A busy trading week kicks off with
Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) posting its
fiscal-first-quarter results. Apple routinely tops
Wall Street guesstimates, so even though analysts are banking
on a 16% rise in earnings, to $2.07 a share, it's likely that
the actual numbers will be even higher.
New York, October 30 -- Battered by the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, major oil companies have reported a decline in their quarterly profits.
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas producer Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
It's now been about two years since Brazil announced the first of its big oil discoveries in the deep waters of its Santos Basin. Since then, the country has been a hotbed of energy activity, and Petrobras (NYSE: PBR), its state oil company, has brought gleams to the eyes of more than a few energy investors.
I must admit to taking pleasure in monitoring the world of energy. But my typical post is the topsy-turvy world of oil and gas. My Foolish colleague Chris Barker frequently does yeoman's work in deciphering the world of coal for our Foolish community.
I can always depend on XTO Energy (NYSE: XTO) Chairman Bob Simpson for a colorful analogy. First, he said XTO was a machine that marches. Now, it's a thoroughbred that, despite the restraint being applied, is still racing ahead of its peers.
Range Resources (NYSE: RRC) and Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) may call Texas home, but don't let the zip codes fool you. These independent oil and gas shops have deep roots in Appalachia and are feeling right at home in the race to unlock the mighty Marcellus shale.
When canaries were guinea pigs, coal mining was even more perilous than it is today. Birds are no longer required in the mines, but I sent my own Foolish canary underground to be our fly on the mine shaft wall. After digging deep into earnings for several key U.S. coal producers, this is my canary's comprehensive coal industry status report.