Smart investors appear to agree: three energy gurus led by Warren Buffett himself have chosen to follow the Oracle's time-tested market wisdom of being fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Over the last few weeks, Buffett, Jerry Jones and Harold Hamm--three of the richest and most successful businessmen in the U.S.-- have doubled down on their oil and gas bets, using the selloff as a buying opportunity.
Between June 17 and June 22, Buffett bought 9 million shares of Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) for around $56 per share, which compares favorably with his previous purchase of OXY in the $50-58 range. In effect, Buffett now owns 25% of OXY, counting his warrants and total shares purchased. The Oracle of Omaha also owns a $20-billion stake in Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX). Warren Buffett is ranked the world's 7th richest person with a net worth of $96.9B. Unfortunately, Buffet has seen his net worth shrink by $13.4B in the year-to-date, mainly due to the poor performance of his other U.S. stock investments thanks to a wide market selloff.
Several weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal featured Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a story detailing how the billionaire grew his $1.1B investment in natural gas producer Comstock Resources Inc. (NYSE:CRK) into $2.7B. Interestingly, Jones bought control of Comstock Resources at the depths of the gas bust before natural gas prices made a dramatic U-turn. Jerry Jones is #182 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index with a net worth of $10.7B, marking a nearly 15% increase.
Meanwhile, Harold Hamm, majority owner of shale exploration giant Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR), has gone on an all-out war to buy back the company's minority stake. Earlier this month, Hamm offered to buy the remainder of the shale driller he and his family don't already own for $4.3 billion, or $70/share, claiming that his company is grossly undervalued. The Hamm Family collectively owns 83% of the total outstanding shares of common stock.
Some analysis including city index expected oil could drop as lower as US45/barrel meanwhile JP Morgan firmly believed that global oil prices could climb to a "stratospheric" $380/bbl if G7 nations succeed in imposing caps on the price of Russian oil and prompt Vladimir Putin to inflict retaliatory production cuts.
According to JPM, Russia's robust fiscal position means the country can afford to slash crude output by as much as 5M bbl/day without excessively damaging its economy. However, such a drastic reduction would be bad news for oil consumers as it would push Brent crude prices to $380/bbl.
Remember last year JP Morgan is the one who predicted oil could hit usd 100/bbl....
Armada is so undervalued now just base on its net operating cash flow alone , especially after it stopped bleeding by selling off the OSVs. Market sentiment swings to the wrong side too much on Armada.
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