On Monday evening, Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) will announce the company's performance over the past three months. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway acquired large positions in both Suncor and ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) this past year, and with Exxon already releasing disappointing fourth-quarter earnings, don't expect Suncor to follow in the giant's steps. ExxonMobil's international refining operations held the company back this past quarter, but Suncor's integrated model add tremendous value to the firm's oil sands operations, which should give Suncor the upper hand for now.  

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This segment is from Thursday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy and materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

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