Validea James P. O'Shaughnessy Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 5/5/2021

The following are today’s upgrades for Validea’s Growth/Value Investor model based on the published strategy of James P. O’Shaughnessy. This two strategy approach offers a large-cap value model and a growth approach that looks for persistent earnings growth and strong relative st Source: Industry Insights

3 Top Dividend Stocks for a Better Retirement

The right dividend stock can be a fantastic addition to your retirement fund. Stable businesses with high dividend yields will satisfy investment income requirements while letting you rest easy at night. Those are two of the most important requisites for retiree investment portfo Source: Industry Insights

Energy Sector Update for 05/04/2021: COP, SU, MPC, XLE, USO, UNG

Energy stocks were advancing pre-bell Tuesday as the Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) was recently gaining 0.39% in value. The United States Oil Fund (USO) was more than 1% higher and the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) was up 0.56%.West Texas Intermediate crude oil was up $0 Source: Industry Insights

Refiner Marathon Petroleum posts smaller adjusted loss

U.S. refiner Marathon Petroleum Corp reported a smaller adjusted loss for the first quarter on Tuesday, from the previous three-month period, as the mass rollout of COVID-19 vaccines helped drive a rebound in fuel demand. Source: Industry Insights

Unions push back as U.S. refiners shunt aside longtime trade workers

Operators of U.S. Midwest refiners, including BP, Marathon Petroleum Corp and Cenovus, are hiring lower-cost subcontractors to handle massive, months-long maintenance projects, setting aside longtime unionized workers, six sources familiar with the projects told Reuters. Source: Industry Insights

Marathon Petroleum Reaches Analyst Target Price

In recent trading, shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp. (Symbol: MPC) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month target price of $54.36, changing hands for $55.44/share. When a stock reaches the target an analyst has set, the analyst logically has two ways to react: downgrade Source: Industry Insights