|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's range||79.95 - 81.36|
|52-week range||72.16 - 89.30|
|PE ratio (TTM)||17.34|
|Forward dividend & yield||3.28 (3.99%)|
|1y target est||N/A|
As gasoline prices rise to $3 per gallon politicians are once again using ‘pain at the pump’ as a political football, trying to pin the blame on the other party for the dramatic rise in gasoline prices
Despite the commercial success of Papua LNG, the island nation is still hoping to carve out a better deal with ExxonMobil and its partners
BP (BP) stock has risen 18% in the second quarter, primarily led by surging oil prices and markets. Meanwhile, WTI has risen 14%, and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) has risen 6%.
Could Chevron Be Positioned for Growth? In this series, we’ve looked at analyst ratings and target prices for Chevron (CVX) and analyzed the company’s debt and cash flow position to determine its future outlook. In Q1 2018, Chevron’s downstream earnings fell, contributing less to its total earnings due to narrower margins and lower throughputs.
Darren Woods is mounting a strong defense of his plan to rescue Exxon Mobil Corp. from its share-price slump with $200 billion of investment over seven years that’s at odds with the belt-tightening undertaken by rivals. Share buybacks will come only if there’s excess cash, the chief executive officer said, ahead of a speech on the company’s strategy at Exxon’s annual meeting on May 30. Since Woods became CEO in 2017, Exxon has fallen 9 percent, compared with an 18 percent gain for its biggest rival, Royal Dutch Shell Plc. The CEO said he sees “a little bit of a disconnect” between the market’s short-term expectations and Exxon’s long-term planning.
Chevron (CVX) has upstream assets around the globe. CVX expects its production volumes to grow 4%–7% YoY (year-over-year) this year. In the first quarter, Chevron’s worldwide production rose 6.6% to 2.9 MMboepd (million barrel of oil equivalent per day). In comparison, in the first quarter, ExxonMobil (XOM) produced 3.9 MMboepd, and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and BP (BP) produced 3.8 MMboepd and 2.6 MMboepd, respectively.
Chevron’s (CVX) earnings improved YoY (year-over-year) in the first quarter. Its overall adjusted earnings rose YoY from $2.3 billion to $3.6 billion, and upstream’s contribution rose from 51% to 92%. Contrarily, downstream’s contribution fell from 42% to 20%, and other activities dented earnings by 12%. Higher oil prices changed the company’s earnings mix. In this part, we’ll look at CVX’s upstream and downstream performance in the first quarter.
Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to reduce the amount of natural gas it burns as waste by a quarter within two years to reduce climate-changing emissions, something long demanded by environmental groups and activist investors. Efforts will be focused on oil wells off the coast of West Africa, Exxon said in a statement on Wednesday. The practice, known as flaring, has been assailed as wasteful and environmentally harmful on every continent where oil is produced.
As talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement trudge onward, Canadian banking giant Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has made adjustments in its investment portfolio. The changes seem to suggest that the bank is more optimistic that the U.S. will smooth disputes with China—and that President Donald Trump’s ire will cool—more easily than with its Nafta partners. CIBC (CM) more than tripled its holdings in Apple (AAPL) in the first quarter, and raised its Amazon.com (AMZN) investment sevenfold from the end of 2017.
Could Chevron Be Positioned for Growth? Chevron’s (CVX) capex is primarily focused on the upstream segment. In the first quarter, 88% of Chevron’s capex was in the upstream segment, 11% was in the downstream segment, and 1% in other activities.
The company is setting targets to reduce leaks of methane by 15 per cent, and flaring of unwanted gas by 25 per cent, by 2020, and will be deploying new equipment at its operations to achieve those goals. Methane, which is the principal component of natural gas, is a potent greenhouse gas, with a contribution to global warming that is many times greater than carbon dioxide.
Chevron’s (CVX) net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) ratio was 1.3x in the first quarter, below the average industry ratio of 1.6x. The industry average takes into account 13 integrated energy companies worldwide.
The tiny, impoverished nation of Papua New Guinea came out on the short end of a $19 billion development with Exxon Mobil Corp. to build one of Asia-Pacific’s biggest energy projects. By most accounts, the liquefied natural gas business that Exxon and partners built from scratch is an engineering and commercial success. The PNG LNG venture, which started operating in 2014, is delivering more fuel than expected to Asian economic giants Japan and China.
Could Chevron Be Positioned for Growth? CVX’s cash outflow from investing rose to $2.9 billion from $1.5 billion. Its cash outflow from financing stood at $0.6 billion due to net debt inflow. In the first quarter, Chevron generated $5.0 billion in cash from operations but had a cash outflow of $3.0 billion in the form of capital expenditure and $2.1 billion in the form of dividends, totaling $5.1 billion of cash outflow and resulting in a $0.1 billion cash flow difference.
How Are XOM, CVX, Shell, and BP Trending in Q2 2018? Previously, we reviewed the changes in integrated energy stocks’ short interest. In this article, we’ll compare the forward valuations of integrated energy stocks ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A), and BP (BP).
In the previous article, we analyzed institutional holdings in integrated energy stocks. In this article, we’ll consider changes in short interest.
Deere & Company’s (DE) Agriculture & Turf segment is its largest revenue generator. In the past three years, the segment’s second-quarter revenue has remained flat, but its revenue growth in this quarter has been a welcome development for Deere. The segment’s revenue growth was primarily driven by higher shipment volumes.
Institutional ownership in ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A), and BP (BP) stands at various levels ranging from 12% to 67%.
ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A), and BP (BP) have paid dividends regularly in the past few years. Before we look at their dividend yield trends, let’s look at their dividend payments in the second quarter.
ExxonMobil's (XOM) decision to expand south into Puebla and further west into Coahuila will grant the company access to Mexico City and Monterrey areas.