Chevron praised as best positioned integrated oil firm by Jefferies

|About: Chevron Corporation (CVX)|By:, SA News Editor

Chevron (CVX -0.1%) is the best strategically positioned integrated oil company following the collapse in oil prices in 2014, Jefferies analysts say, also ranking Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) among its preferred names.

The firm likes CVX because of to its "leading upstream production growth, resilient downstream and strong balance sheet."

Conversely, Repsol (OTCQX:REPYF, OTCQX:REPYY) faces the most challenges because of "a lack of production growth, low upstream margins, low free cash generation and low cash returns to shareholders."

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