2. As of noon trading, Chevron ( CVX) is up $0.96 (0.8%) to $119.79 on average volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Chevron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.74-$120.37 after having opened the day at $119.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.83.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. Chevron has a market cap of $229.2 billion and is part of the energy industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Chevron a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Chevron Ratings Report now.

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