Energy stocks move higher as equity markets continue relief rally
Today's energy market summary:
Global equity markets staged a nice rally on Tuesday, with the TSX gaining over 1% and the S&P 500 rising about 2%. Gains were broadly based across most sectors.
The American Petroleum Institute is forecasting a US crude inventory drawdown of 2.1 million barrels for last week. Official numbers from the EIA are due tomorrow morning.
The TSX energy sector rose 1%, with most components ending the day higher, except for a handful of service stocks and smaller producers.
Analysts had a very busy Tuesday, upgrading Imperial Oil (IMO.TO 1.0%), Phillips 66 (PSX +2.5%) and HollyFrontier (HFC +4.0%), while downgrading several Canadian energy services stocks. Price targets for Pason System (PSI.TO +1.8%) and Valero Energy (VLO +2.0%) were also revised lower today.
After yesterday's late-day announcement of an expansion of its Hardisty storage terminal, Gibson Energy (GEI.TO +9.3%), shot up today on a ratings upgrade from BMO and higher price target forecast from Credit Suisse.
Today's other notable market movers:
Devon Energy (DVE +1.2%) announced the completion of all maintenance work at its Jackfish SAGD facility in Alberta, with production in the process of being restored back to peak rates. Net production out of Canada is expected to top 120,000 boe/day by the end of 2018, while Q4 output from the US is forecasted at 418,000 boe/day. Total Q3 upstream capital spend was US$523 million, 9% percent below midpoint guidance.
Tallgrass Energy (TGE +5.1%) is expanding its joint-venture with privately-held Silver Creek Midstream in the Powder River Basin. Tallgrass will operate the JV with a 51% stake, with Silver Creek owning the remaining 49%.
China's state-owned CNPC signed an agreement with Brazil's Petrobras (PBR +4.1%) to purchase a 20% stake in the 150,000 bbl/day Comperj refinery and several offshore oil fields, which produce 350,000 bbl/day of heavy sour crude. CNPC will study the feasibility of completing the Comperj facility, which was shelved after construction was 80% complete.
Total (TOT -0.2%) says it is in discussion with several Indian companies to acquire a stake in various LNG import terminals and municipal gas distribution projects. The French oil major is also looking at setting up retail gas stations in the country, which is currently the fastest growing energy consumer in the world.
|CURRENCIES & YIELDS|
|Imperial Oil||IMO||43.98||▲1.0||33.43||44.91||95||D W|
|Husky Energy||HSE||20.41||▲2.2||15.09||22.99||80||D W|
|Pembina Pipeline||PPL||44.63||▲1.9||37.60||47.84||87||D W|
|Inter Pipeline||IPL||22.14||▲2.1||21.36||27.92||30||D W|
|Gibson Energy||GEI||22.79||▲9.3||15.68||23.00||97||D W|
|LARGE CAP E&P|
|Cdn Natural Res||CNQ||37.97||▲1.6||36.88||49.08||13||D W|
|Cenovus Energy||CVE||11.39||▲3.5||9.03||14.84||22||D W|
|Seven Generations||VII||15.31||▲2.1||13.62||21.25||39||D W|
|Pason Systems||PSI||20.45||▲1.8||16.05||22.10||90||D W|
|Mullen Group||MTL||15.16||▲1.0||14.10||17.12||64||D W|
|Secure Energy||SES||8.03||▼-0.5||6.98||9.82||71||D W|
|REFINING & MARKETING|
|Parkland Fuel||PKI||46.95||▲0.9||23.41||47.45||98||D W|
|Exxon Mobil||XOM||81.20||▲0.5||72.16||89.30||53↓||D W|
|Kinder Morgan||KMI||17.92||▲2.2||14.69||19.83||72↓||D W|
|Williams Co||WMB||26.94||▲0.6||24.00||33.67||51||D W|
|LARGE CAP E&P|
|EOG Resources||EOG||122.26||▼-0.2||95.36||133.53||72↓||D W|
|Occidental Petroleum||OXY||73.12||▲1.2||62.47||87.67||30||D W|
|Anadarko Petroleum||APC||68.28||▲1.0||46.75||76.70||75||D W|
|Concho Resources||CXO||152.98||▲1.2||123.63||163.11||68↓||D W|
|National-Oilwell Varco||NOV||42.65||▲1.1||31.47||49.08||66||D W|
|Baker Hughes||BHGE||30.84||▲0.5||25.53||37.76||28||D W|
|Phillips 66||PSX||109.86||▲2.4||89.14||123.97||50↓||D W|
|Valero Energy||VLO||105.91||▲2.1||75.84||126.98||39||D W|
|Marathon Petroleum||MPC||80.07||▲2.9||55.68||88.45||61||D W|
Gibson Energy (GEI.TO): Upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform at BMO.
HollyFrontier (HFC): Upgraded from Underperform to Hold at Jefferies Financial.
Imperial Oil (IMO.TO): Upgraded from Hold to Buy at Canaccord Genuity.
Phillips 66 (PSX): Upgraded from Underperform to Hold at Jefferies Financial.
Antero Midstream Partners (AM): Downgraded from Buy to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
Calfrac Well Services (CFW.TO): Downgraded from Buy to Hold at Canaccord Genuity.
Ensign Energy Services (ESI.TO): Downgraded from Outperform to In-Line at Evercore.
Source Energy Services (SHLE.TO): Downgraded from Outperform to Neutral at CIBC.
Trican Well Service (TCW.TO): Downgraded from Outperform to In-Line at Evercore and from Buy to Hold at Canaccord Genuity.
Western Energy Services (WRG.TO): Downgraded from Outperform to Neutral at CIBC.
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