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How Low Crude Prices Affect Nations, States and Companies

It probably goes without saying, but an oil and gas production company’s value rises and falls primarily on the value of the resources it is sitting on. When oil is ...
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Why Analysts Think Gulfport Energy Is a Big Buy

Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: GPOR) reported its fourth-quarter earnings this week, as well as an update on its proved reserves. The company had 933.6 billion cubic feet equivalent (BCFE) of ...
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5 Energy and Cleantech Stocks Are Potential Buyout Candidates

One great way for companies to expand growth, earnings and product offerings beyond internal organic expansion is to go the takeover route. While sometimes it can prove to be dilutive, ...
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Transocean and Seadrill Find Minimal Salvation After Earnings

Both Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) and Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) reported their fourth-quarter financial results this week. Transocean’s results came after the markets closed Wednesday, and Seadrill reported before the markets ...
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Short Sellers Betting the Farm Against Big Oil Stocks

Oil prices made a slight recovery on the last short interest report, but it seems that the industry has slid back, and common sense would say that short sellers have ...
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Short Interest in Solar Stocks Declines as Crude Oil Prices Rise

Short interest among solar and alternative energy stocks was mixed during the two-week reporting period that ended on February 13. Solar stocks generally saw a decline in short interest, while ...
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HollyFrontier Posts Loss on Massive Write-Down

Oil refiner HollyFrontier Corp. (NYSE: HFC) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings before markets opened Wednesday. For the quarter, the company reported a diluted loss per share of $1.13 on ...
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Chesapeake Earnings Falter on Collapsing Prices, Capex Slashed

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings before markets opened Wednesday. For the quarter, the oil and gas exploration and production company posted adjusted diluted earnings ...
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The Most Bullish Duke Analyst Call of Them All

Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) announced its fourth-quarter financial results in mid-February, and Argus has chosen to weigh in on this utility giant. Argus reiterated a Buy rating for Duke ...
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SunPower, First Solar YieldCo Lights Up Solar Stocks

In what can only be called a surprise move, SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) and First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) announced Monday evening that they are joining forces to create a ...
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What a First Solar and SunPower Joint YieldCo Means to Investors

After the market closed on Monday solar PV makers First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) announced that the two companies are in “advanced negotiations” to form ...
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Private Equity Bottom Fishing in Oil and Gas, Sign of a Bottom?

If you live in a city or state where the local economy is dependent on or is massively enhanced by the oil and gas sector, it is an understatement to ...
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What Exxon Reserves Replacement Numbers Really Mean

The world’s largest publicly traded oil company, Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), reported Monday morning that it had replaced 104% of the hydrocarbons it produced in 2014. At the end ...
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5 Energy Buyout Candidates as Oil Plunge Continues

One thing the huge drop in oil prices has likely done is speed up the mergers and acquisitions ideas for some of the top companies in the industry looking to ...
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5 Oil Stocks Analysts Want You to Buy Now

The recent drop in oil prices has created a situation that is very complex for investors. Oil has become cheap again and the stocks tracking the oil and gas sector ...
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