COP Buying Marathon Oil 15% Premium All Stock

By Paul Sankey Published on May 29, 2024 at 7:55 AM

First thought is not only Devon, as always the bridesmaid, but ever the bridesmaid to ConocoPhillips, who trumped them for Shell’s Permian asset package (~$9bn) and now announces the takeover of Marathon Oil. Devon was seen as in pole position to take over MRO; these are multi-basin deals and the best first for MRO were COP or Devon. Second thought, good news to get a decent premium back in oil deals. “It shows a decent …

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CVX-Hess Feedback? Pushback.

By Paul Sankey Published on May 23, 2024 at 9:48 AM

This evening 4pm – Strategy Session Greg Bordelon on “Model Portfolio” featuring Jim Mooney. Portfolio Manager Death Match, Greg Bordelon vs Jim Mooney. The two friends and former colleagues at Millennium will debate process and application in running money in the oil and oil adjacent sectors. Both fabulously smart, experienced, knowledgeable, I am really looking forward to what they have to say. Register here: Sankey Strategy Session | James Mooney – Interest Form ~ Feedback …

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CVX-Hess Vote: A Toucan in the Hand is Worth Two in the Amazon Jungles of Guyana

By Paul Sankey Published on May 22, 2024 at 8:58 AM

Hess for Chevron sale shareholder vote Is next week 5/28 Source: Sankey Research, companies for logos Understood that Hess has a high level of passive ownership, around 30%, and insider ownership, around a further ~10% controlled by John Hess. It was therefore seen as a relatively straightforward vote that would be approved, until ISS recommended shareholders vote “Abstain” NOT “Yes”. But ISS seemed to be backward looking, disapproving the deal as agreed, rather than looking …

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