Encana looks to Asia for growth

ENCANA CORP. $32 (Toronto symbol ECA; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 736.3 million; Market cap: $23.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.5; Dividend yield: 2.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.encana.com) is one of North America’s largest natural-gas producers. The company prefers to focus on large unconventional… Read More

Updating ENCANA CORP. and CENOVUS ENERGY INC.

ENCANA CORP. $31 and CENOVUS ENERGY INC. $26 are now trading as separate stocks after EnCana split itself into two companies. One kept the EnCana name, and focuses on unconventional natural gas. The other operates as Cenovus Energy and specializes in oil-sands projects. Shareholders received… Read More

Focus on quality when buying oil stocks

Oil prices fell from their July 2008 peak of $148 U.S. a barrel to just under $40 U.S. in February 2009. Prices have roughly doubled since then, but it’s unlikely they will soon surpass last year’s highs. Still, oil is a good hedge against inflation.

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