Topic: How To Invest

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, August 18, 2023

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SUNCOR ENERGY INC., $44.84, Toronto symbol SU, is a buy. The company is Canada’s largest integrated oil firm, with major projects in the Alberta oil sands. It also operates four refineries (three in Canada and one in Colorado), along with 1,875 Petro-Canada gas stations. Suncor’s average daily oil production in the three months ended June 30, 2023, rose 3.0%, to 741,900 barrels a day from 720,200 a year earlier. However, the company’s benchmark price for oil sands crude fell 32.0%. As a result, revenue in the quarter declined 27.7%, to $11.72 billion from $16.20 billion. Even so, that beat the consensus forecast of $10.65 billion. Overall cash flow dropped 50.3%, to $2.66 billion from $5.35 billion. Due to fewer shares outstanding, cash flow per share declined at a slower rate of 46.4%, to $2.03 from $3.80. Still, that topped the consensus forecast of $2.00. The company still expects to spend between $5.4 billion and $5.8 billion on exploration and upgrades in 2023. These investments should lift…