Institutional Investor Sentiment in the Energy Sector

This stock screen looks at institutional investor sentiment in large cap Energy stocks.

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM): Institutional investors bought 89,367,430 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -110,076,300 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of -20,708,870 shares. The shares recently traded at $81.46 and the company’s market capitalization is $401,278,900,000. About the company: Exxon Mobil Corporation operates petroleum and petrochemicals businesses on a worldwide basis. The Company’s operations include exploration and production of oil and gas, electric power generation, and coal and minerals operations. Exxon Mobil also manufactures and markets fuels, lubricants, and chemicals.
  • Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDSA): Institutional investors bought 29,564,670 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -6,461,520 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of 23,103,150 shares. The shares recently traded at $73.55 and the company’s market capitalization is $234,113,000,000. About the company: Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for, and extracts crude oil and natural gas. It also converts natural gas to liquids to provide cleaner burning fuels; markets and trades natural gas and power; extracts bitumen from mined oil sands and convert it to synthetic crude oil; and develops wind power to generate electricity.
  • Petroleo Brasileiro SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR): Institutional investors bought 118,741,630 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -81,756,930 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of 36,984,700 shares. The shares recently traded at $33.77 and the company’s market capitalization is $208,806,600,000. About the company: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras explores for and produces oil and natural gas. The Company refines, markets, and supplies oil products. Petrobras operates oil tankers, distribution pipelines, marine, river and lake terminals, thermal power plants, fertilizer plants, and petrochemical units. The Company operates in South America and elsewhere around the world.
  • BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP): Institutional investors bought 52,253,490 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -39,348,000 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of 12,905,490 shares. The shares recently traded at $45.05 and the company’s market capitalization is $141,924,500,000. About the company: BP plc is an oil and petrochemicals company. The Company explores for and produces oil and natural gas, refines, markets, and supplies petroleum products, generates solar energy, and manufactures and markets chemicals. BP’s chemicals include terephthalic acid, acetic acid, acrylonitrile, ethylene and polyethylene.
  • TOTAL S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TOT): Institutional investors bought 19,045,150 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -14,454,560 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of 4,590,590 shares. The shares recently traded at $54.57 and the company’s market capitalization is $129,719,769,050. About the company: Total SA explores for, produces, refines, transports, and markets oil and natural gas. The Company also operates a chemical division which produces polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene, rubber, paint, ink, adhesives, and resins. Total operates gasoline filling stations in Europe, the United States, and Africa.
  • Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB): Institutional investors bought 52,007,480 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -61,962,700 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of -9,955,220 shares. The shares recently traded at $91.40 and the company’s market capitalization is $123,332,200,000. About the company: Schlumberger Limited is an oil services company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides a wide range of services, including technology, project management and information solutions to the international petroleum industry as well as advanced acquisition and data processing surveys.
  • ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP): Institutional investors bought 64,387,320 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -83,819,890 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of -19,432,570 shares. The shares recently traded at $72.77 and the company’s market capitalization is $102,860,900,000. About the company: ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company which operates in several business segments. The Company explores for and produces petroleum, and refines, markets, supplies, and transports petroleum. ConocoPhillips also gathers and processes natural gas, and produces and distributes chemicals and plastics.
  • China Petroleum + Chemical Corp. (ADR) (NYSE:SNP): Institutional investors bought 1,627,950 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -1,326,690 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of 301,260 shares. The shares recently traded at $98.69 and the company’s market capitalization is $100,726,723,384. About the company: China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) refines, produces and trades petroleum and petrochemical products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, ethylene, synthetic fibers, synthetic rubber, synthetic resins, and chemical fertilizers. Also, The company explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in China.
  • CNOOC Limited (ADR) (NYSE:CEO): Institutional investors bought 1,280,140 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -1,411,580 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of -131,440 shares. The shares recently traded at $222.06 and the company’s market capitalization is $100,202,358,613. About the company: CNOOC Limited, through its subsidiaries, explores, develops, produces, and sells crude oil and natural gas.
  • Eni S.p.A. (ADR) (NYSE:E): Institutional investors bought 3,341,890 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -4,098,650 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of -756,760 shares. The shares recently traded at $43.55 and the company’s market capitalization is $88,313,029,711. About the company: Eni S.p.A. explores for and produces hydrocarbons in Italy, Africa, the North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, Kazakhstan, and Australia. The Company both produces natural gas and imports it for sale in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. Eni transports natural gas in pipelines. The Company generates and trades electricity, refines oil, and operates gasoline service stations.

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