April 25, 2018: Markets opened slightly lower Wednesday and it did not appear that anything would turn that around. But turn they did in the early afternoon despite the 10-year Treasury yield topping 3% and stronger dollar. Maybe is was a couple of good earnings reports plus a few biggies after today’s close — like, Facebook and Ford, for example.
Equity indexes traded very near the break-even line just minutes before the closing bell. The closing tally could show either a small gain or a small loss for any of the indexes.
WTI crude oil for June delivery settled at $605 a barrel, up 0.5% for the day following a bearish report on inventories. June gold dropped about 0.8% on the day to settle at $1,322.80. Equities were headed for a mixed close about 10 minutes before the bell as the Dow traded flat for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.03%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 0.19%.
Bitcoin futures (XBTK8) for May delivery traded at $9,000, down about 5% on the CBOE after opening at $9,490 this morning. The digital currency’s trading range for the day was $8,780 to $9,790.
Hot Oil Stocks For 2019: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)
- [By Max Byerly]
Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Whiting Petroleum Co. (NYSE:WLL) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 14,439 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $489,000.
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These are the top 5 holdings of DFT Energy LPWhiting Petroleum Corp (WLL) – 400,000 shares, 18.19% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.56%Hess Corp (HES) – 170,000 shares, 11.57% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 30.77%Noble Energy Inc (NBL) – 200,000 shares, 8.15% of the total portfolio. Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) – 1,360,000 shares, 7.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.62%Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC)
Hot Oil Stocks For 2019: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)
- [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]
With these interesting trends emerging, there’s no doubt that investors are looking at this industry. To help investors start their search for great energy investments, we asked three of our investing contributors to each highlight a stock they see as a great buy now. Here’s why they picked Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP), and SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR).
- [By Tyler Crowe]
If you are an investor in Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), you aren’t in it for the thrills of rapid growth and skyrocketing stock prices. Instead, you’re probably looking for a consistent, reliable business that will continue to churn out cash. If that is the case, then this past quarter’s earnings report was right up your alley. By no means was it exciting, but it was another quarter of delivering consistent results.
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Cramer and the AAP team are looking for opportunities to trim stocks into strength based out of discipline. That means trimming Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.
Hot Oil Stocks For 2019: Halliburton Company(HAL)
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Energy sector earnings season starts rolling later this week, and as always, the party will kick off with the so-called big three oilfield services providers: Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) , General Electric Co.’s (GE) Baker Hughes (BHGE) , and Halliburton Co. (HAL) .
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Markets have been mixed on Monday as the 10-year Treasury yield closes in on 3%. Earnings reports today included from Halliburton (HAL) , Hasbro (HAS) and Kimberly-Clark (KMB) . Action Alerts PLUS holding Alphabet (GOOGL) is among the companies reporting after the close.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Earnings season is now in full swing, with today’s key reports fromAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) and Halliburton Co.(NYSE: HAL). Thanks to tax cuts, expectations are high. Analysts expect profit growth to top 18%, which would be the biggest jump in seven years. But there are a few bearish trends that are still lurking in the market. And if you’re serious about making money, you need to know how to harness them and target individual stocks for life-changing gains.Money MorningQuantitative Specialist Chris Johnson explains.
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KBR (NYSE: KBR)
Though an under-the-radar name, KBR was the construction arm of oilfield services giant Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) before being spun off. With a consolidated market cap of $2.6 billion, KBR describes itself, per its website, as a “global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies within the Government Services and Hydrocarbon sectors.”
- [By Tyler Crowe]
Even though Haliburton’s (NYSE:HAL) bottom line got hit yet again by the continued turmoil in Venezuela, the company was able to churn out a respectable profit for the first quarter of 2018. The number that pops out is that it grew revenue a whopping 34%. That’s quite an accomplishment for such a large business, but management still thinks it has a few more quarters of growth like this left in it.
- [By Shane Hupp]
FDx Advisors Inc. reduced its holdings in Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) by 19.6% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 64,630 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock after selling 15,713 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Halliburton were worth $3,034,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Hot Oil Stocks For 2019: ConocoPhillips(COP)
- [By John Bromels]
If you’re looking for a compelling oil and gas industry investment, why not start at the top? The biggest U.S. oil and gas company,ExxonMobil(NYSE:XOM), had been outperforming the biggest U.S. independent oil and gas exploration and production company,ConocoPhillips(NYSE:COP), for years as the oil price downturn hurt profits.
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Lang looked at a daily chart of Anadarko (APC) and Conoco Phillips (COP) , noting that Anadarko has been making higher highs and lows on strong volume, with a bullish MACD momentum indicator. Conoco has made a “W” shaped bottom with a bullish Chaikin money flow, signaling institutional buying. Lang and Cramer were fans of both names.
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As things stand right now, analysts anticipate that at least some Iranian oil will come off the market as a result of the sanctions. That lost output would further tighten an oil market that suddenly has little margin for error thanks to red-hot demand and tame supply growth. That’s the recipe for higher oil prices and could make top-tier U.S. oil stocks Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) big winners in the coming years.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
ConocoPhillips’ (NYSE:COP) management team has worked tirelessly in recent years to transform the oil company into one that could thrive on lower prices. As a result, itcashed in during the first quarterwhen crude was well above its baseline plan. That strong showing sets the company up for continued success in the coming year — a key theme running through management’s comments on the accompanying conference call, which detailed recent achievements and how they frame what lies ahead.
Hot Oil Stocks For 2019: Encana Corporation(ECA)
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Today, however, many drillers are setting a high bar for new wells. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has been one of the leaders in disrupting the former way of thinking by establishing a high return hurdle rate for new wells of 30% after-tax at $40 oil. Others followed with similar return-focused approaches, including Encana (NYSE:ECA), which needs locations to achieve a 35% after-tax return at $50 oil to meet its premium hurdle rate.
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Already, shale companies such as Encana (ECA) , Occidental Petroleum (OXY) and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) , among others, are reporting higher cash flows and earnings on higher oil prices. As a result, they are paying down debt, increasing dividends and engaging in buybacks. This is a dramatic improvement in shareholder yield for the group.