Wed, Oct. 21, 3:27 PM
- Oasis Petroleum (OAS -3.2%) is lower after asking bondholders to allow it to take on second-lien debt, which would let it raise more capital to weather the downturn in crude oil prices.
- OAS also says it would cap its secured borrowing base at $1.525B, which should ease fears the company is becoming too levered, Reuters reports.
- Banks had cut OAS's credit line by 10% earlier this month to $1.525B, the largest reduction yet this fall of an oil producer's access to debt markets.
- E&P companies are taking it on the chin today as crude oil falls sharply following a larger than expected inventory build.
Tue, Oct. 20, 2:47 PM
- Oasis Petroleum (OAS +2.9%) says it successfully plugged a North Dakota well that had been spewing a mixture of oil and saltwater since a blowout last weekend, after crews pumped more than 33K gallons of a bentonite clay and water mixture down the well.
- The state says more than 67K gallons of oil had leaked from the well.
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- Losers: VTL -79%. ACI -31%. BZUN -25%. WBAI -23%. JMEI -20%. BTU -17%. MDR -17%. CSIQ -17%. VIPS -16%. FIT -16%. SFUN -15%. LC -15%. PLUG -15%. EXXI -15%. QIHU -14%. MACK -14%. ACHN -14%. KNDI -13%. CYBR -13%. OHGI -13%. Z -13%. TCK -13%. JKS -13%. AVEO -12%. OAS -12%. WLL -12%. MCUR -12%.
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Thu, Aug. 6, 10:58 AM
- Oasis Petroleum (OAS +9.3%) is upgraded to Buy from Hold with a $14 price target, raised from $11, at Wunderlich, which notes that OAS's production came in above guidance for the third quarter in a row, leading to better than expected Q2 earnings, CFPS and EBITDA.
- OAS ended Q2 with a higher than expected backlog of 93 uncompleted wells, and reduced its 2015 capex guidance to $670M from $705M.
- The firm believes that in a $50/bbl world, OAS can keep production flat to slightly higher while keeping D&C capex within cash flows, and that the company continues to get better on all fronts with each quarter.
Wed, Aug. 5, 9:19 AM
- Gainers: FNJN +60%. BIOC +13%. FSLR +11%. KATE +9%. Z +9%. HRB +8%. OAS +8%. TSEM +8%. PCLN +7%. SLTD +7%. MSI +6%. ATVI +6%. SUPN +6%. LC +6%. CTSH +6%. BBL +6%. SDRL +5%.
- Losers: SALE -33%. OHGI -28%. LL -24%. BOOT -23%. ETSY -20%. TRMB -13%. GLUU -10%. RSO -10%. DIS -9%. NYMT -7%. MEMP -7%. GNW -7%. PWR -7%. CERN -6%. PZZA -6%.
Mon, Jul. 6, 3:15 PM
- WTI crude oil settled at a three-month low $52.53/bbl, -7.7%, on a confluence of worries about the Greece debt drama, China’s stock markets and a new flood of Iranian oil; Brent crude fell to $56.50, -6.3%, to snap its 100-day MA.
- WTI has dropped 10% over three straight sessions and Brent more than 7% lower in two consecutive days, breaking out of the narrow trading band of the past three months and risking a deeper slide ahead.
- The energy sector (XLE -1.3%) is easily the worst performing equity group today: CLR -7.4%, NOG -7.8%, OAS -8.5%, DNR -6.7%, WLL -6%.
- Oil supermajors also are sharply lower: XOM -1%, COP -2.8%, CVX -1.1%, BP -3.3%, TOT -3%.
- ETFs: USO, OIL, UCO, UWTI, SCO, BNO, DBO, DWTI, DTO, USL, DNO, OLO, SZO, TWTI, OLEM
Wed, Apr. 15, 2:56 PM
- The oil price recovery may not be as strong as expected, Goldman Sachs says as it recommends buying stocks that do not need a V-shaped rebound such as Diamondback Energy (FANG +2.2%), Rice Energy (RICE +5.9%) and RSP Permian (RSPP +3.6%).
- Goldman expects the $55-$65/bbl WTI crude price level at which producers begin adding rigs ultimately will surprise the market and cause prices to stagnate at sub-$70 levels, so instead of positioning in high beta producers, hoping to capitalize on the sector’s historic 70%-80% correlation with the commodity, the firm recommends gaining exposure to low-cost E&Ps capable of strong growth absent a commodity recovery.
- Goldman tags stocks that are more dependent on further gains in oil prices, such as Denbury Resources (DNR +7.3%), Oasis Petroleum (OAS +3%) and SandRidge Energy (SD +5.8%), with Sell ratings.
Wed, Apr. 1, 3:57 PM
- Oasis Petroleum (OAS +3.3%) may create an MLP for a $200M North Dakota plant it plans to build over the next two years to process natural gas from the Wild Basin portion of the Bakken Shale, President Taylor Reid says.
- "We have potential JV partners for that, or we could go down the path of an MLP," Reid says at a conference in Denver.
- The CEO also says OAS is well positioned to weather low oil prices, helped by the company's unit that fracks wells, meaning OAS is not reliant on Halliburton or peers for that service; for example, OAS plans to frack 80 wells this year using its own two frack crews, saving ~$400K/well, Reid says.
Thu, Mar. 5, 12:43 PM
- Oasis Petroleum (OAS -2.3%) is downgraded to Hold from Buy with a $15 price target, lowered from $17, at Canaccord, which says the dilution from its recent equity offering knocks down its net asset value target and takes away any sufficient upside in the stock to warrant a higher rating.
- The upsized 32M-share offering is dilutive to EPS and cash flow per share, the firm says as it sets new 2015 EPS and CFPS estimates to $0.59 and $4.28 from $0.76 and $5.51 previously.
- Canaccord still likes OAS as one of the largest players in the Williston Basin, with a large inventory of Bakken and Three Forks locations in many of the best areas of the play.
Wed, Mar. 4, 11:43 AM
- Oasis Petroleum (OAS -1.3%) shares have moderated their losses following the 32M-share public offering, upsized from the original announcement of 25M shares, that raised $409M in gross proceeds.
- Topeka Capital lowers its stock price target for OAS to $19 from $22, believing that with the equity overhang lifted, shares should begin to garner increased interest, particularity as oil prices improve, since the company has high leverage to oil (Briefing.com).
- Topeka says the offering was a prudent move that improves OAS's balance sheet to 2.8x net debt/EBITDA by year-end 2015 from 3.4x previously; while OAS still has above-average debt leverage in the sector, it is now better positioned to weather the down cycle in oil prices.
Wed, Mar. 4, 7:56 AM
- Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS) -4.5% premarket after announcing a public offering of 25M common shares, with an underwriters option to purchase up to another 3.75M shares.
- OAS says it intends to use the proceeds to repay outstanding borrowings under its credit facility and for general corporate purposes.
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Oasis Petroleum Inc is an exploration and production company. The Company acquires and develops unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the Montana and North Dakota regions of the Williston Basin.
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