Current Watch ListBP - BP PLC
Based on the recent announcements by BP it may be time to take another run at this stock. When Thunderhorse comes online in Q3 it should get a lot of press due to the high volume of oil they expect to produce. Maybe BP's troubles are over.
BP p.l.c. (BP) is a holding company. The Company three business segments: Exploration and Production, Refining and Marketing and Gas, Power and Renewables. Exploration and Productions activities include oil and natural gas exploration, development and production (upstream activities), together with related pipeline, transportation and processing activities (midstream activities). The activities of Refining and Marketing include the supply and trading, refining, marketing and transportation of crude oil, petroleum and chemicals products. Gas, Power and Renewables activities included marketing and trading of gas and power, marketing of liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas liquids (NGLs) and low-carbon power generation through its Alternative Energy business. During the year ended December 31, 2007, BP acquired Chevrons Netherlands manufacturing company, Texaco Raffiniderij Pernis B.V. In April 2008, BP registered in Russia its subsidiary BP Exploration Services.
Breakdown trigger: $68. *** I am holding this level ***
Buy 2010 $70 LEAP Call WAO-AN
COP - ConocoPhillips
COP is still running and I am not going to chase them. I am going to raise the trigger slightly but just to support.
ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company. It has six operating segments. Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces and markets crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. Midstream segment gathers, processes and markets natural gas, and fractionates and markets natural gas liquids, primarily in the United States and Trinidad. Refining and Marketing segment purchases, refines, markets and transports crude oil and petroleum products. LUKOIL Investment segment consists of its equity investment in the ordinary shares of OAO LUKOIL. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets petrochemicals and plastics on a worldwide basis. Emerging Businesses segment includes the development of new technologies and businesses outside the Companys normal scope of operations. In October 2007, American Electric Power Company, Inc. sold its 50% interest in the Sweeny Cogeneration plant in Texas to ConocoPhillips.
Breakdown trigger: $86 *** New trigger ***
BUY 2010 $90 LEAP Call YRO-AR
SD - Sandridge Energy
CEO Tom Ward, co-founder of Chesapeake with Aubry McClendon bought 230,000 of his own shares at $50 over the last week. This kind of confidence gave Sandridge a $5 bounce to a new high. SD announced the prior week that Williams had acquired certain assets for $285 million giving Sandridge additional cash for growth. This company appears to be in high growth mode and I want to own it on a pullback.
SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SandRidge) is an independent natural gas and oil company
with its principal focus on exploration, development and production activities.
The Company also owns and operates drilling rigs and a related oil field
services company operating under the name Lariat Services, Inc.; gas gathering,
marketing and processing facilities, and, through its wholly owned subsidiary
PetroSource Energy Company, carbon dioxide (CO2) treating and transportation
facilities and tertiary
oil recovery operations. The Company is focused on
exploration and exploitation of its significant holdings in West Texas that it
refers to as the West Texas Overthrust (WTO), a natural gas prone geological
region that includes the Pinon Field, and its South Sabino and Big Canyon
prospects. SandRidge operates in four segments: exploration and production,
drilling and oil field services, midstream gas services and other.
BTU - Peabody Energy
Joy Global said in an interview last week that there could be a coal shortage this year of 70-100 million tons. Tony Blair said China was building coal fired plants so rapidly that they would out number all the electric generation in Europe within a few years. Coal remains the cheapest alternative for electricity and demand will continue to grow for years to come.
Peabody Energy Corporation (Peabody) is a coal company. During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company sold 237.8 million tons of coal. It sells coal to over 340 electricity generating and industrial plants in 19 countries. At December 31, 2007, the Company had 9.3 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves. The Company owns majority interests in 31 coal operations located throughout all the United States coal producing regions and in Australia. In addition, it owns a minority interest in one Venezuelan mine, through a joint venture arrangement. Most of the production in the western United States is low-sulfur coal from the Powder River Basin. Peabody owns and operates six mines in Queensland, Australia, and five mines in New South Wales, Australia. During 2007, the Company generated 89% of its production from non-union mines. On October 31, 2007, Peabody spun-off portions of its Eastern United States Mining operations business segment to form Patriot Coal Corporation.
Breakdown Trigger: $70.00
Buy 2010 $80 LEAP Call LLW-AP