High rail demand set to spur earnings jump

High rail demand set to spur earnings jump

This company’s broad geographic presence in North America, including the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts, gives it a competitive advantage. Earnings have risen 31.1% since 2014 as the company focuses on efficiency at the same time it invests in new locomotives and tracks.

The… Read More

Production cuts should spur its future growth

Production cuts should spur its future growth

This oil sands leader suffered a loss in the recent quarter, but its stronger production and integrated operations—including U.S. refineries—position it for strong growth as Canadian oil prices recover.

For now, the company continues to pay down its debt and waits for an Alberta-mandated production cut… Read More

Two energy producers, but just one is a buy

In response to weaker oil and natural gas prices, Encana has decided to aggressively expand in the U.S., while Cenovus is cutting its output.
We’re confident that both approaches will pay off. However, Encana’s big, newly announced acquisition increases its risk, which is why the stock… Read More

Cenovus ships by rail

CENOVUS ENERGY $13.42 (Toronto symbol CVE; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $16.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 1.5%; www.cenovus.com) has signed three-year deals with CN Rail (symbol CNR on Toronto) and CP Rail (symbol CP on Toronto) to transport 100,000 barrels per day of crude from Northern Alberta to… Read More

Deal helps move more oil

CENOVUS ENERGY INC. $12 (Toronto symbol CVE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $14.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.cenovus.com) acquired 100% of its main oil sands properties in Alberta—Christina Lake and Foster Creek—in May 2017… Read More