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Top Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019

Mark Carney may be wondering at times if less is more when he speaks to financial markets.

After a bruising month that’s seen his own signals on interest rates questioned and one of his deputies forced to apologize for calling the economy menopausal, communication is once again a hot topic for the Bank of England governor.

Carney, who arrived at the BOE in 2013 with forward guidance as his signature policy, will come under more scrutiny this week when he faces a grilling from U.K. lawmakers. He’ll also give speeches in London and Stockholm.

“Some people would say the safest thing for the Bank of England to do right now is to go back to being mystical,” said Clea Bourne, a senior lecturer and financial communications specialist at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Communication dominated Carney’s press conference following the BOE’s May 10 policy announcement, and will doubtless figure in Tuesday’s session in Parliament. Carney and his colleagues will be questioned on the decision, which saw officials hold off on a rate hike that had been seen as a certainty just weeks earlier. Brexit and its impact on the economy will also probably feature at the hearing.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.(TROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    T Rowe Price (Nasdaq: TROW) — It has been a tough stretch for many money managers, as investors siphon assets away from traditional mutual funds and deposit them in passive exchange-traded funds (ETFs). But T. Rowe Price bucked the trend and attracted $2.7 billion in net inflows last quarter, raising its assets under management (AUM) to $1.08 trillion.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Financial Counselors Inc. boosted its holdings in T. Rowe Price Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) by 29.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,367 shares of the asset manager’s stock after acquiring an additional 772 shares during the quarter. Financial Counselors Inc.’s holdings in T. Rowe Price Group were worth $391,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW), which manages mutual funds and manages assets globally under the same T. Rowe Price name, has seen its shares rise 2% in the past week and rise 14% year to date. Its market cap is about $29 billion.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares jumped 28.5 percent to $14.91 in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) rose 21.5 percent to $19.44. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) jumped 16.3 percent to $118.92 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares gained 13.4 percent to $132.225 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    OneSmart International Edun Gr Ltd – ADR (NYSE: ONE) shares rose 12.2 percent to $13.52
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares gained 11.4 percent to $2.2164 after surging 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) rose 10.4 percent to $13.02 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    KemPharm, Inc. (NASDAQ: KMPH) gained 10.3 percent to $6.725. Janney Capital initiated coverage on KemPharm with a Buy rating.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 10 percent to $2.1894 after climbing 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) rose 9.5 percent to $93.92. Lowe's reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) jumped 9.1 percent to $0.829 after the company’s subsidiary IMT Vislink received a $1.4 million order from the U.S. Air Force.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) rose 8.6 percent to $2.34 after dropping 10.04 percent on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 8.4 percent to $34.99. American Equity Investment Life confirmed preliminary talks related to a potential deal.
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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares were also up, gaining 14 percent to $132.34 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Several apparel retailers recently disproved the bears, who believed that sluggish mall traffic, e-tailers, and fast fashion players would bury older clothing stores. That list of winners includes Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF), Guess (NYSE:GES), and Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL), which rallied 81%, 116%, and 106%, respectively, over the past 12 months.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 14th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, September 28th will be paid a dividend of 0.625 per share by the textile maker on Friday, October 12th. This represents a $2.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 27th.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) Q1 premarket
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) Q4 premarket
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) Q1 premarket
    Lowe’s Companies, Inc (NYSE: LOW) Q1 premarket
    L Brands, Inc (NYSE: LB) Q1 after hours
    NetApp, Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP) Q4 after hours

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Top Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    KLR Group reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) in a report published on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has a $78.00 target price on the oil and natural gas company’s stock.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Another important leader of America’s oil resurgence has been Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR), which was an early mover in developing the Bakken. Since 2010, the company has grown its production at a 27% CAGR, boosting it from less than 50,000 BOE/D up to a projected 315,000 to 325,000 BOE/D by the end of this year. Continental Resources expects to grow its output another 15% to 20% next year as it continues drilling not only in the Bakken but the STACK/SCOOP plays of Oklahoma, which also hold a bounty of oil and gas resources. Those growth engines position Continental Resources to expand its output rapidly in the coming years while generating a gusher of excess cash flow in the process.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirty-three brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $64.50.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    With bitcoin prices now at their highest levels since March at above $9,200, former Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) and Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO Bill Harris wrote an op-ed piece for Recode in which he called bitcoin “the greatest scam in history.” Harris said cryptocurrencies are massive pump-and-dump schemes and fraud artists are taking advantage of cryptocurrency investors naivety and greed. He added that bitcoin has no intrinsic value, isn't an effective store of value and isn't accepted by the vast majority of businesses, making it virtually useless as a means of payment.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $213.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “We are optimistic on Intuit’s growing SMB exposure and believe that its strategic acquisitions will fortify this segment. Due to the continuously emerging new technologies and current market trends, cloud-based business and financial software solutions have been gaining momentum. As Intuit is already a market leader in this segment, the increased adoption helped it gain new customers, in turn, boosting the overall performance. Estimates have been stable for Intuit of late. Moreover, the company’s strategy of shifting its business to cloud-based subscription model will help generate more stable revenues over the long run. Intuit’s shares have outperformed the industry in a year’s time.”

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Financial software specialist Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) reports fiscal 2018 fourth-quarter results later this month.

    Expectations for the period are high. Setting the stage for an impressive finish to fiscal 2018, management gave its revenue guidance for the year a significant boost. And adding further pressure for a good fiscal fourth quarter is the fact that shares of Intuit have risen 54% in the past twelve months and 34% year to date, crushing the overall market’s returns.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

Oil company bosses will travel to the Vatican next week to discuss climate change with Pope Francis.

“We look forward to the dialogue, and the opportunity to discuss how we can address climate change and opportunities in the energy transition,” a spokesman for Equinor ASA, Norway’s largest oil company, said in an emailed statement on Friday.

BP Plc Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley will also travel to Rome for a meeting arranged by the University of Notre Dame, according to people familiar with the talks. The Pope has made climate change a cornerstone of his papacy, saying in an encyclical letter that the science around the topic is clear and that the Catholic Church should view it as a moral issue.

A spokeswoman for BP declined to comment. Exxon Mobil Corp. and Eni SpA will also participate in the meeting, according to reports from Axios and Reuters. A spokesman for Royal Dutch Shell Plc declined to comment on whether its CEO would be involved.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Clinton Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 14,491 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $489,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation, two have assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.56.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sunoco LP(SUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) and Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The oil and gas company reported ($3.74) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($4.31), Briefing.com reports. Sunoco had a return on equity of 17.06% and a net margin of 1.27%. The firm had revenue of $3.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.22) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Around this time last year, Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN) announced a transformative divestment. The sale of its extensive retail filling station network to convenience store specialist 7-Eleven was going to give management the cash it needed to clean up its balance sheet and provide it with a much more stable revenue source. One would have assumed that when the company made this transaction, Wall Street would reward the stock with a higher valuation. That hasn’t been the case, though, as Sunoco’s stock is still languishing with a sky-high distribution yield north of 12%.

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    That’s the case for Sunoco (NYSE: SUN). After posting a net loss of $0.09 per share in 2017, the gas station owner is expected to swing to a hefty profit of $2.35 per share in 2018. But of the 14 analysts who follow the company, earnings estimates range as low as $1.22 and as high as $3.35 — so there is a high degree of uncertainty.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: SandRidge Permian Trust(PER)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE:PER) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SandRidge Permian Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.3601951962152 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Woodward, Inc.(WWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG) and Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Natural Gas(NG)

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last six months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 32.75%, from 19.05 million shares to 12.81 million.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last 12 months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 79%, to 522,400.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lowered its stake in shares of NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) by 5.1% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,071,600 shares of the mining company’s stock after selling 57,571 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in NovaGold Resources were worth $4,640,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase set a GBX 870 ($11.80) target price on National Grid (LON:NG) in a research note released on Monday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: MPLX LP(MPLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The market gave income-seeking investors a gift in June by selling off units of MPLX (NYSE:MPLX), a midstream master limited partnership (MLP).For the month, the pipeline company inexplicably lost about 5% of its value, pushing it down about 4% for the year. Because of that, it trades at an attractive valuation and now yields 7.3%. Those are just some of the factors that make it a compelling income stock to consider buying this month.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    MPLX (NYSE:MPLX) has undergone a significant transformation over the past year and a half. The master limited partnership (MLP) completed several transactions with its oil refining parent Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), which diversified its midstream portfolio and eliminated costly management fees. Those moves position MPLX to continue growing its rock-solid 6.8%-yielding payout at a healthy clip for the next several years, making it an excellent option for income-seeking investors to consider buying.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The biggest contributor to growth during the quarter was Enbridge Energy’s Bakken assets, where earnings jumped 77% due to the completion of the Bakken Pipeline System last June. Income also rose on the Lakehead System, though that was mostly due to the timing of operating expenses, which helped offset lower pipeline rates resulting from the impact of lower U.S. corporate taxes. The Mid-Continent System’s profitability also improved due to higher storage revenue and lower costs, which offset the impact from the sale of the Ozark Pipeline to MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) last year.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    So in this spirit, I thought I would share with you a stock you may want to consider for your own portfolio because it is one I have recently purchased myself: oil and gas logistics player MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). Here’s why I think it is a company worthy of investment and the recent change to the business that compelled me to buy this stock.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    [T]his morning we announced our 2018 capital investment plans for both MPC and MPLX(NYSE:MPLX). This plan remains focus on strengthening the sustained earnings power of the business through growth and margin enhancing projects as well as expanding our more stable cash flow businesses especially Speedway and MPLX. Our capital plan for MPC for 2018 excluding MPLX is $1.6 billion. This plan spending includes $950 million for Refining & Marketing, $530 million for Speedway and $100 million to support corporate activities and other investments.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Phillips 66 Partners LP(PSXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE: PSXP) and NuStar GP (NYSE:NSH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In the roughly five years since Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP) has been publicly traded, its enterprise value has increased dramatically, going from around $2.5 billion to nearly $9.5 billion. But things are changing and the midstream partnership’s future growth isn’t likely to look like its past growth. Here are three challenges facing high-yielding Phillips 66 Partners as it looks to move into a new stage of its corporate life.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Phillips 66 Partners LP (PSXP) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $321.18 Million” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international copyright & trademark law. The correct version of this report can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3355129/phillips-66-partners-lp-psxp-expected-to-announce-quarterly-sales-of-321-18-million.html.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    This strategy of acquiring assets from a large parent company to grow an MLP’s payout has worked well over the years. Refining giant Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has been one of the most successful with this strategy since creating Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) in 2013. At that time, Phillips 66 launched an ambitious plan to grow its MLP’s distribution at a 30% compound annual rate through 2018 via a steady stream of dropdown transactions. Phillips 66 Partners is right on target, having increased the payout at a 31% compound annual growth rate since the IPO while maintaining solid financial metrics, including covering the payout with cash flow by a very comfortable 1.33 times last quarter and maintaining a conservative debt-to-EBITDA ratio of 3.2 in 2017. This strategy has also richly rewarded investors in Phillips 66 Partners, which has generated a total return of 89% since its IPO despite a recent sell-off, easily ahead of the S&P 500’s nearly 73% total return over that time frame.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Columbus Circle Investors grew its stake in shares of Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) by 22.4% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 512,631 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after buying an additional 93,844 shares during the period. Columbus Circle Investors’ holdings in Continental Resources were worth $30,220,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Since oil prices peaked in 2014, both Total and Shell have managed to generate positive total returns for investors who held through the downturn, in large part because of their diverse operations. Neither has come close to outperforming theS&P 500, but it could have been far worse; one only has to look at some of the biggest independent oil producers, includingApache Corporation(NYSE:APA) (down 53%),Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(NYSE:APC) (down 33%), andContinental Resources, Inc.(NYSE:CLR) (down 12.3%) to appreciate the benefit of Total’s and Shell’s more diversified operations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Clearwater Seafoods (TSE:CLR) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 8th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Saturday, May 19th will be given a dividend of 0.05 per share on Friday, June 1st. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 17th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirty-three brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $64.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    Irans Oil Production and Exports Could Help Crude Oil Bulls (finance.yahoo.com) The Cash Flow King (investingdaily.com) Continental Resources Can Soar Without Bottlenecks (seekingalpha.com) Are Options Traders Betting on a Big Move in Continental Resources (CLR) Stock? (zacks.com) Why Aren’t Permian Oil Producers Profitable? (oilprice.com)

    Shares of NYSE CLR traded down $0.40 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $64.21. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,923,330 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,421,609. The firm has a market capitalization of $25.63 billion, a PE ratio of 125.90 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15. Continental Resources has a one year low of $29.08 and a one year high of $69.91.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Panhandle Royalty Company(PHX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 50.7768748674153 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.1120655512436 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Yuma Energy, Inc.(YUMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPH) disclosed that it received the FDA approval for Calcium Chloride injection.
    Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD) reported a proposed offering of 3 million shares.
    Yuma Energy Inc (NYSE: YUMA) reported a Q1 loss of $0.16 per share on sales of $5.646 million. The company also disclosed that it is actively seeking strategic alternatives.
    NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE: YUMA) were down 60 percent to $0.4520 after the company late Friday reported it was not in compliance with its debt to EBITDAX covenant and announced limited liquidity levels. The company also reported Q1 earnings down year-over-year and disclosed that it is exploring strategic alternatives.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) is usually viewed as a natural-gas play, but Citigroup’s Robert Morris and David Zutter contend that Chesapeake is “determined to disprove [the] perception” that it can’t meet oil production targets. They explain:

Bloomberg News

WhileChesapeake has historically been viewed as a more natural gas-focused E&P that has often missed on oil production expectations, it is determined to disprove this perception. After divesting non-core assets with ~8.2 MBbls/d of associated oil production this year, the company has begun to replace these volumes with growth from the Eagle Ford and Mid-Continent. As such, total oil production in October is projected to average ~91 MBbls/d, up 5% over Q3’16. Mgmt. stated last week that in now expects to boost oil production ~10% in Q4’17 over Q4’16 and ~20% in Q4’18 over Q4’17, which we believe is attainable. Even so, the Mid-Continent Wedge play in this effort is largely unproven though mgmt. said the potential in this area is tremendous.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Newfield Exploration Company(NFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) which traded down nearly 5% at $23.22. The stocks 52-week range is $22.96 to $37.61. Volume was 5.2 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.3 million.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) just had a bearish crossover on Friday, according to the chart. The predicted 72-hour moving average crossed below the simple 10-day moving average. If Monday's price action holds, that will serve as a confirmation the negative trend. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fernwood Investment Management LLC trimmed its stake in Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) by 6.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 31,500 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the quarter. Fernwood Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Newfield Exploration were worth $769,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE: NFX) traded down about 10.2% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $23.10 after closing Tuesday at $25.73. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.82. Volume was approaching five times the daily average of 2.6 million shares. The independent oil & gas producer reported earnings last night.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Black Stone Minerals, L.P.(BSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Columbus Circle Investors grew its stake in shares of Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) by 22.4% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 512,631 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after buying an additional 93,844 shares during the period. Columbus Circle Investors’ holdings in Continental Resources were worth $30,220,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Clearwater Seafoods (TSE:CLR) Director Richard Lawrence Gillis Hood sold 6,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$4.90, for a total value of C$30,380.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Clearwater Seafoods (TSE:CLR) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 8th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Saturday, May 19th will be given a dividend of 0.05 per share on Friday, June 1st. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 17th.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG) are flying high, up 12% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $2.20.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018

Elliott R. Morss Ph.D. 漏All Rights Reserved

Introduction

Politicians in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island have put aside moral and/or addiction concerns over gambling. Instead, they recently asked why all the gambling dollars from their citizens go to the casinos (and governments) in Connecticut and New Jersey. They responded by approving for new gaming facilities in all three states. Below, data on these actions is presented with commentary.

The Current Situation

Table 1 provides gambling revenues and how they have changed since 2007 for northeast US states, with California, Nevada and Macau included as points of reference. The growth in Macau has been truly amazing. And additional facilities continue to be built there. However, as noted in an earlier piece, Japan has just approved a number of new integrated resort casinos. And these can be expected to siphon off some of the gambling from Macau, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

Gambling revenues in Nevada, New Jersey, and Connecticut have not recovered from the 2008 global recession caused by the US banking collapse.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: SBA Communications Corporation(SBAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday was another good day on Wall Street, thanks largely to diminished concerns about trade disputes between the U.S. and China. Chinese leaders made conciliatory comments that suggested that there could be a measured resolution to tensions between the two countries, and market participants took that as an all-clear sign to bid shares higher. Yet some stocks suffered from negative news. Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP), SBA Communications (NASDAQ:SBAC), and American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    And the infrastructure fund has stakes in cell phone tower owners Crown Castle (CCI) and SBA Communications (SBAC), as well as giant British gas and electric utility National Grid (NGG).

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Jon Najarian shared with the viewers an options trading idea in SBA Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SBAC). He noticed big call options volume in the name and he thinks it would be a good idea to get a long position.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: TheStreet, Inc.(TST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $9.86 billion.
    Aecom (NYSE: ACM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $4.67 billion.
    JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ: JD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $12.60 billion.
    58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $383.60 million.
    Kamada Ltd (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $25.00 million.
    Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PTN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $28.00 million.
    TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $15.81 million.
    Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ: ABY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $290.80 million.
    Asure Software Inc (NASDAQ: ASUR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $15.26 million.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $7.90 million.
    Viewray Inc (NASDAQ: VRAY) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $18.58 million.

     

  • [By Steven Goldberg]

    Launched in August 2001, Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio has been a centerpiece of the financial advice offered by TheStreet.com. The website belongs to TheStreet, Inc. (TST), a publicly traded company that Cramer co-founded in 1996. PLUS Portfolio subscribers, who pay $15 a month, always get the recommendations before Cramer buys them for the portfolio, the Wharton paper reports. Likewise, subscribers get Cramers picks before he airs them on Mad Money.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS(TKC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $7.59 and last traded at $7.74, with a volume of 559325 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $8.02.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, telecommunications services shares slipped by 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (ADR) (NYSE: TKC), down 2 percent, and Telefonica Brasil SA (ADR) (NYSE: VIV), down 2.5 percent.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Continental Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLR) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie on December 14, and on December 12 Credit Suisse started it with an Outperform rating and assigned a $57 price target. The 52-week range for the energy giant is $29.08 to $53.57, and shares were recently trading at $48.56. Continental Resources has a consensus analyst target of about $51 now.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While crude prices stumbled into 2016, they found their footing by mid-year and roared back to life, ending the year up about 42%. Those rising prices lifted most oil stocks. However, a handful of large-cap oil stocks rose above the crowd by outperforming crude’s rally. Those top-tier performers wereContinental Resources (NYSE:CLR), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC):

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Beta Should Lead At The Start of A Rally: Best ideas in the first leg up: Marathon Oil, Devon Energy (DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), and Continental Resources (CLR). If OPEC announces a cut, whether moderate or deep, we expect that in the initial move up, moderate value beta names, like Marathon Oil, Devon Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, andContinental Resources will lead.For a $5 increase in oil prices, we estimate 2017 cash flow per share would increase 12-18% for these stocks vs. the remainder of the group at 12%. Of these four, short interest is modest for all exceptContinental Resources at 25%, among the highest in our universe. Outperformance of these names should be driven by investors adding to long positions, not short covering.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    There has also been a chorus of voices opposing the Paris agreement as well. Twenty-two Republican Senators last week signed a letter calling for the U.S. to withdraw. On the corporate front, Harold Hamm, the CEO of Continental Resources (CLR) and adviser to the Trump campaign, in a letter to Trump ahead of his inauguration reported by the New York Times called on the president to “cancel” the Paris treaty.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Gartner, Inc.(IT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CEB Inc. (NYSE: CEB) shares were also up, gaining 21 percent to $74.90 after Gartner Inc (NYSE: IT) announced plans to acquire the company for $2.6 billion in cash and stock.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

With oil prices having more than doubled from their early 2016 low, to over $65 per barrel, traders are waking up this morning to the possibility that the long-dormant oil sector may be coming back with a vengeance.

Today’s prices allow drillers to hedge for $60 per barrel oil for over one year, meaning they now have a platform for new investment. Production recently passed its 2014 peak of 9.6 million barrels per day and is showing no signs of slowing down.

As a result, analysts are starting to pound the table for oil stocks again, especially those with relatively low debt loads. The new names are players like Jagged Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:JAG), Diamondback Energy Inc. (NYSE:FANG) and RSP Permian Inc. (NYSE:RSPP), frackers with “interesting” acreage in the Permian Basin that have grown their operations since the bust.

Low Debt, Low Risk

Traders don’t yet trust the rise in prices, largely thanks to the accompanying rise of production. This is why integrated oil companies like Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) remain relatively cheap, with Exxon selling for less than twice its annual revenue, despite having less than 10% of its assets under debt.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $8.38 after the company posted upbeat Q4 results.

    Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $56.39 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter and boosted its full year net income guidance.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is thefifth mostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 47.69% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Beta Should Lead At The Start of A Rally: Best ideas in the first leg up: Marathon Oil, Devon Energy (DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), and Continental Resources (CLR). If OPEC announces a cut, whether moderate or deep, we expect that in the initial move up, moderate value beta names, like Marathon Oil, Devon Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, andContinental Resources will lead.For a $5 increase in oil prices, we estimate 2017 cash flow per share would increase 12-18% for these stocks vs. the remainder of the group at 12%. Of these four, short interest is modest for all exceptContinental Resources at 25%, among the highest in our universe. Outperformance of these names should be driven by investors adding to long positions, not short covering.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Continental Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLR) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie on December 14, and on December 12 Credit Suisse started it with an Outperform rating and assigned a $57 price target. The 52-week range for the energy giant is $29.08 to $53.57, and shares were recently trading at $48.56. Continental Resources has a consensus analyst target of about $51 now.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While crude prices stumbled into 2016, they found their footing by mid-year and roared back to life, ending the year up about 42%. Those rising prices lifted most oil stocks. However, a handful of large-cap oil stocks rose above the crowd by outperforming crude’s rally. Those top-tier performers wereContinental Resources (NYSE:CLR), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC):

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    There has also been a chorus of voices opposing the Paris agreement as well. Twenty-two Republican Senators last week signed a letter calling for the U.S. to withdraw. On the corporate front, Harold Hamm, the CEO of Continental Resources (CLR) and adviser to the Trump campaign, in a letter to Trump ahead of his inauguration reported by the New York Times called on the president to “cancel” the Paris treaty.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Southwestern Energy Company(SWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) is the only stock in this group to get a rating boost. The Jefferies analysts lifted the rating from Underperform to Hold. The 12-month price target was unchanged at $8. The 2017 EPS estimate was lowered from $0.81 to $0.52, and the 2018 estimate was lowered from $0.99 to $0.94. Shares closed Friday at $7.71, in a 52-week range of $6.62 to $15.59, and the consensus price target on the stock is $12.59.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 15.3 percent to $2.41 in pre-market trading after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 10.7 percent to $117.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) rose 10.6 percent to $35.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 10.2 percent to $12.12 in pre-market trading after climbing 86.76 percent on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 7 percent to $6.42 in pre-market trading on reports that the company has made progress on merger talks with T-Mobile.
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) rose 6.9 percent to $1,621.95 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter. The company sees second quarter operating income of $1.1 billion – $1.9 billion and sales of $51 billion – $54 billion.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 5.5 percent to $7.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.49 percent on Thursday.
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) rose 5.3 percent to $55.86 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and also raised its FY18 sales outlook.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) rose 5.3 percent to $21.00 in pre-market trading.
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) shares rose 5.1 percent to $4.75 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) rose 5 percent to $20.24 in pre-market trading.
    Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) rose 4.5 percent to $249.50 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) rose 4.3 percent to $311 in pre-market trading. Charter is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) shares rose 3.9 pe
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    These are the top 5 holdings of DFT Energy LPWhiting Petroleum Corp (WLL) – 400,000 shares, 18.19% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.56%Hess Corp (HES) – 170,000 shares, 11.57% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 30.77%Noble Energy Inc (NBL) – 200,000 shares, 8.15% of the total portfolio. Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) – 1,360,000 shares, 7.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.62%Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC)

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) traded down 12.6% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $4.37 after closing Monday at $5.00. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.75. Volume was over 43 million, more than double the daily average of about 21.8 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) which rose 20% to $4.46. The stocks 52-week range is $3.42 to $8.94. Volume was about 52 million compared to the daily average volume of 26 million.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Baker Hughes Incorporated(BHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    While Loop maintains a Buy rating on all of the stocks mentioned above, Guggenheim analyst Michael LaMotte isn’t quite so bullish on the sector. Earlier this week, LaMotte downgraded the following oil services stocks from Buy to Neutral:

    Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI)
    Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (NYSE: FMSA)
    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP)
    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR)
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB)
    Halliburton
    Superior Energy Services

    Guggenheim also cut its 2017 oil price forecast from $55 to $48/bbl.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Evercore ISI’s James West and team are starting to feel really good about the potential of the General Electric (GE)-Baker Hughes (BHI) merger. They explain why:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Following a series of M&A announcements in the oilfield-services sector since the onset of the oil market downturn, French oil-field service company Technip and U.S. oilfield equipment company FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) hooked up in an all-stock deal valuing the combined company at $13 billion. Shareholders of each company will own 50% of the combined entity, to be named TechnipFMC, which implies a roughly $6.5 billion acquisition valuation for each entity. The transaction, which should close early next year, will “combine Technip’s innovative systems and solutions, state-of-the-art assets, engineering strengths, and project management capabilities with FMC Technologies’ leading technology, manufacturing, and service capabilities.” Further, it should save $400 million in annual costs by 2019. Moreover, it will enable the combined company to compete better against larger oil-field service rivals Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), which have all gained strength during the downturn either through M&A activities or cost savings initiatives.