Hess Corp. ($HES) Cautious Buy or Hold to $78 Confident Investor Rating: Fair

Company name Hess Corp.
Stock ticker HES
Live stock price [stckqut]HES[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $82.91
Target stock price (averages with growth) $99.52
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $90.55
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $75.44

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=hes

Hess Corporation (Hess) is a global integrated energy company that operates in two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Marketing and Refining (M&R). The E&P segment explores for, develops, produces, purchases, transports and sells crude oil and natural gas. These exploration and production activities take place principally in Algeria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Brunei, China, Denmark, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, France, Ghana, Indonesia, the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Libya, Malaysia, Norway, Peru, Russia, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The M&R segment manufactures refined petroleum products and purchases, markets and trades refined petroleum products, natural gas and electricity. The Company owns 50% of HOVENSA L.L.C., a joint venture in the United States Virgin Islands. In October 2011, it acquired 50% undivided interest in CONSOL Energy Inc. In April 2013, the Company sold Samara-Nafta to OAO LUKOIL.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in this stock as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns.

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