|Bid||80.930 x 1800|
|Ask||80.930 x 800|
|Day's Range||80.660 - 81.360|
|52 Week Range||72.160 - 89.300|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||17.44|
|Earnings Date||Jul 26, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.28 (3.99%)|
|1y Target Est||85.85|
Could Chevron Be Positioned for Growth? In this series, we’ve looked at analyst ratings and target prices for Chevron (CVX) and analyzed the company’s debt and cash flow position to determine its future outlook. In Q1 2018, Chevron’s downstream earnings fell, contributing less to its total earnings due to narrower margins and lower throughputs.
Darren Woods is mounting a strong defense of his plan to rescue Exxon Mobil Corp. from its share-price slump with a multibillion dollar investment spree that’s at odds with the belt-tightening undertaken by rivals. Share buybacks will come only if there’s excess cash, the chief executive officer said in an interview Wednesday, ahead of a speech on the company’s strategy at Exxon’s annual meeting on May 30. Since Woods’ became CEO in 2017, Exxon has fallen 9 percent, compared with an 18 percent gain for its biggest rival, Royal Dutch Shell Plc. The CEO said he sees “a little bit of a disconnect” between the market’s short-term expectations and Exxon’s long-term planning.
Despite record corporate profits, a big tax cut, and falling unemployment, investors have been reluctant to bid stocks higher this quarter. There are no fundamental hints of an inbound bear market, so this may just be a manifestation of “Sell in May and Go Away,” an old stock market adage. In the Investopedia Daily Market Commentary webinar, we have been focusing on the reasons investors should stay involved in the market this summer.
Corp. plans to reduce methane emissions 15% by 2020, the latest in a series of pledges by major oil companies to voluntarily curtail releases of the potent greenhouse gas. The Texas-based company also said it intends to cut flaring, or burning of natural gas, by 25% over the same period. Exxon’s move Wednesday, a week before its annual meeting May 30, comes as pressure from investors mounts on big oil companies to not only disclose climate-related business risks, but also take action to reduce emissions linked to global warming.
Chevron (CVX) has upstream assets around the globe. CVX expects its production volumes to grow 4%–7% YoY (year-over-year) this year. In the first quarter, Chevron’s worldwide production rose 6.6% to 2.9 MMboepd (million barrel of oil equivalent per day). In comparison, in the first quarter, ExxonMobil (XOM) produced 3.9 MMboepd, and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and BP (BP) produced 3.8 MMboepd and 2.6 MMboepd, respectively.
Seasoned dividend investors know that there are big differences between stocks that pay dividends and companies that legitimately have “dividend stocks.” Companies in the latter category have, in many cases, displayed lengthy commitments to not only paying dividends but growing payouts as well. Many investors label companies with long dividend track records as “dividend aristocrats.” That is not just a catchy term. There are indices devoted to dividend aristocrats, including the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index.
Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday it was targeting a 15 percent cut in methane emissions by 2020, the latest effort by an oil major to reduce its carbon footprint and address climate change concerns. Exxon, like oil and gas majors across the world, is working to placate environmentalists and governments who are concerned about pollution from fossil fuels. BP said last month it would keep carbon emissions flat over the decade to 2025 to help tackle climate change.
Oil major Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday it would reduce noxious methane emissions by 15 percent by 2020. The company said it also expects to lower natural gas flaring across operations by about 25 ...
Chevron’s (CVX) earnings improved YoY (year-over-year) in the first quarter. Its overall adjusted earnings rose YoY from $2.3 billion to $3.6 billion, and upstream’s contribution rose from 51% to 92%. Contrarily, downstream’s contribution fell from 42% to 20%, and other activities dented earnings by 12%. Higher oil prices changed the company’s earnings mix. In this part, we’ll look at CVX’s upstream and downstream performance in the first quarter.
Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to reduce the amount of natural gas it burns as waste by a quarter within two years to reduce climate-changing emissions, something long demanded by environmental groups and activist investors. Efforts will be focused on oil wells off the coast of West Africa, Exxon said in a statement on Wednesday. The practice, known as flaring, has been assailed as wasteful and environmentally harmful on every continent where oil is produced.
ExxonMobil today announced greenhouse gas reduction measures that are expected to lead to significant improvements in emissions performance by 2020, including a 15 percent decrease in methane emissions and a 25 percent reduction in flaring. The company also announced its intention to improve its industry-leading energy efficiency in refining and chemical manufacturing facilities. ExxonMobil invests in lower-emission energy solutions such as cogeneration, flare reduction, energy efficiency, biofuels, carbon capture and storage and other technologies.
As talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement trudge onward, Canadian banking giant Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has made adjustments in its investment portfolio. The changes seem to suggest that the bank is more optimistic that the U.S. will smooth disputes with China—and that President Donald Trump’s ire will cool—more easily than with its Nafta partners. CIBC (CM) more than tripled its holdings in Apple (AAPL) in the first quarter, and raised its Amazon.com (AMZN) investment sevenfold from the end of 2017.
Could Chevron Be Positioned for Growth? Chevron’s (CVX) capex is primarily focused on the upstream segment. In the first quarter, 88% of Chevron’s capex was in the upstream segment, 11% was in the downstream segment, and 1% in other activities.
Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach has no plans to buy another foreign refinery after purchasing the Augusta refinery in Italy, Chief Executive Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour said on Wednesday. "For now it is not our plan to buy another one overseas," Kaddour told reporters, adding that the capacity of Augusta along with Sonatrach's Algiers and planned Hassi Messaoud refineries would enable Algeria to cover its needs. Sonatrach bought 175,000 barrel-per-day Augusta refinery in Sicily from ExxonMobil this month, the companies said.
The company is setting targets to reduce leaks of methane by 15 per cent, and flaring of unwanted gas by 25 per cent, by 2020, and will be deploying new equipment at its operations to achieve those goals. Methane, which is the principal component of natural gas, is a potent greenhouse gas, with a contribution to global warming that is many times greater than carbon dioxide.
Chevron’s (CVX) net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) ratio was 1.3x in the first quarter, below the average industry ratio of 1.6x. The industry average takes into account 13 integrated energy companies worldwide.
The tiny, impoverished nation of Papua New Guinea came out on the short end of a $19 billion development with Exxon Mobil Corp. to build one of Asia-Pacific’s biggest energy projects. By most accounts, the liquefied natural gas business that Exxon and partners built from scratch is an engineering and commercial success. The PNG LNG venture, which started operating in 2014, is delivering more fuel than expected to Asian economic giants Japan and China.
Could Chevron Be Positioned for Growth? CVX’s cash outflow from investing rose to $2.9 billion from $1.5 billion. Its cash outflow from financing stood at $0.6 billion due to net debt inflow. In the first quarter, Chevron generated $5.0 billion in cash from operations but had a cash outflow of $3.0 billion in the form of capital expenditure and $2.1 billion in the form of dividends, totaling $5.1 billion of cash outflow and resulting in a $0.1 billion cash flow difference.
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How Are XOM, CVX, Shell, and BP Trending in Q2 2018? Previously, we reviewed the changes in integrated energy stocks’ short interest. In this article, we’ll compare the forward valuations of integrated energy stocks ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A), and BP (BP).
In the previous article, we analyzed institutional holdings in integrated energy stocks. In this article, we’ll consider changes in short interest.