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Feature Article

Endangered Dividends List

Three companies on our Endangered Dividends List slashed their payouts since the previous issue went to post. None of these moves was unexpected, but only Energy Transfer’s (NYSE: ET) 50 percent reduction was enough for the company to escape the EDL. Still a member of our High Yield Energy List, the company’s generally positive Q3 results and guidance are highlighted in the Feature article.

Portfolio: An Update on Strategy

Barring a recovery rally of unprecedented magnitude, it seems certain 2020 will go down as one of the worst years ever for oil and gas stocks, up and down the energy value chain.

Fallout from the pandemic temporarily knocked the bottom out of demand for refined products and fuels and turned a strategic retreat by producers into a full-on rout. And wild campaign rhetoric alleging an impending ban on hydraulic fracturing certainly didn’t help investors’ fear factor.

First Thoughts on Q3 Results.

When you’re gearing up to ride a prospective recovery in a battered sector, it’s critical to be sure you’re riding the swiftest and surest horses. And that means keeping an eagle eye on individual company performance. Here are our initial takeaways from the Q3 earnings reports and guidance updates we’ve seen.

Energy M&A Questions and Answers

After a long hiatus, energy M&A has heated up this year, first with Chevron Corp’s (NYSE: CVX) takeover offer for Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) and now the proposed merger of equals between Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) and WPX Energy (NYSE: WPX). Here are our thoughts for long overdue sector consolidation.

Another Winter of Disappointment for NatGas

US natural gas prices enjoyed quite a run this summer, jumping more than 91% from a 25-year low on June 26th of $1.432/MMBtu to a late-August high of $2.743/MMBtu. While that’s impressive, we’d caution about getting bullish on gas this year as we see little chance for sustained upside in US natural gas prices above the $2.75-$3.00/MMBtu range this winter. We continue to see a retest of this summer’s lows in gas, or even worse, as more likely.

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    • Elliott H. Gue

      Founder and Chief Analyst: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor

    • Roger S. Conrad

      Founder and Chief Analyst: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor