StockCall Review on Hess and Tesoro: Oil Companies Offer Good Returns

    StockCall Review on Hess and Tesoro: Oil Companies Offer Good Returns

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LONDON, February 27, 2013

LONDON, February 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Oil and gas sector seems poised to get out of the current slump as Tesoro
Corporation (NYSE: TSO) offered excellent return to its investors. Its
quarterly result was also encouraging. Refining stocks are performing well as
oil production is at high levels, resulting in low crude prices. This improves
margins for the refiners as displayed by the results of Tesoro Corporation.
Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES), on the other hand, is dealing with activist
investors. The issue is likely to be dragged for a long time. StockCall
analysts initiated preliminary technical research on Hess and Tesoro. These
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Tesoro Corporation Announces Q4 Results

Tesoro Corporation recently paid 20 cents per share in quarterly dividend. Its
dividend yield stands at 1.47 percent while its stock grew 23 percent so far
this year. Capital gain with modest but steady dividend payment makes this
stock an attractive investment option. Tesoro Corporation stock clocked 96
percent growth in the past 52 weeks. The free technical analysis on Hess Corp.
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For its fourth quarter, Tesoro Corporation reported its adjusted income at
$1.34 per share, though, it missed to meet consensus estimate of $1.46 per
share in net income. Its revenue jumped up to $8.2 billion and the company
also improved its margins. Analysts were expecting the company to announce its
revenue at $7.07 billion. The company also provided its full year results as
its revenue stood at $32.97 billion, up 8.8 percent. Tesoro Corporation's net
income stood at $5.25 per share, up from $3.81 per share it had earned in the
previous year.

Tesoro Corporation is expected to benefit from favorable brent crude pricing.
With general improvement in the domestic economy, the company's performance is
set to improve this year. These developments are positive catalysts for the
company stock, which is likely to maintain its bullish stance. The company
stock recently hit its new 52 weeks high price and is currently in the bullish

Hess Corporation Reports Q4 Results

Hess Corp. is dealing with internal shareholders issues. Leading activist
investor Paul Singer of Elliott Management Corp. is pushing for a board
makeover for the company. Hess has a 14 member board and Paul Singer seeks
appointment of outside directors to the board, undercutting founding family's
impact. Apart from this, the company is also under pressure to sell its
trading unit. The unit is partly owned by Hess Corp. Elliott Management holds
4 percent stake in the company and is known for its influence over its target
companies. Overall, the impact of Singer's action may eventually be beneficial
for the stock price. Register now to download the free research on Tesoro
Corp. at 

Hess is an integrated upstream company. In the past 52 weeks, its stock lost 3
percent of the value. However, it recovered this year and is up 22 percent on
a YTD basis. The company offers negligible dividend yield of 0.62 percent. The
stock is currently in the uptrend and the stance is likely to continue into
the near future as the company met consensus estimates for its quarterly

The company reported its fourth quarter revenue at $9.70 billion, beating the
consensus estimate of $9.68 billion. For its EPS, it logged $1.20 per share
figure. It was expected to announce its EPS at $1.23 per share and it narrowly
missed the target. Overall trend for Hess seems positive.

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