|Bid||0.0000 x 317000|
|Ask||0.0000 x 305200|
|Day's Range||1.5500 - 1.6600|
|52 Week Range||1.2600 - 4.9800|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||2.56|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Oct 28, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||2.00|
In the week that ended on September 20, US crude oil prices rose 5.9%. On September 14, drones attack crippled Saudi Arabia oil production by 50%.
The market wasn't sure what to make of the interest rate cut. Stocks spent the better part of the day just a bit in the red, but when thrown for a look by the Federal Reserve's decision to lower rates to the tune of a quarter of a point, they slumped in a measurable way. By the time the closing bell rang though, the S&P 500 was back to just a hair better than a breakeven.Source: Shutterstock The broad market might have fared much better were it not for FedEx (NYSE:FDX). Shares of the delivery giant fell nearly 13% after falling short of last quarter's earnings estimates and then dialing back its 2020 outlook. Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) was a major drag too though, sliding more than 10% lower as investors unwound their buying spurred earlier this week by news that an attack on oil fields in the Middle East posed a threat to global supply.Among the winners that helped keep the S&P 500 out of the red was General Electric (NYSE:GE), albeit just barely. Shares of the beleaguered industrial giant mustered a little more than a breakeven on the heels of improving confidence in the company's recovery prospects.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 8 Dividend Stocks to Buy for a Recession As for stocks worth a closer inspection moving into today's action, take a look at the stock charts of H & R Block (NYSE:HRB), SYSCO (NYSE:SYY) and The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Here's why. Western Union (WU)Were it just the loss shares of The Western Union Company logged on Wednesday, the matter might be dismissible. In fact, it wouldn't even be interesting to take note of.Between the shape of yesterday's intraday action though, and the context in which it happened, it's difficult to ignore. While the bigger-picture uptrend is still completely intact, it's nearing a breaking point, and is more vulnerable now than it has been at any point in the past several months. * Click to EnlargeYesterday's start was a firmly bullish one, but over the course of the day, that gain was turned into a decided loss. Such an intraday swing is concerning, even if it has not yet dragged WU below its blue 20-day moving average line. * The underpinnings for what's quickly turning into a new downtrend, however, is the bar from Sept. 12 (highlighted). After a week and a half of gains leading up and into it, the open and close at the middle of that high/low range. This often occurs at pivot points, in this case out of an uptrend and into a downtrend. * It's only evident on the weekly chart, but this month's red-hot bullishness has pushed Western Union deep into overbought territory, according to the RSI indicator. H & R Block (HRB)Back in late June, H & R Block shares were knocking on the door of a huge technical ceiling. The stock had just pushed up and off of a horizontal floor, and though not yet above a key high, the momentum at the time suggested such a move was likely.It never happened. In fact, HRB stock fell all the way back to near that familiar floor, where it's still applying pressure. The risk of a breakdown still looms large, and another slightly different support level has since come into play. * 10 Companies Making Their CEOs Rich * Click to EnlargeThe big trading range that has remained intact for nearly two years now is framed with yellow dashed lines on both stock charts, plotted between $24 and $29, give or take. * In the meantime, a new rising floor has materialized. Plotted in light blue on both stock charts, it connects all the key lows since June of last year, including yesterday's low. * Although there's bearish momentum in place here, we've seen that before to no avail. A bounce is just as possible given the situation. Either outcome could be tradeworthy though. SYSCO (SYY)Finally, a little more than two months ago, SYSCO was pegged as a good rally candidate. Although at the time it was stalling at the resistance dished out by the 50-day moving average line plotted in purple on both stock charts, the bigger-picture framework boded well.That prospect has since panned out. Although it took a pretty good pullback and then quite a running start to get SYY shares over their hump, now that they are, there's a ton of room to run. * Click to EnlargeThat last look is marked with a yellow arrow on the daily chart. Shares technically moved above it, but had to come back and kiss the white 200-day moving average line to fully regroup. * This rebound effort is still all part of a much bigger trading range that put a new rally in motion late last year. The confines of this expanding wedge pattern are marked in blue dashed lines on the weekly chart. * The same weekly chart suggests SYY stock could climb to $90 or higher before major resistance is met. The broad market, of course, will have to help out for that to happen.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about him at his website jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 8 Dividend Stocks to Buy for a Recession * 10 Companies Making Their CEOs Rich * The 7 Best S&P 500 Stocks of 2019 So Far The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: Western Union, SYSCO and H & R Block appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Today, the EIA plans to report natural gas inventories for the week ended September 13. A negative inventories spread could support natural gas prices.
Today at 12:44 PM ET, US crude oil prices declined 4.1%. News reports indicate that Saudi Arabia plans to restore its oil production by early October.
Midstream biggie Energy Transfer (ET) said on Monday it would buy SemGroup (SEMG) for $5.1 billion. Meanwhile, supermajor ExxonMobil (XOM) confirmed its 14th oil discovery off the coast of Guyana.
Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. tumbled 13.8% in very active afternoon trading, weighed down by the pullback in crude oil prices following the previous session's rocket ride. Trading volume topped 74.6 million shares, compared with the full-day average of about 60.3 million shares, and enough to make the stock the most actively traded on the major U.S. exchanges, according to FactSet data. Chesapeake's stock had run up 15.7% on Monday, as the weekend attacks on Saudia Arabian oil facilities sent crude oil futures shooting up 15%, the biggest one-day gain since January 2009. On Tuesday, crude futures fell 5.6%, extending declines after Saudi's energy minister reportedly said oil production will be fully back online by the end of the month. On Tuesday, crude oil prices dropped 5.6%. Chesapeake's stock has lost 15.5% year to date, while the SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF has gained 8.4% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has advanced 16.0%.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- There’s one energy market that won’t feast on renewed fear of conflict in the Middle East. The windfall accruing to oil producers after the weekend’s attacks in Saudi Arabia is a bad sign for U.S. natural gas.Far from scrambling for supplies, production of freedom molecules just hit a new record. Ordinarily, that would be cause for celebration. And it is for customers. Producers, meanwhile, are drowning in the stuff – or, rather, burning it off. Flaring of natural gas, when producers burn the excess that they can’t use or sell, is also hitting records. Preliminary data from Rystad Energy show producers in the Permian shale basin flared more than 800 million cubic feet per day in June. On a trailing 12-month basis, they burned off almost enough to supply the entirety of Texas residential gas demand.This is why even though the benchmark Nymex gas futures price has risen almost 30% over the past five weeks, it still trades below $2.70 per million BTU. Average swaps for 2020 are back merely to where they stood in mid-July.We’re dealing with a broken market here, and the re-emergence of oil’s geopolitical premium exacerbates that.This is because a significant portion of the growth in U.S. gas supply is effectively de-linked from the price. So much gas is being flared in the Permian basin because it’s a mere by-product of oil output. Associated gas comes out of the ground alongside oil. Producers care more about the latter, since it’s worth much more and easier to transport (oil can be trucked out if need be; not so with gas).That means gas prices can fall very low and still not persuade frackers to ease off. How low? Speaking at a forum organized last week by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Rusty Braziel of RBN Energy estimated that if oil is trading at $55 a barrel, a typical Permian well could break even with gas priced as low as negative $4. That’s right, they could pay customers to take the gas and still do OK – which happened in West Texas already this year.As it is, after the Saudi attacks, West Texas Intermediate crude is trading back above $60. At $65, Braziel estimates the breakeven gas price would be negative $8.The renewed geopolitical premium in oil is like a windfall for U.S. frackers, adding dollars to the price they get and displacing competing supply from the market. It’s no accident that the strongest-performing E&P stocks on Monday morning are walking wounded such as Whiting Petroleum Corp. and California Resources Corp. Chesapeake Energy Corp., a company that exemplifies the shale-gas boom and bust, is up more than 10% as I write this.Besides adding to earnings, higher futures prices offer producers a chance to lock in revenue for next year via hedging. As of now, 2020 swaps are up by less than $3 a barrel, to just over $55, reflecting the concentration of fear in the near end of the curve. But if Saudi Arabia takes longer to fully restore output or, more ominously, we enter a cycle of retaliation and escalation, then that fear would spread further out. Anything that encourages more rather than less fracking adds to the glut weighing on gas prices.In theory, even if pricing isn’t affecting gas production, all that flaring should ultimately cause another mechanism to kick in and limit supply. Flaring requires waivers from the Railroad Commission of Texas, which regulates the state’s oil and gas industry. And the fact that a swathe of the state is now lit up like a Christmas tree most nights suggests some sort of limit ought to be near.Hopefully you’re sitting down when I tell you the Railroad Commission seems to be just fine with all that potentially salable fuel (and greenhouse gas) just being vented or burned off into the atmosphere. Remarkably, they ruled in a recent case in favor of a producer who wanted to flare gas even though its wells were connected to pipelines that could have taken it away. This was a function of cost, not physical necessity.Such actions could ultimately prove harmful to the industry, and not just in terms of provoking an environmental backlash. Gabriel Collins of Rice University’s Baker Institute points out that if pipeline operators must now contend with the possibility that producers can just flare even if pipelines are there, then those operators may demand more-stringent contract terms or just think twice about building new capacity at all. If we are entering a prolonged period of upheaval in the global oil market, however, then what is the likelihood regulators in a state exemplifying U.S. energy dominance will choose now to take a more restrictive approach? Yet, absent that, as Collins says, “ultimately, you’re putting all the optionality in the hands of the producers.” And those peculiarly Texan torches and that moribund gas market tell you exactly what producers like to do best.To contact the author of this story: Liam Denning at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Gongloff at email@example.comThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Liam Denning is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering energy, mining and commodities. He previously was editor of the Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street column and wrote for the Financial Times' Lex column. He was also an investment banker.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
On September 12, natural gas prices rose 0.9% to $2.574 per MMBtu, and the EIA reported its natural gas inventories for the week that ended on September 6.
Chesapeake Energy's (CHK) 250.7 million common stock issuance represents 15.3 of the company's 1.63 billion shares outstanding as of Jul 31, 2019.
Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. dropped on heavy volume Wednesday, pulled down by a selloff in crude oil prices, although some Wall Street analysts were upbeat on the oil and gas company’s plan to issue a large amount of common stock in exchange for debt.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. said Tuesday it entered into a privately negotiated agreement to issue a total of 250.7 million shares of common stock in exchange for senior notes and convertible preferred stock. the stock slumped 2.1% in premarket trading. "We had an opportunity to partner with a large, multi-asset investment manager who believes in the long-term value of our common shares and, in doing so, retired a portion of our debt and preferred stock at a significant discount to its par value and reduced our annual interest and preferred dividend payments by approximately $35 million," said the oil and gas company's chief executive, Doug Lawler. The common stock issuance represents 15.3% of the 1.63 billion shares outstanding as of July 31. The stock will be exchanged for $40 million in 5.75% convertible preferred stock, $112.7 million in 4.875% senior notes due 2022, $129.3 million in 5.75% senior notes due 2023, $155.8 million in 5.5% convertible senior notes due 2026 and $150 million in 8.0% senior notes due 2027. The stock has shed 10.0% year to date through Monday, while the SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF has gained 5.0% and the S&P 500 has rallied 18.8%.
OKLAHOMA CITY , Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 9, 2019 , Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) entered into a privately negotiated securities exchange agreement under which it has agreed ...
Today, the API plans to release its oil inventory data for the week ended August 30. Gasoline inventories are expected to fall by 1.8 MMbbls.
Reports state that Hong Kong could withdraw its controversial extradition bill that sparked mass protests. This event could impact the US-China trade deal.
An attack on Saudi Arabian oil production over the weekend shocked markets. Emily Hawthorne, Stratfor Middle East analyst, joins Akiko Fujita on 'The Ticker' to discuss what the potential geopolitical implications of this could be.