A company with a market capitalization of $ 250 billion showing 20% sales growth in its latest reported quarter to earnings to surge 491% in the current quarter? [ibd-display-video id = 3079566 width = 50 float = left autostart = true] That’s exactly what you have in Dow component Leader Dividend Chevron ( CLC ). U.S. crude oil futures settled Friday up 0.8% to $ 63.30 a barrel, more than a three-year high. U.S. crude stockpiles. The price of oil in the United States. Like many other energy names, Chevron has been focused on cleaning up its balance sheets in recent years, including restructuring its refinery and marketing operations. After reporting an annual loss of 27 cents in 2016, annual earnings are expected to ramp up in 2017 to $ 4.22 a share, with growth accelerating in 2018, up 34% to $ 5.65. Q4 earnings, due Feb. 2 before the open, are expected to show a 491% surge in profit, with sales up 21% to $ 38.26 billion. Shares slumped in late October when Chevron reported third-quarter results, showing that overall U.S. production fell in Q3, but output increased in the Gulf of Mexico and Texas’ Permian basin. When oil prices were plunging in the second half of 2014 through 2015, Chevron held its dividend steady at $ 1.07 a share. Its current dividend of $ 1.08 a share gives it a tidy annualized yield of 3.3%. While the stock is currently well-extended after a breakout over a 120.99 buy point, shares remain under accumulation . A good example of accumulation was on Thursday, when the stock soared 3% in more than double its average volume. Chevron is not in the market, but especially if it’s going to be tough. In a healthy market, tight weekly is a sign of strength. CONCERNING : Dividend Hikes, Largest Ever IPO Lead 5 Oil Stories To Watch This Year Best Stocks To Buy And Watch How To Invest In The Stock Market Using A Simple Routine
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