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Over the past several years, dozens of cities and states have sued big oil companies, seeking to hold the producers of fossil fuels accountable for their role in causing climate change. But this week, a closely watched case out of Hawaii took what could be a pivotal step toward the Supreme Court and have a cascading effect on the legal fight to hold fossil fuel companies accountable. The case was brought by the city of Honolulu against Sunoco and other big oil companies in 2020. Last year, the Hawaii state supreme court ruled the case could go to trial. But a coalition of energy firms, including ExxonMobil and Chevron, appealed that decision, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the case from moving forward.
Organizations: Exxon, Chevron, Supreme, ExxonMobil, U.S Locations: Hawaii, Honolulu, Sunoco
The public comment period for the Treasury Department's rule formalizing the 1% tax on buybacks closed Tuesday. That means some of the largest companies in America may soon be getting a tax bill. The goal seems to be to discourage corporate America from buying back stock and instead invest more in hiring people and making capital expenditures. "We have a good shot at beating that old record this year," Silverblatt from S & P Global tells me. Higher growth means companies will be more willing to invest in hiring more people and making capital expenditures.
Persons: Joe Biden, Howard Silverblatt, Silverblatt, Biden Organizations: Treasury, Apple, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Wells, Chevron, & $ Locations: America
But you can get one of the chain's best deals without ever setting foot in the store. That's because Costco loyalists know there's no better place to buy gasoline than at the wholesale giant's pumps, which regularly undercut the competition. Costco said in its report that it believes its gasoline business "enhances traffic in our warehouses." Even if you're not a Costco shopper, the savings on gasoline alone can make the price of a $60 membership worthwhile. Using a little back of the envelope math, David and Susan conservatively estimate that a member would only need to drive 7,500 miles per year while exclusively buying Costco gas before their membership pays for itself.
Persons: David Schwartz, Susan, David Organizations: Costco, Exxon, CNBC
CNN —Nearly four years ago, while campaigning in the runup to the last presidential election, Donald Trump warned that President Joe Biden would “destroy” the oil industry. In the last three and a half years, US oil production — and oil and gas company profits — have broken records. That’s a 160% jump compared to the first three years of the pro-big-oil Trump administration, according to calculations by CNN. However, in March, the Biden administration approved ConocoPhillips’ massive Willow oil drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope, which holds around 600 million barrels of oil, angering climate advocates. Despite his mixed record with oil and gas companies, though, Biden has presided over a historic run for the industry, Kloza said.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Trump, Biden, That’s, , Tom Kloza, , Hess, Chevron’s, Abdullah Hasan, Darren Woods, Mike Wirth, Woods, Obama, Bob McNally, Kloza, ” Kloza, “ It’s Organizations: CNN, Global, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Resources, Schlumberger, Oil Price Information Service, US Energy Information Administration, Oil, Natural Resources, Exxon, White, Shareholders, Microsoft, Apple, The Washington Post, Keystone XL, Rapidan Energy Group, Republican Locations: United States, Ukraine, Boon, dealmaking, The
There's a growing dominance of technology stocks in the stock market. Using LSEG, we searched for stocks outside the concentrated tech universe that are expected to reach new highs. Citizens Financial has a forward P/E ratio of 12.1 and five-year P/E of about 15, while Fifth Third's forward P/E is 11.1 and its five-year slightly lower, at about 10.8. Analysts polled by LSEG think shares have about 18% upside potential, and the stock also has an attractive forward P/E ratio of about 4.77, by far the least of the group. Other attractive stocks that could reach new highs include homebuilder Pultegroup and insurance company Allstate .
Persons: Stocks, Dow, Ryan Grabinski, Kevin Holt, Wolfe, Bill Carache, Carache, General Motors, LSEG Organizations: Nasdaq, Nvidia, Microsoft, Apple, Strategas Securities, CNBC, Oil, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Invesco Energy, Exxon, ConocoPhillips, Marathon, Citizens Financial Group, Fifth Third Bancorp, Financial, Fifth, Wolfe Research, Automotive, General, Allstate Locations: Guyana, Chevron
Saudi Arabia is set to raise more than $11.2 billion from its secondary public share offering in state-controlled oil giant Aramco, after the stock was priced at the lower end of its expected range. The company on Friday said it will price the 1.545 billion of shares on offer at 27.25 Saudi riyal ($7.27) apiece, with the sale expected to take place when markets next open on Sunday. A range of between 26.70 and 29 Saudi riyals per share was floated in the firm's initial marketing. The 27.25 Saudi riyal price is nearly 4% below the public stock's last settlement on the Tadāwul Saudi stock exchange. Investors typically expect a discounted price when new shares enter the public market, because of the increase in the overall supply of stock available to trade.
Persons: Prince, Mohammed bin Salman Organizations: Saudi, Investors, of, Petroleum, Reuters, CNBC, Aramco, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Aramco's, Public Investment Fund Locations: Saudi Arabia, Aramco, Saudi, Neom
Oppenheimer raised its price target on Microsoft to $500 on the potential of increasing AI adoption. Shares of AT & T are up 9% on the year, but analyst Michael Rollins' $20 price target implies that shares could rise another 9%. Analyst Andrew Obin upgraded the Post-it and Scotch parent to buy from neutral and raised his price target by $15 to $120. Analyst Christopher Nardone upgraded the shoe maker to buy from neutral and raised his price target by $16 to $87. Analyst Jay Sole upped his price target on the clothing maker by $14 to $174, now suggesting upside of 43.4%.
Persons: Oppenheimer, Exxon, Neal Dingmann, Dingmann, aren't, — Spencer Kimball, Michael Rollins, Rollins, Lisa Kailai Han, BofA, Andrew Obin, William Brown, Michael Roman, Brown, Obin, — Alex Harring, Christopher Nardone, Nardone, Skechers, Jeffrey Zekauskas, Zekauskas, Huntsman, Benjamin Soff, Soff, Fred Imbert, PVH, Jay Sole, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Sole, Alex Harring, Morgan Stanley, Dara Mohsenian, Mohsenian, Anthony Chukumba, Chukumba, Gavin Parsons, Parsons, Tami Zakaria, Zakaria, Herc, Morgan, Tim Hsiao, Bernstein's Eunice Lee, NIO, America's Ming Hsun Lee, Timothy Horan, Horan, Rob Sanderson, Sanderson Organizations: CNBC, Microsoft, Loop, Exxon, Natural Resources, Citi, AT, VZ, Bank of America, Huntsman, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Colgate, Palmolive, Loop Capital, UBS shaves, Boeing, Rentals, United Rentals, Herc Holdings, Wall, 3Q, Bank, OpenAI Locations: Truist, Guyana, OPEC, Thursday's, America's
A former IRS employee was charged in Utah federal court for allegedly trying to steal $2.1 million in tax credits owed to Exxon Mobil by diverting the funds using a taxpayer database he had access to. Rupe was working at the IRS' service center in Ogden, Utah, in 2021 when he began the diversion scheme, according to an indictment filed Wednesday. As part of his job, Rupe "had the ability to adjust tax, credits, penalties, and interest to certain taxpayer accounts in an IRS computer database," the indictment said. In April 2022, the indictment says, Rupe accessed a database to transfer $2.02 million in tax credits from oil and gas giant Exxon's taxpayer account to Ex Xo Exteriors Ltd.'s taxpayer account, the indictment alleges. More than a year later, in August 2023, Rupe "accessed an IRS database to transfer the diverted tax credit funds from one tax year to another," the indictment says.
Persons: Rodney Quinn Rupe, Rupe Organizations: IRS, Exxon Mobil, Prosecutors, Treasury, Xo Locations: Utah, Syracuse , Utah, U.S, Salt Lake City, Ogden , Utah
We reiterate our Buy rating." Deutsche Bank reiterates Adobe as buy Deutsche said it's sticking with its buy rating ahead of earnings next week. Loop reiterates Best Buy as buy Loop said it's sticking with its buy rating on the stock. "We maintain our above consensus Best Buy estimates, reiterate our Buy rating, and are raising our price target to $100 from $93." Morgan Stanley reiterates Walmart as overweight Morgan Stanley said it's standing by its overweight rating on the stock.
Persons: Oppenheimer, Wells, it's, TD Cowen, Wolfe, NVDA, Morgan Stanley, Nio, BTIG, Ally, Mizuho, JPMorgan, JPMorgan downgrades Vail, Lynch Organizations: Oppenheimer, UPS, Amazon Web Services, Nvidia, Norfolk Southern & Union Pacific, Union Pacific, Norfolk, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche, Colgate, Palmolive, China EV, Oracle, Adobe, JPMorgan, United Rentals, Barclays, Netflix, Vail, Exxon, " Bank of America, of America, underperform Bank of America, Bank of America, 3M, Citi, AT, Unilever
Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading: Bath & Body Works — Shares of Bath & Body Works sank nearly 13% and headed for their worst day since 2021. Bath & Body Works expects earnings to range between 31 cents and 36 cents a share, behind a FactSet estimate of 38 cents in earnings per share. Saia — The freight company popped 6.7% after it posted higher less-than-truckload shipments per workday for April and May compared to a year earlier. Shares of BP and Exxon Mobil fell around 2.3% and 1.6%, respectively, while Diamondback Energy and Chevron shares fell nearly 1%. Stanley Black & Decker — The industrials stock fell about 3.7% after Barclays downgraded the stock to equal weight from overweight.
Persons: Keith Gill, Goldman Sachs, TZE, Goldman, Stanley Black, Decker, Julian Mitchell, Oppenheimer, Jed Kelly, , Samantha Subin, Michelle Fox, Yun Li, Pia Singh, Lisa Han Organizations: Body, O Cruises, Carnival Cruise, GameStop, Street, Trade, Dominion Freight, Technologies, Energy, BP, Exxon Mobil, Diamondback Energy, Chevron, Barclays
What slumping oil prices mean for our stake in Coterra Energy
  + stars: | 2024-06-04 | by ( Zev Fima | )   time to read: +6 min
U.S. crude prices fell for the fifth straight day Tuesday, but we remain committed to our lone oil-and-gas stock in Coterra Energy . Elevated oil prices have, as a result, pressured discretionary spending and corporate margins. If we get that, then we should see lower oil prices and sustained buying power along with a healthy environment for business investments. And yet we still see reason to stick with Coterra Energy. Indeed, analysts at Citigroup published a research note Tuesday exploring potential takeover targets for Devon Energy, another ex-Club oil stock.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, we've, Coterra, It's, Jim Cramer's, Jim Cramer, Jim, Brandon Bell Organizations: Coterra, West Texas, Organization of, Petroleum, Coterra Energy, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, ex, Natural Resources, Citigroup, Devon Energy, CNBC, Getty Locations: Coterra Energy, U.S, Gaza, OPEC, Devon, Grandfalls , Texas
Three Buys and a Bail: AMD, Duke Energy, Exxon & Starbucks
  + stars: | 2024-06-03 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
In this videoShare Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailThree Buys and a Bail: AMD, Duke Energy, Exxon & StarbucksJeff Kilburg, founder and CEO of KKM Financial, joins CNBC's 'The Exchange' to discuss trades on four stocks: AMD, Duke Energy, Exxon, and Starbucks.
Persons: Starbucks Jeff Kilburg Organizations: AMD, Duke Energy, Exxon, Starbucks, KKM
Exxon and Chevron are the fund's top two holdings , representing 9.73% and 9.27% of total assets in FSTEX as of April 30. Exxon vs. Chevron Chevron came into the year facing production issues in the Permian Basin and cost overruns at its Tengiz project in Kazakhstan that frustrated investors, Holt said. And investors have taken notice of Exxon's lead position in the lucrative offshore oil development in Guyana. Chevron would look very attractive if the Hess deal closes due to the latter's large stake in Guyana, he said. "There's a little concern that if Chevron doesn't do the Hess deal, then they have to go and do another deal," Holt said.
Persons: Kevin Holt, Hess, Holt, hasn't, XOM, Chevron's, Tengiz Organizations: Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Invesco Energy, Exxon, Hess Corp, Hess, Chevron Chevron Locations: Guyana, U.S, Stabroek, FSTEX, Kazakhstan, Holt, Tengiz
CNN —A squat, light-colored building in Tigard, Oregon, was supposed to be part of a game-changing new solution for the global plastics industry. And unlike mechanical recycling, where the quality of the product declines each time, chemical recycling promises virgin-quality plastics. Chemical company Dow says it plans to build multiple chemical recycling facilities in the US and Europe, adding as much as 600,000 tons (1.2 billion pounds) of recycling capacity by 2030. “Mechanical recycling simply uses less energy and chemicals than does chemical recycling, making it overall cheaper and less environmentally impactful,” she said. With that kind of industry pressure, said Congdon, it’s easy to see why chemical recycling may be attractive to policymakers.
Persons: Jennifer Congdon, Congdon, , , Big, Yuri Cortez, Davis Allen, what’s, isn’t, Taylor Uekert, Chaideer Mahyuddin, Mike Kemp, Brightmark, NREL’s Uekert, Allen, ” Congdon Organizations: CNN, Regenyx, Plastics, Getty, Climate Integrity, Companies, Chemical, Dow, Oil, Exxon, American Chemistry Council, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Beyond Plastics, ACC, Center Locations: Tigard , Oregon, Venezuela, AFP, Europe, Asia, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, London, Baytown , Texas, Ashley , Indiana, Macon, Bibb , Georgia, Indiana, The Indiana
An Exxon gas station sign is seen in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, on Oct. 6, 2023. Four years ago, Exxon Mobil's reign as the longest-serving component in the Dow Jones Industrial Average abruptly ended when the oil major was replaced by Salesforce in August 2020 in the biggest shake-up in years. That reshuffling of the Dow was seen as a sign of the times, with the energy sector struggling from a total collapse in oil prices into negative territory during the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, technology stocks booked strong gains during the work-from-home era. The oil major's stock has gained nearly 170% since the August 24, 2020, announcement of its exit from the Dow, while Salesforce has gained just 4% over the same period.
Persons: Exxon Mobil's, Salesforce, Dow Organizations: Exxon, Dow Jones, Dow Locations: Brooklyn, New York City
CNN —Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and nearly two dozen Democrats pressed the Justice Department on Thursday to launch an industry-wide investigation into Big Oil for alleged collusion and price fixing. The lawmakers urged the DOJ to investigate the oil industry, “hold accountable any liable actors” and halt illegal activity. Last week, congressional Democrats launched an investigation into whether other US oil companies colluded with each other and OPEC. Regulators cited hundreds of text messages Sheffield exchanged with OPEC officials discussing pricing, production and oil market dynamics. “The strategy appears to have worked,” Schumer and his colleagues wrote to the DOJ.
Persons: Chuck Schumer, General Merrick Garland, Schumer, , , Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Dick Durbin, Scott Sheffield, Sheffield “, ” Schumer, Sherman, Sheffield, ” Sheffield Organizations: CNN, Justice Department, Big Oil, Democrats, DOJ, Big, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Sheffield, Pioneer Natural Resources, OPEC, Pioneer Locations: Texas, Sens
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCalPERS CEO Marcie Frost on voting against Exxon Mobil board and Elon Musk's pay packageCalPERS CEO Marcie Frost joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss why the agency is voting in opposition to all of Exxon’s 12 director nominees and CEO Darren Woods at the company's annual shareholder meeting, Elon Musk's Tesla pay package, and more.
Persons: Marcie Frost, Darren Woods, Elon Musk's Tesla Organizations: Exxon Mobil, Elon
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailU.S. Chamber's Tom Quaadman on Exxon activist lawsuit: Exxon had no alternative but to go to courtTom Quaadman, U.S. Chamber of Commerce EVP for capital markets competitiveness, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss news of CalPERS voting against Exxon Mobil at the company's annual meeting today, why the U.S. Chamber joined Exxon Mobil's lawsuit against two activist groups, and more.
Persons: Chamber's Tom Quaadman, Tom Quaadman Organizations: U.S, Exxon, Chamber, Exxon Mobil, U.S . Chamber, Exxon Mobil's Locations: U.S
He suggested Nvidia could soon surpass Microsoft 's market capitalization but explained why some on Wall Street are suspicious of the artificial intelligence darling's swift journey to the top. "Somehow, to so many, it just doesn't seem right that a company they rarely interact with could be this big. If Nvidia keeps up its current growth pace, Cramer said it could soar past Apple and overtake Microsoft soon. At around $3.2 trillion, Microsoft is the biggest company on the market, followed by Apple at about $2.9 trillion and Nvidia at roughly $2.8 trillion. "And for all we know Nvidia, not Apple, not Microsoft, is Secretariat, the greatest of them all."
Persons: CNBC's Jim Cramer, Cramer, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Organizations: Nvidia, Microsoft, Apple, Exxon Locations: Berkshire
ConocoPhillips agreed on Wednesday to buy Marathon Oil in an all-stock transaction worth $17 billion that would bolster the company's shale assets as the broader oil and gas industry undergoes a major wave of consolidation. The deal will add 2 billion barrels of resources to ConocoPhillips' inventory in the U.S., extending the company's reach across shale fields in Texas, New Mexico and North Dakota. ConocoPhillips expects share buybacks worth $7 billion in the first year after the deal is completed and $20 billion in the first three years. ConocoPhillips' stock was down 3.3% in early trading following the announcement as Marathon Oil shares surged 7.3%. ConocoPhillips is the third-largest U.S. oil company with a market capitalization of $137 billion, while Marathon Oil has a market cap of $14.4 billion.
Persons: Ryan Lance, Lance Organizations: ConocoPhillips, Oil, Marathon, Marathon Oil, Exxon Mobil, Natural Resources, Federal Trade Commission, Hess Corporation, Chevron Locations: U.S, Texas , New Mexico, North Dakota
This report is from today's CNBC Daily Open, our international markets newsletter. CNBC Daily Open brings investors up to speed on everything they need to know, no matter where they are. Nasdaq hits record in muted tradeThe Nasdaq Composite closed above 17,000 for the first time, driven by a surge in Nvidia shares, in an otherwise lackluster day for the market. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose following a $70 billion Treasury Department auction of 5-year notes that met with weak demand. T-Mobile plans to use U.S. Cellular's wireless spectrum to improve coverage in rural areas.
Persons: Neel Kashkari, Vasu Raja, Raja, Ryan Salame, Sam Bankman, Salame, Todd Gordon Organizations: CNBC, Nasdaq, Nvidia, Dow Jones, Minneapolis Federal, . American Airlines, American Airlines, Mobile, U.S, Cellular, U.S . Cellular, GameStop, Commission
Big Oil’s big climate showdownMonths of tensions between oil majors and activist investors could reach a boiling point at the annual meetings of Exxon Mobil and Chevron Wednesday, as the U.S. giants pump record levels of crude and sit on bumper profits. Activists’ efforts to pressure Big Oil to clean up its polluting ways are faltering. Last week, climate change protests rocked Shell’s annual meeting in London. Exxon could face an even fiercer battle this week — not only with the activist investors it is suing, but from powerful institutional investors as well. They include Norway’s huge sovereign wealth fund, and CalPERS, the California pension fund, both of which strongly oppose Exxon’s attempt to quiet some of its most vocal climate critics.
Persons: Vivienne Walt Organizations: Exxon Mobil, Chevron, DealBook, Exxon Locations: U.S, London, Dutch, Norway’s, California
A large oil industry deal advanced on Tuesday after shareholders of Hess approved a proposed sale of the company to Chevron for $53 billion. Control over one of the most prized oil assets, off the shores of Guyana, is at stake in the deal, which still faces significant hurdles. Exxon is contesting Chevron’s acquisition of Hess by arguing that Hess can’t sell itself without allowing Exxon to buy its stake in the Guyana project. Chevron and Hess have said Exxon’s interpretation of the terms of Exxon and Hess’s partnership is incorrect. But Hess prevailed at its shareholders’ meeting on Tuesday in convincing a majority that the deal was in their best interest.
Persons: Hess Organizations: Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Exxon Locations: Guyana, sweetening
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailExxon-Chevron dispute: Portfolio manager weighs in on 'crown jewel' of the transactionRob Thummel, senior portfolio manager at Tortoise, discusses Exxon and Chevron's dispute over Hess' Guyana oil assets.
Persons: Rob Thummel, Hess Organizations: Exxon, Chevron, Tortoise Locations: Guyana
Exxon filed for arbitration in March to defend the rights it claims under the joint operating agreement. Chevron and Hess have told investors that the pending deal would terminate if Exxon prevails in the dispute. Hess shareholders would bear the risk if the deal terminates because Chevron is not obligated to pay a termination fee, according to ISS. Exxon is seeking to confirm its rights under the joint operating agreement and find out the value placed on Hess' Guyana assets under the deal, Woods said. Chevron has repeatedly maintained that the Exxon's claims under the joint operating agreement do not apply to its acquisition of Hess.
Persons: Hess, Glass Lewis, Mike Wirth, Darren Woods, Woods, Wirth Organizations: Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Mobil, Exxon, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Institutional, Services, Hess, ISS, CNBC, Federal Trade Commission Locations: York, Guyana, China
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