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Fly News Breaks for April 12, 2019
CVX, EOG, PXD, PE, ECA, MUR, CHK, CRC
Apr 12, 2019 | 06:31 EDT
Within the Exploration and Production space, Goldman Sachs analyst Brian Singer recommends selling stocks where the valuation post recent rallies "appears at odds" with the company's competitive positioning. With that in mind, Singer downgraded both California Resources (CRC) and Chesapeake Energy (CHK) to Sell from Neutral. California Resources has a low decline rate and competitive supply cost but unfavorable debt cost that does not warrant the extent of its current valuation premium, says the analyst. For Chesapeake, Singer sees less favorable supply cost and corporate returns. The analyst also upgraded Murphy Oil (MUR) to Neutral from Sell. He believes the stock's current valuation appears more in line with its competitive positioning. Singer recommends buying "low cost oil suppliers" Encana (ECA), Parsley Energy (PE), Pioneer Natural (PXD) and EOG Resources (EOG) and Chevron (CVX).