Chevron shares fall the most in 20 months on Friday, oil company abandons plans to leave Bangladesh

On Sunday Chevron Corporation (CVX) said it had dropped plans to sell three subsidiaries and leave Bangladesh. According to Nasrul Hamid, the states junior minister for power, energy and mineral resources, the company will instead invest $400 million at Bibiyana, the largest gas field in the South Asian country.

Chevron shares closed lower during the trading session on Friday. It has been the steepest daily loss since February 23rd 2016. The stock went down 4.14% ($4.90) to $113.54, after touching an intraday low at $112.57, or a price level not seen since September 13th ($112.28).

In the week ended on October 29th the shares of the energy giant lost 4.30% of their market value compared to a week ago, which marked a second consecutive period of decrease and also the worst performance since the week ended on January 10th 2016.

The stock has neutralized earlier advance and is now down 3.37% so far during the current month, following a 9.18% surge in September. The latter has been the best monthly performance since March 2016.

For the entire past year, Chevron shares gained 30.84%. However, the stock has retreated 3.53% so far in 2017.

Chevron Corp “will not be proceeding with an agreement to sell the shares of its wholly owned indirect subsidiaries”, Cameron Van Ast, the companys external affairs advisor for the Asian and the Pacific regions, was quoted as saying by Reuters.

“Chevron has decided to retain these assets and will continue to work with our partners Petrobangla and the government of Bangladesh to provide reliable and affordable energy to the nation”, Van Ast added.

Reuters reminded that in April Chevron had announced plans to sell its entirely-owned subsidiaries operating three gas fields in Bangladesh to Himalaya Energy Co. of China. The three subsidiaries account for 58% of gas production in Bangladesh.

According to CNN Money, the 23 analysts, offering 12-month forecasts regarding Chevron’s stock price, have a median target of $125.00, with a high estimate of $137.00 and a low estimate of $100.00. The median estimate is a 10.09% surge compared to the closing price of $113.54 on October 27th.

The same media also reported that 17 out of 28 surveyed investment analysts had rated Chevron Corporation’s stock as “Buy”, while 10 – as “Hold”. On the other hand, 1 analyst had recommended selling the stock.

Daily and Weekly Pivot Levels

With the help of the Camarilla calculation method, todays levels of importance for the Chevron stock are presented as follows:

R1 – $113.89
R2 – $114.24
R3 (Range Resistance – Sell) – $114.59
R4 (Long Breakout) – $115.65
R5 (Breakout Target 1) – $116.88
R6 (Breakout Target 2) – $117.40

S1 – $113.19
S2 – $112.84
S3 (Range Support – Buy) – $112.49
S4 (Short Breakout) – $111.43
S5 (Breakout Target 1) – $110.20
S6 (Breakout Target 2) – $109.68

By using the traditional method of calculation, the weekly levels of importance for Chevron Corporation (CVX) are presented as follows:

Central Pivot Point – $115.34
R1 – $118.12
R2 – $122.69
R3 – $125.47
R4 – $128.24

S1 – $110.77
S2 – $107.99
S3 – $103.42
S4 – $98.84 is a financial media specialized in providing daily news and education covering Forex, equities and commodities. Our academies for traders cover Forex, Price Action and Social Trading.

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