73.79 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:12PM EDT
|Bid||73.79 x 900|
|Ask||73.79 x 2200|
|Day's Range||73.04 - 74.80|
|52 Week Range||64.65 - 87.36|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.05|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||17.00|
|Earnings Date||Jul 25, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.48 (4.33%)|
|1y Target Est||85.03|
President Donald Trump on Thursday tore into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying the California Democrat had “lost it” after she suggested his family hold an intervention for the good of the country.
Energy stocks were leading the broader stock market's declines Thursday, as crude oil prices suffered a second-straight sharp selloff amid concerns over both weaker demand and increased supply. The SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF droppped 3.3% toward a 4 1/2-month low, and was by far the biggest decliners of the SPDR ETFs tracking the S&P 500's 11 sectors, while the S&P 500 shed 1.3%. All 29 of the ETF's (XLE) equity components were losing ground, led by shares of Hess Corp. , down 6.8% and Diamondback Energy Inc. , down 6.1%. Among other more active XLE components, shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp. gave up 2.5%, Halliburton Co. shed 5.2%, Exxon Mobil Corp. lost 2.4%, Chevron Corp. shed 2.6% and Kinder Morgan Inc. declined 1.9%. Crude oil futures dropped 4.2%, after falling 2.7% on Wednesday.
The fact that the electric effect is in full force with EVs on track to dominate the market in the future has sent a clarion call to the energy industry as well.
The federal government's EIA report revealed that crude inventories rose by 4.7 million barrels for the week ending May 17 to a 22-month high.
The probe is broad in scope and is at an early “investigatory stage,” Clive Thomas, director of the the State Assets Recovery Agency, said in an interview in the seaside capital of Georgetown last week. The Stabroek, Kaieteur and Canje blocks, all operated by Exxon, will be part of the inquiry, as well as Orinduik operated by Tullow, he said. The investigation pits the administration of President David Granger against the previous government headed by Donald Ramotar, who left office in 2015.
Futures in New York slipped 2.7% Wednesday, the biggest drop since May 2, after the U.S. Energy Department said weekly crude inventories had swelled to the highest level since July 2017. Gasoline stockpiles also grew faster than expected, domestic oil production ticked up and refinery utilization fell to the lowest seasonally adjusted level in five years. Prices had already been falling along with equity markets Wednesday as trade tensions between the world’s top two economies showed no signs of abating.
Two years after breaking ground on a $95 million Science and Engineering Building, the University of Texas at San Antonio has made significant progress on its largest construction project ever. The crane used to build the shell of the more than 160,000-square-foot structure is gone. The walls are up, and by the time UTSA students arrive for the fall semester, some of the glass and brick on the building’s façade will be installed. UTSA officials said the progress symbolizes the university’s growth and what the project will bring for how the institution and its students conduct research.
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Gas production at the Groningen field must be cut more quickly than planned after a relatively large earthquake struck in the far North of the Netherlands, the country's economic affairs minister Eric ...
“The economic engagement with Houston and this part of the country is very critical for us,” the Indian ambassador to the U.S. told the Houston Business Journal.
A 3.4 magnitude earthquake that hit the northern Dutch region of Groningen on Wednesday will not immediately alter current plans for gas production there, a government spokesman said. "We will await ...
A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Dutch region of Groningen, home of one of Europe's largest natural gas fields, early on Wednesday, Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said. The quake was the most severe ...
Norway's Equinor (EQNR) acquired an additional 22.45% stake in GoM's Caesar Tonga oilfield, while energy services behemoth Schlumberger (SLB) sold several drilling assets for $400 million.
As Iraq has been drawn in to the escalating tensions between Iran and the U.S., U.S. citizens have been evacuated from the country and some oil workers have now left as well
Here Are Wall Street Analysts' Top Integrated Energy Picks(Continued from Prior Part)Analyst ratings for ShellRoyal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) has the third-highest percentage of “buy” ratings among the six integrated energy stocks (ExxonMobil,
Hopes for a speedy resumption of oil exports from Russia to Poland and Germany along the Druzhba pipeline route are fading after plans to remove dirty oil from the pipeline had a major setback last week, three trading sources said. Russia halted oil flows along the pipeline to Eastern Europe and Germany in April because of contaminated crude, leaving refiners in Europe scrambling to find supplies. Under the restart plan, Total was due to take the lion's share of the dirty oil into its Leuna refinery in Germany to dilute and process it there, sources said.
Here Are Wall Street Analysts' Top Integrated Energy Picks(Continued from Prior Part)ExxonMobil ranks lastIn this part, we’ll examine analyst ratings for ExxonMobil (XOM), which occupies the last slot among the integrated energy companies we’re
Here Are Wall Street Analysts' Top Integrated Energy Picks(Continued from Prior Part)BP stands in bottom twoBP (BP) is one of the two integrated energy stocks that has less than 60% “buy” ratings. ExxonMobil (XOM) is in the same boat with 23% of
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) stock is allegedly having a tough time recruiting people to come work at the company. That's a good thing if you own FB stock. I'll explain why.But first, a little backstory.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsCNBC recently reported that it's spoken with more than half a dozen recruiters who've left Facebook in 2019 about the difficult questions potential job applicants are asking the company. It seems no one wants to work for a company that cares very little about people's privacy.According to these recruiters, job acceptance rates at Facebook have plummeted since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke in March 2018.Can you blame someone for having second thoughts about working at the company? An Opportunity for Change for FB StockGoing to work at Facebook if privacy is sacrosanct to your beliefs is like an animal lover going to work at Canada Goose (NYSE:GOOS) or an environmentalist taking a job at Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM). * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) Betray people's trust and you are going to get put under the microscope.However, owners of FB stock shouldn't view the alleged inability of Facebook to attract the best talent as a problem. Instead, they ought to see this as an opportunity for the company to chart a new course. This new trajectory should lead to even higher acceptance rates than is historically its norm.The recruiters who CNBC spoke to suggest that the acceptance rates from job offers to new grads at top schools such as Stanford and Carnegie Mellon have fallen from 85% before the scandal to between 35% and 55% after.Software engineers, the backbone for every tech company, have seen acceptance rates drop approximately 40% in 2019.Naturally, Facebook's trying to spin this in the most positive way possible. All's Good at Facebook, So They SaySpokesperson Anthony Harrison says the company's headcount in the first quarter of 2019 increased 36% year-over-year. Facebook is hiring like the dickens. Furthermore, the recruiters' figures are inaccurate, Harrison suggests."Facebook regularly ranks high on industry lists of most attractive employers," Harrison said in a statement. "For example, in the last year we were rated as 1 on Indeed's Top Rated Workplaces, 2 on LinkedIn's Top Companies, and 7 on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work."Now, if you own Facebook stock, I would be concerned about Harrison's take on the matter. His comments appear to show minimal comprehension or sensitivity to the fact that prospective employees are worried about the level of trust between themselves and their future employer.As a shareholder, wouldn't you want job candidates to ask Facebook's management team tough questions? Especially since privacy issues have plagued the company and the FB stock price.I sure would."The biggest thing that impacted people at Facebook is that we found out information at the same time as the general public did," one recruiter who left recently said. "It was like, 'Wait, shouldn't one of our leaders have told us about this first versus our parents or friends reaching out?' It was a shock."Kudos to CNBC for publishing this story.Facebook shareholders deserve to know that CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg and the rest of its upper management haven't fully come to grips with the seriousness of the privacy issue.Furthermore, it appears by Harrison's comments that it hasn't adjusted its macro view of the world. It still thinks its poop doesn't stink.College grads might be burdened with a ton of debt. But they're wise enough to know when a situation isn't worth the trouble no matter the remuneration. The Bottom Line on FB StockIn February, I called FB stock a buy, arguing that although it had many problems, leadership wasn't one of them. These allegations, if true, bring my opinion squarely into question.The only thing that's going to get Facebook fully out of the doghouse among new grads is honesty and integrity: to the public, its advertisers, the government, its shareholders, and most importantly its employees.What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. The Facebook stock price can actually benefit from the underlying company receiving sharp scrutiny. However, this requires acknowledgement that the privacy scandals have negatively impacted recruitment. If you own FB stock, embrace management's feet being held over the fire. It's the only way a company's culture can change for the better. And change it must.I still think Facebook stock is a buy. However, I'll be following this story more closely to see if a leopard can change its spots.At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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Total and Eni have stopped payments for the contaminated oil sold to them by Russian firms and said they will only pay when compensation is agreed, trading sources said, upping the stakes in what the sources say is Russia's worst oil supply disruption. The French and Italian oil majors told their suppliers, including Russia's Rosneft and Surgut, that they would be ready to make payments when the extent of damages is clear and would pay for clean oil when supplies resume, the sources said. Total and Eni are big buyers of Russian oil and are still purchasing it via multiple routes besides Druzhba, which is a major pipeline from Russia to Central Europe and Germany.