|Bid||40.14 x N/A|
|Ask||40.15 x N/A|
|Day's Range||39.83 - 40.39|
|52 Week Range||36.32 - 46.50|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.50|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.60|
|Earnings Date||Apr 28, 2020 - May 03, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.86 (4.60%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Mar 02, 2020|
|1y Target Est||50.00|
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With much of the cheap oil produced and U.S. shale nearing a peak, the world risks a major oil price spike which could end up triggering a financial crisis
The Fort Hills oil sands mine in northern Alberta began producing in 2018. Suncor announced the writedown on Wednesday, when it reported a larger-than-expected fourth-quarter loss due to impairment charges. The impairment was necessary as Suncor adjusted its global oil price forecast down about $10 per barrel, he said.
Unless otherwise noted, all financial figures are unaudited, presented in Canadian dollars, and have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, specifically International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. Production volumes are presented on a working-interest basis, before royalties, except for Libya, which are presented on an economic basis. Certain financial measures referred to in this news release (funds from operations, operating earnings, Oil Sands operations cash operating costs, Fort Hills cash operating costs and Syncrude cash operating costs) are not prescribed by Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Suncor Energy’s Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.465 per share on its common shares, payable March 25, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 4, 2020. This dividend represents an approximate 11% increase over the prior quarter and marks 18 years of consecutive annualized dividend increases. In addition, the current $2.5 billion share repurchase program will expire at the end of February.
(Bloomberg) -- Teck Resources Ltd.’s proposed Frontier oil-sands mine won votes of confidence from the heads of two rival crude producers as Canada weighs a decision on the project.The mine in Alberta won the green light from a government panel last year, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet may decide on the project’s fate by the end of next month. The mine would cost about C$20 billion ($15 billion) to build and produce 250,000 barrels a day after going into operation by 2026.Cenovus Energy Inc. Chief Executive Officer Alex Pourbaix, speaking at an event in Calgary, said the industry is seeking certainty that it can get projects approved if they meet regulators’ requirements and go through “tough, transparent and challenging” assessments.“You have a proponent that has been advancing this project for 10 years, and it looks to me like they’ve done everything right,” Pourbaix said in response to reporters’ questions. “They’ve received all the approvals and the positive reports, and if it were not to be approved, that would be a challenge.”Suncor Energy Inc. CEO Mark Little said in an interview with BNN Bloomberg Television that Canada should help meet rising global demand for crude and that new oil-sands facilities are using technology that puts their carbon intensity on par with the North American average, reducing their environmental impact. Suncor partnered with Vancouver-based Teck on the Fort Hills oil-sands operation that opened in 2018.Rejecting Frontier would be “a big hit on investor confidence in Canada,” Little said.Teck, for its part, hasn’t committed to building Frontier. CEO Don Lindsay said at investor conference on Wednesday that the company will need a partner to develop the project with, adequate pipeline capacity and strong enough oil prices before deciding to go ahead with it.To contact the reporter on this story: Kevin Orland in Calgary at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Simon Casey at email@example.com, Carlos Caminada, Joe CarrollFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 29, 2020 -- Suncor will release its fourth quarter financial results on Feb. 5, 2020 before 8:00 p.m. MT (10:00 p.m. ET). A webcast to review the fourth.
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The decision to increase Suncor's share repurchase program was previously announced on November 13, 2019. Today, Suncor received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) to amend its existing normal course issuer bid (the NCIB) effective as of the close of markets on December 27, 2019 to purchase common shares through the facilities of the TSX, New York Stock Exchange and/or alternative trading platforms. The notice provides that Suncor may increase the maximum number of common shares that may be repurchased in the period beginning May 6, 2019 and ending May 5, 2020 from 50,252,231 shares, or approximately 3% of Suncor’s issued and outstanding common shares as at April 30, 2019, to 78,549,178, or 5% of Suncor’s issued and outstanding common shares as at April 30, 2019.
Terra Nova, operating in the Atlantic Ocean 350 kilometers (217 miles) east of St. John's, failed to maintain and inspect critical safety equipment, carry out timely repairs and ensure it mitigated potential hazards, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) said in a statement on Thursday. The regulator said Suncor, which operates the vessel, specifically failed to meet requirements regarding its redundant fire water pump system on the floating installation. One of two water pumps failed on Nov. 7, and since then Suncor has used a seawater lift pump as a backup, said Suncor spokeswoman Jessica Depencier.
Canada’s Electric Highwayᵀᴹ includes more than 50 stations from Victoria, B.C. to Stewiacke, N.S. CALGARY, Alberta and VICTORIA, British Columbia, Dec. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, today announced the completion of its coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers. With locations from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, EV drivers will now be able to travel across the country with access to a fast charge network.
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Syncrude is a joint venture, majority owned by Suncor Energy Inc, with minority stakes held by Imperial Oil Ltd and others. The facility planned to reduce December production by a total of 1.6 million barrels due to the operational problems, three market sources told Reuters last week.
Some folks are saying that it's time to throw in the towel on energy stocks. After all, the sector, as measured by the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLE), is barely up for the year. Look at the more aggressive SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. ETF (NYSEARCA:XOP), which includes smaller, wildcat oil and gas companies, and the sector has managed to lose money in 2019 -- a year in which nearly everything else has rallied sharply.Zoom out, and things look even worse. XLE and XOP are down 27% and 57% over the past five years, respectively. Over the same time period, the S&P 500 is up more than 50%.To be clear, an oil and gas bust is one thing. However, the rhetoric has gotten even darker now. On one hand, you have folks saying that fracking and shale have unlocked nearly unlimited amounts of cheap energy going forward. On the other, environmentalists and electric car advocates suggest that the fossil-fuel era is ending.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWithin a decade or two, they claim, we'll all be using electric vehicles powered by windmills and solar panels.The truth, as always, is more complicated. New developments in energy extraction have created more supply, sure. However, the shale boom is already losing steam, and we should expect a major slowdown in 2020 and onward. Shale has not proven a reliable generator of actual operating profits, so capital is quickly leaving the sector and production gains will taper off as well.Meanwhile, on the alternative energy front, there's certainly great progress there. But solar and wind still make up just a couple percent of overall worldwide power generation; old-fashioned hydro power is still far more important. It's a fantasy to think we'll go from sub-5% wind and solar to a majority of them in a short period. As it is, the world is still phasing out coal -- a process that is taking decades -- and there's little reason to get rid of oil and gas while far more environmentally damaging coal retains wide usage. * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy That Dominated Thanksgiving Shopping As always, it's a cycle. Oil is currently in a bust, but it will have another boom. The IEA estimates oil demand will continue rising sharply for at least another five years and then plateau around 2030. The "twilight" of oil is still quite a ways off, and in the meantime, there are profits to be made as the current oil bust gives way to the next big upswing. Energy Stocks to Buy: ExxonMobil (XOM)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) is arguably the most-hated mega-capitalization stock in America right now. It's one of the few large companies just hovering around even in 2019. The Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) funds are rushing to dump Exxon and other oil majors. The climate change protests have raised particular animosity toward Exxon given its role in controversial scientific and lobbying efforts.All in all, many folks feel embarrassed to talk about Exxon, let alone say they are buying it hand over fist. We can profit from this because XOM stock is offering its highest dividend yield in nearly 30 years at the moment, as the stock offers a 5% dividend.Some bears on XOM stock make an argument that Exxon can't cover its dividend out of cash flow, but this is faulty analysis.Exxon is currently spending tons of money with the intention of doubling its profits and cash flow over the next five years. Huge projects such as the offshore Guyana field are coming online now. Investors buying XOM stock today will be rewarded over the next several years as these forward-looking investments start to pay off in a big way. Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)Source: Shutterstock Exxon is the most obvious energy stock to buy right now. It's the rare household name that offers a fat dividend, a fantastic balance sheet and is seriously undervalued. XOM stock checks all the boxes.Of the oil majors with the most upside, however, that title goes to Canadian Natural Resources (NYSE:CNQ).Canadian energy companies have a big advantage over U.S.-based firms at the moment. The edge is that Canada has had a glut of oil and gas production in recent years. Meanwhile, political roadblocks have prevented Canadian midstream entities from building sufficient pipelines and other takeaway capacity. This has caused Canadian oil and gas prices to slump far below world levels.Deeply discounted oil and gas prices have hurt smaller energy firms, but it has helped the large players like Canadian Natural. Why's that? It has forced the oil companies to focus on cash flow, and the ones that don't have enough of it have already gone bust. Canadian Natural has been buying up assets on the cheap from Devon (NYSE:DVN) and other struggling firms as low prices have forced huge layoffs and spending cuts.In essence, Canada has already lived through the sort of anti-energy, industry regulatory environment that investors now fear may hit the U.S. in 2021 depending on the outcome of the presidential election.CNQ stock has gotten thrashed, along with the sector; But it deserves better. The company is generating an enormous free cash flow yield of 12% per year. That means, even after capital expenditures, Canadian Natural would earn back its entire market cap in cash flow in just eight years. And Canadian Natural has tons of long-life assets that will generate cash for decades.CNQ stock is offering a 4% dividend, but still leaves plenty of cash flow for other uses -- giving it plenty of room to pick up more assets at fire sales prices, buy back stock or pay down debt. CNQ stock is set to prosper even with flat oil prices, and will make windfall gains when oil prices recover. In the meantime, enjoy the dividend. * 6 Manufacturing Stocks to Buy as the Economy Recovers Canadian Natural has hiked the dividend payout reliably, which is especially impressive given the plunge in oil prices and massive dividend cuts and bankruptcies elsewhere in the industry. Suncor (SU)Source: Steven Bratman via FlickrLike Canadian Natural Resources, Suncor (NYSE:SU) is another dirt-cheap Canadian energy stock to consider now. In fact, Barron's just profiled Suncor as a better alternative to Saudi Aramco for investors wanting a giant, integrated energy firm at a fantastic price.What's to like about Suncor? For one thing, the company is shareholder friendly -- a rare trait in energy firms nowadays. Morgan Stanley's Benny Wong recently wrote that: "Suncor is a poster child for capital discipline and returning cash to shareholders." He has an outperforming rating and $38 price target on SU stock.He's right about the dividend. Suncor stock offers a 4% dividend, and management intends to hike it roughly 10% every year going forward. On top of that, Suncor buys back a substantial chunk of stock every year. It can fund all this because, like Canadian Natural, it has oil sands which can produce for decades without losing any production volume. Oil sands production is more akin to manufacturing than conventional oil production, as the resources are easily visible and recoverable at the surface of the earth. Process them, sell them and get your cash. That's way different from shale, where production volumes decline precipitously soon after a new well begins production.Long story short, Suncor is a safe income stock that investors are too worried about due to it being in the energy industry. Suncor has many decades of oil reserves and won't need to spend much capital to keep production going at current levels. Even at current low energy prices, Suncor is making a boatload of cash. Once shale producers see production slump, oil prices should rise and give Suncor even fatter profit margins on its production. Valero (VLO)Source: Mike Mozart via FlickrOil refiners have become surprisingly good energy stocks in recent years. In the past, refiners were a boom-bust business that produced little meaningful shareholder value over time. Prices would surge when a big hurricane or snowstorm caused outages and gas price spikes, and prices would slump whenever refining spreads went down.With the advent of the fracking boom, however, refiners have been one of the biggest winners. They now get access to unusually cheap North American oil, since there is a glut locally. If you can sell gasoline, asphalt, petrochemicals and the like at the same price as before and buy your crude oil at a discount from Texas rather than Saudi Arabia, you're naturally going to earn a better profit margin.Additionally, the federal government has put numerous regulations in place that make it largely impossible to build new refineries or add substantial supply to the overall market. This, in turn, has helped insulate the industry from competition and keep margins high for years now. * 9 Tech Stocks You Wish You'd Bought During 2019 Valero (NYSE:VLO) is one great example. It runs a boring, but exceptionally profitable business refining and distributing gasoline and other oil products. VLO stock is trading at $94 and is set to generate just under $10 per share of earnings next year. That adds up to a P/E ratio under 10. Valero pays nearly a 4% dividend and is a cash flow machine prospering from the glut of shale production. Delek (DK)Source: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com Delek (NYSE:DK) is another refining play like Valero. In contrast to Valero, however, Delek is a regional player with a market capitalization of just $2.52 billion. This means that DK stock has more volatility as oil prices swing around. DK stock surged from $12 to $60 between 2016 and 2018 as oil prices recovered and the outlook for oil and gas activity firmed up.Since then, though, DK stock has given back half its gains, and now trades around $34. The current drop in energy prices may hit shale activity going forward and lower refining margins. That's what the market is pricing in, nevertheless.With the share price drop, however, Delek is now selling for less than 7x trailing earnings and pays a 3.6% dividend yield. With any upturn in sentiment for the oil and gas industry, Delek stock could enjoy a sharp reversal and head back up toward its 2018 highs. Chevron (CVX)Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com Chevron (NYSE:CVX) is not my absolute favorite play of the giant oil majors. But it's certainly an energy stock to consider, regardless. Chevron has produced tons of value for its loyal, long-term shareholders.Going forward, Chevron has bet heavily on liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. If these work out as planned, CVX stock will enjoy tremendous gains. At the moment, however, the natural gas market is absolutely drowning in excess supply. Natural gas prices have already slumped in the U.S, And now, the country is exporting the glut internationally; LNG prices have tanked in Europe and Asia thanks to rising shipments. * 7 Exciting Biotech Stocks to Buy Now This may make Chevron stock more of a 2021 or 2022 story, as this market is unlikely to improve within the next few quarters. Long term, though, Chevron offers a lot of value after a decade of underwhelming returns. With the next surge in oil and gas prices, Chevron will go from being a Dog of the Dow to a star performer once again. Northrim Bank (NRIM)Source: Shutterstock Finally, stick with me for this one. You might be asking what a bank such as Northrim (NASDAQ:NRIM) is doing on a list of energy stocks to buy -- and that's a fair question.The answer is that Northrim is one of Alaska's two large, home-grown banks. It's pretty much just them and First National Bank of Alaska (OTCMKTS:FBAK) that dominate the local banking scene. There are a few national rivals with branches in Alaska, but if you want to do business with a company headquartered there, Northrim is at the top of a very short list of options.This geographic isolation has paid Northrim huge benefits over the years. Its net interest margin (NIM) tends to run 30%-40% above the national average due to Alaska's prosperity and the lack of local banking competition. Even with interest rates in the dumps now, Northrim is earning a net interest margin today that is on par with what lower 48 banks were earning 20 years ago (that is to say, much better). The scourge of zero-interest-rate policy hasn't hit in the same way up north.Thus, you get an unusually profitable bank in NRIM stock that also has a huge inflation kicker. If the price of timber goes up, Northrim wins. If gold prices surge, that's good for Alaska's mines. And obviously, if oil takes off again, Alaska is well-endowed there as well.Northrim scores doubly on that front since Alaska pays out an oil dividend to each one of its residents every year funded out of royalties from energy production. Long story short, higher commodities prices are a home run for the Alaskan economy, and Northrim is a natural beneficiary.At the time of this writing, Ian Bezek owned XOM, CNQ, SU, and NRIM stocks. You can reach him on Twitter at @irbezek. 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