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The bear case for stocks is easy, but it's the bull case that may win out this summer, analysts say.
John Paulson correctly anticipated merger activity in the energy sector, making him one of the big winners of Whiting's purchase of Kodiak.
Though oil is trading at below $100 a barrel, these oil and gas stocks are worth considering, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.
NEW YORK, July 14- A $6 billion takeover to create the biggest oil producer in the Bakken shale may also open up new opportunities for some big traders who ship oil from North Dakota and Montana to market.
The $6 billion buyout of Kodiak Oil & Gas is renewing attention on energy firms in North Dakota's Bakken formation.
Big mergers are afoot. But is a major shale oil deal a sign of a strong market?
Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas for $3.8 billion, becoming the largest producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale play.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
July 13- Whiting Petroleum Corp said on Sunday it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas Corp for $3.8 billion in stock, to become the largest producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale oil formations, eclipsing Harold Hamm's Continental Resources Inc..
July 13- Whiting Petroleum Corp said on Sunday it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas Corp for $3.8. Bakken/ Three Forks oil formations. The formations, within the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana, are among the largest oil plays in the United States.
July 13- Whiting Petroleum Corp on Sunday said it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas Corp in an all-stock deal valued at $6 billion, and thereby become the largest producer in the Bakken/ Three Forks oil formations.
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WASHINGTON, May 14- Despite several fiery mishaps involving fuel produced in North Dakota's Bakken energy patch, cargo from the region does not need special handling when it moves on the tracks, the leading voice for U.S. refiners said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, May 2- Few oil-by-rail shippers have heeded calls for information to prevent dangerous mishaps on the tracks, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Friday as it named the three companies it said have cooperated. Testing data has so far been tallied from Exxon Mobil, Continental Resources Inc and Savage Companies, the agency said.
Recent accidents have analysts looking at companies that could be exposed to new rules governing oil shipments from the Bakken region.
"Where I'd avoid is the consumer-related names," Simon Baker says.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Earnings reports from Boeing and dozens of other major companies could set the course for stocks Wednesday, as the Dow reaches for new highs.
Sure the shutdown could become frightening. But Cramer doesn’t want it to scare you out of stocks entirely.
Cramer says new energy discoveries present huge opportunities. But you have to know where to play.