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Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Penn Virginia's Second Quarter 2018, Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct the question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that time. [Operator Instructions] And as a reminder, this conference call is being recorded.
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Penn Virginia Corporation (PVAC - Free Report) just came out with quarterly earnings of $2.46 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.44 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.69 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.
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Murphy USA Inc. (MUSA - Free Report) reported stronger-than-expected results in the second quarter on higher merchandise margins. As a result, the company’s adjusted net income per share came in at $1.58, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.21. Further, the bottom line also improved from the year-ago figure of $1.51 per share on the back of higher petroleum product and merchandise sales. Murphy’s operating revenues of $3,829 million beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3,550 million on higher-than-expected petroleum product sales.
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We expect Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY - Free Report) to beat second-quarter 2018 earnings estimates when it reports after the market closes on Aug 8. In the first quarter, the oil and gas company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 29.58%. Why a Likely Positive Surprise? Our proven model shows that Occidental Petroleum is likely to beat estimates in the to-be-reported quarter. This is because a stock needs to have both a positive Earnings ESP and a solid Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) for this to happen and Occidental Petroleum precisely has this perfect combination.
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Gulfport Energy Corporation (GPOR - Free Report) reported second-quarter adjusted net income per share of 33 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 28 cents. The better-than-expected performance was driven by higher-than-anticipated natural gas output, especially from the Utica shale. Natural gas volumes in the quarter under review totaled 108.2 billion cubic feet of gas (Bcf), surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $105.
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Brazil's state-run energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., or Petrobras (PBR - Free Report) announced second-quarter earnings per ADS of 44 cents, ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 31 cents and the year-ago profit of 2 cents.
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Looking for a stock that has been consistently beating earnings estimates and might be well positioned to keep the streak alive in its next quarterly report? Penn Virginia Corporation (PVAC - Free Report) , which belongs to the Zacks Oil and Gas - Exploration and Production - United States industry, could be a great candidate to consider.
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Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. or Petrobras (PBR - Free Report) is set to release second-quarter 2018 results on Aug 3. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the to-be-reported quarter is pegged at a profit of 28 cents on revenues of $26,215 million. In the preceding three-month period, the Rio de Janeiro-headquartered integrated player delivered a positive earnings surprise of 68.42%, courtesy of higher oil prices.
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On Jul 30, oil prices closed above $70 a barrel for the first time in three weeks fueled by global supply concern and strong demand. Notably, supply concerns from Venezuela, Libya and Iran have intensified. Moreover, crude oil supplies from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries as well as the North Sea area of the U.K. have been disrupted of late.
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Noble Energy Inc. (NBL - Free Report) is scheduled to release second-quarter 2018 results on Aug 3. Last reported quarter, the company pulled off a positive earnings surprise of 25%. We expect the company to deliver a positive surprise this season. Why a Positive Surprise? Our proven model shows that Noble Energy is likely to beat estimates this to-be-reported quarter as the stock has the right combination of the two key ingredients for this to happen — a positive Earnings ESP and a favorable Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold).
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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2018 earnings of 54 cents per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 60 cents by 10%. In the year-ago quarter, the company had however, incurred a loss of 77 cents. On a GAAP basis, Anadarko Petroleum’s earnings were 5 cents per share, rebounding from the prior-year quarter’s loss of 76 cents. Total Revenues In the reported quarter, Anadarko Petroleum’s revenues of $3,291 million surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2,973 million by 10.
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Whiting Petroleum (WLL - Free Report) reported second-quarter adjusted net income per share of 62 cents, in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate and turning around from the year-ago adjusted loss of 72 cents. The outperformance stems from strong Williston Basin production and higher oil realizations.
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