Top 10 Most Liquid Large Cap Companies in the Energy Sector

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about the most liquid large cap companies in the Energy sector.  Liquidity is measured by the company’s current ratio, which is the ratio of its current assets to its current liabilities.  Current assets are liquid assets that can be readily converted to cash, or which are cash, and current liabilities are those liabilities (debts) due within the next quarter (90 days).  A current ratio higher than one indicates that the company has more current assets than it does current liabilities.  A current ratio lower than one indicates that the company may have trouble paying its short-term debts with cash and cash equivalents on hand.  The minimum market capitalization for this screen is $10 billion.

  • ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV): This company has current assets of $1,436,700,000 against current liabilities of $349,000,000, for a current ratio of 4.12. The stock recently traded at $43.69 and its market capitalization is $10,070,260,000. About the company: Ensco PLC is an international offshore contract drilling company. The Company’s operations are concentrated in the geographic regions of Asia Pacific (which includes Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand), Europe/Africa and North and South America.
  • Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL): This company has current assets of $8,886,000,000 against current liabilities of $2,757,000,000, for a current ratio of 3.22. The stock recently traded at $43.30 and its market capitalization is $39,820,270,000. About the company: Halliburton Company provides energy services and engineering and construction services, as well as manufactures products for the energy industry. The Company offers services and products and integrated solutions to customers in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas.
  • Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI): This company has current assets of $8,707,000,000 against current liabilities of $3,139,000,000, for a current ratio of 2.77. The stock recently traded at $58.59 and its market capitalization is $25,556,860,000. About the company: Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies reservoir-centered products, services, and systems to the worldwide oil and gas industry. The Company provides products and services for oil and gas exploration, drilling, completion, and production. Baker Hughes also manufactures and markets a variety of roller cutter bits and fixed cutter diamond bits.
  • National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV): This company has current assets of $10,535,000,000 against current liabilities of $4,536,000,000, for a current ratio of 2.32. The stock recently traded at $63.39 and its market capitalization is $26,856,930,000. About the company: National Oilwell Varco Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells machinery, equipment, and downhole products used in oil and gas drilling and production. The Company also provides oilfield inspection and other services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry.
  • Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU): This company has current assets of $2,958,200,000 against current liabilities of $1,513,700,000, for a current ratio of 1.95. The stock recently traded at $45.46 and its market capitalization is $12,311,660,000. About the company: Peabody Energy Corporation mines and markets predominantly low sulfur coal, primarily for use by electric utilities. The Company also trades coal and emission allowances. Peabody owns and operates mines in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana, and Australia. The Company also a minority interest in a Venezuelan mine through a joint venture.
  • Cameron International Corporation (NYSE:CAM): This company has current assets of $4,932,900,000 against current liabilities of $2,573,900,000, for a current ratio of 1.92. The stock recently traded at $43.76 and its market capitalization is $10,724,310,000. About the company: Cameron International Corporation manufactures oil and gas pressure control equipment, including valves, wellheads, chokes, and assembled systems. The Company’s equipment is used for oil and gas drilling, production, and transmission in onshore, offshore, and subsea applications. Cameron also produces gas turbines, centrifugal gas and air compressors, and other products.
  • Petroleo Brasileiro SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR): This company has current assets of $63,863,000,000 against current liabilities of $33,552,000,000, for a current ratio of 1.90. The stock recently traded at $26.96 and its market capitalization is $168,578,200,000. 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.
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY): This company has current assets of $13,059,000,000 against current liabilities of $7,825,000,000, for a current ratio of 1.67. The stock recently traded at $81.25 and its market capitalization is $66,037,620,000. About the company: Occidental Petroleum Corporation explores for, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas. The Company also manufactures and markets a variety of basic chemicals, vinyls and performance chemicals. Occidental also gathers, treats, processes, transports, stores, trades and markets crude oil, natural gas, NGLs, condensate and carbon dioxide (CO2) and generates and markets power.
  • Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB): This company has current assets of $18,098,000,000 against current liabilities of $10,865,000,000, for a current ratio of 1.67. The stock recently traded at $73.81 and its market capitalization is $99,596,800,000. 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.
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC): This company has current assets of $6,675,000,000 against current liabilities of $4,114,000,000, for a current ratio of 1.62. The stock recently traded at $65.62 and its market capitalization is $32,666,240,000. About the company: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with international operations. In the United States, the Company operates in Texas and surrounding states, the Rocky Mountain region, Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico. Internationally, Anadarko has exploration and/or production operations in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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