U.S.energy behemoth Chevron Corp. (CVX) released its fourth-quarter 2010 interim update, covering the first 2 months of the quarter. On the whole, the update is on the bullish side, with earnings expected to be higher than the previous quarter.
Chevron Corp, the second-largest oil company in the United States, said on Wednesday it expected first-quarter income to slip because of high currency conversion costs and environmental charges in its mining unit.
Output from the company’s oil and natural wells fell because of bitterly cold weather throughout the United States, Canada and Kazakhstan.
The company, which operates in about 180 countries, expects foreign currency exchange charges of $100 million for the first quarter.
Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. is looking at acquiring Murphy Oil Co.’s stake in the massive Syncrude project. Murphy has expressed its intention to sell its 5% stake in the project, which produced 298,900 barrels per day in the last quarter.
The project is jointly owned by seven companies, including Suncor Energy Inc. and Imperial Oil Ltd., but COS holds the lion’s share with 37%.
Regis Corp. (RGS), which owns, operates and franchises hair and retail product salons worldwide, posted fourth quarter and fiscal 2010 results on August 26, 2010. The company’s adjusted earnings for fourth quarter missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate, but reported profit as compared with a loss in the prior-year quarter. Results reflect the benefits of cost-containment measures and improved gross margin.
Reuters - Chevron Corp , the second-largest U.S. oil company, reported on Friday a sharp rise in quarterly profit, as oil prices bounced back strongly in the past year, offsetting lower earnings from its refineries.