As many investors know, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is having a difficult time with its iPhone business right now. A slowdown in China’s economy, last year’s battery-replacement program, and a decrease in carrier subsidies have all made Apple’s large customer base hesitant to upgrade their phones. The slowdown in iPhone sales is currently causing Apple’s overall revenue and operating income to decline, as iPhones account for more than 60% of the company’s revenue.
However, all of Apple’s non-iPhone businesses grew last quarter. One particular bright spot was the services segment. Investors and analysts tend to like service companies much better than device companies, since services are often distributed as subscriptions, producing the consistent recurring revenue that investors love.
While Apple’s services business produces a rather small portion of its revenue today (12.9% last quarter), a growing, high-margin services business is highly attractive to investors. During Apple’s recent earnings call with analysts, management broke out the profitability of the services business for the first time and spent lots of time going through the segment’s impressive statistics. Here are the highlights.
Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Natural Gas(NG)
NovaGold Resources Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties primarily in North America. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, copper, zinc, and lead ores. It holds interests in the Donlin Creek property covering 81,361 acres and the Ambler property comprising 90,614 acres located in Alaska; and the Galore Creek property comprising 293,838 acres located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. The company was formerly known as NovaCan Mining Resources (1985) Limited and changed its name to NovaGold Resources Inc. in March 1987. NovaGold Resources Inc. was founded in 1984 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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- [By Max Byerly]
A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in NG. SlateStone Wealth LLC purchased a new stake in NovaGold Resources during the 4th quarter valued at about $49,000. Signition LP purchased a new position in NovaGold Resources during the fourth quarter worth approximately $50,000. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its position in NovaGold Resources by 42.3% during the fourth quarter. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 23,985 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $95,000 after purchasing an additional 7,125 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its position in NovaGold Resources by 16.6% during the fourth quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 24,610 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $98,000 after purchasing an additional 3,500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Two Sigma Securities LLC purchased a new position in NovaGold Resources during the fourth quarter worth approximately $128,000.
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- [By Stephan Byrd]
Novagold Resources (NASDAQ:NG) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
NovaGold Resources (TSE:NG) (AMEX:NG) had its price target trimmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from C$9.10 to C$8.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.
Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sunoco Logistics Partners LP(SXL)
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. transports, terminals, and stores crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). It operates through four segments: Crude Oil Pipelines, Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing, Terminal Facilities, and Products Pipelines. The Crude Oil Pipelines segment transports crude oil primarily in Oklahoma and Texas. It contains approximately 5,300 miles of crude oil trunk pipelines, as well as approximately 500 miles of crude oil gathering lines. The Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing segment gathers, purchases, markets, and sells crude oil principally in the mid-continent United States. It utilizes the companys proprietary fleet of approximately 335 crude oil transport trucks, and approximately 135 crude oil truck unloading facilities, as well as third-party assets. The Terminal Facilities segment operates crude oil, refined products, and NGL terminals, as well as markets refined products and NGLs. The segment operates with an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 48 million barrels, including the 25 million barrel Nederland, Texas crude oil, and NGL terminal; the 6 million barrel Eagle Point, New Jersey refined products and crude oil terminal; the 3 million barrel Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania refined products and NGL facility; 39 active refined products marketing terminals located in the northeast, midwest, and southwest United States; and refinery terminals located in the northeast United States. The Products Pipelines segment transports refined products and NGLs in the northeast, midwest, and southwest United States. Its products pipeline consists of approximately 2,400 miles of refined products and NGL pipelines, and joint venture interests in 4 products pipelines in the United States. Sunoco Partners LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- [By Logan Wallace]
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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: San Juan Basin Royalty Trust(SJT)
San Juan Basin Royalty Trust operates as an express trust. The company has a 75% net overriding royalty interest carved out of Burlingtons oil and gas leasehold interests (the underlying properties) in properties located in the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico. The underlying properties consist of working interests, royalty interests, overriding royalty interests, and other contractual rights in 119,000 net producing acres in San Juan, Rio Arriba, and Sandoval Counties of northwestern New Mexico, as well as 1,154.8 net wells. Compass Bank serves as the trustee of the San Juan Basin Royalty Trust. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Media stories about San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:SJT) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. San Juan Basin Royalty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 48.2365151407757 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Icahn Enterprises L.P.(IEP)
Icahn Enterprises L.P., through its subsidiaries, operates in investment, automotive, energy, metals, railcar, gaming, food packaging, real estate, and home fashion businesses in the United States, Germany, and Internationally. Its Investment segment operates various private investment funds. The companys Automotive segment supplies a range of components, accessories, and systems to the automotive, small engine, heavy-duty, marine, railroad, agricultural, off-road, aerospace and energy, industrial, and transport markets; and distributes automotive parts. Its Energy segment refines and markets transportation fuels; and manufactures nitrogen fertilizer. The companys Metals segment collects and processes industrial and obsolete scrap metal into reusable forms; and operates steel products business. Its Railcar segment manufactures and sells railcars, custom and standard designed railcar components, and other industrial products; and provides railcar repair services, as well as leases railcars. The companys Gaming segment owns and operates casino gaming properties, including 8 casino facilities with 8,035 slot machines, 304 table games, and 5,525 hotel rooms. Its Food Packaging segment produces and sells cellulosic, fibrous, and plastic casings for the processed meat and poultry industry. The companys Real Estate segment is involved in the rental of real estate properties; construction and sale of single-family and multi-family homes, lots in subdivisions and planned communities, and raw land for residential development; and golf and resort operations. Its Home Fashion segment sources, designs, manufactures, distributes, markets, and sells home fashion consumer products, such as bed, bath, basic bedding, and other textile products. Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc. serves as the general partner of the company. Icahn Enterprises L.P. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
- [By Money Morning Staff Reports]
He earned more than $100 million in a famous board room battle with RJR Nabisco, and recently he’s led the charge in pressing Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) to sell its assets. Rumors are swirling that the gambling giant will soon merge with Eldorado Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERI). He also has stakes in CVR Energy Inc. (NYSE: CVI), Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE: HLF), Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSE: LNG), Newell Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: NWL), and of course, his firm Icahn Enterprises LP (NASDAQ: IEP).
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
The entities with stakes tied to Carl Icahn and associates are Icahn Capital LP (IEP) are shortened into the names of High River, Hopper, Barberry, Icahn Offshore, Icahn Partners, Icahn Master, Icahn Onshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Enterprises Holdings, Beckton, and Icahn Enterprises GP.
Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ideal Power Inc.(IPWR)
Ideal Power Inc. develops power conversion solutions with a focus on commercial and industrial grid storage, combined solar and storage, and microgrid applications. The companys principal products include power conversion systems, such as dual-port and multi-port battery converters. It also offers a 30kW photovoltaic (PV) inverter for commercial and industrial PV installations; and a 30kW battery converter for the commercial and industrial grid-tied distributed energy storage market. In addition, the company provides a 30kW grid-resilient alternating current (AC) – direct current (DC)-DC multi-port and AC-DC power conversion system; and a 125kW grid-resilient AC-DC and AC-DC-DC multi-port power conversion systems. Further, it focuses on licensing its proprietary power conversion Power Packet Switching Architecture to original equipment manufacturers. The company sells its products directly to customers and through a distribution channel partner in the United States. It has strategic alliance with EnerDel, Inc. The company was formerly known as Ideal Power Converters Inc. and changed its name to Ideal Power Inc. in July 2013. Ideal Power Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
- [By Money Morning News Team]
Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) is a Texas-based industrial products company that develops, manufactures, and sells power conversion solutions with a focus on storage and solar, standalone energy, and microgrid applications.
- [By Money Morning Staff Reports]
Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:
Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) Consumer Goods $4.39 259.84%
Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) Technology $4.32 108.70%
Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS) Utilities $1.08 89.47%
Conformis Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) Healthcare $1.26 75.00%
Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) Industrial Goods $0.52 56.73%
ADMA Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMA) Healthcare $4.22 52.35%
CAS Medical Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CASM) Healthcare $2.41 51.57%
Arcimoto Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) Consumer Goods $4.88 50.15%
Adomani Inc. (NASDAQ: ADOM) Consumer Goods $0.38 49.94%
Huttig Building Products Inc. (NASDAQ: HBP) Services $3.41 47.62%
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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)
Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties, as well as the transportation of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, it had interests in the 135,408 net acres in the Permian Basin; and had total proved reserves of 125,698 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Laredo Petroleum, Inc. in December 2013. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) – Piper Jaffray Companies decreased their Q4 2019 earnings per share estimates for Laredo Petroleum in a report released on Wednesday, February 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Harrison now forecasts that the oil and gas producer will post earnings per share of $0.11 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.12. Piper Jaffray Companies has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Laredo Petroleum’s Q3 2020 earnings at $0.03 EPS.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Wednesday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks closing the day mixed, but nearly flat. Market participants were briefly enthusiastic about the potential to set new record highs following reports that the U.S. and China were mulling further trade negotiations, but the positive impact of that announcement largely waned as the day progressed. Nevertheless, investors focusing on company-specific news found some reasons to celebrate. Altria Group (NYSE:MO), Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG), and Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these businesses to tell you why their stocks did so well.
Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Southwestern Energy Company(SWN)
Southwestern Energy Company, incorporated on February 24, 2006, is an independent energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. The Company operates through two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Midstream Services. The Company’s operations are principally focused on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas.
Exploration and Production
The Company’s operations in northeast Pennsylvania are primarily focused on the unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Marcellus Shale. The Company’s operations in West Virginia are also focused on the Utica and the Upper Devonian unconventional natural gas and oil reservoirs (Southwest Appalachia). Its operations in Arkansas are primarily focused on an unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Fayetteville Shale. The Company has exploration and production activities in Colorado and Louisiana along with other areas. The Company also has drilling rigs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas and provides oilfield products and services.
The Company has approximately 10 re-entry rigs and two spudder rigs, which are located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Arkansas. The Company operates over two leased pressure-pumping spreads with a total capacity of approximately 72,000 horsepower to conduct a range of completion services designed to stimulate natural gas production. The Company owns and operates a sand mine to provide a supply of proppant primarily used for the completion of its wells that it operates in the Fayetteville Shale. The Company’s estimated proved natural gas and oil reserves are approximately 6,220 billions of cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe). The Company has approximately 440 Bcfe of proved undeveloped reserves. The Fayetteville Shale is a Mississippian-age unconventional gas reservoir located on the Arkansas side of the Arkoma Basin, ranging in thickness from 50 to 550 fee! t and ranging in depth from 1,500 to 6,500 feet. The Company holds leases for approximately 957,640 net acres in the play area. The Company’s projects also include Sand Wash Basin, Brown Dense and New Brunswick, Canada.
Through its affiliated midstream subsidiaries, the Company is engaged in natural gas gathering activities in Arkansas and Louisiana. These activities primarily support its E&P operations. The Company’s marketing activities capture opportunities that arise through the marketing and transportation of the natural gas, oil and NGLs produced in its E&P operations. The Company’s gathering operations are concentrated in the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas. The Company gathers approximately 750 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas in the Fayetteville Shale area, including over 60 Bcf of natural gas from third-party operated wells.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) – Research analysts at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for Southwestern Energy in a report released on Monday, March 4th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group analyst M. Mcallister now expects that the energy company will post earnings of $0.41 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.37. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a “Neutral” rating and a $5.00 price target on the stock. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group also issued estimates for Southwestern Energy’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.22 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.94 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.19 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.18 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.99 EPS.
- [By Money Morning News Team]
Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) produces natural gas all over North America. It has drilling rights for over 918,000 acres in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in the Appalachian Basin.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) – Equities researchers at Capital One Financial dropped their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Southwestern Energy in a note issued to investors on Friday, March 1st. Capital One Financial analyst B. Velie now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings of $0.19 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.26. Capital One Financial currently has a “Underweight” rating on the stock. Capital One Financial also issued estimates for Southwestern Energy’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.12 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.13 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS.
Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Noble Energy Inc.(NBL)
Noble Energy, Inc., incorporated on December 29, 1969, is an independent energy company engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration and production. The Company’s portfolio is diversified between short-term and long-term projects, domestic and international and a balanced production mix among crude oil, natural gas and NGLs. The Company operates in approximately seven core areas, including the DJ Basin (onshore United States), the Marcellus Shale (onshore United States), Eagle Ford Shale (onshore United States), Permian Basin (onshore United States), the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (offshore United States), offshore West Africa and offshore Eastern Mediterranean. The Company’s sanctioned projects include DJ Basin (onshore United States), Marcellus Shale (onshore United States), Eagle Ford Shale (onshore United States), Permian Basin (onshore United States), Gunflint (deepwater Gulf of Mexico) and Tamar Southwest (offshore Israel). Its operations are grouped into approximately four components that are all primarily in the business of crude oil, natural gas and NGL exploration, development, production and acquisition: the United States; West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon); Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus), and Other International and Corporate. Other International includes the Falkland Islands, Suriname, the North Sea and China, and new ventures. Its proved reserves are approximately 1,420 million barrels oil equivalent.
The Company searches for crude oil and natural gas properties onshore and offshore, and seeks to acquire exploration rights and conduct exploration activities in various areas of interest. The Company’s properties consist primarily of interests in developed and undeveloped crude oil and natural gas leases and concessions. The Company also owns natural gas processing plants and natural gas gathering systems and other crude oil and natural gas-related pipeline systems. These assets are primarily used in the processing and ! transportation of its crude oil, natural gas and NGL production. The Company conducts exploration activities in domestic and international locations, including the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa and offshore the Falkland Islands.
The Company’s assets in the United States include DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and Other Onshore US. DJ Basin is a United States crude oil resource play. DJ Basin covers an area of approximately 396,000 net acres. The Marcellus Shale contains natural gas resources. The Company has a 50-50 joint development agreement with CONSOL Energy Inc. (CONSOL) in approximately 700,000 gross acres in southwest Pennsylvania and northwest West Virginia. The Company operates the wet gas (natural gas containing more liquid hydrocarbons) development area in Majorsville, West Virginia and Southwest Pennsylvania, and Moundsville, Shirley and Oxford, West Virginia, while CONSOL primarily operates in the dry gas (natural gas containing less liquid hydrocarbons) development area. The Company and CONSOL also operate CONE Gathering LLC (CONE Gathering), which constructs, owns and operates midstream infrastructure servicing its joint production and is the general partner controlling interest in CONE Midstream Partners. It also operates Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin. The Company operates in various onshore United States areas, including Rocky Mountains and Bowdoin (north central Montana). The Company holds leases on approximately 100 deepwater Gulf of Mexico blocks, representing approximately 39,000 net developed acres and approximately 329,000 net undeveloped acres.
West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon)
The Company’s onshore West Africa is one of the core operating areas and includes the Alba field, Block O and Block I offshore Equatorial Guinea, the YoYo mining concession and Tilapia PSC, offshore Cameroon and one block offshore Gabon. The Company holds approxima! tely 118,! 000 net developed acres and over 30,000 net undeveloped acres in Equatorial Guinea, over 511,000 net undeveloped acres in Cameroon and approximately 403,000 net undeveloped acres in Gabon. Aseng is a crude oil field on Block I, offshore Equatorial Guinea and includes over five horizontal wells. Alen is a natural gas and condensate field primarily on Block O, offshore Equatorial Guinea, which includes approximately three horizontal wells and over three natural gas injection wells connected to a production platform that utilizes the Aseng FPSO for storage and offloading. The Company has over 34% non-operated working interest in the Alba field, offshore Equatorial Guinea. Its operations include the Alba field and related production and condensate storage facilities, a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) processing plant where additional condensate is extracted along with LPGs, and a methanol plant capable of producing approximately 3,100 gross metric tons per day. The Company has an interest in over one million gross undeveloped acres offshore Cameroon, which include the YoYo mining concession and Tilapia PSC. The West Africa natural gas project includes the 2007 Yolanda discovery (Block I) and 2008 Felicita discovery (Block O), offshore Equatorial Guinea, and the YoYo discovery, offshore Cameroon, and associated natural gas from Aseng and Alen, offshore Equatorial Guinea. The Company operates Block F15, an undeveloped, ultra-deep water area, covering approximately 671,000 gross acres.
Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus)
The Company’s leasehold position in the Eastern Mediterranean includes approximately eight leases and three licenses operated offshore Israel and over one license operated offshore Cyprus. It holds approximately 80,000 net developed acres and over 261,000 net undeveloped acres located between 10 and 90 miles offshore Israel in water depths ranging from 700 feet to 6,500 feet. The license offshore Cyprus covers approximately 464,000 net undeveloped acres adjacent t! o its Isr! ael acreage.
Other International includes the Falkland Islands, Suriname and new ventures. It has no proved reserves.
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
Noble Energy Inc (NYSE:NBL)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
The shares of China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP), also known as Sinopec, rose 18% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Not far behind were Canadian oil companies Vermilion Energy(NYSE:VET), with a global asset portfolio, and Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), a Canadian oil sands specialist, with gains of 16% and 15%, respectively. U.S. based Noble Energy(NYSE:NBL), however, led this international quartet with a 19% leap. Noble’s portfolio is global, but it has a material position in the U.S. onshore drilling space.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Noble Midstream (NYSE:NBLX) has a bold plan to grow its already impressive 7.4%-yielding distribution to investors by 20% per year all the way through 2022, which is one of the fastest rates in the midstream sector. Driving that growth would be the expansion of the company’s oil and gas gathering system to support the anticipated increase in production from customers like its parent, Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL).
Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Euro FX(P)
Ecopetrol S.A. operates as an integrated oil company in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and the U.S. Gulf Coast. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas. As of December 31, 2010, its proved reserves of crude oil and natural gas consisted of 1,714.0 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company also transports crude oil, motor fuels, fuel oil, and other refined products, as well as mixture of diesel and palm oil. It owns transportation network consisting of 3,003 kilometers of crude oil pipeline directly, as well as an additional 2,178 kilometers of crude oil pipeline with its business partners; and 3,017 kilometers of multi-purpose pipelines for transportation of refined products from refinery to wholesale distribution points. As of the above date, Ecopetrol S.A. owned 58 stations with a nominal storage capacity of 19 million barrels of crude oil and 6 million barrels of refined products. In addition, the company owns and o perates refineries that produce a range of refined products, including gasoline, diesel, kerosene, jet fuel, aviation fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, sulfur, heavy fuel oils, motor fuels, and petrochemicals, including paraffin waxes, lube base oils, low-density polyethylene, aromatics, asphalts, alkylates, cyclohexane and aliphatic solvents, and refinery grade propylene, as well as provides industrial services to third parties. Further, it markets various refined and feed stock products, including regular and high octane gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, natural gas, and petrochemical products. The company was formerly known as Empresa Colombiana de Petroleos and changed its name to Ecopetrol S.A. in June 2003. Ecopetrol S.A. was founded in 1948 and is based in Bogota, Colombia.
- [By Rick Munarriz]
The closing of Sirius XM’s deal for Pandora Media (NYSE:P) — sending arbs off to close out their positions — is probably the biggest reason for the reversal. However, short interest is now even lower than where it was before Sirius XM announced its plan to buy the streaming radio pioneer. Having Pandora now under Sirius XM’s wing is a reason — but not the reason — for more than 100 million net shares covered through the first two weeks of February.
- [By Rick Munarriz]
A possible explanation for the uptick in shorts could be its recently concluded purchase ofPandora (NYSE:P)in an all-stock deal. Arbitragers could’ve bought Pandora and shorted the deal-equivalent number of Sirius XM stocks to lock in the modest discount available to Pandora investors. We’ll find out soon if that was the case. The Pandora dealclosed the day afterSirius XM hit its year-high short position. We’ll get a clearer snapshot of the situation when the exchanges report their mid-month tallies later this month.
Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Transglobe Energy Corp(TGA)
TransGlobe Energy Corporation explores for and produces oil and gas properties in the Arab Republic of Egypt. It holds working interests in eight production sharing concessions, including West Gharib, South East Gharib, West Bakr, North West Gharib, South West Gharib, South Alamein, South Ghazalat, and North West Sitra. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total proved reserves of 17.5 million barrels of oil (MMBbl); and total proved plus probable reserves of 28.7 MMBbl. TransGlobe Energy Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
TransGlobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) (TSE:TGL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “TransGlobe Energy Corporation (TGA) is an oil exploration and production company. It is a Calgary-based, growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and development company. TransGlobe is dedicated on improving productivity through promoting good oilfield development and exploitation practices including the implementation of industry leading secondary and tertiary recovery methods as well as improvements to production and transportation infrastructure. The Company conducts its operations through the Arab Republic of Egypt segment. It is primarily engaged in oil exploration, development, production and the acquisition of properties. TransGlobe Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas liquids in Egypt and Canada. It holds working interests in West Gharib, West Bakr, North West Gharib, South West Gharib, South East Gharib, South Ghazalat, South Alamein, and North West Sitra production sharing contracts. “
- [By Shane Hupp]
ValuEngine upgraded shares of TransGlobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) (TSE:TGL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday.