Oil Shocks And Oil Stocks

Not since the Gulf War has America seen oil prices of $35 dollars a barrel, last week's high. And the prospect of stiff prices for heating oil this winter is already giving us a chill. Not surprisingly, share prices for the big three oil companies, ExxonMobil, BP Amoco, and Royal Dutch, have risen accordingly. If you missed Big Oil's runup, consider Not So Big Oil: companies such as Conoco and USX Marathon have been relatively ignored by investors, but they're turning analysts' heads. "These are companies whose profits have exploded while their share prices remain dormant," says Ed Maran of A.G....

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