Energy has been left out of the bull market so far.Yes, oil and oil stocks have recovered from the depths of the crisis, but are still down on the year.  The price is firmly above zero now – which is saying something, I guess.But will we ever...
When I saw this energy company, I couldn’t believe it.  Here is a company with: no long term debt $30 million cash growing EBITDA (cash flow) When I rushed out to buy the stock, it was paying me a double digit yield. That’s right—over 10%--on a payout ratio of under 60%. And trading at just...
It’s hard to believe how North America’s oil and gas industry—a conservative bastion—has been turned upside down in such a short period of time. And it’s all because of the Shale Revolution. Look at pipelines. They cost billions, take years to plan, get approvals, sign up committed customers with take-or-pay...
In the wake of second quarter results, Raymond James issued three recommendations for those watching oil stocks: pressure pumping services are an attractive play, drillers are being undervalued and rental companies should perform well.
Falcon Oil and Gas is in a “Catch-22” situation in Australia.  In fact, you could argue that natural gas consumers down the entire east side of the country is in the same “Catch-22”. A “Catch-22”—the name of the famous 1961 book by Joseph Heller—is “a dilemma or difficult circumstance from...
Look at this chart!  This kind of visual makes an oil and gas CEO proud when addressing his Board of Directors or shareholders. Source: Southwestern Energy Corporate Presentation But despite this beautiful production growth chart--this company has COST investors BUCKETS of money over the past two years. I’ll explain to you what happened--and how you as an investor...
There’s a race going on in the oilpatch now to the bitter end—the end of the year. And it’s not being driven by economics.  It’s being driven by the REAL currency in the oilpatch: Reputation. The energy market is cyclical and all the veteran producers and bankers of the oilpatch know this. Each...
To say that it is a “buyer’s market” for oil and gas properties would be an understatement. If you want to buy production or land, prices have come down by half in many areas. This is like going fishing and having the fish swim up to your boat and beg...