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In The Crosshairs Of Our Insider Periscope: Tesla, Sprint, AMD

6h seekingalpha
I have never been in the “buy/sell” game. My career has been based on providing clues for investors to use in their own analysis. In other words, what I offer are a few extra tools to add to the toolbox that you already are using. And oftentimes the addition of some knowledge interpreted from the actions of insiders can sharpen the details. In this era of microscopic scrutiny of insider behavior, the obvious is usually best discounted. (741-2)

Why I'm Glad I Bought Kinder Morgan

18h seekingalpha
Last year I posted a piece in early December detailing why I decided to buy into Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) at $17.22 per share. Unlike my bet on Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) at $5, which quickly turned south (still a CHK investor), Kinder Morgan rewarded my portfolio by rallying up to $19 as of this writing. While its stock price did pull back a bit after its Q4 report, Kinder Morgan's update reinforced my bull sentiments towards the firm as it generated more excess cash than expected, locked in another big Permian project, and used its modest financial performance to repurchase 14 million shares. (105-1)

These Energy Commodities Rose This Week

For the week starting January 15, 2018, natural gas (UGAZ) (DGAZ) (BOIL) prices increased from last week’s close of $3.20 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) on January 12 to $3.23 per MMBtu on January 17, an increase of almost 1%. However, crude oil prices are down ~0.5% from last week’s close of $64.30 per barrel to $63.97 per barrel on January 17. (87-0)

Sanchez Energy: Back To Growth Again Aiming For Profits

2018-01-18 seekingalpha
The market appear to fault Sanchez Energy (SN) for trimming the capital budget. Now, the company appears to be back on the growth path. Recently the company released some guidance for the next three years. Significant free cash flow is the goal for fiscal year 2019. That goal has yet to be defined by management. In the meantime there are penalties listed in the 10-Q if management does not delever (some are just higher costs as opposed to outright penalties). (111-0)

Which Stocks Are Leading the Decline in the Energy Sector?

This week, which started on January 15, 2018, natural gas (UNG) prices have been leading the overall decline in energy commodities. Natural gas prices fell from their previous week’s close of $3.20 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) on January 12 to $3.13 per MMBtu on January 16—a fall of ~2.2% so far. (87-0)

Analysts’ Recommendations for Chesapeake Energy Stock

Approximately 65.5% of the Wall Street analysts have rated Chesapeake Energy (CHK) stock as a “hold,” while ~10.3% have rated it as a “buy.” (75-0)

Natural Gas Longs: Here’s Why You Should Watch Oil Rigs

On January 12, 2018, the natural gas rig count was 88.4% less than its historic high of 1,606 in 2008. But natural gas supplies have ignored the fall in the natural gas rig count since 2008. That’s due to a higher oil rig count. Natural gas is often produced while extracting oil from the US shale regions. (77-0)

Forecasting Chesapeake Energy’s Stock Price Range

Chesapeake Energy stock’s (CHK) current implied volatility is ~50%—3% higher than its 15-day average of 48.5%. In comparison, Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) has an implied volatility of ~25.4 %, while EQT (EQT) has an implied volatility of ~29.2%. (75-0)

Chesapeake Energy’s Uptrend: Could It Rise More?

In the week ending January 12, 2018, Chesapeake Energy (CHK) stock rose ~8%—compared to the previous week ending January 5, 2018. As you can see in the following graph, crude oil prices (USO) (UCO) has been driving energy stocks. (75-0)

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Cisco, Citigroup, Dollar General, Groupon, IBM, Merck, Ulta Beauty, UnitedHealth and More

2018-01-17 247wallst
Stocks managed to close down on Tuesday after a big gap up higher, and now we have stocks looking for another big gap up on Wednesday, with S&P futures up about 10 points and Dow futures up about 100 points. The bull market is nearly nine years old, and the trend that has managed to keep working is for investors to buy the pullbacks. Still, the market was off to such a strong start that some profit-taking has been somewhat expected into earnings season. (374-0)

[Opinion] Junior E&P Begins Drilling in Oklahoma's STACK in Area with Monster Well Potential

2018-01-17 oilvoice
A junior E&P with prime land in Oklahoma's STACK play uses a land swap to jump-start its drilling in an area that is seeing off-the-charts production as oil prices continue to rise. (96-0)

Contango Has A New Oil Discovery In South Texas

2018-01-17 seekingalpha
Private operator CML Exploration has been proving up the Georgetown formation in Zavala and Dimmit Counties in South Texas near substantial acreage held by Contango and U.S. Energy. (113-0)

New Jersey Resources' Unit Seeks Permit for 84-Mile Pipeline

2018-01-16 zacks
New Jersey Resources Corporation’s (NJR - Free Report) subsidiary, Adelphia Gateway, LLC, filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) for a certificate of public convenience for authorizing the operation of an existing 84-mile natural gas pipeline and related facilities in Pennsylvania. (77-0)

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Boeing, Chesapeake Energy, Eli Lilly, Gilead, Micron, NVIDIA, P&G, Qualcomm and Many More

2018-01-16 247wallst
Stocks were indicated higher on Tuesday morning, for basically more of the same in gains almost every day of the new year. Now that the bull market is nearly nine years old, investors are deciding how to position their portfolios for 2018 and beyond. Investors are also looking for new ideas to generate income and gains. (498-0)

US oil industry set to break record, upend global trade

2018-01-16 themalaymailonline
The Elevation Resources drilling rig is shown at the Permian Basin drilling site in Andrews County, Texas May 16, 2016. — Reuters picHOUSTON, Jan 16 — Surging shale production is poised to push US oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day — toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago. (182-0)