Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018


In a recent Seeking Alpha article comparing two upstream producers (see: EOG Resources Or ConocoPhillips?), there were several comments regarding Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY). This article will take the winner of my first article, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), and compare its valuation with that of OXY.

Before we look at some valuation metrics, it should be noted that this comparison is not exactly apples to apples. After spinning off Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) in 2012, ConocoPhillips is now a pure international upstream producer. Occidental is also an international upstream producer, but OXY also has significant chemical and midstream operations.


The following chart compares some relevant valuation metrics of the two companies:

OXY Vs. COP – Relative Metrics

OXY COP Share Price $72.11 $51.82 Market Cap. $54.9 Billion $64.2 Billion Debt $11.5 Billion $28.7 Billion Cash $3.2 Billion $4.3 Billion Net Debt $8.3 Billion $24.4 Billion Net De bt-to-Cap 24% 44% Net Debt/share $10.87/share $19.60/share Enterprise Value $63.2 Billion $92.9 Production 605,000 boe/d 1,577,000 boe/d % Production Crude & Condensate 61% 49%* Dividend (Yield) $3.04 (4.2%) $1.00 (1.9%) Proved Reserves 2.2 Billion boe 8.2 Billion boe Proved Reserves/share 2.9 boe/share 6.6 boe/share Click to enlarge

Source: Yahoo Finance, Q3 EPS reports (OXY, COP), Latest Reserves Report (OXY, COP). *Crude+Bitumen

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Beta Should Lead At The Start of A Rally: Best ideas in the first leg up: Marathon Oil, Devon Energy (DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), and Continental Resources (CLR). If OPEC announces a cut, whether moderate or deep, we expect that in the initial move up, moderate value beta names, like Marathon Oil, Devon Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, andContinental Resources will lead.For a $5 increase in oil prices, we estimate 2017 cash flow per share would increase 12-18% for these stocks vs. the remainder of the group at 12%. Of these four, short interest is modest for all exceptContinental Resources at 25%, among the highest in our universe. Outperformance of these names should be driven by investors adding to long positions, not short covering.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Anadarko Petroleum Co. (NYSE: APC) dropped about 2% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $44.03 after closing at $44.92 on Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $77.33. Volume of about 6.4 million was about 30% above the daily average of 5.2 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Anadarko Petroleum Co. (NYSE: APC) dropped about 1.3% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $44.93 after closing at $45.50 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $77.33. Volume of about 3.5 million was about 30% below the daily average of 5.2 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One of the largest projects is the Saddlehorn Pipeline, which Magellan is building with Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC). Both Plains All American Pipeline and Magellan own 40% of the project, which puts their total investment at $230 million apiece. They expect the project to be fully operational early next year, which is noteworthy given its robust first-year economics. Magellan estimates that it will earn eight times EBITDA on the capital deployed, or roughly $28.8 million in annual EBITDA apiece for Magellan and Plains All American Pipeline on their investment.

  • [By Brett Hershman]

    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) said the company is sticking to its plan and will increase spending to stem regional declines, with its pace of growth acceleration still to be determined. The company also said it is still evaluating asset sales but is not currently looking to sell anything for the sake of selling.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While crude prices stumbled into 2016, they found their footing by mid-year and roared back to life, ending the year up about 42%. Those rising prices lifted most oil stocks. However, a handful of large-cap oil stocks rose above the crowd by outperforming crude’s rally. Those top-tier performers wereContinental Resources (NYSE:CLR), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC):

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018: Sharp Corp (SHCAF)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The company is partnering with Chinese company OXi Technology (in which it also made a strategic investment) for developing fingerprint sensor under glass and in the bezel of smartphones. Its fingerprint sensor business received a boost from the Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) S8 and S8+ design wins (as well as Sharp’s (OTCPK:SHCAF) Aquos R and ZTE ZMax Pro).

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    As the spread between short-term and long-terminterest rates began to contract, strangling profits, competition for MBSes also caused prices to rise. Other agency mREITs were nervous, too. CYS Investments (NYSE: CYS  ) noted at the time that QE3 turned the Federal Reserve into the sector’s biggest rival for mortgage bonds, and as spreads began to shrink, so did dividends. By December of last year, Annaly, Armour, and Capstead Mortgage (NYSE: CMO  ) had all trimmed their payouts.