysts are sharply divided on the outlook of General Electric stock."Half of the analysts covering the company rate shares a Buy, with an average price target of more than $15 a share, according to FactSet. Analysts with a Sell rating have an average target price closer to $5 a share," according to Barron's. Oil WoesWhile General Electric is a smaller company today in terms of number of operating units than it was 10 or 20 years ago, it's still a sprawling company with many businesses that can help or hinder the performance of GE stock price. With oil prices tumbling, General Electric stock is vulnerable because of the company's exposure to the oil-services sector.Oil prices trended higher earlier this year, providing a tailwind for General Electric stock. But the primary customers of GE's oil & gas unit are oil services providers and exploration and production firms At the moment, those are not healthy industries.In 2019, the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEARCA:XOP) and the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSEARCA:OIH) are lower by 17.60% and 13.47%, respectively. Additionally, the expected growth of global electric-vehicle demand is a major headwind for the oil patch and its vendors, like GE.By some estimates, oil needs to fall to $20 per barrel to be competitive with electric vehicles. If oil falls to $20 per barrel, some of GE's oil and gas customers will probably go out of business.Of course, not all of GE's issues are oil and gas-related. The company's Power unit took a $22 billion write-down, leaving it with no goodwill."GE Capital, furthermore, remains an overhang on the stock, particularly related to its insurance liabilities, as well as required additional capital contributions from industrial GE," said Morningstar in a recent note. "We estimate these contributions amount to a run-rate of just over $1.3 billion from 2020 to 2023, after an additional $2.5 billion contribution in the latter half of 2019." There's A Bull Case on General Electric Stock, TooIt's not all gloom and doom for General Electric stock. The company's Aviation business, likely its best-performing unit, remains sturdy. And even after GE agreed to sell its biopharma unit, the owners of General Electric stock should be excited about GE's healthcare business."Our experts inform us that GE and Siemens are (usually) the only two vendors actively considered by large hospital networks," according to Morningstar. "As such, we assume GE can relatively maintain share on the strength of new product introductions and its installed base," it stated.GE's earnings quality is improving, but in order for GE stock to justify the current consensus price target of around $11, the company probably needs to report EPS north of 60 cents for 2019. That's above the low end of its guidance.As of this writing, Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 8 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now No Matter What * 7 Stocks to Buy to Ride the Vegan Wave * 4 Safe Stocks to Buy Amid Trade War Turbulence The post GE's Progress Doesn't Mean General Electric Stock Is a Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Oil price saw a tumultuous ride on dual attack by the Fed and Trump. Both crude and Brent saw their worst daily performance in more than four years, plunging more than 8% each.
Equity-based energy sector ETFs have recently struggled, but funds with more focused objectives can offer investors several different paths to gain exposure to a recovery. Investors expecting oil or gas prices to rally might want to consider adding exposure to upstream companies involved in exploration and production, as offered by VanEck Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF (FRAK) , whereas those who believe crude oil prices may fall or that demand for refined products will rise might consider exposure to downstream refiners and marketing companies, such as VanEck Vectors Oil Refiners ETF (CRAK) . There are benefits to that scenario, but it also exposes the domestic energy patch to trade volatility, such as the tensions seen between the U.S. and China earlier this year.
On July 11–18, major energy ETFs had the following correlations with US crude oil active futures: the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE): 42% the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP): 32.3% the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP): 23.1% the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH): 12.3% Notably, US crude oil active […]
Between February 11, 2016, and July 15, 2019, WTI crude oil prices rose 127.3%. The United States Oil Fund LP (USO) gained 53.9% in the period.
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