‘Gifts’ Given This Christmas by Shale Oil and Gas Companies on the S&P 500

By On December 25, 2014 4:07 pm

By: Rick Stouffer, Senior Energy Editor, Shale Energy Business Briefing

Christmas is a time of giving and getting. This time of year, more than any other, we count our blessings and, if we hold shares/units in public companies, we count our money.

Investors in shale oil and gas companies are no different. They’re willing to give (their money) if they see some getting on their part down the investment road.

To answer the question “Which O&G companies gave their investors the biggest ‘gifts’ in 2014?” Shale Energy Business Briefing turned to S&P Capital IQ for its analytics expertise, to determine which firms on the Standard & Poor’s 500 list gave presents to their loyal investors.

One glaring fact from the S&P Capital data is that gifts were not great in terms of quantity or quality (percentage increase) within the 43 O&G companies on the S&P 500. Just 11 of the 43 companies had a positive total return as of Dec 19; and, only five companies were able to post a total return in double digits.

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