And there goes the Trump trade.
It was a mixed week for the Trump trade, with U.S. equity markets gaining early and slipping a bit toward the end. The S&P 500 rose about 0.5% for the week and the Dow Jones Industrial Average added about 0.4%, though they fell Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The best day was Tuesday, which the President spent partly on the golf course with the Prime Minister of Japan.
On Friday, the President’s main contribution to market activity was a tweet in which he blamed OPEC for high oil prices, perhaps noticing that the price of gasoline has been going up as the summer driving season approaches. The U.S. Department of Energy expects gas prices to rise 33 cents a gallon by summer, up to $2.74 as the national average between April and September.
Top 5 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Talisman Energy Inc.(TLM)
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On the other hand, the analysts are Underweight on Eni SpA (ADR) (NYSE: E), Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc (USA) (NYSE: TLM) and OMV AG given their asset bases, which offer an inferior risk to reward profile and limited differentiation in cost reductions.
Top 5 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Crescent Point Energy Corp (16)
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China Coal Energy Co., the countrys second-largest producer of the fuel, sank 3.1 percent after the government said it will cut coal consumption. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (16), the worlds second-biggest developer, fell 1.4 percent after trimming its sales target. Gold producers led materials companies lower as the precious metal headed for its steepest weekly loss since June amid expectations the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee will next week decide to reduce stimulus.
Top 5 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Halliburton Company(HAL)
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Houston-based Halliburton Co. (HAL) stock fell during premarket trading Monday, April 23, despite reporting a 34% increase in revenue driven by expanding U.S. production, as the oilfield service provider experienced sand delivery challenges and took a charge related to its business in Venezuela.
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That investment would likely benefit both Schlumberger and Baker Hughes, but more so their competitor Halliburton Co. (HAL) , which is the most levered to the North American market among the big three oil services providers.
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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.”
Top 5 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)
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Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) is rated Buy with a lowered price target of $43. The 2017 EPS estimate has been lowered from $0.85 to $0.68, and the 2018 estimate waslowered from $1.60 to $1.52. Shares closed at $27.34 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $27.07 to $46.96, and the consensus price target is $46.42. Range Resources is a Jefferies Franchise Pick.
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Talk about a Barron’s bounce!Range Resources (RRC) has soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after Barron’s touted it in the pages of the magazine this weekend.
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Range Resources gained 4.1% to $28.47, while the S&P 500 slipped 0.3% to2,375.31.
Barron’s Andrew Bary called Range Resources “an unappreciated energy play.” He explains why:
With major market indexes at record highs, natural-gas stocks are among the few depressed industry groups. Blame a warm winter and weakening gas prices.
Range Resources (ticker: RRC), a leading U.S. gas producer, looks undervalued. Its shares, at $27, are down 20% this year and are much below their 52-week high of $47, set last June. Range drilled the first well in the now-prolific Marcellus region of Pennsylvania more than a decade ago and amassed one of its largest land positions there610,000 acres. Its $4.2 billion purchase of Memorial Resource Development last September gave it access to what the company views as a prolific and underappreciated gas region: northern Louisiana
Range Resources’ market capitalization rose to $7 billion today from $6.8 billion on Friday. It reported net income of $521 million on sales of $1.4 billion in 2016.
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Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) dropped about 4.1% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $15.33 after closing at $15.99 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $36.40. Volume of about 8.5 million was about 15% above the daily average. The increase in natural gas drilling rigs this week is not good for companies like Range Resources that are gas-weighted producers.
Top 5 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apache Corporation(APA)
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These companies also reported insider buying last week: Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA), Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL), Revlon Inc. (NYSE: REV), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) and U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X).
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The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) which traded down over 7% at $42.51. The stocks 52-week range is $38.14 to $69.00. Volume was over 14 million versus the daily average of 3.4 million shares.
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