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What Happens When Oil Drops Below $90 a Barrel?

Since late June, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil is down more than $10 a barrel and Brent crude is down about $8 a barrel. And nearly every oil industry ...
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Key Changes in Short Interest for Major Oil Stocks

Short interest data for major oil stocks were released for the mid-September settlement date. Investors appeared to be shying away from shorting these oil companies, with the exception of BP. ...
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Short Interest on the Rise in Major Oil Stocks

The short interest data from the August 29 settlement date is out, and we saw a bias toward higher short interest readings, compared to the August 15 settlement date. The ...
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Energy Companies Flop on Crude Oil Data

Stocks of several U.S. energy companies are taking a beating Wednesday morning following the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) weekly report on petroleum inventories. The hardest hit is refiner Valero Energy ...
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Merrill Lynch Changes Ratings on Key Oil Giants

Bank of America Merrill Lynch made some key changes to its oil ratings on Tuesday. The move consists of a downgrade for Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) and upgrades for ConocoPhillips ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Chevron, Netflix, Newmont, Southwest, Stratasys and More

Stocks were mixed early Tuesday as the equity markets looked for direction. Still stocks are effectively at all-time highs and investors are looking for good value and other opportunities to ...
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Major Portfolio Changes for Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) released its public equity holdings as of June 30, 2014. Warren Buffett's different portfolio holdings have not been changing much of late, but it turns ...
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Earnings and Value Duel for Exxon, Chevron and ConocoPhillips

This week is the apex of earnings season, and we have the big three oil giants on deck to report. Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) will ...
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America’s 10 Fastest Shrinking Companies

Equity markets have been extremely strong in the past few years. Most of America’s largest companies have managed to increase revenue, profitability, and shareholder distributions, sending their share prices to ...
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Five Stocks That Could Benefit From Lifting of Oil Export Ban

When the Arab oil embargo hit in 1973, long gas station lines formed around the country, and frustrated motorists waited for hours in line to fill up. In a few ...
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Wild Swings in Big Oil Short Interest in June

The short interest data from the June 13 settlement date is out, and there were some rather large changes in the numbers of shares short in the big oil stocks ...
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Five Oil Stocks Going to New All-Time Highs

Friday was a big day for oil and gas production companies. The country’s three largest and many others hit new 52-week highs, and it is not entirely due to the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, Intel, Lululemon, MannKind, Marathon, Occidental and More

It is Friday (the 13th, mind you) and stocks are trying to find direction after a couple of big selling days this week. Investors keep hearing that the raging bull market ...
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Short Sellers Change Oil and Gas Bets as Crude Oil Approaches $105

The short interest data from the May 30 settlement date is out, and we are witnessing some big changes in the bets against big oil companies. Even with some drops ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, ARM, Chevron, Exxon, Netflix, Sprint, Twitter and More

It is Tuesday and the markets have hit yet another high. 24/7 Wall St. has seen many new analyst research calls this morning, much more than the normal day. Investors ...
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