Source: ThinkstockJuly 18, 2017: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,460.68. The DJIA closed down 0.2% at 21,576.90. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.5% at 6,344.31.
Tuesday was a relatively mixed day for the U.S. broad markets, each index couldnt really make up its mind and it seems that no two of them were on the same page. As for the S&P 500, there was no outright positive sector. Everything was mixed and there didn’t seem to be one cohesive direction that any single sector was heading. Even with crude oil posting a gain for the day, the oil & gas stocks, as well as the industrials were not uniform in a direction.
Crude oil was last seen up nearly 1% at $46.43.
Gold was also up 0.7% at $1,241.90.
Top Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: Encana Corporation(ECA)
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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.
- [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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- [By Shane Hupp]
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Top Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: ePlus Inc.(PLUS)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Top Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: Inter Parfums, Inc.(IPAR)
- [By Logan Wallace]
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Top Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: Regal Entertainment Group(RGC)
- [By Peter Graham]
In December, UK based Cineworld Group Plc also agreed tobuy larger U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) for $3.6 billion in cash in adeal to create the world’s second largest movie theatre operator after AMC Entertainment Holdings. The combined entity is expected to be better able to compete AMC.