Encana buys a U.S. producer

ENCANA CORP. $11.47 (Toronto symbol ECA; Shares outstanding: 963.1 million; Market cap: $10.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 0.7%; www.encana.com) fell recently after it agreed to buy Newfield Exploration Company (New York symbol NFX).
Newfield operates shale oil and natural gas wells in the Stack and Scoop… Read More

Birchcliff is the better buy right now

BIRCHCLIFF ENERGY $4.82 (Toronto symbol BIR; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (403-261-6401; www.birchcliffenergy.com; Shares outstanding: 263.0 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; Dividend yield: 2.0%) explores for, develops and produces oil and gas, mainly in the Peace River Arch area of both Alberta and B.C. About 80% of its output is… Read More

Sale helps Encana’s shift from gas

ENCANA CORP. $15 (Toronto symbol ECA; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 956.3 million; Market cap: $14.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.2; Dividend yield: 0.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.encana.com) has agreed to sell its shale oil properties in the San Juan Basin in northern New Mexico. In… Read More

We still prefer Cenovus over Encana

Both crude oil and natural gas prices have moved up since the start of 2018. Still, we feel U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil will further lift oil prices. At the same time, rising North American production of shale natural gas should hurt overall gas prices… Read More

Birchcliff has more growth ahead

BIRCHCLIFF ENERGY $4.67 (Toronto symbol BIR; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (403-261-6401; www.birchcliffenergy.com; Shares outstanding: 263.0 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; Dividend yield: 2.1%) explores for, develops and produces oil and gas, mainly in the Peace River Arch area of both Alberta and B.C. About 82% of… Read More