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$4.70

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W&T Offshore acquires properties in Gulf of Mexico for $200M

W&T Offshore (WTI) announced that it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with ExxonMobil (XOM) to acquire their interests in and operatorship of oil and gas producing properties in the eastern region of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Alabama, and related onshore processing facilities for $200M. Key highlights of the transaction are as follows: Includes working interests in nine GOM offshore producing fields and an onshore treating facility that are immediately adjacent to existing properties owned and operated by W&T; Allows for significant synergies, consolidations and cost savings as W&T will become the largest operator in the area; Adds net proved reserves of 74M barrels of oil equivalent of which 99% are proved developed producing and 22% are liquids as of the effective date; Potential to add incremental reserves with little or no capital by consolidating operations and extending field life; Produced approximately 19,800 net Boe per day (25% liquids) from the acquired properties in the first quarter of 2019; Provides additional upside opportunities from potential future drilling locations and facility modifications. The acquisition consists of working interests in nine shallow water producing fields and related operatorship in the Mobile Bay area and will expand W&T's presence to become the largest operator in the area. The purchase also includes ExxonMobil's onshore treating facility which, along with the Company's existing treating facility, will allow for flexibility in processing the produced gas and allow for future consolidation of operations. The total purchase price is $200M subject to customary post-effective date adjustments. The effective date is January 1, and the transaction is expected to close on or about August 30. The acquisition will be funded from W&T's available cash on hand and revolving credit facility.

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INITIATION
Target $10
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W&T Offshore initiated with a Buy at Stifel
Stifel analyst Michael Scialla started W&T Offshore with a Buy rating and $10 price target. As one of only two Gulf of Mexico pure plays, W&T offshore provides exposure to the strongest free cash flow and debt adjusted production growth per share profiles in the small and mid-cap Exploration and Production universe, Scialla tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes the company is well positioned to augment this growth with accretive acquisitions.
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W&T Offshore upgraded to Equalweight from Underweight at Capital One
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Capital One upgrades 11 E&P companies to reflect more bullish stance
Exploration and Production equities have significantly lagged the price of oil over the past two years, which creates a "rather compelling" setup, Capital One analysts tell investors in a research note. The firm sees valuation support for the E&P sector with enterprise value to EBITDA multiples having "compressed significantly." It points out that its coverage universe currently has 50% upside to net asset value at the median. To reflect a more bullish stance on the sector, Capital One upgraded Bonanza Creek (BCEI), Berry Petroleum (BRY), Callon Petroleum (CPE), Marathon Oil (MRO), Noble Energy (NBL), Penn Virginia (PVAC), SM Energy (SM) and Cimarex Energy (XEC) to Overweight from Equal Weight. The firm also upgraded Comstock Resources (CRK), Laredo Petroleum (LPI) and W&T Offshore (WTI) to Equal Weight from Underweight. Capital One's price targets are as follows: Berry Petroleum - $44, Berry Petroleum - $18, Callon Petroleum - $13, Marathon Oil - $21, Noble Energy - $32, Penn Virginia - $75, SM Energy - $27, Cimarex Energy - $7, Laredo Petroleum - $5, W&T Offshore - $6.
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Royal Dutch Shell upgraded to Buy from Hold at HSBC
HSBC analyst Gordon Gray upgraded Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) to Buy from Hold. The analyst believes the global integrated oil sector is attractive following the recent selloff in the shares. With free cash break-evens in the low-$50s per barrel oil price, the majors are positioned for a period of sustained excess free cash flow and strong cash distributions, Gray tells investors in a research note. Deutsche Bank this morning also upgraded Royal Dutch Shell to Buy. Gray coupled his upgrade with a downgrade of Exxon Mobil (XOM) to Hold from Buy. He says Exxon's cash generation has been relatively weak.
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Chevron upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Neil Mehta reinstated a rating on Chevron (CVX) at Buy and added the stock to the firm's Americas Conviction List, stating that Chevron's cash flow profile has positively inflected with the production contribution and capital spending roll-off from the startup of both the Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG projects. Chevron is demonstrating capital discipline, as demonstrated by its decision not to make a counterproposal to Occidental Petroleum's (OXY) offer for Anadarko (APC), and it has a lower capital spending growth rate and a higher production growth rate through 2023 than its closest peer, Exxon (XOM), said Mehta. The analyst has a $144 price target on Chevron shares.

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