Technical Analysis, Share Repurchase Program, and Upcoming Earnings Review - Research Reports on Valero, National Oilwell Varco, Athlon Energy, Spectra Energy and Cabot Oil & Gas

NEW YORK, October 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV), Athlon Energy Inc. (NYSE: ATHL), Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE) and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

Valero Energy Corporation Research Reports
On October 9, 2014, shares in Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) lost 3.01% to end the day at $45.43, compared to its previous day's close of $46.84. Valero's stock opened the trading session at $46.92 and fluctuated between $45.15 and $47.33. The stock closed below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $50.09 and $51.56, respectively. The stock has lost 26.26% since June 20, 2014. According to a news report on the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), U.S.- traded crude-oil futures hit their 2014 high on June 20, 2014 and since then have gone into free fall. Accordingly, the stocks of US energy-related companies have fallen, indicating investor fears regarding the slow growth of global economy, reduced demand, and that the low oil prices will decrease energy firms' revenue and incentive to mine and maintain exorbitant U.S. properties, WSJ reported. The full research reports on Valero are available to download free of charge at:

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. Research Reports
On September 30, 2014, National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (National Oilwell Varco) announced that its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program of up to $3 billion of the outstanding common shares of the Company. As per the Company, the duration for the buyback program is of 36 months which might be increased, extended, suspended or discontinued without prior notice. Clay C. Williams, National Oilwell Varco's Chairman, President and CEO, said, "This authorization comes after several months of careful consideration and reflects the Company's strong financial condition, and the confidence that we have in our future business outlook. We are pleased that the continued execution of a solid business model has resulted in strong operating cash flow that enables us to continue to invest in strategic growth opportunities, while simultaneously returning capital to shareholders through both a healthy dividend and a share repurchase program." The full research reports on National Oilwell Varco are available to download free of charge at:

Athlon Energy Inc. Research Reports
On October 9, 2014, Athlon Energy Inc.'s (Athlon Energy) shares ended the day's trading session at $58.09, down 0.24% from its previous day's closing price of $58.23. The NYSE traded shares of Athlon Energy, an exploration and production company, closed above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $47.10 and $40.84, respectively. Athlon Energy's stock has a 52-week low and 52-week high of $26.91 and $58.44, respectively. The 14-day Relative Strength Index of the stock stood at 76.22. The full research reports on Athlon Energy are available to download free of charge at:

Spectra Energy Corp. Research Reports
On October 9, 2014, Spectra Energy Corp. (Spectra Energy) reported that the Company and Spectra Energy Partners will release their Q3 2014 financial and operational results on November 5, 2014 before the market opening. The releases will be followed by a joint investor conference to review the results at 8:00 a.m. on the same day. The webcast of the call can be accessed via the Company's website. The full research reports on Spectra Energy are available to download free of charge at:

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Research Reports
On October 1, 2014, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (Cabot Oil & Gas) reported that it will release its financial results prior to the market opening on October 24, 2014. The Company will also hold a conference to review its results at 9:30 a.m. ET on the same day. As per Zacks investment research, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.24. The full research reports on Cabot Oil & Gas are available to download free of charge at:

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