Like manna from heaven, investors were seemingly gifted another new record high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday. The 11th record in a row, a run matching the January 1987 run for the best-ever streak in the index’s more than 100 year history, looked like a long shot as stocks traded with a loss of around 60 points for most of the day.
But then, as if powered by divine providence, a melt up in the last hour of trading pushed the average into the green and onto another new all-time high. In fact, the Dow pushed into the green in the final minute of trading. Fair and efficient markets, right?
In the end, the Dow gained just a fraction, the S&P 500 gained 0.1%, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.1% and the Russell 2000 lost a fraction. Treasury bonds were stronger across the curve — a safe haven bid that bests characterizes the tone of the day’s trade. The pushed the 30-year Treasury yield below 3%. The dollar strengthened, gold gained 0.6% and crude oil lost 0.8% on lingering concerns about inventories and U.S. shale output.
Top Oil Stocks To Invest In 2018: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
That sell-off in the oil market weighed on financially challenged oil stocks, which will struggle if crude continues dropping. Among the biggest losers were Abraxas Petroleum (NASDAQ:AXAS), Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), California Resources (NYSE:CRC), and Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE).
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Whiting Petroleum (WLL) has gained 2.9% to $8.30 after reporting a smaller-than-expected loss.
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- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 0.62 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO), down 9 percent, and Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 7 percent.
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 1.02 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 8 percent, and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT) down 7 percent.
Top Oil Stocks To Invest In 2018: Halliburton Company(HAL)
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KBR (NYSE: KBR)
Though an under-the-radar name, KBR was the construction arm of oilfield services giant Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) before being spun off. With a consolidated market cap of $2.6 billion, KBR describes itself, per its website, as a “global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies within the Government Services and Hydrocarbon sectors.”
- [By Wayne Duggan]
Instead, Genargo prefers oil services stocks with the most exposure to the U.S market. Loop names Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) as its top large-cap stock pick and Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE: OIS), Newpark Resources Inc (NYSE: NR) and Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) as its top small- and mid-cap stocks.
- [By Wayne Duggan]
Trump is particularly enthusiastic about shale oil & gas and clean coal, which is good news for stocks such as Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK), Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) and CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX).
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Halliburton (HAL) has gotten beaten up this year…and even today’s earnings beat doesn’t capable of reversing its fortunes.
Halliburton reported a profit of 4 cents, beating forecasts for 3 cents, on sales of $4.28 billion, narrowly edging expectations for $4.27 billion. Halliburton’s shares were trading higher before the market opened, but have declined have declined 0.3% to $46.90 at 1:56 p.m. today.
Evercore ISI’s James West sees a “margin explosion” coming for Halliburton during the second half of the year, while comparing the oil-services giant to LeBron:
With the start of the year already regarded as a transition period, we view the companys decision to sacrifice near term margins in order to accelerate long-term profitability and revenue growth as a defensive, yet calculated, and preemptive maneuver. Execution does remain a risk but naysayers seem to utter similar indecencies about LeBron James each year as the playoffs arrive. You dont doubt the king, and HAL is the clear market leader when it comes to NAM completions, in our view. The change in HALs reporting format makes syncing HALs commentary with its financials more difficult, but NAM comprised 68% and 61% of C&P revenues in 2014 and 2015, respectively (71% and 21% of EBIT). As such, the broader segment should be a good proxy for the region. Abatement of cost inflation, or at least a deceleration as we progress beyond the first step-change in activity of the cycle should serve as an additional tailwind for margins. The most likely benefit will come from proppant costs as sand mines resume processing finer mesh grades following the winter hiatus. Additional frac capacity is being reactivated at leading edge prices, evidenced by the fact that incremental margins improved throughout the first quarter, and the company continues to repair legacy contracts and commitments. The improvement of the broader po
Top Oil Stocks To Invest In 2018: Encana Corporation(ECA)
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Vodafone Group (VOD) , Schlumberger (SLB) , Encana (ECA) , Arconic (ARNC) and AdvanSix (ASIX) .
Cramer was bearish on U.S. Silica Holdings (SLCA) .
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Canada-based Encana Corp. (NYSE: ECA) was the eighth top oil company stock in 2016, with a 131% gain over the year. ECA and its subsidiaries focus on developing, exploring, producing, and marketing natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and oil in North America.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Encana Corp. (NYSE: ECA) is rated Buy with an unchanged price target of $16. The EPS estimate for 2017 was lowered from $0.42 to $0.34, and the 2018 estimate was also lowered, from $1.47 to $1.28. The shares ended the weekat $11.44, in a 52-week range of $4.90 to $13.85. The consensus 12-month price target is $14.95.
Top Oil Stocks To Invest In 2018: Talisman Energy Inc.(TLM)
- [By Jayson Derrick]
On the other hand, the analysts are Underweight on Eni SpA (ADR) (NYSE: E), Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc (USA) (NYSE: TLM) and OMV AG given their asset bases, which offer an inferior risk to reward profile and limited differentiation in cost reductions.