Its a top oil firm after the $23-billion deal and is soon expected to be a must-have stock. Suncor Energy Inc, newly bulked up from its C$22.5 billion (US$ 20.8 billion) acquisition of Petro-Canada, would likely be the No. 2 issue on the Toronto Stock Exchange's (TSX) benchmark index GSPTSE, with a market cap close to C$55 billion. Suncor is set to be Canada's biggest energy company and largest industrial concern. The beefed-up firm is likely to see early demand for its shares from index funds. It is also set to attract big investors that need substantial holdings in large, liquid stock issues.
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Crude oil fell on Tuesday, snapping four days of gains, on concern a U.S. government report will show stockpiles climbed from the highest level since September 1990. Crude oil for June delivery declined as much as 77 cents, or 1.4 per cent, to $53.70 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil is up 21 per cent this year.
After nose-diving from a peak of $147 to $ 33 per barrel, crude oil is again displaying a good show of strength. The US crude oil future was trading above $54 a barrel, to a five month high, on improved optimism about an economic recovery. For full story, click here
Recent dismal economic data and growing U.S. inventories kept oil prices below $50 a barrel Friday despite hopes of a possible second-half recovery in crude demand. Benchmark crude for May delivery fell 40 cents to $49.58 a barrel by Noon in European electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract on Thursday rose 73 cents to settle at $49.98.
It was a stock that people loved to hate. During the first half of 2008, investors cringed when they saw rallies in the price of oil. As crude surged to $150 a barrel last year, equity investors bemoaned the hit, and worried and gossiped about the outlook for consumer-oriented firms which would need to spend more on gas. Then the tide turned.
Crude oil dipped $2.05 to $52.29 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. For full story, click here
Oil futures edged lower early Friday after rising 7.2% in the previous session. Crude oil for April delivery dipped 49 cents, or 1%, to $51.12 a barrel in electronic trading on Globex. For full story, click here