Energy Business


What to Look for in Chevron Earnings

Before markets open Friday morning, Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to announce fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results. More important perhaps is an expected outlook for capital spending in 2015 ...
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Enterprise Earnings Report Signals Entering Another Commodity Price Cycle

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) is among the largest and best run master limited partnerships (MLPs) in North America. So what are investors supposed to make of it falling ...
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Oil refinery

How Long Can Valero, Phillips 66 Turn Cheaper Crude Into Profits?

Oil refiner Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings before markets opened Thursday. Quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) totaled $1.83, compared with EPS a ...
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Plunging Gasoline Prices Help Top Refiners: 6 Stocks to Buy

While falling spot oil prices have hammered the major energy companies, the tumble in price at the gas pump has been a godsend to consumers -- and to some of ...
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oil rig

Can NOV Really Fall Another 20%

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) had a reality check during Wednesday’s trading session. This oilfield and offshore giant equipment maker was on the wrong side of an analyst call ...
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Oil refinery

Will Enterprise Discuss Layoffs, Costs or Future Distributions With Earnings?

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) is set to report its fourth-quarter earnings Thursday morning. The giant master limited partnership (MLP) has an infrastructure and toll road model in the ...
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Alternative Energy sources

Short Interest in Solar and Alt Energy Stocks Mixed, With One Big Move

Short interest among the solar and alternative energy stocks we cover made some modest moves in the two-week reporting period that ended on January 15. Short interest in two solar ...
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Short Sellers Pounce on Major Oil and Gas Stocks

Oil has gotten kicked in the teeth, and common sense would say that short sellers have made huge bets and boatloads of money as the stocks and commodities around the ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 5 Large Cap Energy Stocks to Buy Now

Needless to say, the recent energy rout has taken on multiple dimensions as the pall of lower spending and the effect on economic growth has become more clear. Breathlessly, Wall ...
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Oil pumpjack

North Dakota 2.7% Unemployment Will Soar

No state has a lower unemployment rate than North Dakota, where it is 2.7%. No state is at a greater risk to have its unemployment rate soar. Low oil prices get the blame. ...
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Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan Buys Pipeline System, Makes Investors Unhappy

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results after markets closed on Wednesday. The oil and gas pipeline giant reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.03 on ...
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Are Oil and Energy Stocks Becoming Too Cheap?

With West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil trading in the mid-$40s for February delivery, there is little doubt that oil is cheap today. But is it too cheap and, more ...
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What to Expect From Kinder Morgan Earnings

After markets close Wednesday, the new Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) will report fourth-quarter and full-year results. The company completed its consolidation in late November and has abandoned its master ...
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Amazon to Use Wind Power for Data Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has joined the green movement adopted by tech companies that have turned to solar, sun, wind and geothermal energy to power their server farms and offices. ...
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Drilling Rig

Baker Hughes, Halliburton Beat the Odds on Earnings

Two of the world’s largest oilfield services companies reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) has agreed to be acquired by Halliburton ...
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