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Hess Corporation (HES)

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144.85-1.04 (-0.71%)
As of 02:37PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous close145.89
Bid144.97 x 1000
Ask145.02 x 800
Day's range143.10 - 145.84
52-week range129.12 - 167.75
Avg. volume2,248,101
Market cap44.63B
Beta (5Y monthly)1.20
PE ratio (TTM)22.22
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yield1.75 (1.20%)
Ex-dividend date14 Jun 2024
1y target estN/A
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    COP, MRO, FANG, HES and CHRD emerge as the energy headline makers during the week.

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    Oil industry consolidations will create stable prices: Analyst

    The oil industry is seeing major consolidations at play as Hess (HES) shareholders approved a $53 billion merger with Chevron (CVX), and ConocoPhillips (COP) will acquire Marathon Oil (MRO) in a $17.1 billion all-stock deal. TD Cowen Analyst Jason Gabelman joins Morning Brief to discuss how these M&A moves should be viewed from a shareholder perspective. "We think it creates a more healthy environment for our shareholders," Gabelman explains. He says that the mergers will lead larger companies to have more control of the oil (CL=F, BZ=F) in the US, which will ultimately allow them to execute "moderate, low-to-mid single-digit oil production growth that should result in a healthier commodity backdrop where there will be less responsive to spikes in oil prices and support higher and more stable oil prices." He adds that more stable oil prices will be a relief to consumers as they grapple with tighter budgets amid high inflation. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Morning Brief. This post was written by Melanie Riehl

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    Big Energy deals: Oil & gas mergers

    It was a busy week for mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry. Hess (HES) shareholders approved plans to be acquired by competitor Chevron (CVX). A move that was first announced in October 2023. ConocoPhillips (COP) also reached an agreement to acquire Marathon Oil (MRO) in a $17.1 billion all-stock deal. These big energy deals signal a larger trend in the oil industry: a handful of larger companies gobbling up the lion share of the industry space. Will these M&A activities face regulatory scrutiny? Will these growing industry titans face antitrust enforcement? Here is what you need to know. Hess shareholders agreed to a $53 billion acquisition by Chevron, Yahoo Finance's Ines Ferre covering the shareholder vote reports: "A Chevron spokesperson saying after this vote: 'We are pleased that a majority of Hess shareholders have voted to approve the merger. We anticipate moving the FTC regulatory process towards its conclusion in the coming weeks.'" However, Chevron may not be out of the woods yet, as they face serious opposition from competitor ExxonMobil (XOM). The two oil companies are fighting for the rights over a lucrative oil reserve in the Guyana coast (bordering Venezuela). Yahoo Finance's Alexis Keenan summarizes: "Now Exxon has about 45% share in that particular asset, Hess at 30%, and a China state-owned company owning 25%. What Exxon is saying is that its majority stake gives them the right to counter whatever Chevron would be offering for Hess's stake." With the Guyana coast oil reserve being the crown-jewel asset of this transaction between Chevron and Hess, Exxon's right of first refusal could kill the deal entirely. ConocoPhillips is in talks to acquire Marathon Oil for $17.1 billion in an all-stock-deal. Tortoise Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel explains: "Marathon Oil actually has one of the highest free-cash flow yields in the oil & gas space. When you merge these assets together, what ConocoPhillips gets is some good assets across the Bakken in North Dakota, across the Permian and the Eagle Ford in Texas, but it get's a lot of free cash flow." ConocoPhillips merging with Marathon Oil is indicative of a larger trend in the oil & gas industry; smaller oil companies acknowledge that they cannot compete with their more powerful and resource-rich competitors. Alpine Saxon Wood's Chief Market Strategist Sarah Hunt elaborates: "The reality on the ground is fossil fuels are going to be with us for a lot longer, but there has been a change in the way investors perceive them. I think this is all about consolidating into a smaller number of players in a very mature industry, that is looked at as something that is not going to last forever." The Dallas Federal Reserve surveyed industry executives in the oil & gas space in attempt to gauge the forecast for future M&A activities. Yahoo Finance's Ines Ferre reports: "Overwhelmingly they anticipate more mergers in the next two years. As one analyst told Yahoo Finance nobody wants to be too small to compete with the big guys." This article was written by Noah Chadwick