Cnooc Ltd, China’s biggest offshore oil and natural-gas explorer, decided to offer $15.1 billion in cash to purchase Calgary-based Nexen Inc (USA) (NYSE:NXY) in the major overseas acquisition by a Chinese corporation.
The Hong Kong stock exchange report confirmed that the Cnooc was paying $27.50 for each common share, a premium of 61% to Canada’s Nexen’s ending price on July 20. Nexen’s board recommended the agreement to its shareholders.
Andrew Potter, an analyst at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, stated in a note to investors that the Cnooc was one of the most rational buyers for Nexen and the question was whether or not regulators will permit it.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Talisman Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE:TLM) rose +6.24% to settle at $11.58, Canadian Natural Resource Ltd (USA) (NYSE:CNQ) moved down -0.56% to end at $28.26 while Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:IVAN) plunged -5.49% to finish on Monday at $0.620.
Nexen Inc. (USA) (NYSE:NXY) last session volume of 141.31 million shares was higher than its average volume of 2.36 million shares. The stock after opening at $26.15 hit high price of $26.19 and then closed at $25.90 by scoring +51.82%.
NXY generated revenue of 6.68 billion in the following twelve months and earned $516.33 million. The Company showed a positive 7.77% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 27.07%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 3.68%.
The NXY past twelve months price to sales ratio was 2.05 and price to cash ratio remained 11.00. As far as the returns are concern, the NXY return on equity was recorded as 6.18% and increased 3.16% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at 2.64%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of +26.31% which was maintained for the month at +64.34%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as +34.76% and for the year was +5.84% while the YTD performance remained at +63.72%.
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