75.12 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:55PM EDT
|Bid||75.05 x 1000|
|Ask||75.25 x 3100|
|Day's Range||75.03 - 75.71|
|52 Week Range||64.45 - 79.42|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.14%|
U.S. Silica Holdings (SLCA) stock has fallen 40% so far in 2018. The stock has seen a downward trend since mid-May, and it hit a new 52-week low this month. It has recovered a bit since then.
In the week ending September 7, the inventories spread was -18.4%. The inventories spread is the difference between natural gas inventories and their five-year average.
The natural gas rig count stood at 186 last week—unchanged from the previous week. However, the natural gas rig count has fallen ~88.5% from its record level of 1,606 in 2008.
Energy stocks are on fire. The XLE energy ETF XLE is tracking for a seventh straight positive session on Wednesday in its longest streak in four months. Miller Tabak equity strategist Matt Maley says the charts show a bigger breakout ahead for one sector stock: Hess.
On September 17, US crude oil October futures fell just 0.1% and settled at $68.91 per barrel. However, in the last trading session, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) rose 0.2%.
The CEO of Richard Bernstein Advisors believes the notion of a late-cycle environment is confusing investors.
Yesterday, President Trump imposed a 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of goods from China. For now, tariffs don’t yet cover Apple (AAPL) smartwatches and some other consumer products. While the tariffs are a somewhat toned-down version of what Trump previously threatened, they have nevertheless hurt sentiments. Trump also warned China that “we will immediately pursue phase three, which is tariffs on approximately $267 billion of additional imports” if the country retaliated against the tariffs. China has previously retaliated against US tariffs with tit-for-tat measures.
This week, specific events could affect oil and natural gas prices. The EIA’s (U.S. Energy Information Administration) Drilling Productivity Report, set to be released early this week, could be an important roadmap for oil and natural gas prices. Oil prices may also be sensitive to the OPEC and non-OPEC meeting scheduled for this weekend. The EIA’s latest oil and natural gas inventory data, scheduled to be released on September 19 and 20, respectively, could be an important short-term driver for oil and natural gas prices.
On September 14, Morgan Stanley raised its price target for Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) from $27 to $28. It also raised its price target for Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) from $26 to $28. Plains All American Pipeline stock has risen ~18%, and Plains GP Holdings stock has risen ~10% so far in 2018.
Between September 7 and 14, US equity indexes rose. Last week, the S&P 500 (SPY), the S&P Mid-Cap 400 (IVOO), and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) rose 1.2%, 1%, and 0.9%, respectively. Energy stocks form about 5.9%, 5.1%, and 5.2%, respectively, of these equity indexes.
Midstream sector stocks underperformed the broader markets last week, which ended on September 14. The Alerian MLP Index gained 0.4% compared to a 1.2% rise for the S&P 500 Index. The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) rose 2% for the week, and crude oil prices increased 1.8%.
In 2017, the S&P 500 returned 21.70%, including dividends paid, but the energy sector did not get the memo. Last year, the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLE), the largest energy exchange-traded fund (ETF) by assets, lost 0.9%, marking the fifth time in the previous six years that the benchmark energy ETF trailed the S&P 500.
Lehman Brothers collapsed a decade ago. Since then, global markets have recouped their losses and equity markets have risen above their 2007–2008 highs. Broader markets have been hitting fresh highs this year. The PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) has risen 18.6% for the year based on the closing prices on September 14. Two US companies hit the coveted market capitalization of $1 trillion this year. While Apple (AAPL) is still holding onto that feat, Amazon (AMZN) pared its gains after momentarily exceeding a market capitalization of $1 trillion.
On September 6–13, US equity indexes had the following correlations with US crude oil October futures: the S&P Mid-Cap 400 (IVOO): -3.7% the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA): -6.9% the S&P 500 (SPY): -27.1%
On September 6–13, the major energy ETFs had the following correlations with US crude oil October futures: the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH): 85.4% the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP): 82.5% the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE): 82.3% the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP): 79.6%
On September 13, US crude oil October futures fell 2.5% and settled at $68.59 per barrel. On the same day, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) was unchanged. The S&P 500 Index (SPY) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DIA) rose 0.5% and 0.6% on September 13. Mute energy stocks might have helped these indexes to rise. In Part 3 of this series, we’ll analyze US crude oil’s relationship with these equity indexes.
To help investors keep up with the markets, we present our ETF Scorecard. The Scorecard takes a step back and looks at how various asset classes across the globe are performing. The weekly performance is from last Friday’s open to this week’s Thursday close.
On September 12, US crude oil October futures rose 1.6% and closed at $70.37 per barrel—the highest closing level for active US crude oil futures since July 20. In the last trading session, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) was unchanged, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DIA) rose 0.1%.
HollyFrontier Corp. said Thursday it has authorized a $1 billion stock repurchase program, to replace all previous buyback programs. The petroleum refiner said there was about $43.6 million remaining in a previous program. Based on Wednesday's stock closing price, that new program would allow the company to repurchase up to 14.2 million shares, or about 8% of the shares outstanding. The stock, which was still inactive in premarket trade, has soared 38% year to date, while the SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF has gained 2.2% and the S&P 500 has advanced 8.1%.
A former bull says sell tech and buy value. Morgan Stanley sounds the alarm on tech. With Mike Wilson, Morgan Stanley, CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Karen Finerman, Steve Grasso and Guy Adami.
Jonathan Corpina, senior managing partner at Meridian Equity Partners breaks down the latest developments in the market and what they mean for the oil sector.
Hurricane Florence is driving up demand for gas in the Carolinas, but can suppliers keep up? Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith, Dion Rabouin, Ethan Wolff-Mann, and Pras Subramanian talk with GasBuddy head of petroleum analysis Patrick DeHaan.
Stocks erase gains as Trump reportedly says he wants to move forward with tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods. Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith, Dion Rabouin, Jen Rogers and Ethan Wolff-Mann weigh in.