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4 Oil Stocks to Buy as Second Half 2015 Activity Set to Jump

When markets sell off risky assets, the first out of the chute are the high-beta momentum stocks. The important tact for long-term investors is continue to look at areas already ...
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Does NiSource Deserve a Sell Rating?

NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) has been planning a separation that is set to take place shortly. However a key independent research firm does not believe going about it this way ...
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Big Synthesis Energy Contract Numbers, but Little Impact

Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMX) announced a definitive share purchase and investment agreement (SPIA) with Rui Feng Enterprises and a separate operation and management (OM) agreement with Shandong Saikong ...
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Is Schlumberger Still Best in Class?

Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB) has found itself unable to ignore and escape the trends of that have hurt the oil services industry. After all, $50 or so per barrel oil ...
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What the 40% Cut in Spending Means for Petrobras

The collapse in crude oil prices combined with the corruption scandal surrounding the company has hammered shares of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR) over the past several months. Add to ...
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Sunrun Files for IPO

Sunrun Inc. filed a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). There were no terms given in the filing, but the offering is valued ...
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Are Downgrades to Williams Stock Appropriate?

Energy infrastructure firm Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) has picked up two downgrades from analysts following its rejection of a buyout offer of $64 a share (about $53 billion total, ...
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Major Oil Short Interest Gaining Momentum

The short interest data have been released for the June 15 settlement date. It just so happens that some of the latest short interest readings for major oil companies are ...
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Alternative Energy sources

Short Interest Picks Up Again in Alternative Energy, Solar Stocks

Short interest among solar and alternative energy stocks mostly increased during the two-week reporting period that ended on June 15. In the solar sector, four of the five companies we ...
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Oil Analyst Picks 3 Top Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2015

Nobody said a 60% downturn in the price of oil would be easy to digest, and many thought a flood of bankruptcies could have been very possible. In a new ...
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Oil sands mining

Analysts Review Canada’s Oil Sands Producers

There is probably no more expensive-to-produce barrel of oil anywhere than the one that comes out of the oil sands of western Canada. Recent estimates of the break-even price for ...
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Offshore drill rig

Is Energy XXI Worth Over 50% More?

It is not that common that an analyst values an oil and gas stock more than 50% higher than the current share price. After all, it is not as if ...
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Kinder Morgan pipeline

What Happens to Williams Partners Now?

One part of the rejected $53 billion offer for Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) from natural gas pipeline MLP Energy Transfer Equity L.P. (NYSE: ETE) that may turn out worse ...
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Does Williams Rejecting a $53 Billion Buyout Benefit Stockholders?

Barely a month after announcing a major acquisition of its own, The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) has rejected an all-equity buyout made  from Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE: ETE) ...
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UBS Has 3 Dividend-Paying Utilities to Buy and Hold for a Rainy Day

With the beginning of the end of the zero interest rate policy era right around the corner, investors anticipating rate increases have tossed utility stocks overboard. A new report from ...
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