51.63 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:13PM EDT
|Bid||51.47 x 2200|
|Ask||51.48 x 900|
|Day's Range||51.30 - 51.97|
|52 Week Range||47.00 - 84.93|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.16|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||9.70|
|Earnings Date||Jul 31, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.16 (6.11%)|
|1y Target Est||62.79|
The latest Permian Basin play is a ‘merger of equals’ between Callon Petroleum and Carrizo Oil & Gas, the first after Chevron Corp. lost out in the battle for Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Occidental (OXY) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.
InvestorPlace's Brett Kenwell recently suggested that AT&T (NYSE:T) was a good buy at $32. Although Brett views the 6% yield on T stock as very attractive, he believes investors interested in buying the company's stock can get a better entry point in the low $30s. Source: Shutterstock InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsI'm not a fan of T stock primarily because of its debt. However, any time you can buy a stock for less, I think you should try to do so.Kenwell argues that despite having $167 billion in debt -- most of which was added to buy Time Warner -- the cash flow the content creator delivered to AT&T more than makes up for the additional leverage. And let's not forget once more that juicy 6% yield -- a dividend payment that has been increased for 35 straight years -- makes America's largest wireless carrier an income investor's dream stock. * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 and Beyond I'm here to say that investors should never buy AT&T stock for its 6% yield. Here's why. Can You Do Better?Of the 505 S&P 500 stocks (that includes dual classes), AT&T has the 10th highest dividend yield according to Finviz.com. Currently, AT&T's debt represents 68% of its market cap.I would argue that if any of the nine S&P 500 stocks with a higher yield than T stock have less debt as a percentage of their market cap, you ought to at least consider those stocks if you are focused on income rather than capital appreciation. After looking at each of the nine stocks possessing higher dividend yields, none of the stocks are in any better shape from a debt perspective than AT&T. Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) would have been if not for its pending $57 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) adding $30 billion in debt. Its debt post-acquisition will account for more than 100% of its market cap, although it does plan to sell some non-core assets to bring down leverage. So, at least from a higher yield perspective, you can't get an S&P 500 stock that delivers a better yield without sacrificing the quality of cash flow, etc.However, if you include all stocks with a market cap of $2 billion or higher, I'm confident you could find a stock with a stronger balance sheet. According to Finviz, 195 stocks have a dividend yield of 5% or higher. I found a couple of examples that fit the bill. Example 1: BCEBeing from Canada, I just had to pick a Canadian stock. BCE (NYSE:BCE), one of Canada's largest media companies, currently yields 5.1%. At the end of March, it had $21 billion in short and long-term debt, which represents 50% of its current market cap of $41.5 billion. It is very similar to the new AT&T in that it also has a media division that owns TV and radio stations, cable networks, and Pay TV channels. It's one of Canada's most successful content creators. Although it can't hold a candle to Time Warner in terms of both the amount of content and the revenue generation, it does provide its wireless and landline businesses with excellent opportunities for cross-promotion.Is it worth giving up 90 basis points of yield for significantly less debt? If you're an income investor, I think it is. Example 2: Kohl'sThis second example, if you're a current AT&T shareholder, will probably make you laugh, but that's okay. I'm not here to evaluate the merits of which sector is a better investment. I'm merely pointing out stocks with better debt profiles that have a high dividend yield. I'm speaking about Kohl's (NYSE:KSS), the value-priced department store with more than 1,100 locations in 49 states. Sure, retail's still got a lot of weakness, but overall, I think the future remains positive despite the brick-and-mortar store closures over the past two years. As I write this, Kohl's dividend yield is 5.6%, 40 basis points less than AT&T. However, its $1.9 billion in debt is only 24% of its current market cap of $7.8 billion. Its yield is higher than usual due to a 21% decline in its stock price year to date through July 10 (a 27% drop including dividends). While Kohl's can't hold a candle to AT&T's cash flow, it generated $1.9 billion over the trailing 12 months through May 4, despite a 3.4% decline in its same-store sales in the first quarter and a 2.9% decrease in overall revenues. Despite the unusually slow start to its fiscal year, Kohl's expects earnings per share of at least $5.80 in fiscal 2019, a forward P/E of just 8.3.From where I sit, Kohl's provides an attractive dividend yield with better upside potential than AT&T. The Bottom Line on T StockAs I said in the beginning, I'm not a fan of AT&T because of its debt. However, if you own it merely for the dividend yield, you might want to reconsider your reasoning. Owning a stock for its yield alone is never a good idea. At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Buy for Less Than Book * 7 Marijuana Stocks With Critical Levels to Watch * The 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 and Beyond The post AT&T Is Not Worth Buying Just for Its 6% Yield appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Other named executives will also take home tens of millions of dollars after Occidental's acquisition of Anadarko closes.
Had Chevron's Anadarko deal closed, the acquired North American assets would have come under Green’s care. But even without them, he’s still the head of a massive portfolio of upstream oil and gas assets.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp shareholders will vote Aug. 8 on the oil and gas producer's planned $38 billion sale to Occidental Petroleum Corp - the biggest oil and gas deal of the year. Occidental avoided its own shareholder vote on the deal by securing a controversial $10 billion financing agreement with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, which allowed it to raise the cash portion of its offer. While an Anadarko holders' vote for the proposed deal is very likely, the price has angered several Occidental investors, including billionaire activist Carl Icahn, who has called for a special meeting to replace four Occidental directors.
Occidental Petroleum (OXY) closed the most recent trading day at $50.44, moving +0.4% from the previous trading session.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) said today that its Board of Directors has declared an increase of the company’s regular quarterly dividend to $0.79 per share. The $0.79 per share quarterly dividend will be payable on October 15, 2019, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 10, 2019. Occidental has now increased its dividend every year for 17 consecutive years.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) announced today that Robert “Bob” M. Shearer, a former managing director of BlackRock Advisors LLC, has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Shearer, 64, has over 35 years of experience in securities and leading investment management firms. Before retiring from BlackRock in 2017, he was co-head of BlackRock’s Equity Dividend team and a member of the Fundamental Equity Platform within BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group.
HOUSTON, July 09, 2019 -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) will announce its second quarter 2019 financial results after close of market on Wednesday, July 31, 2019,.
Occidental Petroleum Corp NYSE:OXYView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * Bearish sentiment is low and declining * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for OXY with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. Additionally, this was an improvement in sentiment as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices reduced their short positions on June 25. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $7.28 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold OXY are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS MarkitThere is no PMI sector data available for this security. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NegativeThe current level displays a negative indicator. OXY credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels for the past 1 year, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Much can change before 2020, but the S&P 500’s recent move to a record appears to reflect growing expectations that Trump will win.
Vicki Hollub is the first woman to hold the top job at a major international oil company, Occidental Petroleum. “Women don’t say ‘I.’ We say ‘we’ did this,” said Heidi Heitkamp, a former North Dakota senator who has worked with Hollub on passing low-carbon legislation. The CEOs we included in our analysis came from ExxonMobil, Anadarko, BP, Total, Chevron, and Occidental.
Investor Carl Icahn holds a $1.6 billion stake in Occidental Petroleum, and he's not the least bit happy with OXY’s acquisition of Anadarko.
Occidental Petroleum Corp on Tuesday called on its shareholders to reject activist investor Carl Icahn's moves to launch a proxy fight for four seats on the company's board. The oil and gas producer, in a regulatory filing https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/797468/000114036119012312/nc10003014x1_prec14a.htm, said fixing a record date for the planned consent solicitation and the proposals of the Icahn Group "are not in the best interests of Occidental or its stockholders". Last week, Icahn said he planned to oust and replace four Occidental directors and change the company's charter to prevent it from ever engineering a takeover, like its $38 billion bid for Anadarko Petroleum.
NEW YORK/HOUSTON, July 2 (Reuters) - A year-old bottleneck of crude in West Texas is shifting east as new pipelines prepare to begin operations without enough connections or storage for the smooth movement of shale oil to a U.S. Gulf Coast export hub, according to traders and analysts. The start-up of three new pipelines by year-end from the Permian Basin was expected to bring about 2 million new barrels per day to export terminals around Corpus Christi. The prospect has narrowed the discount for Permian Basin oil compared with Brent to about $5.50 a barrel, down from about $8.50 in March.
The organization will move into an office campus the Howard Hughes Corp. bought from McDermott last year.
[Editor's Note: This article is updated each week with the latest insider moves.] The SEC has established numerous rules over the years to protect investors, including measures that prevent insiders from buying to take advantage of nonpublic information. Insiders have access to confidential information about a company. Sometimes that information could move the stock price once it goes public.For example, if an insider knows the company is about to announces earnings that are greater than estimated, the insiders could secretly buy options or shares.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFortunately for us "outsiders," the SEC requires that insiders publicly disclose when they make a transaction in their company's stock. This means that we can find out when the insiders are buying. This can be a great indicator, especially if the price has recently made a large move downwards.This is because there are many reasons why an officer or a director of a company may decide to sell their stock -- they could simply need the money -- but an insider will only buy a stock for one reason! They believe that the stock is undervalued and that they will make a profit. * 7 F-Rated Stocks to Sell for Summer Due to the significant insider buying that has recently occurred, these stocks came up on my radar screen as potential investments to consider. Stocks to Buy With Insider Buying: Carnival Corp (CCL)Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL) is a cruise ship company. The headquarters are in Miami, Florida, but it has worldwide operations.CCL has lost about 10% of its value since its June 20 earrings release disappointed investors. Concerns were not only about the earnings, but about the guidance as well. Since then, there have been some downgrades and price target reductions.Arnold Donald is the president and chief executive officer of CCL. He has been with the company for almost 20 years. Apparently Mr. Donald believes that this selloff is done. He just made a $1 million investment when he bought 22,000 shares around $45.31.Mr. Donald also made a similar size investment in December when the markets made the significant move lower and CCL was trading around current levels. He must believe that the stock is a good value at these levels. Denbury Resource (DNR)Denbury Resource (NYSE:DNR) is an independent oil and natural gas company involved in exploration, drilling and extraction. The company operates in the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions.DNR stock has been in a death spiral since October, when it was trading around $6.50 a share. Its most recent close was $1.24. That is an 80% decrease in shareholder value. A lot of this is due to the depreciation in natural gas prices that has occurred since then. There have also been concerns over acquisitions that the company was involved in.Christian Kendall is the president and CEO of Denbury, and he just invested $125,000 of his personal funds when he bought 100,000 shares. * The 7 Top Small-Cap Stocks Of 2019 Wall Street isn't too excited about DNR's future prospects. Currently, 11 firms follow it and the average rating is a hold, according to MarketWatch. Macerich (MAC)Macerich (NYSE:MAC) is real estate investment trust, or REIT. It acquires, manages and develops shopping centers throughout the United States.Some analysts have attributed the share price to the ongoing issues of traditional "brick and mortar" stores suffering from the Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) effect. After all, if retail store outlets aren't doing well, they will be closing, and this will in turn have a negative affect on malls and shopping centers.The stock of MAC has lost over 40% of its value over the past year. But two of its insiders think the selloff is overdone because they just made significant investments.Edward Coppola is the president of Macerich. He just invested $165,000 when he paid $32.88 for 5,000 shares. And Andrea Stephen is a director. She just bought 20,000 share at around $32.50. This is an investment of $650,000! Each of these insiders apparently believes that MAC has great future prospects. AbbVie (ABBV)AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a research-based biopharmaceutical company. It develops and sells products that treat conditions such as chronic autoimmune diseasesOver the past year, shares of ABBV stock have lost about 20% of their value. This includes last week's drop of 15%. This dramatic plunge was due to the announcement that ABBV is buying Allergan (NYSE:AGN). Clearly some investors don't think that this deal makes good sense.Three insiders of AbbVie must think that this selling was irrational, though. All three made significant investments.Edward Rapp is a director of the company. He just invested $500,000 when he bought 7,500 shares at $67.30. Roxanne Austin, also a director, just invested $775,000 when she paid $67.50 for 11,500 shares.William Chase is the executive vice-president of finance and administration. He just bought 30,400 shares at a price of $67.30. That's $2 million! * The Top 8 Tech Stocks of 2019 (So Far) These insiders are already profiting. The stock is trading $5 higher than where they bought it. TG Therapeutics (TGTX)TG Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TGTX) is a biopharmaceutical company. It develops treatments for B-cell malignancies and auto immune diseases.Last September, shares of TGTX lost about 65% of their value, dropping from $12.50 to $5.25. This was due to disappointing results in one of their drug trials.The stock traded sideways from then through March when it started to make a recovery. Since then the shares have more than doubled in value.Michael Weiss is the CEO and president of TG Therapeutics. Mr. Weiss must believe that this rally is going to continue. He just bought 50,000 shares at a price of $7.04, an investment of $350,000.Wall Street agrees with Mr. Weiss that this stock is undervalued. According to MarketWatch, the 6 firms that follow it all have buy ratings on it. The average target price is $19, more than 100% higher than the most recent close. GigaMedia (GIGM)GigaMedia (NASDAQ:GIGM) provides digital entertainment services. Through its subsidiary FunTown, it provides online gaming.GigaMedia's customers may be having fun, but this year its shareholders sure haven't been. The prices of the shares have fallen from around $3 to $2.36.I am not sure why the share price has dropped. Chang Ming Huang doesn't seem to know why the price has dropped either. He is the CEO of the company. On June 19 he bought 57,885 shares at $2.50. That is $145,000. He also invested an additional $95,000 earlier in the month. * 7 Stocks to Buy for a Dovish Fed No firms on Wall Street officially follow GIGM, but some investors think that it could be a bullish dynamic when a company isn't followed. This is because if they invest before it is 'discovered' by The Street, they may be in it before the big players get involved and it makes a dramatic move upwards. Calithera Biosciences (CALA)Calithera Biosciences (NASDAQ:CALA) discovers and develops small molecule drugs that are used to treat cancer.Over the past 3 months, shares of CALA have fallen from $6 to $4. Most of this drop occurred in mid-June when the company announced that it was going to issue more shares. It had spiked just before this when they announced positive results from a trial.Maybe they announced the share offering because management felt that they could get a higher price. Investors disagreed and sold the stock. They feel that the negative results of the stock dilution will far outweigh the positives that came from the trial.Susan Molineaux Ph.D is the president and CEO of CALA. Christopher Molineaux Ph.D is Senior Vice-President of Development. And they both seem to believe the stock will rally from current levels because these two insiders each just purchased 50,000 shares at $3.88, a total investment of almost $400,000.As of the time of this writing Mark Putrino did not hold any positions in the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 F-Rated Stocks to Sell for Summer * 7 Stocks to Buy for the Same Price as Beyond Meat * 7 Penny Marijuana Stocks That Are NOT Cheap Stocks Compare Brokers The post 7 Stocks on Sale the Insiders Are Buying appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The EIA is scheduled to release its oil and natural gas inventory data on July 3–4. The data will likely be a short-term driver for oil and natural gas prices.