Energy was a key sector driving profits for S&P 500 index in 2017. Per the latest Earnings Trends, the index witnessed year-over-year earnings growth of 7.1% last year. However, excluding the Energy sector, the index’s earnings growth fell drastically to 4.4%.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 2.4 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial crude inventory of 425.9 million barrels. The commercial crude inventory remains in the lower half of the average range for this time of year.
Data for the following companies are shown: Hess (NYSE:HES), Whiting (NYSE:WLL), Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR), XTO Energy (NYSE:XOM) , Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS), Burlington Resources (NYSE:COP), Qep (NYSE:QEP), Statoil(NYSE:STO), EOG (NYSE:EOG), Marathon oil (NYSE:MRO), SM Energy (NYSE:SM), HRC (NYSE:HK), Newfield Production, Slawson Exploration, WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX), Lime Rock Ressources,....More>>>
At this point, the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show could be renamed Android-palooza, and few would complain. Though the product announcements made at MWC, which takes place this week in Barcelona, are by no means limited to Android hardware, it’s clearly now the biggest event of the year for showcasing new devices running on Alphabet/Google’s (GOOGL) mobile....More>>>
The tech-heavy Nasdaq closed higher for a fourth straight session Wednesday, while the Dow industrials finished lower, as stock investors digested hawkish comments from Federal Reserve speakers and a drop in U.S. gasoline inventories bolstered the energy sector.
Oil prices are coming back to life. Global demand is soaring on the back of booming global GDP growth and oil inventories are plummeting even during winter which is a historically slow period for demand. As oil prices and the cash flow of oil companies rise, oil producers will inevitably return to offshore with its long life assets. In this environment, offshore drillers are set to outperform. Even....More>>>
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) shares dropped 1.8% last week, closing Friday with a gain of less than 0.2% and a 32-cent (0.18%) decline for the week. GE has no real challenger as the worst performing equity on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) index. For the year to date, the shares have suffered a loss of more than 44%.
This is the industrial giant’s 23rd consecutive week as....More>>>
On Monday, Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) announced its earnings results for the third quarter that ended on September 30. According to the companys press release, Petrobras made a net profit of $81.1M, primarily thanks to the increase in exports, the growth of oil prices and gains from the sale of Nova Transportadora that occurred earlier this year.
Shares of the U.S.’ largest oil company Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) have been hard hit so far this year — losing 15% over the past 8 months. This month, a second-quarter earnings miss and worries about the effects of hurricane Harvey have driven the shares to trade near 52-week lows. However, don’t be fooled by the negative sentiment that’s brought....More>>>
Last week, Skechers (SKX) presented at UBS Global Consumer and Retail Conference, giving interesting updates on the status of their business and their expectations for the future. I think its worth refreshing our view of the stock and its attractiveness.
BJs Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) was once one of my favorite picks in the crowded, very competitive casual dining space. The company has been brilliant in the past in terms of attractive guests and boosting margins, but in the past few quarters that growth has slowed