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Oil & Gas Stock Q1 Earnings Roster for Apr 30: XOM, CVX, PSX, IMO

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Investors gained a brief idea on how key energy firms have fared in the recently-concluded first quarter from earnings announcements of BP plc (BP - Free Report) and Hess Corporation (HES - Free Report) . With oil price improving remarkably, the upstream business of energy giants is likely to have gained in the March quarter.

Oil Price Rises in Q1

In the first quarter of this year, the price of crude oil improved significantly, thanks to the rolling out of coronavirus vaccines, which brightened up the outlook of global fuel demand. In fact, for the first time amid the coronavirus crisis, the commodity’s price reached the pre-pandemic mark in the March quarter.

What Does it Mean for Energy Majors?

The healthy crude pricing scenario encouraged explorers and producers to gradually return to shale plays in the first quarter. As revealed by data provided by Baker Hughes Company (BKR - Free Report) , the count of rigs in the United States increased in each of the three months of the March quarter of this year. Hence, it is quite evident that improved crude oil price is likely to have favored the upstream business of energy giants.

Along with the upstream business, downstream operations improved during the quarter. In fact, during the last three months, there has been remarkable growth in refining margins and product demand, thanks to easing of the social-distancing measures.

Key Releases

Given the backdrop, let us take a look at how the following four energy companies are placed ahead of their first-quarter earnings releases slated for Apr 30.

Our proprietary model clearly indicates that a company needs to have the right combination of two key ingredients — a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) — to increase the odds of an earnings beat. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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Based in Irving, TX, Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM - Free Report) is geared up to release results, before the opening bell.

Our proven model predicts an earnings beat for ExxonMobil this time around as it has an Earnings ESP of +8.09% and a Zacks Rank #1.

Exxon Mobil Corporation Price and EPS Surprise

Exxon Mobil Corporation Price and EPS Surprise

Exxon Mobil Corporation price-eps-surprise | Exxon Mobil Corporation Quote

Chevron Corporation (CVX - Free Report) is set to report earnings before the opening bell. The chances of Chevron delivering an earnings beat this time around are high as it has an Earnings ESP of +3.32% and a Zacks Rank #3.

Chevron Corporation Price and EPS Surprise

Chevron Corporation Price and EPS Surprise

Chevron Corporation price-eps-surprise | Chevron Corporation Quote

Phillips 66 (PSX - Free Report) is scheduled to report earnings before the opening bell. Notably, the chances of the diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company delivering an earnings beat this time around are low as it has an Earnings ESP of 0.00% and a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

Phillips 66 Price and EPS Surprise

Phillips 66 Price and EPS Surprise

Phillips 66 price-eps-surprise | Phillips 66 Quote

Imperial Oil Limited (IMO - Free Report) is set to report earnings before the opening bell. The chances of Imperial Oil delivering an earnings beat this time around are slim as it has an Earnings ESP of 0.00% and a Zacks Rank #1.

Imperial Oil Limited Price and EPS Surprise

Imperial Oil Limited Price and EPS Surprise

Imperial Oil Limited price-eps-surprise | Imperial Oil Limited Quote

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