|Bid||19.11 x 3200|
|Ask||19.25 x 2200|
|Day's Range||18.68 - 19.90|
|52 Week Range||18.37 - 56.47|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||2.18|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||6.83|
|Earnings Date||Jul 29, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||36.34|
The stock market knows something policymakers don't: The era of oil stocks is dead.Despite Administration efforts to embargo Iran and Venezuela, and despite fracking's growing control over supply, the price of the U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude oil remains below where it was last fall. The global price, defined by Brent North Sea oil, dropped $7 per barrel in the month before May 23.A decade that began with an "energy crisis" is ending in a global glut, just as U.S. production reaches a record 12 million barrels a day.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsTo keep production high, the Administration is giving the oil companies everything they always wanted. Rules on safety are being abolished. Government-owned lands are being opened for drilling. The Administration is trying to open Alaska to oil exploration.Yet despite what had been the best quarter for prices in a decade and predictions from analysts of even-higher prices, stocks in the oil sector haven't risen in five years. The U.S. Oil Fund (NYSEARCA:USO), an ETF tracking the oil sector, is down 68% over that time, while the S&P 500 is up 46%.How is this possible? It's possible because oil and gas no longer represent cheap energy. Renewable energy, not just efficiency but electricity produced without oil, gas or nuclear fuel, is becoming the cheap energy.The lifetime cost of solar and wind installations, $63.20 per Megawatt-hour, is now below that of coal, and approaching that of natural gas. The solar power expansion that began early this decade in the Far West, spurred by favorable tax laws, has now spread to the heart of the U.S. oilpatch. * 10 Names That Are Screaming Stocks to Buy What should be a golden era in the oilpatch tastes like dust on Wall Street because it has come too late. Exxon Mobil (XOM)Source: Shutterstock Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) stock reached its peak for the year in April, trading at over $83 per share. On May 23, it was trading below $74.At that price, the stock yielded 4.33% in dividends, $3.48 per share, and had a price-to-earnings ratio of 17 … slightly below the market. In 2018, Exxon Mobil earned $4.88 per share, but for the first quarter, it earned only 55 cents per share fully diluted, below analyst estimates.Exxon Mobil is the most diversified of the American oil majors. It produces oil around the world, refines it, and markets it through its own stations. Exxon blamed the first quarter on its refining segment. Its report highlighted a huge new oil find off the coast of Guyana, and a gas find off the coast of Cyprus. Its very diversification is hurting results.The analyst verdict on Exxon Mobil is weakening, with four analysts taking down buy orders and entering the weaker "hold" camp in the last three months. Analysts are worried about Exxon Mobil's ability to generate cash from operations. The best-run company in Houston has become the least-favorite major oil stock. If Exxon Mobil, with its global reach, diversification, yield and $279 billion in 2018 revenue, up almost 20% from 2017, isn't a great investment, what is? Schlumberger (SLB)Source: Shutterstock Oil has become a technology business, and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) is its master.Schlumberger technology makes it easier than ever to find oil, to drill for it, and to measure what's going on inside a well. Schlumberger pays a 50-cent-per-share dividend that was yielding 4.69% at the May 23 price of about $37.50. It generated $5.7 billion in operating cash flow last year, on a market cap of $51.4 billion.So, you think, business is great, and people are wonderful. Not so fast.Over the last five years, Schlumberger has been a disastrous investment. The shares are down 64% in that time. The dividend hasn't been increased since 2015. Profits have been falling over the last four quarters and are down 60% from their 2015 peak, when Schlumberger bought oil tools producer Cameron for $14.8 billion. Capital spending has been declining in the oil patch, and Schlumberger is suffering. Commodity oversupply means better technology for reaching that commodity isn't a good investment. Analysts, however, have yet to give up on the stock, with half keeping it on their buy lists. * 7 Marijuana Stocks to Play the CBD Trend Schlumberger management remains optimistic about international operations and there are still analysts pounding the table for it. But it's generally "out of sight, out of mind," a stock that's seldom written about, where mid-decade it was one of the hottest stocks in the market. Whiting Petroleum (WLL)Source: SarahTz Via FlickrIn 2014, Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) bought Kodiak Oil & Gas for $3.8 billion, becoming the largest producer in the Bakken oil field of North Dakota and Montana, a field opened up by fracking technologyI called Whiting the "King of the Bakken." I also told investors to "sell while you can."Since then, the stock is down 88%; its market cap is down to $1.77 billion, half what it paid for Kodiak. Growing revenues, and even a $342 million profit in 2018, failed to attract buyers. Its March report slipped back into a loss of $69 million, and the shares have resumed their march toward zero.Things are so bad that when Whiting offered to buy QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP), another big Bakken player, Whiting shares fell 10%. No thanks, investors said, we're full.Making things worse is that CEO Brad Holly, hired from Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) in 2017, was named in a sexual harassment scandal at his former employer. Holly vigorously denies the charges, but such charges have to be distracting.There remain analysts pounding the table for Whiting, and the North Dakota oilpatch.The problem is that all oil is not created equal. Transportation costs create a discount between the Bakken price and what Texas oil brings. Even if Whiting is paying $50 per barrel to bring oil up, it was only attracting $52 per barrel in February. The price for Bakken oil has been as high as $65/barrel in the last year, but as low as $38/barrel.The market's verdict is clear, and it seemed clear to me years ago. Get out of oil stocks while you can.Dana Blankenhorn http://www.danablankenhorn.com is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of the mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family https://www.amazon.com/Reluctant-Detective-Finds-Her-Family-ebook/dp/B07FSRDR4Y/, available at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing, he owned no shares in companies mentioned in this article. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post 3 Oil Stocks to Drop Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Oil and Broader Market Dragged the Energy PortfolioOil dragged energy stocks lowerOn May 16, US crude oil June futures fell 5.7% and settled at $57.91 per barrel—the biggest daily decline for active US crude oil futures since December 24. A 1.2%
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DENVER, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EnerCom is pleased to announce that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Occidental Petroleum (OXY) Cedric Burgher will deliver the luncheon keynote address on Monday, August 12, 2019, at EnerCom's The Oil & Gas Conference® in downtown Denver's Westin hotel. Mr. Burgher joined Occidental in May 2017 bringing more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector. Prior to joining Occidental, he was senior vice president of investor relations at EOG Resources (EOG), and he led financial organizations at QR Energy, Quantum Energy Partners, KBR, Halliburton (HAL) and Baker Hughes (BHGE). Mr. Burgher's experience includes a decade of CFO experience, leading two IPOs and a broad range of M&A and capital markets transactions.
Whiting Petroleum Corp NYSE:WLLView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is neutral but weakening * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is high * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | NegativeShort interest is extremely high for WLL with more than 20% of shares on loan. This means that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are currently targeting WLL. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $703 million over the last one-month into ETFs that hold WLL are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS MarkitThere is no PMI sector data available for this security. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NeutralThe current level displays a neutral indicator with a weakening bias over the past 1-month. Although WLL credit default swap spreads are rising, indicating the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness, they are still comfortably within the range of the last three years.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.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.
The Denver-based natural gas and oil explorer and producer said in February that it would explore a sale after activist investor Elliott Management Corp. made a $2 billion proposal to acquire the company. A final decision hasn’t been made and QEP’s plans could still change, they said. Representatives for Blackstone and Elliott declined to comment.
Is May Ideal for Oil Bulls?(Continued from Prior Part)Futures spreadOn May 6, the US crude oil June 2019 futures closed ~$2.5 above the June 2020 futures. On April 29, the futures spread was at a premium of $3. On April 29–May 6, US crude oil June
Lower y/y realized prices of oil, gas and NGLs result in bottom-line deterioration for Whiting Petroleum (WLL) in first-quarter 2019 compared with the prior-year period.
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Oil and gas companies are reporting some rough financial results thanks to low oil prices in early 2019. Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. (Nasdaq: XOG) and Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) reported first-quarter revenue declines due to lower oil prices and slower production growth to start the year. The Denver-based independent oil companies each said their oil well production in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of northeast Colorado declined due to shutting wells during March blizzards.
The chipmaker's quarterly results beat Wall Street profit forecasts and it expects more than $4.5 billion from a settlement deal with Apple. The oil and gas company reported a plunge in revenue and a surprise loss during the quarter.
Whiting (WLL) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -180.00% and -7.21%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
DENVER (AP) _ Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) on Wednesday reported a first-quarter loss of $68.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Denver-based company said it had a loss of 76 cents per share. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share.
DENVER-- -- First Quarter 2019 Daily Production Averaged 128,670 BOE/d First Quarter 2019 Williston Basin Production Averaged 113,215 BOE/d, a 10% increase Year-over-Year and a 2% increase over Fourth Quarter 2018 First Quarter Capital Expenditures Totaled $219 Million with $201 Million Related to Operated Properties and $18 Million Related to Non-Operated Properties Eastern Williston Basin Pod 8 Infills ...
We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the SEC The 13F filings show the funds' and investors' portfolio positions as of December 31st. In this article, we look at what those funds think of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) based on that […]
Whiting (WLL) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) will release its first quarter 2019 financial and operating results on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after the market closes. A conference call with investors, analysts and other interested parties is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. ET (10:00 a.m. CT, 9:00 a.m. MT) on Thursday, May 2, 2019 to discuss Whiting's first quarter 2019 financial and operating results. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the conference call by clicking on the following link: http://dpregister.com/10130657.