|Bid||4.7400 x 45900|
|Ask||4.7500 x 27000|
|Day's range||4.6400 - 4.8100|
|52-week range||1.4100 - 10.8200|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||3.48|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-dividend date||12 Mar 2020|
|1y target est||N/A|
Oil prices started this week with a bang. WTI, the primary U.S. oil price benchmark, had rallied more than 10% by 10:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, to around $32.50 a barrel, while Brent, the global oil price benchmark, jumped more than 7% to nearly $35 a barrel. The surge in crude prices buoyed most oil stocks.
To keep it simple and limit background noise, we have our president and chief executive officer, Alex Pourbaix; our chief financial officer, Jon McKenzie; our executive vice president, upstream, Norrie Ramsay; and our executive vice president, downstream, Keith Chiasson, on the call to answer your questions. Now, before I get to our quarterly results, I wanted to touch briefly for a second.
A crash in crude prices due to global economic restrictions has forced oil companies to cut costs and production. Analysts warn that global storage levels are fast approaching capacity. Levels could still spike to tank-top levels of 43 million barrels, Chief Executive Alex Pourbaix warned.
Canada's Cenovus Energy Inc <CVE.TO> on Thursday said it would support any further moves by the oil-rich province of Alberta to curtail production as the industry scrambles to head off a storage crunch. The endorsement comes as Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the western Canadian province is open to joining any potential global pact to reduce a glut of crude production. Storage levels in Alberta, home to the world's third-largest crude reserves, have ballooned to around 30 million barrels and are fast approaching capacity of about 40 million as producers park crude to cope with plummeting demand, according to Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) analysts.
The fall in crude prices have forced producers to look for ways to reduce cost, and Cenovus said its measures included a 25% cut in compensation for chief executive officer and board members. The company's other executives will take a 12%-15% reduction in annual base salary, while employees at other levels will experience a graduated smaller salary impact, Cenovus said. Last month, Cenovus announced a near 32% cut to its capital spending for the year and a temporary suspension of its crude-by-rail program, as an erupting Saudi-Russia oil price war dealt a blow to the struggling Canadian oil industry.
Shares of Canadian energy companies recovered some of their losses on Tuesday, but hovered around their weakest levels in a decade, and Cenovus Energy Inc <CVE.TO>, one of the country's largest producers, slashed spending. Cenovus cut capital spending by 32% for the year and suspended rail-shipping as an oil price war battered rival producers, including Canada. Cenovus closed up 11.3% at C$4.25 and was among the Canadian oil patch's biggest recoveries, after shedding more than 50% the day before, while the Toronto Stock Exchange energy index <.SPTTEN> closed 1.7% higher.
As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau considers whether to approve Teck Resources' Frontier oil sands project, roughly 20 others sit on the shelf as companies delay investment decisions hoping for new pipelines and higher prices. Trudeau's cabinet is expected to meet on Tuesday and decide on Frontier this week. Should Ottawa reject the project, Teck said on Friday it would write down Frontier by C$1.13 billion.
Cenovus (CVE) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -225.00% and -11.06%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
The company produced 467,448 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) during the quarter, an increase of 8% from a year-ago period when it had restrained production rates. Cenovus took advantage of the Alberta government's special production allowance, which permits additional oil output if it moves by rail. Reduced refining margins show the ripple effects of Alberta's drastic efforts to address the Canadian industry's struggles.
Cenovus (CVE) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
The commitment towards the six First Nations and Métis communities could be extended to 10 years and result in a total investment of C$100 million, the company said. Alberta this week set up Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corp to allocate up to C$1 billion to support First Nations that back resource projects, such as oil pipelines. First Nations plays a pivotal role in Canada's oil industry because governments and companies have a legal duty to consult and accommodate them before proceeding with resource projects that affect their territories.
Backed by the restructuring process and a secure exit financing of more than $2.4 billion, McDermott (MDR) looks forward to come out of bankruptcy with roughly $500 million in debt.
With natural gas prices recently diving to more than three-year lows and Gulfport (GPOR) positioned as one of the most gas-weighted upstream players, the company's performance is weighed on.
Through this restructuring, Encana (ECA) will effectively exchange Ovintiv's one share of common stock for every five common shares of Encana.