Energy Sector Update for 08/09/2018: PEGI,XOM

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Energy stocks were retreating Thursday afternoon, with the NYSE Energy Sector Index falling nearly 1.0% while shares of energy companies in the S&P 500 were down almost 0.9% as a group. West Texas Intermediate crude oil for September delivery was ahead just 1 cent at $66.95 per barrel at the New York Mercantile Exchange while the global benchmark Brent crude October contract was declining 5 cents to $72.23 per barrel. September natural gas futures also were 1 cent lower at $2.94 per 1 million BTU. Among energy-related ETFs, United States Oil was climbing just over 0.1% while United States Natural Gas was dropping nearly 0.3%. The Philadelphia Oil Service Sector index also was slumping about 1.8%.

Among energy stocks moving on news:

- Pattern Energy ( PEGI ) has turned negative in Thursday afternoon trading, reversing a more than 3% gain previously in the session that followed the oil and natural gas producer posting Q2 net income exceeding analyst expectations. Pattern earned $0.34 per share during the April-to-June reporting period, more than doubling its $0.16 per share profit during the same quarter last year and beating the Capital IQ consensus by $0.20 per share. But likely weighing on the stock in more recent trading was an increase in Q2 revenue to $139.9 million from $107.8 million last year, trailing the $141.2 million analyst mean.

In other sector news

- Exxon Mobil ( XOM ) was edging lower Thursday following reports the energy major has been talking with several refiners in Asia about possible long-term contracts for exports of light, sweet crude from the Permian Basin as early as this year, Bloomberg News reported, citing sources.

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This article appears in: Investing , Energy
Referenced Symbols: PEGI , XOM

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