NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Chevron Corp. (CVX) - Get Report stock is up by 1.95% to $84.91 in late morning trading on Thursday, ahead of the company's 2015 fourth quarter earnings results. 

The San Ramon, CA-based company, which operates an upstream and midstream oil and natural gas company, reports its earnings results before the market open on Friday.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters are expecting the company to report earnings of 45 cents per share on revenue of $28.72 billion for the most recent quarter.

Chevron reported earnings of $1.85 per share on revenue of $46 billion during the 2014 fourth quarter. 

Additionally, energy stocks are rising on Thursday due to higher oil prices. Crude oil (WTI) is up by 3.62% to $33.47 per barrel and Brent oil is up by 3.84% to $34.37 per barrel this morning, according to the CNBC.com index.

Separately, recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

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TheStreet Ratings rates this stock as a "hold" with a ratings score of C. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: CVX

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