Western Refining, Inc. (NYSE:WNR)

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UBS Says the Best Is Yet to Come for U.S. Refiners

While the battle rages on Wall Street on which way the price of oil ultimately goes, investors in the refiners are watching close for a blowout in the difference between ...
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The 10 Most Heavily Shorted Stocks Against Their Float

24/7 Wall St. reviews many short interest changes throughout the month. What generally stands out the most is when there are big short interest trend changes, such as seeing that ...
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Cowen Says to Buy the Top Independent Refining Stocks on Weakness

Each of the independent refiners to report second-quarter earnings so far have shown year-over-year declines, reflective of a sluggish demand environment, rapidly compressing crude differentials and escalating renewable identification number ...
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Five Stocks Choking on the Short Interest: Cliffs Natural, Molycorp and More

Short sellers might have a hard time if they are just trying to say that the stock market is going down. Stocks keep rising again. But that is not true ...
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Sticking with Refining Stocks

Over the past 12 months, the best performing oil refining stock has been Tesoro Corp. (NYSE: TSO), which has doubled, even though it has dropped sharply in the past month. ...
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Closing Bell for Thursday on Wall Street: Markets Rise to New Highs on Jobs Report

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning following upward revisions from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on non-farm payrolls in February and March and a larger-than-expected rise in payrolls in ...
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Top Wall Street Analyst Upgrades: AllState, Cubist, Beazer and More

Investors and traders are constantly looking for fresh research ideas from Wall Street that will lead to higher income or more profits. We review many fresh research calls to find ...
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Outlook Remains Rosy for Refiners (TSO, MPC, PSX, ALJ, WNR, CVI, VLO, DK, HFC, HES)

Share prices appreciated by at least 80% for most major crude oil refiners in 2012, a far better performance than turned in by the integrated oil companies, the oil services ...
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Refiners Riding Valero’s Coattails

BP, Texas City refineryWhen oil refiner Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) reported a big earnings beat this morning, it was almost inevitable that the halo would also appear above ...
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A Value Opportunity: Refining Stocks Go for the Glory (VLO, MPC, PSX, TSO, WNR, HFC)

It’s been a good year for refining stocks. Six large independent refiners are posting 12-month gains of between about 40% and 140%. All six -- Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO), ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AKRX, BRCM, CCL, CHK, CHA, EA, FB, GTAT, LLL, MKTX, MRVL, RSG, SNDK, TXN, RIG, WM, WNR)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research calls this Wednesday. Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) started as Buy with $18 target at ...
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Oil Trends Fighting “Panic Sell” Trading

The unusual, and yet totally unexplained, drop in the price of oil on Monday has created some serious shake outs in the price and the trends in oil. With NYMEX WTI ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ABT, AA, AB, MDRX, ADI, AVB, BBBY, BRCM, ESS, INTC, JIVE, LAMR, NOV, NWSA, NVDA, SLB, TASR, TXN, DK, PSX, MPC, WNR)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall St. research calls this Tuesday. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) cut to Market Perform at Leerink Swann. ...
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Oil Refiners Suffer from Double Whammy Today (VLO, PSX, MPC, HFC, TSO, WNR, UGA)

Oil refiners have been hit today with a double dose of bad news. Over the past three months, stocks in refiners are up from 26% to 78% as the companies ...
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Margins Lift Refiners as US Crude Production Rises

Crude oil refiners have enjoyed a pretty good earnings season so far. Tesoro Corp. (NYSE: TSO) and Western Refining Inc. (NYSE: WNR) both posted better-than-expected revenues and profits this morning, ...
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