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11 Key Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades Too Big to Ignore

The stock market was trading handily lower after a mixed but positive strong Employment Situation report from the U.S. Department of Labor. It turns out that many stocks were having ...
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ConocoPhillips Slashes Dividend, Chops Capex

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. For the quarter, the oil and gas production company posted an adjusted diluted net loss per share ...
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Exploration and Production Sector Takes Big Rating Downgrade From Standard & Poor’s

The credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's has just downgraded many of its official corporate credit ratings in the oil and energy patch. It took ratings actions on 20 different ...
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Short Interest Explodes in Major Oil Stocks

The short interest data have been released for the January 15 settlement date. It just so happens that some of the latest short interest readings for major oil companies are ...
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Merrill Lynch US 1 List On Sale: 4 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

One thing investors need to always be wary of is Wall Street firms that tend to panic in a sell-off and immediately start shuffling around top picks, especially if those ...
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Experts Think Half of Oil Industry May Go Bankrupt: 3 Safe Mega-Cap Dividend Energy Stocks to Buy

The inexorable slide to $20 per barrel oil is what some experts are predicting now. With oil briefly dropping below the $30 mark this week, some have started to believe ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 6 Crucial Key Investment Themes for 2016

Needless to say, 2016 has already started off in record fashion, and not in a good way. The massive decline to start the year is the biggest one on record ...
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Short Sellers Can’t Make Up Theirs Minds on Major Oil

The short interest data have been released for the December 31 settlement date. It just so happens that some of the latest short interest readings for major oil companies are ...
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4 Top Merrill Lynch Dividend Energy Stocks to Buy for Big Upside in 2016

Any way you slice it, the going will stay rough for the energy sector through 2016. While oil prices may start to bottom at current levels, there is no reason ...
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Conoco, NuStar Load US Crude for First Export in 40 Years

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) and NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS) announced on Wednesday that the two companies are loading what they believe to be the first export shipment of U.S. crude ...
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Energy Short Interest Highest Ever: Stick With 3 Large Cap Dividend Leaders in 2016

Even after a brutal 2015 that saw the energy sector just get absolutely hammered, the vultures continue to circle the flock looking for the weaklings that may be forced out ...
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Short Sellers Increase Bets in Major Oil Stocks

The short interest data have been released for the December 15 settlement date. It just so happens that some of the latest short interest readings for major oil companies are ...
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If Oil Keeps Falling, 3 Energy Dividend Giants May Be the Only Safe Haven

First they said oil couldn’t break $50 a barrel, then the basement was supposed to be $40, and now West Texas Intermediate is in the mid-$30s. Last week, analysts at ...
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Chevron, Conoco, Freeport Slash 2016 Capital Budgets

On Wednesday, Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) said it now plans to spend $1.6 billion on oil and gas capital investments for 2016, down from a previous estimate of $2.0 billion. ...
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Short Sellers Cannot Make Up Their Mind on Major Oil

The short interest data have been released for the November 30 settlement date. It just so happens that some of the latest short interest readings for major oil companies are ...
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