Could A Wave Of M&A Help Save The Oil & Gas Industry? (XOP)

From Tsvetana Paraskova: Struggling oil prices in recent weeks have battered energy stocks and energy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that have already been underperforming the market so far this year.
NYSE:XOP June 23, 2017 7:00am

Making A Bullish Case For Oil & Gas Services (XOP)

From Sean Brodrick: On Wednesday, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih met with his Russian counterpart, Alexander Novak. They pledged to do "whatever it takes" to support oil prices.
NYSE:XOP June 2, 2017 6:08am

Bears Are Circling Beleaguered Energy ETFs (XOP)

Today in our ETF/Index options recap, we profile the largest “Oil and Gas Exploration and Production” ETF once more, thanks to a plunge in the underlying stocks and interesting options activity in the name, XOP (SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Expense Ratio 0.35%, $1.9 billion in AUM).
NYSE:XOP May 30, 2017 12:13pm

As OPEC Weighs Extension, Time To Get Bullish On Oil Producers? (XOP)

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From Dan Dicker: No need to bury the lede in this week’s column: OPEC will extend production guidelines in next week’s meeting in Vienna, and extend them even more than originally planned.
NYSE:XOP May 22, 2017 6:40am

What Comes Next For Oil & Gas ETFs?

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From Zacks: Which market sector outperformed all others in 2016? Knowing which sector has been hot could point to where you should invest in 2017.
NYSE:XOP May 12, 2017 6:10am

Bearish Options Bets Circle Oil & Gas Producer ETFs Amid Crude’s Slide

Today's fund flows update from Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial points out the relentless recent downside momentum in crude oil prices, and subsequent bearish options bets beginning to be placed against oil & gas producers.
NYSE:XOP May 4, 2017 11:44am

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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