17.86 -0.14 (-0.78%)
After hours: 7:20PM EDT
|Bid||17.60 x 800|
|Ask||18.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||16.98 - 18.02|
|52 Week Range||6.90 - 40.25|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||3.47|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||16.61|
|Earnings Date||Aug. 03, 2020 - Aug. 07, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Feb. 06, 2020|
|1y Target Est||17.72|
Shares of Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR) jumped 32.5% in May, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Several factors fueled that rally, including the continued rebound in the oil market, which enabled the oil producer to start turning some of its wells back on line. Oil prices continued climbing back last month, with WTI, the main U.S. oil price benchmark, rallying another 10% to around $40 a barrel.
(Bloomberg) -- Billionaire wildcatter Harold Hamm bought more shares in the shale drilling company he controls as oil prices recover from their historic plunge.Hamm added $57.1 million of shares in Continental Resources Inc., where he’s executive chairman, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. The 3.44 million shares he purchased bring his total of direct and indirect shares to 288 million, or about 79% of the company.He bought the shares at an average price of $16.62 starting June 22. Continental fell 10% Wednesday to $15.12, but is still up more than double from when it bottomed out March 9. U.S. oil futures fell to a historic low of minus $40.32 a barrel on April 20 and have since recovered to about $38.Hamm, 74, is a legend in the oil industry, having risen from the bottom of the business to a self-made billionaire, largely from being one of the first people to see the opportunity of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken shale play in North Dakota and Montana. He famously wrote his ex-wife a check for almost $1 billion to settle their divorce in 2014, and stepped down as chief executive officer of the company in December.He has remained one of shale’s biggest proponents during the market downturn that began more than a half-decade ago. His bullishness has not always been rewarded. In November 2014, Continental said it sold nearly all its hedges in a bet on rising prices just weeks before OPEC started pumping all out in a price war that eventually drove crude into the $20s.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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KlaymanToskes ("KT"), www.klaymantoskes.com, announced today that it is investigating the damages sustained during the Coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic by employees and investors who held large positions in Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) stock at full-service brokerage firms. Investment portfolios holding large positions can carry significant downside risks. The investigation focuses on full-service brokerage firms’ negligence and mismanagement of large positions that resulted in employees and investors suffering substantial losses.
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(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Someone should tell Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about the United States Oil Fund LP. This is the ETF making all the headlines for all the wrong reasons of late. A nominally cheap and easy way to speculate on oil, its use of rolling futures positions made for dreadful returns and, most recently, almost certainly contributed to oil’s plunge into negative pricing. It seems likely more than one retail wannabe wildcatter is mystified as to why they ended up effectively paying others to take their “barrels.”Knowing what you’re actually getting is important with any investment, of course. Which brings us to Mnuchin’s musings about extending government loans to struggling oil and gas producers, as reported by Bloomberg News on Thursday evening. Like USO owners, the lenders here — hello taxpayers — may find their collateral somewhat slippery. Also like the USO, their mere presence could make things worse.Details are scant; there is talk of investment-grade firms maybe tapping a Federal Reserve lending program while “alternative structures” are considered for the riskier sort. But I was struck most by this line in the article:The administration is also considering taking financial stakes in exchange for some loans, and some firms might be asked to reduce production, the person said.Hmm. “Loans” that grant you a stake and a say in critical operational decisions. That almost sounds like equity.There’s a reason for that. It is common for the riskiest exploration and production companies to only have one slug of secured financing in the form of reserve-based lending. This is a credit line from a consortium of banks secured against the value of the company’s oil and gas reserves. The value is typically reappraised twice a year, and energy prices are obviously a huge variable. You can imagine even one day of negative oil prices doesn’t make for a warm and fuzzy meeting with your account manager. The vast majority of respondents to a sector survey conducted by the law firm Haynes and Boone LLP expected borrowing bases to be cut by at least 20%. And that survey was conducted last month.After a decade of applying the WeWork growth model to oil and gas, the industry has very little wiggle room. A wall of debt maturities is imminent, kicking in just as most production hedges roll off. So those credit lines may well be needed to cover repayments. Even a small cut could leave E&P firms exposed or in outright breach of covenants. Such considerations lay behind Whiting Petroleum Corp.’s decision to file for bankruptcy at the beginning of the month, as analysts at CreditSights laid out in a recent report.For many firms, once you get beyond reserve-based lending, there’s precious little else to lend against. The capital stack is highly encumbered already. At almost 80%, energy high-yield issuers tracked by CreditSights have the highest proportion of net debt in their enterprise value of any major sector.You may notice things looked much better in 2016. Oil crashed that year, too, but investors still had hope then of oil prices coming back. E&P companies took full advantage with a banner year for equity issuance. Fast forward, and investors have been backing away from the sector, especially its most indebted members, way before Covid-19 went global and Saudi Arabia and Russia went postal. A fresh source of capital must be found.So it makes perfect sense that the government “loans” being touted around Washington look more like equity, because that’s what they would be, in practical terms. And the feds would be taking a position in E&P companies at a particularly bracing juncture, with oil prices in the tank and debt maturities rolling in. Exactly what they — I mean, we — would be taking on is something of a mystery, given the lack of clarity about oil demand, prices and production even six months out.Moreover, loans to the weakest E&P firms would perpetuate the underlying condition afflicting the sector before Covid-19 hit: too much production and too little risk management. If there’s too much oil, it’s less than optimal to put more money into the business of producing more oil. How about a government debtor-in-possession facility instead?At such times, we are lucky to have Continental Resources Inc. to exemplify the industry chutzpah of which, unlike cash, there is seemingly never a shortage. Having not bothered with boring stuff like hedging, founder Harold Hamm has alleged manipulation on the part of everyone from Saudi Arabia to “a flawed new computer model.” In the latest twist, Continental has reportedly invoked force majeure on a delivery contract for its oil — and honestly, caught on the wrong side of a price move, who hasn’t blamed God on occasion?Similarly, President Donald Trump’s administration has been throwing fistfuls of spaghetti at the wall to bail out oil and gas producers, ranging from threats of tariffs on foreign barrels to the notion of paying E&P firms to keep oil in the ground and rebranding it as a strategic reserve. Equity dressed up as loans would represent a further step down this path. God knows if it will actually happen, especially if House Democrats have a say. But like the hapless ETF investor, you may soon be the (proud?) quasi-owner of something to do with oil.This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Liam Denning is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering energy, mining and commodities. He previously was editor of the Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street column and wrote for the Financial Times' Lex column. He was also an investment banker.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
The founder of Continental Resources Inc <CLR.N>, an ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, is pressing the U.S. commodity markets regulator and the exchange to probe whether market manipulation or system failure was behind this week's unprecedented plunge in U.S. crude futures. Continental's executive chairman Harold Hamm sent a letter dated Tuesday, April 21, to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission asking the regulator to probe whether "potential market manipulation, failed systems or computer programming failures" was behind Monday's price crash, which took U.S. oil futures into negative territory for the first time.