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

Oil prices spur Encana

ENCANA CORP. $16.71 (Toronto symbol ECA; Shares outstanding: 971.0 million; Market cap: $16.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 0.5%; www.encana.com) has four key properties: Montney (B.C.), Duvernay (Alberta), and Eagle Ford and Permian (both in Texas). In addition to natural gas, these fields produce large… Read More

Cenovus is still better for new buying

We like Encana and Cenovus, mainly due to their high-quality reserves and low operating costs. However, Encana’s exposure to weak gas prices hurts its appeal.
ENCANA CORP. $15 (Toronto symbol ECA; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 971.0 million; Market cap: $14.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.6;… Read More