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Rupert Hargreaves

Rupert Hargreaves

RupertHargreav

Rupert has been writing for the Motley Fool since December 2012. He primarily covers tobacco and resource companies with a passion for value-oriented investments.
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Recent articles

Why Lorillard's Stock Is up Over 20% in 2014

Lorillard's shares have surged during the first half of 2014 but will this performance continue; it's unlikely.


The Cliffs Saga Continues

Cliffs Natural Resources has put out two important announcements during the past week.


Which of These Oil Giants Is the Better Investment?

ExxonMobil and Chevron are portfolio staples, but should you be looking at smaller players like Hess now?


Investors Need to Keep an Eye Out for This Developing Trend

Philip Morris and British American are under threat from the introduction of plain packaging.


Philip Morris Is No Longer the Best International Tobacco Company

Philip Morris has been replaced by smaller peer British American, which is better placed for growth.

The E-cig Market Is About to Light Up

Reynolds is rolling out its e-cig offering nationally.


Are Menthol Cigarettes Going to Be Outlawed?

Lorillard, Reynolds American, and Altria will lose out if menthols are banned.


Should You Dump National Oilwell Varco for NOW Inc?

National Oilwell Varco's historic growth has been impressive, but is it now NOW's time to shine?


How High Can Chevron Go?

With Chevron hitting all-time highs, how much higher can the company's shares go?


Dissecting Ensco's and Diamond's Recent Fleet Status Reports

Ensco and Diamond recently put out fleet status reports but all is not as it seems.

Marathon Oil Is Shrinking to Grow

Marathon Oil is selling international assets to grow domestically.


Here's Why Penn Virginia's Shares Are Undervalued

Penn Virginia's shares are cheap and should get cheaper as the year goes on.


Rising Debt Levels Are Strangling the Domestic Oil Boom

Shale oil drillers are increasingly relying on debt to fund growth. Rice Energy and Parsley, on this basis, look like they should be avoided.


Philip Morris: International Growth on the Cheap

Despite its international exposure Philip Morris is now cheaper than its domestic peers.


Triangle Petroleum's Hidden Value

Triangle Petroleum is worth much more than its share price suggests.

Will Altria Ever Sell Its Share in SABMiller?

Altria owns around 30% of SABMiller, but will the company ever sell?


Seadrill's Management Turns Negative on the Offshore Drilling Industry

Like the rest of the market, Seadrill has finally turned negative on the outlook for the drilling industry.


Chevron and Marathon Oil: A Match Made in Heaven?

Chevron could snap up Marathon for a quick boost in production.


Can EOG Resources Triple Its Dividend?

EOG Resources' growth is impressive, but will the company start returning more cash to investors?


Cliffs Natural Resources Could Disappear

Bloom Lake and the falling price of iron ore are pushing Cliffs towards the edge.