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Hot Stock under Review: Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS)

Michael Hunt

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On Tuesday, Shares of Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) showed the bullish trend with a higher momentum of 1.56% and ended its trading session at $12.34. The company traded total volume of 8,112,731 shares as contrast to its average volume of 10.87M shares. The company has a market value of $4.08B and about 330.63M shares outstanding. During the 52-week trading session, the minimum price at which share price traded was registered at $6.69 and reached the max level of $13.13.

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Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS) recently declared financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 and offered an operational update.

Operational and Financial Update:

G&A totaled $27.90M in the first quarter of 2018, $23.20M in the first quarter of 2017 and $24.60M in the fourth quarter of 2017. Amortization of equity-based compensation, which is included in G&A, was $6.80M, or $0.98 per Boe, in the first quarter of 2018 as contrast to $6.70M, or $1.18 per Boe, in the first quarter of 2017 and $6.10M, or $0.90 per Boe, in the fourth quarter of 2017. G&A for the Company’s E&P segment totaled $23.50M in the first quarter of 2018, $20.10M in the first quarter of 2017 and $19.70M in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Interest expense was $37.10M for the first quarter of 2018 as contrast to $36.30M for the first quarter of 2017 and $36.30M for the fourth quarter of 2017. Capitalized interest totaled $4.50M for the first quarter of 2018, $2.80M for the first quarter of 2017 and $4.00M for the fourth quarter of 2017. Cash Interest totaled $37.20M for the first quarter of 2018, $35.10M for the first quarter of 2017 and $35.90M for the fourth quarter of 2017.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company recorded an income tax expense of $0.80M, resulting in an 18.2% effective tax rate as a percentage of its pre-tax income for the quarter. The Company recorded an income tax benefit of $202.80M, resulting in a 271.5% effective tax rate as a percentage of its pre-tax loss for the three months ended December 31, 2017.

For the first quarter of 2018, the Company stated net income of $0.60M, or $0.00 per diluted share, as contrast to a net income of $23.80M, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017. Excluding certain non-cash items and their tax effect, Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Oasis (non-GAAP) was $30.20M, or $0.10 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2018, as contrast to Adjusted Net Loss Attributable to Oasis of $11.50M, or $0.05 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2017.

Capital Expenditures:

The Company’s CapEx totaled $1,167.20M for the three months ended March 31, 2018, of which $890.90M was related to acquisitions. Excluding acquisitions, Oasis continues to expect total CapEx to be about $1,0900M and $1,1700M for the full year 2018.

The Company offered net profit margin of 7.30% while its gross profit margin was 69.70%. ROE was recorded as 3.10% while beta factor was 2.11. The stock, as of recent close, has shown the weekly downbeat performance of -4.86% which was maintained at 46.73% in this year.

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Facebook Cryptocurrency: What is it and How could use to Mastercard and Visa?

Komal Tahir

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Facebook’s digital money plans sound promising and are believed to profit the site in four different ways.

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The Wall Street Journal detailed that Facebook is intending to fabricate a digital money installment stage codenamed ‘Venture Libra’. This will empower clients to utilize advanced coins when buying on the informal organization and outsider destinations. The online life mammoth is depending on the unification of the three greatest informing stages – Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp to empower crypto installments over these stages.

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Four things to think about Facebook’s Cryptocurrency plans

1. It would lessen value unpredictability

As per reports, Facebook will utilize “stable coins” or cryptographic forms of money pegged to a steady advantage for lessening the instability normal to different digital forms of money. At the point when the value unpredictability is appealing to merchants then it acquires burden ordinary installments.

2. It could upset the market for online installments.

The ‘Facebook coin’ could hypothetically turn into the world’s most generally utilized money with more than 2 billion month to month dynamic clients. It is, in this way, can possibly challenge installment stages, for example, PayPal, Apple, Google Play, Amazon Pay, and Square.

3. It could help push other Facebook’s online business aspirations.

Facebook’s crypto plan could supplement its online business and installment endeavors, including the Craigslist-like Facebook Marketplace, intuitive live recordings empowering traders to sell their items, in-application checkouts for buys on Instagram, and Messenger’s shared installments. These administrations are as of now being offered in chosen markets which could be additionally extended to all clients worldwide when the single cash is propelled.

The informal community mammoth can in like manner help its installment administration by charging extra expenses on coin buys and different exchanges. It could along these lines decrease reliance on promotions accordingly.

4. It will empower Facebook to compensate clients and vendors.

Media reports said that Facebook clients will be compensated with either crypto coins or dependability focuses for review promotions, making buys over its stages and collaborating with substance.

Dealers, then again, would be remunerated for tolerating Facebook’s digital currency. They can, for example, use Facebook coins created from finished exchanges from clients to buy promotions at a markdown.

Facebook’s digital money arrangement with Mastercard and Visa

While Facebook’s digital money desire could challenge business as usual of Visa firms, for example, Mastercard and Visa, there are reports that Facebook is entirely conversing with them two for a potential joint effort. It really bodes well thinking about that the informal organization will require a physical charge card accomplice to develop into physical stores.

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Amazon Summer Prime Day Sale: Top deals & offers that you can grab

Komal Tahir

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Amazon has been such an across the board name, that nearly everybody has heard it and utilized their administrations, regardless of whether its Amazon conveyance, Amazon music or Prime recordings. Amazon has been such a fruitful brand, that it made Jeff Bezos the world’s most extravagant man with total assets of $145.3 billion.

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The explanation behind Amazon’s notoriety is the alluring offers and standard deals. Amazon had record-breaking bargains amid its Black Friday deal, and it looks the following Amazon Prime Sale will be much greater. Reports are recommending that Amazon Prime Day 2019 will be held in July one month from now, everywhere throughout the world.

Amazon Prime Day: What do we know so Far?Amazon Prime Day 2019 date, arrangements and offers

Amazon began Primed day Sale in 2015 as an approach to pull in more clients to buy into its Prime Services, which was astounding that the quantities of arrangements and offers that turned out amid that. After that Amazon began doing yearly deals, including Cyber Monday and Black Friday in the middle.

A year ago, a record 89 million clients signed into Amazon amid Prime Day Sale and purchased in excess of 100 million items. The Sale endured 36 hours and even included neighborhood basic supply items. Amazon Prime individuals get exceptional arrangements, and additional time looked at too customary clients.

Amazon Prime Day: Dates and Offers

Amazon hasn’t declared any date during the current year’s Prime Day, however dependent on earlier years and current reports, it is relied upon to happen at some point in the following month of July 2019. It could happen somewhere close to 8 July and 16 July and for a more extended span contrasted with a year ago dependent on theories, however, Amazon will report the dates just before a week or something like that.

The top arrangements will be on Electric things which are sold most amid the Sale dates, alongside Security Systems, Home Assistants and electric cooking Appliances. Amazon’s own items, for example, Fire Stick and Alexa Assistant are the ones having the most measure of markdown.

Amazon Prime Day Sale: How to get the best Deals?

The principal thing to plan for the Sale is to buy into Amazon Prime day a couple of days before the Sale begins. Amazon offers one month free preliminary for first-time clients, which can be selected from their official Website. Prime individuals have the best arrangements and prior access to Sale things.

Set up a rundown of the things that you need to purchase ahead of time so it spares your time and you can pick decisively. In the event that you are having another companion or relative along who needs to purchase something, add those things to your truck, as higher bills have higher limits.

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While the Prime day is a damnation parcel of tricky for Amazon representatives, with expanded deals, work over-burden and vast irritated conditions, for us clients it will be completely advantageous.

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Financial Reports are Key to Consider: The Southern Company (NYSE: SO)

Michael Hunt

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On Friday, Shares of The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) rose 0.23% to $43.28. The stock recorded $42.97 as its minimum price and hit the max level of $43.39, during its most recent trading session. It traded total volume of 3,981,093 shares lower than the average volume of 5.19M shares.

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Southern Company recently stated first-quarter 2018 earnings of $938.0M, or 93 cents per share, contrast with earnings of $658.0M, or 66 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2017.

Southern Company earned $893.0M, or 88 cents per share, during the first quarter of 2018, contrast with $652.0M, or 66 cents per share, during the first quarter of 2017.

First quarter 2018 operating revenues were $6.37B, contrast with $5.77B for the first quarter of 2017, a boost of 10.4 percent.

SO has the market capitalization of $43.76B and its EPS growth ratio for the past five years was -26.50%. The return on assets ratio of the Company was 1.00% while its return on investment ratio stands at 2.90%. Price to sales ratio was 1.85 while 60.10% of the stock was owned by institutional investors.

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