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Two Energy Buys on Breaking News: CVI CVE

CVE pays a dividend yield-to-price of 2.7% if you can wait to buy shares at $34 or below. Its almost three-year chart below shows how the price of their shares correlates with its 17% Return-on-Equity (ROE).

CVE Chart CVE data by YCharts

Some of Cenovus' best results from their second quarter 2012 report derive from the fact that oil production climbed 28% to nearly 155,000 barrels-per-day. CVE received approval during that quarter for its Narrows Lake oil sands development, which is anticipated to have a production capacity of around 130,000 barrels-per-day.

Yes, earnings-per-share during the second quarter dropped almost 40% (year-over-year) mostly due to lower oil prices during that quarter. Yet its revenue grew by over 5% to a trailing-12-months total of over $17.25 billion. This helped keep the dividend payout ratio to 40%, which should be sustainable for the foreseeable future. Again, I like CVE when it's at or below $34-a-share.

Taking a Spin at CVREnergy

The other energy company worthy of our consideration is an interesting side of the energy business with a profitable "kicker" to boot! CVREnergy is in the refining, marketing and transportation fuels business in the United States. The company also produces and markets nitrogen fertilizer products.

Monday CVI announced that wholly owned subsidiary CVR Refining has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the SEC in connection with a proposed initial public offering of its common units representing limited partner interests.

CVR Refining intends to list its common units on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CVRR." The number of common units to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. All of the common units to be sold in this offering, including the common units that may be sold to satisfy the underwriters' over-allotment option, will be sold by CVR Refining.

You can read all the details and learn more about this multifaceted organization at its well-organized Web site. Monday's announcement confirms my analysis that with CVI, the whole is worth more than the sum of its parts. That's one of the big reasons that shares of CVI leaped almost 10% on the announcement of the spin-off of CVR Refining.

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