Oil & Gas M&A Deals Hit New Record In Q1

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From Tsvetana Paraskova: U.S. oil and gas mergers and acquisitions in Q1 2017 hit a record high value for a first quarter, boosted by a wave of mega deals and the attractive Permian shale play, PwC said on Thursday in its US Oil & Gas Deals insights.
NYSE:XOP April 21, 2017 10:48am

Oil & Gas ETFs Prove Popular Amid Crude Price Volatility

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XOP (SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Expense Ratio 0.35%, $2.2 billion in AUM) is the unabashed leader in the specific sub-sector within the greater “Energy Equity” category known as “Oil & Gas Exploration & Production,” which is populated by eight ETFs at the moment.
NYSE:XOP April 17, 2017 12:19pm

Earnings Expectations Are Low For Oil Giants

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From Irina Slav: Oil majors will start reporting financial results for the first quarter later this month, prompting the usual flurry of analyst predictions, where some are very confident that Big Oil will make their shareholders happy, and others, such as Barclays, are playing the naysayer, warning of disappointing figures.
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Traders Are Betting On Further Downside For Oil & Gas Producers

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out continued weakness among energy producers amid the recent oil meltdown, along with big inflows into a large dividend-focused fund.
NYSE:XOP March 16, 2017 1:10pm

Options Traders Are Betting Against Oil & Gas Producer ETFs

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today explores a continued purge in corporate bond funds, some selling in gold ETFs, and new bearish bets rolling in against oil & gas producers.
NYSE:XOP March 10, 2017 11:48am

Oil Producers’ Costs Are Spiraling Out Of Control

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From Nick Cunningham: The oil majors reported poor earnings for the fourth quarter of last year, but many oil executives struck an optimistic tone about the road ahead. Oil prices have stabilized and the cost cutting measures implemented over the past three years should allow companies to turn a profit even though crude trades for about half of what it did back in 2014.
NYSE:XOP March 3, 2017 6:47am

Oil Behemoths Are Underestimating The Electric, Driverless Car Revolution

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From Nick Cunningham: Companies like Tesla, Uber and Google have sparked a lot of interest in the roll out of autonomous vehicles (AVs), or driverless cars, and while it is still early days, the transition to AVs could have enormous implications for the oil industry.
NYSE:XOP February 20, 2017 7:07am

Despite Ongoing Weakness, Investors Are Flocking To Oil & Gas Companies

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From Nick Cunningham: Despite the near record increase in U.S. oil inventories last week – an increase of 13.8 million barrels – oil prices traded up on February 8 and 9 as traders pinned their hopes on a surprise drawdown in gasoline stocks, which provided some evidence of stronger-than-expected demand.
NYSE:XOP February 10, 2017 10:19am

Keep An Eye On These ETFs On This Options Expiration Day

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Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial in his daily fund flows update focuses on some big options action on Inauguration Day, which also happens to be options expiration day.
NYSE:XOP January 20, 2017 12:17pm

Oil & Gas Companies Are Finally Embracing Cloud Computing

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From Irina Slav: Oil and gas is hardly the first industry that springs to mind when one mentions cloud computing. The tech that has been expanding at a breakneck pace, disrupting business models and enabling innovation across industry boards, has not really met with a lot of enthusiasm in the energy industry—at least not yet. But this may be about to change.
NYSE:XOP January 10, 2017 10:34am

U.S. Oil Exports Hit A Record Level At The End Of 2016

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From Charles Kennedy: U.S. refiners continue to expand their footprint, exporting record volumes of product abroad. The U.S. refining complex exported nearly 4 million barrels per day of gasoline, distillates and propane, helped by operational issues in refineries in Latin America.
NYSE:XOP January 1, 2017 8:59am

Oil & Gas Companies Will See Spending Surge In 2017

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From OilPrice.com: Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) analysts Andrew Cosgrove and William Foiles presented a briefing last week on the outlook for U.S. oil services and drilling. The bottom line: U.S. shale developers will lead a rebound in oilfield service activity in 2017.
NYSE:XOP December 27, 2016 8:21am

Climate Change Means Big Trouble Ahead For Oil & Gas Companies

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From Nick Cunningham: Will climate change spark a financial crisis? It may not seem like an obvious connection but that was exactly the warning from the deputy head of the Bank of England a few months ago, a warning that is all the more stark as we are set to close the books on the world’s hottest year on record.
NYSE:XOP December 22, 2016 7:24am

How To Profit From Oil Volatility Using ETFs

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XOP (SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Expense Ratio 0.35%), as we have mentioned lately, is one of the most volatile ETFs in the short term thanks to Crude Oil volatility itself surrounding OPEC.
NYSE:XOP December 2, 2016 11:59am

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