All resource stocks are subject to the risk that comes with the rise and fall of commodity prices. But, depending on where they do business, some also face a second challenge: political risk.
Among Canadian mining stocks, Sherritt International (Toronto symbol S) is prominently identified with political risk due to its extensive involvement in Cuba. The company’s Cuban operations are …read more »
Precision Drilling Corp., Toronto symbol PD, provides contract-drilling services to oil and gas producers. The company owns 360 drilling rigs in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
We analyze Precision in The Successful Investor, our newsletter that recommends stock picks for conservative investors.
Precision recently converted from an income trust to a regular corporation. Investors received one common share for each trust unit …read more »
Trilogy Energy Corp., symbol TET on Toronto, owns oil and gas properties in the Kaybob and Grande Prairie areas of central Alberta. About 76% of Trilogy’s production is natural gas. The remaining 24% is oil.
Trilogy is one of the natural gas stocks we analyze in Stock Pickers Digest, our newsletter that recommends investments that may be appropriate for the part …read more »
DELPHI ENERGY $2.18 (Toronto symbol DEE; TSI Network Rating: Speculative) (403-265-6171; www.delphienergy.ca; Shares outstanding: 119.7 million; Market cap: $250.3 million; No dividends paid) explores for oil and natural gas in Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C. Gas makes up 70% of Delphi’s daily output; the remaining 30% is oil.
In the three months ended June 30, 2011, Delphi’s average daily output rose 10.8%, …read more »
BELLATRIX EXPLORATION $4.31 (Toronto symbol BXE; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (403-266-8670; www.bellatrixexploration.com; Shares outstanding: 97.4 million; Market cap: $459.6 million; No dividends paid) produces oil and natural gas in Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan. Gas makes up about 62% of its output; the remaining 38% is oil.
In the three months ended June 30, 2011, the company’s production fell 2.9%, to 11,783 barrels …read more »
IMPERIAL OIL $40.61 (Toronto symbol IMO; Shares outstanding: 854.2 million; Market cap: $34.6 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 1.1%; www.imperialoil.ca) is the largest investor in the Mackenzie pipeline project, which aims to pump natural gas from the Arctic to Alberta. The company owns 34.4% of this project.
Recently, Royal Dutch Shell (New York symbol RDS.A) said it will sell its …read more »
You may think oil is set to rise sharply, due to fast growth in India and China. Or you may think prices could be set to fall, because high oil prices could prompt users to switch to cheaper natural gas. The truth is, no one knows the future direction of oil prices.
That’s why, instead of trying to predict the …read more »
IMPERIAL OIL $45.38 (Toronto symbol IMO; Shares outstanding: 854.2 million; Market cap: $38.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 1.0%; www.imperialoil.ca) is a major integrated-oil company that gets most of its production from its oil-sands projects in Alberta. Imperial also has conventional oil and natural-gas operations in western Canada, and holds interests in offshore projects in Atlantic Canada. The company’s …read more »
Imperial Oil’s large oil and gas reserves will let it grow for decades. To tap into those reserves, Imperial will spend $3.5 billion to $4 billion a year over the next 10 years (for a total of $35 billion to $40 billion). Its cash flow is forecast to be over $3.8 billion this year, so it can meet its spending …read more »
BIRCHCLIFF ENERGY $13.66 (Toronto symbol BIR; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (403-261-6401; www.birchcliffenergy.com; Units outstanding: 127.7 million; Market cap: $1.7 billion: No dividends paid) develops, produces and explores for oil and natural gas, mainly in the Peace River Arch area near the Alberta/B.C. border. About 76% of Birchcliff’s production is natural gas. The remaining 24% is oil.
In the three months ended March …read more »