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The Bleak Texas Energy Jobs Picture in 2016, and the Coming Spillover Elsewhere

The jobs market is all peachy in Texas. At least that is what the monthly reports from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) would indicate. What must be kept in mind ...
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2 Mega-Cap Value Plays If Oil Turns Around

From $50 a barrel during the middle of October, benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude has declined more than 30% to trade at $34 lows by mid-December. The unwillingness of ...
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Big Oil to Outperform Amid Signs of a Bottom

The last major bottom in oil came in on February 19, 2009, at $33.87 a barrel. What we saw then was a false bottom in the upper $40s two months ...
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5 Big Oil and Gas Stocks Analysts Want You to Buy Now

Has oil finally found a bottom for breathing room? The answer to that question varies handily from investors and the market and industry participants. After touching $40 earlier this year, ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Analog Devices, Intel, Oracle, Royal Dutch Shell, Twitter, Under Armour, Whiting Petroleum and More

Stocks were mixed in the wee-hours of futures trading Wednesday, but they have since decided to turn positive. A trend that just will not die is that investors step up ...
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Big Oil Faces 20% Drop in 2015 Cash Flows

If Moody’s Investors Service is right, the world’s largest oil companies will experience a contraction of 20% in their cash flows in 2015. The conclusion is based expectations of continued ...
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5 Oil and Gas Stocks Analysts Want You to Buy Now

Investors are still buying the dips in their hunt for value. Now that the stock market finally corrected more than 10% before recovering, many sectors have stabilized. Others remain in ...
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3 Jefferies Top New Value Stocks to Buy Now

With a huge rally and then another sell-off continuing to add volatility into the markets, it may be time to make some shifts in strategy. While the rally was heartening, ...
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7 Energy Stocks Analysts Want You to Buy Now

With the stock market having entered the first official correction in about four years, many investors are looking for value. Some of that value may even be coming from places ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: American Airlines, CyberArk, Delta Air, First Solar, VMware and Many More

Stocks were indicated lower again on Tuesday after weak data out of China, like that somehow couldn't be seen coming. Investors have so far bought the dips and sell-offs, but ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Arch Coal, Autodesk, CarMax, Coach, ExxonMobil, Disney, Whiting and More

Stocks were looking for direction on Monday, with little news pulling the market one way or the other. A trend that is nearing four years old now is that investors ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Avago, Citigroup, EA, Ford, GM, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and More

Stocks were indicated lower as it appears that a deal with Greece may be more hope than reality. Still, the trend seen for nearly four years now is that investors ...
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5 Big Oil Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2015

With oil up almost 50% from the lows back in January, lots of energy investors are breathing a sigh of relief. Many parts of the industry are still struggling, especially ...
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What to Look for in BP Earnings

U.K. oil supermajor BP PLC (NYSE: BP) is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings before U.K. markets open on Tuesday morning, and in the middle of the night here in the ...
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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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