|Bid||64.80 x 800|
|Ask||65.30 x 800|
|Day's range||64.53 - 66.57|
|52-week range||62.47 - 87.67|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.89|
|PE ratio (TTM)||12.79|
|Earnings date||11 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||3.12 (4.77%)|
|1y target est||88.40|
(Bloomberg) -- Occidental Petroleum Corp. will look for ways to cut costs other than dropping rigs, in response to the recent slump in oil prices, according to Chief Executive Officer Vicki Hollub.
On December 12, US crude oil January futures fell 1% and closed at $51.15 per barrel. The market wasn’t expecting a decline of 1.2 million barrels in US crude oil inventories for the last week, which might have dragged oil prices. OPEC and its allies’ production cut might not have boosted the bullish sentiment for oil prices, which we discussed in the previous part.
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Chevron, EOG Resources, Devon Energy, Occidental Petroleum and Diamondback Energy
Occidental (OXY) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
Devon Energy (DVN) isn’t expected to report a positive FCF (free cash flow) in the fourth quarter. Devon Energy’s management expects an excess cash inflow of $5 billion by the end of 2018 assuming WTI at $65 per barrel, natural gas prices at $3 per MMBtu, and current WCS (Western Canada Select) strip pricing when it released its third-quarter results.
There are a number of reasons that attract investors towards large-cap companies such as Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY), with a market cap of US$53b. Market participants who are conscious of Read More...
Jeff Currie, Goldman Sachs’ (GS) commodities’ head, told CNBC that oil’s fall to $50 will hurt US oil producers. However, US President Donald Trump appreciated oil’s fall in recent tweets. On November 26, US crude oil active futures rose 2.4% from their lowest closing price of $50.42 per barrel in 2018.
America has become the top oil-producing country in the world, due in part to the production of these giant oil companies.
On November 19, ConocoPhillips (COP) confirmed to CNBC that it has been engaged in talks with Jim Ratcliffe, the United Kingdom’s wealthiest man and Ineos’ CEO, about selling its assets in the United Kingdom. The deal could fetch ~$3 billion for ConocoPhillips.
On November 12–19, the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) fell 1.6%—the largest decline among major energy ETFs. A fall of 4.8% in US crude oil prices has either dragged or limited the upside in upstream energy stocks. However, with OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers’ plan to reduce the oil output, US crude oil prices might see an upside.
On November 7–14, our list of oil-weighted stocks fell 11.2%—compared to the 8.8% fall in US crude oil December futures. On average, our list of oil-weighted stocks underperformed US crude oil prices. In the previous part, we saw that most of these oil-weighted stocks’ correlations with oil prices rose significantly.
ConocoPhillips (COP) has strengthened its FCF (free cash flow) in the past one year. On a quarterly basis, COP’s FCF grew by 34.8% in Q3 2018. The rise in oil prices contributed to the rise in COP’s free cash flow. In part one, we discussed the impact of oil prices on COP’s earnings.
As of November 12, Brent crude oil active futures had fallen 18.3% from their almost four-year closing high of $86.29 per barrel on October 3. However, so far in Q4 2018, Brent crude oil active futures have averaged ~4% higher on a quarter-over-quarter basis. If oil prices trade within a downside limit of ~4% from current levels, with almost half of the period left in Q4 2018, ConocoPhillips (COP) might achieve analysts’ consensus estimate, which is two cents lower than adjusted EPS last quarter. COP has an oil-weighted portfolio of 58%. ...
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On November 2–9, the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) rose 0.6%—the least among major energy ETFs. US crude oil prices just above $60 and a fall of 4.7% last week due to supply concerns might have either dragged or limited the upside in upstream energy stocks. However, Saudi Arabia’s announcement on November 11 about reducing its exports by half a million barrels per day in December might bring a small pause to oil’s fall.
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On October 31–November 7, our list of oil-weighted stocks rose 3.4%—compared to the 5.6% fall in US crude oil December futures. On average, our list of oil-weighted stocks outperformed US crude oil prices. In the previous part, we saw that most of these oil-weighted stocks had higher and positive correlations with the S&P 500 Index (SPY) than oil prices. In the trailing week, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) rose 3.8%.