NEW YORK, February 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC), YPF SA (NYSE: YPF), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH) and Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
InterOil Corporation Research Report
InterOil's successful drill stem tests (DST) has given investors a reason to be delightful, although the company has still not settled its partnering agreement on its upcoming LNG project. InterOil is poised to capitalize on the booming liquefied natural gas (LNG) market by establishing an LNG plant in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea. While the plan was initially criticized by the PNG government last year, the plan finally gained the government's approval around November, clearing any political barriers for InterOil's new project. InterOil's LNG plant will have an initial output of 3.8 million tons per annum. InterOil's Board of Directors intends to meet the Company's advisors in the first week of March 2013 to evaluate which partner would be most suitable for the project. To give a clearer picture of how profitable this project could be for InterOil, one must note that the Chinese government plans to increase its natural gas energy consumption from 4% to 10% by 2020. If InterOil can supply this to China, it may bring in significant revenue for the company, allowing it to compete with ExxonMobil for the title of lead producer in Papua New Guinea. The Full Research Report on InterOil Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/3a26_IOC]
YPF SA Research Report
The situation is not as simple for YPF, a company that made headlines last year after Argentina's government nationalized 51 percent of the company by seizing shares from Repsol SA (REP) in April. But this did not stop from YPF securing a partnership deal with Chevron to develop Argentine shale and natural gas resources. In retort, Repsol filed a complaint in a federal court in Manhattan accusing Chevron of improperly obtaining rights to develop Argentine resources. However, Ali Moshiri, Chevron's president for Latin America and African operations, dismisses the lawsuit as "irrelevant."YPF CEO Miguel Galuccio remarked that this deal marks a significant day for YPF, which needs to invest $37.2 billion to boost output. Argentina is now the largest natural gas producer in South America, and it can even go further if YPF continues to seal partnerships like the ones with Chevron and continues to invest in order to maximize its output. In 2011, a vast amount of shale oil was discovered in the country, which boosted its energy reserves by 44%. The Full Research Report on YPF SA - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/ab75_YPF]
Caterpillar Inc. Research Report
Caterpillar's fourth quarter profit was $697 million or $1.04 per share, as compared to $1.5 billion, or $2.32 per share a year earlier. This huge cut in profits was largely due to the company's recent acquisition, the ERA Mining Machinery Ltd., a Chinese firm that allowed Caterpillar access to the country's underground coal mining industry. However, ERA became involved in an accounting scandal, revealing that the company and its subsidiaries had been involved in a "deliberate, multiyear, coordinate accounting misconduct." Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman took full responsibility for the misconduct, and said that the company is now considering every measure to recover. Despite this blunder, Caterpillar still holds strong to its long-term view for mining, stating that the world's GDP will grow at 3 to 4 percent at some point, and when that happens, the growth is going to be mineral-driven. Oberhelman's conviction is backed by the growth of the company's mining revenue by 14 percent. The Full Research Report on Caterpillar Inc. - Including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/ae05_CAT]
CNH Global N.V. Research Report
CNH Global is scheduled to release its 2012 fourth quarter and full year financial results on Thursday, January 31. As a sneak peek, analysts forecast total revenue of $19.16 billion for the year, a rise of 6.1% from last year's revenue of $18.06 billion. CNH Global recently announced a merger with Fiat Industrial, giving the company greater exposure to agricultural and construction markets. As the global demand for food rise because of an increasing world population, the agricultural machinery industry is needed to boost crop production. This is one of CNH's measures to be able to supply the high demand for up-to-date and efficient agricultural equipment. The Full Research Report on CNH Global N.V. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/b4f7_CNH]
Chesapeake Energy Corporation Research Report
Before the demand increase, investors were not as confident in Chesapeake Energy as the company's business moves were seen as only catching up with its competitors. However, the second largest producer of natural gas is making smart business moves that would attract investors. With the downtrend in natural gas prices, the company focused on spending on drilling liquid gas plays. Capital expenditures on drilling were increased as well as oil production. Among any domestic independent producer, Chesapeake Energy has the greatest inventory of unconventional resource. Chesapeake Energy is scheduled to release its Q4 2012 earnings on February 21, 2013. The Full Research Report on Chesapeake Energy Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/75cf_CHK]
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