Watch for Q4 earnings misses in the oil patch, Barclays warns, due to shortfalls in refining...

|By:, SA News Editor

Watch for Q4 earnings misses in the oil patch, Barclays warns, due to shortfalls in refining results and weakness in the North America gas market. Among the big three, the firm expects COP to report a somewhat bigger miss than CVX and XOM due to its heavier exposure in those areas, and XOM's earnings will be propped up by gains from the closing of Apache North Sea sales.