Of late, Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG Quick QuoteLNG ) announced that its board of directors sanctioned a long-term capital deployment plan (Plan) to attain an investment-grade balance sheet, returning shareholders’ funds and spending on accretive organic growth.
The liquefied natural gas exported achieved a cash flow inflection point and aims to produce $10 billion of cumulative Distributable Cash Flow (DCF) by 2024 with an annual run-rate DCF of $2.6-$3 billion, allowing it to focus on balance-sheet performance, capital returns and accretive expansion. The Plan intends to provide a long-term DCF of $15-17 per share including the Corpus Christi Stage 3 Project.
The company believes that its performance over the previous five years have enable it to get to this point. From a long-term investment perspective, the Plan will ensure Cheniere’s financial strength, robust shareholder returns, and a continued disciplined approach to deploying growth capital.
Cheniere’s long-term strategic financial framework is provided by the capital allocation plan outlined below.
Best Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)
Continental Resources, Inc., incorporated on November 16, 1967, is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company with properties in the North, South and East regions of the United States. The North region consists of properties north of Kansas and west of the Mississippi River and includes North Dakota Bakken, Montana Bakken and the Red River units. The South region includes Kansas and all properties south of Kansas and west of the Mississippi River, including various plays in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP), Sooner Trend Anadarko Canadian Kingfisher (STACK), Northwest Cana and Arkoma Woodford areas of Oklahoma. The East region includes undeveloped leasehold acreage east of the Mississippi River. The Company’s estimated proved reserves are approximately 1,230 million barrels of crude oil equivalent (MMBoe) with estimated proved developed reserves of over 520 MMBoe. Its crude oil production is sold to crude oil refining companies at market centers.
The Company’s principal producing properties in the North region are in the Bakken field and the Red River units. Its average daily production from such properties is approximately 148,910 Boe per day. The Bakken field of North Dakota and Montana is a crude oil resource play in the United States. The Company is a producer, leasehold owner and operator in the Bakken. Its total Bakken production is over 136,350 Boe per day. It has completed approximately 650 gross wells in the Bakken. Its total proved Bakken field reserves is over 660 MMBoe. It operates approximately eight rigs in the Bakken, all in North Dakota.
The Company’s Red River units consists of over nine units located along the Cedar Creek Anticline in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana that produce crude oil and natural gas from the Red River B formation. The Company’s principal producing properties in the Red River units include the Cedar Hills units in North Dakota and Montana, the Medicine Pole Hills units in North Dakota and the Buffalo Red River units in South Dakota. Its properties in the Red River units comprise a portion of the Cedar Hills field.
The Company’s principal producing properties in the South region are located in the SCOOP, Northwest Cana and STACK areas of Oklahoma. Its average daily production from such properties is approximately 76,020 Boe per day. The Company’s SCOOP play extends across Garvin, Grady, Stephens, Carter, McClain and Love counties in Oklahoma, and contains crude oil and condensate-rich fairways as delineated by various industry wells. It is a producer, leasehold owner and operator in the SCOOP play. It has completed over 200 gross wells in SCOOP. The Company’s Northwest Cana properties are located in northwestern Oklahoma in Blaine, Dewey and Custer Counties of Oklahoma and target the Woodford formation. It has approximately five operated rigs drilling in Northwest Cana. It has over four operated rigs drilling in STACK. It has completed a combined of approximately 30 gross wells in Northwest Cana and STACK. It has proved reserves of approximately 80 MMBoe.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group decreased their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Continental Resources in a research note issued on Thursday, February 21st. Jefferies Financial Group analyst T. Hughes now anticipates that the oil and natural gas company will post earnings per share of $0.51 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.56. Jefferies Financial Group has a “Buy” rating and a $64.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Continental Resources’ Q2 2019 earnings at $0.55 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.15 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $3.51 EPS.
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
Continental Resources Inc (NYSE:CLR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 12:00 p.m. ET
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- [By Stephan Byrd]
Shares of Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirty-nine analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and thirty have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $71.26.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) and Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (NYSE:CHKR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.
Best Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: ENSERVCO Corporation(ENSV)
Enservco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides oil field services to the onshore oil and natural gas industry in the United States. It offers well enhancement services, such as hot oiling, acidizing, frac water heating, and pressure testing; fluid management services, including water transfer, water treatment, water/fluid hauling, frac tank rental, and disposal services; and well site construction and roustabout services, as well as other general oilfield services. The company owns and operates a fleet of approximately 340 specialized trucks, trailers, frac tanks, and other well-site related equipment. It operates in the Eastern United States region comprising the Southern region of the Marcellus Shale formation and the Utica Shale formation in eastern Ohio; Rocky Mountain Region consisting of western Colorado and southern Wyoming, central Wyoming, and western North Dakota and eastern Montana; and the Central United States region, including southwestern Kansas, Texas panhandle, northwestern Oklahoma, and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
- [By Faisal Humayun]
Target reported $1.1 billion in operating cash flows and $7.8 billion in cash and equivalents for the quarter. There is ample financial flexibility for higher investments coupled with potential for dividend growth. As a matter of fact, the company recently increased dividends by 32%.
Robinhood Stocks: Helmerich & Payne (HP)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP) in a research report report published on Sunday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a $65.00 price target on the oil and gas company’s stock.
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
In late 2018 oil suddenly dipped into bear market territory, once again showing investors how volatile the key energy commodity can be. But in both good oil markets and bad, oil companies are always looking for an edge. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) has the expertise and technology to help its customers stay at the forefront of the industry, and that, in turn, should ensure this nearly 100-year-old company’s success for years to come.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Ffcm LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) by 17.0% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 23,394 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,394 shares during the quarter. Ffcm LLC’s holdings in Helmerich & Payne were worth $1,122,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Best Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)
EOG Resources, Inc., a Delaware corporation organized in 1985, together with its subsidiaries (collectively, EOG), explores for, develops, produces and markets crude oil and natural gas primarily in major producing basins in the United States of America (United States or U.S.), The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad), the United Kingdom (U.K.), The People’s Republic of China (China), Canada and, from time to time, select other international areas. EOG’s principal producing areas are further described in “Exploration and Production” below. EOG’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those reports are made available, free of charge, through EOG’s website, as soon as reasonably practicable after such reports have been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). EOG’s website address is www.eogresources.com. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
In addition to the Turner, Chesapeake Energy plans to continue its appraisal work on several other formations in the area, including the Niobrara. These rock layers could enhance the company’s growth prospects given what peers like EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) have uncovered in the area. Last October, EOG Resources unveiled that its appraisal efforts confirmed that the Niobrara and Mowry shale plays underneath its Powder River Basin acreage hold nearly 2 billion BOE of recoverable resources, giving it three high-return growth targets in the region. These results provide more evidence that the Powder River Basin could be a significant growth driver for Chesapeake in the coming years.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has done an excellent job enriching its shareholders over the past two decades. Investors, for example, who bought $1,000 of the company’s stock following its separation from Enron 20 years ago would have seen that grow into more than $25,000 over that time frame, which is much better than the $3,200 they’d have made by investing the same amount into the S&P 500.
- [By Paul Ausick]
EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 1% at $94.11. The 52-week range is $82.04 to $133.53.
The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEArca: UNG) traded up about 0.2% at $24.79 in a 52-week range of $21.65 to $39.87.