Some of Friday's midday movers:
Chevron reported second-quarter earnings on Thursday that beat Wall Street's expectations.
Aug 1- Chevron Corp, the second-largest U.S. oil company, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as higher energy prices offset rising expenses and production dips in Kazakhstan.
NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Friday as a weak July jobs report allayed concerns that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates sooner than many had expected. *On Thursday, Wall Street suffered its biggest one-day decline in months as data sparked worries the U.S.
Wall Street was seen opening sharply lower on Friday, as global markets sold off and investors awaited the monthly U.S. employment report.
July's employment report is expected to be strong—good news for the economy, but possibly bad news for markets.
NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, July 31- Chemicals firm LyondellBasell, part of Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard Blavatnik's business empire, said it will quit buying "disputed" oil from Iraq- one day after Reuters identified it as the mystery American importer of Kurdish crude.
NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, July 31- Chemicals firm LyondellBasell, owned by Ukraine- born billionaire Leonard Blavatnik, has emerged as the mystery American buyer of Kurdish crude oil this year, but said on Thursday it will not be buying any more due to an ownership dispute.
HOUSTON, July 31- U.S. oil and gas company Apache Corp, under pressure from activist investor Jana Partners, said on Thursday it plans to sell interests in two liquefied natural gas projects as it sharpens the focus on developing North American shale fields.
NEW YORK, July 30- Chemicals firm LyondellBasell, owned by Ukraine- born billionaire Leonard Blavatnik, appears to be the mystery American buyer of two cargoes of Kurdish crude delivered in May, according to U.S. government data and industry sources.
The Bakken, Eagle Ford and Permian Basin are generating more than a million barrels of oil per day each, a third of U.S. daily production.
A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.
Even as U.S. shale companies pursue mergers, analysts don't expect them to become echoes of Big Oil deals that eventually fell flat.
CHICAGO, July 21- All too often, I see investors heading in the wrong direction en masse. The Energy SPDR, which charges 0.16 percent for annual management expenses and holds Exxon Mobil Corp, Chevron Corp and Schlumberger NV, has climbed 22 percent in the past 12 months, with nearly one-third of that gain coming in the three months through July 18.
His days start at 5:15 a.m. and end at 11 p.m. But the long hours more than pay off for Leon Cooperman, the billionaire founder of Omega Advisors.
U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, but closed lower for the week, as investors weighed Wells Fargo results and readied for a slew earnings ahead.
*Wells Fargo edges lower, but revenue tops forecasts. *Fastenal reports revenue below expectations. NEW YORK, July 11- U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight gains at the open Friday in a modest rebound from recent losses, though major indexes remained on track for their biggest weekly decline since April.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Recent bets on big oil and gas stocks show Warren Buffett and his stock-picking lieutenants are open to a wider range of energy investments.
*Fastenal reports revenue below expectations. *The S&P 500 has fallen for three of the past four sessions, dropping Thursday on concerns over the financial health of Portugal's top listed bank. *Fastenal Co reported second-quarter revenue that was below expectations.