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Shell-BG Deal Could Validate Petrobras Value, Sort Of

Since March 13, the value of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), better known as Petrobras, has jumped more than 46%. The last 8% of that gain was posted Thursday morning, ...
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Another Reason the BG Acquisition Is a Bargain for Shell

Even though there appear to be plenty of critics of the proposed $70 billion acquisition of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-B), we are not among them. ...
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Why $70 Billion for BG Is Cheap

Oil supermajor Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-B) announced Wednesday morning that it has agreed to acquire Britain’s BG Group in a cash and stock deal worth nearly $70 billion. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, BlackBerry, F5, J.P. Morgan, Juniper, United and More

Stocks were looking for direction on Monday after a big sell-off on Friday. The trend that has remained in place for well over two years now is that investors still ...
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Crude Price Falls on Huge Inventory Increase

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 10.3 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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5 Dividend Stocks to Buy as European Index Crushes S&P 500

After years of underperformance, the STOXX Europe 600 is mauling the S&P 500 this year, and it is a trend that could continue for a while. The large European index ...
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US Refinery Strike Widens to 15 Plants

The strike by the United Steelworkers Union (USW) against U.S. refiners widened at midnight Sunday morning to include three Motiva refineries and a Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-A) chemical ...
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Refiners Post New 52-Week Highs

Two of the country’s largest oil refiners posted new 52-week highs Tuesday, even as both saw picket lines outside their plant gates. Tesoro Corp. (NYSE: TSO) has picketers outside three ...
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Refinery Strike Not Likely to Boost Crude Oil Prices

Contract negotiations between the United Steelworkers union and oil companies fell apart on Saturday and workers went out on strike Sunday. About 3,800 workers are affected at seven refineries and ...
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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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Analyst’s 5 Large-Cap Dividend Energy Stocks to Buy With Oil Plunging

With oil down over 50% from the highs posted last summer, and firms around Wall Street cutting estimates for the next three years, energy investors are decidedly at a loss ...
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The World’s Top 10 Oil Companies

The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil has fallen from more than $100 a barrel in late June to less than $60 a barrel. While ...
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What Oil Companies Should Have Learned From Mining Companies

Since the beginning of 2011, some of the world’s largest mining companies have lost a third to nearly 90% of their market value as global demand for their products declined. ...
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How Analysts Rate Shell Midstream Partners

The quiet period for Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SHLX) has been lifted and analysts are beginning to weigh in on the company and its post-IPO performance. While oil prices ...
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J.P. Morgan’s 5 Top International Stock Picks

While the U.S. markets have absolutely been on fire, the terminally slow-growth European bourses have been miserable this year for the most part, lagging domestic markets by 22% in U.S. ...
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