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Here are notable companies that have cut dividends or share buybacks or that have announced an evaluation of their capital allocation plans.
24/7 Wall St. has tracked more than 35 analyst downgrades in the oil patch on Monday, after a Saudi-Russia price war on top of the coronavirus outbreak knocking demand for oil.
Monday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations included American Express, ADT, Gilead Sciences, Logitech, PACCAR, Regions Financial, Stamps.com and Vivint Smart Home.
If the wider spread of COVID-19 wasn't bad enough for the public and the markets, now an oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia is pouring salt on the wounds.
Tuesday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations included Amazon.com, Apple, Bed Bath & Beyond, BP, GameStop, Meet, PTC, Total, Visa and Wynn Resorts.
These big oil stocks are at some of the best entry prices in years and could offer solid upside for shareholders in 2020 and beyond.
After looking at the daily flow of calls on Wednesday, it turns out that there were eight analyst upgrades in large-cap and mega-cap stocks that stood out.
Now that Chevron has declined to make a counter-offer to Occidental's bid for Anadarko, where else can Chevron and the other supermajor companies look for possible acquisitions?
Anadarko Petroleum's board of directors has declared that a takeover offer from Occidental is superior to the already accepted bid from Chevronm which now has four days to make a counteroffer.
Occidental Petroleum on Sunday raised the cash portion of its offer to acquire Anadarko to 78% of the total $38 cash and stock portion of the deal. Will this be enough to shut out Chevron?
The $57 billion counter-offer from Occidental that topped Chevron's offer for Anadarko again raises the question of which U.S. Permian-based oil producers may be the next acquisition targets.
Chevron's $33 billion has generated a lot of interest in other companies that might be next to be acquired. But who might be buying?
The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Thursday included American Express, Dick's Sporting Goods, Dominion Energy, Grubhub, Intel, McDonald's, Microsoft, Nvidia and Total.
A Wednesday lease sale covering 77 million acres of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico drew few bids and not much cash.
The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and other research calls from Tuesday include AMD, Altice, Century Aluminum, Cerner, Chipotle, Cigna, GE, Micron and Noble Energy.